GUINNESS BOOK

  • At 5'7", five-year-old Karan is a celebrity in Meerut November 11, 2014

    Meerut: Standing tall at 5'7", five-year-old Karan is a celebrity to everyone in his hometown Meerut. His incredible height sets him apart, not just in his class and neighborhood, but all over the world. In 2008, Karan entered the Guinness Book of World Records for being the tallest and heaviest...
  • 35,000 Nepalese attempt to set world's largest human flag record August 23, 2014

    Kathmandu: In a bid to set a new world record, over 35,000 Nepalese on Saturday gathered at an open ground to form the world's largest "human national flag". Around 35,000 people carrying placards assembled at Tundikhel ground as they made a huge portrait of Nepali flag for setting the Guinness...
  • Fiveyear old wonder boy breaks world record in limbo skating June 25, 2014

    Bangalore: A little boy is playing in the fountain in Bangalore's Cubbon Park on a Sunday afternoon. He runs in circles around the fountain as his mother runs after him with a towel. Like most kids his age, he too loves all those things that children indulge in. Playful, naughty, agile...
  • Snapshot: Emma Watson graduates from Brown University; tweets selfie wearing black cap, gown May 26, 2014

    Providence: It's graduation day for movie star Emma Watson. The British actress best known as Hermione Granger in the "Harry Potter" movies was among 2,000 graduates receiving degrees Sunday from Brown University. She tweeted a photo of herself in cap and gown. Watson graduated with a bachelor's degree in English...
  • Photo: Meet Canadian Sikh Sarwan Singh, a Guinness World Record holder for the world's longest beard at 8.25 feet March 11, 2014

    A Sikh from Canada, Sarwan Singh, displays his 8.25 feet long beard during a news conference in Ahmedabad. Singh has his name in the Guinness Book of World Record since 2008. ...
  • 111-year-old Italian man crowned world's oldest man February 28, 2014

    A 111-year-old Italian has been crowned the world's oldest living man by the Guinness Book of World Records. Arturo Licata, from Enna, Sicily, has been awarded the title after officials checked his birth papers and marriage records. The Italian has been declared the world's oldest living man after reaching the age of...
  • Himachal researcher picks holes in Newton's laws November 10, 2013

    A Himachal Pradesh researcher, in his book published by Cambridge International Science Publishing, has picked holes in Newton's laws. The 340page book 'Beyond Newton and Archimedes', written by Ajay Sharma, assistant director (education) with the state government, says Newton did not discover the second law of motion (F=ma). The second law of...
  • 'Boss' enters Guinness Book World Records for largest poster October 10, 2013

    Mumbai: Akshay Kumar starrer 'Boss' has entered the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest poster after beating Michael Jackson's "This Is It". The 46yearold superstar's fan club made the largest poster in the world in just four months after putting logistics into place. "It's a matter of honour. I...
  • 2014 Guinness Book of World Records released September 13, 2013

    A contortionist, a vacuum cleaner collector and a skateboarding goat are some of the eccentric record breakers in the 2014 Guinness Book of World Records released on Thursday. The latest edition features more than 3,000 new and updated title holders, including the fastest sprinter in high heels and world's shortest...
  • Modi's 3D speeches during 2012 elections enter Guinness Book March 14, 2013

    Ahmedabad: The 3D broadcasts of the speeches of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi during the 2012 Assembly elections have entered the Guinness Book of World Records, he stated on Thursday. "Gujarat election campaign 2012 becomes even more memorable with the 3D interaction creating a Guinness World," Modi said on Twitter. The...
  • Singers SujataSunitha to enter the Guinness Book February 18, 2013

    The recent buzz in the Kannada film industry is that the names of veteran singers SujathaSunitha, also known as the Bangalore sisters are hoping to enter the Guinness Book of world records very soon. The sisters with over 5000 songs to their name have reached the 1000 mark in 'Suprabhatas', the...
  • World's shortest woman to enter 'Bigg Boss' house November 22, 2012

    Mumbai: Jyoti Amge, world's shortest woman, is all set to enter the mud house of 'Bigg Boss 6' today after modelturnedfashion consultant Imam Siddique was thrown out. The 19yearold from Nagpur, who has been officially declared the world's smallest woman by Guinness Book of Records with a height of 62.8...
  • Weird world records October 7, 2012

    Beekeeper She Ping is covered with bees during a challenge to break the world record in Chongqing Municipality.Gabriel Guallo of Ecuador's Quichua tribe stands with a tarantula on his face to demonstrate how he is planning to break a world record, in El Tena.Japanese fashion designer Kazuhiro Watanabe, who holds the world record for the
  • French 'Spiderman' scales tallest tower in China in 2 hours September 23, 2012

    Fiftyyearold Alain Robert climbed up the 1273feet Central Plains Fortaleza tower in Zhengzhou unassisted. Robert has held the Guinness World Record for climbing most buildings unassisted. ...
  • Lucknow school is world's 'largest' September 23, 2012

