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  Friday, September 18, 2009

  Heaviest gooseberry-world record set by Bryan Nellist

  WHITBY, UK -- During the Egton Bridge Gooseberry Show , Bryan Nellist, a 73-year-old amateur gardener, displayed a 35 drams (2.19 oz or 62.0 grams) Woodpecker whopper-which sets the new world record for the Heaviest gooseberry.

   Photo: Bryan with the world's Heaviest gooseberry / Photo by: Ceri Oakes
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    Chairman of Egton Bridge Old Gooseberry Show, Eric Preston, said people came from all over the country, attending from Lancashire, Cheshire and Lincolnshire. This is the first world record ever set at Egton Bridge and the heaviest club berry grown there in more than 200 years.

   Mathematicians have verified that Bryan Nellist, of Egton Bridge, has smashed the 16-year-old Guinness World Record for the Heaviest gooseberry held by Kelvin Archer for a gooseberry weighing 61.04g.

   Bryan Nellist now holds the world record for the Heaviest gooseberry by a small margin, beating Kelvin Archer's previous 1993 Guinness world record of a berry weighing in at 34 drams 25 grains by just over two grains or 0.1 grams.

   A former gamekeeper on the Egton estate, Mr. Bryan Nellist has been growing gooseberries for more than half a century. He grows his world record gooseberries in the back garden and is a regular champion at the village's famous Old Gooseberry Show, where he was recently awarded the Harland Challenge Cup.     

   "I have been trying for 53 years to grow 'the big one' and it could have been even bigger.

   "Growing a giant gooseberry like this is a delicate process. There is nothing more heartbreaking than waking up in the morning to discover your gooseberry has burst."

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Friday, September 18, 2009

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     Tallest Cactus-SDM College of Dental Sciences 

       Biggest Largemouth Bass-Manabu Kurita

                 Biggest Chicken Egg-"Titi"

          Tallest Amaranth plant-Jesse Eldrid