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).

SEE Virtual Worlds - Most Expensive Virtual Property Guinness World Record 2011

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SEE Virtual Worlds®, an entertainment company developing a virtual reality universe of connected planets tied to licensed franchises, today announced that Guinness World Records, the ultimate global authority on record-breaking, has confirmed their record for the ‘Most Expensive Virtual Property Purchase’. SEE Virtual Worlds recently acquired the rights to Planet Calypso from MindArk, the company behind the virtual 3D environment Entropia Universe, for a record-breaking $6 million USD. Planet Calypso  is the first planet in the Entropia Universe and has been successfully running since 2003 with more than 950,000 registered accounts from 200 countries and territories with $428 million USD processed in player-to-player transactions in 2010.
“Virtual worlds are continuing to shine and grow within the gaming industry and our Guinness World Record complements our support for the future prosperity and progress of the space," said Martin Biallas, CEO of SEE Virtual Worlds. “The purchase of Planet Calypso is a testament of our commitment to the social online game world and is just one of the many steps we are taking in the thriving industry.”

 “We’ve seen enormous growth in the amounts for which digital property can be bought and sold over the last five years, and it’s great to finally see the first multi-million dollar virtual item change hands,” said Gaz Deaves, Editor of the Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition. “Guinness World Records is dedicated to chronicling all that is extraordinary and exceptional within the interactive gaming space and this acquisition certainly qualifies.”

SEE Virtual Worlds is the publisher behind the highly anticipated Planet Michael, a first-of-its-kind interactive gaming and social experience that truly celebrates Michael Jackson’s artistry and his messages of love and peace, and a Universal Monsters world featuring Van Helsing and Universal Studios’ legendary line of cinematic monsters. The company also recently acquired the assets of First Planet Company, now rebranded as “SEE Digital Studios,” which will continue to enhance Planet Calypso.
Guinness World Records 2011 Gamer’s Edition is currently available in bookstores and in eBook format. SEE Virtual Worlds’ record will be featured in next year’s edition.
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Google Doodle Celebrates 119th Anniversary of First Ice Cream - World's most expensive ice cream

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Google's homepage doodles are getting a tad random, but delicious. Today's image honors the 119th birthday of the first documented ice cream sundae.

The pastel-colored image replaces the two Os in the Google logo with a cherry-topped ice cream sundae.

The history of the ice cream sundae has actually spawned quite the rivalry between two U.S. cities that claim to be its birthplace – Ithaca, N.Y. and Two Rivers, Wisconsin – and Google appears to be siding with Ithaca.

On April 3, 1892, the Rev. John M. Scott visited the Platt & Colt Pharmacy – and its owner Chester Platt – in Ithaca after services at the Unitarian Church. Platt served up two bowls of vanilla ice cream, but decided to jazz it up with cherry syrup and candied cherry, according to What's Cooking America. The duo were so pleased with the creation that Scott suggested it be named after the day it was created, and the "Cherry Sunday" was upon us.
Google Doodle Celebrates 119th Anniversary of First Ice Cream - World's most expensive ice cream Sundae.

WOULD you spare RM1000 to eat a small dessert? The point is, are there such desserts that cost US$1,000 (RM3,042)? Well, with five scoops of high quality Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream infused with Madagascar’s vanilla ice cream creates a fine indulgence of US$1,000 the Grand Opulence Sundae.

It was recently nominated the World’s Most Expensive Ice Cream. The Grand Opulence Sundae isn’t served casually, but it is canopied in a 23K edible gold leaf and drizzled with Amedei Porceleana. The Amedei Porceleana is covered with chunks of rare Chuao chocolate. Later on, the ice cream is wrapped once again with exotic candied fruits all the way from Paris-gold dragnets, truffles and the famous Marzipan Cherries. To sweeten the ice cream, fresh passion fruit, orange and Armagnac (a kind of Brazil wine) are added. Finally, the ice cream is topped with a tiny bowl of Grand Passion Caviar, famously known for its gold sparkles. It’s worth the US$1,000 price tag for the heavenly taste!

