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High Dive in Foot of Water Record set by Professor Splash



It definitely wouldn't have received a 'perfect 10' from the judges, but Darren Taylor's dive, which looked like more of a belly flop, was worthy of a one award ...a Guinness World Record.

Taylor, 47, more commonly known as Professor Splash, challenged and beat his own world record by diving 35 feet 5 inches into 12 inches of water at Water World, 1850 W. 89th Ave., in Federal Heights June 26.

"Bringing the record back to my home crowd is spectacular," said the Denver-native, whose previous records were from dives performed overseas.

The home crowd got quite a show as they temporarily forgot about water slides and wave pools, gathering almost an hour in advance to watch the festivities.

Entertained by performers from Five Star Talent, the spectators looked-on as the set was painstakingly prepared.

A radio tower more than three stories high with a platform only big enough for a pair of feet, overlooked the crowd. More than 35 feet below, a bed of high-density foam laid beneath a children's blow-up pool, complete with smiling dolphins and killer whales, filled with 12 inches of water and 200 pounds of melting ice.

"When I hit, I want hard water," Taylor said about the freezing water temperature, comparing the logistics of the jump to a knife going through warm versus cold butter.

As the moment of truth drew nearer, Taylor slinked slightly behind the scenes to stretch and prepare.

"You're the best in the world, there's a reason for that," he muttered to himself. "Chin up," he said, going through the motions of the dive.

As 11:30 a.m. drew near, the crowd shielded their eyes from the bright sun and tracked Taylor's ascent up the tower ladder.

As he stood poised to make the leap, Taylor thought about his form and making sure to get enough separation from the ladder.

"You have to jump into position," Taylor said. "I never look at that pool, ever."

As the crowd went silent, Taylor leaped from the tower, accelerating to 38 mph before slamming horizontally into the water, creating a mini-tsunami that crashed over the edges of the small pool.

The crowd cheered as Taylor emerged from the water, his arms raised victoriously.
"It was amazing, I've never seen anyone break a record before," Corbin Fitzgerald, 12, of Broomfield said.

Amidst the cheers, were also sighs of relief.

"You anticipate it to work perfectly, but there are no guarantees," said Paul Borrillo, the master of ceremonies.

Taylor has been diving since he was four years old and sharpened his skills by diving at Casa Bonita restaurant and Elitch Gardens. He set his first world record in 2005, diving at 33 feet 10 inches. Taylor's longtime-friend and former diving team partner Scott Stanley, helps set up for many of Taylor's local dives.

"He's a born a high diver," Stanley said.

Besides setting a new record, Taylor's dive also signified the opening of a new Water World park section, The Big Top Family Fun Zone. In an inventive 'ribbon-splashing' ceremony, a red ribbon stretched across Taylor's pool, was broken as Professor Splash hit the water. The Big Top is an 8,600 square feet circus-themed area.

"It was a big dive for The Big Top," Taylor said.

Shortly after the dive, despite a very red chest and having felt his skeleton move upon impact, Taylor said he couldn't feel any pain at the moment.

"Right now, I have the Guinness glow," he said.

World Largest Hockey Stick Guinness Record

The Cowichan Community Centre, in Duncan on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, boasts the largest hockey stick and puck in the world. Built in 1985, the 205-foot hockey stick is built from Douglas Fir wooden beams reinforced with steel, and weighs in at a staggering 61,000 pounds (28,118 kgs).

The World's Largest Hockey Stick & Puck was originally commissioned by the Government of Canada as part of the Expo '86 World's Fair Exposition in Vancouver.

Following the fair, the artifact was donated to the Province of British Columbia, who held a Canada-wide competition to determine its final destination. The Cowichan Community Centre site in the Cowichan Valley was selected from over 30 community and private organizations.

The World's Largest Hockey Stick Society was established to manage the wooden wonder, and successfully raised over $150,000 in cash and donated goods and services from public-spirited businesses, service clubs and private citizens. The fund was used to underwrite the significant cost of dismantling the stick at the Vancouver Expo, freight transfer to Duncan on Vancouver Island, and on-site preparation and reassembly of the display at the Cowichan Community Centre.

In 1994, the society formally transferred ownership of the huge hockey stick and puck to the citizens of the Cowichan Valley, by donating the artifact to the Cowichan Valley Regional District.

Amazing Facts on the World's Biggest Hockey Stick & Puck:

The World's Largest Hockey Stick & Puck is 40 times life size.

The shaft and blade of the stick are made in sections with steel-reinforced Douglas Fir beams measuring 3 foot by 4 foot (91.44 cm by 1.2192 m) for a total length of 205 feet (62.48 metres).

The stick weighs 28,118 kg (61,000 pounds) and was built in Penticton BC. The final product was trucked to Vancouver in two pieces, spliced together on the ground, then lifted into position on August 21, 1985.

After the fair in Vancouver, the hockey stick was transported to Vancouver Island by barge and 3 flat bed trucks exactly two years later, on August 21, 1987.

The World's Largest Hockey Stick & Puck was dedicated at the Cowichan Community Centre in Duncan on May 21, 1988, two years to the day after Expo '86 opened.

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Highest Qualified Woman in India - Limca Book Record

A Lucknow University teacher, Madhurima Lall, has made it to the Limca Book of Records 2008 as the 'highest qualified woman'. She has two D.Litt degrees.

With that, Uttar Pradesh too would for the first time find a mention in the Limca Book of Records.

'The Limca Book of Records has acknowledged me for my two D.Litt (Doctorate of Literature) degrees in applied economics and business administration,' an elated Lall told IANS Thursday.

A person with two D.Litt is very rare. Normally after Ph.D, a student stakes a minimum of five years to complete D.Litt, added Lall.

Lall has been teaching in the Lucknow Univesity's commerce department for the last twenty years.

It is for the first time that Uttar Pradesh has found a place in the Limca Book of Records, an official added.

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Madden NFL 2002 Highest Score Guinness Record



Madden NFL cover boy Daunte Culpepper has established a new Guinness World Record for "Highest Score in the Two-Minute Drill on Madden NFL 2002" with a staggering 14,500 points.

With drives rivaled only by his avatar, former Madden NFL cover boy Daunte Culpepper persevered and established a new Guinness World Record for "Highest Score in the Two-Minute Drill on Madden NFL 2002" with a staggering 14,500 points. Playing the same game that featured him on the cover, Culpepper played as himself with the Minnesota Vikings and made some serious connections to then-teammate Randy Moss. He earned the record at EA's 20th Anniversary Premiere Party for Madden NFL 09, and if unbeaten, will be included in the Guinness World Records: Gamer's Edition 2009, scheduled for release next February.

Guinness World Records was at the event to present EA with two Madden NFL franchise records, "Most Games in an NFL Series (16 titles)" and "Highest First Week Sales of an NFL Game (2 million units for Madden NFL 07)", both of which appear in the current Gamer's Edition book. Four other former Madden NFL cover athletes joined Culpepper in celebrating the premiere of the new game at Touch in New York City, including Shaun Alexander, Marshall Faulk, Ray Lewis, and Vince Young.

Culpepper's record was established in a Guinness World Records room where official judges were present to record visitors' attempts at the "Two-Minute Drill" on Madden NFL 2002. The new mark is one of several newly established video game records that Guinness World Records is tracking as it expands its coverage of the video game industry.

The Guinness World Records: Gamer's Edition 2008 (SRP: $19.95), the first Guinness World Records book devoted solely to the world of gaming, is on shelves now and bursting with new records, high score statistics and fascinating facts.

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Speedo Launches LZR RACER Swimsuit Olympic edition



SPEEDO, the world's leading swimwear brand, today unveiled the special Olympic edition Team USA LZR RACER suit. Speedo worked with legendary design house Comme des Garcons to develop a one-of-kind look for Team USA featuring the red, white and blue of the American flag.

