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).

Worlds Largest Sounding Trumpet set Guinness world Record 2010 - Hyundai SA

Hyundai South Africa has unveiled the world's largest Vuvuzela ahead of the 2010 World Cup. This monumental masterpiece, has been installed on the Cape Town unfinished highway, has been created as part of Hyundai's national "Gees" campaign and is aimed at encouraging South African's to come together and "bring the Gees" in celebration of the world's greatest sporting event to hit our shores, the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Construction is underway for what is set to break the Guinness World Record for being the largest sounding trumpet in the world. This gigantic structure is a whopping 35 meters in length and 5.5 meters in diameter. Current record is documented at 32 meters. "The construction started close to three months ago," says CEO of Hyundai South Africa, Alan Ross. "The structure had to be built a section at a time and each will have to be transported separately to the site for the final installation which took two days to finish."

The highway, which is en-route to the Green Point Stadium, has become a symbolic landmark in the City of Cape Town. It is perfectly positioned with some of the city's major attractions; the V&A Waterfront and the Cape Town International Convention Centre. "It is the ideal platform to use to contribute to the excitement around this historic event - we welcome the world to our country in a true South African way," adds Alan. "This project is truly about bringing people from all walks of life, together to celebrate the game of soccer. There is certainly no better way to do this other than using an icon that is a true and unique representation of the game in our country".

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World's biggest piece of chalk set world record by Bishop Canevin Students

World's largest piece of chalk sits in Joseph Romano's classroom at Bishop Canevin High School, crumbling ever so slightly on one side.

Mr. Romano likes to write with big pieces of chalk, such as sidewalk chalk, much to the enjoyment of the 11th-grade students in his AP U.S. history class.

One of them, Nick Sylvester of Kennedy, decided to joke with Mr. Romano about making him an even bigger piece of chalk for extra credit, and the project to create the world's largest piece of chalk was born.

Typical blackboard chalk is manufactured from gypsum, which is a kind of calcium sulfate. Sidewalk chalk is also manufactured from gypsum, but it can be made from plaster of Paris and water, the method Mr. Sylvester chose.

Mr. Sylvester wanted to make the chalk in a 32-gallon trash can, and so he purchased enough plaster of Paris to fill the can more than halfway up. He bought 125 pounds of plaster from Home Depot for around $60.

Working with classmates Matt Durbin of Robinson and Terry Dougherty of Crafton, he mixed the plaster with 14 gallons of water in the trash can.

It took them about 15 minutes to adequately stir the mixture using a golf club and a metal rake, and it took three days before the mixture set.

The chalk is white, weighs about 270 pounds, and looks much like a normal piece of chalk except for its unusually large size and the patterning caused by grooves in the trash can.

"[The chalk] writes and everything," Mr. Sylvester said. "But it's 270 pounds, so it's pretty hard to write with."

To overcome that problem. Mr. Romano has been breaking off bits from its side, which has diminished the chalk's size a bit.

The boys said the chalk also lost some of its weight when it was removed from the garbage can. They cut the chalk from the garbage can, and as they were doing so powder came out and some chalk residue remained in the can.

Even so, they think they have created the world's biggest piece of chalk, and Mr. Sylvester recently submitted an application to Guinness World Records. Since there currently is no record for the world's largest piece of chalk, Mr. Sylvester completed an application for a new Guinness World Records category.

He said he doesn't yet know what he'll have to do to prove he has the world's biggest piece of chalk. According to the Guinness World Records website, it usually takes four to six weeks for the organization to respond to a record-breaking application.

To compensate for their time and effort, Mr. Romano will give the boys 15 to 20 extra credit points. Meanwhile, the chalk has found a permanent home in his classroom.

"I'll probably chip away at it," Mr. Romano said.
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Thulani Ngcobo - Most Matches Attended at a FIFA World Cup set Guinness World Record

While South African citizens are still getting ready for the upcoming World cup, which starts in a month from now, a local, Thulani Ngcobo can’t believe his luck, as he is the winner of a fan competition which was held by MTN8, and that granted the winner 38 tickets for the same number of world cup fixtures.

