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 longest kebab 2011 - Japan cooks world's longest kebab

World's longest kebab 2011 - Japan cooks sets world record for world's longest kebab.

Tokyo - Residents of a small Japanese island cooked up a late-night snack that could satisfy even the heartiest appetite - a kebab more than 100 metres long.

Thousands of people on southern Ishigaki island tucked into the 107.6 metre monster, the world's longest, in an event to promote the premium Ishigaki beef, local tourism agency official Shuntaro Kosasa said.

Organisers had originally planned to make a beef kebab only 25 metres long, believing the world record was just 8.74 metres and set in Texas.

"Just three days before the event, we were informed that people in Lebanon actually set a new record of 97.5 metres in August," Kosasa said.

"We had to hurriedly prepare for four times more beef and cooking utensils and a skewer to make a kebab longer than 100 metres," he said.

The stainless steel skewer had to be repaired twice before the world's longest kebab was successfully cooked and certified by an official from Guinness World Records, he said.

Some 15,000 people - around a third of the island's population - later tucked into the kebab, he added.

World's Largest Christmas Tree 2011 - Biggest Christmas Tree in Rio de Janeiro,Brazil

World's Largest Floating Christmas Tree - Biggest Christmas Tree in Rio de Janeiro,Brazil

The world's largest floating Christmas tree has been lighted in Rio de Janeiro, marking the official start of the holiday season in the Brazilian city .

The lighting of the tree, which is on a platform in Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon, took place Saturday night amid a fireworks display and the music of the Barra Mansa Symphonic Orchestra.

                                 World's Largest Christmas Tree picture

The tree, officially recognized by Guinness World Records as the largest of its kind in the world, is an 85-meter metal cone that weighs 542 tonnes and is illuminated by 3.3 million Christmas lights.

The floating tree, which has been one of Rio's top Christmas attractions since 1996, is surrounded by 105 km of lighted hoses that produce special effects, projecting images in the sky that are visible for miles, organizers said.

The lighting ceremony also served to unveil the logo of the 2016 Paralympic Games, which will take place two weeks after the Olympic Games end in the South American city.

About 10,000 people turned out to watch the Christmas tree's lighting, organizers said.

The tree, which will be lighted every night until January 6, 2012, will be towed to other sites on the lagoon so it can be viewed from different spots in the city.

World's longest cigar‎ - Cuban Cigar claims Guinness World Record

Cuba can once again lay claim to producing the longest cigar in the world, according to the Guinness Book of Records.

Havana, Cuba, Nov 25.- Cuban cigar roller Jose Cautelar Cairo (Cueto), who rolled an 81.8-meter-long cigar last May, was presented in Havana with the official certificate that validates his fifth Guinness World Record by Dianna Melrose, ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to Cuba.

Melrose encouraged Cueto, who hand-rolled the largest cigar in the world during the 31st International Tourism Fair held at the Morro-Cabaña Fortress in the Cuban capital, to continue working in favor of Cuba’s prestige in this field worldwide.

Speaking with CAN, the diplomat said that this is also an accomplishment by Cuba as it means more prestige to its cigars, which are internationally known for their high quality; it boosts Cuban cigar sales abroad, and attracts more tourism to the Caribbean island.

She mentioned that her country is one of Cuba’s main tourist markets, with about 200,000 visitors this year. She added that she feels confident that Cuba will continue being an attractive destination for European tourists, especially for the British.

During the ceremony, participants also recognized the contribution of those who cooperated with Cueto in this endeavor like cigar roller Hamlet Jaime Paredes, from the Romeo and Juliet Cigar Factory.

Cueto achieved his first Guinness record in 2001, with a hand-rolled cigar of 11.4 meters; the second one was in 2003 (14.86); the third in 2005 (20.41); and the fourth in 2008 (45.38); all of them were also certified by the Guinness World Records.

World's longest cigar‎ - Cuban Cigar claims Guinness World Record Video


Almutairi sets Bodybuilding World Records

LONDON: Sports intelligence is a gift distinguished athletes have, yet some develop it alongside with education to become an even better athlete and student such as Tariq Almutairi, 27, who was placed fifth in the Nottingham International Bodybuilding competition recently (in October) in the UK.

Almutairi finished second at the UKBFF competition held in September this year in Birmingham after competing in the under-90 kg weight category. This qualified him to compete at the UKBFF British finals championship under-80 kg in Nottingham in October where he finished fifth.

"Tariq improved his physique considerably between his qualifier in Birmingham and the British Finals in Nottingham," said Helen O'Reilly, Gladiator Panther TV personality, the 1991 Miss Europe and owner of Panthers Gym where Almutairi trains since May 2011. "Tariq has the physical attributes and mental strength required to make him a World Champion in the future," she said. "Panthers Gym will also continue to support and encourage Tariq and our other athletes to reach their bodybuilding goals and fulfill their true potential," she said, adding that he has attended the IFBB Education Course and is a qualified Personal Trainer.

What O'Reilly said was not a surprise as Arabs are known to have the best figure, especially with the small waist comparing to Europeans and other nationalities to adopt bodybuilding and show the improvements when hard work is made and so far most of the world titles are delivered by them, said Almutairi. Saudi Arabian bodybuilder Emad Alharbi and Muneer Aljassas are some examples of that success. "Nothing is impossible. I was privileged with the chance to study here and my experience as a coach (GYM instructor) encouraged me to get back and dedicate myself to it and am confident I'll will not stop until I get the world title," O'Reilly added.

In a three-hour long interview at Brunel University where he is finishing his bachelor's degree in business management, he said, from coaching many Arabs and especially Saudis, practicing bodybuilding is encouraged because it provides fast rewards to the individual, not to mention, self confidence. Most of his customers back home for example are in the age group 15 to 24.

"People think youth do it to gain praise or to show off their physique, and this is true to some extent, but the bigger picture is to be able to stand out with confidence and enjoy a healthier good looking body," he said. Hence, he added, children and even married couples tend to join to enjoy that. Women too, he added, are interested in it, to enjoy similar rewards even if they do not look for the huge muscles and six-pack men wants. "Surprisingly, women showed more determination in it," he said.

