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2010-01-14 04:00:00

ISTANBUL, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the world's tallest man, 8 ft 1 in (246.5 cm) Sultan Kosen, will welcome the shortest man in the world, 2 ft 5.37 in (74.61 cm) He Pingping, to his native Turkey to celebrate the 15 January opening of the new Guinness World Records Live! Roadshow at Forum Istanbul. The momentous first-ever meeting between the world's tallest and shortest will take place inside the Forum Istanbul shopping centre, where the two famous record holders will be given a...

2009-11-18 13:56:00

HOUSTON, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Philanthropist and Houston Rockets All Star Yao Ming today announced a major collaboration between his Yao Ming Foundation and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH). The Yao Ming Foundation Gala presented by iTalk Global Communications, Inc., the New Global Telecom Service Provider, will take place on Saturday, January 30, 2010 against the grand backdrop of the MFAH's Cullinan Hall. Proceeds from the event will provide funds for the permanent MFAH...

2009-07-24 15:42:36

Phoebe and Robert Lee, the siblings of the late martial arts icon Bruce Lee, have approved several biographical films about the U.S.-born Chinese star. The BBC said the Lees announced the movie plans this week at a ceremony in Beijing marking the 36th anniversary of Bruce Lee's death due to swelling of the brain. We've read many books and seen many movies about Bruce Lee, but there are many inaccuracies in them, Robert Lee said. I'm more than 70 years old. I want do something for my younger...

2009-05-07 06:00:00

BEIJING, May 7 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Perfect World Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: PWRD) ("Perfect World" or the "Company"), a leading online game developer and operator in China, today announced that it will launch closed beta testing for "Zhu Xian" in North America on May 26, 2009. The game will be released as "Jade Dynasty" through its wholly owned U.S. subsidiary, Perfect World Entertainment Inc. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090416/CNTH023LOGO ) Based on a popular...

2008-12-18 10:21:00

Hollywood, Height And Heavy Metal Headline As 'Brangelina', The World's Tallest Man and Guitar Hero Top List of Record Breakers NEW YORK, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- From Britney Spears' unparalleled comeback to Brangelina's Hollywood ascension, 2008 has been a year marked by record-breaking achievements from around the globe. Grabbing headlines throughout the year, Guinness World Records has chronicled hundreds of amazing feats from all across the globe, perhaps none as captivating as the...

2008-11-19 22:41:12

The world's tallest man, who hails from China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region, said he has become the world's tallest dad at the age of 58. Bao Xishun, who stands at 7 feet and 9 inches tall, said his newborn son, Tianyou, was born at an average 22-inch height, The Sun reported Wednesday. Bao, who was certified as the tallest man in the world by Guinness World Records, said that while his height left him with nerve damage in his feet that affects his mobility, he is not concerned about his...

2008-10-12 21:00:19

By Dennis Chua HONG Kong pop idol Justin Lo Ting Wai performs in Genting Highlands' Arena of Stars at 8pm on Oct 18 in the Air Justin 2008 Live In Genting Concert. He is joined by pop singer Stephy Tang Lai Yan who was formerly associated with teen pop act Cookies. She is famous for her debut album Colouring Stephy and her duets with popular Hong Kong singers such as Alex Fong, Leo Ku and Anson Hu. Tang also writes children's books and acts in television series and films. Lo, 32,...

2008-10-08 09:00:31

Singapore Changi Airport to be wholly-owned subsidiary of Temasek SINGAPORE, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Singapore's operator of Changi Airport will be split into two entities by July next year -- an airport company under state investment firm Temasek Holdings and a regulatory unit that take on strategic and regulatory functions. The new airport company will be a wholly-owned subsidiary of Temasek Holdings, and take on the operational functions of managing Changi Airport and investments in...

2008-10-05 09:00:07

Thai police have arrested key opposition leader Chamlong Srimuang as part of crackdown against anti-government protesters, local media reported Sunday. The Thai News Agency says Chamlong, a leader of the People's Alliance for Democracy, was arrested early Sunday at a polling booth after voting in Bangkok's gubernatorial elections, CNN reported. The People's Alliance has orchestrated a five-week-long siege of Thailand's Government House, demanding the ouster of People Power Party members...

2008-09-17 09:00:09

The Associated Press LONDON Trafalgar Square routinely serves as a stage for mimes, jugglers and other acts, but the tourist attraction drew an exceptionally curious crowd Tuesday when the shortest man who can walk met the woman with the longest legs. He Pingping of China stands 2 feet , 5.37 inches tall . The 20- year-old was born with a type of dwarfism. On Tuesday, he met with Svetlana Pankratova to publicize the release of "Guinness World Records 2009." This year's version of...


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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'