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 twins and triplets in one class sets world record by Texas middle school

Most twins and triplets in one class sets world record by Texas middle school

A Texas middle school has broken the world record for the most twins and triplets in one class.

The seventh-grade at Indian Springs Middle School in Keller took the Guinness World Records title of most multiple births from another Texas school, which set the record last year.

Indian Springs’ tally was 13 sets of twins, one set of triplets and one set of quadruplets. The previous record holders J.J. Pearce High School in Richardson, had 10 sets of twins and one set of triplets.

English teacher and coach Matt Sanchez said: 'I started noticing all the multiples because we had a bunch in athletics.' He also had more twins in his English class.

Sanchez, researched the record and found that the record was 10. 'I realized we had more,' Sanchez said. The seventh grade teacher said the kids enjoyed the novelty of gathering for the record.

'It's a memory to build on and carry with them,' he said. 'It’s like a big family now. They’re forever linked.'

Kyra Johnson, an Indian Springs mom who helped lead the record-breaking effort said:  'We had to send copies of all 33 birth certificates, enrollment documents from the school, a letter from the principal and two notarised witness statements verifying the validity of all the documents.
'As you can imagine, it took several weeks to pull all of this together.'

Her sons Cade and Camden Johnson have always been in schools with lots of multiples. Cade said: 'It seemed normal to me because we had a bunch of friends who were twins.'

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, about 2.8 percent of births were twins in 1998, the year most of the seventh-graders were born. For triplets, the share was 0.18 percent, or fewer than 2 in 1,000 births, while 627 births nationwide were quadruplet.


Most people singing national anthem sets world record by Pakistan

Most people singing national anthem sets world record by Pakistan

KARACHI: Pakistan achieved the world record for most people singing a national anthem simultaneously late Saturday night when 5,857 Pakistanis chanted the national anthem here at the Defence Stadium in connection with the Independence Day celebrations. The most noteworthy part of the achievement was that the event was arranged by two jingoistic youngsters, Abid Beli and Waqas Pai with a vigorous campaign on social and digital media without any sponsorship or support from the public or private sector. People along with their families and friends started gathering at the designated venue at about 10pm. Rangers, police and scout personnel surrounded the stadium, while volunteers organised the traffic and guided people.

The excited crowd chanted slogans as they filled the ground. Youngsters with face paint and wristbands of national colours kept waving the Pakistani flag. Distinguished in the parade of national flags, was a 40-metre national flag held by youngsters. Renowned television host, entrepreneur and intellectualist Faisal Qureshi was hosting the event.

Addressing the participants of the ceremony Beli the main organiser congratulated the people for breaking the world record of most people singing the national anthem. Later while talking to Daily Times he said that the idea was put forth by his associate Pai. He said that the objective behind organising the event was to motivate Pakistani youth to play their due role in the betterment of society.

He was of the view that the bomb blasts across the country including the attack on General Headquarter (GHQ) and Abbottabad operation were the events that compelled the youth to gather up and do something for their country. Beli further said that earlier, India held the record for most people singing the national anthem but he said, it was a flaw as the Indians had sung ‘Vande Mataram’, which is not their national anthem. He further said that they wrote to the concerned authorities in this regard and in response the title was repealed and awarded to Philippines, where 5,248 students, staff, faculty and alumni of MSU-IIT sang ‘Lupang Hinirang’ Philippines’ national anthem on Sept 1, 2009. To a question he said that the behaviour of federal and provincial government was regrettable, as they did not permit the event to be organised at Ibn-e-Qasim Park on the pretext of security concerns.

He said that political parties are provided with the permission of taking out rallies and large public meetings, but the government did not support citizens for a noble cause. Pai said not to him but for the entire nation it was a great achievement particularly when the country is facing deteriorating situation.

He applauded the fervour of people, who gathered despite of rains, strike and other hurdles. He said that the cost of the event was about Rs 0.7 million which was contributed by the organisers and their friends. Only a minor sponsorship was offered at the eleventh hour, he added. He also appreciated the role of Defence Housing Authority, who provided them the venue without any cost. “Now we are planning to improve the record in upcoming years, beside forming other records. In this regard we would announce soon another event on Quaid-e-Azam day,” a fervent Pai said. Renowned politician Marvi Memon was also present on the occasion.

