Sheyla Hershey Has World's Largest Breasts, 34FFF

She is already the record holder in the Guiness Book of World Records for largest breasts in the world -- 34FFF. But after eight breast enlargement surgeries, Sheyla Hershey, a famous model/actress in Brazil, wants to go even bigger. But is it safe? Dr. Manny Alvarez weighs in on Fox News:

world's lightest mobile phone

According to the Guniess World Records, the Modu 1 is the world’s lightest mobile phone. Modu is an Israeli manufacture and will launch the Modu 1 in the UK later this month with the price tag of £129.99.

This light phone holds a 3.2 megapixel camera with 3.2x digital zoom, plus a Bluetooth 1.2 connectivity. It includes 2GB of internal memory to act as your music player or storage device. Here are the dimensions: 72.11mm x 37.66 x 7.8mm and has a 1.3-inch OLED display and a built-in speaker. Might be a little challenging holding it against your ear, as  the size is about half the distance from your ear to mouth. But, it’s light and can fit into about ANYTHING!

Syria's largest pastry tray registered at Guinness World Records

DAMASCUS, -- A giant Syrian pastry tray was registered Wednesday at Guinness World Records. The tray which reached 112 meters long, 2 meters wide and 4 tons weight has been prepared by Al Sultan Sweet Company which is one of the Syrian traditional pastry producers in the country.

It is made with phyllo dough (pastry dough), some semolina flour, nuts and ghee butter (refined butter). They are rich in flavor but soft and crunchy in texture.
"We have selected this way, which is Guinness World records to draw the world attention to this kind of sweet," said the owner of Al Sultan Company Samer Qaseer.

A giant Syrian pastry tray which registered at Guinness World Records is on display in Damascus, Syria, July 14, 2010. The tray which reached 112 meters long, 2 meters wide and 4 tons weight has been prepared by Al Sultan Sweet Company which is one of the Syrian traditional pastry producers in the country.It is made with phyllo dough (pastry dough), some semolina flour, nuts and ghee butter (refined butter). They are rich in flavor but soft and crunchy in texture.

World's Oldest Opera Singer Dies at Age 98

The world's oldest opera singer, Cantonese Opera star Luo Pinchao, has died. He was 98.

China's official Xinhua News Agency reported Friday Luo passed away at his home in the southern city of Guangzhou on Thursday.

Ranked the world's oldest opera singer by the Guinness World Records, Luo was born in June 1912 and began performing in 1930. Cantonese Opera is a form of traditional Chinese theater delivered in the southern dialect.

Xinhua said Luo's signature move was singing for nearly half an hour with one foot raised and wrapped around a prop. He also helped modernize the art form by using scripts written in colloquial instead of classical Chinese.

Castleblaney celebrates Flintstones record

Civic and community leaders in Castleblaney in Co Monaghan are celebrating a unique but quirky second world record within two years.

Nine hundred and five people from the area smashed the record for the biggest number of people dressed up as characters from the Flintstones in one place.

The record was confirmed by Guinness official observer, London-based Nadine Causey.

Organisers of the Muckno Mania Festival also earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2008 when they managed to get a record number of people dressed up as smurfs together.

They say Castleblaney is now one of the few towns globally with two world records to its name.

Emerald fans set 'Moonwalk' record

The Eugene Emeralds had their five-game win streak snapped with a 3-0 loss to Tri City Friday, but fans who stuck around for the end took part in setting a Guinness Book of World Records mark.

The most people simultaneously moonwalking like Michael Jackson around the warning track of PK Park.

Officially, 1,134  fans took part in the record setting attempt.

The Ems are the first to ever attempt such a record.

Eugene (13-15) concludes the home series with the Dust Devils on Saturday night at 7:05.

giant chocolate coin record

A 25-pound chocolate coin on display at Science World in Vancouver, B.C., could be a record-breaking piece of pirate booty.

Part of an exhibition called Treasure!, the milk chocolate coin valued at $625 is a draw prize for participants in a Science World treasure hunt.

Curator Brian Anderson submitted a proposal to Guinness World Records last week in hopes of claiming it as the largest chocolate coin. No such category exists, but he's hoping for approval in order to take the title.

Chocolatiers Gary Mitchell, Jess Nolasco and Rita Craig from Purdy's Chocolates spent more than eight hours creating the coin using four-and-a-half litres of milk, 5.56 grams of sugar and more than 10,000 cocoa beans. It's 60 cm wide and 5 cm thick.

The draw for the coin is on Sept. 7.

fastest wheelchair record

Imagine skimming close to a paved track at 100 miles per hour, wind blasting in your face, as a rocket propels you along.

Bob Gullickson plans to do that in September when he'll take to the racetrack in Brainerd, Minn., to attempt to set a world speed record. His machine resembles a high-tech go-cart more than a wheelchair, but both Gullickson and inventor Ky Michaelson agree that a standard wheelchair isn't safe for that kind of speed.

"I just always loved going fast," said Gullickson, self-branded as "Rocket Bob." "I'm not afraid to do this but I want to get it over with."

Gullickson, 44, is a paraplegic who has used a wheelchair since he was 19. He was a cook in the U.S. Navy in California when he took a tumble from his motorcycle and fell on a landscape stake that struck his spinal column.

Nowadays, the Forest Lake man is addicted to hot cars, fast motors and the element of surprise.

"It's not just speed, but to do something that surprises myself and others," he explained recently at his house in Forest Lake. "I think I have a desire to do things that have speed involved, but I won't do anything faster than my guardian angel says is OK."

Michaelson, a nationally renowned inventor when it comes to the world of speed, invented the machine that Gullickson will drive. It weighs about 150 pounds, shoots forward on a hydrogen peroxide-fueled thrust, and has handles on the back to resemble a wheelchair.

