Most People in a Floating Line set Guinness Record

Saturday was a beautiful day to be on the river, and for the 64 family members and friends of Sherrie Bruch of Ferndale, it was a record breaking day as the group set the Guinness World Record for most people in a floating line.

They gathered at Bruch's home and headed for the public access on the Swan River where they put their inner tubes in. The requirements state that only one person is allowed per flotation device, participants must be joined together, but not tied together and the line must be intact for at least 30 seconds.

With a Highway Patrolman monitoring them with his stop watch the group was able to beat the record as they held hands in a snaking chain down the river. The record was previously helped by the employees at ITG Israel in Tel Aviv, Israel. Their group of 42 set the record on December 23, 2007.

The family has done the float for the last four years. It originated as a way to celebrate the numerous July birthdays in the family. There are up to five generations who participate in the float each year. Participants come from as far away as Alaska to join in the fun.

"The rest of the year we get so busy that we don't always get to see everyone, and the float gives us a chance to spend time together," Bruch said.

The number of floaters has been growing since their first year on the river. Last year one of the participants said they wondered if it was the largest number of family members to float a river together. Bruch set out to find whether if it was by contacting Guinness about six months ago.

There is not a category for largest family float, but there is for most people in a float line. So they sent Bruch the forms and regulations.

Though they did break the record, many of the participants were just happy to get to spend the time with their family and friends.

"It's great to get all together," said Rosetta Carpenter, who is the oldest member of the floating group at 88 years-old.

Bryan Bergs Cardstaker - New 2008 Baijing Olympic Project

World renowned US performance artist and Guinness World Record holder Bryan Berg spends 20 days in Hong Kong this July, building the Beijing Olympic Athlete Village in playing cards. The 160-hour Stackathon is held at Langham Place as part of an initiative to invigorate arts and culture in the Mong Kok district.

This is Berg's first appearance in Hong Kong. Half way through the Stackathon, an estimated 250,000+ visitors per day have visited the project. It has also appeared in over 25 Hong Kong publications, 4 local television channels, and 2 radio spots as of July 16. It has also been aired across the US and internationally, with more media coverage scheduled through the project's duration.

The project includes landmarks such as the Bird Nest stadium, the Water Cube, Beijing CCTV Tower, and Beijing TV Center. The tallest will be over 9 feet. The project also includes Berg's first use of lighting within the card buildings.

The Hong Kong event is intended to capture the spirit of the Games in Beijing. It is said that art competitions formed a key part of historic Games, and the Stackathon is a worthy test of skill and endurance, as well as a contemplation of time, speed, permanence, and impermanence. A self-taught artist, Berg uses no tape, glue, or other tricks in his work.

About Berg,
Bryan Berg broke the Guinness World Record for the World's Tallest House of Cards in 1992 at the age of seventeen, with a tower fourteen feet, six inches tall. His latest record-holding structure in the category is over twenty-five feet tall. In 2004, Guinness created a new record category for the World's Largest House of Cards to recognize a project Berg built for Walt Disney World--a replica of Cinderella's Castle. He continues to hold both records.

Fish Pedicures Treatment - Amazing Skin Treatment

Ready for the latest in spa pampering? Prepare to dunk your tootsies in a tank of water and let tiny carp nibble away.

Fish pedicures are creating something of a splash in the D.C. area, where a northern Virginia spa has been offering them for the past four months. John Ho, who runs the Yvonne Hair and Nails salon with his wife, Yvonne Le, said 5,000 people have taken the plunge so far.

"This is a good treatment for everyone who likes to have nice feet," Ho said.

He said he wanted to come up with something unique while finding a replacement for pedicures that use razors to scrape off dead skin. The razors have fallen out of favor with state regulators because of concerns about whether they're sanitary.

Ho was skeptical at first about the fish, which are called garra rufa but typically known as doctor fish. They were first used in Turkey and have become popular in some Asian countries.

But Ho doubted they would thrive in the warm water needed for a comfortable footbath. And he didn't know if customers would like the idea.

"I know people were a little intimidated at first," Ho said. "But I just said, 'Let's give it a shot.' "

Customers were quickly hooked.

Tracy Roberts, 33, of Rockville, Md., heard about it on a local radio show. She said it was "the best pedicure I ever had" and has spread the word to friends and co-workers.

"I'd been an athlete all my life, so I've always had calluses on my feet. This was the first time somebody got rid of my calluses completely," she said.

First time customer KaNin Reese, 32, of Washington, described the tingling sensation created by the toothless fish: "It kind of feels like your foot's asleep," she said.

The fish don't do the job alone. After 15 to 30 minutes in the tank, customers get a standard pedicure, made easier by the soft skin the doctor fish leave behind.

Ho believes his is the only salon in the country to offer the treatment, which costs $35 for 15 minutes and $50 for 30 minutes. The spa has more than 1,000 fish, with about 100 in each individual pedicure tank at any given time.

Dennis Arnold, a podiatrist who four years ago established the International Pedicure Association, said he had never heard of the treatment and doubts it will become widespread.

"I think most people would be afraid of it," he said.

Customer Patsy Fisher, 42, of Crofton, Md., admitted she was nervous as she prepared for her first fish pedicure. But her apprehension dissolved into laughter after she put her feet in the tank and the fish swarmed to her toes.

"It's a little ticklish, actually," she said.

Ho said the hot water in which the fish thrive doesn't support much plant or aquatic life, so they learned to feed on whatever food sources were available — including dead, flaking skin. They leave live skin alone because, without teeth, they can't bite it off.

In addition to offering pedicures, Ho hopes to establish a network of Doctor Fish Massage franchises and is evaluating a full-body fish treatment that, among other things, could treat psoriasis and other skin ailments.

Ho spent a year and about $40,000 getting the pedicures up and running, with a few hiccups along the way.

State regulations make no provision for regulating fish pedicures. But the county health department — which does regulate pools — required the salon to switch from a shallow, tiled communal pool that served as many as eight people to individual tanks in which the water is changed for each customer.

The communal pool also presented its own problem: At times the fish would flock to the feet of an individual with a surplus of dead skin, leaving others with a dearth of fish.

"It would sometimes be embarrassing for them but it was also really hilarious," Ho said.

Most People Dressed as Smurfs set Guinness World Record

290 people from across the U.S. established the first world record for “Most People Dressed as Smurfs” this past Sunday during San Francisco's famous “Bay to Breakers” foot race.

In establishing the record, participants donned traditional Smurf and Smurfette attire, complete with blue face paint, white pants or skirt, blue shirt and white hat. Organizers of the event aptly dressed as “Papa Smurf,” the 542 year-old village leader who wore red trousers and a red cap.

