Gujarat set six Guinness Book of World Records 2011

Gujarat makes it to the Guinness Book of World Records with as many as six entries during the state’s yearlong golden jubilee celebrations ended May 1, 2011, the state government spokespersons Jay Narayan Vyas and Saurabh Patel said here today.

The two proud ministers described the feat as recognition of the state’s unique identity in multifarious activities held with people’s participation under the leadership of Chief Minister Narendra Modi and Minister for Sports, Youth and Cultural Activities Fakirbhai Vaghela.

The cultural programme held at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad on May 1, 2011 with 4,500 artistes at a single venue was entered as the world’s biggest dance and music programme. Oscar winner A. R. Rehman lent the musical score to the event theme ’Aage Kadam’.
The assembly of over 20,000 chess players at Gujarat University Ground in Ahmedabad under the aegis of Sports Authority of Gujarat for simultaneously participating in the ‘golden chess mahotsav’ on December 24, 2010 also entered the Guinness Book of World Record.
Marathon classical vocalist Ms Dhari ‘Panchamda’ got the Guinness certificate for setting a world record of singing continuously during Tana Riri Music Festival at Vadnagar in north Gujarat for 101 hours and 23 minutes from November 11 to 15, 2010 Ms Dhari ‘Panchamda’ got another Guinness certificate for creating a world record of presenting 214 ragas (tunes) and 271 ‘bandish’ (musical compositions) at a time during Akhand Swargan Mahayajna at the Tana Riri Music Festival.

Ms Dhari ‘Panchamda’ got yet another Guinness certificate for creating a world record of playing non-stop a self-composed composition of 29 ragas on the santoor from April 26 to 27, 2011.

The Ahmedabad-based Tabla Training Centre run by Munjal Mehta won the Guinness Book of World Records certificate for a unique feat of 315 percussionists simultaneously playing tabla on April 29, 2011.

Most Number of Player in Single Cricket Tournament in Patan set World Amazing Records

Gurjarwada Youth Club, Patan, Gujarat organized a cricket tournament ‘GYC Green Trophy 2011’ from April 23, 2011 to June 4, 2011 with 216 cricket teams having 3240 participants in total at Sheth M. N. High School Ground, Patan set World Amazing Records.

Gurjarwada Youth Club Patan has organized "GYC Green Trophy 2011" Night Cricket Tournament at Sheth M.N. High School Ground, Patan, Sabarkantha Dist. Gujarat, India between 24th April to 4th June 2011. 217 Cricket Team including 3472 aspired cricket players have enthusiastically participate in the tournament from all over Gujarat

GYC Green Trophy 2011 as it is played with the aim to spread tree plantation to flight with global warming, GYC Green Trophy 2011 Organized by Gurjarwada Youth Club Patan, is truly one the biggest and longest Cricket Tournament in India, the Club set world amazing record and get certificates from Mr. Paavan Solanki at Place.

World Amazing Record congratulate and Wish the Club Management to reaches at its peak of success and

World Amazing Record's Special Thanks to Mr. J. G. Higrajia, Collector and District Magistrate, Patan, Gujarat, India to such type of Sports Activities.

World Amazing Certificate Winner is

For Organization

1 Gurjarwada Youth Club, PATAN
(Organizing Largest, Longest and Highest Participant Tournament)

For Constant Supporter
2 Uttar Gujarat Yuvak Mandal, PATAN
3 PATAN Municipality, PATAN

For Constant Sponsor

4 Dilipbhai A. Jadav (Bodyline Readymade, PATAN)
5 Kantibhai G. Chaudhari (Ajanabi Readymade, PATAN)
6 Ashishbhai D. Salvi (Dipti Agency, PATAN)

For Working Committee

7 Cricket Commentary In charge : Ketankumar Kantilal Patel
8 Cricket Record In charge : Jayeshkumar Kalidas Patel
9 Tournament In charge : Nareshkumar Raychandbhai Patel

Suggested World Amazing Record Categories :

Most Number of Cricket Player in Single Cricket Tournament (More Than 3000 Cricket Players)
Most Number of Cricket Team in Single Cricket Tournament (More than 315 Cricket Teams)
Longest Time Cricket Tournament (2 Month of Time)

World Oldest Female Bodybuilder in US set Guinness World Records

A woman living in the U.S. 74-YEAR-OLD United recognized was a former bodybuilder As most Expected date of arrival couples the Guinness Book of World Records, the Daily Mail, a Sunday report.

