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).

Most of people dressed as smurfs set Guinness World Record on Peyo's birthday

Most of people dressed as smurfs set Guinness World Record on Peyo's birthday

Global Smurfs Day took place last Saturday in 11 cities around the world including Ireland as fans celebrated Peyo, the creator of the Smurfs, by dressing in white Smurf hat, white pants and shoes with blue bodies.

The event was organised by Sony Pictures Entertainment ahead of the release of The Smurfs in 3D, which features the voice of Katy Perry as Smurfette.
Speaking about the event Sony's Marc Weinstock said: "It's a thrill to see so many people turn out to be a part of this true fan moment in Smurfs history.
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"Breaking a Guinness World Record on Global Smurfs Day is a testament to the enormous appeal and popularity of these beloved characters."

Adjudicators from Guinness World Records confirmed that a total of 4,891 people dressed as Smurfs beating the previous record of 2,510.

The global record was set by people dressed as Smurfs in eleven countries namely, Ireland, Belgium, Greece, Holland, Mexico, Panama, Poland, Russia, South Africa, USA and UK.

The Smurfs in 3D will open in Irish cinemas on Wednesday 10 August.

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World's longest clothesline of socks World Record set in Wellington

World's longest clothesline of socks World Record set in Wellington

More than 30,000 pairs of red socks set a new world record at the Cake Tin today in Wellington.

The new world's longest clothesline of socks included seventeen 50 metre clotheslines and measured more than 3km.

The record attempt was organised by the Sir Peter Blake Trust and supported by Foundation Partner Westpac, PBT Group, Gallagher Group and Placemakers, as part of Red Sock Day celebration.

Governor-General Sir Anand Satyanand and Lady Susan worked alongside Wellington Phoenix players and coach Ricki Herbert, volunteers and local school pupils to peg up the socks.

Some of the socks used in the record attempt will be donated to Christchurch schools.

The event was recorded by four adjudicators and a land surveyor who will send their information to Guinness World Records for confirmation.

The previous Guinness World Record for the longest clothesline of socks was 2,324.08 metres set by the Tripsdill Amusement Park in Germany in May 2010.

Sir Peter Blake liked to wear his red socks for good luck, and during the America’s Cup Challenge of 1995 New Zealanders supported the boat by putting on their own red socks.

Sir Peter Blake Trust Chief Executive Shelley Campbell said she was thrilled the Trust and Westpac, had managed to break the record in honour of Sir Peter.

"The red socks are a symbol of Kiwi spirit and Peter would have been proud of what we've managed to do here today,'' Cambpell said.

"Peter set a few world records in his time, so we thought it would be great to set one of our own this year. New Zealanders from all around the country have been a part of creating history, and they've had a great time doing it."

Earlier in the day 12-year-old Tawa schoolgirls Maddy Booth and Caitlin Taylor had to tidy up after Sir Anand when they observed him pegging his socks upside down.

The socks were being pegged by the large group of volunteers from their tops and were at least 1cm apart.

But Sir Anand pegged his socks from the bottom and there appeared to be some official scrutineering issues about how far apart Sir Anand was pegging his socks.

The problem was discretely solved when the schoolgirls stepped in and restored clothesline order.

Sir Anand, who left with his party about 8.15am, appeared none-the-wiser.

One of the three official scrutineers for the world record attempt, Chapman Tripp lawyer Marcelo Rodriguez Ferrere closely observed Sir Anand's clothesline style.

"Yes there was an error there but it was not a material error," Mr Ferrere noted.

He said it was irrelevant how the socks were pegged to the clothesline - by their tops or bottoms.

He also noted the schoolgirls had diplomatically and quickly moved in to restore clothesline order to the record attempt.

Caitlin and Maddy both said they found it funny when Sir Anand had hung his socks upside down.

"It was fun to talk to him," Caitlin said.

The Red Socks Day campaign is part of the Trust's Leadership Week (July 1- 8, 2011) an annual event that highlights the strategic relevance and value that great leadership provides for New Zealand and showcases the work being done to develop our nation’s leadership capability.

World’s Biggest Portion of Chips set Guinness World Record by Britain cooks

World’s Biggest Portion of Chips set Guinness World Record by Britain cooks

The five master fryers made fish-tory at Adventure Island on Wednesday after serving up a whopping 448kg (987.6lb) portion of chips in just four hours and twenty minutes - smashing the previous Guinness World record of 368.5 kg (812.4 lb) set back in 2004.
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After their record was confirmed park goers were offered a cone of the record-breaking portion for a small £1 charitable donation to Southend Hospital’s Bosom Pals Appeal.

The clock started at 11am when staff in the theme park’s special ‘wet room’ started peeling and cutting chips in the traditional way, before using four deep fat fryers to prepare 16kg of chips at a time.