The story goes this way… "One Sunday afternoon, John M. Scott, a Unitarian Church minister had his usual meeting with the co-owner of Platt & Colt Pharmacy, Chester C. Platt, who also happens to be the church’s treasurer.

They wanted to have an ice cream, but instead of the plain Vanilla, Platt covered the ice cream with cherry syrup and candied cherries. It tasted so delicious that they immediately named it the Cherry Sunday."

The oldest-known written evidence of a sundae is Platt & Colt’s newspaper ad for an Ice Cream specialty "Cherry Sunday," as seen in the Ithaca Daily Journal dated April 5, 1892 (below). Soon after, there were Cherry Sundays, Strawberry Sundays, Chocolate Sundays too.

FYI, most expensive ice cream sundae (also a Guinness World Record) is the Serendipity Golden Opulence Sundae, served only at the Serendipity 3 restaurant in New York City. It costs $1000 and requires reservation at least 48 hours in advance.

The Golden Opulence Sundae consists of five scoops of ice cream made with (mix of) Tahitian vanilla beans, Madagascar vanilla and Chuao chocolate; and topped with Amedei Porcelana (one of the world’s most expensive chocolates), edible 23-carat gold leaf, tiny flakes of gold, candied fruits, cherries; and garnished with real gold dragĂ©es, and sugar paste floral decorations. It is served in a Baccarat crystal goblet with an 18-karat gold spoon.

Most of the ingredients of the sundae must be flown in from different parts of the world, hence the price.
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World's most expensive haute dog - Most expensive hot dog in the world

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World's most expensive haute dog set world record by New York restaurant.

What was created as a novelty item last year has now been added to a popular New York restaurant menu permanently. The 'Serendipity Foot Long Haute Dog' - gussied up with the food equivalent of diamonds and pearls - was admitted into the Guinness World Records last year for being the most expensive hot dog in the world, at $69.

Months after its creation, Serendipity 3, the city's first coffee house boutique and a favorite tourist destination in Manhattan, has now put the luxurious 'haute' dog on their menu for the deep-pocketed, hot dog aficionado.

The foot-long hot dog (30 cm) is made from pure beef, grilled in white truffle oil, sandwiched in a pretzel bun imported from Germany, and toasted with white truffle butter.

In lieu of ketchup, mustard and relish, the hot dog is topped with medallions of duck foie gras with black truffles and served with condiments of black truffle Dijon mustard, caramelized Vidalia onions and heirloom tomato ketchup.

"The hot dog is a little bit of Americana, but the 'haute dog' is total glamour," said Serendipity 3 owner Stephen Bruce.

It's not the first time the coffee shop has created a record-breaking dish. They also hold the title for the World's Most Expensive Ice Cream Sundae and the World's Largest Hot Chocolate.

In 2007, Bruce partnered with luxury jeweler Euphoria to create the "Frrozen Haute Chocolate," a $25,000 (€15,580) dessert made from a blend of 28 of the most expensive and exotic cocoas from around the world. The dessert was then infused with five grams (0.2 ounces) of edible 23-karat gold and served in a goblet also lined with edible gold. The base of the goblet was an 18-karat gold bracelet studded with one carat of white diamonds, and on the side was Knipschildt Chocolatier's La Madeline au Truffe, a truffle made from 70 percent Valrhona dark chocolate that carries a price tag of $250 per truffle.

The gold serving spoon was set with white and chocolate-colored diamonds.

The restaurant also set a record in 2009 by creating a four gallon or 15 liter jug of hot chocolate. The record has since been broken by Nestlé in Mexico City.

Serendipity 3 is used to spotlights, as it's been frequented by celebrities like Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, former US president Bill Clinton and Sarah Palin.

It also figured prominently as a background setting for the romantic comedy Serendipity in 2001, with Kate Beckinsale and John Cusack.

Despite its popularity, the restaurant had been shut down by health inspectors in 2007 for a rodent and fly infestation.

Setting world records to attract customers and media attention is a popular tactic among restaurant owners. Earlier this month, the Buca di Beppo restaurant in Anaheim, California, set the world record for the largest bowl of spaghetti, after filling a swimming pool with 6,253 kg (13,786 lb) of pasta.
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