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).

Haidar Taleb - Longest distance in a solar powered wheelchair set world record

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Haidar Taleb - Longest distance in a solar powered wheelchair set world record

Haidar Taleb has just embarked on a journey to take him across the United Arab Emirates in a solar-powered wheelchair.

Haidar will travel over 350km in an effort to promote renewable energy and during his 11 day journey, he'll be stopping off at schools, universities and community groups to display the technology.

47 year old Haidar is no stranger to world records. He already currently holds the record for the longest distance in a motorised solar powered wheelchair, set recently when he travelled for 14 hours non-stop from Masdar City to Sharjah.

The wheelchair was developed in collaboration with Masdar and has a maximum speed of 15–20 km/h. The solar wheelchair is equipped with four deep cycle batteries, and even in cloudy weather provide enough power for up to 6 hours of travel. Aside from charging the batteries, the overhead solar panels also offer shade to the driver.

Masdar, Abu Dhabi's renewable energy initiative, is sponsoring Haidar on his journey. "Masdar is very proud to sponsor Haidar and his mission to inspire millions of people across the UAE.We share passion and commitment for renewable energy and sustainable use of resources", said Dr Nawal Al Hosany, Director of Sustainability at Masdar.

With a goal of helping people with reduced mobility using clean power sources, Haidar would like to see his solar powered wheelchair developed for the commercial market. You can follow his journey and leave messages for Haidar via his web site.

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Leslie Porterfield - Fastest Woman in the World on a Motorcycle

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 Fastest Woman in the World on a Motorcycle World Record set by Leslie Porterfield

She's breaking stereotypes and records almost every time she gets on a motorcycle. Her fans say she's hot, fast and fearless. Porterfield even has the nicknames to go with it like "Speed Queen" and "Dallas Diva."

But, her official title is "Fastest Woman in the World on a Motorcycle."

"My top average through the mile is 240 miles-per-hour," Porterfield said.

Her top official speed at the Bonneville Salt Flats that got her into the Guinness Book of World Records is 232 miles-an-hour.

"I get a whole lot of people tell me that I'm crazy," Porterfield said. "And, they're probably right. Actually, I know they're right."

It all started when she was 16 in the Dallas suburb of Flower Mound.

"It was more of a fluke," Porterfield said. "I purchased my first bike from a neighbor. It was an old beat up machine. I just thought it would be neat."

And, she says no one was going to stop her.

"I think part of the reason I was so determined to ride was because everybody said at 16 I wouldn't be able to ride this motorcycle," Porterfield said. "There is just no way I would ever be able to ride it."

Well, that fluke encounter with a motorcycle turned into fate as her passion started her ride into the history books, along with a few trips to the courthouse.

"I got a few speeding tickets when I was younger," Porterfield said. "(Then) a friend of mine convinced me to get out on the track."

She started racing at 19. Then she eventually started her own motorcycle shop in Dallas called High Five Cycles. In 2006, she built her first superbike. In 2007, she went for her first record.

"2007 didn't go so well," Porterfield said. "I actually didn't break any records. I broke seven ribs, punctured a lung and had a concussion and I came off the bike at a little over 100 miles-an-hour and had a pretty bad accident."

Her body was broken, but not her confidence. She rebuilt her bike and her dream a year later.

"In 2008, my first record was 209 miles-an-hour which got me into the Bonneville 200 mile-an-hour club," Porterfield said. "The first woman on a motorcycle to do so, which is a huge accomplishment."

Then in 2009 she hit 232 miles-an-hour.

"It's a long time at wide open," Porterfield said. "It's a big test on the machine and it's big test on the rider. Things go by really fast."

Her life has been going even faster ever since with fashion photo shoots and bike building, along with a little time for family and hanging out with her boyfriend.

And when asked if her boyfriend rides she said, "Yes, he sure does." But, can he beat her in a race? "NO, he knows that I'm faster than him," Porterfield said. "But, he's really gracious about it too. It doesn't bother him at all."

Now she has her eyes on another record that has nothing to do with gender.

"I'd love to have the top record," Porterfield said. "I'd like to be the fastest person in the world on a motorcycle."

To do that, she'll have to go faster than 254 miles-an-hour. The fast money says she'll do it.

