Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List

3181First Indianapolis 500 winnerRay Harroun120.06 kilometre(s) per hourUnited States, Ray Harroun (USA), driving the Marmon Wasp, won the inaugural Indy 500 race, initially named the “International Sweepstakes,” at an average speed of 120.06 km/h (74.602 mph), on 30 May 1911. It is believed that this race marked the first use of a pace car to start a race. It is also believed that Harroun’s Marmon Wasp was the first automobile to use a rearview mirror.
3182Oldest known Mayan muralSan BartoloGuatemala, San Bartolo01 January 2001A mural discovered in 2001 in the ancient city of San Bartolo, Guatemala, has been dated to 100 BC. The mural, which is the size of a room, was painted by skilled artists, tells the story of creation and gives insights into the Maya concepts of kingship, including the idea that kings ruled by divine right, a privilege thought to be handed down to them by the gods themselves.Previous to this discovery, archaeologists had assumed that Maya writing and art had not reached a sophisticated level until the seventh century AD.Source, National Geographic:
3183Fastest Very Easy Sudoku CompletionThomas Snyder1/23.93 minute(s), second(s)United States, BookExpo America,Washington DCThe fastest time to complete a Very Easy Sudoku puzzle is 1 min 23.93 sec by Thomas Snyder (USA) at BookExpo America, Washington DC, USA on 20 May 2006.The attempt was carried out under the auspices of the International Sudoku Organisation and the puzzles were created by Sudoku Grand Master Mike Mepham. Thomas Snyder is American champion and was the second-place finisher at the first World Sudoku Championships in Lucca, Italy in March 2006.
3184Most lasso Texas skips in one minuteDaniel Ledda80 timesSpain, Madrid11 June 2006The world record for most lasso Texas skips in one minute is 80 achieved by Daniel Ledda (Spain) on the set of "Guinness World Records - El Show de los records" in Madrid, Spain on 11 June 2006. A Texas skip is twirling a lasso in a vertical loop on one side of the body and then jumping sideways back and forth through the loop.
3185First woman to play with the Harlem GlobetrottersLynette WoodardfirstUnited States, 01 January 1985Lynette Woodard (USA) joined the Harlem Globetrotters (USA) in 1985, becoming the first woman to play as a member of the world famous team of basketball entertainers. Woodard, a standout at Kansas University (USA), was captain of the 1984 U.S. Olympic gold-medal winning team and a member of the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. She played professionally in Italy and Japan before finishing her career in the Women’s National Basketball Association with the Cleveland Rockers (USA) and Detroit Shock (USA).
3186Youngest winner of a Laurence Olivier AwardEleanor Worthington-CoxUnited Kingdom15 April 2012On 15 April 2012, Eleanor Worthington-Cox (UK) became the youngest person to win a Laurence Olivier Award for her performance as Matilda in Matilda the Musical, aged ten. She is the youngest of four girls who shared the part and are all younger than any previous Laurence Olivier award winner. The other actresses were Cleo Demetriou, ten (just a few weeks older than Eleanor), Kerry Ingram, 12, and Sophia Kiely, 12.
3187Largest parade of scootersYorkshire Scooter AllianceUnited Kingdom, Humber Bridge, Hull14 August 2010The largest parade of scooters featured 860 participants and was achieved by Yorkshire Scooter Alliance on the Humber Bridge, Hull, UK, on 14 August 2010.864 scooters crossed the bridge, but the last 4 had to be discounted because they drove behind the back up vehicle at the end of the parade.
3188Farthest golf shotElement 21 Golf, Mikhail Tyurin, Commander Michael Lopez-AlegriaNot Applicable, Space23 February 2006Flight Engineer Mikhail Tyurin (Russia)­ assisted by caddy Commander Michael Lopez-Alegria (USA) ­teed-off during a six-hour spacewalk outside the International Space Station (ISS) on 23 February 2006. Element 21 Golf (Canada) paid an undisclosed sum for the stunt, which was permitted by the Russian space agency as a means of raising cash. NASA estimated that the ball would orbit for three days before burning up in the atmosphere ­a distance of 2.02 million km (1.26 million miles). The Russians put their estimate at 740 million km (460 million miles)!
3189Most prosthetics donated by a single organisationProstheses Foundation of H.R.H. The Princess Mother DevakulaThailand, Nakorn Pathom province01 February 2012The most prosthetics donated by a single organisation was 864 artificial legs, donated and fitted by The Prostheses Foundation of H.R.H. The Princess Mother (Thailand) in Wat Phra Pathom Chedi, Nakorn Pathom, Thailand, between 12 - 25 February 2012.
