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Olympics: Phelps misses out on gold, but claims record


August 1st, 2012 - 3:59 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) South African Chad le Cos won the gold medal for men's 200-meter butterfly at the Olympics Tuesday, but defending champion American Michael Phelps still made ... Read more...

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Selvaraj, now of Congress, writes himself into a record


June 18th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 18 (IANS) R. Selvaraj, the Congress legislator who was elected in the Neyattinkara by-election, Monday wrote himself into the record books of the Kerala assembly by becoming the ... Read more...

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John Abraham, Kunaal Roy Kapoor in ‘Kala Ghoda’


April 1st, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) After "Force", there's some more action up the sleeves of Bollywood heartthrob John Abraham. The actor has once again signed up to play a cop ... Read more...

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Mumbai Indians sign T20 sensation Richard Levi


February 27th, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Mumbai Indians Monday signed T20 sensation Richard Levi of South Africa for the forthcoming fifth edition, replacing Australia's Andrew Symonds ... Read more...

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Andy Wrobel creates World Record for the tallest stack of pancakes


February 21st, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sydney, Feb 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Australian chef Andy Wrobel has been entered into the Guinness Record Books after he managed to stack pancakes 76cm high. With that feat, Andy’s name will ... Read more...

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Miss California Teen USA 2012 crowned


January 10th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Jan 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) For the first time in the 60-year history of the Miss California and Miss California Teen USA contests, two openly gay couples participated. They might have not ... Read more...

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Filmmaking is about longevity: Brad Pitt


January 1st, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 1 (IANS) Actor Brad Pitt says that the most important thing to consider in a movie project is "longevity".The 48-year-old believes it doesn't matter if a film ... Read more...

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Sharma proves his fitness in farcical draw


December 21st, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Dec 21 (IANS) The final day of the drawn three-day warm-up game here at the Manuka Oval between Indians and the Cricket Australia (CA) Chairman's XI turned farcical ... Read more...

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Fidel Edwards aiming to be fastest bowler on earth


December 18th, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 18 (IANS) Speedster Fidel Edwards threatens to touch the 160 kmph-mark in the next one year and get closer to the fastest delivery ever unleashed by Pakistani ... 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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Dilip Sardesai award for Ashwin


November 28th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 28 (IANS) Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has been chosen for the Dilip Sardesai award for becoming the Man of the Series in the recently concluded three-match Test series ... Read more...

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Angler eats huge sea bass that could have been a record breaker


November 8th, 2011 - 12:09 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tenby, Wales, Nov 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An angler ate his catch way too early. A 25-year-old Welsh missed the opportunity to be in the record books when he caught a giant sea ... Read more...

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Happy to log points in inaugural Indian GP: Sutil


October 30th, 2011 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Greater Noida, Oct 30 (IANS) Sahara Force India driver Adrian Sutil hoped their performance in the inaugural Indian Grand Prix will bring smile on the face of the team principal ... Read more...

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Man,70, crosses English Channel in just 18 hours


August 31st, 2011 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 31 (IANS) A 70-year-old man Wednesday created a world record by becoming the oldest person to have swum across the English Channel.Roger Allsopp, from Guernsey, a British Crown ... Read more...

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Donnie Russell finds the world’s smallest chicken egg


August 22nd, 2011 - 11:46 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Raleigh, Aug 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A pastor in West Virginia has what could be the tiniest chicken egg in the world. The chicken egg is just 2.1 centimeters and weighs 3.46 ... Read more...

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‘Police Story-3′ is a disappointment (Kannada Film Review)


July 9th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Film: Police Story-3; Cast: Sudeep (in a special role), Thriller Manju, Sathya Prakash, Sadhu Kokila, Bullet Prakash, Neha Patil and others; Director: Thriller Manju and six other directors; Producer: Shivanand; Camera: ... Read more...

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Cuba rolls 230 foot cigar


May 5th, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Havana, May 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A tobacco farmer in Cuba has unveiled a 230-foot cigar that he believes will eventually make it to the Guinness World Records as the longest cigar in ... Read more...

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Disabled British veterans plan to conquer Everest


April 27th, 2011 - 1:40 am ICT by IANS
London, April 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Walking with the Wounded charity, whose members recently conquered the North Pole, plans to send a new expedition to Everest, the group's founder Simon ... Read more...

