Fattest woman in the world

Eman Ahmed, termed the heaviest women in the world, landed in Mumbai on Saturday for weight reduction treatment.

World's Longest Moustache - Longest beard in the world

Ram Singh Chauhan (india) has the longest moustache in the world at 14ft (4.29m). Below is a picture of Ram and his amazing facial hair.

World’s biggest crocodile in Philippines

A small Philippine town on the southern island of Mindanao has laid claim to capturing the world’s largest crocodile, measured at 21 feet by Australian zoologist Adam Britton.

World's dirtiest man

Amou Haji, an 80-year-old Iranian, is being called the world's dirtiest man. In an article published Jan. 6, he told the Tehran Times that he hasn't bathed in 60 years.

World's biggest arms

The world's largest biceps belong to Mostafa Ismail (Egypt) and were measured for left arm flexed at 64.77 cm (25.5 in) and non-flexed 62.23 cm (24.5 in) and for right arm flexed at 63.5 cm (25 in) and non-flexed 60.96 cm (24 in).

Bubble-blowers set Guinness World Record 2010

        Most people simultaneously Blowing Bubbles Photo
People all over the world Thursday tried to break into the Guinness World Records book for the most people simultaneously blowing bubbles at multiple locations.

It will be several weeks before organizers know if they surpassed the 34,529 who set the record across England in 2007.

But the publicity will help raise money for autism.

The idea started in Ventnor, N.J. Isabelle Mosca said blowing bubbles was a way for her 11-year-old autistic son Kyle to share an activity with his classmates.

In New Jersey, people blew bubbles at schools, Atlantic City casinos, shopping malls and gyms. Participation was expected to be strong in Louisiana after a local country singer publicized the event online.

And participants signed up as far away as Australia once the event went viral on Facebook.

Bubble-blowers set Guinness World record 2010 Video

Indian man Prahlad Jani Claims to have lived without Food or Water for 70 Years

                        Prahlad Jani Photo - Lived Without Food or drink

Indian patient Prahlad Jani (Mataji), who claims he has survived without food and water for more than 70 Years.

Indian military scientists are studying an 82-year-old who claims he has not had any food or drink for 70 years.
Prahlad Jani is being held in isolation in a hospital in Ahmedabad, Gurjarat, where he is being closely monitored by India's defence research organization, who believe he may have a genuine quality which could help save lives.

He has now spent six days without food or water under strict observation and doctors say his body has not yet shown any adverse effects from hunger or dehydration.

Mr Jani, who claims to have left home aged seven and lived as a wandering sadhu or holy man in Rajasthan, is regarded as a 'breatharian' who can live on a 'spiritual life-force' alone. He believes he is sustained by a goddess who pours an 'elixir' through a hole in his palate. His claims have been supported by an Indian doctor who specializes in studies of people who claim supernatural abilities, but he has also been dismissed by others as a "village fraud."

India's Defence Research Development Organisation, whose scientists develop drone aircraft, intercontinental ballistic missiles and new types of bombs. They believe Mr Prahlad could teach them to help soldiers survive longer without food, or disaster victims to hang on until help arrives.

"If his claims are verified, it will be a breakthrough in medical science," said Dr G Ilavazhagan, director of the Defence Institute of Physiology & Allied Sciences.

"We will be able to help save human lives during natural disasters, high altitude, sea journeys and other natural and human extremities. We can educate people about the survival techniques in adverse conditions with little food and water or nothing at all."

So far, Mr Prahlad appears to be standing up to scrutiny. He has not eaten or drunk any fluids in six days, and similarly has not passed urine or a stool in that time. He remains fit and healthy and shows no sign of lethargy. Doctors will continue observing him for 15 days in which time they would expect to see some muscle wastage, serious dehydration, weight loss,and fatigue followed by organ failure.

It is common in India for Jains and Hindus to fast, sometimes for up to eight days, without any adverse affects, as part of their religious worship. Most humans cannot survive without food for 50 days. The longest hunger strike recorded is 74 days.

According to Dr Sudhir Shah, who examined him in 2003, he went without food or water for ten days in which urine appeared to be reabsorbed by his body after forming in his bladder. Doubts were expressed about his claim after his weight fell slightly at the end of the trial.

Indian Man Prahlad Jani Lives Without Food and Water from Last 70 years - see Video

Longest tennis match set world record 2010 - Daniel Burns and Carlo Santelli

Daniel Burns and Carlo Santelli will try to set a new world record this weekend for the longest tennis match.

Those words have been ringing through the mind of Carlo Santelli since he read them in elementary school nearly 15 years ago.

For him and lifelong friend Daniel Burns, those sentiments could become a reality this weekend as they attempt to enter the Guinness Book of World Records for playing the longest tennis match.

Both Clifton natives, the duo have been in the planning stages for years and are finally set to take on the challenge.

"We've been discussing and planning doing this for awhile and now the day has finally arrived," said Santelli. "I think we are both pretty nervous but very anxious to get started. It will all be worth it though when we have our names in the book."

Set to begin at midnight tonight and end Sunday night at midnight, Santelli and Burns will attempt to play for 48 hours, smashing the old record of 36 hours, 36 minutes, 36 seconds which was set by Jeroen Wagenaar (Netherlands) and Serge Fernando (Netherlands) at the Tennis Society 'T.C. de Kooistee' in Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands, on September 12, 2009.

On Sunday at 12:37 p.m., they will officially break the record and celebrate with a ceremony which the public is invited to attend before picking up their rackets and getting back to work for another 12 hours.

"The record has been broken numerous times by only a few hours so we figured why not try and smash it," said Burns. "We were actually able to speak to the current holders who are from Holland and got some pretty good advice."

Currently both students and 2006 Clifton High School graduates, Santelli attends Bergen County Community College (soon to be enrolled at Columbia University) and was on the track and soccer teams at CHS.

Burns, a senior at Farleigh Dickinson University, played lacrosse and was a sprinter on the track team.

In preparation for their feat, the pair played for 12 hours straight last month and feel good about the outcome this weekend.

"I think the hardest part will not be the physical aspect of it but the mental," said Santelli. "We originally wanted to go for 60 hours but logistically we couldn't make it happen."

With some help from City Manager Al Greco and Recreation Department Supervisor Debbie Oliver, Santelli and Burns are able stay on the court, located at Sperling Park, 295 Speer Ave., past its closing at dusk.

"The city and everyone involved have been fantastic and really supportive of what we're doing," Santelli said. "There is so much negative news going around these days, especially in Clifton that we thought something good could be accomplished."

Playing for 48 hours might just be the easy part. As with all of its attempts, the Guinness World Records needs detailed evidence to verify the record.

"We have to have two witnesses and timers at all times, video record the entire 48 hours and take plenty of pictures," Burns said. "We get a five minute break every hour we play which we can also accumulate. I think boredom is going to be our biggest challenge."

But who will win? Ask either one and you'll get different answers. "I am definitely going to beat him more times," Burns laughed.

"I think it will be close at the end but I can take him," said Santelli.

If they succeed in their attempt, Burns is hoping it will spur other people to get take on challenges.

Raghav Srivastava set World Record by playing Chess blindfolded- India

Raghav Srivastava set World Record by playing Chess blindfolded- Andhra Pradesh,India.

