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).

Fastest time to travel to all 270 London Underground Stations break World Record

Fastest time to travel to all 270 London Underground Stations break World Record

Tube fan Marc Gawley has set a new world record – by visiting all 270 London Underground stations in the fastest-ever time.

Marc, 33, a management consultant from Denton, covered the famous London tracks in 16 hours, 29 minutes and 57 seconds.

The time has been confirmed by Guinness World Records as the quickest ever, shaving 15 minutes off the previous record set in 2009.

The cult feat is known as the Tube Challenge and the first attempt took place in 1959.

Maths whiz Marc used his detailed knowledge of Tube timetables to travel more than 200 miles in record time.

He estimates that he ran the equivalent of a marathon to complete the challenge, which has strict rules.

Challengers must visit all 270 stations. They do not have to get off, but the trains must stop at the station.

To prove his feat Marc, a keen marathon runner, recorded hundreds of video clips of himself, station signs and copies of newspapers to show dates and times. The record was verified after Guinness officials viewed his videos.

Marc, a former pupil at Manchester’s Xaverian College who studied physics at Oxford University, said: “I pity the person who had to go through all those videos.

“ It must have been some of the dullest video footage ever in adjudicating a record, but at least I’m a world record holder.

“The secret to my success was spending as much time cooking up spreadsheets, reading timetables and pounding the treadmill.

“I had heard about the challenge when I was a child and I guess it has always been at the back of my mind. I am a good runner who can analyse data and I just thought it was the perfect mix to have a go. I’m over the moon with it.”

Marc, who began his challenge in the early hours and used an all-zone Oyster tube ticket costing £18.60, added: “I’m just delighted to have done it. The record is now in the bag and it’s great.”

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Hug me - Largest group hug world record attempt for Christchurch

Hug me - Largest group hug world record attempt for Christchurch

A Christchurch man is seeking people to help break the world record for the largest group hug on the anniversary of the first big quake in September last year.

More than 10,000 people are needed to break the record currently set by Alba Iulia in Romania, in 2009.

Organiser Andrew Male said on his Facebook page for the event the hug attempt might sound "somehow daft, or vaguely childish", but Guiness World Records invariably turned into something different.

"This will be a symbol of something very special - home, pride, national identity, call it what you will - it will be moving and wonderful event, something Christchurch needs!!"

The Facebook page, Christchurch Group Hug - Largest group hug attempt, this morning had nearly 4900 people signed up as attending and nearly 1500 people marked as maybe attending.

The record attempt application had been made to Guiness World Records last month, Mr Male said.

A 7.1 quake shook Christchurch on September 4. It has been followed by months of aftershocks.

The most the destructive was a 6.3 quake on February 22 which killed 181 people.

Lost Leonardo da Vinci painting to break World Record

Lost Leonardo da Vinci painting to break World Record

The oil painting, which depicts Christ with one hand raised in blessing and the other cradling a globe, is entitled 'Salvator Mundi' or 'Saviour of the World'.

Its discovery has been hailed by scholars as one of the most important artistic finds of the last 100 years.

For centuries it was believed to have been the work of a protégé of Leonardo.

But recent restoration work convinced a panel of eminent scholars in Britain, Italy and the US that it was created by the Renaissance master.

It is reportedly due to go on display for the first time at the National Gallery in London in November.

It is then expected to be offered for sale by the consortium of American dealers that own it, having reportedly bought it an estate sale about six years ago.

The oil on wood painting was once owned by King Charles I, and after his execution was passed it on to his son, Charles II.

It then vanished into obscurity until it turned up in the possession of Sir Francis Cook, a 19th-century British collector.

It was sold in 1958 for just £45, having been attributed to Giovanni Antonio Boltraffio, one of Leonardo's pupils.

When the painting, which measures 26 in by 18 in, was acquired by the American consortium, restorers were brought in to scrape off centuries of grime and varnish to correct earlier, botched restoration efforts.

But as they delicately returned the painting to its original state, they began to think that it was the work of the master himself.

The exact circumstances of the painting's rediscovery and how much it might be worth were cloaked in secrecy yesterday.

Prof Martin Kemp, Emeritus Professor of the History of Art at Oxford University, was one of four of the world's foremost Leonardo experts invited to inspect the painting at the National Gallery.

But he told The Daily Telegraph that he could not comment until the owner of the work issued an official announcement, probably in September.

Pietro Marani, an Italian art historian who directed the restoration of Leonardo's Last Supper in Milan, viewed the work in London last year.

"Before the restoration it was in a bad state, covered by old layers of paint. But during the restoration the quality of the painting emerged – the marvellous colours, the reds and blues of the garment (worn by Christ), which are reminiscent of The Last Supper.

A comparison with another da Vinci work, the Virgin of the Rocks, "also seems to confirm that this is a Leonardo painting," said Prof Marani, along with scientific tests of the paint.

The National Gallery would not confirm or deny whether the picture will feature in its forthcoming exhibition, 'Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan", which starts on Nov 9, but its appearance would be a major coup.

The exhibition of 60 paintings and drawings is already being claimed as "sensational" because it will gather together Leonardo paintings that have never before been seen in the UK. "Discussions are still ongoing with the owner," a spokeswoman said.

ARTnews magazine, which first reported the discovery this week, suggested that when the painting is auctioned it could sell for as much as $200 million, an amount that would smash previous records.