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Tuesday, November 08, 2005

guinness world records featuring indians

Change the record - it's make or break time! Frustrated? Looking to vent steam? Feel like smashing something to pieces? Be our guest! For the first time ever, Guinness World Records is holding Guinness World Records Day and Wednesday 9th November gives the chance for everyone in the world - yes that includes you - to make or break their very own record!

As on date, there are only a handful of Indians who have received this prestigious award and one more is preparing to pave his way into the portals of fame.

WR: Most Forward-Thinking Rail Traveller
On 19th Jan 2000 Fakhruddin Takulla (India) travelled from Mumbai (Bombay) to New Delhi, both India, using a ticket he had purchased on 15 July 1973- 26 years 6 months earlier. Takulla used the unlimited booking service offered by the Indian Railway Authority so that he could attend the celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of Indian Independence.

WR : Cheapest Cities
In the Economist Intelligence Unit's bi-annual survey. Indian cities New Delhi and Mumbai (Bombay) finished with the lowest and cheapest rankings. With New York City, USA, used as a median (ranked at 100), Mumbai and New Delhi rated just 42 and 41 respectively.

WR : Biggest Donation of Hair
Pilgrims to the Tirupathi Temple in Andhra Pradesh. India, which attracts an average of 30,000 visitors per day, donate their hair as a form of sacrifice. The 600 barbers employed by the temple shave the pilgrims' heads 24 hours a day and more than $2.2 million (1.4 million pounds) a year is raised through the auction of the hair.

WR : Biggest Wedding Banquet
Jayalalitha Jayaram, a movie star and former chief minister of Tamil Nadu, India, hosted and paid for a luncheon for over 150,000 guests at the wedding of her foster son, V.N.Sudhakaran to N.Sathyalakshmi. The banquet was served by the coast in the state capital, Chennai, on 7 Sept 1995.

WR : Longest Fingernails
The world's longest fingernails are those of Shridhar Chillal of Poona. India. On 8 July 1998 the nails on his left hand were measured on the television show Guinness World Records : Primetime and found to have a total length of 6.15 m (20 ft 2.25 in). He does not grow the nails on his right hand.

WR : Highest ODI Partnership
The highest-scoring batting partnership in a one-day international is 331, by Sachin Tendulkar (186 not out) and Rahul Dravid (153) for India v New Zealand at Hyderabad, India, on 8 Nov 1999.
WR : Best Bowling in the World Cup for the blind
The best bowling analysis was 3-12, by Bhalaji Damor for India v Sri Lanka at Roshanara Club on 18 Nov 1998.

WR : Longest Individual Innings
Rajiv Nayyar (India) batted for 16 hr 55 min when scoring 271 for Himachal Pradesh v Jammu and Kashmir at Chamba, India, from 1 to 3 Nov 1999.

WR : Youngest Test Captain
Nawab of Pataudi, who was 21 years 77 days old when he led India v West Indies at Bridgetown, Barbados, on 23 March 1962.

WR : Most Wickets in a test innings
Anil Kumble (India) took 10-74 for India v Pakistan at Ferozeshah Kolta Stadium, New Delhi, India, on 7 Feb 1999.

WR : Youngest First-class player
The youngest first-class player is reputed to be Esmail Ahmed Baporia (India), who played for Gujarat v Baroda at Ahmedabad, India, on 10 Jan 1951, aged 11 years 261 days

WR : Ramoji Film City - Ramoji Film City has been declared as the world’s largest film studio complex by Guinness World Records, the hugely respected and widely accepted keeper of world records.

WR : in the making -
Budhia Singh is just three and a half years old. He runs seven hours at a stretch, sometimes as much as 48km (30 miles). On a daily basis.
Budhia's coach has now set his eyes on a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.
That, he says, will be possible when he can run for 90km at a stretch.
"I have no doubt whatsoever that he will achieve it soon", Mr Das says.


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