Adam Gilchrist World Records

Full name - Adam Craig Gilchrist
Born - 14 November 1971 (1971-11-14) (age 37)
Bellingen, New South Wales, Australia
Nickname - Gilly, Churchie
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Batting style Left Hand
Bowling style Right-arm off break
Role Wicket-keeper

International information
National side Australia
Test debut (cap 381) 5 November 1999 v Pakistan
Last Test 24 January 2008 v India
ODI debut (cap 129) 25 October 1996 v South Africa
Last ODI 4 March 2008 v India
ODI shirt no. 18

Domestic team information
Years Team
1994–2008 Western Australia
2008–present Deccan Chargers
1992–1994 New South Wales

Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC List A
Matches 96 287 190 355
Runs scored 5,570 9,619 10,334 11,288
Batting average 47.60 35.89 44.16 34.94
100s/50s 17/26 16/55 30/43 18/63
Top score 204* 172 204* 172
Balls bowled – – – 12
Wickets – – – 0
Bowling average – – – –
5 wickets in innings – – – 0
10 wickets in match – – – n/a
Best bowling – – – 0/10
Catches/stumpings 379/37 417/55 756/55 526/65


Gilchrist was one of five Wisden Cricketers of the Year for 2002, and Australia's One-day International Player of the Year in 2003 and 2004. He was awarded the Allan Border Medal in 2003, and was the only Australian cricketer currently playing to have been named in "Richie Benaud's Greatest XI" in 2004. He was selected in the ICC World XI for the charity series against the ACC Asian XI, 2004–05, was voted as "World's Scariest Batsman" in a poll of international bowlers, and was named as wicket-keeper and opening batsman in Australia's "greatest ever ODI team." In a poll of over ten thousand people hosted in 2007 by Cricinfo, he was voted the ninth greatest all-rounder of the last one hundred years

Test match performance

Test debut: vs Pakistan, Brisbane, 1999–2000.

* Gilchrist's best Test batting score of 204 not out was made against South Africa, Johannesburg, 2001–2002.
* He has captained Australia in six Tests: four wins, one loss, one draw.
* Holder of the record for most sixes in a Test career, with 100 sixes.
* Holder of second fastest Test Hundred (100 in 57 deliveries) vs England, 16 December 2006.
* Holder of the second most Test dismissals by a wicketkeeper (416), 4 February 2008.
* Holder of most Test centuries by a wicketkeeper (17), 4 February 2008.

ODI highlights

ODI debut: vs South Africa, Faridabad, 1996–97.

* Holder of most ODI dismissals by a wicketkeeper (455*), 4 February 2008.
* Gilchrist's best ODI batting score of 172 was made against Zimbabwe, Hobart, 2003–04.
* He has captained Australia in 15 ODIs: 11 wins, 4 losses.
* Holder for record of second fastest ODI century by an Australian (100 from 67 deliveries against Sri Lanka on 14 February 2006) and equal ninth overall internationally.
* Holder of most ODI centuries by a wicketkeeper (15), 4 February 2008.

Sachin Tendulkar World Records

Test Cricket

Game Appearances:

* On his Test debut, Sachin Tendulkar was the third youngest debutant (16y 205d). Mushtaq Mohammad (15y 124d) and Aaqib Javed (16y 189d) debuted in Test matches younger than Tendulkar. Since then, there have been 2 players who were younger than Sachin on their Test Cricket debut: Hasan Raza - Pakistan (14y 227d), the current youngest debutant, and Mohammad Sharif - Bangladesh (15y 128d).

* Tendulkar has played the most number of Test Matches (159) for India (Kapil Dev and Rahul Dravid are second with 131 Test appearances each).
* Tendulkar is second in the list of players with most Test caps at 159. Only Steve Waugh (168 Tests) has appeared in more games than Tendulkar.

Runs Scored:

* Highest run scorer in the history of Test cricket with 12773 Test runs. He achieved this feat after surpassing West Indies' Brian Lara against Australia in the Border Gavaskar Trophy series, on October 17 , 2008 at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, India.

* Career Average (1989-2008, 158 Tests, 12,773 runs at 54.58 )

* Became the first Indian to surpass the 11,000 Test run mark and the third International player behind Allan Border and Brian Lara. Lara took 213 innings, Sachin 223 and Border 259.

* Second Indian after Sunil Gavaskar to make over 10,000 runs in Test matches.

* Tendulkar and Brian Lara are the fastest to score 10,000 runs in Test cricket history. Both of them achieved this in 195 innings.

* On 05 April 2009 Sachin Tendulkar (7165) edged past Brian Lara's (5736) world record of runs scored in Tests away from home. Tendulkar achieved this in 90 away Test matches while Lara had scored his runs in 66 away Tests.

* Tendulkar has five calendar years with 1000 or more runs - 2008(1063), 2002 (1392 runs), 1999 (1088 runs), 2001 (1003 runs) and 1997 (1000 runs). Gavaskar is the only other Indian with four seasons of 1000+ runs. Only Tendulkar, Matthew Hayden, Ricky Pointing and Brian Lara have five seasons with 1000 or more runs in Test cricket.


* Highest number of Test centuries (42), overtaking Sunil Gavaskar's record (34) on 10 December 2005 vs Sri Lanka in Delhi. Ricky Ponting has 37 centuries to his credit and Brian Lara has scored 34 Test Centuries.

* When Tendulkar scored his maiden century in 1990, he was the second youngest to score a century. Only Mushtaq Mohammad had scored a century at a younger age by 1990. Tendulkar's record was bettered by Mohammad Ashraful in 2001/02 season. The record for previous youngest Indian centurion was held by Kapil Dev.

* Tendulkar's record of five centuries before he turned 20 is a current world record.

* Tendulkar holds the current record (217 against NZ in 1999/00 Season) for the highest score in Test cricket by an Indian when captaining the side. Gavaskar held the previous record (205 against West Indies in Bombay - 1978/79 season)

* Tendulkar has scored centuries against all Test playing nations. He was the third batman to achieve the distinction after Steve Waugh and Gary Kirsten. The current list also includes Brian Lara, Ricky Ponting, Rahul Dravid, Jacques Kallis, Adam Gilchrist and Marvan Atapattu.

