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).

Elias Gonzalez,Jessica Crate World Record - Gasparilla Half-marathon results

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Tampa's Elias Gonzalez set a Gasparilla course mark to win the men's half-marathon in 1 hour, 11 minutes, 9 seconds.

Melbourne's Jessica Crate won the women's half-marathon, also in course record time, 1:20:06.

Even Jefferson the Dog (Peter Donato) got in on the action, establishing a Guinness world record by running the half-marathon in 1:59:14 to better the mark of two hours while wearing a 25-pound mascot costume.

Gonzalez, a 34-year-old graduate of the University of Tampa, placed seventh Saturday in the Gasparilla 15K. During Sunday's half-marathon, he ran unchallenged over the 13.1-mile course. A two-time Gasparilla 15K champion (2005, 2006), Gonzalez shaved 38 seconds off the previous half-marathon course record set last year by Orlando's Steve Curley.

"I didn't know I had a chance to break (the record)," Gonzalez said. "That was impressive."

Gonzalez was followed across the finish line more than a minute later by New Jersey's Hector Rivera, who was second in 1:12:13. Gonzalez grabbed the lead 2 miles into the race and pushed his advantage throughout.

"I just kept going. They never came back," Gonzalez said. "I was thinking they were going to eat me up from the back, because that happens sometimes. I'm glad I was able to keep it."

Gonzalez spent nearly all of 2010 in Kuwait, away from the local running circuit. He is a captain in the U.S. Army National Guard, which he has been a member of for 12 years.

"I was training over there, just thinking about this race," he said.

Though Rivera, 40, was second overall, he was the men's masters division champion. Tampa's Jon Noland, 36, placed third in 1:13:03.

Crate, a 2007 graduate of Florida State, was a member of a group of lead runners at last year's Gasparilla half-marathon that ran off course on Davis Islands. Crate said she was in first place in the women's race before the mishap but found herself trailing about 20 runners once she was back on the proper path.

On Sunday, Crate knew where she was going and got there in a hurry. She stayed ahead of the pack from the start and broke the tape 28 seconds ahead of the 2005 mark set by two-time Gasparilla half-marathon champion Shannon Hovey from Connecticut.

"I was just trying to follow and make sure I paid attention," the 25-year-old Crate said. "I remembered the course from last year. I looked at a map before the race. Just tried to run smart and make sure I stayed on course."

Crate, who also calls Canada home, just missed her goal of finishing in under 1:20. She is training to run the Boston Marathon in April.

"I was going for a top three," Crate said. "I just wanted to run a good race, get a good time under my belt."

Two-time defending champion Terri Rejimbal of Tampa was second, coming across the line 1:44 behind in 1:21:50. Rejimbal, 42, was the women's masters champion. Lakeland's Laura Woznicki, 24, took third in 1:21:55.

Susan Harmeling, executive director of the Gasparilla Distance Classic Association, said a record 6,000 runners participated in Sunday's half-marathon and were joined by 2,200 more in the first-ever 8-kilometer race.

All told, nearly 26,000 runners entered at least one of the four races this weekend, setting a participation record.

Gasparilla Half-marathon results:-

Top 20 men

1. Elias Gonzalez, Tampa, 1:11:09;
2. Hector Rivera, Clifton, N.J., 1:12:13;
3.Jon Noland, Tampa, 1:13:03;
4. Anthony Calingo, Tampa, 1:13:16;
5. Thomas Kunish, Jacksonville, N.C., 1:14:07;
6. Karsen Callahan, Clearwater, 1:15:09;
7. Mark Bokor, Tampa, 1:15:32;
8. Joshua Prevatt, Brandon, 1:15:35;
9. Erich Fiedler, Cary, N.C., 1:15:55;
10. Jason Porter, Bedford, N.H., 1:16:48;
11. Timothy Topa, Sebring, 1:18:53;
12. Sam Chandler, St. Petersburg, 1:19:35;
13. Tommy Brown, Land O'Lakes, 1:19:49;
14. Steve Chin, Satellite Beach, 1:19:51;
15. David Cater, Atlanta, 1:20:03;
16. Adam Bulewich, Windsor, Conn., 1:20:09;
17. Anthony Plourde, Dade City, 1:20:11;
18. Robert Kniss, Zephyrhills, 1:21:17;
19. Delroy Boothe, Bahamas, 1:21:33;
20. Jack Marmorstein, Harrisonburg, Va., 1:21:37.

Top 20 women

1. Jessica Crate, Melbourne, 1:20:06;
2. Terri Rejimbal, Tampa, 1:21:50;
3. Laura Woznicki, Lakeland, 1:21:55;
4. Kristina Brendzel, Tampa, 1:23:08;
5. Melissa Stellato, Windsor, Conn., 1:24:54;
6. Loni Smith, Lakeland, 1:25:35;
7. Kaia Hampton, Tampa, 1:26:48;
8. Sarah Palumbo, Orlando, 1:28:30;
9. Stacy Juckett Chestnut, Canada, 1:29:20;
10. Jacki Wachtel, New Port Richey, 1:30:48;
11. Olga Ulitsky, Sarasota, 1:31:04;
12. Erin Young, Tampa, 1:31:08;
13. Sara Petrick, Apollo Beach, 1:31:33;
14. Jessica Sebor, St. Petersburg, 1:31:49;
15. Maria Castellez, Tampa, 1:32:39;
16. Lissa Murphy, Sarasota, 1:32:57;
17. Parmvir Bamia, Tampa, 1:33:00;
18. Maryclare McQuade, Chesapeake, Va., 1:33:51;
19. Angie Focke, Tampa, 1:34:06.
20. Kacy Seynders, Palm Harbor, 1:34:27.
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Sachin Tendulkar World Records - highest century maker in World Cup history

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BANGALORE: Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday reached another milestone as he became the highest century-maker in World Cup history by scoring his fifth hundred in the prestigious event.

The 37-year-old Tendulkar reached the landmark during the group B clash against England when he glanced burly paceman Tim Bresnan for a boundary towards the fine leg region in the first ball of the 35th over. It was his 47th ODI century and his 98th overall.

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly, current Australia captain Ricky Ponting and his former teammate Mark Waugh have all scored four World Cup hundreds.

With Ganguly and Waugh retired, it is only Ponting who has a chance to match or surpass Tendulkar.

Tendulkar scored 120 runs from 115 balls and the knock was adorned with five sixes and 10 fours.

Tendulkar, playing his sixth World Cup, also holds the records for most runs and most half-centuries in the flagship event of the ICC.

He has accumulated 1944 runs in 38 matches and has scored 13 fifties so far, followed by Ponting with 1577 runs in 41 matches.

Ganguly is the only other Indian who has managed to score more than one thousand runs in World Cup matches.

He scored 1006 runs in 21 matches and stands 11th in the list of highest run scorers in World Cup.

