Fattest woman in the world

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

World's Longest Moustache - Longest beard in the world

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

World’s biggest crocodile in Philippines

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

World's dirtiest man

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

World's biggest arms

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

Largest speed dating event set Guinness World Record by Groupon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oreo - World's "Most Liked" Cookie on a Facebook set Guinness World Record

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

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

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

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

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

Iranian Chess Players Claims New Guinness World Records 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

But in 1988 the Islamic republic's founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini issued a decree permitting chess as long as no gambling was involved. Since then the game has made a vigorous comeback in Iran.

Future Generali Insurance India (FGIW) set Guinness World Record

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

By the end of the week, Future Generali has received over ten lakh signed balloons, displaying a tremendous response from people across age groups.