* Tendulkar's 37th century against Bangladesh during the 2nd Test , made history as the 1st time the top four batsmen of any team had all scored centuries in a single innings. Dinesh Karthik (129), Wasim Jaffer (138) and Rahul Dravid (129) were the other centurions in the innings.


Game Appearances:

* Matches Played: 425 ( Most )
Consecutive ODI Appearances: 185
Most Stadium Appearances: 90 different Grounds

* Inning Appearances: 415 ( Most ). First to appear in 400 innings in ODI matches.
* On his debut, Sachin Tendulkar was the second youngest debutant. Only Aaqib Javed debuted in ODI matches younger than Sachin Tendulkar. Since then, there has been 4 players who were younger than Sachin on their ODI debut: Hasan Raza (Pakistan) - the current youngest debutant, Mohammad Sharif (Bangladesh), Shahid Afridi (Pakistan) and Ramveer Rai (UAE)

Runs Scored:

* Most Runs: 16,684 Runs at the rate of 44.37 runs for every time he has gotten out (as of April 16 2009). He is the leading run scorer in the ODI format of the game and the only player ever to cross the 13,000-14,000-15,000 and 16,000 run marks.
* First player to reach 10,000-11,000-12,000-13,000-14,000-15,000and 16000 ODI runs.
* Highest individual score among Indian batsmen (186* against New Zealand at Hyderabad in 1999). The score of 186* is listed the fifth highest score recorded in ODI matches
* Holds the record for scoring 1,000 ODI runs in a calendar year. He has done it seven times - 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2003 and 2007
* Tendulkar has scored over 1000 ODI runs against all major Cricketing nations.
* Tendulkar is the only batsman to score over 2500 runs against any opponent (Australia). Tendulkar is also the only batsman to achieve the feat runs against 2 opponents - Sri Lanka is the other team.
* After Sachin crossed the 10,000-run mark in ODIs, only seven other players have managed to cross the milestone: (Sanath Jayasuriya, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, Ricky Ponting, Brian Lara, and Inzamam ul Haq, Jacques Kallis). Sachin was the fastest to reach 10,000 runs taking 259 innings and has the highest batting average among batsmen with over 10,000 ODI runs

Centuries & Fifties Record:

* Most centuries: 43
Most centuries against an opponent - 8 vs. Australia.
Most centuries vs. Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe.
* Most Fifties: 91.
Highest number of 50+ scores in ODIs - 134 (43 Centuries and 91 Fifties).
Only player to have over 100 innings of 50+ runs.

ODI Awards:

* Most Man of the Match Awards: 58 Man of the Match Awards

* Most Man of the Series Awards: 14 Man of the Series Awards

Calendar Year Record:

* Most ODI runs in a calendar year: 1,894 ODI runs in 1998.

* Most Centuries in a calendar year: 9 ODI centuries in 1998

Partnership Records:

* Sachin Tendulkar with Sourav Ganguly hold the world record for the maximum number of runs scored by the opening partnership. They have put together 6,271 runs in 128 matches that includes 20 century partnerships and 21 fifty run partnerships. The 20 century partnerships for opening pair is also a world record.

* Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid hold the world record for the highest partnership in ODI matches when they scored 331 runs against New Zealand in 1999 at the LBS, Hyderabad

* Sachin Tendulkar has been involved in six 200 run partnerships in ODI matches - a record that he shares with Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid.

World Cup

* Most runs (1,796 at an average of 59.87 as on 20 March 2007) in World Cup Cricket History including 4 centuries & 13 fifties with a best score of 152* against Namibia in 2003 world cup
* 673 runs in 2003 Cricket World Cup, highest by any player in a single Cricket World Cup
* Player Of The World Cup Tournament in the 2003 Cricket World Cup.

* 523 runs in the 1996 Cricket World Cup at an average of 87.16, making him the highest run scorer in the 1996 World Cup and setting the then record for the highest runs by any player in a single Cricket World Cup - subsequently bettered by himself in the 2003 World Cup

Combined (ODI & Test) records

* First batsman in history to score over 50 centuries in international cricket. He now has 85 centuries (42 in Tests, 43 in ODIs), which is still the record for the highest number of centuries in international cricket.

* Most overall runs in international cricket, (ODIs+Tests+Twenty20s), with 28,861 runs overall (12,773 in Tests, 16,684 in ODIs).

* Record of getting out the maximum number of times in the 90s in international matches. He has been dismissed 24 times (17 in ODIs and 7 in Tests) on scores of 90-99. The 17 nineties in ODIs are an ODI record too.

World's Tallest Dog situate Tall with Three Legs

Gibson, the Guinness Book of World Records-certified world’s tallest dog, has lost a leg to bone cancer. A frequent visitor to Auburn for events like the much-missed Friends of Placer County Animal Shelter’s Doggie Derby, the lanky Great Dane underwent surgery this past week to amputate his right front leg. Veterinarians say dogs can recover from removal of a leg and can adapt to the loss of a limb.

Gibson is a qualified therapy dog and does work with special needs training. He has worked with cancer patients, veterans and amputees. Standing at 42.2 inches tall, Gibson is a Harlequin Great Dane and has held the Guinness World Records' Tallest Dog title for four years. He has made appearances on nationally televised shows, such as the "Oprah Winfrey Show" and "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."

Gibson is a loving, gentle dog who provides joy to those who meet him. The loss of his leg will not slow him down. His ability to uphold his world title will continue to put smiles on people's faces and uplift the spirit of those who are survivors of bone cancer, said Sandy Hall, Gibson's owner.

Blue Diamond Sells World Record

Rare blue diamond sells for record $9.5 million. A perfect bright blue diamond weighing 7.03 carats sold Tuesday for a record 10.5 million Swiss francs, the highest price remunerated per carat for any jewel at auction. The earlier record price for a fancy vivid blue diamond was $7.9 million, counting commission, for a stone weighing 6.04 carats at sale in Hong Kong in October 2007

The rectangular fashioned blue stone, the rarest to go into the global market this year, went to an unidentified purchaser bidding. The final price includes a commission paid by the buyer to the auction house. The stone sets a record price per carat for any gemstone sold at auction of $1,349,752. It was the showpiece of its semi-annual sale in Geneva. This is already a new world record price for a fancy vivid blue diamond and a new world record per carat for any jewel.