The Guinness Book of World Records has advised him that a new category called "fastest wheelchair" has been opened in anticipation of his September dash. He'll be the first wheelchair user to set a record, but he won't know how fast he's comfortable driving until he practices.

A record-breaking Twist

BRAND BOULEVARD — Glendale secured a place in the Guinness Book of World Records on Saturday as nearly 1,700 people joined with singer Chubby Checker to dance "the Twist" — 50 years after the song dominated the airwaves.

"We're going to break that sucker, and we're going to go down in history," Glendale Mayor Ara Najarian said, encouraging the large crowd waiting for Checker to take the stage and sing his hit No. 1 song "The Twist" to join in the record attempt.

Checker's performance headlined the city's 17th annual Cruise Night, which filled a blocked-off stretch of Brand Boulevard with more than 450 classic cars and trucks and retro music acts.

As the clock neared 9 p.m. Saturday, event officials seemed concerned that the city's record attempt would miss the mark.

While thousands watched Checker perform, in order to be officially counted by the Guinness official who had come from New York for the occasion, people doing the classic dance had to go into two "Twist pens" on either side of the stage. Turnstiles counted each person who entered the fenced-off dance area.

The areas remained fairly empty with 15 minutes to show time as hundreds of people chose to remain firmly planted in front of their stage, afraid that they would lose their spots.

"It's too hard to get back here to see," said Valencia resident Linda Inman. "It's too cramped."

Still, after continued encouragement from event officials and a slight delay to allow more people into the "twist pens," Checker hit the stage and sang the song everyone was waiting for in honor of its 50th anniversary.

With 1,692 people officially counted doing the famous dance, the city broke the standing world record by one person.

"We just thought it would be kind of neat to be part of history," said Lancaster resident Mark Warwick, who danced from one of the official areas.

Tens of thousands of people came from across Southern California for the event, which city officials said has become one of the premiere car shows in the region.

Hundreds of cars swept several blocks in a spectrum of bright colors.

Indiana resident Donetta Huffman, who was in Southern California visiting her son, stumbled upon the car show when coming to Brand Boulevard for dinner.

"We are so excited," she said. "We love cars."

Huffman said she regularly attends car shows back home, but had never seen one like this.

"I've never seen so many high-dollar cars in one place," she said.

Los Feliz resident Steve DaCosta fondly recalled the cars his family had owned decades ago, including a 1957 Ford Thunderbird and 1959 Cadillac Coupe DeVille, while admiring the classic cars on display.

"Every year I come," he said. "It brings back all the old memories of growing up in Los Angeles."

Three-year-old Nepal singer has sets sight on world record

 Atithi Gautam KC, a three-year-old girl from Kathmandu, has cut a solo album of nine Nepali songs, including the country's national anthem, and has set her sights on entering the Guinness Book of World Records.

Atithi recently gave a live performance, singing three songs from her album.

Orbit Publishers, Atithi's father's company and Ambar Gurung, a Nepalese musician, released the album.

Her elder sister Usna, and her father, Uddhav, who is a Nepali folk singer, accompanied her at the ceremony.

Although her age did not deter Atithi from cutting the solo album, the composer said it was difficult to work with the child on account of her age.

"There is a vast difference in working with a professional singer and a child singer. It was really difficult to work with Atithi, too," said Shyam Sharma, who composed the music for Atithi's album.

Her father has planned to register her name in the Guinness Book of World Records.

"Atithi started singing at the age of two. She got into the habit of imitating her sister, so we worked on the process to record her songs," said Uddhav KC.

Atithi has performed live on state-owned Nepal Television and radio stations in Nepal. (ANI)

Nyree Lewis breaks world record in short course victory

Herefordshire paralympic swimming star Nyree Lewis set a new world record in the 100-metre backstroke in the Short Course Championships in Llandudno.

Lewis posted a time of 1 minute 28.7 seconds as she warmed up for the World Championships in Eindhoven.

Sascha Kindred also won gold in both the 100m individual medley and 50m butterfly.

Kidderminster's Fran O'Connor broke two British records in winning gold in the 400 and silver in the 200 freestyle.

She also set a personal best in the 50m freestyle event.

Claire Cashmore, who is also from Kidderminster, won the gold medal in the 100m individual medley and took bronze in both the 50m and 100m freestyle events.

All four swimmers will be in the British squad that will compete in the World Championships due to start in the Netherlands on 15 August.

Breaking a World Record for Gaming

People are constantly breaking world records. This month alone, a record was broken for the longest tennis match, a mind-blowing 11 hours and 5 minutes. The record was also recently broken for the world’s largest salad, weighing in at 29,579 pounds. (No word on the salad dressing.)

But another, nerdier record, was shattered this week when six Dutch video game players went on a 50-hour, or 3,000 minutes, gaming marathon to break the Guinness World Record for longest period of time playing a video game.

The previous record was set last year by Chirantan Patnaik, an Indian gamer who played for 40 hours and 20 minutes.

The new world champions, who are probably sleeping right now, played the game Red Dead Redemption, a first-person cowboy game set in the early 1900s, for more than two days. The gamers played on Sony PlayStation 3 and used a special power docking station, TwistDock, to keep their video game controllers charged during their record-breaking exertions.

During the game, the players were allowed to take a 10-minute break every hour for humanitarian purposes — to use the restroom and eat.

The players were originally competing with each other to break the previous world record, but decided to band together to pass the milestone together. As a result, the six players shared a cash prize and the publication of their names in the Guinness Book of World Records.

The six winning gamers are Sven de Vries, Renzo Bos, Robbie van Eijkeren, Marcel van Waardenburg and Edward and Maykel Leest, who are brothers.

Walking robot breaks distance record

 While it looks more like a toaster with legs than Usain Bolt, Cornell University’s Ranger robot has set some track records all the same, including a world record for untethered robotic walking, traveling 14.3 miles in only 11 hours.