Twelve-year-old chess prodigy Raghav Srivastava set five new records for the Limca Book of Records on Saturday in Andhra Pradesh's Nizamabad.
Srivastava played five rounds of chess blindfolded from start to finish to create new records. Each round had different difficulty levels.
In the first round, a panel comprising three Grandmasters, Pravin Thipsay, Sriram Jha and S. Vijayalakshmi, a referee, V V R Murthy, and the assistant Editor of Limca Book of Records, Amreen Toor, selected one of 24 short-listed games, which had been played by world champions, such as Viswanathan Anand, Paul Morphy, Garry Kasparov, Anatoly Karpov and Alexander Alekhine.
Srivastava played all the moves of the selected game by memory, from beginning to end.
Round three saw the blindfolded chess whizard, who has an ELO grade of 1622, play the same games in reverse from start to finish, while in round four, Srivastava played against an opponent who called out his moves, verbally. In the final round, Srivastava played out both his and his opponent's moves in reverse.
"I am very happy and thankful to Limca World Records and GMR (Indian infrastructure developer), and all the grandmasters and all the members present here...thank you. My inspiration is (chess-player) Viswanathan Anand and (former President of India) Abdul Kalam. My aim is to become a world champion and scientist," said Srivastava.
Gathered grandmasters were all praise for the 12-year-old's prodigious memory.
"Well, definitely this is a record of a kind. During such a record in such an age, I think he is extremely talented in his memory. All I would like to say, that I would like to see him on chessboard, playing chess for India because that way we can see another Viswanathan Anand in the making because he has an amazing memory," said Vijaya Lakshmi Subbaraman, chess grandmaster.
Records are not new for the sixth-grader as he entered the Guinness Book of World Records in 2005 for spelling correctly 50 words backwards in two minutes and 40 seconds. 

World's biggest omelette set world record 2010

                                World's biggest omelette Picture

Cooks in Canino, Italy, used 1,500 eggs, 100 kilos of asparagus and used seven litres of olive oil to fry the six foot wide creation in a giant pan.

Then, after its dimensions had been verified by Guinness World Records officials, they cut up the smack to serve it it spectators.

One fan told the Austrian Times: "It was delicious and it's quite something to have eaten part of a world record."

Chip firm AMD claims world record on 2P servers

Chip firm AMD claimed it set two world records on 2P server price performance scores.

The firm said that the scores used an HP Proliant DL385 G7 server using the AMD Opteron 6000 series.

For the TCP-E scores, the server used an Opteron Model 6176 SE running SQL Server R2 and Windows Server 2008 R2, delivering a score of $296 per tpsE. For TPC-C, the same combination scored $0.60 per tpmC.

AMD claims that its Opteron 6000 series of CPUs can use up 12 cores per processor, has better memory capacity bandwidth with four channels of DDR3 memory available for each socket, and up to 12MB of level three cache.

Nigel Dessau, head of marketing at AMD, said that his firm work in tandem with Microsoft and HP from engineering to marketing.

Fastest guitarist in the World set world record by Randall Padilla

MODESTO, CA, USA -- Guitarist Randall Padilla, 42, set up a digital metronome — music's equivalent of a traffic cop's radar gun — in the bedroom of his home and kept cranking up the metronome playing along at six notes per beat, until he reached 23.5 notes per second - setting the new world record for the Fastest guitarist.

 Next month, he'll invite musicians from the Modesto Symphony, California State University, Stanislaus, and Modesto Junior College to watch him try for 26 notes per second. He'll use the metronome, along with a computer playing at that speed.

   "If I'm not keeping up, you'll be able to tell," he said.

   Then, Padilla said, he'll start training for 30 notes per second. "Nobody would touch that for a long, long time," he said.

   The previous Guinness world record for the Fastest guitarist was set by Tiago Della Vega of Brazil at 21.3 notes per second, playing four notes per beat.

    Randall Padilla, the Fastest guitarist in the World, makes his living teaching guitar students at Langlois Music in that rock-n-roll hotbed also known as McHenry Village.

   He's videotaping a guitar instruction video. He plays for veterans and other groups to help them raise money, and on Sundays plays at his nondenominational church, The Well, on Claus Road.

Largest Rubber Chicken Toss set Guinness World Records 2010

Festival Attendees Successfully Attempt to Set the Guinness World Records® Record for “Largest Rubber Chicken Toss”

Indian Orchard, MA (PRWEB) April 27, 2010 -- Sunday was a historic day for rubber chickens as 265 people in Boston, MA gathered to attempt to set a new Guinness World Records® record for the “Largest Rubber Chicken Toss.”

The record-setting attempt took place on Sunday, April 25 during the Finish Line Festival following the annual 28th Run of the Charles Canoe and Kayak Race, which is put on by the Charles River Watershed Association (CRWA). With a $1 donation to the CRWA, participants received an official rubber chicken for the toss, courtesy of The Haywire Group, the award-winning toy company behind the Flickin’ Chicken™ game.

Rubber chickens in hand, participants formed a large circle around a giant target and, after a ten second countdown, let their chickens fly through the air in unison. Children taking part in the toss particularly enjoyed the unique opportunity. One young chicken flicker, Erica Magnuson, said: “When I’m older, I can tell my grandchildren that I was in the world record book!”

“We’re thrilled with how the day turned out and thank all the fun-loving participants who came out for the rubber chicken toss,” said David Blanchard, Director of Sales & Marketing of The Haywire Group. “The Run of the Charles is an exciting race, and we appreciate everyone’s support in our record attempt.”

“This year’s Run of the Charles had a great turnout of racers and spectators,” said Bob Zimmerman, Executive Director of Charles River Watershed Association. “We were happy to have this fun addition to our Finish Line Festival and are glad our race gets to be part of history!”

The “Largest Rubber Chicken Toss” will go down in the history books once official approval is given by Guinness World Records®; however, all of the guidelines and goals for the record attempt were successfully met.

About The Haywire Group, Inc.
Founded in 2005, The Haywire Group™ has released many well-loved, award-winning games for children and families. The family owned company has gained recognition for their unique packaging and family friendly game play. Their first board game, Dicecapades!™, made an immediate splash in the industry. This flagship game has since inspired a product line of six additional games including Dicecapades! Kids Version™, Word Pirates™, Number Ninjas™, Action Princesses™, and the upcoming 2010 games, Outnumbered™ and Rock Stars™. In 2009, Haywire also acquired the license for SPAM® and introduced a dice game, card game and four puzzles to the product line, all housed in the iconic SPAM tin. The company’s other new products include Flickin’ Chicken™, which challenges players to hit a target with rubber chickens in nine rounds of chicken-throwing insanity, and the Guinness World Records® game and puzzles based on the iconic Guinness World Records® Books. For more information about The Haywire Group or where to purchase their games, please visit www.haywiregroup.com.

London Marathon runners dressed as cartoon characters set world record 2010

World records fell thick and fast at the London Marathon as runners dressed as cartoon characters, super heroes and leprechauns crossed the finish line.

The first home was David Ross, 42, from Sutton, dressed as Fred Flintstone and brandishing an inflatable club.

His time of three hours, seven minutes and 34 seconds earned him the title of fastest cartoon character.
The City sales account manager, who was running his 175th marathon, said: "I got a bit tired saying 'Yabba Dabba Doo'.

"But it's a very proud moment. It's been a good day."

Meanwhile, Princess Beatrice became the first member of the royal family to run the marathon. The Princess, 21, crossed the finish line in five hours, 15 minutes and 57 seconds as part of a 34-man "human caterpillar" which set the Guinness World Record for the most number of runners tied together.

Police officer Jill Christie, 27, from Brentford, north-west London, was dressed as Superwoman and was raising money for Crimestoppers.

She became the fastest female dressed as a super hero, finishing in three hours, eight minutes and 55 seconds.
London Marathon runners world record 2010 video

Smallest and Lightest Microscope in the world - Lucas

A miniature lensless microscope, the world's smallest and lightest - weighing only 46 grams - was created by an engineer for telemedicine applications.