It was put up for sale by London-listed Petra Diamonds, which extracted it last year from the historic Cullinan mine in South Africa, the world's most regular supplier of blue diamonds of size and quality. Blue are the rarest of the diamond family after reds. The new owner will have the right to name the stone, which is mounted in a platinum ring. The pre-sale catalog estimate was 6.8 million to 10 million francs, excluding commission. The hammer price excluding commission was 9.3 million francs.

The sale fetched a total of 39.5 million Swiss francs ($35.7 million) for 266 lots which found new owners, while another 80 pieces were stranded on the block. Fresh stones to the market, including coloured diamonds, fetched good prices, the Briton said.

Amazing Pictures

Car driving world record for motivation

Solar-powered car driving for bigger world record set in Alaska, somebody called police concerning an unidentified flying object on the road. Motorists rotate around to snap pictures. The Power of One, a solar-powered car that has been mountaineering across North America on three wheels, stopped Tuesday at the University of South Florida in Tampa.

Da Luz drives on his back; toes pointed ahead, his mug out from end to end the window of a hump on the top. He steers with handlebars that look like they belong on a motorcycle. The car has no rearview mirror. Instead, a camera behind him transmits to a tiny screen mounted on his sunglasses. It hasn't been an easy journey. Gloomy skies trapped him for a month in Vancouver. Last month, in New Orleans, thieves broke into the support van following him.

Creator and driver Marcelo da Luz is out to expand the world record for distance traveled in a solar car that he formerly set. He has been on the road for 11 months. The trip started in Buffalo, N.Y., and will take him to Key West, then a return to his resident Canada.

The car "can take a trip more than 300 miles on a sun-drenched day, go from 0 to 50 mph in six seconds and has a top speed of 75 mph," notes Green Car Congress and spending $2.20 on a gallon of gas. But da Luz thought to keep going, because he "wants to motivate people. He wants people to understand that a car like his can handle even the 450-mile gravel road stretching across the Arctic Circle."

Dracula Poster Sells to N.J. Collector for World-Record Price

Nicolas Cage’s Dracula Poster Sells to N.J. Collector for World-Record Price. Madison, N.J., collector Ralph DeLuca purchase unusual, original 'Dracula' movie poster that once goes to actor Nicolas Cage at public sale. The original movie poster for Universal's 1931 horror thriller "Dracula," starring Bela Lugosi, went to the auction block last Saturday night. Once belonging to actor Nicolas Cage, the poster was sold for a record-breaking $310,700 to movie poster expert Ralph DeLuca of Madison, N.J.

Movie posters not only provide you with great artwork and enjoyment but have also been a solid, proven investment that outperforms stocks and real estate," explained DeLuca, who is a former investment banker. The same style Dracula poster sold for just under $80,000 around ten years ago at auction.

One of only three known copies, "Dracula is one of the nearly all important movie posters in the world," said buyer DeLuca, who also purchased the only known insert card poster for the 1932 Tod Browning film "Freaks" for $108,000. That poster was bought at a traditional store in southern California by the consignors for $10 in the 1970s. DeLuca added that he is forever happy to give free assessments of movie posters, concert posters and associated entertainment memorabilia -- and is for eternity buying.

World records attempts by Eric Scott for fastest jet-pack flight

Eric Scott, internationally well-known Go Fast! Jet Pack pilot, from Denver, USA, was timepiece success 68mph while harnessed to the jet pack, powered by hydrogen peroxid -setting the world record for the fastest jet-pack flight, Knockhill Racing Circuit, Scotland, UK

Eric Scott said: "I knew this was going to be a unique weekend for smashing records. Knockhill is a great place and when the weather enhanced it was all about going fast!"

Judges from Fife Constabulary used speed laser guns to measure Mr Scott’s attempt which could put him in the record books. PC James Henry, from Fife Constabulary, who will be endorsing road protection at the event, said: "Officers were delighted to be concerned with Eric's world record attempt for the fastest jet-pack flight.”At least on this event he did not mind being caught speeding."

In November 2008 Eric became the first jet-propelled man to cross the 1,053ft wide Royal Gorge Canyon in Colorado, USA. Eric Scott has clocked up nearly 1,000 solo flights.

Eric Scott, who worked as a stuntman on films such as toxic Ivy with Drew Barrymore and the TV series Walker, Texas Ranger starring Chuck Norris, said the wind had curtailed his speed.

Biggest Peasant Omelette world record

Tuesday, May 12, 2009, Bucharest, Romania. Master Chef Stefan Bercea deposited largest peasant Omelette-world record at Bucharest, Romania.

Master Chef Stefan Bercea and his group of 19 Chefs setting the world record for the Largest Peasant Omelette during the 3rd edition of the "Selgros International Open Air Cooking Championship" in Bucharest. The World's biggest Peasant Omelette was made of 30,000 eggs, 1.5 tons of potatoes, 300 kilos of vegetables, 400 kilos of bacon, 400 kilos of cheese, 200 liters of vegetable oil, 30 kilos of parsley, 15 kilos of salt and 3 kilos of pepper.

They made an omelette that weighed 3.75 tonnes (8,267 lb) and has 223,02 square feet (20,72 square meters). The huge pot accustomed to fry the Largest Peasant Omelette was lifted hooked on place with a crane.

When the huge omelette completed, people were enjoyed, and everyone visiting the "Selgros International Open Air Cooking Championship" in Bucharest. Master Chef Stefan Bercea and his squad of 19 Chefs used up no less than four hours stirring the Largest Peasant Omelette through enormous timber palettes.

Zarnescu Constantin, Director of the "Selgros International Open Air Cooking Championship", says: "The Outdoor Cooking demo Championship is a challenge either for the specialists or to the amateurs.

Hyderabad singers set new world record

160,000 singers in Hyderabad set new world record on May 10th 2009.

Hyderabad on Sunday evening, 160,000 people sang in chorus seven keerthanas, or hymns in praise of god, of Telugu saint-poet Thallapaka Annamacharya, and broke a 70-year-old world record.

Raymond Marshal, A representative of the Guinness Book of World Records announced that the previous record is broken at the grand spiritual musical event, organised to mark the 601st birth anniversary of Annamacharya. More than 70 years later the record has been broken," said Guinness Book representative Raymond Marshal amid thunderous applause at the sprawling Parade Grounds in Secunderabad, Hyderabad's in AP, India.

