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Indian student named world’s shortest living woman

An Indian student measuring just 62.8 centimetres (less than two foot, one inch) was on Friday confirmed as the world’s shortest living woman, Guinness World Records said on Friday. Jyoti Amge took the title as she celebrated her 18th birthday with family and friends in the city of Nagpur, some…

Thousands of Taiwanese children set violin record

More than 4,600 Taiwanese schoolchildren came together for a mass violin-playing session on Sunday, breaking a world record that had stood for 86 years. An official from Guinness World Records witnessed the event that brought together 4,645 children aged under 18 at a stadium in central Changhua county, the county…

Monster crocodile gets own park in Philippines

BUNAWAN, Philippines — A monster crocodile which is reputedly the world’s largest is the star attraction at its own nature park which opened in the Philippines this weekend, weeks after the beast’s capture. People are already paying 20 pesos (46 cents) to enter the compound in the town of Bunawan…

Philippines urged to free giant crocodile

An animal rights group urged the Philippines to free what is thought to be the world’s largest crocodile in captivity, even though it allegedly killed two people. The monster 21-foot (6.4-metre) male saltwater crocodile was placed in a penned pond after it was caught in a remote southern creek on…

Philippines urged to free giant crocodile

An animal rights group urged the Philippines to free what is thought to be the world’s largest crocodile in captivity, even though it allegedly killed two people. The monster 21-foot (6.4-metre) male saltwater crocodile was placed in a penned pond after it was caught in a remote southern creek on…

Philippines catches ‘largest crocodile on record’

A monster 21-foot (6.4-metre) saltwater crocodile, believed to be the biggest ever captured, has been trapped in the southern Philippines after a spate of fatal attacks, officials said Tuesday. The 1,075-kilogramme (2,370-pound) male is suspected of eating a farmer who went missing in July in the town of Bunawan, and…

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