The microscope builds on imaging technology known as LUCAS (Lensless Ultra-wide-field Cell monitoring Array platform based on Shadow imaging), which was developed by Aydogan Ozcan, assistant professor of electrical engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Instead of using a lens to magnify objects, LUCAS generates holographic images of microparticles or cells by employing a light-emitting diode to illuminate the objects and a digital sensor array to capture their images.

The technology can be used to image blood samples or other fluids, even in Third World countries.

"This is a very capable and yet cost-effective microscope, shrunk into a very small package," Ozcan said. "Our goal with this project was to develop a device that can be used to improve health outcomes in resource-limited settings," he added.

The lensless microscope, in addition to being far more compact and lightweight than conventional microscopes, also obviates the need for trained technicians to analyse the images produced. Images are analysed by computer so that results are available instantaneously.

Weighing 46 grams, approximately as much as a large egg, the microscope is a self-contained imaging device.

The only external attachments necessary are a USB connection to a smart-phone, PDA or computer, which supplies the microscope with power and allows images to be uploaded for conversion into results and then sent to a hospital.

Samples are loaded using a small chip that can be filled with saliva or a blood smear for health monitoring.

With blood smears, the lensless microscope is capable of accurately identifying cells and particles, including red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets, a UCLA release said.

The technology has the potential to help monitor diseases like malaria, AIDS and tuberculosis in areas where there are great distances between people in need of health care and the facilities capable of providing it, Ozcan said.

It can even be used to test water quality in the field following a disaster like a hurricane or earthquake.

The findings were published online in Lab on a Chip.

Longest freediving set world record by William Trubridge - New Zealand

Longest freediving set world record by William Trubridge - New Zealand

A New Zealand freediver has set the world record for the longest dive without using fins by plunging 116m (380ft) into the Atlantic Ocean.

William Trubridge battled nitrogen narcosis as he held his breath for four minutes and nine seconds to break the record for the deepest free immersion dive on Sunday at Dean’s Blue Hole, the world’s deepest underwater sinkhole, in the Bahamas.

The 29-year-old performed the dive during the Vertical Blue Suunto Dive-Off competition where he had already set another record – for freediving completely unassisted, a discipline called “constant weight, no fins” to 92m (301ft) – last week.

Wearing a specially designed silicon-coated wetsuit, Mr Trubridge used a form of breaststroke to propel himself down to without the aid of oxygen.

“It was hard to get the tag from the bottom as I struggled with some narcosis,” Mr Trubridge said afterwards. “But it’s great to have the free immersion record again.”

It was Mr Trubridge’s 10th world record, and puts him in first place for the competition to find the world’s best all-round freediver.

Later on his Facebook page Mr Trubridge wrote of his disappointment at not reaching an extra 2m (7ft).

“So 118m (387ft) CWT was just out of my reach today,” he wrote on the social networking site. “I managed to equalise to the plate, wasted some time fumbling for the tag, then set off for the surface. I had to use my arms a little from 20m, but reached the surface and struggled through a samba to do the surface protocol, going overtime by several seconds. That was my best shot, so I will concentrate on the other disciplines for the remaining days.”

During free immersion events, divers must retrieve a velcro tag from a metal plate set at the specified depth before returning to the surface. They are not allowed to use any equipment such as fins during their ascent, but are able to use a rope to pull themselves upwards.

The previous free immersion record was set by Martin Štěpánek of the Czech Republic in the waters off Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt last year.

Freediving has become an increasingly popular extreme sport. In April last year British freediver Sara Campbell broke a female world record by diving 96m (314ft) at Dean’s Blue Hole, holding her breath for three minutes, 36 seconds, before safely returning to the surface.

World's smallest Lightweight newborn horse set World Record

                    World's smallest Lightweight newborn horse Picture

BARNSTEAD, N.H. — A diminutive horse born in New Hampshire could lay claim to the world record for lightweight foal.

The pinto stallion named Einstein weighed just 6 pounds and measured 14 inches in height when he was born Friday in Barnstead, N.H. Those proportions fit a human baby just about right but are downright tiny for horse, even a miniature breed like Einstein.

Dr. Rachel Wagner, Einstein’s co-owner, says the Guinness Book of Records lists the smallest newborn horse as weighing in at 9 pounds.

Breeders say that unlike the current record holder, Thumbelina, Einstein shows no signs of dwarfism. Instead, he’s just a tiny horse.
                                          World Tiniest Horse photo
Einstein -  World Tiniest Horse 2010 video


world's largest cake made to look like a baby grand piano set World Record - Kalamazoo

world's largest cake made to look like a baby grand piano set World Record - Kalamazoo

What is likely the world's largest cake made to look like a baby grand piano is on display in Kalamazoo. Workers from Confection Bakery spent part of the morning hauling the 300 lbs. cake across the Kalamazoo Mall.
It's made to commemorate the Gilmore Keyboard Festival.
"They have a baby grand piano that is in their lobby that is just gorgeous, and we wanted to emulate that and tie in some of the logo elements to their brochure and their website of the cake design," says Giti Henri, owner of the Confection Bakery.  "That's what we did, and that's how we ended up with a cake that's four feet wide, by six feet long, and five feet high."
The piano cake was made with 200 lbs. of sugar, 17 lbs. of shortening, and ten pounds of icing.
It took workers at the Confection Bakery 21 days of planning and 183 hours of labor to make and decorate the piano cake.

world's largest cake made to look like a baby grand piano set World Record video

World's First Full Face Transplant Surgery in Vall d'Hebron Hospital - Spain

World's First Full Face Transplant Surgery in Vall d'Hebron Hospital - Spain.

A hospital in Spain announced that it had carried out the world's first full-face transplant. The Vall d'Hebron Hospital in Barcelona said the patient, a young man, was given an entirely new face, including skin, jaws, chin, nose, cheeks, teeth and muscles.  It said the 24-hour operation was performed in late March by a 30-member medical team.

In a statement on Friday, the hospital said the patient lost his face in an accident five years ago and has since been unable to swallow, speak, or breathe properly, and had to breathe and be fed through tubes. Speaking on Friday during a news conference at the hospital, Doctor Joan Pere Barret, who led the medical team that carried out facial transplant, said the patient asked to look in a mirror one week after the surgery, "and he reacted very calmly and with satisfaction" and in writing said "he said he was very grateful and satisfied." Dr Barret said that the man "absolutely does not look like a donor patient."

Barret declined to name the patient or give details of the accident in which the man lost most of his face, saying only that he was a Spaniard between 20 and 40 years old and was recovering well. The man cannot yet speak, eat or smile, but can see and swallow saliva, the surgeon said. The patient underwent psychiatric tests before the operation to determine if he would be able to confront having a totally new face, the hospital said. He is expected to remain hospitalised for two months.

Other transplant experts lauded the surgery but were not sure it could technically be called 'full-face.'

In Britain, the UK Facial Transplantation Research Team called the Spanish operation "the most complex face transplantation operation there has probably been in the world to date." It stopped short, however, of calling it the world's first full-face transplant. Barret said the operation involved removing what was left of the man's face and giving him a replacement "in one piece."

Barret said there have been 10 partial face transplant operations carried out in the world so far but that this is the first one involving a person's whole face. The world's first partial face transplant was carried out on a Isabelle Dinoire in France in November 2005. The 38 year old divorced mother of two received a new nose, chin and mouth from a brain-dead donor after being mauled by her pet Labrador. The 15-hour operation took place at the Amiens Teaching Hospital.

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World's First Full Face Transplant Surgery Video.

World's Youngest Golfer set world record by Eleanor Gamble

World's Youngest Golfer set world record by Eleanor Gamble.At five years old, Eleanor Gamble has become one of the youngest golfers to achieve every player's lifetime ambition of sinking a hole in one.

The 3ft 5in youngster managed to drive her ball 86 yards over a lake, round a bunker and straight into a cup on the par three hole - to rapturous applause from fellow golfers.