He also presented the certificate from Guinness Book of World Records to state Minister for Finance K. Rosaiah.

Previous record was on Aug 2, 1937, that 60,000 people sang the national anthem in Germany to set the world record.

The programme, 'Laksha Gala Sankirthanarchana', was organised jointly by Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam, the Andhra Pradesh state cultural council and Andhra Silicon. This event organisers said 160,000 people sang the keerthanas in one voice.

Renowned Carnatic musician M. Balamurali Krishna, singer Kavitha Krishnamurthy and her husband L. Subramanyam and Garimella Balakrishna Prasad led 160,000 singers, both professionals and amateurs. Telugu actor Nagarjuna, was also present.

Annamacharya, who was born in 1408, composed 32,000 Sankeerthans eulogising Lord Venkateswara.

The TTD (Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam), which manages the affairs of the Lord Venkateshwara temple at Tirumala, is organising Annamacharya's 601st birth anniversary celebrations on a grand scale.

TTD (Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam)chairman D.K. Audikesavulu Naidu announced that Tallapaka, the birthplace of Annamacharya in Kadapa district, will be developed as a major spiritual centre.

The TTD is also making efforts to propagate Keerthanas of the first Telugu lyric poet worldwide by organising spiritual programmes, including group rendering of Sankeerthans and lectures on his literary works.

Rock Hill drummers smash the world record

They didn't just smash the record, they crushed it.

Percussionists from Rock Hill High School place a new Guinness world record Saturday for the longest, single drum roll, as 28 students shared to keep up the roll on one snare drum for 27 hours, 23 seconds.

That with no trouble broke the earlier record of 24 hours, 23 seconds held by a high school in Michigan. Rock Hill High's effort began at 5 p.m. Friday at the Rock Hill Galleria and ended at 8 p.m. Saturday to applause from dozens of citizens who had gathered to fob watch the final minutes.

The happening elevates around $3,600 for Rock Hill High's Band of Distinction to buy new tools.

Of course, the record isn't official until Guinness World Records certifies it. For that to happen, Skellett must compile information for the company, including eyewitness statements, video evidence and media reports and wait for the final word.

“It's been a huge success,” said Michael Skellett, the band's percussion director, referring to the money. “Plus, we got to break a world record in the process, which is cool.”

Some students played longer than others, but no one played longer than junior Jason Piers.

Piers set what is believed to be the longest drum roll by a single person at 4 hours, 10 minutes, besting the previous mark by two minutes. Not only did he have to sustain the roll for that long, he did it in the wee hours of Saturday morning as other drummers took advantage of the downtime to get some sleep.

It wasn't something Piers set out to do. But someone mentioned the record for a single drummer for 4 hours, 8 minutes.

“So I went to the drum and I did it for 4 hours, 10 minutes,” Piers said.

The trick, he said, was playing near the edge of the drum, where the sticks would bounce better. And he made sure not to play too loudly, so as not to use too much energy.

“You want to be as conservative as possible,” he said.

But Piers' feat might not be officially recognized because he didn't fill out the necessary paperwork with Guinness in advance. He's got video of his single roll and is going to explore his options to see if Guinness will accept it anyway.

“If not,” he said, “I'll do it next year.”

The student who had the honor of silencing the drum was senior Ryli “Pop” Schmiedel, whose final strike of the snare at 8 p.m. brought the long journey to an end.

“It's really cool that they trusted me with that,” she said. “It was really nerve-wracking. I was afraid I wasn't going to get it.”

Schmiedel said confidence was high that they would break the record, but Piers' valiant four-hour stint proved key, as it gave other members a chance to rest.

“That saved us in the long run,” she said.

Snaring glory aside, Piers immediately turned his mind toward his next pressing goal.

“I'm going to go home and go straight to bed. I have church tomorrow,” he said.

Guess what he'll do at church. Yep, he'll play drums for two morning worship services.

Standing off to the side as his students prepared to finish up their 27 hour, 23 second record, Skellett, the percussion director who hadn't slept except for maybe an hour since 6 a.m. Friday, said he never doubted his students would reach their goal.

Japan's Ryosuke Irie smash the world records of 200 miter backstroke

Japan 's Ryosuke Irie smash the world records of 200 miter backstroke

Japan's Ryosuke Irie pieced 1.08 seconds off Olympic winner Ryan Lochte's 200-metre backstroke world record at the Duel in the Pool meet beside Australia, in Canberra.

Irie swam a latest record time of one minute 52.86 seconds to go in the old record of 1:53.94 set by American Lochte when he won the gold medal at last year's Beijing Olympics.

Ryosuke Irie, 19, only three weeks ago missed the disc by one second 8/100ths in the 1:54.02 of synchronization to the Japanese tests of championship world record, and continues its hot form.

The Osaka university scholars was as well now 0.02 seconds outer surface American Aaron Peirsols 100m backstroke world record of 52.56secs here Saturday.

Ryosuke Irie said he was certain of breaking the world record yet again at July's FINA World Championships in Rome.

"I am extremely glad to break the world record in Australia and I am going to break (the world record) another time at the world championships," Ryosuke Irie said.

The Japanese sensation finished more than five seconds ahead of Australia's Ashley Delaney and compatriot Takashi Nakano in third in the event.

"I couldn't think I could go that fast," he said. "I can say only one phrase: unbelievable."

Venomous South American spider visible in Manitoba grocery store

(Courtesy of photograph the banner of Russell)

The personnel with the grocer of IGA with Russell, man., had with a great shock this week when a poisonous spider of phase was discovered in a forwarding of bananas of South America.

Large Arachnida were captured in a flask and passed above with the local professor of biology of college, nice Morris, at the principal school of Pratt.

Its students employed the occasion to seek on the Internet about the hairy spider and fanged, which is about the size of the baseball. The class discovered that the creature was a wandering spider Brazilian.

Also known banana spider, one considers it mortal and aggressive. The Guinness World Records book of 2007 lists he like world 's the majority of poisonous spider, stating they are considered responsible as of the majority of deaths due to the envenomation of bite of spider.

They can become have a scale of leg until 13 cm and their length of body extends from 17 to 48 millimetres, according to Wikipedia.

