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).

Donna Simpson - World's Heaviest Mother - Donna Simpson photos

Donna Simpson, the "World's Heaviest Mother," has decided that enough is enough and it’s time to change her lifestyle and lose weight.

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Donna was crowned the World’s Heaviest Mother in 2007 by Guinness World Records when she weighed in at 532 pounds before giving birth to her daughter Jacqueline.

Fast-forward to 2011 and the mother of two now weighs 600lbs. So why has she decided to lose weight?

When her husband-to-be ended their relationship, Donna thought it was time for a change. A few months ago, after she and her fiance broke up, the Ohio native moved from New Jersey to Akron, near where she was raised. The change of scenery has inspired her to try to alter her lifestyle.

As she told HuffPost:

    "It's fine to gain weight when you have a partner who will help feed you and take care of everything around you, but that's between two adult people who make the choice. I realized that I couldn't expect my kids to do that for me."

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On her personal website, Donna explained that family concerns are the main reason behind her decision to lose the weight. She says:

    "Now that I have sole responsibility of taking care of my children, I must drastically change my lifestyle, most people see me as a woman who became famous for wanting to gain weight while the rest of the world was trying to slim down. This was true as I was in a relationship that was based on a fetish that exists only in a fantasy."

We hope for the best for Donna and her children in her pursuit to lose weight.

Youngest TV reporter - Jane Haubrich sets world record

Youngest TV reporter - Jane Haubrich sets world record

It is safe to say that by now, everyone is tired of hearing the mundane reports of how terrible Hurricane Irene could have been. And then we meet 5-yaear-old Jane Haubrich.

Ms. Haubrich has unofficially earned the world record for Youngest TV weather reporter,as recognized by the World Records Academy, for her reporting during Hurricane Irene.

“Jane Haubrich here reporting from Doylestown, Penn. The rain is coming down more than it was before. The wind is probably going faster. I think this is just the starting of it. I definitely feel it on my head- just a tiny bit of rain.”

The little reporter was broadcasting via CNN’s iReport, a citizen journalist/blogger reporting system on the CNN website. She did a total of three updates during the storm, the last one finishing just before her bedtime.

“I’m concerned about the flood just like my puppy. It’s definitely raining more because it’s five o’clock now, back to you,” reported Haubrich.

Haubrich’s father, Frederic, is a docuementary film maker who helped set up the news report.

Congratulation Ms. Haubrich, for providing us with honest journalism and for earning a world record.

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Roger Allsopp - World's Oldest Person to Swim The English Channel

Roger Allsopp - World's Oldest Person to Swim The English Channel set Guinness World Record

At an age when many of his contemporaries are contentedly inactive, a 70-year-old grandfather of three has become the world's oldest person ever to swim the English Channel.

As The Guardian is reporting, retired breast cancer surgeon Roger Allsopp claimed the new Guinness World Record in the early hours of Wednesday morning, after swimming 21 nautical miles from Dover, England to northern France in 17 hours and 51 minutes.

At 70 years and four months old, Allsopp just narrowly beat the previous world record set by Matt Damon's uncle George Brunstad, who swam England's most famous waterway at 70 years, four days old in August 2004. And it wasn't his first time, either -- a 2006 swim previously snagged Allsopp the title of the oldest Briton to cross the channel, the Daily Record reports.

"I do feel an immense sense of achievement and relief that I have been successful," Allsopp was quoted by the AFP as saying. "This has been an incredible personal challenge for me. That a man of my grand age can achieve such a physical and mental challenge proves that you can live younger if you keep active in mind and body."

The Yorkshire Post reports that Allsopp's efforts helped raise £750,000 (or roughly $1.2 million) for cancer research equipment at the University of Southampton.

''To swim the English Channel is a great challenge and to do it at the mature age of 70 years is astounding," Anna Orford, Official Guinness World Records Adjudicator, told The Telegraph. "We are very pleased to congratulate Roger on this achievement and in doing so setting a new Guinness World Record.''

Though he's already been praised by Orford and others worldwide, Allsopp -- whose first craving after arriving on dry land was a glass of lemonade -- said reprising the achievement is unlikely and he is now looking forward to plenty of rest. "My body has told me not to do anything like this again," he told the UK Press Association.

Submit Guinness World Record - How to Apply for a Guinness World Record?

Submit Guinness World Record - How to Apply for a Guinness World Record?

Got an idea for a Guinness World Record but don't know how to get it verified? Whether you're planning on breaking an existing record or you've come up with a crazy new one, it's not difficult to send in your record and get it approved. Plus, it won't cost anything (unless you request an adjudicator, which will be explained later, for a small fee). Anyone can apply, but those under 18 must get approval from a parent or legal guardian first. Read the following article to learn how you can apply, and increase your chances of having your very own Guinness World Record title under your belt.

