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).

World's fastest computer chip - The z196 microprocessor made by IBM

World's fastest computer chip - The z196 microprocessor made by IBM Corp.

 IBM Corp., which has major research operations in Albany, says its new mainframe computer unveiled in July contains the world's fastest computer chip.

The chip, known as the z196, is used to power the zEnterprise, the most powerful and energy efficiency mainframe that Big Blue has ever made.
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The new z196 processor has 1.4 billion transistors on a 512-square-millimeter surface. It was designed in Poughkeepsie and manufactured at IBM's computer chip "fab" in East Fishkill, which is also in Dutchess County

But the early-stage technology research and development was done at the University at Albany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering on Fuller Road, company officials said.

"There's quite a bit of involvement across the Hudson Valley," said Charles Webb, a top engineer at IBM who helped lead the project.

The z196 operates at clock speeds of up to 5.2 gigahertz, which surpasses the previous world record holder held by IBM's own Power6 chip, which was introduced in 2007 and has top speeds of 5 gigahertz. A gigahertz is a unit of speed at which a chip can perform tasks.

IBM says it spent $1.5 billion on development of the z196 and the zEnterprise mainframe, with 5,000 employees working on the project.

IBM's mainframe computers, the most popular in the world, are used by companies like banks, insurance companies, credit card companies and major retailers to process transactions around the clock. The base model zEnterprise goes for $1 million.

Each zEnterprise contains 96 of the z196 chips, allowing it to handle 50 billion instructions per second.

The zEnterprise is also groundbreaking because it can pull together different servers at an organization and make them work more closely than previously. IBM says work that used to take hours -- for instance analyzing credit card transactions with data held on two separate computers -- can now be done in less than a second.

In effect, a mainframe and a group of other computers and servers can act as one instead of having to try and talk to one another to share information. IBM says it's the biggest change in its mainframe design in 20 years.

IBM will begin shipping the zEnterprise to customers on Sept. 10.

IBM's technology development in Albany and in Dutchess County is one of the reasons why GlobalFoundries is building a $4.6 billion computer chip factory in Saratoga County. The company, a spinoff of Advanced Micro Devices, works closely with IBM on technology development both at UAlbany and at the chip fab in East Fishkill.

World's longest Sole Chain set world record - Baptist church in Houston, Texas

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Looking for new ways to get your church involved with a ministry project? Why not try the incentive of breaking a world record? It certainly worked well for one Baptist church in Houston, Texas.
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Every year for the past ten years, South Main Baptist Church has collected shoes for Buckner International Shoes for Orphan Souls. Over the years, the church has collected over 70,000 pairs of shoes for children worldwide. This August's drive alone resulted in more than 10,068 pairs of shoes.

Of course, this year there was a bit of an extra catch to the donation. As a creative way to get people involved just a little more than they might normally be, the church set out to break a shoe-related world record. The church "SoleChain" project goal was to have enough shoes to create the longest line of shoes in Guinness World Record history. They needed at least 10,000 pairs of shoes to do so. Their goal was surpassed.

In the middle of the shoe chain, the church wrote (with shoes) the message: "Send shoes. See smiles. Save souls."

Many South Main members have been on trips with Shoes for Orphan Souls and have had the privilege of watching the countenance of a child transformed when presented given his or her first new pair of shoes. "I remember their dirty little feet, holes in their shoes, their little faces...and all of a sudden they're jumping and laughing," says South Main's Gillian Cooke, who ventured to Russia to deliver shoes with Buckner ten years ago. "Sounds of joy."

These joy-inspiring gifts will bring hope to thousands of children as they receive the opportunity to both ward off disease and experience comfort by wearing shoes. Each child who receives a pair of shoes from Buckner will also hear about Jesus Christ and learn about who it is who has inspired so many to be so generous.

World's Longest Pizza set Guinness World Record 2010 - Poland

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Krakow:   Residents of the Polish city of Krakow on Sunday attempted to break the world record for the longest pizza in the world.

The current record for the largest pizza is 407 meters (445 yards), but the Poles are trying to break it with one reaching over 1,000 meters (1093 yards).

Proceeds from the project will go to a charity, assisting people in comas.
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Chef Grzegorz Kaszubski said some 3.5 tons of flour was used to make the dough.

Raymond Marshall from the Guinness World Records was on hand measuring the finished pizza.

"For the pizza to be the longest in the world, it has to be one single piece, so it cannot be small individual pizzas," Marshall said.

"The current record is 407 meters and today we are hoping to achieve more than one thousand meters, which is over a kilometer."

It has not yet been officially announced whether the Krakovians managed the record or not.

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Nik Wallenda - Highest bicycle ride without a safety net set Guinness World Record

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas --Suspended more than 26 stories above the ground between the Royal Towers of Atlantis, Paradise Island and The Cove, Nik Wallenda, The King of The High Wire, made two death-defying stunts and at the same time broke the current Guinness World Record for highest bicycle ride (without a safety net) on August 28, 2010.
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A seventh generation high wire and aerialist star, Wallenda traveled by bicycle over 100 feet from the West to East Towers at Atlantis while suspended 260 feet with a breathtaking view of the world’s largest open-air marine habitat and the turquoise ocean of The Bahamas. The feat saw Wallenda break his previous World Record set in 2008 at 135 feet high from the roof of the Prudential Building in Newark, New Jersey.

Nik’s performance was a welcomed delight to the thousands of Atlantis, Paradise Island guests who got a first hand view of history in the making. In addition to his Guinness Book of World Records bicycle stunt, Nik Wallenda also set a personal record by walking a distance of just under 2000 feet from the West Tower to The Cove Atlantis at an unbelievable and terrifying height of 250 feet above Aquaventure, the non-stop water experience, containing 7 million gallons of water and thrilling water slides. Nik called it, ‘the longest walk of his life’.

