A Black and Tan Coonhound named Harbor has the longest ears of any living dog, with measurements of 12.25 (31,12 cm) inches for the left ear and 13.5 (34,29 cm) inches for the right. (Photo by Ryan Schude/Guinness World Records via AP)
Thorsten Mowes has a more intimate knowledge of the worlds most famous monuments than perhaps anyone else on the planet – because hes spent his entire career cleaning them. As a cultural cleaning expert with nearly 25 years experience, he has been commissioned to make wonders all over the world shine like new – from the London Eye to Christ the Redeemer. The places he has been to, stood on top of, or even hung halfway down include Mount Rushmore and the Space Needle in America, the London Eye, the Statue of Christ in Brazil and the Forbidden City in China. Here: A man cleans a part of Mount Rushmore. (Photo by Caters News Agency)
Catherine Nelson is a visual artist who uses the digital medium to paint images together into personal and imaginary landscapes. Trained as a painter in Sydney and London and with years of experience in the creation of visual effects for feature films like Moulin Rouge and Harry Potter, she now has dedicated her skills to her own art work combining the techniques from both these worlds into a new contemporary art medium. Her latest series have been exhibited in Australia, New Zealand, China, Korea, USA and Europe and have captivated audiences and art collectors in cities like Sydney, Paris, Los Angeles, Beijing and Seoul.
Sebastien Laurent, manager of the Zoo, gives a slice of cake to Major, the holdest captive Orang-Outang in the world, as part of its 50th birthday ceremony, on July 17, 2012, at the La Boissiere-du-Doree Zoo near Nantes, western France. (Photo by Alain Jocard/AFP Photo)
Measuring just five feet at its widest point, the ultra-thin home was unveiled in the Polish capital of Warsaw on Sunday, October 21, 2012. Photo: The Keret House is squeezed into the space between two apartment buildings in Warsaw. There's a four-inch gap between the apartment buildings to either side. A perforated steel facade was used to allow in more light. (Photo by Andrea Meichsner/The New York Times)
Tokyo DisneySea at Urayasu, Chiba prefecture, is holding Christmas festivities each night until December 25, 2012. At neighboring Tokyo Disneyland, the Christmas Fantasy parade is held twice daily at the theme park. (Photo by Disneyland)