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Most people reading aloud set world record - Football stadium in Istanbul,Turkey

Most people reading aloud set world record 2010 - Football stadium in Istanbul,Turkey

Thousands of young people gathered at a football stadium in Istanbul on Sunday to break the record for “most people reading aloud,” but complications in ticketing blurred the final count.

It might be true to say Turks love football more than they love reading, but organizers of the record-breaking attempt wanted to prove the opposite by bringing tens of thousands of people into the Ali Sami Yen Stadium in Istanbul’s central Mecidiyeköy district for reading.

Even though the Guiness World Records judge declared the official attendance count to be about a thousand short of the record 15,440, organizers claimed there were at least 20,000 people reading aloud and maintained that the event was still successful in raising awareness for reading.

Selim Çavuş, head of the “Düşün Taşın” (Think Hard) Association, said people who entered the stadium at the last minute were not given tickets, and thus not included in the count, because the deadline for the attempt was approaching.

Turkey still holds the record for an attempt made in the southern province of Mersin on April 16, which has been recognized by the Guinness World Records as the world’s largest gathering of people reading aloud.

Education Minister Nimet Çubukçu called on youngsters to read in their spare time during a speech she delivered before the attempt, which was also supported by First Lady Hayrunnisa Gül. Most high school and secondary school students came to the stadium voluntarily, but some schools required students to attend.

Dilhan Eğribaş, a high school student, said she was sorry they didn’t break the record, but that the record was not the only mission of the event. “We read the book, and we think we raised awareness about reading in Turkey,” she said.

A majority of students came to be part of the record attempt, but some had other reasons. Tuba Kılınçkaya, 16, said she attended the activity to see and enter the Ali Sami Yen Stadium, as she loved football more than reading. On the other hand, Merve Aydın, 11, said her main reason for attending was to participate in the event’s effort to collect books from attendees. The Think Hard Association plans to send the donated books to schools in need in 20 cities.
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Biggest ever Diski dance set World Record 2010 - Cape Town

Join fellow South Africans and foreign visitors in making history! As Bafana prepare themselves to do battle on the field against Uruguay, preparations are under way to set a world record on Youth Day, June 16 at the Cape Town FIFA Fan Fest.

Join 25 000 other hopefuls on the Grand Parade in Cape Town to make history by participating in the biggest ever Diski dance.

During the day, 200 young Diski dancers will mingle amongst visitors, teaching them the dance moves.  On stage professional dancers will go through the paces, which people on the ground will be able to follow on the big screen.

At 18h00 South Africa’s successful R&B artist Loyiso Bala will take to the stage.  Loyiso was once the youngest conductor of the National Youth Choir, at the age of only 19, and was head of the prestigious Drakensberg Boys Choir.  Today he is a multi award-winning musician.

After final rehearsals at 19h00, the dancers will take up their position on stage alongside African drummers and various celebrities to join the crowd in the final record attempt.
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Chinese girls set bikini world record 2010 - GuangZhou

1940 bikini clad ladies gathered in Guangzhou, China, on May 9 to set a new world record for “the highest number of women attending a swimsuit photoshoot.”

                                            Chinese girls bikini world record pictures

The girls formed the Chinese word for “GuangZhou”. The event was organised to promote the Asian Games which are going to held later this year in the Chinese city.
[Image credits to News.cn]
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Cola Fountain Eruptions Set World Record by Changchun University Students

                                                         Cola Fountain picture

Students at Changchun University set a new world record after setting off 2,175 simultaneous cola fountains using bottles of cola and Mentos. Following a countdown, mints dropped into cola bottles to set off the chemical reaction, resulting in cola eruptions that reached almost 8 meters high. After the eruption, students poured cola on each other, naturally.

The university secured sponsorship to provide 2,600 raincoats and ordered 2,450 packs of mints from a local supermarket. The 2,175 cola fountains broke the record of 1,911 simultaneous geysers, set on June 19, 2008, by students in Latvia. A waste of soda? Heck no. Just think about all the sperm these crazy kids saved.
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Worlds Most Dangerous Airports To Land

Top 10 Most Dangerous Airports in the world.Engineers tasked with building an airport are faced with countless challenges: The ideal location needs ample space, endless flat ground, favorable winds and great visibility. But spots in the real world are rarely ideal, and engineers are forced to work with what they have, making sure that the end product is the safest possible structure for pilots. A survey of airports around the world turns up a mixed bag, ranging from dangerous and rugged landing strips to mega-size facilities that operate like small cities. Here, PM explores the world's most remarkable airports and why they stand out.

1. Kansai International Airport

Osaka, Japan

Land is a scarce resource in Japan, so engineers headed roughly 3 miles offshore into Osaka Bay to build this colossal structure. Work on the manmade island started in 1987, and by 1994 jumbo jets were touching down. Travelers can get from the airport to the main island of Honshu via car, railroad or even a high-speed ferry.

Kansai's artificial island is 2.5 miles long and 1.6 miles wide—so large that it's visible from space. Earthquakes, dangerous cyclones, an unstable seabed, and sabotage attempts from protestors are just some of the variables engineers were forced to account for. As impressive as the airport is, Stewart Schreckengast, a professor of aviation technology at Purdue University and a former aviation consultant with MITRE, cautions that climate change and rising sea levels pose a very real threat to the airport's existence. "When this was built, [engineers] probably didn't account for global warming," he says. "In 50 years or so, this might be underwater."

2. Gibraltar Airport

Gibraltar

Between Morocco and Spain sits the tiny British territory of Gibraltar. Construction of the airport dates back to World War II, and it continues to serve as a base for the United Kingdom's Royal Air Force, though commercial flights land on a daily basis.

