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 Most Popular Toys - Transformers Robots set World Record 2010

World's Most Popular Toys - Transformers Robots set World Record 2010. 
The Transformers robots have remained one of Britain’s most popular toys over the past 25 years despite a dramatic change in children’s tastes, retailers have disclosed.

The chain, born in September 1985, has marked its anniversary by releasing details of the nation's favourite toys from their top selling gadgets and games.
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According to company figures, Toys R Us has sold more than 2.5 billion toys to 300 million customers at the chain’s 75 stores across Britain.

But despite children’s playtime habits have changed over the past 25 years, it seems youngsters still appreciate the wars between the Autobots and the Decepticons.

Experts said the 2007 Hollywood film, starring Megan Fox and Josh Duhamel, helped keep the toys in the bestseller range.

“While technology is now more popular than ever before with children, customers who have been with us for the full 25 years will start to recognise some toys which are making a comeback,” said Mike Coogan, the chain’s marketing director.

"Back in the eighties all the kids wanted to own the Transformers robots, and while they died out during the nineties they are hugely popular once again due to the 2007 movie which was based on the original series.”

The toy giant said it had witnessed a dramatic shift in tastes. Two decades ago children were nagging their parents for football stickers, Sylvanian Families and Transformers Robots.

But in recent years some of the biggest sellers have been high-tech toys such as Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3 and XBox 360.

What has also remained consistent is the impact and influence of television programmes and movies, Mr Coogan said.

“We are… seeing huge demand for soft toys and characters from popular TV shows - even more adult shows such as Who Wants To Be a Millionaire influences the games parents are buying for their children,” he said.
It all began with Transformers, Robots in Disguise and Optimus Prime in 1985. The vehicles that switched from vehicle to robot and back again were in huge demand at Christmas.

Since then Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles (1990) and GameBoy (1991) Power Rangers (1194) and POGS (1995) have all had their 15 minutes of fame.
Bob The Builder, Bratz and BeyBlades are also names which will ring bells with mums and dads up and down Britain.

In 2008 High School Musical Dance Mats were hugely popular. The following year Go Go Pet Hamsters were the must-have.

Other movies and TV merchandise loved by kids over the years includes In the Night Garden, High School Musical , Batman and Ghost busters.

Most recently Toy Story 3 launched in UK cinemas and insiders speculate sales for the movie's merchandise will be massive this Christmas
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World's Largest T-Shirt - Largest T-Shirt set Guinness World Record in South Africa

World's Largest T-Shirt -  Largest T-Shirt set Guinness World Record 2010 in South Africa
 Officially verified by Guinness World Records on 15 September, the T-shirt is currently on display in a hangar at the Denel Aviation Centre near OR Tambo Airport in Johannesburg.
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A staggering 2 782 square metres on one side, the T-shirt covers the same area as 10 tennis courts and is big enough for 16 692 people to stand on.

Made from more than 7 000 running metres of fabric and home to some 6 500 000 stitches, the hot pink T-shirt took a team of tailors and seamstresses three weeks of working round the clock to sew together.

The gigantic undertaking was the brainchild of Vanish, which tasked Sound Contact, a below the line activations agency, with the responsibility of bringing its vision to life of making of the world’s biggest T-shirt. The actual manufacturing of the T-shirt was managed by National Flag and Branding.

After making the T-shirt, Vanish decided to put its reputation as the best fabric stain remover to the test by allowing a group of exuberant school learners to stain the gargantuan garment. The shirt was soaked in a Vanish solution and the enormous stain disappeared in front of onlookers.

 Twice as long as the blue whale (the largest creature on earth), South Africa can be rightly proud of the imposing T-shirt, which dwarfs previous record holders and is a billowy 10 percent larger than its nearest rival.

“Vanish wanted to do something great for South Africa; create excitement and build on the sense of optimism created by the World Cup. Owning the world’s biggest T-shirt is a record for South Africans, made by South Africans. From the people involved, to the material and thread used, this is a 100% home-grown initiative,” says Jiri Kulik, GM for Reckitt Benckiser SA.

