100 Feet Iron Chain and Multiple Pad Locks and Unlocked in Short Duration

Amey Vinakumar Sarang known as AVS – The Third Generation Illusionist (Born on 6th February 1984) of Mumbai Maharashtra performed THE 100 – Escape Act with Handcuff’s. They performed 100 Feet Iron Chain and Multiple Pad Locks and unlocked in 42 second at Haiko Mall, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai, Mumbai, India on 19th May 2012.

World's Largest Crutches

World's Largest Crutches - 26 Feet - World Record Set by Paavan Solanki and Ranjitsingh Gohil, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Most People Dance on Single Venue - Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Most People Dance Single Venue - Swarnim Gujarat at Sardar Patel Stadium - World Amazing Records - Government of Gujarat

Largest Han drum (Tabla) Ensemble

Largest Han drum (Tabla) Ensemble - 326 Hand Drum (Tabla) Player Playing Tabla Together for Over 1 Hour set World Amazing Record - Shreyas Foundation, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India - Management by Paavan Solanki - Organize by Tabla Talim Sansthan and Saptak School of Music.

Fastest Running on Mountain Marathon

Kanji Bhaliya - Fastest Running on Mountain Girnar Marathon 2011 - Champion - Junagadh, Gujarat, India

Latest World Records 2012

Longest career as a Clarinetist world record set by Stanley Drucker

An unusual new category has been added to the Guinness World Records: longest career as a clarinetist.

The standard was set by Stanley Drucker, principal clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic, who is retiring at 80 after playing more than 10,000 concerts with the orchestra in his 62-year career.

On Thursday evening at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Drucker was soloist with the Philharmonic in Aaron Copland's Clarinet Concerto.

The new Guinness record was announced just after his performance, with the text: "The longest career as a clarinetist was achieved by Stanley Drucker (USA, b. 4 February 1929) who performed professionally for 62 years, 7 months, 1 day as of June 4, 2009."

From the stage, Drucker said, "This is unbelievable. I want to thank everyone in front of the stage, on the stage and backstage for giving me these memories of an amazing time, something that will stay with me for my lifetime."

Drucker has been with the orchestra longer than any other Philharmonic musician, heard live by more than 40 million people at more than 10,200 concerts. That's equivalent to 70 percent of all Philharmonic concerts since America's oldest orchestra was founded in 1842.

Drucker's final concert with the orchestra is to be on July 31 in Vail, Colo., where the Philharmonic plays during the summer.

He was 19 when he joined the orchestra in 1948 and was named principal clarinet in 1960 by Leonard Bernstein. Drucker has played under 400 conductors, from Bruno Walter and Zubin Mehta to the current, outgoing music director, Lorin Maazel.

Drucker's son, Leon, attained musical fame of his own as the longtime bassist for the rockabilly revival trio the Stray Cats, performing under the name Lee Rocker.

The clarinetist is the subject of a current exhibit at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall that includes photographs and music written for him, as well as videos of performances around the world. Drucker was on the Philharmonic's major international tours, from its first visit to the Soviet Union in 1959 to a recent trip to North Korea.

Danny Girton Jr., a Guinness adjudication executive, called the clarinetist's accomplishments "without question truly world-class."

Exclusive Video of Stanley Drucker played this live telecast in 1989.

World Largest Photo Mosaic Record at Manila Philippines

Government agencies will take a crack at a Guinness World Record by rolling out the largest photo mosaic, featuring 1,000 pictures of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

The 180 x 160-foot tarpaulin print will be unveiled at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila at 11 a.m. on Sunday, the President’s 62nd birthday, MalacaƱang said in a statement.

The photos that will be used in the mosaic were taken by veteran photojournalist Revoli Cortez, the statement said.

It could not be immediately confirmed if the President will witness the unveiling of her photo mosaic. According to her schedule, she will celebrate her birthday in her hometown of Lubao in Pampanga province.

The event will be sponsored by the Office of the Press Secretary, the Department of Interior and Local Government, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office, and the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp.

77 Ft. Tall World Tallest Cactus set World Record

A cactus plant that has grown in SDM College of Dental Sciences premises near Sattur in Dharwad is looking for a place in the `Guinness Book of World Records'.

Known as `Cereus peruvianus' in botanical terminology, the 77-foot plant is still growing. Planted on August 15, 2002, the plant belonging to Cactaceae family has no leaves. The stem is 3-9 degree angled with tuft of spines present on the ridges. It has flowers up to 20-cm long, funnel-shaped white in colour turning brownish when withered. The flowering season is from March to October, with maximum flowering in September.

