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 text message on a touch-screen mobile phone set Guinness World Record

It was humbling to be in the presence of greatness.

But there I was Friday, sitting across a conference-room table from Franklin Page, the world's fastest text messager.

Two months ago Page, 23, was just another intern stocking the soda fridge and helping manage user forums at Swype, a Seattle startup developing phone text-input technology.

Then Samsung discovered Page's gift, flew him to New York and made him a star.

Starting Monday, Page is featured in a national ad campaign showing his skills on a Samsung Omnia II, a handset using Swype's text-entry system.

The ad was filmed earlier this month in New York, where Page set the Guinness World Record for the fastest text message on a touch-screen mobile phone.

It took Page 35.54 seconds to type the 160-character phrase Guinness uses for text-messaging records:

"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."

Page, of course, credits Swype's technology for the win, saying it enabled him to beat the previous record of 40.91 seconds.

"I don't want to be too humble about it, I'm certainly proud, but the idea is, it doesn't take a lot to get to this speed," he said.

Guinness' annual book of records goes to press in a few months, and Page is wondering if he'll make it in.

"We'll see if my record holds out until then," he said. "This commercial's going to air, and there are going to be 12-year-old kids beating me. There are going to be 80-year-old women beating me. I think part of the fun for Samsung is, they're posing it as a challenge."

Swype's system speeds text input because users lift their fingers less. It claims users can enter text at more than 40 words a minute.

On phones with the software installed, users can glide their fingers from letter to letter, instead of tapping the screen, and software figures out which word is being entered by analyzing the pattern drawn by the finger. Words are compared with those in a built-in dictionary, which automatically corrects most spelling errors and suggests changes if big errors are detected.

Swype co-founder Cliff Kushler coinvented the T9 text-input software that's been installed on more than 4 billion phones, and co-founder Randy Marsden's on-screen keyboard software shipped with more than 500 million copies of Microsoft Windows.

The 25-person company, with offices in Fremont, unveiled the system in 2008, and Samsung began using it on Omnia II late last year. It's also on T-Mobile's myTouch 3G and Motorola's Cliq XT.

Page's glory began two months ago when Samsung e-mailed to suggest the record attempt, a publicity stunt it has used in the past. Swype asked Page and intern Trey Keel to try the phrase, and Page beat the previous record on his third attempt.

Page has texted since getting his first cellphone in ninth grade. He stays limber by sending 1,000 or so messages a month. But the fleet fingers may have come from playing guitar for years. After high school on Mercer Island, he went to University of Southern California to study classical guitar and ended up graduating in December with a degree in creative writing.


Source: seattletimes

Warrior Pose yoga set Guinness book of world record

Over 200 yoga fans gathered on the beach early Saturday (20 March) morning, dressed in white and ready for a shot at the record books for a simultaneous yoga pose.

The group all formed the warrior pose, creating an impressive line down the beach.

The record attempt was photographed from an aerial helicopter, but even more important to those who participated was their commitment to Honouring Women Month.

A package containing photos and video proof of the record attempt will now be submitted to the Guinness Book of World Records.

Source: cayman27

world's Largest banana collection set Guinness World Record - Ken Bannister's Banana Museum

Over the past 38 years, Mr. Bannister has collected more than 17,000 banana-themed artifacts. He is the founder of the International Banana Club and Museum in Hesperia, Calif., in the High Desert northeast of Los Angeles.

On Jan. 8, he received a letter from the Hesperia Recreation & Parks District informing him the banana collection must go, because the district wants to bring in new blood to the city-owned space. It will be replaced by artifacts collected by the late John Swisher, a local historian. Mr. Bannister has until the end of the month to pack up his bananas.
The collection includes a banana golf putter, banana beverages, and a gold-sequined "Michael Jackson banana." Mr. Bannister organizes the goods into "hard" (brass, lead, wood, plastic banana wares) and "soft" (stuffed bananas, banana beach mats, banana tents). He estimates the effort has cost him over $150,000 over the years.

There are other fruit and vegetable museums. The Carrot Museum in England boasts more than 1,000 items. The National Apple Museum of Biglerville, Pa., has a related Apple Core Band. And the Vidalia Onion Museum in Georgia will open a new 1,500 square-foot space in April. Still, the banana museum holds the Guinness Book of World Records title for the "world's largest collection devoted to any one fruit."

It all began in 1972, when Mr. Bannister worked as the president of a photo-equipment manufacturing company. As a joke, a secretary handed him 10,000 Chiquita banana stickers to distribute at a manufacturers conference. She received them from her husband, a stevedore, and they were an instant hit at the conference.

Friends started sending in banana merchandise, which quickly crammed Mr. Bannister's office. Soon thereafter, he opened his museum in Altadena, Calif., where it stayed until it moved 80 miles to its current Hesperia location in 2005. Most of the items are sent in from fans who hear about the collection.

Mr. Bannister says he had visions of grandeur when he launched his banana empire. He issued shares of the Banana Club to friends and family, dabbled in selling merchandise and made numerous television appearances. The profits never came, but Mr. Bannister says the obsession was rooted in fun more than anything else.

Curating banana paraphernalia hasn't always been easy.