Once cooked, the chips were then emptied into a scaled-up fish and chip box big enough to fit a full-grown man. By the 3.20pm ‘weigh-in’ the theme park’s new record was officially confirmed by Dave Slipper, Chief Inspector of Weights and Measure for Southend Borough.

Adventure Island can now add this record to their impressive list of world records already held including: the Most Naked People on a Rollercoaster (102 people, August 2010) and the Longest Dodgem Car Marathon (26 hours, May 2011).

Adventure Island Chief Executive, Philip Miller, said: “Eating fish and chips on the seafront – with proper chips and not weedy frozen fries - is all part and parcel of a fantastic tradition that we wanted to celebrate with this record. I really hope we have reminded everybody how our national dish should and used to taste – and also why there’s no better place than the great British seaside for a fantastic holiday. We’ve also proved again that when it comes to setting new world records, Southend’s really Cod Talent!”

The record was also to raise awareness and funds for the Southend Hospital Charitable Foundation’s Bosom Pals Appeal. Lucy Thomas-Clayton, from the Bosom Pals Appeal, said: “This has been a fantastic event raising much needed cash for a worthwhile, local cause and we are absolutely delighted Adventure Island has become a record breaker once again.”

At the end of the attempt all the left over chips went to a good home – to help feed hundreds of pigs and make premium Essex sausages at Wick’s Manor in Maldon.

Most hours worked without a lost time incident set Guinness Records by Fluor Corporation

Most hours worked without a lost time incident set Guinness Records by Fluor Corporation

Fluor Corporation has announced that its Sugar Land office received notification from Guinness World Records confirming Fluor’s safety milestone of reaching 100 million safe work hours without a lost-time incident. Dating back to 1994, the record spans 17 years with thousands of Fluor employees working with no lost-time injuries.

“Congratulations to the Fluor Houston office and Fluor Corporation as a whole,” said Mike Smith, vice president and general manager, Houston Operations. “We are very proud to have achieved this Guinness World Record, which was hard-earned and well deserved. It is a tribute not only to the Houston office, but moreover it serves as a testament to Fluor’s commitment to our safety culture.”

The official Guinness World Record states, “The most zero lost time in man hours is 100,249,425 man hours and was achieved by the Fluor Corporation (USA) in Sugar Land, Texas, USA, on 3 April 2011.”  Fluor’s submission was maintained in accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s record-keeping guidelines.

Fluor’s Sugar Land office, with more than 2,200 employees, is the center of the company’s Energy & Chemicals Business Group, which performs projects for oil, gas and chemicals clients globally.

Larry Fields karate champ breaking bats, bricks, boards, and ice chunks break world record

Larry Fields karate champ breaking bats, bricks, boards, and ice chunks break world record

Larry Fields gets his kicks breaking bats, bricks, boards, and ice chunks.

He started out breaking clay bricks when he was 11 and now at age 41 and 225 pounds he is still breaking things — including world records.

Fields, owner of Abilene Mixed Martial Arts, is headed to Orlando, Fla., for the U.S. Open karate tournament on July 1-2, where he will attempt to set a world record by breaking 19 Louisville Slugger bats with his elbow in 10 seconds.

He already holds the world record of breaking 11 bats in 10 seconds at the 2010 tournament in Orlando.

Fields said the bat-breaking attempt will be July 2 and will be filmed by ESPN to be aired later that day.

Asked why he chose to break bats, Fields said he wanted to do something different.

"He used to break up a lot of wood blocks," his wife Terry Fields said. "He got bored with it and started breaking bats."

Fields, who said he has broken 19 bats in practice, said it is difficult because he has to move fast.

"I do have a sore elbow sometime afterward," he said. "I use just one elbow for the event."

Fields is no stranger to television. He was on the Jay Leno show in 2004, and he has been interviewed several times for other shows.

"ESPN3 will interview me if I do well with breaking the bats," Fields said. "The event will air again about two weeks after the tournament."

Abilene Mixed Martial Arts center is filled with hundreds of trophies. Many of these belong to Fields who has set 25 world records in various events. Others belong to his students who have set 52 world records.

World's largest apron set Guinness World Records by Ambadi Enterprises

World's largest apron set Guinness World Records by Ambadi Enterprises

Ambadi Enterprises Ltd., a part of the USD 3.8 billion Murugappa Group, displayed the world’s largest apron on the grassy expanse of YMCA grounds at Chennai. The all white apron measuring about 25 metres x 22 metres (total fabric area of 853 sq. metres, weighing 100 kgs) is expected to beat the current Guinness record of 15.4 metres x 17.6 metres held by a Spanish Manufacturer since 2007.
718 metres of 20sx20s sheeting greige fabric purchased in Karur (Tamil Nadu) was transformed to the final apron displayed at Chennai (Tamil Nadu) today, by the joint effort of teams at the different units of Ambadi. The fabric was bleached at Erode and the apron outline was sketched at the design studio at Gurgaon (Haryana). Finally the cutting, stitching and printing was done at the Kannur unit (Kerala). The cutting team of 26 women spent 182 man-days to cut the fabric and the stitching team of 8 spent 40 man-days to put the apron together.