The launch of the Team USA Speedo LZR RACER allows the original Comme des Garçons design to be finally revealed as the traditional gray and black silhouette has been updated with the patriotic stars and stripes of the United States of America flag. The design by visionary founder of Comme des Garcons, Rei Kawakubo, joins the distinctive metallic silver calligraphy that already appears on the suit. The calligraphy, painted by celebrated artist Inoue Yu-ichi, means ‘kokoro' representing the heart, spirit and mind.

Rei Kawakubo said, "I was interested in expressing the energy and the power that comes from the spirit, embodied in the meaning of the calligraphy, together with the will to win for one's country, symbolized by the iconic flag of the USA. I am very honored and proud that Team USA will be performing in the pool in Beijing with this strong creative design."

Though the Team USA LZR RACER suit will not officially debut until Beijing, it is being unveiled now in conjunction with the upcoming U.S. Olympic Team Trials beginning June 29th in Omaha, Nebraska. Speedo's Team USA LZR RACER will be individually created for, and exclusively available, to all members of Team USA in Beijing.

"I've been wearing the Speedo LZR RACER suit for the past several months and I've had a lot of success in it," said U.S. Olympic Gold medalist and Speedo sponsored swimmer, Natalie Coughlin. "Not only is this the fastest suit out there but it now has a beautiful, patriotic feel to it which is very cool. I hope I have the opportunity to proudly swim in it in Beijing."

An unprecedented 38 world records have been broken by swimmers wearing the LZR Racer since its launch in February. Speedo harnessed the expertise of NASA and a number of international research institutes to create the suit which has 10 percent less passive drag than Speedo's FASTSKIN FSII launched in 2004 and 5 percent less passive drag than Speedo's FASTSKIN FS-PRO, which was launched in March 2007 and swimmers wearing it broke 21 World Records.

Made from an ultra lightweight, low drag, water repellent, and fast-drying fabric unique to Speedo called LZR PULSE, the LZR RACER suit is the world's first fully bonded competition swimsuit. The suit is ultrasonically welded which gives the effect of no seams at all. Ultra low drag LZR panels are laminated onto the base fabric to create a Hydro Form Compression System helping to compress the entire swimmer's body into a more streamlined shape and enabling them to cut through the water with more power and agility.

"Since 1928, Speedo has been leading the world in swimwear design and technology and our partnership with Comme des Garcons continues that pioneering spirit," said Paula Schneider, President of Speedo USA. "The Speedo LZR RACER suit is the ultimate swimsuit through a combination of cutting edge performance, innovation and design. We're proud to offer Team USA the best in technology and design."

To get in the spirit of swimming, the limited edition Team Speedo USA collection is now available for purchase at www.speedousa.com.

TT Games Launches Guinness World Records™: The Videogame

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games are teaming up with Guinness World Records to bring Guinness World Records: The Videogame to Wii and Nintendo DS in fall 2008.

Guinness World Records: The Videogame, developed by TT Games and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, will offer players of all ages the opportunity not only to observe and marvel at the most remarkable activities in the world, but actually to participate in them.

Guinness World Records: The Videogame is full of amazing world records, giving players the opportunity to become a real world record breaker! The games quick-fire action challenges can be played solo, in teams, or in competitive multi-player groups.

Accessible game mechanics enable anyone to grow the longest fingernails ever seen; to walk a tightrope across the Grand Canyon; or even eat a jumbo jet. But true skill and dedication will be required to compete at the highest level. The ultimate prize: you may see your name appear in the official Guinness World Records book!

Guinness World Record lends itself wonderfully to an interactive experience for the whole family, said Tom Stone, Managing Director of TT Games Publishing. Were excited at this opportunity to team up with such a well-loved institution to create a really fresh and fun game.

We are very pleased with how Guinness World Records: The Videogame looks and plays, this new development reflects the versatility of our content and how it can be tailored for almost any medium and format, said Sam Fay, Senior Vice President of Guinness World Records. We are sure that the game is going to be a favourite amongst all aspiring record breakers!

Guinness World Records: The Videogame launches in Fall 2008.

About TT Games

TT Games (www.ttgames.com) is the combined publishing and development group behind the hit games LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Star Wars II and BIONICLE Heroes. Incorporating renowned UK developer Travellers Tales, TT Games has a distinctive focus on console, handheld, mobile and PC games of the highest quality, aimed at young gamers and their families.

About Guinness World Records

The first edition of Guinness World Records was published in 1955. Since then the book has gone on to become a record breaker in its own right. With sales of more than 100 million copies in 100 different countries and 24 languages, Guinness World Records is the worlds best ever selling copyright book.

About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.

Zee Kannada set Limca Book of World Records

Zee Kannada has entered the Limca Book of World Records for its unique handkerchief campaign in support of the Indian team in the Cricket World Cup 2007. The channel's record breaking feat is mentioned under The Biggest and the Smallest section.

Zee Kannada is the first Kannada channel to enter the record books. The campaign, launched in February 2007, saw the channel's team travel across the state to over 50 schools, 25 colleges, IT companies, NGOs, media houses, malls, institutions, shops, and succeeded in collecting over 55,000 hankies, thus creating the world's longest chain of signed handkerchiefs.

Anup Chandrasekharan, business head, Zee Kannada, said, "We at Zee Kannada strive to do things differently and do the best. Records and awards are definitely materialistic recognition for such efforts. This is entirely a team effort and would not have been possible otherwise. The team is ecstatic to be a part of the prestigious Limca Book of World Records."

The chain extended over 17 km in distance. The record was created amidst a lot of fanfare at an event, which was inaugurated by Mysore royal family scion Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wodeyar at Palace Grounds, Bangalore. The event also witnessed the record of maximum number of signed handkerchiefs collected (55,000) and the biggest handkerchief with signatures (measuring 48 ft x 52.5 ft).

The campaign had received an overwhelming response not only from the people of Karnataka, but from the entire country. Prominent signatories included Subhash Chandra, chairman, Essel Group, signing the first handkerchief; followed by the then chief minister, H D Kumaraswamy; the then deputy CM, BS Yediyurappa; and various personalities like former home minister, MP Prakash; member of the board and director HR, Infosys, Mohandas Pai; Chenraj Jain, chairman, Jain Group of Institutions; artiste Umashree; swimmer Nisha Millet; and music director Hamsalekha, among many others

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World's Most Expensive Newspaper Copy - Zimbrulu and Vulturulu

Romania-- The "Auroch and the Eagle" ("Zimbrulu and Vulturulu"), bought for 830 000 Euros by Joseph Hackmey. sets the world record for the most expensive newspaper copy in the world.




The most expensive newspaper in the world, "Zimbrulu and Vulturulu", was printed in Iasi in 1858. These days it is exposed in the World Philatelic Exhibition EFIRO 2008, at Romexpo. The newspaper with a value of over 830 thousand Euro is back in Romania after more than 2 years in London, in a British collection, and dozens of other years in a bank in Switzerland.

It has become the most valuable copy of a newspaper and the most precious philatelic piece (it is also a collection of postal marks) from a random happening as the Romanian Post representatives said. The famous copy was sent in November 1858 with destination Galati. Because the package was weighting very much, on the copy were applied 8 postal marks Bull Head (Cap de Bour), one of the most rare and appreciated stamp. This is the most famous set of stamps and postal marks applied on a correspondence. At Galati it was sold to a bookseller and collector of stamps.

At the last auction, held in Geneva, the piece had a starting price of 500.000 Euro and was sold for 700.000 Euro. With fees and commissions involved, the final price reached 830.000 Euros. The amount made "Zimbrulu and Vulturulu" the most expensive newspaper copy in the world. At Romexpo the exhibition is organized by the National Romanian Post Office, in collaboration with Romanian Philatelic Federation. The newspaper can be admired in Bucharest between June 20-27.


