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).

The youngest person to ever sailed around the world - Jessica Watson

What were you doing when you were 16 years old? I was working at Wendy’s, talking to my girlfriends about boys, and experimenting with blue eyeshadow for the first time.

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Guess what this teenager just did? Jessica Watson, a 16 year old from Australia, sailed around the world, by herself, in her pink sailboat. Ten days ago she set a record for being the youngest person to ever sail non-stop and unassisted around the world.

She began her journey in October of 2009, and according to Amusing Planet, “Over a period of 210 days she covered 23,000 nautical miles, faced 40-foot waves and 7 knockdowns.” Jessica told the LA Times that she wanted to challenge herself and inspire people. Well, you’ve inspired me! I love her pink boat. She blogged throughout her journey, which you can read about here. You can also find her on Twitter at @watsonjessica.

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Kids jump-ropers set Guinness World Record 2010 - California

California  Kids jump-ropers set Guinness World Record 2010.
All those kids who skipped rope around California in February are learning this week that they accomplished their goal: They set the world record for "Most People Skipping Rope" at the same time in different places.

Guinness World Records officials in London notified chief organizer Drisha Leggitt of the certification Wednesday.

"We're pretty thrilled - we hope this record stands for a while," said Leggitt, executive director of the California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, which sponsored the jump-athon Feb. 1 with Jamba Juice Co.

Organizers came up with the attempt at the record to show that "you don't have to be an elite athlete or have a lot of money to be healthy and fit," Leggitt said. "All you need is a good pair of shoes and a jump rope."

Participants included children from dozens of schools, but there were plenty of grown-ups, too.

After receiving Leggitt's 22 binders of evidence, the Guinness officials certified that 70,880 participants at 294 locations had jumped rope for 10 minutes at the same time. That beat the previous record of 43,772 jumpers, set in Britain in June 2009.

X-51A scramjet - Fastest and Longest hypersonic flight

The X-51A Waverider blasted itself into the longest hypersonic flight in history yesterday, streaking across the sky at Mach 5 for just over 200 seconds. That's 10 times longer than the previous record, set in 2004 by NASA's X-43. While the X-51A has already flown a couple of times while remaining attached to its mother ship, this was the first time the unmanned plane flew independently.

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Hypersonic flight, defined as faster than Mach 5 (around 3,800 mph), is not easy. Conventional turbine jet engines can't handle such tremendous speeds. To complete its hypersonic flight, the 14-foot-long Waverider launched from the wing of a B-52 over the Pacific Ocean, and with the help of a solid rocket booster, screamed up to Mach 4.8 before that booster was jettisoned.

That's when its SJY61 scramjet engine took over, using its supersonic combustion to create a shockwave upon which the jet rides (that's why it's called the Waverider). After its record-breaking 200-second flight was complete, it splashed into the Pacific Ocean, not to be recovered. There are three more of these X-51A missiles, set to take their test flights later this year.

It was a big day for aviation technology. Says Air Force X-51A program manager Charlie Brink, "We equate this leap in engine technology as equivalent to the post-World War II jump from propeller-driven aircraft to jet engines." Could it be long before we can travel from New York to L.A. in the time it takes to deliver a pizza?

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Corsair Dominator GTX4 DDR3 RAM set a new world record for memory frequency

Corsair challenges the world as they have already set up a new record with Dominator GTX4 DDR3 RAM Kits for Intel Core i7 processors and know they also have proved it for AMD processors too.

The company claims that they have broken down the world kit using a RAM kit on AMD systems. Corsair mounted the RAM kit to a PC running the all new AMD Phenom II X6 Black Edition processing unit with a corsair Hydro Series H50 CPU cooler and an Asus Crosshair IV formula motherboard and congeal a record for absolute frequency for multiple channel memory.

The frequency which stood up the world record was surprisingly 2287.6MHz. Thanks for the brand new series of Phenom II X6 CPUs declare oneself a quantum jump in overclockability for the AMD platforms.

World’s longest electric car drive set world record 2010 - Mira EV

London, May 26 – An electric car in Japan has set a new world record by running for more than 27 hours and covering over 1,000 km without needing to be recharged.

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The car named Mira EV travelled at speeds of around 40 kph and ran for 27.5 hours covering a distance of 1,003 km without being recharged on a racing course in Shimotsuma in Ibaraki Prefecture, reports telegraph.co.uk.

The car is fitted with a special lithium ion battery created by the Japanese company Sanyo.

The test run was organised by Japan Electric Vehicle Club and 17 people took turns at the wheel of the electric car.

The club now plans to request the Guinness World Records to officially recognise it as the world’s longest electric car drive.

Mira EV’s drive of over 1,000 km effortlessly beat the previous world record of single charge driving 555.6 km, which was achieved last November by the same club.

The achievement has been termed timely, as Japan and other nations are bracing themselves for an electric car boom, with manufacturers racing to produce competitive versions of environmentally-friendly vehicles.

Most Wearing T-shirts set Guinness World Record 2010 - Croat Kruno Budiselic

Croat Kruno Budiselic has won the world record for the number of T-shirts worn at the same time.

Budiselic managed to put on 245 T-shirts and and by so doing secured himself as the new record holder on Saturday in Zagreb.

He dethroned a Swedish Guinness record holder who previously held the record for wearing 238 T-shirts.

In total Budiselic put on around 68 kilos with T-shirts ranging in size  from M to XL in less then two hours.

At the end of the competition the Croat told Novi list daily he felt a crisis coming somewhere around the 120th T-shirt, and now feels a slight pain in his neck.

This is the 8th Guinness record for Budiselic. Previously he won two records for opening beer bottles at speed, two for moonwalking backwards, another two for pushing a car for 24 hours, one for the most number of push-ups in one minute and one for making the most pancakes.

