Happy Diwali 2009 - Festival of Lights in India

Happy Diwali 2009 - Festival of Lights Celebration Goin on.

As the countdown for Diwali begins, Indians across the globe are going on a shopping spree for family, friends and business acquaintances.

Diwali, The festival of lights, is the one of the best occasions to bond and greet family and friends. With fireworks, sweets, lights and gifts, this festival is indeed a much awaited celebration of the year.

May the Divine Light of Diwali Spread into May the Divine Light of Diwali Spread into your Life Peace, Prosperity, Happiness and Good Health.

China's Dried Bean Curd Creates Guinness World Record

A 1.86-ton piece of dried bean curd in a southwest China town was included into Guinness World Records on Sunday.

The piece was 4.21 meters long, 4.2 meters wide and 9.5 centimeters high. It took dozens of workers from Guozhu Soybean Products Co., Ltd based in Nanxi County, Sichuan Province about 30 hours to complete the piece.

A Guinness World Records representative announced the record at the Nanxi Dried Bean Curd Food Products Culture Festival.

People will share the piece for free on Monday, according to the maker.

Dried bean curd production in Nanxi has a history of more than 100 years.

Worlds Heaviest Man Wedding in Mexico

The world's heaviest man has tied the knot.

Manuel Uribe, who hasn't left his bed in six years, married his longtime girlfriend Claudia Solis Sunday in northern Mexico.

Wearing a white silk shirt with a sheet wrapped around his legs, Uribe smiled as Solis, 38, walked down a flight of stairs wearing a strapless ivory dress, a tiara and hot-pink lipstick.

He later broke into tears as a notary declared the couple husband and wife in a civil ceremony attended by more than 400 guests. For the traditional first dance as newlyweds, Uribe and Solis held hands and swayed to a romantic ballad.

The reception featured a banquet with meat, buttered vegetables and a five-tier wedding cake for dessert. A popular local norteno band played in the background.

The wedding, which was closed to most media, will be featured in an upcoming Discovery Channel documentary on Uribe, the 43-year-old former mechanic said.

"I have a wife and will form a new family and live a happy life," Uribe told hordes of reporters earlier as they followed him through the streets of Monterrey.

A flatbed truck was brought in to tow his custom-made bed decorated with a canopy, flowers and gold-trimmed bows to the wedding at a local event hall. Two police patrol cars escorted him ahead of a long line of traffic.

Uribe tipped the scales in 2006 at 1,230 pounds (560 kilograms), earning him the Guinness Book of World Records' title for the world's heaviest man.

He has since shed about 550 pounds (250 kilograms) with the help of Solis, whom he met four years ago.

Uribe said he's gunning for a new title: world's largest weight loser.

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Most Campaign Speeches in a Single Day World Record Set by Ralph Nader

Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader says he now holds the world record for most campaign speeches in a single day.

Nader, who is on the ballot in 45 states but is polling in single digits, said he delivered at least 255 minutes of speeches in 21 Massachusetts communities on Saturday. Nader said that was enough to get him into the Guinness Book of World Records.

To get in the record books, Guinness officials said Nader needed to give at least 150 minutes of speeches, with each speech lasting at least 10 minutes. And each time, there must be at least 10 people watching who didn't come with Nader.

Beginning at 8:15 a.m. Saturday in Westfield, Nader used several different settings for his speeches, including a deli, a farmer's market and a library. Each time, he stayed anywhere from 15 minutes to a half hour.

"Given that monstrous bailout bill, it's still the same message: taxation without representation," Nader said in one speech to about 40 supporters in front of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

Nader closed his day with an 11:30 p.m. campaign party in Sheffield.

The 74-year-old Nader said he didn't expect to be tired. "When you're seeking justice, as I have for so many years, it's invigorating, not fatiguing," he said.

Nader said he hopes his Massachusetts tour persuades thousands of voters to support him and help build a powerful "third political force." He also said he wants to highlight a campaigning style that focuses on local communities, rather than large rallies with carefully screened crowds.

