Fattest woman in the world

Eman Ahmed, termed the heaviest women in the world, landed in Mumbai on Saturday for weight reduction treatment.

World's Longest Moustache - Longest beard in the world

Ram Singh Chauhan (india) has the longest moustache in the world at 14ft (4.29m). Below is a picture of Ram and his amazing facial hair.

World’s biggest crocodile in Philippines

A small Philippine town on the southern island of Mindanao has laid claim to capturing the world’s largest crocodile, measured at 21 feet by Australian zoologist Adam Britton.

World's dirtiest man

Amou Haji, an 80-year-old Iranian, is being called the world's dirtiest man. In an article published Jan. 6, he told the Tehran Times that he hasn't bathed in 60 years.

World's biggest arms

The world's largest biceps belong to Mostafa Ismail (Egypt) and were measured for left arm flexed at 64.77 cm (25.5 in) and non-flexed 62.23 cm (24.5 in) and for right arm flexed at 63.5 cm (25 in) and non-flexed 60.96 cm (24 in).

World's biggest ever onion - World's heaviest onion

It was enough to bring a tear to every gardener’s eye yesterday as pensioner Peter Glazebrook set a new record for the world’s heaviest onion.

The monster vegetable tipped the scales at 17lbs 15 and a half ounces - breaking the previous world record of 16lbs 8.37 ounces held by John Sifford, of the West Midlands, since 2005.
                                             World's biggest ever onion Photo

Peter, a 67-year-old retired chartered surveyor, who lives near Newark, has broken ten world records in his 30 years of gardening.

He has been trying for the honour of cultivating the world’s heaviest onion for 25 years but always missed out until yesterday’s victory at Harrogate Flower Show.

He then wrapped it carefully in towels - to avoid it being bruised by potholes - before loading it into his estate car for the overnight drive, arriving at the Great Yorkshire Showground about 4am.

There was then a nail-biting wait while dozens of rival entries were loaded onto the scales before Peter was announced as the winner.

As well as the winning weight, the onion was also found to measure 30ins in circumference and 24ins from top to bottom.

He said yesterday: 'It has taken me at least 25 years. I have been growing them for that length of time.

'In that time, I have been very close to the world record but it always escaped me. It is the same seed as last year.

'But I have invested more time and money into growing it including automatic venting and heating.'

He also concentrated on a batch of just 10 plants instead of his usual 50 to pick a winner.

He grew them in 150 litre plant pots - big enough for a large tree - in John Innes Number 3 soil. 'I have been talking to them for nearly 12 months,' he added.

'I always asked them if they wanted more water and food.” He currently holds three other world records - heaviest potato, heaviest parsnip, and longest beetroot.

World's longest tongue

The latest edition of the Guinness Book of World Records boasts a number of record-breaking feats by Southern Californians.

Los Angeles resident Chanel Tapper, for example, can claim the state's longest tongue. Yup, that's right. Her tongue, according to Guinness, measures 3.8 inches from tip to top lip. She got beat out, though, for the world record by Stephen Taylor of the United Kingdom, whose licker measures 3.86 inches.

Local collectors also top the charts. Denise Tabangui of San Jacinto owns 2,429 cow-related items as of March 2011. The collection began in 1990 when she saw a cow figurine in her mother's kitchen. Now she needs a lot more than a kitchen to hold her own cow menagerie, which includes a life-sized calf that her neighbors gave her as a present.

Charlotte Lee of Huntington Beach owns 5,249 different rubber ducks -– enough for the record books. Her rubber friends are kept in glass showcases in a dedicated duck room.

Then there's W.R. 'Rusty' Haight of San Diego, who owns the dubious distinction of being in the most car collisions. By February 2003, the traffic collision reconstructionist had endured 718 collisions as a human crash-test dummy.

In all, there are 2,500 new records in the Guinness Book of World Records, including 39 Southern California records, a spokesman for the book says. So take heart, there's still hope for the rest of us next year.

World's Longest Fingernails set Guinness World Records 2012

World's Longest Fingernails set Guinness World Records 2012

*Chris “The Dutchess” Walton, a Las Vegas singer, recently made it into the 2012 Guinness Book of World Records for having 20 feet of nails on both hands.

And the Dutchess, 45, is proud of her nails, which she started growing 18 years ago.