During the race, Smurfs took turns pushing a 12 foot tall “Magic Mushroom” (Smurf Cottage) outfitted with Smurf beverages, tunes and a DJ dressed as the notorious villain Gargamel.

Known today as “Smurf to Breakers,” the world record attempt was conceived by three graduates of Stanford Business School as a way to have fun while also raise money for local charities.

Today, thanks to the generous contributions from, the #1 Internet Casino and Poker Room made famous for its outrageous eBay purchases, money will go to Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health. Local San Francisco businesses, Filllore Grill, Asqew Grill and Ace Boot Camp have also made contributions to the foundation.

“The Smurfs” were created in 1958 by 16-year-old Belgium cartoonist named Pierre Culliford also known as Peyo. In 1981 Smurfs traveled to the U.S. and were popularized by an NBC series that ran for 256 episodes earning two Emmy’s.

Source : PRWeb

Largest Ever Mosaic World Record set by Community

The mosaic, in London's Chiswick Park, is composed of 250,000 Smarties depicting a "sweet-scape" of the capital's landmarks.

The artists - more than 4,000 employees at the west London office park plus members of the local community- broke the Guinness World Record with their edible depiction of attractions including the London Eye, Big Ben, the Royal Albert Hall and Wembley Stadium.

The new official holder of the record for largest candy mosaic measures 40 square metres (48 square yards). It beats the previous record of 37.126 square metres achieved by the Calderdale Education Service in Halifax on February 4-5 2006.

Frank Chambers, adjudicator for Guinness World Records, said: "The mosaic is really fabulous. You can see the Smarties' colours all the way through the park."

The mosaic was designed to promote London to visitors. It will be moved to an office building in the park until early August to prevent the chocolate melting and birds feasting on it.

Source : telegraph

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World's Largest Horizontal Wall World Record

A SUFFOLK-based seed company is bidding to become a world record holder after creating what it believes to be the world's largest horizontal wall of flowers.

More than 20,000 blooms adorn the floral masterpiece, which is set to be centre stage at Thompson & Morgan's open weekend event in Ipswich this weekend.

The wall is almost 200ft long and is covered in 397 flower pouches containing the Busy Lizzie 'Accent' variety of flower, which is one of the company's best-selling plants.

The firm has applied to Guinness World Records in an attempt to set a new world record and will be visited by two independent adjudicators in the coming weeks.

Clare Dixey, of Thompson & Morgan, said: “We open our trial grounds to the public this coming weekend.

“We always put on a magnificent display and always try to improve every year to make it better for our customers.

“We decided to create a huge wall of flowers. When it came into flower, we thought 'wow' - no one had seen anything quite like it and we had an idea of going for the Guinness world record.

“It looks absolutely spectacular. Whatever pictures are taken they don't do it justice.”

It is not the first time the company has achieved a Guinness World Record.

Previously, it broke an existing record in 2004 for displaying the largest amount of potato varieties.

Up to 5,000 people are expected at the company's trial ground in Poplar Lane, Ipswich, this weekend for the open event.

The event will be AA signposted from major routes around Ipswich and will be open from 10am - 4pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Parasols at Haeundae set Guinness World Record

Countless colorful parasols cover Haeundae Beach in Busan, the nation’s largest port city, Sunday as more than 600,000 people flocked there to enjoy the hot weather. Haeundae’s ward office staff will count the number of parasols on Aug. 2 in hopes to enter the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest number.

Rows of parasols installed at Haeundae Beach in Busan will be listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest number of such an installment, the seaside ward office said Friday.

On Aug. 2, the ward office will count the numbers of the parasols set on the beach from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. hourly and report the highest number. Staff from the Korea Record Institute working with the Guinness Record headquarters will be there for the verification.

The office assumes about 12,000 parasols is expected to be set up along the 1.5 kilometer-long beach at the peak of the holiday season ― end of July and early August. ``We think about 2-4 p.m. will be the time to break the record,'' an office spokesman said.

The office is also seeking to enlist another tourist attraction ― largest sand painting. On Aug. 3, painting experts and citizens will make a 920 square meter painting with 300 kilograms of colored sand. The current record holder is a 859.42 square-meter Spanish piece made in 2007

Cleopatra Stratan - Youngest Artist to Record an Album World Record

On August 20, 2006, Cleopatra Stratan, this amazing 3-year-old girl had her first concert (20+ songs) and she’s about to get into Guinness Book as the youngest artist to record an album and have a live concert.

Cleopatra started her first concert saying: “My name is Cleopatra Stratan and even though I am only three years old I am determined to sing you both songs from my album called “La varsta de trei ani” and from my father album called “Amintiri din copilarie”. I will make my debut with this evening.”

The concert was limited to 400 people and Cleopatra Stratan was accompanied on guitar by her father; singer Pavel Stratan (a top Romanian artist).

About Cleopatra Stratan
Cleopatra Stratan (born 2003), daughter of Moldovan-Romanian singer, Pavel Stratan, is one of the youngest people ever to score commercial success as a singer, with her 2006 album La vârsta de trei ani ("At the age of 3").

Pavel Stratan, father of Cleopatra, was in a studio recording a song and as 3 years old Cleopatra was hanging around the studio. One time she grabbed a microphone and started singing the song along Pavel. Everybody was so stunned that they ended up recording the song with Cleopatra as main vocals rather than Pavel.

The song was "Mama" (mother). After that Cleopatra recorded several other songs, basically a full album, and had some concerts as well. She is amazing on the stage as well as in studio. Some suggest that as she is younger than Shirley Temple, she should go in the Guinness Book of World Records as the youngest talent ever (3 years old) to perform on stage, have her own album and already record several videos.

In Romania, Moldova, and also around the world (her songs have already been translated to English and Spanish) there seems to be growing a tremendous fan base.La vârsta de trei ani ("At the age of 3") was a double platinum disk in the summer of 2006.As of 2006, Cleopatra's biggest hit is the song "Ghiţă".

Wine Tasting World Record set by Neath Pub

A NEATH pub has attempted to break a Guinness World Record by taking part in a simultaneous wine tasting event, which took place all over the country.

The David Protheroe public house on Windsor Road joined the other 695 JD Wetherspoon pubs in the UK in an attempt to set the record, which took place at 6pm on Wednesday, May 21. Out of the people who tasted the wine nationwide, 59 participated at the David Protheroe and 39 took part in its Port Talbot sister pub, the Lord Caradoc.

