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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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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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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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Rahul Dravid got an inside edge onto his stumps off Brett Lee, and Johnson struck immediately afterwards to glean an edge from Gambhir.
The left-hander began the match by crashing Lee through mid-on for four and found his groove with some sweet, confident cover drives, raised his first half-century against Australia and India galloped along at more than four runs an over to be 1-104 at lunch.
Gambhir, Sehwag and Dravid creamed 16 boundaries between them in the first session, during which Australia's only triumph was to remove the dangerous Sehwag, who got an edge down the leg side when Johnson dug one in short before he could build on his ominous 35 from 36 balls. It was a great relief for Australia, and a great disappointment for Sehwag. His departure did not, however, wrest the initiative away from India.
Having tried all his quicks and taken out his third slip, Ponting turned to Michael Clarke for some spin just before lunch, but Gambhir twice lifted him over mid-on to be unbeaten on 53 at lunch.
Anil Kumble failed to overcome a shoulder injury and handed the captaincy to Mahendra Singh Dhoni to lead India for only the second time in a Test. Glimpsing the bare patches on the pitch, the home team chose to replace Kumble with another leg-spinner, debutant Amit Mishra, rather than select a third seam bowler such as Munaf Patel.
There was little swing in the air but plenty of carry off the pitch, and Siddle's second spell illustrated how big a task it would be to dismiss India's master batsmen on such a placid strip. When he strayed into Dravid's pads, the experienced Bangalorian worked him with his wrists through the on-side for four.
Meantime, reserve opener Phil Jaques flew home from India yesterday after succumbing to the niggling back injury that has plagued him during the tour.
A replacement for Jaques, who was displaced by Simon Katich as preferred opener before the series, will be named later in the Test, with Shaun Marsh, David Hussey and Brad Hodge among the batsmen to choose from.
"Phil has a long-standing problem with his lower back that has been manageable up until now," said team physiotherapist Alex Kountouris.
"The point has come where the injury is significantly limiting his ability to play, so he will return to Australia to seek a specialist opinion on the best course of action."
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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!
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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.