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).

Bubble-blowers set Guinness World Record 2010

        Most people simultaneously Blowing Bubbles Photo
People all over the world Thursday tried to break into the Guinness World Records book for the most people simultaneously blowing bubbles at multiple locations.

It will be several weeks before organizers know if they surpassed the 34,529 who set the record across England in 2007.

But the publicity will help raise money for autism.

The idea started in Ventnor, N.J. Isabelle Mosca said blowing bubbles was a way for her 11-year-old autistic son Kyle to share an activity with his classmates.

In New Jersey, people blew bubbles at schools, Atlantic City casinos, shopping malls and gyms. Participation was expected to be strong in Louisiana after a local country singer publicized the event online.

And participants signed up as far away as Australia once the event went viral on Facebook.

Bubble-blowers set Guinness World record 2010 Video

Indian man Prahlad Jani Claims to have lived without Food or Water for 70 Years

                        Prahlad Jani Photo - Lived Without Food or drink

Indian patient Prahlad Jani (Mataji), who claims he has survived without food and water for more than 70 Years.

Indian military scientists are studying an 82-year-old who claims he has not had any food or drink for 70 years.
Prahlad Jani is being held in isolation in a hospital in Ahmedabad, Gurjarat, where he is being closely monitored by India's defence research organization, who believe he may have a genuine quality which could help save lives.

He has now spent six days without food or water under strict observation and doctors say his body has not yet shown any adverse effects from hunger or dehydration.

Mr Jani, who claims to have left home aged seven and lived as a wandering sadhu or holy man in Rajasthan, is regarded as a 'breatharian' who can live on a 'spiritual life-force' alone. He believes he is sustained by a goddess who pours an 'elixir' through a hole in his palate. His claims have been supported by an Indian doctor who specializes in studies of people who claim supernatural abilities, but he has also been dismissed by others as a "village fraud."

India's Defence Research Development Organisation, whose scientists develop drone aircraft, intercontinental ballistic missiles and new types of bombs. They believe Mr Prahlad could teach them to help soldiers survive longer without food, or disaster victims to hang on until help arrives.

"If his claims are verified, it will be a breakthrough in medical science," said Dr G Ilavazhagan, director of the Defence Institute of Physiology & Allied Sciences.

"We will be able to help save human lives during natural disasters, high altitude, sea journeys and other natural and human extremities. We can educate people about the survival techniques in adverse conditions with little food and water or nothing at all."

So far, Mr Prahlad appears to be standing up to scrutiny. He has not eaten or drunk any fluids in six days, and similarly has not passed urine or a stool in that time. He remains fit and healthy and shows no sign of lethargy. Doctors will continue observing him for 15 days in which time they would expect to see some muscle wastage, serious dehydration, weight loss,and fatigue followed by organ failure.

It is common in India for Jains and Hindus to fast, sometimes for up to eight days, without any adverse affects, as part of their religious worship. Most humans cannot survive without food for 50 days. The longest hunger strike recorded is 74 days.

According to Dr Sudhir Shah, who examined him in 2003, he went without food or water for ten days in which urine appeared to be reabsorbed by his body after forming in his bladder. Doubts were expressed about his claim after his weight fell slightly at the end of the trial.

Indian Man Prahlad Jani Lives Without Food and Water from Last 70 years - see Video

Longest tennis match set world record 2010 - Daniel Burns and Carlo Santelli

Daniel Burns and Carlo Santelli will try to set a new world record this weekend for the longest tennis match.

Those words have been ringing through the mind of Carlo Santelli since he read them in elementary school nearly 15 years ago.

For him and lifelong friend Daniel Burns, those sentiments could become a reality this weekend as they attempt to enter the Guinness Book of World Records for playing the longest tennis match.

Both Clifton natives, the duo have been in the planning stages for years and are finally set to take on the challenge.

"We've been discussing and planning doing this for awhile and now the day has finally arrived," said Santelli. "I think we are both pretty nervous but very anxious to get started. It will all be worth it though when we have our names in the book."