As Wetherspoon’s first world record attempt, the wine tasting event was organised to run alongside the company’s wine festival, which is to last until June 8.

Rowena Phillips, of Cadoxton, who took part, said: “I think this is a good idea because it’s a bit of fun.”

The tasty wines on offer included Dry – Sauvignon Blanc 07 Vina Casablanca; Juicy – Chardonnay Grand Cru 06 – Sonoma Valley America; Fruity – Hawkes Bay Rose 07 Villa Maria New Zealand; Crisp – Cristal Cava Brut NV Castellblanch Spain; Spicy – McLaren Vale Grenache 06 Willunga 100 Australia; Soft – Valpolicella 07 Allegrini Italy.

June Gunter, of Ridgewood Gardens, who tasted the Chardonnay, said: “It was wonderful. I want to go out and buy a bottle now.”

Pub manger Sasha Hammet and assistant manager Gareth Davies said: “We would like to thank everybody who took part.”

Bear Grylls set Longest Indoor Freefall Flying World Record

The adventurer Bear Grylls has flown into the world record books in Milton Keynes.

Bear has been involved in several solo and team based feats in the name of charity or record breaking but his latest attempt took place at the Airkix indoor skydiving tunnel in the city centre.

On Friday Bear, 34, broke the Guinness World Record for the longest indoor freefall by "flying" for 97 minutes.

His indoor flying team included double amputee Al Hodgson and Scotsman Freddy MacDonald.

Each minute of indoor body-flying is the equivalent of one skydive, and the whole 97 minutes is the same as falling 242 miles continuously or the distance from Milton Keynes to Newcastle.

Speaking after his achievement Bear, who is also the youngest Briton to climb Everest, said: "I've never had to concentrate so much in my whole life.

"It required digging a lot deeper than I expected and has been one of the most intense records I have ever broken.

"I'm really proud to have done this and to set a new World Record."

Bear's passion and enthusiasm for the outdoors became clear in his television documentary 'Born Survivor: Bear Grylls'.

Green Coconut Breaking World Record by Keshab Swain

Bhubaneswar (Orissa) India, Call it outlandish or taking things easy, Orissa Government has betrayed one of the rarest talents of the State, who could broke hundreds of Green coconut by his elbow in minutes.

In various occasions he has probed this and entered his name in Limca Book of Records but the mandarins of Orissa Government yet to extend a help of hand for him or recognize his talents.

The record holder Keshab Swain, hails from Baharpur village of southern district of Ganjam,Keshab, who plans to host a show in September in State Capital, in which, he will try to set records to figure his name in Guinness Book of world Records in green coconut breaking.

For several times he urged the Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to intervene into the issue and urge for arrange a show in the the capital city.

Keshab had first set a record in January 27, 2007 by breaking 135 coconuts in 7.26 minutes by his elbow followed by he cracked 170 coconuts in 6.22 minutes in May 8, 2008.

He had also broke 72 coconuts while riding bike in 1 minute in October 2007 and on April 6, 2008, he had broke 100 coconuts in 5 minutes. His name has been figured two times in Limca Book of Records in Green coconut breaking.

Keshab alias Tophan urged various Corporate houses to sponsor his September event and provide financial support.

The Limca book of Record holder, who earns his livelihood by selling papads and training youngsters in martial arts, says the biggest regret for him is that he is yet to receive any help from State Government.

The Chief Minister should provide financial assistance for me, he added. State Energy Minister Surya Narayan Patro, who hails from Ganjam, after witnessing Keshab's miracle power, had assured to help but nothing has happened till now.

"For my September event, I have submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister Patnaik seeking his help," he added.

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Airbus A380 - World's Biggest Aircraft Model unveiled at Heathrow Airport

Weighing in at 45 tonnes, the plane is taking the place of the British Airways model Concorde, which greeted passengers as they arrived at the airport for 16 years, and has been moved to the Brooklands Museum at Weybridge, Surrey.

Its replacement, the Airbus, will remain on the site until 2013 under a deal signed by the airline and BAA, Heathrow's owners.

The model, in the Emirates livery, is as big as a smaller member of the Airbus family, the short-haul A320, and twice the size of the Concorde replica.

It has a wingspan of 28.5 yards and is 26.2 yards long and took 18 months to build and install yet it is still only a third of the size of the real thing.

The model needed 150 gallons of paint and 600 tonnes of concrete were needed for the foundation to support the structure.

It was built in California and shipped to Britain via Ontario in an Antonov cargo plane, arriving in the form of a huge model aircraft kit, which took 18 days and nights to be assembled.

Installing it was a feat of engineering in itself. Fred Diprose, who lead the 20-strong team, said that the site had to be excavated and then a crane brought in to drop the new model in place.

But given the site's proximity to the runway, much of the work could only be done during the early hours of the morning.

"It meant a lot of nights without sleep," he said. "I am feeling pretty shattered by now."

The model will be seen by around 25 million people a year as they approach Heathrow and is seen by advertisers as one of the prime slots in the whole of the country.

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Biggest Plate of Dates World Records at UAE

Judges from Guinness World Records have done a U-turn after initially disqualifying a UAE entry for the biggest plate of dates.

Organisers of the Liwa date festival were dismayed when their submission for the world’s largest dish of dates fell foul of red tape – because the plate was made from the wrong material.
They discovered too late that the giant stainless steel platter they created specially for the event should have been made from porcelain, crystal or clay to qualify.

Now, after an 11th-hour bid to reverse the decision, the Guinness judges have relented and created a new category for the entry.

It means the platter, which measures 12 metres by two metres and will be heaped with dates, will make it into the record books.

Yesterday, Mohammed al Qubaisi, one of the festival organisers, said: “We finally have approval to submit our record-breaking plate of dates. Officials from the Guinness World Records contacted us directly and have processed our application now.

“It will be a real pleasure to set the first record of its kind, not only in Liwa but the whole world. It means everyone in the world will be witness to what happens here.”

As The National reported on Wednesday, the Liwa festival officials had initially submitted a bid for the largest plate in the world and planned to beat the previous record set in Japan in 1996 for a porcelain dish with a 2.8 metre diameter.

They said they were told too late that the competing plate had to be made from the same material as the original attempt. It meant their steel dish was disqualified but with just a fortnight until the festival, there was not enough time to create a regulation platter.

Instead, they appealed to the Guinness World Records headquarters in London – and officials finally gave in and created a new category for the largest stainless steel plate.

A spokesman said: “Marco Frigatti, the head of records, looked at the claim and decided to create a new record.