SDME Society chairman D Veerendra Heggade said the college authorities had already approached the `Guinness Book of World Records' officials and a team of experts is expected to look at the plant soon. The college authorities have erected a tower to support the plant. Incidentally, the current world record stands in the name of a cactus in Narayanpur of Dharwad. The cactus grown at Pandit Munji's house in Narayanpur was 72-foot tall when it made an entry into the `Guinness Book' in 2004. Now that plant has been reduced to 56 feet as it has broken.

Professor Parimala of the department of botany in JSS College, explaining the features of the plant, said it has its origin in South America. In India, it is planted in hedges and is rarely cultivated. It is also called Hedge Cactus, Peruvian Apple, Peruvian Torch, Peruvian Tree Cactus, Apple Cactus and Column Cactus.

The flowers bloom during night and closes in the morning, and hence called night-blooming Cereus. The flowers are white when fully bloomed and copper coloured when closed. It has fruits called Peruvian Apple edible, red in colour. In Latin America, it is called Pitaya and marketed with the name Koubo. Parimala said good drainage, proper sunlight and low humidity are ideal conditions for cultivation.

Former Vice-Chancellor of Mangalore University, professor M I Savadatti, SDMCDS principal C Bhasker Rao, SDME Society secretary Jinendra Prasad, Hemavati Heggade, Suman Vajra Kumar and other dignitaries were present at the presentation programme.

Gobekli Tepe - 10,000 BC Worlds Oldest Temple Discovered in Turkey

A German archaeologist by the name of Klaus Schmidt has claimed discovery in Turkey of the world's oldest temple. Called Goebekli Tepe, it predates Stonehenge by six thousand years.

Six miles from Urfa, an ancient city in southeastern Turkey, Klaus Schmidt has made one of the most startling archaeological discoveries of our time: massive carved stones about 11,000 years old, crafted and arranged by prehistoric people who had not yet developed metal tools or even pottery. The megaliths predate Stonehenge by some 6,000 years. The place is called Gobekli Tepe, and Schmidt, a German archaeologist who has been working here more than a decade, is convinced it's the site of the world's oldest temple.

Before the discovery of Goebekli Tepe, archaeologists believed that societies in the early Neolithic were organized into small bands of hunter-gatherers and that the first complex religious practices were developed by groups that had already mastered agriculture. Scholars thought that the earliest monumental architecture was possible only after agriculture provided Neolithic people with food surpluses, freeing them from a constant focus on day-to-day survival. A site of unbelievable artistry and intricate detail, Goebekli Tepe has turned this theory on its head.

Schmidt believes the people who created these massive and enigmatic structures came from great distances. It seems certain that once pilgrims reached Goebekli Tepe, they made animal sacrifices. Schmidt and his team have found the bones of wild animals, including gazelles, red deer, boars, goats, sheep, and oxen, plus a dozen different bird species, such as vultures and ducks, scattered around the site. Most of these animals are depicted in the sculptures and reliefs at the site.

There is still much that we don't understand about religious practices at Goebekli Tepe, Schmidt cautions. But broadly speaking, the animal images "probably illustrate stories of hunter-gatherer religion and beliefs," he says, "though we don't know at the moment." The sculptors of Goebekli Tepe may have simply wanted to depict the animals they saw, or perhaps create symbolic representations of the animals to use in rituals to ensure hunting success.

Schmidt has another theory about how Goebekli Tepe became a sacred place. Though he has yet to find them, he believes that the first stone circles on the hill of the navel marked graves of important people. Hauptmann's team discovered graves at Nevali Cori, and Schmidt is reasonably confident that burials lie somewhere in the earliest layers of Goebekli Tepe. This leads him to suspect the pillars represent human beings and that the cult practices at this site may initially have focused on some sort of ancestor worship. The T-shaped pillars, he points out, look like human bodies with the upper part of the "T" resembling a head in profile. Once, Schmidt says, they stood on the hillside "like a meeting of stone beings."

Tetris Game Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Tetris, one of the most successful, and copied, games of all time, celebrates its 25th anniversary this week, according to the company that now controls the rights to the game.

Created by Russian mathematician Alexey Pajitnovth in June 1984, the puzzle game, which features falling blocks of various shapes and sizes that must be rotated and moved from side-to-side to fit into a matrix, has sold 125 million copies on more than 30 platforms in over 50 countries, according to Blue Planet Software, the firm that oversees Tetris licensing.

The first version of Tetris ran on the then-dominant IBM PC, and was a huge hit in the U.S. in 1986, when it was released by the now-defunct computer game company Spectrum HoloByte. Tetris made its bones, though, and its reputation, largely on the Nintendo Game Boy, a black-and-white handheld game player, starting in 1989.