“The teams had to overcome a few difficulties during the whole process – including, having to factor in the Kerala monsoon effect. For instance, they didn’t have enough space to lay and cut the fabric and had to lay it in the vacant lot outside the factory even as the monsoon rains were threatening to pour down. The Ambadi logo measuring 5 sq metres was a critical part of the design and took longer time to print and dry in the damp weather. In all, the efforts have paid off and today, we have been able to put out a bold statement about our capabilities,” elaborated Vishy Shenoy, Business Head - Ambadi Enterprises.

Ambadi is one of the largest exporters of Textile Fabrics, Home Linen and Floor Coverings from India. In the Company’s line up, apron ranks as one of its high volume products at 500,000 aprons per year. The Company supplies to the top labels in the world including Target, Williams – Sonoma, Kymo and Crate & Barrel.

More facts on the Apron :

Detail : Area in sq.metres

Body - 592
Pocket - 41
Bib - 20
Tie - 200
Total - 853

Ambadi Enterprises Limited, a part of the USD 3.8 billion Murugappa Group, is one of India’s biggest exporters of Textile Fabrics, Home Linen and Floor Coverings. The Company merges traditional skills with modern technology to create novel home furnishing products that demand a premium in the world market. Ambadi offers a wide range of floor coverings like carpets, dhurries, rugs, shaggys and mats. The other products with textile madeups are kitchen linen, curtains, drapes, cushion/pillow covers, quilts, bed/table spreads, runners, napkins, etc. Some of the key customers of Ambadi are Target, Williams – Sonoma, Kymo, and Crate & Barrel amongst others.

Ambadi is first in the Indian industry to get all its factories certified for ISO 9001:2008 and SA 8000: 2008. The Company also has the rights to use the RUGMARK and the WOOLMARK labels. Ambadi has Okeo Tex and GOTS certification.

Founded in1900, the Rs. 17051 Crores (USD 3.8 billion) Murugappa Group is one of India's leading business conglomerates.

Maria Gomes Valentim - World's oldest person dies in Brazil

Maria Gomes Valentim - World's oldest person dies in Brazil, just short of age 115

A Brazilian woman listed by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest person died Tuesday, just weeks shy of her 115th birthday. The title now reverts to a woman in the United States.

Maria Gomes Valentim died of multiple organ failure, said Helerson Lima, a spokesman for the nursing home where she lived. Valentim would have turned 115 on July 9.

Guinness said Tuesday on its website that Valentim, "the first Brazilian super-centenarian to hold the title," died at the age of 114 years, 347 days.

On May 18, Guinness determined that Valentim was 48 days older than the person previously considered the world's oldest human, Besse Cooper from Monroe, Georgia.

"With Maria's passing, the title of Oldest Living Person reverts back to American Besse Cooper, age 114 years 299 days," Guinness said.

The Georgia woman's son, Sid Cooper, said Tuesday that his mother is doing well at her Monroe retirement community.

"She's gained some weight, she's eating real good," Sid Cooper said.

"Her memory is still really good," he added. "She remembers things from a long time ago and recognizes people."

Guinness verified that Valentim was born on July 9, 1896, in the city of Carangola in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais. She lived there all her life.

Last month, Guinness said on its website that Valentim, who was known as "Grandma Quita," attributed her longevity to a healthy diet: eating a roll of bread every morning with coffee, fruit and the occasional milk with linseed.

Valentim's family told reporters that she had a stubborn streak and always made a habit of minding her own business. They also said that her father lived to be 100.

"She says she has lived long because she has always taken care of her own life — and not meddled in the lives of others," granddaughter Jane Ribeiro Moraes, 63, told a local newspaper in May.

Valentim married her husband, Joao, in 1913. He died in 1946.

Valentim is survived by four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. Her only son died at age 75 in the early 1990s.

Valentim was scheduled to be buried Tuesday afternoon at the Carangola cemetery.

Churma Ladoo - World's tallest, widest and heaviest Indian sweet set world record

Churma Ladoo - World's tallest, widest and heaviest Indian sweet set world record

The 551kg (87st) Churma Ladoo took three chefs and 23 volunteers, from the Shree Hindu Temple, four days to make. They plan to offer it to 5,500 people.
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Hitesh Morjaria, from the temple on St Baranbas Road, is confident they now hold the record for the world's tallest, widest and heaviest sweet.

