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 Largest Greeting Banner - AlpIQ

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CLEUSON DAM, Switzerland -- A giant good luck in winter sports banner, measuring 43×64 metres, with 3,645 good wishes signed, has been put up across the Lac de Creuson dam, at 2,000 metres, by the the electricity company AlpIQ -setting the new world record for the Largest Greeting Banner .

The Largest Greeting Banner was strung across the Lac de Creuson dam, at 2,000 metres, in January, ahead of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

The previous Guinness world record for the Largest Greeting Banner was 11×28, in Stockholm.

Shopping bags that are a copy of the huge banner are sold on www.fanpower.ch, with buyers entered in a contest for day ski passes and a trip to the World Cup ski finals in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Austria.

Source: worldrecordsacademy

Sachin Tendulkar world record - Biggest one-day score

Sachin Tendulkar confirmed his status as one of cricket's all-time great batsmen on Wednesday, adding the highest individual one-day international score to his list of world records.

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The 36-year-old became the first player to score a double-century in the 50-over format as India thrashed South Africa by 153 runs in the second match of the series in Gwalior to take an unassailable 2-0 lead.

Tendulkar surpassed the previous record of 194, which was jointly held by Pakistan's Saeed Anwar and Charles Coventry of Zimbabwe, to take his record total of runs to 17,598 in 442 one-day internationals played.

He passed three figures for the 46th time, and has now scored 17 more one-day centuries than his closest rival Ricky Ponting of Australia.

Tendulkar, one of India's most popular sporting heroes, also holds the records for most runs and most centuries in the five-day Test format.

"I don't know how to react to this," he told reporters after being presented with a silver bat to mark his 20 years in the sport.

"I would like to dedicate this double hundred to all the people of India who stood with me for the last 20 years. I really appreciate their support. This is for all the people in India."

Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni hailed his teammate, with whom he added an unbroken 101 at breakneck pace.

"Even when he's tired and can't play the big shots, he's very clever to use the pace of the bowler," Dhoni said. "It's very difficult for the bowlers, they don't know exactly where to bowl, so I think he batted really well."

Tendulkar made only four in India's victory in the first match on Sunday, but batted throughout the home team's innings of 401-3 as he made exactly 200.

Tendulkar put on 194 for the second wicket with Dinesh Karthik after the early departure of Virender Sehwag for nine with the score on 25.

Tendulkar scorched to his 50 from only 37 deliveries before Karthik became Wayne Parnell's second victim, having made 79 off 85 balls with three sixes.

Yusuf Pathan matched Tendulkar's ferocious scoring rate as he clubbed 36 off 23 deliveries, adding 81 with the man known as "the Little Master."

Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni then joined in with a rapid 68 off only 35 balls, hitting four sixes, while Tendulkar reached 200 with a single off Charl Langeveldt in the final over.

As well as three sixes, he hit 25 boundaries -- the most in any individual one-day innings -- in his 147-ball knock.

South Africa set the record for highest run chase of 438-9 against Australia in 2006, and needed to score the third biggest mark to overhaul India's total.

But the tourists did not get close, being dismissed for 248 with 7.1 overs left in their allocation.

A.B. De Villiers top-scored with an unbeaten 114, his fifth one-day century, but the Proteas' next best was 34 from opener Hashim Amla.

Recalled seam bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth took three wickets for India, while Ravindra Jadeja, Pathan and Ashish Nehra claimed two victims each.

Cheapest Mobile in the world - Vodafone 150

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BARCELONA, Spain -- During the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Vodafone unveiled the Vodafone 150 mobile phone, which has has most of the basic features like voice, SMS and support for mobile payment services and will retail unsubsidized at below $15 - setting the world record for the Cheapest Mobile.

The Vodafone 150 will retail unsubsidised at below $15 USD and the Vodafone 250 will retail unsubsidised at below $20 USD, depending on the local market.

The Vodafone 150 and Vodafone 250 both offer excellent voice and SMS services, as well as support for mobile payment services. The two devices share most specification features, the main differences between them being that the Vodafone 250's screen is both color and slightly larger, and it has an FM radio.

Launching in the first instance in India and six markets in Africa - The Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Mozambique, Qatar, South Africa and Tanzania - it is in emerging markets such as these that the potential of the mobile phone as a powerful social enabler is most apparent.


World's Most expensive medicine - Soliris

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CHESTIRE, CT, USA -- Soliris, a drug made by Alexion Pharmaceuticals, which is given intravenously to treat a rare disorder in which the immune system destroys red blood cells at night, costs $409,500 a year -setting the world record for the Most expensive medicine.

The disorder, paroxysymal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), hits 8,000 Americans. Patients do not have to dig that deep to pay for the drugs. Insurance covers most of the costs - and there is help with high co-payments or for those with no insurance.

Alexion spokesman Irving Adler said the high price of Soliris reflects several factors, "including an $800 million investment to develop the drug," as well as a 15-year investment of time.

In March 2007, Soliris was approved by the FDA for the treatment of the blood disease paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria, or PNH. In June 2007, the European Commission approved the drug for PNH patients in 29 countries.

