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56 Bizarre Things That Happened In 2014

Photojournalists spend their lives taking amazing photos, but every once in a while they capture those WTF moments.

Posted on December 17, 2014, at 12:13 p.m. ET

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A piñata depicting TV celebrity Kim Kardashian is displayed outside a workshop in Reynosa, Mexico, Dec. 6. Mexican artisan Dalton Ramirez, known in his neighborhood for creating piñatas which depict local politicians and people in the entertainment industry, jumped on the Kardashian bandwagon after the reality star was featured in a magazine showing her famous curves.
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A piñata depicting TV celebrity Kim Kardashian is displayed outside a workshop in Reynosa, Mexico, Dec. 6. Mexican artisan Dalton Ramirez, known in his neighborhood for creating piñatas which depict local politicians and people in the entertainment industry, jumped on the Kardashian bandwagon after the reality star was featured in a magazine showing her famous curves.

Takeru Kobayashi poses for a photo following his victory in a bunless hot dog eating competition in the Manhattan borough of New York, July 4. Kobayashi ate 113 hot dogs in what organizers claim is the world's first official bunless hot dog eating competition.
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Takeru Kobayashi poses for a photo following his victory in a bunless hot dog eating competition in the Manhattan borough of New York, July 4. Kobayashi ate 113 hot dogs in what organizers claim is the world's first official bunless hot dog eating competition.

Saudi youths demonstrate a stunt known as "sidewall skiing" (driving on two wheels) in the northern city of Tabuk in Saudi Arabia, Dec. 3.
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Saudi youths demonstrate a stunt known as "sidewall skiing" (driving on two wheels) in the northern city of Tabuk in Saudi Arabia, Dec. 3.

Winner Jesse Wall carries Christina Arsenault through the water pit while competing in the North American Wife Carrying Championship at Sunday River ski resort in Newry, Maine, Oct. 11.
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Winner Jesse Wall carries Christina Arsenault through the water pit while competing in the North American Wife Carrying Championship at Sunday River ski resort in Newry, Maine, Oct. 11.

German Oliver Struempfl competes to set a new world record in carrying one-liter beer mugs over a distance of 40 meters (131 feet 3 inches) in Abensberg, Sept. 7.
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German Oliver Struempfl competes to set a new world record in carrying one-liter beer mugs over a distance of 40 meters (131 feet 3 inches) in Abensberg, Sept. 7.

Staff members dressed as newlyweds walk along a path as they display a 4,100-meter-long wedding dress train trailed along shrubs, during a promotional event for a tourism valley in Chengdu, Sichuan province, Sept. 24.
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Staff members dressed as newlyweds walk along a path as they display a 4,100-meter-long wedding dress train trailed along shrubs, during a promotional event for a tourism valley in Chengdu, Sichuan province, Sept. 24.

Resident Chris Roland walks his pet turtles Cindy (left) and Kuka up Madison Avenue in the Upper East Side of the Manhattan borough of New York, Sept. 4. Roland has had the turtles for years and walks them daily.
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Resident Chris Roland walks his pet turtles Cindy (left) and Kuka up Madison Avenue in the Upper East Side of the Manhattan borough of New York, Sept. 4. Roland has had the turtles for years and walks them daily.

A dog surfs at the 6th Annual Surf City Surf Dog contest in Huntington Beach, California, Sept. 28.
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A dog surfs at the 6th Annual Surf City Surf Dog contest in Huntington Beach, California, Sept. 28.

Participants climb over a wall at the "Tough Mudder" endurance event series in Arnsberg, Sept. 6.
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Participants climb over a wall at the "Tough Mudder" endurance event series in Arnsberg, Sept. 6.

A participant operates a homemade human-powered flying machine during the Red Bull Flugtag (Flight Day) event in the southern Indian city of Bangalore, Sept. 28.
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A participant operates a homemade human-powered flying machine during the Red Bull Flugtag (Flight Day) event in the southern Indian city of Bangalore, Sept. 28.

Groom Tanapatpurin Samangnitit, 40, and his bride Sunantaluk Kongkoon, 26, lie in a coffin during a wedding ceremony at Wat Takien temple in Nonthaburi province, on the outskirts of Bangkok, Feb. 14. Couples believe lying in the coffin will get rid of bad luck and usher happiness into their lives.
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Groom Tanapatpurin Samangnitit, 40, and his bride Sunantaluk Kongkoon, 26, lie in a coffin during a wedding ceremony at Wat Takien temple in Nonthaburi province, on the outskirts of Bangkok, Feb. 14. Couples believe lying in the coffin will get rid of bad luck and usher happiness into their lives.

A contestant skis with his pet duck during a skiing with pets competition at a ski resort in Sanmenxia, Henan, province, Jan. 12.
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A contestant skis with his pet duck during a skiing with pets competition at a ski resort in Sanmenxia, Henan, province, Jan. 12.

