Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List

3031Fastest printing of a postage stampLiechtensteinische Post AGLiechtenstein, Schaan16 August 2012The fastest time to print a postage stamp is 57 min 50 sec and was achieved by Liechtensteinische Post AG (Liechtenstein) at the LIBA 2012 Stamp Exhibition, in the Saal am Lindaplatz in Schaan, Liechtenstein, on 16 August 2012.The stamps were printed as part of celebrations marking the 100th anniversary of the country's first ever stamp. The three designs chosen for the record attempt were determined using a voting system open to visitors to the event, and all depicted the myths and legends of Liechtenstein. The first to cast a vote was His Serene Highness Hereditary Prince Alois von und zu Liechtenstein, patron of LIBA 2012. The clock started as soon as the shortlist was announced and was stopped when the printed stamp was bought (by GWR Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday) at an official post office. The final time on the stopwatch was 57:50.17. The printing, perforating and trimming was carried out by IPG Gutenberg, which was usefully located in the same street as the exhibition hall. Motorcycle police escorted the printed stamps from the printers to the exhibition hall.
3032Largest set of windchimesNathan Ranaga FarbiarzUnited States, Eureka Springs04 November 2004The largest set of wind chimes measured 10.92 m (35 ft 10 in) tall and were made by Nathan Ranaga Farbiarz (USA) and hung from a tree in Eureka Springs, Arkansas on 4 November 2004.
3033Longest distance marathon pool rescueFrinton and Walton Swimming Pool Lifeguard Team30000 kilometre(s)United Kingdom, Walton on the Naze08 July 2011The longest distance marathon pool rescue was 30,000 m (98,425 ft) by members of the Frinton and Walton Swimming Pool Lifeguard Team (UK) at Frinton and Walton Swimming Pool in Walton on the Naze, UK, on 8 July 2011.The event consisted of 23 team members, each towing a manikin heavier than 40 lb (18.14 kg) in continuous legs along a 25-m pool. Each member was required to swim at least 50 m before passing on to the next team member. The event lasted 15 hr 30 min 33 sec.
3034Most times quarantined - domestic animalPeter Godfrey40 timesEgypt, Cairo28 January 2005The record for the most number of times a domestic animal has been quarantined belongs to Smarty, a ginger cat, who was quarantined for the 40th time in Larnaca, Cyprus, after her 79th flight from Cairo, Egypt on 28 June 2005. Smarty, also holds the record for the 'most flights by a cat' and was owned by Peter and Carole Godfrey (UK) in Cairo, Egypt until her death in February 2007.Smarty was a female cat, born on 2 August 1990, and was rescued by the Godfreys from a gutter in Cairo, Egypt when still a kitten. She died in February 2007, aged 17.
3035Largest simultaneous yo-yoYomega Corporation , Boys' Life Magazine2036 participantsUnited States, Fort A.P. Hill29 July 2010The largest simultaneous yo-yo was achieved by 2,036 participants at an event organised by Yomega Corporation and Boys' Life Magazine (both USA) at the 2010 National Scout Jamboree in Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia, USA, on 29 July 2010.Hand clickers were used at entrances to count participants.
3036Most travelled toy mascotRaymondoNot Applicable03 September 2010The most travelled toy mascot is a bear called Raymondo, owned by ISPY (UK), who travelled 395,605 miles (636,714.8 km) from 27 September 2009 to 3 September 2010, passing through 6 continents and 35 countries on his journey.Raymondo accompanied airline crew members or sponsors and travelled with a suitcase of travel goodies, his passport and several changes of clothing. Each mile travelled by Raymondo was logged on a dedicated website together with a personal blog, pictures and witness statements. After visiting Aruba, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, China, Cuba, Cyprus, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sudan, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, USA and Vietnam, Raymondo retired in Court Colman in South Wales. Raymondo was named after Ray Martin, the husband of ISPY founder Christine Martin.
3037Heaviest garlicRobert Kirkpatrick1.19 kilogram(s)United States, Eureka01 January 1985A garlic head grown by Robert Kirkpatrick of Eureka, California, USA in 1985 weighed 1.19 kg (2 lb 10 oz).In the interests of fairness and to minimize the risk of mistakes being made, all plants should, where possible, be entered in official international, national or local garden contests. Only produce grown primarily for human consumption will be considered for publication. The assistance of Garden News is gratefully acknowledged.
3038Longest time adrift at sea - aloneUnknownChina, Hong Kong05 April 1943The longest recorded survival alone on a raft is 133 days by Second Steward Poon Lim (b. Hong Kong) of the UK Merchant Navy, whose ship, the SS Ben Lomond, was torpedoed in the Atlantic 910 km (565 miles) west of St Paul's Rocks in Lat. 00°30'N, Long. 38°45'W at 11:45a.m. on 23 November 1942. He was picked up by a Brazilian fishing boat off Salinópolis, Brazil on 5 April 1943 and was able to walk ashore.