1. Choose a record.
When thinking about what kind of record you want to break, keep the following in mind:

Avoid going for non-records - Your claim must involve a breakable record! Is it the tallest, longest, heaviest, smelliest? You may be able to lick your elbow, but it's not considered a record! Guinness World Records Limited rarely accepts "firsts" -- unless it's a "significant first", by which they mean really significant, such as "First man on the moon" or "First movie to gross over $1 billion".
Do not engage in animal cruelty - Don't overfeed your pets just to make them the heaviest or fattest. Your pets will suffer in the course of your attempt to break a record, which could result in their illness or even death. In Guinness World Records 2008, it says that they do not want to see people apply for a world records if they, lick their elbow or they don't want to see the fattest cat.
Do not attempt to break the law - Driving at high speeds on public roads is dangerous and illegal, so just don't do it.
Do not attempt highly outrageous and dangerous stunts such as "teenage surgery" - Teenagers performing surgery or medical operations isn't cool: you're being a danger to society. As are "speedy house builders" who try to build homes in the fastest time. They come down just as fast!
Make sure your record will be interesting to a wide range of people, such as "Tallest man" or "Most yo-yos spun on one hand".

2. Get in contact with Guinness World Records.

Always make sure to contact Guinness World Records before making a record attempt so you know what to do. In order to do this, contact Guinness World Records at http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com. Simply click on "Break a record" and follow the on-screen instructions. Make sure to tell as much as possible about your claim. This is your chance to verify every detail.

Guinness World Records performs research before accepting or rejecting any record proposals, which is why getting your record approved may take weeks or months. For faster approval, consider Guinness World Records' Fast Track! which provides the following advantages:

    Approval of your record within 3 working days of application
    Priority answers to any inquiry you post about the fast track claim via website
    Priority review of your application within 3 days of the evidence you send

    However, the cost for fast track is £400, or $653.92. If you decide to Fast Track your record after you have already sent the evidence, the fee is only £300, or $490.44. Remember, Fast Track does not guarantee acceptance of your record. For more information about Fast Track, visit the official website.

3. Follow the guidelines.

If your application is for an existing record, Guinness World Records will send you the guidelines that the current record holder followed; if it's for a new record, and they like it, they'll write new guidelines for you. Once you receive these, you're ready to make an attempt.

4. Arrange for a trained adjudicator to be present at your event. 

This is just an option though, and is not necessarily done by everyone who applies for a Guinness World Record. There are, however, potential advantages to having an adjudicator at your event, such as:

    Instant verification of your record and presentation of your official certificate.
    An article about your record on the official Guinness World Records website.
    Support in the build-up of your record attempt.
    International media coverage for your event.
    Availability of your adjudicator for interviews and press conferences.
    Guinness World Records carries out on-site adjudications for corporate activities, charity functions, product launches, marketing and PR events, sports events, and to raise awareness for good causes.
    With the publication of Guinness World Records: Gamer's Edition, Guinness World Records now carries out a wide range of PC, console, and arcade game adjudicators, from international shows to local arcades.

5.Gather Evidence.

The guidelines you're sent will contain details of the evidence they need: expect to film video evidence, take photographs, and have at least two independent written witness statements.

6. Send all your evidence to Guinness World Records Limited.

You will receive more information about this when you apply for your record.

7. Wait.

If you've requested an adjudicator at your event, he or she can ratify your record immediately. Otherwise, once they receive your package of evidence, Guinness World Record researchers will assess it to make sure that you've followed the rules correctly. This process can take a few months, so be patient and relax!

8. Celebrate!

If you're successful in your attempt, you'll either receive your official Guinness World Records certificate in the mail within 4-6 weeks or, if you had an adjudicator at your attempt, they'll present you with your certificate right away. You will be in the next issue of the Guinness World Records Book

Guinness World Records Tips:-

Guinness World Records receives over 50,000 applications for world-breaking records every year, but only about 4,000 are accepted, and only 2,000 are able to actually make it into the books.

Some records can be dangerous. Appropriate advice should be obtained before making any dangerous record attempt, and all record attempts are at the participant's risk. In no circumstances will Guinness World Records have any liability for death or injury suffered in any record attempt. Guinness World Records has complete discretion over whether or not to include any particular records in the book. Remember that being a Guinness World Record holder does not guarantee you a place in the book -- that decision is the editor's.

Guinness World Records 2012 book - What Is Guinness World Records?

Guinness World Records 2012 book - What Is Guinness World Records?

Got an idea for a Guinness World Record but don't know how to get it verified? Whether you're planning on breaking an existing record or you've come up with a crazy new one, it's not difficult to send in your record and get it approved. Plus, it won't cost anything (unless you request an adjudicator, which will be explained later, for a small fee). Anyone can apply, but those under 18 must get approval from a parent or legal guardian first. Read the following article to learn how you can apply, and increase your chances of having your very own Guinness World Record title under your belt.