Guided by students with a remote control, Ranger navigated 108.5 times around the Barton Hall indoor track, about 212 meters per lap, and made about 70,000 steps before it had to stop and recharge. The 14.3-mile record beats the former world record set by Boston Dynamics' BigDog, which had claimed the record at 12.8 miles.

Previously, Cornell students set a record for a robot walking untethered in April 2008, when Ranger strode about 5.6 miles around the Barton Hall track. Boston Dynamics' BigDog subsequently beat that record.

One goal for robotic research is to show off the machine's energy efficiency. Unlike other walking robots that use motors to control every movement, the Ranger appears more relaxed and in a way emulates human walking, using gravity and momentum to help swing its legs forward.

A Volvo In The Guinness Book of World Records

American Irv Gordon – driver of the highest mileage vehicle on the road, a 1966 Volvo P1800 – has just turned 70. No he aims to reach an unmatchable record sometime in the next three years.
The two-seater sports coupe P1800 was presented at the auto show in Brussels 1960. Production started one year later, so 2011 the P1800 celebrates its 50 year anniversary. Almost 46,000 units of the famous Swedish sailor Pelle Petterson designed model were produced in various versions until production finished in 1973.
One of the P1800 icons is the British actor Roger Moore, who drove the car in the TV series “The Saint”. Another famous P1800 driver is the American Irv Gordon. With more than 2.8 million miles on his sporty red Volvo sports car, Gordon was celebrating his birthday on 15 July by affirming his goal of reaching three million miles before his 73rd birthday – forever enshrining him as an iron man in automotive endurance.
Gordon, a retired science teacher from East Patchogue, N.Y., purchased his Volvo in June 1966, and immediately fell in love, driving 1,500 miles in the first 48 hours. With a 125-mile round-trip daily commute, a fanatical dedication to vehicle maintenance and a passion for driving, Gordon logged 500,000 miles in 10 years.
In 1998 with 1.69 million miles, he made the Guinness Book of World Records for most miles driven by a single owner in a non-commercial vehicle. In 2002, he drove the car’s two-millionth mile down Times Square to national and international media attention.
Today, Gordon breaks his own record every time he drives, whether it’s to Cincinnati for coffee, Rolla, Mo., for lunch or Green River, Wyo., for dinner. Gordon – like any mighty record-holder at the top of his game – is mindful of his legacy, as well as setting a record no one can beat.
“Three million miles by my 73nd birthday sounds right,” Gordon said. “But, whether I reach that mark is more up to me than it is the car. The car’s parts have long proven they can take it, but I’m not so sure about my own. Either way, it will be a fantastic testament to the engineering genius of Volvo as well as to the resiliency of folks my age.
Like baseball legend diMaggio
“Three million miles is an iron clad number that I’d like to think sits right up there with DiMaggio’s consecutive game hitting streak. Who’s going to beat that? No one.”
Gordon is unsure what to do with his Volvo after three million miles, though he has considered selling it for no less than one dollar per each mile he’s driven.
“I used to think I’d park it in a museum where people will get to enjoy seeing the car that beat the odds – all with the same engine, same radio, same axles, same transmission and of course the same driver,” Gordon said. “Now I think, ‘no way.’ I’ll either keep driving it or sell it for $3 million.”
And what would he do if he made $3 million off the car?
“I’d spend it on traveling,” he said. “Road trips, of course.”

Watch LIVE! 97 Pound Woman Attempts Guinness World Records (Set by Men) to Lift Over 90,000 Pounds - In 1 Hour!

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Thirty years ago, Thienna Ho and her family were Vietnamese boat people who survived a brutal attack by Thai pirates during a treacherous voyage on their way to their new home in San Francisco. Now Thienna is a super-athlete who has broken Guinness World Records (GWR) for feats of strength and endurance. On August 14, 2010 she plans to take the men's Guinness World Record for the most weight dead lifted in one hour.

Athletes who heard of this news said "it is just impossible for a 5 feet tall female, weighing nearly 97 pounds, to break this world record!" This event will be streaming live FREE over the Internet for those curious to see if Thienna can dead lift and shatter the world record!

Thienna said when she applied to challenge this world record with GWR, the world record was just 69,445 pounds in one hour held by Eamonn Keane (Ireland) in 2007. Since she posted her personal record of 90,000 pounds in an hour on YouTube, two men had tried and one man has beaten her personal record, taking over the new world title. The current world record is 90,058 lb by Stuart Barr of the UK as of April 2010.

Thienna is not only a super-athlete but also a nutritional scientist. Thienna credits her endurance and strength to her sulfur rich diet which she developed during years of research and testing on how foods affect skin health, complexion, and fitness. She is eager to show the world that you do not need drugs or steroids to be strong and harness tremendous endurance. You just need to eat the right foods.

Thienna's cookbook has been widely anticipated. Everything you want to know about how she eats, prepares food, and all other secrets are packed in her ground-breaking book, "Cooking on the Light Side: Smart Recipes for Bright Skin and Vitality" (ISBN: 978-0-9792103-7-2).

You can participate in Thienna's attempt to make history at the official Guinness World Records event. Admission is free and open to the public. A Guinness World Records adjudicator, Amanda Mochan, will be on hand to witness Thienna. Thienna's new cookbook will be given out free to attendees and a book signing will be held right after the event.

Event Information:
Date: Saturday, August 14th, 2010
Location: St. Emydius Gym San Francisco, 255 Jules Street, San Francisco, CA 94112
Event Time: 12:30 p.m. Pacific Time (PDT/PST) USA
Live Broadcast:

Note: Attendees are advised to arrive at approximately 12:00 p.m. to allow for parking time. Private parking will be available for media only.

