85 Coconuts Cracked Open in a Minute – Keshab Swain
Keshab Swain is the man of steel. The 40-year old guy from Odisha (Ganjam) holds the Guinness Book of World Records by cracking open a whopping 85 coconuts by his elbow in just a matter of six seconds. He shattered the previous record which is of breaking 72 coconuts in one minute. He achieved rare feat at an event exclusively organized at Janata Maidan, Bhubaneswar two years ago.
Dr. Pothula Srinivasa Brahmanand – Marathon Speaker
Brahmanand added his name in Guinness World Record for Longest Speech Marathon for a talk on ‘Science and Technology, Society and Human Development’ that lasted an incredible 33 hours and 46 minutes stretching over two days – September 8 & 9, 2012 – KIIT University, Bhubaneswar. The speech revolved around the topics science, technology, society and human development.
Durga Charan Mishra – Longest journey by car in a single country
Durga Charan Mishra with his wife Smt. Jotshna Mishra decided to take a challenge and create a New Guinness World Record in the category –“Longest Journey by Car in a Single Country”. Both completed all the formalities required by the Guinness World Records for official attempt. Interestingly, they chose a Maruti Wagno R for such monumental feat.
They started the adventure on the 23 February, 2014 at 8.15 am from Puri, Odisha and covered almost all part of the India as per the guideline mandated by the Guinness World Records.
Both reached Puri, Odisha on 1st April, 2014 at 12.45 pm after a long drive of 18,458 km (11,469 miles) to claim the new Guinness World Records. They broke the previous Guinness World Record of 15,793 km (9,813.3 miles) held by Gennadij Paramonov (Russia), and Rainer Zietlow (Germany).
Biggest Congregation of Odissi Dancers
560 Indian Odissi dancers performance get into the Guinness Book of World Records. In the biggest congregation of Odissi dancers, 555 dancers from across India and abroad matched steps to perform the complete five-phase repertoire of classical Odissi for 28 minutes for the feat on December 24. The dancers started with “Mangalacharan,” followed by “Batu,” “Pallavi,” “Abhinay” and “Mokshya.” The colourful show held at the Kalinga Stadium to flag off the week-long International Odissi Festival was organised by the Department of Culture in collaboration with a cultural associations.