India! The country with amazing diversity and wonders has many champions. All these are real facts and real records. Most of them are certified by authentic record books like Guiness Book of Records & Limca Book of Records. I am trying to tabulate as many as I can. Please help me in my efforts by adding more facts and records.

Sunday, March 30, 2008


The Atlas moth (Attacus atlas) is a large saturniid moth found in the tropical and
subtropical forests of Southeast Asia, southern China, India, the Malay archipelago, Thailand to Indonesia.
These moths are considered the largest in the world in terms of total wing surface area (upwards of 400 square cm. or 65 square inches). Their wingspans are also amongst the largest, from 25-30 cm (10-12 inches).
Atlas moths are predominantly tawny to maroon in colour with roughly triangular, diaphanous
"eyes" on both forewing and hindwing, bordered in black. The purpose of these dramatic,
gossamer portals is not clear, but they are thought to play a role in predator avoidance.
Their bodies are hairy and disproportionately small compared to their wings. Patterns and
colouration vary among the many described subspecies. Male Atlas moths are distinguished
from females by their smaller size, more tapered wings, and larger, bushier antennae.
Another interesting characteristic of the Atlas moth is that it doesn’t have fully developed mouth-parts, so it can’t feed…ever. It survives on the larval fat reserves, throughout their entire 1-2 weeks adult lives.
In India, Atlas moths are cultivated for their silk in a non-commercial capacity; unlike that produced by the related Silkworm moth (Bombyx mori), Atlas moth silk is secreted as broken strands. This brown, wool-like silk is thought to have greater durability and is known as fagara.

Friday, March 28, 2008


About 20% Indians are strict vegetarians. With a population of more than 120 crore (12 billion) the vegetarian population is more than 24 crore (2.4 billion), largest in the world. There are 744 vegetarian communities comprising 16% of the population, prominent among them being, Jains and Vaishnavas. Large parts of population from Southern India, Northern India and Western India are vegetarians.

the staple food of Indians being rice & chapati (made from wheat flour), in a strictly vegetarian diet, the requirement of protein is met by plant sources such as soyabean and other lentils. However body protein intake and assimilation rate is higher if more than one type of plant proteins are eaten together.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


Radhakant Bajpai of Naya Ganj, Uttar Pradesh, India, has been recognized by Guinness World Records as having the world’s longest ear hair.The tufts coming out of the man’s ears measured an incredible 13.2 cm (5.19 in) at its longest point when he set the record in 2003.The length of the 50-year-old's pinna pelt was confirmed by medical examiner Dr. R P Gupta.

"Making it to Guinness World Records is indeed a special occasion for me and my family," said Radhakant. "God has been very kind to me."

The hair has now grown to a much longer size. In fact, the hair is so long he has to shampoo and comb it.