Guinness World Records will examine the evidence submitted by the temple.

The Churma Ladoo, made from ingredients including wheat, clarified butter, jaggery, oil, poppy seeds and nuts, measured 5ft (1.37m) by 6ft (1.8m) when it was finished.

Mr Morjaria said they were "originally going to make a 100kg ladoo" to be blessed and offered to their devotees during the religious event of Ganesh Puran.

"Then we thought 'why don't we challenge ourselves' to make a bigger one," he said.

"We contacted the Guinness Book of Records and found out that no record had been set for the biggest Ladoo."

The Ganesh Puran, which began on Sunday and lasts for eight days, is dedicated to the elephant-faced god Lord Ganesh.

The blessed sweet will be offered to people from all cultures at the end of each day and "we don't want anyone leaving without the Prasad," Mr Morjaria added.

The delicacy, which is normally the size of a tennis ball, is said to be Lord Ganesh's favourite food.

Most of people took to the streets dressed attempt to break world record

Most of people took to the streets dressed attempt to break world record

It could be a scene straight out the children's book Where's Waldo? But you certainly wouldn't have much trouble finding him among this lot.

Thousands of people took to the streets in outfits identical to the children's book character in an attempt to break a Guiness World Record.

The event was arranged by organisers of the Street Performance World Championships who think up weird and wonderful ways to break records.

The character Where's Wally was created by British illustrator Martin Handford and the first book was published in 1987.

The book consists of dozens of people in a certain situation and readers and tasked with trying to find Wally among the crowds.

He is more commonly known as Where's Waldo in America and Canada as well as a number of other names around the world.

Other characters were added to the franchise, including an arch enemy Odlaw, Waldo's dog Woof and his female friend Wenda.

The campaign has obviously been successful because 3,657 people showed up at Merrion Square, Dublin, yesterday wearing striped white and red bobble hat with matching shirts and dark-rimmed glasses usually worn by Where's Waldo?.

World's oldest light bulb still shining bright after 110 yeras in California

World's oldest light bulb still shining bright after 110 yeras in California

The world's oldest lightbulb turns 110 Saturday in Livermore, Calif., a tiny 4-watt night light that has burned its way into the Guinness World Records.

The bulb first lit up in 1901 when it was donated to the fire department -- before the Titanic sank and before San Francisco endured its disastrous quake.

On Saturday, the Livermore Firehouse, which has moved the bulb three or four times since 1901, is to celebrate the birthday with cakes, parades, speeches and a brass band.

What other lightbulb has its own profile on Facebook and is watched over by a webcam which offers round-the-clock proof of its continued activity?

"In our guestbook we have people from Germany, China, Japan, Russia, England, you name it," beams Lynn Owens, 67, the former division chief for the Livermore Fire Department who has looked after the bulb for 30 years.

As "spokesperson" for the Centennial Lightbulb, Owens has an answer to all questions but one.

"Why does she burn longer than all the others? That is the mystery that nobody knows," he says.

Lots of experts have tried to establish precisely why, but none of them came to a convincing conclusion.

"No one turns it on and off, maybe that's why it lasts so long," Owens guesses.

The bulb hangs well over five metres above the floor of the fire station, and the small switch at its base is out of reach.

The hand-blown bulb was made in the 1890s by Shelby Electrics Company in Ohio.

The owner of an energy company in Livermore gave it as a present to the local Fire Department, which was at the time still using kerosene lamps. So as not to not leave the station completely in the dark at night, the bulb was left burning 'round the clock.

"She was meant to be a little nightlight, it just gives the room a little warm glow," Owens notes.

With a carbon filament and just 4 watts, it tirelessly gives off a gentle, amber-yellow light. Night or day, nobody turns it off.

The bulb first caught the public eye in 1972, when a newspaper reporter looked into its longevity and suggested it should be in the Guinness World Records.

The true test came in 1976, with the move to a new firehouse. Wrapped in foam, with a siren-wailing police guard, it was rushed to a new site where it was carefully hung from the ceiling.

"It was off maybe at the most seven, eight minutes," Owens recalls.

A soft click on the old switch at the base, and it glowed on. It has not stopped since. Not even a power cut can get it, because it is plugged onto an emergency power appliance.

This bulb, which survived the 1906 San Francisco quake disaster 60 km distant from Livermore and numerous energy crises since, runs no risk of being replaced by a power-saving light bulb.

"Nobody will ever touch it again," Owens says.

"And if she burns out one day, the bulb will never leave Livermore."

Just in case, Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum has already enquired about the possibility of taking it.

The bulb shows no signs of aging, not even a nervous flicker before its 110th birthday.

Naked swimmers break world record for biggest skinny dip

Naked swimmers break world record for biggest skinny dip

Four hundred people stripped naked and plunged into the sea off Wales on Sunday in an attempt to break the world record for the biggest skinny-dip.

