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).

Vibrant India Festival - World's largest Indian flag set Limca Book of Records

Vibrant India Festival - World's largest Indian flag set Limca Book of Records

The world's largest Indian flag weighing 250 kg was unfurled at the 'Vibrant India Festival' which began here today, showcasing the rich heritage and history of Gujarat and Rajasthan.

The 153-feet long tricolour, made by a tailor from Porbandar, Chhotalal S Shingdia, has found place in Limca Book of Records this year.

Indian-American Monty Saiyed, the organiser of the India festival, unfurled the flag in the festival at majestic Sears Center Arena here to showcase the cultural richness of India and as a symbol of peace and harmony.

During the two-day festival, there will be Rajasthani folk dance, Gujarat Garba, Raas and performances by Bollywood actors and singers.

After the event, the flag will be flown back to Navsari in Gujarat and would be used in other events in different Indian states.
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Largest Organic Cake set Guinness World Record by Carlo's Bake Shop

Largest Organic Cake set Guinness World Record by Carlo's Bake Shop

Kannur: With an objective of entering into Guinness Book of World Records, Bakers Association Kerala (BAKE) has plans to unveil a longest cake, with a length of over 300 ft, to commemorate 128th year of cake making in the state.

Talking to reporters here, P M Sankaran, President fi teh Association, said the function would be held on November 10 to 14 and the cake would be displayed for the public to view on November 13 at Thalassery stadium.

Thalassery, well-known in bakery sector,has the distinction of making the first cake in the state in 1883.

The cake would have the history of Thalassery and cricket etched on it.

Cochin Bakery, which has entered the Limca Book of Records by setting a new India record for the heaviest icing on a single cake to a length of 216 ft, is preparing the proposed mega cake.
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New Digamber Public School wins Limca Book of Records Quiz 2011

New Digamber Public School wins Limca Book of Records Quiz 2011

The multi-city initiative is being launched in partnership with 'Know & Grow with Derek' and involves participation of young minds from classes 8 to 12. As part of the initiative, a series of quiz competitions will be be organized in 3500 schools across 80 cities. The quiz competition is divided into four zones - North, South, East and West.

Advance Academy School Adjudged Runners Up In the City Finals ~

    New Digamber Public School will be amongst the 80 schools all set to compete in the semi finals
    Over __316 _ students from _54__ schools participated from Indore with 6 schools reaching the city finals
    After the huge success of LBR Quiz '10, this year, the quiz has been launched on a much larger scale with students from 3500 schools across 80 cities participating in the Quiz
    Young geniuses from class 8 to12 to participate in the National Quiz Championship
    LBR Quiz, 2011 is being rolled out in three stages - Inter-school level, Semi finals & National Finals
    Entire Initiative to be organized over an 6 month period from July to December, 2011
    Multicity initiative launched in partnership with 'Know & Grow with Derek' - Derek O' Brien, renowned quizmaster to host the National Finals
    Limca Book of Records (LBR), 2011 celebrates 22 illustrious years and catalogues outstanding achievements of Indians across the globe and inspires and motivates today's youth

New Digamber Public School today won the Indore City finals of Limca Book of Records Quiz 2011 held at Daly College, Indore. The young geniuses from the New Digamber Public School in Indore would now be amongst the 80 schools to compete in the Semi finals. Not far behind, Advance Academy School emerged as the runners up. Around 316 students from 54 schools participated from Indore out of which six schools competed in the city finals - New Digamber Public School , Advance Academy School , Choithram School, Satya Sai school, Agarwal Public School and Shishukunj School .The winning team was felicitated by Ravi Arya, Area Sales Manager,Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt Ltd.


After the consecutive success of Limca Book of Records Quiz since 2008, this year the quiz is being organized in more than 3500 schools to ignite young minds and make the pursuit of knowledge an engaging yet competitive process.

The multi-city initiative is being launched in partnership with 'Know & Grow with Derek' and involves participation of young minds from classes 8 to 12. As part of the initiative, a series of quiz competitions will be be organized in 3500 schools across 80 cities. The quiz competition is divided into four zones - North, South, East and West. The quiz is being organized in three stages - Inter-school level, Semi-Finals and National Finals, from July to December, 2011. The quiz aptly takes its lead name from the Limca Book of Records (LBR) as the record book celebrates the outstanding achievements of Indians across the globe and is a source of inspiration especially for the country's youth.

According to Ravi Arya, Area Sales Manager, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt Ltd., "At Coca-Cola India, we believe that education is a catalyst for nurturing talent, allowing it to develop and excel. Limca Book of Records Quiz is one such facilitator of knowledge and learning. Such competitions are a great platform for students to learn, be aware and be competitive leading to their overall personality development. Participating in the Limca Book of Records Quiz has always been an enriching experience for the students considering the quality, scope and magnitude of this event. Having garnered an overwhelming response from schools across the country since the last 3 years, we are certain that this year too, Limca Book of Records Quiz will witness similar zeal and enthusiasm from the students. I would like to congratulate the winners of today's competition and wish them all the best for the Zonal Finals."

Quiz Master Extraordinaire, Derek O'Brien, and founder 'Know & Grow with Derek' will host the National Finals. The entire database including content, research material and quiz software is being provided by 'Know & Grow with Derek'.

