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).

World's tallest residential building(tower) - Lodha Developers Mumbai,India

MUMBAI: Real estate firm Lodha Developers will invest Rs 2,000 crore to develop the world’s tallest residential tower in Mumbai to cash in on the continued surge in home prices in India’s commercial capital.

“We will fund the project through internal accruals and pre-launch sales,” MD Abhishek Lodha told a press conference. “We are also looking at some private equity investments for the project.”

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Although he declined to disclose details of the PE investments, sources said Lodha has initiated discussions with leading Singapore funds GIC and Temasek, and a property fund of mortgage giant HDFC to raise over Rs 1,000 crore.

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Lodha Developers will start bookings by the end of this month and expects to complete the project by 2014. “We expect to roll out 300 residential apartments and notch sales of about Rs 5,000 crore from the project,” said Mr Lodha.

Once complete, the 117-storey tower will be close to half-a-km tall, dwarfing the present tallest residential tower, Queensland Number One, in Australia that has a height of 323 meter. Christened as World One, the tower will be higher than some of the iconic global landmarks including Sears Tower in Chicago, Jin Mao Building in Shanghai and The Empire State Building in New Work.

“It is not about the tallest tower, but we are looking at providing our customers a great experience to live in,” said Mr Lodha.

The tower will come up on the 17-acre plot of the defunct Shrinivas Mill in Lower Parel, central Mumbai, which the Lodhas bought nearly five-years ago. It will house three and four BHKs, lavish villas with private pools and some super-luxurious duplex flats.

It will have over 5 acres of landscape area, including an 80,000 square feet sports club at a height of 175 feet above ground. It will also have an observatory at a height of 1,000 ft. Flats will carry a minimum price tag of Rs 7.5 crore.

The company has hired the services of New York-based architects Pei Cobb Freed and Partners, which has completed nearly 200 architectural marvels across the globe, including Louvre Pyramid in Paris, Bank of China Tower in Hong Kong and John Hancock Tower in Boston.

“We can assure you that the building will have all the necessary safety measures in case of an emergency,” Jay Berman, partner at Pei Cobb and Freed told ET.

The company, which deferred its initial share sale last year, will launch an IPO once the market is stable, said Mr Lodha. Lodha can now ask for higher valuations due to its ownership on two iconic buildings, said owner of a real estate company who did not wish to be named.

Last month, the company bagged a 22.5-acre property in Mumbai after bidding Rs 4,050 crore in the country’s biggest land deal.


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Distilleria Bottega set Guinness World Record for biggest grappa bottle - ITALY

ITALY. Italian liquor producer Distilleria Bottega has set a new Guinness World Record for the biggest bottle of grappa ever produced.

The bottle, created by Distilleria Bottega's artisans, is 1.86 metres tall and contains 138 litres of prosecco grappa.
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Guinness World Records Adjudicator Michael Sean Whitty measured the bottle and witnessed it being filled with grappa in the Sant’Artemio Park in Treviso on 6 June, with almost 6,000 people looking on.

The bottle required eight months of preparation, 200 hours of work and the skill of six Venetian glass-blowers. It has a diameter of 25cm, a circumference of 110cm and is 5cm thick.

Distilleria Bottega President Sandro Bottega dedicated the bottle to the Province of Treviso, to promote the culinary culture of the area.

Proceeds from the sale of the tickets to the record-breaking event were donated to the Alberto Rizzotti Association ADVAR, which assists the terminally ill and their families.

About Distilleria Bottega

Based in Bibano, in the Prosecco area, 25 miles north of Venice, Distilleria Bottega has been producing award-winning grappas, wines and liquors since the 1970s. The winemaking and distillation process aims to be eco-friendly. Distilleria Bottega sells its products in 110 countries and produces 6 million bottles per year. Its hand-blown Murano glass bottles are made according to the Venetian glass-blowing tradition. The Alexander grappa line is sold worldwide and has won many design awards.
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Keralite sets Limca Book record for smallest musical instrument - Jayaprakash

Striking a different note in the world of music, a Keralite has entered Limca Book of National Records for developing the smallest musical instrument, through which he could produce scores played on saxophone or the ‘nadaswaram’ (double reed wind instrument).

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The Limca certificate which G Jayaprakash, designer of the instrument, received last week, said "he has developed the smallest musical instrument called 'Sushiri'....and developed the art of playing it and has given public performances."With 4.5 cm length, 1.5 cm width and 1 mm thickness, “Sushiri” resembles the shape of a miniature mouth-organ.

Capable of playing all seven musical notes with it, the gadget produces music similar that of instruments like saxophone, clarinet, shehnai and nadaswaram, Jayaprakash told PTI.
“It is the outcome of my 15-years of rigorous research. Actually I did not mean to develop such a small instrument. My aim was just to mould a different one. But, in course of time,I realized that the clarity of music would increase with the decrease of size and weight,” he said.