Most Dance Styles Danced on One Track Guinness Record

On Sunday 5th October 2008, One Leicester and the hundreds of you who took part were successfully awarded an official Guinness World Record™. Aporximately 592 participants, simultaneously performed 48 different styles of dance to one music track - showing that Leicester really is the world in one city. We beat the previous record, set during the Big Dance for the Mayor of London, in 2006.

One Leicester project manager Tess Booth said: "The One Rhythm Dance Festival was one of many elements in the One Leicester campaign highlighting Leicester as a great place to live, visit, work and invest in. I'd like to thank everybody that took part. It was fantastic to witness so many people becoming World Record breakers. The support from everybody in Humberstone Gate enjoying the One Leicester event was incredible."

The One Leicester - One Rhythm Dance Festival Grand Finale event was held to celebrate 2008 being a landmark year for Leicester. It marked the completion of the multi-million pound refurbishment of the city centre, the forthcoming opening of the city's new performing arts centre - Curve and the unveiling of Highcross Leicester.

World's Largest Lite Brite Picture Guinness Record set by ASICS Shoe Company

ASICS, best known as an athletic shoe company, debuted "The World's Largest Lite-Brite Picture" at a special VIP event at Splashlight Studios in New York City last night. Guinness World Records® representative, Danny Girton, Jr., authenticated the masterpiece earlier in the day and presented ASICS with a certificate validating the record during the official launch party on October 7.

The exclusive party hosted key culture influencers, media, representatives from Hasbro and an official Guinness World Records judge. The packed studio had 400 people in attendance where guests were fascinated by the giant Lite-Brite, played with personal sized Lite-Brite's and danced to musical performances by Kid Sister, Flosstradamus and DJ 24Court.

Lite-Brite, an iconic electric toy introduced in 1967 by Hasbro, has allowed millions to create lighted picture artworks by placing colorful pegs into paper templates placed on a lighted background.

The former Guinness World Record for the Largest Lite-Brite Picture measured 4 ft. 9.25 in. by 9 ft. 9.5 in. and was constructed with 124,418 pegs. The new ASICS masterpiece features the Gel-Lyte III shoe from the ASICS Sportstyle collection. It is illuminated over an 11 ft. by 15 ft canvas and has more than 300,000 original-sized pegs.

ASICS' massive Lite-Brite will now begin its national tour, traveling across the country for the next five months to major music events and designer footwear boutiques, offering an up-close view of pop art history.

ASICS' Gel-Lyte III has been a featured style for edgy artist collaborations and is part of its sport fusion category, Sportstyle. It is available at Foot Locker, Urban Outfitters and specialty footwear boutiques, such as Sportie LA and David Z.

Worlds Longest Golf Cart Record set by HSBC Champions

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Leon Lai joined HSBC and some of the biggest names in golf to showcase the world’s longest golf cart at the HSBC Champions Charity Golf Day in Hong Kong last week.

The HSBC Champions BookMobile, a specially-designed golf cart that functions as a mobile library, marks a partnership between HSBC and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to help rebuild education facilities in Sichuan province in China, according to an HSBC press release.

The 6.68-metre long HSBC Champions BookMobile was presented by Sandy Flockhart, HSBC Asia-Pacific Chief Executive Officer, and Peter Wong, Executive Director, Hong Kong and Mainland China, at the Kau Sai Chau Public Golf Course in the New Territories.

Mr Lai, a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for 14 years, is an avid champion of children’s causes. Mr Lai said: “Life teaches you lessons. In the classroom you learn the skills that allow you to understand those lessons. We need to get all the children of Sichuan back in a classroom environment so they can start rebuilding their lives. HSBC has helped both directly and also indirectly by allowing us to use the platform provided by Asia’s number one golf tournament to remind everyone that the children affected by the earthquake still need your help.”

Sonim XP1 - World Most Durable and Toughest Mobile Phone Record

Water, wind, dust, dirt, extreme temperatures - Sonim’s XP1 rugged mobile GSM phone is tested and proven capable of withstanding extreme environmental and industrial conditions.