They are called rather a wandering spider because they wander the floor of jungle the night, than residing in den or Web. During the day they hide in the dark places and moist insides or approach the human residences.

The conservation of Manitoba since took the spider of the school.

Austrian Coffin Maker set Guinness World Records

An Austrian carpenter has found a macabre way of getting into the Guinness Book of Records: Over a 30-year career, he's built 707,335 coffins.

Officials in Austria's Salzburg province say Herbert Weber has been honored for constructing more caskets than any other known carpenter.

Weber says he started making coffins in May 1978 at Moser Holzindustrie, a woodworking company in Bischofshofen.

Officials said Tuesday they plan to present the 50-year-old carpenter with a certificate from London-based Guinness World Records Ltd.

They've chosen a fitting backdrop: Weber will be feted at the International Funeral Home and Cemetery Trade Fair, which opens Saturday in Salzburg.

Indian Guitarist Music Marathon set Guinness World Record

Sebastian Joseph, a Thrissur-based guitarist, started a music marathon on Thursday in a bid to set a Guinness world record.

Mr. Joseph plans to play the guitar for 60 hours at a stretch to break the existing record of 48 hours created by an American.

The rules of the Guinness allow a 15-minute break every 8 hours. Mayor R. Bindu flagged off the guitar ‘yagnam’ at the Regional Theatre. The session was started with the popular Malayalam song ‘Keranirakaladum….’. Students of Nandanam Dance and Music Centre performed to the tunes of Sebastian.

Melodious old Malayalam songs flowed non-stop from Sebastian’s guitar accompanied by orchestra.

The audience applauded gently whenever he stopped to start the next song. During the next two days, he will play on his guitar 700 songs.

Mr. Sebastian, an All India Radio grade guitarist, is one of the leading musicians in Kerala. He has worked with famous singers such as K.J. Yesudas, M.G. Sreekumar and P. Jayachandran. He has been running Grand Music Academy for the last 13 years and has done many solo guitar performances on national and international stages.

The programme sponsored by Worldwide Corporation, Thrissur, will include a ‘music-dance dialogue’.

Bharathanatyam, Mohiniyattom and Theyyam performers will dance to music played by the guitaristThe ‘yagnam’ will be concluded on Saturday evening with a flute recital by Doordharsan director Raghavan.

DaN O 'Brien jumps to bell-foot to a world record

Never wonder what arrives at the world 'athlete of S at largest after it gains the Olympic gold medal of decathlon?

DaN O 'Brien, the Olympic champion 1996, passed to eclipse new sizes in. play of hopscotch.

its week, O 'Brien placed the disc of play of hopscotch of the world, according to world records of Guinness, while achieving a play in the 1:21.63 with the pillars of Chelsea to New York City. What answers the question: Do they keep discs speed for plays of play of hopscotch?

Less clearly: Why?

Time of baliverne

How much time O 'Brien did they gain the competition of decathlon to the championships of the world of athletics?

When texting goes the bad one

The hundreds of ventilators of penguins of Pittsburgh received message textual saying that they had gained the free tickets with a nearest eliminatory series, to only be known as little of time afterwards: You never occupy.

The spokesperson Tom McMillan of penguins said that the message textual in an erroneous way were sent to 460 ventilators which took part in a contest before a recent play. Each ventilator received an automated phone call explaining the error plus a bag of encavator of the gifts of consolation: a chart of $25 gifts, penguins hat and Tee-shirt and two tickets with a play of regular season the next season.

The tickets of finale of penguins could become very valid because of the shortage, considering the Pittsburgh manner began its series against the capital of Washington.

When Twitter goes the bad one

Shaquille O 'Neal has an account of Twitter, and apparently an interest in Los Angeles foltre. After he heard the good news in the baseball Thursday, O 'Neal announced the following beep: Stopping Ramirez manny, comes on the Agggggggggh man, agggggggh, agggggh.

Avoid temptation

Because Minnesota Vikings considered their interest by continuing Brett Favre, Jim Souhan of the Tribune star of Mineapolis informed them to exert the attention.

Favre Sign, observes fireworks, and understands that this January, Favre could roll up to look to the top too much like a cross enters, of Brad Johnson and of Tarvaris Jackson Souhan wrote. Favre is the leading fashion model who maxes outside your credit cards. He is the sport scar which eliminates your bank account. He attracts, and he captivates, and he is trouble.

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And finally

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Los Angeles Times

Best Job in the World - Salary USD110000

A British charity fundraiser was appointed caretaker of a tropical island on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef today, beating more than 34,000 applicants for what’s billed as the “best job in the world.”

Ben Southall will be paid A$150,000 ($110,000) to live on Hamilton Island in the northern state of Queensland for six months. His job will include exploring white sand beaches, sailing, snorkeling and scuba diving -- and promoting the island to tourists in a weekly blog, or online diary.

“Everything that is offered out there I want to grasp with both hands,” the 34-year-old from Hampshire, southern England, who lists his hobbies as marathon running and climbing, said in comments broadcast live around the world from the island.

The appointment is the culmination of a marketing campaign that aims to defy the global recession and boost the number of tourists to Australia. Tourism Queensland estimates the A$1.7 million campaign generated more than A$100 million worth of publicity and may help reverse a forecast 4.1 percent decline in international visitors to Australia this year.

“We’ve certainly got a good return on our investment,” Bruce Wallace, director of market activation and publicity, said in a telephone interview. “There were only two countries in the world that our Web site didn’t receive hits from, Somalia and North Korea.”

Global Recession

Tourism Queensland unveiled its “Best Job in the World” competition in January, in the midst of the northern hemisphere winter and the gloom of a global recession.

The power of Internet chat forums and social networking sites took over, with more than 200,000 people logging onto its Web site in the first weekend, straining server capacity.

The tourism board whittled down the entrants to 16 candidates, vetting their 60-second video applications for qualities such as “an adventurous spirit” and “excellent communication skills.”

In his application video, which featured pictures of him trekking in Africa, riding an ostrich and kissing a giraffe, Southall described himself as “adventurous, crazy and energetic” with a passion for discovering new places.

Job Perks

Benefits of the job, which begins July 1, include a three- bedroom house, rent free, and a buggy to explore Hamilton Island, the largest inhabited island in the region with 800 residents. An 18-hole championship golf course, five hotels and activities including sailing, snorkeling and scuba diving draw more than 125,000 visitors a year to the island.