“Not any plate will do. With all new categories of this kind, we ask the claimant to make an object at least 10 times bigger than the standard size.

“He has already notified the claimants. We are glad they got in touch and have been able to resolve this together.”

Mr Qubaisi added that Guinness World Records officials reduced the standard Dh50,000 (US$13,620) entry fee for a record attempt to Dh36,000.

There is no official record for the biggest plate of dates but in keeping with the theme of the festival, the steel plate will be piled high with ratb, or half-ripe, dates. It will be unveiled to thousands of spectators on Thursday.

The record attempt will mark the culmination of 17 days of festivities, including date auctions, poetry evenings, a group wedding and a competition for the best varieties of the fruit.

Source : The National, United Arab Emirates

World Largest Tricycle in the Guinness Record set by Sudhacars

Mr.Sudhakar has created a Guinness World Record for the Largest Tricycle in the World from India. The Tricycle is 41 feet 7 inches tall and weighs about 3 tons with the wheel diameter of 17 feet. It is 37 feet 4 inches long. The Tricycle is powered by the Pedal, Chain Sprockets and Gears. It took him over 3 years to built this Giant.

Mr. Sudhakar had designed about 150 different types of cars, like ‘Go Karts’, Dune Buggies’, ‘Wacky Cars, like Brinjal Car, Camera Car, Cricket Ball Car, Shivling Car, Cup & Saucer Car, Helmet Car, Computer Car, Double Bed Car, Football Car, and the list goes on.

He had also designed early 20th century models of Cars & Buses, both single & Double Deckers. Presently the buses are being used for sight seeing in the city.

He has designed over 30 different designs of bicycles from single seater to multi seaters, the likes of which are ‘Penny Farthings’, ‘Tandems’, ‘Made For Each Other’, ‘Velo Cars’, ‘Recumbents’,’ Micro Cars’, ‘Lightfoots’, ‘Cycle Trains’, ‘Sociable’, etc. including the smallest bicycle in India, which is about 6 inches high.

Adding to his collection are 12 different types of motorcycles, the smallest being 13 inches high, which can travel at a speed of about 30kmph. The different designs of Mobikes include, ‘Three Wheeler Motorcycles’, ‘Easy Riders’, ‘Scramblers’ & ‘Go Pads’.

For a Social Cause Mr. Sudhakar made a Condom Bike in the shape of a condom to bring in awareness towards the deadly AIDS. The Condom bike has a built in player, which gives a brief history on condoms and AIDS awareness. Continuing to fight against the deadly AIDS, he is planning to start a Mini Condom Bike Race.

Cricket Ball Car was specially made to cheer the team India for 2003 World Cup with a tape briefing us on the cricket World Cup History

and the Football Car was made to commemorate the 2006 FIFA Football World Cup held at Germany.

All these creations are made out of scrap and are workable. Sudhakar has given live demonstrations of these vehicles on the occasion of police traffic safety week celebrations at Tank Bund and Necklace Road at Hyderabad for five consecutive years.

The smallest double decker, which is at display at the museum, has recorded in the Limca Book of Records & with the GUINESS.

Plans for the future is to introduce a 13” motorbike circuit race on the lines of 18” motorbike circuit race in Japan.

Currently Mr. Sudhakar is planning to have an Animal Park, where he would have life size mechanized walking animals. He has already developed the prototypes of an Elephant and a Wild Boar.


Indian Army motorcyclist set Guinness World Record

Indian Army''s 'Dare Devil' motorcycle display team has found a place in the prestigious Guinness Book of World Records

Known for its stunning feats, the team from the Army's Signal Corps made it to the record book on June 11 this year when it successfully displayed its skill to carry 251 men on 11 motorcycles for a record-breaking distance of 240 metres.

Army chief General Deepak Kapoor felicitated the achievers at a function in South Block in New Delhi on Wednesday.

'Dare Devil' captain assured Gen Kapoor that the team would soon be attempting an improvement on its own world record.

The 'Dare Devils' already have four world records to their credit since 1991 and all have been endorsed by the Guinness Book of World Records authorities.

The first World Record was made at Gwalior in 1991 when 40 team members rode seven motorcycles to cover a distance of 400 metres.

Next came its world record in Pune in 1993, when the 81 team members on nine motorcycles rode for 200 metres.

On the third occasion, again at Pune in 1996, the team's 140 men were on 11 motorcycles and they covered 100 metres.

Their fourth world record was made at Jabalpur in 2001 with 201 men on 10 motorcycles covering a distance of 100 metres.

The first 'Dare Devils' display was organized in Shimla on March 10, 1935, during the Silver Jubilee celebrations of King George V and Queen Mary's accession to the British throne.

From 1935 to 1950, most of the major Army Signal units had small display teams of about 10 members.

These teams performed during various functions of their units and also during military exhibitions.

The organization and training of these teams, distributed in penny packets, always posed a problem.

Hence, during the third Corps of Signals Committee meeting held in March 1935, it was decided to combine all the small teams into a single major team.

Since 1950, the 'Dare Devils' have performed over 800 displays all over the country in units and establishments of the Armed Forces, as well as in civil functions such as Republic Day Parades, Asian Games in 1982, SAF Games in 1987, Third National Games in 1994 and Fourth Military World Games last year.

World's Longest Croquet Game Playing Record

Mark Horvath and four of his friends have been playing croquet all day. In fact, they've also been playing all night. Their round the clock croquet marathon is actually more of a mission than a game. These five friends from Adams just set the first Guinness World Record for the longest croquet game ever played. They say it took over 24 hours of consecutive play and a lot of teamwork to get it done.

"A lot of team work, everyone came together, and everyone worked hard. It's not just the five of us out here playing, but it's the volunteers, the sponsors, everyone that made this come true. It's really an awesome event," said croquet player Mark Horvath.

Guinness still has to sign off on all the logs books and score cards to make the record official. They also need to know that emergency medical staff were on hand during the entire game, and there were enough record keepers to make sure the event is record breaking.

It may have been a little rough, but this shot at the record books was well worth their wait."I'm thrilled. I'm happy that we made it this far. It's been rough," said croquet player Ryan Poulton."I would say the hardest part wasn't playing.

It was just handling the monotony of playing croquet hour after hour after hour...the elements, in the middle of the night, with 95 degree weather," said Mark Horvath. "I've been filling out the log books and when they take the breaks and how long the breaks are," said croquet stewardess Kaitlyn Horvath.

If setting your own croquet record is knocking around inside your own head, you should keep something in mind. One player says playing the game is actually the easiest part.