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Cracked ice runway strands Prince Harry in Arctic


April 8th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 8 (ANI): Prince Harry has been left trapped in the Arctic while on an expedition with four disabled servicemen due to cracks formed in an ice runway.The Prince is likely ... Read more...

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US great-great-grandmother named world’s oldest living person at 114


March 11th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 11 (ANI): A great-great-grandmother from USA has made it to the record books.Besse Cooper from Georgia has been officially recognised as the world's oldest living person at 114 years ... Read more...

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Lesbian couple in Oz beat 60 million-to-one odds to have quintuplets


March 8th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 8 (ANI): A lesbian couple in Australia has entered the record books after they became the proud parents of quintuplets.Melissa Keevers, 27, had conceived the five babies through the help ... Read more...

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One-year-old with 12 fingers, 14 toes sets new record


February 16th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 08 (ANI): A Myanmar girl has entered the record books for having 12 fingers - six each hand, and 14 toes - seven each foot.Messenger News reported that Lei ... Read more...

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E! planning to make a world record for largest number of Lady Gaga impersonators


February 12th, 2011 - 12:11 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Feb 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) E! has announced that they are on a mission to get the biggest gathering of Lady Gaga impersonators into the Guinness World Record books.The entertainment company ... Read more...

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1 year-old Lei Yadi Min with 12 fingers, 14 toes sets new record


February 8th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 08 (ANI): A Myanmar girl has entered the record books for having 12 fingers - six each hand, and 14 toes - 7 each foot. Messenger News reported that Lei ... Read more...

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Sarah Palin’s husband not involved in prostitution ring: Cops


January 27th, 2011 - 11:59 am ICT by ANI
New York, Jan 27 (ANI): Police have dismissed reports that Sarah Palin's husband, Todd, is embroiled in a sex scandal involving an extramarital affair with a massage therapist."It was just guilt ... Read more...

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Black hole big enough to swallow solar system


January 16th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 16 (IANS) This black hole is large enough to swallow our entire solar system and weighs as much as 6.8 billion suns.The M87 black hole is the largest such phenomenon ... Read more...

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Onion prices: Surveys yield over Rs.70 mn in Punjab


January 13th, 2011 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 12 (IANS) Income tax surveys carried out by the department earlier this month in different parts of Punjab amidst soaring prices of onions and other vegetables have yielded over Rs.7 ... Read more...

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Southwest Airlines Introduces New Frequent Flier Program


January 7th, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Jan 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Recently, the Southwest Airlines announced a new program that will earn buyers points on the basis of the cost of the tickets and the type of ... Read more...

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IT raids in Punjab to check onion hoarding


January 7th, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 7 (IANS) As onion prices soared and the supply of the bulb in the market dwindled, Income Tax (IT) authorities conducted raids at warehouses of many traders in this union ... Read more...

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Australian covers world in 52 marathons


December 28th, 2010 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 28 (IANS) An Australian man, who ran one marathon a week across all seven continents, has completed 52 marathons in 52 weeks.Tristan Miller received a hero's welcome from supporters ... Read more...

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Meet the Oz man who finished 52nd marathon in one year!


December 27th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 27 (ANI): A Melbourne man has become the first person to finish 52 marathons in 52 weeks, which included all seven continents.Tristan Miller received a grand welcome from supporters and ... Read more...

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Colors to bring ‘Guinness World Records’ to India


December 24th, 2010 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) Hindi entertainment channel Colors is set to bring an Indian version of "Guinness World Records" soon, and Indians will get a chance to showcase talent that can ... Read more...

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When will athletes reach their physical limit?


December 23rd, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Year after year, the sports fraternity witnesses old records being broken, be it in swimming or running. But what is the limit of this human physical ability? ... Read more...

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‘Ponting should take inspiration from ‘morphed’ Tendulkar to resurrect his batting’


December 18th, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec 18(ANI): Australian skipper Ricky Ponting should take inspiration from Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar in order to resurrect his fading batting form, a noted cricket columnist has said.Ponting, who ... Read more...

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Karachi female students set world record by squeezing 19 people in car


December 16th, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 16 (ANI): A group of female students from Karachi Grammar and other schools have entered the record books by accommodating 19 persons in a smart car.This historic event took place ... Read more...

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