This particular attempt for the King of the High Wire was not without its challenges as Wallenda’s father, a former tight rope walker himself, suffered from heat exhaustion while rigging the wire for his son’s ambitious walk and was not able to witness his son’s brave attempt. Even rain and the threat of lightening didn’t seem to phase the brave King of the High Wire whose feats were well documented by the Discovery Channel and are set to air at later date.
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The large crowd gasped as Nik, once again without a safety net and without any safety harnesses, slowly made the magnificent trek between two of the property’s most iconic buildings. With what seemed like a sense of pure calm and delight, he paced himself in a feat that took less than 20 minutes.

After completing the walk, some of it on an incline, Nik talked about the experience. He said it was actually the first time he’d completed a walk without his father, who is his Chief Rigger, present.  “I did this for my dad. I could have decided to quit considering what happened to him minutes before I was set to go; however, I knew he would have wanted me to continue and as a performer, the show must go on,” he stated casually.

Wallenda’s precision and skills can be traced back to his legendary Great Wallendas roots. In 1780, the ancestral Wallenda family traveled as a circus troupe of acrobats, jugglers, clowns, aerialists and animal trainers with the next two generations adding the flying trapeze.

Nik Wallenda broke the current Guinness World Record for highest bicycle ride (without a safety net). (Photo by Craig Lenihan)Photo 1: Nik Wallenda also set a personal record by walking a distance of just under 2000 feet from the West Tower to The Cove Atlantis at an unbelievable and terrifying height of 250 feet above Aquaventure, the non-stop water experience, containing 7 million gallons of water and thrilling water slides. Nik called it, ‘the longest walk of his life’. (Photo by Tim Clarke)

Photo 2: A seventh generation high wire and aerialist star, Wallenda traveled by bicycle over 100 feet from the West to East Towers at Atlantis. (Photo by Craig Lenihan)

Photo 3: Nik Wallenda broke the current Guinness World Record for highest bicycle ride (without a safety net).

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Fastest Electric Car - Buckeye Bullet Sets EV Speed World Record

Fastest Electric Car 2010 - Buckeye Bullet Sets EV Speed World Record  

With more and more students and universities getting into the fight for establishing a new land speed record for battery electric powered vehicles, we are likely to receive more and more news like this one here.   For now however, a team of students from the Ohio State University leads this race, after their battery electric vehicle smashed the records on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.
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The streamliner in question is called Buckeye Bullet and it managed to run at averages speeds of 495 km/h (307 mph, speed measured by track sensors), way faster than the previous record of 395 km/h (245 mph) set in 1990s by Pat Rummerfield in his White Lightning.

Although not yet certified by the International Automobile Federation, such an outcome is expected over the next few weeks. Pat Rummerfield already admitted his record has been broken and congratulated the team.

To certify the record, the governing body will have to average the two opposite direction runs made by the vehicles within 60 minutes of each other. According to the team, during one of the runs, the car hit 320 mph (514 km/h).

Buckeye Bullet is powered by a 600-kilowatt lithium-ion battery pack sourced from A123 Systems. The battery packs contains 1600 compact lithium-ion batteries just like the ones used in laptops.

"We've been at this for 16 years now - our latest lithium-ion powered vehicle was actually capable of going much faster," team manager David Cooke was quoted as saying after the run.

We'll probably hear from the team as soon as the record will have been certified.

Two moons on 27 August 2010 - double moon August 27 Greatest Event on Earth

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Two moons 2010 & Mars August 2010: double moon August 27 was nothing but a big hoax. Two moons in the sky, visibility of the Mars in the sky drives the claim of two moons

Astronomers reject the claim that the Mars will look like a moon on Friday night’s sky. Instead they said that the Mars will appear at dusk along with the Moon. But it will never emit light as the Moon does. The Mars can only make a pinprick of light in the sky.

It was largely spread on email forwards that the Mars along with the Moon will make two moons in the sky on 27th August Friday. But the reality is explained by experts as that the Mars will just come into sight close to the Venus. However it will be some 195 million miles away from the Earth.

More than that the Mars will never look like the Moon. It will just be a pinprick of light in the sky. Compared with the Moon on the same night, the Mars will be 400 times smaller. It can be visible in the western sky at dusk.

In other words, the Mars on Friday night will have an apparent diameter of almost 4.4 arcseconds. In the same time the Moon will have about 29.5 arcseconds. That really indicates the difference between the planet and the Moon. From these facts it can easily be understood that there won’t be any two moons phenomenon in the sky tonight as it is advertised.

However people can watch the Mars on Friday night. But there won’t be any astronomical significance for this event. Along with the Mars, Venus and Saturn will formulate a wonderful grouping at the western horizon.

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World’s Biggest Tomato Fight in Spain - Tomatina Tomato Fight Festival 2010

2010 La Tomatina Festival - World’s Biggest Tomato Fight in Spain

More than 45,000 visitors from all over the world clashed Wednesday in a friendly tomato-battle known as the “Tomatina,” a peculiar celebration that is hosted each year by the eastern Spanish town of Buñol and at which the participants hurl more than 100 tons of tomatoes at one another for about an hour in what is probably the world’s largest food fight.
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This year’s event transpired without any serious incidents and the municipal services only had to treat about a dozen people for fainting and slight eye irritations, according to what the councilwoman in charge of “fiestas” in Buñol, Pilar Garrigues, told Efe.

The 2010 Tomatina was marked by an increased number of participants, who did not seem to be bothered much by the heat wave the region has been experiencing when they “invaded” the town of 9,000 people early Wednesday morning.

Many of them had kept a all-night vigil in one of the local parks or inside their cars parked all over town to make sure they were as close as possible to the site of the day’s tomato-schlacht.

There were others who caught a little sleep just a few yards from the battlesite an hour or so before the event began.
As is the case each year, the celebration began hours earlier with the now-traditional street barbecues, the hurling of buckets of water from the balconies on the people in the street below, the pole smeared with soap up which people must shimmy to try and get a ham at the top, the throwing of wet shirts back and forth, a practice otherwise expressly prohibited because of its danger but which has become one of the classic behaviors engaged in on this unusual day.

There are also the costumes people wear and – although as the years go by it’s becoming more and more difficult to be original – the classic ones continue to triumph, including firemen, tomatoes, watermelon helmets and people wearing Elvis Presley-like sunglasses.