The real challenge comes from trying to follow all the official Guinness rules, staying awake, and trying to beat all the summertime heat and even the rain.

Underwater Cycling Guinness Record set by Vittorio Innocente

Italy's Vittorio Innocente has set a new world record in underwater cycling, pedalling his specially adapted bike to a depth of 65 metres in the sea near Genoa.

The new mark bettered Innocente's own record of 60m, set three years ago.

The 62-year-old scuba diver was expected to set the record in a televised event on Wednesday but it had to be called off because Innocente damaged an eardrum in his last test on Monday.

But a Guinness Book of Records judge from London authenticated the record on Wednesday after vetting eye witness accounts and checking the computerised depth gauge on Innocente's modified mountain bike.

Innocente said he was sorry he was unable to repeat his Monday feat because of doctor's orders but happy to have taken his mark up a notch.

He thanked a team of local scuba divers who helped him get onto his bike as well as the Carabinieri police who oversaw his effort.

Innocente was lowered into the calm waters of Portofino's maritime reserve at about midday Monday.

He mounted his vehicle at a depth of 28m and started out along a 110m underwater slope, dodging mud pools and rocks.

Nine minutes later he reached the 65m mark. ''It was tough because I ran into more mud than I expected,'' he said. ''I had to click up a gear to make pedalling easier''.

Apart from raising money for cancer research, Innocente is on a self-appointed mission to prove that mountain bikes can go anywhere.

He has already cycled over glaciers, deserts and mountains from Alaska to Kenya. Then, about seven years ago, he decided to continue the mission by uniting his two passions - scuba-diving and cycling.

Since then Innocente has been honing his technique and gradually pushing up the record for undersea cycling.

Needless to say, he dominates the sport.

To make sure he stays on the seabed his bike is weighed down with about 35 kilos of ballast and its tyres are pumped up with water instead of air. The 'Nautilus' also has fins and spoilers to help him drive it through the water.

Born in Milan, Innocente learned to swim as a child in the 'Navigli,' the now polluted canals that run into the southern and eastern part of the city.

One of his first achievements as an underwater cyclist - which also earned him a mention in the Guinness record book - was to cover a kilometre along the bed of a canal in just 13 minutes.

In 2001 he also set the speed record for underwater cycling when he pedalled 1,200 metres in a swimming pool at an average speed of 87 cm/second.

Innocente says he first got the idea for the sport 25 years ago when he was leading a party of German tourists in a scuba diving expedition off the island of Elba.

When one of the party found an old bicycle on the seabed, Innocente climbed into the saddle for a joke and tried to ride it.

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Non stop Drumming World Record 2008 by Allister Brown

Lisburn man Allister Brown is preparing to smash a Guinness World Record this July and raise vital funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust at the same time.

30 year old Allister is aiming to drum for 100 hours non-stop between the 22 and 26 July. Allister previously held the record in 2003 when he drummed for 58 hours and 17 minutes, and 2004 when he drummed for 78 hours. The current world record is 85 hours and 30 minutes and was achieved by Gery Jallo (Belgium), from 22-25 February 2007 at the Pakenhof, Heverlee, Belgium.

To break the record Allister must play recognisable tunes and not repeat any song within 4 hours. For each hour he plays he is allowed a 5 minute break.

Allister hopes to raise sponsorship for his challenge which will be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is the UK’s most common, life-threatening inherited disease and claims three lives a week in the UK. Allister chose the charity as a family friend has the illness.
Allister said "This is the third and final time I will undertake this challenge so I really hope to be the first person to reach the 100 hours mark. I hope lots of people sponsor me and also come down to support me on the 22nd."

All money raised will help fund research into treating and curing CF. It will also help provide support, advice and appropriate clinical care to the 8,000 babies, children and young adults with Cystic Fibrosis in the UK.

World Record for Fastest Round of Golf set by WJR

BOYNE and News/Talk 760 WJR have successfully broken the Guinness World Record™ (GWR) for the Fastest Round of Golf. With an impressive time of 7 minutes, 56 seconds and over forty participants, this intense and exciting attempt took place on Sunday, July 20, 2008 at The Monument course at Boyne Mountain.
The event format required golfers to be strategically placed on the course’s tee boxes, along the fairways and on the greens. The timing began once the opening tee-ball was struck, with golfers in the fairway running to hit the ball when the ball came to rest. As golfers on the green sunk the putt, the players on the next hole immediately hit the next tee shot.

Pending final confirmation from GWR, the BOYNE/WJR team broke the previous record of 8 minutes, 47 seconds set by WJR’s sister station, WBAP, at Bridlewood Golf Club in Flower Mound, Texas in August of 2003. BOYNE and WJR are proud to have Michigan’s Boyne Mountain home of the world’s Fastest Round of Golf.

Kouvola Karaoke Club set Longest Sing World Record

A tiny mistake ended a Finnish karaoke club marathon that set a new world record on Monday for the longest sing-along session of more than 18 days.

The Kouvola Karaoke Club began singing on July 2, and the Guinness Book of World Records awarded the club a world record certificate on July 11 after they beat the previous record of 214 hours held by a club in China. The group had vowed to carry on the marathon for another couple of weeks, aiming to sing for 600 hours non-stop.

But the effort faltered after precisely 446 hours, four minutes and five seconds when the the same song was performed twice within two hours, which is against the rules. “At first it felt bad that the marathon was ended by human error. But the figures are great, the record is more than twice as long as the old one,” Arto Nikunen, the president of the club, told AFP.

Today a party celebrating the world record will be held in Kouvola, a small town some 135 kilometres northeast of Helsinki.

The Dark Knight sets Guinness World Record

Christopher Nolan's much-anticipated movie ­ starring the late Heath Ledger (Australia) in the role of The Joker and Christian Bale (UK) as the caped crusader ­ opened last Friday at 0:01 am, securing its first record, for the highest-grossing midnight movie. Next, it secured the one-day box-office gross record, and then the opening weekend and three-day gross records. In addition, it was given the widest release of any movie in history.

The Dark Knight ­ the first Batman movie not to include the word "Batman" in the title ­ re-imagines the first meeting of Batman and The Joker. It has already won two awards at the 2008 Golden Trailer awards, for Best Action Movie Trailer and Best Summer Blockbuster Poster, and is tipped to propel its deceased star Ledger to posthumous Oscar glory.

The Dark Knight Guinness Records to date

Highest grossing midnight release
The first midnight/early-morning screening of The Dark Knight (USA 2008) on 18 July 2008 amassed a record box-office take of $18.5 million from 3,040 cinemas, beating Star Wars ­ Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, which took $16.9 million in 2,915 cinemas.