It’s the only phone engineered to meet the needs of people who work outside and outdoor enthusiasts. The XP1 works perfectly in harsh temperatures, doesn’t die when exposed to the elements, can be dropped, kicked, tossed into a toolbox or backpack, seen and heard in bright/dark and noisy conditions, and provides reliable voice, push-to-talk and data services.

Backed by a 3 year guarantee - and a lifetime warranty for the phone housing with immediate in-store replacement if needed - the XP1 is the only phone that doesnt compromise on capability, durability or style.

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Sonim XP1 Mobile Phone Special Features :
Water & Humidity: IP certification 54: Interiormechanisms can withstand entry of a streamof waterat a 90 degree angle
Temperature Range: Operational range between-20C and +60C
Shock & Vibration: Rated to 1.65m drop to concreteProtection from 5Hz to 500Hz
Screen: Protected by advanced scratchresistant coating
Durable Casing: Hardened rubber molding castvia dual injection
Durable Mechanics: Keypad buttons tested to500,000 pushes Dedicated PPT buttons tested to200,000 pushes
Dirt & Dust: Non-porous casing blocksentry of micro-particles

Longest Conga of People Wearing Wellies Record by Bicton Student

Students and staff at Bicton College have achieved a world record for the longest conga of people wearing wellies. The conga, featuring 208 people, was part of many ‘Welly Wednesday’ events taking place at the Devon college as part of Welly Week, a national fundraising event launched by The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI).

Students from all disciplines including Equine Studies, Animal Care, Horticulture, Countryside, Agriculture and Outdoor Leisure joined up with staff, children from the on-site nursery, Saplings, and pupils from Barley Lane School to form the conga which made the shape a giant welly.

Agriculture Lecturer Sam Walker said: "We are astonished by the level of animation this has produced in our students, many of our courses involve welly wearing, so Bicton College was the ideal place to hold a world record attempt."

Students also organised a “welly wagon” (tractor and trailer) toured Budleigh Salterton collecting for RABI, and the Welly Olympics featuring welly wanging, a wet welly slide, welly sheep racing and tractor pull (wearing wellies). In the evening, there was a Welly Disco.

Those taking part hope the conga will soon appear in The Guinness Book of World Records.

Norfolk man's 68-pound catch sets world record

A 68-pound snowy grouper caught by Norfolk's Jere Humphries has been certified as the International Game Fish Association all-tackle world record.

The huge bottom dweller was caught in August from deep waters near the Norfolk Canyon. Humphries was fishing on the Bone Daddy with Capt. Jimmy Collier.

"This definitely is my most memorable fish," said Humphries, a 51-year-old dental laboratory technician. Humphries said the grouper fight took about 30 minutes.

"When that fish hit, I could not move it," he said. "Finally, a couple of cranks got him off the bottom and the fight was on.

"It was one intense pull and fight, and I was totally exhausted when I got it in the boat. "
Humphries' fish eclipsed the previous world record of 66 pounds, caught in December 2007 by Hampton's Chris Boyce.

Longest Bulz Guinness World Record at Turia

Over 300 inhabitants of the Commune of Turia have participated at the creation of a bulz of 150,32 meters, which was divided in 7.500 portions consumed rapidly- setting the guinness world record for the longest bulz.

Global Call to Action Against Poverty GCAP set Guinness World Record

The United Nations Millennium Campaign and Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) today announced that a Guinness World Record breaking 116.9 million people – nearly two percent of world population – took a stand against poverty at events in 131 countries on 17-19 October.

Over 50,000 people in the UK took part in more than 300 solidarity events, organised by grassroots groups, churches, schools, universities and development NGOs.

Glen Tarman, spokesperson for the Global Call to Action Against Poverty said “The massive numbers involved in Stand Up and Take Action show that millions of citizens worldwide believe that the economic crisis is no excuse for politicians in power to abandon the poor. Now more than ever, leaders must be accountable and act urgently to deliver trade justice, better aid, debt cancellation and climate legislation.”

