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).

Longest Letter to God World Record - Brahmakumaris

Brahmakumaris youth wing organised a function called 'Letter to God' at Gujarat University on Sunday as a part of celebration of their silver jubilee year, Gujarat University's diamond jubilee year and 600 years of establishment of Ahmedabad city.

The citizens of Ahmedabad conveyed their feelings of gratitude and also asked for blessings to remove poverty, terrorism, corruption and other evils from the world by writing a letter to God.

More than 2,800 people wrote the letter, which was 2,841 feet long, in three hours' time.

The spiritual organisation has initiated the process to register the event in the Guinness Book of World Records, Limca Book of Records and Asia Book of Records, forit is the longest letter in the world. Earlier, around 2,000 students of Romania had written a 1358 feet long letter to Santa Claus on November 28, 2009.

Speaker of Gujarat Assembly Ashok Bhatt said that terrorism and other issues have thrown a challenge to spirituality and in such a scenario, the name of God is the only source of peace and prosperity. While Rayogine Ratan Mohinji, co-chief coordinator of the youth wing of Brahmakumaris, said that such events would teach people the art of writing letters to God.

It was quite a different experience, said Jayesh Makwana, a teacher. He participated in the event with his parents. "Words cannot describe my feelings but I could easily find words to express my gratitude towards God for creating a wonderful world," said Makwana.

MCA student Mauli Oza said that instead of demanding anything from herself or for her family, she asked God to create a world free of all evil. "Whatever little I have achieved in my life could not be possible without God's grace, so I thanked him," she said.

Source: dnaindia

Largest Plate of Nachos - Texas Teens Attempt Guinness World Record

Texas Teens Attempt Guinness World Record For "The Largest Plate of Nachos"

On April 7th, 2010, local teens plan to build and eat a 3,500 pound nacho platter,loaded with cheese and jalapenos, in effort to set new world record.

WHO: Hundreds of Dallas area teens will converge at Arora, the Student Ministry of Northstar Church in Frisco, Texas.
WHAT: An attempt to break the standing Guinness World Record for the largest plate of nachos. Students will help build, and once verified for Guinness, eat the 3,500 pound cheesy mountain of nachos. The current record stands at 3,158 pounds.

WHERE: Northstar Church, 7125 Legacy Drive, Frisco, TX 75034

WHEN: Wednesday, April 7th, 2010, 7:30 p.m. Building of nacho plate will begin earlier. Completion, verification of record and eating of the mammoth nacho plate will occur shortly after 7:30 p.m.

WHY: Every Wednesday Arora provides a cost-free, alcohol-free and drug-free event for teens. Arora offers a fun and meaningful way for Dallas youth to grow mentally, physically, socially and spiritually. As for the nachos -- records where made to be broken.

In addition to the record breaking attempt, the United Free Style Stunt Team will be performing a spectacular 30-minute BMX exhibition, complete with 5 foot ramps, and plenty of jaw dropping tricks.

A big "thanks" to the sponsors of this historic event: Snyders of Hanover and Dr. Pepper. Their donations and assistance make this event possible.

Source: planostar

Smith's breaks Rock Band 2 world record

I happen to have become somewhat familiar with the campus at the University of Texas. It's a long and somewhat unbelievable story of how that came to pass, but it involves business, pleasure, and dinner at a restaurant called Vespaio.

I have, therefore, several times enjoyed the rather intimate rooms at the Mansion at Judges Hill, just on the campus outskirts. From my window, I have seen and heard drunken, hairy people, all dressed in brown, offering their most interesting and harmonious proclamations about the state of Texas, the world and their personal future, as they returned to their garrets.

So how can I not be both surprised and proud that a student at UT has just beaten the world Rock Band 2 record? According to The Daily Texan--and no one argues with The Daily Texan unless they wish to be severely horned--a junior in civil engineering named Matt Smith banged his way to history by beating his own drum for more than 7 hours.

During what seems even longer than a Springsteen gig, Smith's challenge was to prove himself superior to the previous record score of 10,687,033, which had been set May 16 by a person from the Bronx.

Perhaps mindful of Texas' need to prove it is bigger than the moon, the stars, and Elvis, Smith kept hammering away until his points total was 14,727,919.

"I had been playing for the past few years, but I bought the Guinness Book of World Records of 2009 around October of last year," Smith told the Daily Texan. "We were looking for records to break, and my friend showed me that one. I thought I could do it, so [October was] when I started working on it."

It's not easy or cheap to break a Guinness World Record. (In fact, it might be easier and cheaper to drink yourself to death with Guinness.) To persuade one of the Guinness World Records adjudicators to be present at your attempt to gain temporary immortality costs $5,000.

However, there is another way--media and expert testimony. So Smith talked David Ramazani into being his expert. Who might he be? Why, none other than the software department manager at Fry's--the place where they're always claiming they're better than BestBuy.

For those who would feel denuded without such information, Smith broke the record after banging his way through his 58th song, the Who's "Pinball Wizard." Smith says he did experience some numbness in his pedal-side foot, but, like all the greats, he played through it.

You're wondering how he managed to stay hydrated, I can tell. It seems he sprinted between songs (and he never knew what the next song would be) to a water fountain.

You may also be wondering whether his parents might think he is several drumsticks short of a KFC variety box. Smith explained to the Texan: "My parents didn't really support playing video games, but they support getting world records. They're kind of in a weird position, I guess."

Parents love a winner. They always have. So kids, if you're still growing up and don't think you'll ever be a Colt McCoy or Tony Romo, take up your sticks and start training now to break Smith's Rock Band 2 record. I have a feeling you'll be such a hero that you'll be able to finally please your old folks and attract your own Jessica Simpson or Carrie Underwood.

