Tillman the Skateboarding Dog shreds with the best of them. At X Games XV in 2009, the English bulldog skated 100 meters in 19.678 seconds. It's the Guinness World Record for fastest 100 meters on a skateboard by a dog.
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Here's the Kicker
SeaWorld's Shamu, the famous orca show, is known for amazing tricks and flips. But most impressive of all might be the killer whale's ability to split the uprights. With a trainer tossing a giant inflatable football, these whales almost never miss their kicks.
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It may have been a halftime exhibition, but this monkey was all business. He and two other primates rode dogs around Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis at intermission of the Colts' win over the Texans last December.
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Weight for It
At an event to support South Korea's Olympic athletes leading up to the 2008 Games, orangutans dressed as competitors in boxing (left) and Taekwondo to rally the crowd. They may not have gone to the Olympics, but on this day these two athletes had Seoul.
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Since the 1970s, Lou Ann Best has been training pet squirrels ? always known as Twiggy ? to water ski behind a toy boat. And because Twiggy is an advocate for water safety, that is a tiny life jacket it is wearing.
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Dunks with the Trunk
Basketball teams are often searching for size, but this is probably not what they're looking for. Still, performing as part of the Surin Elephant Roundup in Thailand, this elephant went strong to the basket and finished with authority.
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Llamas are known for being peaceful, gentle pack animals. So they're naturals as caddies, soothing the nerves of players at Sherwood Forest Golf Club in Brevard, North Carolina. Maybe these llama caddies don't give the best advice when it comes to which club to use, but they do help out as replacements for carts, which cause heavy wear and tear on the course.
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This canine surfer had to bail near the shore at the end of his surfing run. He was participating in last year's Surf City Surf Dog contest in Huntington Beach, California.
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Buddy, a Labrador retriever, started hang gliding with owner Bill Kimball when he was just a six-month-old puppy. It wasn't long before he was taking flight like a natural, thanks to a special harness.
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Hopping for the Best
Superstitious athletes may have a rabbit's foot with them for good luck. These athletes have four of them. Every spring in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, rabbits compete in the Easter Rabbit Steeple Chase race at the Old Town Square.
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