During the course of his innings, Tendukar shared a magnificent 134-run partnership with for the second wicket with Gautam Gambhir, who scored 51 runs.
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World's biggest pizza - Melbourne have failed to create the world's longest pizza

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Rain has spoiled attempts to create the world's longest pizza in Melbourne.

Chefs in Melbourne have failed to create the world's longest pizza, coming up well short as rain caused the giant creation to fall apart.

The chefs, wearing garbage bags to fend off heavy rain, put a marathon effort into building a margarita pizza that could challenge the Guinness Book of Records 1.01 kilometre monster pie created in Poland.

But organisers said the wet weather caused the pizza, made from dough, tomato sauce and cheese, to break apart when it was a relatively diminutive 650 metres long.

Those involved pulled out all stops to reach their target of 1.2km, with 12 volunteers charged with 'pulling' the pizza along a conveyor belt, assisted by a team of 80 cooks over 18 hours.

Plans to cut up the finished pizza and donate the pieces to the Second Bite charity also fell apart, with the soggy pizza inedible.

'Unfortunately it looks like it will be pigs having a good time,' said an organiser.

'We couldn't control the weather,' she said.

But it was not all bad for the chefs, who were undertaking the challenge as part of the La Dolce Italia Festival, with the pizza creating a new Australian record.
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Narayan Krishna Mahajan Rappelled across a 1200 Feet Deep Valley set Limca Book of Record

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Age is no limit for Narayan Krishna Mahajan.

The ninety-one-year old set a new high inspiration for people of all age groups by climbing a mountain 3,500 above sea level without any help or assistance, but for a walking stick as an occasional aid.

He tied himself to ropes, and rappelled from the top of the peak to the peak of another hill in India's western state of Maharashtra on Sunday (February 20).

Mahajan said that he performed the adventure to instil the new age youngsters to be motivated to engage in outdoor sports and actions.

'I don't consider myself as old, because I believe that if one's attitude is strong, the body would also be fit. The body should be maintained healthy since childhood. I have done this to boost the morale of the youngsters and they don't get scared and participate in such activities,' Narayan Krishna Mahajan said.

Mahajan said that he was not aiming to set a world record but only with an intention to encourage people to have a healthy and active lifestyle.

'Don't sit within the confines of your house, before the computer and television. Come out on the ground and play games like hockey, football, go for trekking, climb mountains and stay healthy. Then you will stay healthy at old age as well,'

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Tree planting Guinness world record set in Philippines - Largest number of trees planted

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MANILA — Philippine environmentalists have set a world record for the most trees planted simultaneously, kickstarting an enormous reforesteration programme, organisers said Thursday.

Nearly 7,000 people helped in the mass planting of saplings in denuded forest and grassland in the eastern province of Camrines Sur on Wednesday, said Mara Joneil Cordova, spokeswoman for El Verde (The Green) project.

"We had 64,096 trees planted in 15 minutes. This was certified by the Guinness Book of World Records that everything was accurate and correct," Cordova told AFP.

The effort beat the previous Guinness world record of 50,033 trees planted in India last year, she said.

Wednesday marked the start of the provincial government-backed programme to plant 12 million trees in the logged forests of Camarines Sur by next year.

The planting, on government-owned land, is intended to stop erosion and restore watersheds, she said.

The forests of the Philippines are among the 10 most endangered in the world, according to global environment group Conservation International.
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World's Most Expensive Purse - Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse

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Taking its inspiration from one of the world’s most epic tales of romance, intrigue and fantasy, Mouawad introduces the “The Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse”. With a value of USD3.8 million, this breathtaking creation from the globally renowned House of Mouawad takes its place in the Guinness World Record as the most valuable handbag in the world.

“Just as the tales of Scheherazade have captivated readers with their intricately woven plots of uninhibited passion and daring, so the Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse is designed to mesmerize with its lavish attention to detail and elaborate workmanship incorporating thousands of diamonds,” said Pascal Mouawad, co-guardian of the House of Mouawad.

The heart-shaped purse, handcrafted from 18kt gold, incorporates 4,517 diamonds (105 yellow, 56 pink and 4,356 colorless) with a total weight of 381.92 carats. “To create this bejeweled masterpiece required the skills of 10 craftsmen working continuously over a period of four months and for a total of 1,100 hours” said Fred Mouawad, co-guardian of the House of Mouawad.

The exceptional level of craftsmanship exemplified by the Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse has been a hallmark of the Mouawad name since the company was founded in 1890. From those early days Mouawad rose to global prominence through its passion for precious gems and mastery in the art of creating some of the world’s most breathtaking jewelry. “The 1001 Nights Mouawad Diamond Purse” is the second record-breaking creation from the House of Mouawad.
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Ziona Chana largest family - World's biggest family set world record by Ziona Chana

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A polygamous man from India has earned himself the world record for the biggest family. Ziona Chana, 66, has a record 39 wives, 94 children, 14-daughters-in-laws and 33 grandchildren. This brings the total number of family members to an astonishing 181 people.

Chana lives with his family in a 100-room, four-story house the family named 'Chhuan That Run' or the House of the New Generation. The house is located in Baktawng village, in the Indian state of Mizoram, and is completely operated by the family without any state support.

According to the Sun,"It has its own school, a playground, carpentry workshops, piggery and poultry farms, paddy fields - and a vegetable garden big enough to feed the entire extended family."

Chana states, "We don't want any help from the government," according to the World Records Academy.

"Today I feel like God's special child," said Chana. "He's given me so many people to look after, I consider myself a lucky man to be the husband of 39 women and head of the largest family."

According to a news report in the Sun, Chana is the hereditary leader of the Chana sect, a group that believes that one day they will rule the world through Christ.

In an effort to continue his legacy Chana states, "To expand my sect, I am willing to go even to the US to marry."

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Smokey - World's Loudest Cat set world record with 92-decibel purr

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Smokey the World's Loudest Cat hopes for a world record with 92-decibel purr.

Meet Smokey, the cat thought to have the loudest purr in the world – making a racket which feels ten times louder than a regular purr.

Her roars of contentment have left her owners reaching for earplugs and unable to watch television or talk on the phone when she is nearby.

‘She has always been very vocal and purrs at some level nearly all the time,’ said Ruth Adams, who adopted Smokey from a rescue centre for her ten-year-old daughter, Amy.

‘She even manages to purr while she eats. The only time she is quiet is when she is asleep.

‘When I’m on the phone, friends often ask what the loud noise is. They can’t believe it is coming from a cat.’

A few other sounds that are around 92dB:


    * A traffic jam
    * 747 coming in for a landing
    * Train whistle
    * Tractor

Note that 90-95dB is the threshold beyond which prolonged exposure can cause hearing loss. That is a very loud cat. Smokey is not quite as loud as a motorcycle, but she's pretty close.

Most cats purr at about 25 decibels but Smokey averages more than 80 and has been recorded at a deafening 92 – the same as a hair dryer.