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Thanks to these tickets, the lucky south African winner will have the chance to compete for the records of “most games watched at a Soccer World Cup”, when he gets to travel more than 17,000 kilometers in order to watch more than 3000 minutes of outstanding football in a whole month. The current record is set at 20 games, and Ngcobo is planning to assists to all 38 matches in order to come up with the record.

This of course is not going to come as an easy task for him, as in order to do so, he will have to be traveling from one place to another in a constant basis, for example, if there is a fixture at Cape Town at 1:30 pm, he will have to leave immediately after the match in order to assist to the next one at Soccer City at 8:30 pm.

Ngcobo, who is a resident of the township of Shoshanguve in Gauteng, is certainly satisfied with the prize, and is very thankful to MTN for allowing him to improve his lifestyle during the period on which the World Cup is going to be held at his country. He will fist go and watch the home team playing Mexico at the opening fixture.

The tickets will allow him to watch outstanding games such as Brazil playing against Ivory Coast, and the games for the 3rd and 4th positions at the playoffs.

The nineteenth edition of the FIFA World Cup will take place from June 11 to July 11, and it is the culmination of an elimination process that began in August 2007 and which involved a total of 204 FIFA national teams.

South Africa was chosen as the host of the cup after winning the bidding that also included Egypt, Libya-Tunisia (co-hosting) and Morocco. The South Africans obtained 14 votes, while the Moroccans obtained the remaining 10.

The Cup will be played in 10 (including Soccer City, Cape Town Stadium, and Moses Mabhida Stadium) venues across 9 cities, and it will count with 32 teams out of six confederations.
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Chris Beavon - Australian Football Trickster set World Record 2010

An Australian professional football trickster set a world record for most "around the worlds" in a minute on Thursday in a fundraising event aiming to tap into the World Cup fever sweeping the nation.

Chris Beavon, 19, performed the trick 21 times in 45 seconds before his legs gave out at the Westmead Medical Research Foundation's Football Freestyling contest in Westmead, west of Sydney.

The move involves tossing the ball from between instep and shin and making a full revolution around it with the foot before catching it again and repeating, and Beavon was the first person to attempt a world record with it.

He was disappointed with the result, which he said was hampered by a false start that tired his legs ahead of the record bid.

"My legs just died because it's such a strenuous trick," said Beavon, who has been freestyling for four years, two of them on the professional circuit.

"It's a little bit disappointing because I could have done a lot better. It's still a record, but not quite so impressive," he told AFP.

More than 100 children gathered to watch the bid and take part in a football tricks class with Beavon, who does stunts for commercials, corporate events and pre-match entertainment in Australia.

"With the World Cup coming up it's a big time for football," Beavon said.

His mother suffers from peripheral neuropathy, a painful foot and leg condition which makes it difficult to walk, and Beavon said her illness had driven him to take part.

"When I started doing freestyle football I wanted to do some events to help her out a bit because it's been quite tough on her and our family," he said.
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Worlds Largest Ballet Class Guinness world Record - Hannover Dancers

More than 1,050 dance enthusiasts gathered in central Hannover on Sunday to break the record for world’s largest ballet class, complete with live musical accompaniment.

People with or without ballet experience were invited to join the crowd at Opernplatz, where young and old lined up to beat the previous Guinness World Record from August 2008, when 989 people took a course in Cape Town, South Africa.

The group of 1,055 practised ballet for 30 minutes while an ensemble from the Hannover Staatsoper played along, a spokesperson said. But instead of the barre, or handrail typically used in ballet studios, the students performed their exercises with metal city event barriers.

The achievement, which kicked off the eighth annual week-long northern German dance event, called the Norddeutsches Tanztreffen, must still be approved by the Guinness World Records office.

The Staatsoper plans to host 17 performances from dance ensembles out of Braunschweig, Bremen, Bremerhaven, Greifswald, Kiel and Osnabrück over seven days. Dance events for children and the public are also on the schedule.
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Fifa World Cup Final Viewers Prediction - Fifa World Cup South Africa 2010

The World Cup final on 11 July will vie with the 2002 World Cup final for the record of being the second most-watched live televised event in human history – behind the 2008 Olympic Games opening ceremony – according to Kevin Alavy, a leading authority on global TV viewing patterns in sport.