The campaign “demonstrates the power of the Internet that the industry needs to be able to tap into,” said Olivia Wirth, executive director of the Tourism & Transport Forum, a lobby group representing 200 tourism companies in Australia.

“It has been a very smart way for Tourism Queensland to get their message to millions of people at minimum cost” and cut through the “clutter” of television and magazine advertising at a time when there is a fall in global demand for holidays, she said.

The forecast drop in international visitor numbers to Australia this year would be the worst performance in 20 years, Tourism Australia said in December.

The A$65 billion industry employs more than 800,000 people.

World Largest Bead Mosaic Guinness Record set by Middle East Women

She is the first woman in the Middle East to enter the Guinness World Records book. And she’s just 25.

Meet Emirati Reem Al Gurg, who made it to the record books by creating what has been officially declared as the world’s largest bead mosaic.

Called Sahara Vision, the 3.75 square-metre artwork is made of a staggering 18,231 wooden beads and represents the confluence of Dubai’s reality and mysticism.

“I chose wooden beads because they reflect the colour of the desert,” said Reem, who took four months to complete the unique piece of art in 2007. By a strange coincidence, November 8 – the day she submitted her entry, was also Guinness World Records Day. But it could not make it to the 2008 edition as it had already gone into print.

But now her record-breaking feat, depicting high-rise buildings facing the desert under three moons, has found its rightful place in the 2009 Arabic edition of the Guinness World Records book. The colossal artwork was also displayed at the recent Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2009 where Reem had a book-signing session. Childhood prophecy

A nutrition teacher at Zayed University, Reem said she always wanted to do something special in life. “Years ago when I was in school, I used to tell my friends that I would break a world record some day,” she recalled. Reem said an animated picture designed by her husband for his company’s home page was what stirred her imagination and helped her conceive an image of the artwork.

It comes as no surprise therefore that she has named it after the company Sahara Vision, which deals in 3-D animation services, architectural visualisation and special effects.

Dubai, the city where Reem grew up, is however the biggest source of her inspiration. “I’m really proud to be living here. It’s amazing how much the city has changed and accomplished in such a short span of time,” she said. Inspiration

Reem loves challenges and, sure enough, has already taken up a new one – her daughter’s birthday gift.

Her daughter turns one on December 1. By then Reem hopes to write and publish a series of books in Arabic for two-year-olds and under, involving two Emirati characters, with an emphasis on local traditions.

Reem wants to exhibit her record-breaking work and said she wouldn’t mind selling it if she gets the right price.

Bhagwad Gita on Gold Pendant by Tanishq Jewellers

Riding on their design expertise and urge for continuous product innovation, Tanishq , India 's largest branded jewellery retail chain, on Wednesday launched the world's smallest Bhagwad Gita in the form of a pendant.

The pendant with Bhagwad Gita inscribed can be seen under a 20X microscope and can be read under a 200X microscope. All the 18 chapters of Bhagwad Gita are inscripted in 24K gold on a 1 cm sq. tablet, which is developed into a pendant. This 22K gold pendant is available in 6 variants. The Gita Pendant will be available at select Tanishq outlets across the country.

On the launching of their new product, Vice President of Tanishq Sandeep Kulhalli said: “We at Tanishq always aim to offer the best and unique products with innovative and contemporary designs. This year on the occasion of Akshaya Trithiya we are offering this auspicious Bhagwad Gita Pendant for our valued customers. We are confident that this auspicious piece of jewellery will be one of the prized possessions for our consumers”.

With the launch of this pendant, Tanishq also has entered the “Nano” race by offering product that is designed using Nano technology.

Professor Pawan Sinha from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA , has created this Bhagwad Gita tablet. He has patented the technology.

Sinha holds a Limca Book of Records for creating the smallest Bible (1/4th cm sq tablet). Professor Sinha is also the co-founder of Project Prakash, an NGO which helps in correcting congenital cataract in children. A certain portion of the proceeds from the sale of this pendant will be donated towards the project.

Tanishq jewellery, from the Tata Group, has been synonymous with superior craftsmanship, exclusive designs and guaranteed product quality. It has built for itself the envious reputation of being the only jewellery brand in the country that strives to understand the Indian woman and provide her with jewellery that meets her traditional and contemporary aspirations and desires.

G4S Security India set Limca Book of Record

G4S, the leading professional security organization in India, has entered the prestigious Limca Book of Records by making a new record. The Limca Book of Records has awarded a certification to G4S, stating, "G4S India, the leading security and related services provider, employing 1,30,000 people across 180 offices, has retained its first employee, Mr. Hari Singh Negi ( DOJ Oct 1, 1989), Vice President, Administration and the 1,00,000th employee Mr. S Srinivasana (DOJ July 27, 2006), Data Entry Operator." This new Indian record by G4S will feature in the 2009 Edition of Limca Book of Records.

Regional Marketing Director, G4S, Ms. Rehana Qureshi says, "We wish to thank Limca book of Records for recognizing our commitment to our employees. Apart from the strong association with the clients, G4S shares a special bond with its employees. This prestigious book has endorsed that G4S is an employee centric organization. The role of private security organizations like G4S is vital and important at the time when country is facing threats on national security. We will continue to provide parallel support and contribute towards the national security.”

“It gives me great pleasure to share that the company has provided opportunities to help me grow in my career and I have been able to achieve all that I wanted both financially and professionally. I feel very proud to be part of this recognition given by Limca Book of Records,” said an overwhelmed Mr. Hari Singh Negi on being the 1st employee.

“I am motivated to see Mr. Negi achieve such great heights in his career path. Knowing the HR policies at G4S, I am looking forward to a great and satisfying career with the company,” said Mr. S Srinivasana on his being the 1,00,000th employee.

G4S is committed to provide learning and career growth opportunities to the employees and ensure welfare of employees and their families. One unique initiative taken by the management towards employee care is “The Employee Welfare Hotline”, a helpline created by the management to address grievances and feedbacks from employees. The commitment to this initiative reflects in the fact that every pay slip issued carries the numbers on it and it is available across all 180 branches of G4S in India.

