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).

Altus Airman, Soldier set a new world wing-suit distance record

ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. (AFNS) -- A Soldier with the Army's Golden Knights parachute demonstration team attempted to set a new world wing-suit distance record April 14, over Altus Air Force Base.

According to Army Staff Sgt. Ben Borger and a C-17 Globemaster III crew, he broke the record by a mile and a half.

The total distance traveled was 11.5 miles beating the old record he set last year of 10 miles over Yuma, Ariz. Members of the Golden Knights are currently awaiting confirmation of the new set record from Guinness Book of World Records officials.

Sergeant Borger met up with a crew from Altus AFB during the filming of "Transformers 2" in late 2007. From there the crews and the Golden Knights planned jumps over both Yuma, Ariz., last year as well as this weeks' jump.

"In February (2009) we started planning for this one so there's a lot of coordination that needs to happen for this and without the Altus AFB crew, especially the crew that flew me today, this wouldn't happen so a great thanks to them," Sergeant Borger said.

This is not a normal mission for the Altus AFB C-17s, said Capt. Bryan Bailey, the C-17 aircraft commander.

"We are actually one of a few C-17 crews that is not in the test and evaluation center to drop from 32,000 feet," he said. "We used the most seasoned, experienced instructor crew we could get. We have the experience so we can teach others."

Due to the new joint precision air drop system launched in March, the pilots were familiar with the procedures needed to perform the mission. Without that system, no one would have been qualified to perform the procedures needed to make the jump a success.

"Basically we used the same procedures," Captain Bailey said. "We get the coordinates needed from computers and that is exactly what we had to do."

"We tried this last year only from 25,000 feet," Sergeant Borger said. "The current world record was set from 33,000 feet and the guy went 10 miles. So last year I jumped 25,000 feet and traveled 10 miles. Hopefully we put a significant dent in that record."

With the assistance of the Altus AFB C-17 flight crew, Sergeant Borger jumped out of the plane at an altitude of 32,000 feet. However, complications in the sky forced Sergeant Borger to land in a farmers' field rather than the base flightline.

"As far as his equipment and the aircraft, everything worked," Captain Bailey said. "The winds and cloud cover complicated the landing; however, the mission was a complete success as far as equipment aircraft and safety."

With no cell phone coverage or an idea where he was, Sergeant Borger gathered all his gear hiked toward a farmer, Dustin Spradlin, he spotted four miles away.

Blues attempt a juggling soccer Guinness World Record

At last year's home opener a crowd of over 350 showed up to juggle at halftime. The current world record is 627 people, set at Stadt Wien in Vienna, Austria, on September 30, 2007.

The record-breaking attempt will benefit Para Los Ni'os, one of L.A.'s most valuable nonprofit family service organizations, and Balls Without Borders, an international organization dedicated to delivering balls to children in need around the world.

The Pali Blues are the back-to-back national champions of the USL's W-League, where top college and international players compete before turning pro.

Kick-off is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 22, and tickets will be $15 at the gate. Call 310-264-4649 for ticket information or visit the Web site at www.bluessoccerclub.com.

Stratosphere Las Vegas Hotel & Casino - SkyJump breaks Guinness World Record

Stratosphere Las Vegas Hotel & Casino takes thrill seekers to new heights with a SkyJump that breaks Guinness World Record. Photo Credit: Stratospher Las Vegas

April 20, 2010, (Splash News) - Stratosphere Las Vegas Hotel & Casino takes thrill seekers to new heights with a SkyJump that breaks Guinness World Record

Las Vegas Mayor Oscar B. Goodman today launched the world's tallest SkyJump located 855 feet above the Vegas Strip at the Stratosphere Hotel & Casino.

Also present at the event was Guinness World Records, which declared SkyJump Las Vegas as the highest commercial decelerator descent, breaking the previous record set by SkyJump at Macau Tower Convention and Entertainment Centre with a height of 764.4 feet.

Located atop of the Stratosphere Hotel & Casino, SkyJump Las Vegas can best be described as a controlled free fall. Riders are suited-up in Stratosphere's custom jump suits and connected to a patented high-speed descender machine.