World Record Catfish

The possible new world record Blue Catfish in Missouri is 130 pounds!! Beating the old state record by 27 pounds, the fish was 57 inches long and 45 inches around. Greg Bernal said he fought the mammoth cat for 30 minutes before landing it and another 30 minutes just fighting to get it in the boat (not a bad problem to have) with the help of his girlfriend.
No big dinner planned here though, Bernal says he will mount it on the wall. The big blue is waiting for confirmation by the International Game Fish Association, but if approved it will beat the world record by a nice 6 pounds. While Bernal is waiting for the results of the world record status, he still fishes. He said he knows that there are bigger ones in there and he should know because next to his new mount on the wall is his old biggest catch at about 74 pounds!
It is reported that Bernal caught this monster on 40 lb monofilament line. If the record holds it will break 3 major fishing records:
IGFA (International Game and Fish Association)- All tackle world record,
IGFA- Line Class world record, and of course the Missouri State record. Please keep in mind that there are other larger catfish in the record books, but not of the same 'Blue Cat' species.

In comparison, the Colorado State Record catfish was caught this year at Aurora Reservoir by Mike Stone was only 35 pounds- but wouldn't you rather be catching fish in Colorado?

Gaza children bounce balls in Guinness record bid

7,000 Palestinian children in the Gaza Strip simultaneously dribbled basketballs for five minutes on Thursday in an attempt to enter the Guinness Book of World Records.

More than 7,000 Palestinian children in the Gaza Strip simultaneously dribbled basketballs for five minutes on Thursday in an attempt to enter the Guinness Book of World Records, Gaza's top UN aid official said.

The event took place on a bombed-out airport runway near the southern Gaza town of Rafah. It was part of the UN's summer camps for about 250,000 Gaza children.

The UN and Gaza's militant Islamic Hamas rulers hold rival summer camps that compete for the hearts and minds of Gaza's next generation. Almost half of Gaza's 1.5 million residents are children under 15.

Organizers say the UN camps try to instill hope in a better future through fun and games, while Hamas' camps teach anti-Israeli doctrine and military-style marching, along with horseback riding, swimming and Islam.

Hamas says about 100,000 children will attend its camps this year.

Buses brought children from all over Gaza for Thursday's basketball bounce at the Gaza International Airport, which has been closed and repeatedly bombed by Israel since the outbreak of a Palestinian uprising in 2000. After Israel's withdrawal from Gaza in 2005, Israeli warplanes continued to target the airport as a militant training base.

As music blared from loudspeakers, the children awaited a cue from organizers before dribbling their balls.

UN spokesman Chris Gunness said more than 200 monitors reported that 7,203 children finished the drill. Many tossed their balls in the air in celebration after passing the five-minute mark.

Local UN chief John Ging said he expected to know in a few days if the children had set the record. The previous record was set in 2007 in Indiana.

Some found the event inspiring.

"I hope one day I can fly from this airport to the world as member of Palestine's national basketball team, said Salma Hassan, 11.

Gunness said a Finnish company donated 60 balls and sold more than 7,000 to the UN for 10 euros ($13) each, a quarter of the retail price.

Gaza's children set their first world record last year by simultaneously flying more than 3,000 kites, Gunness said. They'll try to break that record at a UN event next week, he said.

"Saw" movie franchise to get Guinness world record

The "Saw" horror movie franchise is getting a place in the Guiness World Records as the "Most Successful Horror Movie Series," one of the film's producers, Mark Burg, said on Thursday.

"I'm still in shock," Burg told Reuters. "The fact that we beat out (such horror franchises as) 'Friday the 13th,' 'Nightmare on Elm Street,' 'Halloween' and 'Texas Chain Saw Massacre' is a testament to our cast, crew and our partners at Lionsgate."

The franchise consists of six movies, each one having come out consecutively every Halloween since 2004. The seventh, and final, installment is due out October 29th and will be featured in 3D.

Collectively, the "Saw" films have made over $73O million at the worldwide box-office and sold more than thirty million DVDs, according to distributors Lionsgate.

The films center around a killer named Jigsaw who puts his victims through psychological torture before killing them.

Burg said it was during the production of "Saw 2," that the producers decided to "etch out" one long story spanning seven films. Therefore, after the seventh movie, called "Saw 3D", there will be no other movies, including spin-offs or prequels.

"We are done; this is it," he said. "We don't want to be that boxer who fought one too many fights."

Burg said the seventh chapter was always "anticipated" by fans as the final one.

"In every 'Saw' movie, we left questions open and in this movie we answer every question the audience has ever had," Burg said, adding that even new viewers will be able to follow and "get caught up to speed."

The Guinness presentation will take place at San Diego's Comic Con convention on Friday. London-based Guinness Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday will be on hand to present the award to the film's producers

Wacky World Records Broken At San Diego Comic-Con

SAN DIEGO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – This year’s San Diego Comic-Con (Jul. 22-25) is destined to break major records.

Guinness World Records and its editor-in-chief, Craig Glenday, will be on hand at the geeky event all weekend to judge several record attempts and present official certificates.

It all began yesterday (Jul. 22) with a wacky feat by competitive eater Joey Chesnut, who tried to smash the record for “Most Chocolate Bars Eaten In One Minute.” He ate 20.

Then, Sylvester Stallone accepted honors on behalf of Rocky as the “Most Successful Sports Movie Franchise.”

Today (Jul. 23), legendary letterer Todd Klein will accept the Guinness certificate for “Most Eisner Awards In One Category,” having won 15 of the comic book Oscars over his career.

Meanwhile, wrestlers Randy Couture and Steve Austin will be saluted for their record time in the ring, the tallest structure built with LEGOs – 99-foot-one – will be praised, and Comic-Con itself will go down in the books for drawing so many attendees.

Sailor sets world pull-up records

The Combat Fitness Test must seem like a walk in the park for Seaman Jason Armstrong, who shattered three world records by cranking out 3,376 overhand pull-ups in one day.