She was playing in a juniors contest with her brother Jacob, ten, at Cambridge Lakes golf course on Thursday.

From her home in nearby West Wratting today, Eleanor said: 'I was very excited.

'I am going to keep playing golf, and see if I will be better than my brother.'

Her mother Wendy, 39, a dental hygienist, told how Eleanor took up golf two years ago.

'She doesn't have much idea how incredible this is,' she said.

'She will realise more when she grows up.'

Her father David Gamble, 34, said Eleanor is still walking around in a daze.

'She keeps saying "I can't believe I got a hole-in-one",' said Mr Gamble.

'We had her great grandparents over from Ireland and we took them to the course to show off our son Jacob who is 10.

'He is really quite good but Eleanor has stolen his limelight.'

Mr Gamble said that when Eleanor started off she was just aiming to get to the other side of a stretch of water on the hole.

'There were about 15 people on the tee watching,' said Mr Gamble.

'She got the ball over the water and then it hopped over a bunker and someone shouted that she had got it in. We were all quite speechless really.

'I think she might have broken a record because the youngest female hole-in-one golfer listed on the Guinness World Records website is by an eight-year-old from America.

'Eleanor has smashed the record by three years. We submitted an application and now we're waiting to hear back from them.

'We are all very proud of her, especially her brother Jacob who plays for the county.'

Owner of Cambridge Lakes, a nine-hole, par three course, Bob Barnes added: 'We get plenty of hole-in-ones because all of our holes are a par three so they are within range.

'I've been at the club for 10 years and this is the first time anything like this has happened though. It is incredible.'

Most plastic bottles collected Guinness World Record - Florida students

A prelude to Earth Day started at Sugg Middle School on Wednesday, as the Manatee County School District’s Energy and Recycling Department hosted the “1st Annual Manatee County Schools Recycling Round-Up.” Students counted over 65,970 plastic bottles and containers to help set an example that recycling is necessary and a community effort.

If you can picture large recycling dumpsters and a mountain of plastic bottles and containers, then you can just imagine how much effort and heart students put into saving the environment for Earth Day. But the youth were overjoyed to make a difference in the world and, as one community, turned hard work into a simple recycling solution.

Jacqueline Ayala, 13, Savannah  Hodgkinson, 12, and Kane Souders, 14, were out sorting and collecting plastic to recycle before the rest of the students joined in the effort at Sugg Middle on Wednesday.

“It feels pretty good to do this because we know that all these bottles are not going to end up in the landfills,” Jacqueline said. “We’ve put more than 1000 bottles into the bins for recycling. We are helping animals, the ocean and our Earth.”

In fact, all those plastic bottles and containers were collected from the community to recycle at the school, and that amount weighed 5,440 pounds.

“It’s really interesting to see how much we can recycle if we put our heads to do it,” Savannah added. “We thought it was going to be hard, but it didn’t turn out to be too hard at all. We just have to do it and motivate everyone else to do so, too.”

But Savannah was sure to mention that they could not recycle the cans with the project they were doing, since their work was going towards breaking a Guinness World Record for the most collected plastic bottles.

Other students also joined in the Recycling Round-Up from Braden River High, Nolan Middle and Braden River Middle - who also sent their bottles to be counted. But Mike Barber, spokesman for the District, said that Manatee County was especially proud of the Sugg Middle students and their efforts to encourage their fellow students and family members to recycle.

“The students at Sugg wanted to make a difference in their school, community and world, and today they did just that,” said Patrick Gallagher, after the bottles were counted. “They didn't just learn about recycling.  They embraced it and shared their knowledge with friends, family and neighbors.”

Gallagher is the Energy and Recycling specialist for the Manatee County School District, and he was at the school to help the students and teachers move the project along during the event.

“It helps the kids to understand the importance of recycling,” he said, watching the students toss small bins of plastic into the larger bins for recycling. “A plastic bottle will last 500 years if it ends up in a landfill. Where, if we recycled that same bottle, it could come back as, say, a 50 percent recycled t-shirt.”

Ultimately, Gallagher said he wanted the kids to take the recycling habit home because youth make a difference by setting an example for all.

“People need to be able to have the will to know they are doing something right,” Kane said. “I would say for Earth Day that people need to get up and get active, and to help recycle plastic so the world we live in can be better in the future.”

Most successful entertainment launch set world record - Modern Warfare

Guinness World Records has confirmed that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 became the most successful entertainment launch of all time when it released on November 10, 2009.

With verified one day sales totalling more than £242.4 million, worldwide, the blockbuster sequel was the fastest selling entertainment product in its first 24 hours on sale, breaking the Guinness World Record previously set by the launch of Grand Theft Auto IV.

"This achievement is a reflection of the support from our community of fans around the world," said Creative Strategist, Robert Bowling from developer Infinity Ward. "The Call of Duty series and Modern Warfare have been our passion - we've dedicated our lives to giving our best, so it's an honour to be recognised by setting a new standard among all entertainment properties."

Modern Warfare 2 blew past the record-setting video game launches of Grand Theft Auto IV (£159 million) and the previous record-holder, Halo 3, which took £84 million in its first 24 hours on sale.

Most runners wearing kilts ready to set world record

EMC Events - On Saturday, June 26 at 6 p.m., the town of Perth will host 1,210 runners attempting to set the world record for most runners wearing kilts. They are participating in the 8km Perth World Record Kilt Run.

The event was conceived by the owners of The Running Goat, Perth's local running store, as a way to celebrate the 800th anniversary of Perth, Scotland, which occurs this year.

The 1,210 participants, coming from as far away as Pennsylvania, Newfoundland and Nunavut, will receive a kilt as part of their entry fee and will wear the kilt for the 8 km (five mile) race. The race committee has communicated with the Guinness World Record organization and expects to set a world record for the largest number of people running a race in a kilt.

"I was intrigued by the uniqueness of the event as soon as I heard about it," said Jack Taylor, president of Lanark Mutual Insurance Company, the race's title sponsor, "we jumped on board as soon as we could."

Runners will start and finish at the historic town hall in Perth and will wind their way through the streets past many historic sites and will follow a picturesque loop through the Perth Golf Course, Canada's oldest continually run golf course. There will be age group prizes following the race as well as a spectacular draw prize for all participants for a trip for two to Scotland sponsored by the Smiths Falls and Perth Chiropractors!

"As the designated race charity, we are so pleased with the overwhelming response to this race," states Danielle Leguard-White, the spokesperson for the MS Society of Canada, which will receive all proceeds from the race. All participants have an additional incentive to raise money for the MS Society as every $50 raised entitles the runner for an additional chance to win the trip to Scotland.

Race organizers originally hoped for 500 participants, several times bigger than any running event in Perth. However, the popularity of the event caught everyone by surprise and the numbers blossomed to over a thousand.

Organizers have capped the event at 1,210 which is also the year that Perth Scotland was founded! Now, with runners registered and kilts ordered, the committee is focused on producing a first class event that will showcase the beauty and hospitality of Perth.

For more information, please go to the race website www.perthkiltrun.ca.

World's fastest skateboarding dog - Tillman

Tillman, the world’s fastest skateboarding canine, has set paw in New York for the first time.

The 4-year-old English bulldog traveled from Southern California for Saturday’s “Bark in the Park” event, when Mets fans can catch a game with their pooch at Citi Field.

“He loves New York,” says Tillman’s owner, 40-year-old Ron Davis, as the bulldog showed off his skills in Tompkins Square Park. “There is a lot of concrete for him to do his thing.”

The 60-pound dog even turns and does tricks.

“He just pulled a no-comply, top-shove-it move that we got on tape,” says Davis, who has also trained Tillman to surf and snowboard. “What can I say? He’s an adrenaline junkie.”

