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).

Hamilton man attempt to break Guinness World Record for marathon drumming

Hamilton man attempt to break Guinness World Record for marathon drumming

The 40-year-old cancer survivor has been playing the skins at the Burlington Music Centre since Friday at 8 a.m. in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for marathon drumming.

If Gaul can keep the sticks going past Wednesday at 8:01 a.m., he will have surpassed the record of 120 hours of drummming.

Gaul is hoping to raise $1 million for the Canadian Cancer Society in memory of his sister Toni, who battled paranasal cancer for five years before dying last year. Gaul survived testicular cancer.

“Gaul is doing as well as can be expected. His ears are starting to hurt and he’s looking a bit tired but he’s hanging in there,” his fiance Casey Stinchcombe, said after he reached the 102-hour mark.

For every hour of continuous play Gaul receives a five minute break, which he can either use immediately or bank up for later use. At the 102 hour mark Gaul had banked more than 45 minutes.

“It looks like he’s going to make it this year and with that 45 minutes saved, he can take a power nap,” Stinchcombe said.

Stinchcombe said Gaul’s diet has included meatballs, chicken and shrimp, chocolate bars, scallops, bacon and eggs, and protein shakes.

This is Gaul’s second attempt at breaking the record. Last year he managed to drum for 70 hours straight before dropping out.

“I am doing this because I wish to ‘pay it forward,’ Gaul wrote on his website before he started the drum marathon. “Thanks to amazing advances in technology I survived. A lot of people worked really hard to make that possible. Without them, I would not be here today. I owe it to them... I owe it to those who have not yet been diagnosed with cancer...No one should ever have to go through what I went through.”

His sister was his inspiration on the first attempt at the record last year and he wanted to inspire her to stay strong and fight her courageous battle, he wrote.

“Toni lost her battle but the war is not over, Gaul said. “My mother has spent nearly a decade watching her children suffer with cancer. No one should have to witness that.”

By the end of the marathon, Gaul will have played hundreds of songs. There is a DJ spinning rock songs, as well as live bands who have joined him.

Bakers create World's largest cream puff Guinness World Record

Bakers create World's largest cream puff Guinness World Record  2011

A new standard for cream puffery was set Thursday at the Wisconsin State Fair with a 125.6-pound cream puff certified by Guinness World Records as the world’s largest. As measured by Guinness judge Danny Girton Jr., the giant version of the fair favorite was 7 1/2 inches high and 38 inches wide.

Team Cream Puff, led by David "Puff Daddy" Schmidt of the Wisconsin Bakers Association, crafted a 125.6-pound cream puff Thursday at the Wisconsin State Fair, and quickly had it certified by Guinness World Records as the world's largest.

It is a record that had never been set before, but now it's the new standard for puffery. And they have the commemorative plaque to prove it.

The slab of cream, sandwiched between two shells, was carefully measured out at 7½ inches high and 38 inches wide. The giant cream puff had to be baked in a deck oven - much larger than the ones used to make the fair's trademark cream puffs - for 6½ hours.

"It took a lot of patience," said Tom Barger, assistant manager of the Original Cream Puff Bakery at the fair. "I am relieved that we did it and that it actually worked."

Presiding at Thursday's weigh-in was Danny Girton Jr., the corporate adjudications manager for Guinness World Records. Girton noted that 97% of attempts to set a world record - even ones that are the first time - prove unsuccessful. He said the fair's record cream puff would be included in the 2013 edition of the book.

Since this was the first time, it was decided that the cream puff had to weigh at least 50 pounds to be considered for the record.

"It is three times bigger than the minimum requirement.We blew it out of the water," Schmidt said. "There was a lot of pressure to do this and do this right."

Schmidt noted that the 15.5 gallons of cream used in making the final puff were nothing compared to the 10,000 gallons used during the 11-day fair.

"The size is a reflection of how important it is to the fair," said Susan Crane, one of the bakers assembling the final product on stage. "It is important a record like this was broken in Dairyland."

Ten to 12 people prepared the cream and two outer shells in the late-night hours. Thursday afternoon, Schmidt and his crew assembled the final product on a scale, on stage, in front of a crowd of more than 100 people in Central Park at the State Fair grounds.

Fairgoers climbed on stage to get a closer look, one even sticking his finger in the cream. Nearby, a little girl pleaded to give the monstrous cream puff a hug.

"You can't go wrong with something like this," said Roseann Peskie of New Berlin. "This is unreal."

Lingering onstage in the minutes after the record was announced was 10-year-old Hannah Bast, whose fourth-grade class at Clarendon Avenue School in Mukwonago started an online petition to make cream puffs the official dessert of Wisconsin.

"I was really surprised and proud," Hannah said. It's a really good dessert that represents Wisconsin."

Unfortunately, the giant cream puff didn't meet its logical fate. Shrinking by the minute in the afternoon sun, it was no longer edible, according to Schmidt.

"It has to be disposed of now." he said with a laugh. "It has been in the heat too long."

Bhubaneswar - 3,000 Odissi dancers set Guinness World Record

Bhubaneswar - 3,000 Odissi dancers set Guinness World Record

Bhubaneswar, Aug. 13: The classical dance form of the state is all set to enter the Guinness Book of World Records. The state culture department, along with Washington-based Indian Performing Arts Promotion (IPAP) Inc., is busy organising the Fourth International Odissi Festival in December in the city. The festival will feature a unique event where 3,000 Odissi dancers will perform simultaneously.

“We had the concept in mind for quite some time now and have even secured the license of Guinness for the event. The plan got a boost from chief minister Naveen Patnaik when we discussed about it on Friday,” said Pratap Das, a board member of the IPAP.

Eminent artistes, culture enthusiasts, and dance and music gurus such as Minati Mishra, Shantanu Mohapatra, Ramahari Das, Lalit Man Singh, Khirod Patnaik, Sunil Kothari and many others are members of the IPAP.

“The Odissi spectacle will be held on the inaugural evening of the Fourth International Odissi Festival. For the second time, the festival will be held in Bhubaneswar. It will feature over 500 international Odissi artistes from 20 countries,” said Das. The festival was earlier held in 2000 and 2003 in Washington, D.C. and in 2006 in Bhubaneswar.

“The chief minister was excited about the event and promised us all support. He said he would invite President Pratibha Patil for the occasion. He also suggested holding the event at Kalinga Stadium so that 3,000 dancers can present their performance in front of a huge crowd,” said Das, adding that the event will be dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the formation of the state.

In his fifties, Das, an NRI, had moved to USA to serve the US federal government. He had held important positions in education, defence and justice departments there. At present, he works with the US department of agriculture. The International Odissi Festival is his brainchild, for which he has already visited Orissa thrice this year.

Culture secretary Ashok Tripathy said the department had already started working for the international festival that will be held from December 23 to 30.