World rarest and smallest Waterlily world record 2010 - Nymphaea Thermarum

The world rarest and smallest waterlily "nymphaea thermarum" is seen at Kew Gardens in London, Wednesday, May, 19, 2010. It's a big victory for a little lily, according to horticulturists at the Royal Botanic Garden, in Kew, who announce that they have germinated seeds held in their seed bank, to save the the rare African waterlilly from extinction. The lily was found in just one location in Rwanda, and then disappeared completely about two years ago, so Kew scientists were able to germinated seeds at Kew in conjunction with German scientists, and there are now more than 30 baby waterlilies.

This ‘thermal’ waterlily, which grew around freshwater hot springs, was discovered in 1987 by German botanist Professor Eberhard Fischer of Koblenz-Landau University. It is known from just one location in Mashyuza, in southwest Rwanda. However, it disappeared from there about two years ago due to over-exploitation of the hot spring that fed this fragile habitat. Water was prevented from reaching the surface, resulting in the desiccation of the few square metres where this species grew, and no plant is known to have survived in the wild.

Before becoming extinct in the wild, Nymphaea thermarum occurred in Mashyuza, southwest Rwanda (Africa). At present all the extant plants are in cultivation at Kew and in Germany.

A tiny waterlily, forming rosettes 10-20 cm wide and comprising bright green lily pads (laminas) with short petioles. The lily pads can be as little as 1 cm in diameter. The central growing tip sinks in the wet mud, preventing the developing pads from drying out before unfurling.

The flowers are white with yellow stamens, and can be self-pollinating. Blooms open early in the morning and close in early afternoon. The flowers are held vertically, a few centimetres above the plant, but once they have finished their flowering cycle the petiole bends so that the fruit is in contact with the damp mud. Once it is mature, the fruit dissolves releasing the seeds. Reproduction is by seed only.

Kew’s top propagation ‘code-breaker’, horticulturist Carlos Magdalena, has cracked the enigma of growing a rare species of African waterlily – believed to be the smallest waterlily in the world with pads as little as 1 cm in diameter.

Nymphaea thermarum, was discovered in 1987 by German botanist Professor Eberhard Fischer. It was restricted to just one known location in Mashyuza, Rwanda. However, it disappeared from this location about two years ago due to over-exploitation of the hot spring that fed this fragile habitat, and no plant is known to have survived in the wild.

Soon after its discovery, Professor Fischer realised that the species was in jeopardy and he transported a few plants to Bonn Botanic Gardens. At Bonn, horticulturists were very successful at growing these valuable specimens, and they lasted for more than a decade. However, the species proved extremely difficult to propagate.

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World's Largest Inflatable Craft set World Record 2010 - Bullet Airship

More than 70 years after the Hindenburg disaster ended the golden airship era, giant blimps will take to the skies again with the launch of the world's largest inflatable craft.

The pioneering Bullet 580 is a 235ftlong and 65ft in diameter ship that can lift payloads of 2,000lbs up to 20,000ft in the air.

It was inflated this week inside the Garret Coliseum in Alabama - one of the few facilities large enough to host the ship. The process took the developers at E-Green Technologies just over six hours.

The £5.5million craft can be flown remotely or with a crew. The company plan to build a fleet of hire vehicles that they will rent out for between £200,000 and £550,000 a month.

Chief Executive of E-Green Technologies, Mike Lawson, said: 'It's slow enough to be used for sightseeing, large enough to carry heavy cargo and enough volume of lifting capability to be flied 20,000ft unmanned. So you have a gift of all different technologies.'

Lift is provided by a system of seven bags filled with helium, while the inner hull is full of ambient air. Hydrogen was used in the 1920s and 1930s because helium was considered too expensive at the time.

The payloads are carried inside the outer envelope of the balloon, which is only one sixteenth of an inch thick yet 10 times stronger than steel. It is made from a type of Kevlar, which is the tough material used to make bulletproof vests.

Mr Lawson, said:'If you hit a hard landing, the airship is just going to kind of bounce.'

Although the airship only has a top speed of 80MPH it can take-off and land vertically. The craft is also able to hover over an area for up to a week at a time - something neither airplanes or satellites cannot manage.

The craft could therefore keep a close watch on oil spills like the one in the Gulf of Mexico or monitor pirates off the coast of Somalia.

It could also serve as a near space satellite for broadcast communications, missile defense warnings, weather monitoring and geophysical surveys.

In fact its first mission planned for later this year, will be a joint project of Nasa and Old Dominion University, which will measure moisture content in soil.

Mr Lawson said he was confident that airships had a future in the 21st century, despite their bad press in the past.

His business acquired '21st Century Airships' in November 2009, which was the world's leading airship research and development company.

The merged firm has already built and flown 14 prototypes, but the Bullet is their first commercial craft.

'Airships have undergone surprisingly little evolution throughout their more than 150-year history, and this is what makes our E-Green proprietary designs so desirable to government and commercial customers,' he said.

'Our airships are radically different designs that move beyond the performance limitations of traditional blimps or zepplins by combing advanced technology with simple construction and the ability to fuel with algae, protecting our environment.'

Algae is the latest biofuel exciting scientists. It draws carbon dioxide from the atmosphere when it grows and when the derived fuel is burned this same CO2 is released, making the fuel theoretically zero-carbon. Algae farms can also be created using brackish and waste water.

The Bullet also has a Water Condensate Recovery System, which reduces the need for helium replenishment.

The Bullet's first test flights are planned for this summer and the ship will be piloted by Captain Allan Judd who has been at the helm of smaller airships since 1986.

World's Largest Inflatable Craft set World Record 2010 - Bullet Airship Video