Highest grossing one-day release
The Dark Knight grossed $67,850,000 during its first day on release (July 18, 2008) ­ at the same time securing the world record for the highest-grossing single day (not just opening day) in cinema history.

Highest grossing opening weekend
Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight (USA 2008) grossed a record $155.3 million in its opening weekend of July 18-20. This is also the best ever opening three days of any movie in history. Thanks to international ticket sales, the movie, which cost an estimate $180 million to make, has already earned back its costs, raking in an incredible $195,340,000 in its first three days!

Widest film release ­ single country
Batman: The Dark Knight (USA 2008) was given the widest film release of any movie in history when it opened in the USA on 18 July 2008 at 4,366 cinemas.

Longest Time on Wire World Record set by Uygur Adili

Chinese Uygur Adili completed a remarkable feat on Saturday by staying on a wire for 600 hours and wirewalking for a total of 123 hours and 48 minutes, breaking the world Guinness records held by Canadian Jay Cochrane.

In 25 days, the 31-year-old Adili lived in a cabana at an end of the wire, hung above the Jinhai Lake at Pinggu District of Beijing, and walked five to nine hours a day on a 416-meter-long and 35-meter high wire, an accomplishment recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the greatest living-on-wire in history.

  The former Guinness record was held by "Skywalking Prince" Cochrane, who stayed on a wire for 21 days in 1981.

  The walk, which made Adili a celebrity, was viewed by more than10,000 people on Saturday, who came to the remote site northeast of Beijing.

  Adili, who overcame loneliness and high winds, said after he landed, "I was excited to better the record and I appreciated the support from all over the China when I was alone high on the wire."

  Adili, the seventh generation of a high-wire walking family from Xinjiang, Northwest China, holds several world records including skywalking above the Yangtze River in 13 minutes and 48 seconds and the longest walking distance on a 1,399-meter-long wire at a height of 436 meters between two apices of Hengshan Mountain, Hunan province.

  The wirewalk over the Jinhai Lake was another pinnacle in Adili's career, and it sparked his desire for bigger achievements.

  "I want to wirewalk over the Great Wall. It is a symbol of China and I will walk over it to salute to 2008 Beijing Olympic Games," he said. Enditem

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Iron Man set Endurance Ironing Guinness Record

Ben Walton, from Andover, ironed 923 items in 60 hours raising about £5,000, towards buying an incubator at Winchester's Royal County Hospital.

His six-month-old son, Zachary, was born 10 weeks premature at the hospital last December and weighed just 2lb 3oz.

Mr Walton's attempt started on Thursday and finished at 2000 BST on Saturday. Now he awaits the verdict of Guinness World Records scrutineers.

"Apart from the fact that my back is killing me, it went really well," said the 32-year-old.

£1 per item

Mr Walton was allowed a five-minute break every hour and could accumulate them into a maximum 30-minute break.

The record stood at 55 hours and 5 minutes.

People donated £1 per item to have their clothes ironed.

Mr Walton, who owns the dry cleaning outlet at the Asda store when he attempted the record, had two official adjudicators with him at all times and had to iron the clothing to a good standard.

He added: "This is the first part of my attempt to raise £25,000 towards buying an incubator.

"I think that next I'll do the Three Peaks Challenge - with the ironing board of course."

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Ball Control with the Head World Record set by Cuban Soccer Player

Cuban soccer player Yeniseidis Soto set a new Guinness record for ball control with the head.

Soto controlled the ball for 2 hours, 12 minutes and 32 seconds at the Jose Antonio Echevarria Sport Recreation Center in Havana.

"I trained very hard. I did a lot of exercise. I would run for two hours everyday. And I also devoted a lot of time to making repetitions, hitting the ball with my head," she said.

She added that although she felt happy, the result did not fully satisfied her because she had trained to be on control of the ball for three hours, but neither indoors nor in a room so hot.

"I had trained only outdoors. That is why I felt dizzy from the very beginning of the test. The contrast of the round ball and the ceiling made me feel sick," she said.

She emphasised that the importance of this experience relies on the fact that she is the first woman to set this kind of world record. Her performance was witnessed by Cuban FIFA international judges Irazema Aguilera and Elizabeth Cuff.

Worlds Tallest Roller Coaster Model Record

Branden Moyen, 18, has made a 36 feet tall and 50 feet long free standing roller coaster model, setting the new Guinness world record for the Tallest roller coaster model, Please see exclusive video of amazing record feats.

Upcoming Adjudication for Sophie’s World Record

Story About Sophie

Up to the age of 19 months Sophie seemed to be a normal, healthy little toddler. She walked before she was a year old and her speech was well ahead of her age. And that cheeky smile of hers would have got her out of all sorts of trouble. But this was the time her illness began to show; firstly with occasional vomiting and soon after on a regular daily basis. For a while this was diagnosed as a viral condition but, after the first week, we were all concerned that this was more than a virus.

Sophie’s condition was getting worse; at 21 months her mood was changing; she was no longer that happy little girl and she was quickly loosing her ability to walk. Who knows how she was suffering at that time.

On 21st July 2006 Sophie was finally referred to the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital for a scan. The results were devastating to us all; she had a tumour of her brain. She was immediately transferred to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge for further tests. The worst was confirmed and arrangements were made for an operation to remove as much of the tumour as possible.

On Monday 24th Sophie’s operation started at around 9am. We were all anxiously waiting for word that it was complete but, the hours passed we knew that wasn’t good. It was 8½ hrs in all, and seemed like a lifetime. It had been far more complicated than expected and the results from the biopsy were not good either. This was an aggressive malignant brain tumour (Medulla Blastoma). Sophie's condition was poor; she remained in intensive care on a ventilator in a coma for the next month. On two occasions doctors prepared Mum and Dad for the worst. It was an agonising month for us all.

But Sophie did regain consciousness, just before her second birthday; a very emotional day. But nothing seemed to be on her side. She picked up one infection after another, even the shunt fitted to drain brain fluid became infected and had to be replaced. Sophie remained in intensive care for a further 3½ months during which time she underwent a total of seven operations. This was a distressing time as Sophie was not well enough to receive the Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy she so desperately needed to halt the re-growth of the tumour.

Four and a half months after the operation Sophie was taken off the ventilator and out of intensive care. Two weeks later the first dose of Chemotherapy was given. She soon lost all her hair, together with her immune system. This meant most of the next four months in isolation with just the family and hospital staff in one small room, but we all survived. Chemotherapy is a terrible form of medication but the only possible way currently known to medical science. During this treatment Sophie received more than 100 transfusions of blood products, and we are so thankful to all blood donors.