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Olympic Ring Logo world record set by Bikini Clad Ladies

A bikini battalion of 1,202 ladies gathered Sunday at the Changlong Water Amusement Park in Guangzhou to form the Olympic rings logo and broke a Guinness world record — not for the largest Olympics logo ever formed with human bodies, but for the largest swimsuit photo shoot ever (previous record was set last year at Bondi Beach by 1,010 ladies). Yet another utterly useless record, you might say, but these girls sure look like they're having a blast.

Wedding Hair Style Latest Trends

'Wedding day' a memorable day for everyone. And who doesn't want to look perfect on his or her important day of life. Of course everyone wants to be looking great from every aspect whether it's about wedding dress, or jewelry. Even wedding hair style also adds the charm to bride or grooms personality.

So what to do for a perfect wedding hair style that will really suit you. Well! Many factors are important to decide the right wedding hair style for you. First of all the shape of your face determines the right hair style for you. If you are confused about what hairstyle will suit you for your wedding day then you should talk to a professional hair stylist. Your hair stylist can give you suggestion about the hair style that will most suit shape of your face. And this should be done a few weeks ahead of the time.

Having the wedding dress can also help you to make wedding hair style selection easily. If the bridal gown is of an off shoulder then you should consider your hair down. If the bridal gown has a high neck then wears the hair up.

One should also make arrangements with the hairdresser to have a practice run for her wedding hair style. It will work definitely. Bear in mind that what suits others may not suit you also. Above all the thing that matters is your wedding hair style has to be comfortable. And remember one more thing that it's you who are going to be getting married and not a fairytale image of yours so it should not be so different.

The theme of your wedding party also impact what wedding hair style you will want to select from. A princess hair style or a queen hair style can be chosen for a bridal. A bridal can also choose the more unconventional wedding hair style.

The princess hair style is one of the most flattering hairstyle which a young bride could choose for her wedding day. In this wedding hair style the hairs require to be pulled back from the face. This look has been preferred choice by the bridals for several years. This hairstyle works for the bride with long hair or medium hair.

The queen hair style is much similar like the princess hairstyle with the exception that this wedding hair style is more complicated and it may include side bangs to soften the severe look of aristocracy also. Middle paths or side paths can be used in the hair which could either be loosely or tightly pulled back.

Handbag Fashion Style Trend 2008

Most women cannot leave the house without bringing a purse or a handbag with them. After all, carrying a purse along is a convenient way of lugging loose change, a cell phone, a compact, a comb, a lipstick, keys, a vial of perfume, reading material, and all the other stuff that women cannot leave home without. Toting a purse or a handbag saves women from having stuffed and bulky pockets, if they have pockets at all.

However, as convenient as a handbag is in helping us carry stuff around, what many women fail to realize is that a handbag or a purse is a fashion accessory. So, because it is a fashion accessory, it should work with the rest of the outfit.

But more importantly than that, when you choose a purse or a handbag to go with your outfit, you should pick one that should match the type of body that you have. You may not be aware of it, but when someone looks at you, the first thing about your outfit that this someone would be likely to notice is your handbag. Depending on what kind of handbag you are carrying, you may be drawing attention to the curves of your body that you may prefer to de-emphasize.

It is all about balance. Just like any piece of clothing or accessory that you have on you, your purse should make your figure appear balanced. It should hide what you may want to hide and emphasize what you may want to emphasize.

One of the principles that you should be following when picking out a purse to match your outfit is that large handbags go with amply padded bodies, while small purses go with smaller bodies. If you are a petite person, the type of purse that you should be using is small. If you wear plus sizes, you should go for bigger handbags. That is one of the basic principles that you should observe when choosing a handbag.

So, which type of purse should go with which type of curves? Going with the principle on size on choosing handbags, if you are short with only a slight figure, you should go for a handbag that is small and is something that you can hold close to your body. Never ever buy a big purse because you will drown in it. Holding a big purse if your body is small would make you look as if the purse is carrying you, and not the other way around.

If you are the tall and lanky type, with not much on you in terms of curves, your challenge is to create the illusion of having a curvy figure and to hide the straight leanness of your body. You can achieve this by wearing a purse that is medium-sized and with a long shoulder strap that will allow you to hold the purse close to your waist. Holding the purse against the waist will make you seem that you have a slender waist that gently slopes to your hips.

Now, if your hips are wide and heavy, the handbag you need is something that will draw the eyes away from your hips and lower body. The perfect handbag for you is something with a shoulder strap that will allow the handbag to hang just above your hips. In this way, anyone who looks at you will have his or her eyes drawn to your upper body, rather than to your hips.

Girls with top-heavy figures, on the other hand, would want to call attention away from their upper bodies. If your figure is top-heavy, the handbag that you need is something that has long straps, something that you can hold close to your hips. Remember to get a large purse to balance out your top-heavy body.

Never ever use a small handbag if you have a plus size figure. As we said above, toting a small purse will only call attention to your size. Always go for a wide handbag that will lend a balanced look to your figure.

If you have the perfect hourglass figure, with your bust line in proportion to your hips and with a definite waist, you are to be envied. You can lug along just about any type of purse or handbag there is. But then again, you should still be conscious about the way your purse balances out your figure. Always get a handbag that is just the right size compared to your body. So, if you are on the short and lean side, go for a small bag. If you are big and really curvy, a big bag will work for you.

Always remember that your purse or handbag is a fashion accessory. You should make it work to balance out your figure.

Highest Popping Toaster World Record

A world record has been set for the highest popping toaster. Freddie Yauner, 26, sent his toast 2.6 metres (8.5ft) into the air at the Royal College of Art graduate show. The London exhibition features the work of more than 200 art and design postgraduates.

Freddie Yauner, 26, from London, set the Guinness World Record during the Royal College of Art graduate show.

A piece of toast popped from the toaster by Mr Yauner reached a height of 2.6metres (8.5ft).

The unique record, the first of its kind in the records book, was confirmed by an adjudicator who was present to witness the attempt.

Mr Yauner said: "All my works are satirical pieces that have a serious side.

"We constantly conjure up too many objects that do far more than they need to do, with extra features year-on-year.

"The popping element of a toaster is totally unnecessary."

More than 200 creations and designs by students have been put on display at the event which runs until 5 July.

Source : BBC.co.uk

45 Hours Guitar Playing World Record set by Indian Boy

Fourteen-year-old Akash Gupta on Tuesday set a new world record by playing his guitar for 45 hours here, Guinness World Records judge Ralph Hana said.

Akash began playing the instrument at the 162-year-old St. Peter's College Sunday and broke American Brian Engelhart's 2005 record of 44 hours at about 7 a.m. on Tuesday.

However, the teenager continued playing, with the aim of breaking his own record of 52 hours and 48 minutes that earned him a place in the Limca Book of Records last year. Guiness does not recognise the Limca record.

A large crowd cheered Akash as he strummed his guitar.

Hanna said an increasing number of Indians were queuing up to set records, which earlier attracted mostly Europeans and Americans.

"Such activities get the people of the town together as they encourage and cheer their hero to scale new heights. As you can see in Agra, people are very involved," he said.

Two other residents of the city of Taj hold world records. Parthasarthy Sharma, a homeopath, holds the record for examining the highest number of patients in a year and Shandilya for playing the longest flute -- six feet.

"The spirit of adventure is crucial for human progress. Ever higher, better than before - these thoughts fuelled man's urge to compete and set new records," Hanna said.

World’s Biggest Coffin World Record

Ukrainian undertakers say they have built the world’s first death-themed restaurant - in a 65ft long coffin.

The huge casket is decorated with dozens of wreaths and normal-sized coffins. Diners can order from a menu that includes ‘Nine Day’ and ‘Forty Day’ salads - named after local mourning rituals - and a dish called ‘Let’s meet in paradise’. The restaurant, called Eternity, is the work of a funeral parlour in the town of Truskavets, in the west of the country near the Polish border.

