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 greatest payload C-5M Super Galaxy set world record - Lockheed Martin

MARIETTA, Ga., USA -- The C-5M Super Galaxy was loaded with pallets totaling 176,450 pounds (representing only 62% of the C-5M's maximum payload capability) on September 13, 2009, when the Dover Air Force Base, Del., aircrew departed on a mission that set the new world record for the Greatest payload.

The previous world record for the  Greatest payload was 161,023 pounds set in 1993.

 This weight exceeds the capability of any other Air Force airlifter, yet represents only 62% of the C-5M’s maximum payload capability.

   The Dover Air Force Base, Del., aircrew departed on a mission that set a total of 41 world records. This was the first of those world records.

   "We are very thankful for the support from the U.S. Air Force and Team Dover for making these records possible," said Lorraine Martin, Lockheed Martin C-5 program vice president. "The world record-breaking capabilities of C-5M are ensuring the warfighters receive the support they need to accomplish their mission."

    The C-5M is a modernized version of the A, B and C models of the C-5 and has redefined strategic airlift with its unique capabilities and increased reliability. It is also the most cost-effective upgrade for the taxpayer. The modernization program literally pays for itself through operational and maintenance savings.

    The C-5M's demonstrated improvements in performance and efficiency validate the tremendous value to the taxpayer in modernizing proven and viable aircraft. The C-5 can carry twice the cargo of other strategic airlift systems and is the only strategic airlifter with the capability to carry 100 percent of certified air-transportable cargo.

     The National Aeronautic Association (NAA), as the official record keeper for U.S. aviation, tracks dozens of world and national record attempts each year and annually selects the most memorable.

    Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 140,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation reported 2009 sales of $45.2 billion.

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Red Cross falls short in world record attempt at UGA

The Northeast Georgia Red Cross didn't set a record Monday, but they called their attempt a success anyway.

Red Cross workers spent weeks planning to break the world record for the most people formed in the shape of a giant blood drop. Yes, this record exists - the Red Cross says it's held by a group of 800 people in Calgary, Canada.

Despite enticing red-wearing University of Georgia students to the Woodruff Practice Field with pizza and door prizes, they fell 700 people short. But 100 people heard the Red Cross' pleas for more blood.

"Hopefully, everyone who was here will take the message home," Red Cross donor recruitment manager Janet Jarrett said.

The Red Cross organized the challenge to the record to publicize the need for blood donors, especially in the months before summer. About 20 percent of blood donors are high school or college students, so donations drop off in the summer, when classes aren't in session, Jarrett said.

"We're often in a very precarious situation in summertime," she said.

The record-setting attempt was inspired by World Donor Day, which usually is June 14, but the Northeast Georgia group moved it up to Monday, before UGA's summer break.

Donations tend to spike after highly publicized natural disasters like the Haiti earthquake, Jarrett said, but car-crash victims and others need blood year-round. In Georgia, the demand is 1,200 units every day, she said.

The Red Cross' next blood drive is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at UGA's Memorial Hall. Donors should eat well, drink plenty of fluids and get a good night's sleep before giving blood.
Source :- onlineathens

Most women astronauts in space set record - Discovery shuttle launch

Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger, Stephanie Wilson and Naoko Yamazaki women astronauts ever in orbit at the same time.

Three women on board will join scientist already on space station during one of orbiter's final missions

The space shuttle Discovery rocketed into orbit today on one of Nasa's final stockpiling missions to the International Space Station.

The launch – the last scheduled one in darkness for Nasa's fading shuttle programme – helped set a record for the most women in space at the same time. Three women were on board Discovery as part of the seven-member crew, and another is already at the space station. The shuttle should arrive at the orbiting outpost on Wednesday.

But problems with Discovery's main antenna, which emerged as soon as the shuttle reached orbit, could affect the radar needed for the rendezvous, Mission Control said today.

A spokesman stressed there were other tools to work around the situation. "We probably won't have answers for you today about what this means," Mission Control told the astronauts.

The six space station residents gathered around the dinner table to watch the launch on a laptop. "We are absolutely delighted to have our friendly comrades joining us here in a couple of days," said Timothy Creamer.

"Stand by for a knock on the door," Mission Control radioed.

Men will still outnumber women by more than two to one on board the shuttle and station, but that won't take away from the remarkable achievement of having four women in space at one time, coming 47 years after the world's first female astronaut, Valentina Tereshkova, rocketed into space.

A former schoolteacher, Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger, is among the female astronauts about to make history, as well as a chemist, Tracy Caldwell Dyson, who once worked as an electrician, and two aerospace engineers, Stephanie Wilson and Japanese astronaut Naoko Yamazaki.

Japan celebrated its own space feat with Discovery's liftoff. Two of its astronauts were circling Earth at the same time, one on the shuttle and the other on the station.

Only three shuttle missions remain after this one. Nasa intends to retire its fleet by the end of September, but is unsure what will follow for human spaceflight. President Barack Obama will visit the area on 15 April, while Discovery is still in orbit, to fill in some of the blanks.

Commander Alan Poindexter and his crew will spend nine days at the station, replenishing supplies. The astronauts will install a fresh ammonia tank for the cooling system – a cumbersome job requiring three spacewalks. They will drop off science experiments as well as an extra sleeping compartment, a darkroom to improve picture-taking from the lab's high-quality window, and other equipment weighing thousands of kilos.

The space station will continue operating until 2020 under the Obama plan. The idea is for commercial rocket companies to eventually provide ferry service for astronauts. Nasa is currently paying for seats on Russian Soyuz rockets. That's how Caldwell Dyson got to the space station yesterday, two days after being launched from Kazakhstan.

Once combined, the shuttle and station crews will number 13: eight Americans, three Russians and two Japanese.

Source:- guardian