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).

Oldest marathon runner - Fauja Singh sets world record in Toronto

Oldest marathon runner - Fauja Singh sets world record in Toronto

A 100-year-old man began Thursday with a sprint and ended with eight world records.

Fauja Singh ran through eight track events in succession at Birchmount Stadium in Scarborough as part of a charity event, Sikhs in the City.

Singh, who lives in England but hails from India, is in town to compete in Sunday’s Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon as he tries to set a Guinness World Record. Along the way, he decided to crush a few records.

Singh began by breezing through 100 metres in 23.40 seconds. Usain Bolt holds the all-ages record at 9.58 seconds. Singh destroyed the previous record for a 100-year-old by more than six seconds. The races became progressively longer and culminated in the 5,000-metre event.

He scared the crowd in that event when he needed to walk for a few laps. But it was just a leg cramp, which abated after a calf massage and a glass of salt water.

“I didn’t push myself hard enough today,” Singh said in Punjabi to a chorus of laughter.

“I think I’ll let him race Sunday,” said a serious Harmander Singh, his coach and interpreter. “This injury is nothing.”

While Fauja Singh struggled to keep up with his competitors throughout the day — some were 60 years younger — he bested a 61-year-old woman in three races.

Nachhatar Kaur wasn’t as swift as Singh in the 100-metre, 200-metre or 800-metre races.

“I really should have done better,” she said with a huge smile, “since he has 40 years on me. But he’s inspired me to keep running.”

Running — and smashing records — gave Singh some focus following the death of his wife and son. He became suicidal after watching a piece of sheet metal decapitate his son. Then he moved to England to be near his other son.

Richard Byerley - 84 Years Old Sets World Record Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro

Richard Byerley - 84 Years Old Sets World Record Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro

Richard Byerley, 84, has broken the world record as the oldest person to summit Mount Kilimanjaro on foot. His climb was fully documented and is expected to be entered successfully into Guinness World Records.

Kilimanjaro stands at 19,340 feet in northeastern Tanzania near Kenya.

Byerley summited with his two grandchildren, Annie, 29, and Bren, 24. They began their six-day trek on the Machame Route in early October 2011. All three reached the summit before sunrise on Oct. 6.

He did not suffer any altitude sickness, but did say his hands were cold when he reached the summit.

When Byerley bought the trip at a charity auction in Sun Valley, Id., he had no knowledge of world records for Kilimanjaro climbs. But while planning his trip, Robin Paschall, founder of Adventures Within Reach, a tour operator based in Boulder, Colo., realized that a successful ascent would land Byerley a place in Guinness World Records™. Her company arranged to document Byerley’s climb in order to fulfill the stringent criteria required by Guinness World Records™.

“Richard Byerley is an inspiration to all of us,” Paschall said. “We are never too old to realize our dreams of climbing Kilimanjaro.”

The active octogenarian, who divides his time between Sun Valley and Walla Walla, Wash., where he owns an alfalfa farm, trained for the climb by hiking mountains in both Washington and Idaho, bicycling, running and occasionally moving 40-foot pipes in the fields on his farm. He has also scaled Mount Whitney in California (the tallest mountain in the lower 48 states, at 14,495 feet) and Mount Rainier in Washington (the most heavily glaciated peak in the lower 48 states, at 14,411 feet) and has skied for 44 years, a pastime he took up at the tender age of 40. In 2001, he biked across the U.S., a 45-day trip that started in Carlsbad, Calif., and ended in Saint Simons Island in Georgia (and yes, he was the oldest person on that trip at age 74).

His wife Beth had summited Kilimanjaro 30 years ago, so Richard figured “it was high time to catch up.”

How does he feel about smashing a world climbing record at age 84? “Well, I’m the same person I was before I left.”

Richard Byerley - 84 Years Old Sets World Record Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro Video

25,300 jobs in a day, Mumbai set Guinness world record

25,300 jobs in a day, Mumbai set Guinness world record

City-based NGO Swabhiman Sanghatana Thursday said it has created a new Guinness World Record by giving jobs to 25,300 unemployed youths, including physically challenged.

The appointment letters were issued Wednesday from various private and cooperative banks, call centres, private companies, trading and business organisations, malls and shopping plazas, depending on the qualifications of the applicants.

The effort was recognised by Guinness World Records director Rob Molroy, who awarded the coveted certificate to Swabhiman Sanghatana head Nitesh Rane as thousands of youths cheered.

“More than any record, the bigger pleasure was to see the faces of so many unemployed youths lit up as they were given their appointment letters which would help them support their families,” Rane said.

Shortly after the Guinness recognition, Maharashtra Industry Minister Narayan Rane rushed to the venue to felicitate Nitesh, who also happens to be his son.

A Sanghatana office-bearer said that the preparations for the NGO’s job fair started several weeks ago.

“This included tapping various organisations for different types of jobs they could offer to the youths, and then contacting several thousand unemployed youngsters and asking them to submit applications for the same,” the official told IANS.

Several youths who secured jobs of their choice were seen leaving the venue with an expression of triumph and happiness on their faces.

The starting salary for the jobs offered is around Rs75,000 per annum and above, depending on the merits and qualifications of the individual, Sanghatana officials said.