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World’s oldest man, who said secret was smiling, dies at 112

Chitetsu Watanabe is survived by his five children, 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild
112-year-old Chitetsu Watanabe awarded as the world’s oldest living male by Guinness World Records.(Reuters)
112-year-old Chitetsu Watanabe awarded as the world’s oldest living male by Guinness World Records.(Reuters)
Updated on Feb 26, 2020 10:10 AM IST
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Tokyo | ByPress Trust of India

112-year-old crowned as world’s oldest man, shares secret to long life. Can you guess what?

Chitetsu Watanabe was born on March 5, 1907, in Japan.
112-year-old Chitetsu Watanabe awarded as the world's oldest living male by Guinness World Records.(REUTERS)
112-year-old Chitetsu Watanabe awarded as the world's oldest living male by Guinness World Records.(REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 15, 2020 11:10 PM IST
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Tokyo | ByAgence France-Presse

India’s ‘Rapunzel’ retains title of teen with the world’s longest hair

Nicknamed “Rapunzel” by her friends and schoolmates, Nilanshi Patel said she has not visited a hairdresser for 11 years.
Nilanshi Patel hails from the town of Modasa in Gujarat.(Instagram/guinnessworldrecords)
Nilanshi Patel hails from the town of Modasa in Gujarat.(Instagram/guinnessworldrecords)
Updated on Jan 20, 2020 07:37 PM IST
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Ahmedabad | ByAgence France-Presse

World’s shortest man Khagendra Thapa Magar dies of pneumonia in Nepal at 27

Khagendra Thapa Magar, who measured 67.08 centimetres (2 feet 2.41 inches), died of pneumonia at a hospital in Pokhara, 200 kilometres from Kathmandu, where he lived with his parents.
Magar was first declared the world’s shortest man in 2010 after his 18th birthday.(Photo: ANI)
Magar was first declared the world’s shortest man in 2010 after his 18th birthday.(Photo: ANI)
Updated on Jan 18, 2020 06:50 AM IST
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Kathmandu | ByAgence France-Presse

Bakers in Kerala create world’s longest cake, it’s over 6 kms long. Watch

The vanilla cake, four inches (10 centimetres) wide and thick, weighed in at about 27,000 kilograms (59,500 pounds).
About 1,500 bakers and chefs came together to prepare it.(Twitter/@GWR)
About 1,500 bakers and chefs came together to prepare it.(Twitter/@GWR)
Updated on Jan 16, 2020 07:17 PM IST
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Thrissur | ByAgence France-Presse

World’s shortest woman Jyoti Amge’s house burgled in Nagpur

The theft in Jyoti Amge’s home in the Nandanvan area took place between 1 am and 3.30 am, police said.
Jyoti Amge (25) along with her mother and father had gone to the USA to attend a function.
Jyoti Amge (25) along with her mother and father had gone to the USA to attend a function.
Updated on Nov 20, 2019 04:04 PM IST
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Nagpur | ByPress Trust of India

Family grows world’s heaviest avocado, creates record. It weighs over 2 kgs

The Pokini family from the island of Maui received the Guinness certificate this week for the avocado weighing 5.6 pounds (2.54 kilograms).
The image shows the first weigh of the avocado at Kula Country Farms.(AP)
The image shows the first weigh of the avocado at Kula Country Farms.(AP)
Updated on Oct 12, 2019 12:08 PM IST
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Wailuku | ByAssociated Press

In memory of fountain pen era, Karnataka man creates a 250 kg replica

The hefty model of the stationery weighs 250 kg, which has garnered a lot of attention since the time it was put on a display.
The 19.5 ft long wooden pen is currently on display.(Twitter/@ANI)
The 19.5 ft long wooden pen is currently on display.(Twitter/@ANI)
Updated on Sep 04, 2019 06:19 PM IST
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Shivamogga | ByAsian News International

