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).

World's largest flashlight Made by Zweibrueder Optoelectronics in Germany

World's largest flashlight Made by Zweibrueder Optoelectronics in Germany

SOLINGEN, Germany, - Zweibrueder Optoelectronics Unveils Four-Meter-Long Flashlight At Solingen's Festival of Lights.

It's not a flashlight that will fit easily in your pocket: The Lichternacht (Festival of Lights) in Solingen, in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, saw the unveiling of the world's largest flashlight yesterday. Made by Zweibrueder Optoelectronics, it's four meters long and features 19 high-powered LED lights. Thanks to the flashlight, the company has made it into the Guinness Book of Records. "This flashlight isn't just a high performer, it came about thanks to high performance - 230 hours of work went into its production," says Sven Objartel, managing director at Zweibrueder Optoelectronics.

The lamp wasn't just devised with its size in mind - it also makes a strong statement for energy efficiency. Today's LED lights are up to 13 times more efficient than conventional light bulbs, and last 1000 times as long. LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) are electronic light sources - based on semiconductors - that give off light when supplied with energy. If a luminous flux of 100,000 lumen is supplied to the flashlight, it consumes 1000 watts of energy. In comparison, 250 conventional 40-watt light bulbs consume 10,000 watts of energy.

Facts and Figures on the Record Flashlight: Length approx. 400 cm ...roughly equivalent to a VW Golf car

Energy consumption 1300 watts ...equivalent to the energy consumption of a typical 1-liter capacity kettle.

LED life expectancy c. 100,000 hours ...equivalent to over eleven years of uninterrupted illumination.

About Zweibrueder Optoelectronics:
Brothers Rainer and Harald Opolka set up Zweibrueder Optoelectronics in Solingen in 1993. Instead of using conventional light bulbs, the business focuses on LED technology. Today, Zweibrueder Optoelectronics employs over 1000 people in Germany and China and is amongst the world's leading manufacturers of LED metal flashlights.

World's largest flashlight Made by Zweibrueder Optoelectronics Video

World’s biggest chocolate bar in Derbyshire

World’s biggest chocolate bar set guinness world records in Derbyshire.

Weighing almost six tonnes and measuring 13ft square, the world’s biggest bar of chocolate has been made in Derbyshire. The giant bar, weighing almost six tonnes, was created by confectionery firm Thorntons to mark its centenary.

Guinness World Records confirmed the huge bar had beaten the previous record set by a Chicago chocolate maker in September.

More than 50 staff helped construct the massive bar at Thorntons’ factory in Somercotes.
A giant mould, placed inside an inflatable tent in the factory’s car park, was filled with chocolate over 10 hours by bucket-carrying volunteers.

Its final weight was 5,827kg (12,846lb) - beating the previous record of 5,529kg (12,190lb) set by World’s Finest Chocolate. The record attempt was the idea of Paul Bell, who works in the factory’s toffee department.

He said: “My favourite childhood film was Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. There was a scene in it where a massive chocolate bar comes in and gets shrunken. “I thought it would be great if we could do the reverse. It’s been a really great success.” The company said the giant bar would be smashed up and sold in stores to raise money for charity.

World's largest squash 2011

World's largest squash set Guinness World Records by Joel Jarvis.

Joel Jarvis watched with the anticipation of an expectant father as his baby put on as much as 40 pounds a day.

The St. Thomas resident knew she was going to be a big one but never imagined in his wildest dreams that she would easily “squash” the world records.

His prizewinning squash tipped the scales at 674.3 kg or 1,486.6 pounds, easily eclipsing the old record of 560 kg or 1,234 pounds confirmed by Guinness World Records.

“This has been a long time coming,” Jarvis told the Toronto Star.

“I’m 38 and I have been doing this since I was 11,” said the horticulturist, who got his training at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College in Truro.

“Sometimes the wind blows the right way and the sun shines right.”

No matter how you slice it, this is a big deal in the world of oversized vegetables (or fruit). Word is that seeds from the world’s largest pumpkin last year, albeit there weren’t many, sold for more than $1,600 a piece.

“To be honest I might get $40 a seed,” said Jarvis, who figures his various prize money for having a record holder will add up to as much as $8,000 — including from the Giant Vegetable Growers of Ontario — and that will likely go toward a new van given that his family just expanded by one.

That’s right, he’s also the proud papa of a seven-pound baby girl, Rayna, who decided to arrive just as he was showing off his prize squash.

The added twist to the gargantuan squash is that it out-plumped the largest pumpkin at the Norfolk County Fair, which Jarvis also grew. It weighed a mere 1,426 pounds or 646.822 kg but fetched $2,000 in prize money at the fair in Simcoe, Ont. compared to just $300 for the largest squash.

As far as anyone knows in the 171 years of the Norfolk County Fair it is the first time a squash beat out a pumpkin, according to Karen Matthews, the fair’s general manager.

The heaviest pumpkin on record weighed 821.23 kg (1,810 lb. 8 oz.) and was presented by Chris Stevens at the Stillwater Harvest Fest in Stillwater, Minnesota, USA, on 9 October 2010, according to the Guinness Book of Records.

Jarvis says his squash is not genetically modified but is the result of cross breeding and a whole bunch of fertilizers and non-stop tender-loving care. It was planted May 6 and five months later voila.

“You start off with a little seedling and it grows the same length of time as a regular squash or pumpkin but as soon as you get it in the ground you are pushing it to the extreme with your fertilizers,” he said.

“Your nitrogen has to be quite high and also your phosphorous and that will push your roots. At that point you stop vegetative growth by pruning it and then concentrate on the fruit. At that point you up the potassium and calcium levels, which makes the fruit grow. You shut down the nitrogen, turn off the phosphorous and push that calcium (gypsum) and potassium.”

Jarvis said the fruit actually grew for about 90 days and “there were days that it was putting on average 35 to 40 pounds a day.

“That’s bad for people but when you are talking pumpkins and squash ... ” he said.

Jarvis said most people think that given its size the squash wouldn’t be edible, “but my wife (Kristine) made squash soup last year with ours (another whopper of a squash) and it was fantastic.