The undertakers hope their restaurant will be confirmed as the world’s biggest coffin. Guinness World Records confirmed the biggest coffin title is currently unclaimed, but said they had yet to receive an application from Ukraine.

Source : http://www.dailytimes.com.pk

Heart Tattoos - Amazing Modern Body Art

Throughout our history dating all the way back to the time just prior to the ice age varieties of the heart symbol have been found across the globe. Symbols of the heart have been used by just about every culture, from the ancient Egyptians to Greek mythology to the tribes of Africa.

Heart tattoos have evolved from the symbol on the sailor’s arm as a tribute to his mother to one of the most complex designs with the greatest number of variations around. Heart tattoos are common on both men and women and can be designed as a tribal tattoo, a Celtic tattoo, or even your basic greeting-card style heart. They can be placed on numerous area of the body, commonly showing up on arms, ankles, hips, chests, and lower back areas.
Common Heart Tattoo Meanings

Heart tattoos can mean many different things to many different people. Throughout history, different cultures have used the heart to symbolize different things and no singular meaning has made itself common to date. The same applies to heart tattoos. Depending on the color, style, combinations with other items, and placement on the body, a heart tattoo can mean almost anything.

Heart tattoos can represent any number of meanings, moods, and personalities. One of the most common in western culture is the red heart symbolizing love. These hearts are often combined with roses or banners stating the loved one’s name to proclaim everlasting romantic love. Heart tattoos combined with daggers, swords, or knives can represent either betrayal or courage, depending on the person wearing the tattoo. One type of heart tattoo design is commonly acknowledged as the “sacred heart of Christ”, and the wearer of this tattoo is stating their devotion and understanding of the love of Christ in a Christian sense.

Tribal hearts rendered in basic colors usually represent an individual with their emotions under control. Heart tattoos with wings, normally found on the shoulder, chest, or lower back, is known to signify a person with a happy, pure, and free spirit. This can also be designated by a heart design with a halo above it. Hearts combined with other symbols such as animals, sports items, or nature indicates a love for that particular item. Heart tattoos displayed as broken, black, or only half is displayed symbolized grief and loss.

Regardless if it is the individual’s first tattoo or their tenth, a heart tattoo is an everlasting reminder of a passion of the individual decorated with it.

There are few symbols in the world that can match the complexity of the heart, and heart tattoos are no different. Whether they signify passion, loss, or love, heart tattoos have been around for generations and will continue to be 'immortalised' in skin for many generations to come.
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World's Largest Photo Album Record set by Johnson's Baby

On 10 June 2008, an enormous photo album was unveiled in Beijing, China, which broke the previous Guinness World Record for the world’s largest photo album. The record breaking photo album measures 4 m x 5 m (13.1 ft x 16.4 ft) and was created by Johnson's Baby, China. Guinness World Records adjudicator Angela Wu presented a certificate commemorating this achievement at a ceremony held by the album’s creators.

The photo album is an exact scaled up version of a normal sized photo album, and contains 10 pages which can hold up to six large scale photographs. Due to the sheer size of the pages, it takes at least two adults to turn each page. All the photos feature images of mothers and babies which demonstrate the bond of motherly love.

The photos included in this album were chosen from many photos submitted to Johnson’s Baby China. The collecting of the photographs began last year and took place all over China, many mothers took part in, including the internationally famous table tennis player Ms Deng Yaping, who, along with her mother was also present at the certificate ceremony.

Group of Indian Dancer set World Record at Cupertino

Dancers in Cupertino will be forever memorialized in a book that honors loud burps, long fingernails and large groups of breastfeeding mothers.

"We are in the history books," Anand Kuchibhotla said today, after his group, Silicon Andhra organized a dancing feat that earned a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Saturday, 380 "kuchipudi" dancers set a world record for being the largest group of kuchipudi dancers performing continually for more than 5 minutes on a flat stage. They danced for 8 1/2 minutes.

Guinness adjudicator Danny Girton oversaw the event, and handed a certificate to Kuchibhotla, a 46-year-old Internet startup vice president who grew up with kuchipudi dancing in his home state of Andhra Pradesh and came up with the idea.

"When he announced that we met all the standards, 2,000 people in the audience gave a standing ovation. They were screaming and saying 'Wooooooooo.' It was unbelievable," Kuchibhotla said.

Pronounced Koo-chee-poo-dee, the dance is about 1,000 years old, born in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh after a village by the same name. Dancers often represent Hindu gods, and act out stories for their audiences.

Dancers flew in from Russia, India, Singaore, Germany, England, Canada, and came from all over the United States. They flocked to Cupertino not only to set a world record but for the world's first international three-day kuchipudi convention, organized by Kuchibhotla's group, Silicon Andhra.

Kuchibhotla said that anyone is invited to try to beat the Cupertino dancing numbers, but he's warned, that he believes Guinness will have a new entry at the next kuchipudi convention planned December 2010 in India.

"That's when we're going to break the new record we just set," he said.

Human Peace Sign Ithaca Guinness World Record

Nearly 6,000 people who formed a massive human peace sign in Ithaca are hoping their effort is good enough for the Guinness Book of World Records.

Guinness doesn't have a peace sign category, said Guinness spokeswoman Jamie Panas. But if it decides to add one, the Ithaca group would claim the record, said Trevor Dougherty, a sophomore at Ithaca High School who organized the event as a follow-up to a YouTube video he filmed called "Stand Up for World Peace."

Dougherty said Ithaca will ask Guinness to sanction its record of 5,814 people.

Panas said Guinness researches all new record proposals and uses its discretion on what to accept as new categories. Records must be measurable, verifiable and breakable and must serve the public's interest, she said.

Each year, Guinness receives about 65,000 inquiries from people wanting to set or break records, according to its Web site. It usually takes four to six weeks to decide on a record application, the Web site said. Guinness counts more than 40,000 records.

Dougherty told The Ithaca Journal a video of Sunday's event will be released on Youtube.com within the next few weeks.

The event capped the three-day Ithaca Festival.

Indian students Among the Best rated by Oxford University




The Oxford University considers Indian students among the best in the world and would like more of them joining its campus, Chancellor Chris Patten has said.

The university, which produced the likes of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia, has presently 257 Indian students on roll. But one-third of its students are from China.

"We want more Indian students because we want the best in the world to come to Oxford," Mr. Patten said. Most of the Indian students are in the Said Business School.

"About a quarter of the students are doing MBAs...but I would like to see more in social sciences and humanities, doing both under-graduate and post-graduate work," he said.

Though Indians are less in number, they have won more scholarships than the Chinese.

Last year, they won 54 different scholarships, including the prestigious Rhodes scholarship, according to an Oxford journal. "They (Indians) probably got more than China," the Chancellor said.

He said the number of scholarships may go up as the university improves its financial position.

"I hope as we develop our endowments we will be able to offer many more (scholarships) to post-graduate students in the next few years," Patten said. The university has developed a Master’s programme in South Asian studies.

For a one-year MBA programme, it could cost as much as Rs. 40 lakh, including the cost of tuition fee, boarding and lodging and the out-of-pocket expenses.

"It is a different world out here...We are gaining immensely," said Karandeep Singh Vohra, pursuing MBA at the Said Business School.

World's Largest Advertising Hoarding at Euro 2008

As the Euro 2008 football championship enters the quarter finals stage, online betting exchange Betfair has made its own mark on the tournament with the creation of the world's largest advertising hoarding, as seen on the final approach to Vienna's International Airport.

Football fans flying into the airport will be able to see the advert which covers an area the size of more than fifty football pitches, spelling out the slogan: "NO.1 FOR FOOTBALL. AND STILL GROWING!"

http://www.Betfair.com and its team of local farmers and horticulturalists have spent the past four months growing different kinds of plants to spell out the message, which has now been ratified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest advertisement ever, or as it is officially know, the 'World's Largest Advertising Hoarding'.