Last year Soliris sales were $295 million. Since Alexion started selling Soliris two years ago, its stock price is up 130%.

Three other drugs cost more than $350,000 per year.

Shire Pharmaceuticals' ( SHPGY) Elaprase ($375,000 per year) treats an ultra-rare metabolic disorder called Hunter's syndrome.
Just 500 Americans suffer from the disease, which causes infections, breathing problems and brain damage. Last year domestic sales of Elaprase were $353 million.

Naglazyme from BioMarin Pharmaceuticals treats another rare metabolic disorder and costs $365,000 a year, according to investment bank Robert W. Baird.

Viropharma predicts that sales of its Cinryze, a treatment to prevent a dangerous swelling of the face, will increase from $95 million last year to $350 million several years from now. The drug costs an estimated $350,000 a year.

Source: worldrecordsacademy

World's strongest boy set world record

The world's strongest five-year-old is muscling in on a new record after performing a series of astonishing 'air' press-ups.
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Romanian Giuliano Stroe - who has been trained by his gymnast dad Iulian since he could walk - stunned TV viewers in his homeland by almost doubling the current world record of 12.

The body-building youngster pulled off 20 of the special press ups - where the legs never touch the floor - before stopping.

Giuliano became a worldwide sensation after videos of his strongman feats became a You Tube sensation.

Last year, he managed to get into the Guinness Book of Records after performing a jaw-dropping handstand stunt on an Italian TV show.

He performed the fastest ever 10 metre hand walk with a weighted ball between his legs in front of an astonished audience.

Dad Iulian, 33, explained: "He has been going to the gym with me ever since he was born.

"I always took him with me when I went training. But he's still only a child and if he gets tired or bored we go and play."

World's tallest dog

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Were he able to don boxing gloves, bob and weave, his 111kg (17.5st) mass would allow him to fight as a heavyweight. And if he could dribble and shoot, his 2.2 metres (7ft 3in) would make him the envy of the NBA.

But seeing as his paws – not to mention several sporting rules – disqualify him from either pursuit, "Giant George" the Great Dane will instead have to content himself with the title of world's tallest dog.

George, who lives with his owner, David Nasser, in Tucson, Arizona, has clinched the Guinness world record after his stats – 109cm from paw to shoulder; 220cm from head to tail – were confirmed by an official adjudicator following some controversy.

The lofty canine saw off competition from the previous record holder, a four-year-old Great Dane named Titan, thanks to his extra three-quarters of an inch.

The breed appears to have the title sewn up: before Titan took the 2009 crown, the glory belonged to Gibson of Grass Valley, California.

"This is a hotly contested record and after some controversy and conflicting media reports we decided to send our own official adjudicator to put the final stamp on this record holder," said Craig Glenday, the editor-in-chief of Guinness World Records.

"We can indeed say now that George is the top dog."

Those who do not keep a behemoth in a kennel or a leviathan in a fishtank need not be disheartened, however. The company is now searching for other, less obvious record-breakers such as the smallest dog (length), the dog with the longest ears, the oldest dog, the smallest cat and the oldest cat.

"This record has sparked great interest in finding other pet records, so we're asking everyone to check their dog houses, scratch posts and under the bed," said Glenday. "They just might be living with a record-breaking pet!"

Source: guardian

World's Largest Igloo set World Record

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The world's largest igloo is now sitting in Green Bay after more than two months of difficult team work by a group of prospective record-setters.

"I think we were all really relieved," says group leader Paul Steckart. "We broke out some champagne, had a couple drinks and kind of just sat there and stared at it."

The current world record was set in Canada by a group of engineers in 2008. Their igloo came in at 25 ft 9 in across and 13 ft 8 in tall.

The so called Bigloo that Steckart's group has built in Green Bay registers in at approximately 27 feet across and 17 feet tall.

"It's been 9 weeks since we started on it."

Throughout that time they have received all the proper paperwork from Guinness and just need to get all their documented information in order.

The next and final step - they will have the Bigloo officially measured Monday.

"We're going to have it on camera through one of our local TV stations. We'll have a notary and a witness." explains Steckart.

Source: 620wtmj

Shortest man in the world - Nepal

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KATMANDU, Nepal -- A man who is only 22 inches (56 centimeters) tall left his home country of Nepal on Sunday in a quest to be recognized as the world's shortest man. Khagendra Thapa Magar is traveling to Europe to campaign for the Guinness World Record title. He applied to London-based group for a place in the record book in October, soon after turning 18, but said he has not received any response.

Magar's family initially filed a claim when he was 14, but it was rejected because he was not an adult and there was a chance he might grow.

They say doctors in Nepal have not been able to explain why Magar is so small.

"We are going to Italy to try to record his name in the Guinness Book of World Records," his father, Rup Bahadur Thapa Magar, told reporters in Katmandu. They plan to appear on an Italian television show to talk about his bid for the title.

Once in Italy, Magar, his father and a supporter will decide on their next destination.

His supporters saw him off from the Nepalese capital on Sunday, offering flower bouquets and garlands.

The current record is held by He Pingping of China, who is 29 inches (73 centimeters) tall.