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A gutsy granny is looking to enter the Guinness Book of Records on Saturday when she jumps off the ICL Tower in downtown Manchester with only a rope to stop her from making a mess on the pavement. She will, though, be wearing a nappy (diapers, for our US readers) to protect her modesty. No doubt it will also stop her from making a mess on pavement in the event of a less than successful landing. Eighty-three-year-old Molli Turner will join 1,000 other fundraising fanatics to abseil 165 feet down the ICL Tower -- home of the IT services company. Molli and her chums are hoping to raise more than £10,000 for St Ann's Hospice, the largest adult hospice in the UK. And if she does it as planned, she'll enter the Guinness Book of Records for being the oldest woman abseiler, or something like that. All being well, The Register is hoping to publish pictures of Molli's record-breaking descent next week. Don't say we didn't warn you. ®

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