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 bunting break world record

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Jim Dobbin MP for Heywood and Middleton has joined Fairtrade Ambassador and five time Olympic gold medallist, Sir Steve Redgrave, in Parliament in a bid to break the record for the world’s longest bunting.

The world record attempt is to mark this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight and to highlight the Fairtrade Foundation’s ‘Great Cotton Stitch-Up’ campaign - a drive to end unfair European cotton subsidies.

West African cotton producers are some of the poorest farmers on the planet and yet, last year, had to compete with EU farmers who received over £600m in subsidies - the equivalent to Estonia’s entire EU contribution.

The record for the world’s longest bunting is currently 2,986 metres. Fairtrade campaigners and supporters around the country are aiming to reach at least 4,350 metres – over two and a half miles!

The final bunting will be displayed on World Fairtrade Day, 14 May.

Mr Dobbin said: “It is scandalous that West African farmers who earn less than $1 a day cannot use their farming skills to trade their way out of poverty. From the amount of Fairtrade goods on our local shop, I know trade justice is something residents really care about; therefore I am proud to be backing Fairtrade this Fortnight and their bid to break the bunting record.

“Behind this campaign is a serious message to end unfair European cotton subsidies and to make trade fair. That’s why I am supporting this bid, so we can help some poorest cotton farmers in the world make a decent living from their work.’

Sir Steve Redgrave added: “I am delighted that Jim Dobbin MP is backing Fairtrade’s campaign. I have visited West African cotton farmers in Mali and I have seen how hard it is make a living from cotton already. Farmers there are not asking for a handout, just a level playing field so they can improve their families and communities through hard work.

“Working together we can end these subsidies and make their live just a little bit easier.”

World’s fastest bowler - Shoaib Akhtar announces retirement

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COLOMBO: The world’s fastest bowler Shoaib Akhtar announced on Thursday to end his international cricketing career which was filled with glory, controversies and injuries.

He made the announcement while addressing a press conference at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. Neither coach Waqar Younis nor manager Intikhab Alam accompanied him as he wasn’t even wearing national colours.

Wearing a black jacket, Shoaib Akhtar, 35, looked emotional when he heralded his departure from international cricket.

He said, “This is the most significant part of my life as I have decided to call it a day…this world cup is my last one and would be the last of my international career”.
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He said he is available to the team management if they want him to utilise in the remaining matches of the mega event.

“I certainly wanted to continue but now I feel I should make a space for youngsters to come forward and perform for Pakistan”, he added.

“With heavy heart, I gonna take my retirement from ODIs, and I have no regrets whatsoever. I really thought I would make another time”, he stated.

“I would love to enjoy my family life and want to spend the rest of my life with my mom, dad, sister and brothers who have supported me a lot during my career. I took the decision after discussing with my family and they advised me to retire now”, Shoaib said.

“I’m happy that I never had no allegations like spot fixing or match fixing during my whole career”, he mentioned.

He said if the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) required his services, he would train the upcoming fast bowlers and keep giving tips to the budding talent that Pakistan always has.

He further stated that he had already made up his mind before the World Cup and is formally announcing the decision with the media.

“My dream to play for Pakistan came true and I wanna thank all of them who been supporting and loving me from the bottom of my heart”, Shoaib said before leaving the stage.

Earlier, in the day, Shoaib Akhtar told his team-mates about his decision before the start of the practice session at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. He delivered an emotional farewell speech during which he also thanked his mates for supporting me to the end of his career. Following his speech, players embraced him and showed their gratitude to the fastest bowler in the world.

Shoaib Akhtar started his career in 1996 but had to face controversies right from the start after he was dropped for Sahara Cup matches.

He made his Test debut in November 1997 against West Indies in Rawalpindi, his home ground, during which he took two wickets under the captaincy of Aamir Sohail.

Shoaib got the real recognition when he silenced over 100000 Indian fans in Eden Gardens Kolkata when he decimated the stumps of Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar on two consecutive balls.

The fast bowler never looked back after that and kept performing for Pakistan but at the same time had to face allegations of chucking, which he cleared in 2000.

However, the controversy again resurfaced in Pakistan’s tour to New Zealand in 2001 when Steve Dunn and Doug Cowie once again called his action, following which University of Western Australia’s report suggested his action looks jerky due to unique physical characteristics.

Injuries and infighting with co-players as well as coach Bob Woolmer once again took his off the limelight but he then came back remarkably as a hero to dismantle an Ashes winning England in home series on dead pitches. He took 17 wickets during the three test series but injured his ankle in the final test at Lahore.

During the just over 13 years international career, Shoaib Akhtar underwent four surgeries which eventually got the better of him and he finally called it a day during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 on Thursday in the Sri Lankan capital.

Longest Journey by Motorcycle in a Single Country set Guinness World Record by Colin and Ryan Pyle

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Longest Journey by Motorcycle in a Single Country set Guinness World Record by Colin and Ryan Pyle.

On March 9th, 2011 Canadian brothers Colin and Ryan Pyle received a confirmation by the Guinness World Records that they had indeed set a World Record for their motorcycle journey around China. According to the Guinness World Records the name of the record they received was for the "Longest Journey by Motorcycle in a Single Country".

Canadian brothers Colin and Ryan Pyle completed their epic motorcycle journey by returning back to Shanghai on Sunday October 17th, 2010, after 65 days on the road circumnavigating China on their BMW F800GS motorcycles. Their journey was a unique one, as they have become the first riders to fully circumnavigate China by motorcycle in one single journey. During their remarkable 17,674km odyssey the brothers have encountered some of the most intense changes in culture, weather, altitude and terrain that exist in the world. They tackled heavy rains, flooding, landslides, freak hailstorms, extreme altitude (above 5000m/16,000ft), sand, gravel, thousands of kilometers of road construction and even bureaucratic / military interference.

Colin and Ryan intend to produce both a documentary film and a written book on their experiences in China, which have been far from regular. Anytime someone puts him or herself out there, into the wild, and opens themselves up to the experiences of such a vast and unique country one can't help but encounter moments of danger, humor, sadness, gratification and personal gain and setback. Their journey will prove to be both colorful and dramatic, both intense and fulfilling.

Colin and Ryan Pyle are brothers from Toronto, Canada. But that's about all they have in common. Ryan has spent the last decade in China building his career as a Documentary Photographer. Colin stayed closer to home, in Toronto, and built up, and sold, his own successful currency trading company. Together they plan to showcase much of China's change and development from factory to farm. The general purpose of the trip is to put China on display. To explore the visual and cultural wonders that is China. With a massive population, crowded cities, abundant minorities and its stunning natural landscape; China offers a traveler an experience like no other. Colin and Ryan have titled their project, "The Middle Kingdom Ride", as China's historical name was once The Middle Kingdom.

Ryan and Colin will be raising money for the SEVA Foundation during their journey. SEVA, is a San Francisco based charity that has, for more than 30 years, been serving people around the world who are struggling for health, cultural survival and sustainable communities.