Tetris is still widely available, and some versions continue to sell in large numbers. Electronics Arts' $4.99 iPhone version of the game, for example, was named by AT&T as last quarter's best-selling game, said Blue Planet.

"One reason why Tetris is so enduring is that it transcends culture. It is beyond language. It is part of a universal desire for order," said Hank Rogers, the CEO of Blue Planet. "Ultimately, it's a mental sport, a mix of fun and mental stimulation.

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See video of The Original Human TETRIS Performance by Guillaume Reymond

World Largest Pillow Guinness World Record set by China Textile Co.

In Shanghai, China, on 29 May 2009, a new record was set for the largest cushion in the world, measuring 10.08 x 10.08 m (33 ft 8 in x 33 ft 8 in). It was made by Shanghai Konglong Textile Ornaments Co., Ltd.

The cushion was a precise, scaled-up version of a normal-siz

ed cushion of 0.65 x 0.65 m (2 ft 1.5 in x 2 ft 1.5 in). It took 10 workmen more than one month to make the cushion. The cloth used weighed about 60 kg (132 lb) and the filling was polyester and weighed about 550 kg (1,212 lb). According to the manufacturer, the filling was enough to fill 700 normal-sized pillows, something that may really happen after the event. Guinness World Records™ Adjudicator Angela Wu measured and checked the cushion herself before she presented the representative from the manufacturer with a certificate commemorating the achievement.

Indian Art Teacher set Limca Book of Record Second Time

VELLORE: Art teacher Navakumar of a private school in Vellore has done it yet again. His 240 feet painting of flags of 192 countries as a New Year greeting card with a message of world peace, which he had accomplished in a record nine hours’ time has found an entry into the Limca Book of Records (LBR) as a national record.

He has used around 5 litres of enamel paint and chart paper sheets.

He had downloaded the pictures of flags from the Internet. The project, which cost Navakumar Rs 4,000, was sponsored by Shanmugam of ASA Bakery.

Last year, his portrait of Saint Poet Tiruvalluvar on a cloth measuring 133 feet by 60 feet (representing the 133 couplet chapters of Tirukural) had found an entry into the LBR as a national record too.

The 25-year-old Navakumar says that since childhood he had a flair for innovation. As a school student, he had painted colourful natural sceneries on 1001 postcards besides pencil sculpture, miniature paintings of great leaders and their sayings on small cereals such as rice and mustard which received acclamation from the locals.

More recently, he took to micropainting to express his greetings for the recent Oscar achievement by the Indian movie team, when he painted the same on a thin thread used for sewing purposes.

In 2001, he painted over 900 household articles, logos and traffic signals on a post-card. In the first attempt he had used a magnifying glass to do the painting. Later, he broke his own record by adding 100 more items, this time without the help of the magnifying glass.

It was at this point, he shot into fame when his attempt to draw a massive portrait of Tiruvalluvar on 350 metre-long canvas when locals evinced interest in extending help and sponsorship to his ventures.

While most of his attempts have been successful so far, some have remained a dream too. His plan to paint all the main languages of major countries in the world in 2005 on a 21-km canvas, for example, which drew the attention of the President Abdul Kalam then, who, in fact, directed the TN Government to support the project, estimated to be around Rs 2 lakh never saw the daylight.

Navakumar says that he is pursuing the matter and hopeful of getting funds from the state government.

Colgate Brushup Challenge set Limca Book of Records

‘Colgate Brush-up Challenge’ a campaign launched by Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited, the market leader in oral care in association with the Indian Dental Association (IDA) has entered the Limca Book of Records with a National Record 2009 for the largest campaign for oral health. ‘Colgate Brush-up Challenge’ was organised in October 2007 as part of Colgate Oral Health Month. During the month-long campaign 1, 77,003 students from 386 schools in 22 cities across the country, in one day and at one time, brushed their teeth for one minute.

Limca Book of Records is the Indian equivalent to the Guinness Book of World Records with emphasis on unique achievements of Indians within the country and abroad. It's a salute to all those Indians who want to do something different and be remembered for their distinctive deeds.

The ‘Colgate Brush-up Challenge’ has already created a Guinness World Record in India for ‘most people brushing their teeth (multiple venues)’ and accordingly a certificate of achievement was awarded by Guinness World Record.

Organised as part of the 4th edition of the Oral Health Month, ‘Colgate Brush-up Challenge’ was aimed at boosting and spreading greater awareness about oral health in India, while teaching school children the right way to brush.

