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Record Breakers: Shah Rukh, kisses and pillows

Last updated on: October 26, 2010 09:47 IST

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Some people know no limits. They don't think twice before challenging the extreme or going the extra mile. Some succeed, other keep trying. Here's a collection of some attempts at breaking records.

Actor Shah Rukh Khan (is seen in the movie screening of Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge inside Maratha Mandir theatre in Mumbai. The movie has set a record of completing 770 weeks of continuous screening at a cinema, a feat unmatched by any other Bollywood movie the world over.

According to Maratha Mandir owner Manoj Desai, the movie, which is still being screened, enjoys at least 60 to 70 percent occupancy on weekdays and a full house on weekends at his theatre.

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Photographs: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters
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Lebanese Shia sheikh Hassan al-Zayyat marks punctuation on Koranic verses that he had hand copied on 100x70 cm pages in his village of Tayr Dibba in southern Lebanon. He is aspiring to enter the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest handwritten Koran. Zayyat's project will fill 309 pages by the end of the year, after four years of painstaking work.

Photographs: Ali Hashisho/Reuters
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People take part in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest number of people practising Taiji in multiple locations, at the Shenyang Olympic Sports Center, to mark the one-year anniversary of the Beijing Olympic Games in Shenyang, Liaoning province.

Photographs: Sheng Li/Reuters
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A Jordanian worker performs noon prayer on a huge sofa in Amman. The sofa, measuring seven metres long and two metres tall, took about seventy metres of material and two weeks to complete. Its owner hopes it would be considered for the Guinness Book of Records for the biggest sofa in the world.

Photographs: Ali Jarekji/Reuters
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Thousands of naked volunteers pose for American photographer Spencer Tunick at Mexico City's Zocalo square. A record 18,000 people took off their clothes to pose for Tunick on Sunday in Mexico City's Zocalo square, the heart of the ancient Aztec empire.

Photographs: Henry Romero/Reuters
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Israeli Yitzhak Yazdanpana poses with a cucumber that grew in his garden in Petah Tikva near Tel Aviv. Yazdantana hopes the 118 cm (about 46.5 inches) cucumber will be entered into the Guinness Book of World Records.

Photographs: Gil Cohen Magen/Reuters
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Khagendra Thapa, the shortest man in the world, sits in his rented house in Pokhara, west of Kathmandu. Thapa is the shortest man in the world, as verified by the Guinness Book of World Records. He has officially been measured as being 67 cm (26.4 inches) tall, according to Marco Frigatti, vice-president of the Guinness Book of World Records.

Photographs: Gopal Chitrakar/Reuters
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Around 400 people fight with pillows during a world record attempt in pillow fighting in Stuttgart. The participants failed to make a new world record for the most people taking part simultaneously in a pillow fight.

Photographs: Michaela Rehle/Reuters
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Samat Hasan, a 24-year-old stuntman from Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, walks on a tightrope in Zhangjiajie, Hunan province. Walking on a 700-metre-long (2,300 ft) rope with a 3.1-centimetre (1.2 inches) diameter and set at a 39-degree gradient, Hasan successfully broke the Guinness World Record for aerial tightrope walking after failing in a previous attempt, local media reported.

Photographs: China Daily/Reuters
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Tipnis Shobha from India blows into a hot-water bottle during the 12th impossibilty challenger world record trials in Dachau, nearly 30 km (19 miles) north of Munich. Shobha became the first woman ever to blow up a regular hot-water bottle until it bursts.

Photographs: Michaela Rehle/Reuters
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A couple kisses in front of Budapest's Parliament during an attempt to break a Guinness record for simultaneous kissing. Hungarians broke the world record for simultaneous kissing when more than 6,400 couples joined lips for a few seconds at a party outside the country's parliament, the organisers said.

Photographs: Karoly Arvai/Reuters
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The Frrrozen Haute Chocolate is unveiled at the Serendipity-3 restaurant in New York after Guiness World Records researchers determined that the $25,000 frozen hot chocolate was the most expensive dessert in the world.

Photographs: Chip East /Reuters
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A Pygmy Marmoset (Callithrix pygmaea) is seen at a primate rescue and rehabilitation center near Santiago August 3, 2010. The Pygmy Marmoset, known as the world's smallest monkey and under danger of extinction, was confiscated after being found inside the clothes of a Peruvian citizen during a highway police check at the northern city of Antofagasta, nearly 1367 km (849 miles) of Santiago.

Photographs: Ivan Alvarado/Reuters
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