The tournament as a whole is expected to achieve record global viewership for one sporting event, rising by five per cent on 2006. “This reflects the unstoppable rise in the popularity of football,” Alavy says.

Alavy is a director of international analysts, Initiative Futures Sport + Entertainment, a firm that collates reliable data from organisations such as Nielsen and BARB for 55 major TV markets accounting for more than 90 per cent of TV households.

Initiative consider “in home” viewing only, and measure “average” audience, which is those who watch a programme in its entirety, and “reach”, which is those who watch at least a part.

The Beijing Olympics opening ceremony was the most-watched event in human history, with an average TV audience of 593m and a reach of 984m. With “out of home” viewing, it became the first “genuine 1bn” spectator event.

The previous most-watched event was the 2002 World Cup final between Germany and Brazil in Yokohama, Japan, which drew an average audience of 348m people. (Reach wasn’t measured at that time). The last World Cup final, between Italy and France in Germany in 2006, attracted a global average of 322m viewers, and a reach of 638m.

Alavy recently revised this 2006 figure slightly upwards (the reach was previously 609m) owing to new technologies allowing more accurate retrospective numbers. And yet he still expects the 2010 event to be up five per cent up on the last World Cup.
The event is attracting more women than ever before, a 41 per cent audience share in 2006 that Initiative think will be 42 per cent this year.

The World Cup’s audience is also getting richer, posher, or both. As recently as 2002, “upmarket viewers” (or ABC1s as they’re known in Britain) were one per cent less likely to watch the World Cup than non-upmarket viewers.

By 2006, upmarket viewers were six per cent more likely to tune in, and Initiative think this will rise again. “We think it’s part of the gentrification of the game,” Alavy tells sportingintelligence. “It’s also getting more expensive in general to follow, so the audience for football is changing slightly for that reason.”

Alavy forecasts that 2010 World Cup matches will see average audiences of around 125m people per match; or in terms that will shock most American TV viewers, 64 Super Bowl-size TV audiences inside a single month.
“No other media property delivers the same spikes in audience delivery, day-after-day, sustained over a month as the Fifa World Cup,” says Alavy. “In that sense, the World Cup can be described as the largest shared experience in the world – with all the communications implications and benefits that brings.”

As for the final, Alavy thinks the average audience will probably be between 330m and 350m people, perhaps higher. “But there can be a significantly different figure, depending who is in that final, of course,” he says.

The biggest numbers of all would be delivered, he says, if Brazil met England, a match-up only feasible if one or other fails to top their group and yet both go undefeated thereafter until the final.



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World’s Largest Palm Leaf Basket at Heritage Village AL-AHSA set Guinness world record

A group of 58 women at the Heritage Village here are attempting to enter the Guinness Book of World Records by constructing the largest basket in the world made from palm leaves. The head of the project who is a board member of the Al-Ahsa Women’s Society, Nawal Bint Abdulwahhab Al-Afaliq, said that work on the project has started under the sponsorship of the Mayor’s Office and the Ministry of Agriculture. She added that the aim is to break the world record which is held by a Romanian basket that measured 19.8 meters in width, 9.45 meters in length and 9.8 meters in height.

The project, patronized by Princess Jawahar Bint Naif and Princess Adela Bint Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz, aims to put Al-Ahsa on the world map and draw attention to and help preserve the traditional vocation of palm leaf handicrafts, Al-Afaliq explained. It also aims to open marketing channels for craftswomen and encourage businessmen to make use of traditional handicrafts in their business.

“For example, we aspire to strike agreements with date factories and gift shops to make palm leaf boxes,” she said.

Al-Afaliq added that the women working on what they hope will be the world’s largest basket will work daily for a month and a half and will eventually use 20 tons of palm leaves which are being provided by the Ministry of Agriculture.
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Phil Laak - World Longest Poker Game set World Record 2010

Poker star Phil Laak halted the longest poker game in history at 115 hours early Monday, nearly two days longer than the current mark recognized as the official world record.

