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).

Jyoti Amge - World's shortest living teenager set Limca Book of Records 2011

World's shortest living teenager set Limca Book of Records 2011 by Indian teen Jyoti Amge.

At age 17, Jyoti Amge stands just 2 feet tall, but she could have some big shoes to fill.

Amge -- who is already recognized by Guinness World Records as the world's shortest living teenager and in the Limca Book of Records as the "Shortest Girl" -- is poised to become the world's shortest living woman, so long as she doesn't grow more than 4.3 inches in the next 360 days.

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The Indian teen dreams of finding fame as an actress in movies, but she'll likely first find fame when she's measured shortly after her 18th birthday on Dec. 15, 2011.

Amge was last measured by Guinness officials at a height of about 24.3 inches -- significantly shorter than current world record holder Elif Kocaman of Turkey, who stands about 28.6 inches.

Despite her short stature, Amge says she's an ordinary teenager.

"I am proud of being small. I love the attention I get," she told the Sunday Mirror. "I'm just the same as other people. I eat like you, I dream like you. I don't feel different."

So far, her height hasn't stood in her way. Like normal teenagers in the city of Nagpur, Amge goes to school and likes spending her time listening to music and shopping.

"When I first went to school, everyone was so big I used to get scared but I'm OK now, I like it," she told the Daily Mail. "I have a different desk and chair that were made for me. I'm a normal student."

Amge has a form of dwarfism called achondroplasia, which researchers believe occurs in just one out of every 25,000 births, according to Fox News.
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Larry King Live - World Longest Running TV Show set Guinness World Record

Larry King Live - World Longest Running TV Show set Guinness World Record 2010

Larry King, who has hosted the 'Larry King Live' show in the 9 p.m. EST slot for 25 years, has decided to step down. The TV interviewer cites a desire to spend more time with his wife and young children and plans to leave the show later in 2010 during the fall season.
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The big announcement was made on Tuesday, June 29, 2010. King had also placed a tidbit on Twitter which said " Announcing tonight: I’m ending my nightly show this fall but continuing at CNN" (Twitter). As an aside, the TV host has 1,648,920 Twitter followers.

King indicated he went to his employers and expressed his wish to step down and that "CNN has graciously accepted" (CNN.com).

Jon Klein, President of CNNUS, gave this statement "Larry is a beloved member of the CNN family and will continue to our air with periodic specials".

It seems while King is stepping down from his regular gig, he won't be retiring in full, just from the show, and does plan to stay with CNN. King has also spoken of desires to try other projects and with his leave of 'Larry King Live', he'll have much more free time to explore these other interests.

More importantly he wants to have time to attend his kids' little league games.

Twenty-five years is a long time and King's was a record breaker. Recently his run on CNN resulted in the show making the Guinness Book of World Records having been declared as the longest running show with a host in a stable and consistent time slot. While his ratings have dropped in recent years in the competitive time slot, his show still ranks in at #4.

Over the years King has interviewed some pretty big names including politicians, entertainers, sports celebrities, business entrepreneurs- over 50,000 interviews total. Since President Richard Nixon, King has interviewed every U.S. President.

He's also played mediator to many debates, include some pretty heated ones. Ross Perot launched his presidential campaign on the 'Larry King Live' and the show was also the setting for the historical Al Gore and Ross Perot NAFTA debate in 1993; the latter was one of the highest rated shows in the history of cable television.

As King leaves the 'Larry King Live' show he takes with him the experience of the tens of thousands of interviews, meetings with historical and iconic people, an Emmy, two Peabody Awards and a 1992 induction into the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame (CNN.com).

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World's longest serving den mother set Guinness World Record 2011

When Adele Trapp first volunteered as a den mother for one of Brooklyn's Cub Scout groups, Dwight Eisenhower was President and a first-class stamp cost three cents.

That was 53 years ago. The mild-mannered great-grandmother has been opening her heart to kids ever since.
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Trapp, 96, has attended weekly scout meetings of Bedford-Stuyvesant's Pack 263 for more than half her life and has taught kids arts and crafts while offering pearls of wisdom.

In honor of her decades-long commitment, she has just been honored as the world's longest-serving den mother by Guinness World Records.

She overtook Marion Rohner of the Hudson Valley Council Boy Scouts, who served 43 years.

"It's beautiful; it's very nice," Trapp said as she was presented with a certificate of her achievements at St. Phillips Church on Decatur St. this week.

"I'm not out for an award."

This is not the first time Trapp has been a record breaker.

In 2005, when she was 90, she was celebrated as the oldest employee in New York's public school system for her work as a full-time school aide at Junior High School 258 in Brooklyn.

"She loves children. If we are at home, I'll hear her say 'Where are the children?'" said her daughter Evelyn Rainford, 75, who is cub master to the same Brooklyn scout group.

"She's just a simple lady who loves children. That's the bottom line."

Trapp, who lives in Crown Heights, has seen generations of young scouts come to St. Phillips Church, where the two-hour Tuesday evening get-togethers are held.

One of her former scouts, who is now retired, has brought his own kids and grandkids through the doors, her daughter said.

"The children, they look at you as though you're their parent," Trapp explained.

"You have to really take care of them because they make themselves a part of you."

Trapp arrives at meetings each week decked out in a bright red, slightly frayed jacket covered in badges of merit from her years with Pack 263.

It sits over her dark green pants and brown shirt, held in place with a regulation scout necktie.

Given her impeccable attire and manners, Trapp has little patience for any boy who isn't equally well-dressed and behaved.

Still, the youngsters respond with adoration.

"She's fun," said Zachary Bentley, 10.

"She's helpful. She gives us good advice."

Adrian Israel, 12, marveled at the thought of his den mother appearing in next year's edition of the Guinness Book of World Records.

Then he revealed another reason he's so fond of this hard-working woman.
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Glady Burrill - World Oldest Marathon Women Runner enters Guinness World Record 2011

Hawaii is home to another record holder and she has turned that into a generous donation to our Lokahi Giving Project.

We have followed her progress over the years - 92 year old Gladys "Glady Burrill now enters the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest female marathoner.
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"Well, I've always walked or ran and all through the year, I've been out there about three or four times a week. And walked as far as I wanted to. And in April I had to prove to myself that I could do it again because I hadn't finished for two years," said Burrill.

Glady went through a rough couple of years personally and in the marathon. But she is, if nothing else, competitive just years after she was born in 1918.

"I loved to compete with the boys, playing ball and everything - sliding into home base with a dress because we didn't wear pants, we wore dresses," said Burrill.

No one is prouder of Glady's record setting accomplishment in the marathon than race director Jim Barahal.

"And we decided that it might be appropriate to honor her accomplishment by giving something back to the community, so we asked Glady which charity she would like to make a donation to and the marathon is assisting her with that," said marathon director Jim Barahal.

Barahal and the marathon organization donated $2,500 in Glady's name to our Lokahi Giving Project.

"Her stories are just amazing and it's just exactly what it takes to run a program like this and she has the whole spirit of the project and she lives it every day," said Mariellen Jones of Lokahi.

Glady Burrill says she has a special place in her heart for those in need, especially this time of year.

"We were very poor and in need so I understand very well what these people are experiencing that need help. It breaks my heart to see them with problems," said Burrill.

There will be fewer problems now thanks to the Honolulu marathon and the woman they call - the Glady-ator.
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