Nizamabad may enter Guinness Book with record EVMs

With 185 candidates, a majority of them farmers, entering the fray, the Election Commission is using 12 EVMs in each polling station.
The Nizamabad Lok Sabha constituency, where polling was underway on Thursday along with 16 other constituencies in Telangana, may make it the Guinness World Records for the maximum number of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) used.
The Nizamabad Lok Sabha constituency, where polling was underway on Thursday along with 16 other constituencies in Telangana, may make it the Guinness World Records for the maximum number of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) used.
Updated on Apr 11, 2019 12:10 PM IST
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Hyderabad | ByIndo Asian News Service

116-year-old Japanese woman honoured as oldest person by Guinness

The previous oldest living person was another Japanese woman, Chiyo Miyako, who died in July at age 117. The oldest person prior to Miyako was also Japanese.
Kane Tanaka, a 116-year-old Japanese woman, gestures after receiving a Guinness World Records certificate, back, at a nursing home where she lives in Fukuoka.(AP)
Kane Tanaka, a 116-year-old Japanese woman, gestures after receiving a Guinness World Records certificate, back, at a nursing home where she lives in Fukuoka.(AP)
Updated on Mar 09, 2019 04:19 PM IST
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Tokyo | ByPress Trust of India

Kumbh Mela vying for a place in Guinness World Records

The Kumbh Mela is vying for the biggest sanitation and waste disposal mechanism.
Men return after taking ritualistic dip at Sangam, the confluence of three sacred rivers the Yamuna, the Ganges and the mythical Saraswati, during the Kumbh Mela or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj on February 11.(AP File Photo)
Men return after taking ritualistic dip at Sangam, the confluence of three sacred rivers the Yamuna, the Ganges and the mythical Saraswati, during the Kumbh Mela or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj on February 11.(AP File Photo)
Updated on Feb 13, 2019 09:01 AM IST
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India’s oldest elephant ‘Granny Dakshayani’ dies at 88

Awarded the title of “Gaja Muthassi” (elephant granny), Dakshayani took part in temple rituals and processions for decades, but breathed her last on Tuesday after becoming reluctant to eat, her veterinary surgeon said.
TOPSHOT - This photo taken on February 5, 2019 shows the body of elderly Indian elephant Dakshayani, awarded the title 'Gaja Muthassi', or elephant granny, after it was dressed with traditional robes and draped with flowers after dying in Thiruvananthapuram in India's southern Kerala state. - An elephant believed to be the oldest ever in captivity has died aged 88 in the southern Indian state of Kerala, officials said February 7, 2019. Awarded the title of
TOPSHOT - This photo taken on February 5, 2019 shows the body of elderly Indian elephant Dakshayani, awarded the title 'Gaja Muthassi', or elephant granny, after it was dressed with traditional robes and draped with flowers after dying in Thiruvananthapuram in India's southern Kerala state. - An elephant believed to be the oldest ever in captivity has died aged 88 in the southern Indian state of Kerala, officials said February 7, 2019. Awarded the title of "Gaja Muthassi" (elephant granny), Dakshayani took part in temple rituals and processions for decades, but died on February 5 after becoming reluctant to eat, her veterinary surgeon said. (Photo by STR / AFP)(AFP)
Updated on Feb 07, 2019 06:03 PM IST
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Thiruvananthapuram | ByAgence France-Presse

Bolivian woman might be world’s oldest at nearly 118, loves cake and singing

She has witnessed two world wars, revolutions in her native Bolivia
Julia Flores Colque eyes the camera while sitting outside her home in Sacaba, Bolivia in this August 23, 2018 photo .(AP)
Julia Flores Colque eyes the camera while sitting outside her home in Sacaba, Bolivia in this August 23, 2018 photo .(AP)
Updated on Aug 28, 2018 11:07 PM IST
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A record ride: Thane teen takes the high road to Ladakh in 16 days

