Seoul’s Metropolitan Fire and Disaster Management Department released a topless calendar for the coming year featuring its best-looking firemen. All profits from its sales will be donated to support victims of fires who lack the financial means for medical care.
The project, launched in 2014 in Seoul, holds an annual contest among firefighters in April, where the men with the best bodies are chosen to model for a calendar. According to local media reports, a total of 26,729 copies have been sold over the past four years.
Dressed in traditional white clothes for the ceremony, dozens of men and women in Tokyo plunged into freezing water to perform a traditional ice bath ceremony, called Harai. This is one of the main Shinto rites for celebrating the New Year and other major occasions like births or weddings.
Local farmers’ children are incredibly good at performing complex stunts. In this video, captured on Saturday, January 13, in Wuqiao County, China’s southeastern Hebei Province, the talented kids can be seen skillfully balancing on unicycles, standing upside down, swinging ropes and climbing up high.
Karine Sargsyan, a young athlete from Armenia, is unbelievably strong for a girl – she can easily move a heavy vehicle fastened to her hair. Check out the video below to see Karine showcasing her mind-blowing skills in Yerevan on December 25.
A rare Sumatran orangutan baby, born at Chester Zoo in England a week before Christmas, has been recently shown to the public for the first time. It is the fifth child delivered by the zoo’s very own orangutan Emma.
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