‘It’s either adorable or annoying, depending on what mood you’re in,’ said Mrs Adams, who also shares her house with husband Mark, two children, two dogs and two other cats. ‘You don’t even have to stroke her to start a purring session – often she’ll do it for no reason.

‘It can be annoying if her loud purring starts as you are watching television and it has reached a romantic bit in a film, because it’s impossible to hear and spoils the moment.’

Smokey, 12, did not seem bothered by the noise, although it sometimes made her cough, said Mrs Adams.

‘It’s not just the volume of her purr which is unusual – she makes quite a unique sound, as if she has a dove stuck in her throat,’ she added. ‘My daughter thinks it is adorable.’

The family, of Pitsford near Northampton, has now sent an application to Guinness World Records. ‘The record for the loudest scream by a human is 129 decibels,’ said a record official.

‘If Smokey the cat is able to purr at over 80 decibels, it would be an astonishing feat.’
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World's most expensive domain name set Guinness World Record - Sex.com

The sale of Sex.com this past November set the Guinness World Record for “most expensive Internet address domain name.” The domain was sold by Escom to Clover Holdings on Nov. 17 for $13 million.

Most of us probably already know that the $13 million sale of Sex.com was the top all-cash, public domain sale of all time. This sale has now been officially documented by the folks at Guinness World Records, the organization that publishes the Guinness Book of World Records.
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 In a press release issued this morning, Sedo, celebrating its 10 year anniversary, has announced that the Sex.com sale set a Guinness World Record for “most expensive internet address domain name.”

I am not sure if this was a newly introduced category in the Guinness World Records or if there was a previous title holder, but it’s pretty cool to see the sale of a domain name listed as a World Record. Congrats to Sedo!

Press Release Follows:

Sedo, the online domain specialist, today announced that its recent brokerage of Sex.com has earned the Guinness World Record™ for “most expensive internet address domain name.” Sex.com was sold for £8.2 million on 17th November 2010.

Sedo, which celebrated its milestone 10-year anniversary on 12 February, has grown to be a trusted advisor in the domain industry. As the world’s largest domain name marketplace, Sedo has brokered over £240 million worth of domain names including a number of high-profile, seven-figure transactions for premium domains such as Vodka.com, Pizza.com and Russia.com.

“The sale of Sex.com was truly a team effort. We spent about two years with the domain, establishing the relationship, researching and finding the right buyer and managing the domain’s transfer,” said Kathy Nielsen, director of sales at Sedo. “We’re honoured that Sedo was trusted with such a high-value and high-profile sale, and we’re ecstatic that it is now being recognized by Guinness World Records as a record-breaking deal.”

“With a prominent sale like Sex.com, the domain transfer process can be incredibly complicated,” said Jeremiah Johnston, chief operating officer and global counsel at Sedo. “But what makes Sedo unparalleled in the industry is that we work just as closely with domains of any size – to expedite and simplify the transaction, as well as eliminate unnecessary risks for both the seller and new owner.”
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Zumba dance set Guinness World Record by Columbia

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Palmetto Health and USC teamed up Saturday to dance their way into the Guiness Book of World Records.

Roughly 1,200 people showed up at the university's Strom Thurmond Wellness Center to set the mark for 'Zumba.'

Zumba is a workout which incorporates dance moves and musical styles such as salsa, merengue, mambo, belly dancing, and hip-hop. It was started by a Colombian dance instructor in the mid-1990s.

"So it's something unique," says Lisa Cassese with Palmetto Health. "We wanted to get a very large group together and that was kind of the inspiration to do it. It was to get as many people as possible for one common cause."

The old record for Zumba was about 900, so Saturday's total easily passed that. Participants got a roughly 30 minute exercise.

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World's deadliest bird Cassowary - Most dangerous birds in the world

As Australia tries to get back on its feet after damage caused by cyclones and flooding, they have another problem to deal with: a frightening, gigantic bird known as the cassowary, according to UPI.
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Over six-feet-tall, large claws, the ability to run 50 kilometres per hour, 150 pounds — this is not Sesame Street’s friendly Big Bird. They are said to be able to kill a dog or horse, with just one kick. They are normally found in the rain forest, but have moved into busier areas in search of food after the cyclone destroyed their habitat. So you can imagine that the people of Australia are little worried now that these big guys are feeling a bit more aggressive.

Even the Guinness Book of World Records calls them “The most dangerous birds in the world” … and probably has something to do with the fact they are able to disembowel a human.

Regardless of how gigantic these birds might be, they are actually pretty harmless. Just don’t get into a fight with one. A teen boy died in the early 20s after he tried to beat one up with his brother. Bad idea. One fatal swipe of the claw, and the boy’s neck was slashed.

The problem in Australia is not that these birds are going on a deadly rampage, but rather the country’s most recent natural disaster could spell the end of the cassowary.
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Officials in Australia are warning residents not to feed the birds, mostly because human interaction with any endangered species can end badly, as the birds are already wandering around in a confused state. There are only about a 1,000 left in the wild.

The Telegraph spoke to Bob Irwin, the father of the late Steve Irwin (Crocodile Hunter), who said it could take as long as 18 months for the area to recover from the flooding, but the cassowaries could starve in that time. There have been food drops to help the birds.

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2011 ICC Cricket World cup - ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 Time Table Schedules

The final fixtures of ICC Cricket World cup 2011 has been announced with India taking Bangladesh in the opening match. India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will be the hosts with Mumbai hosting the final of the World cup. It seems ICC took lessons from 2007 world cup and has divided the teams in two groups so that big teams qualify.


