Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List


IDRecordWhoWhatWhereWhenExplain
3061Most cheers in a compound crowd recording
3062Highest Seasonal Population Difference
3063Oldest surviving terrestrial globeErdapfelGermany01 January 1492In 1492, Martin Behaim (Germany) – a German cosmographer and explorer who worked for the Portuguese court – created the earliest globe that has survived to the present day. Known as the Erdapfel (‘Earth Apple’), it is a metal sphere on which a map was painted by Georg Glockendon (Germany). The map does not include North or South America, as Christopher Columbus did not return from his celebrated journey to the Americas until 1493. The globe is tilted accurately to reflect the angle of the Earth’s axis.
3064Longest career as a civil servantHardy William CashUnited States, Hampton28 January 2011The longest career as a civil servant is 63 years 210 days and was achieved by Hardy William Cash (b. 7 August 1927, USA) who has served with the City of Hampton since 1 July 1947 until the day of his retirement on 28 January 2011. Hardy has been named a Paul Harris Fellow in appreciation of his service to the City of Hampton. He began his career as an administrative assitant to the County Manager, aged 19 years. A colleague stated that Hardy, now aged 82 years, "continues to contribute his service, expertise, and historical knowledge to the Hampton Community, and he continues to to touch lives in many ways outside of the business walls with his commitment to people."
3065First fatalities during a launch rehearsalApollo 13 peopleUnited States, 27 January 1967US astronauts Virgil Ivan ‘Gus’ Grissom, Edward Higgins White II and Roger Bruce Chaffee were killed inside their Apollo 1 capsule on 27 January 1967 during a launch rehearsal at Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA. The fire was caused by a spark from an electrical fault which occurred in the capsule’s artificial atmosphere of pure oxygen. The internal pressure caused by the fire meant the crew could not open the hatch, which was designed to open inwards.
3066Most bounces on a space hopper in one minuteMark LittleUnited Kingdom28 August 2011The most bounces on a space hopper in one minute is 108 and was achieved by Mark Little (UK) at Butlins, Bognor Regis, UK, on 28 August 2011.GWR Live! at Butlins.
3067First algae powered aircraftDiamond DA42 NGfirstGermany, Berlin,,ILA Air Show in Berlin01 June 2010In June 2010 at the ILA Air Show in Berlin, EADS, the European defence company, demonstrated the first public flight of an aircraft with one engine powered by algae derived bio-fuel. The aircraft was a twin-engine Diamond DA42 NG light aircraft. The engine fed with bio-fuel showed a fuel consumption that equated to a saving of 5-10 percent compared to the engine using conventional jet kerosene. It is claimed that exhaust gas measurements show that the bio-fuel is much less polluting than conventional fuels.
3068Most consecutive haircuts by a team in 8 hoursWesley Mission, with the support of Just Cuts, Schwarzkopf ProfessionalAustralia, Sydney06 August 2013The most consecutive haircuts by a team in 8 hours is 375 and was achieved by Wesley Mission, with the support of Just Cuts, Schwarzkopf Professional (both Australia) at Martin Place, in Sydney, Australia, on 6 August 2013.
3069Deepest geothermal hot spring measured by a plumb lineThe Springs Resort and SpaUnited States, Pagosa Springs20 August 2011The deepest geothermal hot spring measured by a plumb line is 305.41 m (1,002 ft), and is located at The Springs Resort and Spa (USA) in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, USA. The spring was measured on 20 August 2011.The spring was measured by a hydrologist from Basin Engineering in Durango, Colorado. The actual depth of the spring is unknown, as the plumb line measured a maximum depth of 1,002 ft, and it ran out before hitting the bottom of the spring.
3070First phonographTinfoil PhongraphfirstUnited States, 01 January 1877The first phonograph, also known as the “Tinfoil Phongraph,” was invented by Thomas Alva Edison in 1877 in the state of New Jersey in the United States. It was originally designed to record and play back messages from another new communications device—the telephone. To record sound, Edison used some tin foil which was wrapped around a cylinder. The first recording, if not quite a “hit” record, was famously the nursery rhyme “Mary Had a Little Lamb.”
3071Largest hokey cokey dance (multiple venues)Unknown196569 peopleCanadaA total of 196,569 people from 681 schools across Canada, danced the Hokey-cokey simultaneously for eight minutes from 11.15am CST (10.15am PDT/2.15pm ADT) during 'activ8 the Nation's Schools Hokey Pokey Challenge' on 9 April 2002.