However, all the efforts to make the biggest splash with an original – or not so original – costume fall by the wayside when the dump trucks arrive loaded with ripe red tomatoes.

The loads are dumped into the square and the thousands on hand each grab up a few tomatoes and start hurling them at everyone in sight. It only takes a few moments for everyone to become liberally covered with red juice and seeds from their heads to their toes, and in some spots the tomato puree is soon knee-deep.

But if you think that it’s amazing how quickly the good-natured combatants pulverize and destroy the gigantic mounds of tomatoes, no less impressive is the efficiency with which the local residents subsequently clean the streets and building facades when the Tomatina concludes.

Hoses and buckets are brought out to facilitate the cleanup work – not only of the streets and
buildings but also of the tomato-covered participants – and it’s not long before all the tons of juice and tomato fragments strewn all over central Buñol have vanished. Until next year.

The larger number of visitors this year, however, meant that there had to be a strengthening in security, a task performed by around 120 police and a helicopter.

The festival, which had its origin as a simple act of “vandalism” in 1944, has managed – after periods of prohibition and censure – to transform itself over the past 30 years into a rather noteworthy international event.

In fact, this year’s edition of the tomato battle served as the inspiration for a movie crew from India who shot several scenes for a feature film, and for the South Korean government, which intends to develop a “sister-festival” relationship between the Tomatina and its Mud Festival in the town of Boryeong, where mud is used instead of tomatoes in a similar event.

In addition, about 30 media teams, including television networks from India, the United States, Ireland and Japan, had received permission to film the event from the town hall.

Watching Most Number Movie Guinness world Record Breaker Gwilym Hughes Dies

You've probably never heard of Gwilym Hughes, but he held one of the coolest, most enviable records of all time. The Welshman, who recently died at age 65, had watched over 28,000 movies (a world record, according to Guinness) during the course of his life.
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The BBC hosts a buzzy article on the world's ultimate movie buff. The first film he ever watched was "King Solomon's Mines" in 1953, but his all-time number-one flick was "Lawrence of Arabia," starring Peter O'Toole.

Despite averaging well over a movie per day during his 65 years, Hughes was careful to point out that he wasn't obsessed with movies. "I watch films from about 9pm until about 12. Sometimes I could set up one on the televisions in the study. It works out about 10 to 14 films a week," he said. He never gets bored though. "I still watch every film with great keenness," he said.

So, what did Hughes think of modern movies? An article from The Free Library quotes the cinephile as saying, "My taste is a bit old-fashioned and I wouldn't cross the road to see some of today's movies." Amen to that. His fascination with films started when he was a young boy with an illness that left him in a hospital for over two years.

A blog from Dorkosphere.com explains that Hughes documented every movie he watched, keeping notebooks with his thoughts. According to Dorkosphere, Hughes' other favorite movies (besides "Lawrence of Arabia") were "The Third Man," "Zulu," "The Dam Busters," and "The Searchers."

If you haven't seen those movies, you may want to check them out. After all, there's no bigger authority on the greatest movies than the person who watched more than 28,000 of them.

World's longest or busiest traffic jam - China

60-mile traffic jam in China * Roadworks to continue for another three weeks * Not a record-breaking jam (yet)

If you are bracing yourself for the annual Bank Holiday traffic this weekend, spare a thought for the drivers on China's Beijing - Zhangjiakou highway in their 10th day of being stuck in a 60-mile traffic jam.
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Local officials have warned that the jam, on a highway that connects Beijing to Inner Mongolia, could continue for some time yet as the construction that has been blamed for the gridlock won't be finished until September 17.

The traffic jam started on August 14 on a stretch of road that has been frequently congested, especially after large coalfields were discovered in Inner Mongolia.

The 60-mile tailback is starting to move, albeit slowly, but at the moment it's not classed as the world's longest or busiest traffic jam.

According to the Guinness Book of World Records those dubious records belong to France and Germany. The longest ever reported was that which stretched 109 miles northwards from Lyon towards Paris, France on February 16 1980

And a record traffic jam of 18 million cars crawling bumper-to-bumper was reported on the East-West German border on April 12 1990.

Traffic jams are not a new phenomenon either. Julius Caesar banned carts and chariots from Rome during daytime in the first century BC.

The Highways Agency doesn't keep records of Britain's longest or busiest traffic jams, but for drivers heading out on the motorways for the Bank Holiday a spokesman said, 'We generally try to lift roadworks over busy periods', so hopefully we won't see anything like the chaos in China.

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Georgia Aquarium - World's largest aquarium enters Guinness World Record

The Georgia Aquarium received a certificate from the Guinness World Record naming it the largest aquarium in the world.
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The Georgia Aquarium is officially the world's largest fish tank.

Alistair Richards with Guinness World Record in London, visited the downtown Atlanta attraction Sunday and presented aquarium President David Kimmel with a certificate naming it the world's largest aquarium. The attraction, which opened in 2005, holds more than 8 million gallons of water in its exhibits.

That includes the stunning 6-million-gallon Ocean Voyager tank. A new dolphin exhibit slated to open in the fall adds another 2 million gallons, cementing the title.

Aquarium spokeswoman Meghann Gibbons said the attraction has held the world record since opening in 2005, but this is the first visit from a Guinness official.

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Melissa Thompson - World's fastest message texter set Guiness World Record 2010

A British woman, Melissa Thompson, said she was feeling ''GR8'' after she smashed the world record for tapping out the fastest ever text message.

The 27 year-old, from Salford, Greater Manchester, smashed the previous record for a wordy phrase by almost 10 seconds.
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She wrote ''the razor-toothed piranhas of the genera Serrasalmus and Pygocentrus are the most ferocious freshwater fish in the world. In reality they seldom attack a human'', in a super-fast 25.94 seconds.

The official Guinness World Record is currently held by American Franklin Page, 24, who wrote the same passage in 35.54 seconds in March this year.

The record, which remains subject to Guinness approval, was smashed by Ms Thompson using the Galaxy S's ''SWYPE'' key pad, which enables users to input text without their fingertip leaving the screen.