The enormous garment - which weighs 1 500 kilograms and has the capacity to park 647 Classic Mini Cooper cars - joins other South African world records set during 2010, including the most successful World Cup soccer tournament ever, the largest trumpet (vuvuzela) and biggest soccer ball.
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Puggys tongue - World's Longest tongue of dog set Guinness world record 2010

Puggys tongue - World's Longest tongue of dog set Guinness world record 2010

Puggy's tongue can hang all out. The Pekingese now holds the world record for the longest tongue of any dog and it has been certified by Guinness Book world records.
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This small dog has a tongue that is over 4 1/2 inches long and can be seen hanging out on walks, at the park and even sitting in the car. Apparently Puggy doesn't have a problem with the tongue hanging out and never did because it is what made him special.

This cute little fur ball definitely can lay his claim as having the longest tongue while still enjoying everything in life. Doesn't four plus inches sounds really long? Take a look at the video. When you see this tongue it looks much longer than that!


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World's Largest king cake set Guinness World Record by Haydel's Bakery

At 9:30 a.m., a giant king cake baby slowly rose to the plaza level of the Superdome, getting higher and higher as the truck from the local float-making factory drove up the ramp from street level.

"Where do you want Blaine Kern's king cake baby to go?" someone asked Dave Haydel Jr., who had already been up all night.
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"That's something you would only hear in New Orleans, " said Mary Beth Romig, director of public relations and special projects for New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu.

Romig was one of many people on site as Haydel's Bakery prepared to break the world record for largest king cake. And there it was: Two rings of wide, braided king cake covered in white icing and black and gold sprinkles circling the Superdome, supported by 500, 6-foot skirted tables. The giant baby was situated between the stage and the VIP tent.

Dave Haydel Jr. was busy weighing pieces of unused and leftover king cake on a scale that had been certified and notarized for the occasion. At his side, Amanda Mochan, a representative from Guinness World Records, made careful notes of each measurement.

As for the leftover cake, "We thought about making the world's largest bread pudding, but one record a day is enough, " Haydel said.

Then he started weighing buckets of the remaining icing.

One record a day is plenty, actually. It took five months of planning to encircle the Superdome with king cake and smash the record for the world's largest king cake.

Many New Orleanians on hand for the event seemed shocked -- and some actually booed -- upon learning that a king cake world record had already been set in 2001 by a 3,007-pound cake from Fiesta Mart in Houston, Mochan said.

By noon, the plaza level was thronged. The crowd wore black and gold; nurse and doctor coats from the hospitals nearby; nice work clothes from businesses along Poydras. School bus loads of kids walked around with their chaperones. Lots of people pushed baby carriages.

It was a party atmosphere, but with a serious purpose. As people lined up to buy slices of king cake, members of the Saintsations handed out pink stickers for the beneficiary, Susan G. Komen for the Cure New Orleans.

A member of the Haydel family died of breast cancer recently. And in the VIP tent, Lois Culver had a color poster with a photo of her twin sister, Linda Hingle, who was head cashier at Haydel's. Culver died of breast cancer on April 27, 2009.

The idea for a giant king cake around the Superdome has been in the bakers' minds at least a couple of decades. It originated "a long time ago. I don't know what to think. I'm exhausted, " said David Haydel Sr., who ringed a school gymnasium with king cake when his sons were small. "We've been up since 5 (Tuesday) morning."

Ryan Haydel, son of David Sr. and brother of Dave, never forgot the remark his dad made after the school cake: "The next one is going to be at the Superdome."

Last Carnival season, after the Saints won the Super Bowl, brothers Dave and Ryan were scaling dough for the thousands of king cakes the Harahan bakery sells every year. At the time he mentioned the idea to his brother, "I was delirious, " Ryan said.

They signed a sponsorship deal making them the Official Bakery of the New Orleans Saints and started making calls. Their suppliers donated 4,000 pounds of Danish flour, 286 pounds of yeast, about 428 dozen eggs, 299 pounds of cinnamon sugar and 331 pounds of black and gold sprinkles. All the boxes and printing were donated. Their flour supplier flew in four bakery technicians for the occasion. Dave Haydel Jr. said the biggest financial outlay was rental of 500 tables.