Salil Shetty, Director of the UN Millennium Campaign added “History has shown us that mass mobilisations have the power to change the course of history, and we will not s top mobilising and advocating for action until the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are achieved.”

World Longest Dreadlocks Guinness World Record

Asha Mandela of South Florida is hoping to set the Guinness Book record for World's Longest Dreadlocks. The 46-year-old woman has been growing her hair for the past twenty years. According to Associated Press, Asha Mandela uses a full bottle of shampoo and a bottle of conditioner to wash her hair each time. Asha Mandela's hair currently measures at 8 feet 9 inches.

A native of Trinidad, Asha Mandela began growing her out her hair after moving to Brooklyn, NY. She also made the decision to stop using chemicals in her hair. Asha Mandela finds creative uses for her hair, cradling it in her arms like a baby, or using as a neck scarf. On summer days, Asha Mandela sits in the sun for the entire day waiting for her hair to dry. Asha Mandela has contemplated cutting her hair at different points in her life, but she has become too attached to let it go.

Asha Mandela: Human Body World Records
Asha Mandela represents one of many astounding human body world records. The world's tallest man is a Ukrainian named Leonid Stadnik. According to the World Records Academy, he holds the world record at 8 feet 5 inches, just four inches shy of Asha Mandela's hair. Leonid Stadnik worked as a veterinarian before having to quit his job. His feet had become frostbitten because he was unable to find proper shoes for his size 64 feet. However, since becoming famous, friends from Ukraine and all over the world have provided him with clothes, shoes, and transportation. The president of Ukraine even gave him a new giant van.

While Asha Mandela sets the world record for longest dreadlocks, Cathie Jung has set the world record for smallest waist. Cathie Jung's waist currently measures at 15 inches. She developed her figure by wearing corsets every day since she was 22. Her husband, an orthopedic surgeon, does not believe the corsets are harmful to her body. Cathie Jung grew up watching movies like Gone With the Wind and remembers admiring the women's figures. She also has a keen interest in Victorian clothing. One has to wonder what she would look like with Asha Mandela's hair. Asha Mandela's hair would probably make her topple over.

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Highest Run in Cricket Test Match World Record by Sachin Tendulkar

WHEN the fireworks stopped and the smoke cleared, Sachin Tendulkar was the most successful batsman in the history of Test cricket and Australia was consigned to a long, hot afternoon in Mohali.

One minute after tea, Tendulkar dispelled his own anxiety and that of an entire nation when, at long last, he sent a deft glide to third man to inherit the world record from the princely West Indies batsman Brian Lara.

As India's idol turned for a third run, fireworks went off around the stadium and the game stopped for several minutes while each Australian player, led by captain Ricky Ponting, rushed to shake Tendulkar's hand, and a nation celebrated the batsman who now stands above all others on the list of the game's greatest run-scorers.

The sense of relief was palpable as Tendulkar removed his helmet and turned his face towards the sky, as he always has done in marking each of his 39 centuries, for his progress towards the world record had been slow and painstaking.

The 35-year-old came to the crease just after lunch needing 15 runs to claim Lara's throne, and released some pressure with an exquisite cover drive creamed off the sweet spot of his bat off Mitchell Johnson.

To heighten the suspense, he went to tea with two runs still to get, and when he steered a Peter Siddle delivery away to break the record, it was as if a weight had been lifted. It was appropriate that this most majestic of milestones came against the Australians, who also witnessed Lara's record when he passed Allan Border's mark at the Adelaide Oval in 2005.

Tendulkar did not stop at 11,954, combining with another of Australia's old tormentors Sourav Ganguly to inflict further punishment on the tourists' improvised attack to raise his first half-century in 11 innings.

However, Tendulkar's memorable day turned sour just before stumps when he was caught by Matthew Hayden off Siddle for 88. The Victorian debutant followed in the footsteps of his Bushrangers captain Cameron White, who had claimed Tendulkar as his first Test scalp in Bangalore.