3072First purpose-built commercial spaceportSpaceport AmericafirstUnited States, New Mexico01 January 2011At a planned cost of almost US$200million, the Government of New Mexico, USA, is funding the construction of the world’s first purpose-built commercial spaceport, Spaceport America (formerly the Southwest Regional Spaceport). Due to be completed towards the end of 2011, it will comprise a space age terminal and hangar building and an airfield with a 10,000 ft (3,000m) runway. Virgin Galactic, the company that plans to take tourists into space, will base its headquarters and operations at the new purpose built spaceport.
3073Fastest time to 100 Eskimo rolls by hand in a canoe/kayak (female)Helen Barnes3/46.097 minute(s), second(s)United Kingdom, Nottingham/West Bridgford25 June 2010Helen Barnes (UK) completed 100 eskimo rolls in 3 min 46.097 sec at the David Lloyd Club in Nottingham, UK on 24 June 2010.
3074Most crossovers on a slalom course on inline skates in one minuteLuca UlivieriItaly, Rome24 March 2010The most crossovers on a slalom course on inline skates in one minute are 86 and were achieved by Luca Ulivieri (Italy) on the set of Lo Show dei Records in Rome, Italy, on 24 March 2010. The record was part of the Italian TV series "Lo Show dei Record".
3075Fastest water jet powered carJason Bradbury26.8 kilometre(s) per hourUnited Kingdom, Suffolk15 March 2010The fastest speed in a water jet powered car is 26.8 km/h (16.65 mi/h) and was achieved by Jason Bradbury (UK) on the set of The Gadget Show at Wattisham Airfield, Ipswich, UK, on 15 March 2010.The speed is the average speed of two runs in opposite directions. The speed was measured each time by independent professionals with a radar gun. The car had a pressurized tank containing 70 litres (15.4 gal) of water and 90 litres (19.8 gal) of air plus two auxillary tanks on each side of 7 litres (1.54 gal) each. The tank system was pressured at 8.2737 bar (120 psi). The vehicle had no other means of propulsion.
3076Fastest 20 m vehicle pull with meat hooks in the backHelmut Christian Kirchmeier44 second(s)Italy, Rome01 April 2010The fastest time to pull a vehicle over a 20 metre course with meathooks in the back is 44 seconds and was achieved by Hannibal Helmurto (Germany) on the set of Lo Show dei Record in Rome, Italy, on 1 April 2010. The record was part of the Italian TV series "Lo Show dei Record".
3077Most bounces of a soap bubbleKuo-Sheng LinChinese Taipei, New Taipei City17 April 2012The most bounces of a soap bubble is 195, and was achieved by Kuo-Sheng Lin (Taiwan), at Hold Enterprise Co. Ltd. in Taipei, Taiwan, on 17 April 2012.Lin used bubble solution from Hold Entreprise Co. Ltd. (a bubble manufacturer) who also hold the record Most soap bubbles blown inside one large bubble and most soap bubble domes. He wore a glove on his hand to assist with the bouncing.
3078Largest parade of push scooters / kick scootersNew Plymouth DistrictNew Zealand, New Plymouth08 December 2013The largest parade of kick scooters involved 489 vehicles at an event organized by New Plymouth District (New Zealand) in New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand, on 8 December 2013.
3079Most tennis balls caught in a bucket on the head in one minuteAshrita FurmanUnited States, New York23 November 2012The most tennis balls caught with no hands in one minute is 48 by Ashrita Furman and Bipin Larkin (both USA) at the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team offices in New York, New York, USA, on 23 November 2012.
3080Most times to pass through a tennis racket in three minutesThaneswar Guragai96 timesNepal, 26 February 2012The most times to pass through a tennis racket in three minutes is 96, and was achieved by Thaneswar Guragai (Nepal) at the Radisson Hotel in Lazimpat, Kathmandu, Nepal, on 26 February 2012.
3081Longest journey by fire engineSteve MooreUnited Kingdom, London10 April 2011The longest journey by a fire engine is 50,957 km (31,663 miles) long and was achieved by Stephen Moore (UK), who started his journey from Greenwich, UK, on 18 July 2010 and finished it at the same place, on 10 April 2011.Stephen was supported throughout his journey by his crew: Chris Moore, Ross Shepley-Smith, George Troughton, Ben Battye, Ben Haslett, James Morrow, David Orders, Ailsa Fereday, Paul Barham, James Stevens, Michelle Mahoney, Lyndsey Baker, Seve Poderoso, Amy Harpin, Louise Mahoney, Fuad Sulejmanovic, Kate Bartishel, Chris Hallward, Rob Poderoso, Valerie Keith, Gemma Rowlan, Steve Shoppman, Matt Haynes and Mehul Patel (all UK), who took turns to accompany him.The fire engine was a Mercedes 1124 AF named Martha, which was designed for short and quick journeys.