Match no.
Date Teams Venue
1
19 Feb 2011 India vs Bangladesh Dhaka
2
20 Feb 2011 New Zealand vs Kenya Chennai
3
20 Feb 2011 Sri Lanka vs Canada Hambantota
4
21 Feb 2011 Australia vs Zimbabwe Ahmedabad
5
22 Feb 2011 England vs Netherlands Nagpur
6
23 Feb 2011 Pakistan vs Kenya Hambantota
7
24 Feb 2011 South Africa vs West Indies New Delhi
8
25 Feb 2011 Australia vs New Zealand Nagpur
9
25 Feb 2011 Bangladesh vs Ireland Dhaka
10
26 Feb 2011 Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Colombo
11
27 Feb 2011 India vs England Kolkata
12
28 Feb 2011 West Indies vs Netherlands New Delhi
13
28 Feb 2011 Zimbabwe vs Canada Nagpur
14
1 Mar 2011 Sri Lanka vs Kenya Colombo
15
2 Mar 2011 England vs Ireland Bangalore
16
3 Mar 2011 South Africa vs Netherlands Mohali
17
3 Mar 2011 Pakistan vs Canada Colombo
18
4 Mar 2011 New Zealand vs Zimbabwe Ahmedabad
19
4 Mar 2011 Bangladesh vs West Indies Dhaka
20
5 Mar 2011 Sri Lanka vs Australia Colombo
21
6 Mar 2011 India vs Ireland Bangalore
22
6 Mar 2011 England vs South Africa Chennai
23
7 Mar 2011 Kenya vs Canada New Delhi
24
8 Mar 2011 Pakistan vs New Zealand Pallekelle
25
9 Mar 2011 India vs Netherlands New Delhi
26
10 Mar 2011 Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe Pallekelle
27
11 Mar 2011 West Indies vs Ireland Mohali
28
11 Mar 2011 Bangladesh vs England Chittagong
29
12 Mar 2011 India vs South Africa Nagpur
30
13 Mar 2011 New Zealand vs Canada Mumbai
31
13 Mar 2011 Australia vs Kenya Bangalore
32
14 Mar 2011 Pakistan vs Zimbabwe Pallekelle
33
14 Mar 2011 Bangladesh vs Netherlands Chittagong
34
15 Mar 2011 South Africa vs Ireland Kolkata
35
16 Mar 2011 Australia vs Canada Bangalore
36
17 Mar 2011 England vs West Indies Chennai
37
18 Mar 2011 Sri Lanka vs New Zealand Mumbai
38
18 Mar 2011 Ireland vs Netherlands Kolkata
39
19 Mar 2011 Australia vs Pakistan Colombo
40
19 Mar 2011 Bangladesh vs South Africa Dhaka
41
20 Mar 2011 Zimbabwe vs Kenya Kolkata
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20 Mar 2011 India vs West Indies Chennai
43
23 Mar 2011 First Quarter final Dhaka
44
24 Mar 2011 Second Quarter final Colombo
45
25 Mar 2011 Third Quarter final Dhaka
46
26 Mar 2011 Fourth Quarter final Ahmedabad
47
29 Mar 2011 First Semi final Colombo
48
30 Mar 2011 Second Semi final Mohali
49
02 Apr 2011 FINAL Mumbai
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Most distance covered by a wind powered land car set world record by Germans engineer

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Two Germans — engineer Stefan Simmerer and TV host Dirk Gion — recently set out on an epic 18-day road trip that saw them traveling over 3,000 miles across Australia. The coolest part? They did it in a vehicle powered only by a kite and wind turbine and broke three world records in the process.

To keep the electric Wind Explorer running, the pair charged it overnight using a collapsible, 20-foot wind turbine (it can also be plugged in in the absence of wind). They could also deploy a kite if the breeze was strong enough, and use it to pull the vehicle along as if parasailing (though this could make the car harder to steer).

As for those world records, the German pair logged three: one for crossing a continent with a wind-powered vehicle for the first time, another for traveling the farthest in a wind-powered car over a 36 hour period, and a final one for the most distance ever covered by a wind-powered land vehicle.


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Vinod Punamiya - Non stop cycling Delhi to Mumbai attempt World Record

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Non stop cycling Delhi to Mumbai attempt World Record by Vinod Punamiya.

It may be hard to believe, but Mumbai-based Vinod Punamiya claims he can cover the 1485-km distance from Delhi to Mumbai on his cycle in JUST 30 HOURS!

Three years ago, at the age of 50, Punamiya, who hails from Dombivli, shocked the nation and registered his name in the Limca Book of Records when he cycled from Pune to Dombivli (distance of 140 km) in just two hours, 14 minutes, 14 seconds 20 minutes faster than the Deccan Queen train. "Ive been cycling for the last 30 years. It's been my passion and I've always dreamt of doing something extra-ordinary to make my country proud," said Punamiya of his next endeavour.

The 53-year-old cycling enthusiast, who will begin his journey from India Gate in New Delhi on February 19 at 7 am, is confident of touching the Gateway of India in Mumbai by 1pm the next day.

"Once I start my race from Delhi at 7am, I'm confident of reaching Jaipur by 11 am (distance of 272 kms), Ahmedabad by 1 am (another 753 kms) and Surat (another 260 kms) by 7am. Once, I enter Maharashtra, I will face a number of ghats, besides the traffic in Mumbai that will slow me down. But, I'm confident of achieving my target," said Punamiya.

"I practice by riding daily for about 400-500 kms between Kolhapur and Satara. This has increased my stamina and confidence that I can ride 1485 kms non-stop," said Punamiya.

Punamiya has previously covered the distance between Mumbai and Delhi in four days when he rode in memory of the 26/11 victims two years ago.

"Back then, it was in memory of the martyrs, but this time it will be a different challenge. It will be a lot faster," assured Punamiya.
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Le Yati Min - Most fingers and toes for a living person set Guinness World Record

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Burma girl Le Yati Min has 12 fingers, 14 toes set Guinness World Record.

From almost the moment Le Yati Min was born, her mother knew the girl had a little something extra.

"I asked the nurses whether my kid was born complete with hands and legs," says her mother. "They replied that the baby even has more than she needs."

Born with 12 fingers and 14 toes, Le may be the most "digitally enhanced" person in the world. Now, the 16-month-old girl's family in impoverished Myanmar is seeking a Guinness World Record to prove it.

A neighbor is helping her mother apply to claim the record hearing that a boy from India currently hold bragging rights for the most digits, with 12 fingers and 13 toes.

Polydactylism — being born with an extra finger or toe — is fairly unusual, but it is even more rare for someone to have a spare functional digit on both hands and feet, as Le does.

Le lives with her family in a small wooden house on the outskirts of the Southeast Asian country's former capital of Yangon, where she runs around with seven toes on each foot.

Proud mom Phyo Min Min Soe, 26, said Tuesday that she'd be happen to see Le gain a world record, but even without that, her daughter already has a happy life, and even some natural advantages.

"She seems to have a stronger grip on things — so she doesn't drop things much," she says, as Le plays nearby with a mobile phone.

According to the Guinness World Records website, the record for most fingers and toes for a living person is currently held by two people in India, who have 12 fingers and 13 toes each.
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Longest Kiss Guinness World Record 2011 set by Thai Couples

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A Thai couple has made history with the longest kiss ever during a Valentine's Day "kissathon" after they locked lips for 46 hours, 24 minutes and nine seconds.
Organizers of the event, which took place at a southern beach resort town, claim it marked the longest recorded smooch in history.

"We didn't think we would find anybody that could break the record," CBS News quoted Somporn Naksuetrong, the manager of Pattaya's Louis Tussaud's Waxworks museum, which organized the competition, as saying.

Fourteen couples had started off the contest at 6 a.m. on February 13, and by February 14 afternoon, half had already beaten the record and were still smooching away on the corridor of an oceanside shopping mall in Pattaya.

A Bangkok couple, Ekkachai and Laksana Tiranarat, emerged as the winner, and they were awarded a diamond ring worth 50,000 Thai Baht (1,606 dollars), and a cash prize of 100,000 Baht (3,213 dollars).

