Welcome to another happy New Year's worth of <italics>Did You See That?</italics>, the gallery the shreds your intelligence with dubious captions attached to the world's most arresting photography.
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Not to be confused with Rafael Nadal, the 104th edition of the Barcelona Traditional Christmas Swimming Cup at the Old Harbor was organized by the Barcelona Swimming Club so competitors could stroke their way through 650 feet worth of foaming in brine in the spirit of good, wet fun. Launched in 1908, the event has only been suspended three times: When the Spanish Civil War put a crimp in the proceedings between 1936 and 1938, and when Rafael Nadal sued for trademark infringement. (Surely we jest.)
3 of 17Paul Sancya/AP
You may have heard that there was a great big hockey game on New Year's Day. Not sure what it was called, but a lot of people saw it.
4 of 17Chris Hyde/Getty Images
The tennis great, who sports a distinctive eucalyptus aftershave, attracted the attention and affection of an avid fan at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary during the Brisbane International tournament at Australia's Queensland Tennis Center.
5 of 17Charles Rex Arbogast/AP
Brandon Marshall and his Bears performed a painful faceplant in the waning moments of their regular season finale, conceding the NFC North to Tramon Williams and the Green Bay Packers.
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The Oregon Ducks were rewarded with a balloon payment after goring the Texas Longhorns 30-7 in San Antonio.
7 of 17Hunter Martin/Philadelphia Eagles/Getty Images
Gavin Escobar and America's Team crash-landed short of a playoff berth once again, discourtesy of the Eagles at AT&T Stadium in Dallas on the regular season's final weekend.
8 of 17Andrew Dieb/Icon SMI
They stand on guard for thee...
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Daniel Alfredsson, Joakim Andersson and the Detroit Red Wings bravely marched to defeat at the frozen hands of the Toronto Maple Leafs in a snowy epic at Michigan Stadium on New Year's Day.
10 of 17Craig Ruttle/AP
Swimsuit season is right around the corner and the first sign is traditionally seen at New York's Coney Island beach where for the last 111 years people have insisted on defying common sense.
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The man fomerly known as Arli$$ ogles the action at Madison Square Garden where the hometown Knicks were attempting to fend off the Toronto Raptors.
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A living replica of Ty Cobb, this avid Nebraska partisan, who has attained the rank of kernel, graced the grimly titled TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl between his beloved team and the Georgia Bulldogs in Jacksonville, Florida.
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At 66-to-1, longshot Lindsay's Dream, with Dave Crosse formerly up but gamely hanging on, had some understandable difficulty finishing the Williamhill.com Novices' Steeple Chase at Kempton Park racecourse in Sunbury, England.
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The Phoenix Coyotes goaltender, he of the infamous Butt Goal (watch it here) wears appropriate headgear. Ol' Wile E. would pretty much mind the net the same way. All that was missing was Acme dynamite.
15 of 17Harry Engels/Getty Images
Was England's Peter Wright on target during his third round match against Mike Smith (no, not the guy in the previous slide) at Alexandra Palace in London?
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The saucy model, freshly split from Orlando Bloom, lined up a date with millionaire James Packer while the Knicks did battle with the Raptors at Madison Square Garden.
17 of 17Hatem Moussa/AP
And so another enervating installment rides off into the sunset..
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