Summer, an 11-year-old horse, as seen during the 11th annual EquiFest of Kansas on Feb 29 (2008), holds the Guinness World of Records for the longest tail on a horse (3.81 metres)…

Summer the horse with longest tail
Summer the horse with longest tail Summer the horse with longest tail
Summer and her caretaker (Image via Eastday)


I was a bit confused when I read about Brandy, the smallest dog in the world, as I thought that the title should belong to Boo Boo instead.

Brandy the smallest dog in the world
Brandy… just about the height of a Cola can (Image courtesy of Thesun)

Fact is, both dogs are recognised by Guinness World Records as the smallest dog in the world… the different is that Brandy is the smallest in term of length, while Boo Boo the smallest in term of height.

Cute video, from Sea World, Orlando…

Dolphin playing bubble ring (Hat tip to Mfrost and Neatorama)

The Lincolnshire Curly Coat pig, often called the sheep-pig, is a breed which became extinct in Britain 37 years ago… but they are back, thanks to Tony York, a British farmer dedicated to reintroduce the breed.

The Lincolnshire Curly Coat pig, or sheep pig
A sheep? A Pig? A sheep pig!

Tony discovered that British farmers had exported many Curly Coats during the early 20th century to Hungary, where their coat helped them survive harsh winters. There they were cross-bred with the Mangalitza, a similar breed, creating the ‘Lincolista’.

He found the sub-breed thriving in Austria, and brought 17 of the animals back to his Pigs Paradise farm near Stonehenge, Wiltshire, driving a trailer 2,400 miles across Europe to ensure they had regular food and water stops.

Tony has named one of his pigs Boris Johnson, after the Tory MP and London mayoral candidate.

The British Pig Association has agreed to register his acquisitions as direct descendants of the Lincolnshire Curly Coat, securing the link with UK farming heritage. [Dailymail]

A cute video of baby giant pandas playing in snow…

Spectacular picture of mobula rays leaping out of the ocean; taken in the Sea of Cortez at the southern end of the Gulf of Mexico.

Leaping mobula ray in Sea of Cortez
Leaping mobula rays (More pics at Telegraph; hat tip to Neatorama)

A man competing against his pet dog in a drinking competition on German TV show… can a man drink (drink like a dog to be precise) a bowl of water faster than a dog?

Video – man vs. dog (Hat tip to Abroath)

Btw, I think I saw Celine Dion.

The world’s tallest dog Gibson meeting Boo Boo the world’s smallest dog in Sacramento, California for Guinness World Records Day 2007.

World tallest and smallest dog
Gibson meets Boo Boo (Image courtesy of BBC, via Spluch)

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