According to Guinness World Records, whose officials will have to verify the latest milestone for it to become official, the previous record of just over 32 hours had been set by a couple in Germany in 2009.

The rule for the kissathon is that couples should lock lips all the time, and if they wish to have a drink they have to do so using straws while continuing the kiss.

And if they wish to use the bathroom, they have to continue embracing each other, while accompanied by contest monitors. But the harshest rule was no sitting or sleeping.

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Mustache Guinness world record - Most people in a mustache contest at one time

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Most people (450 Participants) in a mustache contest at one time set Guinness world record by N.H. Town 

A New Hampshire community took a hairy approach to earning a spot in the record books.The town of Newport tried to set the Guinness world record for having the most people in a mustache contest at one time.

Categories during Saturday's events included "Grand Stache," "Menudo" and "Selleck."

The event took place during the town's winter carnival Saturday.

Organizers said they need at least 251 participants to tie meet the record, and they said more than 450 attended.

It could take weeks before the Guinness organization verifies whether the contest set a record.
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Ab India Todega - Colors to bring Indian version of Guinness World Records

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Hindi entertainment channel Colors is set to bring an Indian version of ‘Guinness World Records’ soon, and Indians will get a chance to showcase talent that can become new world records.

Guinness World Records, Ab India Todega’, to be produced by Miditech Pvt Ltd, will be launched early 2011. The channel is on the lookout for a ‘Bollywood face’ to host the show.

Guinness, the globally recognised authority on record breaking, will validate the achievements of the Indian participants as they attempt to break the existing records, and also recognise new world ones.

‘Guinness … will provide Indian participants an opportunity to go down in history by having their achievements validated by an internationally recognised institution, a reward more precious than what any other reality show can offer on Indian television today,’ Colors Head of Programming Ashvini Yardi said in a statement.

The Guinness has enthralled viewers in around 90 countries with its TV shows. Now the bosses are excited about the foray into India.

‘This new deal demonstrates the incredible global reach and relevance of Guinness, and we look forward to welcoming a lot more Indian talent to the record books. We believe India has a wealth of undiscovered record breakers who have the talent and determination to make the impossible possible,’ said Rob Molloy, Guinness’ director of television.

Miditech co-founder Niret Alva said the show will be a window for the world to see the spirit in India.
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World's longest kiss for Valentine's Day 2011 set world record by Thailand

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World's longest kiss for Valentine's Day 2011 set world record by Thailand.

Most couples kiss on Valentine's Day, but several couples in Thailand are determined to outdo them all: they are attempting to break the world record for the longest kiss.

The record attempt is being held in the Thai resort of Pattaya where 14 couples are trying to kiss more than 33 hours. They began on Sunday and - if they are successful - will end on Monday, Valentine's Day.

Only 30 minutes into the competition, however, one couple was disqualified after the woman fainted. Several other couples gave up after a few hours while others continued.

The current world record for the longest kiss was set by Matty Daley and Bobby Canciello in the United States last year, the first homosexual couple to break the record. They kissed for exactly 33 hours.

Before that, on Valentine's Day 2009, Nikola Matovic and Kristina Reinhart set the world record with a kiss lasting no less than 32 hours, 7 minutes and 14 seconds. The record was set in Germany.

Couples who want to set their own kissing record have to keep in mind that there are several rules. For example, the rules state that the kiss must be continuous and the lips must be touching at all times. Further, the couple must stand the entire time, cannot take breaks and cannot be propped together by any aids such as pillows or people.
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World’s largest chocolate billboard for Valentine’s Day set Guinness World Record

World’s largest chocolate billboard for Valentine’s Day set Guinness World Record by Meiji Seika Kaisha Ltd.

A Japanese confectionery factory in Takatsuki, Osaka Prefecture has erected the world’s largest chocolate bar billboard for Valentine’s Day.
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Meiji Seika Kaisha, Ltd makes chocolate and other products and the billboard has been erected outside the factory to catch the eye of train passengers on the JR Tokaido Line and the Hankyu Kyoto Line.

The billboard measures 166m in width, is 28m high and consists of 43 plastic blocks that look like chocolate and also light up.

Meiji Seika Kaisha Ltd have applied to Guinness World Records for the billboard to be registered as the world’s biggest advertising board made of plastic.

Namiko Abe has written an article about Valentine's Day customs in Japan on About.Com and reports:

"In Japan, it is only the women who give presents (mainly chocolates) to men. Japanese women are usually too shy to express their love. (Though it might not be true nowadays.) Therefore, Valentine's Day was thought to be a great opportunity to let women express their feelings."

Japanese companies, such as Meiji Seika Kaisha Ltd , have fully capitalized on this to boost their sales. Chocolate companies in Japan sell more than half of their annual sales during the week before Valentine's Day.
Men are supposed to return the favor of a Valentine’s gift one month later on March 14, “White Day”. This day is unique to Japan and the most popular gifts are usually jewelry, flowers and soft animal toys.
Meiji Seika Kaisha, Ltd will light up the largest chocolate bar billboard in the world each night between Feb 11 and 14.
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World's longest hockey game break Guinness world Record by Calgarians

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Calgarian Scott Shaw is about to hit the ice in Edmonton for 10 straight days of hockey in an attempt to raise money for equipment in the battle against cancer.

Shaw is one of 40 players who'll be playing on an outdoor rink in Sherwood Park starting today with the goal of raising $1 million for a new Linear Accelerator used in radiation treatment.

The teams are also trying to break the Guiness Book of Records for the world's longest hockey game.

"I'm nervous and excited about it at the same time," said Shaw. "This is the fourth time we've done this, so I sort of know what I'm getting into - the main thing is to take care of your feet."

The 37-year-old was part of the last marathon hockey game in 2008, when the group raised almost $560,000 to help the Alberta Cancer Foundation purchase a confocal microscope for the Cross Cancer Institute.

Shaw lost his father to cancer in 1991 as well as an uncle and friend, and knows the impact the disease makes on families.

"I've been directly affected like everyone has," added Shaw. "Now I have a newborn in the family and would like to help find a cure."

Brent Saik is the captain of the idea, with the first face-off in 2003. Saik organized the games after his father and wife died from cancer.

"Everybody playing or helping out have all unfortunately been touched by cancer," noted Saik. "The biggest accomplishment of this game is to help get the Linear Accelerator."

Saik said the Linear Accelerator is the latest in radiation therapy treatment. He said other treatments kill healthy cells, but the Linear Accelerator only kills cancer cells.

According to Christy Soholt, Alberta Cancer Foundation communications and marketing associate, the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton will eventually have two of these units, and the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary will have one.

"This is a fabulous opportunity for us just to have someone so interested in raising money for the Alberta Cancer Foundation," said Soholt. "The awareness for us and the dollars for us is great."

The pucks drops for 39 men and one woman today and they'll play over 240 hours of non-stop hockey, until Feb. 21. The record they have to beat is their own, set in 2008.

