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 String Instruments Ensemble set Guinness World Record - String Jam 2010

In a show of organizational prowess and artistic skill, musicians from around the Eastside and Puget Sound joined with the combined orchestras of the Lake Washington School District's forty-three schools tonight for a world record-setting attempt at Juanita High School's giant Fieldhouse.

The event, String Jam 2010, sought to set the record for the Largest String Instruments Ensemble, or, more specifically, the greatest number of people playing the same tune on string instruments at the same time at a single venue.

Sponsored by the City of Redmond and KING FM, the concert consisted of three pieces: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Canon in D, and Smoke on the Water.

The consecutive performances were carefully observed by two independent witnesses - Dr. Gary K. Stimac and Dr. David L. Ege - who will be sending notarized statements to Guinness World Records attesting that all the requirements laid out in advance for the record attempt were successfully met.

The concert really was something. We're talking about some four hundred musicians playing together in the middle of a massive gym, supervised by a group of stewards watching to ensure that participants were actually performing. Most of the performers played violins; the rest played violas, cellos, and double basses.

It was a sight to behold. There were so many it wasn't really possible to fit the whole group into one panoramic shot with the camera, though I tried.

Joining conductor Paula Ferguson on stage for the concert was renowned musician Geoffrey Castle, who wowed the audience with his mastery of the six-string electric violin. Castle later performed several of his own selections while the independent witnesses were checking to see whether participants met all the criteria necessary before submitting evidence to Guinness World Records.

In adherence with the record attempt guidelines, participants were cordoned off on the gym floor by yellow caution tape. Every performer had to sign his or her name in a log book, fill out an index card with contact information, and then exchange that for a green numbered wristband. The logbook and index cards will be submitted to Guinness, along with extensive photographic and videographic proof. Guinness will then determine whether a record truly was set.

Whatever Guinness' determination is, students and community members from across the Lake Washington School District and beyond proved tonight that an appreciation of the fine arts is alive and well here on the Eastside.

Turkish blind pop singer Metin Senturk Breaks Speed Racing Guinness World Record

Turkish blind pop singer Metin Senturk has defied the odds by breaking the world speed record for driving by a visually-impaired person, according to Guinness World Records.

Senturk reached a new record of 181.44 miles per hour, against the wind in his Ferrari F430, with a 600 horsepower engine.

The event took place at the runway of an airport in the eastern Turkish town of Urfa.

During the record attempt, Senturk was given verbal instructions by Volkan Isik, a former rally driver, who followed behind him in another car.

Isik was Senturk's eyes, yelling out directions to Senturk who was wearing an earpiece in his helmet as he drove.

Senturk's wife was present, watching her husband on the sidelines.

Senturk's wife was present, watching her husband on the sidelines.

Turkish blind pop singer Metin Senturk Breaks Speed Racing Video

Largest Robot Dance set world record - Simon Fraser University

BURNABY, B.C., Canada -- 289 robotic dancers from the Simon Fraser University danced the mechanical boogie to celebrate the school's new Mechatronics student union - setting the new world record for the Largest Robot Dance.

The previous Guinness world record for the Largest Robot Dance was set by the U.K.'s University of Kent in 2007, when 276 android wannabes gathered.

    Also the University of Melbourne previously fielded 318 Robot dancers in one place but failed to submit the necessary documentation to Guinness World Records in order to secure the record.

“It was just stellar,” says student organizer Graham Hiscocks who helped organize the Largest Robot Dance to celebrate the creation of a new Mechatronics (robotics) student union, part of SFU’s School of Engineering Science. “I was up on stage looking into a sea of cardboard and tinfoil and smiles.”

   The electrified dance party was held at SFU's Convocation Mall, with enthusiastic participants donning decorated cardboard boxes and other robotic costumes to get into the spirit.

    Put on by the Faculty of Applied Science Student Societies, the event was to help usher in the new Mechatronix Student Union.

    It was a chance to blow off a little steam before the pressure of final exams kicks into high gear. It was also a way for the school's students union to welcome its newest member, the Mechatronix Student Union, from the school of applied science.

   "Those are the ones that typically go on to study robotics, so we wanted to stick to a robot theme but make it accessible to all SFU students," explained Graham Hiscocks of the SFU Students' Society board of directors.