A 74-YEAR-OLD woman living in the United States was recognized as the oldest female bodybuilder by the Guinness Book of World Records, the Daily Mail reported on Sunday.

Ernestine Shepherd has 'six-pack' abs which look unbelievable at her age and tries to motivate other people to lead healthy lives as she teaches at a Baltimore fitness center.

"If you try to motivate people, you have to live this party," said Shepherd, who has kept a tight training schedule and diet for 18 years.

He wakes up at 3:00 every morning to meditate and short 16 km at a local park before lunch. She avoids sweets and maintains a fairly strict diet of brown rice, chicken breasts, vegetables and a glass of raw egg three times a day.

She said in an interview that he was "couch potato" was until I was 56. Since then, he ran nine marathons and has won two bodybuilding contests.

Ernestine Shepherd - World Oldest Female Bodybuilder in US set Guinness World Records

Largest Serving Of Baked Potatoes

What better way to celebrate a National Holiday than with plenty of good food, such as a traditional local dish, live folk music and gorgeous sunshine?

In honour of ‘el Dia de las Islas Canarias’, a day to enjoy the rich heritage of the Canary Islands, the shopping centre El Mirador, in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, wanted to set a new Guinness World Records title for the largest serving of baked potatoes.

For this attempt a large iron cauldron, weighing 984 kg (2,169 lb 5.6 oz)and 4 m (13 ft 1.48 in) in diameter was especially made to cook the potatoes.

The potato dish in question is called 'papas arrugadas' ('wrinkly potatoes') and is typical of the Canary Islands.

Early morning on Saturday 28th May, 4 chefs set out preparing the ‘papas arrugadas’. 1,200 kg (2,645 lb 8.8 oz) of small potatoes still in their skins, along with 150 kg (330 lb 11.04 oz) of salt, and just the right amount of water, were added to the giant cauldron.

The potatoes were then covered with a large white cloth, with a few limes sprinkled on top.

The eight gas stoves underneath the cauldron were then set to work. Three hours later, the ‘papas arrugadas’ were ready.

But then came the tricky bit. In order for this to be a Guinness World Records achievement, the baked potatoes had to weigh more than a 1,000 kg(2,204 lb 9.92 oz).

Once all the water had been drained, a huge crane with a weight measuring device lifted the cauldron.

During the course of the attempt, a large crowd had gathered at the El Mirador shopping centre and now everyone was eagerly awaiting to know if this was indeed a Guinness World Records achievement.

The results were in, ... 1,116 kg (2,460 lb 5.76 oz) of ‘papas arrugadas’! El Centro Comercial el Mirador had set a new Guinness World Records title!

The potatoes were then served with a slightly spicy sauce called ‘mojo picon’ and everyone got to tuck in.

2011 FIFA Interactive World Cup Sets New Videogames Tournament Record

The 2011 FIFA Interactive World Cup has set a new record for the largest ever videogames tournament.

The contest, which saw players from around the globe compete against each other at football simulation game FIFA 11, attracted 869,543 participants, culminating in Francisco Cruz from Portugal being crowned champion during yesterday’s Grand Final event at the Mayan Theatre in Los Angeles, California.

Describing his victory as “magical”, the 16-year-old from the Portuguese city of Trofa capped off his undefeated run at the Grand Final by beating Colombia's Javier Munoz 4-1 in the tournament showpiece.

The previous record had been set by last year’s FIFA Interactive World Cup which saw 775,000 take part in the virtual football tournament.

Following a certificate presentation to Ralph Straus, Head of Strategy & Brand Management at FIFA, Guinness World Records Gaming Editor Gaz Deaves said: “The Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition is packed with the most amazing achievements in videogaming, and we are proud to add the incredible success of the FIWC to our archives"

"Congratulations also go to Francisco as the winner of the world's largest gaming tournament.”

World’s Shortest Man: All You Need To Know About Junrey Balawing

Ten essential facts about the new Guinness World Records™ record-breaker from the Philippines.

1. Junrey officially measures 23.6 inches (59.93cm) in height and weighs just 5kgs.

2. He lives with his parents and three younger siblings in the coastal village of Sindangan.

3. Junrey has to stay at home with his mum, Concepcion, while his sisters Jaycel, 13, and Jeanritch, six, and 11-year-old brother Jay-art go to school. Concepcion, 35, says: "He needs my care every minute of every day. Junrey can only walk with some help and he can't stand for too long because he's in too much pain."

