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).

Largest packaged product displayed in Kuwait - Guinness World Record

KUWAIT CITY, A new Guinness World Record for the world’s largest packaged product display was broken on Sunday at TSC Wholesale Center — Shuwaikh. The Sultan Center, Al-Mansouriya Consumer Trading Company and Olayan Kimberly Clark teamed up and Kleenex boxes were stacked by over 45 personnel in a span of 10-12 hours to achieve the 289 meters cubed historic feat in Kuwait.
Speaking on the occasion, which was attended by the companies’ top management, suppliers and TSC customers, Guinness World Record representative, Jack Brockbank said that the record is based on the overall total area and measurements were taken along the way.

“It is not the number of boxes; it is the meters cubed measurement that is judged, which in this case 289 meters cubed. I was present while they were constructing the packaged product and measurements were taken to verify that everything is done according to guidelines,” he said.
Brockbank added that the previous record was held in Abu Dhabi and that they had 269 meters cubed, therefore Kuwait has beaten that record by a whole 20 cubed meters. He awarded The Sultan Center, Al-Mansouriya Consumer Trading Co. and the Kimberly Clark team with Certificate of Guinness recognition.

“It is very impressive; I don’t expect anyone will beat that in the near future although the nature of record breaking is always evolving. This record will be shortlisted for inclusion in the 2011 Guinness World Record Book. I can’t say for sure whether it will be included because we have over 60,000 records in total and there are four to five thousand in each book,” said Brockbank.
General Manager of Al-Mansouriya Consumer Trading Company, a sister company to Jassim Al-Wazzan Group, Kapil Khosla commented that options given to them by Guinness to stack were bottles or boxes.

“We chose to stack boxes. This year is a year of recognition for us and we wanted to raise the bar further so we attempted to achieve this world record. It took us almost twelve hours and there were 45 people working with us. We started at 9 pm and finished at 8 am so it was a very hectic day for us. We didn’t imagine the amount of effort that it would take,” said Khosla thanking all the teams that were involved in executing this monumental display.
TSC’s Chief Commercial Officer, Faris Hamdan, added the TSC values its long lasting partnerships with it suppliers and that this record breaking achievement is the result of the solid teamwork between two companies.

On his part, Ali Abdul Rahman Al-Wazzan said that the company has had a long partnership with Kimberly Clark over the years and it wanted to do something to represent this long history.

Source: arabtimesonline

Most powerful Laptop in the world

Expanding the boundaries of the computer technology department, a group of students and a professor are working together to create the most powerful laptop in the world.

On top of achieving that feat, the group wants to create a Guinness World Record category for the Contra Costa College group to be the first to hold the title.

“I think under any definition it will be the most powerful laptop ever made,” computer science professor Tom Murphy said. “Doing this is the chance of a lifetime.”

The laptop, named “LittleAl,” is scheduled for completion sometime this month, in time for Murphy to present at a conference, he said.

LittleAl will have four high-speed quad-core processors inside an aluminum case, which will be the skin of the laptop.

Murphy said the laptop’s name comes from the chemical element, Aluminum, in which the computer’s case is made.

The case resembles the silver briefcases used by spies in movies.

“I needed something to be very eye-catching in an educational way,” Murphy said.

Where most high-performance laptops have no more than four gigabytes of memory to run multiple applications simultaneously, Murphy anticipates LittleAl to have 128 gigabytes.

Intel, a manufacturer of computer chips, has donated many of the parts to the group, such as processors and blade servers, Murphy said.

“I have basically no budget here at Contra Costa (College), so it’s nice to be getting donations,” he said.

One of the problems the group is facing is trying to make parts work with limited space and power, Murphy said.

While it can be placed on the lap like other conventional laptops, it would be clunky and uncomfortable for the user, he said.

The project gained momentum at the beginning of the spring semester when Murphy began to mention his undertaking during his computer technology classes. The idea of the laptop captured the interest of some of his students who joined the project shortly after.

“I thought this was a great opportunity to learn new things and could open doors at a university,” computer technology major Jesus Garcia said. “Murphy has years of knowledge, and I am trying to take advantage of that.”

Although Murphy is currently awaiting an approval from Guinness World Records for the induction of the category of “most powerful laptop,” some students see the project more as an educational opportunity.

“I just want to be in the project, because it’s something I wouldn’t experience anywhere else,” said Matt Choa, student in charge of the power and electrical aspects of LittleAl.

Murphy said that while education is absolutely important, experience is usually the far more important idea, and that is what they will receive from being a part of the project.

“People will walk away with experience for a resume,” he said. “They can demonstrate they really know what they’re doing and get hired.”

Source: accentadvocate

World’s oldest pig

When Oscar was crowned the Guinness Book of World Records' oldest living pig, he had a party and celebrated with friends.

Wearing a custom-made necklace bearing his name, the 20-year-old potbellied pig made the rounds and grunted hellos at family, neighbors and old babysitters, who shared their memories of the times they'd had together.

Remember when your mom had to train you from jumping on the couch because you'd gotten too big?

"Each person has a different memory of Osc," says owner Stacy Kimbell, who shares her Dallas home with Oscar, her boyfriend Terry Mackin, Mackin's potbellied pig Ziffle, two guinea pigs and a cat.

Yes, Kimbell and Mackin each have their own pigs, and it was a very strange kind of serendipity that it ended up that way. The couple first met at a club, then had a safe first date over lunch, after which they discovered their unlikely common thread.

When the couple moved in together, they expected Oscar and Ziffle to get along and become best friends. But it wasn't to be — 10 years later, the two former single pigs are pretty much still single pigs.

"They don't like each other," Kimbell tells PEOPLEPets.com. "They have two separate houses, they fight over who stands on what rug. We had great hopes for them, but it didn't work out."

130-lb. Oscar is still getting along fine, but showing signs of his old age. He suffers from arthritis and takes chewable pills and turmeric powder to help with his joint pain. His diet has also gotten healthier: he now consumes mostly fruits and vegetables. A typical meal is canned or fresh peaches, pumpkin or pears, along with some olive oil, apples and nuts.

Kimbell used to walk Oscar on a leash, but he moves around much more slowly now, so he sticks to the backyard and inside the house. Sometimes, in the middle of the day, Kimbell will hear him calling for her.

Oscar will let out a long growl that means, "Where are you in the house? I'm looking for you."

Source: today.msnbc

Longest Marriage - Herbert and Zelmyra Fisher

Herbert and Zelmyra Fisher are in the Guinness World Records book.

They have been married for more than 84 years.

Herbert (born June 10, 1905) and Zelmyra (born Dec. 10, 1907) were maried on May 13, 1924.

They watch TV together but she departs when the baseball game comes on. They both agree if they had to do it again, they wouldn't change a thing.

Herbert and Zelmyra have five children, ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Besides family, God and the church have been ever-present in the Fishers’ lives. They have maintained memberships at separate houses of worship during their marriage.

Despite separate church memberships, their hearts stay connected.

Source: postchronicle