Japan's Ken Terauchi competes in the Men's 3m Springboard diving final at the Munhak Park Tae-hwan Aquatics Center during the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, Oct. 2.
Tim Wimborne / Reuters

Japan's Ken Terauchi competes in the Men's 3m Springboard diving final at the Munhak Park Tae-hwan Aquatics Center during the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, Oct. 2.

Men carry a fake cow while riding an escalator during preparations for the Green Week international food, agriculture, and horticulture fair in Berlin, Jan. 15.
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Men carry a fake cow while riding an escalator during preparations for the Green Week international food, agriculture, and horticulture fair in Berlin, Jan. 15.

Nie Yongbing inflates tires using his nose as people stand on them in Chengdu, Sichuan province, Jan. 14. Nie inflated four tires bearing the weight of eight adults in 21 minutes during a performance at his home.
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Nie Yongbing inflates tires using his nose as people stand on them in Chengdu, Sichuan province, Jan. 14. Nie inflated four tires bearing the weight of eight adults in 21 minutes during a performance at his home.

A family transports a sheep in the back of their car as they prepare for Eid-al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) in Cairo, Oct. 2.
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A family transports a sheep in the back of their car as they prepare for Eid-al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) in Cairo, Oct. 2.

Li Zhiheng, an amateur athlete, holds up his hands as he rolls down a stairway during a morning exercise at a park in Xi'an, Shaanxi province, Sept. 11. He said that rolling down the stairway helped him release stress.
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Li Zhiheng, an amateur athlete, holds up his hands as he rolls down a stairway during a morning exercise at a park in Xi'an, Shaanxi province, Sept. 11. He said that rolling down the stairway helped him release stress.

A Free Syrian Army fighter plays on a slide in the Jabal al-Akrad area in Syria's northwestern Latakia province, Feb. 24.
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A Free Syrian Army fighter plays on a slide in the Jabal al-Akrad area in Syria's northwestern Latakia province, Feb. 24.

Thousands of rubber ducks float in the Danube river in front of the Parliament in Budapest, Aug. 31.
Laszlo Balogh / Reuters

Thousands of rubber ducks float in the Danube river in front of the Parliament in Budapest, Aug. 31.

A waitress poses while customers eat dinner inside iron cages at a jail-themed restaurant in the Chinese port city of Tianjin, Sept. 9.
Kim Kyung Hoon / Reuters

A waitress poses while customers eat dinner inside iron cages at a jail-themed restaurant in the Chinese port city of Tianjin, Sept. 9.

A half-naked participant wears a gas mask as he takes part in the "Guangzhu (naked) Run" with others on a hazy winter morning at the Olympic Forest Park in Beijing, Feb. 23.
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A half-naked participant wears a gas mask as he takes part in the "Guangzhu (naked) Run" with others on a hazy winter morning at the Olympic Forest Park in Beijing, Feb. 23.

Horse whisperer Martin Tata sits on his 5-year-old horse Primavera as he performs a demonstration of "Indian taming" at the Polo Club Puesto Viejo ranch in Canuelas, northeast of Buenos Aires, Sept. 9.
Enrique Marcarian / Reuters

Horse whisperer Martin Tata sits on his 5-year-old horse Primavera as he performs a demonstration of "Indian taming" at the Polo Club Puesto Viejo ranch in Canuelas, northeast of Buenos Aires, Sept. 9.

Environmental activists carry a giant inflatable chicken as they demonstrate against "chlorine chickens" near the Oktoberfest grounds in Munich, Oct. 1.
Michaela Rehle / Reuters

Environmental activists carry a giant inflatable chicken as they demonstrate against "chlorine chickens" near the Oktoberfest grounds in Munich, Oct. 1.

A man dressed to mock Toronto Mayor Rob Ford takes part in the "WorldPride" LGBT pride Parade in Toronto, June 29.
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A man dressed to mock Toronto Mayor Rob Ford takes part in the "WorldPride" LGBT pride Parade in Toronto, June 29.

Renata Pranjkovic gives an apple to her bull in Vitez, Sept. 18. Pranjkovic, known across Bosnia as the "Bullfight Queen," is one of the few women but best-known personalities in the world of the Balkan bullfight.
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Renata Pranjkovic gives an apple to her bull in Vitez, Sept. 18. Pranjkovic, known across Bosnia as the "Bullfight Queen," is one of the few women but best-known personalities in the world of the Balkan bullfight.

China's Li Zijun competes during the figure skating women's free skating program at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, Feb. 20.
Alexander Demianchuk / Reuters

China's Li Zijun competes during the figure skating women's free skating program at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, Feb. 20.