Haydel's started baking and freezing two-foot-long sections of king cake three days before the event . United Parcel Service trucked the cakes from the bakery to the Dome, and were so organized they had everything there early, by 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Ryan Haydel said.

"Our forklift driver didn't come on until midnight, so we put (the cakes) in the golf carts, " he said as he drove a reporter around the perimeter of the Superdome to view the cake in its entirety. "We got a two-hour jump on it, thank goodness."

Volunteers from UPS worked through the night with 15 members of the bakery crew to assemble the cake. Ice House Catering, which does a lot of crawfish boils, heated cake frosting in their boiling pots.

Guinness' Mochan walked a measuring wheel -- twice -- around the Dome to get the exact size of the cake.

"It's two separate records, because they're two separate cakes, " she said. "The smaller one inside will be one record, and the second one will break that record."

Mochan said most of the world records she has verified have been mass-participation events, such as the largest gathering of Santa's elves and the largest number of people doing the hokey pokey.

"We did the largest number of people doing the twist with Chubby Checker, in July in California, " Mochan said. More than 1,600 people danced.

She hasn't verified food events before, but gets to do two in two days in New Orleans. Thursday, the record World's Largest Macaroni and Cheese will be attempted by Cabot Cheese and chef John Folse at Fulton Square. The Magnolia School made handmade bowls, and for $5, attendees can buy a bowl of the mac and cheese.

Slices of king cake were $7, or $12 with a baby, which was not a real baby but a paper chance on one of 100 prizes donated for the occasion, including a "Big Daddy" Saints recliner. The grand prize, a new Chevy Silverado truck, was parked on the plaza.

By noon, people were taking photos with the giant king cake baby. Cartons of chocolate Brown's Dairy milk (Official Milk of the New Orleans Saints), Kentwood Springs water and PJ's Coffee were given away.

John Rhodes, 3, and Larry Rodriguez, 2, were wearing matching white Reggie Bush jerseys.

"I do Miss Dottie Haydel's hair, " Larissa Rodrigue said. "She told me they were going to do this. I wasn't sure how it was going to come out. It's wonderful. It looks great."

"And it smells good!" said Bermel Doyle, who was with Rodrigue and the boys.

In a group of five women from a law office across the street, Laci Jones, who was wearing a maternity dress, said she came out "to eat a sliver of history, and to tell my kid she ate some, too. And to win a truck."

Mother and daughter Frances Webb and Carrie Webb were carrying a shopping bag as well as several boxes of king cake.

They were in attendance "because of Haydel's king cake and to get Saints stuff, " Frances said.

"And because of breast cancer, Mom, " said Carrie, whose mother said yes, of course.

"I bought four tickets online and printed them out, then couldn't find them" at her home in Algiers, Frances said. "I bought four more here. And we went to the Saints store and went shopping, so I'm $100 poorer, but it's Christmas presents. ... This whole thing is a blessing."

Soon after noon, Dave Haydel Jr. got on stage. With him were Supriya Jindal, Cheryl Landrieu and Saints owner Rita Benson LeBlanc. Jindal told the crowd that Louisiana ranks highest in mortality in breast cancer. She ended her remarks by saying, "My children told me to pass on two words: Two Dat."

After the king cake was blessed by the Rev. Msgr. Frank J. Giroir of St. Anselm Catholic Church in Madisonville, Mochan announced the winning dimensions of the cakes: 4,068 pounds and 8.99 ounces, and 4,073 pounds and 7.12 ounces.

"Congratulations, and welcome to the Guinness World Record family, " she said.

People often ask Mochan what's the craziest or most fun world record event she's attended.

"I would say I really like this event, " she said. "Everything ties together, and it's so fun with the city. King cake is traditional in New Orleans. It ties in with the Saints and the Superdome. And it benefits a good cause.

The World's Largest King Cake by the Numbers

Eggs: 5,136

Danish Flour: 4,000 pounds

Icing: 2,087 pounds

Sprinkles: 331 pounds

Cinnamon Sugar: 299 pounds

Yeast: 286 pounds

Vegetable Oil: 70 pounds

Flavoring: 9 gallons

Official record weight: 4,068 lbs, 8.99 ounces for the inner cake ring; and 4,073 pounds, 7.12 ounces for the outer cake.
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