The swimmers came from across the UK to brave the chill waters of Rhossili beach, on the Gower peninsula.

The existing record is believed to stand at 250 naked bathers in one location, and organisers plan to submit today's event to adjudicators at Guinness World Records in an attempt to claim the title.

Alison Powell, an online publishing editor who came up with the idea as a way of raising money for the Marie Curie Cancer Care charity and the National Trust, said it had gone "brilliantly". She said: "It was amazing. It's such a beautiful beach."

To break the record, the bathers had to wade into the water until it was up to their waists and stay there, shivering, for 10 minutes.

Rhossili beach was chosen for the 7am swim because it is long and reasonably hidden, sparing the blushes of the skinny-dippers and any passers-by.

One of the swimmers, Stephen Clarke, described the experience as unforgettable. Writing on the event's Facebook page afterwards, he said: "Just back home and still grinning. What a awesome sight. It really is something that I will never forget. I spoke to lots people who were so ecstatic at taking part. As others have said, I can't wait till next year."

Another triumphant skinny-dipper, John Gwalter, wrote: "We did it!!! Looks like there were about 400 of us so the record is well broken."

World's shortest man 2011 - Junrey Balawing Smallest man in the world

World's shortest man 2011 - Junrey Balawing Smallest man in the world

ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE, Philippines - Guinness World Records may declare on Sunday a Zamboanga del Norte resident as the world's smallest man.

From his looks and his height, it's easy to mistake Junrey Balawig for an infant.

But on June 12, Junrey - the eldest of 4 siblings - is turning 18 years old.

His family held a simple celebration for him before his trip to a health center in Sindangan to meet with officials of Guinness World Records.

Junrey is a contender for the world's smallest man.

"Masaya ako na si Junrey ang pinakamaliit na tao sa buong mundo. Proud kami na makikilala sa buong mundo ang anak namin," said his mother, Concepcion.

Guinness officials weighed and measured Junrey but declined to release the figures just yet.   

Doctors and other local health officials say an endocrine imbalance appears to be the cause of his condition. He also appears to lack normal growth hormones, according to Dr. Lolita Hamry, municipal health director for Sindangan.

Balawing mugged pleasantly for the cameras Saturday as Glenday and other Guinness officials visited the town to take measurements for the record books, clearly relishing being at the centre of attention.

"He can understand what you say to him, but he's not that articulate," Hamry said. "His mind is really that of a 1-year-old."

Delia C. Jamisala, a nurse at the centre, described Balawing's case as baffling. "He's had complete immunizations," she said. Neither his parents nor his three siblings share his condition. "Maybe it's genetics. But (otherwise) Junrey is completely healthy."

He is believed to be 23 inches tall, smaller than the current world's shortest man - Khagendra Thapa Magar of Nepal - who stands 26.4 inches.

If the claims are true, Balawing will not only be the shortest living man, but the shortest living man in history, a statement from the Guinness World Records said on Saturday.

Most body piercings in a single sitting break World Record by Staysha Randall

Most body piercings in a single sitting break World Record by Staysha Randall

The tears in her eyes and the grimace on her face show it hurts.

Not once, not twice but 3,200 times.

For this was not the finishing touches of a tattoo for Las Vegas performer Staysha Randall but a bid to break the record for the most body piercings in a single sitting.

Staysha, 22, who performs in shows across the strip, was attempting to have 3,600 piercings in her back, arms and legs but decided enough was enough after 3,200 had been put in at Inktoxicated Tattoos in the Nevada city.

Helping in her bid was body piercer Bill 'Danger' Robinson and his piercing assistant 'Jenn O Cide'. The record attempt is still awaiting confirmation by the Guinness Book of Records before it becomes official.

Ms Randall, who perhaps unsurprisingly lists Nine Inch Nails among her favourite bands, also includes escape acts and burlesque into her shows where she performs feats demonstrating her physical strength.

The previous record for the most body piercings in one sitting was 3,100.

Strong woman - Most consecutive pull-ups set world records by Crystal West

Strong woman - Most consecutive pull-ups set world records by Crystal West

A former lawyer who six years ago struggled to manage a single pull-up has gone on to smash three world records in the discipline... at the age of 46.

Crystal West, from Palm Desert, California, has been dubbed the Queen of Pull-Ups after earning three world titles.

But it didn't always come so easily for the blonde, after she attempted her first pull-up at the age of 40 and found she was unable to complete even one.

She said: 'Since I was very athletic, I thought I could get 10 or 15 pull-ups easy.

'That day I got one, maybe one and a half, and I was really embarrassed. I thought "Wow, I can't do pull-ups".

