The Six: The UAE’s wackiest world records

The largest flower arrangement in the world can be found in Dubai Miracle Garden in the shape of an Emirates Airline Airbus A380. (Shutterstock)
Updated 03 November 2018
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The Six: The UAE’s wackiest world records

DUBAI: The UAE is no stranger to breaking world records, but these feats of ingenuity are on the stranger side.
Chain reaction
On Thursday, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority broke a Guinness World Record when commuters from 96 countries set a record for the longest human chain with the most diverse range of nationalities.
Nailed it
The Beauty Connection Spa in Dubai partnered with KOKO Nail to set a record for the most nails filed and varnished within eight hours in 2014.
Blooming brilliant
The largest flower arrangement in the world can be found in Dubai Miracle Garden in the shape of an Emirates Airline Airbus A380.
Record-breaking breakfast
In 2017, a Sikh temple in Dubai entered the Guinness World Records archive for serving free continental breakfasts to 600 people from 101 countries — the maximum number of people from diverse nationalities.
A tricky operation
In January 2014, the Dubai Health Authority broke a record for the largest gathering of people dressed as nurses with 691 attendees.
Light it up
A wood and copper lantern standing at 13.09 meters tall was named the largest standing lantern in the world in 2016 and is a permanent installation at a fresh food market in Sharjah.


Marilyn Monroe’s Golden Globe sells for record $250,000 at auction

Updated 18 November 2018
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Marilyn Monroe’s Golden Globe sells for record $250,000 at auction

  • The award has made history as the highest selling Golden Globe sold at auction
  • Monroe picked up the Golden Globe for World Film Favorite Female

Marilyn Monroe’s Golden Globe Award sold for a record-breaking $250,000 at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills, California, auction officials said late Saturday.
The 1961 award statue for World Film Favorite Female from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association made history as the highest selling Golden Globe sold at auction.
Monroe’s raven black two-seater, 1956 Ford Thunderbird, which was auctioned for the first time, fetched $490,000 at Icons & Idols: Hollywood, which took place Friday and Saturday.
Monroe, one of the most collectible celebrities, was pictured driving in the car with her husband, playwright Arthur Miller, shortly after their June 1956 wedding.
The movie star owned the vehicle for six years until shortly before her death in 1962.
Darren Julien, president of Julien’s Auctions, said the car was “not only part of automotive history but comes with an aura of glamor, romance and tragedy of a true Hollywood legend.”
Monroe gifted the Thunderbird to the son of her acting coach, Lee Strasberg, in 1962.
The current owner, who wishes to remain anonymous, tracked the vehicle down through registration and other documents. The car has undergone restoration but retains many original parts.
Monroe’s copy of Playboy’s first issue with her on the cover, signed by publisher Hugh Hefner, sold for $32,000 along with almost a dozen other items owned by the iconic actress.
The auction also included items from other celebrities including pop stars Tina Turner and Cher.