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PHOTOS: The incredibly odd world we live in!

February 25, 2015 10:22 IST
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It’s a truly bizarre world we live in… These images prove it.


Participants soak in an open-air bath during the Otepaa Sauna Marathon in Otepaa. According to the organisers, about 1,000 participants participated in the event where they attempt to visit as many saunas over the 6-hour time limit. Photograph: Ints Kalnins/Reuters


Bride Patricia Amanda Chaparro rides her bicycle while leading her wedding party with husband-to-be Richard Armando Ibarra in Asuncion. Photograph: Jorge Adorno/Reuters

A woman holds up a cat wearing sunglasses as they pose for tourists outside the Dolby Theater during preparations for the 87th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California. Photograph: Rick Wilking/Reuters


A float with giant figures of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad  parades through the crowd during the carnival parade in Nice. The 131st Carnival of Nice will run up to March 1 and will celebrate the ‘King of Music’. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters


Revellers dressed as zombies interact with a traditional laterna player during an annual zombie walk in Athens. Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/Reuters


Pedestrians pass an upside down car art installation in a car park on the South Bank in London. British artist Alex Chinneck’s illusory piece, entitled ‘Pick yourself up and pull yourself together’, and on display in the working car park for a week, sees a Vauxhall car suspended upside down, appearing to be gripping onto a peeled back length of tarmac. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters


Kagome Co’s employee Shigenori Suzuki tries to eat a tomato which is fed to him by the newly-developed Wearable Tomato device for runners, during its unveiling event ahead of the weekend’s Tokyo Marathon in Tokyo. The eight-kilo contraption fits on a runner like a rucksack. It can distribute a total of seven medium-sized tomatoes, one by one, at the click of a button and supplies the runner with much needed nutrients during a long jog or race. Photograph: Toru Hanai/Reuters


A boy takes part in the International XI Festival of Poetry in Granada. The theme of symbolically ‘burying’ violence against women will be addressed during the event, with some 110 poets from 54 countries expected to attend, organisers said. Photograph: Oswaldo Rivas/Reuters



Chefs prepare tacos of Cochinita Pibil, a popular dish from Yucatan, in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the world’s longest taco in Guadalajara. Guadalajara broke the Guinness record for the longest taco of cochinita pibil, with a length of 2.5 kilometres, as part of the COME gastronomy festival, local media reported. For the preparation of the traditional dish, the chefs used 4 tonnes of pork, 36,000 tortillas and spices for 325 taco servings. Photograph: Alejandro Acosta/Reuters


Patrick Wintour competes in the annual Parliamentary Pancake Race, which takes place in VictoriaTowerGardens on Shrove Tuesday in London, England. Now in its 19th year, the annual Pancake Race, which raises money for the charity Rehab, sees teams of politicians and journalists racing around a circuit whilst tossing pancakes in frying pans. The team of journalists won this year’s event. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images


The world’s first ticklish car engineered by Toyota is launched. This one-off giggling Yaris reacts when you tickle its tender spots and was officially unveiled by ‘celebrity consultant’ Mr Mens Mr Tickle. This year Toyota are an official partner to Red Nose Day, aiming to raise £1 million for Comic Relief. Photograph: Stuart C Wilson/Getty Images

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