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)

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The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) Context Camera (CTX) captured this picture of a crater resembling a “Happy Face” on Jan 28, 2008. The unnamed crater is about 3 kilometers across.

Happy smiley mars face
Smiley face on Mars (Image courtesy of MMMS)

Rambo kill count and statistic
Unlike James Bond, Rambo don’t have sex… too busy killing perhaps (Hat tip to Geekstir)

A man-made saltwater lagoon on the southern coast of Chile has been acknowledged by the Guinness World Records as the world’s largest swimming pool.

Largest swimming pool in the world
Largest swimming pool in the world Largest swimming pool in the world
The pool is just beside the coastline… how bizarre…

The swimming pool at the resort of San Alfonso del Mar in Algarrobo city measures 1,013 metres (3,323 ft) in length, covers an area of eight hectares (20 acres), contains 250,000 cubic meters of water and is navigable in small boats. [Xinhuanet]

The previous largest pool in the world is the Orthlieb pool in Casablanca, Morocco, which measures at 480×75 metres. An Olympic size pool is just 50×25 metres.

The inhabitants of the San Bartolom√© de Pinares village in Spain performed the traditional Luminares fiesta on the eve (Jan 16) of Saint Anthony’s Day.

The riders rode horses through fire in honour of St Anthony, the patron saint of animals…

Horse and rider through fire at Luminares fiesta Horse and rider through fire at Luminares fiesta Horse and rider through fire at Luminares fiesta
Some gutsy fellas and amazing horses… (Image courtesy of Xinhuanet)

The 5th Simitli’s Festival of Masquerade Games was held on Jan 12, with 1500 participants parading in different kind of masks.

Festival of Masquerade Games in Simitli Festival of Masquerade Games in Simitli
Festival of Masquerade Games in Simitli Festival of Masquerade Games in Simitli
Weird mask and costumes at Festival of Masquerade Games in Simitli (Image courtesy of Xinhuanet)

Masquerade games are popular in Bulgaria and the Balkan region, with people celebrating (and competing) the events in ancient Thracians (and other cultural) costumes. The largest event of its kind is The International Festival of Masquerade Games, which is held in the town of Pernik every even year in January.

Simitli is a small village at the south of Pernik; their masquerade games is relatively new and smaller than Pernik but gaining popularity for its more funky and bizarre masks and costumes.

You don’t want this to happen when you become a champion…

Tennis player trophy moment Tennis player trophy moment
Tennis player trophy moment Tennis player trophy moment
I like the face of the man in tie

Got these from a chain mail without much detail. I am pretty sure that he is Russian tennis star Marat Safin… no clue at all about the event though.

Once in a lifetime photo…

Cheers
Cheers… oppsss… (Image courtesy of Blakesamic, via Neatorama)

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