With small lunch boxes made every night and packed in his bag, he starts his day counting his own calories and carbs gained each day. He takes pictures and keeps a record of his body's reaction to it and limits the hours of training according to what his body needs. The job of an athlete, trainer, physiologist and nutritionist all rolled into one, and when asked how he does it, he said: "I just got into the habit of researching whatever interests me in addition to attending workshops and courses on these topics," he said. His friends think he is crazy, however, he believes having them trying it out even if for a week is proof they trust him and his sports intelligence, despite the fact that he was modest enough to mention it this way.

Almutairi's passionate heart on bodybuilding allowed him to establish himself and gain more than hundreds of fans on a Facebook fan page and from his previous work experiences in clubs such as the IMC hospital in Jeddah. "This and the continuous support I get from my fellow colleagues in the same game and here is truly a huge incentive and motivation for me. And when I qualify for an event, I ensure that I give it my best as I am presenting myself, my country, Arabs and Muslims. So, I have to set a good example to be able to make them all proud, and on top of all that my country, and not just settle with the qualification."

The tempting thing about bodybuilding is the fact, he said, you could see the difference from the first week. It might be the living condition in our country and the choice many of us make to eat homemade food. "What made me sure is that bodybuilders do need supplements and in specific during the last month before any competition. "I've tried both, and I'm thankful to God my body agrees with me on that and is giving me good results," he said.

Understanding one's body is not easy and takes years of experiment, the 170 cm tall Almutairi said, when it comes to water for example, sometimes we need to reduce or even stop drinking any sort of liquids for a day, considering our body already consists of almost 70 percent of water and sometimes the body gets extra weight or holds extra water. "However not all athletes are aware of it, and we have seen some not being cautious on the day of their competition due to that." Almutairi's efforts earned him the nickname the Red Shadow among his colleagues as he learned how to offer his body a balanced diet.

Israel sets Largest chemistry lesson world record

Israel sets Largest chemistry lesson world record

Guinness World Records says it has recognized Israel's Science and Technology Ministry for holding the "largest chemistry lesson."

Less than two months after an Israeli took home the Nobel Prize for chemistry the country is celebrating a new scientific breakthrough.

The officials at Guinness World Records have confirmed that it is the new record holder for having staged the largest chemistry lesson.

A total of 4,207 gathered in 13 classrooms in September to carry out an experiment first undertaken in space. The original experiment was performed by Ilan Ramon, the Israeli astronaut who was killed in 2003 when the Columbia space shuttle disintegrated as it re-entered the earth's atmosphere

Last year an Israeli chess player set a new world record for playing the highest number of games at one time in Tel Aviv's Rabin Square.

Israel's Science and Technology Ministry director Menachem Greenblum said the record showed that Israel was "a scientific powerhouse".

World’s largest carnitas taco set World Record by Mexican city of Queretaro

World’s largest carnitas taco set World Record by Mexican city of Queretaro

The country that holds the record for the world’s largest cheesecake, meatball and pair of trousers can now add another name to the list in the Guinness book of world records.

The Mexican city of Querétaro set a new record with the world’s largest carnitas taco, measuring 73 meters and using 150 thousand kilos of pork. Besides the the massive amount of pork, 700 thousand kilos of tortillas, 500 kilos of tomatoes 300 kilos of onions and 20 kilos de cilantro were used to put the taco together.

Staff of The Guinness World Records certified the achievement, which involved volunteers and students from National College of Professional Education, Tec Milenio University and the Culinary Institute of Advanced Studies.

With hundreds of people watching on, the taco was assembled on a huge table in a garden in the heart of Querétaro. The official Guinness World Records measurement surpassed the former record, which was only 65 meters long, and involved 150 thousand kilos of the pulled pork.

Once the record was broken, the tasty tortilla did not go to waste, as it was distributed among the volunteers, chefs and crowd who came to see the event.

The idea behind the giant taco was the brainchild of the Board of Querétaro's Kitchen, whose president, Francisco Reséndiz, said the "tacote" cost around 700 thousand pesos, or $50,000, and was meant to promote Querétaro and its local cuisine.

Longest Yule log cake sets Guinness World Record by Pudong Shangri-La

Longest Yule log cake sets Guinness World Record by Pudong Shangri-La

Pudong Shangri-La, Shanghai will attempt to break the existing Guinness World Record for the longest Yule log cake  at 10am on December 1.

The hotel pastry chefs hope to break the record, which stands at 207.8m-long, by creating an 888m-long cake.

The existing record was unveiled by Philippe Gardette of the Ordre Culinaire International and Jean-Claude Méritte and Nathalie Raphael of CODECOM (all from France), in La Défense, Paris, France on December 1, 2010.

This time, 80 chefs of Pudong Shangri-La, Shanghai will showcase their masterful expertise with flour and eggs, and the cake will start at the hotel’s Grand Tower lobby and cross the entire length of the River Wing lobby, spread over two staircases in its path.

Visitors are invited to watch the event. This is the first time that a hotel in China has made a Guinness World Record attempt, and a cake 888m-long has been chosen because the number “eight” in Chinese also represents fortune, good luck and prosperous.

A representative from the Guinness Book of World Records will be present to witness the event, alongside children from the Shanghai Children’s Hospital of Fudan University and students from Pudong Special Educational School.

Largest gathering of pirates in one place - Penzance town set world pirate record

Largest gathering of pirates in one place - Penzance town set world pirate record

A west Cornwall town is celebrating after being officially recognised as a world record breaker.

The Guinness World Records have confirmed that Penzance now holds the title for the largest gathering of pirates in one place.

On Sunday 25 June, 8,734 people in fancy dress assembled on Penzance promenade at 13:00 BST.

They have now officially broken the previous record set by 6,166 pirates in Hastings in 2010.

The pirate gathering was part of the town's annual Golowan Festival which celebrates the traditional feast of St John.

Pirate ships

The record attempt was the brainchild of Penzance resident, Angie Butler, who wanted her home town, made famous by the Gilbert and Sullivan opera, "The Pirates of Penzance", to hold the pirate record.

