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60 entries in Limca Book

Staff Reporter

Fastest hairstylist and Tornadoes team find place



A RECORD-BREAKING FEAT: A file picture of "Tornadoes". — Photo: K. Bhagya Prakash

BANGALORE: Coca-Cola India has released the new entries in the Limca Book of Records from the State. The State has over 60 entries.

Uma Jay Kumar of Bangalore, known as the Queen of Hairstyles, is the fastest hairstylist. On August 16, 2004 she set the following records: French roll in seven seconds, complex hairstyling in 8.81 seconds, styling 35-inch-long hair in 35.04 seconds and hair cutting (step) in 23.04 seconds.

The Tornadoes team of the Army Service Corps, Bangalore, finds a place for "Most Men on a Motorbike." Thirty-four men on a 500 cc motorcycle traversed 600 metres at the STC Parade Grounds, ASC Centre and College.

C. Natarajan has made a giant sarvabhowma veena. It is 305 cm long, 76 cm wide and 74 cm high. The 70 kg instrument is made of a single piece of jackfruit wood and has a 128-cm dandi and a 225-cm resonator with carved figures on it.

A team from Mangalore, whose hobby is designing and flying kites, has designed the largest appliqué kite. Some of their kites made of rip-stop nylon cloth measure 12 ft x 30 ft and are embellished with intricate appliqué work. Each kite depicts traditional folk arts such as Kathakali, Yakshagana and Bhootaloka.

Pushpa C.H of Bangalore has been collecting bus tickets since November 1999. She has since collected 2,793 tickets. The Limca Book of Records 2005 has 24 refreshing and informative sections. The record book celebrates over 10,000 awe-inspiring achievements of Indians from around the world.

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