Sophie received 6 cycles of Chemotherapy over the first few months, followed by 6 weeks of radiotherapy and a further 6 months receiving chemotherapy. She picked up many infections including Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) and Shingles. What a fighter she has been and rarely a day without a smile. She is always very aware of what is going on around her, and her coordination that was so bad continues to improve.

Sophie’s condition 28th May 2008

Sophie has continued to make slow but positive progress. She has remained in reasonably good health for the last six weeks; the longest period for nearly two years. She still has a Tracheostomy with Oxygen to support her breathing and a Gastrostomy through which she is fed. Communication is so much better now. She is able to say many words that we understand and to hear her say ‘Grandad’ again brought tears to my eyes. It is however, very frustrating for her when she just can’t make herself understood. Her coordination has also improved enormously, she is now managing to put on her own shoes and cope with buttons. She has the will and determination to walk again and I feel sure that she will, but not just yet.

Sophie has just completed three weeks at the rehabilitation centre at Tadworth, Surrey and already we are able to see the benefits of her rehabilitation program. The centre is run by the Children’s Trust which provides care, education and therapy to children with multiple disabilities and complex health needs. It is a truly wonderful place caring for about 75 children on any one day; some just on a one day basis but others who have been there for many years.

The Charities to benefit from this years event are all closely connected to Sophie’s condition and care, they are:- The Children’s Trust currently providing rehabilitation and care, East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) who provided care and accommodation to the whole family at the Milton Hospice during radiotherapy. They now provide additional home based care (over and above that provided by the NHS) and Cancer Research UK for their ongoing research into this dreadful disease.

Become a part of Upcoming World Record attempt "The Largest Gathering of People in Fancy Dress" - One Day Sunday 17th August 2008, Registration 1.30pm for a 2.30pm start to the walk.

This is a Fancy Dress Sponsored Walk and Guinness World Record attempt for the Largest Gathering of People in Fancy Dress. The Fancy dress theme is Children’s Characters. 1st , 2nd & 3rd prizes for the best costume are donated by Joules of Southwold (£50, £25 and £15 vouchers). Extra points will be awarded for home made outfits.

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Most Bikini Clad Women Photographed World Record

Over 300 women braved unpredictable British summer weather today as they attempted to break a world record for the most bikini-clad women ever photographed together.

However, despite 320 women stripping down to their swimwear on Redcar beach, the effort was not enough to get a place in the record books.

The fundraising event, organised by the Middlesbrough Erimus Rotary Club, failed to beat the current Guinness World Record, set in September last year on Bondi Beach, in Sydney, Australia, when 1,010 women posed together in their bikinis.

However, it is still expected that the record attempt will have raised thousands of pounds for the Great North Air Ambulance Service, through £5 (€3.15) entry fees and sponsorship.

Although a far cry from the sunny climes of Sydney, the sun did put in an appearance in Redcar today as thousands of people lined the beach to watch the women, aged from 16 to 81, taking part in the challenge.

Organiser Mike Robson, chairman of fundraising at the Rotary Club, said: "It was electric. The atmosphere was fantastic.

"We didn't manage to break the record, in fact we got nowhere near it, but that isn't a disappointment. We managed to make an awful lot of money for the Great North Air Ambulance."

"We had one lady of 81, we had one lady who came from Surrey purely to do this, lots of ladies from all over the north east, all shapes and sizes. Exactly what we wanted."

Mr Robson said he came up with the idea after seeing the Bondi Beach attempt on the internet.

"The Rotary Club traditionally do dances and quizzes, it's all the same," he said. "I thought 'it's time we do something different'. I mentioned it to the club and their jaws dropped but then they saw the double challenge of the Guinness World Record and the fundraising element for the air ambulance and everyone worked their socks off."

Despite not managing to break the record this time, Mr Robson said he was keen to have another attempt in the future, an idea backed by his wife, Jan, who took part today.

Mrs Robson, 59, said: "It was fabulous. I wasn't going to do it but I borrowed a bikini just the same and I couldn't resist it in the end. The atmosphere was fantastic.

"Everyone was enjoying it, all shapes and sizes, all waving and shouting. And the sun coming out just made it - I was a bit shivery to start with but we didn't feel the cold.

"I definitely would do it again."

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Longest Model Train World Record set by Miniatur Wunderland

Longest Model Train Guinness World Record set by Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg, Germany Exclusive Full Video Online.

An HO (1:87.1) scale model train measuring 110.3 m ( 361 ft 10 in) made up of 3 locomotives of type "lore" and 887 carriages was constructed by Miniature Wunderland in Hamburg, Germany, on November 27, 2005. If the model had been a full-scale train it would have measured 9.607 km (5.969 miles) long.

The Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg, Germany has 700 trains, 4,000 automobiles, 165,000 trees and 250,000 individual lights and a track lengh of 5.6 miles has set the Guinness world record for the largest miniature railroad.

Mario Barth World Record for Live Comedy Audience

German comedian Mario Barth set a new World Record for a live comedy audience. His 70,000 sell-out show in the Berlin Olympic Stadium on Saturday smashed the previous record of 15,900 set by US comedian Chris Rock in London.

Barth presented his show “Men are primitive, but happy!” in which he talks about the differences and misunderstandings between men and women. He runs through a repertoire of clichés, from parking to washing up. Barth even uses his own girlfriend as the inspiration for many of his jokes and says, “She has a good sense of humor and I can’t really help that she is the way she is. It’s all good fun.”

The 35-year-old comedian had been touring Germany with his show since the beginning of 2006. And despite critics lambasting the comedian’s material for lacking depth, his shows are consistently sold out and the audience, seemingly, can identify with his jokes.

Barth came to the wider German public’s attention when his bestselling “dictionary” German-Woman/Women-German, based on his comedy show, was released in October 2004. The book has sold more than 1.5 million copies and has been translated into many different languages.

The record-breaking show in Berlin was recorded by 19 cameras and will be shown on German TV in the fall. A DVD of the event is also planned.

Most People Playing Dominoes World Record

ESPN Deportes and the World Domino Federation presented the VI World Domino Championship at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Fla. Thursday, July 10 - Saturday, July 12. This year's championship broke the Guinness World Record for "Most People Playing Dominoes," with 332 players helping surpass the previous record of 300.

The three-day event gathered over 554 domino enthusiasts, with representation from nine countries from Latin America, Canada, Portugal, Spain, Russia and the United States.