Twenty years ago, Mr. Bannister received a call at his photo studio: A Los Angeles County fire truck crashed into the front of the Banana Club Museum. A fireman had forgotten to set the brakes and left the engine running. Several hundred photographs were lost and the facade was boarded up for 11 months.

About 10 years ago, a three-pound can of banana-flavored tobacco from South America combusted after being in its pressurized can for a decade. No one was injured, and nearby objects were unscathed.

Keeping a "family friendly" collection has also proven tricky. If someone sends in anything "lewd, crude or lascivious," Mr. Bannister not only returns the item, but also mails a "de-merit" to its sender.

Mr. Bannister, who has designated himself the "Top Banana," has sent out 35,000 Banana Club memberships to people in 17 different countries. He claims his own yellow-colored Banana Club card has gotten him out of six speeding tickets.

Source: online.wsj

Latest HOT new weapon — a grenade made using bhut jolokia the world's hottest chilli

India has unveiled the latest hot new weapon -- a grenade made using the world's hottest chili, reported The Sun on Friday.
At more than a thousand times stronger than the average cooking spice the bhut jolokia chili is set to cause a potent explosion on more than just the taste buds.
Military experts in India have developed the new crowd control grenade packed with ground seeds from the chili -- which is officially recognized as the hottest on the planet by Guinness World Records.
When deployed the grenade showers the targets with a dust so spicy that in trials subjects were blinded for hours and left with breathing problems.

The hotness of the bhut jolokia, which is native to Assam, in north-east India, is measured in Scoville heat units and comes in at a massive 1,001,304 -- that is nearly twice as hot as Mexico's red savina that used to hold the record at 577,000.

The average jalapeno measures at about 10,000.
Researchers in India have also come up with some other ingenious uses for the chili. The scientist said: "There are other applications as well, what we call women power. A specially made chili powder could act as a tool for women to keep away anti-socials and work in this regard is also on."
The department have come up with another plan to rub the chili powder on the fences around army barracks. And Mr Srivastava said: "The chili paste could also act as a major repellent against wild elephants.

World’s bitterest pint of bitter set World Record by Peter Fowler

A Brewer has succeeded in his attempt to create the world’s bitterest pint of bitter.
International laboratory reports commissioned by Peter Fowler, 58, show his eight per cent beer The Hop is more bitter than any known beer anywhere on the planet.

Yesterday, he was toasting his success at his local, the Royal Oak in Wantage, where the beer has gone on sale, as he awaits confirmation from Guinness World Records.
Mr Fowler, of Pitstop Brewery in Grove, took on the challenge after a beer tasting with friend Nick Gould, 52.The pair had been supping a particularly bitter beer when Mr Gould challenged the brewer to make something hoppier.

Mr Fowler approached Guinness World records and they set him certain criteria to meet, which he now thinks he has.
Two independent laboratories in Sunderland and Kalamazoo, Michigan, have confirmed The Hop is more bitter than any other beer on sale that has been tested.

To claim the world record, Mr Fowler used powerful hop varieties Simcoe, Centennial and Chinnok, and added hop extract Isolone to preserve the extreme bitterness.
American laboratory Kalsec Inc rated its bitterness at 323 International Bittering Units (IBUs); the highest previously recorded is around 200, for an American beer Devil Dance Triple IPA.
Mr Fowler, who has been brewing since 1975 and opened Pitstop two years ago, said: “It is always nice to beat the Americans and put a British flag on the bitterest pint.

“The US is producing some excellent and different beers. Most British brewers, with some exceptions, stick with the same old stuff – 4.1 per cent or thereabouts with a bit of hops.“I don’t want to be like that. I want to be able to make any beer as a challenge.”
He added: “Anyone with the right technology and the will to do it can beat this.“I have no doubt that once this is ratified, some US brewer will try to beat me, but I’m already ready with my riposte.”
But he admitted: “To be honest, I can only drink it in halves. To finish an evening it is fine, but the taste lasts with me for four hours at a time.”

More than 52K passengers are set to sail on nine cruise ships world record

More than 52,000 passengers are set to sail on nine cruise ships Saturday, breaking a world record.

Travelers from around the globe arrived at the port to set sail and help break a world record. Beverly Zehren, one of the passengers, said she and her husband had been going on cruises for the past five years. "We're going on a cruise, because we're down in Florida for one month," she explained. "We just cruise up and down your coastlines and then we park the car for a while and hop a cruise boat."

Cruise lines seemed to be thriving compared to other modes of travel, despite the sour economy. Ellen Kennedy, a spokesperson for Port Everglades, offered a possible explanation. "Because it's a great value. It's all inclusive," she said. "You get your meals paid for and your entertainment. You stay in one room, and you get to see a lot of destinations."

Zehren's husband, Gary Zehren, agreed. "People are looking for something that will make them feel good, and a cruise is very economical," he added.

Kennedy placed the potential world record in perspective. "If you took all the ships that are here, if you put them bow to stern, we'd have 27 football fields. And the number of passengers, 52,000 people, we'd be able to fill the Bank Atlantic Center for a Panthers game three times," she stated.

Port Everglades recently completed a $3 million renovation project, which also created 1,400 jobs for local residents.

The last world record was set on Jan. 3, 2009. Nearly 50,000 passengers sailed in and out of the port on 11 cruise ships that day.