4. At birth, Junrey was the size of a 1-litre coke bottle. His mother only started to suspect something was not right when Junrey was four years old as his friends began to outgrow him. The family sought advice and he was given medication to strengthen his bones, but these made no difference.

5. According to his parents, before Junrey was born, his family were poor and down on their luck. But after his birth, they saw a reversal of fortune, with Junrey’s father Reynaldo, 37, getting a job that enabled him to look after his family. "Junrey is our lucky charm," Reynaldo says.

6. Junrey loves watching TV with war films being his favourite viewing.

7. His birthday coincides with Philippines Independence Day, meaning a double celebration in his village today.

8. His favourite food is pork. He can eat about two (normal size) fingers' worth at a meal, with a small helping of rice.

9. His name is a combination of June , for his birthday, and his father's name, Reynaldo. It also means "Little King", as in junior and rey, which is Spanish for king.

10. While Junrey’s home has been adapted to his short stature, he doesn't have his own bed and instead sleeps alongside his parents.

Most Cars Washed In Eight Hours - Multiple Locations

Record-breaking means different things to different people, and to Carstar Autobody Repair Experts, this means besting their 2009 Guinness World Records® title!

During Carstar’s 2011 National Car Wash Fundraiser event, the organization improved upon their previous achievement - 4,105 vehicles washed in eight hours at multiple locations - to 4,918.

Guinness World Records® Adjudicator Danny Girton Jr. verified the record attempt from Carstar’s Milford, Ohio venue, and, following a successful outcome, presented the official certificate to Carstar’s Brand and District Managers Melissa Stevens and Keith Foster, respectively.

According to event sources, this event - themed "Wash for a Wish" - was a fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation in the United States as well as for cystic fibrosis in Canada, and some local market charities. $10 USD car wash tickets were sold at participating Carstar stores, with 100% of the ticket purchase to benefit the selected charities; $67,826 USD was raised.

First BMX triple Backflip: Jed Mildon

Jed Mildon, completed three mid-air rotations on a BMX and made a perfect landing - setting the world record for the first person to complete a triple back flip on a BMX.
first BMX triple backflip Jed Mildon

  The Guinness world record for the longest BMX back flip measured 18.94 m (62 ft 2 in) and was completed by Mike Escamilla ("Rooftop") off the Mega Ramp at X Games 11 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

  Guinness World Records also recognized the Longest BMX 360º Ramp Jump; it measured 15.39 m (50 ft 6 in) and was performed by Mike Escamilla ("Rooftop") on the Mega Ramp at X Games 11 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

  Kiwi Mildon had kept the stunt a partial secret before producing it in front of 2,000 unwitting spectators.

  After his performance, Mildon said, "This is the perfect result to three intensive months of practicing and training for this moment."

  "I actually had a dream three months ago that I was going to die soon and I thought this was the day, so I just committed 100 per cent and went for [the stunt] and, look, it came out good. Everyone's smiling, so I'm stoked."

  "The impact and implications hasn't sunken in yet, but I'm so pumped to have aimed for something once deemed impossible and made my dream a reality," said a thrilled Mildon.
  The 24-year-old had spent three months in intensive training preparing for the world record attempt.

  Jed Mildon was mobbed by friends as he completed the stunt in his hometown of Taupo on New Zealand's north island.

World's Oldest active boxer: Stephen Ward

Steve Ward, 54, successfully defended his European Boxing Federation Midlands Cruiserweight title in Chesterfield - setting the new world record for the Oldest active boxer.

  The previous Guinness world record for the Oldest active boxer was set by Australian fighter Dexter Dunworth who retired in 2008, aged 53.

  Guinness World Records also recognized The best-selling boxing videogame: Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (Nintendo, 1987), which has sold over 3 million units since its release for the NES.

  Ward, who turned professional in 1977, had 57 pro fights, winning 15 and losing 39, before retiring in 1987.

  He finished his career with defeats against three big-name opponents, champions Ensley Bingham (KO 5), Crawford Ashley (KO 2) and Frank Grant (KO 3).

  Ward also had a long amateur career, winning 136 out of 148 bouts, after starting out at the Nottingham School of Boxing as a lad.

   His comeback follows a 23-year retirement between 1987 and 2010. He is a driver for a concrete firm in Somercotes.

  He beat 32-year-old Manchester fighter Pete McJob over four rounds on Saturday to keep his belt and claim the record.

  Mr Ward told BBC Derby it was a dream come true: "It's something I can treasure for the rest of my life. It shows age is just a number."

