World’s Oldest woman is 114-years-old Misao Okawa

114-year-old Misao Okawa of Osaka, Japan is named the oldest woman in the world by the Guinness Book of World Records. Born on March 5, 1898 Ms. Okawa will turn 115 years old in five days. When asked what food makes Okawa live that long, she says that she eats everything. One of the favorite…

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Jyoti Amge – World’s shortest woman

The 18th birthday of Jyoti Amge, from India, was filled with joy when she was declared the world’s shortest woman by Guinness Book of World Records. The 62.8 centimeters (24.7 inches) tall lady looked like a doll in her traditional Indian dress. Jyoti is 7 centimeters shorter than the previous title holder, Bridgette Jordan, a…

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Oldest Marathon runner – Sorry, no Guinness record

A 100-year-old man from UK, Fauja Singh, finished last at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on October 16, 2011. Although, he was last to finish the 42.195-kilometre marathon in 8 hours, that was, 6 hours after the winner Kenneth Mungara of Kenya finished it, he is proud to finish it as the the oldest runner….

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Bikini Parade – new Gunnies World Record in Australia

357 bikini-clad women walked in a the largest bikini parade in Gold Coast, Australia and set a new Guinness World Record. In the previous record, 333 women walked in the parade in the Cayman Islands, last year. The officials from the Guinness Book of World Records were present in the location to count the 357…

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World’s Longest Bridge Over Water – China beat the US

China has opened the World’s longest sea-bridge, winning ove the United States. The 26.4 miles long bridge spans Jiaozhou Bay on the North-Eastern China. The Jiaozhou Bay Bridge beats the previous record holder, 23.83 miles long Louisiana’s Lake Pontchartrain Causeway. Guinness Book of World Records, state that the the new bridge is about 2.5 miles…

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Shortest person in the world – Khagendra from Nepal

A tiny guy with long name – Khagendra Thapa Magar, has just turned 18 today, on October 14, 2010. To hand over his 18th birthday present, the title of the World’s Shortest Man, Guinness World Records Book team has gone to Nepal. I wrote about Khagendra back in 2007 when He Pingping, the shortest man…

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Won Guinness Record and Learnt it after 8 yrs

This guy won Guinness World Records in 2005 and didn’t know about it till now. He is the only Nepali sportsperson to feature in the Guinness Book of World Records, for clocking the fastest run at the highest altitude, but he learnt about it only eight years after setting the record (source: kantipur daily). Spectacular…

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Hottest Chili Pepper in the World

It’s actual name is Bhut Jolokia Pepper and it translates to “Ghost Chili”, though we are not sure why it is named that. It was discovered by Professor Paul Bosland of New Mexico State University and Guinness Book rated this chili pepper as the world’s hottest pepper in fall of 2006. Scoville Heat Units (SHU)…

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