A 19-year-old who studies Mandarin Chinese at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center in Monterey, Calif., Armstrong set records for the most pull-ups in six-, 12- and 24-hour periods during a Memorial Day stunt that raised $5,500 for the Wounded Warrior Project.

His young career is defined by such ambition. Before switching gears to study languages, Armstrong spent time in the Navy SEAL training program, BUD/S, which is short for Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL. In 2006, when he was just 16, Armstrong cranked out 2,409 pull-ups in 12 hours, according to the Book of Alternative Records, which is produced in England. Since then, two others had topped that record. Armstrong also owns rowing records and hopes to row in the Olympics one day.

Armstrong takes the “hare” approach to pull-ups — cranking out quick bursts followed by frequent breaks. When he set the world record on Memorial Day, he averaged about 218 pull-ups per hour for 15.5 hours, leaving the rest of his time unused.

Armstrong submitted his latest achievement to the Guinness Book of World Records, but hasn’t heard back. As of Friday, Guinness had yet to respond to a request for its current pull-up record.

With pull-ups an integral part of the Marine Corps’ Physical Fitness Test, Marines stand to learn a thing or two from this sailor. Marine Corps Times picked his brain for advice on mastering pull-ups and mixing up your training regimens. Excerpts:
Q: How do you train to break such records?

A: I wake up … before class and row, swim or run for an hour. Then I go to class and afterwards, spend two to three hours at the gym, weight training and doing pull-ups. I’ll do eight pull-ups a minute for as long as I can. I put in about 30 to 33 hours a week.
Q: How did you feel the day after you broke the pull-up record?

A: I felt surprisingly good. I had some soreness and stiffness, especially in the elbows, but after a week I was already back into full training — and 2½ weeks later I was fully recovered.
Q: Why did you go for this record and use the opportunity to raise money for Wounded Warriors?

A: I’ve been in the Navy for about two years now and feel like all I have done is train and go to school, so I wanted to start giving something back to all the guys that have served and sacrificed.
Q: How can Marines maximize their pull-up output?

A: If you want to get good at pull-ups, you have to do pull-ups. There is only one way to get good at them. I also do some cross training and rowing, which helps.

Georgia cowboy matches world calf-roping record

Everybody was shaking Ryan Jarrett’s hand and giving him high fives when he won the $100,000 bonus in the calf roping at the Calgary Stampede last year.

Everybody, that is, but his travelling partner Clint Robinson.

He gave Jarrett hell. Robinson insisted Jarrett should buy the calf and take her home — like a trophy.

“He said he would have if he’d won the $100,000,” Jarrett recalled.

But he shrugged off the scorn, never giving it a second thought.

“A great calf? Heck, me and my dad pre-condition a lot of cattle so it was just another calf to me,” he said. “I ain’t never looked at a calf as being special.”

Jarrett might have to now.

The Georgia cowboy, who makes his home in Oklahoma, tied the world record Saturday with a time of 6.3 seconds. He swung his rope only twice before catching the red calf, which fellow Oklahoman Mike Johnson was 7.5 seconds on in Friday’s opening round.

Jarrett, the 2005 world all-around champion, also won the first round with a time of 6.6 seconds, a tick off the arena record.

“I might slip out there and buy this calf,” Jarrett chuckled. “Maybe she is special.”

Raymond Havens, an Airdrie area rancher, owns the herd, so if Jarrett and Havens are spotted having a conversation in the next couple of days, you know what they’re talking about.

It wouldn’t be the first time a cowboy has purchased a farm animal after setting a record. Texas calf roper Ricky Canton established the world record at Strathmore in 2005.

He did it during the slack with about 30 spectators in the stands and 40 or so ropers down around the chutes, compared with the 13,000 who watched Jarrett.

Manard Bird, a Claresholm rancher, owned the calves and Canton bought the one he roped and took her home. She’s still on his place, but she’s a big old cow now.

Robinson was there to see Jarrett tie the record. He was the first roper out Saturday and wrapped up his calf in 6.9 seconds, fast, but only good enough for second. Once Jarrett threw his hands in the air, he knew he was a mistake-free six again, but didn’t think he was anything like 6.3.

“The calves here are so wonderful and you can get a great start. It’s pretty easy for me riding Batman, that old black horse of mine. He makes my job a lot less stressful and I can go about things at my own pace.”

Jarrett described holding a share of the world record as “an amazing accomplishment.” He also holds the arena record of 7.3 seconds at the Wrangler Tour rodeo at Ellensburg, Wash., set in 2007.

“All of their arena records are on a big wall where everybody can see them and they’re also visible when you’re on horseback and warming up,” he noted. “I look at it every time I’m there.”

The favourite going into the second day here had to be seven-time world all-around champion Trevor Brazile. But the Texan’s rope meekly hit the ground.

“I just screwed up,” Brazile said.

With $11,000, Jarrett is the top money winner at this year’s rodeo.

Solving the puzzle in double-quick time

 The nimblest fingers in the country have been hard at work solving hundreds of puzzles in mere seconds.

World and New Zealand records fell at Saturday's Rubik's New Zealand speed-cubing championships, held at Te Papa, with the holder of the world-record shaving almost a second off the previous record he set of 9.21 seconds over five puzzles.

Melbourne schoolboy Feliks Zemdegs, 14, blitzed the 40-strong field with his winning average time of 8.52 seconds, with a best time of 7.94 seconds, and remains the only person in the world to have achieved a sub-10-second average.

The New Zealand champion is Christchurch's Dene Beardsley, 21, who beat 35 other Kiwis with a winning average time of 15.42 seconds, bettering his own previous New Zealand record. He had a single best time of 13.53 seconds.

Wellington's Frank Grieve came a respectable 17th, with an average speed of 38.89 seconds over five puzzles.

Speed Cubing New Zealand president Joshua Brungar said this year's times were much faster than last year's championships.