The dimensions of the ad measure 1,380m by 316m, creating a total area of 436,000 square metres. It took nine tonnes of wheat seed, 53,000 marigold plants, 1.5 kilometres of cotton netting as well as rape, camomile, mustard, clover, poppies and grass to create the advert. The individual letters are 44 metres high and up to 41 metres wide.

The total area of the advert is equivalent to 62 times the size of London's Trafalgar Square, or 8.9 times the size of Vienna's Ernst Happel Stadion, the venue for the Euro 2008 final.

Highest air on a BMX Bike World Record set by Kevin Robinson



The iconic grounds of Central Park became the launching pad for BMX legend Kevin Robinson as he soared into the world record books by airing 54 feet off the ground -- equivalent to nearly a six story building -- breaking the record for highest air on a BMX bike in the second-ever Red Bull Experiment.

Kevin hurled himself down a 60 foot high roll-in at speeds over 45 mph, up a 27 foot Super Quarter Pipe and aired 27 feet above the ramp, against the back drop of the world-renowned New York City skyline.

After nearly an hour and six attempts trying for the record, Kevin broke it by one inch, at 26.7 feet. Not feeling satisfied, he did another attempt to increase the record by another five inches. "There is no better feeling than setting a goal and accomplishing it, no matter what adversity you have to face. You persevere through and you will come out successful," said Kevin after friends and family celebrated with him on the ramp.

The previous record of 26.5 feet was held by BMX pioneer and Kevin's mentor and sponsor Mat Hoffman, who was on site to witness the feat.

Kevin, the winner of seven X Games medals, including three gold, made his attempt on a never before built Super Quarter Pipe. This feat was experimental in many ways -- from the construction of the ramp, to the speed it took to break the record, the g-forces on his body and ultimately the never before reached height on a BMX bike.

A crowd of thousands and Red Bull athletes, including fellow world record holder Simon Dumont and 2008 Olympic team member Jill Kintner, supported Kevin as sports history was made. Also in attendance were New England Patriots Wes Welker and Lonnie Paxton and surprise guest late night talk show host David Letterman, where Kevin is due to appear on Monday, June 16th. The Red Bull Experiment took place in Central Park and aired live on MSG and was featured on a live webcast via ESPN's 24-hour action sports destination, EXPN.com, and ESPNs signature broadband network ESPN360.com.

KEVIN ROBINSON

A BMX legend, Kevin is one of only a few athletes that has competed in every X Games since the inaugural event in 1995 and since then has grown into one of the most respected action sports stars of his generation. There has been no more deserving winner of the "Most Outstanding Athlete" award than Kevin in 2007. A committed family man with two kids, Kevin trains as hard as any elite athlete in the world and even works out with football star Junior Seau. He also sits on the board of Junior's charity foundation. It is Kevin's confidence, hard work and dedication that allow him to accomplish a feat such as this.

THE KEVIN ROBINSON INNOVATIONAL

As a follow up to the Red Bull Experiment, Kevin has invited a collection of the world's top pros to ride the ultimate Super Quarter Pipe and compete in Central Park on Saturday, June 14th. The vision for the Kevin Robinson Innovational is to select the best riders to compete in an environment that would stimulate the innovation and progression of BMX.

THE RED BULL EXPERIMENT

The Red Bull Experiment is the world's best athletes attempting world first experimental sporting feats.

The mission of the Red Bull Experiment is to give the world's best athletes the opportunity to push the boundaries of what might be humanly possible and push the progression of their sport to unfathomable levels. In the first Red Bull Experiment, motorcross star Robbie Maddison set his own world record for the longest jump on a motorbike by jumping a football field in Las Vegas on New Years Eve, 2007, clearing a distance of 322 feet.

The next Red Bull Experiment moves to the West Coast on July 11th where freestyle motocross star Ronnie Renner will attempt to set a new world record by launching himself five stories in the air on a custom-made quarter pipe against the backdrop of the world famous Santa Monica Pier.

The Red Bull Experiment provides these athletes with the tools necessary to realize their dreams and put them on show for the whole world to see. In success or failure these experiments are poised to change the way the world thinks about what is possible.

For more information on the Red Bull Experiment please visit: www.redbullexperiment.com. For complimentary images visit www.redbull-photofiles.com and video footage of the record can be downloaded from vod.oceanwatch.com.

World Largest Pencil Drawling Record set by Filemon Trevino

Artist Filemon Trevino, 38, poses with his 411-meter-long (1,350-foot) drawing called "Electrocardiograma Artistico 411" at the Regiomontana University in Monterrey, Mexico,

Friday, March 14, 2008. Trevino accomplished his lifelong dream of entering the Guinness Book of World Records Wednesday, when he was presented a Guinness certificate declaring his drawing as the world's largest.

He forgot to eat, sleep or even drink water. But Mexican artist Filemon Trevino accomplished his lifelong dream of entering the Guinness Book of World Records.

In a news conference Wednesday, Trevino presented a Guinness certificate declaring his quarter-mile-long pencil drawing as the world's largest.

The Monterrey artist said he spent 6,000 hours and used 800 pencils to complete his representation of the heart and circulatory system, with symbols including doves, geometric shapes and hundreds of yards of intertwined tubes.

He says breaking the record became an obsession that led him to neglect his health.

He was hospitalized seven times for dehydration, heart and kidney problems and fainting spells, all attributed to long hours spent drawing in a hot, stuffy room.

“I forgot to drink water,” he said. “I didn't know anything about friends, my family or anything else in the world. I started to grow a beard and lost (35 pounds) 16 kilograms.”

Trevino started the drawing in July 2004 and completed it in August 2005. But he could not apply for the world record until he found someone willing to display the work and sponsor Guinness' $600 entry fee.

The work was unveiled in March at the Regiomontana University.

Most Books Donated During a Seven-Day World Record

Rotarians at the 2008 RI Convention demonstrated their commitment to literacy by setting a Guinness world record for the most books donated during a seven-day period. Exactly 242,624 books were collected this week for public school students in Southern California and Southern Nevada.

Danny Girton Jr., an adjudicator for Guinness World Records, confirmed that Rotary now owns the record for Most Books Donated in Seven Days at the final plenary session on Wednesday.

“This record demonstrated careful planning, creativity, and a true commitment from the heart,” Girton told the audience. “We applaud your efforts and welcome you to the Guinness World Records family.”

Ingo Werk, of the Rotary Club of Wilmington, California, who chaired the project, joined Girton on stage to thank and congratulate Rotarians for achieving such a meaningful record. “Rotary’s commitment to literacy is a commitment with love, not only for our society at large but especially for our children. Love is all you need -- to read.”

The book drive, cosponsored by the Los Angeles Times Reading by 9 program, will benefit public school students in kindergarten through grade 3 in the region, where studies show too many children read below grade level.

At the convention, a symbolic “mountain of books” display provided a backdrop for reading sessions allowing Rotarians, celebrities, and other notables to read to students visiting on field trips.

Project organizers set a goal of collecting a quarter of a million books. Convention registrants from more than 140 countries brought books representing their home cultures and languages.

“Everyone here embraced this book drive, and I could not be more proud of our Rotary clubs and more grateful for the support we received from the public,” said Werk.

Guinness World Records receives more than 60,000 applications a year from people hoping for recognition. Of those, only 3 percent set world records.

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Non Stop Movie Watching World Record set by Indian Boy

Ashish Sharma of Mathura, India on Monday broke the world record for watching films non-stop. He watched films continuously for more than 120 hours, breaking the previous record of 117 hours that was held by Claudia Wavra of Germany.
Ashish watched over 48 Hindi films in 120 hours. Ashish Sharma of Mathura on Monday broke the world record for watching films nonstop.