“It’s kind of like a body part I was born with,” she told the New York Daily News.  “Now I don’t know what I would do without them.

“I’m pretty sure one day I will cut them, but I can’t see it in my head because I’m so used to having them.”

She added, It’s like a leg, I wouldn’t just chop it off so it’s gonna take some thinking.”

Now, that’s a nail biting thought.

“The Dutchess,” a mother of six girls and grandmother of three, says she started growing the nails by accident.

“I don’t know why I grew them. I just turned around and there they were,” she recalled.

No doubt her nails elicit comments and gasps wherever she goes.

The nail on her ring finger is the length of the average human arm, her left pinky nail is almost the height of a fire hydrant, and the middle finger on her left hand is as long as two hot dogs.

The rock singer claims that the nails do not pose an inconvenience and that she can cook, clean, drive and wash with ease.

She even texts using her knuckles.

The only problem she has encountered is that she has to alter her clothing.

“If I like a jacket, I’ll take the seam out of the arm and replace it with a zipper so I can get my nails in the sleeves,” she revealed.

World's Longest Fingernails set Guinness World Records 2012 Video

World's biggest chocolate bar

World's biggest chocolate bar set Guinness World Record.

The company broke the Guinness World Record for largest chocolate bar, weighing in at more than 12,000 pounds and measuring almost 3 feet high and 21 feet long.

World's Finest Chocolate, a leader in providing chocolate fundraising products, announced today that it will feature the record-breaking bar in a nationwide tour of schools called "Think Big. Eat Smart."

"We purposely made this bar to be an example of 'portion distortion,'" said Eddie Opler, chief executive officer of World's Finest Chocolate. "We're committed to educating families about eating right and staying active and doing it in a fun and engaging way."

Nelda Mercer, a registered dietitian and former spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association, said using the larger-than-life chocolate bar to discuss portion control is a great way to capture the kids' attention. "When you're trying to teach children about things like moderation and how to have a healthy relationship with food, having something that really makes them sit up and take notice helps make the message memorable."

"The tour of the chocolate bar also will include an educational video of "kids talking to kids" and original music to communicate the importance of active lifestyles and healthy eating," said Opler. The messages make exercise and portion control synonymous with "the good life" and stress that chocolate and other treats should be eaten only in moderation. To learn more about the tour, visit www.ThinkBigEatSmart.com .

About the Bar

An official of Guinness World Records verified the record after the bar was hoisted on a warehouse beam and weighed on a scale provided by Abacus Scales. The previous record was held by an Armenian company for a bar that weighed 9,722 pounds.

To make the world's largest chocolate bar, World's Finest Chocolate used:

1,200 pounds of almonds

5,500 pounds of sugar

2,000 pounds of milk powder

1,700 pounds of cocoa butter

1,400 pounds of chocolate liquor

About World's Finest Chocolate

For more than 60 years, World's Finest® Chocolate has combined the enduring appeal of chocolate with a proven fundraising model to help not-for-profit organizations. WFC's dedication to the art of fine chocolate making has led to the sale of more than 6 billion chocolate bars and has helped schools and organizations raise over $3 billion. Based in Chicago, World's Finest Chocolate is one of only six companies in the U.S. that produces chocolate products from "bean to bar" in a single location.

World's fastest processor - AMD processor sets Guinness World Record

World's fastest processor - AMD processor sets Guinness World Record

NEW DELHI: Global computer chip maker AMD said it has achieved the Guinness World Record for the 'Highest Frequency of a Computer Processor'.

Frequency of a chipset is used to describe the number of calculations done by the processor in a second, and is used to assess the performance of the chipset.

The AMD FX CPU, set for launch in the fourth quarter of 2011, achieved a top speed of 8.429 GHz, surpassing the previous record of 8.308 GHz.

Freddie Hoff, adjudicator for Guinness World Records said, "We applaud AMD for their entry into Guinness World Records for achieving the Highest Frequency of a Computer Processor."

World's fastest processor - AMD processor sets Guinness World Record video

The processor will enable unrivalled PC experience - extreme multi-display gaming, mega-tasking and HD content creation, AMD Corporate Vice President and GM (Client Group) Chris Cloran said in a statement.

"The record-breaking processor speed that resides in the AMD FX CPU clearly demonstrates performance gains for the new AMD 'Bulldozer' multi-core architecture, which will provide x86 computing power for this CPU and future AMD Accelerated Processing Units," Cloran added.