Participants were asked to wear pirate items including bandanas, cut off trousers, eye patches, pirate hats and cutlasses.

Organiser Andy Hazelhurst said: "We had all sorts of standards of costume from Johnny Depp look-a-likes to little kids with stripy t-shirts.

"We even had dogs dressed up, although they didn't get counted."

They were counted on to the promenade in Penzance by official counters.

Longest underwater live radio broadcast sets Guinness World Record by Simon Clarke

Longest underwater live radio broadcast sets Guinness World Record by Simon Clarke

Having overcome his fear of water, radio presenter Simon Clarke has now splashed the Guinness World Record for the longest underwater live radio broadcast.

The Wave 105 presenter took the plunge to spend five hours and six minutes underwater interviewing a host of guests including Andark Diving Centre director Andy Goddard.

Simon submerged to broadcast his show at 11am to raise money for the radio’s fundraising scheme Cash 4 Kids and surfaced just after 4pm.

The live broadcast featured a number of guest interviews including Dr John Bevan, first man to dive to 1,000ft and driving force behind Gosport Diving Museum, Phil Harding from Time Team, as well as experienced diver and Polar explorer Paul Rose.

He also spoke to Damien Field, a representative from Guinness World Records, and Mark Waldron editor of The Portsmouth News.

Simon, who overcame his fear earlier this year by taking swimming lessons, said: “It’s all a bit overwhelming, I’m not used to being the centre of attention, but the response from our listeners has been amazing.

“Thank you to everyone who took the time to send messages or donate to Wave 105 Cash 4 Kids.”

The documents are being sent to Guinness World Records and Wave 105 eagerly awaits the record confirmation.

Damian Field, an official from Guinness World Records, said: “We’d like to congratulate Simon and Wave 105 on what sounds like a terrific effort. We look forward to receiving the evidence so that the attempt can be verified.”

Chikka Bhanu Prakash - Heaviest weight lifted by a fingernail enter Guinness World Records

Chikka Bhanu Prakash - Heaviest weight lifted by a fingernail enter Guinness World Records

Limca Book of record holder Chikka Bhanu Prakash hoping for Guinness World Record

A software engineer from the city, 26-year-old Chikka Bhanu Prakash entered the Guinness Book of Records on Sunday for the heaviest weight lifted by a fingernail.

The string broke off and the first attempt went wrong. Though visibly nervous, the 26-year-old marshalled his resolve and with his thumb nail tried again, pulling off a feat which he hopes would fetch him a Guinness World Record.

Chikka Bhanu Prakash, a software engineer on Sunday afternoon lifted 8.668 kgs weight with his left thumb nail and the effort would be sent to the Guinness World Record for appropriate documentation.

According to Prakash, the ‘Heaviest Weight Lifted By Fingernail' was in the open record category with Guinness Records and it meant there was no previous record documented. “I will be sending this record for documentation and hope it will be accepted,” said the MCA graduate presently employed with Innobox Systems.

V. Sreenathachary, a triple Guinness World Record holder himself, acted as witness and guided the event to ensure all the prescribed steps were in place for making the claim. “In this category, the weight should be lifted using nail at least to 10 cms from ground and held thus for five seconds,” he said.

Today at the event organised by the Greater Hyderabad Padmashali Sangham, Prakash who hails from Jablekpally village of Bhudan Pochampally, lifted 8.688 kgs weight till 26 cms from the ground and held it for 28 seconds.

“This is a record and with appropriate documentation, the effort will be forwarded for consideration,” Dr. Sreenathachary said. For the purpose of creating a record, a hole was drilled into the thumb nail and a string was used to tie the weights and lift them.

Born in a weaver's family, Prakash had already made it to the Limca Records for his work in nail art and also tried his nail for lifting weights at his native Bhudan Pochampally and also in Jaipur once. “But today, I followed the guidelines for an entry into Guinness Records and feel elated at having succeeded,” he added.

Largest number of people eating giant canned stinky tofu set world record

Largest number of people eating giant canned stinky tofu set world record

Taipei, Nov. 20 (CNA) A total of 1,229 people braved the heavy rain and gathered in Taipei earlier this weekend to set a world record for the largest number of people to ever eat a large-size canned stinky tofu.

The can of stinky tofu, 89 centimeters high and 151 cm in diameter and weighing 1,227 kilograms, also set a world record for being the largest of its kind in history.

Seyda Subasi-Gemici, an executive from the Britain-based Guinness World Records, attended the event to certify the two new world records, according to organizers.

"Stinky tofu tastes so delicious. It isn't stinky at all," said Edita Garskaite of Lithuania, who attended the event with her friend.

Tianmu Marketplace Development Association Chairwoman Tang Di said the event was held in Tianmu, long a preferred neighborhood for foreign residents, to improve its reputation among foreign visitors.

World's Largest Hula Hoop Guinness World Record 2011

World's Largest Hula Hoop Workout sets Guinness World Record 2011

It took less than two minutes for more than 200 Longleaf Elementary students to forge their place in Guinness World Record history.

Earlier this fall, the school set out to break the record for world's Largest Hula Hoop Workout. School leaders choreographed a routine that lasted 1 minute, 44 seconds, and invited students from kindergarten through the fifth grade to participate.

When Nov. 8 arrived, 221 kids hit the playground to perform the hula hoop routine — 90 more than the previous high set in the United Kingdom. The school got official word this week that Guinness accepted the record.

"We probably could have had 50 to 100 more kids out there," teacher Donna Qualtiere said. "We just didn't have any more hula hoops."

The school does a hula hoop unit each year for physical education. This fall, students approached Qualtiere asking for a bigger challenge than usual.

Qualtiere told them if they could come up with something, she'd consider it.

The students investigated the Guinness World Records and found several categories. Their teacher sent in an application to pursue a record and left it there.

A couple of months passed, and Guinness officials called from New York, asking the school to break the hula hoop workout record and offering to send judges to rule on the effort.