Named after the late NFL star and U.S. Army Ranger Pat Tillman, the board-crazy canine set the world record in 2009 by rolling 100 meters in 19.6 seconds.

Davis attributes Tillman’s skateboarding skills to his sturdy body and unique warmup method.

“Tillman’s ritual before he skates is to chew on each wheel,” says Davis. “I think it’s a way of lubing them up and checking the tire pressure.”
World's fastest skateboarding dog Video


Altus Airman, Soldier set a new world wing-suit distance record

ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. (AFNS) -- A Soldier with the Army's Golden Knights parachute demonstration team attempted to set a new world wing-suit distance record April 14, over Altus Air Force Base.

According to Army Staff Sgt. Ben Borger and a C-17 Globemaster III crew, he broke the record by a mile and a half.

The total distance traveled was 11.5 miles beating the old record he set last year of 10 miles over Yuma, Ariz. Members of the Golden Knights are currently awaiting confirmation of the new set record from Guinness Book of World Records officials.

Sergeant Borger met up with a crew from Altus AFB during the filming of "Transformers 2" in late 2007. From there the crews and the Golden Knights planned jumps over both Yuma, Ariz., last year as well as this weeks' jump.

"In February (2009) we started planning for this one so there's a lot of coordination that needs to happen for this and without the Altus AFB crew, especially the crew that flew me today, this wouldn't happen so a great thanks to them," Sergeant Borger said.

This is not a normal mission for the Altus AFB C-17s, said Capt. Bryan Bailey, the C-17 aircraft commander.

"We are actually one of a few C-17 crews that is not in the test and evaluation center to drop from 32,000 feet," he said. "We used the most seasoned, experienced instructor crew we could get. We have the experience so we can teach others."

Due to the new joint precision air drop system launched in March, the pilots were familiar with the procedures needed to perform the mission. Without that system, no one would have been qualified to perform the procedures needed to make the jump a success.

"Basically we used the same procedures," Captain Bailey said. "We get the coordinates needed from computers and that is exactly what we had to do."

"We tried this last year only from 25,000 feet," Sergeant Borger said. "The current world record was set from 33,000 feet and the guy went 10 miles. So last year I jumped 25,000 feet and traveled 10 miles. Hopefully we put a significant dent in that record."

With the assistance of the Altus AFB C-17 flight crew, Sergeant Borger jumped out of the plane at an altitude of 32,000 feet. However, complications in the sky forced Sergeant Borger to land in a farmers' field rather than the base flightline.

"As far as his equipment and the aircraft, everything worked," Captain Bailey said. "The winds and cloud cover complicated the landing; however, the mission was a complete success as far as equipment aircraft and safety."

With no cell phone coverage or an idea where he was, Sergeant Borger gathered all his gear hiked toward a farmer, Dustin Spradlin, he spotted four miles away.

Blues attempt a juggling soccer Guinness World Record

At last year's home opener a crowd of over 350 showed up to juggle at halftime. The current world record is 627 people, set at Stadt Wien in Vienna, Austria, on September 30, 2007.

The record-breaking attempt will benefit Para Los Ni'os, one of L.A.'s most valuable nonprofit family service organizations, and Balls Without Borders, an international organization dedicated to delivering balls to children in need around the world.

The Pali Blues are the back-to-back national champions of the USL's W-League, where top college and international players compete before turning pro.

Kick-off is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 22, and tickets will be $15 at the gate. Call 310-264-4649 for ticket information or visit the Web site at www.bluessoccerclub.com.

Stratosphere Las Vegas Hotel & Casino - SkyJump breaks Guinness World Record

Stratosphere Las Vegas Hotel & Casino takes thrill seekers to new heights with a SkyJump that breaks Guinness World Record. Photo Credit: Stratospher Las Vegas

April 20, 2010, (Splash News) - Stratosphere Las Vegas Hotel & Casino takes thrill seekers to new heights with a SkyJump that breaks Guinness World Record

Las Vegas Mayor Oscar B. Goodman today launched the world's tallest SkyJump located 855 feet above the Vegas Strip at the Stratosphere Hotel & Casino.

Also present at the event was Guinness World Records, which declared SkyJump Las Vegas as the highest commercial decelerator descent, breaking the previous record set by SkyJump at Macau Tower Convention and Entertainment Centre with a height of 764.4 feet.

Located atop of the Stratosphere Hotel & Casino, SkyJump Las Vegas can best be described as a controlled free fall. Riders are suited-up in Stratosphere's custom jump suits and connected to a patented high-speed descender machine.

Similar to skydiving or base jumping, SkyJumpers literally leap off the platform to descend 829 feet to the landing pad below.

"Ideally situated high above the show-stopping Vegas Strip, SkyJump is a must-do for anyone looking to experience the ultimate adrenaline rush," said Frank Riolo, CEO of American Casino & Entertainment Properties.

"Between screams of excitement and the rush of wind in their hair, riders will experience an unmatched view of the city day or night and a thrill that will last a lifetime."

"The new SkyJump attraction takes us to a world-class level for thrill rides," said Mayor Oscar B. Goodman. "I look forward to this new attraction at Stratosphere adding to the amazing experiences that you can find only in Las Vegas."

SkyJump Las Vegas costs $99.99 per person and riders must be 14 years old to jump. For more information, please visit SkyJumpLasVegas.com.

Longest journey on a 50 cc scooter set Guinness record - Zephyrhills man

Charlie Salvatore begins his ride Tuesday in Zephyrhills as he attempts to break a Guiness world record and raise money and awareness for the American Liver Foundation.

ZEPHYRHILLS - Charles Salvatore hugged his family and said goodbye.

As he motored out of Zephyrhills on a new Keeway Matrix scooter, Salvatore was followed by about 20 bikers and at least one Zephyrhills Police car – all there to help him start his journey safely.
Salvatore, 24, hopes the scooter's 50 cc engine helps get him to New Orleans today. If he can travel the distance of just more than 600 miles in less than 24 hours, he could break a Guinness World Record.

The trip will not end in New Orleans.

From there, he plans to go to Houston – then, north to South Dakota, and through Montana and Canada to Alaska. It's a more than 5,600-mile trip. If he makes it, that could be another Guinness record for the longest journey on a 50 cc scooter.

But Salvatore isn't making the ride just to try and establish records.

Off the Alaska coast near Sterling, he plans to scatter the ashes of his mother's fiancé, Richard Cooper, who died at 50 last year of liver failure. Along the way, he hopes to raise awareness, and money, for the American Liver Foundation, which faces a shrinking budget.

At 300 pounds or so, Salvatore outweighs his scooter by about 100 pounds. He said he has gotten the Keeway up to about 55 mph, but it averages about 45 mph.
He plans to take major highways.

"I'm a little worried" about the trip, Salvatore said Tuesday morning. "I have a GPS hook-up and a basket we've rigged onto the back (of the scooter) and an outlet on here to charge anything."

The adventure is expected to last at least 25 days. Salvatore's journey is sponsored by Zephyrhills Water, Affordable Motor Sports and New Walk Church, all in Zephyrhills.

Mike Semmig, owner of Affordable Motor Sports, said Salvatore, who also rides a 1988 Harley-Davidson Sportster, is a faithful customer.

"We're going to basically be a liaison for technical support and parts," Semmig said. "Basically, anything he needs."

While the scooter will not be able to maintain 55 mph – let alone 70 mph, the speed limit for long stretches through Florida – Semmig said Salvatore's scooter "is the one you'd want to (make the trip) on."

"Usually, people just get these for riding around town or the neighborhood, or to take the back roads down to Tampa," he said. "But he has it good and broken in now."

