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 largest angklung ensemble in Washington set World Record

World’s largest angklung ensemble in Washington set World Record


Washington DC shakes to world angklung record

The world record for the largest angklung ensemble goes to Washington, DC after 5,182 people of various nationalities turned up on Saturday to literally shake the traditional Indonesian bamboo musical instruments to the tune of “We are the World”.

The event took place during the Indonesian Festival held in an open field in the National Mall, a few blocks away from the White House.

Announcing the official entry, the adjudicator from the Guinness Word Records said, “You’re unbelievable, and to think that you have never played the instrument before.”

Thousands of people responded to an invitation by the Indonesian Embassy in Washington to join in the world record breaking feat. The throng included Indonesians, Washingtonians, friends of Indonesia and a handful of tourists.

The embassy had initially promised the Guinness World Records a 5,000-person turnout. There was a moment of hesitation when only 1,600 people had registered online as of Friday. Many turned up on the day without registration.

Those who came spent a good half hour in the scorching heat, with temperatures above 32 degrees Celsius, to learn and practice using the instrument before they got it right and satisfied the adjudicators that it was worthy of a world record.

Each participant was given an angklung representing one note. Each of the seven notes was designated the name of one of Indonesia’s main islands.

Helping the largely novice but enthusiastic players was angklung maestro Daeng Udjo, who was flown in from Indonesia.

He guided the participants with the movements of his hands, which indicated when it was their turn to shake the angklung.

The ensemble of amateurs practiced with familiar Western tunes, including “Country Road”, to help build their confidence (and more importantly Udjo’s confidence) before going for the record.

As their reward, they went home with the angklung, a batik scarf for women, a batik head band for men and a certificate from Guinness World Records and the Indonesian Embassy recognizing their part in setting the world record.


“This is what multiculturalism is all about,” Indonesian Ambassador to the US Dino Patti Djalal said about the theme of the Indonesia Festival and his decision to strive for the world record.

The day-long festival saw performances by famed 1980s duo Air Supply, rapper Raheem Davaughn, the Brazilian Batala percussion band and entertainers from Indonesia, including Sherina Munaf and Elfa Singers.
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World's largest open faced sandwich

Josue Antonio probably slept well Saturday night.

After all, he had the satisfaction of knowing his hard work helped build what is believed to be the world's largest open-faced sandwich.

The 12-year-old was among the volunteers who constructed the 1,652-pound sandwich that was one of the highlights of the 25th annual John C. Fremont Days.

Don Cunningham, the JCF Days board member who thought up the idea, will spend the next couple of days putting together the documentation for officials at the Guinness Book of World Records, who must certify the sandwich's record.

"It's a real treat for the 25th anniversary," Cunningham said while slicing up the giant sandwich. "It's one of the highlights of the weekend, but everybody is doing a lot of work this weekend."

To construct the sandwich, the Jerry Carson family spent early Saturday mixing up the bread dough in the kitchens at Hy-Vee and Midland University. That dough was placed on a specially designed baking tray made by Getzschman Heating and Air and then baked in a trailer converted into an oven that could produce 400,000 BTUs.

After baking for 1 hour, 35 minutes, Hormel employees and their families spent the next several hours grilling 23 cases of SPAM and then placing it on the sandwich. They even used the Big Green Egg grill at the Air Comfort booth to help grill.

"The world has been enjoying SPAM for over 70 years, and we've been fortunate enough to be doing business in Fremont, Neb., producing SPAM since 1947," said Donnie Temperley, the local plant manager. "The people at the plant are very proud of what they do. They're outstanding employees. When it came to asking for volunteers, they always step up to make a difference and be active in the community.

"I couldn't be more proud of them," he added.

That's how Josue got involved. His mother works at Hormel.

"I wanted to help," he said. "I like the Guinness World Record Book."

With more than 11,500 slices of SPAM - all sliced by hand over three days at the Fremont plant - on the scales, mustard and pickles were added to meet Guinness specifications.

The official weigh-in was conducted by troopers from the Nebraska State Patrol. They put the weight at about 300 pounds more than the previous record.

"It's just a great day for Fremont," said Mayor Scott Getzschman. "When you look at the community involvement, Getzschman employees, Hy-Vee employees, Hormel employees cooking up the SPAM and then just all the people from the community that got involved and started to put this together, the excitement just grew and grew."

The event did bring members of the community together.

"You've got all these people involved in it, and that's what it's all about - getting the community involved in something that's going to be world renowned," Temperley said.

After the crowd that had gathered celebrated the possible world record, many eat a sample of the giant sandwich.
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