Highest selling studio album - Thriller by Michael Jackson

Released November 30, 1982
Recorded - April 1981 - November 1982
Westlake Recording Studios
(Los Angeles, California)

Length 42:19 (Album Version)
73:06 (2001 Special Edition)

Thriller is the sixth studio album by American recording artist Michael Jackson. The album was released on November 30, 1982 by Epic Records as the follow-up to Jackson's critically and commercially successful 1979 album Off the Wall. Thriller explores similar genres to those of Off the Wall, including funk, disco, soul, R&B, and pop. Thriller's lyrics deal with themes including paranoia and the supernatural.

With a production budget of $750,000, recording sessions took place between April and November 1982 at Westlake Recording Studios in Los Angeles, California. Assisted by producer Quincy Jones, Jackson wrote four of Thriller's nine tracks. Following the release of the album's first single "The Girl Is Mine", some observers assumed Thriller would only be a minor hit record. With the release of the second single "Billie Jean", the album topped the charts in many countries. At its peak, the album was selling a million copies a week worldwide. In just over a year, Thriller became—and currently remains—the best-selling album of all time. Additionally, according to official RIAA estimates, merely on shipments, the album is approaching 30 million abums sold in the United States alone. Achieving this sales status will make it the first and only album to be certified Triple Diamond in the US. Furthermore, it would officially become the highest selling album in the US, surpassing the album that currently holds that title, Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) by The Eagles. Worldwide sales of the album are estimated to be as low as 70 million and as high as 110 million, with additional totals from singles being sold is estimated to be over 100 million copies worldwide. Seven of the album's nine songs were released as singles, and all reached the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album won a record-breaking eight Grammy Awards at the 1984 Grammys.

Thriller cemented Jackson's status as one of the predominant pop stars of the late 20th century, and enabled him to break down racial barriers via his appearances on MTV and meetings with President Ronald Reagan at the White House. The album was one of the first to use music videos as successful promotional tools—the videos for "Thriller", "Billie Jean" and "Beat It" all received regular rotation on MTV. In 2001, a special edition issue of the album was released, which contains additional audio interviews, a demo recording and the song "Someone In the Dark", which was a Grammy-winning track from the E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial storybook. In 2008, the album was reissued again as Thriller 25, containing re-mixes that feature contemporary artists, a previously unreleased song and a DVD.

Thriller ranked number 20 on Rolling Stone magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list in 2003, and was listed by the National Association of Recording Merchandisers at number three in its Definitive 200 Albums of All Time. Thriller was preserved by the Library of Congress to the National Recording Registry, as it was deemed "culturally significant".

Bolt backed for 2012 sprint treble

Usain Bolt has been tipped to extend his domination of sprinting events by adding the 400 metres to his collection of world records.

Derek Redmond, who struck 4x400m gold at the 1991 World Championships, believes the Jamaican superstar - who already holds the world record and the Olympic and world titles at 100 and 200m, could finish first over all three distances at the London Olympics in 2012. Redmond, speaking at the Youth Sport Trust Young Ambassador Conference, believes Michael Johnson's world record mark of 43.18 seconds for the 400m will also fall.

"My prediction for Usain Bolt is that he will become the first person to hold world records at 100m, 200m and 400m at the same time," he said. "He started life as a 400m runner and I heard a rumour that his people wanted to find out what the timetable would be for 2012 so that he could have a chance of doing all three events."

Redmond added: "Whether he will or not remains to be seen, but I think he will start running 400m and if he gets it right he will set the world record for that as well.

"He could manage all three at a major championships. It would be tough but people have done the 800m and 1500m before, as well as the 400m and 800m. It can be done depending on the timetable, but it certainly won't be easy.

"If anyone can do it, it's him, but so much would depend on whether the format of 2012 would allow him to do it."

Redmond believes it is only a matter of time before Bolt betters the 9.58secs record he set for the 100m at the World Championships in Berlin last month.

"Bolt is awesome, a phenomenon. He's so relaxed and natural," he said.

"He's unbelievable and every time he steps onto the track you don't know what he's going to do. People expect him to break world records each time.

"I think he can run 9.55 because he still looks likes he's easing up with 10 or so metres to go. There's definitely more to come."