He watched films continuously for more than 120 hours, breaking the previous record of 117 hours that was held by Claudia Wavra of Germany.

Ashish watched over 48 Hindi films in 120 hours beginning at 11.08 am on June 11 and ending at 8.12 pm on Monday night.

A doctor, prescribed by the authorities at the Guinness Book of World Records, was present with Ashish for the entire period. The doctor kept checking his health con dition every four hours.

“I always wanted to do something that would bring Mathura on the World map,” Ashish said.

“By chance, I saw that someone had set a record in watching films and I thought I would break it.

More so because I love watching films,” Ashish told this correspondent on phone.

Excited at having surpassed the previous world record, Ashish said that very soon he would like to break his own record.

“But right now I am too exhausted and would like to rest for a few days,” he said.

Ashish Sharma will be issued the title after one month when the data is scrutinised by the Guinness authorities.

Ashish Sharma of Mathura on Monday broke the world record for watching films non-stop. He watched films continuously for more than 120 hours, breaking the previous record of 117 hours that was held by Claudia Wavra of Germany. Ashish watched over 48 Hindi films in 120 hours. Ashish Sharma of Mathura on Monday broke the world record for watching films non- stop. He watched films con- tinuously for more than 120 hours, breaking the previous record of 117 hours that was held by Claudia Wavra of Ger- many. Ashish watched over 48 Hindi films in 120 hours beginning at 11.08 am on June 11 and ending at 8.12 pm on Monday night.

A doctor, prescribed by the authorities at the Guinness Book of World Records, was present with Ashish for the entire period. The doctor kept checking his health con- dition every four hours. “I always wanted to do something that would bring Mathura on the World map,” Ashish said. “By chance, I saw that someone had set a record in watching films and I thought I would break it.

More so because I love watching films,” Ashish told this correspondent on phone. Excited at having sur- passed the previous world record, Ashish said that very soon he would like to break his own record. “But right now I am too exhausted and would like to rest for a few days,” he said. Ashish Sharma will be issued the title after one month when the data is scrutinised by the Guin - ness authorities.

2008 Giant sleepover sets New Guinness World Record

Over Thirty five thousand children became world record breakers on the weekend of June 16th and 17th when they participated in the 4th Annual BT Giant Sleepover in aid of ChildLine.

The event, which featured more than 960 sleepovers in schools, scout groups, guide groups and Boy's and Girl's Brigades across the country and is estimated to raise in excess of £50,000 for ChildLine helping the charity to move closer to its goal of answering every child's call.

This year's event set a new Guinness World Record for the world's largest simultaneous sleepover. It beat the 2006 BT Giant Sleepover which had set a Guinness World Record with 33,093 participants.

Developing young people's communications skills is a key objective of the BT Better World campaign. During the Giant Sleepover, children were encouraged to take part in group activities, games and discussions to help improve their communications skills while bringing together 'fun, friendship and fundraising' on a night to remember.

'Going Green' was this the theme of this year's event. Children were encouraged to measure their carbon footprint before the event by logging on to the BT Giant Sleep-Over website and accessing a special carbon calculator. During the sleepover, the children were encouraged to share their carbon footprint results and discuss ways of reducing their personal impact on the environment through debates, games and puzzles.

BT's head of education and volunteering, Dave Hancock was delighted by how the event turned out. He said:

"BT's Better World Campaign aims to promote the voices of young people and inspire them to improve their communication skills to create a better world, so we are delighted to have been able to support the event again this year. It's wonderful to see the children having great fun and learning together. Not only were they able to raise their awareness about climate change, they also raised funds for other children who are in need of support."

As part of the activity, a brownie group from North Eltham slept over at the BT Centre near St Paul's London. The 19 brownies arrived on Saturday and went off for trips to the London Dungeon and Tate Modern.

Please visit for more details http://www.giantsleepover.com/

World’s Largest Toilet Roll World Record set by Kimberly Clark

Wiping away the previous mark for “World’s Largest Toilet Roll”, Kimberly-Clark Peru revealed its record setting toilet paper roll, which measured an impressive 1.70 metres (5 ft 9 in) in diameter, by 1.59 metres (5 ft 1.4 in) in height, and weighed 1,340 kilograms (2954.2 lbs).

Juan Carlos Belaunde - Kimberly-Clark Peru’s manager of corporate affairs - mentioned that in addition to these huge measurements, the roll has enough paper to accommodate the average human for 100 years!

Made entirely of recycled paper, the roll will be donated by Kimberly-Clark Peru to the “Developing Solidarity Foundation”: a fundraising entity that supports the company’s “New Paper of Solidarity Campaign”. Through this campaign, Kimberly-Clark Peru seeks to not only raise awareness surrounding care for the natural environment, but also to offer better development opportunities to children with special needs, allowing these youth to re-enter a proper social and working life.

To date, since 2006 Kimberly-Clark Peru has successfully re-collected 700 tons of recycled paper, and converted them into 35 complete study scholarships for the benefit of these children.

Source : Guinness World Record

Largest Twister Board 2008 Mexico World Record

Colima, Mexico. Left foot, red! Right hand, green! Right foot, yellow! Left hand, blue!

What might sound like a magic potion chant was actually part of Colegio Campoverde’s exciting celebration, after earning a Guinness World Record for creating the largest Twister board. The board covered almost the entire area of the school’s three full-size outdoor basketball courts. In total, the school’s Twister board spanned an impressive 39.9 metres (130 ft 11 in) in length by 25.6 metres (84 ft 1 in) in width. Hundreds students from Colegio Campoverde jumped, played and laughed while helping their school earn the new record title.

Danny Girton, Guinness World Records adjudicator, was on hand on the day to present Colegio Campoverde’s founding director, Mr. Manuel Costa Lavín with a certificate commemorating this achievement for both himself and all his students.

In recognition of Colegio Campoverde’s many educational and civic accomplishments, the school has been awarded numerous prestigious awards, including most recently: the “Ibero-American Prize of Quality 2007”, presented to the school by Chilean president Michelle Bachelet; as well as the “National Prize of Quality 2005”, awarded to the school by Mexico’s previous president, Vicente Fox.

Source : Guinness World Records

World's Most Expensive Hemburger Record set by Burger King



The world's most expensive burger - flame grilled Wagyu Beef, topped with white truffles in an Iranian saffron and truffle bun - is to go on sale at a fast food restaurant.

Burger King's £95 sandwich, named simply The Burger, will make Guinness World Record history beating a similarly extravagant American Double Truffle Burger which cost just £65 in 1994.

The world's most succulent Japanese beef is complemented with white truffles, onion tempura prepared in Cristal champagne and Italy's finest Pata Negra prosciutto

Restaurant critics have dismissed the burger as just the latest stunt in a marketing craze which has seen Selfridges charge £85 for a sandwich and Peter Jones, the Sloane Square department store, ask £50 for a cup of coffee pre-digested by a Civet cat.

Jasper Gerard, The Daily Telegraph's restaurant critic said: "This is just a PR stunt, even more absurd than the coffee costing virtually as much as a semi-detached house in Crewe.

"Burger bars are desperate to move up market as more people question why they are filling their bodies with fast food. But who will really spend £95 in Burger King?"

David Kisilevsky, vice president of marketing at the fast food chain, said: "The Burger is an extension of Burger King's quality burger menu and is aimed at burger aficionados, looking for the ultimate burger taste experience.

"It reflects our ongoing commitment to producing the best quality burgers for a range of different pockets and reinforces our quality credentials."

Source : Daily Telegraph

Jeanne Stawiecki - 57-Year-Old Marathoner, Mountain Climber World Record

Jeanne Stawiecki, 57 years old, recently entered the Guinness Book of World Records for two separate feats. At 56, Stawiecki was the first woman in the world to complete the climb of the “Seven Summits,” the highest mountain on each continent. She also achieved the fastest aggregate time for a woman to complete marathons on all seven continents.

