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).

Largest Number of People Playing Chess Game in Gujarat set Guinness World Record

Ahmedabad: From atop, the GMDC ground resembles one mammoth chess board in black and white. And fittingly so, given that Ahmedabad is all set to break a mammoth world record on Friday.
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As many as 20,000 people and 1,200 masters will gather at the ground in the afternoon for a game of chess. In the process, they will break Mexico's Guinness world record of the largest number of people playing the game together at the same time. El Zocalo, Mexico City's central square, had set the record when 13,446 players had assembled to play chess on October 21, 2006. Former world champion Anatoly Karpov was the guest of honour in Mexico while Ahmedabad will have current world champion Viswanathan Anand.

After his first world championship title in 2000, Anand had nurtured a desire to make India the epicentre of chess. And, for the past 10 years, Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi was looking for a way to bring the game into the collective consciousness of Gujaratis. The record-breaking event is the coming together of these two aspirations with the Gujarat State Chess Association, NIIT and the Gujarat government working for it for 10 months. A lady adjudicator from Guinness Book arrived in the city from London on Thursday. "We can't divulge the name of the adjudicator now but yes, she will ensure that everything is in place for the record," said one of the organisers.

Friday will see 1,000 masters play simultaneously against 20,000 participants. Each master will take on 20 players. Another 200 masters will be on stand by. The ground has been divided into 64 squares with 320 participants in one square. "We have never attempted anything on this scale, which makes it unique and will be a very important feat both for Gujarat and India," Anand had said in an interview to TOI in the build-up to the event. "This is only the beginning of a chess revolution," he had said.

Mohammad Amin Saleem - World Biggest Silver Ring in Pakistan set Guinness Record

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World Biggest Silver Ring in Pakistan set Guinness World Record by Mohammad Amin Saleem.

Muhammad Amin Saleem of Amin and Company unveils a silver ring his company created and claims is the biggest silver ring in the world, weighing 71.6 kilogrammes. The ring is called ‘Fragrance of Love’ and has been made using 97.83 percent silver. Guinness Book of World Records to get its achievement included in the book.

Mohammad Amin Saleem of Lahore's old city said the ring has an inner diameter of 85cm and it is made of 97.83 percent pure silver.

Dawn reported that the Guinness Book of World Records has issued a certificate to Saleem.

"I had earlier prepared a 74.6 kg ring...but it was not included in the Guinness book of world Records. Then I decided to make another ring and got exact specifications from the Guinness World Record to ensure a place for my creation in the book," Saleem was quoted as saying.

World's Longest Cooking Marathon Guinness World Record - Indian Chef Damu

World's Longest Cooking Marathon set Guinness World Record 2011 by Indian Chef Damu.

After cooking up as many as 617 dishes in over 24 hours, an overjoyed Chef K. Damodaran sets a new Guinness World Record. Chithira Vijaykumar, who watched the feat awestruck, reports.
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A whopping 617 dishes. 190 kg of food. One man, one day.

Or, to be precise, 24 hours, 30 minutes and 12 seconds. And miraculously, Chef K. Damodaran is still standing. And looking sprightly even.

He holds his Guinness World Record for ‘Longest Cooking Marathon — Individual’ plaque a little higher, and smiles broadly. “I never practised this stunt you know. Not one dry run.”


Lucia Sinigagliesi, the judge from Guinness, is astonished as well. “I slept all night, and I’m exhausted. Look at that man go!”

It all began on December 21, at around 8 a.m., when the renowned chef first set himself up in front of six cooking ranges, from where he would not move for an entire day. Under the watchful eyes of Lucia and television cameras that recorded the entire stunt, Damu initially planned to make about 480 dishes.

We watched him work, solemn throughout, except every time he would finish a dish. Then, Damu would break into a brilliant smile, and happily urge onlookers to try it. Forty-three minutes into the event, 10 dishes were done. Seventeen minutes later, almost inexplicably, the tally was at 20. There were idlis, dhokla, rasams, payasams, pakodas and chips. So were intriguingly titled things such as Chicken Xacutti and Oats Jinga 65. And everything from crab pepper soup to kozhukattai.

Simple, but severe rules

The rules were simple, but severe. Damu was allowed only a single five-minute break every hour. While he could use ingredients that had been previously marinated or chopped, he had to have at least two dishes cooking at any given time. (He had six. “He’s making it harder on himself!” Lucia had remarked.)

As he cooked, the dishes would be passed out among the onlookers, because the rules also state that everything has to be edible. “’Edible?’” laughed Lucia. “It’s delicious!”, and gladly tried everything that came around. She swooned over a vadai, and Damu graciously offered to give her one of his recipe books.

The spectacular in Damu’s cooking is its simplicity, the way the ancient scents of traditional kitchens wafted from the clinical space of a four-star hotel. And we’d left him the day before, nonchalantly flipping a paratha, two-and-a half hours into the challenge.

“It was when about 12 hours had passed that I first began to feel restless. My limbs were heavy, sore. Fatigue hit me like a brick wall.” Damu almost stopped. “But then, along came about 60 of the staff from Savera Hotel — they danced, laughed and sang for me. It kept me going.” At the peak of his exhaustion, Damu averaged a new dish every two-and-a-half minutes. “It was all done entirely manually. No oven, no microwave,” says Malarmannan, a chef himself, who was one of those who assisted Damu through the long day. Damu was allowed four helpers, who wouldn’t, of course, be allowed to do any of the actual cooking. “And each one of them gave their heart and soul to this. Not one of them slept, not one left, even when their shifts were over,” says Damu.

But what he’s happiest about, is that every single dish he cooked is gone, having vanished rapidly into the admiring crowds that came to watch Chef Damu work his magic. All 617 of them, almost as fast as he could cook. Clearly, they really did pass the ‘Edibility’ challenge.