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Skydivers attempt Everest record

Three skydivers have completed what they hope is a record breaking jump next to Mount Everest, landing at the world's highest drop zone.

The parachutists - two Britons and an Indian - jumped from an altitude of 6,154m to land at the sandy plateau of Gorak Shep, 5,165m above sea level.

The skydivers said they faced high winds and freezing temperatures during the three-minute jump.

But they said that it was thrilling to pass so close to Mount Everest.

'Fantastic mountains'

The BBC's Joanna Jolly in Kathmandu says skydiving trips next to Everest have been operating for the past year, but this was the first jump to land above 5,000m.

Leo Dickinson (centre), Ralph Mitchell, right and Indian army officer Ramesh Tripathi
The trio say their drop was an exhilarating experience

One of the men who took part, British filmmaker Leo Dickinson, said he believed Gorak Shep was the highest landing zone in the world. He hopes to register the feat with Guinness World Records when he returns home.

A spokeswoman for Guinness World Records said that they were aware of the record breaking attempt, but the jump has not yet been officially recognised as a record.

Mr Dickinson said that he saw "a panorama of fantastic mountains" after he jumped, in addition to getting a glimpse of Mount Everest before opening his parachute.

The divers were in free fall for about five seconds before deploying their parachutes and gliding down to the landing zone. All three are experienced skydivers.

The Nepalese government recently allowed skydiving in the Everest region because it adds to the list of activities that the country has to offer tourists in advance of Visit Nepal Year in 2011.

Tourism is one of the Nepal's biggest money earners with tens thousands of foreigners coming every year to trek in the Himalayas.

Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Rihanna Set Guinness World Records

Some celebrities make sex tapes. Others bombard award-show speeches. But to make an absolute permanent mark on history, you have to break into the Guinness Book of World Records. In the 2010 edition of the book, Britney Spears, Rihanna and Katy Perry are just a few acts to make a name for themselves in the legendary compendium of human extremes. But unlike skateboarder and MTV personality Rob Dyrdek (who holds the record for the highest skateboard ramp jump into water) or his bodyguard Big Black (who ate three bananas in 1 minute), these stars are recognized for accomplishments that are a little more conventional.

For example, Britney Spears' record is based entirely on her groundbreaking sales figures. Brit is noted for being the youngest female artist to have five of her albums reach #1. She also moved an estimated 37 million records worldwide before turning 20, making her the "all-time best-selling teenage artist." Take that, Miley!

While Ho Hung Hee set the record for making the most expensive umbrella in the world (a whopping $2,000), Rihanna's rain-related entry is a little more impressive. Her title is based on the 2.5 million downloads of "Umbrella" she sold overseas from September of 2005 to the end of 2008, making her the "Best-Selling Download Female Artist in the U.K."

Oasis carries the record for "Longest Top 10 U.K. Chart Run By A Group," with a string of 22 hits to their name — ironic considering they just disbanded.

As of 2001, the longest kiss ever recorded lasted 30 hours and 59 minutes. Katy Perry probably hasn't ever kissed a girl for that long, but she does take the title of "Best Start on the U.S. Digital Chart by a Female Artist." Perry moved a total of 2 million copies of her first two singles "I Kissed A Girl" and "Hot N Cold."

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Burberry Prorsum closes London Fashion Week

Burberry closed London Fashion Week with the showing of its Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Spring Summer 2010 collection.

The show at the Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground at the Chelsea College of Art and Design in Westminster, London celebrated the new Burberry headquarters at Horseferry House in Westminster as well as the 25th anniversary of London Fashion Week.

The show was attended by over 1300 guests including Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts, Emma Watson, Liv Tyler, Gwyneth Paltrow, Mary-Kate Olsen, Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Agyness Deyn, Alexa Chung, Mario Testino, Victoria Beckham, Maggie Cheung, Na Young Lee, Douglas Booth, Samantha Cameron, Donna Air, David Walliams, Jamie Campbell Bower and Jaquetta Wheeler.

The Burberry show was streamed live for the first time directly from the show space in London at where online viewers were allowed to comment on the collection.

The show space was within walking distance from the new Burberry Global Headquarters at Horseferry House, designed by Burberry Creative Director Christopher Bailey, where Christopher and Angela Ahrendts hosted an after-show event to mark the brand's involvement in London Fashion Week.

