Hurtling through the air on a serpentine track has universal appeal. Japanese women in kimonos ride a roller coaster during their Coming of Age Day event in Tokyo on Jan. 10. The Coming of Age day is held annually on the second Monday of January to congratulate all those who have reached the age of 20.
As a baby, the elephant named Topsy was beloved by 19th-century circus audiences. But as an adult she would suffer a horrible fate at the hands of Thomas Edison.
Joey Chestnut, aka 'Jaws,' a seven-time winner (a record), maxes out at 69 hot dogs in 10 minutes (another record). In the women's competition, Sonya Thomas, at 36-3/4 dogs, edged out the No. 2 by a bite.