She said that in 1947 Muslims of the sub-continent had earned their freedom and now they are free but yet to gain the real liberty. She appealed the masses to unite for the betterment and progress of the country. Captain Wasi, who was freed along with his ship crew after months-long captivity by the Somali pirates, was present on the occasion along with his daughter Laila Wasi. Addressing the ceremony, he said that disasters and tragedies have always encouraged nations, particularly Muslims to unite. In 1940s miseries of the Muslims of sub-continent encouraged them to fight for their freedom. Today, we are facing a number of problems again and the nation will unite soon as this is an opportunity to shun the differences, he added. Laila Wasi, a student of grade 6, while talking to Daily Times said that she wanted to see the metropolis becoming the city of peace.

She appealed the entire nation to stand united. In the end, thousands of people sang the national anthem, breaking the previous records. Now the tickets’ record, photos and video evidences will be sent to the Guinness Book of World Record authorities as a formality for awarding the record to Pakistan.

Dodgeball Guinness world record 2011

Metro Detroiters of all ages, ethnicities and zip codes are invited to come together to participate in a world record-breaking dodgeball game. Presented by the Dodge brand, organizers expect 'Dodgeball in the D' and surrounding family festival activities to draw more than 5,000 people to historic Belle Isle Park in Detroit on Saturday, August 20, 2011.

The dodgeball game begins at 1 p.m. with other family-friendly activities running from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Those wishing to participate in the world record-breaking game itself must register in advance at http://www.DodgeballintheD.com.

The dodgeball game will feature two teams made up of players of all ages, with younger children facing opponents of similar ages to avoid injuries. In case of an emergency, medical services will be available on site. Organizers will document the game according to the standards of Guinness World Records and submit the attempt to Guinness auditors for world-record consideration.

“‘Dodgeball in the D’ is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be part of history and do something great for Detroit,” said Justin Jacobs, 28, who created 'Dodgeball in the D' with fellow Detroiter Marlowe Stoudamire, 34. “Locally, we know Detroit is a great place to live, work, and play, but across the country, not enough people are aware of the opportunities Detroit has to offer, socially and professionally.”

In addition to the game, 'Dodgeball in the D' will feature free food, entertainment, information and more for Metro Detroiters of all ages. Activities are divided into five “Xperience” zones: After-School Programs, Non-Profit, Health & Wellness, Family Fun and Sports. Joining the Dodge brand in sponsoring the event are regional business anchors Henry Ford Health System, Crain’s Detroit Business, Health Alliance Plan (HAP) and the Detroit Red Wings.

All activities are free and include: Detroit Red Wings interactive fan experience, Henry Ford Health System career experience, appearance by NHRA Funny Car Racer and Detroit native Brian Olatunji, inflatables, Detroit Fire Department fire truck, caricatures, video games, face painting, health screenings, live DJ, youth sports clinics and demonstrations, singing and dancing demonstrations and more.

“‘Dodgeball in the D’ will show the world the very best of Detroit, not just that we know how to have fun, but that we can work together to achieve great things, regardless of age, ethnicity or religion,” Stoudamire said. “We want to smash the current record and bring some positive attention to Detroit. To do it, we need more sponsors, more volunteers and more players. From local barbershops to executive boardrooms, we’re asking all Metro Detroiters to step up and help us make it happen.”

Edinburgh - Longest reading chain attempt to smash world record

Edinburgh - Longest reading chain attempt to smash world record

The first UNESCO City of Literature will try to set a new world record for the longest reading chain in the world this Friday.

Sighthill Library is hosting the Guinness World Record attempt, where readers from across Edinburgh will read one sentence aloud from Scottish children’s author Theresa Breslin’s novel Prisoner in Alcatraz.

Organisers are hoping to attract 350 readers to smash the current record of 290 people, set in Vienna, Austria on September 26, 2010.

Diane Yule, team leader at Sighthill Library said: “We thought we will try to break a record and the longest reading chain seemed like a good one.