The partnership of Tendulkar and Ganguly halted an Australian revival led by Johnson, who was the pick of the bowlers in Bangalore and claimed the vital wickets of Gautam Gambhir and V.V.S. Laxman to slow India's momentum in the second session.

After Ponting lost an important toss, Australia conceded 104 runs in the first session, as Gambhir and Virender Sehwag attacked the boundaries, but regained some control to claim 3-70 in the second.

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World's Biggest Ostrich Sandwich World Reccord

The mass cooking venture takes place in Tehran as teams of chefs gather to prepare what they say is the world's largest ostrich sandwich.

A team of chefs and their assistants were to gather in Mellat park in central Tehran Thursday to prepare what is being billed as the world's biggest ostrich sandwich, consisting of 1,000 kilograms (2,205 pounds) of meat and stretching to a length of 1,500 meters (4,921 feet), the report said.

According to the Iranian labors news agency, observers from Guinness World Records were expected to be present to watch them try to smash the existing record of 1,378 meters (4,521 feet).

Thousands of people were expected to participate in the attempt, which was to start before dawn and scheduled to be completed - appropriately - by lunch time.

The report said that the venture was being organized by Tehran city council along with industrial ostrich farms and food and catering groups to promote the bird's meat as a popular delicacy in a country whose carnivorous tastes are largely confined to beef, lamb and, occasionally, camel.

The organizers' goal was to create a new healthy eating culture and extol ostrich meat as low in fat and high in protein and iron, as ostrich is said to possess half the fat content of chicken and around one-third that of beef.

High Wire Rider Nik Wallenda Set Guinness World Record

Wednesday morning around 8:30, as high-wire Rider Nik Wallenda -- seventh generation of the famous Wallenda family of tightrope walkers -- set a guinness world record in riding a bicycle across a 235-foot wire suspended from two cranes some 135 feet in the air.

The event took place near the Prudential Center arena in Newark, N.J., where Wallenda is performing with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus.

Wallenda's only grounding during his ride was the 45-pound balancing pole he carried that served as an extension of his arms. The wire was no thicker than a cigar. He wore shoes, or slippers, specially made by his mother. His father was on the ground below holding tension on the wire. He also was speaking to his son through an earpiece Nik was wearing. There was no safety net. There was no margin for error.

Nik Wallenda set the world record for the longest distance crossed on a tightrope on a bicycle. He did it in front of his family, his wife and three children.

I watched the amazing feat on NBC's "Today" show as it was happening live. Wallenda first walked across the tightrope to get to the other side where his bicycle was waiting. But before he got there, he stopped at the center of the wire, sat down and pulled out his cell phone to call NBC's control room in New York City.

Though he reported conditions were "windier than expected," this 'Evel Knieval of the Tightrope' had the mindset that he was going to accomplish a lifelong dream of setting a world record.

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Non Stop 62 Hour Concert Guinness Records Attempt by Pancham Academy

A little-known school of Indian music here has begun a 62- hour, non-stop concert to register its name in the Guinness World Records.

Seven artistes of Pancham Academy kicked off the musical marathon in their humble studio at 7am on Sunday in the presence of legal eagles, doctors and prominent citizens, and will conclude the record-breaking performance at 10pm on Tuesday, the 62nd birthday of the director, Pandit Bhupendra.

Playing harmonium, ‘tabla’ (a popular Indian percussion instrument consisting of a pair of hand drums) and ‘tanpura’ ( along necked Indian plucked string instrument), the Academy members will sing some 436 classical songs in 109 ‘ragas’ (melodic modes) for 62 hours at a stretch to smash the current record of a 52-hour feat, held by an Indian.

The musicians, most of them in their early 20s, will, however, take a 15-minute break after every three hours.

“The complete video recording of the programme will be sent to the Guinness officials,”

Worlds Biggest and Heaviest Pumpkin Record 2008

This year's Half Moon Bay pumpkin-growing contest saw a new world record Monday, with an Oregon man's 1,528 lb. gourd claiming the prize.