Ms Thompson, who works for an insurance company, was shopping with her boyfriend, Chris Davies, 23, when they visited a Samsung roadshow and she was invited to have a go at breaking the record.

''I used to send a lot of text messages - 40 or 50-a-day to Chris alone so we both knew I could type fast," she said.

''But since we moved in together and I started my job I haven't been texting as much and, you could say, my fingers were out of shape.

''It's a real shock to find out that I'm the fastest texter in the world.

'But using SWYPE helped. Everyone should give it a go and see how easy it is.''

Ms Thompson used a Samsung's new Galaxy S smartphone when she shaved the 9.6 seconds off Mr Page's record, also achieved on a Samsung device.

The company said it allows people to send text messages at speeds that were never before possible.

The record will now be assessed by the Guiness Book of World Records.

World's largest clock set world record by Royal Mecca Clock - Saudi Arabia

World's biggest clock set world record 2010 by The Royal Mecca Clock - Riyadh,Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia will test what it is being billed as the world's largest clock in the holy city of Mecca during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, the official news agency reported Tuesday.
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The four-faced clock tower will top a massive skyscraper that when completed will be around 1,970 feet (600 meters) tall, the second tallest in the world after Dubai's Burj Khalifa.
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The clock will dwarf London's Big Ben, once the largest four-faced clock in the world, with dials more than five times greater in area.

The around 130 foot (40 meter) diameter Saudi clock dials are also bigger than the current world champion at the Cevahir Mall clock in Istanbul, which has a 36 meter face set in the transparent roof of the shopping complex.

The complex overlooks Mecca's famed Grand Mosque, which Muslims worldwide face during their five daily prayers and is part of Saudi efforts to develop the city visited by millions of pilgrims every year.

A three-month test run for the clock will start during the first week of Ramadan — the month-long period of prayer, reflection and sunrise-to-sunset fasting, the report said. This year, Ramadan will begin Wednesday.

Only one of the clock's four faces has so far been completed and is covered with 98 million pieces of glass mosaics.

Each face will be inscribed with "God is greatest" in Arabic and fitted with thousands of colored lights. The clock will be visible from more than 16 miles (25 kilometers).

An observatory deck is planned at the base of the clock.

A huge golden crescent moon, 75 feet (23 meters) in diameter, will eventually rise above the clock on a 200 foot (61 meter) spire, from which some 15 beams will shoot up into the sky, the agency added. The entire clock, from the base up to the crescent, itself will be 820 feet (251 meters) high.

German and Swiss engineers designed the clock and according to the Ministry of Religious Endowments, the entire project will cost $800 million.

The seven tower complex is being built by developer Saudi Binladen Group, the press agency reported.

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World’s Largest Pookalam or floral carpet Enters Limca Book of Record by Children - Kerala

Children supported by an NGO celebrated Onam and entered the Limca Book of Records with the world's largest pookalam or floral carpet in Kerala, a statement said.

The record-breaking 14,400 square foot Pookalam was created in three hours using 12.5 tonnes of flowers at the Lulu Convention Centre, Thrissur.
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The floral carpet was created by 150 children who were supported by New Delhi-based NGO Goonj and 40 employees of white goods maker Whirlpool that was associated with the venture.

Officials from the Limca Book of World Records looked on as the children created the marvel.

Shantanu Das Gupta, a top official of Whirlpool, said they were delighted with this performance and would like to congratulate the participants.

'I also would like to take this opportunity to thank the people of Kerala for extending their support in our Share for a Cause project,' said Gupta.

Whirlpool had announced the launch of its social initiative where it joined hands with Goonj, working with under privileged children across the country.
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As a part of the initiative Whirlpool donated a part of its sales during Onam to the NGO. Also, as a commitment to society, the company created multiple platforms to facilitate consumer participation in its wide-reaching social programme.

World Longest Catwalk set World Record - Copenhagen Fashion Week 2010

World Longest Catwalk set World Record at Denmark  Fashion Week 2010

A fashion event of unseen dimensions takes place in Copenhagen on August 14 as the culmination of this summer's Copenhagen Fashion Week 2010. The event will beat the world record for the longest catwalk ever!

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When tourists and Copenhageners take a stroll down the famous pedestrian street "Stroget" in the center of Copenhagen August 14 they are in for a surprise of world record breaking dimensions! The street is transformed into one long glamorous runway where 220 models will walk 1 mile (1.609 km) and present the best of Scandinavian fashion this fall. The world famous Danish supermodel Helena Christensen will welcome people and is opening the catwalk with a speech.

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Copenhagen Fashion Week has during the past few years developed into a large and renowned event with an international scope, and it attracts more than 50,000 buyers, designers and global press.
But not only the industry and buyers are invited. Tourists and Copenhageners are invited to join the party when Copenhagen Fashion Festival takes to the streets. Large parts of Copenhagen are transformed into a fashion Mecca of shows, exhibitions, concerts, trend shows and parties. And the "fashion for the people" concept also reflects Danish fashion.

It is becoming worldwide renowned for its unique angle on design, innovation and aesthetics and a modern approach to functionality. The clothes are wearable and affordable - often referred to as "democratic fashion."
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Not only is Copenhagen the gastronomic place to go at the moment with a restaurant holding the title of "the world's best restaurant" and "Best European Chef", but Copenhagen is also considered Scandinavia's fashion capitol. And the vision is to become the world's fifth fashion mecca, following New York, Milan, Paris and London. With the world's greatest catwalk and a fashion week growing in size, Copenhagen is well on its way.

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Largest Collection of Thermometers set World Record - Richard T. Porter

Largest Collection of Thermometers set Guinness World Record by Richard T. Porter.
The 83-year-old retired schoolteacher always welcomes visitors to his little house in Onset, where he runs the Porter Thermometer Museum. His vast collection of thermometers — which he keeps in his basement — has drawn curiosity-seekers from far and wide, and put Onset on the map as the unofficial “Thermometer Capital of the World.’’
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Porter holds the Guinness world record for having amassed the largest collection of thermometers, and a mechanical counter mounted on his basement door keeps track of the number he’s accumulated over the years: 5,200.

