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katteri
10-18-2004, 04:15 PM
Largest Motorcycle Pyramid
The Dare Devils Team of the Indian Army Signal Corps achieved a motorcycle pyramid consisting of 201 men balanced on 10 motorcycles, on July 5th, 2001 at Gowri Shankar Parade Ground, Jabalpur, India. The pyramid travelled a distance of 129 m (424 ft).

Who: The Dare Devils Team of the Indian Army Signal Corps

When: July 5, 2001


Where: Gowri Shankar parade Ground, Jabalpur, India


What: 201 men on 10 motorcycles

katteri
10-18-2004, 04:16 PM
Largest Bus Fleet
The largest fleet of buses is owned by the Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation in India. As of October 31, 1999, the company owned a total of 18,397 buses.
Who:APSRTC ,When 1999 ,where India ,What 18,397 buses

katteri
10-18-2004, 04:18 PM
Most Valuable Thimble
The record price paid for a thimble is £20,070 ($31,180), at Phillips' auctioneers on December 13, 1992. The late 16th-century gold, jeweled thimble is said to have belonged to Queen Elizabeth I. It was bought by Asprey's on behalf of a client. The thimble is reputed to have belonged to Queen Elizabeth I, who is believed to have given it to one of her ladies-in-waiting. It seems likely that this thimble would have been a gift to Queen Elizabeth I from the Mughal Court in India.

When December 13, 1992


Where London, UK


What £20,070 GBP ($31,180 USD)

katteri
10-18-2004, 04:19 PM
Highest Motorable Road
The highest motorable road in the world is in the Khardungla Pass, Kashmir, India. At its highest point it climbs to an altitude of 5,682 m (18,640 ft). It was completed in 1976 by the Border Roads Organization, New Delhi, and has been open to motor vehicles since 1988. The Khardungla pass is one of the three passes on the mountainous Leh to Manali road route.
Khardungla Pass


Since 1976


India


5,682 m (18,640 ft

katteri
10-18-2004, 04:21 PM
Oldest Steam Locomotive Still In Use
The Fairy Queen was built in 1855 by Kitson, Thompson & Hewitson, of England. Used until 1909, it was restored in 1966, and between October 1997 and February 1998, it made several trips along the 89-km line between New Delhi and Alwar, India.


National Rail Museum


1998


New Delhi, India


143 Years

katteri
10-18-2004, 04:22 PM
Widest Gauge Railway
The widest gauge in standard use is 1.676 m (5 ft 6 in). This wide gauge is used in Spain, Portugal, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Argentina, and Chile. The narrower standard gauge, 1.435 m (4.698 ft), is more common in much of America and Europe.

In use in various countries


Now


Europe, Asia and South America


1.676 m (5 ft 6 in)

katteri
10-18-2004, 04:22 PM
Highest Score In Men's International Hockey
The highest score in men’s international hockey occurred when India defeated the USA 24-1, at Los Angeles, California, USA, in the 1932 Olympic Games.
India Hockey Team


1932


Los Angeles, California, USA


23 goals

katteri
10-18-2004, 04:23 PM
Highest Partnership In One-Day Cricket
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 November 8, 1999
Rahul Dravid ,Sachin


November 8, 1999


Hyderabad, India


331 runs

katteri
10-18-2004, 04:24 PM
Youngest Cricket Test Captain
The youngest Test captain was the Nawab of Pataudi (later Nawab Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi), who was aged 21 yr. 77 days on March 23, 1962, when he led India against the West Indies, at Bridgetown, Barbados. He had a reputation as a brilliant slip fielder.
Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi


1962


India


21 years 77 days

katteri
10-18-2004, 04:25 PM
Best Test Cricket All-Rounder
Kapil Dev Nikhanj (born 1959, India) scored 5,248 runs, took 434 wickets, and held 64 catches in 131 matches (1978–94). England's best all-rounder is Ian Botham (born 1955), with 5,200 runs and 383 wickets in 102 matches (1977–92).
Kapil Dev Nikhanj


1978–1994


India


5,248 runs, 434 wkts, 131 matches

ashokcsn_2000
10-18-2004, 04:25 PM
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katteri
10-18-2004, 04:26 PM
Largest Religious Crowd
An estimated 20 million people gathered at the Hindu festival of Ardh Kumbha Mela, held at the confluence of the Yamuna, the Ganges, and the invisible "Saraswati" rivers at Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India, on January 30, 1995.
Kumbha Mela


1995


Allahabad (Prayag), India


20 million people

katteri
10-18-2004, 04:27 PM
Oldest Person To Become Prime Minister
Morarji Ranchhodji Desai (1896–1995) was 81 when he was appointed prime minister of India, in March, 1977. He served as prime minister until 1979, when his ruling coalition fell apart.
Morarji Ranchhodji Desai


