Can’t get enough of this psychic pig: A staff member washes Funtik the pig as it prepares to predict the result of the Euro 2012 soccer match between Portugal and Czech Republic, by choosing the food plate with either the Portuguese or the Czech flag, at the fan zone in Kiev June 21, 2012. Funtik, a “psychic pig”, is set to take over where Paul the Octopus left off at the 2010 World Cup by predicting the results of matches at the Euro 2012 soccer championships in Ukraine and Poland.
Surfer sets world record off coast of Portugal Guinness World Records is acknowledging a 44-year-old Hawaii pro surfer for catching a 24-metre wave off the coast of Portugal, saying the November run beats a 2008 record by more than 30 centimetres.
Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara of Haleiwa, on Oahu’s North Shore, told The Associated Press that the ride of his life was a fluke.
“I was really beat-up that morning,” he said. “This day, I did not want to get out of bed.”
The final ten contestants of the Miss Universe 2011 pageant: Miss Australia Sherri-lee Biggs, Miss Costa Rica Johanna Solano, Miss France Laury Thilleman, Miss Ukraine Olesia Stefanko, Miss Portugal Laura Goncalves, Miss Panama Sheldry Saez, Miss Philippines Shamcey Supsup, Miss Angola Leila Lopes, Miss China Luo Zilin, Miss Brazil Priscila Machado, stand on stage in Sao Paulo, Sept. 12, 2011. Miss Angola won the pageant. (Paulo Whitaker/Reuters)