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).

Most body piercings in a single sitting break World Record by Staysha Randall


Most body piercings in a single sitting break World Record by Staysha Randall

The tears in her eyes and the grimace on her face show it hurts.

Not once, not twice but 3,200 times.

For this was not the finishing touches of a tattoo for Las Vegas performer Staysha Randall but a bid to break the record for the most body piercings in a single sitting.

Staysha, 22, who performs in shows across the strip, was attempting to have 3,600 piercings in her back, arms and legs but decided enough was enough after 3,200 had been put in at Inktoxicated Tattoos in the Nevada city.

Helping in her bid was body piercer Bill 'Danger' Robinson and his piercing assistant 'Jenn O Cide'. The record attempt is still awaiting confirmation by the Guinness Book of Records before it becomes official.

Ms Randall, who perhaps unsurprisingly lists Nine Inch Nails among her favourite bands, also includes escape acts and burlesque into her shows where she performs feats demonstrating her physical strength.

The previous record for the most body piercings in one sitting was 3,100.
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Strong woman - Most consecutive pull-ups set world records by Crystal West

Strong woman - Most consecutive pull-ups set world records by Crystal West

A former lawyer who six years ago struggled to manage a single pull-up has gone on to smash three world records in the discipline... at the age of 46.

Crystal West, from Palm Desert, California, has been dubbed the Queen of Pull-Ups after earning three world titles.

But it didn't always come so easily for the blonde, after she attempted her first pull-up at the age of 40 and found she was unable to complete even one.

She said: 'Since I was very athletic, I thought I could get 10 or 15 pull-ups easy.

'That day I got one, maybe one and a half, and I was really embarrassed. I thought "Wow, I can't do pull-ups".

'I went home thinking it was a terrible idea, but then my natural drive and self-discipline kicked in and I thought if it takes me ten years I'm going to do ten pull-ups.

'Everything snowballed from there.'

Today, Ms West can do an astonishing 36 pull-ups at a time and an incredible 148 in ten minutes.

She set the new world record for the most consecutive pull-ups by a woman - smashing the previous best of 27 set by a woman in her 20s.

Her second title was earned in the 40 to 50-year-old women's division and the third was in the most added-weight pull-ups (36kg) in the women's open division.

Ms West works as a personal trainer, models for fitness magazines and does motivational speaking.

After setting herself the goal in 2005, she decided to try pull-ups every other day before her regular gym routine.

She said: 'I had to psyche myself up because in the beginning it hurts. It was really hard and I was really bad at it.

'However, each time I was able to do one more pull-up, I'd vow to keep going.

'I've always been a bit of an overachiever, so once I got to ten, I thought I should do 15 and when I got to 20, I thought "I've never even heard of a woman that can do 20".'
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Mohammed Dilawar Nashik based environmentalist enters Limca Book of Records

An environmentalist working to save the common house sparrows has entered the Limca Book of Records while a project coordinated by him, Save Our Sparrows (SOS), has been accorded the honour in the Guinness World Records.

Mohammed Dilawar, the Nashik-based environmentalist, had launched an international crusade to save the humble sparrows.

"Our SOS project, implemented worldwide in collaboration with Mumbai's Burhani Foundation, has been recognised by the Guinness World Records," an excited Dilawar told IANS here Thursday.

The SOS project was carried out by Burhani Foundation four months ago to mark the World Sparrow Day March 20 and the 100th birthday (celebrated March 25) of Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin, the spiritual head of the Dawoodi Bohra community, Dilawar said.

To mark the momentous occasion, the Burhani Foundation distributed 52,000 bird-feeders around the world.

The bird-feeders were handed over to individuals, NGOs and environmental organisations for the cause of the house sparrow, currently facing a major threat from human developmental activities.

"These activities have been recognised by the Guinness and Limca and will serve as a major boost to the campaign to save our sparrows," Dilawar said.

The Guinness citation says: "The largest distribution of bird-feeders was undertaken by Burhani Foundation (India) to celebrate His Holiness Dr. Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin's (Spiritual head of Dawoodi Bohra community) centenary birth celebrations."

Similarly, the Limca citation reads: "As the world celebrated World Sparrow Day, Indian Postal Department released a stamp of the house sparrow along with the rock pigeon on March 20, 2010. Nashik-based Mohammed Dilawar, who initiated the movement in India, was in the forefront of the activities in Delhi."
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Canton - World's tallest sandcastle set Guinness World Record by Ed Jarrett

Canton - World's tallest sandcastle set Guinness World Record by Ed Jarrett

FARMINGTON, Conn. — A Canton man has broken his own record for the world's tallest sandcastle.

The 37-foot, 10-inch sculpture by Ed Jarrett was certified as the world's tallest on Wednesday by Guinness World Records.

Jarrett and a team of more than 1,500 volunteers built the medieval-style castle at Winding Trails in Farmington with 1.6 million pounds of sand and water.

Jarrett first claimed the record for the tallest sandcastle in 2003 with a 29-foot structure. He broken his own record in 2007 with a 31-foot, 6-inch sandcastle before setting out to build one taller than 35 feet with a goal of raising money for charity.

Special events have been planned to celebrate the achievement of the Guinness World Record and continue raising money for the project’s charities – Save Walton Pond at Winding Trails, Special Olympics Connecticut, Gifts of Love, New Horizons, and UCONN Children’s Cancer Fund. On Saturday, June 18th from 9:00 a.m.-noon, there will be a “Princess & Pirate Parade” for children to come to the sandcastle in costume and participate in crafts, face painting, digging for buried treasure, and more. On Friday, June 24th from 7:00-11:00 p.m., there will be an adults-only “Booty Bash,” a costume party with live music, food, a cash bar, and a treasure hunt for loot donated by local merchants.

The sandcastle remains open for public viewing daily from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. until June 30, 2011. The entry fee is $10 per car load. In addition to viewing the sandcastle, visitors may participate in a scavenger hunt, called “Ed’s Expedition,” by locating specific items Jarrett sculpted into the castle design over the past two weeks. Official Jarrett’s Castle t-shirts and special edition “Sand-Tastic Soda” in partnership with New Britain-based Avery’s Soda will be available for purchase, with proceeds also going toward the charities.
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