Michael Jackson fans gather for mass moonwalking set Limca Book of Records

Michael Jackson fans gather for mass moon walking set Limca Book of Records

A tribute to the pop icon, the city was to see mass moonwalking to celebrate Michael Jackson’s birthday on Monday. A popular mall was to witness a Limca record-setting performance by “the largest gathering of moon-walkers”.

Well, the record would’ve been easy; nowhere was it attempted before after all. Yet, what transpired was nowhere near the promise made by the PR machinery of Desitara, a talent search portal, which had organised the MJ tribute.

There was, of course, a sprinkling of die-hard Michael Jackson fans. The kind who dress like him, walk like him, adopt his air, and pretend to be the King of Pop; a few who were even almost there. “They don’t really care about us,” played again and again. And the performers, moon-walked, break-danced, and gyrated - more than enough to lure curious shoppers.

Waylaid by the blaring MJ tracks, aggressive compering by two enthusiastic youngsters, and the row of camera wielding media representatives, the erstwhile shoppers crowded in to watch the action.

Almost all had their mobiles out to record the “record-setting”.

Well, that was not to be as they found out soon enough that they were to make the record themselves. They were cajoled, pleaded, begged and just dragged, to join the mass moon-walking.

In a few minutes, the experts demonstrated the rudiments of the move made famous by the King. And the motley crowd, around 65 people moonwalked. Some of them at least. The others dragged their feet, simply walked backward, looked perplexed and giggled nervously.

Did they set the record? “We have recorded the attempt on camera, and would be sending it to the Limca Book of Records officials for their verdict. We would know that later. As you saw, over 50 people participated in this mass moonwalking,” said Mansoor Ahamed, CEO & Vice Chairman of Connect Films Media, the parent company of Desitara.

They had conducted three “Tribute to Michael Jackson” contests online earlier. Twenty-two-year-old Hari from Chennai, who was the winner of the season three, was present to lead the performance here. Hari won a Sony camcorder for his act. “These contests saw participants from 50 countries, and were voted for by our community base of around 2,00,000,” said Ahamed.

World's largest stir fry set Guinness World Record by UMass

World's largest stir fry set Guinness World Record by UMass

The University of Massachusetts once again has broken a world record this time for the largest stir-fry – weighing in at 4,010 pounds certified.

The previous record was 2,319 pounds set in 2005 by a high school in Klerksdorp, South Africa.

Freddie Hoff from the New York office of the Guinness Book of World Records was there to certify the UMass record and award a plaque to TV Food Network Chef Jet Tila who helped UMass break the record last year for building the world’s longest California roll – 422 feet.

The idea for the world records came from Ken Toong director of auxiliary enterprises.

“It promotes sustainability.” The stir-fry used all local and ingredients, including ingredients from the UMass permaculture garden. And he said he can’t “think of a better way to welcome students back.”

“It’s a great way to kick-off the school year,” said Garett DiStefano, manager of the Berkshire Dining Common, where the preparation took place.

But breaking the record took work – hours and hours of work starting with the building of the 14-foot 2,500-pound stir-fry pan built in North Grafton by All Steel Fabrication, a two-week long process. The wok was then delivered on a flat-bed truck with a state police escort.

Then there was the preparation of all the food. They couldn’t start too far ahead so it began Sunday morning at 6 a.m., DiStefano said. The work continued until midnight with the finishing touches Monday. Trinh Tran who supervised the chopping said her chopping hand was a little numb but she said everyone enjoyed preparing for the challenge.

A crew of about 11 in shifts, chopped 464 pounds of carrots, 343 pounds of broccoli, 216 pounds of pepper, 535 pounds of yellow onions, 208 pounds of bok choy, 50 pounds of garlic plus the chicken. They also had to cut green beans into 3-inch long strips so that “everything can be picked up with chopsticks,” said Chef Anthony Jung.

And he said they didn’t just want to break a record but create a meal that tastes good. Unlike last year, where the temperature prevented diners from being able to eat the California roll, this year the chefs were expecting to serve the stir-fry to more than 3,000. Tents had been set up on the lawn near the Fine Arts Center.

A dozen chefs and dozens more volunteers using rakes and paddles hand-crafted so all would be able to reach into the wok stirred the ingredients to create the stir-fry – a process that took about 40 minutes.