An employee of McDonald's Japan holds an ikasumi (squid ink) burger at one of its fast-food outlets in Tokyo, Oct. 8. McDonald's Japan launched the Halloween-themed black burger, which had buns made from a flour mix of bamboo charcoal powder and black sesame to create the charred look, and beef patties marinated with squid ink sauce.
Toru Hanai / Reuters

An employee of McDonald's Japan holds an ikasumi (squid ink) burger at one of its fast-food outlets in Tokyo, Oct. 8. McDonald's Japan launched the Halloween-themed black burger, which had buns made from a flour mix of bamboo charcoal powder and black sesame to create the charred look, and beef patties marinated with squid ink sauce.

Matt Gone, also known as "The Checkered Man," poses during the GuateMayan Tattoo Convention in Guatemala City, July 19.
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Matt Gone, also known as "The Checkered Man," poses during the GuateMayan Tattoo Convention in Guatemala City, July 19.

A bull stands inside a shop selling clothes at Varanasi, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, June 20.
Danish Siddiqui / Reuters

A bull stands inside a shop selling clothes at Varanasi, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, June 20.

Jeremiah Gerbracht rides his Harley-Davidson motorcycle with his dog on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, July 20.
Jonathan Alcorn / Reuters

Jeremiah Gerbracht rides his Harley-Davidson motorcycle with his dog on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, July 20.

German pianist Stefan Aaron plays an orange piano on a "flying carpet" platform suspended from a helicopter over the Munich airport, July 23.
Lukas Barth / Reuters

German pianist Stefan Aaron plays an orange piano on a "flying carpet" platform suspended from a helicopter over the Munich airport, July 23.

A participant in costume eats a sandwich after a Halloween parade in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo, Oct. 26.
Yuya Shino / Reuters

A participant in costume eats a sandwich after a Halloween parade in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo, Oct. 26.

President Barack Obama reacts as he shakes hands with a man wearing a horse head mask on a street in Denver, July 8.
AFP / Getty Images JEWEL SAMAD

President Barack Obama reacts as he shakes hands with a man wearing a horse head mask on a street in Denver, July 8.

The world's shortest man, Chandra Bahadur Dangi, greets the tallest living man, Sultan Kosen, to mark the Guinness World Records Day in London, Nov. 13.
Luke MacGregor / Reuters

The world's shortest man, Chandra Bahadur Dangi, greets the tallest living man, Sultan Kosen, to mark the Guinness World Records Day in London, Nov. 13.

Vitor Martins poses as he puts on his Santa outfit inside his house before a performance with children in São Caetano do Sul's town square, near São Paulo, Dec. 7.
Nacho Doce / Reuters

Vitor Martins poses as he puts on his Santa outfit inside his house before a performance with children in São Caetano do Sul's town square, near São Paulo, Dec. 7.

People look on as participants ride goats and sheep during a race to celebrate a local festival in Fengshan, Guizhou province, July 26.
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People look on as participants ride goats and sheep during a race to celebrate a local festival in Fengshan, Guizhou province, July 26.

Newborn giant panda triplets, which were born to giant panda Juxiao, are seen inside an incubator at the Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, Aug. 17.
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Newborn giant panda triplets, which were born to giant panda Juxiao, are seen inside an incubator at the Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, Aug. 17.

It's hard being a baby. That's why a Texas mother Kristi Ison created Float Baby, which she claims is the first baby spa in the U.S. Kristi explains: "We have floated over 330 clients since opening in February 2014, and the babies love the freedom they experience."
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It's hard being a baby. That's why a Texas mother Kristi Ison created Float Baby, which she claims is the first baby spa in the U.S. Kristi explains: "We have floated over 330 clients since opening in February 2014, and the babies love the freedom they experience."

A fake mayoral election campaign sign with a fictitious candidate is seen in Toronto, March 31. Ford, who is running for re-election as Toronto Mayor, made global headlines last year after admitting he had smoked crack cocaine.
Mark Blinch / Reuters

A fake mayoral election campaign sign with a fictitious candidate is seen in Toronto, March 31. Ford, who is running for re-election as Toronto Mayor, made global headlines last year after admitting he had smoked crack cocaine.

Members of the Cryophil winter swimmers club sunbathe as they sit on an ice floe on the Yenisei River in Krasnoyarsk, April 9.
Ilya Naymushin / Reuters

Members of the Cryophil winter swimmers club sunbathe as they sit on an ice floe on the Yenisei River in Krasnoyarsk, April 9.

A male stripper performs as movie fans enjoy a hot bubble bath while watching a movie at the Hot Tub Movie Club in Amsterdam, March 6.
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A male stripper performs as movie fans enjoy a hot bubble bath while watching a movie at the Hot Tub Movie Club in Amsterdam, March 6.

An alpaca looks out from a car on a busy street in Changchun, Jilin province, April 16. According to local media, a newly opened bar in Changchun rented the 5-year-old male alpaca from Australia hoping to attract more customers.
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An alpaca looks out from a car on a busy street in Changchun, Jilin province, April 16. According to local media, a newly opened bar in Changchun rented the 5-year-old male alpaca from Australia hoping to attract more customers.

