Records

  • The largest 'roti' in the world weighs 64 kg! 20 unusual food related Guinness World Records that are hard to beat 4 days ago

    Did you know the largest 'naan' in the world weighs 9.5 kg? The Guinness World Records have seen unusual large morsels of food and beverages in the last six decades. There have been record-breaking hot dogs and slices of meat that have left people amused. The record book soon became...
  • Zeus, the Great Dane who earned the Guinness World Record as tallest dog in the world, has died 6 days ago

    Washington: Zeus, the Great Dane who in 2012 earned the Guinness World Record as tallest dog in the world, has died at age five, a local US newspaper said Friday. Zeus died last week of old age, owner Kevin Doorlag told the Kalamazoo Gazette, a local daily in the midwestern US...
  • Watch: Indian weightlifter creates a Guinness World Record by lifting his bodyweight only on his 'pinky' fingers 16 times! September 10, 2014

    Maibam Itomba Meitei from Manipur, India, created a Guinness World Record that had never been seen before. In what is known as 'pinky pull-ups', the athlete used his little fingers to lift a weight as much as his own bodyweight 16 times in just 30 seconds! The 51-kg athlete has...
  • From the world's longest fingernails to the world's fastest henna artist: 15 Indians who have created unusual Guinness World Records September 10, 2014

    From super-long tongues to leaping cats, a host of weird and wacky landmarks have made the cut for 60th anniversary edition of the Guinness World Records book out on Thursday. The new edition will reflect on six decades of record-breaking, while also featuring the latest additions to the oddball hall...
  • From super-long tongues to leaping cats, Guinness World Record celebrates six decades of weird and wacky landmarks September 10, 2014

    London: From super-long tongues to leaping cats, a host of weird and wacky landmarks have made the cut for 60th anniversary edition of the Guinness World Records book out on Thursday. The new edition will reflect on six decades of record-breaking, while also featuring the latest additions to the oddball hall...
  • Old DD, AIR recordings to be made available through mobile app September 6, 2014

    Mumbai: The archived programmes of Doordarshan and All India Radio would be made available to the public through a mobile application soon, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar today said. "Sometimes I wonder what is to be done with four lakh hours of recording in the archives of Akashvani...
  • 92 women raped in India every day, 4 in Delhi September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: 92 women were raped on an average every day in India and the national capital with 1,636 cases recorded the highest number of such crimes among all cities last year. According to figures released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), the total number of rape cases reported in...
  • This gigantic turban is 645m long and weighs 100 pounds! Will Avtar Singh Mauni create a new record for the world's longest turban? August 30, 2014

    60-year-old Avtar Singh Mauni might just create a world record for the wearing the world's largest turban. His headgear weighs 100 pounds and when unwrapped, measures as much as the length of 13 Olympic swimming pools! Wearing this turban is no mean task. It takes Avtar Singh Mauni 6 hours...
  • NRI meditation students create Guinness record for world's longest garland: 5 miles in length, made of 180,000 carnations, weighing 1800 kg August 29, 2014

    Over 200 meditation students of Sri Chinmoy from 35 countries, including India, have set a new Guinness world record for the World's longest fresh flower garland to honour the Indian spiritual leader. Joining them at an event in Queens in New York, home to a large number of Indian-Americans, to honour...
  • 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...
  • We are trying to enter the Limca Book of Records by planting 180,000 saplings: BSF August 17, 2014

    Agartala: The paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF) aims to enter the "Limca Book of Records" by planting 180,000 trees along India's frontiers Tuesday, an official said. "Over 10,500 BSF troopers would plant 180,000 trees in 30 minutes (10 am to 10:30 am) on August 19 all along India's borders with Pakistan...
  • Delhi Metro sets highest ridership record August 5, 2014

    The Delhi Metro on Tuesday said it recorded the highest ridership of over 27 lakh commuters in a single day Aug 4, surpassing the previous record set July 21. The number of passengers travelling by the Metro on August 4 was 27,05,807, breaking the record of July 21 when 26,84,132 commuters...
  • From the longest moustache to the most expensive wedding: 15 Guinness World Records you probably didn't know were held by Indians August 4, 2014

    The Guinness World Records is a collection of the ultimate and most bizarre record-breaking facts and achievements. From death-defying stunts to quirky events, every unusual fact has found its way into the Guinness World Records. India has firmly placed itself in the book of records with some of the most...
  • 'PK' poster: All that you need to know about the National Panasonic two-in-one covering Aamir Khan's privates August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Aamir Khan standing bare bodied on a railway track with a Dr-Spock-like expression on his face. Between us and his nakedness is what we used to refer to as a two-in-one, some variant of which some of us would recall possessing in the distant past. While the Indian...
  • Salman's 'Kick' breaks box office records, earns Rs 83.73 crore in 3 days July 29, 2014

