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22 January 2015
Last updated at 11:21
A rare frilled shark is caught by trawler men off Australia.
A rare frilled shark (Chlamydoselachus anguineus) has been caught by trawler men off Australia. It is one of two remaining species of the ancient family which dates back around 80 million years.
Matthew Menczyk has broken the world record for the most piercings in one sitting by having 4,550 surgical needles pierce skin on his arms and back during an eight hours session in Vancouver. He broke the previous record by 650 needles.
The 31st International Ice and Snow Festival has kicked off in the Chinese city of Harbin with visitors arriving to look at giant sculptures carved from ice and snow.
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is claiming the world record for the largest ball of paper at 9ft 7in (2.9m) tall, 32ft (9.8m) in circumference and weighing 426lb (193kg).
A rare weather phenomenon at the Grand Canyon had visitors looking out on a sea of thick clouds just below the rim. The total cloud inversion was expected to hang inside the canyon throughout Thursday.
Cory Mottice of the US National Weather Service says the weather event happens about once every couple of years, though the landmark was treated to one last year. With an inversion, the clouds are forced down by warm air and unable to rise.
The fog that has been shrouding parts of northern Arizona is courtesy of recent rains. Mottice says the fog is able to stick around and built up in the Grand Canyon on Wednesday night because there was no wind.
Chandra Bahadur Dangi, from Nepal (55cm, 21.5in), the shortest adult to have ever been verified by Guinness World Records, poses for pictures with the world's tallest man Sultan Kosen from Turkey (2.51m, 8' 9").
New York firefighters have rescued two workers stuck on collapsed cradle 69 storeys above the ground at the World Trade Center site in Manhattan.
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