They’re not all housed in Onset anymore, though: Several years ago, Porter sold his prized collection to Joel N. Myers, the founder and president of AccuWeather. Thousands of the thermometers went to State College, Pa., where AccuWeather is headquartered.

But there’s still plenty left to see in Porter’s museum. Hundreds of thermometers are on display in his basement — some on loan from their new owner, some collected by Porter since the sale — and his quirky little museum still operates under the same old motto it’s always had: always open, always free.

World’s Longest Ceramic Painting at Hanoi Ceramic Road set Guinness record

Nguyen Thu Thuy, the author of the Hanoi ceramic road project, said that her group is about to submit the project to the World Guinness Book to recognize the road as the world’s longest ceramic painting in the world.

The road is nearly 4 kilometers long, totaling around 7,000 square meters. Around 95 percent of the painting has been completed.
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The painting includes 21 sections, running on the wall of the dike along the Red River, with various topics: honoring Vietnam’s history through patterns of the Ly, Tran, Le, and Nguyen dynasties; typical patterns on brocade, ceramic paintings of Hanoi by Vietnamese and international children; and contemporary paintings by Vietnamese and foreign artists.

Thuy said that the project was warmly supported by many Vietnamese artists and nearly 100 foreign artists. It is funded by nearly 30 companies. This is a special work to celebrate Hanoi’s 1000th anniversary.

World Longest Bicycle Wheelie set Guinness Record - Garth Lockhart

ANDOVER -- He’s known as the "wheelie man" or the "guy who does wheelies" around town.

His name is Garth Lockhart and he is often seen riding his mountain bike around Andover and several surrounding towns and cities, doing wheelies -- and not any normal wheelies.
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When most people "pop a wheelie" on their bike, within seconds the front tire hits the ground again. Lockhart, 30, of Hidden Road, can travel miles on one wheel.

"The kids in Andover kept asking me, ’How long can you do a wheelie for?’" Lockhart said. "And that challenged me to see how far I could actually go."

Lockhart is frequently spotted doing his signature move along Route 28 in Andover, Lawrence, Methuen and Salem, N.H. He can sustain a wheelie up and down hills and can also ride one handed, often giving people high-fives or the peace sign.

On Sept. 12, he will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the longest consecutive bicycle wheelie in an hour. He will try to break the record by traveling from his home on Hidden Road along Route 28 to Buchika’s Bike Shop in Salem, a journey of more than 9 miles.

The current Guinness World Record is 8 miles, set by 14-year-old Aaron Stannage from England this past January by doing laps inside a gymnasium. Before that, the record for longest bicycle wheelie was 1.5 miles.

"The kids told me ’there is a record and you should see if you can break it,’" Lockhart said.

Over the past few months, Lockhart has become somewhat of a celebrity around Andover for both the young and the old. A Facebook page devoted to Lockhart has more than 1,300 followers.

Alex Patti, 18, a recent graduate of Andover High School, first saw Lockhart doing wheelies this spring.

"I saw him and I was very intrigued ... he is doing a wheelie all the time," Patti said. "Everyone just started calling him the ’wheelie man.’"

Patti, who works at Sotherland & Co. rug retailer, speaks with Lockhart frequently and said he is a goal oriented person. "He is very determined, it is awesome, it is pretty inspiring," Patti said.

Selectmen’s Chairman Alex Vispoli even gave a shout-out to Lockhart at the last selectmen’s meeting saying he recently stopped on the side of the road to talk with Lockhart about his story.

"I was fascinated that he could hold a wheelie for so long, it looked effortless," Vispoli said in a phone interview. "I remember as a kid popping a wheelie and making it two or three feet before the tire hit the ground again or I fell."

Groups of kids gather around Lockhart to find out his story and how he learned to do a wheelie like that. "It makes me happy knowing I make people happy," Lockhart said. "I like to make people smile."

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Italy Scooter riders in Humber Bridge world record attempt

Hundreds of scooter enthusiasts have taken part in an procession across the Humber Bridge in an attempt to try to break a world record.

Organisers said 875 people had formed a continuous line of scooters from the start of the Humber Bridge to the Barton interchange on Saturday.
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They said they believed they had beaten the world record of more than 500 scooter riders, set in Italy.

Organiser George Holdness said they were delighted with the event.

The procession was organised by the Grimsby and Cleethorpes Scooter Scene (GCSS) and the Yorkshire Scooter Alliance (YSA).

Mr Holdess said they had been joined by Andrew White from Leeds band the Kaiser Chiefs, who is a keen scooter enthusiast.

He added that they awaiting confirmation from Guinness World Records as to whether their record attempt had been successful.

Doctor Who Magazine - Longest running TV tie in title set Guinness World Record

Publishing company celebrates 31 years of continuous publication of Doctor Who Magazine.

Panini UK has recorded an ABC of 35,375 for the latest period for its Doctor Who Magazine.

The news follows hot on the heels of its award from the Guinness World Records for the longest running TV tie in title. The magazine is currently celebrating 31 years of continuous publication.
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"Over the last six years, since Doctor Who returned to television, Doctor Who Magazine's sales have risen significantly year on year," said editor Tom Spilsbury. "I'm delighted that we've gained so many new readers who have liked what they've found in our pages.

"I am sure that Doctor Who Magazine will continue to be published for many more years to come."

With the series returning in spring 2011, plans are being made to give the magazine a refresh.

Lee Dae ho - South Korean Baseball Player set Home Run Guinness World Record

His grandmother, uncles, friend Choo Shin-soo, coach Shin Jong-se, coach Woo Yong-deok and his wife Shin Hye-jeong.

These are the people who made Lotte Giants third baseman Lee Dae-ho, who at the age of 29 set a new world record by hitting a home run during his ninth consecutive game. If Lee Seung-yup, who successfully made the transition from pitcher to hitter, grew up in a relatively well-off environment, Lee’s dark past growing up in an underprivileged environment makes his day shine even more. 
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Lee’s family difficulties began at age 3. His father died, and when his mother remarried, he and his elder brother had to live with his grandmother, who sold vegetables and doenjang, soybean paste, in the Suyeongpaldo Market in Busan. His three uncles, understanding the difficulties faced by Lee, brought him to the baseball stadium, providing the setting for his baseball dreams. In third grade at Suyeong Elementary School, his friend suggested they both play baseball together when Lee hesitated to join the school baseball team due to his difficult family situation. That friend was Choo Shin-soo, who currently plays for the Cleveland Indians of the US Major League.