Marathon runner and mountain climber Jeanne Stawiecki is now in the Guinness Book of World Records for two feats that she accomplished at age 56. The Guinness Book of World Records recognizes Stawiecki as the oldest woman to complete the “Seven Summits,” the highest mountains on each continent, and as achieving the fastest aggregate time for a woman to complete marathons on all seven continents.

In addition to the records, Stawiecki is also the first woman in the world to run marathons and climb the highest mountains on all seven continents (seven continents, seven marathons, seven summits).

On February 26, 2007, Stawiecki crossed the finish line of the frigid Antarctic Marathon to receive the record for running marathons on all seven continents in the shortest aggregate time for all females. But accomplishing this task was simply not enough for Stawiecki, a nurse anesthetist from Charlton, Massachusetts. Slightly more than 200 people, less than 50 of them women, have officially scaled the "Seven Summits.” On May 22, 2007, Stawiecki stood on the summit of Mt. Everest, earning the record for being the oldest woman in the world to have completed climbing these peaks. Stawiecki was driven by many personal reasons to become the first woman in the world and the first American, male or female, to achieve both of these extreme athletic challenges.

Stawiecki’s extraordinary achievement is made all the more amazing by the fact that, until about age 40, she was a stressed out, two-pack-a-day smoker working three jobs who couldn't even run to the end of her street. She had no interests, no hobbies and no passions. Life seemed predictable, until she discovered the amazing power of the way one thinks. She attributes her great success to the power of the mind.

“I want people to know I am an ordinary person doing something extraordinary,” Stawiecki says. “The way you think makes all the difference in the world. If you think and believe you are a success, you will be.”

At age 40, Stawiecki stopped smoking when – upon developing a chronic cough and persistent hoarseness – she realized the health risks of continuing the habit. The knowledge gleaned from her work in the medical field only strengthened her resolve to stay healthy. She also took up exercise to prevent weight gain, and ran her first marathon, the New Yew York City Marathon, in 1994.

After 16 years of running, including seven consecutive years running the Boston Marathon, Stawiecki wanted something more. Rock and ice climbing lead Stawiecki to mountain climbing, which she began at age 52.

After completing six of the “Seven Summits,” Stawiecki returned to Mt. Everest on March 29, 2007, to complete the one climb that eluded her. She took the South Col route with Alpine Ascents International and reached the mountain’s summit on May 22, solidifying her place in the record books.

When not participating in grueling outdoor events or training for the next one on her list, Stawiecki works as a certified nurse anesthetist in the operating room at UMass Memorial Hospital; the Memorial campus in Worcester, Mass. While her professional career also brings significant demands and challenges, Stawiecki was able to balance her passion for caring for others while she fulfilled a personal goal she shared with friends, family and co-workers.

Stawiecki is writing a book about the many difficulties and obstacles she has faced in her personal life and how she was able to overcome them and achieve all she has. By telling her story, she is hoping to inspire other women to take risks and embark on any challenge, despite its difficulties and obstacles.

For more information on Jeanne Stawiecki and her entry in the Guinness Book of World Records for her marathon and mountain climbing accomplishments, visit www.sevenin2007.com/

World's First Pregnant Man - Thomas Beatie



An American man who claims he is six months pregnant said it was a "miracle" in his first TV interview.

Thomas Beatie, 34, of Bend, Oregon, used to be a woman before undergoing gender reassignment surgery.

He first claimed he was pregnant in an article headlined "Labour of love" in a gay magazine, the Advocate, last month.

Many were sceptical, particularly after Beatie said he would not give any interviews until April Fools' Day.

But speaking on Oprah Winfrey's US chat show yesterday, he said: "Different is normal and love makes a family. And that's all that matters."

Beatie appeared with his wife, Nancy, for the interview. The audience was shown footage of his ultrasound scan and heard the sound of a heartbeat.

As he saw the scan on the monitor, Beatie told the doctor: "She's kicking. I can't believe it. I can't believe she's inside me. This is a miracle. We see this as a miracle."

He described pregnancy as a "human desire", not limited to women.

"I'm a person and I have the right to have my own biological child," he said.

Beatie said pregnancy did not make him feel more feminine.

"It doesn't make me want to go and shave my legs or something," he said. "I'm a man, I just happen to be a pregnant man."

He told Winfrey he had had a sex change but had not altered his reproductive organs because he wanted to have a child.

"I didn't know how, it was just a dream," he said.

"There was no plan laid out."

He said many organisations the couple had contacted for help had advised them against going public, warning: "The world's not ready for something like this."

But he said: "I think people will be shocked because no one's ever heard of a man giving birth before.

"I guess it's a shocking concept, but in this day and age that's possible. And it's happening now."

Dr Kimberley James, the couple's doctor in Bend, Oregon, told the show the pregnancy was "normal".

"This baby's totally healthy and this is, I consider, an average pregnancy," she said.

Beatie was born female and called Tracy Lagondino before undergoing gender reassignment surgery. He is legally married and has been married for five years.

He was a Miss Teen Hawaii finalist but described himself as a tomboy growing up.

Beatie told Winfrey he "found himself" at college after a boyfriend told him he was not feminine enough.

"I feel like I was meant to be exactly who I am today," he said.

Oliver Peck - Tattoo Artist Sets Guinness World Record



Oliver Peck may be seeing the number 13 in his dreams. From midnight Thursday to midnight Friday, Peck completed 415 tattoos, applying the unlucky number 13 to scores of arms, legs, ankles, backs, thighs and even some rear ends.

Peck claimed a mention in the Guinness Book of Records for drawing the most tattoos in a 24-hour period. He was awarded the honor by Guinness adjudicator Danny Girton Jr., according to a report on The Dallas Morning News Web site Saturday.

The former record holder is Katherine Von Drachenberg, also known as Kat Von D, star of the reality TV show "LA Ink" on TLC.

For several years on Friday the 13th, Elm Street Tattoo in the Deep Ellum entertainment district in Dallas has launched a 24-hour tattoo marathon.

"It's an adrenaline rush," said Peck, the 36-year-old co-owner of the shop.

Some of Peck's customers included firefighters, police officers, bartenders, a vehicle inspector, a nurse and a surgeon. By the time the marathon began, a line of customers snaked out the door and onto Elm Street.

Sarah Hooper, 24, so obsessed with the number 13 that she tries to stop the gas pump at $13.13, got her seventh number 13 tattoo, this time on her upper left thigh.

"It's something to do on the 13th," she said.

Todd Smith got his first tattoo, even though his wife and children were unaware of his plans.

"Since I'm 34, and I have three kids, it's my mid-life crisis," he said.

Source : AP

World's Most Obese Man Celebrated his 43rd Birthday

Mexico's Manuel Uribe, once the world's most obese man, celebrated his 43rd birthday on Wednesday with a very short trip outside his house.

In only his third outing in six years, Uribe, sitting on his huge reinforced bed, was dragged outside his garage bedroom and onto the pavement outside his house in Monterrey in northern Mexico. Presents of suckling pig and lamb arrived.

Still weighing the size of three hefty men, Uribe sat on his bed wearing only a bedsheet, drank a beer and chatted to his mother, girlfriend and neighbors in the cool evening air, waiting for a cake.

"I'm happy that it is my birthday," he told reporters interviewing the man who weighed 717 pounds (324 kg) in May after losing 518 pounds (235 kg) since March 2006 on a diet of grapefruits, egg-white omelets, fish, chicken and vegetables.

Uribe is still unable to move his swollen legs and his dream is to walk again and visit the mountainous countryside around Monterrey.

Uribe spent the 1990s eating pizzas and burgers in the United States where he worked as a computer repairman. Addicted to junk food, he eventually tipped the scales at 1,235 pounds (560 kg) back in Mexico, bingeing on greasy tacos.