"We had 2 1/2 weeks to get it all together," Qualtiere said.

That proved enough time. They did their thing for the judges and waited for certification. On Thursday — Guinness World Records Day — the school was enshrined into the record book and featured prominently on the organization's website, alongside the Largest Rag Doll (9 meters tall, in France), the Oldest Yoga Instructor (91-year-old Bernice Mary Bates of Pinellas Park) and the Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Leprechauns (262 people in Dublin).

The excited kids already are asking for another challenge. Qualtiere said that will have to wait: "We're still on a high from this."

Andhra Pradesh 'laddu' enters Guinness World Records on Ganesh festival

Andhra Pradesh 'laddu' enters Guinness World Records on Ganesh festival

A huge 5,570-kg 'laddu' prepared for the recent Ganesh festival in Andhra Pradesh has entered the Guinness World Records.

The laddu was prepared by Suvarnabhoomi Developers Private Limited in Tapeswaram, which is famous for Andhra sweet 'kaja'. Satish Reddy of the real estate firm showed the certificate received from Guinness to media persons in Visakhapatnam.

Ganpathi Deva in Khairathabad, Hyderabad -AndhraPradesh , India -during Ganesh Chaturthi festival 2011

The laddu was prepared for the 117 ft-tall idol of Ganesha installed in Visakhapatnam in September and was used as 'prasadam' (offering) for devotees during the 21-day long festival. It was the tallest idol installed in the state this year.

As many as 50 workers laboured for a week to make the laddu, the ingredients of which included sugar, flour, moong dal and dry fruits.

The record of the largest laddu (551 kg) was earlier held by a Hindu temple in Britain.

Interestingly, a sweet shop of Tapeswaram had prepared 450 kg laddu for a 55 ft-tall idol at Khairatabad in Hyderabad.

The village in Mandapet mandal of East Godavari district is well known for Kaja sweets. The sweet are famed not only in the entire state but also in the United States.

3D StreetMural - London artists 3D Joe and Max to create world’s largest 3D painting

3D Street Mural photo - London artists 3D Joe and Max to create world’s largest 3D painting

The largest mural ever was completed Thursday, as part of the seventh annual Guinness World Records Day. British artists '3D Joe & Max,' with their incredible 3D street mural that measures a whopping 9,601 square feet, joined over 300,000 other people as they all attempted to break various records around the world.

On Guinness World Records Day, November 17 2011, Reebok and CrossFit took fitness to another dimension in Canary Wharf. On their mission to empower people around the globe to be fit for life, both companies collaborated with London artists “3D Joe and Max” to officially create the world’s largest 3D painting.

With 1 160.4m² and a length of 106.5 metres, London-based artist Joe Hill and his team achieved this incredible feat and smashed the previous record of 892.15 m² held by Chinese artist Qi Xinghua.

The unique painting, technically referred to as anamorphic street art, shows dangerous drops and cliff edges and will be on public display until Saturday, November 19th. It encourages pedestrians, who pass by to work out and try functional CrossFot movements. This includes pull-ups and kettle bell swings, while they seem to be hanging above a cliff or standing on the edge of an escarpment.

Reebok and CrossFit announced their partnership earlier this year and aim to change the way people around the world perceive, define and experience fitness. “Everyone knows that fitness is important, but it’s not something that people do because they want to do it,” said Chris Froio, Reebok’s Global Head of Fitness, “Our partnership with CrossFit is not just about creating cutting-edge fitness footwear and apparel, or sponsoring fitness competitions – we have partnered with CrossFit because it is an extremely effective fitness programme and a unique fitness experience that creates a fun, social community. The combination of delivering results while keeping people coming back for more is a life-changing fitness experience that you can’t put a price on”.

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World's tallest tower - Tokyo Sky Tree Tallest tower in the world

World's tallest tower - Tokyo Sky Tree Tallest tower in the world

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Guinness World Records on Thursday recognized the 634-meter Tokyo Sky Tree as the world's tallest tower at a ceremony held in Tokyo.

Alistair Richards, managing director of Guinness World Records, personally handed the certificate to Michiaki Suzuki, president of Tobu Tower Sky Tree Co.

"One of the purposes of the tower construction is to let the world learn about Japanese culture and technology, and the allure of a downtown area of Tokyo. The (Guinness) recognition gives us great strength (while we strive for that goal)," Suzuki said.

The television broadcasting tower, due to open to the public in May next year, is located in a downtown district of Tokyo's Sumida Ward.

The 828-meter Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates is recognized by Guinness as the world's tallest structure.

Tokyo Sky Tree recognized by Guinness as world's tallest tower Video.

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Guinness World Records Day - List of Guinness World Records 2011

Guinness World Records Day - List of Guinness World Records 2011

It’s been a long time since Record Breakers was on our screens, and despite the compulsory “DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME” warnings, I’m sure we all pushed the boundaries in trying to break our own record.

I assure you, it is practically impossible to eat three dry crackers in a minute, without drinking water.

In honour of the day where people all over the world will be making quirky attempts to get their name marked down in history, here are a selection of some of the strangest, most interesting and impressive world records.

World's Heaviest living woman:-

The heaviest woman living is Pauline Potter from California (pictured), who weighed 291.6 kg (643 lbs, nearly 46 stone) on 13 May last year.

Heaviest birth:-

Anna Bates (Canada 1846-88) who was 7 ft 5.5 in tall, gave birth to a boy weighing 10.8kg (that’s 23lb 12 oz) on 19 January 1879. Ouch.

Most push ups in 24 hours:-

Charles Servizio (USA) managed 46,001 push ups in one day on 24-25 April 1993.

Largest drugs haul by weight:-

On 9 June 2008, the world’s largest cannabis drug haul was made in Afghanistan. Worth about £225 million and weighing 237 tonnes – the approximate equivalent of 30 double-decker buses – and occupying six large trenches covering an area the size of two football pitches, the cannabis was later destroyed by Harrier fighter aircraft from the Royal Air Force’s coalition forces.