'I went home thinking it was a terrible idea, but then my natural drive and self-discipline kicked in and I thought if it takes me ten years I'm going to do ten pull-ups.

'Everything snowballed from there.'

Today, Ms West can do an astonishing 36 pull-ups at a time and an incredible 148 in ten minutes.

She set the new world record for the most consecutive pull-ups by a woman - smashing the previous best of 27 set by a woman in her 20s.

Her second title was earned in the 40 to 50-year-old women's division and the third was in the most added-weight pull-ups (36kg) in the women's open division.

Ms West works as a personal trainer, models for fitness magazines and does motivational speaking.

After setting herself the goal in 2005, she decided to try pull-ups every other day before her regular gym routine.

She said: 'I had to psyche myself up because in the beginning it hurts. It was really hard and I was really bad at it.

'However, each time I was able to do one more pull-up, I'd vow to keep going.

'I've always been a bit of an overachiever, so once I got to ten, I thought I should do 15 and when I got to 20, I thought "I've never even heard of a woman that can do 20".'

Mohammed Dilawar Nashik based environmentalist enters Limca Book of Records

An environmentalist working to save the common house sparrows has entered the Limca Book of Records while a project coordinated by him, Save Our Sparrows (SOS), has been accorded the honour in the Guinness World Records.

Mohammed Dilawar, the Nashik-based environmentalist, had launched an international crusade to save the humble sparrows.

"Our SOS project, implemented worldwide in collaboration with Mumbai's Burhani Foundation, has been recognised by the Guinness World Records," an excited Dilawar told IANS here Thursday.

The SOS project was carried out by Burhani Foundation four months ago to mark the World Sparrow Day March 20 and the 100th birthday (celebrated March 25) of Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin, the spiritual head of the Dawoodi Bohra community, Dilawar said.

To mark the momentous occasion, the Burhani Foundation distributed 52,000 bird-feeders around the world.

The bird-feeders were handed over to individuals, NGOs and environmental organisations for the cause of the house sparrow, currently facing a major threat from human developmental activities.

"These activities have been recognised by the Guinness and Limca and will serve as a major boost to the campaign to save our sparrows," Dilawar said.

The Guinness citation says: "The largest distribution of bird-feeders was undertaken by Burhani Foundation (India) to celebrate His Holiness Dr. Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin's (Spiritual head of Dawoodi Bohra community) centenary birth celebrations."

Similarly, the Limca citation reads: "As the world celebrated World Sparrow Day, Indian Postal Department released a stamp of the house sparrow along with the rock pigeon on March 20, 2010. Nashik-based Mohammed Dilawar, who initiated the movement in India, was in the forefront of the activities in Delhi."

Canton - World's tallest sandcastle set Guinness World Record by Ed Jarrett

Canton - World's tallest sandcastle set Guinness World Record by Ed Jarrett

FARMINGTON, Conn. — A Canton man has broken his own record for the world's tallest sandcastle.

The 37-foot, 10-inch sculpture by Ed Jarrett was certified as the world's tallest on Wednesday by Guinness World Records.

Jarrett and a team of more than 1,500 volunteers built the medieval-style castle at Winding Trails in Farmington with 1.6 million pounds of sand and water.

Jarrett first claimed the record for the tallest sandcastle in 2003 with a 29-foot structure. He broken his own record in 2007 with a 31-foot, 6-inch sandcastle before setting out to build one taller than 35 feet with a goal of raising money for charity.

Special events have been planned to celebrate the achievement of the Guinness World Record and continue raising money for the project’s charities – Save Walton Pond at Winding Trails, Special Olympics Connecticut, Gifts of Love, New Horizons, and UCONN Children’s Cancer Fund. On Saturday, June 18th from 9:00 a.m.-noon, there will be a “Princess & Pirate Parade” for children to come to the sandcastle in costume and participate in crafts, face painting, digging for buried treasure, and more. On Friday, June 24th from 7:00-11:00 p.m., there will be an adults-only “Booty Bash,” a costume party with live music, food, a cash bar, and a treasure hunt for loot donated by local merchants.

The sandcastle remains open for public viewing daily from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. until June 30, 2011. The entry fee is $10 per car load. In addition to viewing the sandcastle, visitors may participate in a scavenger hunt, called “Ed’s Expedition,” by locating specific items Jarrett sculpted into the castle design over the past two weeks. Official Jarrett’s Castle t-shirts and special edition “Sand-Tastic Soda” in partnership with New Britain-based Avery’s Soda will be available for purchase, with proceeds also going toward the charities.

Narayanan Menon enters Limca Book of Records for managing to drive his Tata Manza

Narayanan Menon has entered the the Limca Book of Records for managing to drive his stock Tata Indigo Manza for 46.33 Kilometers on a single liter of diesel

This is one record attempt that had been done ages ago but has finally received the due recognition that it originally deserved after so long. Nevertheless, it is quite refreshing to see a record breaking attempt being finally recognized by the car maker. Tata Manza owner, Mr. Narayanan Menon has entered the the Limca Book of Records for managing to drive his stock Manza for 46.33 Kilometers on a single liter of diesel.