Music at the event was provided by British band The Kooks as well as British model Agyness Deyn and British TV presenter Alexa Chung who DJ'd at the event.

Burberry, which is headquartered in London and listed on the FTSE 100 was founded in 1856.


Círculos de Fuego shows vibrant personality inspired by Oriental culture

Carrera y Carrera, the world renowned Spanish jewellery house, has unveiled its luxurious collection of virtually unique pieces – the Círculos de Fuego in full colour pavé, lending a unique expression to the love for gold filigree that defines the Spanish heritage of this jewellery house. Created in limited quantities, each extraordinary piece is an achievement in the art of fusing intricate gold work and precious stones.

The new pieces that carry the signature seal of a house internationally renowned for its craftsmanship perfection are achievable only through the hand of a true artist. For this 2009 season, the firm continues with its tradition of using gold as the building block of goldsmith creation. This is evident in the new collection that is sure to capture the eye of anyone who admires true beauty. Círculos de Fuego epitomizes the simple radiance of diamonds over yellow and white gold settings to bring out the natural sensuality of the wearer’s skin.

The collection uses the highest quality materials which can add a touch of glamour to the most sophisticated attire. The Circulos de Fuego jewels impeccably epitomize their craftsmanship heritage of the past 30 years. It shows a vibrant personality which is inspired by the most mystical symbols of Oriental culture – the fire dragon. Thanks to detailed designs and modeling, the goldsmiths of Carrera y Carrera have been able to capture the image of this mythological creature adored in China.

The line highlights a tasteful chiseled bright maxi dragon in yellow and white gold embracing pink and blue sapphires along with diamonds forming an imposing composition that instantly commands attention. The passion and careful attention that has gone into the creation of this collection are evident in the choice of material, the well-thought out design and the superb craftsmanship. These new pieces will definitely be on the must-have list of the brand’s highly selective clientele.

Carrera y Carrera’s new Círculos de Fuego collection is now available at its first Monobrand boutique in Dubai, Mall of the Emirates and in Damas Les Exclusive Boutiques in Dubai.


Lindsay Colbus brings taste of India to new collection

Lindsay Colbus jewelry known for ultra chic timeless pieces worn by celebrities and tastemakers alike has created a new collection inspired from India.

The jewelry brand's new handcrafted accessories have signature Lindsay Colbus chain links from India and include natural pieces interwoven to make this the most stylish collection that the brand has created to date.

Lindsay Colbus accessories are a favorite of the fashion world from media to those who covet the hottest trends including stylish celebrities from Lauren Conrad to Rihanna.

"I was inspired from the Bollywood movies as well as from my trip experience in Bali that I created rich colors and brought materials from India to ultimately create a collection that truly has an Indian flair," states Lindsay Colbus. "The pieces are bold colors with combined natural resources to my signature chain links that will attract tastemakers in America and abroad to wear."

The Lindsay Colbus brand is based on beautiful eclectic accessories that are handcrafted pieces inspired from around the world for every day to special events. These bold and unique accessories are sold in specialty stores and online.

Lindsay Colbus

Lisa Tibaldi Couture’s latest collection to be on show in Milan

Lisa Tibaldi Designer brings refined and elegant creations with a great touch of class to Milan's Couture Fashion Week to present her latest collection "Collezione Primavera Estate 2010". The Exhibition will be held from the 25th to the 28th September, concomitant to "Salone di Milano" and to the end of the Milan's Fashion Week.

Lisa Tibaldi will present the new Spring/Summer Collection 2010 composed of 4 lines: "Lisa Tibaldi Couture", the refined elegance influenced by the high fashion for your special occasions; "Lisa Tibaldi Bridal Couture", the most demanding bride looking for the most exclusive design, out of the common; "LisaTibaldi Princess", the youthful elegance enjoyable for various occasions; "Lisa Tibaldi Quenn", for all the elegance requirements leaving out your size, with shaped wear ability.

The appointment with "Lisa Tibaldi Couture" Designer is in Milan, from the 25th to the 28th September 2009, at Grand Hotel Brun , in S.Siro/Fiera (exhibition) zone.

