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Whitney Houston lands posthumous Guinness record


September 7th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 7 (IANS) Late singer Whitney Houston has entered the Guinness World Records after 12 of her tracks became chart toppers following her death in February.Houston's fans flocked ... Read more...

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Giant Persian rug sets Guinness record


August 26th, 2012 - 8:43 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A gigantic Persian carpet woven in the Iranian city of Nishapur has been recognised by Guinness World Records as the world's largest handmade rug.Iran's Press ... Read more...

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70 cms tall actor aims at second Guinness entry


August 24th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 24 (IANS) What if he is just 70 cms tall? Southern film actor Ajayan, who made it to the Guinness World Records in 2008, now aims at another ... Read more...

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World’s heaviest book displayed in UAE


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 21 (IANS/WAM) The world's heaviest book, "This is Mohammed", is currently on display at a mall in Al Ain, the garden city near Abu Dhabi.The Guinness World ... Read more...

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Italian family in Sardinia is world’s oldest


August 21st, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 21 (IANS) The oldest family in the world is an Italian one living on the island of Sardinia, where nine brothers and sisters have a collective age of ... Read more...

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Human dominoes smash Guinness World Record


July 16th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Beijing, July 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) More than 1,000 volunteers in China have set the record for the world’s biggest human dominoes. Most of the volunteers described themselves as lovers of dominoes. In ... Read more...

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Geary bags seventh Daytime Emmy


June 25th, 2012 - 6:29 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 25 (IANS) Actor Anthony Geary has all the reasons to celebrate as he has bagged his seventh Daytime Emmy Award, making him the only actor to have ... Read more...

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In paying tribute to Hazarika, guitarists create record


June 4th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 4 (IANS) A total of 5,406 guitarists have simultaneously played and paid a tribute to Assam's most celebrated musical icon Late Dr. Bhupen Hazarika, popularly known as Bhupen-da, ... Read more...

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Japanese lady, 73, awarded for scaling Mt. Everest


May 26th, 2012 - 5:46 am ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 26 (IANS) A 73-year-old Japanese lady who climbed Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain, this past week has been awarded by the Guinness World Records.On Friday, Asian ... Read more...

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Trumpeters break longest fanfare record in Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations


May 23rd, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, May 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The 91 uniformed musicians who took part in the Queen’s diamond jubilee ceremony at Wellington Barracks near Buckingham Palace have entered the Guinness World Records after playing ... Read more...

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Dubai’s Princess Tower enters Guinness Records


May 21st, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, May 21 (IANS/WAM) The 107-storey-tall Princess Tower in Dubai has been recognised by Guinness World Records as the world's tallest residential building.Measuring 414 metres from base to tip, the ... Read more...

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Bhitarkanika bans tourist entry as crocodiles breed


May 15th, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 15 (IANS) A two-and-half-month ban on the entry of tourists and visitors to the Bhitarkanika National Park in Odisha began Tuesday as the crocodile breeding season was underway, ... Read more...

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Three Britons travel round the world in taxi!


May 12th, 2012 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
London, May 12 (IANS) Three Britons in their 20s have undertaken a record-breaking trip around the world in a cab, travelling over 43,000 miles (over 69,000 km) and putting 80,000 ... Read more...

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Punjab youth claim setting coconut-breaking record


May 10th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 10 (IANS) Punjab's traditional 'gatka' martial art form may not have anything to do with coconuts but a determined group of Sikh youth from the state's border district ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi computer wiz kid eyes Guinness records


April 30th, 2012 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 30 (IANS) A six-year-old boy from Bangladesh who began typing as a three year-old and knew how to programme and download games at the age of four, is ... Read more...

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New Zealand mayor sets longest interview record


April 30th, 2012 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Auckland, April 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A mayor in New Zealand has set a new Guinness World Record for the longest non-stop televised interview.Tim Shadbolt, mayor of the southern town of ... Read more...

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Assam’s Guinness bid: 40,885 saplings planted in an hour


April 29th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 29 (IANS) In a bid to enter the Guinness World Records, 100 people Sunday planted 40,885 saplings within an hour near the Chirang Reserve Forest in lower ... Read more...

