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 Rubber Chicken Toss set Guinness World Records 2010

Festival Attendees Successfully Attempt to Set the Guinness World Records® Record for “Largest Rubber Chicken Toss”

Indian Orchard, MA (PRWEB) April 27, 2010 -- Sunday was a historic day for rubber chickens as 265 people in Boston, MA gathered to attempt to set a new Guinness World Records® record for the “Largest Rubber Chicken Toss.”

The record-setting attempt took place on Sunday, April 25 during the Finish Line Festival following the annual 28th Run of the Charles Canoe and Kayak Race, which is put on by the Charles River Watershed Association (CRWA). With a $1 donation to the CRWA, participants received an official rubber chicken for the toss, courtesy of The Haywire Group, the award-winning toy company behind the Flickin’ Chicken™ game.

Rubber chickens in hand, participants formed a large circle around a giant target and, after a ten second countdown, let their chickens fly through the air in unison. Children taking part in the toss particularly enjoyed the unique opportunity. One young chicken flicker, Erica Magnuson, said: “When I’m older, I can tell my grandchildren that I was in the world record book!”

“We’re thrilled with how the day turned out and thank all the fun-loving participants who came out for the rubber chicken toss,” said David Blanchard, Director of Sales & Marketing of The Haywire Group. “The Run of the Charles is an exciting race, and we appreciate everyone’s support in our record attempt.”

“This year’s Run of the Charles had a great turnout of racers and spectators,” said Bob Zimmerman, Executive Director of Charles River Watershed Association. “We were happy to have this fun addition to our Finish Line Festival and are glad our race gets to be part of history!”

The “Largest Rubber Chicken Toss” will go down in the history books once official approval is given by Guinness World Records®; however, all of the guidelines and goals for the record attempt were successfully met.

About The Haywire Group, Inc.
Founded in 2005, The Haywire Group™ has released many well-loved, award-winning games for children and families. The family owned company has gained recognition for their unique packaging and family friendly game play. Their first board game, Dicecapades!™, made an immediate splash in the industry. This flagship game has since inspired a product line of six additional games including Dicecapades! Kids Version™, Word Pirates™, Number Ninjas™, Action Princesses™, and the upcoming 2010 games, Outnumbered™ and Rock Stars™. In 2009, Haywire also acquired the license for SPAM® and introduced a dice game, card game and four puzzles to the product line, all housed in the iconic SPAM tin. The company’s other new products include Flickin’ Chicken™, which challenges players to hit a target with rubber chickens in nine rounds of chicken-throwing insanity, and the Guinness World Records® game and puzzles based on the iconic Guinness World Records® Books. For more information about The Haywire Group or where to purchase their games, please visit www.haywiregroup.com.
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London Marathon runners dressed as cartoon characters set world record 2010

World records fell thick and fast at the London Marathon as runners dressed as cartoon characters, super heroes and leprechauns crossed the finish line.

The first home was David Ross, 42, from Sutton, dressed as Fred Flintstone and brandishing an inflatable club.

His time of three hours, seven minutes and 34 seconds earned him the title of fastest cartoon character.
The City sales account manager, who was running his 175th marathon, said: "I got a bit tired saying 'Yabba Dabba Doo'.

"But it's a very proud moment. It's been a good day."

Meanwhile, Princess Beatrice became the first member of the royal family to run the marathon. The Princess, 21, crossed the finish line in five hours, 15 minutes and 57 seconds as part of a 34-man "human caterpillar" which set the Guinness World Record for the most number of runners tied together.

Police officer Jill Christie, 27, from Brentford, north-west London, was dressed as Superwoman and was raising money for Crimestoppers.

She became the fastest female dressed as a super hero, finishing in three hours, eight minutes and 55 seconds.
London Marathon runners world record 2010 video
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Smallest and Lightest Microscope in the world - Lucas

A miniature lensless microscope, the world's smallest and lightest - weighing only 46 grams - was created by an engineer for telemedicine applications.

The microscope builds on imaging technology known as LUCAS (Lensless Ultra-wide-field Cell monitoring Array platform based on Shadow imaging), which was developed by Aydogan Ozcan, assistant professor of electrical engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Instead of using a lens to magnify objects, LUCAS generates holographic images of microparticles or cells by employing a light-emitting diode to illuminate the objects and a digital sensor array to capture their images.

The technology can be used to image blood samples or other fluids, even in Third World countries.

"This is a very capable and yet cost-effective microscope, shrunk into a very small package," Ozcan said. "Our goal with this project was to develop a device that can be used to improve health outcomes in resource-limited settings," he added.

The lensless microscope, in addition to being far more compact and lightweight than conventional microscopes, also obviates the need for trained technicians to analyse the images produced. Images are analysed by computer so that results are available instantaneously.

Weighing 46 grams, approximately as much as a large egg, the microscope is a self-contained imaging device.

The only external attachments necessary are a USB connection to a smart-phone, PDA or computer, which supplies the microscope with power and allows images to be uploaded for conversion into results and then sent to a hospital.

Samples are loaded using a small chip that can be filled with saliva or a blood smear for health monitoring.

With blood smears, the lensless microscope is capable of accurately identifying cells and particles, including red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets, a UCLA release said.

The technology has the potential to help monitor diseases like malaria, AIDS and tuberculosis in areas where there are great distances between people in need of health care and the facilities capable of providing it, Ozcan said.

It can even be used to test water quality in the field following a disaster like a hurricane or earthquake.

The findings were published online in Lab on a Chip.
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