An excellent Accident Insurance Policy providing substantial benefits to all the employees across India, in the event of accident is another initiative towards employee welfare.

G4S has also formulated a commendation scheme to recognize exemplary performance of the guards. Interested Guards having suitable skills are provided opportunities of foreign postings. In case of transfers, G4S has a policy in place and structured promotions are the norm....

Non Stop Job 1100 Day Guinness World Record set by Indian

He is somebody every company would yearn to hire. Why not, if he has worked for 1,100 days without leave? K Vijayan, 59, employed with a city-based hotel, hasn’t taken a single day’s leave for over three years now. Leave aside casual or sick leaves, Vijayan hasn’t even taken a single weekly off. And, this unusual feat has earned him a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.

The Guinness Book of World Records (GBWR) has acknowledged that no person in the world has worked for so long continuously, without a break. “I had never thought of creating a record. I am a workaholic and work is my religion. I have never liked missing out a single workday throughout my career,” Vijayan told TOI.

Vijayan works as night auditor at Surya Palace Hotel and his work starts at 11 pm and he leaves the hotel at 9 in the morning. “I had read about such records in newspapers a few months ago. It occurred to me that I hadn’t taken a single day off for years together and hence I decided to approach the GBWR,” added Vijayan.

When Vijayan went through the attendance register in the hotel earlier this year, he found that he hadn’t taken any leave or weekly offs for 1,100 nights. He contacted the GBWR authorities in March and informed them about his achievement. GBWR officials checked their records and found that no one held world record in such category. “They acknowledged my achievement and sent me procedural forms. The process to provide me a certificate is on,” said Vijayan who also fulfils all his social obligations during day time. This arts graduate came to the city about 36 years ago and began his career with Kalyan Hotel, one of the oldest food joint.

“I am proud to have a dedicated employee like Vijayan. He has been with us for the past 13 years and has never given us a chance to complain. I often tell him to take holidays, but he always refused,” said Piyush Shah, owner of Surya Palace Hotel. Didn’t his wife or children ever object to his workaholic ways? “I never objected or argued with him. He has always been dedicated to his work and I am proud of him. Also, he does fulfil all his personal commitments despite hectic work schedule,” said his wife Mrudula.

Chanel - World Oldest Dog Celebrate his 20th Birthday

Meet Chanel the world’s oldest dog. Chanel is 20 years old and was named the oldest dog by Guinness World Records last year, and is capturing the heart of many after her appearance on the Today Show this morning. Read more and check out photos and video here.

Chanel is the world’s oldest dog and a celebrity in her own right. She was born in 1988 and will soon be celebrating her 21’s birthday. In dog years that makes her about 147. Her once red hair has turned white, and she needs special doggie glasses for her cataracts. She eats a special diet of boiled chicken, whole wheat pasta, and a special doggie treat for her teeth. She still goes on walks during the summer with her owner’s Karl and Denise Shaughnessy, but is carried for most of the way. Long gone are the days where she used to run three miles to keep her figure.

Chanel was adopted from a Virginia shelter as a 6-week-old pup. Denise only paid $25 for her and has since been rewarded with priceless, unconditional love.

While Chanel is the world’s oldest dog at the age of 20 she is still moving about and living an extraordinary life for a doggie her age.

Chanel will be inducted into Guinness Book of World Records in 2010. You can check out a full picture gallery of Chanel and her “doggles” here. She is too cute for words.

Two Year Old Girl's 156 IQ - Elise Tan Roberts

Elise Tan-Roberts, who can also recite the phonetic alphabet and count to 10 in Spanish, has an IQ of 156.

The rating makes her smarter than former Countdown maths whiz and fellow Mensa member Carol Vorderman.

The toddler's other feats include spelling her name aloud, reading the words mummy and daddy, naming all three types of triangle and reciting the normal alphabet.

Mensa welcomes the top 2% of the population based on IQ. It normally only tests children aged 10 or above, but the society accepted Elise's membership based on an intelligence measure.

Child psychologist Professor Joan Freeman used the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale test, which found she was in the top 0.2% of her age in the country.

Mensa chief executive John Stevenage said: "(Elise's parents) now realise they have an interesting challenge on their hands as she grows up."

Elise's mother Louise, 28, from Edmonton, London, said she realised her daughter was different as soon as she was born.

She took "an unusual" interest in her surroundings, uttered her first word aged just five months and took her first steps at eight-and-a-half months.

The mother told the Daily Mirror: "She just says things and you have no idea where she got it from."

Prof Freeman said the child's memory was her great gift.

The psychologist was "extremely impressed she was able to reel off the capital cities" and the phonetic alphabet.

Mensa has about 24,000 members in the UK and Ireland - about 900 of whom are aged under 18.

As well as Carol Vorderman, whose IQ is 154, other famous members include DJ and TV presenter Sir Jimmy Savile and inventor Sir Clive Sinclair.

World's Largest Caves Discovered in Vietnam

A cave discovered in Vietnam's Quang Binh province may be the largest in the world, a team of British explorers says.

British Cave Research Association explorer Howard Limbert, whose team confirmed the cave's existence, said the possible record-setting cavern is 656 feet high, 492 feet wide and at least 4 miles long, the Vietnam News Service said Friday. The explorer said strong currents and flooding prevented his team from thoroughly exploring the cave.

Previously, the largest known cavern was Deer Cave in Malaysia. The Malaysian cave is 328 feet high, 295 feet wide and 1 mile long, the Saigon Giai Phong newspaper said.

Limbert's team explored the cave in Vietnam's Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in mid-April before confirming its existence and size to the provincial People's Committee on Wednesday.

The Vietnam News Service said Limbert's team was the first group to explore parts of the cave, but an unidentified local resident is credited with its initial discovery 18 years ago.

Limbert said his team would return to Vietnam with more advanced equipment in 2011 to explore further.

World Largest Caves in Malaysia Photos

World's Tallest Pancake Stack World Record 2009

Two hotel chefs today claimed to have toppled the record for the world's tallest pancake stack.

Sean McGinlay and Natalie King of Glasgow's Hilton Grosvenor hotel measured their pancake tower at 29.5 inches (75cm) - beating the current title by 0.4in.

The chefs mixed about 100 eggs, more than 17 pints of milk, 11lbs of flour and 6.6lbs of butter for the challenge, a hotel spokeswoman said.