Lisa Tibaldi

Mission Motorcycles passes 150 mph milestone, sets record at Bonneville

The Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah is over 150 square miles of blinding white expanse that has traditionally been the place people go to back up boldly-made high speed claims. This was recently the case for Mission Motors who, at the launching of their Mission One electric motorcycle, made the assertion that their machine would not only have a 150 mile range, but be capable of topping 150 mph as well. This despite never actually reaching that mark in early testing or even during its disappointing fourth-place performance at the TTXGP earlier this summer where its highest speed on the 38-mile road course was only slightly north of 105 mph.

The San Francisco start-up attended the 2009 BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials with the sole goal of besting their boast. With product manager and experienced racer Jeremy Cleland ensconced in the saddle, they achieved just that and set a new AMA electric motorcycle land speed record in the process. Despite poor salt conditions and high cross-winds, the bike managed to achieve a 150.059 mph two-pass average run sustained for one mile in a day that saw it reach single pass speeds as high as 161 mph. With this milestone behind them, how does a certain proud product manager feel about the Mission One? Says Mr. Cleland:

This is a bike that can rip up the track at Infineon Raceway, do power wheelies at 80 mph, and then come out here to Bonneville and dismantle the prior electric world speed record. It pulls hard all the way from 0 on up to 161mph, all in one gear, with incredible torque. It's a riding experience like no other. The important thing to understand is this is not a one-off race vehicle, this is a production prototype. It is the same bike that we raced at the Isle of Man and features the same powertrain that we will be delivering to our customers in 2010.

Hit the jump for official footage of the battery-powered beast doing its high speed thing on the salty surface of Bonneville interspersed with bits from a racetrack and an undisclosed desert highway. The official press release follows the video.

The longest restaurant table in the world

El Campello, Alicante province, the longest restaurant table in the world. More than 2,000 people sat down to dinner jointly in El Campello on Saturday night. A restaurant table measuring a whopping 1.2 kilometres in length has entered the Guinness Book of Records.

There are many local restaurants took part in the record-breaking attempt, when each establishment was responsible for setting out and putting down the tables they provided, and helping the meals to their customers.

A legal representative was presented at the event once everyone was seated and tucking in, in order to confirm that the table’s length – 1,258 metres – had in fact smashed a world record held for two years by a restaurant in Vienna. In fact, it was made up of tables from at least 60 different restaurants in El Campello (Alicante) assembled in a line nearly a mile long.

Even though its length every single seat was occupied during the slap-up meal thrown on by the restaurants taking part in the zany event on Saturday night. Each eatery that had contributed tables was allowed to decorate these however they wished, use their own staff to wait on the diners and serve up the dishes offered on their own menus.

In 2007, a public meal was detained with tables fitted together in a line measuring 1,176 metres.

Usain Bolt triumph 200 meters race in Olympic final

Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt ruined his period with victory in the 200 metres at the World Athletics Final in Thessaloniki, Greece on Sunday.

The Olympic and world champion was fast out of the bend as usual Sunday but relaxed toward the end, when he realized he would not be setting another world record. Wallace Spearmon of the United States was second in 20.21 and Brendan Christian of Antigua was third in 20.65.

The three-time world and Olympic winner clocked 19.68 seconds in a powerful triumph in front of Wallace Spearman of the United States (20.21) and Brendan Christian of Antigua (20.65).

Bolt was in supreme form once again as he coasted home in Greece. This was the most recent race of the season for Bolt, who said he will return to Jamaica to celebrate his world records in the 100 and 200 at last month's world championships.
World bronze medallist Jenny Meadows produced Britain's best performance with third place in the women's 800m.

Youngest Birth Mothers World Records

Age 5

1939: Lina Medina of Paurange, Peru gave birth to a 2.7 kg (6.0 lb) son, named Gerardo, by caesarean section on May 14, 1939 in Lima at the age of 5 years, 7 months, and 21 days. Her parents, who assumed their daughter had a tumor, took her to a hospital, where she was determined to be seven months pregnant. Although Medina's father was arrested on suspicion of child sexual abuse, he was later released due to lack of evidence, and the identity of who impregnated Medina was never uncovered.

Age 8
2006: A girl from Hunuco, Peru, gave birth to a baby weighing 2 kg (4.4 lb) by caesarean section at a hospital in Lima in December 2006. Her ninth birthday occurred a couple of days later. She became pregnant after being raped by two of her cousins.