"It's been an amazing experience," Porterfield said. "I'm really living a dream."
Current or prior Motorcycle Land Speed records in 4 classes:

    * FIM Mile Record Class MPS-BF 2000 at 232.522
    * FIM Mile Record Class P-P 1000 at 192.930
    * FIM Kilometer Record P-P 1000 at 193.077
    * FIM Kilometer Record Class MPS-BF 2000 at 232.492
    * AMA Record Class MPS-BF 2000 at 232.523
    * AMA Record Class P-P 1000 at 192.930
    * SCTA Record Class M-BF 1350 at 209.398 AMA APS-BF 1350 at 234.0
    * TOP speed: 246.6mph

Leslie Porterfield Fastest Woman in the World on a Motorcycle Video

World’s largest t-shirt set Guinness World Record by Qatar Petroleum Company (Qapco)

World’s largest t-shirt set Guinness World Record by Qatar Petroleum Company (Qapco)
Qatar Petroleum Company (Qapco) yesterday unveiled the world’s largest t-shirt, entering the Guinness Book of World Records.
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The event was the latest show of support for the Qatar 2022 World Cup Bid ahead of FIFA’s announcement of the host nations for 2018 and 2022 on December 2.
The t-shirt was shown at Aspire Zone, and the event was attended by Qapco officials, Qatar 2022 bid officials as well as members of the public and a judge from the Guinness Book of World Records.

The previous world’s largest t-shirt was verified by Guinness World Records in September of this year in South Africa.
The 2,782 sq m shirt which is housed in an airport in Johannesburg occupies the same area as 10 tennis courts and is big enough for some 16,692 people to stand upon.
The area of Qapco’s t-shirt is 3,516.25 sq m and is made of cotton.
Qapco board director and general manager, Mohamed Yousef al-Mulla expressed his pride at the achievement and highlighted the importance of supporting the Qatar 2022 bid.
“This will be an opportunity to the rest of the world to get a better understanding, not just of Qatar, but the whole region, its people and its culture,” he said of the bid.
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Al-Mulla explained that Qapco wanted to find a way to support the bid and the community, and had decided that this world record attempt would be the ideal way to do so.
He explained that the six-tonne t-shirt had been produced in China before being transported to Doha and its location at Aspire Zone.
The t-shirt was kept at Aspire yesterday, but will be housed at the Museum of Islamic Art in the future, said al-Mulla.

Gareth Deaves from Guinness World Records explained that the t-shirt had been verified as being a real t-shirt before it was officially measured.

“I’m happy to announce that we have a new world record measuring 72.2m by 48.7m,” said Deaves adding “congratulations to Qapco and congratulations to Qatar.”
Director of communications for the 2022 bid, Nasser al-Khater thanked Qapco for their efforts in supporting the bid, and praised the whole country for getting involved with Qatar’s efforts to host the World Cup.

Wayne and Laurie Hallquist - World’s Tallest Married Couple set Guinness Record 2011

Wayne and Laurie Hallquist - World’s Tallest Married Couple in US set Guinness World Record 2011

Their height made Wayne and Laurie Hallquist seem like a good match when they met years ago at a Baptist single's club, and on Thursday they were matched with something else – the title of world's tallest couple.
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Guinness World Records gave that towering distinction to the Hallquists in a ceremony under the marquee at its Hollywood museum, where the couple arrived in a white limousine, with Wayne sporting a tuxedo and Laurie in a white wedding dress.

The Hallquists, who live in Stockton, California, measure a combined 13 feet and 4 inches, or 407.4 centimeters to be exact, with Wayne standing 6 feet 10.4 inches and Laurie 6 feet 5.95 inches.

Wayne is a telephone company splicer and Laurie is a realtor who advertises herself as "head and shoulders above the rest."

Their height brings both perks and downfalls, as Laurie explains.

[Wayne and Laurie Hallquist, World’s Tallest Couple]:
"No, you know, everyone wonders if we have extra tall counters in our house or you know, we obviously have vaulted ceilings. And, other than that, buying clothes tends to be a little bit of an obstacle but we've figured all that out. And some of the advantages are just, it's a whole different perspective up here and we can find each other quite easily in a crowd."

"We can see several people going bald that might not know it at the moment."

The Hallquists have been married for seven years, but it took them until this year to contact Guiness.

