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).

Guinness World Records Day - List of Guinness World Records 2011

Guinness World Records Day - List of Guinness World Records 2011

It’s been a long time since Record Breakers was on our screens, and despite the compulsory “DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME” warnings, I’m sure we all pushed the boundaries in trying to break our own record.

I assure you, it is practically impossible to eat three dry crackers in a minute, without drinking water.

In honour of the day where people all over the world will be making quirky attempts to get their name marked down in history, here are a selection of some of the strangest, most interesting and impressive world records.

World's Heaviest living woman:-

The heaviest woman living is Pauline Potter from California (pictured), who weighed 291.6 kg (643 lbs, nearly 46 stone) on 13 May last year.

Heaviest birth:-

Anna Bates (Canada 1846-88) who was 7 ft 5.5 in tall, gave birth to a boy weighing 10.8kg (that’s 23lb 12 oz) on 19 January 1879. Ouch.

Most push ups in 24 hours:-

Charles Servizio (USA) managed 46,001 push ups in one day on 24-25 April 1993.

Largest drugs haul by weight:-

On 9 June 2008, the world’s largest cannabis drug haul was made in Afghanistan. Worth about £225 million and weighing 237 tonnes – the approximate equivalent of 30 double-decker buses – and occupying six large trenches covering an area the size of two football pitches, the cannabis was later destroyed by Harrier fighter aircraft from the Royal Air Force’s coalition forces.

Longest jail sentence:-

The longest jail term to a single person on multiple counts went to Charles Scott Robinson, an American child rapist, who was sentenced on 23 December 1994 by a judge in Oklahoma City, USA, to 30,0000 years, the jury having recommended 5,000 years for each of the six counts against him.

I can’t help thinking it’ll be unlikely he serves the entirety of the sentence.

Highest cable walk:-

On 29 January 2011, Swiss high-wire artist Freddy Nock braved high winds and temperatures of -15° C rto perform a death-defying aerial walk 3,303 m above the Silvaplana ski resort near St Moritz, Switzerland. Despite the harsh conditions, Freddy performed his stunt without a harness or safety net and covered a distance of 575m.

Largest human centipede (no, not like the film):-

The largest human centipede consisted of 2,961 people in an event at Ratchaborikanukro School in Thailand on 16 June 2010.

Shortest reign of a monarch

In July 1830, Louis-Antoine of France – the last “Dauphin”, or heir apparent – ascended the French throne as King Louis XIX, succeeding his father, Charles X, who had abdicated. Within 20 minutes, however, Louis-Antoine had also abdicated, making him the joint shortest reigning monarch in history. He shares the record with the unfortunate Crown Prince Luís Filipe of Portugal, who technically became King of Portugal for the same brief period following the assassination of his father, Dom Carlos I, on 1 February 1908. Luís Filipe was himself fatally wounded in the attack, but he survived his father by 20 minutes.

Largest order of mammals used in mine clearance-

In Tanzania, rats are trained to sniff out landmines, having already been used successfully in Mozambique for this purpose. Out of nearly 2,000 species, the Giant African Pouched Rat (Cricetomys gambianus) is the favoured animal, as it is found everywhere in sub-Saharan Africa and is resilient to most tropical diseases. They are a cost effective and efficient way of undertaking what is otherwise a highly dangerous task for humans, as they are much lighter and therefore unlikely to trigger a mine. Training the rats to recognise the smell of TNT takes around nine months and two rats can clear an area of 200 square metres (2,150 square feet) in two hours, whereas human mine clearers would need a day for the same area. Such rats have already cleared almost two million square metres of land in Mozambique. The rats can also be trained to detect tuberculosis. Handy vermin to have around…

Highest insurance valuation for a painting-

The highest known insurance valuation for a painting is $100million (£53.55 million) assessed for the move of The Mona Lisa (La Gioconda) by Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519, Italy) from the Louvre in  Paris to Washington, DC, USA and then New York for a special exhibition in the sixties.

Longest distance swam underwater-

The longest distance swam underwater by a female on one breath using fins is 100 m (328 ft 1 in) by Ai Futaki (Japan) at Playa del Carmen, Mexico, on 7 January 2011.