Shaw is the lone Calgarian on the team and said the hockey is pretty good, even if it slows down in the wee hours of the morning.
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World’s longest sand cricket bat on Orissa's Puri beach set Limca Book of Record

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The fever of World Cup cricket has seen every where around the World. This time the cricket mania is more in India than other country because this year India also organized some matches.

The World Cup has caught everyone's imagination, from sand artists to sculptors and advertisers, who want to wish Team India good luck.

International sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik has crafted a 125-ft long cricket bat, a ball and a stadium on the Puri beach. Patnaik has also launched a "sandy" signature campaign to wish the willow-wielders good luck.

"The sand sculpture will be featured in the Limca Book of Records as the longest cricket bat in sand," said Patnaik with pride.

Fifteen students of Patnaik helped him to put the artwork together. The artist, who has in the past handcrafted mind-blowing sand images of Michael Jackson, Barack Obama, George Bush, Saddam Hussein and Santa Claus, has a long association with cricket. He was invited to England to prepare sand sculptures for the 2009 World Cup. Recently, he showcased a sand animation show to wish Team India in CEAT Cricket Award in Mumbai.

L Eswar Rao, a stone sculptor from Jatani, has created a miniature form of the World Cup on a pencil nib, probably the smallest world cup! The one centimetre long world cup is minutely crafted on the granite bar of a pencil with the help of a needle and a blade. Rao has also created a world cup which is about half an inch long with tamarind seed.

"Since I love cricket and I am a great fan of Sachin, I want to do something to cheer the Indian team. I don't know if my message will reach them but I sincerely wish the Cup should come to India. Moreover, it is the last World Cup of Sachin. So it must come to India," said 28-year-old Eswar.
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Ladyboy Flight Attendants - World First Transsexual Air Hostesses Hire By Thai Airlines

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If you still believe there are only two sexes, you’re living in the dark ages. There isn’t just males and females anymore… there’s a third sex too.

They’re called ladyboys, and as the name suggests, they are men who either disguise themselves as women or undergo sex reassignment surgery to become women.

And there’s a good reason for why ladyboys have become so popular: money.

You see, in southeast Asia, women having been making a ton of money for a long time thanks to an abundant sex industry. Well, the guys wanted to get in on the action too, so about a decade ago, many men started changing their appearance to look like women, and they’ve been fooling chubby white guys who travel to Thailand for cheap sex ever since.

But once they’re over the hill (that’s like 19-years old in the Asian sex industry), they have to look for other work. However, most ladyboys find it difficult to get a legit job.

That’s why it was such a surprise when a start-up airline in Thailand called P.C. Air became the first airline to hire ladyboy flight attendants.

Six ladyboys were hired, including the winner of 2007 Miss Tiffany Universe, which is a transsexual beauty pageant that’s watched by over 15 million people in Thailand.

The flight attendants will be required to wear a gold name tag that identifies them as ladyboys, but it’s not like you wouldn’t be able to tell just by looking at them. Take a look at this picture and you’ll see what we mean:

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Durham rowers break Atlantic crossing world record - Team Hallin World Record

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A Wimbledon rower who smashed a trans-Atlantic world record on Monday has lost the title less than 24 hours later.

David Hosking skippered the six rowers of Team Hallin across the ocean in just under 32 days – beating the previous record for the 3,000-mile crossing by one day.

But yesterday rival boat the Sara G landed with a better time, taking the title from Mr Hosking’s celebrating crew.

Team Hallin, who are aiming to raise £60,000 for armed forces charity Combat Stress, set off from Tenerife in their trimaran boat Hallin Marine on January 6.

Hours after landing Mr Hosking, a 55-year-old former Royal Navy commander from Wilton Crescent, said: “Everyone has been amazing, our bodies are wrecked. It was stunning teamwork that saw us set a new world record, and the culmination of two years of planning.”

And on the day of arrival crew member Chris Covey proposed to his girlfriend Susie Easton, surprising her with a ring he had carried with him for the whole voyage.

The Sara G, which had six crew members from Britain, Malta and Ireland, left from Tarfaya in Morocco on January 5, but as the two boats went by different routes across the ocean, their times were used to find average speeds.

This calculation handed the Sara G an average speed of 3.9mph – compared to Team Hallin’s 3.4mph – the record and the Ocean Rowing blue riband trophy, which is adjudicated by the Ocean Rowing Society.

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World's Longest Lasting Light Bulb - Thomas Edison

Today Google Doodle marks the 164th Birthday of Thomas Edison. On the occasion of Thomas Edison 164th Birthday the Google logo portrays some of the famous inventions of the scientist. This includes phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb.
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The world's longest lasting light bulb is the Centennial Light located at 4550 East Avenue, Livermore, California. It is maintained by the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department. The fire department claims that the bulb is at least 109 years old and has only been turned off a handful of times. The bulb has been noted by The Guinness Book of World Records, Ripley's Believe It or Not!, and General Electric as being the world's longest-lasting light bulb.

While it might seem astonishing that so many longest-lasting light bulbs have been so infrequently turned off, this is the precise reason for their longevity. Most of the wear and tear that leads to burnouts in incandescent light bulbs is caused by turning them on and off, not by burning them. Each time the bulb is turned on and off, the filament is heated and cooled. This causes the material of the filament to expand and contract, in turn causing tiny stress cracks to develop. The more the light is turned on and off, the larger these cracks grow, until eventually the filament breaks at some point, causing the light to burn out.

Thomas Edison designed a bulb that was supposed to last forever, called the Eternal Light, and turned it on on October 22, 1929. The bulb is located in the Memorial Tower at the Edison Memorial Museum in Menlo Park, New Jersey. The tower fell down in 1937, but the bulb's power was supposedly uninterrupted, according to General Electric, and continued to burn while a second tower was constructed. According to museum curator Jack Stanley, the bulb is fake, consisting of a hollow bulb illuminated by a series of automobile headlights mounted in the display's base
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Largest speed dating event set Guinness World Record by Groupon

Last night Groupon set the new Guinness World Records title for speed dating at the Paris Club in River North. The original record was 313 daters at an even in Hoboken, New Jersey. In Chicago, there were 414 total daters at the event who participated in at least 20 three-minute-long dates. And I was lucky bachelorette number 166.
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I have been speed dating before, but never with 414 people. Generally speed dating sessions are in groups of 30-ish. So this was definitely an experience.

I feel like I had some pretty fun conversations and there was a decent amount of flirting. I talked about where I was from and what I do for a living and so on - your typical first date over and over again (26 times). There was actually one guy, though, who asked how many times I have voted which I found to be oddly interesting. I was also told by several guys that I should be a comedian which I think is a good thing and I am going to take as a compliment.

There was also one delightful gentleman who was clearly trying to play the part of the obnoxious guy. He even mentioned about how he is into bestiality which I am almost positive he said only to get a reaction from me (he didn't). I kind of wondered why he was even there. And really, mentioning what you consider to be some off the wall sexual fantasy to get a rise out of someone is so over used. Just sayin.