Shin Jong-se, currently the coach for Busan Technical High School, scouted Lee to Daedong

Middle School. The young Lee stayed at Shin’s home for two years and six months. A hitter through middle school, he became a pitcher when he entered Kyungnam High School. He won the Blue Dragon Flag National High School Baseball Championship in 1998, and together with Kim Tae-gyun and Choo Shin-soo helped South Korea win the World Youth Baseball Championship in Canada in 2000. In his second year of high school, however, his grandmother passed away, forcing him to take on greater responsibilities.

In 2001, he received a 210 million Won ($175,278) signing bonus in joining the Lotte Giants, but more setbacks awaited him. He threw so many pitches like other high school aces that he injured his shoulder. To transform himself into a slugger, he worked out intensely to drop weight off his over-100kg physique, and ruptured the ligament in his right knee. In 2002, he underwent surgery. Lee was unable to move comfortably, and he put on more weight, reaching his current 130kg frame. Last year, he married his girlfriend Shin Hye-jeong, who took care of him during that time.
The man who turned him into a slugger was former Lotte Giants coach Woo Yong-deok, who turned Lee Seung-yup into a slugger at Samsung. Former Lotte coach Yang Sang-moon, who put Lee, who used to be called the slightly humiliating nickname of “future home run king,” in the cleanup spot, also placed a part in making him who he is today.
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“You have to play baseball all year. Even in winter, you must play. If you just play during the summer, it is not enough.” This is what Lee, who was reborn as South Korea’s top hitter in 2006 when he won the Triple Crown with a .336 average, 26 homers and 88 RBIs (and a slugging percentage of .571), said when asked during batting practice whether it was tough physically. Perhaps because he has overcome so much, he is always full of energy. Due to his unreserved manner of speaking, he has earned the nickname “mouth of fear.” One can see his intense concentration in the fact that of his nine homes, three were on his last at-bat. During every off-season, he helps the needy with coal deliveries, thinking of memories of his grandmother.

World's tallest electric guitar set Guinness World Record 2010 - Dubai

Dubai could soon have another entry in the Guinness Book of World Records when Hard Rock Cafe installs the world's tallest guitar to mark its own re-entry to a new location at Dubai Festival City (DFC).

The iconic electric guitar will be visible from the Business Bay Crossing, the Gulf News reported.
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The 118-feet guitar will be the tallest anywhere in the world, the newspaper quoted Phillip Evans, Director of Commercial and Retail Leasing for Al Futtaim, which owns DFC, as saying.

Construction of the 26,400 square-foot Hard Rock Cafe is over, but the guitar is still on the drawing board.

The original unit of Hard Rock Cafe located on Sheikh Zayed Road closed in March 2009.

World's Largest Barbecue - 'God-grilla': Cook 1,000 Sausages

The 'God-grilla', above, took three months to make and can cook a staggering 500 burgers at once. It weighs almost two tonnes and can heat up to a sweltering 500 degrees centigrade

A British engineer has unveiled the world's largest barbecue, a £10,000 monster dubbed 'God-grilla' which can cook a staggering 1,000 sausages at once.
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Jack Henriques, 31, spent three months welding the bespoke steel grill, which weighs two tonnes, measures 16ft across and requires 14 bags of coal to ignite.

The 11ft tall barbecue is so big it can cook seven whole lambs, three pigs or two cows at the same time.
Jack, who runs the Bespoke BBQ Company, has pledged to build an even larger unit in future
and says the 'sky is the limit'.

He said: 'When the barbecue is loaded up to full capacity at least three chefs are needed and it would be impossible to flip everything on your own.

'It does get extremely hot and you often have to cover your face because you are standing just a few feet away from a big wall of flame which can cook a cow.

'We think the hottest temperature it has reached is about 500 degrees centigrade because the paint on the steel is heatproofed up to 600 and it has never cracked.

'I have never seen or heard of a bigger fixed barbecue. This is the biggest one I've made yet but I'm sure we will go much larger in the future.'
Jack built a giant barbecue for himself in April 2008 and the grill was such a success that friends persuaded him to go into business.
Designed by British engineer Jack Henriques, the giant barbecue needs three chefs when its at capacity, and the flames it produces can even cook a cow
He launched the Bespoke BBQ Company from his workshop in the Cotswolds and completed God-grilla in May this year.

It measures 16.4ft (5m) long, by 4.9ft (1.9m) wide and its twin chimneys - which can be fitted with extractor fans - stand 11.5ft (3.5m) tall.

Each of the seven coal trays is fixed to a custom-built scissor jack which can be raised or lowered using a turning handle.

This ensures that the cooking temperature can be easily changed for each tray without the difficulty of moving and disturbing the meat.

The cooker also features abattoir-style meat hooks on which whole animal carcasses can be hung for cooking.

God-grilla - which can grill 500 burgers at once - was commissioned by the Stone Barn, a wedding venue in the Cotswolds village of Aldsworth, Glos.

Jack's brother Mark, who runs Cripps Catering and manages the barn, confirmed that the jacks give 'infinite' cooking control.

He said: 'The idea of using a jack to raise and lower the coals is Jack's trademark on his bespoke barbecues and, even with a grill that is heavy with meat, it gives one infinite control.'

God-grilla is the largest fixed barbecue in the world - there is a larger lorry barbecue in Texas, USA, but this is a smoker rather than a traditional coal grill.

World's longest human domino chain set Guinness World Record - China

World's longest human domino chain set Guinness World Record - China

The world's largest human domino, comprising of 10,267 people, was formed on the grasslands in Ordos, the Inner Mongolia autonomous region, on Thursday, toppling a Guinness World Record created a decade ago.

The people were divided into more than 50 groups to form the word Ordos both in Chinese and English.