  Stephen Ward, The World's Oldest Active Boxer (D.O.B 12.08.1956) said he had no plans to retire and now wanted a shot at a British title

World's Oldest working model: Carmen Dell'Orefice

Supermodel Carmen Dell'Orefice, has been modelling ever since she got on the cover of Vogue at 15 years old; the veteran model this weekend celebrated her 80th birthday - setting the world record for Oldest working model.
oldest working model Carmen Dell'Orefice

  The Guinness world record for the oldest professional model was set by Daphne Selfe (UK), who of Baldock, Hertfordshire, UK, celebrated her 82nd birthday in July 2010.

  Guinness World Records also recognized the oldest Playboy model: Patricia Paay (Netherlands, b. 7 April 1949), who posed for the Christmas edition of Playboy Netherlands, on 10 December 2009.

  Carmen began her career at US Vogue in 1945 where she was on contract for $7.95 an hour. She even served as muse to Salvador Dali when she was just 13.

  Today, at 80, she's still working as a model–she walked at Alberta Ferretti's Pitti Uomo show and Adrienne Vittadini's Lincoln Center presentation earlier this year–and she's living proof that beauty gets better with age.

   In her 66 year career Carmen has graced the cover of Vogue six times, landed 14 cosmetics campaigns, and was photographed by the greats (Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, and Cecil Beaton to name a few).

  Her big break came in 1946 when she became one of the youngest ever cover girls for Vogue.

  She appeared in the December issue as Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White and Cinderella.

   Ms Dell'Orefice has been married three times and has one daughter

Largest Blonde Parade

Over 500 blondes walked, drove, ran and jumped through Latvia's capital Riga in the annual Go Blonde parade organized by The Latvian Association of Blondes - setting the world record for the Largest Blonde Parade.
largest blonde parade Riga

  The Guinness world record for the longest hair extension was 294.49 m (966 ft 2 in)and was achieved by Sarina Russo (Australia).

  Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest swimwear parade, achieved by 603 participants at the DaREDevil Run organised by Etana Insurance (South Africa) in Johannesburg, South Africa.

  "We have more than 500 participants registered, including a 15-member team from New Zealand, seven ladies from Finland and Italy and 32 from Lithuania,¨ said Marika Gederte, head of the Latvian Association of Blondes.

  This year's theme was Marilyn Monroe with many of the participants emulating the Hollywood star, who would have turned 85 this year.

  Participants not only had to be blonde, but had to accessorize with pink or red.

  The reason for organizing the Go Blonde project, considered one of the most cheerful year's events in Latvia, was quite serious - to collect money for charity projects.

  Money collected from the last year's event were used to build a playground for children with special needs, this year it will be given to children's rehabilitation centre.

  Event organizer Marika Gederte said:"It is hard for one blond woman because there will always be some jokes. When there are 10 of them - there are no jokes already but if there are 100, then it turns into great power and if we can use it to attract the attention of donors and to help charities, then why not?"

  The annual event has grown in popularity, with most visitors coming from Italy, Germany and Bulgaria.

  Though traditionally most of the parade's participants are women, men didn't want to be left behind and also went blonde - put on blonde wigs and paraded through streets alongside women.

Biggest plane placed under water:

The jetliner of former Bulgarian dictator Todor Zhivkov, a 48-meter (157-feet) Tupolev 154 has been turned into an underwater tourist attraction off the country's Black Sea coast - setting the world record for the Biggest plane placed under water.

  The Guinness world record for the Largest aircraft by weight was set by the Antonov An-225 "Mriya" (Dream) at 600 tonnes (1.32 million lb).

  Guinness World Records also recognized the smallest spy plane: the palm-sized Black Widow, developed by Aerovironment of Monrovia, California, USA, for possible reconnaissance use by ground combat troops. It has a wingspan of 15.24 cm. (6 in.), weighs just 80 g. (2.8 oz.) and carries a tiny color video camera weighing 2 g. (0.07 oz.).

  The 48-meter (157-feet) body of the plane was stripped of its engines and cables before it was sunk at a depth of 20 metres (66 feet).

  State television reported the Tupolev 154 will become an artificial reef aimed at attracting scuba divers.

  It was submerged about 2 miles (3 kilometres) off the port city of Varna. The engines and interior were removed so as not to pollute the environment.

  Sea vegetation around the 49-metre long airplane is expected to boost fish population and make it attractive to divers, especially for the ones with a nostalgic touch for the totalitarian era.