1977


India


81 Years

katteri
10-18-2004, 04:28 PM
Youngest Masters Graduate
Tathagat Avatar Tulsi (b. September 9, 1987) of New Delhi, India, successfully passed his M.Sc in Physics from Patna University, at the age of 12 years, two months, and 19 days, on November 28, 1999.
Tathagat Avatar Tulsi


November 28, 1999


New Delhi India


12 Yrs 2 Mths 19 Days

katteri
10-18-2004, 04:28 PM
Largest School
The world's largest school by pupils is the City Montessori School, Lucknow, India, which by September 2002 had a record enrolment of 26,312 pupils. The school was founded in 1959 by Mr. Jagdish Gandhi, a socially motivated Gandhian, along with his wife Mrs. Bharti Gandhi, M.Ed., a child psychologist. The pair launched their first campus on borrowed capital of 300 rupees, housed it in rented premises and began with only five students.

The school admits boys and girls between the ages of 2 and 5, who then can follow through their education to A Levels. It also runs a Women’s Teachers Training College affiliated to the school. It is the only school honored with the UNESCO Prize for Peace Education (2002), and the only to organize and host 15 international events for children each year.

The school’s inspirational motto is "Jai Jagat" ("Hail the World").

City Montessori School


Founded 1959


Lucknow, India


26,312 pupils (September 2002

katteri
10-18-2004, 04:29 PM
Largest Tree Canopy
The tree canopy of the great banyan (Ficus benghalensis), in the Indian Botanical Garden, Calcutta, covers an area of 1.2 ha (3 acres). It has 1,775 prop or supporting roots, a circumference of 412 m (1,350 ft) and dates back to 1787
Ficus benghalensis


1787


Calcutta, India


3 acres, 1.2 hectares

katteri
10-18-2004, 04:30 PM
Largest Rhododendron
An example of the scarlet Rhododendron arboreum on Mt. Japfu, Nagaland, India, reached a height of 20 m (65 ft).
Scarlet Rhododendron arboreum


November 5, 1997


India


20 m (65 ft

katteri
10-18-2004, 04:30 PM
Tallest homegrown cactus
The tallest homegrown cactus (Cereus uruguayanus) measured 21.3 m (70 ft) on January 1, 2004 and was grown by Pandit S. Munji (India) in Dharwad, Karnataka, India. The 'hedge cactus' was planted in January 1990 and typically grows to 6 m (19 ft).
Pandit S. Munji


January 1, 2004


Dharwad, Karnataka, India


70 ft

katteri
10-18-2004, 04:31 PM
Highest Monthly Rainfall
For a calendar month, the record is 9,300 mm (366 in) at Cherrapunji, Meghalaya, India, in July 1861. The 12-month record was also set at Cherrapunji, with 26,461 mm (1,041 in) from August 1, 1860 to July 31, 1861.
Meghalaya


July 1861


N/A


9,300 mm
(366 in)

katteri
10-18-2004, 04:32 PM
Greatest Annual Rainfall
Meghalaya – meaning "land of the clouds" – is one of the seven sister states of the northeastern region of India. The economy depends on agriculture, with some 83% of the 2.3 million population depending upon it for their livelihood. The main languages spoken are Khasi, Garo, and English. The capital city is Shillong, or Lei Shillong. The society is matrilineal, where wealth and property are passed down to the women of the family, rather than to the men. Its climate is cool throughout the year.
Mawsynram


Annually


Meghalaya State, India


11.87 m
(38.94 ft

katteri
10-18-2004, 04:33 PM
Largest Delta
The world's largest delta is that created by the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers in Bangladesh and West Bengal, India. It covers an area of 75,000 sq. km. (30,000 sq. miles).
India


1982


India


30,000 miles ²
(75,000 Km ²)

katteri
10-18-2004, 04:33 PM
Longest Saree
A silk saree created by Vikas Chajjer of Bangalore, India, measured 121-m (396-ft) long and 114-cm (45-in) wide. The saree was created in May, 1998, and featured hand-painted portraits of 127 leading female personalities from around the world.
Vikas Chajjer


May 1998


Bangalore, India


121 m long 114 cm wide

katteri
10-18-2004, 04:34 PM
Largest Lantern
In 1998, a lantern measuring 11.58 m (38 ft) tall and 6.7 m (22 ft) wide was made by a team of nine people from 2,000 sheets of thermocol and 25 kg (55 lb) of nails. It was shown at Ganesh Kala Krida, Pune, India and lit by ten 250w bulbs.