Winston Churchill Avenue, Gibraltar's busiest road, cuts directly across the runway. Railroad-style crossing gates hold cars back every time a plane lands or departs. "There's essentially a mountain on one side of the island and a town on the other," Schreckengast says. "The runway goes from side to side on the island because it's the only flat space there, so it's the best they can do. It's a fairly safe operation as far as keeping people away," he says, "It just happens to be the best place to land, so sometimes it's a road and sometimes it's a runway."

3. Madeira International Airport

Madeira, Portugal

Madeira is a small island far off the coast of Portugal, which makes an airport that is capable of landing commercial-size aircraft vital to its development. This airport's original runway was only about 5000 feet long, posing a huge risk to even the most experienced pilots and limiting imports and tourism.

Engineers extended the runway to more than 9000 feet by building a massive girder bridge atop about 200 pillars. The bridge, which itself is over 3000 feet long and 590 feet wide, is strong enough to handle the weight of 747s and similar jets. In 2004, the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering selected the expansion project for its Outstanding Structure Award, noting that the design and construction was both "sensitive to environmental and aesthetic considerations."

4. Don Mueang International Airport

Bangkok, Thailand

From a distance Don Mueang International looks like any other midsize airport. However, smack-dab in the middle of the two runways is an 18-hole golf course.

Schreckengast, who has worked on consulting projects at this airport, says one of the major problems is that the only taxiways were located at the end of the runways. "We recommended that they build an additional taxiway in the middle, from side to side, and they said ‘absolutely not, that will take out a green and one fairway.'" The airport and the course were originally an all-military operation, but have since opened up to commercial traffic. Security threats, however, have limited the public's access to the greens.

5. Ice Runway

Antarctica

                                                      Ice Runway photo
The Ice Runway is one of three major airstrips used to haul supplies and researchers to Antarctica's McMurdo Station. As its name implies, there are no paved runways here—just long stretches of ice and snow that are meticulously groomed.

There is no shortage of space on the Ice Runway, so super-size aircraft like the C-130 Hercules and the C-17 Globemaster III can land with relative ease. The real challenge is making sure that the weight of the aircraft and cargo doesn't bust the ice or get the plane stuck in soft snow. As the ice of the runway begins to break up, planes are redirected to Pegasus Field or Williams Field, the two other airstrips servicing the continent.

6. Congonhas Airport

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Most major cities have an airport, but rarely are they built just 5 miles from the city center, especially in metropolises like Sao Paulo. Congonhas' close proximity to downtown can be attributed in part to the fact that it was completed in 1936, with the city experiencing rapid development in the following decades.

While having an airport only 5 miles from the city center may be a convenience for commuters, it places a strain on both pilots and air traffic control crews. "It becomes a challenge in terms of safety to just get the plane in there," Schreckengast says. "Then you throw on noise restrictions and these terribly awkward arrival and departure routes that are needed to minimize your noise-print and it becomes quite challenging for pilots." Fortunately, Sao Paulo's many high-rise buildings are far enough away from the airport that they aren't an immediate obstacle for pilots landing or taking off.

7. Courchevel International Airport

Courchevel, France

Getting to the iconic ski resort of Courchevel requires navigating the formidable French Alps before making a hair-raising landing at Courchevel International Airport. The runway is about 1700 feet long, but the real surprise is the large hill toward the middle of the strip.

"You take off downhill and you land going uphill," Schreckengast says. He adds that the hill, which has an 18.5 percent grade, is so steep that small planes could probably gain enough momentum rolling down it with no engines to safely glide off the edge. Landing at Courchevel is obviously no easy task, so pilots are required to obtain certification before attempting to conquer the dangerous runway.

8. Princess Juliana International Airport

Simpson Bay, Saint Maarten
                                       Princess Juliana International Airport photo
Nothing says fun in the sun like roaring engines and the smell of jet exhaust. Landing on this Caribbean island forces pilots to fly over a small strip of beach, clear a decent-size fence and pass over a road just before hitting the runway.

Not many airports are flanked by oceanfront property filled with tourists standing under incoming aircraft. While the tourists are not really in harm's way—with the exception of their hearing—Schreckengast says that trucks driving on the small road between the beach and the runway could be at risk. "The challenge is to make sure there's not a big semi truck coming through when the plane is landing. It becomes a vertical obstacle, and, if the truck is light, the jet blast could blow it over.

9. Svalbard Airport

Svalbard, Norway

                                            Svalbard Airport picture
Svalbard is a cluster of Norwegian islands sitting in the Arctic Ocean. While there are three airports within the archipelago, two of which are used mainly to transport miners, Svalbard Airport is open to commercial travel, making it the world's northernmost airport that tourists can book tickets to.

Engineers used the region's brutally cold climate to their favor during construction and built the runway on a layer of permafrost. The airport was completed in 1975, but slight seasonal changes caused sections of the runway to become uneven, forcing the need to repave the runway on several occasions. A project was launched in 1989 aimed at insulating troublesome sections of the runway from the ground, which proved relatively successful. However, a 2002 study indicates that rising temperatures in the area may increase the need and frequency of maintenance efforts and repaving.

10. Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport

Saba, Netherlands Antilles

                                 Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport image
Getting to this paradise-like island can be a bit distressing thanks to a 1300-foot-long runway, slightly longer than most aircraft carrier runways.

Large planes aren't landing here, but the small runway is difficult even for Cessnas and similar aircraft. "The little X means don't land there," says Schreckengast, a former Navy pilot who is no stranger to landing on less than lengthy runways. "It's challenging, but if you don't have something like that, the people here don't get things they routinely need, like mail." Given the limited amount of land and rolling topography of the island, not many other options exist.
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