GUINESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS

  • Mathematical genius Shakuntala Devi dies at 83 April 21, 2013

    Bangalore: Mathematical genius Shakuntala Devi, nicknamed as "human computer" for her ability to make complex mental calculations, died at a hospital here on Sunday following respiratory problems. She was 80. "She passed away at Bangalore Hospital," Shakuntala Devi Educational Foundation Public Trust Trustee DC Shivadev told reporters. Doctors declared her...
  • Snapshot: World record for breaking coconuts March 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Keshab Swain breaks a coconut with his elbows in an attempt to enter the Guinness World Records in Bhubaneswar, India, Wednesday, February 29, 2012. Swain broke 85 coconuts in less than a minute to earn himself a place in Guinness World Records, according to news reports. (AP Photo) ...
  • 15k sing Jana Gana Mana, create world record January 25, 2012

    New Delhi: In a rousing display of patriotism and unity, over 15,000 people from the city on Wednesday participated in a mass singing of national anthem 'Jana Gana Mana', creating a world record in the process. With a tally of 15,243, they took India into the 'Guinness Book of World...
  • The world's oldest person dies in Brazil June 22, 2011

    Sao Paulo: A Brazilian woman listed by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest person died on Tuesday, just weeks shy of her 115th birthday. The title now reverts to a woman in the United States. Maria Gomes Valentim died of multiple organ failure, said Helerson Lima, a spokesman for the...
  • Guinness names Filipino as world's shortest man June 12, 2011

    Philippines: A poor Filipino blacksmith's son who stands less than 2 feet (60 centimeters) tall was declared the world's shortest man by Guinness World Records on his 18th birthday on Sunday, sparking a celebration in his farflung hometown. The title was bestowed on Junrey Balawing in Sindangan in the southern Philippines,...
  • Child's Play: Pics of world's highest Lego tower October 7, 2008

    New Delhi: The highest Lego tower in history has been erected in Vienna on Monday, measuring 29.48 meters. The tower was constructed by hundreds of children outside the city hall in Vienna. ...
  • Dwarf Malayalam star makes it to Guinness records December 18, 2007

    Kottayam: Little steps have helped him scale the heights of popularity, so much so that his name figures in the 2008 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records. So why's he there right on top? I am the shortest hero leading an adult role in a movie, says Ajaykumar 'Undapakru'. At 2...
  • This man's a tough nut to crack! August 2, 2007

    Bhubaneswar: Thirtyfiveyearold Keshabh Swain is a hard nut to crack. No amount of reasoning can stop him from doing what he hopes will earn him fame on account of a unique ability. "There is no record like this before. There is one of breaking 65 dry coconuts by a German but...
  • Have you chatted with this man recently? July 2, 2007

    New York: New York's Norman Perez gave his fingers the work of his life last week. Trying to establish a new Guinness world record for the longest time continuously typing, he ended up making a lot of friends online. "The only thing I have to do is kind of focus. The...
  • Boy plays for 72 hrs, breaks world record January 16, 2007

    New Delhi: A 17year old boy broke the world record by playing 72 hours continuously on the keyboard in Tiruchirappalli. A student of St John Vestry Higher Secondary school in the city, Robin Patricks started playing on the keyboard at 1000 hours (IST) on January 13 at a hotel auditorium. His feat...
  • Orissa's oldest woman Fulla dead November 19, 2006

    Kendrapada (Orissa): Fulla Nayak said to be one of the oldest women in India, died at her home in Orissa, her family said. CNNIBN first reported about Fulla who was 120 years old. A resident of Kanarpur village in the coastal district of Kendrapada, she died of old age complications on...
  • Oldest lady in Orissa is 'Fulla' life November 16, 2006

    Kendrapara (Orissa): Fulla Nayak, who lives in Karapur village, Orissa, is said to be 120 years old and still going strong. Fulla is said to be the oldest resident of her village and perhaps even the oldest woman in the world but that doesn't stop her from enjoying a quiet...
  • Look who's making most of Eid at 137! October 25, 2006

    Jaipur: In a narrow and crowded lane of Jaipur, a very special Eid celebration is on and at the centre of it is the man who might be the world's oldest living person. Habib Miyan is celebrating his 137th Eid with his sixth generation. He says he prayed to Allah...