3039Fastest marathon skippingChris Baron4/28/48 hour(s), minute(s), second(s)Canada, OttawaThe record for the fastest marathon run whilst skipping with a rope is 4 hr 28 min 48 sec and was set by Chris Baron (Canada) at the ING Ottawa Marathon, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on 27 May 2007.
3040Largest egg from a bird livingGunnar and Kerstin Sahlin2.589 kilogram(s)Sweden, BorlängeThe largest egg on record weighed 2.589 kg (5 lb 11.36 oz) andwas laid by an ostrich (Struthio camelus) at a farm owned byKerstin and Gunnar Sahlin (Sweden) in Borlänge, Sweden, on 17 May2008.
3041Highest rate of fire for a machine gun in serviceM134 MinigunNot ApplicableDesigned for use in helicopters and armoured vehicles in the late 1960s, the 7.62 mm (0.3 in) calibre M134 Minigun is based on the multiple-barrelled Gatling design. It has six barrels that are revolved by an electric motor and fed by a 4,000-round link belt. This allows for a firing rate of 6,000 rounds per minute, or 100 per second, about ten times that of an ordinary machine gun.
3042Longest concert by a groupBodhi Foundation & Maharashtra Youth Development Organisation & group64/5/7 day(s), hour(s), minute(s)India, nagpur16 April 2009The longest concert by a group lasted 64 hours 5 minutes and 7 seconds and was achieved by Bodhi Foundation & Maharashtra Youth Development Organisation & group (India) at the "Veterinary Hall" Seminary Hills, Nagpur, India, from 14 to 16 April 2009. The group consisted of Mr. Pravin Moreshwar Bhiwgade, Mr. Sunil Madhav Ingle and Mr. Raju Haribhau Kale
3043Longest chilli pepper stringSuncheon CityKorea (South), Jeollanam-do Namdo11 October 2008The longest chilli-pepper string measured 1,395 m (4,576 ft 9 in) and was made by citizens of Suncheon City, South Korea, on 11 October 2008.The string consisted of 29,037 red chilli peppers. 2,533 people participated in making the string.
3044Largest harmonica ensembleLee Lee Chow, Tom Lee Music Company LimitedHong Kong, Hong kong13 November 2009The largest harmonica ensemble involved 6,131 participants for an event organised by the Tom Lee Music Company Limited in Happy Valley Recreation Ground, Hong Kong, on 13 November 2009.The concert/event was called Symphony Under the Stars and was organised by the Hong Kong Philamonic Society Ltd. 15,000 people attended and the orchestra played on stage whilst the audience played along whilst seated in the recreation ground. They played the Guinness World Record Melody for seven minutes twenty five seconds.
3045Most batteries in a work of artGilberto Macías EnríquezMexico, Nuevo LeónBy May 2003, Gilberto Macías Enríquez of Nuevo León, Mexico constructed a model of the Vatican made entirely with 21,313 button-shaped batteries. His aim is to make people aware of the high toxicity of batteries by recycling them.
3046Snowmobile - greatest distance in 24 hours (team)Nathan Hudye, Nolan NykolaishenCanada, Madge Lake05 March 2005Nathan Hudye and Nolan Nykolaishen (both Canada) travelled 3,284.59 km (2,040.95 miles) by snowmobile on a closed circuit at Madge Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada, in 24 hours on 4 and 5 March 2005.They made 298 laps of a 11.02 km (6.85 mile) circuit.
3047Monkey bars - farthest distance in a minuteAna Belén Úbeda PalomaresSpain, Madrid11 December 2001Ana Belén Úbeda Palomares (Spain) swung acorss 100 bars - a distance of 35 m (114.8 ft) in a minute on the set of El Show de los Récords, Madrid, Spain on 11 December 2001.
3048Largest collection of film projectorsChristos PsathasGreece, Athens29 July 2011The largest collection of film projectors is 1,919 achieved byChristos Psathas (Greece), in Athens, Greece, on 29 July 2011.Christos Psathas has been collecting film projectors, camerasand cinema memorabilia since a very early age and has built up hiscollection over the years, including a large number of rare andunique machines.The collection is stored in the style of a private museum andlocated in two different venues. Having achieved the record titleChristos is now planning to enhance his collection by searching formore unique and rare machines.
3049Most stamps in a seriesKechen GuoChina, Luoyang,,Luoyang City10 April 2010The most stamps in one series are the Splendid Peonies series consisting of 1,000 different stamps, released in five consecutive years from 2006 to 2010 for the annual Luoyang Peony Festival in Luoyang City, Henan Province, China.The stamps were released by Luoyang Post Bureau on 10 April annually from 2006 to 2010.