Made of sandalwood, “Sushiri” has a number of holes on its surface. It is played by controlling the movement of air through the holes with peculiar movements of fingers and lips.

A thin piece of cloth is used as a cover and a button microphone will be attached to it while playing, Jayaprakash said.

“I usually play “Sushiri” by holding on the clip of microphone. But, the sound is crystal clear even without it. I use the cloth and microphone to protect it from getting damaged as the instrument is too small. The holes on the surface are also specially aligned to produce all types of sound varieities,” he said.

Though Jayaprakash, a Thiruvananthapuram-based pharmaceutical manufacturer, has no formal education in music, he performs hour-long concerts both carnatic and western with “Sushiri”. "I did a ‘Sushiri’ kacheri (concert) at the Surya cultural festival here in 2003.I conducted a concert as part of the Limca selection process also.Though I could play the instrument only half an hour initially, the duration has been extended to one to one-and-half hours eventually" Jayaprakash said.

“Sushiri” has a range of three-and-a half octaves and can be played along with other instruments in joint instrument concerts, but its distinct sound makes it different from others, he said.The 46-year-old old music buff said he drew inspiration for the innovation from the toy instrument made of hair comb and paper with which children used to produce musical notes.

Though he tried to carve the instrument in the shape of hair-comb with open gaps in between, it did not work out.

“When I made a comb-shaped instrument, I did not get much satisfaction. Sound was getting distracted and pitch was also not good. So I drilled holes on the board and that was the discovery of Sushiri,” he said.

Jayaprakash also had to sweat hard in the selection of wood for the instrument. Though he tried teak, rosewood and many other medium, sandalwood only gave the desired perfection and results. The rich powder content in it would make the sound coming out of it clear and audible, he said.

Even though his late night research and musical experiments had troubled his family members, Jayaprakash said their support had helped him to achieve the record.
After presenting “Sushiri” before public, he applied for Limca Records in 2004. But, he got the certificate only last week.

“Now, the instrument has set the national record and my next dream is the Guinness World Records," he said.

The current Guinness record for the smallest musical instrument is a guitar of the size of a blood cell,which can be viewed only through a microscope.“But, I do not think such a minute instrument can produce audible music. So I am planning to appeal to the Guinness authorities to have a re-look and declare Sushiri as the smallest musical device ever made by man,” Jayaprakash said.
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Youngest Girl sets Fastest maths calculation world record - Cherlyn Lee

Cherlyn Lee is only five, but she is a computational whiz.

She correctly answered six out of 10 tasks - each involving the addition of 10 rows of 10-digit numbers - at a mathematical olympiad on May 30. The score is a new Singapore record. The 5min 17sec she took was also the fastest among 345 other contestants, most of whom were older than her.
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By comparison, the world record holder is Mr Alberto Coto of Spain, who in 2008 got 10 out of 10 correct answers in 4min 26sec. He was 38 then.

As an additional sweetener, Cherlyn made it into the Singapore Book of Records as one of its youngest individual record holders. The youngest is a 23-month-old girl who swam 100m unassisted.

Cherlyn's remarkable feat is the first visible result of her parents' grand plan to develop her intelligence.

When she was three, her father, marketing manager Brandon Lee, began buying her kindergarten-level assessment books.

Then, in May last year, Mr Lee, 37, watched a

television show where he was introduced to CMA Mental Arithmetic school, which combines the millennia-old abacus as a counting instrument and the system of 'Image Memory' to allow quick and sharp number calculations.

First opened in December 2005, CMA has expanded from its Yishun headquarters to 17 other centres across the island, with 6,000 children having tried its programme.

Mr Lee decided to enrol Cherlyn in the school instead of music and dance classes.

From then on, either he or his wife, Ms Margaret Tan, 34, would spend two hours a day - weekends and public holidays included - to help Cherlyn with the coursework.

'When kids get attention, their interest grows for these things,' said Mr Lee.

Desire and motivation were certainly needed, as the curriculum, meant for children aged 31/2 to 13, was not easy.

To finish the 23-level course, students had to learn on a physical abacus, move on to an imaginary one, and then progress to using a 'two hand, four finger' method to calculate long arithmetic problems in their heads.

The final stretch was the hardest, involving problems which are read aloud, rather than on paper.

Perhaps as a sign of Cherlyn's impending achievement, she began to finish three to four 60-page practice books every week, when other children managed only 10 to 20 pages.

Furthermore, Cherlyn, who turns six on June 21, has been in the school for only 11 months and is almost done with the course. Others usually take five to seven years, said CMA chief executive Tay Shy Ching.

According to her parents, no one needs to make Cherlyn hit the books. 'Sometimes, I say she should sleep, but she will say: 'I want to do Chinese or English',' said Mr Lee. 'We don't force her.' The reticent child was firm about her favourite thing - 'numbers' - and named 'scientist' as a career aspiration.