  In order to protect divers, larger shipping will not be allowed within 500 metres of the site, according to captain Bogdan Bogdanov who was in charge of the operation.

  The Russian-made jetliner was built in 1971 and was used by Zhivkov until 1989, when the communist dictator was ousted from power.

  Zhivkov ruled Bulgaria for 35 years until the fall of communist regime in 1989. He died in 1998. Four years ago a private firm bought Zhivkov's private yacht to organise cruises with it along the Danube River.

Longest kickball game: Padua students set world record

Padua Franciscan High School students played a kickball game for 51 hours, a total of 475 innings - setting the new world record for the longest continuous kickball game.
longest kickball game Parma
  The Guinness world record for the longest marathon playing kickball is 50 hr 00 min by the Mercy Project (USA) at Community Park in Rowlett, Texas, USA.

  Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the longest beach volleyball marathon: 25 hr 39 min, achieved by Mateusz Baca, Sebastian Lüdke, Tomasz Olszak, and Wojciech Kurczynski (all Germany) in Görlitz, Germany.

  Their efforts were also an opportunity to raise money for "Kick It," an organization that raises money for childhood cancer research, WKYC-TV, Cleveland, reported.

   Quinn Clarke, 10, the founder of "Kick It" in Northeast Ohio, was on hand for the start of the kickball game. Joining Clarke was Cleveland Indians mascot Slider.

  The students raised over $10,000 for "Kick-It", a fundraising program founded in Cleveland by 10-year-old cancer patient Quinn Clarke and his family.

Largest instant camera collection: Wong Ting

Wong Ting Man, 43, owns 1042 different instant cameras being worth $130,000 - which sets the world record for the Largest instant camera collection

  The Guinness world record for the Largest collection of cameras (still photography) is owned by Dilish Parekh of Mumbai, India, who has a collection of 4,425 antique cameras.

  Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the Largest collection of film cameras, owned by Richard LaRiviere (USA), who owns 894 different film cameras.

  Here is an exclusive interview with the owner of the World's Largest Instant Camera Collection:

  World Records Academy (WRA): When did you start your collection?
  Wong Ting: I started to collect instant camera in 1992.

  WRA: Do you have a list of models?
  Wong Ting: I have a list of my stuff, also have a web page:

  WRA: What is your favourite model?
  Wong Ting: Polaroid 185 ( original), Konica instant press 690; Fuji slim ACE; Fuji instax 500AF ; instax mini 55.

  WRA: Which is the oldest or the rarest model?
  Wong Ting: YC 75 x 100 (a China made instant camera);
  - Chrislin insta camera
  - polaroid 185 (original);
  - Foton ( USSR);
  - Wisdom alpha masamune;
  - Polaroid experimental model 002;  
  - Joycam - series 90SE;
  - Image system (display model);
  - SX-70 Freitag white and silver edition 500 ( made in Brazil )
  - one600 Panna cap&pep 636 close up ( factory test model )

  WRA: Which is the model you are still looking for? (or still want to have?)
  Wong Ting: I still looking for many camera, such as: Cartier gold spectra 1000 ( made in Brazil); SX-70 sonar autofocus gold limited ediotion; 690 x porter (limited ediotion); milk x polaroid pin hole foton 2 / foton 3 / foton wellFM / foton 5 / foton pack; 1200FF x porter; xihu yx1; 20x24 polaroid and many more........

  WRA: do you attentd festivals, shows, etc - to show your cameras? are you interested in receiving such invitations?
  Wong Ting: I haven't attend any festivals.
  I only show some of my camera in last few years in some local shop or have a small scale of exhibition: 
  - in 2006 a exhibition [ polala] show 400 something
  - 2008 a exhibition [our last polaroid] show 80 camera
  - 2010 a exhibition [ nstant reborn] show 50 camera;
   Yes, I am interested to join any festivals to share my collection.

   WRA: are you a photographer? or do you like to take photos, too? do you think the times for instant cameras are gone because of digital cameras? do you think the instant cameras will still be in use?
   Wong Ting: I am not a photographer. I do take all different type of instant film in daily life I think digital camera not the killer to analog film or instant camera, when more people use digital camera, more people love to take a photo in there life more people will join the analog or instant photography.

   WRA: Where do you keep your cameras? do you have enough space or do you keep them stored in boxes, etc?
   Wong Ting: I put all my camera in a factory building, rent a small story room 200 sq ft the camera are keep in boxes.

   WRA: What you family think about your collection?
   Wong Ting: My wife said: "if all your camera not keep in home, than everything is fine"... She do support me to collect.

