World Record

  • 9-year-old TN girl is 'fastest to dismantle, assemble laptop' 30-03-2014 07:26 AM

    Coimbatore: A nine-year old girl from the city has been conferred with honorary doctorate by the UK-based World Records University for her achievement as "the fastest to dismantle and assemble a laptop". The degree was conferred on P Adarshini, a fourth-standard student in Koilpalayam, last week in Ho Chi Minh...
  • Photo: Meet Canadian Sikh Sarwan Singh, a Guinness World Record holder for the world's longest beard at 8.25 feet 11-03-2014 02:16 PM

    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. ...
  • Dehradun professor sets world record, delivers non-stop lecture for more than 130 hours 06-03-2014 08:53 PM

    A professor of a city-based deemed university set a world record on Thursday by delivering a marathon non-stop lecture for more than 130 hours at the varsity auditorium. 26-year-old Arvind Mishra, an assistant professor at Dehradun's Graphic Era University where he teaches Mechanical Engineering completed 130 hours of his lecture...
  • TN: Engineering students create record for making pollution masks 03-03-2014 05:59 PM

    Coimbatore: Students of a local engineering college on Monday created a world record by making 2,493 handmade pollution masks in 30 minutes. Three hundred students of the Sri Krishna College of Engineering and Technology entered into the UK-based 'Elite World Records' on achieving the feat, for which they were awarded...
  • 111-year-old Italian man crowned world's oldest man 28-02-2014 05:59 PM

    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...
  • Karnataka: Family of 13 siblings with combined age of 880 years claims to be world's oldest living family 17-02-2014 03:00 PM

    With a family of 13 siblings in Karnataka claiming a combined age of over 880 years, it has staked claim with the Guinness World Records to be the oldest living family in the world. 68-year-old Ramakrishna Manja, who is the eighth among the siblings, said Sunday he has approached the...
  • Man refuses to take bath for 60 years, says cleanliness brings sickness 20-01-2014 05:52 PM

    An 80-year-old Iranian man may have set a 'stinky' new world record - he has not taken a bath in 60 years because he believes cleanliness brings him sickness. Amou Haji, who lives in Dejgah village in the southern Iranian province of Fars, feasts on rotten porcupine and has not...
  • Dubai celebrates New Year with record setting display of fireworks 01-01-2014 08:03 PM

    Dubai has ushered in 2014 with more than half a million fireworks spectacle, breaking the world record for the largest such display ever, Guinness World records said. Ten months in planning, over 500,000 fireworks were used during the display on the New Year's Eve which lasted around six minutes, with...
  • Dubai 2014 fireworks display breaks Guinness world record 01-01-2014 05:21 PM

    Dubai has ushered in 2014 with more than half a million fireworks spectacle, breaking the world record for the largest such display ever, Guinness World records said on Wednesday. Ten months in planning, over 500,000 fireworks were used during the display on the New Year's Eve which lasted around six...
  • Modi to inaugurate Olympian's 'Run for Unity' on Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's death anniversary 11-12-2013 09:54 AM

    Ace shooter and Olympian Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore will lead a marathon - 'Run for Unity' - in Jaipur on December 15, the death anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The marathon will be inaugurated by BJP prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in Vadodara. The marathon, which would...
  • 10 weird world records 26-11-2013 05:41 PM

    Here are some unusual world records. Jyoti Amge,19, from Nagpur, India, is measured by a Guinness World Record official on top of the Empire State Building in New York September 12, 2013. Standing 24.7 inches tall, Amge has held the title of the Kenichi Ito, known as the
  • 'Pink Star' sold for world record price in Geneva 14-11-2013 11:53 AM

    The "Pink Star", a flawless pink diamond the size of a plum, sold for 76.3 million Swiss francs in Geneva on Wednesday, a world record price for a gemstone at auction, Sotheby's said. "The diamond was bought by Isaac Wolf and the diamond has been renamed The Pink Dream," said...
  • Himachal researcher picks holes in Newton's laws 10-11-2013 08:22 PM

    A Himachal Pradesh researcher, in his book published by Cambridge International Science Publishing, has picked holes in Newton's laws. The 340-page 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...
  • Briton's 26 hours batting breaks world record 09-11-2013 08:42 AM

    London: A British graduate who batted for 26 hours solid at The Oval cricket ground in London has broken the world record, officials confirmed on Friday. Guinness World Records said Alby Shale had set a new global benchmark with his marathon feat in the indoor nets. The 22-year-old, from Oxfordshire...
  • British diver spends two days under water 18-10-2013 05:51 PM

    London: A British diver has set a new world record by spending more than two days under water. Sean McGahern, 38, spent 49 hours and 56 minutes at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea in Malta, setting a new world record for the longest warm water scuba dive, reported the...
  • 'Boss' enters Guinness Book World Records for largest poster 10-10-2013 02:56 PM

    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 46-year-old 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....
  • GTA V smashes 7 Guinness World Records set by Call of Duty, The Avengers, Avatar 09-10-2013 06:06 PM

    New Delhi: Guinness World Records has confirmed that the launch of latest gaming sensation Grand Theft Auto V (GTA V) has set seven new world records. Released on 17 September 2013 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles, the fifteenth title in the Grand Theft Auto series, GTA V,...
  • World's oldest man dies at 112 in New York 15-09-2013 12:42 PM

    The world's oldest man, a gin rummy-playing, one-time sugarcane worker born in Spain, has died at 112 in New York state, a funeral home said on Saturday. Salustiano "Shorty" Sanchez, recognized by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest man, died on Friday at a nursing home in Grand Island,...
  • 2014 Guinness Book of World Records released 13-09-2013 10:30 AM

    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...
  • 5-year-old Chinese boy youngest pilot to fly a light airplane: Report 03-09-2013 04:19 PM

    A five-year-old Chinese boy has become the youngest person ever to fly a light airplane single-handed, covering a distance of 30 km, it has been claimed. The boy nicknamed Duoduo, flew a total 47 minutes in two flights around the Beijing Wildlife Zoo in Gu'an county, Hebei province, on Saturday...
  • Watch: China man's 18 metre tightrope walk between 2 hot air balloons 01-08-2013 10:01 AM

    A Chinese daredevil does a brisk 18-meter tightrope walk on a beam barely 5 centimeters wide. He did this between two hot air balloons and completed the walk in just 38 seconds to enter the Guinness Book of World Records. ...
  • Brothers claim Guinness World Record in taekwondo 21-07-2013 11:10 AM

    Aurangabad: Two brothers from Aurangabad, Naeem and Rais Shabbir Khan, claim to have created a Guinness World Record in taekwondo by hitting 37,161 full contact kicks in one hour. The Khan brothers say they created the record at the LP Community Hall, Hyderabad on April 21, 2013. The rare feat...
  • Tata Nano car drives into Guinness World Records 26-06-2013 04:31 AM

    Bangalore: Tata Motors' small car Nano entered the Guinness World Records for driving on a longest journey covering the entire country, the company said on Monday. "The expedition was accomplished in 10 days (March 21-30) covering 10,218 km in a Tata Nano from Kanyakumari in southern Tamil Nadu to circumnavigate...
  • Watch: Man jumps off Mount Everest; records world's highest base jump 30-05-2013 11:40 AM

    New Delhi: Valery Rozov, a 48-year-old climber and base jumper from Russia, has set a new world record by performing a wing-suit jump off Mount Everest from an elevation of 23,687 feet, which is considered to be the highest ever Base jump to date. Rozov jumpped off Mount Everest to...
  • Mathematical genius Shakuntala Devi dies at 83 21-04-2013 07:15 PM

    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...