Thursday, April 30, 2009


German schoolgirl Annika Irmler has licked her way into the Guinness Book of Records with her whopping seven centimetre tongue. The twelve-year-old from Tangstedt, near Hamburg, can lick the ice cream from the bottom of a cornet - while her friends have to use their fingers.



This is one of the entries from the Guinness World
Records book. The record is held by Kim Goodman, a woman who is able to pop her eyes out of her eye sockets. She discovered her talent when she was hit on the head with a hockey mask and her eyeballs popped out. Ever since she can do this when yawning or voluntarily - “I sort of squint, pull my eyelid back and out it comes,” Goodman explained.
On June 13, 1998 being on the set of the television show Guinness World Records, she had her popped eyeballs measured, having a length of 11 mm (0.43 in). It seems that she has perfect vision and has never seen a doctor about her condition.
Before establishing the world record, Kim Goodman auditioned for David Letterman’s Stupid Human Tricks and made the witnesses scream, when they saw what she can accomplish. This got her on the Late Show with David Letterman Video Special III, where she was introduced as an act “you will talk about until the day you die.”
Below is a short movie from a Turkish television channel where you can see how Kim Goodman is popping her eyes out of their sockets.

However it seems is not that easy to keep this record. Apparently other people have this talent and Claudio Paulo Pinto from Brazil is one of them.Paulo can pop his eyeballs out of their sockets at least 7 millimeters (0.3 inches), that’s 95% out of their sockets.

Claudio suffers from globe luxation and from what he tells it doesn’t hurt a bit. The medical explanation is that blood vessels and nerves are strained between the eyes and the head. You can see better in the movie, however this might not be so pleasant for some of you.


There are a number of women (and men) who have some pretty long hair, but there is only one who currently holds the record for the longest hair in the world! According to Guinness World Records, the current world recorder holder for the longest hair is Xie Qiuping (China). Ms. Qiuping's hair measures 5.627 m (18 ft 5.54 in). Details below:
Xie Qiuping
18 ft. 5.54 inches (5.627 cm)
Guangxi Province, China
Date of Record:
May 8, 2004
Xie started growing her hair when she was 13 (1973). She keeps her long hair clean and looking beautiful. Her hair is so long, she has an assistant to help carry it when she walks. Do you have the patience and time to grow your hair out for over 30 years? If so, you could be the next record holder for the world's longest hair.
The record holder for the longest hair in the men's category is
Tran Van Hay. Mr. Hay hasn't cut his hair for over 42 years and while his is not as silky and beautiful as Xie Quiping's, he definitely has an interesting style!


Here are some Mathematical problems that Hazrat Ali (A.S.) solved,while he was Khalifa. He was known for his mathematical genius. Enjoy reading them: >One Day a person came to Ali (A.S.), thinking that since Ali (A.S.) thinks he is too smart, I'll ask him such a tough question that he won't be able to answer it and I'll have the chance to embarrass him in front of all the Arabs. He asked "Ali, tell me a number, that if we divide it by any number from 1-10 the answer will always come in the form of a whole number and not as a fraction." Ali Looked back at him and said, "Take the number of days in a year and multiply it with the number of days in a week and you will have your answer." The person got astonished but as he was a Mushrik he still didn't believe Ali (A.S.). He calculated the answer Ali (AS) gave him. To his amazement he came across the following results: >The number of Days in a Year = 360 (in Arabic Calendar) >The Number of Days in a Week = 7 >The product of the two numbers = 2520 >Now ... 2520 ?= 2520 >2520 ?= 1260 >2520 ?= 840 >2520 ?= 630 >2520 ?= 504 >2520 ?= 420 >2520 ?= 360 >2520 ?= 315 >2520 ?= 280 >2520 ?= 252 .A person was about to die, and before dying he wrote his Will which went as follows ... >"I have 17 Camels, and I have three sons. Divide my Camels in >such a way, that My eldest son gets half of them, the second >one gets 1/3rd of the total and my youngest son gets 1/9th of >the total number of Camels"After his death when the relatives read his will they got extremely perplexed and said to each other that how can we divide 17 camels like this. So after a long hard thought they decided that there was only one man in Arabia who could help them: "Ali Ibne Abi Taalib(A.S.)." So they all came to the door of Ali ((A.S.) and put forward their problem. Ali ((A.S.) said, "Ok. I will divide the camels as per the man's will." Ali (A.S.) said, "I will lend one of my camels to the total which makes it >18 (17+1=18), now lets divide as per his will" >The Eldest gets 1/2 of 18 = 9 >The second one gets 1/3 of 18 = 6 >and The Youngest gets 1/9 of 18 = 2 >Now the total number of camels = 17 >.....Then Ali (A.S.) said, "Now I will take my Camel back ".......