Source: news.cnet

Ricky Ponting snares 'run out' world record

Australian skipper Ricky Ponting was run out for a world-record 13th time during the first day of the second Test against New Zealand in Hamilton.
Ponting's 13th run out in 144 Tests beat the earlier record of 12, held jointly by fellow Australians Allan Border and Matthew Hayden.

The 35-year-old was batting on 22, when he pushed a ball to mid-off and set off for a single, but failed to beat a throw to the bowler's end by New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori.

It was the second successive run out for Ponting, both times with opener Simon Katich as his partner, The Sydney Morning Herald reports.

Earlier, Ponting won the toss for the eighth successive time, dating back to the fifth ODI match against the West Indies in Melbourne on February 19.

Australia lead the series 1-0 after securing a 10-wicket win in Wellington.

India Book of Records 2010 Launched - World Records Book

The year was 1954 when Roger Bannister broke the world record and the 100 year old myth that the human being cannot run 1 mile in less that 4 minute. He made a record by running 1 mile in 3 min and 59 sec. Strangely within the end of that year more than 32 people could run 1 mile in less than 4 minutes and within next 2 years more than 300 people could achieve this feat. Physiologist around the world got interested to know the science behind the strange fact that no body could run a mile in less than 4 minutes in last 100 year but the moment one person achieved it, how more than 300 people could duplicate it in less than 2 years.

Then the scientist discovered one of most important principle of human behaviour i.e. if human brain is told about the possiblies and achievement made by others than that reference opens of many mysterious door of possibilities and possibilities of duplicating the feat or achievement become much higher.

There came the need lot of collecting the achievement of human being and making it available to common masses. That was the birth of Record books like The Guinness World Records.

Indian Book of Records is a step forward in that direction for every Indian. It was started during the year 2005 and it is the first book of its kind in both Hindi and English as majority of Indian readers read Hindi.India Book of Records will be available in 12 Indian languages (including Marathi, Bangla, Gujrathi, Tamil, Telugu, Punjabi, Assamesse, Kannada etc) from the next year.

Co Publication of India Book of Records Rinki Tomar said “ In my school day While studying in Meerut Public School I used to see and read in local newspaper about the unusual talents of the people of meerut and surrounding areas. I use to feel Strongly that there should be an appropriate platform for recognizing such talents and give them a direction so that they may bring excellence in their area of interest. Now while launching India Book of Records -2010. I am sure people will definitely use this forum to prove their excellence.

India Book of Records 2010 is divided into 20 sections including the popular section like Human Body, Endurance, Collection, Biggest & Smallest, Creativity, Entertainment, Strange but true and Helping Hands . However this year most number of application came for the section – Memory World where categories like memorizing most number of words and memorizing long digits broke the myths the brain can hold only 25-30 words in one go.
This year we added a chapter called Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna to your dreams, where  it is explained that how nature has created each one of us with a very unique ability and how scientifically it is possible by every individual to achieve something extraordinary in some activity

India Book of Records was started by Biswaroop Roy Chowhdury who himself  holds many national and world records including three most popular Guinness World Records (Strongest memory, Most push-ups in a minute and largest pen (12feet)). India Book of Records is started with the belief that each one of us is born with some very special, unusual and unique talent that can make him stand apart from rest of the world .

Many record holders featured in India Book of Records said that there life changed drastically after getting an entry in India Book of Records. Mr. Deepak Choubey from Guwahati said that he had been a struggling memory trainer for last 10 year and use to earn about 15000 to Rs 20000 a month but after getting an entry in India Book of Records and getting a certificate of  his achievement he became an instant hero of his city as he had sent a copy of his India Book of Records certificate to various local press and than onwards after reading about his achievement in various newspapers more people started contacting him than before to register for his  training classes. It had given  him an edge which college degree could not give.

Another achiever Satender Bhadana form Faridabad said “ I had been collecting unusual coins since my childhood as a hobby but after  my record featured in India Book of Records 2010 my neighbour, my family member and friend starting taking interest in my collection and many people gather to see and know about my collection. It gave me a real sense of achievement and happiness”.

Most part of India is rural and a number of talents are hidden there. To make India Book of Records accessible to the remote areas Diamond Pocket Books will be publishing it in 12 languages from next year and will also bring out an economical version of India Book of Records (less than Rs 100) for a rural readers.

Biswaroop Roy Chowdhury the founder of India Book of Records said “ In 1997 after passing out as a production Engineer from Punjab Engineering College I wanted to pursue my career in the field of mind training but there is no university where I could showcase my talent and get a certificate or degree to prove my excellence in the field of mind training then I came across Limca Book of Records -1997 and a   made a national record of memorizing a shuffled pack of playing cards in 3 minutes and 54 sec. I could attract a local media attention through the achievement and that led to a kick start my unusual career of mind training”. In India and in most of the countries   only a few conventional sports and activities are been recognized by the government bodies and universities etc. This means people with some talent other than recognized field do not have any forum or a platform for recognition  and their motivation to pursue something which is really close to their heart die soon.

For an easy accessibility for such people with unusual talent India Book of Records has created a website http://www.indiabookofrecords.in/  where one can apply giving the details of his achievement and know the procedure to make or break a record. One can also apply with  a request for an adjudicator form India Book of Records to verify the record attempt on the day of Record breaking.

India Book Records organizes a certificate distribution ceremony thrice a year where the record holders are given certificates and trophies for their achievements.

India Book of Records 2010 is now available on stands nationally in English (Rs 195/-) and in Hindi (Rs 125/-)

Source: prlog