Prabha Parameswaran, Vice President - Marketing, Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited said, “We are delighted to have entered the Limca Book of Records with ‘Colgate Brush-up Challenge’. We at Colgate believe in leading from the front and ‘Colgate Brush-up Challenge’ was an initiative to educate people on the importance of good oral care practices in an innovative way. Launched as part of Oral Health Month, our yearly campaign on promoting good oral care, this initiative reached children across the country who participated in the event and we hope this national recognition will spur people to adopt good oral care habits.”

James Patterson - Best Selling Book Author set Guinness World Record

James Patterson Received Guinness World Record for the “Most Entries on The New York Times Best-Seller List

Internationally acclaimed and best selling author James Patterson received the Guinness World Record for the “Most Entries on The New York Times Best-Seller List” at Book Expo America on Saturday, May 30th. Author of 31 #1 New York Times hardcover best selling novels, Patterson has topped the fiction and non-fiction charts with 45 of his titles including 1st to Die, Honeymoon and Cross.

“Patterson’s success is a bright spot in the publishing world,” said Craig Glenday, Editor-in-Chief at Guinness World Records. “He’s a prolific writer who has been able to deliver quality work with astounding consistency throughout the years.”

Patterson’s books have received major literary prizes along with successful television and film adaptations including Along Came a Spider and Kiss the Girls, which stars Morgan Freeman as Alex Cross. Patterson also published two top-selling series for young readers, Maximum Ride and The Dangerous Days of Daniel X. On June 29th, Patterson will release his newest novel – Swimsuit.

Patterson will be featured in The Guinness World Records 2010 book, which chronicles the most amazing accomplishments of the decade and is coming to stores September 17th. For more information about Guinness World Records, visit our website at: www.guinnessworldrecords.com

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Ashis Roy has completed his 89th marathon set World Record

India's grand old marathon man Ashis Roy has completed his 89th marathon, finishing the Potomac River Run Marathon in a time of six ho
urs and 23 minutes on a rain-swept morning.

Roy, 76, was the only one of the three participants in the 70-79 age group to finish the 42.2 km run Sunday along the picturesque Mount Vernon Trail along the George Washington Memorial Parkway, from Belle Haven all the way down to Riverside Park and back.

"It was a very, very good race," Roy said. His only regret was that going up and down four times on a bit of rolling terrain as well as a couple of significant hills reduced his timing somewhat.

He had completed his last marathon in Noida in February in six hours and 4 minutes and the one in Mumbai a month earlier in six hours and 7 minutes.

Volunteers from three Indian charities, AIMS for India, Asha for Education and Association for India's Development (AID), which were among the sponsors of the event to showcase US national parks, cheered Roy along the way.

With plans to complete his century of runs by 2010, Roy, who took to long distance running at the age of 50 after retiring from the Indian Air Force where he served as a cardiologist for 21 years, has just penned a book on the "Joy of Running".

His next run on the way to the century mark will be the Delaware marathon in Wilmington May 17 followed by one in York, Pennsylvania, on May 31.

Roy figures in the Limca Book of Records and has to date competed in marathons in 20 countries outside India including the International Veterans Marathon in Athens in 1986.

A record holder in the above-55 category in 1987, he is the oldest active international sportsman of India at the age of 76.

Six years back, when he first ran in the 70 plus group in Norway, Roy finished the course in four hours and 18 minutes.

Rohan Ajit Kokane - Limbo Skating Kids in India set Guinness World Record

Rohan Ajit Kokane, a Class III student from St. Xavier’s High School of Belgaum, successfully cleared the Guinness World Record attempt in blindfold limbo skating by passing under a car blindfolded in Hubli on Friday.

Unfazed by the failure of the first two attempts, Rohan passed under the car (clearing a height of 6.75 inches) with ease in his third and final attempt to create a new Guinness Record in a new category.

As the sun was setting, the crowd mainly comprising engineering students of BVB College of Engineering and Technology, cheered Rohan chanting his name.

As the name “Rohan” reverberated in the air, the boy cleared the record attempt. As the crowd applauded him with a standing ovation, tears of happiness rolled down the eyes of Anupama, Rohan’s mother, while the proud father Ajit stood speechless for a moment.

Then it was celebration time with students entering the basketball ring where the record attempt was made to greet the achiever. Meanwhile, the crowd continued clapping for as principal of BVB College Ashok Shettar greeted the boy with a bouquet and memento.

When reporters asked Rohan how he felt, he said “Achcha lagta hai” (It feels good). And, he didn’t forget to thank his parents and coach for his achievement.

The record attempt was organised as part of a national-level technical festival “Pleiades”.

As per the Guinness Record authorities, the organisers got the entire event recorded. They would send the video recording to the authorities for verification. The authorities would then declare whether it is Guinness Record or not.

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