Indians are a talented bunch of people. They are second to none in a lot of fields, be it technology, medicine, sports or business. The same goes for holding unique Guinness World Records. From creepy eye-popping record to the longest domino effect, sky is the limit for people who want their names to go down the history for their weirdest of talents. Here are some of the quirky & bizarre world records held by Indians.
World’s Longest Dosa
The 53-ft-long dosa was prepared by a team of 32 chefs who used 80 kg of flour,30 kg of pure ghee and 300 kg of cooking gas to make it in just 10 minutes. They broke their own record, which was previously a 32-feet long dosa in 2006. Prior to that, they even held the record in 1997 for preparing a 25-feet long dosa.
World’s smallest woman
Nagpur based Jyoti Amge (23 year) who is known to be the smallest woman in the world, is only 61.95 centimeters or about 2 feet in height. Prior to this, Jyoti has also got the title of smallest teenager in the world. She was declared the world’s smallest woman after being measured by Dr Manoj at Pahuk Wockhardt hospital in Nagpur India in 2011.
World’s largest biryani
Sixty Indian chefs on cooked a rice dish weighing 13-tonne (28,600 pounds) and set the world record for the largest Biryani. 12,000 kilos of rice and vegetables went into preparing the world’s largest Biryani dish on March 1, 2008. Three cranes dumped 3,000 kilos of Basmati rice, 85 kilos of chilli peppers, 1,200 litres of oil and 3,650 kilos of vegetables into a giant vat at a New Delhi sports stadium.
World’s largest poster
Baahubali: The Beginning broke the opening weekend box office record in India in 2015 with $25.6 million. According to Guinness World Records, the poster has an area of 4,793.65 square meters, or 51,598.4 square feet. It trumpets the movie’s star, Telugu actor Prabhas, as well as the name of the director, acclaimed blockbuster-maker S. S. Rajamouli.
World’s longest moustache
Ram Singh here who holds the Guinness World Record for the world’s longest moustache, which hangs at a whopping 18.5 feet long. 63-year-old Ram from Jaipur in India, has been growing his moustache since 1970 and spends two hours every day grooming it to ensure its continued growth – but he only washes it once a fortnight. It was measured on the set of the Italian TV show “Lo Show dei Record” in Rome, Italy, on 4 March 2010.
World’s largest turban
60-year-old man from Patiala, Punjab, Avtar Singh Mauni, holds the record for the longest turban in the world. The turban weighs 100 pounds and stretches to as long as 645 metres. Wondering how long it takes him to get ready every morning? Six hours! A strongly devout Nihang, Avtar Singh says he started wearing a 150m long turban and gradually started tying a 365m turban until it reached the size of 645m. He cannot get inside a car with the heavy weight, so he usually travels across the city on his motorcycle.
Largest gathering of Santa Clause
The largest gathering of Santa Claus was achieved during an event organised by Thrissur Citizenry & Thrissur Archdiocese for Buon Natale Programme 2014 at Nagar Saktan Thampuran Ground, Thrissur, Kerala, India, on 27 December 2014. A total of 18112 people were present for the gathering. The previous record of the largest gathering of Santa Clauses was in Ireland on December 9, 2007.