“Edinburgh is a City of Literature and we feel it would be quite a fitting record for the city to hold.

“We are doing this in conjunction with Edinburgh International Book Festival and Edinburgh Libraries.

“It is part of the plan to bring the festival out of the city centre and into other parts of the capital.

“Sighthill Library said it would take it on because we have a brilliant community down here and we get a lot of backing from the locals for things we do.”

Theresa Breslin’s novel was selected due to its popularity in Sighthill and the author’s long connection with library services.

Diane said: “Theresa used to be a librarian and she is also spearheading a campaign to save the Scottish libraries.

“The reason we chose Prisoner in Alcatraz is because it was printed by Edinburgh’s Barrington Stoke. They publish for children with reading difficulties such as dyspraxia or dyslexia. Their books are printed on a special type of paper and they use a certain type of font.

“We use them a lot for our reading groups. Both the author and the publisher are very popular in our community.”

Ms. Breslin said: “I've been a fan of the Guinness Book of Records forever and am absolutely thrilled that my book Prisoner in Alcatraz will feature in a record-breaking attempt! It's great to see Edinburgh Libraries encouraging reading and literacy in such a fun way.

“I am so looking forward to meeting everyone involved and can't wait to hear all those different voices reading out my story.”

Over 200 readers have already signed up including local authors The Mulgray Twins, Joyce Holmes, Charlie James and illustrator Julia Lacome. However, Sighthill Library is urging as many bookworms as possible to participate.

Largest Parade Of Jaguar cars sets Guinness World Record 2011

Largest Parade Of Jaguar cars sets Guinness World Record 2011

The 2011 Silverstone Classic (22-24 July) broke many records, but the biggest accolade for the event comes after Guinness World Records confirmed that a new record was set for the ‘largest parade of Jaguar cars’ when 767 Jaguar E-types took part in a special parade lap of the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit.

On-track, a total of 1104 race car entries and a crowd of 80,000 across the weekend ensured that the Silverstone Classic proudly lived up to its claim of being the 'the world's biggest classic motor racing festival'.

But that was only part of the story for this sensational event, as thousands of classic cars packed into the Silverstone infield to be part of the world’s biggest celebration of automotive heritage.

The 2011 event was the major celebration of the 50th birthday of the Jaguar E-type, first produced in 1961. More than 1000 E-types were on site and the vast majority of these took to the Grand Prix circuit on Saturday for a unique parade. Although in excess of 800 E-types took to the famous grand prix track, the record of 767 is based on the number of participating cars meeting the strict record verification criteria.

Getting over 800 gleaming E-types on and off the Silverstone track presented a considerable logistical challenge and the result was an unrivalled display of one of the most beautiful sports cars ever produced. Owners came from across Europe, from North America, Mexico and Australia to take part in this once-in-a-lifetime event.

Among the parade were some very special examples of the E-type. These included famous E-types with registration numbers 9600 HP, 77 RW and 848 CRY as well as the Lindner/Nocker low-drag racer.

9600 HP is the oldest surviving E-type and the only 1960 prototype in existence. It was the original launch car, the 150 mph road test car and the subject of the book ‘The Most Famous Car in the World’. 77 RW is the earliest surviving production roadster and an original press car. 848 CRY was the twelfth roadster produced and the most active racing E-type in 1961; it also appeared in the film ‘The Italian Job’. The Lindner/Nocker low-drag lightweight racer was one of the 12 original Lightweight E-types, raced in 1963/64 by Peter Lindner and Peter Nocker and the subject of a famous recent restoration.

However, the Silverstone Classic was not just about the Jaguar E-type as over 7000 classic cars from 120 clubs filled the venue in a stunning display of automotive design, development and passion. Many of the clubs present were celebrating anniversaries, including 75 years of the Bentley Drivers’ Club, 25 years of the BMW M3 with the BMW Car Club UK, 60 years of the Morgan Sports Car Club, 75 years of the BMW 328 with Historic BMW, 50 years of the Porsche Club GB and 50 years of Reliant sports cars with the Reliant Sabre and Scimitar Owners’ Club.