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Ashrita Furman, who holds more Guinness World Records than anyone, attempts to set a new record for slicing the most watermelons in half on his own stomach in one minute in New York City, July 17, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Ashrita Furman, who holds more Guinness World Records than anyone, attempts to set a new record for slicing the most watermelons in half on his own stomach in one minute in New York City, July 17, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Ashrita Furman, who holds more Guinness World Records than anyone, attempts to set a new record for slicing the most watermelons in half on his own stomach in one minute in New York City, July 17, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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Frogs are posed in a dining scene at the Frog Museum, a collection of 108 stuffed frogs in scenes portraying everyday life in the 19th-century and made by Francois Perrier, in Estavayer-le-Lac, Switzerland November 7, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Frogs are posed in a dining scene at the Frog Museum, a collection of 108 stuffed frogs in scenes portraying everyday life in the 19th-century and made by Francois Perrier, in Estavayer-le-Lac, Switzerland November 7, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Frogs are posed in a dining scene at the Frog Museum, a collection of 108 stuffed frogs in scenes portraying everyday life in the 19th-century and made by Francois Perrier, in Estavayer-le-Lac, Switzerland November 7, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
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A British Blue cat is lit up by sunlight diffracted through an aquarium at an apartment in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia July 8, 2018. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

A British Blue cat is lit up by sunlight diffracted through an aquarium at an apartment in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia July 8, 2018. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

A British Blue cat is lit up by sunlight diffracted through an aquarium at an apartment in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia July 8, 2018. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin
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Tourists walk past a giant hand structure on the Gold Bridge on Ba Na hill near Danang City, Vietnam August 1, 2018. REUTERS/Kham

Tourists walk past a giant hand structure on the Gold Bridge on Ba Na hill near Danang City, Vietnam August 1, 2018. REUTERS/Kham

Tourists walk past a giant hand structure on the Gold Bridge on Ba Na hill near Danang City, Vietnam August 1, 2018. REUTERS/Kham
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A monkey performs during the presentation of the new show "The Show of the Giant Fountains" at the National Circus in Kiev, Ukraine September 27, 2018. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A monkey performs during the presentation of the new show "The Show of the Giant Fountains" at the National Circus in Kiev, Ukraine September 27, 2018. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A monkey performs during the presentation of the new show "The Show of the Giant Fountains" at the National Circus in Kiev, Ukraine September 27, 2018. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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A woman adjusts her sunglasses as she has her picture taken amid thousands of ranunculus flowers at the Flower Fields in Carlsbad, California, April 26, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A woman adjusts her sunglasses as she has her picture taken amid thousands of ranunculus flowers at the Flower Fields in Carlsbad, California, April 26, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A woman adjusts her sunglasses as she has her picture taken amid thousands of ranunculus flowers at the Flower Fields in Carlsbad, California, April 26, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Saudi men perform a stunt known as "sidewall skiing" (driving on two wheels) as a youth takes a selfie in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia March 11, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed Al Hwaity

Saudi men perform a stunt known as "sidewall skiing" (driving on two wheels) as a youth takes a selfie in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia March 11, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed Al Hwaity

Saudi men perform a stunt known as "sidewall skiing" (driving on two wheels) as a youth takes a selfie in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia March 11, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed Al Hwaity
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An Atlantic seal pup lies amongst the rocks at St Martin's Haven, Pembrokeshire, Wales, Britain October 8, 2018. Seal pups are born with fluffy white non-waterproof coats which they moult out in their fourth week. REUTERS/Rebecca Naden

An Atlantic seal pup lies amongst the rocks at St Martin's Haven, Pembrokeshire, Wales, Britain October 8, 2018. Seal pups are born with fluffy white non-waterproof coats which they moult out in their fourth week. REUTERS/Rebecca Naden

An Atlantic seal pup lies amongst the rocks at St Martin's Haven, Pembrokeshire, Wales, Britain October 8, 2018. Seal pups are born with fluffy white non-waterproof coats which they moult out in their fourth week. REUTERS/Rebecca Naden
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Chilean police officers march with the puppies of future police dogs during the annual military parade at the Bernardo O'Higgins park in Santiago, Chile, September 19, 2018. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido

Chilean police officers march with the puppies of future police dogs during the annual military parade at the Bernardo O'Higgins park in Santiago, Chile, September 19, 2018. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido

Chilean police officers march with the puppies of future police dogs during the annual military parade at the Bernardo O'Higgins park in Santiago, Chile, September 19, 2018. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido
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Jenny Mensing of Germany warms up at the 2018 European Championships, Glasgow, Britain, August 9, 2018. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Jenny Mensing of Germany warms up at the 2018 European Championships, Glasgow, Britain, August 9, 2018. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Jenny Mensing of Germany warms up at the 2018 European Championships, Glasgow, Britain, August 9, 2018. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth
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A participant runs through a foam bath during the 'Colour My Run' charity fun run on Manoel Island in Valletta's Marsamxett Harbour, Malta October 28, 2018. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

A participant runs through a foam bath during the 'Colour My Run' charity fun run on Manoel Island in Valletta's Marsamxett Harbour, Malta October 28, 2018. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

A participant runs through a foam bath during the 'Colour My Run' charity fun run on Manoel Island in Valletta's Marsamxett Harbour, Malta October 28, 2018. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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Dancers participate in a "Bodies in Urban Spaces" event choreographed by Austrian artist Willi Dorner as part of the Israel Festival, in Jerusalem May 31, 2018. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Dancers participate in a "Bodies in Urban Spaces" event choreographed by Austrian artist Willi Dorner as part of the Israel Festival, in Jerusalem May 31, 2018. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Dancers participate in a "Bodies in Urban Spaces" event choreographed by Austrian artist Willi Dorner as part of the Israel Festival, in Jerusalem May 31, 2018. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
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A museum employee looks at Gunther von Hagens' "The Tennis Player" at the Body Worlds museum exhibition at the London Pavilion in London, Britain, October 4, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

A museum employee looks at Gunther von Hagens' "The Tennis Player" at the Body Worlds museum exhibition at the London Pavilion in London, Britain, October 4, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

A museum employee looks at Gunther von Hagens' "The Tennis Player" at the Body Worlds museum exhibition at the London Pavilion in London, Britain, October 4, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
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A lifeguard passes one of Royal Deluxe's giant marionette puppets as it lies on the beach at New Brighton, Britain, October 5, 2018. REUTERS/Darren Staples

A lifeguard passes one of Royal Deluxe's giant marionette puppets as it lies on the beach at New Brighton, Britain, October 5, 2018. REUTERS/Darren Staples

A lifeguard passes one of Royal Deluxe's giant marionette puppets as it lies on the beach at New Brighton, Britain, October 5, 2018. REUTERS/Darren Staples
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A model presents a creation from the Gucci Autumn/Winter 2018 women collection during Milan Fashion Week in Milan, Italy February 21, 2018. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

A model presents a creation from the Gucci Autumn/Winter 2018 women collection during Milan Fashion Week in Milan, Italy February 21, 2018. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

A model presents a creation from the Gucci Autumn/Winter 2018 women collection during Milan Fashion Week in Milan, Italy February 21, 2018. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
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Miniature food cook Burcu Celenoglu Aydin prepares a dish in her mini kitchen in Istanbul, Turkey April 7, 2018.  REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Miniature food cook Burcu Celenoglu Aydin prepares a dish in her mini kitchen in Istanbul, Turkey April 7, 2018. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Miniature food cook Burcu Celenoglu Aydin prepares a dish in her mini kitchen in Istanbul, Turkey April 7, 2018. REUTERS/Murad Sezer
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Artists Jose Triguero and Gemma Palomar perform their show "Cul de Sac" during Lisbon's Busking Festival in Lisbon, Portugal September 15, 2018. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

Artists Jose Triguero and Gemma Palomar perform their show "Cul de Sac" during Lisbon's Busking Festival in Lisbon, Portugal September 15, 2018. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

Artists Jose Triguero and Gemma Palomar perform their show "Cul de Sac" during Lisbon's Busking Festival in Lisbon, Portugal September 15, 2018. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante
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Richard Browning, chief test pilot and CEO of Gravity Industries, wears a Jet Suit and flies during a demonstration flight at Bentwaters Park, Woodbridge, Britain, October 4, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Radburn

Richard Browning, chief test pilot and CEO of Gravity Industries, wears a Jet Suit and flies during a demonstration flight at Bentwaters Park, Woodbridge, Britain, October 4, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Radburn

Richard Browning, chief test pilot and CEO of Gravity Industries, wears a Jet Suit and flies during a demonstration flight at Bentwaters Park, Woodbridge, Britain, October 4, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Radburn
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The sun rises as spider webs blanket bushes at the banks of Lake Vistonida, Greece, October 19, 2018. REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis

The sun rises as spider webs blanket bushes at the banks of Lake Vistonida, Greece, October 19, 2018. REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis

