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).

Vellore Institute of Technology - Highest placements done by one company in a day

Vellore Institute of Technology - Highest placements done by one company in a day

BANGALORE: Vellore Institute of Technology's students got 1492 job offers from Accenture, 1,308 offers from Wipro and 803 from Cognizant. Around 55 companies were part of the placement drive at VIT to pick up their lot from the 2700 students.

A record 3,603 jobs were offered to VIT University students during the three-day campus placement programme that concluded here on Sunday. While Accenture offered the highest number of 1,492 jobs, Wipro handed over 1,308 job offers to the jubilant students and Cognizant Technology Solutions ending up with 803 jobs.

The recruitment process consisted of screening tests and interview sessions. VIT University Vice President G V Sampath said, “The scenario is that of a big recession. Every company wants to cut recruitment by 50 per cent and several institutions are feeling the heat. The European slow down is having its impact on the placement initiatives of the big companies.”

Last year, the university had entered the Limca Book of Records for achieving the highest placements done by a single company on a single day.

“We are creating a record this year too,” said G V Sampath while addressing the students who had assembled to receive their job offer letters from the three companies. The University this year saw Wipro, Accenture and Cognizant conduct their placement drives screening the students on the first day and interviewing them for the next two days.

Samuel Rajkumar, Deputy Director of Placement Centre at the university, said, “Flipkart has already conducted the campus placement drive with us offering jobs to four students. They have offered `12.5 lakh per annum as salary package while DE Shaw, a software company has offered has offered `14.5 lakh.”

According to the university, a total of 55 companies had conducted placement drives this year. “Every year, 150 to 160 companies come to the university. Last year, 188 companies had come for placements and this year we are trying as many as possible. In fact, last year, we had 95 per cent placement record with 3,007 students placed,”, Rajkumar noted.

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Rangoli portrait of Yesudas set Limca Book of Records

Rangoli portrait of Yesudas set Limca Book of Records by the All India Malayali Association at St. Georges’ Anglo Indian School in Chennai.

The All India Malayali Association has made a 12,000 sq. feet rangoli portrait of K.J. Yesudas on the eve of the Mathruvandanam programme at St. Georges’ Anglo Indian School in Chennai on Saturday, with the aim of entering the Limca Book of World Records.

                                                          Rangoli portrait of Yesudas picture

This is a fitting tribute to the legendary singer who sings Indian classical, devotional, and popular music and has recorded more than 50,000 songs in many languages in a career spanning five decades.

He also composed several Malayalam film songs in the 1970s and 1980s and is called Gana Gandharvan or Celestial Singer.

In 2006, he sang 16 film songs in four South Indian languages on the same day at AVM Studio, Chennai; the 16th song won him a Kerala State Award.

In 1970 he was nominated to head the Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Academy and was the youngest person to occupy the post.


US athlete Aries Merritt sets world record in 110-m hurdles

U.S. athlete Aries Merritt sets world record in 110-m hurdles at Brussels' King Baudouin Stadium on Friday.

Aries Merritt already had the Olympic gold, so there was only one way to make this season even more special.

And in his last near-perfect 100-meter hurdles race of the year, the American put in a world record-breaking performance that had even himself shaking his head in disbelief.

Merritt finished in 12.80 seconds at the Van Damme Memorial, slicing a full 0.07 seconds off the four-year-old world record held by Cuba’s Dayron Robles.

In an event where records are usually broken by one or two hundredths of a second at a time, Merritt was as stunned as the crowd when his time came up.

“It was ‘What? What? What is this I am seeing?” he said. “I just started screaming because I was in complete shock because I could not believe I could run that fast.”

It was by far the marquee moment of the final Diamond League meet of the season, totally upstaging Usain Bolt’s routine 100-meter victory in 9.86.

Merritt shot out of the blocks and didn’t touch any of the 10 hurdles he swept over. Sensing the moment had come, he lunged at the line with both arms flung backward and chest outward.

The American already had the six top times of the season and had come within 0.05 seconds of Robles’ mark. But in balmy conditions with a slight tail wind, he finally shattered the record.

“It was almost perfect,” Merritt said. “I knew the track was going to be scorching.”

So was he.

Merritt dominated this entire season while stars like Liu Xiang and Robles struggled to keep up and then both pulled up injured at the London Olympics.

“I knew one day (I’d break the record), I didn’t know when,” he said. “It was kind of getting frustrating, because I kept running the same time over and over.”

Time to change it to 1280.

“I was in shock when I saw the time pop up on the scoreboard,” he said.

It was the biggest improvement of the record in 31 years.

Jason Richardson took second place, way behind in a time of 13.05.

Bolt, for once, was almost an afterthought. The triple Olympic champion ran a controlled race after a slow start to win the 100 in 9.86 seconds and win the diamond trophy for the top competitor of the season.

“I want to take it easy now,” Bolt said.

Fellow Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake followed it up with a blistering 200, blasting out fast from the gun before finishing in 19.54 seconds, unchallenged by anyone.