Feliks was likely to keep blitzing his own records. "He's done better than that at home, so hopefully he'll get faster and faster."

He still had many Rubiks-cubing years left in him, although most of the competitors were in their teens, as reaction speeds tended to slow after that, he said.

There were also five females competing in the event – although Rubik's cubing was much more popular with males – and three Australians and a Korean, he said.

The competition featured the traditional three-by-three cube, as well as four-by-four and five-by-five cubes. Feliks also broke the world record for the best single four-by-four time, with 35.55 seconds.

World Record Breaking Tea Caddies Collection

Blenheim man's Graham Brooks' tea caddy collection looks to be the biggest in the world, according to the Guinness World Records.

The estimated 3,000-strong collection will be officially opened tomorrow night, 5-7pm at the historic Blenheim Club, by Wellington antiques expert Peter Wedde of the television programme Auction House. For the rest of the week it will be on display to raise funds for Alzheimers Marlborough's crucial support services during Awareness and Appeal Week, 12 to 18 July.

Graham was told by Guinness World Records yesterday that if his collection amounted to more than 1,001, it would beat the world record on verification. Supports of Alzheimers Marlborough spent the weekend counting the caddies. On Sunday afternoon they marked the 1001th caddie, with boxes more to open.

"I think that's pretty good really isn't it? The collection looked massive when I was there, and that was when only 500 caddies had been unpacked. As long as Alzheimers Marlborough get some money out of it and people get to see it, that's the most important thing. The world record bit was to help generate publicity for the cause," says Graham.

He has been collecting tea caddies from near and afar for 35 years after his mother-in-law gave him one as a gift. This is the first time in 25 years the collection has come out of storage.

Alzheimers Marlborough's spokesperson Helen Knapp says she is keeping tight lipped about how many caddies in total are in the collection, as the organisation is offering a prize for the closest guess, announced at the end of next week.

"It's fantastic; you wouldn't believe it when you walk in the room. It's amazing. Overwhelming," says Helen.

To make the record official two public notaries must make witness statements and video and photographic evidence must be submitted.

Alzheimers Marlborough hopes to raise $10,000 through the event. This funding will make up the difference the organisation needs after the funding it receives from the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board.

Most consecutive back handsprings - Chelsey Kipping

VALMEYER, IL, USA -- Chelsey Kipping, 13, who has been doing gymnastics since she was 4, has completed 32 back hand springs in honor of former Mon-Clair League President Mel Patton - setting the new world record for the Most consecutive back handsprings.

Valmeyer's Kipping made the attempt for the Most consecutive back handsprings in front of friends and family on the field before the Mon-Clair League's Valmeyer Mid-Summer Classic baseball tournament's championship game.

Kipping said she was going for the record in honor of former Mon-Clair League President Mel Patton, who was killed by a drunken driver in a head-on car collision last August.

"I'm glad I'm doing this for Mel," Chelsey said. When asked how she can keep count and keep flipping during her flurry of back hand springs, Chelsey smiled and said "I only get dizzy after I'm done."

Chelsey practices at least nine hours a week at Barron Gymnastics in south St. Louis County. She likes tumbling and dance the most.

A previous unofficial completion of 26 flips was done by another athlete.

The attempt raised more than $700 for Valmeyer's Mon-Clair Lakers baseball team and for Chelsey's gymnastics team's trips, equipment and training expenses.

Skydiver Plans Record-Breaking Supersonic Space Jump

A skydiver is making progress with plans to leap from near the edge of space in a dive that would break world records and the sound barrier.

Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner is a step closer to attempting the feat after a series of recent high-altitude test jumps. He plans to make his ambitious jump attempt later this year.

Starting in the stratosphere at 120,000 feet above the ground, Baumgartner will leap from a capsule suspended by a helium balloon near the boundary of space.

Sponsored by the energy drink company Red Bull, Baumgartner's mission — called Red Bull Stratos — seeks to extend the "safety zone" of human atmospheric bailout last set in 1960 by diver Joe Kittinger. This limit defines the uppermost altitude a human being can safely jump from.

"Right now, the space shuttle escape system is certified to 100,000 feet," said the mission's medical director Jonathan Clark, a former NASA flight surgeon. "Why is that? Because Joe Kittinger went there. You've got a lot of companies that are vying for the role of being the commercial space transport provider for tourism, for upper atmospheric science, and so on. These systems, particularly during the test and development phase, need a potential escape system, which we may be able to help them provide with the knowledge we gain." [Graphic: Earth's Atmosphere From Top to Bottom]

Taking the leap

A team of aeronautics experts recently led Baumgartner through a week of testing meant to illuminate any possible weaknesses in his equipment and to familiarize him with the skills needed to navigate the conditions expected to assail him as soon as he opens his vessel door.

Only a few feet above ground in a capsule dangling from a crane on Sage Cheshire Aerospace test grounds in California, Baumgartner practiced exiting and stepping off his hot-air balloon. Even a slight stumble during this step could cause dangerous alterations in his in-flight position only moments later, as well as reduce his chances of actually breaking the sound barrier.

"The team anticipated that the capsule would tip forward when Felix moved his approximately 270-pound self from the seated center position of the capsule to the step-off platform on the edge of the capsule," Red Bull Stratos Aerial Strategist and Skydiving Consultant Luke Aikins told "What the exercise demonstrated was that the capsule moved only about a foot, which tells us that we don't have to worry about the capsule swinging back violently when Felix steps off."

Baumgartner proceeded to practice his step-off technique from higher up by doing bungee jumps while wearing a pressurized spacesuit and helmet. At 200 feet above ground in an abandoned fairground, the setting was a far cry from a high-altitude jump, but mimicked the sensation of trying to achieve the necessary forward rotation, said mission technical director Art Thompson. After a few leaps, one team member described Baumgartner's performance as "perfect."