In a human domino, the person standing first falls backward, causing the row of people behind him to fall one after another. It took an hour for the domino to complete.
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"This magnificent feat was very hard to achieve, but we were all confident we would rewrite history," said Liu Manshan, who was in charge of the event and head of the culture bureau of Ordos' Dongsheng district.

The last Guinness World Record of the largest human domino was created by 9,234 students in Singapore in 2000.

(Source: China Daily)

AirAsia - World's Best Low-Cost Airline sets record with sales of 500,000 seats in one day

Sepang: AirAsia bagged another world record when it sold more than 500,000 units of hot seats in 24 hours.

In conjunction with Mind Blowing Fare campaign, the seats were offered at RM1  for domestic and international flights. The low-cost airfare attracted 538,000 units of sale and set a new record for AirAsia.

In term of hourly record, AirAsia too recorded the highest number of seat sales  with 36,871 seats. The record indicated a 4.75 per cent increase from the previous record of 25,000.
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The ‘Mind Blowing Fare’ offers are still open for bookings until August 15, 2010 for travel between April 1 and August 11, 2011.

The new booking system, New Skies helped AirAsia set the new record. It was implemented last month which managed to increase the booking capacity up to almost one million flight bookings daily.

The system was stable and able to handle massive sales volume effectively.

The destinations covered by the campaign include Alor Setar, Johor Bahru, Langkawi and Penang.

Other Asean region destinations that were included were Krabi, Phuket, Singapore, Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, Yogyakarta, Bandung, Brunei, Hatyai and Ho Chi Minh City.

The campaign continued with free rooms offer across domestic and international destinations.

America's Next Top Model Ann - World's Smallest Waist set Guinness Record 2010

A new commercial for 'America's Next Top Model' comes across like a shocking Guinness Book of World Records promotion, thanks to a 6'2" model wannabe named Ann, who is so alarmingly skinny that Tyra Banks gasps at her tiny waist.

"There's something about her I like," the normally pro-curves Banks squeals about the catwalker, who claims to have the smallest waist in the world. We, along with our pals at StyleList (who found the clip), see no reason to disagree.
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So, is Miss Tyra just trying to stir up some controversy to keep things fresh? Last season she pushed the envelope by having contestants wear "blackface" for a biracially-themed photo shoot.

Banks later apologized for the poorly-received stunt, but there's no denying that it helped the show make headlines. And while the show has featured a number of plus-size models and "unconventional" contestants (blind, transgender, Asperger's, you name it), those stories had an inspirational, defying-the-odds slant.

But seeing judges drool (or pretend to drool) over a skeletal girl in an industry that already worships unrealistic size zero frames is a new take for the show, and it just continues a year that has seen some major ups and downs in terms of body image in the modeling industry.

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Most Harvesters Working on the Same Field set Guinness World Record - southern Manitoba

It was a record-setting weekend in southern Manitoba. On Saturday 200 combines broke the Guinness World Record for the most harvesters working on the same field.

"It's proof what farmers can do and what the Lord can do for us. He can make things happen," said lead combine organizer Melvin Penner following the record-breaking harvest.
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"The word awesome gets over used but this was that kind of experience," said Jack Froese, a Winkler-area farmer. "We were coming down the field from the north to the south and seeing a wall of combines coming from the other direction. It was really good to see."

Combines came from farms across southern Manitoba with drivers coming from as far away as Victoria, B.C. John Deere 6600s, Gleaner L2s, Massey 760s and early New Holland TR series combines were among the older and smaller machines taking part.

"When you talk to some of the guys and find out how far they've come to this. It's a lot of dedication that goes into this," noted Ted Dyck, another combine operator.  

Organizers split the mile-long field in half with the spectator area and farm show in the middle of the field. After the official countdown, they started harvesting at 1.5 miles per hour, moving, for the most part, side-by-side toward the middle of the field.

The event also included a farm show, concerts and equipment demonstrations. A hopper-bottom bin was also auctioned off for $23,500. All the money raised at the event will send children in developing countries to Christian camps run by Children's Camps International.

World’s Longest Cake set world record 2010 - Indonesia’s 65th Independence Day

65 years of independence in Indonesia is celebrated in style at the Kalimalang Festival in Jakarta. The Indonesian Tourism Academy and the Indonesian Chef Association, ICA, teamed up to create the world’s longest ever cake. And the Indonesian World Record Museum was on hand to make the award official.

[J. Ngadri, Indonesian World Record Museum]:
“Today is a culinary record. Indonesian World Record Museum has had some culinary records before, but all of them have been beaten. Now we have a new record in the longest category, it’s 227 meter of tapai cake. This cake is the longest ever made by Indonesians. We noted the previous record was a Swiss Roll cake, which only reached about 170 meters long.”

The record-breaking tapai cake was made by 30 Akpindo students with 20 professional chefs from ICA. It was five days in the making.

It was made using three quintals of cassava tape, 150 kilograms of flour, and 16 thousand eggs.

The cost came to 50 million rupiah.

To help welcome Indonesia’s 65th Independence Day, the committee chose tapai cake as the cake to break the new record.

The tapai cake is one of Indonesia's traditional foods that need to be popularized.

The record setting length of 227 meter came as a surprise to the committee.

[Paryoto, Indonesian Tourism Academy]:
“Our target is 210 meters; 210 meters means this year we celebrate Independence Day in 2010, to make it possible we decrease the 2010 to become 210.”

[Setiyanto. Indonesian Chef Association]:
“We are very proud because we have set a new record, it’s very special because this is a special Indonesian dessert, and this event helps to popularize it. What make us even more proud is that the cake, at 227 meters, exceeded our 210 meter target.”

At the end of the event, the record-breaking tapai cake was distributed to the public and festival visitors.

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Greek Dancers set Guinness World Record 2010 - Biggest Greek dance

More than 150,000 people held hands and danced on the Greek island of Crete on Saturday to try to set a world record and dispel the gloom of economic austerity.

The dancers, some in traditional costumes, formed a human chain along a 200 km (125 mile) highway across Greece’s largest island while police halted traffic, event organizers said.
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Locals and tourists tapped their feet to the sound of folk music for about 15 minutes.