The heaviest pumpkin wins the annual contest, with the winner taking home $6 per pound, and a potential of $20,000 in prize money up for grabs. That means Starr took home more than $9000 for a pumpkin that weighed in about 150 pounds below the world record. The rest will be divided up among the runners-up.

80 growers competed for the title, with the weighing beginning around 7a.m. and finishing up about four hours later.

This is the second consecutive year Starr has won won the contest.

"When you get into this level of growing pumpkins, that's kind of our goal. Every time we plant a seed, we're trying to break the world record. So to accomplish that at the end of it is every competitive grower's dream," said Starr who drove his great pumpkin south Sunday on a futon that he found on the side of the road.

The biggest pumpkins have about 800 seeds and consume 3- to 4,000 gallons of water over it's four-and-a-half month growing season, which is part of what makes growing these giants such a labor of love.

"You have to maintain a consistent saturation of the soil for water, you have to watch the insects and the disease -- you have to keep spraying for those. It's constantly trimming and bearing vines," explained Brent Chester of Hayward, whose pumpkin weighed in at more than 500 pounds.

The contest precedes Half Moon Bay's annual Pumpkin Festival, which takes place this Saturday and Sunday.

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Longest Poker Playing World Record

Unless, of course, you are Dave Cain. In that case, the action is likely just getting going.

Although Guinness has not yet declared the result official, word is set to come any day that Cain is the new Guinness World Record holder for poker playing endurance. He set the mark of 74 hours and 12 minutes at the Library Bar in Lincolnshire, England from Sept. 14-17. And it was nearly enough to send the Englishman over the edge.

"I had some pretty bizarre hallucinations," said Cain. "Everybody who played on the table signed the table and all the signatures turned into spiders at one point, which is pretty freaky. It was one of those scary times. I absolutely wasn't right."

And that wasn't the half of it. There were more than a few occasions where he thought he'd lost both his mind, and even worse, his ability to play poker.

"I was totally insane," said Cain. "Not so much at the end, but about five hours before the end I completely forgot how to play. I had absolutely no idea what I was doing. There was a team of people around me and basically they had to explain the rules to me as I played each hand. I went complete blank for about an hour and a half. I knew where I was but with the poker I didn't have a clue."

For Cain, however, it was all well worth the insanity. He ranks the accomplishment right up there in terms of life experiences, and he is extremely grateful to all those who helped him out, especially his partner Kay Fahey.

In fact, she wound up playing Cain in the final hand after he failed to find what he considered a large enough bidder for the honor.

"It was a special moment," said Cain. "I think she was a bit surprised. But I couldn't ask for better. She's the absolute love of my life."

Fahey was just one of a large team of people Cain had to put in place to try and officially break the record. As to why the record has yet to be made totally official, it's because Guinness takes these things very, very seriously.

"There is a massive amount of information that needs to be compiled including witness statements, handover sheets, record log, match account details, video footage and even card by card hand details," said Cain.

"I am so grateful to all of the people who volunteered their time. It's like they broke the record with me."

The biggest motivator for Cain and the attempt to set the nutty record seems to be the potential to give back to the game he's been so fortunate to be a part of. Cain is currently a manager for the Live Pub Poker league, among the biggest leagues in the U.K., and said poker is a huge part of his life.

He was hoping to raise £10,000 for St. Barnabas and Louth and District Hospice, but the effort came up just slightly short. The money he and his group of dedicated volunteers did raise will nevertheless represent a significant boon for each of the charities.

You'd think that after such an ordeal, Cain might have second thoughts about ever trying something like this again. You'd be wrong.

"It's quite dangerous to your mind," said Cain. "The sleep deprivation really messes with you. It certainly took me to places I have never been before. Not places that I want to rush back to. If you asked me [after the record] I would have said absolutely not. I never wanted to touch another playing card again. [But] I would do it again."

As for what's next for Cain? Well, he'll go back to working and playing poker, but he's got his eyes on a couple of other stunts. In fact, he hopes that he might be able to set up something with the former World Record holder Larry Olmsted (72 hours and two minutes of continuous play) to see who can play the longest heads-up.