By the looks of it, this is the highest ever mileage that the 1.3 Liter Fiat Multijet diesel engine has clocked across the world and that makes this record even more special. The record has been completed on a stock Tata Manza Diesel with absolutely no modifications for the mileage run. Mr Menon drove the Tata Manza on the arrow straight bye-pass road between Coimbatore and Avanashi, and covered a distance of 72.3 kilometer using only 1.58 liters of diesel translating into a mileage of 46.33 KMPL of Diesel.

The record was certified by the Limca Book of Record on the 25th of May, 2010. Mr Narayanan attributes this high mileage figure to disciplined driving with a light right foot rather than any special skills. Also, regular maintenance of the car is said to be a major factor for the good mileage figure. So, if Mr Narayanan can squeeze these many kilometers from a stock Manza on a good stretch of tarmac, so can you.

While Mr Narayanan’s record was for a short distance, stock Tata Manza’s driven with a light foot can deliver over 20 kilometers per liter of diesel on Indian highways with the mileage figure in the city going up to almost 15-16 KMPL. So, it indeed pays to have good driving habits and maintaining your car in top shape. Meanwhile, the Tata Motors has managed to sell 4,00,000 sedans so far, which in itself is no mean feat for a young car maker like Tata.

Putney Barber hopes 526 haircuts completed in 24 hours set world record by Nabi Salehi

Putney Barber hopes 526 haircuts completed in 24 hours set world record by Nabi Salehi

A barber hopes the 526 haircuts he completed in 24 hours has beaten the world record.

Nabi Salehi, 29, finished the attempt at 1000 BST on Saturday, surpassing the official Guinness World Record of 241.

Mr Salehi of Putney, south London, did the cuts for free but raised £2,344 from donations for the nearby Royal Hospital For Neuro-disability.

He will now have to submit evidence to Guinness World Records for it to ratify the record.
Sore fingers

The criteria for the record attempt, meant people having the cuts had to have hair at least 1cm long to start with, and there had to be a noticeable difference in the appearance of those who came in with long hair.

Mr Salehi of A&N Style salon, said: "My fingers and hands are sore and I'm only just about standing but I'm pleased with the record and with the money I've raised - it's a great local charity."

The record attempt was filmed for the whole 24 hours and had several independent witnesses.

This evidence along with the names of the people who had the haircuts, will be sent to Guinness World Records.

Thailand attempt to break Guinness World Records' largest ever simultaneous massage

Thailand attempt to break Guinness World Records' largest ever simultaneous massage

More than 1,600 Thais gathered in four cities on Friday in an attempt to break the Guinness World Records' largest ever simultaneous massage, Thai's daily The Nation reported.

The organizers intended to draw at least 840 pairs of participants, thus beating the current world record of 232 pairs massaging en masse set by Australia in 2009. The massages will take place at four locations - in Chiang Mai, Ubon Ratchathani, Surat Thani and Phuket.

The project is aimed at promoting Thai massage to the world and health tourism in Thailand.

Turanor PlanetSolar - World’s largest solar powered boat

Turanor PlanetSolar - Biggest solar powered boat in the world.

The world’s largest solar-powered boat – Turanor PlanetSolar – departed from Monaco on September 27 in an attempt to become the first boat to circumnavigate the globe using only solar energy. Aside from getting another world record under the boat’s belt, the aim of the expedition is to demonstrate that, through the use of existing materials and technology, high-performance solar mobility can be realized today.
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The multihull vessel is covered in 537 square meters (5,780 sq ft) of solar panels, which power the four electric motors (two in each hull) that have a maximum output of 120 kW and can propel the boat to a speed of 14 knots. Although the vessel is capable of hosting 40 passengers and is destined to be used as a luxury yacht after the circumnavigation attempt, the vessel is crewed by just six people and that is the number that will be making the round the world journey.

The 31 m (102 ft) long, 15 m (49 ft) wide vessel was built by Kiel-based boatbuilding firm, Knierim Yachtbau, using light yet durable carbon-sandwich construction. In total, 20.6 tons of carbon fiber, 11.5 tons of foam core and 23 tons of resin and hardener were used to create the craft, whose 537 square meters of solar panels consists of a total of 825 modules, equipped with 38,000 individual photovoltaic cells made by SunPower Corp. The energy they capture is stored in six blocks, each containing 12 lithium-ion batteries.