“We feel proud. We believe we’ve set a new world record,” Spyros Prevezanos, head of the organizing group Planet Crete told Reuters. “Tonight we sent a message of hope, which is not related to money. We proved that there are more important values.”

A Guinness World Records spokesman said no record for the biggest Greek dance had previously been set and organizers of Saturday’s event, which initially aimed for 200,000 dancers, said they expected their world record bid to be accepted.

Greece is struggling to pull itself out of a debt crisis, implementing tough austerity measures in return for a 110 billion euro ($145 billion) EU/IMF bailout scheme.

World's Largest artificial date enter Guinness World Records - Lulu Date Festival Emirat,UAE

World's Largest artificial date enter Guinness World Records - Lulu's Ramadan date festival Abu Dhabi

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Emiratis enter Guinness World Records with submission of “largest artificial date” in the world

UAE. Emirati poet, Hamad Sarhan Al Darie and his partner friend, Salem Rebhi Al Silawi have submitted an entry to the Guinness World Records for “the largest artificial date in the world”.

Al Darie and Al Silawi – who are based in Abu Dhabi and hope to see the emirate recognised in the Guinness World Records with this achievement – have completed the design and installation of what they hope is the largest artificial date in the world.

They recently received preliminary approval for the project after submitting the artificial date’s specifications to the Guinness World Records’ Organising Committee.
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 Dr Rashid Ahmad Bin Fahd, Minister of Environment and Water, inaugurates the Lulu Date Festival at a colourful ceremony at Khalidiya Mall in Abu Dhabi.

Speaking about the project, Al Darie said: "The idea to design the largest artificial date in the world - and possibly get Abu Dhabi mentioned in the Guinness World Records - was inspired by the historical and ongoing importance of the real date fruit in the UAE and Gulf region, not only as a source of food, but as a vital part of the region’s customs, traditions and social values.”

The artificial date, which took seven months to complete at a cost of AED1.7million (US$463,000) - is 10.5m wide, 6m tall and 5m in depth.

The massive date – which was built in three phases - is hollow on the inside and can accommodate up to 20 people.

The first stage of the date’s construction saw 15 main workers putting in nine hours a day for two and a half months and using six tons of iron for the date’s foundation. The second phase saw the 15 creators put in 810 hours of work, placing 600kg of fibreglass material on the outside of the date, while the third phase involved dyeing and installing the date, which took 24 days to complete.

Al Silawi said: "I am very pleased to take part in the preparation of such an innovative project and I’m looking forward to seeing Abu Dhabi gain entry to the Guinness World Records for the third time."

Abu Dhabi was first recognised in the Guinness World Records in 2008 when the organising committee for the Liwa Date Festival prepared the “largest dish of dates in the world”.

World's oldest living man with good health set Guinness World Record - Walter Breuning

Guinness Records' oldest living man still enjoys good health after 113 years

Guinness World Records calls Walter Breuning the world's oldest living man.

A resident of the Rainbow Retirement Community in Great Falls, Mont., for 30 years, Breuning swears by a simple regimen: exercise, eat (but only two meals per day, plus one baby aspirin), work, repeat.
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Of course, at 113, Breuning doesn't work much these days. He performs light, upper-body calisthenics for 10 minutes each morning, listens to radio news (his deteriorating eyesight prevents him from reading), entertains a continuous stream of visitors and retires by 8 p.m. Despite some wear and tear, Breuning, who uses a walker, has a clean bill of health.

"The way I feel, I'll be here a long time yet," he says.

Walter Breuning maintains an unequivocally rosy outlook on life. While many adults dread old age, Breuning thinks people ages 19 to 25 are the most troubled; after that, each year marks an improvement.

He began his 50-year career with the Great Northern Railway as a teenager, in 1913. He enlisted for military service during World War I but was never called for duty. By the time World War II flared, he was too old to serve. His wife of 35 years died in 1957.

Last year, researchers from Boston University visited Breuning, extracting blood for a study on genetic markers of long life. Breuning told them they weren't going to find anything revelatory.

His own prescription for healthy aging is following a daily routine. And death doesn't require a second thought.

"You're born to die," he says. "Everybody should know that. There's nothing to be afraid of."

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World's largest road race set world record - Sydney,Australia

You can't avoid a few jitters at the start. Forty, 50, 60,000 swarming around Hyde Park - stretching, stowing bags, looking for friends and hunting for the right starting group - makes it the busiest and most colourful place in Sydney on a Sunday morning.

And when there are a world record 80,000 entries, you just have to forget your race plans and take it all in. You're shoulder to naked shoulder with hundreds of runners - some dressed as superheroes, stormtroopers and bananas - helicopters are hovering overhead and thousands of spectators are massing along the route.

The gun sends the first wave surging down William Street where a band of Hare Krishnas chant support. Inside the Kings Cross tunnel, there's an encouraging burst of ''Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, oi, oi, oi''.
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Four kilometres in and travelling smoothly, you check your stopwatch to discover - d'oh - it's still reading 0.00. Pressure off.

Might as well enjoy the music that is part of this great community celebration of fitness and vitality. On an awning at Double Bay, a thousand decibels of Metallica's Enter Sandman pretty much clears the brain of every thought.

Then a young woman ominously says ''it starts'' and you know exactly what she means - we've reached the infamous Heartbreak Hill.

You find a pace and grind towards the top. Halfway up, a runner wearing a gold dressing gown labelled the Italian Stallion overtakes. Rocky lives!

At Watsons Bay, you suddenly realise how disrespectful children have become. A girl who looks 10 - could even be nine - is running far, far better than you.

You remind yourself the City2Surf is 80,000 individual races with 80,000 ambitions. That's runner speak for ''time to re-evaluate what's possible''.

Weaving down through North Bondi, a glimpse of the ocean is the sign to pick up the pace but, as always, the final stretch along Campbell Parade seems like a daylong march with a backpack full of bricks.

Then you reach the finish line of one of the world's most spectacular running events. With the sun bathing the beach and happy athletes everywhere, you realise the City2Surf is all about sharing an inspiring experience in a great city. Your time is irrelevant.