Bhubaneswar, Nov 13 (LocalWire): The rare craniopagus surgery conducted successfully by a team led by eminent neurosurgeon Dr (Prof) Ashok Kumar Mahapatra at AIIMS in New Delhi in 2017 has featured in the 2020 edition of the Limca Book of Records.
Like Mahapatra, quite a few Odias and institutions from the state have entered into record books.
Here is a glance into those from Odisha who have figured in the Guinness World Book of Records.
1 The Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) here entered the Guinness World Book of Records on 8 November 2019 when as many as 26,382 tribal students of the institute promoted oral hygiene by brushing their teeth simultaneously at a single venue.
2 Manoj Kumar Maharana, a native of Berhampur, entered the Guinness World Book of Records in 2018 by stuffing 459 drinking straws in his mouth and holding them for 30 seconds without using his hands.
3 As per Guinness World Book of Records, the largest laughter yoga class consists of 15,991 people, achieved by students of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences in Bhubaneswar on 29 August 2017.
The participants were tribal students from Odisha and neighbouring region, who study at KISS.
4 The most vertical rotations of a toothpick using the mouth in one minute is 36, achieved by Manoj Kumar Maharana on 5 September 2018.
5 The largest jewellery bindi mosaic (image) is 29.96 m² (322 ft² 84 in²), and was achieved by Alkem Laboratories Limited, at RSSDI 2017, Bhubaneswar on 4 November 2017.
6 Most people performing a high-five simultaneously is 25,250 and was achieved by KISS on 9 December 2015.
7 The largest television remote control is 4.5 m (14 ft 9.1 in) long and was made by Suraj Kumar Meher and Rajesh Kumar Meher as measured in Sambalpur on 21 September 2015.
8 Sudarsan Pattnaik took sand art to a whole new level after building a 48-foot sandcastle with 530 feet circumference at Puri sea beach on 15 February, 2017.