The couple said they were discouraged at first from seeking the world's tallest couple title because they looked online and saw a man and a woman each standing over seven feet (213 centimeters) had married in the 19th century.

Only this year did they realize they could compete in another category: world's tallest living couple.

They contacted Guinness, and the organization had the Hallquists measured recently by a doctor, with a notary on hand to make it official.

World’s Tallest Married Couple set Guinness World Record 2011 Video.

Dr Ashish Patil - Most Number of Kidney Stone Removal World Record set by Indian Doctor

Most Number of Kidney Stone Removal from Single Patient World Record set by Indian Doctor.

In what can only be termed as a medical marvel, Dr Ashish Rawandale-Patil, a urologist from Dhule, Maharashtra, gained a place in 'Guinness Book of World Records' on Oct 20 for removing a record number of 172,155 kidney stones from a single kidney.
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The world record feat was carried out on 8 December last year at the Institute of Urology at Dhule, when Dr. Ashish performed the Herculean task of removing over a lakh stones from a single kidney of his patient, Dhanraj Wadile.

Dr Patil stated, “The Guinness team took time to verify world-wide records. The earlier record holder, a doctor
from Nashik, had removed 14,098 kidney stones.”

He added, "The certificate from the Guinness Records officials only came 10 days ago so we waited this long to make the announcement. We are very excited.”

Wadile suffering from rare birth defect
Wadile, 45, had been enduring acute pain for over six months and had stopped eating and going to work. He had consulted numerous doctors and was also taking medicines
for the pain before he approached Dr. Ashish.

A thorough examination revealed that Wadile was suffering from the rare birth defect called Pelvi-Ureteric Junction obstruction where his kidney was abnormally positioned in the pelvic and had an obstruction.

In addition, the clinical investigations revealed the patient
had a large number renal stones.

After the patient was cleared as medically fit, the doctors worked out the details of the surgical procedure to be performed.

A 4-hour complex operation
The doctors used both open surgery and flexible endoscopy in the complex four-hour operation. The team of medical experts working on Wadile was amazed at the number of stones that were removed from the patient.

Wadile felt relieved immediately after surgery. The stones removed comprised of calcium oxalate and calcium phosphate and varied in size from one millimetre to 2.5 cms.

Dr Patil stated, “The surgery was complicated due to the number of kidney stones. It was difficult to remove so many stones from his kidney. These stones were anywhere between the size of 1mm to 2.5cm.

“The possibility of leaving some stones behind was one of the risks as it could have jeopardized the surgery. Bigger stones had to be tackled individually. We also did a plastic surgery to widen the opening of the kidney.”

Counting the stones another mammoth task
Following the surgery, the doctors faced another mammoth task of counting the stones. For this purpose they employed a diamond worker who counts and verifies diamonds on a regular basis to team up with one of the doctors.

The counting process of the stones took nearly three daily for well over a month to be completed.

Dr Patil stated, "I then wrote to the Guinness Book of World Records and they asked me to send the stones and related documents. They verified it and wrote back to me in October telling me that I have made a record".

He added "This is an important milestone for me and my institute. It is the combined effort of my team that could take this small town to an international level.”

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World's biggest custard cream biscuit set Guinness Record by Paul Thacker and Simon Morgan

World's Largest custard cream biscuit set Guinness World Record by Paul Thacker and Simon Morgan

Two Notts cousins have set a new record for the world's biggest custard cream biscuit.

Paul Thacker, 30, and Simon Morgan, 32, had their giant creation assessed by adjudicators as part of Guinness World Record Day yesterday .
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They hope to raise at least £100 for Children in Need by auctioning it on eBay.

Paul, who is executive chef at the Park Plaza Hotel, in Maid Marian Way, Nottingham, said it took 11.5 hours to prepare."We had lots of coffee and stayed up all night making it," he said.

"It took two hours to bake the bases in the oven. But it was worth it."

Simon, of West Bridgford, came up with the idea when baking a massive bourbon biscuit with his children. "The hard bit was turning the bases around quickly," he said.

He believes his attention to detail and Paul's know-how as a chef were key ingredients.

"It's turned out exactly how we wanted it. We made sure everything was accurate – the taste, the measurements and the swirling.

"It's a bit of fun and it raises money for a good cause."

