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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).

London Olympics Swimming World Record 2012 - Dana Vollmer sets world record in 100m butterfly

London Olympics Swimming World Record 2012 - US swimmer Dana Vollmer sets world record in 100m butterfly

Dana Vollmer won a gold medal at the Olympics and set a world record, too.

Not bad for someone who didn’t even qualify four years ago.

On a night featuring a relay duel between the Australians and the Americans, Vollmer got things started with a bang Sunday in the 100-meter butterfly. She was third at the turn but powered to the wall for a time of 55.98 seconds, beating the record of 56.06 set by Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom in a since-banned high-tech bodysuit at the 2009 world championships.

The American dropped back her head when saw the time, then broke into a huge smile, slapped the water and pumped her fists.

‘‘I'm on top of the world right now.’’ she said. ‘‘I still know I can go faster.’’

Vollmer, who made the Olympics as a 16-year-old in 2004, was a huge disappointment when she failed to make the team in Beijing in 2008. She was slowed by injuries and health problems, making her question whether she even wanted to continue swimming.
                                          US swimmer Dana Vollmer gold medal winner picture

But her injuries healed and a change in diet gave her a new outlook. She came close to breaking Sjostrom’s record at the U.S. Olympic trials last month, and set an Olympic record in the semifinals to come in as the top qualifier.

Now she’s an Olympic champion.

‘‘I kept telling myself that my strength is my second 50,’’ Vollmer said. ‘‘I kept really calm.’’

Lu Ying gave China another medal at the Olympic Aquatics Centre, taking silver in 56.87. Australia’s Alicia Coutts grabbed the bronze in 56.94.

‘‘It’s not bad,’’ Lu said. ‘‘It’s the result, more or less, I hoped for.’’

It was a tough night for Sjostrom. Not only did she lose her world record, she didn’t even get a medal, touching fourth in 57.17.

Vollmer was the second swimmer to set a world record at the London Games, and only the fourth to break a mark set during the rubberized suit era. Those suits were banned after an astonishing 43 world records were set at the 2009 world championships.

The big race on the second night of swimming was the men’s 400 freestyle relay, which figured to be a duel between defending world champion Australia and the United States, which won the Olympic title four years ago.

The Americans sent out their big guns, going with Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte in hopes of knocking off a favored Aussies team that included James ‘‘The Missile’’ Magnussen and James ‘‘The Rocket’’ Roberts. Nathan Adrian and Cullen Jones also were swimming for the U.S., which changed up its entire lineup after qualifying second in the morning preliminaries.

The Aussies posted the fastest qualifying time with a quartet that included Magnussen and Roberts. They changed up the other two spots, going with Matt Targett and Eamon Sullivan.

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London Olympics World Record 2012 - Legally blind archer sets world record

London Olympics World Record 2012 - Legally blind archer sets world record

Legally blind archer Im Dong-Hyun set the first world record of the London Olympics on Friday and then added another as South Korea broke the team record.

In the men's preliminary round, held at the Lord's cricket ground, Im scored 699 points from 72 arrows to beat his own record of 696 set in May this year.

Along with Kim Bubmin and Oh Jin-Hyek he also helped register a 216-arrow total of 2,087 -- smashing the world record also set in Turkey in May by 18 points.

The 26-year-old Im from Chungbuk is legally blind in his left eye with 20/200 vision. That means he needs to be 10 times closer to see an object than someone with perfect 20/20 vision. His right eye has 20/100 vision.

He won team gold at the 2004 and 2008 Olympics to add to his four world titles and four Asian Games gold medals.

Despite his records, Im wasn't getting carried away, preferring to concentrate on the push for a gold medal when the competition resumes on Saturday.

"This is just the first round so I will not get too excited by it," he said.

South Korea coach Jang Young-Sool also warned his team against complacency ahead of the medals clash.

"We will have a day of rest now and prepare for tomorrow," said Jang.

Jang's fellow coach Oh Seon-Tek praised the performance of Kim Bubmin who had struggled in practice, but rasied his game on Friday.
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