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).

Bikini Parade 2011 - Largest bikini parade in Gold coast, Australia

Bikini Parade 2011 - Largest bikini parade in Gold coast, Australia

Gold coast, Australia, Oct 4 (TruthDive): More than 350 bikini babes gathered on the Glitter Strip to set a Guinness World Record for the biggest-ever bikini parade.

Three-hundred fifty-seven. That’s the number of women it took for Australia on Sunday to seize the record from the Cayman Islands for the largest bikini parade.

The women, in tiny two pieces and pink visors, paraded around Surfers Paradise beach on the Gold Coast as throngs of onlookers whooped, hollered and snapped pictures. The line stretched more than 200m and proved to be more than a little distracting for some.

Officials from the Guinness Book of World Records were there to confirm that with 357 women in the procession, a new record had been set. An electronic sign kept count as the women filed past: 329, 330, and 331.

At 332, a cheer went up as the crowd realized the parade had broken the previous record: 331 set in Grand Cayman on the Cayman Islands in June 2010. Yet, more women sauntered past.

In the end, a new record was set: 357.

The event, sponsored by the Surfers Paradise Alliance and the Gold Coast Bulletin, needed to attract 332 bodies to beat the previous record. And the tough job of checking the contestants were wearing the correct swimwear fell to Australian Guinness World Record adjudicator Chris Sheedy.

He said: ‘Today 361 girls walked through the counter but there had to be a few disqualifications because they were not wearing bikinis. ‘Unfortunately for the Cayman Islands they have had their record smashed because 357 walked through the count today.’

“It reinforces the kind of fun and attractive culture the Gold Coast is famous for,” Gold Coast Tourism chief executive Martin Winter said.

World's tallest Ravana effigy in Haryana’s Ambala set Limca Book of record

World's tallest Ravana effigy in Haryana’s Ambala set Limca Book of world record

Shri Ram Lila Club Barara claimed that world tallest effigy of demon king Ravana has been set ablaze at this suburb 25 kilo meters from Ambala. Founder of the club, Tejinder Singh Chauhan has informed that an effigy of a 185 feet record height has been raised this year which has found mention into the Limca Book of world records.

Brara village in Haryana’s Ambala district is in the Limca Book of Records for having erected the tallest effigy of demon-king Ravana at 175 feet in 2009. This time, as the effigy went up in smoke to mark Dusshera, it stood 10 feet taller at 185 feet.

The Ravana effigy, which took a few months to make at a cost of up to Rs.4 lakh, was loaded with several quintals of fireworks.

The effigy is erected with the efforts of a village club comprising of local youth and some philanthropists.

The village, 60 km from Chandigarh on the Ambala-Jagadhri highway, had first shot into fame in 2006 after it erected a 150-foot-tall Ravana.

“Artisans come specially from Uttar Pradesh to make the tallest Ravana. Simply making it stand requires several cranes and is a difficult job. But we are happy that our efforts have paid off and people like it,” village Ramlila committee president and philanthropist Tejinder Singh said.

Hundreds of people from nearby villages and towns throng to the village to catch a glimpse of one of the tallest Ravanas in the country.

“The Ravana is so tall. It must have taken so much of effort and planning. Seeing it going up in smoke was really amazing. This also proves that evil may become as big or tall but it has to finish one day,” village youth Surender said.

World’s largest feet - Brahim Takioullah set Guinness World Record

World’s largest feet set Guinness World Record by Brahim Takioullah

PARIS: The first thing that people notice about Brahim Takioullah is not his feet — which he hopes will make him famous — but his enormous height. He stands more than eight foot (246 cm) tall.

Judges from Guinness World Records came to France to measure him and confirmed his suspicion that he had record-breaking feet — his left measuring one foot three inches (38.1 cm) in length and his right, one foot 2.76 inches.

Takioullah cannot stand up straight in the small flat he shares with his mother in the Paris suburbs, has difficulty getting into a taxi or the Metro, and can never move around without attracting attention.

But he is surprisingly good humoured about his situation, smiling and posing for cellphone snaps and politely answering questions about his condition, a rare medical problem that he hopes to cure through surgery.

Takioullah is from Morocco, and grew up in a small village — grew up fast.

In one year in his teens he put on more than three feet (one metre) in a spurt.

Now 29, no-one thought to investigate his unusual size until he was 18.

“The school doctor noticed that I was this enormous size and asked me to get some blood tests. I did that, and I was diagnosed with a very rare condition called acromegaly,” he told AFP.

Acromegaly is a pituitary gland disorder that causes the body to produce excessive growth hormone. The brain tumour can lead to other problems aside from great size, and Takioullah was advised to seek surgery.

But first he decided to finish his university studies in geography. When he began treatment, he was already huge and closing in on the world’s tallest man, eight-foot three-inch (2.51 metre) Sultan Kosen of Turkey.

Five years ago, a French doctor brought him to Paris for treatment, and he is not expected to reach Sultan’s height record.

Takioullah contacted Guinness himself to challenge for the record, and says he is proud to have it recognised, though daily life is not without its problems.

He hopes one day to have a specially built car he could drive himself, but for now even getting a pair of shoes stretches his budget — he takes a European size 58, which no shop has ever stocked.

“I always need them made-to-measure and they’re very expensive. I once asked a cobbler to make me some shoes and he said it would cost 3,500 euros (5,270 dollars),” he sighed.

This week he met an orthopedic podiatrist to be fitted with a specially made pair designed to support his huge weight.

“The thing is, when you have a very very large foot, even the machine to make the components isn’t necessarily big enough. So we really had to work right on the edge of the machinery.” said Jerome Liegeon.

French doctors are working to reduce Takioullah’s brain tumour, and he hopes his newfound fame will help him find the specialist treatment he needs.