3190First forensic psychologistDr Albert von Schrenck-NotzingfirstGermany, 01 January 1896Psychiatrists have been acting as expert witnesses since at least the mid-1840s, but the first referenced use of a psychologist called upon to testify in a court of law was Dr Albert Von Schrenk-Notzing (Germany, 1862-1929) who, in 1896, drew upon his studies of suggestibility and memory recall to testify in a murder trial. His testimony related to the difficulties in accepting witness statements after the trial's intense pre-publicity – an issue that continues to affect trials today.Dr Schrenk-Notzing drew up his experimental studies at the institute run by W. Wundt (Germany). He argued in court that certain witnesses could not distinguish between what they had actually seen and what they had already read in the press.
3191Winkle spitting - greatest distanceAlain JourdenFrance, Moguériec16 July 2006The farthest distance for winkle spitting is 10.4 m (34 ft 1.4 in) and held by Alain Jourden (France), who retained his global title of the Winkle World Championship in Moguériec, France, on 16 July 2006 with a spit of 9.38 m (30 ft 9.2 in).
3192Longest skateboard stationary manualBrendon DavisUnited States, San Carlos,,Society Skate ShopThe longest stationary skateboard manual is 19 min 39.56 sec and was achieved by Brendon Davis (USA), at the Society Skate Shop, San Carlos, California, USA on 11 May 2013.Davis improved upon the previous record by over 2.5 times.
3193Longest one-wheeled wheelie on a skateboardBrent KronmuellerUnited States, Los Angeles17 September 2007The longest one-wheeled wheelie on a skateboard is 40.84 m (134 ft) by Brent Kronmueller (USA) on MTV's The Rob & Big Show in Los Angeles, California, USA on 17 September 2007.
3194Fastest time to shear one merino lambDwayne BlackChina, Beijing20 September 2007The fastest time to shear a single merino lamb is 53.88 seconds by Dwayne Black (Australia) on the set of Zheng Da Zong Yi - Guinness World Records Special in Beijing, China, on 20 September 2007.Further info from the committee:Shearing Clean: 10.8Crutch size: OKWool Weight: 1.65 kg
3195Largest re-enactment of PAC-ManPAC-ManhattanfirstUnited States, Manhattan01 January 2004In 2004, students from New York University created PAC-Manhattan, a “real-life” re-enactment of the game in which people, dressed as PAC-Man and the four ghosts, chased each other around Manhattan city blocks. The playing field consisted of 6x4 city blocks surrounding Washington Square Park, with a total surface area of 171,029m². Each player was teamed with a controller who communicated the player’s positions using mobile phones. GWR Video Gamer's Edition 2008.
3196Lightest tent commercially availableTerra Nova Equipment587.9 gram(s)United Kingdom, Alfreton29 September 2010The world's lightest tent is the Laser Photon Elite, by Terra Nova Equipment (UK), a one-man tent that has a mass of 587.9 g (20.7 oz), and was weighed in Derbyshire, UK, on 29 September 2010.The mass of the tent includes the inner sheet, flysheet, aluminium pole, guylines, 2 carbon fibre support poles, 2 elastics, 12 pegs, peg bag, pole bag, outer bag and even 1 extra guy line and 6 extra flysheet elastics.
3197Most sensitive gamma ray detectorGammasphereUnited States, Argonne National Laboratory,Illinois25 February 2004Gammasphere at the Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois, USA is the most sensitive gamma ray 'microscope' used in nuclear physics research. It is a cylinder measuring 3 m (10ft) high pierced with 110 gamma ray detectors. These detectors focus inwards to a central target area which is bombarded with ions from a particle accelerator. Gammasphere is so sensitive that it can detect gamma rays produced in these collisions that are 300,000 times weaker than the strongest produced in the collisions.
3198Lowest Death Dive escapeRobert GallupUnited States, Mojave Desert01 January 1997Robert Gallup (Australia) was leg manacled, handcuffed, chained, put into a secured mail bag and then locked in an 0.74 m² (8 ft²) cage before being thrown out of a C-123 transport plane at 5,485 m (18,000 ft) above the Mojave Desert, California, USA. With less than a minute before impact and travelling at 240 km/h (150 mph), he escaped from the sack and cage to reach his parachute secured on the outside of the cage and was able to deploy it with enough altitude to land safely.This was for a one hour FOX TV special Gallup Extreme Magic: Challenge of the Death Dive televised in 1997.
3199Largest collection of thimblesRobert J. HarperCanada, Brockville,,Robert J. & Susan Harper's home08 January 2013The largest collection of thimbles belongs to Robert J. Harper (Canada), with 8,003 different thimbles as of 8 January 2013, in Brockville, Canada.Robert J. Harper began his thimble collection in 1986 with 12 thimbles. His favourite thimble in the collection is pewter thimble with a drummer boy figure.
3200Lance lifting - durationRaymond JaninFrance, Sete21 August 2003Raymond Janin (France) held a jousting lance measuring 2.8 m (9 ft 2.16 in) long and weighing 3 kg (6 lb 8.53 oz) horizontally at shoulder height for 26 seconds on the set of L'Ete De Tous Les Records, Sete, France on 21 August 2003.Previously known as "Joust lifting - duration". Changed as the object that is being lifted is a lance, (which is used by knights to joust).