Similar to skydiving or base jumping, SkyJumpers literally leap off the platform to descend 829 feet to the landing pad below.

"Ideally situated high above the show-stopping Vegas Strip, SkyJump is a must-do for anyone looking to experience the ultimate adrenaline rush," said Frank Riolo, CEO of American Casino & Entertainment Properties.

"Between screams of excitement and the rush of wind in their hair, riders will experience an unmatched view of the city day or night and a thrill that will last a lifetime."

"The new SkyJump attraction takes us to a world-class level for thrill rides," said Mayor Oscar B. Goodman. "I look forward to this new attraction at Stratosphere adding to the amazing experiences that you can find only in Las Vegas."

SkyJump Las Vegas costs $99.99 per person and riders must be 14 years old to jump. For more information, please visit SkyJumpLasVegas.com.

Longest journey on a 50 cc scooter set Guinness record - Zephyrhills man

Charlie Salvatore begins his ride Tuesday in Zephyrhills as he attempts to break a Guiness world record and raise money and awareness for the American Liver Foundation.

ZEPHYRHILLS - Charles Salvatore hugged his family and said goodbye.

As he motored out of Zephyrhills on a new Keeway Matrix scooter, Salvatore was followed by about 20 bikers and at least one Zephyrhills Police car – all there to help him start his journey safely.
Salvatore, 24, hopes the scooter's 50 cc engine helps get him to New Orleans today. If he can travel the distance of just more than 600 miles in less than 24 hours, he could break a Guinness World Record.

The trip will not end in New Orleans.

From there, he plans to go to Houston – then, north to South Dakota, and through Montana and Canada to Alaska. It's a more than 5,600-mile trip. If he makes it, that could be another Guinness record for the longest journey on a 50 cc scooter.

But Salvatore isn't making the ride just to try and establish records.

Off the Alaska coast near Sterling, he plans to scatter the ashes of his mother's fiancé, Richard Cooper, who died at 50 last year of liver failure. Along the way, he hopes to raise awareness, and money, for the American Liver Foundation, which faces a shrinking budget.

At 300 pounds or so, Salvatore outweighs his scooter by about 100 pounds. He said he has gotten the Keeway up to about 55 mph, but it averages about 45 mph.
He plans to take major highways.

"I'm a little worried" about the trip, Salvatore said Tuesday morning. "I have a GPS hook-up and a basket we've rigged onto the back (of the scooter) and an outlet on here to charge anything."

The adventure is expected to last at least 25 days. Salvatore's journey is sponsored by Zephyrhills Water, Affordable Motor Sports and New Walk Church, all in Zephyrhills.

Mike Semmig, owner of Affordable Motor Sports, said Salvatore, who also rides a 1988 Harley-Davidson Sportster, is a faithful customer.

"We're going to basically be a liaison for technical support and parts," Semmig said. "Basically, anything he needs."

While the scooter will not be able to maintain 55 mph – let alone 70 mph, the speed limit for long stretches through Florida – Semmig said Salvatore's scooter "is the one you'd want to (make the trip) on."

"Usually, people just get these for riding around town or the neighborhood, or to take the back roads down to Tampa," he said. "But he has it good and broken in now."

Besides the GPS system, Salvatore has had a video camera mounted on the scooter so he can document the ride for Guinness.

Salvatore has been planning the trip for months. He said he has researched the weather and can only hope that it stays warm. He has enough money for a few overnight hotel stays and said he will camp when he has to.

Along his route, he hopes to generate media interest so people might be inspired to donate money for the Liver Foundation when he stops.

Several of the bikers who saw Salvatore out of town Tuesday are members of Southern Cruisers Riding Club.

Herbert Bell of Land O' lakes said he recently saw an episode of "Orange County Choppers," where a group of riders drove across the country on scooters.

Bell thinks Salvatore's chances of completing the journey are "pretty good."
Michael Leduc of Canada, a part-time Dade City resident, is a motorcycle rider, but used to drive a 50 cc scooter, as well.