   WRA: Do you still collect? What is your goal?
   Wong Ting: Yes, I still collect, but I don't have any goal in number. I think it is very hard to found more. I thing I only can found 100 more in next 10 years, because there is no new model and most of the camera I don't have is rare one.

   WRA: How much your collection is worth?
   Wong Ting: I thing around US100,000 - US130,000.

Longest ramp jump: Tanner Foust

Team Hot Wheels Yellow Driver, Tanner Foust, a 37-year-old professional stunt driver and three-time X Games gold medalist, sped down a bright orange ramp at 104 mph and jumped 332 feet in a Pro 2 truck - setting the new world record for the Longest ramp jump in a four-wheeled vehicle.
longest ramp jump in a four wheeled vehicle Tanner Foust

  The Guinness world record for the Longest ramp jump - limousine was set by Michael Hughes (USA), who jumped a distance of 31.39 m (103 ft) in a 3 tonne (6,500 lb) Lincoln Town Car stretched limousine at Perris Auto Speedway, Perris, California, USA.

  Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the Longest garbage truck ramp jump, set by Alfred Sleep (USA), who jumped a garbage truck a distance of 23.57 m (77 ft 4 in) at Lebanon Valley Speedway, New York, USA.

  "Fans witnessed not only a record-breaking jump today, but also an incredible childhood fantasy come to life which engaged multiple generations," said Simon Waldron, vice president of marketing for Hot Wheels®.

  "Hot Wheels has a deep and rich history in racing that spans over 40 years and there was no better global stage than the Indy 500 to create this once-in-a-lifetime experience."
  Spectators at the Indy 500 watched anxiously today as a masked mystery driver sped down a 90 ft. ramp, suspended on an enormous 10-story high door (100 feet tall) and flew across the infield of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

  Moments after the jump occurred, Foust was revealed as the mystery Team Hot Wheels™ Yellow Driver. The "IZOD Presents Hot Wheels Fearless at the 500™" jump brought to life the iconic Hot Wheels® V-Drop® track set boys have played with on their bedroom doors for years.

  "As a kid playing with Hot Wheels I could only dream of experiencing something as outrageous as a life-sized V-Drop track set, and today it became reality," said Tanner Foust, Team Hot Wheels Yellow Driver.

  "There's a lot that goes into being on Team Hot Wheels and the training and testing leading up to the jump gave me the confidence needed to push the mechanical and mental limits of the challenge and land the world-record title." Tanner Foust world record holder

  Photo: Tanner Foust of Team Hot Wheels sets a new world record with a 332 ft. distance jump at the IZOD Presents Hot Wheels Fearless at the Indy 500. (enlarge photo)

  Foust is a professional stunt driver with a record number of top finishes and thrilling behind-the-wheel moments captured on-screen. In addition to being a three-time X Games gold medalist and two-time Formula Drift champion, Foust is also an on-air host for Top Gear USA on HISTORY.

  He recently became the first American ever to win a round of the FIA European Rallycross championship in his Rockstar Energy Drink Ford Fiesta.

  His professional stunt driving credits include Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift, Dukes of Hazzard, Bourne Ultimatum, Iron Man 2, and the remake of Red Dawn. 

Most parachute jumps: Don Kellnerm

Don Kellner, a former crew chief in the U.S. Air Force, who owns a skydiving business (Above the Poconos Skydivers), has jumped out of an airplane 40005 times - setting the new world record for the Most parachute jumps.most parachute jumps Don Kellnerm

  The previous Guinness world record for the greatest number of descents made is 39,000 by Don Kellner (USA).

  Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the most simultaneous games of parachute at one venue: 58, played by a total of 1,547 participants in an attempt organised by Plymstock School, Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom.

  Family and friends came from as far as Wisconsin to take part in the occasion at Hazleton Municipal Airport, where Kellner co-owns Above the Poconos Skydivers.

  He said he was hooked since his first jump. "The sport started in the US in about 1956 or so and I started jumping in 1961," said Kellner. "After I made my third jump, I said, 'I'm going to do this the rest of my life.'"

  Asked why he keeps jumping, Kellner held out his hands to show they were still shaking from adrenaline about a minute after landing another jump, his 40,005th, at the airport.
  After all those jumps, does his wife fret for his safety?

   "I worry about him more when I can't be up there," Darlene said while watching his chute float down. The Kellners married in midair 21 years ago.
   Darlene, an engineer-turned-science teacher who has 15,551 jumps to her credit, uses skydiving video clips to illustrate lessons in her classroom.

