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 Maths Day 2010: Participate to set New World Record

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Attention Pre-K to grade 12 teachers!

Imagine your classroom buzzing with excitement as students are practicing their math facts and connecting globally with kids around the world. It sounds like a dream right? Well, your dream (and your students’) has come true. Learn how your students can participate in this exciting FREE World Maths Day event and beat last year’s world record of two million students from 204 countries correctly answering 452,681,681 math problems.

What is this amazing event? World Maths Day is a FREE math facts competition that runs from February 1st to March 3rd. Students from all around the world unite to participate in breaking the world record for correctly answering math facts. Take at look at the commercial for World Maths Day to get a better idea about the event. Also be sure to check back here because I will be posting a quick video so you can see my students in action in the next few days.

I have been participating in this event for three years now and I look forward to it every year. From the very first day I got involved, I was excited and hooked on the event. I love that it's highly motivating for my students to want to learn and practice their math facts. It was amazing to see the quick progress and the excitement it brought to children. This event gives students a global perspective and helps bridge connections between them and other kids all around the world. After participating in World Maths Day, my students saw that they were similar in many ways to kids from far away places. They became much more interested and eager to explore their world.

World Maths Day 2010, Participate to set New World Record

When starting the competition with my kindergarten class, the first day for the past two years was very challenging for my students. They were not used to solving math facts this way. The next day we logged in, they started getting better and better. Last year my colleague’s class came into watch and work with my students on World Maths Day practice games. The teacher was amazed at the level of my students. She asked what I had done to get them to know their facts this well. “You’re looking at it.” I said. She was shocked to find out that we just started playing and my students became so motivated they wanted to learn their facts. As a class we did quick minilessons on how to get even faster and how to count on to help with their addition. During games I would sit with the kids and help them to try different strategies to solve their math facts. They were so highly motivated, with a purpose for learning their facts, that they caught on very quickly.

This year I have a little boy that wanted to play and be as fast as possible. He wasn’t sure how to get the problems correct and was just typing numbers, yet still having fun. I sat with him for a few minutes and helped him to “think the higher number and count up the other number.” After a short while he got it. Now he gets so many of the facts correct that he is trying to figure out a way to be even faster. This event has changed him as a math learner. His confidence has boosted and I can see it coming out in other areas of learning.

I wouldn’t miss this fun, learning event for anything and highly recommend that you get your class and school signed up. You can register for free starting February 1st each year and you can practice until the main event starts on March 3rd. The only difficult piece is the username students must use to sign in. It is long and difficult, but you will be surprised that your students learn to type it in.

Source: blogs.scholastic

Pollo Tropical - Largest serving of salsa sets world record

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Last weekend, the restaurant chain broke the Guinness Book of World Records for largest serving of salsa.

It weighed 1,170 pounds, shattering the minimum requirement of 440 pounds.

More than 20 chefs filled a steel bowl that was 7 feet in diameter and 5 feet deep.

They used more than 1,300 tomatoes, almost 9 pounds of cilantro, 621 pounds of spicy hot sauce and 35 gallons of spring water.

“We already knew our fresh homemade salsa is award worthy,” said Kim Miller, Senior Director of Marketing in a press release. “Now the rest of the world can taste why we’re so proud of our signature, made fresh every day, line of salsas.”

Largest parade of Alfa Romeo cars set new world record

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SLOUGH, UNITED KINGDOM – February 12, 2010: To celebrate the start of the Alfa Romeo centenary year, Allams Alfa Romeo in Epsom, Surrey has attempted to make history by setting a new Guinness World Record T, for the largest ever parade of Alfa Romeo cars

On Sunday 7th February, more than 300 Alfa Romeo owners arrived at the dealership to take part in the event including an Alfa SZ, Alfa Spider 2000 Veloce and the very latest sporty compact Alfa MiTo.

For a new record to stand at least 200 cars were required to take part on the day, but the event proved so popular that 312 cars were registered with one driver, David Boyd, from Bathgate, West Lothian, presented with a special award for driving 862 miles to join in with the record-breaking two-mile drive.

Karen Finn, Customer Care & Marketing Manager at Allams, who organised the event, said: "The sun was shining for a fantastic record day and we'd like to say a big thank you to all those involved in making it so special, especially to the drivers, some of whom came a long way to take part.

"The huge display of these beautiful and sporting cars is the perfect way to celebrate the Alfa Romeo centenary year."

To meet official requirements, the world's largest Alfa Romeo parade needed to be continuously moving from start to finish, there were no more than two cars length between each vehicle at any time and each driver was fully registered before the event. Video cameras were positioned along the route as well as at both the start and finish lines to assist with the verification.