Pravin Nayak


1989


Pune, India


11.58 m x 6.7 m
(38 ft x 22 ft)

katteri
10-18-2004, 04:35 PM
Longest Banner
Rotary International PolioPlus India displayed a cloth banner measuring 50.4 km (31.3 miles) long and 1 metre (3.2ft) wide on February 22nd, 2002 in Mumbai (Bombay), India.
Rotary International PolioPlus India


February 22, 2002


Mumbai (Bombay), India


50.4 km (31.3 miles)

katteri
10-18-2004, 04:36 PM
Most Published Letters to Newspapers
Subhash Chandra Agrawal of India has written more letters to newspaper editors that have actually been published than anyone else in the world. Over his lifetime, he's penned an incredible 1,988 letter to editors of various national newspapers.
Subhash Chandra Agrawal


As of January 2004


India


1,988 published letters

katteri
10-18-2004, 04:36 PM
Most Leprosy Patients Treated
The Avadhoot Bhagwan Ram Kushta Seva Ashram Hospital at Parao, India, has treated more leprosy patients than any other hospital. The total number of registered patients since 1961 has been 99,045 with full Leprosy and 147,503 with partial Leprosy - all of whom were fully cured. The hospital was established in 1961 and receives no government funding - it runs entirely from public donations and gifts. Patients are treated free of charge using Ayurvedic herbal medicines and the Fakiri System, a method invented by the Indian religious saints.

ABRKSA Hospital


December 15, 1998


India


99,045 patients

katteri
10-18-2004, 04:37 PM
Motionlessness
Om Prakash Singh of Allahabad, India, stood motionless for 20 hr 10 min 6 sec on August 1314, 1997, starting on the eve of the golden jubilee of India's Independence as a homage to unknown martyrs. The feat was organized by the Allahabad Vyapar Mandal at Subhash Circle, which is one of the busiest locations in Allahabad.
Mr Singh stood by the statue of Subhash Chandra Bose continuously for more than 20 hours without moving whatsoever except for involuntary blinking. He was recovering from a bout of chicken pox when he made this record attempt and after he had successfully completed his marathon standing still session he said that he would have lasted longer if doctors had not advised him otherwise.

Om Prakash Singh


1314 August, 1997


Allahabad, India


20 hr 10 min 6 sec

katteri
10-18-2004, 04:38 PM
Longest Fingernails
Back in July 1998, Shridhar Chillal of Poona, India had his record-breaking fingernails measured on the set of Guinness World Records: Primetime. The combined length of the five nails of his left hand were found to be a staggering 6.15 m (20 ft 2.25 in). Shridhar does not grow the nails on his right hand.
His ambition to grow his nails started from a young age. He says, "As a boy, I had an inclination to do something unique and outstanding. One day, I just happened to read about a Chinese saint who grew his nails and thought I could do that to create a world record."

But how easy was it to achieve such a record-breaking length? "Growing my nails has been a really traumatic experience, as I had to take the utmost care in nurturing their growth during the last 48 years. For as many years I have used my right hand for all my day-to-day chores and nobody can believe I have also had to forego a peaceful night's sleep. So it's against all the odds of daily life including reading, writing, cycling, walking, and so on, that I have successfully grown my nails."

Shridhar's hand is now permanently disfigured from supporting the weight of the nails all these years, and nerve damage has resulted in deafness in his left ear. When asked if it was worth the effort and pain, he replied: "What does man not do for fame? He jumps from boats, dives from planes and does stunts on motorcycles. This is also done for fame... So, yes, I will do it all over again if I were to have another life."
Shridhar Chillal


Measured 8 July, 1998


India


6.15 m
(20 ft 2.25 in)

katteri
10-18-2004, 04:39 PM
Longest Male Beard
Back in 1997, Shamsher Singh of Punjab, India, had his beard officially measured at an impressive 1.83 m (6 ft) from the end of chin to the tip. This is the longest beard on a living male.
The longest beard ever was grown by Hans Langseth of Norway, whose whiskers stretched an incredible 5.33 m (17 6 in) when measured upon his death in Kensett, Iowa, in 1927. The beard was presented to the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, in 1967.