"I would like to play heads-up to say who can go the longest. But I haven't heard back from him yet."

Hard to believe Cain wants any more, but if that heads-up match ever does happen, you can bet Poker Listings will be right there to tell you all about it. Spiders and all.

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World Tallest Lego Tower Record

While the world's stock markets go down in flames, allow us to divert your attention with this trifle: The record for tallest LEGO tower in the world has been broken! Hey, at least something is going up. The honor goes to hundreds of children in Vienna, building a monstrous tower of LEGO measuring 96.7 feet.

This enormous spire, built to commemorate 100 Years of Friends of Children, beats out the former tallest LEGO tower at Legoland Windsor in England by a slim margin — it's just over 7 inches higher. The new tower is so tall, the children assembled the structure in pieces before adults lifted each section to the pinnacle by a crane. Nice work, kiddies!

World's Smallest Museum World Record

World's Smallest Museum, one of Arizona's finest roadside attractions in Superior on historic US 60, showcases "artifacts of ordinary life," and by doing so, honors the world's extra-ordinary workforce! From a large iron kettle filled with ancient bits and pieces of pottery to the computer on display, a true memorium is subtly woven in one's mind that honors common people.

While World's Smallest Museum reflects ordinary life with its displays of common yet unique artifacts, outside is our Memory Lane / Waterfall Avenue! Using artifacts of ordinary working equipment and recycling them into fountains and waterfalls, monuments to the unsung heroes, all hard working people of the world becomes Memory Lane's / Waterfall Avenue's theme!

A visit to World's Smallest Museum is for most, a step back in time and a stroll down Memory Lane / Waterfall Avenue! Please visit our museum store while you are here. We offer some very unique items at very reasonable prices. Enjoy yourself and come back soon to one of Arizona's finest roadside attractions!

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Watching 57 Movies in 123 Hours Non-Stop World Record

Movie lovers Suresh Joachim and Claudia Wavra today emerged as the winners of the Netflix Popcorn Bowl event after 123 hours and 10 minutes of continuous movie watching. Hosted by Netflix the world's largest online movie rental service, the grueling movie marathon began on October 2 at 12:00 p.m. ET and concluded today at 3:10 p.m. ET establishing a new Guinness World Record(R) for most consecutive hours spent watching movies.
Held in a plexi-glass house in New York's Times Square, the event began with eight Netflix challengers and narrowed to two by the 72-hour mark. The participants began the journey with this summer's hit "Iron Man" (2008), and concluded with the contemporary classic "Thelma & Louise" (1991). In total, they watched 57 films, including "The American President," "The Bourne Identity," "Chariots of Fire," "Kill Bill Vol. 2," "The English Patient," "Caddyshack" and many more. As a sign of support, Academy-Award(R) winning actor Susan Sarandon dropped off the final film and gave the weary participants words of encouragement in the final hours of the event.

"I have enjoyed watching so many wonderful American movies in the last five days," said Joachim, a 39-year-old Sri Lanka native who now lives in Toronto. "I currently hold 33 Guinness World Records and I am happy to be achieving more of my goals by adding the Netflix Popcorn Bowl to my accomplishments."

"Setting the new world record at the Netflix Popcorn Bowl event has been an unforgettable experience," said the 31-year-old Wavra of Petersberg, Germany. "This is the fourth time I am breaking this record, but doing it in New York City is especially important to me because I've always wanted to do something great here."

According to the contest's rules, each movie had to be viewed until the last credit rolled. The participants were closely monitored by judges and medical professionals who checked their vital signs on a regular basis to ensure they could safely endure the challenge. Under Guinness World Record rules, competitors could not divert their eyes from the screen, but were allowed 10-minute breaks between movies.

Stamina, determination, love of movies, team camaraderie and the chance to get in the Guinness World Records book kept the participants in the game. The challengers chatted during movies, high-fived at milestone moments and exercised together to keep awake. Exercise guru Richard Simmons visited on day two of the event to lead the group in calisthenics. Contestants who conceded returned to the arena to exhort their colleagues on.


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