  How much longer will he continue to skydive?
 "Til the last drop," he said.

Most people whistling simultaneously

With a dozen Lehigh Valley area veterans at their side and the assistance of the Nazareth Area High School Wind Ensemble, 750 seventh- and eighth-graders from the Nazareth Area Middle School packed the football field to whistle to "America the Beautiful" and "God Bless America" in honor of Lehigh Valley veterans - setting the new world record for the most people whistling simultaneously at a single venue.
most people whistling simultaneously Nazareth

  The Guinness world record for the most people whistling simultaneously at a single venue is 329 in an event organised by the TMD Corporation (Japan).

  Guinness World Records also recognized theworld record for the most pumpkins carved simultaneously: 965, achieved by 965 students at the Malvern Town Centre in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada.

  The idea to break the record came from 14-year-old Cameron Ohrwashel, an eighth-grader who wanted to break a Guinness World Record.
  Last summer, he began looking up various records that the school would be able to assist him in the effort.
  The whistling was documented by recordings and photographs. Upper Nazareth Township Board of Supervisors Chairman Mike Rinker and police Chief Alan Siegfried also served as witnesses.

  Prior to the whistling, students attempted gathering donations from family members, friends and others to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Pennsylvania, Pottsville Regional Office. Monique Ohrwashel said the goal was to raise $1 per student for a total of $750.

  Middle school Principal Robert Kern also applauded the efforts of the students and the idea to tie the record-breaking attempt in with Memorial Day.

Longest friendship bracelet

Under the direction of 4th Grade teacher Jessica Goldy, the students of Owingsville Elementary School created a total of 3,799 links that were connected to make one bracelet measuring 810 feet - which sets the world record for the Longest friendship bracelet.
longest friendship bracelet Owingsville

  The Guinness world record for the largest computer class was 1,135 students and was set in the computer classroom of Shandong Lanxiang Senior Vestibule School in Jinan City, Shandong Province, China.

  Guinness World Records also recognized the largest maths class: it involved 275 students and was achieved by NK Kreations (UK) at The Custard Factory in Birmingham, England, UK.

  "Breaking a Guinness World Record makes you a permanent piece of pop culture history. We are so proud to have done this," said grand-prize winning teacher Jessica Goldy.

  "This bracelet symbolizes our school coming together for a truly meaningful project. It's something these students will always remember."
  The idea for the bracelet came about after the school hosted a Friendship Day, which gave students in different grade levels the ability cultivate and unite friendships. The students wanted to celebrate the day by fostering its ideals through a physical symbol. 

Longest picnic table

Organisers said 360 people turned up in Potters Field Park, near Tower Bridge in the City, where a 295ft (90.1m) table was laden with food longest picnic table set up by Mastercard in London and drink - setting the new world record for the Longest picnic table in support of the third annual Big Lunch, which is led by the Eden Project.

  The Guinness world record for the longest picnic table measures 75.65 metres (248 ft 2 in) and was created by Deirdre Sargent (USA) at the New Orleans City Park, New Orleans, USA.

  Guinness World Records also recognized the largest picnic, set by 22,232 people and organized by Realizar Impact Marketing and Modelo (Portugal).

  The World's Longest Picnic Table was created from a staggering 3540 screws, 1,230 metres of timber and weighed in at an immense 2.75 tonnes – the weight of a small whale!

  Blur bassist Alex James hosted the event which intended to smash the current record of 76m (249ft).

  After the record attempt the table was due to be divided and sections donated to parks across the capital.
  Some of the Big Lunch's most active London boroughs have been chosen to receive these tables for parks in their area

  The event was held in support of the third annual Big Lunch on 5 June, which is led by the Eden Project and funded by the Big Lottery Fund.

  The Big Lunch is a very simple idea from the Eden Project. The aim is to get as many people as possible across the whole of the UK to have lunch with their neighbours in a simple act of community, friendship and fun
Once the sun set and just before the start of the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the raceway's house lights dimmed and 65,000 fans "flashed their brights," - setting the new world record for Most Flashlights Lit Simultaneously.
most flshlights lit simultaneously NASCAR fans

  The previous Guinness world record was 1,000 and was achieved by the Butler Area Chamber of Commerce (USA) in Butler, Missouri, USA.

  Guinness World Records also recognized The youngest person to win the NASCAR Daytona 500: Trevor Bayne (USA), who won the "Great American Race" at the age of 20 years and 1 day in Daytona Beach, Florida, USA.