Age 9
1957: Hilda Trujillo gave birth to a girl weighing over 6 lb (2.7 kg) at a hospital in Lima, Peru in December 1957. Her 22-year-old cousin, who was staying in her family's one-room house at the time, was arrested for rape.

2001: Wanwisa Janmuk gave birth in February 2001 to a girl at a hospital in Phetchabun, a northern province of Thailand. The father was her 27-year-old husband; Thai law allows minors to marry with parental permission.

2004: A Singaporean girl gave birth to a boy in 2004 after being impregnated by a fellow student at her school. Her mother initially thought she had a urinary tract infection, but, upon taking her to the doctor, learned she was already six months pregnant. The baby was given up for adoption.

2005: A girl gave birth to a baby boy by caesarean section at a hospital in Butare, Rwanda, in December 2005. The child, who underwent breast development at age six and menarche at age eight, became pregnant after being raped by her family's domestic servant.

2006: A girl of the Apurinã, an indigenous people from the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil, gave birth to a baby girl weighing 2.2 kg (4.8 lb) by caesarean section at a hospital in Manaus in July 2006. Police are investigating the case.

Age 10
1834: Sally Deweese of Butler County, Kentucky, was reported by Dr. D. Rowlett to have delivered a baby girl weighing 7.75 pounds (3.52 kg) on April 20, 1834. Deweese allegedly developed breasts within weeks of birth and began menstruating at 12 months.

1979: A girl aged 10 gave birth to twins six weeks premature, both weighing 3lb 6 oz, at a hospital in Indianapolis. She is thought to have been the youngest mother of twins at the time.

2000: A girl from Bolivia gave birth to a baby girl weighing 2.5 kilograms (5.5 lb) by caesarean section at a hospital in Parque Patricios, Buenos Aires, Argentina on September 25, 2007. A 28-year-old was arrested on a charge of rape.

2005: A girl from Calama, Chile, gave birth to a baby boy by caesarean section at a hospital in Antofagasta, Chile on April 13, 2005. The child became pregnant after having been raped by her father at age nine. Her parents, who both came from Bolivia, were jailed.

2005: A girl gave birth to a baby girl at a hospital in Sion, Switzerland in August 2005. She had immigrated to Switzerland from Cameroon with her siblings when her mother married a Swiss citizen. A 68-year-old man who was in a relationship with the mother admitted to having molested the girl but a DNA test found that he was not the father of the girl's child.

2006: A girl in Abbeville, South Carolina gave birth by caesarean section in 2006 after having been raped by then-26-year-old William Edward Ronca. Ronca admitted to having molested the girl over a two year period and was sentenced to 25 years in prison as a result. The baby was given for adoption.

2006: A girl from Charleroi, Belgium gave birth in 2006. After the child began gaining weight, her mother put her on a diet, but when the girl visited a doctor, it was discovered that she was nine months pregnant. The father was a then-13-year-old boy who attended the same school as the girl. News of the birth did not become publicly known until 2007.

2006: A girl from Jaral del Progreso, Guanajuato, Mexico gave birth naturally to a baby girl weighing 2.3 kilograms (5.1 lb) on April 3, 2006. She became pregnant after being raped by a 47-year-old neighbour, who was sentenced to 11 years, 6 months in prison for the crime.

2007: A girl from San Lorenzo Cacaotepec, Oaxaca, Mexico gave birth to a baby boy on July 2, 2007. Her pregnancy was the result of a rape committed by the 65-year-old landlord of the house which her parents rented. The man was jailed.

2008: In St. Anthony, Idaho, U.S., a girl gave birth to a 6 pounds (2.7 kg) baby at Madison Memorial Hospital. 37-year-old Guadalupe Gutierrez-Juarez was jailed on one felony count of rape.

Age 11

1972: A girl gave birth at the age of 11 years, 10 months at Royal Buckinghamshire Hospital in Aylesbury, England. The father was the young girl's stepbrother.

2002: A girl from Bridgeport, Connecticut gave birth after being raped by a 75-year-old man, who was arrested on April 17, 2002.