"To try and go to Alaska is mind-boggling," Leduc said. "I wouldn't try it on a 50 cc, believe me. If he's hearty, yes, he can make it. I hope he has his trip planned out. On a major highway like I-75, you can get kind of lost in traffic."

World's largest poker run set Guinness World Record 2010

President of the Red Knights Motorcycle Club, Chapter 10 Matt Nichols, left, and Sherri Lang founder of the Fallen Firefighter Survivors Foundation with the Guinness World Records certificate for a record poker run. Thursday, April 08, 2010.

Lang's son, Benjamin Matthew Lang, was a three-year member of Polk County Fire Rescue when, at age 22, he was killed while working an accident on Dundee Road in Winter Haven on Aug. 23, 2004.

During her long and painful journey after the accident, Sherri Lang was faced with the difficult transition to life without her son. The Winter Haven resident said there were many unexpected expenses, adding she shudders to think what would have happened had it not been for the support and resources she had.

In her son's memory, Lang created the Fallen Firefighter Survivors Foundation. Its mission is to offer immediate financial assistance to the surviving family of any firefighter killed in the line of duty across the United States.

"As a parent, you just can't accept it, and I was looking to make something positive out of something that was so tragic, and to support the survivors because I am one of them," she said.

To achieve the foundation's mission, its seven-member board stays motivated by organizing fundraising events. The primary fundraiser, what the board hopes will be the world's largest motorcycle poker run, will take place May 1.

"We were looking for a way to gain more participants and more chapters and to host events in their locations," said Matt Nichols, president of the Polk County Red Knights, a motorcycle organization comprised of firefighters.

Greatest Tractor Parade set world record - Canadian Cancer Society

Bill Richardson, organizer of the Greatest Tractor Parade - Farmer's Driving Out Cancer," is pictured on his 1944 Cockshutt 60 tractor to promote the event. He is joined by Bill Hannan, who painted the tractor to represent the various cancer colours.

However, the Dresden branch of the Canadian Cancer Society will try to transform this routine occurrence into somewhat of a spectacle on July 24.

The group, which held its 20th annual Dresden Cancer Fun Auction on Saturday, took the opportunity to announce plans to try to set a Guinness World record for holding the largest parade of tractors ever seen.

Ken Richards, an auction committee member, said he got the idea after a similar parade was held in conjunction with a plowing match held near Kingston. That event set the benchmark of 601 tractors participating.

The goal is to have area farmers collected pledges to participate in what is being billed as "The Greatest Tractor Parade: Farmer's Driving Out Cancer!"

The auction committee unveiled their mascot tractor, painted in the cancer colours — yellow, pink and blue.

Richards said yellow represents all cancers, pink if for breast cancer and blue is for prostrate cancer.

Organizing the fundraiser is personal for the Dresden-area farmer who said, "I had a prostrate cancer operation myself three years ago."

He added as a farmer, he likes to organize events to get farmers involved in the community.

The interest is already building, he said, noting one person indicated they want to enter nine tractors in the parade.

Richards said there will take some organizing to qualify for the world record, noting the event will need to be videotaped and photograph to provide verification to the people at Guinness World Records.

Assassin's Creed II Game enters Guinness Record 2010

We’ve often thought that Guiness World Records could be a bit dumb. There’s a probably a world record for eating the most cup-cakes in under 30 seconds while underwater with a pineapple down your trunks. They’re silly.

And that kind of applies to Assassin’s Creed II’s “coveted” award of… “video game featured on the most magazine covers”. We’re not making this shit up. Assassin’s Creed II featured on more covers than any other game between April 2009 and April 2010. An accolade which is probably causing someone to head-hunt Ubisoft’s PR department.

Apparently, Assassin’s Creed II featured on 127 covers throughout 32 different countries. We suppose that is a pretty big deal. But this is still a pretty dumb world record.

Right, we’re off to try and break that underwater cup-cake eating content. Bought the pineapple earlier. Don’t let us forget it.

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