Guinness World Record T officials will verify the outcome of the attempt in the coming weeks.

Source: theautochannel

Most Expensive Diamond in the World - Vivid Pink

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The stone, of a "vivid pink" hue and considered near perfect, but not quite flawless, triggered brisk bidding in Christie's autumn sales of Asian and Chinese art in Hong Kong.

The earlier record was, set 15 years ago at Geneva for a 19.66-carat stone that was sold for $7.4 million. The pink gem's per-carat price of $2.2 million was also the highest cost for any diamond at auction.

The stone, set in a so-called "cushion-cut" ring by famed jewelers Graff Diamonds, was just a quarter the size of the Geneva stone and not quite flawless but the stone's "vivid pink" is considered near perfect.

While the South African-mined diamond isn't quite rated flawless given minor blemishes, Christie's said that these could be removed by minor repolishing.

Christie's has a track-record of putting rare polished stones up for sale in Asia, given its confidence in the depth of the Asian market for the world's top gemstones and artwork.

Last May, before the financial crisis began to hurt the global auction market, Christie's sold a squash-ball-sized, 101.27-carat diamond in Hong Kong for $6.2 million.

Despite this, some major gems have disappointed in Asia, including a 72.22-carat "D" flawless white diamond that failed to hit its reserve price in a Sotheby's Hong Kong sale last April, falling short of its $10-12 million pre-sale estimate.

Sheikh Hassan - Fastest Speed Boat Guinness Record

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Qatar Marine Sports Federation President Sheikh Hassan bin Jabor al-Thani and Abdullah al-Sulaiti made history for Qatar yesterday when they made it to the Guinness World Records by setting a Trans-Gulf speedboat record.

In calm weather conditions, Sheikh Hassan and al-Sulaiti covered a distance of 315km between Abu Dhabi and Doha in a time of 1hr55min14sec in their twin gas-turbine engine Nor-Tech open boat named Qatar Challenger.

Race enthusiasts were able to follow Qatar Challenger’s progress across the Gulf via a vessel tracking system and a Google Earth programme that had been planned on the federation’s official website in conjunction with Alfa Telecom. This gave the live speeds of the boat and the route taken across the Gulf.

This record has been Sheikh Hassan’s dream for some time now. He had attempted it in 2008 but transmission problems forced him to quit the race then. A hectic schedule of H1 Unlimited Hydroplane and UIM F1 racing left QMSF with little time to prepare for the event last year.

Sheikh Hassan did an excellent job in balancing the boat as it was a bit bumpy in the beginning. I’m very pleased that we achieved our target with a better timing.”

Guinness World Records adjudicator Jack Brockbank, who was monitoring the record attempt live on the GPS, handed Sheikh Hassan and al-Sulaiti the certificate of accomplishment of the feat.

On behalf of the Guinness World Records, I congratulate Sheikh Hassan and al-Sulaiti for their achievement. None, till date, had attempted such a feat and so Guinness World Records had set a realistic time of three hours to complete this 300km journey for the record. However, they have finished it well under that time and that is creditable,” said Brockbank.

World's Largest Wedding Cake

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World's Largest Wedding cake is unbelievable. At 15, 032 pounds and 17 feet tall, this thing is three times the size of the cake that currently holds the world record. The cake team baked 700 sheet cakes and put them all together to build the giant cake. They had to use steel discs as cake boards, heavy duty metal pipes as separators, and two fork lifts to put each tier in place as it was finished.

The Executive Pastry Chef, Lynn Mansel, and his (or her, I'm not sure) team of 57 "pastry artisans" just constructed the world's largest wedding cake. They made it for the New England Bridal Showcase held at the Mohegan Sun Resort at the beginning of the month.

The wedding cake can serve up to 59, 000 people. Can you imagine having that many guests at your wedding? I really don't understand why people go all out to have the world's largest whatever, but it's fun to watch. I wonder what they're going to do with all that cake

World's Fastest Typing on a Smartphone Guinness Records - Pedro Matias

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Pedro Matias, of Portugal, achieved the fastest typing on a smartphone Guinness World Records title in front of global viewers, in a time of 1 minute 59.8 seconds.

Guinness World Records judge Danny Girton Jr. was there during the LG Mobile Worldcup World Championship at Gotham Hall, to officiate the time-sensitive Fastest typing on a smartphone Guinness World Records challenge.

26 representatives from 13 countries on 6 continents assembled in Manhattan on 14 January 2010 and the young competitors were gathered to compete for a Guinness World Records record!

Armed with an LG enV Touch handset, each competitor typed a prescribed 264-character message for evaluation by Girton.

According to event sources, LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company is a premier global information and communication entity that creates technologically innovative handsets to enhance customers’ mobile phone experience.