Besides the GPS system, Salvatore has had a video camera mounted on the scooter so he can document the ride for Guinness.

Salvatore has been planning the trip for months. He said he has researched the weather and can only hope that it stays warm. He has enough money for a few overnight hotel stays and said he will camp when he has to.

Along his route, he hopes to generate media interest so people might be inspired to donate money for the Liver Foundation when he stops.

Several of the bikers who saw Salvatore out of town Tuesday are members of Southern Cruisers Riding Club.

Herbert Bell of Land O' lakes said he recently saw an episode of "Orange County Choppers," where a group of riders drove across the country on scooters.

Bell thinks Salvatore's chances of completing the journey are "pretty good."
Michael Leduc of Canada, a part-time Dade City resident, is a motorcycle rider, but used to drive a 50 cc scooter, as well.

"To try and go to Alaska is mind-boggling," Leduc said. "I wouldn't try it on a 50 cc, believe me. If he's hearty, yes, he can make it. I hope he has his trip planned out. On a major highway like I-75, you can get kind of lost in traffic."

World's largest poker run set Guinness World Record 2010

President of the Red Knights Motorcycle Club, Chapter 10 Matt Nichols, left, and Sherri Lang founder of the Fallen Firefighter Survivors Foundation with the Guinness World Records certificate for a record poker run. Thursday, April 08, 2010.

Lang's son, Benjamin Matthew Lang, was a three-year member of Polk County Fire Rescue when, at age 22, he was killed while working an accident on Dundee Road in Winter Haven on Aug. 23, 2004.

During her long and painful journey after the accident, Sherri Lang was faced with the difficult transition to life without her son. The Winter Haven resident said there were many unexpected expenses, adding she shudders to think what would have happened had it not been for the support and resources she had.

In her son's memory, Lang created the Fallen Firefighter Survivors Foundation. Its mission is to offer immediate financial assistance to the surviving family of any firefighter killed in the line of duty across the United States.

"As a parent, you just can't accept it, and I was looking to make something positive out of something that was so tragic, and to support the survivors because I am one of them," she said.

To achieve the foundation's mission, its seven-member board stays motivated by organizing fundraising events. The primary fundraiser, what the board hopes will be the world's largest motorcycle poker run, will take place May 1.

"We were looking for a way to gain more participants and more chapters and to host events in their locations," said Matt Nichols, president of the Polk County Red Knights, a motorcycle organization comprised of firefighters.

Greatest Tractor Parade set world record - Canadian Cancer Society

Bill Richardson, organizer of the Greatest Tractor Parade - Farmer's Driving Out Cancer," is pictured on his 1944 Cockshutt 60 tractor to promote the event. He is joined by Bill Hannan, who painted the tractor to represent the various cancer colours.

However, the Dresden branch of the Canadian Cancer Society will try to transform this routine occurrence into somewhat of a spectacle on July 24.

The group, which held its 20th annual Dresden Cancer Fun Auction on Saturday, took the opportunity to announce plans to try to set a Guinness World record for holding the largest parade of tractors ever seen.

Ken Richards, an auction committee member, said he got the idea after a similar parade was held in conjunction with a plowing match held near Kingston. That event set the benchmark of 601 tractors participating.

The goal is to have area farmers collected pledges to participate in what is being billed as "The Greatest Tractor Parade: Farmer's Driving Out Cancer!"

The auction committee unveiled their mascot tractor, painted in the cancer colours — yellow, pink and blue.

Richards said yellow represents all cancers, pink if for breast cancer and blue is for prostrate cancer.

Organizing the fundraiser is personal for the Dresden-area farmer who said, "I had a prostrate cancer operation myself three years ago."

He added as a farmer, he likes to organize events to get farmers involved in the community.

The interest is already building, he said, noting one person indicated they want to enter nine tractors in the parade.

Richards said there will take some organizing to qualify for the world record, noting the event will need to be videotaped and photograph to provide verification to the people at Guinness World Records.

Assassin's Creed II Game enters Guinness Record 2010

We’ve often thought that Guiness World Records could be a bit dumb. There’s a probably a world record for eating the most cup-cakes in under 30 seconds while underwater with a pineapple down your trunks. They’re silly.

And that kind of applies to Assassin’s Creed II’s “coveted” award of… “video game featured on the most magazine covers”. We’re not making this shit up. Assassin’s Creed II featured on more covers than any other game between April 2009 and April 2010. An accolade which is probably causing someone to head-hunt Ubisoft’s PR department.

Apparently, Assassin’s Creed II featured on 127 covers throughout 32 different countries. We suppose that is a pretty big deal. But this is still a pretty dumb world record.

Right, we’re off to try and break that underwater cup-cake eating content. Bought the pineapple earlier. Don’t let us forget it.

Download Assassin's Creed II Game Guinness Record Video - Assassin's Creed II first gameplay video! Watch 5 minutes of game play showing Venice, Leonardo Da Vinci flying machine and loads of new game play features!


World's most expensive carpet set world record - Persian carpet

LONDON, UK -- A Kirman 'Vase' carpet, a rare 17th Century Persian carpet, fetched $9,599,535 (£6,201,250) at Christie's in London (20 times more than expected)  - setting the new world record for the Most expensive carpet.

   An anonymous overseas bidder bought the Most expensive carpet in the world to rapturous applause in the saleroom.

Speaking after the record breaking sale, William Robinson, Director of the Rugs and Carpets at Christie's, said: 'This example has huge charm, subtlety and balance, which combine in a design of deceptive simplicity.'

   A spokesman added that the quality of the rug was a reflection of the great talent of the weavers of the Iranian city of Kirman, who were 'arguably the most inventive and influential of all carpet designers'.

World's Smartest Horse - Lukas

Chino Hills, Calif., USA -- Lukas, a 17-year-old thoroughbred gelding in Chino Hills, Calif., was trained by his owner Karen Murdoch, to master 35 amazing feats - setting the world record for the Smartest Horse.

Lukas now 17, is a rescued off-the-track thoroughbred who had bowed both tendons as a young horse preparing for a life of racing. The injuries precluded him from ever seeing the starting gate in a race. Lukas changed hands a few times and at one point was malnourished before finding his trainer and owner, Karen Murdock. Lukas came into Karen's life when he was around 10 years of age. "I was only hoping to show him in a few lower level tests". "Put a few tricks into him and sell him to a good home", however Lukas had other ideas. And so a partnership based on mutual respect and rewards begun. They have been learning together for the past 6 or 7 years.

watched in awe of a "Playing With Lukas" video on YouTube that shows Lukas identifying colors, shapes, and catching a rag being tossed towards his face. Horses would not normally want something flying around their head, so the level of trust is shown with just the simple act of his catching the towel. Lukas is motivated by carrots and responds throughout the video to patience, reassuring words, subtle hand gestures, clicks and smooches from Karen. All the while looking for that next delicious carrot.

Karen and Lukas want to focus on spreading the word that horses have a great deal of potential beyond the race track, and those facing bleak futures. "People everywhere mention to me that they didn't realize a horse could understand things like Lukas is able to". Lukas is able to perform at-liberty high level dressage moves to walking on his own down a driveway to play hide and seek with a towel. "If people know horses are smart, they are less likely to hurt them" says Karen. "It's a way for us to communicate and have fun together".

Karen Murdock is happy to offer Lukas and his talents to non profit groups and isn't looking to make a profit from the time and patience it's taken to build the bond between horse and owner. Karen says "I am just happy to be putting good out into the world".