3050Fastest time to solve a 5x5x5 Rubik's CubeFeliks ZemdegsAustralia, Canberra08 September 2013At the Australian Nationals 2013 in Canberra, Australia, Feliks Zemdegs (Australia) once again broke his own record for the fastest 5x5x5 solve. He completed the cube in a time of 50.50 seconds at the event held on 7–8 September 2013.
3051Most Rubik's Cubes solved while running a marathonShane White175 itemsUnited States, Savannah,Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Marathon03 November 2012The most Rubik's Cubes solved whilst running a marathon is 175 and was achieved by Shane White (USA) at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Marathon in Savannah, Georgia, USA, on 3 November 2012.Shane completed the marathon in under the five hours required in order to make a valid attempt at this record. He ran the course in a time of 4 hr 53 min 39 sec.
3052Largest asteroid visited by spacecraft4 VestaNot Applicable16 July 2011NASA’s Dawn spacecraft is an unmanned probe whose mission is to explore the two biggest asteroids in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. On 11 August 2011 Dawn arrived at 4 Vesta, which is also classed as a dwarf planet, and has an average diameter of 525.4 km. It spent just over a year orbiting the asteroid before departing on 4 September 2012 on a trajectory that will allow it to rendezvous with and orbit the even larger asteroid 1 Ceres in early 2015.
3053Tallest manmade leaning towerMontreal Olympic Stadium TowerCanada, Montréal01 January 1987The tallest manmade leaning tower is the Montreal Olympic Stadium Tower, Montreal, Canada, which measures 165 m (541 ft 4.05 in) and has a curved angle of 45 degrees. Completed in 1987, the tower is designed to support 75% of the weight of the roof of the main building. A funicular built on two levels rides the tower up the Observatory, located on the top three floors and where a panoramic view stretching up to 80 km in every direction is offered. Each ascension takes less than 2 minutes.Although originally designed to host the 1976 Olympic Games, the Montréal Tower and its Observatory were not completed until 10 years after. Only the top three floors are occupied, the remaining floors were empty as of 2010.Pic: Alamy
3054Largest parade of Hyundai busesEmirates TransportUnited Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi02 December 2010The largest parade of Hyundai buses consisted of 390 buses and was organised by Emirates Transport, in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on 2 December 2010.A 5.8 km-long convoy of 390 Hyundai buses travelled a stretch of 4 km on the Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Highway in Abu Dhabi. The record attempt was to celebrate UAE 39th national day.
3055Farthest distance wall running (parkour)Amadei WeilandGermany, Rust,,Europa Park13 July 2012The farthest distance wall running is 3.49 m (11 ft 5.4 in) and was achieved by Amadei Weiland (Germany) on the set of Guinness World Records – Wir Holen Den Rekord Nach Deutschland, in Europa Park, Rust, Germany, on 13 July 2012.
3056Longest standing jump from vault-to-handstand (parkour)Cole ArmitageUnited Kingdom08 September 2010The longest standing jump from vault-to-handstand is 2.37 m (7 ft 9 in) and was achieved by Cole Armitage (UK) at Basingstoke Active Life Centre, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK, on 8 September 2010.Cole is a member of the parkour team, 3Run. He jumped from a gymnastic vault onto another one in a handstand position.
3057Brightest digital cinema projectorBarcoBelgium, Kuurne01 December 2010The brightest digital cinema projector is Barco DP2K-32B (Belgium), which achieved an unprecedented light output of 43,292 lumens on 1 December 2010.The projector’s light output was measured at the centre of a 4 m² cinema screen. The distance between the projector’s lens and the measurement device was 5 m.
3058Fastest marathon dressed as an astronaut (male)Simon Couchman3/08/45 hour(s), minute(s), second(s)United Kingdom, London13 April 2014The fastest marathon dressed as an astronaut is 3 hr 08 min 45 sec and was achieved by Simon Couchman (UK) at the 2014 Virgin Money London Marathon in London, UK, on 13 April 2014.Simon's record was one of 30 successfully broken and verified onsite by Guinness World Records at the 2014 Virgin Money London Marathon.
3059Highest catch of a footballDavid Seaman, Gavin HensonUK, Wembley Stadium,London06 December 2010The greatest height from which a football has been successfully caught is 102.5 m (336 ft), achieved by Gavin Henson and David Seaman (both UK) at Wembley Stadium, London, UK, on 6 December 2010.Both are equal record holders - Seaman was the first to catch the ball from the 102.5m crane, Henson followed shortly after. The balls were standard weight and size footballs, which reached a velocity of arounf 85 mph by the time they reached the ground, causing them to bounce 10-15 m into the air!The attempt was organised by Cadbury''s as part of their Spots V Stripes campaign.
3060Most likes on a Facebook item in 24 hoursBarack ObamaUSA07 November 2012The most likes on a Facebook item in 24 hours is 3,868,253, as featured on the official page for Barack Obama (USA) in response to a post made on 07 November 2012.The post, "Four more years." and a picture of Obama embracing wife Michelle, was an announcement of his re-election as President of the United States.

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