    Lucknow: Starting from five students and a Rs 300 loan, a Lucknow school has travelled a long way to become the school with the most number of pupils in the world, according to the Guinness Book of Records. The 57th and 2013 edition of the book says the City Montessori School...
  • Ganesh Chaturthi: AP makes 6000 kg laddoo September 18, 2012

    The humongous laddoo is all set to enter the Guinness Book of World Records. ...
  • 63yearold fights corruption through RTI queries June 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Subhash Chandra Agrawal's persistent inquiries have led to the revelation of many a scam. The illegal assets of judges, Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar's foreign trips, the former aviation minister's blatant misuse of national carrier Air India, and most recently the Rs 35 lakh toilet row in the...
  • Oldest marathoner Fauja Singh hangs up his boots April 23, 2012

    The Guiness Book of World Records has refused to list the 101yearold as the oldest marathon runner as he does not have a birth certificate to prove his age. ...
  • Suryanamaskar: MP govt eyes Guinness record January 13, 2012

    Amidst fatwas and criticism from minority groups, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan performed surya namaskar along with lakhs of students on Thursday to mark Swami Vivekanand's birth anniversary. It was an attempt by the state govt to set a world record. ...
  • MP govt to go ahead with Surya Namaskar show January 12, 2012

    Bhopal: Disregarding vocal protests from the minority communities, the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government in Madhya Pradesh has decided to go ahead with its annual statewide Surya Namaskar show, hoping to get it into the Guinness Book of World Records. The Madhya Pradesh government believes this year's exercise can edge out Kazakhistan,...
  • Briton builds world's longest motobike July 28, 2011

    London: A Briton is all set for a new Guinness world record for the longest motorbike 22 metres long and with 25 seats. Colin Furze, 31, spent a month building the motorbike, which is as long as a tennis court, the Daily Mail reported. He used a 125 cc moped and...
  • World's costliest wine sells for 75,000 pounds July 27, 2011

    London: The sale of a 200yearold bottle of white wine for 75,000 pounds ($121,000) has set a new Guinness World Record for the most valuable bottle of white wine ever sold. The buyer of the 1811 Chteau d'Yquem was private collector Christian Vanneque, former head Sommelier at the Michelin starred...
  • Paraguay's sausage breaks world record July 17, 2011

    Asuncion: There is a new hot dog in the Guinness Book of Records after a sausage in Paraguay claimed victory as the "world's largest" at record of 203.8 meters long, event officials said. Guinness representative Johanna Hessling, who travelled to the exhibition, confirmed yesterday that the Paraguay sausage broke the previous...
  • World's oldest man dies aged 114 April 16, 2011

    London: The world's oldest man has died of an undisclosed illness at the age of 114 at his home in Montana, US. Walter Breuning was awarded the title of the oldest man by the Guinness Book of World Records after Briton Harry Allingham died in July 2009, according to The Sun. Bruening...
  • Nagpur man sings for 80 hours, claims record July 28, 2010

    Nagpur: A professional singer from Nagpur has staked claim to a new world record in solo singing for 80 hours and 4 minutes with the Guinness Book of World Records, an official said on Tuesday. "The singer Rajesh Burbure, 35, completed his marathon singing session in a public hall...
  • CNN interviewer Larry King quits June 30, 2010

    New York: Larry King, who interviewed statesmen and stars from a primetime perch at CNN for 25 years but has faded in ratings and influence lately, said on Tuesday that he will step down this fall from his nightly show. "It's time to hang up my nightly suspenders," King said in...
  • 'Sivappu Mazhai' enters Guinness Book April 10, 2010

    Tamil flick Sivappu Mazhai, a directorial debut of V Krishnamurthy, has got the credit of being shot within a short span of time. The film was shot in just 12 days and has entered the Guinness Book of Records. Twelve lead actors and over 600 technicians worked on the film....
  • Tamil film made in 12 days, enters Guinness Book January 2, 2010

    New Delhi: A twohour Tamil film made in less than 12 days has entered the Guinness Book of World Records. The film, Shivappu Mazhai, based on Tamils in Sri Lanka, had over 600 technicians working round the clock to complete the film by June 3, 2009. Suresh Joachim and Meera Jasmine star...
  • Paa may set a new Guinness world record December 15, 2009

    Mumbai: Actors Vidya Balan and Rani Mukherji will share screen space and Shekar Kapur and Hrithik Roshan team up for the director's next Hindi movie his first since 1994's Bandit Queen. Also, take a look at Paa's unique record. ...
  • Shortest actor in India set to play role of father December 5, 2009

    Thiruvananthapuram: Even as Amitabh Bachchan perhaps the tallest man in Bollywood is all set to turn an new leaf with his film Paa, Ajayan, the shortest actor in the country is also gearing up to do his little bit. Ajayan, already in the Guinness Book for being the...