  The race also featured the No. 42 Energizer Chevrolet of Earnhardt Ganassi Racing. Driver Juan Pablo Montoya and the Earnhardt Ganassi Racing team placed twelfth in the race, which is famous for its $1 million purse.

  Along with 65,000 Energizer® LED headlights, Energizer was represented at Charlotte Motor Speedway by 175 volunteers from its Asheboro, N.C. manufacturing facility who helped to hand them out to fans.
  The company also donated $30,000 worth of flashlights and batteries to the Greater Carolinas Chapter of the American Red Cross.

  "What a great event to bring to life our 'Now That's Positivenergy™' platform, which demonstrates our commitment to making a difference in our communities," said Jim Olsen, Vice President North American Marketing, Energizer Holdings, Inc.
  "You can't beat the excitement of illuminating an entire NASCAR track or the great feeling of knowing our friends at the Red Cross have a new supply of flashlights and batteries to aid with emergency relief efforts."

  Energizer Holdings, Inc. [NYSE: ENR], headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., is one of the world's largest manufacturers of primary batteries, portable battery-powered devices, and portable flashlights and lanterns.

   Energizer is a global leader in the dynamic business of providing power solutions with a full portfolio of products including Energizer® brand battery products Energizer® MAX® premium alkaline; Energizer® Ultimate Lithium; Energizer® Advanced Lithium; Rechargeable batteries and charging systems; and portable flashlights and lanterns.

First Woman to Sail Around the World Three Times: Dee Caffari

Dee Caffari, 38, a PE teacher from Titchfield, Hampshire, punched the air in delight as she crossed the line off Barcelona after 102 days at sea - setting the world record for theDee Caffari first woman to sail around the world three times First woman to sail round the world non-stop three times.

  The Guinness world record holder for the first female to sail around the world westbound, non-stop, solo and unsupported is Dee Caffari (UK) in Aviva a 22-m (72-ft) monohull, who took 178 days 3 hr 5 min 34 sec to sail back to her start point in Portsmouth, UK.

  Guinness World Records also recognized The highest speed reached under sail by a woman on water: 41.25 knots (76.39 km/h or 47.47 mph) by Karin Yaggi (Switzerland).

  She and her Spanish co-skipper Anna Corbella, 34, came sixth in the 25,000-mile Barcelona World Race on their 60ft yacht GAES Centros Auditivos. Caffari, from Titchfield, Hampshire, has already circumnavigated the globe twice solo, and now once double-handed.

  She said as she arrived: "Sailing around the world just once in a lifetime is an amazing experience. To set another world record is an absolute privilege.

  "It's been a long time but it feels great to be finished. We were ready for the finish, for some fresh food and a hot shower." She confessed to having done her hair in preparation for the arrival.

  Caffari said she could achieve more: "I'm learning. I'm getting better at it and, believe it or not, there are a few more round the worlds in me, and I consider myself relatively sane."

  Fellow Briton Dame Ellen MacArthur has also completed two non-stop circumnavigations. But Caffari is still the only woman to have sailed solo and non-stop around the world both with and against prevailing winds and currents.

Longest bumper car marathon: Laura Byng sets world record

Laura Byng, 28, of Cobham Road, Westcliff, finished her 25-hour dodgem driving marathon at the town's Adventure Island amusement park - setting the new world record for the Longest bumper car marathon while raising money for the Havens Hospices charity.
longest bumper car marathon Laura Byng

The previous Guinness world record of 24 hours was set by Sebastian Bosch in Austria.

Guinness World Records also recognized the record for the longest wakeboarding marathon: 6 hr 17 min, set by Ian Taylor (UK).

According to Guinness World Records rules, Miss Byng was allowed a five minute break every hour for food and toilet breaks and had to have at least two other dodgem cars driving at the same time.

After completing the marathon, Miss Byng said: "I'm a bit battered and bruised and over tired. We drank a lot of coffee during the evening, so I'm looking forward to going to bed.

"At about 4 o'clock in the morning it was horrible. It was freezing cold and like a wind tunnel. It was then I thought 'why am I doing this.'"
"But then at 5 o'clock the sun came up and then it was fine."

'All my friends think I'm mad,' said Ms Byng. 'But we all know that women are much better drivers than men, and British drivers are the best in the world.'

She is also planning join the Dotty and the Dice team, this time in a car, to take part in the 10,000 mile (16,093 km) Mongol Rally in July to raise a further £10,000 for Havens Hospices.


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