Rob Molloy, adjudicator for Guinness World Records, said he was intrigued by the men's work. "I think the only thing that could have messed up this world record attempt would have been if they had dropped the biscuit or something.

"So much commitment and planning went into this project. I don't think these guys would have allowed themselves to fail."

After tasting a miniature version of their creation, Mr Molloy added: "This big biscuit is going to be one of the nicest-tasting biscuits ever."

The minimum requirement to set a world record is to produce a version ten times the size of the standard item. A normal custard cream measures 3.5cm x 4.5cm and weighs 12.5g, so Simon and Paul's 15.73kg biscuit, measuring 39 x 59cm, was easily big enough.

"If we raise enough money out of this, we will definitely try to do something like this each year," Paul said.

At 8pm last night bidding had reached £114.

Asian Games 2010 - list of gold,silver and bronze Medal winners in Asian Games

In the ongoing Asian Games 2010, Gymnast Ashish Kumar has created a history by becoming the first Indian gymnast to win a medal in the Asian Games. Ashish opened a new chapter for India in Gymnastics, when he bagged a bronze in the men’s floor event on Tuesday.
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The 19-year-old, Ashish Kumar bagged the bronze with an aggregate score of 14.92 behind gold winner Chenglong Zhang of China (15.40) and South Korean Soo Myun Kim, who won the silver (15.40).

“I am very happy because it is the first gymnastics medal in the history of Indian gymnastics (at the Asian Games),” said Kumar. In the CWG 2010, Kumar also became the first gymnast from the country to win a medal in the Commonwealth Games, where he won a silver in men’s vault and a bronze in men’s floor.

Veerdhawal Khade broke the swimming medal drought after 24 years when he wins bronze in 50m men’s butterly. Khade finished third in the 50m butterfly finals with a timing of 24.31sec. Harika Dronavalli also clinched a bronze in the women’s individual chess.

As of now, India’s medals tally rose to one gold, four silver and six bronze. Despite medals in these disciplines, India slipped to the ninth position in the medals table followed by disappointing performances in other disciplines.

In the Doha Asian Games in 2006, India had finished tenth on the medal’s tally with ten gold, 17 silver and 26 bronze medals.

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In the Asian Games 2010 Medal Tally, India got another bronze medal. Ashish Kumar won the bronze medal in artistic gymnastics
In Commonwealth Games 2010, Ashish also won the two medals in Gymnastics.

Asian Games 2010 Medal Tally - list of gold,silver and bronze Medal winners in Asian Games

In Asian Games 2010 Medal Tally, China is still on top, with 77 gold medals, 28 silver medals and 28 bronze medals, total 133.

South Korea is on second spot, with 22 gold medals, 17 silver medals and 27 bronze medals, total 66 medals.

Japan is on third spot, with 15 gold medals, 34 silver medals and 29 bronze medals, total 78 medals.

North Korea is on fourth spot, with 3 gold medals, 6 silver medals and 9 bronze medals, total 18 medals.

C Taipei is on fifth spot, with 3 gold medals, 5 silver medals and 13 bronze medals, total 21 medals.

India is on ninth spot, with 1 gold medal, 4 silver medals and 7 bronze medals, total 12 medals.

World Tallest Jesus Statue in Poland set World Record 2011

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The controversial effigy stands at 33m (108ft), one metre for every year that Jesus lived, according to creator Reverend Sylwester Zawadzki.

With its gold crown, the white landmark is 36m (118ft) tall, and if the mound it stands on is also taken into account, it measures 51m (167ft).

Brazil's famous Christ the Redeemer statue, the previous record holder, stands at 39.6m (130ft).

Mr Zawadzki, 78, the local priest in Swiebodzin, about 40 miles from the German border, said: "I have never been as happy as I am today.

"This is the culmination of my life's work as a priest. I felt inspired to fulfil Jesus' will, and today I give thanks to him for allowing me to fulfil his will."

Some believe the £1million statue will bring more visitors to the area.

But others say the money would have been better spent elsewhere.

Jarek, 41, from a nearby village, said: "I don't understand. With all this money, we would have done better to build an elementary school."

Construction of the statue was hampered by strong winds, an accident in which the head fell and crushed a builder's foot and the priest suffering a heart attack.

Britain's Angel of the North statue is 65ft tall, but boasts a wingspan of 177ft.

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