So the new Guinness World Records 2012 book is about to launch. We are in fact three weeks away. But this is no proselytizing sermon about why people should or shouldn't buy the book; no canvassing of opinion as to the virtues of record-breaking in the 21st century (we'll get to that).

It's more about the feeling that accompanies reaching that into-the-void moment just before something is going to be launched en mass to the public. Like you're about to throw a party and hope in God's name people turn up. We do it every year. In fact we've been doing it every year for 50 years.

One book. In over 25 countries and 100 languages. It really is quite something. There's a slow burn within the business that literally grows from day one of the calendar -- hours and hours of editorial work, design options, focus groups, image reviews, word-smithing, paper weighting, print running, foil testing, meetings, meetings about the meetings, online digital platforming.

Three-score-and-ten people working eight hours a day in six countries to produce a 300-page, 3.3 lb book read the world over by young and old looking for their annual dose of "-est." No wonder we hold our breath. That bungee cord feeling is always there.

OK, so this is what any product launch can feel like. But this is no ordinary product. These are dangerous times in publishing and this has been described as the last book standing. An anathema in the industry, millions sold every year, everywhere. Of about the 40,000 records on the database 10 percent make it into the book. So that's about 4,000 records covering over 300 categories accompanied by 900 immaculate full color images.

Open the book on one page and you come face to face with the most dangerous ant in the world, the bulldog ant (Myrmecia pyriformis), which can kill a person (if you let it) in 15 minutes flat. A few pages later and what's that? The largest warship in the world, the Truman, which is as tall as a 24-story building and even has its own newspaper. Are you kidding me?

A dozen or so further pages in and there's a story about Johnny Salo from Finland who won the longest running race ever in 1929 covering 3,635 miles from New York to Los Angeles in a time of 525 hours, 57 minutes and 20 seconds. That's the equivalent of 139 marathons, or 1.7 marathons a day for 79 days. What is that? Quite seriously. What is that? Why?

What is it about records and the people who break them that is so fascinating to people? To me, to you? What is the point I ask? So this is the beginning of my journey and what I hope to document here. For the next few months I will be writing to chronicle all the (mis)adventures that selling the best copyright book entails. The people, the moments, the things that go very wrong, the things that go very well and everything in between. In this way I hope to answer the question, what is Guinness World Records?

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Sonim XP3300 Force - World's Toughest Phone set Guinness World Record

World's Toughest Phone - securing its entry into the Guinness World Records.

Sonim announces new mobile phone with longest talk time XP3300 Force.

Lots of phones claim to be tough. Plenty of them are even built to meet military-grade specifications for resistance to water, shock, dust, salt fog, humidity, solar radiation, altitude, and extreme temperature storage. But Sonim can take that claim to toughness one step further, now that the Sonim XP3300 Force has been officially entered into the Guinness World Records.

The ultra-rugged XP3300, which PCMag reviewed back in February (see the slideshow below), survived a drop of over 82 feet onto concrete without any operational damage to claim the title. That's higher than a twelve-story building!

The previous world record has been held since 2008 by the JCB Toughphone, for withstanding a drop of 10.6 feet. To fulfill the requirements for inclusion in the Guinness World Records, the XP3300's record attempt was witnessed by independent judges from Guinness World Records, who tested the phone by making a call and sending a text message to confirm it was still working after the drop.

"We wanted to stamp Sonim's name on the World Record, confirming that the Sonim XP3300 Force is the toughest phone in the world," said Sonim CEO Bob Plaschke. "Most mobile phones are drop-tested to a metre, which just isn't enough in extreme environments such as construction sites, oil rigs or in the forest."


Sonim Technologies ( www.sonimtech.com ) is the provider of the world's most rugged, water-submersible mobile phones designed specifically for workers in challenging outdoor and industrial environments. Sonim's industry-leading three-year comprehensive warranty has redefined customer expectations of rugged technology. Sonim provides a suite of high-performance workforce management applications including push-to-talk and lone worker safety services on cellular networks. The company is headquartered in San Mateo, California and offers its products in over 50 countries.

According to Sonim, the XP3300 surpasses military specifications for ruggedness, and is water and dust proof. It is certified against salt, fog, humidity, transport shock, and thermal shock. It's even water-submersible to 6.5 feet for 1 hour.

At PCMag, we tossed the XP3300 against brick walls and froze it into blocks of ice without a hitch. Our lead mobile analyst, Sascha Segan, got an XP3300 that was encased in seven pounds of concrete, which he proceeded to break out by repeatedly whacking it with a hammer until it crumbled away. Incredibly, the phone still worked, the screen was undamaged, and it was able to make and receive calls, though a few keys were left out of commission.

Sonim XP3300 Force - World's Toughest Phone set Guinness World Record Video