The sun rises as spider webs blanket bushes at the banks of Lake Vistonida, Greece, October 19, 2018. REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis
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Trainer Lawney Hill poses for a photograph as she wears tights over her face to keep out the cold after taking her horses out on the all-weather gallops in Tetsworth, Britain, March 2, 2018. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

Trainer Lawney Hill poses for a photograph as she wears tights over her face to keep out the cold after taking her horses out on the all-weather gallops in Tetsworth, Britain, March 2, 2018. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

Trainer Lawney Hill poses for a photograph as she wears tights over her face to keep out the cold after taking her horses out on the all-weather gallops in Tetsworth, Britain, March 2, 2018. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh
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Children react after competing in a pedal car race as motoring enthusiasts attend the Goodwood Revival, a three-day classic car racing festival celebrating the mid-20th century heyday of the sport, at Goodwood in southern Britain, September 9, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Children react after competing in a pedal car race as motoring enthusiasts attend the Goodwood Revival, a three-day classic car racing festival celebrating the mid-20th century heyday of the sport, at Goodwood in southern Britain, September 9, 2018....more

Children react after competing in a pedal car race as motoring enthusiasts attend the Goodwood Revival, a three-day classic car racing festival celebrating the mid-20th century heyday of the sport, at Goodwood in southern Britain, September 9, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville
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People attend a blessing ceremony with their AR-15-style rifles at the Sanctuary Church in Newfoundland, Pennsylvania, February 28, 2018. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

People attend a blessing ceremony with their AR-15-style rifles at the Sanctuary Church in Newfoundland, Pennsylvania, February 28, 2018. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

People attend a blessing ceremony with their AR-15-style rifles at the Sanctuary Church in Newfoundland, Pennsylvania, February 28, 2018. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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Drag queen Hellena Borgys poses for a picture backstage at the Miss Gay Brasil 2018, in Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais state, Brazil August 18, 2018.  REUTERS/Ana Carolina Fernandes

Drag queen Hellena Borgys poses for a picture backstage at the Miss Gay Brasil 2018, in Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais state, Brazil August 18, 2018. REUTERS/Ana Carolina Fernandes

Drag queen Hellena Borgys poses for a picture backstage at the Miss Gay Brasil 2018, in Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais state, Brazil August 18, 2018. REUTERS/Ana Carolina Fernandes
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A girl poses for a photo on a giant waterlily leaf during an annual leaf-sitting event in Taipei, Taiwan August 16, 2018. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A girl poses for a photo on a giant waterlily leaf during an annual leaf-sitting event in Taipei, Taiwan August 16, 2018. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A girl poses for a photo on a giant waterlily leaf during an annual leaf-sitting event in Taipei, Taiwan August 16, 2018. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Afghanistan's Charlie Chaplin, Karim Asir, 25, exercises during his rehearsals in Kabul, Afghanistan August 29, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

Afghanistan's Charlie Chaplin, Karim Asir, 25, exercises during his rehearsals in Kabul, Afghanistan August 29, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

Afghanistan's Charlie Chaplin, Karim Asir, 25, exercises during his rehearsals in Kabul, Afghanistan August 29, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
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A Saudi man with his body covered with bees poses for a picture in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia September 11, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed Al Hwaity

A Saudi man with his body covered with bees poses for a picture in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia September 11, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed Al Hwaity

A Saudi man with his body covered with bees poses for a picture in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia September 11, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed Al Hwaity
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People on inflatable boats enjoy the weather on the Lake Lucerne in Sisikon, Switzerland, August 5, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

People on inflatable boats enjoy the weather on the Lake Lucerne in Sisikon, Switzerland, August 5, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

People on inflatable boats enjoy the weather on the Lake Lucerne in Sisikon, Switzerland, August 5, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
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Retired sprinter Usain Bolt poses as he enjoys zero gravity conditions during a flight in a specially modified plane above Reims, France, September 12, 2018. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Retired sprinter Usain Bolt poses as he enjoys zero gravity conditions during a flight in a specially modified plane above Reims, France, September 12, 2018. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Retired sprinter Usain Bolt poses as he enjoys zero gravity conditions during a flight in a specially modified plane above Reims, France, September 12, 2018. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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A woman is concealed as she walks through a field of very tall sunflowers to cut some down in Ballygawley, Northern Ireland, August 12, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

A woman is concealed as she walks through a field of very tall sunflowers to cut some down in Ballygawley, Northern Ireland, August 12, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

A woman is concealed as she walks through a field of very tall sunflowers to cut some down in Ballygawley, Northern Ireland, August 12, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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