"Wow, 115 hours, I should have my head examined," said Laak, as the number appeared on the running clock on a laptop screen next to his seat at the Bellagio Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas. "I am definitely sick."

The 37-year-old pro began playing at 12:00 pm local time last Wednesday at the famous resort and quit at 7:00 am on Monday saying he still felt fine but didn't want to "do any more damage to my body than necessary."

He was permitted a five-minute break for every hour he played and could bank those for longer breaks. While he vowed he did not consume any caffeine or stimulants, he did manage at least one 30-minute nap.

Paperwork and video evidence to document Laak's feat is expected to be submitted this month to Guinness World Records, but it was witnessed live via a webcam by more than 130,000 people each day from more than 90 nations.

The previous official record, 72 hours and 2 minutes, was held by Larry Olmsted set at the Foxwood casino in 2004, but in poker circles the unofficial record -- not sanctioned by Guinness but still part of lore -- is Londoner Paul Zimbler's 78 hour, 45 minute stint last September.

Laak is the boyfriend of Academy Award nominee Jennifer Tilly, an actress who in recent years has also become a poker professional.

Laak promised to donate half his 6,766 dollars in winnings to Camp Sunshine, a Maine camp for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. In addition, visitors to his blog, Twitter site and the webcam feed were encouraged to donate to the cause via text message.
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Most People Crocheting set Guinness World Record by Baseball Fans

Most People Crocheting Simultaneously Guinness World Record set by Baseball Fans at the Citi Field stadium.

More than 400 baseball fans set a new Guinness World Record last Saturday for most people crocheting in the same place for 15 minutes at the Citi Field stadium.

"Ladies, gentlemen, boys, girls, get your hooks ready!" cheered "Inside Edition" host and crafter Deborah Norville, who has her own line of yarn.

She added: "Three, two, one, let's crochet!"

Fans crocheted away before the Amazin's took on the Marlins as folks from Guinness observed.

Most crafters - 427 in all - worked on a project in Mets-appropriate orange or blue yarn, and soon crocheted their way into the Guinness World Records.

"We've been Mets fans for a very long time," the New York Daily News quoted Norville, who came to the event with her hubby and kids, as saying.

Crochet diva Lily Chin, who co-chairs the National NeedleArts Association, which organized the event, said: "I thought this was a great team effort because baseball is a team sport. I thought it was brilliant."
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Indians Anamika Veeramani wons National Spelling Bee 2010 in Washington

Is it because of Indian colonial history with Britain or is it something at the level of genetic programming? Whatever the explanation, there is no denying that Indians have a penchant for the English language, a trans-generational, linguistic love affair that gets transmitted even to far-flung diaspora.

This week, the Scripps National Spelling Bee in the United States was — for the third consecutive year and for the eighth time in the last 11 years — won by an Indian-American, Anamika Veeramani of North Royalton, Ohio.
Anamika won after nine nerve-wracking rounds, culminating in her correctly spelling ‘stromuhr,' a device used to measure blood flow velocity. She fought her way through earlier rounds successfully spelling words like ‘foggara,' ‘osteomyelitis,' ‘mirin,' ‘nahcolite,' ‘epiphysis,' and, in the penultimate round, ‘juvia,' a term for a Brazilian nut.

Anamika, an eighth grade student at the Incarnate Word Academy in Parma Heights, was competing in her second consecutive Spelling Bee, after tying at fifth place last year. This year's competition began on Wednesday with 273 competitors who qualified through locally sponsored bees in their home communities.
Rich Boehne, President and CEO E.W. Scripps Company, said, “Congratulations to Anamika, who triumphed over some of the most challenging words in the English language to emerge as the 2010 national champion.”
And Anamika was not the only Indian-American in the limelight this year. In joint second place was Shantanu Srivatsa of West Fargo, North Dakota, who fought valiantly before misspelling ‘ochidore,' a shore crab, as ‘ocodor.'