The Lees intend to carry on with their daughter's intellectual development, eyeing vocabulary and speed reading as important skills to master.

But when the schooling is done, the real-world lessons come in. 'We will begin to teach her how to become a good person, a moral child,' said Mr Lee.

Their second child, three-year-old Xavier Lee, has yet to follow in his sister's footsteps.

As for Mr Coto's world record, Mr Lee feels it is not out of the question, but it is not a priority. 'Maybe we can try, but we don't set it as a target.'
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Most Lipstick Applications set Guinness Record 2010 - Estee Lauder

Estee Lauder broke the world record for most lipstick applications in one hour at Macy's historic State Street location in downtown Chicago. Record-breaker and Estee Lauder Global Makeup Stylist, Rick DiCecca, applied lipstick on 303 participants to successfully break the previous record of 180 applications.

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Chicagoans lined up at 12:00 pm on the ground floor of Macy's on State Street and puckered up for DiCecca to work his magic. The feat was witnessed by an official Guinness World Records Adjudicator, Danny Girton, who verified that the attempt adhered to the strict guidelines of the record category and presented DiCecca with a certificate documenting his new world record.
                                              Estee Lauder picture                                                                                         "I am ecstatic to now hold the very first Guinness World Records achievement for Estee Lauder," said DiCecca, who travels the world as a brand ambassador and creative consultant. "As a makeup artist, I'm used to working under pressure and this success was definitely a new and different way to challenge my skills."

Guidelines for the record category stipulate that the lipstick must be applied consistently on the lower and upper lip of each model and the color must be within the lip lines. A different lipstick for each model must be used although any variety and color of lipstick is permitted. DiCecca needed both precision and speed to smash the previous record of 180 applications set by a European makeup artist in Madrid, Spain, on March 3rd of this year.

The record attempt kicked off at approximately 12:00 pm for exactly sixty minutes and was followed by the official certificate presentation by the Guinness World Records judge.

Event photos and b-roll available in broadcast quality from Newsinfusion.com

About Estee Lauder Estee Lauder is one of the world's most renowned beauty companies. Our skincare, makeup and fragrance products are innovative, technologically advanced and proven effective. Estee Lauder has earned a worldwide reputation for elegance, luxury and superior quality, and our products are sold in more than 140 countries and territories. For over 60 years, we have stayed true to the unshakeable belief that inspired Mrs. Estee Lauder to found her company in 1946: the belief that every woman can be beautiful. Today, that simple notion has literally changed the face of the beauty business.

About Macy's Macy's, the largest retail brand of Macy's, Inc., delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at more than 800 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam. Offering distinctive assortments including exclusive fashion and home brands, Macy's stores are operated by four regionally based retail divisions - Macy's East, Macy's Florida, Macy's Central, and Macy's West - and an online store at macys.com.
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World’s Largest Violin - German luthiers

This Violins could set the new world records as the World’s Largest Violin ever. it has 4,28 meters tall, 1,45 meters wide and weighing over 100 kilograms. maybe this violin was designed specially for the world’s tallest man and the world’s biggest woman. here’s the story about how this world’s largest violin was made.

Twelve luthiers, from Markneukirchen, eastern Germany, are working around the clock, adding the final details to what could be the world’s largest violin.
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Markneukirchen is already famous for the quality violins made there, but this extraordinary instrument will definitely get its name into the record books. The world’s largest violin will be 4.28 meters tall, 1.45 meters wide, and weigh over 100 kilograms. It’s an exceptional achievement, but there’s just one problem: who’s going to play this thing? Even Sultan Kosen, the world’s tallest man, will have a tough time handling this giant instrument, especially since he’s not a very talented violin player.
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Marvel Super Heroes 4D exhibition at Madame Tussauds in London

Marvel Super Heroes 4D' Opens at Madame Tussauds Museum London

Jenny Orton cleans the 4.5m tall figure of the Incredible Hulk in the Marvel Super Heroes 4D exhibition at Madame Tussauds in London. The figure of Hulk is the world largest waxwork ever produced by Madame Tussuad

Do you ever fantasize about meeting the Incredible Hulk, Wolverine and Spider-Man? Well, you can't. (Also, maybe you shouldn't tell people that.)


But at least you can gawk at their replicas at the London location of Madame Tussauds celebrity wax museum, which has recently opened an entire exhibition dedicated to Marvel legends. "Marvel Super Heroes 4D" lets you feel the waxy grip of a full-length statue of Captain America; stroll through the superhero penthouse; and enter the headquarters of S.H.I.E.L.D., the Hall of Heroes and Tony Stark's workroom.

And if you Marvel fanatics aren't already buying tickets, the final experience is the "Marvel Super Heroes 4D" cinema attraction, where you can watch heroes like Wolverine, Iron Man, Spider-Man and the Hulk duke it out with Dr. Doom in a 360-degree visual experience, screened in Madame Tussauds' famous domed auditorium.
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