Shetty, a district-level kickboxing champion who believes “why should boys have all the fun?”, started learning to ride the bike only a year ago with help from her friends Pratik Marsurkar and Darshan Raghunath.
More such road trips are on the way for Kanaka Shetty on her Bajaj Dominar.(Praful Gangurde/HT)
More such road trips are on the way for Kanaka Shetty on her Bajaj Dominar.(Praful Gangurde/HT)
Published on Jul 29, 2018 01:37 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAnkita G Menon

The epic success of Comic Con is a superhero story come true

While Comic Con has certainly created space for artistes, it has also benefitted the large franchises disproportionately. The downside of such soaring popularity is the temptation to cater to the lowest common denominator.
Fans dressed as Batman (left), Wonder Woman (centre), and Iron Man (right) attend day one of Comic-Con International, San Diego, July 19, 2018(Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Fans dressed as Batman (left), Wonder Woman (centre), and Iron Man (right) attend day one of Comic-Con International, San Diego, July 19, 2018(Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Updated on Jul 28, 2018 10:02 AM IST
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Enter PM Modi’s name for highest number of foreign visits, Congress writes to Guinness World Records

We are extremely happy to suggest the name of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi who has set the world record of making 41 trips to 52 countries in his tenure of four years, the Goa Congress wrote in its letter to Guinness World Records.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(Reuters Photo)
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Jul 11, 2018 11:54 PM IST
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Guinness World Records holder Wisconsin man eats 30,000th McDonald’s hamburger

Gorske says he’s eaten at least one Big Mac almost every day since May 17, 1972. He has kept most of the boxes or receipts or has made specific notes in calendars that he’s kept
64-year-old Don Gorske of Fond du Lac recorded the milestone at a local McDonald’s on Friday.(AP Photo)
64-year-old Don Gorske of Fond du Lac recorded the milestone at a local McDonald’s on Friday.(AP Photo)
Updated on May 06, 2018 12:44 PM IST
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10-year-old from Jaipur is the world's youngest practising playwright

The chirpy young playwright loves reading fantasy fiction, with the Harry Potter and Percy Jackson series being her favourites.
Krshaana Rawat with her Guinness World Record.(HT PHOTO)
Krshaana Rawat with her Guinness World Record.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 26, 2018 09:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | ByNitika Kakkar

Secret to a long life? Eating cake and sweets like Masazo Nonaka, world’s oldest living man

Nonaka received the certificate from Guinness World Records in a ceremony at his home in Ashoro, on Japan’s northern main island of Hokkaido, and celebrated the recognition with a big cake. Born on July 25, 1905, Nonaka grew up in a large family and succeeded his parents running the inn.
Japanese Masazo Nonaka, who was born 112 years and 259 days ago, eats his favourite cake as he receives a Guinness World Records certificate naming him the world's oldest man during a ceremony in Ashoro, Japan.(REUTERS)
Japanese Masazo Nonaka, who was born 112 years and 259 days ago, eats his favourite cake as he receives a Guinness World Records certificate naming him the world's oldest man during a ceremony in Ashoro, Japan.(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 10, 2018 05:23 PM IST
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World’s oldest man from Japan Masazo Nonaka’s secret to long life is sweets, hot baths

The 112 years old Masazo Nonaka from Japan lives with his family, which manages a hot springs inn. He also loves eating any kind of sweets, says his granddaughter.
Japanese Masazo Nonaka, who is 112 years old, eats his favourite cake as he receives a Guinness World Records certificate naming him the world’s oldest man during a ceremony in Ashoro on Monday.(Reuters Photo)
Japanese Masazo Nonaka, who is 112 years old, eats his favourite cake as he receives a Guinness World Records certificate naming him the world’s oldest man during a ceremony in Ashoro on Monday.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Apr 10, 2018 03:09 PM IST
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This Berlin restaurant holds the world record for making a pizza topped with 100 types of cheese

The pizza, crafted by an American pizza chef at the Berlin restaurant named Vadoli Pizzeria, is topped with 288.6 grams of cheese.
The chef used 111 different types of cheese on the pizza.(Shutterstock)
The chef used 111 different types of cheese on the pizza.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Mar 24, 2018 11:38 AM IST
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