"We still have an unknown, which is what happens to my body when I break the speed of sound, but at least we're going to know that I'm able to handle the step-off," Baumgartner said.

Improved equipment
Lastly, the pilot passed several high altitude test dives at 26,000 feet over the desert in Perris, California. Thanks to a new chest pack aligned to one side of his body, Baumgartner exhibited a harmonious passage compared to previous trials a year earlier. 

The previous chest pack had jammed his helmet, blocked his vision and constrained his movement during descent and the critical landing.

During the recent tests, body positions and suit deflation went well enough that the team accomplished all of its objectives. 

Dive to death
No simple showman, Baumgartner wondered if the dangerous pioneering mission would mean his own death.

"My biggest concern is that dangerous part of the project which we just haven't thought of," Baumgartner  said in a statement. "We try to think of every contingency, but there's always going to be something that you would never imagine could happen. And that might kill you."

The possibility has proved daunting enough to impact his decision to invite his own mother to watch the dive.

"If everything is successful, I would love to have her on site, because the first person that I would want to talk with is my mom, of course," he said. "But if something goes wrong, I definitely don't want my mum on site, because I don't want her to witness a fatality. So I still haven't made up my mind."

According to a press officer for Red Bull, the actual experiment will take place somewhere in North America in 2010. Along with a range of experts and test pilots, mentor and former record-setter Joe Kittinger will also be present.

Stephen Shanabrook Goes for Guinness Record

PLANO, Texas - A North Texas bowler is aiming for a Guinness World Record for consecutive bowling.

Stephen Shanabrook rolled his first ball at 8 a.m. on Monday at the 24-hour Plano Super Bowl on K Avenue.

The 24-year-old will attempt to keep bowling until July 17. If successful, Shanabrook will smash Canadian Andy Milne's Oct. 2005 record of 5 days and 2 hours, according to venue representative Michael Gould.

Shanabrook will also be bowling for several charities, including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the ASPCA and the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

"You can come out here and donate, as well as bowl next to me and, so, I kind of figured that, if I can bowl and raise money for these, and also set a world record, then it was a win," he said.

Interested bowlers can pay $25 for 4 hours of bowling alongside the determined kingpin, Gould said. The majority of the money will be split between the charities, with a portion covering Plano Super Bowl expenses, he said.

Shanabrook said he came up with the idea last November while looking up bowling records.

Event sponsor Brunswick Bowling is providing shirts and the two bowling balls Shanabrook will use during his attempt.

What about Bathroom Breaks and Food?

While bowling, Shanabrook will accumulate credit for breaks that he can use to eat, use the bathroom and even sleep, according to Gould.

Gould said the bowler will earn 5 minutes for every hour of bowling, adding up to roughly about 2 hours daily.

Limca record-holder has more than 5,000 coins in collection

PUNE: The first coin issued after India became independent was the trigger for Pune-based Shrinivas Bhat to collect not just coins but several items including miniature liquor bottles, Ganesh idols and lapel pins. Bhat has secured a place in the Limca book of records in 2004 for his collection of rare coins, while his son Punit found a place in the Limca book in 2005 for his collection of miniature liquor bottles.

"My collection started when my mother gave me the first coin issued after independence and the coins issued by the British during their rule, which were no longer in circulation," said Bhat, a retired professional.

The collected coins are laminated with cellophane sheets and arranged in plastic folders to avoid exposure to outside environment.

The task of collecting coins was not child's play for the Bhats. "With the help of relatives, friends, coin dealers and well-wishers we managed to achieve the record. In the span of 12 years we procured this collection, which is worth over Rs 5 lakh," said Punit.

The Bhats collection now consists of more than 5,000 coins and over 200 sealed miniature liquor bottles. Apart from that, the father-son duo have collected 200 metal Ganesh idols and over 500 lapel pins featuring sports, airlines and countries.

In 2004, Bhat was mentioned in the Limca Book of World Records for his collection of over 2,000 rare coins. The collection includes 1,160 coins on wildlife from 172 countries, bi-metal coins from 157 countries and general coins from 342 countries. His huge collection also includes sets of coins from ancient India, Mughal India, the Maratha rule, and the princely states.

He also collected a set of coins named as the 50 State Quarters Programme of the US wherein the US Mint, in a ten year programme, started issuing five state quarters (25 cents) every year from 1998 to 2008. Through a series of circulating quarters, the programme aimed to honour the 50 states that form the US.

"The quarters depicted some speciality of that state, such as natural or man-made landmarks, landscapes, historically significant buildings, symbols of state resources or industries, official flora and fauna, state icons," Bhat explained.

In 2005, Punit Bhat got his name registered in the Limca book for his collection of 231 sealed miniature liquor bottles. Now his collection has increased to 501 bottles. The collection comprises bottles of various brands and varieties in various shapes and sizes such as a golf ball, house, bell, trumpet and sea shells.

The father-son duo also have a collection of lapel pins of all the Olympic Games held from 1896 to 2008 and have recently procured the official lapel pin of the 2012 Olympics. They also have the lapel pins of the four FIFA world cup competitions held since 1998 and the lapel pins of all the 32 countries that participated in the FIFA world cup, 2006.

Their football collection also consists of lapel pins of clubs from the English Premier League and the European Premier League. Among the football world cup collection is the lapel pin of the Jules Rimet Cup — the trophy presented to winners from 1930 to 1970. The collection also includes the official replica of the medals presented to participants of the 2002 world cup, which bears miniature flags of all the participating countries.

Bhat is presently the president of the International Collectors Society of Rare Items, Pune and a member of World Bi-metal Coin Collectors Club. 

Surrey man to make marathon car push world record bid

Adrian Kane, 35, from Woking, aims to push a Smart car 26.2 miles (42.16km) in aid of the World Cancer Research Fund and the Stroke Association.

The car push, which must be completed within 24 hours, will take place on 31 July. The current record distance is 17.06 miles (27.45km).