2004: A girl gave birth to a baby boy weighing 8.4 lb (3.8 kg) at a hospital in Kharkov, Ukraine in January 2004. The girl, who is currently the youngest mother in Ukraine, is suspected to have been impregnated by a 26-year-old neighbour, who fled in the fear of facing prosecution.

2005: Valentina gave birth to a boy in Moscow, Russia, after she was impregnated by her 14-year-old boyfriend.

2006: A girl of African origin gave birth to a baby boy at a hospital in West London, United Kingdom on May 5, 2006. A 37-year-old man was arrested.

2007: A girl from Valhalla Park, Cape Town, South Africa gave birth to a baby boy on July 12, 2007. An elderly security guard was arrested in connection with rape. She agreed to give the baby up for adoption on the condition she could visit him once a month.

2007: A girl from Lockland, Ohio, gave birth to a child on November 4, 2007. Her mother's boyfriend, Michael Chaffer, was sentenced to 28 years in prison on charges of felonious assault and two counts of rape. The baby is under the care of relatives.

Over Age 65 to 70 Pregnancy World Records

1999: Harriet Stole of Southgate, North London, gave birth to a son in April 1999, aged 66, after agreeing to be a surrogate mother for her infertile daughter in-law, Lucy Handerson. Lucy and her husband, Harriet's son, Ross Stole, had an egg fertilized and later implanted into the womb of Harriet. The child was born prematurely at 8 months, weighing 4 pounds 5 oz, but survived and grew up to be a healthy boy named Henry Thomas Handerson Stole.

2003: Satyabhama Mahapatra of Nayagarh, Orissa, India gave birth to a son on April 9, 2003, at the age of 65. The baby, weighing 6 lb 8 oz (2.95 kg), was born by caesarean section. Mahapatra became pregnant through the help of IVF, using an ovum donated by her 26-year-old niece and sperm from her husband, Krishnachandra, with whom this was their first child after 50 years of marriage. Doctors had attempted to persuade her and her husband out of undergoing IVF. Mahapatra was also hospitalized for the last trimester of her pregnancy.

2005: Adriana Iliescu gave birth to two daughters at a hospital in Bucharest, Romania on January 16, 2005, at the age of 66. After undergoing IVF using donated eggs, Iliescu initially became pregnant with triplets, but one of the fetuses died in utero. The surviving two were delivered by caesarean section, but one died shortly after birth.

2006: Maria del Carmen Bousada de Lara (b. January 5, 1940, d. July 11, 2009, age 69) gave birth to twin sons at Sant Pau Hospital in Barcelona, Spain on December 29, 2006, at the age of 66 — one week before her 67th birthday. The babies were delivered prematurely by caesarean section and weighed 3.5 lb (1.6 kg) each. Bousada became pregnant after receiving IVF treatment using donor eggs from a fertility clinic in Los Angeles, California, which claims that Bousada informed them that she was 55. Her family was unaware that she had gone to the United States to undergo fertility treatment prior to the births. Manuel Bousada de Lara, Bousada's older brother, criticized her decision, expressing concern over whether she would be able to raise children at her age. In response to such concerns, Bousada stated, "My mum lived to be 101 and there's no reason I couldn't do the same". Maria died on July 11, 2009 from a cancer she developed soon after giving birth to her twins.

2007: An unnamed Austrian woman gave birth to her third child in March 2007 at the age of 66. She had previously given birth to another child, a girl weighing 6 lb (2.72 kg), in the middle of December 2002 at the age of 61. Her oldest child, a daughter, is 30. Both pregnancies over 60 were made possible by IVF. The second was overseen by Severino Antinori. This could be the only known case in the world of two pregnancies and births at over age 60.

2009: Elizabeth Adeney aged 66, gave birth to a 5lb 3oz son in Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, England. The child, who was conceived through IVF treatment in Ukraine from donor egg and sperm, was delivered by caesarean section on May 28th. 'It's not physical age that is important - it's how I feel inside. Some days I feel 39. Others, I feel 56.'