3082Fastest time pushing a car over 50 m with one fingerGuizhong XieChina, Shenzhen,,Gaoxinqi Technological Garden11 December 2010The fastest time pushing a car over 50 m (164 ft 0.5 in) with one finger is 47.7 seconds and was achieved by Xie Guizhong (China) in Shenzhen City, China, on 11 December 2010.It was an outdoor attempt for the TV show Zheng Da Zong Yi-Guinness World Records Special. The car weighed 1,890 kg (4,167 lb).
3083Most juggling catches in one minute (three fire staffs)Johan EklundSweden, Uppsala05 January 2011The most juggling catches in one minute using lit three firestaffs is 48 and was achieved by Johan Eklund (Sweden) in Skyttorp, Sweden, on 5 January 2011.Johan only stopped his attempt as the Kevlar wick on one of the staffs burnt through and it came apart. He used 1 metre long staffs.
3084Fastest 20 m bum scootSamuel JacksonUnited States, New York06 November 2013The fastest 20 m bum scoot is 20.41 seconds and was achieved by Samuel Jackson (USA) at the Guinness World Records Unleashed Arena in Times Square, New York, New York, USA, on 6 November 2013.
3085Largest migrant on landAmerican bison (Bison bison)United States01 January 2010Weighing in at nearly a tonne (2,200 lb), the American bison (Bison bison) is the largest terrestrial animal in North America and the largest land animal to migrate. Although 60 million bison once roamed North America, they were overhunted to near extinction by the end of the 19th century, and wild populations are now limited to a handful of national parks such as Yellowstone in Wyoming and the Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. A seasonal migrant, the bison moves to lower elevations in the winter to seek shelter and food.
3086Oldest pitcher to record a shutoutJamie MoyerUnited StatesAt 47 years 170 days, Jamie Moyer (b. 18 November 1962, USA) of the Philadelphia Phillies (USA) became the oldest pitcher to throw a shutout, blanking the Atlanta Braves (USA) at Citizens Bank Ballpark in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA), on 7 May 2010. Phil Niekro was the previous oldest at 46 years 188 days when he pitched a shutout for the New York Yankees against the Toronto Blue Jays in 1986.
3087Fastest time to carry a car 20 m strapped to the shouldersZydrunas SavickasItaly, Milan10 March 2011The fastest time to carry a car 20 m strapped to the shoulders is 14.44 seconds and was achieved by Zydrunas Savickas (Lithuania) on the set of Lo Show Dei Record, in Milan, Italy, on 10 March 2011.The car was stripped of much of the interior and weighed 397 kg. It was lifted 10 cm off the ground before the start.
3088Largest regular season loss avenged in the postseason (NFL)New York JetsUnited States, Foxborough16 January 2011The largest regular season defeat avenged by a team in the National Football League (USA) postseason was 42 points by the New York Jets over the New England Patriots in the 2010-11 season. New England defeated New York, 45-3, in a regular-season meeting before New York gained retribution with a 28-21 victory in the divisional round of that season's playoffs in Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA, on 16 January 2011.
3089Largest window in spaceCupolaNot Applicable08 February 2010Cupola is a module of the ISS attached to the Tranquility node and consists of a cluster of seven windows in a dome shape. Built by ESA and launched on 8 February 2010, its overall diameter is 2.95 m and its height is 1.5 m. Its central window measures 80 cm across. Cupola faces towards Earth and its windows, made from fused silica and borosilicate glass, provide the crew with excellent visibility for external ISS activities, such as the operation of the main robotic arm, Canadarm2.
3090Most basketball dunks in a single jumpJaVale McGeeUnited States, Los Angeles19 February 2011The most basketballs dunked in a single jump was three by JaVale McGee (USA) during the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest at the 2011 NBA All-Star Game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, USA, on 19 February 2011. McGee jumped with two basketballs in his possession before dunking each and receiving a third basketball to dunk via alley-oop from teammate John Wall (USA).

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