Set to begin at midnight tonight and end Sunday night at midnight, Santelli and Burns will attempt to play for 48 hours, smashing the old record of 36 hours, 36 minutes, 36 seconds which was set by Jeroen Wagenaar (Netherlands) and Serge Fernando (Netherlands) at the Tennis Society 'T.C. de Kooistee' in Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands, on September 12, 2009.

On Sunday at 12:37 p.m., they will officially break the record and celebrate with a ceremony which the public is invited to attend before picking up their rackets and getting back to work for another 12 hours.

"The record has been broken numerous times by only a few hours so we figured why not try and smash it," said Burns. "We were actually able to speak to the current holders who are from Holland and got some pretty good advice."

Currently both students and 2006 Clifton High School graduates, Santelli attends Bergen County Community College (soon to be enrolled at Columbia University) and was on the track and soccer teams at CHS.

Burns, a senior at Farleigh Dickinson University, played lacrosse and was a sprinter on the track team.

In preparation for their feat, the pair played for 12 hours straight last month and feel good about the outcome this weekend.

"I think the hardest part will not be the physical aspect of it but the mental," said Santelli. "We originally wanted to go for 60 hours but logistically we couldn't make it happen."

With some help from City Manager Al Greco and Recreation Department Supervisor Debbie Oliver, Santelli and Burns are able stay on the court, located at Sperling Park, 295 Speer Ave., past its closing at dusk.

"The city and everyone involved have been fantastic and really supportive of what we're doing," Santelli said. "There is so much negative news going around these days, especially in Clifton that we thought something good could be accomplished."

Playing for 48 hours might just be the easy part. As with all of its attempts, the Guinness World Records needs detailed evidence to verify the record.

"We have to have two witnesses and timers at all times, video record the entire 48 hours and take plenty of pictures," Burns said. "We get a five minute break every hour we play which we can also accumulate. I think boredom is going to be our biggest challenge."

But who will win? Ask either one and you'll get different answers. "I am definitely going to beat him more times," Burns laughed.

"I think it will be close at the end but I can take him," said Santelli.

If they succeed in their attempt, Burns is hoping it will spur other people to get take on challenges.

Raghav Srivastava set World Record by playing Chess blindfolded- India

Raghav Srivastava set World Record by playing Chess blindfolded- Andhra Pradesh,India.

Twelve-year-old chess prodigy Raghav Srivastava set five new records for the Limca Book of Records on Saturday in Andhra Pradesh's Nizamabad.
Srivastava played five rounds of chess blindfolded from start to finish to create new records. Each round had different difficulty levels.
In the first round, a panel comprising three Grandmasters, Pravin Thipsay, Sriram Jha and S. Vijayalakshmi, a referee, V V R Murthy, and the assistant Editor of Limca Book of Records, Amreen Toor, selected one of 24 short-listed games, which had been played by world champions, such as Viswanathan Anand, Paul Morphy, Garry Kasparov, Anatoly Karpov and Alexander Alekhine.
Srivastava played all the moves of the selected game by memory, from beginning to end.
Round three saw the blindfolded chess whizard, who has an ELO grade of 1622, play the same games in reverse from start to finish, while in round four, Srivastava played against an opponent who called out his moves, verbally. In the final round, Srivastava played out both his and his opponent's moves in reverse.
"I am very happy and thankful to Limca World Records and GMR (Indian infrastructure developer), and all the grandmasters and all the members present here...thank you. My inspiration is (chess-player) Viswanathan Anand and (former President of India) Abdul Kalam. My aim is to become a world champion and scientist," said Srivastava.
Gathered grandmasters were all praise for the 12-year-old's prodigious memory.
"Well, definitely this is a record of a kind. During such a record in such an age, I think he is extremely talented in his memory. All I would like to say, that I would like to see him on chessboard, playing chess for India because that way we can see another Viswanathan Anand in the making because he has an amazing memory," said Vijaya Lakshmi Subbaraman, chess grandmaster.
Records are not new for the sixth-grader as he entered the Guinness Book of World Records in 2005 for spelling correctly 50 words backwards in two minutes and 40 seconds.