Now, I know that the whole point of this event was to beat the world record but I honestly think there were just way too many people for a speed dating event. Granted, you couldn't really tell that you were surrounded by 400 other people during the dates but I think that's mainly due to the fact that the dates go so quickly. The atmosphere was incredibly loud and I had a really heard time hearing my dates on more than one occasion. Really, I have to say that I have had an easier time carrying on a conversation at a bar on Saturday night. And, through talking to people afterwards, I know I am not the only one that felt that way.

Also, with 414 people there, I am guessing half of those were guys and I only went on a date with 26 of them. That means there were 181 men that I didn't really get an opportunity to meet. I think I kind of would rather the smaller event that I went to previously where I was able to go on a date with every guy there.

I genuinely feel like I was able to meet a variety of people from all different age groups. I met some pretty interesting guys, most of whom have never been speed dating before. So it kind of seems like the fact that this was a Groupon and that they were trying to set the world record might have brought out people who wouldn't have normally tried speed dating.

There was also a little after party where you could mingle with everyone there so I did get an opportunity to meet some of the other people there. I actually ended up chatting with a very cute and flirty 27-year-old guy (thank god he is not 26) who I found to be pretty interesting. And yes, I flirted (and I mean flirted a lot) with him.

I also have to add that I think registration was very poorly organized. I understand that people who organize events can't control the weather. When I arrived with my friend we had to stand in line for at least ten minutes in the frigid Chicago cold. Generally I am not one to complain about the cold especially if I am going to a bar. But I feel like when you host an event then you make sure the people attending the event are well cared for.
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Oreo - World's "Most Liked" Cookie on a Facebook set Guinness World Record

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Oreo, the World's Favorite Cookie, is asking fans around the world to join in its attempt to set the Guinness World Records(R) mark for the "Most 'likes' on a Facebook post in 24 hours."

The record attempt will begin on Tuesday, February 15 at 9 a.m. ET, when the Oreo Facebook community of 16 million fans from around the world will have 24-hours to "like" a post from the iconic cookie brand. Per Guinness World Records rules established for this category, Oreo fans will have to rally a minimum of 45,000 "likes" to earn the title and become the World's "Most Liked" Cookie.

If successful, Oreo will become the first brand to hold a Facebook Guinness World Records title.

Oreo is beloved the world over and attracts fans not only because of its delicious taste but for its unique twist, lick and dunk ritual -- a special moment of childlike delight enjoyed over an Oreo cookie and milk that translates into any language or culture.


This Guinness World Records attempt aims to bring to life the brand's ability to bring families worldwide together in new, contemporary ways...all for the shared love of an Oreo cookie.
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Iranian Chess Players Claims New Guinness World Records 2011

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An Iranian grandmaster said he ousted the Israeli title holder on Wednesday to regain the Guinness record for simultaneous chess games after facing more than 600 players in over 25 hours.

Ehsan Ghaem Maghami, 28, won 96 percent of his games which began on Tuesday in Tehran's Shahid Beheshti University, a feat reportedly making him the new Guinness title holder of the game.

A representative of World Chess Federation (FIDE) who was present during the event was yet to confirm Maghami's victory. He had to win 80 percent of the games to seal the record, Iran's ISNA news agency reported.

Of the total 614 games, Maghami won 590, lost eight and drew 16 in a feat that took more than 25 hours and treading around 55 kilometres (34 miles) as he moved from opponent to opponent.

Maghami said there was "no problem to register the record given the presence of the FIDE representative who was observing the matches. FIDE will report the outcome to Guinness."

He said he would have put in the same zeal even if the previous title holder was a non-Israeli.

"Iran is great and deserves the best. Let's not talk politics... even if this record was held by another person, I would have gone all out to break it," he said after the matches when asked about ousting Israeli Alik Gershon.

On October 22, Gershon had won 454 games, lost 11 and drawn 58, setting the record at 523 after ousting another Iranian, Morteza Mahjoob, who previously won the title in August after victory in 500 games.

On defeating Mahjoob, an euphoric Gershon said: "Hopefully, all our wars against Iran will be on the chess board."

Iran and Israel are bitter rivals outside of chess with the latter not ruling out a military strike against the Islamic republic to stop its controversial nuclear programme.

The political animosity between the two escalated under Iran's firebrand President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who has often denied the Nazi Holocaust and said the Jewish state will one day be "wiped off the map."

"I am so happy to break the record, but now I have to break my sleep record," ISNA quoted Maghami as saying. He said a physician, masseuse and a dietician were monitoring him.

Maghami said he would not be surprised if his record was also broken soon, adding he would like to better it himself.

"It is not strange for my record to be broken by anyone. Mr Mahjoob had the title for more than a year. I could try to improve it," Maghami said.

Mahjoob said he will pitch for the title again and expressed his joy at a fellow Iranian regaining the title.

"Soon I will set a record. The title will remain Iranian since I will have a go at the record in the coming summer. I am determined and I will do it," Mahjoob said, quoted by Mehr news agency.

In October, after his defeat to Gershon, he said he would exert extra efforts to win again and even play against 1,000 players simultaneously.

Chess was outlawed in Iran in 1981 because it was perceived to encourage betting, which is forbidden in Islam.

But in 1988 the Islamic republic's founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini issued a decree permitting chess as long as no gambling was involved. Since then the game has made a vigorous comeback in Iran.
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Future Generali Insurance India (FGIW) set Guinness World Record

Future Generali India, the insurance joint venture between India's Future Group and Generali of Italy, has set a new Guinness World Record with its initiative - Future Generali Insurance Week (FGIW).
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FGIW was observed between January 29 - February 6 that was conducted across 103 Future Group retail outlets across the country and over 190 Future Generali branches.

FGIW marked its successful culmination by gaining entry to the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest balloon chain in the world.

This 20 km. long chain formed by balloons signed by people, who committed to getting adequately insured and thereby ensuring the security of their loved ones, through the FGIW.

Balloons collected till the end of the FGIW campaign were filled to form the longest balloon chain in the world, earning Future Generali and Big Bazaar, a place in the book of world records.

Insurance penetration in India is just 2.53% in life and 0.61% in non-life insurance (annual premium paid as % of country’s GDP). In terms of Insurance density, the numbers are even more alarming - in developed nations like the U.S is it is 33 times, that of India, the UK is 73 times and Japan is 65 times. Even a country like Thailand is double than that of India.

“The fact that we rank a lowly 12th In Asia is alarming, considering that we are amongst the fastest growing economies. With such a sad state of affairs, the so called young India we celebrate and talk about will probably be a middle aged/old India just 15 to 20 years down the line, with little or no Insurance,” said a company spokesperson.