Freddy Vera from Puerto Rico won the individuals category and Fabio Baduy and Reinaldo Troconis from Venezuela took home the prize in the pair's category. Vera got his early lessons in dominoes at the age of 14 by observing people playing the game in the streets of his native San Sebastian.

Friends since attending Universidad Simon Bolivar in Caracas, Venezuela, Fabio Baduy and Reinaldo Troconis have been playing dominoes for over a decade. Baduy, a computer engineer and Troconis, a systems analyst, credit their passion for the game to the university's security guards who taught them how to master the game.

ESPN Deportes will televise all the action of the VI World Domino Championship in September 2008.

World Record for 280,000 Plant Seedlings India

Chaupakhi, a nondescript village in Western Assam’s Bongaigaon district, has ensured its entry in to the Guinness Book of World Records by planting more than 280,000 saplings in 24 hours. Three hundred residents of Chaupakhi had embarked on a massive tree plantation drive on July 11 in a bid to outdo the record made by Nagapattanam village in Tamil Nadu in 2006.

Extra assistant commissioner of North Salmara, Palash R Gharphulia told this newspaper that the residents of Chaupakhi had planted more than 2.80 lakhs saplings by 2 pm on July 12. The plantation had started on an area of 31.5 lakh hectares of land on Friday at 3 pm in presence of five independent observers appointed by authorities in the Guinness Book of Records.

Gharphulia said that plantation of saplings, comprising fruit and timber tree species has just concluded. "Besides the physical presence of observers, we have prepared videographic record of every moment of the event which will be presented to the Guinness Book of World Records," he said adding that they are now awaiting formal approval of the authorities in the Guinness Book of Records. The present record of planting highest 2,54,469 saplings on a plot of about 20 hacter land stands in the name of Nagapattanam village of Tamil Nadu in 2006.

The man behind motivating the Chaupakhi villagers for plantation drive was M.S. Manivannam, sub-divisional officer (civil) of North Salmara, who incidentally is from Tamil Nadu.

He told reporters: "Basically our purpose was also aimed at to involve the villagers in both eco-conservation and income generation activities. As we found a vast empty plot of land, we thought why not try out for tree plantation which has both eco-conservation and economic values. Moreover, the villagers can also get engaged under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act."

WWF-India education officer for Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, Surajit Baruah, one of the independent observers of the plantation drive, said that the effort has set an example for the entire country. "We should appreciate the effort for the simple reason that it is going to set an example of massive afforestation drive both in the Northeastern region and the country as a whole. The landscape is beautiful, dotted with small wetlands, for the plantation drive," said Mr Baruah.

Jihosuo Biswas of Primate Research Centre, who is also observer in the drive, said the tree species selected for the plantation is a judicious mix of both fruit and timber varieties and would come as an immense help to the villagers who made it possible.

5 years Old Blind Pianist Play Mozart after just 1 listen.

Blind five-year-old pianist from South Korea has stunned the music world after a video of her performance received more than 27million hits. Yoo Ye-eun, who was born blind and adopted in 2002, has never had a formal piano lesson but can play any song after just one listen.

And now her remarkable talent is set to propel her to stardom as clips of her amazing performance have attracted millions of viewers to Korean website Pandora TV. A similar clip on YouTube has so far received two million hits. Her display on 'Star King', a Korean talent show, earned the youngster £500 in prize money and moved the studio audience to tears.

Olive Riley - Worlds Oldest Blogger Dies at 108

Olive Riley, who was dubbed the world's oldest blogger, died at the age of 108, according to the Associated Press. Her final days were spent at a nursing facility in Woy Woy, New South Wales, Australia where she continued to chronicle her life growing up in the Outback, raising kids, and working as a bartender and farm cook on a her blog, "The Life of Riley." Upon news of her death, her blog received a flurry of hits and experienced technical difficulties. 

Here's an excerpt of one of her final posts:
Hello again to all my friends.
You 21st century people live a different life than the one I lived as a youngster in the early 1900s. Take Washing Day, for instance. These days you just toss your dirty clothes into a washing machine, press a few switches, and it's done.

I remember scratching around to find a few pieces of wood to fire the copper for Mum. Sometimes I'd find a broken wooden fruit box that I'd split with a tommyhawk. Sometimes I'd gather some twigs and dead branches, and use them for firewood.

When the water in the copper began to boil, Mum would add a cupful of soap chips, and throw in a cube of Reckitt's Blue wrapped in a muslin bag to whiten the clothes. Then she put in all the dirty clothes, first rubbing out the stains with a bar of Sunlight soap. She used a corrugated washing board for that. ....

It's nice to see an older generation take hold of technology to share their own stories. Plus, Olive Riley showed everyone that you're never to old to blog! May she rest in peace.
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Indian Sand Artist set Limca Book of Records

Sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik will find his mention in the Limca Book of Records 2009 for the third time next year for being the first Indian to win the world champion title twice at the USF World Double Championship in Berlin.

On the second year of the championship, the artist created a 25ft high sculpture based on the theme of global warming depicting a polar bear sitting on a globe and praying with three faces representing Africa, Europe and Asia supporting the base.

“My second win is a dream come true. I am glad that I could make my country proud twice,” said the artist, adding that Bijay Ghosh, the editor of the Limca Book of Records, confirmed the news last evening.

After Sudarshan returned from the USF championship, Union tourism minister Ambika Soni approached Sudarshan to don the cap of the Orissa brand ambassador for its Incredible India campaign.

“Talks have not been finalised yet, but we did have a discussion,” said Sudarshan.

“The ministry wishes that I promote the Incredible India campaign when I participate in international meets,” he added. So far, his global warming theme has been taken to 37 countries.

“I have requested the government to recognise sand form as a genuine art. I have also pleaded the government to mull a sand park near Puri, where many such sculptures may be displayed.

The ministry officials have assured me of discussing the matter,” he said. Sudarshan has participated in 37 international championships and has won in a number of them. After fulfilling his dreams of creating 100 sandy Taj Mahal, Sudarshan now wants to concentrate on the issue of global warming.

“Global warming is a matter of concern for the entire world, including Orissa. I have approached the UN asking their help in this regard,” he added. The artist is expected to carry the world champion title for a period of a year.

Earlier, Sudarshan’s exhibition on the theme of Jesus Christ on the Puri beach in 2007 and the one on Santa Claus in 2006 had received a mention in the Limca books.

Made of 600 tonnes of sand, the sculpture of Jesus Christ on the Puri beach in Christmas 2007 was 60ft long.

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