According to Derek O'Brien, Founder, "Know & Grow with Derek", "We are once again delighted to be associated with Limca Book of Records Quiz 2011, it has indeed been a great association. Limca Book of Records Quiz is a fun and engaging way to stimulate knowledge and learning amongst students across the country. Since last couple of years, the quiz has received phenomenal response from schools and students and this year too we look forward to receiving similar enthusiasm and participation. So once again let's all gear up for some great quizzing action."

The national quiz competition leverages the iconic status of the Limca Book of Records which is now in its 22nd edition. The recently launched 22nd edition of the Limca Book of Records. The 'Sports Achievers Special' was dedicated to the outstanding performances of 15 Indian Athletes during 2010 Commonwealth Games and Asian Games and acknowledged their significant contribution by felicitating them as 'People of the Year' 2011. With 20 refreshing and informative chapters, the 2011 edition of the record book celebrates over 10,000 remarkable achievements out of which 6,000 are new records, all showcasing extraordinary feats of Indians across the globe.

More about Limca Book of Records Quiz, 2011

The Limca Book of Records Quiz, 2011 is open to all the students from class 8 to 12 who are above 12 years of age. The series has been classified into three stages:

Inter School Round
Each participating school may enter a maximum of 3 teams of 2 members each. A thirty minute written preliminary round would be administered to all the participating students. Only one team from each participating school can qualify for the stage round. The top 6 teams depending on their scores will qualify to participate in the finishing leg (stage round) of the City Finals. The team with the highest scores in the stage round would be declared as the 'City Winner' of Limca Book of Records Quiz, 2011.

Semi final Round

In the semifinal rounds, 'City Winners' would compete for the national finals. 80 teams to participate in the semifinals- Top 10 teams with a minimum of 2 teams from each zone out of a total of four zones and two top scorers from the semi-final rounds will be selected for the National Finals.

National Final
The top 10 teams from the Semifinal round will compete against each other in the National Final. Renowned quiz-master, Derek O'Brien to host the National Final.
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Lightest newborn baby - Rashi Rastogi enter Limca Book of Records

Lightest newborn baby in the country - Rashi Rastogi enter Limca Book of Records

Her weight — 620 grams — at the time of birth, which was further reduced to 506 grams in five days, might have given nightmare to her parents, but it enabled Rashi Rastogi from Lucknow to get her name entered into the Limca Book of Records as the ''lightest newborn baby" in the country.

Rashi, who is now healthy, replaced Suryansh of Jaipur in Rajasthan, who weighed 684 grams at the time of his birth.

Rashi is one among the triplet delivered by  Alka Rastogi on April 30 last year. 

Though the male and the other female baby weighed 1,400 grams and 1,000 grams, respectively, both died a few days after developing complications.

Rashi had to be kept on life support for three weeks after her birth and thereafter remained at a hospital for over two months, the parents said.

“She looked like a little bird when she was born,” the doctors said. Rashi, however, gained weight during the period and by the time she was discharged from the hospital, she weighed 1,100 grams, they added.
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Ameya Gupta set Limca Book of Record 2011

Ameya Gupta may be just six years old, but few can measure up to his prowess. For Ameya has his name in the Limca Book of Records because of his collection of 1,239 measuring sticks or rulers from 12 different countries. But many would say this is par for the course for his Vikaspuri-based family.

Ameya is studying in class I at Maharaja Agrasen Public School in Ashok Vihar.  His name was registered in Limca Book of Records around 15 days ago.
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Ameya's aunt Anuradha Gupta (41) an accounts teacher, first brought glory to her family. She has collected 30,000 matchboxes of 77 countries. Her 16-year-old daughter Kanika Gupta has a stockpile of 5100 erasers from 15 different countries. The fourth member who has brought glory to the family is Anuradha's sister-in-law Priyanka who has 13,096 name slips from 12 different nations. All four people have had their names registered in the Limca Book of Records.

"I was impressed by the achievement of my sister-in-law and her daughter so I decided to do something like them. Anuradha helped me. I started collecting name slips," said Priyanka. "I faced a lot of problems initially. I asked my friends to help me as well. I also did online shopping of name slips to complete my collection," she added.  

Sharing her experience with MiD DAY, Anuradha said that she was studying in class IX when she started collecting matchboxes. "I liked matchboxes.  But I didn't know that collecting them could be a hobby. I never talked about this to anyone thinking they would ridicule me," she said.

Anuradha said that she wanted to go to cigarette kiosks to buy matchboxes but was apprehensive of people censuring her. She then started picking them up from the roadside. She was preparing for her B.Ed exams when she was praised for her hobby by her teacher.

"He was grading us on the basis of our hobbies. He called the whole staff and praised me. Then I joined Vanasthli Public School as an accounts teacher. The school authority conducted an exhibition of my collection. In 1993 my name was registered in Limca Book of Records," she said. 

Anuradha then helped her daughter Kanika, a class XII student, follow in her footsteps. The teenager confesses she likes erasers because of how they smell. Using her pocket money, which was around Rs. 800 initially, she started on her mission. Anuradha and her husband Praveen Gupta were enthused. "We used to take her to exhibitions at Pragati Maidan to purchase erasers of other countries. We asked our relatives who stay abroad to send her erasers as gift. Now she has 5100 of them from 15 different countries. Her name was registered in the Limca Book in 2003," said Anuradha.
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