   "I'm glad to see our university's reputation for having fun and hard-working students upheld," said Hiscocks. "Anything that lets us be a bit silly in broad daylight is a record worth breaking.
Largest Robot Dance Video


Tony Dew has produced Big Bertie - World's Biggest Rocking Horse

The Rocking Horse Shop have built an animal more than twice as big as any of the Grand National entrants for an art exhibition.
Craftsman Tony Dew has produced "Big Bertie", which is based on the retired eventing horse 'Bertie', who lives in stables next door as the model.
After deciding to model the work on the 11-year-old animal, in just six weeks he has painstakingly carved the huge plywood structure.
The real Bertie, who stands five-and-a-half feet high, is dwarfed by his lookalike which is more than double his size.
The 62 year-old, who also founded the quaint shop in Fangfoss, near York, said: "I was intrigued and excited by the challenge of the project and quickly got to work on a design.
"have been involved with rocking horses for 35 years now, but this, at 4.9 metres long by 3.65 metres high is the biggest we have undertaken.
"It is considerably larger than life size and is, as far as we know, the largest hand carved rocking horse in the world. I made it with laminated marine plywood with a varnished finish.2
He added: "It really was something to take on but I am extremely pleased with the end result."
The shop were asked by eminent sculptor Marcia Farquhar to produce the stunning artwork for a huge contemporary art exhibition at Tatton Park in Cheshire.
Managing director Jane Cook, 45, added: We were delighted to have the opportunity to make such an unusual rocking horse for Marcia and Tatton Park Biennial 2010. Marcia described the vision she had in mind and we were able to translate this into a design that would make this a reality.

"Bertie is a beautiful horse who is owned by a local girl and resides in stables right next to the shop. She used to do eventing with him but he has retired now. He has proved to be the perfect inspiration.
"We were worried when he saw it he might be spooked by it and he was certainly alarmed - I don't think he could believe what he was seeing. He's quite highly strung."
Big Bertie will be loaded onto a truck for his journey across the M62 to the exhibition.
Mrs Farquhar: "The idea developed after seeing a little black rocking horse under a Christmas tree on a site visit to Tatton Park. While I had my mind set on doing something with the grounds and surrounds, it was the horse in the house which caught my eye.
"I wanted to bring the image, with all its associations, outside, and I wanted to bring it back to its natural scale, its full-grown adult scale. I titled the work after something my grandmother reportedly used to suddenly say whenever she wished to put a stop to unseemly gossip at her table: 'The Horse is a Noble Animal'."

Peel’s Salon - Most People Cutting Hair set Guinness World Record 2010

Saturday at the Mid-America Center, 552 hair stylists cutting 552 heads of hair set the Guinness Book of World Record’s mark for “Most People Cutting Hair.”

The record fell as part of the “World’s Largest Hands-On Workshop,” being put on by Peel’s Salon Service as part of its annual spring trade show, which began Saturday and runs through today.

“We thought we’d try to do something fun and different,” said Linda Melia, vice president of Peels.

The previous record was 250 stylists and 250 heads. Melia said Peel’s started off hoping to just beat the current record, but had such an overwhelming amount of interest, they soon realized they could smash it.

“We had such a good response, we checked with the MAC to see how many people we could accommodate,” Melia said.

The event filled the arena of the convention center, with featured stylist Phillip Wilson cutting a model’s hair on center stage. Wilson is the international creative director of FHI Heat, a hairstyling tools company.

Guinness World Record rules stipulated that the cutting last 15 minutes. When the clock hit zero a roar went up from spectators in the crowd and the 1,104 record-setters.

Heather Herlicka, 36, and Aimee Thomsen, 24, made the trek from their Cedar Rapids- based salon, The Hair Gallery, to cut hair in the event.

“To be part of this is amazing,” Herlicka said. “It brought tears to our eyes.”

Stylist Julie Schultz thought she was going to miss out on getting her name in the record book. The David City, Neb., native was on the waiting list for the event, but when other stylists canceled she got the call from Peel’s.

“I was very excited. We’re a part of history,” Schultz said of herself and her sister Jill Kerkman, whose hair Schultz cut. “There are going to be more Guinness books than normal sold in David City this year.”

“She did an awesome job,” Kerkman said of her haircut. “She’s the only person that touches my hair.”

Stylists from states across the Midwest, including Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota and South Dakota attended the event. Guinness adjudicator Mike Janela was flown in from New York City to verify the record.

“It’s really rewarding to see people achieve their dreams,” Janela said. “They pulled it off.”

Biggest house made of beer coasters in the world set Guinness World Record

A man from Germany has fulfilled his dream of building the biggest house made of beer coasters in the world, securing himself an entry into the Guinness Book of World Records.

Sven Goebel delivered the final proof that no holding agents or glue were used in the construction. With one little pull on a string (and a few taps of his foot), Goebel sent thousands of coasters and hundreds of working hours crashing down.

