Tue. May 21st, 2024

The latest edition of the Guinness World Records has 2,638 achievements, including over 60 from India. One of the oldest records from India is related to rainfall in Cherrapunji, Meghalaya. In 1995, Cherrapunji received 8 ft 2 in (2.493 m) of rain over a 48-hour period, the most extreme on record. Cherrapunji also holds the record for the highest rainfall in a calendar month, with 366 inches (9,300 mm) in July 1861, and the highest rainfall in a 12-month period, with 1,041.75 inches (26,461 mm) between August 1, 1860, and July 31, 1861.

Another record from India is for the largest sculpture of a merperson. Located at Shankumugham Beach in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, the sculpture is 87 ft long and 25 ft tall. There is also a record for the first and fastest circumnavigation of the earth by car, which was achieved by Saloo Choudhury and his wife Neena Choudhury in 1989. They covered 24,901 road miles (40,075 km) in 69 days, 19 hours, and 5 minutes.

Other Indian record holders include folk musician Thanga Darlong, who received the Padma Shri award at 98 years and 319 days old, Jyoti Amge, the shortest woman living, and the largest gathering of people born prematurely achieved by Rainbow Hospitals India, Indian Foundation for Premature Babies, and Abbott Healthcare Pvt.Ltd.

The 2024 edition of the Guinness World Records features records from various categories and highlights underwater records, adventure records, and records from the world of sports, arts, and media. According to the editor in chief, the records featured in the book are the cream of this year’s crop.

(Source: NDTV: “Guinness Book’s 2024 Edition Gets Over 60 Records From India. Details Here”)

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