All through the Future Generali Insurance Week (FGIW), customers and prospects at 103 Big Bazaar outlets & over 190 Future Generali branch offices across the country were engaged to sign a white balloon as a symbol of their pledging to ensure the protection of their loved ones with adequate Insurance.

By the end of the week, Future Generali has received over ten lakh signed balloons, displaying a tremendous response from people across age groups.
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Amazon Eve - World's Tallest Model 2011

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Models are known for their height but Amazon Eve is a head above the rest. Guinness World Records named her the tallest model in the world.

At 6'8", Amazon Eve is one tall drink of water. The Guinness Book of World Records certified "World's Tallest Model" (who also makes money working as a dominatrix) was at the Playboy Mansion for a party last week where "the bunnies sized me up and treated my body like a stripper pole!"

After creating a small stir when she appeared on the cover of an Australian tabloid photographed to a mere slip of a gal, Eve is ready to parlay her small amount of fame into something bigger. She tells FOX411 that she would be a "perfect Bond villain" (and admittedly it would be fun to see her snap a couple Bond girls in two).

And she'd be willing to show off assets other than her height to her growing public, even if unlike most models it would mean working out less rather than more to get photo ready.

"Sure I would do Playboy," declares Eve. "I would need to reduce my muscle mass and soften up a bit, but [Hugh] Hefner is the only one I would pose nude for, because he does it so tastefully."
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American Ashton Eaton breaks Heptathlon World Record 2011

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American Ashton Eaton broke his own world record for the indoor heptathlon on Sunday at a meeting in Estonia.

The 23-year-old Eaton tallied 6,568 points, 69 points more than his previous world record set in Fayetteville, Arkansas, in March 2010.

On Saturday’s first day of competition in the International Indoor Combined Events meeting, Eaton set a personal best for shot put of 14.45 metres and ran the 60 metres sprint in 6.66 seconds.

On Sunday, he had another personal best with 7.60 in the 60 metres hurdles and ran the final event, the 1,000 metres, in 2:34.74.

Estonian Andres Raja was second in the competition at the Lasnamae Stadium with 6,114 points while Czech decathlon world record holder Roman Sebrle was fifth with 5,848.
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World's Largest Dodgeball Game - Alberta Students set Guinness World Record 2011

With a total of 2,012 participants, the University of Alberta struck back Friday and regained the Guinness World Record for the largest dodgeball game — a record they originally set one year ago.
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Last year, the U of A set the record with 1,198 participants. That record stood until last September when the University of California, Irvine set a new record with 1,745 players. However, under the eyes of an official judge from Guinness flown in for the event, the U of A was easily able to regain the record Friday afternoon.

"We did it. We got our goal. We had people in the stands watching and everybody left with a big smile on their face," said Rory Tighe, Students' Union Vice President (Student Life) and organizer of the game. "The national pride definitely came out, the school spirit came out, and the whole community was here so it worked out perfectly."

Spectators included Mayor Stephen Mandel, President Indira Samarasekera, various members of the community, and U of A alumni. The game was preceded by a rendition of "O Canada" by Oilers' anthem singer Paul Lorieau.

After the opening ceremonies, an epic clash between Team Green and Team Gold commenced, with students, alumni, and staff creating a red sky of 1,006 dodgeballs flying back and forth across the floor as a crowd cheered them on.

After 44 minutes and 17 seconds, the Gold Team came out victorious and were able to outlast their green opponents and win for the second year in a row.

The game was an exhilarating experience for all involved and Tighe believes it's something that shows off a great U of A community.
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The game was also a victory for Canada, as the competing record attempts seem to have led to an international feud of sorts between the U of A and UCI. The advertising campaign at UCI motivated students to play because they 'couldn't let those Canadians have the record.'
Tighe said he was surprised at the international competition the dodgeball record sparked.
"To be honest, I was surprised how fast it caught on, that other schools and other institutions were trying to break it," he said. "They tried a few times to break the record and UC Irvine finally succeeded and within months we're smash[ing] that. So I'd like to see their retort after this."

The U of A's latest victory in this feud seems to be in part due to the large following that dodgeball has gained on campus over the past few years. But Tighe sees the event as more than just a simple game of dodgeball.

"It's more about the community spirit, it's just we haven't found anything else that people have responded this well too."

These games may turn into an annual event due to the incredible popularity, and some participants are still hoping that another school will respond to their defeat and continue the feud.


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World’s Best Selling Sports Car 2011 Guinness world Record set by Mazda MX-5

World’s Best Selling Sports Car 2011 Guinness world Record set by Mazda MX-5

Total production of Mazda Motor Corporation's MX-5 sports car (known as the Mazda Roadster in Japan) reached 900,000 units on February 4, 2011. This significant milestone was achieved 21 years and 10 months after mass production of the first-generation MX-5 commenced in April 1989. The MX-5 was initially certified by Guinness World Records as the world's "Best selling two-seat sports car" when production reached 531,890 units in May 2000. Guinness updated the record when production passed 700,000 and, later, 800,000 units. Currently, Mazda is reapplying to Guinness World Records to have the record updated to 900,000 units.

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During the 1960s and 1970s, numerous lightweight and fun-to-drive sports cars offered nimble handling and free-spirited open-air motoring. In the 1980s, Mazda decided to resurrect this spirit with a new roadster for the modern age. Using the latest engineering techniques, Mazda developed the MX-5 and announced it in February 1989 as a reminder that driving could still be fun despite ever-stricter safety and quality standards. To this day, the MX-5 remains the longest enduring nameplate in Mazda's global lineup.

Nobuhiro Yamamoto, program manager of the current MX-5, said, "Since Mazda launched the original MX-5, it has undergone two complete product redesigns and a series of upgrades. Its enduring success is due to the strong support it enjoys from MX-5 fans around the world. Going forward, I will strive to keep the MX-5's spirit alive while evolving it into a car that will be loved by even more people."

Mazda's senior managing executive officer in charge of development, Seita Kanai, said, "More than 20 years have passed since the first-generation Mazda MX-5 was born. During this time, society and vehicles themselves have changed significantly. Responding to environmental issues and the depletion of the Earth's natural resources has become increasingly important for all automakers. As part of its environmental efforts, Mazda announced its new SKYACTIV technologies last year. Currently, we are pushing forward with development of future products that will incorporate these technologies. Many of the elements that go into our SKYACTIV technologies, such as comprehensive weight reduction, grew from the long years of development work that have gone into the MX-5. Indeed, the guiding principle behind the SKYACTIV technologies - to build cars that are fun to drive - is perfectly embodied by the MX-5."

"As we head toward the next production milestone of one million units," Kanai continued, "Mazda is committed to further evolving the MX-5. We will refine its fun-to-drive character and further enhance its environmental and safety capabilities. As Mazda passes its 91st birthday, we are turning our sights toward our 100th anniversary. In the years ahead, we will continue to cherish the MX-5, alongside its loyal fan base, as the symbol of the Mazda brand."   


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