World's Smartest Horse - Lukas video

World's Largest Dancing Lion World Record - MGM Macau Grand Lion

MGM Macau’s “Grand Lion” has set the new Guinness World Records as “The Largest Dancing Lion”! It took close to 6 months to manufacture the Grand Lion which performed in traditional lion dance ceremony by 4 well-trained dancers on February 14, 2010, the first day of Chinese New Year, at MGM Macau.
Measuring 6.2m long, 4.36m tall and 2.1m wide, the record-breaking lion boasts a gigantic head weighing over 250 pounds and is approximately 20 times the normal size of the traditional dancing lion.

The Grand Lion will be displayed again from April 13 till 4 May, 2010 at Grande Praça where visitors can meet with the world’s largest dancing lion face to face. Even on display, the specially designed lion will greet the audience with its moving head and blinking eyes.

To promote traditional lion dance and support Macau’s cultural sports, MGM Macau will hold the “International Lion Dance Championship 2010” on May 1 at Grande Praça. The competition is co-organized by MGM Macau and Wushu General Association of Macau with the support of Macau Government Tourist Office.

10 renowned lion dance troupes from Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Indonesia, Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau will be showing their best for the thorn of champion. The winning teams will perform from May 2 to 4 at Grande Praça.

World's Most Expensive Wine Bottle - Intage Dom Perignon

The methuselah of 1996 Rosé Gold, dubbed the 'King of Champagnes', was sold at a top London hotel. A till receipt shows the buyer left a £10,625 tip – in addition to the £4,375 service charge.

The gratuity raised the total to £50,000, or the equivalent of £1,562.50 per glass.
The buyer – thought to be a Russian billionaire – is said to have spilt ''at least three glasses'' within minutes of the purchase at the Westbury Hotel on Tuesday.

While other champagnes have sold more at auction, the Rosé Gold is believed to be most expensive single bottle ever bought from a bar.
It was sold on Tuesday night at a VIP after-show party following the gala screening of new British comedy, 'Boogie Woogie'.
Elias Yiallouri, the bar manager, yesterday refused to reveal the buyer's identity.
But he said: ''Dom Perignon is famed for being the 'first' or 'stars' Champagne', but Rosé Gold is the finest of all its brands – the champagne of kings.
''The 1996 vintage is regarded as one of the finest in the 20th-Century and with only 35 bottles produced per year, its incredibly rare and sought-after.

''Each bottle is like a piece of fine art – stunningly beautiful, extremely valuable and highly collectable.''
The Rose Gold methuselah – the equivalent to eight standard-sized bottles – is produced by French winery Moët et Chandon and is prized for its ''excellence and elegance''.

The bottle itself has a metal casing dipped in rose gold, and is worth almost £20,000 alone.
It is so easily scratched that sommeliers are instructed to wear white silk gloves when opening or pouring.
According to its makers, the blend is ''characterised by the vivacious interplay between Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes'' and is ''copper pink with shades of amber and gold'' in colour.

World's Cleanest Sports Car 2011 set world record - Lotus Elise

DULUTH, GA, USA -- The 2011 Lotus Elise has been certified with a CO2 emission rating of 149 gm/km, delivering a 16 percent reduction in CO2 emission than the previous Lotus Elise S and setting the new world record for the Cleanest Sports Car.

 The 2011 Lotus Elise also offers a handsome fuel economy of 56.1 miles per gallon (or 5.04 liters per 100 km). This means that a full fuel tank can take the car for a massive 500 miles (or 800 km).

   The astoundingly low emission ratings can be attributed to several reasons. First and foremost is the 1.6-liter four cylinder VVT-I engine producing 100 kW / 134 hp that propels the car from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 6.0 seconds (0 to 100 km/hr in 6.5 seconds).

   Secondly, Lotus has focused exclusively on light weight and efficiency. The new Elise weighs a meager 876 kg. Add to this the fact that the car has been specially designed to deliver an aerodynamic improvement of 4 percent and the low fuel emission rating becomes obvious.
World's Cleanest Lotus Elise Sports Car Video

World's Largest Spade - Bulldog Tools set world record 2010

Clarington Forge, Wigan, UK -- Bulldog Tools celebrated 230 years of British tool manufacturing by creating a spade which stands at 3.610m (11'8'') tall, the blade width is 59.8cm (23.5"), weighs over 180KG (28st 4.8lb) and required 160 hours to build- setting the new world record for the Largest Spade.

The new world record beats the previous Guinness world record for the Largest Spade by half a meter in height.

    The world's largest spade took over 160 man hours to make, the blade and socket are made of solid steel and the spade stands at 3.610m (11'8'') tall. The blade width is 59.8cm (23.5") - the spade weighs over 180KG (28st 4.8lb).

     Fred Foot from Bulldog Tools says: "This record marks 230 years of British manufacturing for Bulldog Tools. This is an achievement of which we are all very proud. We will be taking the world's largest spade on tour around the UK."

   "We began design work back in June of 2009 for the world's largest spade. We briefed our design company Destech, who are based in Nazeing, Essex to design an exact replica of one of our Bulldog spades, but make it three times bigger than the spade upon which it is based!"

The skill in the Destech design was to make sure that the proportions of the largest spade in the world were correct as the spade needed to look real; rather than a model, or cheap reproduction. In addition, the spade had to be made from the same materials as the original product to allow it to be a) an exact replica, b) be eligible for the World Record.
World's Largest Spade Video


Largest Blood donation set Guinness World Record - Shiv Sena

Mumbai: The Shiv Sena’s quest for a Guinness record has landed its lower rung leaders in a bloody mess. They have to find blood, lots of it, to remain in the good books of the party leadership.

The Sena’s diktat is clear. It wants to collect 25,000 bottles of blood on the occasion of the golden jubilee of Maharashtra and walk into the Guinness Book of World Records.

The previous record was set by Dera Sacha Sauda of Sri Ganga Nagar in Punjab, which collected blood from 17,921 donors in 2004.

Under the party’s plan, each of its 227 unit chiefs needs to bring at least 200 donors from their respective areas to achieve the target. Blood would be collected at a camp in Goregaon on April 25. A brainchild of the party’s executive president Uddhav Thackeray, the camp is aimed at building connect with people in constructive ways.

The grand idea has left the unit chiefs at their wit’s end. They may lose their posts if they fail to muster people for the camp. “I can easily bring 200 people for a rally at Shivaji Park, but it is much more difficult to gather that many people to donate blood,” a unit chief said.

To make their task more difficult, they already collected blood in their areas on January 23, party chief Bal Thackeray’s 83rd birthday.

“Normally, a donor can donate blood once in three months. The unit chiefs will have to run from pillar to post to gather 200 new people,” he added.

The performance of unit chiefs has been under the party’s scanner after it launched a drive to reshuffle the organisation a few months ago. “I fear party seniors will use the camp as an opportunity to clip our wings,” another unit chief said. They have started poster campaigns in their areas to find donors.


World's tallest living horse set Guinness World Record - Big Jake

Friday will be a big day for Big Jake.

That's when he'll be officially presented, to thousands of horse lovers, as the Guinness World Record-holder for world's tallest living horse.

The 9-year-old Belgian gelding from Smokey Hollow Farm near Poynette stands 20 hands, 2.75 inches - that's one quarter inch short of 6-foot-11 - from the bottom of his unshod hooves to his withers. He's taller than the previous record-holder, a Clydesdale from Texas named Remington, who's 20 hands tall.

Jerry Gilbert, co-owner of Smokey Hollow Farm, said a certificate from Guinness World Records in England arrived at the farm, by express delivery, in late March.

But Jake's coronation as a world record holder will officially take place Friday, at the Midwest Horse Fair, scheduled for Friday through Sunday at the Alliant Energy Center, Madison.

The official announcement will be made just before the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Rodeo, scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Jake also will appear - along with his sidekick from Smokey Hollow Farm, a miniature stallion named Nemo - at the Kids Korral throughout the show.