Longest jail sentence:-

The longest jail term to a single person on multiple counts went to Charles Scott Robinson, an American child rapist, who was sentenced on 23 December 1994 by a judge in Oklahoma City, USA, to 30,0000 years, the jury having recommended 5,000 years for each of the six counts against him.

I can’t help thinking it’ll be unlikely he serves the entirety of the sentence.

Highest cable walk:-

On 29 January 2011, Swiss high-wire artist Freddy Nock braved high winds and temperatures of -15° C rto perform a death-defying aerial walk 3,303 m above the Silvaplana ski resort near St Moritz, Switzerland. Despite the harsh conditions, Freddy performed his stunt without a harness or safety net and covered a distance of 575m.

Largest human centipede (no, not like the film):-

The largest human centipede consisted of 2,961 people in an event at Ratchaborikanukro School in Thailand on 16 June 2010.

Shortest reign of a monarch

In July 1830, Louis-Antoine of France – the last “Dauphin”, or heir apparent – ascended the French throne as King Louis XIX, succeeding his father, Charles X, who had abdicated. Within 20 minutes, however, Louis-Antoine had also abdicated, making him the joint shortest reigning monarch in history. He shares the record with the unfortunate Crown Prince Luís Filipe of Portugal, who technically became King of Portugal for the same brief period following the assassination of his father, Dom Carlos I, on 1 February 1908. Luís Filipe was himself fatally wounded in the attack, but he survived his father by 20 minutes.

Largest order of mammals used in mine clearance-

In Tanzania, rats are trained to sniff out landmines, having already been used successfully in Mozambique for this purpose. Out of nearly 2,000 species, the Giant African Pouched Rat (Cricetomys gambianus) is the favoured animal, as it is found everywhere in sub-Saharan Africa and is resilient to most tropical diseases. They are a cost effective and efficient way of undertaking what is otherwise a highly dangerous task for humans, as they are much lighter and therefore unlikely to trigger a mine. Training the rats to recognise the smell of TNT takes around nine months and two rats can clear an area of 200 square metres (2,150 square feet) in two hours, whereas human mine clearers would need a day for the same area. Such rats have already cleared almost two million square metres of land in Mozambique. The rats can also be trained to detect tuberculosis. Handy vermin to have around…

Highest insurance valuation for a painting-

The highest known insurance valuation for a painting is $100million (£53.55 million) assessed for the move of The Mona Lisa (La Gioconda) by Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519, Italy) from the Louvre in  Paris to Washington, DC, USA and then New York for a special exhibition in the sixties.

Longest distance swam underwater-

The longest distance swam underwater by a female on one breath using fins is 100 m (328 ft 1 in) by Ai Futaki (Japan) at Playa del Carmen, Mexico, on 7 January 2011.

Fastest goal in a football match-

The fastest goal in a World Cup finals match, as recognised by FIFA, is 11 seconds, scored by Hakan Sukur of Turkey against Korea Republic at Daegu, Korea on 29 June 2002. Back of the net.

weirdest world records - Alastair Galpin sets a world record for most number of lit candles in his mouth

weirdest world records 2011 - Alastair Galpin sets a world record for most number of lit candles in his mouth

New Zealand milestones in women's suffrage, mountain climbing and athletics are rightly celebrated.

We're the first country to give women the vote, and the home of the first person to climb Mt Everest and the first athlete to run a mile under three minutes and 50 seconds.

But less well known is that New Zealand is also home to a number of other world records.

Whether it's squeezing three people into a small box, throwing washing machines and people the furthest distance, or eating the most sausages in one minute - New Zealanders know how to break records.

About 100 records have either been broken by New Zealanders or in New Zealand, according to the Guinness World Records website.

Today is Guinness World Records Day, where thousands of people worldwide attempt to break records.

Last year on Guinness World Records Day 300,000 people tried to break records across the globe.

Today, Australia is trying to break the record for the most ABBA impersonators in one place, Italy will try to create the longest chocolate bar and Dublin is hoping to become the home of the largest ever gathering of leprechauns.

We've devised a top 10 list of crazy Guinness World Records that New Zealanders hold.

* Candle-lighting, side-jumping, clapping Alastair Galpin has dedicated his life to breaking records. The South African, who now resides in Auckland, is one of the top Guinness World Record holders. He's broken records for the most side jumps in a minute (90), the most gloves on one hand in a minute (13) and the most lit candles in the mouth (8). He's also clapped the loudest (113 decibels), created the largest bottle cap sculpture and flicked a coin the furthest distance (12.11 metres).

* Contortionists Skye Broberg, Nele Siezen and Jola Siezen hold the record for staying in a small box for the longest time. The friends spent just over six minutes in a box, smaller than one square metre, in 2009.

* Martin Reuben de Jong smashed a record in 2009 when he ran through 15 panes of glass consecutively. His record-breaking feat was broadcast on the NZ Smashes Guinness World Records show, which featured a number of New Zealanders record-breaking attempts.

* New Zealand is also home to an unintentional record - 'the greatest distance between same offence, arresting officer and offender'. In 2010, a British man received a ticket for speeding from Police Constable Andy Flitton near Christchurch. The offender recognised the constable as the same officer who had given him a ticket for speeding near London in the UK in 2008. Both had migrated to New Zealand.

* Hopefully Stefan Paladin likes sausages, because he stuffed eight whole sausages into his mouth and ate them all within one minute - earning himself a place in the Guinness World Records. Paladin broke the record at Ericsson Stadium on July 22, 2001.

* Clint Hallman holds a record, though it's probably one he'd rather not have. Hallman lost his hand in a chainsaw accident in the mid 80s. He was the first person to have a hand transplant operation. He received the hand from a dead motorcyclist in 1998 but told the BBC that his body rejected it a year later.

* Jonathan Macfarlane has a strong arm, but instead of throwing balls, he's more experienced in throwing people. Macfarlane holds two records - one for throwing a person (4.87 metres), and the other a washing machine (4.015m), the furthest distance. He broke both records in 2009 and Andrew Rainford sacrificed his bones when he volunteered to be the object of Macfarlane's throw.