A snowboarder falls as he fails to cross a 26-meter-long pool of water at the foot of a ski slope at the Bobrovy Log ski resort near Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, April 20.
Ilya Naymushin / Reuters

A snowboarder falls as he fails to cross a 26-meter-long pool of water at the foot of a ski slope at the Bobrovy Log ski resort near Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, April 20.

Firefighters pull a pig as they try to rescue it from a well at a pig farm in Huanghua township of Leqing, Zhejiang province, April 25.
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Firefighters pull a pig as they try to rescue it from a well at a pig farm in Huanghua township of Leqing, Zhejiang province, April 25.

A security guard stands next to a balloon art piece depicting the painting "Mona Lisa" by Leonardo da Vinci at a balloon-themed carnival in Hefei, Anhui province, April 26.
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A security guard stands next to a balloon art piece depicting the painting "Mona Lisa" by Leonardo da Vinci at a balloon-themed carnival in Hefei, Anhui province, April 26.

German arm wrestler Matthias Schlitte, who was born with a gigantic right arm due to a genetic defect, June 12.
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German arm wrestler Matthias Schlitte, who was born with a gigantic right arm due to a genetic defect, June 12.

A worker rappels from the Cristo Redentor statue at the Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro, June 23.
Alessandro Garofalo / Reuters

A worker rappels from the Cristo Redentor statue at the Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro, June 23.

Kurt Roberts of the U.S. competes in the men's Shot Put during the IAAF Diamond League athletics meeting at Hampden Park in Glasgow, July 11.
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Kurt Roberts of the U.S. competes in the men's Shot Put during the IAAF Diamond League athletics meeting at Hampden Park in Glasgow, July 11.

A 21-foot crocodile robot "Longlong" is strapped on top of a van as it is transported through the main road to Crocodile Park in Pasay city, metro Manila, July 5.
Romeo Ranoco / Reuters

A 21-foot crocodile robot "Longlong" is strapped on top of a van as it is transported through the main road to Crocodile Park in Pasay city, metro Manila, July 5.

A firefighter holds a red panda (Ailurus fulgens) by its tail while removing it from a tree at a residential area in Kunming, Yunnan province, July 3.
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A firefighter holds a red panda (Ailurus fulgens) by its tail while removing it from a tree at a residential area in Kunming, Yunnan province, July 3.

Members of the IUNA Ballet perform during a rehearsal of their show "Dressed by grace" at a public square, ahead of the Ciudanza Dance Festival in Buenos Aires, March 5.
Marcos Brindicci / Reuters

Members of the IUNA Ballet perform during a rehearsal of their show "Dressed by grace" at a public square, ahead of the Ciudanza Dance Festival in Buenos Aires, March 5.

Dutch artist Bart Jansen turned his dead cat into a remote-controlled helicopter, London, in June.
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Dutch artist Bart Jansen turned his dead cat into a remote-controlled helicopter, London, in June.

Two women wearing nun outfits drink beer while watching the playoff draw between Quebec and Manitoba at the 2014 Tim Hortons Brier curling championships in Kamloops, British Columbia, March 8.
Ben Nelms / Reuters

Two women wearing nun outfits drink beer while watching the playoff draw between Quebec and Manitoba at the 2014 Tim Hortons Brier curling championships in Kamloops, British Columbia, March 8.

A labourer works at an upside-down house under construction at Fengjing Ancient Town, Jinshan District, south of Shanghai, March 17.
Carlos Barria / Reuters

A labourer works at an upside-down house under construction at Fengjing Ancient Town, Jinshan District, south of Shanghai, March 17.

The anthropomorphic robot named hitchBOT sits on the shoulder of Highway 102 to begin its 6000 kilometer cross country journey outside of Halifax, Nova Scotia, July 27. The hitch hiking robot is part of a social experiment to see if drivers will pick up and drop off the robot in one piece to an art gallery in Victoria, British Columbia.
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The anthropomorphic robot named hitchBOT sits on the shoulder of Highway 102 to begin its 6000 kilometer cross country journey outside of Halifax, Nova Scotia, July 27. The hitch hiking robot is part of a social experiment to see if drivers will pick up and drop off the robot in one piece to an art gallery in Victoria, British Columbia.

A giant effigy of Russian President Vladimir Putin to be burned is paraded by participants in costumes as they take part in one of a series of processions during Bonfire Night celebrations in Lewes, southern England, Nov. 5.
Luke MacGregor / Reuters

A giant effigy of Russian President Vladimir Putin to be burned is paraded by participants in costumes as they take part in one of a series of processions during Bonfire Night celebrations in Lewes, southern England, Nov. 5.

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