Goebel has been working towards his record since January, adding up to 1000 coasters per hour to the house, which was partly furnished with armchairs, tables and even a fireplace, all made from coasters.

More than a quarter of a million coasters were to be used for the record and in order to reach his goal, Goebel worked six to eight hours, seven days a week.

The record holder was glad to knock down his own handiwork: "Today we only collapsed it all to finally prove that no glue was used and this is the last step to the record. But I was sure of it before, so I don't have this feeling of 'Wow'. Now I am just relieved it fell like it was supposed to and that I no longer have to be extra careful."

Goebel is no amateur; he has already established two records involving coasters.

Biggest House made of Beer Coasters Video

Youngest person to have built a electric truck set world record - Deitrich Ludwig

MONCLOVA, OH, USA  -- 16 year-old Deitrich Ludwig, or “Deke,” as his friends call him, has built a 2000 Chevrolet S-10 pickup electric truck - setting the new world record for the Youngest person to have built a electric truck.

udwig built a 2000 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck and converting its gasoline-consuming combustion engine to a 100% emission-free electric drive train was a challenge.

    He removed the four-cylinder engine, radiator, exhaust system, and all other components related to the combustion engine, and needed to configure and install the electric replacement components: a DC electric motor, control system, battery charger, and series of batteries.

   Even after a successful first ride in his new electric car, Deke envisioned better performance from his vehicle. He wanted shortened charge times and improved reliability and overall engineering of the design.

   Deke’s passion for the environment and for cutting-edge clean energy technology as well as electric car company Tesla Motors have been a big inspiration to him for this project.

   Deke has teamed up with schools, student groups, non-profits and a Chicago-based organization called Green New Earth, which helps projects such as this——to fund his efforts.

   He hopes one day to be able to afford to upgrade the batteries in his electric truck to the same high-powered lithium ion technology that Tesla uses in their cars.

Largest and heaviest Guru Granth Sahib in the world - Jaswant Singh Khosa

Jaswant Singh Khosa has accomplished a rare feat – he has completed his fourth hand-written copy of the 1,430-page Sikh holy book, which is possibly the largest and heaviest in the world.

His fourth hand-written copy of the Guru Granth Sahib weighs 84kg and is 91.44cm in length and 66.04cm wide, breaking his previous Malaysia Book of Records for his second copy which weighed 45kg and was 76.2cm long and 48.26cm wide in 2004.
“It is a labour of love. The (latest) book is 182.9cm long when it opens up. I wrote for 14 hours a day. It was worth it,” he told The Star.
The 73-year-old took 14 months to complete his fourth hand-written copy which he donated to a Sikh temple in the United States.
A Sikh temple in Amritsar, Punjab had replaced its 200-year-old holy book and is currently using Jaswant’s second hand-written copy, which he had also donated.
The third copy, which is the same size as the second, was given to a Sikh temple in Canada in 2007.
His first hand-written copy, a smaller version, was donated to a Sikh temple in London in 1998.
All four copies were in traditional Gurmukhi calligraphy. Currently, most copies of the holy book are printed.
“I am not getting any money for it nor am I doing it for fame. Someone even offered C$200,000 (RM651,532) for my third copy but I refused,” he said.
Muar-born Jaswant, who wrote the latest copy in Freemont City, California, spent about two-and-a-half hours writing each page without even a toilet break in between.
“When I start writing a page, I shut everything out and write continuously until I am done. I have to write it exactly as it appears in the original copy,” said Jaswant who planned to make a submission to the Guinness Book of World Records.
However, the arduous task of sitting and writing for 14 hours a day has left him with a bent back and feeble legs.
But he has refused to give up and after undergoing treatment here, plans to write his next copy.
“The doctor warned that I could be paralysed but it has been my dream to complete four volumes just as Baba Deep Singh (renowned Sikh scholar and warrior) did more than 300 years ago.
“I will still write even if I end up in a wheelchair,” said Jaswant, who now walks with a limp.
Jaswant, who went for an amrit (baptism) in 1992 before he started writing, remained humble despite his feat. “This is truly God’s blessing and his special gift. It is not me,” said Jaswant.

Largest gathering of people wearing fleece blankets set Guinness Record - Los Angeles

At tonight’s Twins-Angels game in Anaheim, each fan was given a red complimentary Hideki Matsui Blankie, or as many of you call it, a snuggie. The plan was for every fan at the ballpark to wear the fleece goodness for five consecutive minutes thus setting Guinness Book of World Record for the "largest gathering of people wearing fleece blankets."

Well, the record was broken tonight as a near sellout crowd broke the former record of 17,758 set by the Cleveland Cavaliers on March 5, 2010. Announced attendance for the game was 43,510.