Their dominant performance follows a string of Spelling Bee victories by children of Indian-American origin, including Nupur Lala in 1999, George Abraham Thampy in 2000, Pratyush Buddiga in 2002, Sai Gunturi in 2003, Anurag Kashyap in 2005, Sameer Mishra in 2008 and Kavya Shivashankar in 2009. Kavya's eight-year old sister Vanya also showed tremendous promise in this year's competition, and made it as far as the pre-semifinal round.
For her win, Anamika will receive $30,000, according to a press statement by the competition sponsors; she will also get an engraved cup, a $5,000 scholarship from Sigma Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation, a $2,500 U.S. Savings Bond and a reference library from Merriam-Webster, and $2,700 in reference words and the Britannica Test Prep Precocious Package from Encyclopædia Britannica. Reports quoted Anamika as saying, “It was too surreal…

It was an amazing experience. I usually have a poker face, so that's what that was.”
Reflecting on the mystery of the enduring Indian passion for all things English, Anamika's father told AP, “This has been her dream for a very, very long time. It's been a family dream, too. I think it has to do with an emphasis on education.”
And that might well be the answer — that Indians are simply people who believe that hard work, a rigorous education and familial support are the keys to their dreams. It would certainly appear that Anamika would agree — she hopes to attend Harvard University and become a cardiovascular surgeon.


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World’s Biggest Gold Coin in Vienna 2010

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World’s Biggest Gold Coin in Vienna set Auction World Record 2010.
The world’s largest gold coin, a Maple Leaf worth C$4.06 million ($3.9 million) at current prices, will be auctioned in Vienna on June 25.

The coin, made of pure gold, weighs 100 kilograms (3,527 ounces) and is 53 centimeters (21 inches) in diameter, the Dorotheum auction house said on its website. It has a face value of C$1 million. Starting bids will be based on daily bullion prices, the site shows.

Gold climbed to a record $1,252.11 an ounce on June 8 in London and has gained 11 percent this year on investor demand for a haven from Europe’s sovereign-debt crisis. Purchases of coins are tightening supplies and boosting the premiums added to the price of bullion, according to dealers including Dublin- based GoldCore Ltd.
The coin is being sold on behalf of the liquidators of Austrian investment and venture-capital firm AvW Invest AG, Dorotheum spokeswoman Ingeborg Fiegl said today by e-mail. She was unable to identify the liquidators.

The coin, listed in the current edition of Guinness World Records, was previously on loan to the collection of Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum, according to the Dorotheum. One side shows three maple leaves, Canada’s national symbol, and the other bears the image of Queen Elizabeth II, the auction house said.
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World's Biggest IPO - Agricultural Bank of China

The Agriculture Bank of China on Wednesday earned regulatory approval for what might prove to be the world’s largest initial public offering. The world record is held by another Chinese bank, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, which garnered $21.6 billion in an IPO in 2006.

ABC faces two challenges in its efforts to raise a large quantum of funds: a depressed market and low ratings by Fitch, which has allotted the lender its second lowest rating of “E”. But bank officials have assured potential investors that the public offering will not be delayed due to weak market situation, which is at a 13-month low. The offering is expected to take place late June or early July simultaneously in Shanghai and Hong Kong.

The China Securities Regulatory Commission made a brief announcement on Wednesday in its web site saying it had approved the IPO plan for the Beijing based ABC. The bank is the last of the "big four" state-owned banks to seek a share listing. It plans to sell a total of up to 53 billion shares. State-run newspapers have said trading on the shares will begin in mid-July.

It is not clear if the regulator is trying to use the IPO to pull up the market. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index gained 2.8% closing at 2,583.87 after the announcement. ABC will issue shares worth 15 percent of its equity. It has chosen Goldman Sachs Group, JP Morgan Chase & Co., Macquarie Group Ltd., China International Capital Corp., and Deutsche Bank AG to run its IPO in Hong Kong. CICC and three other Chinese brokerages will advise on share sales in China. ABC has not yet set the IPO price but market sources said it was trying to raise between $23 billion and $30 billion.

It is a giant bank with 24,000 branches and more than 350 million customers enjoying a near monopoly in rural banking in China. Unlike the three other big state-run banks, ABC has not yet taken a foreign strategic partner.
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