* New Zealand is also home to a couple of group records. Three hundred and 50 people walked over fire, one after the other, at the New Zealand International Fire Festival in 2004, breaking the record for 'most people firewalking consecutively'. Two years later, 772 people throughout New Zealand had their heads shaved during a Child Cancer Foundation fundraiser, breaking the record for 'most heads shaved in one hour'.

* Bet you didn't know that New Zealand-born Jeannie Reiman was the oldest female racing driver. Reiman still holds the record, eight years after she secured it, at the age of 90.

* The largest wasp nest ever recorded was discovered in 1963 and was 3.7m long and 1.75m in diameter. It was discovered on a farm at Waimaukau and was so heavy that it had fallen from the tree and had split in two. It had probably been constructed by introduced German wasps.

World's Largest Jammy Art creation sets Limca Book of Records by Kissan

World's Largest Jammy Art creation sets Limca Book of Records by Kissan

Kissan India’s favourite household brand for jams, squashes and tomato ketchups, from the house of Hindustan Unilever Limited, today created a fresh record which gains the brand an entry into Limca Book of Records. Kissan set a record by creating ‘World’s Largest Jammy Art’, prepared by 50 enthusiastic children over 2 hours, measuring 120 feet x 4 feet, created with jam and bread, at the NSE Ground in Goregaon, Mumbai.

“Kissan has been a heritage brand in providing happiness to millions of families. Jammy Art is an innovative attempt to let kid’s imagination run wild with foods. Children are creative and they showcase their creativity in many forms like painting, clay modeling, origami etc. In an attempt to bring forth their creativity using an interesting mix of food and jams, Kissan Jammy art was created. This is a huge milestone for the brand as we enter the Limca Book of Records with the creation of the Largest Jammy Art” said Mr. Harpreet Singh – Tibb, General Manager Packaged Foods, Hindustan Unilever Limited.

The event which was held on the occasion of Children’s Day and children across Mumbai came together and celebrated ‘their’ day. The brand kept its promise of a fun-filled Children’s Day – they enjoyed yummy food, tattoo stalls, art workshops, online gaming section which made their day a memory to cherish for a lifetime.

This Kissan jammy art carnival was held as a culmination of an online activity in which children created food art using the Paint application on the website. There were 4 themes put up on Jammyart.com with each theme being active for a period of 15 days. On Jammyart.com children could create and submit their drawings which would get voted by friends and family. At the end of the activity, 50 winners were short-listed for the final event. These proud winners from across the country were flown to Mumbai along with their parents to attend the Kissan Carnival and create history by making India’s largest Jammy art.

It was truly a Children’s Day out!

World's biggest bra - Vanish creates World's Largest bra for breast cancer awareness

World's biggest bra - Vanish creates World's Largest bra for breast cancer awareness

Chillisauce hoists world's biggest bra onto Southbank Building for breast cancer awareness

There is a brassiere bruhaha brewing over who deserves to own the record of the world's biggest bra.

On one side is the size 1222 B-cup brassiere recently commissioned by the makers of British stain remover Vanish. The garment was hung across a skyscraper in Central London as part of a "Wear It Pink" campaign by the British-based Breast Cancer Campaign. It measured nearly 88 feet under the bust and 102 feet around the chest, and required more than 4000 square feet of lightweight, pink spinnaker nylon.

The brassiere was colossal by any standards, so judges for Guinness World Records awarded it the coveted title of "World's Largest Bra."

As titillating as that honor may be for the folks who made this brontosaurus-sized brassiere, it doesn't deserve a world record according to a Big Apple-based artist who claims he built an even bigger bra 42 years ago in New York.

Back in 1969, Joey Skaggs, a famed conceptual artist and media prankster, created a bra that was reportedly 120 feet long -- 50 feet for the cups alone -- as a statement about America's fixation on breasts.

"There was a woman named Francine Gottfried, who was an office worker on Wall Street who had very, very large breasts," Skaggs told HuffPost Weird News. "When Francine would go out to lunch many Wall Street workers would point, stare, whistle and hoot."

The story got national attention and inspired Skaggs to build a bra big enough to satisfy anyone with a chest obsession.

Although Skaggs first wanted to hang it around the Statue of Liberty, all attempts to provide support for Miss Liberty failed. Another attempt, stretching it across the Wall Street intersection, failed when Skaggs was removed from a lamp pole, bra in hand, by police officers.

Skaggs says he finally was able to show his support for Gottfried -- and all women -- on Valentine's Day 1969, when, with the help of friends, he tied one end of the bra to the outstretched arm of the statue of George Washington in front of the U.S. Treasury building on Wall Street.

After stretching the bra across the front of the building and tying the other end to a column, Skaggs waited to see the reaction to his work.

It wasn't good.

"When the flood of workers going to lunch saw what was happening, they became enraged," he said. "Hundreds of men attacked the bra and ripped it to pieces."

Police officers arrested some of Skaggs' friends, but Skaggs himself managed to slip away, narrowly averting, ahem, a big bust.

Bangalore creates Guinness World record on World Diabetes Day

Bangalore creates Guinness World record on World Diabetes Day

Bangalore: A world record 3,573 people were screened for blood glucose levels in the IT city on Sunday, the eve of World Diabetes Day.

While the world was waging a battle against diabetes, Silicon City was engrossed in creating a Guinness World Record for diabetes check-up. On Sunday, a whopping 3,573 people were screened at the Palace Grounds and tests were conducted. Bangalore created a record when blood glucose level tests were conducted and measured in eight hours.

The event, organised by Novo Nordisk Education Foundation, on the eve of World Diabetes Day, set a record of the largest number of people tested for blood sugar levels.

"Diabetes is a growing malady that is destroying the lives of millions, thanks to the sedentary lifestyles. We have a responsibility to educate people with ways and means to tackle the epidemic," said Bhaskar Rao, inspector general of police (anti-terrorist cell), Internal Security Division.