Gilbert said people are welcome to take Jake's picture, but probably won't be allowed to stand next to him for a height comparison, because Jake, like many horses, may not be accustomed to strangers.

Gilbert said people who view Jake at the Kids Korral will be invited to contribute to the Ronald McDonald House in Madison in Jake's honor. It provides a "home away from home" for families of children younger than 18 who are undergoing medical treatment in the Madison area.

According to Gilbert, the Midwest Horse Fair was chosen as the place where Jake would make his debut as a record-holder because the show long has been a favorite of the people at Smokey Hollow Farm.

The event, which attracted more than 52,000 people last year, features more than 500 exhibitors, numerous horses and educational seminars on topics ranging from "A Child's Perspective on Training and Riding Horses" to "Training and Properly Harnessing a Driving Horse."

Daily admission costs are $10 in advance or $12 at the gate; weekend passes are available for $27 in advance or $36 at the gate. Children 7 and younger are admitted to the show free, though children will need tickets for the nightly shows, including the rodeo.

Meanwhile, Gilbert is awaiting Big Jake's official appearance in the Guinness Book of World Records.

"He's not guaranteed to be in the book," he said. "The 2010 edition may have already gone to press, but maybe he'll be in the 2011 edition."

Another record in the works?

As far as Jerry Gilbert knows, Guinness World Records has never documented the world's tallest team of horses.

If they ever do, then Smokey Hollow Farm might garner its second world record - and Big Jake, already confirmed as the world's tallest horse, could pair up with another Belgian horse, Almighty Bruce, to claim the team record.

World’s fastest jet car - Bloodhound

Faster than the speeding bullet then you asked, is it a plane –no, is it superman –no, is it a car –yes –the Bloodhound SSC jet car fired with Eurofighter Typhoon engine that is set to be the world’s fastest car ever to top 1000mph(1,610km/h). The great news Bloodhound’s design has been finalized and currently being optimize to set it world land-speed record attempt in 2011. Hit on the continue link for details and the latest Bloodhounds video animation.

Former record holder Richard Noble and current holder Andy Green teamed up to set the record breaking attempt which will take place on Hakseen Pan, a 19km long, 5km wide desert in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. Green holds the current record, hitting 763mph (1,228km/h) in the Thrust SSC in 1997.

The Bloodhound project is aimed to inspire kids to engage with science, technology and engineering. However, we believe the project is too expensive (£10M) donating it to people of Haiti or educating unfortunate children will help more rather than inspiring.
Bloodhound SSC world’s fastest jet car Video

World’s youngest person ever to climb the world’s highest mountain

13-year-old Jordan Romero sets off on the journey of a lifetime — hoping to become the youngest person ever to climb the world’s highest mountain.

To call Jordan Romero "sporty" would be quite an understatement. The Californian teen has been climbing mountains since he was just ten years of age and now he's tackling the biggest and toughest of them all — Mount Everest.

Romero found his love for mountaineering at a young age and by the time he was ten, he had climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, becoming the youngest person ever to have conquered Africa's highest mountain, reports the BBC. Since then, he's gone on to climb the highest peaks in every continent apart from Asia. Not bad, considering he's just 13-years-old!

Currently en route to the Mount Everest base camp, with his father and step-mother, the ambitious teen has already been blogging and posting pictures on his website. "Things are going very good. The whole team and gear is together, and that is saying a lot in this situation," he wrote yesterday, day two of their journey to the camp. "In between the amazing sights, the laughing and heckling is in abundance. We have arrived in Nylam, Tibet," he added.

Before he does any actual climbing, Romero will spend weeks acclimatizing, in order to prepare his body for the grueling task ahead — 29,035 feet of treacherous sub-zero temperatures and hurricane-force winds. But the courageous young climber can't wait to get started, telling AFP: "It's something I've always wanted to do before I die — I just happen to be doing it at this age [and] for a world record. But I just want to climb it."
Don't think all this record-breaking will mean slacking off on his schoolwork. Mom, Leigh Ann Drake says Romero has in his rucksack, "his algebra book and some writing assignments," to keep him up to date with his schooling, in between climbs.

And when he's not out in the field, breaking world records, Romero is busy encouraging other youngsters to get active outdoors with his 7 Summits of Big Bear Youth Challenge project, leading hikes up the Big Bear Valley's highest peaks and offering advice on training, nutrition and goal setting to kids of all ages.

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World's Fastest Streetbike to a Maxton Mile record - Bill Warner

Warner rode the world's fastest streebike to a Maxton Mile record of 272.340 mph on BST Carbon-Fiber Wheels.

Claiming the title of "World's Fastest Streetbike," Wild Bros Racing's Bill Warner rode into the record books at the East Coast Timing Association's Maxton Mile on April 11 with an astounding 272.340 mph pass in the standing mile.

In preparation for Maxton, Warner, 41, a tropical fish farmer and marine biologist from Tampa Bay, Florida, went to a Texas Mile event two weeks earlier, stripped the bodywork off his turbocharged, 1298cc Suzuki Hayabusa and made two 255 mph passes-the fastest unfaired, naked-bike runs ever recorded-at one point data logging a rear-wheel speed over 308 mph as the tire spun trying to harness more than 600 horsepower.

Setup dialed in, Warner and his team arrived at the all-concrete, one-mile course on a former air base in Maxton, North Carolina, planning his weekend record assault using the 253 mph MPS/BF-1650/4 class record as his target. Warner's third run on Saturday, a 257.604 mph pass, did the trick, but there was more to come. On Sunday, he posted a pair of 256 mph test runs in the morning with stock body panels before Shane Stubbs upped the ante, and the nearly five-year-old fastest-streetbike record previously held by Lee Shierts at 260.288 in the MPS/BF-3000/4 class, with a 264.375 mph blast.

"I was excited for him," says Wild Bill, "but Shane went a bunch faster than I expected him to go, so I reached in my bag of tricks." Warner pulled out three key ingredients to a better run: a leaner air-fuel mixture ("Because leaner is meaner in turbo racing," he insists), two pounds more turbo boost in top gear and a set of top-secret, custom bodywork.

"I figured that one of two things were gonna happen, either I would have to shut it down early or I'd put in a really good run," Warner continued. "You get really motivated in these situations. I stayed in the throttle and kept the bike straight up, charging forward." This little bit of inspiration is all he needed to post his 272.340 mph run-obliterating the class and track records, making this 'Busa the fastest vehicle ever run at Maxton.

Warner was so motivated and charging forward so quickly that he failed to get the bike slowed down in time for a corner halfway through Maxton's shut-down zone: "My timing was off because I was traveling so much faster, it caught me a little off guard. I went in at the wrong angle and hit the third traffic cone at 167 mph." This ripped off the front fender and damaged his hand-built bodywork, which took 300 man-hours to perfect, but didn't wipe the smile off his face.

Fellow land-speed-record-holder Paul Livingston was blown away by Warner's accomplishments: "I was shocked and excited to hear about Bill going 272 mph," says Livingston, "but what knocked us on our asses were the 255 mph naked runs. This makes him a hero-even among the hard-core land-speed guys."

Brock's Performance President Brock Davidson put a lot of homework into finding the right land-speed team to sponsor. "We can design, create and supply the greatest parts we know how to produce," he says, "but we have to provide them to people who know how to set up a motorcycle, do the proper testing, read the data and move forward intelligently. Bill's drive, determination and ability-on and off the bike-are the reasons we chose Wild Bros Racing. And he killed it."

In addition to supporting such land-speed efforts, Brock's Performance is reaching out to AMA Dragbike, MIROCK Superbike dragrace and WERA Motorcycle Roadracing series competitors with nearly $118,000 worth of contingency awards in 2010. Racers using various Brock's Performance exhaust systems and BST carbon-fiber wheels are eligible.