Fastest goal in a football match-

The fastest goal in a World Cup finals match, as recognised by FIFA, is 11 seconds, scored by Hakan Sukur of Turkey against Korea Republic at Daegu, Korea on 29 June 2002. Back of the net.

weirdest world records - Alastair Galpin sets a world record for most number of lit candles in his mouth

weirdest world records 2011 - Alastair Galpin sets a world record for most number of lit candles in his mouth

New Zealand milestones in women's suffrage, mountain climbing and athletics are rightly celebrated.

We're the first country to give women the vote, and the home of the first person to climb Mt Everest and the first athlete to run a mile under three minutes and 50 seconds.

But less well known is that New Zealand is also home to a number of other world records.

Whether it's squeezing three people into a small box, throwing washing machines and people the furthest distance, or eating the most sausages in one minute - New Zealanders know how to break records.

About 100 records have either been broken by New Zealanders or in New Zealand, according to the Guinness World Records website.

Today is Guinness World Records Day, where thousands of people worldwide attempt to break records.

Last year on Guinness World Records Day 300,000 people tried to break records across the globe.

Today, Australia is trying to break the record for the most ABBA impersonators in one place, Italy will try to create the longest chocolate bar and Dublin is hoping to become the home of the largest ever gathering of leprechauns.

We've devised a top 10 list of crazy Guinness World Records that New Zealanders hold.

* Candle-lighting, side-jumping, clapping Alastair Galpin has dedicated his life to breaking records. The South African, who now resides in Auckland, is one of the top Guinness World Record holders. He's broken records for the most side jumps in a minute (90), the most gloves on one hand in a minute (13) and the most lit candles in the mouth (8). He's also clapped the loudest (113 decibels), created the largest bottle cap sculpture and flicked a coin the furthest distance (12.11 metres).

* Contortionists Skye Broberg, Nele Siezen and Jola Siezen hold the record for staying in a small box for the longest time. The friends spent just over six minutes in a box, smaller than one square metre, in 2009.

* Martin Reuben de Jong smashed a record in 2009 when he ran through 15 panes of glass consecutively. His record-breaking feat was broadcast on the NZ Smashes Guinness World Records show, which featured a number of New Zealanders record-breaking attempts.

* New Zealand is also home to an unintentional record - 'the greatest distance between same offence, arresting officer and offender'. In 2010, a British man received a ticket for speeding from Police Constable Andy Flitton near Christchurch. The offender recognised the constable as the same officer who had given him a ticket for speeding near London in the UK in 2008. Both had migrated to New Zealand.

* Hopefully Stefan Paladin likes sausages, because he stuffed eight whole sausages into his mouth and ate them all within one minute - earning himself a place in the Guinness World Records. Paladin broke the record at Ericsson Stadium on July 22, 2001.

* Clint Hallman holds a record, though it's probably one he'd rather not have. Hallman lost his hand in a chainsaw accident in the mid 80s. He was the first person to have a hand transplant operation. He received the hand from a dead motorcyclist in 1998 but told the BBC that his body rejected it a year later.

* Jonathan Macfarlane has a strong arm, but instead of throwing balls, he's more experienced in throwing people. Macfarlane holds two records - one for throwing a person (4.87 metres), and the other a washing machine (4.015m), the furthest distance. He broke both records in 2009 and Andrew Rainford sacrificed his bones when he volunteered to be the object of Macfarlane's throw.

* New Zealand is also home to a couple of group records. Three hundred and 50 people walked over fire, one after the other, at the New Zealand International Fire Festival in 2004, breaking the record for 'most people firewalking consecutively'. Two years later, 772 people throughout New Zealand had their heads shaved during a Child Cancer Foundation fundraiser, breaking the record for 'most heads shaved in one hour'.

* Bet you didn't know that New Zealand-born Jeannie Reiman was the oldest female racing driver. Reiman still holds the record, eight years after she secured it, at the age of 90.

* The largest wasp nest ever recorded was discovered in 1963 and was 3.7m long and 1.75m in diameter. It was discovered on a farm at Waimaukau and was so heavy that it had fallen from the tree and had split in two. It had probably been constructed by introduced German wasps.