His bulk made him the world's heaviest man and won him a place in the 2008 edition of the Guinness World Records.

Source : Reuters

Single Horn Unicorn Deer Found at Italy

A deer with a single horn in the center of its head — much like the fabled, mythical unicorn — has been spotted in a nature preserve in Italy, park officials said Wednesday.

"This is fantasy becoming reality," Gilberto Tozzi, director of the Center of Natural Sciences in Prato, told The Associated Press. "The unicorn has always been a mythological animal."

The 1-year-old Roe Deer — nicknamed "Unicorn" — was born in captivity in the research center's park in the Tuscan town of Prato, near Florence, Tozzi said.

He is believed to have been born with a genetic flaw; his twin has two horns.

Calling it the first time he has seen such a case, Tozzi said such anomalies among deer may have inspired the myth of the unicorn.

The unicorn, a horse-like creature with magical healing powers, has appeared in legends and stories throughout history, from ancient and medieval texts to the adventures of Harry Potter.

"This shows that even in past times, there could have been animals with this anomaly," he said by telephone. "It's not like they dreamed it up."

Single-horned deer are rare but not unheard of — but even more unusual is the central positioning of the horn, experts said.

"Generally, the horn is on one side (of the head) rather than being at the center. This looks like a complex case," said Fulvio Fraticelli, scientific director of Rome's zoo. He said the position of the horn could also be the result of a trauma early in the animal's life.

Other mammals are believed to contribute to the myth of the unicorn, including the narwhal, a whale with a long, spiraling tusk.

Source : AP

Fastest Medicinal Painting Limca Record by Velue A India

Velu who originally belongs to sculptor and artist family Born on 01-06-1952 at Vennampalli (V), Chittoor Dist., A.P., India. In his childhood, He took great interest in painting and sculpture fields.

He has been winning many awards in the college level. and passed in M.A. (Archeology) in First Division, and passed certificate in higher grade Drawing & Painting from Technical Education Dept., Govt.of A.P. He got best award GOLD medal in All India Art Competition on 1987 at Vellatur, Guntur Dist.,

He has successfully achieved the greatest world record in medicinal paintings in 2002 and his paintings and sculptures are exhibited in major All India Art Competitions held in India and also exhibited his paintings in International events i.e. 4th International Design Competition Osaka, Japan 1989.

He was felicitated Ugadi Purskar Award in the year 2002 and 2008 by the Hon'ble CHIEF MINISTERS, Govt. of A.P. He was honoured and felicitated by the politicians and other high officials as a distinguished veteran artist.

He got many titles (awards) from different cultural and arts organizations. He has been appointed as Syllabus Committee Member of S.V. Traditional Sculpture College, TTD, Tirupati, A.P., India. He got many world records to his credit.

He received Two Limca Book of World Records i .e.

1) Medicine with Art 2007.

2) Most paintings using expired medicines on 2008,He received DOUBLE records in one objictive (GWR paintings)in limca book of records.And Waiting award for FINGER PAINTING from the Limca Book of Records . Yet to receive award for TRIPLE WORLD Records in one objective (painting).

He is the first person to achieved the greatest Triple World Records in India i.e.

1) Most memory in art skills.

2) Fastest painting.

3) Medicinal painting from Guinness World Records, London, UK. He has got rich experience in art and sculpture fields and great artist in A.P., India. Now he is one of the Member in Guinness World Records. He did paintings specializing in medicinal art works, finger paintings, without any copying pictures, without sketches, different arts in fastest paintings in 25 hours and completed 101 paintings. He did the remarkable art works and created a new world records under new category in the art field.

Mr. Velue A., Artist presently working as Dy. Sthapathi, supervising the constructions of temple architecture and sculpture works. Endowments Dept., Hyderabad - 500001, Govt. of A.P., India. Email : eelu1 @ rediffmail.com and a.velu @ yahoo.co.uk

Replica Art of Newspapers Limca Record by Indian Artist

Darla Nageswara Rao working in A.P.Govt. Central Press, Chanchalguda, Hyderabad, invented a new concept of Replica art of newspapers. It being the first time or this kind of work was never done by anybody before in India and even in the world. The idea is to copy something as replica! But not like getting Photostat copies by Xerox!. The idea is to copy every letter of every word in every line and every para as it is aligned as where an how it started and stopped. Not a word more and not a word less. And its not just one para or two but the entire front page of newspaper of not just one language but many other languages of known and unknown languages which even the alphabet is never seen, read and wrote. The concept is an experiment as an artist just out of creativity. This art of Replica born out of hobby based–urge to do something special and different that should be unique and creative which no one had ever done before and never by.

The idea is to copy something as replica! But not like as getting Photostat copies by Xerox! The idea is to copy every letter of every word in every line of every Para as it is aligned as where and how it started and stopped. Not a word more and not a word less. And it’s not just one Para or two, but the entire front page of news paper of not just one language but many other languages of known and unknown languages of which even the alphabet is never seen, read and wrote.

The aspect is to use a fountain pen with black ink and some postal colors for writing the master head, the headlines, the news items, the pocket, the main cartoon, the advertisement and what not! Writing every thing that is there in the news paper except the photographs to cut from newspapers and to paste it into their respective places. But the writing must finish without any strikeovers, over writings and without using eraser to correct any mistake in such a way that it would be difficult to distinguish whether which is what between the actual machine printed newspaper and the handwritten replica copy. The concept is an experiment as an artist and just out of creativity.

The idea of copying what and which language of different state and religion was perceived from our currency note where different languages are printed to show the worth of every currency note. The personal contacts and friends circle helped a lot to recognize those languages and to get hold of the respective language newspaper that is available from. As an Artist in Government Central Press at Chanchalguda, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, working in shift system, a sufficient time is available for copying and completing the task to achieve the set goal.

And so far 14 Indian languages are copied, which include Eenadu–Telugu, The Hindu-English, Sandesh-Gujarati, Mathrubhoomi -Malayalam, Dainik Assam-Assamese, The
Samaja-Oriya, Vijaya Karnataka-Kannada, Siyasat-Urdu, Swathanthra Varta-Hindi, Samna-Marathi, Dhina Thanti-Tamil, Anandhabzar–Bengali, Punjabi paper of unknown name, and Sudharma-Sanskrit.

Replicated International Newspapers: English – The Los Angles Times, Arabic - Alittihad Replicated Regional Newspapers: Telugu – Andhara Bhoomi, Andhra Jyothi, English – The Times of India, Deccan Chronicle, Urdu – Etemaad, Munsief. Another concept :

I have copied the entire edition of Eenadu – Telugu language. Covering main 10 pages and 4pages of Vasundara except city edition of 2nd October,2004 i.e., total of 14 pages copied on a single role of paper size 22 X 196 inches.

SOME SPECIAL ARTS WORKS: HAND KERCHIEF painted with water colours, TAJ MAHAL with Stickers (Bindyas), FACE IN TREE with Black threads, CHARMINAR Stencil, Cutting work with blade, TWO COUPLES patch work with colour papers, LORD SRI VIRAT VISHWAKARMA pasted with threads & Cloth pieces and LADY HALF FACE with 10 paise coins, 2 & 10 rupees notes.

Achievements:
1) The so called ‘REPLICA ART OF NEWS PAPER’, being it’s the first time of its kind as such work was never done by anybody before to me in India and even in the World. I am placed in Limca Book of Records twice in 2006 in page no 95 and 2008, Page.No:190.

2) A recipient of State Award for “ REPLICA KALA PRAVEENA”.

Darla Nageswara Rao,
House no. 10-6-54,
Brundavan colony, Saroor Nagar,
Hyderabad -
500-035,
Andhra Pradesh
India,

replicaartist_newspapers @ yahoo.co.in

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