Melvin D'Souza, managing trustee, Novo Nordisk Education Foundation and MD of Nordisk India, received a certificate from officials of the Guinness Book of Records, UK. "More than 62 million people suffer from diabetes in India. Despite an adult prevalence rate of 6.2%, only 6 million to 7 million people get treated. The first step is to increase awareness about diabetes and detect it earlier. The Guinness Record is only one of the many activities we have undertaken. Our changing diabetes barometer project, with state government support, reaches people in rural areas also," he said.

On the research undertaken by the NNEF, he said, "Our research and educational grant programme Prerana encourages healthcare professionals to come up with ideas to change the management and, consequently, the outcome of diabetes in the country." The previous record was held by Kuwait where1,290 were screened for blood glucose levels in September. "Today, we beat them with a record number of 3,573 people.

World’s biggest crocodile awaits Guinness World Record in Philippines

World’s longest, biggest crocodile awaits Guinness World Record 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.

Guinness World Records officials say they are awaiting further proof.

Lolong is bigger than Cassius, an Australian saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) and the Guinness record holder, based on measurements taken by zoologist Dr. Adam Briton, who was part of a 10-member National Geographic (NatGeo) team doing a documentary on the Philippine crocodile at the wildlife preservation center at Bunawan town in Agusan del Sur province.

In 2008, Briton was commissioned by the Guinness World Records to measure Cassius.

Captured in the Agusan Marsh in September, Lolong’s length was initially measured at 6.12 meters (20 feet 4 inches), according to Apollo Canoy, a Bunawan municipal councilor, who was with Briton’s group. Cassius is only 5.48 meters (17 feet, 11.75 inches) long.

Cassius was caught at the Northern Territory in Australia in 1984 and is housed at Marineland Melanesia’s crocodile park, according to the Australian newspaper Sydney Morning Herald.

Briton was amazed when he saw Lolong, Canoy told the Philippine Daily Inquirer by phone. “He told us that Lolong is the biggest croc ever captured alive.”

The final measurement will be released “soon,” said Welinda Asis Elorde, the media relations coordinator of Bunawan.

Health good

Nora Javellana, an aide of Briton, said the crocodile expert refused to be interviewed.

But Canoy quoted Briton as declaring that Lolong’s health condition “is good.” The reptile is housed in a concrete cage with a makeshift pond.

“Briton did not have a hard time taming the giant crocodile because he was not moving much,” the councilor said.

According to Elorde, Briton injected a tranquilizer into Lolong and determined the exact length of the reptile using a measuring stick.

Earlier, Elorde said Briton’s findings could also be used by Guinness to authenticate claims that Lolong is the world’s biggest crocodile.

Students of Swaroopa Adhyayana Kendra to Attempt Entry in Limca Book of Records

Students of Swaroopa Adhyayana Kendra to Attempt Entry in Limca Book of Records

As many as 26 children of Swaroopa Adhyayana Kendra will be taking part in a programme being held on December 15 at Bangalore, where they will be presenting before the Limca team the profoundness of their memory power.

The programme will be attended by chief minister D V Sadananda Gowda and stalwarts like Chandrashekhara Kambara, Anantamurthy, and Prof G Venkatasubbaiah. Gopadkar, director of Swaroopa, said that the dignitaries will watch a programme on alternative methods of teaching to be presented by the centre on this occasion.

Gopadkar was addressing a press conference held after a demonstration of the talents of his students held at the Kendra in Kodialbail in the city on Wednesday November 2.

Gopadkar strongly believes in releasing the children from the chains of traditional methods of education. He says that the traits of the children will blossom tremendously if they are allowed to realise their potentials and enjoy their education process.

As a prelude to the said initiative, a programme, ‘Guinness World Records – Fascinating Memory Power’ will be presented at Town  Hall here at 5 pm on November 7.On this occasion, website of Swaroopa, and CD will be released, he added.

The centre uses songs from popular movies to teach theorems and other things to students, and sign language to memorise numbers. Terming the present system of education as ‘Bonsai Education’, Gopadkar said that the talents of students are confined to six subjects in this method. He said that the personality of students can expand by leaps and bounds if they given freedom from books. He felt that imposing of education on the minds of children is the gravest offence happening in the country, and scoffed at the education system that is meant to earn certificates.

He said that his study centre takes into account the artistic nature, memory power, emotional strength, etc of the students while teaching them, and that guidance is provided to the students on singing and speaking. “The main aim of the centre is to make the children realize that they learn things for themselves,” he explained.

HCG forms set Limca Book of Record - Largest human awareness ribbon for breast cancer

HCG forms set Limca Book of Record - Largest human awareness ribbon for breast cancer.

Bangaloreans from all walks of life came together to create awareness about breast cancer here on Sunday. The event was organised by HealthCare Global Enterprises Ltd. (HCG) to commemorate the Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is observed in October every year.

As many as 6,583 people formed the largest pink ribbon, symbolising breast cancer awareness, at the Sullivan Police Grounds here. Donning pink t-shirts, holding pink umbrellas and wearing pink head-gears, the participants that included cancer survivors, cancer patients, care givers, nurses, corporate workers and students, stood for 10 minutes in the shape of a ribbon.

Said to be the largest human awareness ribbon, the attempt will be sent to the Guinness Book of World Records for adjudication. The current record for the largest human awareness ribbon is held by Saudi Arabia. Organisers claimed that the record will be featured in the 2013 edition of Limca Book of Records.

B.S. Ajaikumar, chairman of HCG, said that the event was organised to spread awareness about breast cancer.

“The fear of cancer is worse than the disease itself. In India, there is lack of awareness on health and people do not undergo regular preventive health check-up. Preventive check-up is important for early diagnosis of cancer. We have issued 6,000 mammography coupons free to the participants, which will be the first step in eradicating the social stigma associated with the word ‘cancer',” he said.

Gopinath K.S., surgical oncologist, who participated in the event, said that such initiatives were important. “Most patients come for consultation only after the disease has reached an advanced stage. There is no better way to educate people that cancer is curable in its early stages. The phobia of cancer is worse than the disease itself,” he said.