The hotel's general manager Stuart Nelson said: 'It was a bit shaky towards the end but somehow we managed to pull it off.

'Special thanks must go to Sean McGinlay and the kitchen team, who have spent a great deal of time this week perfecting their pancake recipes and stacking techniques.'

According to Guinness World Records, the current official record stands at 29.1in (74cm), achieved in Slovenia in August 2008.

That 672-pancake stack took 22 hours to build.

World’s Largest Dessert Buffet World Record

Feb 13 is the perfect date to head down to Dubai Food Festival, a signature event of DSF 2009 to get the true taste of success. Chefs from close to 40 hotels will work hand in hand to create the world’s largest dessert buffet comprising of 2009 sweet treats in all.

“Indeed the date is 13th February and the goal is to break the Guinness Record by creating 2009 different desserts. Each hotel will handle a different country. This way it will be easier to make sure we do not double up any dessert. We will have an estimated 200 pastry chefs working for the event on 12th and 13th. The set up will be done by 5pm on the 13th and the buffet opening approximately an hour later. We have invited international guests to witness and taste from the spread. Moreover, tickets will be made available for the public who would like to bite into the fun,” said Chef Uwe Micheel, the President of the Emirates Culinary Guild.

“We will be laying out deserts not just from the Gulf counties but from all over the world - Germany, Italy, France, India, Switzerland, Holland, Belgium, Austria, Spain, Great Britain, Philippines, Egypt, Indonesia, Lebanon, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Morocco, USA, Tunisia, Burma, Nepal, USA, Mexico, Hawaii, South Africa, Brazil, Slovakia, China, Romania, Australia, Tunisia and Canada. Chefs from about 40 hotels and restaurants from all over UAE are working towards completing this task,” he added.

Participating restaurants for this year’s food extravaganza include Curry Leaf, Chikka Grill, Chopstix, El Rancho, Bombay, Bite Rite, Teppenyaki, Fish n Chips, Jimmy’s Killer Prawns, Sidra, Biryani Express, Dashi Dai, Deli France, Papa’s Junior, and an exclusive stall for Emarati cuisine. Besides the participating restaurants, visitors can also head down to the ‘Marketplace’ for coffee, nuts, chocolates, and diet food.

Tommy Tiernan - Longest Solo Stand Up Comedy World Record

As you probably know next weekend Tommy Tiernan is attempting to set a Guinness World Record for the longest solo stand up show ever from 3pm on Good Friday until Dawn on Easter Sunday all in aid of the GYDS resource centre “Number 4” in Galway City . As you also may know the charity have recently been forced into a turnaround by the board of directors to refuse the money they were promised based on the diocesan feeling “uncomfortable” about the event beginning on Good Friday.

Tommy and everyone involved is more determined then ever to raise these funds and make sure they go to the marginalised young people. This is no ordinary Tommy Tiernan show. He needs to stay awake and keep managing to talk for 37 hours. He may not even be funny at times, he may even just be whispering, he may be talking rubbish. Hopefully he won’t loose his voice. But as long as he keeps going and makes it to dawn the world record will be set. Tommy needs you keep him going, feed him ideas for material, bring something with you that he can talk about.

We need all you Tommy fans to get behind him with your support. There are shows in the middle of the night, first thing in the morning, middle of the afternoon and we want some of you lunatic folks on board. Make it an Easter event with pals, your Lenten offering, or your way of helping the homeless this Easter.

We are setting aside a number of tickets for groups of 10 or more at the concession rate of €15 per ticket. Whatever your group is friends, family, students, nurses, doctors, hairdressers, shift workers, taxi drivers, teachers, messers.

Be part of this Guinness World Record attempt by an Irishman and in the process help raise these much needed funds for the homeless.

World Record for 28 Hours Non Stop Jokes Telling India

Nanduri Prabhakar, an employee of BSNL here, broke the Guinness Book of World Records by telling jokes continuously for 28 hours. He started the feat at 12.24 p.m. on Sunday and went on with the act till 4 p.m. on Monday.

The 28-hour long effort has been video-recorded and the video recording along with the observers’ records and other documents would be sent to the Guinness Book of World Record authorities. Mr. Prabhakar took a break of five minutes for every hour, which was the time allowed by the Guinness Book of World Records authorities. The existing Guinness Book of record of 24 hours is in the name of Mike Hessman of Ohio (US) who has done the feat on November 16 and 17, 1992.

Mr. Prabhakar told nearly 1,600 jokes during the marathon feat. The strain was apparent but an elated Mr. Prabhakar said he would try to improve his record further. Incidentally he created a Limca Book of Records two years ago by telling jokes continuously for 30 hours, taking a break of 10 minutes for every hour.

People who visited Kala Bharathi to witness Mr. Prabhakar’s feat donated money to Sishu Vikas, a school being run for the children of poor families. The Visakha Humour Club organised the programme under the name of Hasyarasa Dhaaaramrutam. The BSNL, the Vijay Nirman Company and Apex Hospitals supported the programme. General Manager of BSNL P. Nagaraju, MD of Vijay Nirman Vijay Kumar and AS Raja and others were present to congratulate Mr. Prabhakar when he concluded his performance.

Dan Magness Breaks World Keepy Up Guinness World Record

After about 208,333 touches of the football, Dan Magness became a Guinness world record holder today.

But that was not enough for the 25-year-old from Milton Keynes. He kept the ball in the air with his feet, thighs, chest and head until this afternoon to complete a 24-hour marathon of kick-ups in Central London.

The previous world record, held by the Brazilian Martinho Eduardo Orige, was smashed by over four hours according to clipboard-wielding officials from Guinness World Records.

The self-styled “ginger freestyler” said he had spent months on strength and stamina training. “A millisecond lapse in concentration – all the training [would] count for nothing,” he said.

Magness’s record breaking keepy-up effort took place inside a Perspex box in Covent Garden, reminiscent of the one suspended above the Thames by David Blaine, the attention-seeking magician. This time Londoners did not gather to pelt the world record challenger with eggs.

Gareth Brocklebank, Magness’s manager denied speculation that his star had taken a break when no one was looking in the early hours of this morning. “He has followed the Guinness guidelines to a tee,” he said. “He is as strong as an ox.”


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