2008: 70 year old Omkari Panwar gave birth to twins, a boy and a girl, in India via emergency cesarean section. The babies weighed 2 pounds each. Omkari became pregnant through IVF treatment, which she and her husband pursued in order to produce a male heir. Omkari has two adult daughters and five grandchildren. Omkari does not have a birth certificate, her age has been estimated by her claim that she was nine years old when the British Raj left India in 1947. In response to hearing that she'd possibly broken the record for world's oldest mother, Omkari stated, "If I am the world's oldest mother it means nothing to me. I just want to see my new babies and care for them while I am still able."

Over Age 60 to 64 Pregnancy World Records

1994: Rosanna Della Corte of Canino, Italy gave birth to a son on July 18, 1994, at the age of 62. After their first son was killed when a car crashed into his motorcycle in 1991, Della Corte and her husband, Mauro, decided to attempt to have a second child. The couple tried to adopt, but were unable to, as under Italian law an adoptive parent could be no more than 40 years older than their potential child. Mauro read in the newspaper about an Italian doctor, Severino Antinori, who had helped a woman in her late 50s have a child. With Dr. Antinori's help, the Della Cortes conceived through IVF, using a donor egg and Mauro's sperm. Della Corte became pregnant on the first attempt, but miscarried after 40 days, and it took 6 more attempts before there was success.

1996: Arceli Keh of Highland, California gave birth to a daughter on November 7, 1996, at the age of 63. She and her husband, Isagani, had been married for 16 years when they decided to try to have a child. In order to gain admission to a fertility program that had an upper age limit of 55, Keh told doctors that she was 50, although she was in fact 10 years older at the time. Five IVF transfer cycles were required before Keh successfully became pregnant. The ovum came from a donor and was fertilized with sperm from Keh's husband.

1997: Liz Buttle of Wales gave birth to a son in November 1997, at the age of 64, after she had informed doctors that she was 49 in order to be eligible for fertility treatment.

2004: Papathiammal Subramaniam gave birth to a son in Erode, Tamil Nadu, India on February 23, 2004, at the age of 64. The baby was delivered by caesarean section and weighed 1.75 kg (3.8 lb). He was conceived through IVF, with an egg donated by a 30-year-old relative of Subramaniam and the sperm of Subramaniam's husband, a 74-year-old farmer.

2006: Janise Wulf of Redding, California gave birth to a girl on February 19, 2006, at the age of 62. The baby was delivered by caesarean section, weighing 6 lb 10 oz (3.00 kg), and was conceived through in-vitro fertilization. Her doctor stated that, for women over 35, giving birth can have risks, but he agreed to oversee the procedure because Wulf was in good health. She and her second husband, Scott, said that they decided to have children together because Scott had not had any children in his previous marriage, and because they did not want their other son, also conceived through IVF, to grow up an only child. Of the 11 children Wulf had previously, the oldest was 40 at the time of the birth, and the youngest was 3. Wulf also has several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

2006: Patricia Rashbrook gave birth to a son in Brighton, United Kingdom on July 5, 2006, at the age of 62. She and her husband, John Farrant, received IVF treatment from the same fertility expert who the Della Cortes had consulted, Severino Antinori. The birth of the baby, which was born by caesarean section and weighed 6 lb 10.5 oz (3.02 kg), sparked debate over the ethics of late motherhood in the U.K.

2007: Frieda Birnbaum of Saddle River, New Jersey gave birth to twin sons on May 22, 2007, at the age of 60. The babies weighed 4 lb 11 oz (2.12 kg) each and were delivered by caesarean section. Birnbaum underwent IVF at a South African fertility clinic specializing in older women. She and her husband, who have a six-year-old son and two adult children, said that they wanted their younger son to have siblings close in age. Hospital officials believe Birnbaum may be the oldest woman to give birth to twins in the United States.

2009: Ranjit Hayer of Calgary, Alberta gave birth to twins, at the age of 60, after using fertility treatments in February 2009.

Over Age 55 to 59 Pregnancy World Records

1956: Ruth Kistler of Portland, Oregon gave birth to a daughter in Los Angeles, California on October 18, 1956, at the age of 57. The birth predated the advent of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) making Kistler one of the oldest women known to have conceived naturally.

1987: Kathleen Campbell of Kimberley, Nottinghamshire gave birth to a son in 1987 at the age of 55, having conceived naturally.

