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).

Boeing's 787 Dreamliner jet sets world record for speed, distance

Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner jet has set world records for both speed and distance for an airliner in its weight class.

The Dreamliner, the first airliner to feature a carbon-fibre fuselage, is being hailed by the manufacturer as a revolution in air travel.

Boeing's sixth 787, ZA006, departed from Boeing Field in Seattle at 11.02am on December 6 and set the distance record for its class (199,580-250,000 kilograms) with a 19,835-kilometre flight to Dhaka, Bangladesh, with credit for 19,144 kilometres.

The record had previously been held by the Airbus A330 based on a 16,903-kilometre flight in 2002.

Following an approximately two-hour stop for refuelling in Dhaka, the aircraft returned to Seattle on a 18,027-kilometre flight.

The aircraft landed at 5.29am on December 8, setting a new record for speed around the world (eastbound) with a total trip time of 42 hours and 27 minutes. There was no previous around-the-world speed record for this weight class.

The 787 carried six pilots, an observer for the National Aeronautic Association (NAA), and operations and other Boeing employees - 13 people in total.

Boeing has heralded the Dreamliner as 20 per cent more fuel efficient than other aircraft of its size and spruiked its ability to fly more than 15,000 kilometres.

Meanwhile, Japan Airlines said yesterday it would fly the Dreamliner on routes connecting Tokyo with Beijing, New Delhi and Moscow from next spring.

JAL President Masaru Onishi told a press conference that his company was expecting to receive the first Dreamliner in February. It was previously expected in December or January.

JAL had earlier announced a plan to use the fuel-efficient jets for the Narita-Boston route from April.

Onishi said the jets would also fly the routes between Tokyo's Narita airport and New Delhi and Moscow, as well as from the capital's Haneda airport to Beijing.

The long-awaited 787 made its first commercial flight from Tokyo to Hong Kong on October 26, operated by its first customer All Nippon Airways (ANA).

World`s largest medicinal botanic garden set Guinness World Records in China

World`s largest medicinal botanic garden set Guinness World Records in China.

Beijing: A medicinal botanical garden in southwest China has been confirmed by Guinness World Records as the largest of its kind in the world, a garden official said Friday.

Located in Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region and spread over an area of 202 hectares (over 2 square kilometres), the garden has been confirmed to be containing the most varieties of medicinal plants and the largest cultivated area of medicinal plants in the world, Xinhua reported.

The garden, till date, has saved over 6,000 kinds of living medicinal plants (including more than 100 endangered varieties and over 30 new varieties), more than 3,200 kinds of medicinal plant seeds and 100,000 medicinal plant images.

Built in 1959 by Guangxi`s health department, its objective is to cultivate, collect and save medicinal plants besides conducting research.

The garden is expected to be built into an advanced international medicinal plants conservation base and a centre for traditional Chinese medicine culture and science.

Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region is one of China`s most undeveloped provinces. But it is known for its large variety of herbal medicines and the ethnic minority cultures of Zhuang and Yao.

A botanical garden is a well-tended area displaying a wide range of plants labelled with their botanical names. It may contain special plant collections.