    Bollywood actor Salman Khan continues his golden run at the box office with his latest film 'Kick'as it has already broken box office records including the highest opening day and weekend collections of the year. The film's opening weekend collections stood at a very impressive Rs 83.73 crore. The collection...
  • Malaysian Airliner's voice recorder in good condition, says UN Civil Aviation body July 24, 2014

    Ottawa: The cockpit voice recorder of the Malaysian airliner downed over Ukraine is in good condition, the United Nations civil aviation body said on Wednesday, adding that it was holding talks with airlines and states on how to assess the danger posed by conflicts. Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was shot down...
  • Delhi Metro records highest ridership of nearly 26 lakh commuters July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi Metro has recorded its highest ever ridership of 26,84,132 passengers with the maximum number of commuters taking Line 3 and 4 to Dwarka Sector 21 to Noida City Centre and Vaishali. The highest ridership recorded throughout the day was 26,84,132 on Monday, which surpassed the earlier record...
  • Photos: With 41 tattoos, a Simpsons fan has set a Guinness World Record for maximum cartoon character tattoos on a body July 17, 2014

    A crazy Simpsons' fanatic has set a Guinness World Record that he'll cherish forever. Lee Weir, a 27-year-old from New Zealand has set a record for the maximum number of tattoos of the same cartoon character on a body. The man has dedicated an entire arm to Homer Simpson from...
  • Bihar government to provide plots to 25,679 landless Mahadalit families July 12, 2014

    Bihar government would provide three-decimal plots to remaining 25,679 landless Mahadalit families under a scheme launched five years ago, the Bihar Assembly was informed today. Out of 2.46 lakh landless Mahadalit families identified for getting three decimal plots for housing under a scheme launched in 2009-10, 2.21 lakh families have been...
  • Happy Birthday Sourav Ganguly: 42 not out July 8, 2014

    Kolkata: Sourav Ganguly, who turned 42 on Monday, chose to keep his birthday a low-key affair, even as a large number of fans and school children gathered outside his Behala residence since morning to greet the former India captain. In fact, Ganguly returned from Singapore early this morning after attending a...
  • Crime in Delhi in upward trend; 1,636 rapes, 517 murders July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Crime in Delhi saw an upward trend when it comes to incidents like rape, murder and abduction with over 1,600 rape cases reported in 2013, more than double the previous year. According to a report of National Crime Records Bureau, 1,636 cases of rape were register in the national...
  • Lucknow school gets NGO status from UN June 28, 2014

    A city-based school chain with over 50,000 students in its various branches has been registered as an official NGO of the UN, the school said on Saturday. Jagdish Gandhi, founder of the City Montessori School, told reporters that the school was registered with the department of public information of the UN...
  • Five-year 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...
  • Drug trafficking: Kanpur, Kota in the top 5 cities; Ranchi, Aurangabad least affected June 23, 2014

    According to data from the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB), out of over 50 Indian cities which reported the maximum cases of drug trafficking in 2012, Kanpur stands at the second position while Kota is at the fourth spot. Citing comprehensive data available for 2012, the NCRB said Mumbai registered the...
  • Guinness records mass recital of devotional poem June 21, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Mass recital of 'Njanappana', a devotional poem written by the 16th century Malayalm poet Poonthanam, has found place in the Guinness Book of World Records. The event, attended by a total of 46,660, was organised by the state chapter of the Art of Living Foundation in front of the...
  • Stuart Binny breaks Anil Kumble's 21-year-old ODI record June 18, 2014

    Mirpur: Surprised to find his name among the top-10 bowling performances of all time after breaking Anil Kumble's 21-year-old record, Indian allrounder Stuart Binny said seaming conditions played a huge role in his haul of 6 for 4 against Bangladesh. Binny's brilliant performance helped India defend a meagre 105 against the...
  • 17-year-old enters Limca Book of Records for mathematical prowess June 18, 2014

    A seventeen-year-old youth from a village in Madhya Pradesh has entered the Limca Book of Records by solving complex mathematical sums correctly in a very short time. Rishabh Kaneria, who recently passed his 12th std examination, told reporters here that he set a record by solving ten arithmetical sums which involved...
  • June: All-time maximum temperature records in major Indian cities June 17, 2014

    The month of June is considered to be the hottest month of the year in many parts of India. This graph takes a look at the all-time high temperature records in major cities of India in June - from a scorching 48.9 degrees in Bikaner to a relatively cool 29.5...
  • Swiss man breaks world record for 8,000 m jump without oxygen June 9, 2014

    A Swiss man set a new world record on Sunday when he leapt from a hot-air balloon from an altitude of 8,000 metres (26,200 feet) without oxygen, the ATS news agency reported. Remo Lang, 38, threw himself out of the balloon early in the morning and landed around 10 minutes later...
  • Annu, Manju set marks but short of CWG qualification June 7, 2014

    Lucknow: Annu Rani of Uttar Pradesh and Manju Bala of Rajasthan set national records in women's javelin and hammer throws respectively but both fell short of Commonwealth Games qualifying standards on the penultimate day of 54th National Senior Athletics Championships here on Saturday. Annu sent the spear to a new distance...