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Over 1,000 Cambodians dance for world record


April 29th, 2012 - 3:50 am ICT by IANS
Phnom Penh, April 29 (IANS) Over a thousand young Cambodians performed "the Madison", a popular dance carried out during weddings and the Cambodian New Year, in a bid to create ... Read more...

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Assam cop is longest barefoot runner in world


April 17th, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 17 (IANS) A 22-year-old Assam Police constable was Tuesday officially entered in the Guinness World Records as the longest barefoot runner, having run 156.2 km in 24 hours.Abhijit ... Read more...

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Agra students claim world record for ‘bedai’


March 23rd, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, March 23 (IANS) Students of Agra University's Tourism and Hotel Management Institute have claimed a new world record for making a 'bedai', a spicy snack made of fine flour ... Read more...

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A 7 kg baby is born in China!


February 19th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 19 (IANS) A baby boy weighing 7.4 kilograms at birth has set a record for China's heaviest newborn.Chunchun was born via caesarean section that lasted about 20 minutes ... Read more...

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Russian mosque has world’s largest Quran


February 18th, 2012 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Quran kept at Russian city of Kazan's Qolsharif mosque has been awarded a Guinness World Records certificate for being the world's largest, Tatarstan's state ... Read more...

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Assam constable runs 156 km barefoot


January 31st, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 31 (IANS) A constable from Assam Police ran an incredible 156.2 km barefoot in just 24 hours, and is set to enter the Guinness Book of World Records.Abhijit ... Read more...

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Asha Bhosle, Gulzar named among 10 People of The Year


January 31st, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) From classical stalwarts like Pandit Jasraj, Hariprasad Chaurasia, L. Subramaniam and Zakir Hussain, to celebrated singers like Asha Bhosle, Yesudas and Shubha Mudgal -- 10 ... Read more...

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485 ‘Mahatma Gandhi’ kids set world record


January 29th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 29 (IANS) Kolkata Sunday got a new entry into the Guinness World Records, with 485 children dressed as Mahatma Gandhi turning up for a peace walk, making it ... Read more...

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3.1 km long tricolour displayed in Andhra


January 26th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 26 (IANS) They engineered what they claim to be the longest national flag ever in the world.At 3.1 km length, the tricolour students of Dr Paul Raj Engineering ... Read more...

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BSF camel band to enthral R-Day parade


January 24th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Playing bugles and trumpets in tune with the tinkling bells of their camels, the big moustachioed and royally dressed Border Security Force (BSF) troopers ... Read more...

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Largest video game controller unveiled in London


January 19th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Jan 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The largest video game joystick has been unveiled in London. The 265-pound pad was developed by students from Dutch’s Delft University of Technology.The pad was on display ... Read more...

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What Guinness? My job is to run: 100-year-old Fauja Singh (Interview) (With images)


January 4th, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 4 (IANS) His marathons at the ripe old age of 100 may not have been recognised by Guinness World Records on technical grounds, but Punjab-born British citizen ... Read more...

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555 artists perform Odissi to create world record


December 23rd, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Dec 23 (IANS) A total of 555 artists from 20 countries performed classical Odissi dance on one stage in Odisha's capital Bhubaneswar Friday with an aim to create a ... Read more...

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Nagpur woman, world’s shortest, eyes acting career


December 17th, 2011 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Dec 17 (IANS) Nagpur woman Jyoti Amge, declared the world's shortest woman by Guinness World Records, is all set to act in a Kannada movie slated for release next ... Read more...

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Indian declared world’s shortest woman


December 16th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Mumbai, Dec 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An Indian has officially been named as the “world’s shortest woman.” At the height of just 62.8 centimeters, Jyoti Amge has the reach of the average two-year-old ... Read more...

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Dozens brave cold weather to set up swimwear queue record


December 14th, 2011 - 11:15 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Dec 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Wanting to be in the record books come at a cost. For dozens of people in Britain, it may have to be enduring the cold weather in ... Read more...

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World’s largest medicinal botanic garden in China


December 9th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 9 (IANS) A medicinal botanical garden in southwest China has been confirmed by Guinness World Records as the largest of its kind in the world, a garden official ... Read more...

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Brazil lights up a floating Christmas tree


November 28th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Rio de Janeiro, Nov 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Brazil officially launched the festive season of Christmas by switching on a massive floating Christmas tree. The Christmas tree was lighted during a ceremony ... Read more...

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