Lady Gaga sets World Record - World's Largest Magazine - Visionaire 61

Lady Gaga sets World Record - World's Largest Magazine - Visionaire 61

Topless Lady Gaga Receives Guinness World Record For Posing As A Giant Mermaid

Lady Gaga is set to appear on the cover of the world's biggest magazine. Art magazine Visionaire's LARGER THAN LIFE issue will be an astounding 5 feet by 7 feet, with Lady Gaga featuring on both its front and back covers.

According to Billboard, the standard edition goes for $375 but the deluxe huge edition will run you a shocking $1500. Visionaire has already declared that that it has been certified by the Guiness World Records as being the largest magazine ever produced. With the photos being shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Lady Gaga appears as an oil-drenched mermaid. Gaga spoke about the shoot, stating that "there is no oil too thick as to destroy the imagination." Whilst the magazine has already broken size records, it is ironically not the most expensive. Nomenus Quarterly, a folio of unpublished images, has a price tag of $6,500. Carrying on her eccentric ways, Gaga was spotted in London this week holding a vintage parasol whilst also wearing sunglasses. According to The Daily Mail, she even gave the hotel doorman a cheeky kiss as she walked past.

Lady Gaga is set to perform on the results show of this week's X-Factor (6 Nov 2011). She is currently in the UK to promote the fifth single from her Sophomore album, 'Marry The Night', out now

Harry Potter Movie Series World Records

Harry Potter Movie Series World Records

Let's be honest: there are more than a handful of world records set by "Harry Potter." It's an awesome movie series and some could say it's just as awesome as the books! Right now, it doesn't matter if you disagree—all that matters right now is the fact that "Harry Potter" is a record-breaking, insanely successful movie franchaise that continues to sell thousands of DVDs every year.
Highest Grossing Opening Weekend Most of the records set by "Harry Potter" movies were set by the very last movie—"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2." All the kiddies dressed up in their robes and glasses, and they helped the movie earn a world record! The last movie in the series made $481,489,427 around the world between July 15 and July 16.

Highest Grossing Opening Day It's not surprising that along with the weekend grossing record comes the record for the highest grossing opening day. The last movie in the series earned a total of $91,071,119 in the United States on opening day. There's no arguing the movie definitely deserved it.

Fastest to Gross $150,000,000 If you attended the midnight showing of the last movie, you'll understand this record. Parking lots were packed-full of eager teenagers and even a large number of adults. There were people purchasing tickets weeks before opening night.

Highest Grossing Film Series The "Harry Potter" films have dominated the film industry for more than ten years now and they show no sign of leaving our minds any time soon. For some, it has been the highlight of their childhood and adults have become obsessed with everything Harry Potter. The films grossed a whopping $6,853,593,569 by July 19 and that number is still rising steadily.

Highest Pre-Opening Sales As we said before, the last "Harry Potter" movie made more on opening day than any other movie in history. This could be due to the rise in ticket costs or it could be because of their enormous fanbase. What's even more interesting, though, is the record broken by the movie for the most pre-opening sales.

Most People Shaving with an Electric Shaver set Guinness World Record

Most People Shaving with an Electric Shaver set Guinness World Record

Japan and GAMBA OSAKA Co., Ltd, (one of the teams of the Japanese national football league known as J-League) jointly held an event to set a new Guinness World Record, the “Most People Shaving with an Electric Shaver” using Panasonic’s 5 Blade Wet and Dry Shaver “LAMDASH,” on November 3, 2011.

This event aimed to offer more people the opportunity to experience the very close, smooth shave of the 5 Blade Wet and Dry Shaver “LAMDASH.” The event involved 1,981 participants in 18 venues in 9 cities, such as the main venue, Expo 70’s Commemorative Stadium, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Osaka, Seoul, Hong Kong, and Taipei.

The results drastically exceeded the previous record of 1,379 (September 26, 2009). In this challenge, Panasonic and GAMBA Osaka set a new Guinness World Record™, the “Most People Shaving with an Electric Shaver at multiple venues” and at the same time broke the current record, the “Most People Shaving with an Electric Shaver at one venue.”

The participants who took part in this challenge answered in the questionnaire that they were satisfied with the very close and smooth shave of the 5 Blade Wet and Dry Shaver “LAMDASH.”

Fastest saxophone player set Guinness World Record by Jessie Salas

Fastest saxophone player set Guinness World Record by Jessie Salas

Jessie Salas, a serious 17-year-old, stepped up to a microphone at Le Corusse Rouge on Wednesday night ready to set a world record.

Before his big moment, Salas paced under the restaurant's sea creature adorned lamps, his fingers silently racing along the keys of his alto saxophone.

Salas is a senior at West High School, an honor roll student who juggles cross-country running, science bowl and marching band. Adding to his jam-packed school schedule, he obsessively practiced the song "Flight of the Bumblebee" for the last month, aiming to set a world record for fastest alto saxophone playing by performing the tune in 56 seconds, about half the normal time.

Salas took up the challenge after browing YouTube videos of fastest records for instruments and finding there was no benchmark for speedy alto sax playing.

"I've always liked playing quickly," Salas said.

His father, Victor Salas, said his son's life revolves around homework and the saxophone. While his son didn't want to make a fuss about his attempt at a record-setting performance, Victor gathered 15 family members for the show.

"He's like the Michael Jordan in saxophone," Victor said. "To us as a family, yeah (the record is) a big deal."

To earn Guinness World Records' approval for his feat, Salas recruited his band teacher, Mickey Murray, as an expert witness. Murray said "Flight of the Bumblebee" is no easy tune to master. The song is fast, with closely spaced notes and a big range, and the piece was written for a trumpet and adapted for the saxophone.

Salas practiced for his historic undertaking in silence to avoid annoying his family and neighbors.

"I haven't been playing it out loud. Most of it has been getting the fingering," Salas said.

Finally, Salas' moment to play out loud came during a break between the songs of Bakersfield Jazz Workshop.

"I'm going to play the song twice and I should start about now," he said quietly.

The music animated Salas as he launched into the song. He tapped his right foot and rose up on his toes as his saxophone belted out the notes in a loud, clear frenzy. Salas finished the song in less than a minute, paused for breath and tore into the music again.