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Friday, May 20, 2016

Strange Photos

High on the hog? ALAPAHA, Ga. -- Chris Griffin, 31, poses beside the half-ton wild hog he shot on Thursday, June 17, 2004. No one keeps official records on hog kills, but Georgia game officials say it is the largest they have ever heard of. (07/29/04 AP Photo/River Oak Plantation)

OOPS! ISLAMORADA, Fla. -- A tractor-trailer was dangling from the side of a bridge in the Florida Keys following an accident. It was hanging by only one of its rear tires, which was hooked onto a concrete guardrail. The truck's cab did not go over the guardrail. (07/26/04 AP photo)

The leaning tower of Manilla? MANILA, Philippines -- An eight-story office building which was leaning precariously for days in one of Manila's busy commercial districts, collapses hours after occupants fled in panic following creaking sounds and bursting water pipes. No injuries were reported but the incident damaged another building across the street. (07/23/04 AP photo)

Only room for Shubert's Unfinished Symphony? SYDNEY, Australia -- Swinburne University of Technology's center for micro-photonics have constructed a model of the Sydney Opera House, see photo above, that is about half the diameter of a human hair. It is more than a million times smaller than the real Sydney structure. The model was built from a hybrid material of glass and polymer by firing intense laser light into the matter in a liquid state to create what to the human eye appears as an almost imperceptible dot, but under an electron microscope it contains the detail and the beauty of the iconic Sydney harbour side structure. (07/23/04 AP-Swinburne University)

Natasha TEL AVIV, Israel -- Natasha, a 5-year-old black macaque walks at the Safari Park near Tel Aviv. The young monkey began recently walking exclusively on her hind legs after a stomach ailment nearly killed her, zookeepers said. (07/20/04 AP photo)

Cadaver LOS ANGELES -- Gunther von Hagens, right, gestures towards a cadaver preserved through a process called "plastination" during a news conference as Jeffrey Rudolph, president and CEO of the California Science Center watches. Hagens' "Body Worlds: The Anatomical Exhibition of Real Human Bodies," opens Friday. (06/30/04 AP photo)

Double Decked! NIAGRA FALLS, Canada -- A double- decker bus owned by Double Deck Tours Limited, based in Niagara Falls, Ontario, is shown on River Road after it sheared its roof off trying to pass under the Whirlpool Rapids Bridge linking Niagara Falls, Ontario, and Niagara Falls, N.Y. More than a dozen tourists from Japan were injured. None of the injuries was serious, authorities said. (06/15/04 AP photo)

Pull over that ostrich! TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Police on motorscooters attempt to pull over an ostrich who escaped from a children's petting zoo. The ostrich eluded capture. (05/09/04 AP photo)

OUCH! LOS ANGELES -- Six nails embedded in the skull of construction worker Isidro Mejia, 39, after an industrial incident caused a nail gun to shoot nails into his head and brain on April 19, 2004, are seen in this X-ray image. Five of the six nails were removed in surgery that day and the sixth was removed from his face on April 23, after the swelling went down. (05/05/04 AP photo)

Ain't it strange that we can smell our own shoes or feet, but the smell of someone else's is soooo bad? MONTPELIER, Vt. -- Winner Daegan Goodman of Montpelier, Vt., holds his winning entry in the 29th Annual Odor- Eaters Rotten Sneaker Contest. The city hosts the Rotten Sneaker Contest, an annual event in which "master sniffers" judge who has the worst-smelling pair of sneakers. (03/16/04 AP photo)

Would he make it thru the metal detector at the airport? Would you want him to? BOSTON -- An X-Ray, made of the stomach of a 62-year-old man who came to the emergency room of Cholet General Hospital in western France in 2002. He had a history of major psychiatric illness, was suffering from stomach pain, and could not eat or move his bowels. Doctors discovered an enormous opaque mass in his stomach that turned out to weigh 12 pounds. The patient had swallowed around 350 coins, along with assorted necklaces and needles. (02/18/04 The New England Journal of Medicine 2004)

Mad Cow? EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- Fear of mad cow disease hasn't kept customers from eating the deep-fried cow brain sandwiches at the Hilltop Inn in Evansville, Ind. The delicacy is traced back to a time when southern Indiana newcomers from Germany and Holland wasted little. Some families have their own recipes passed down over the generations. (01/13/04 AP photo)

A treasure! SHEBOYGAN, Wis. -- A 7-year-old boy had to be rescued with the help of a locksmith Sunday after crawling into a Sheboygan, Wis., supermarket's stuffed animal game machine while his father talked on the telephone. (01/04/04 The Sheboygan Press Photo)

Does it come in a coarser grind? GLENGARY, W.Va. -- Mary Rickard shows a can of Maxwell House coffee after discovering it was full of creamy peanut butter when she opened the factory seal. Officials of both Jif and Kraft, which owns the Maxwell House brand, are investigating. (12/17/03 AP photo)

Mr Jefferies LONDON -- Do your ears hang low? No doubt you can't compete with Mr.Jeffries. The basset hound holds the title "dog with the longest ears." His ears measure 11½ inches. The Guinness Book of Records bestowed the honor on the British pooch in its 2004 edition. (09/25/03 AP photo)

Nude Biker MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- The threat of scrapes and bruises, not to mention sunburn, didn't stop the fledgling North American Nude Bikers club from holding its first rally in July 2003. (07/28/03 AP photo)

I've always wanted a white pair of alligator shoes POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. -- Ol' Blue Eyes is packing them in at the Jersey Shore. It's not Sinatra that has fans buying tickets. It's Thibodaux, a rare eight-foot-long white alligator. There are only 12 known alligators like him. (05/30/03 AP photo)

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