Mr Kane hopes to raise £50,000 in memory of his mother Eileen.
'Devastating for us'

Mrs Kane died from bowel cancer in January at the age of 66.

She was unable to receive chemotherapy after suffering a stoke which left her paralysed on her right-hand side.

"It was so devastating for us all," said father-of-two Mr Kane.

"In just over 18 months our lovely, smiling, happy mother was gone.

"After she died I was determined to achieve something special.

"I have had an interest in world records for a long time and after a bit of research I came across this particular record."

Mr Kane plays football, rugby and cricket and has run two marathons.

"I knew with some training that I could do it," he said.

"Training is incredibly hard, especially fitting in around a career and a young family.

"I've been doing a lot of squats, about 1,500 a session, and a fair amount of running."

Longest outdoor inline hockey game - Indian players

BELGAUM, Karnataka, India -- Thirty-two skaters from Belgaum and across India played hockey for 30 hours non-stop at the Shivaganga Roller Skating Club's (SRSC) rink - setting the world record for the Longest outdoor inline hockey game (longest outdoor roller hockey game).

Chief coach of Indian Inline Hockey team A.D. Sharma, who is also a senior official from Department of Sports, Government of Haryana, declared to have broken the world record, even as crackers were burst to mark the occasion.

Later, the players continued to be at the rink and played till 8.30 p.m. and set a new world record of playing for 30 hours non-stop.

The monsoon rain waslashing the city non-stop for two days.   

The players, who never showed sign of fatigue but kept their moral and spirit throughout are Amit Sharma, Gurpreet Singh, Gurjap Singh, Gurnazar Singh, Prabhjot Singh, Aakash Sehgal, Gaurav Bhattal, Jaspreet Dhaliwal, Rajesh Singh, Babli Singh, Reekhansh Sharma, Surender Pal Singh, Mohit Yadav, Kapil Gehlot, Nikhil Chindak, Aniket Chindak, Atul Sharma, Wayne Chow, Anshul Sood, Saurabh Duggal, Andrew Sponagle, Jaspreet Johal, Jitender Singh, Anjali Singh, Kiran Dahiya, Navraj Singh, Sarvesh Amte, Devyani Verma, Madhur Verma, Anuveer Singh, Amit Ahuja and Sachin Singh..
The world record attempt for the World's Longest Outdoor Inline Hockey Game was sponsored by the Shiv Ganga Roller Skating Club.  

The World Record for the Longest indoor inline hockey game is 25 hours and 14 minutes, set by Townsville Inline Hockey from Queensland , Australia.


Gamers Use Vogel’s TwistDock at Marathon to Keep Controllers Charged for Continuous Gaming

July 13, 2010, Eindhoven, Netherlands, - Vogel’s, the leading European market leader in Audio/Video & TV mounting solutions, announced today that on Friday, July 16, 2010 at 1:00 PM Central European Time (CET) in Rotterdam, Gerdi Vogels, CEO of Vogel’s, will give the starting shot for a new Guinness World Record attempt for Non-Stop Gaming. The world’s record attempt marks the introduction of the new must-have accessory for the Sony PlayStation ® 3 (PS3TM): Vogel’s TwistDock

Gamers to Play Red Dead Redemption for Entire Weekend - Ultimate Test of Stamina & Endurance

On July 16th at Dixons, the largest chain store in the Netherlands, the marathon session for the Guinness World Records will begin with six champion gamers spending the entire weekend – day and night – playing Red Dead Redemption on the PS3. The gamers will attempt to beat the current World’s Record of 40 hours for gaming in the racing category with the help of Vogel’s TwistDock providing non-stop play by keeping their PS3 controllers continuously charged. The Guinness World Record winner will receive a 1,000 Euro prize plus a TwistDock docking station for the PS3.

“During this attempt to break the record, it’s all about stamina and perseverance. The current gaming Guinness World Record in the racing category is 40 hours,” said Albert Zeeman, VP of Innovations, Vogel’s and the inspiration for the record breaking attempt. “Of course, we want to beat this record. And we’ll find out if we do on July 18th. Exciting!”

Vogel’s TwistDock – Clean, Stylish & Sexy

The Guinness World Records gaming marathon coincides with the introduction of the new essential docking station for the PS3: TwistDock. TwistDock connects, docks, expands, and charges the PS3, keeping cables and controllers organized and neat for a home entertainment center that looks clean, stylish and sexy. A must-have for all PS3 users, TwistDock received rave reviews for its elegant form and functionality after its introduction at E3 Expo held in June in Los Angeles (see press quotes: TwistDock is expandable and integrates with the PS3, working with both the Original and the Slim versions of the PS3 gaming console.

Currently available in Europe through Dixons and Dynabyte, TwistDock will be available in the U.S. Q4 2010 in time for the holiday season. For more information, see: and

About Vogel’s
For over 35 years, award-winning Vogel’s has been internationally producing Audio/Video mounting solutions. The European market leader with a distribution network that spans the globe, Vogel’s is one of the most trusted and well-known experts in the mounting solutions business with many prestigious international awards, including the Red Dot Product Design Award, RetailVision Award 2010, and many more.

Vogel’s designs, develops and sells support and mounting solutions for LCD and plasma screens, audio and video equipment and projectors. In 2010, Vogel’s has begun expanding into new categories, such as the gaming market with TwistDock for the PlayStation 3, the first product in this new area. Based in The Netherlands, Vogel’s has national sales organizations located in the U.S., U.K., Italy and Spain, and is supported by a local distribution network around the world. Vogel’s stands for innovation, quality and reliability. For more information, see

About Dixons 
Dixons is the largest chain store in the Netherlands offering recreational electronics. Dixons’ philosophy is based on professionalism, service and a focus on the customer. From its 170 branches, Dixons offers A-brand products. Customers can also purchase online at:

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