DID YOU KNOW?
The average beard grows 14 cm in a year, and in an average lifespan, a clean-shaven man will trim off nearly 3.5 kg of whisker hair
Shamsher Singh


Last measured on
August 18, 1997


Punjab, India


1.83 m (6 ft

katteri
10-18-2004, 04:40 PM
Longest Continuous Clapping
The duration record for continuous clapping, sustaining an average of 160 claps per minute, audible at 110 m (120 yd), is 58 hr 9 min by V Jeyaraman of Tamil Nadu, India, from February 12-15, 1988. He decided to break this record to raise funds for the Rotary Club of Madras North’s polio immunisation program and the in-patient ward of the Hindu Mission Hospital in Tambaram.
V Jeyaraman


February 15, 1988


Teynampet, India


58 hr 9 min

katteri
10-18-2004, 04:40 PM
Coin Collection From Most Countries
India's Rahul Samant has a coin collection with coins from 230 countries. One-hundred and ninety are from sovereign countries, 33 from dependencies of sovereign states, six from disputed territories and one from one other territory).
Rahul Samant


Now


India


Coins from 230 countries

katteri
10-18-2004, 04:41 PM
Most Investors In A Single Issue
The record number of investors in a single share issue is 5.9 million, for the Mastergain 92 equity fund, floated by the Unit Trust of India in April and May 1992.
Unit Trust of India


April 1992


Mumbai, India


5,900,000 people

katteri
10-18-2004, 04:42 PM
Largest Employer
The world's largest commercial or utility employer is Indian Railways, with 1,583,614 regular employees in March, 1997.
Indian Railways


March 31, 1997


India


1,583,614 employees

katteri
10-18-2004, 04:42 PM
Largest Annual Movie Output
India produces more feature-length movies than any other country. A record 948 movies were produced in 1990. A total of 754 movies were produced in 1994, in a record 16 languages at its three major centers of production, Bombay, Calcutta and Madras.
India


1990


Bombay, Madras and Calcutta


948 films

katteri
10-18-2004, 04:43 PM
Most Film Extras
It is believed over 300,000 extras appeared in the funeral scene of the 1982 epic, Gandhi (UK), directed by Richard Attenborough.

Gandhi (1982)


1982


India


Over 300,000 film extras

katteri
10-18-2004, 04:44 PM
this shd nt be included :
Snake Responsible For Most Human Deaths
The saw-scaled or carpet viper (Echis carinatus), which ranges from West Africa to India, bites and kills more people in the world than any other species. They have an extremely toxic hemmoragic poison and are very aggressive when provoked. A hemmoragic poison causes uncontrolled outflow of blood leading to massive bleeding
The Carpet Viper
(Echis carinatus)


N/A


From West Africa to India


Deadliest snake

katteri
10-18-2004, 04:46 PM
Largest Crocodilian
The largest reptile in the world is the estuarine or saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus), which ranges throughout the tropical regions of Asia and the Pacific. The Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary in Orissa State, India houses four protected estuarine crocodiles measuring more than 6-m (19-ft 8-in) in length, the largest being over 7-m (23-ft) long. There are several unauthenticated reports of specimens up to 10-m (33-ft) in length.
Crocodylus porosus


N/A


India


7-m long
23-ft long

katteri
10-18-2004, 04:47 PM
Longest Horns
The longest horns of any living animal are those of the wild water buffalo (Bubalus arnee) of India, Nepal, Bhutan and Thailand. The average spread is about 1 m (3 ft 3 in), but one bull shot in 1955 had horns measuring 4.24 m (13 ft 11 in) from tip to tip along the outside curve across the forehead.

Also known as the Indian buffalo, the water buffalo was domesticated in Asia from the earliest recorded times. The animal stands 1.5–1.8 m (5–6 ft) or more at the shoulder, and weighs about 1,000 kg (2,200 lb). On average its horns spread 1 m (3 ft 3 in), but one bull shot in 1955 had horns measuring 4.24 m (13 ft 11 in).

WANT TO KNOW MORE?
Those horns make sure the water buffalo is a beast to be reckoned with. In the wild, the Indian buffalo lives in herds, most often in swampland and grass jungle. Bold and even savage, it will often charge intruders.

CHECK THIS OUT...
The water buffalo is the classic work animal or "tractor" of Asia. Even today, water buffaloes provide 20-30% of the farm power in South China, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, and Indochina.



Wild water buffalo
(Bubalus arnee)


1955


India, Nepal, Bhutan, Thailand


4.24 m
(13 ft 11in)

katteri
10-18-2004, 04:47 PM
Most Wickets Taken In A Test Match Innings
Two bowlers have taken all 10 wickets in a Test match innings. James Charles "Jim" Laker (1922-86) took 10 for 53 for England v Australia at Old Trafford in 1956, and Anil Kumble took 10 for 74 for India v Pakistan in India on February 7, 1999.
Anil Kumble, Jim Laker


Jul 31, 1956 & Feb 7, 1999


New Delhi, India & Old Trafford, England


10 wickets