The vessel is driven by two contra-rotating carbon propellers that each have a diameter of almost two meters (6.6 ft), which is twice the usual size for a craft of the TURANOR PlanetSolar’s size. As only half the propeller is underwater, a “wheel effect” is created which makes it possible to steer the ship without a rudder.

At the time of publication, the TURANOR PlanetSolar had crossed the Atlantic Ocean and was just north of Cuba, making its way towards its next planned stopover in Miami. Other planned stops for the PlanetSolar team include Cancun, San Francisco, Sydney, Singapore, Abu Dhabi before finishing in Monaco sometime in 2011.

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Millville men break world and state Weightlifting World Records

Chris Consalvo and Jamael Jones, who both broke statewide weightlifting records. Center, Howard Tomlin broke the world record for the Master's 275 pound division for lifters ages 40- to 44-years-old. He lifted 540 pounds.

There are world records being broken in the Holly City.

Look no farther than the basement at the Holly City Family Center.

During a Paulsboro weightlifting event through the International Powerlifitng Association, Howard Tomlin, Chris Consalvo, Jamael Jones, all Millville men, broke one world record and two New Jersey state records respectively.

Tomlin, who broke the Master’s Division 40-44 years-old at 275 pounds of body weight, broke the world record for his division by bench pressing 540 pounds of steel.


“I never expected to be competing for a world record,” Tomlin said. “I trained for three months for the actual match itself. Breaking the world record was an added bonus.”

As for using bare muscle, he was part of a “raw” category, meaning the weightlifter wears no supportive material or shirts. This means all of the iron plates are dead weight attached to a 45 pound metal bar.

Tomlin was only 15 pounds shy of the ultimate world record for his division (meaning not classified by age). The record is 555 pounds currently held by a 30-year-old man.

Tomlin, a maintenance supervisor at Cumberland Dairy by day, would be going onto the world championship, but instead is celebrating his 25th wedding anniversary on a tropical vacation.

“We’ve been planning our anniversary for two years now,” Tomlin said. “It’s more important.”

For his accomplishment, Tomlin will be featured in the next edition of the Guinness Book of World Records.

Also breaking records on a state level were Chris Consalvo, 34, and Jamael Jones, 27.

Consalvo lifted broke the Sub-Pro Master Class (non-raw) in the 275 pound (body weight) category by lifting 430 pounds.

He said it feels good to know he broke such a difficult record.

“I actually had no idea after the lift that I had broken it,” Consalvo said.

It wasn’t until Consalvo went home after the Paulsboro match that he received a phone call from a fellow weightlifting buddy who gave him the good news.

“I’ve been training for about 6 years,” Consalvo said. “The goal is to break the records, but you can only hope to come close to it. Actually breaking it is incredible.”

Consalvo has a 16-year-old daughter named Magdalia and a 14-year-old son Trey.

Trey joins his father occasionally in weightlifting and they also play sports together. His daughter, however, is more into shopping.

“I don’t push them to do what I do,” Consalvo said. “I let them be themselves.”

Jones, the youngest of the three to break a record, lifted 425 pounds in the raw Open Division at 198 pounds in body weight.

Like Consalvo, Jones didn’t know he was breaking a world record when he lifted his 425.

“I lifted 425 and knew it was a high amount to lift,” Jones said. “But it wasn’t until I was looking through a form that had records on it that I realized I’d beat it.”

The previous state record for his division was 385 pounds lifted.

“I plan to continue with lifting and move up to the next division and class,” Jones said.

Andrea Vanaman, the fitness director at Holly City Family Center, said she was incredibly proud of the three men.

World Largest Rangoli set World Record by Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ahmednagar india

World Largest Rangoli set World Record by Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ahmednagar india

A gigantic rangoli created by the Ahmednagar branch of Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya and its youth wing on November 26 last year, has now found a place in the Guinness World Records as the 'largest sand painting' in the world.

Depicting universal peace, harmony, cooperation and spiritual values, the rangoli was made as a tribute to those who lost their lives in the 26/11 terror attack in Mumbai. It was created at the Ashokbhau Firodia School ground and measured 9,028 square metres (97,176 square feet).

More than 2,500 students and members of Brahma Kumaris youth wing from all over the country participated in the mega event and about 19,000 kg of rangoli colours in nine shades was used. About Rs6 lakh was spent on the colours used for the rangoli.

The event's organiser, Deepak Harke, told DNA that the Guinness certificate was handed over to them on May 12 in Mount Abu (Rajasthan), the headquarters of the Brahma Kumaris. The previous Guinness record was held by Pranali Patidar for creating a 6,000 square-metre rangoli in Dhule in 2009.

The Brahma Kumaris are a spiritual value-based educational institution which is active across 135 countries and has more than 8,500 branches all over the world.The world's biggest rangoli measured 9,028 square metres.

World Largest Rangoli World Record also getting certificate from India Book of Records.

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