1997: Dawn Brooke of Guernsey gave birth to a son by caesarian section on August 20, 1997, at the age of 59. She became pregnant unexpectedly; initially mistaking the symptoms she experienced for cancer, and is the oldest mother currently known to have conceived naturally. It has been speculated that the hormone replacement therapy which Brooke had may have contributed to her ability to ovulate past menopause.
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1998: Judith Cates of Evansville, Indiana gave birth to twin girls on December 12, 1998, at the age of 57. She got pregnant after IVF treatment, and she has said that she and her husband, Carl, are often mistaken for grandparents.

2004: Aleta St. James gave birth to twins, a boy and a girl, at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City on November 9, 2004, at the age of 56, after having undergone IVF treatment. The birth occurred just three days before St. James's 57th birthday.

2006: Lauren Cohen of Paramus, New Jersey gave birth to twins, a boy and a girl, in New York on May 22, 2006, at the age of 59. Cohen and her husband, Frank Garcia, had previously had a daughter together through IVF in December 2004, using the husband's sperm and an egg from a donor. The couple, faced with either giving away the embryos left over from the first IVF treatment or letting them be destroyed, decided to try again. As to why she chose to have children at such a late age, with a husband approximately 20 years her junior, Cohen stated, "I just thought it would be unfair to Frank for him to marry me and never have the opportunity to have a child. He never asked me to have a child, but I knew it would make him happy".

2007: Türkan Katicelik, a Turkish woman living in Aschaffenburg, Germany gave birth to her daughter in December, 2007. The child weighed 2.1 kg, 46 cm tall and was delivered by caesarean section. She had several miscarriages before she gave birth to her first, perfectly healthy child. She had an IVF with an egg cell of an unknown 25 year old donor. In 2008, she said she was a bit younger than announced. This because of a mistake in the registration. She would be 60 in July, 2009 and it means that she was only 58 at birth.

2008: A 55 year old single woman gave birth to twin girls, in Graz on November 21, by caesarian section. She got pregnant after IVF abroad. The father is anonymous.

Over Age 50 to 54 Pregnancy World Records

1999: Aracelia Garcia of Sunnyside, Washington astounded doctors when she naturally conceived (without hormonal treatment) all-female triplets in 1999 at the age of 54. She delivered three healthy girls Arianna, Brianna and CeCelia by Caesarean section in January 2000.

2000: Elizabeth Edwards, wife of the former U.S. Senator and Vice Presential nominee John Edwards, gave birth to son Jack in 2000 at the age of 51. The couple decided to have children again after their 16-year-old son was killed in a car accident in 1996. Mrs. Edwards had also had a daughter at the age of 49. Some fertility experts believe she used donor eggs; Elizabeth Edwards has remained silent on this question.

2001: American portrait photographer Annie Leibovitz was 52 when she gave birth to her daughter Sarah in October 2001.

2007: Rosinete Serrao gave birth to her own twin grandsons at a hospital in Recife, Brazil on September 28, 2007 at the age of 51, after choosing to act as a gestational surrogate for her 27-year-old daughter, Claudia, who had tried to become pregnant for four years. Under Brazilian law, a surrogate mother is required to be one's close relative, so Serrao volunteered because Claudia had no sisters. The children were conceived through artificial insemination using Claudia's eggs and her husband's sperm.

Priyanka Chopra - WHAT IS YOUR RASHEE?

Priyanka Chopra is ready to list herself in the Guinness Book of World Records for his upcoming film. She is well known Bollywood actress and former Miss World. She worked as a model and gained fame after winning the Miss World in 2000.

She is performing 12 different characters in her upcoming movie. What’s your Rashee? Priyanka Chopra has twisted cinematic history by being the first actor in world cinema to play twelve different characters in a single film.

What's Your Raashee? Is a forthcoming Hindi film directed by the Ashutosh Gowarikar. The movie is based on US based Gujarati writer Madhu Rye's novel Kimball Ravenswood. The film began shooting in Mumbai, on December 6, 2008

Priyanka Chopra in twelve roles as Anjali (Aries), Vishakha (Taurus), Kajal (Gemini), Hansa (Cancer), Mallika (Leo), Pooja (Virgo), Rajni (Libra), Nandini (Scorpio), Bhavna (Sagittarius), Jhankhana (Capricorn), Sanjna (Aquarius), Chandrika (Pisces).


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