Malcolm X (born May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965), also known as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz[1] (Arabic: الحاجّ مالك الشباز ‎), was an African American Muslim minister, public speaker, and human rights activist. To his admirers, he was a courageous advocate for the rights of African Americans, a man who indicted white America in the harshest terms for its crimes against black Americans. His detractors accused him of preaching racism and violence.He has been described as one of the greatest and most influential African Americans in history.
Malcolm X was born in Omaha, Nebraska. By the time he was 13, his father had died and his mother had been committed to a mental hospital. His childhood, including his father's lessons concerning black pride and self-reliance and his own experiences concerning race, played a significant role in Malcolm X's adult life. After living in a series of foster homes, Malcolm X became involved in the criminal underworld in Boston and New York. In 1945, Malcolm X was sentenced to eight to ten years in prison.
While in prison, Malcolm X became a member of the
Nation of Islam. After his parole in 1952, he became one of the Nation's leaders and chief spokesmen. For nearly a dozen years, he was the public face of the Nation of Islam. Tension between Malcolm X and Elijah Muhammad, head of the Nation of Islam, led to Malcom X's departure from the organization in March 1964.
After leaving the Nation of Islam, Malcolm X became a
Sunni Muslim and made a pilgrimage to Mecca. He traveled extensively throughout Africa and the Middle East. He founded Muslim Mosque, Inc., a religious organization, and the secular, black nationalist Organization of Afro-American Unity. Less than a year after he left the Nation of Islam, Malcolm X was assassinated while giving a speech in New York.

In September 1960,
Fidel Castro arrived in New York to attend the meeting of the United Nations General Assembly. He and his entourage stayed at the Hotel Theresa in Harlem. Malcolm X was a prominent member of a Harlem-based welcoming committee made up of community leaders who met with Castro.Castro was so impressed by Malcolm X that he requested a private meeting with him.During the General Assembly meeting, Malcolm X was also invited to many official embassy functions sponsored by African nations, where he met heads of state and other leaders, including Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt, Ahmed Sékou Touré of Guinea, and Kenneth Kaunda of the Zambian African National Congress.


It was announced earlier this year, words said that Nokia is going to release the E75 business phone this month. The E75 is a first device to ship with the new email user interface, offering full desktop email functionality, and complete integration of Nokia’s email and messaging services. It has both QWERTY and numeric keypad and also the first Eseries that support Nokia’s game service N-Gage. Check out the full specifications after the break.
Nokia E75 Specifications
• System: WCDMA 850/1900/2100
• WCDMA 900/1900/2100
• GSM/EGSM 850/900/1800/1900
• User Interface: S60 platform
• Dimensions: 111.8 mm x 50 mm x 14.4 mm
• Weight: 139 g
• Standby time: Up to 11 days (GSM), 11 days (WCDMA)
• Talk time: Up to 5.4hours (GSM), 4.2 hours (WCDMA)
• Main display: 2.4” QVGA (320×240), up to 16 million colors
• Battery: BL-4U, 1000 mAh, Li-Po
• Memory: Up to 50 MB internal memory, 4 GB card on board, support for up to 16 GB microSD memory card
• Camera 3.2 megapixels (2048 x 1536 pixels)
• Video capture: Video recording in VGA quality
• HSDPA class 6 up to 3.6Mbits
• 384 kbps uplink
• WLAN (IEEE 802.11b/g)
• EGPRS multislot class 32, max download 296 kbps; upload 177.6 kbps
• High-Speed micro USB 2.0 which supports charging
• Bluetooth wireless technology 2.0 with A2DP stereo audio, enhanced data rates (EDR)
• 3.5 mm AV connector


This is a channel-bridge over the River Elbe and joins the former East and West Germany, as part of the unification project. It is located in the city of Magdeburg, near Berlin. The photo was taken on the day of inauguration. To those who appreciate engineering projects, here's a puzzle for you armchair engineers and physicists. Did that bridge have to be designed to withstand the additional weight of ship and barge traffic, or just the weight of the water?Answer: It only needs to be designed to withstand the weight of the water! Why? A ship always displaces an amount of water that weighs the same as the ship, regardless of how heavily a ship may be loaded.


On September, 16th the historical meeting of the smallest of the man He Pingping with longest legs Girl Svetlana Pankratovoj. Svetlana is 16 years old and Pinpina is 36 years old he is 73 centimeters tall.
The meeting of two champions of the Book of records passed in London