3201Most marathons run on consecutive days (male)Akinori Kusuda52 day(s)Japan, Saitama22 March 2009The most marathons run on consecutive days is 52 and was achieved byAkinori Kusuda (Japan) on the Besshonuma Park Jogging Course, Saitama, Japan, from 30 January to 22 March 2009.The marathons were organised by and the course was measured by the Saitama Association of Athletics Council. The final marathon on the 52nd day was the Tokyo Marathon in Tokyo, Japan.
3202Fastest paddleboard crossing of the Florida Straits (women's team)Hayley Bateup, Janna Worlock, Nicola Mocke, Aline PatersonUnited States, Key West10 July 2003Hayley Bateup (Australia), Jenna Worlock, Nicola Mocke (both South Africa) and Aline Paterson (USA) paddled across the Florida Strait between Cuba, and Key West, Florida, USA, a time of 25 hr 44 min from 9 to 10 July 2003.As the crow flies, the distance is approximately 180 km (112 miles). They paddled in relay.
3203Largest bandaid /plasterBeiersdorf, S.A.Spain, Barcelona06 June 2004The world's largest plaster is a scaled-up version of the Hansaplast Universal strip, which measured 360 cm (141 in) long and 95 cm (37 in) wide on 6 June 2004. It was created by David Martínez Fernández, Juan Luceño Montero and Eduardo Torello Rivera (all Spain) of Beiersdorf, S.A. in Barcelona, Spain.The wound pad measured 125 cm (49 in) long, 60 cm (23.6 in) wide and the micro perforations had a diameter of 0.6 cm (0.2 in) at a distance of 10 cm (3.9 in) apart.The original plaster was 50 times smaller, measuring 72 mm (2.8 in) x 19 mm (0.7 in), with a wound pad of 25 mm (0.9 in) x 12 mm 0.4 (in). The perforations were 2 mm (0.07 in) apart.
3204Longest performance capture filmThe Polar Express 2004firstUnited States, 10 November 2004The Polar Express (USA 2004), the first film to entirely use the Performance Capture technique, whereby the physical movements of the actors are digitally recorded and then translated into a computer animation, was released on 10 November 2004 with a running time of 1 hr 33 min. The film, based on Chris Van Allsburg's (USA) children's book, has Tom Hanks (USA) playing five of the characters and was made at a cost of US$165 million (£88.85 million).
3205Underwater swimming - fastest 50 m (10 m pool)Cédric Genin24.6 minute(s), second(s)France, Cabourg01 August 2005The record for the fastest time to swim 50 m underwater in a 10 m pool is 24.6 sec and was set by Cédric Genin (France) on the set of L'Ete De Tous Les Records, Cabourg, France on 1 August 2005.
3206Most hair dyed in 24 hours - single locationSergio & Margarida Hair Salon & SchwarzkopfPortugal, Lisbon,,Sergio & Margarida Hair Salon21 October 2009The most hair dyed in 24 hours - single location was 380 and was achieved by Schwarzkopf Professional and Sergio & Margarida Hair Salon in Lisbon, Portugal, on 21 October 2009.The record was achieved by a team of 10 professional hairdressers and their assistants.
3207Most knee bends on a Swiss ball in one hourStephen Buttler1716 timesUnited Kingdom, 12 November 2009The most knee bends performed in one hour while standing on a Swiss ball is 1,716 by Stephen Buttler (United Kingdom) at Hope House, Shropshire, UK, on 12 November 2009 in celebration of Guinness World Records Day.Adjudicated along with records for:- Most push-ups with claps in 1 minute- Most knee bends on a Swiss Ball in 1 minute- Most knee bends on a Swiss Ball in 1 hour- Most tricep dips in one minute- Most knee bands in one minute
3208Highest rate of obesity (country)NauruNauru01 January 2013The 2013 report of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation found that the country with the highest rate of obesity is the island state of Nauru, in the South Pacific, where a staggering 71.1% of the population are obese – beating the USA at a relatively svelte 31.8%. A person is considered obese if their body mass index (calculated by dividing their mass in kilograms by the square of their height in metres) is greater than or equal to 30. The UN FAO report was based on data gathered during 2008.
3209Most forward flips in a minuteLi JingguanChina, Henan Province22 November 2006The most forward flips in a minute is 65 and was achieved by Li Jingguan (China) at the Shao Lin Tagou Martial Arts School on 22 November 2006.
3210Fastest time to cycle 10 metres on glass bottlesFelix MueckeChina, Beijing17 June 2009The fastest time to cycle 10 m on glass bottles is 6.65 seconds and was achieved using a standard bicycle by Felix Muecke (Germany) on the set of Zheng Da Zong Yi - Guinness World Records Special in Beijing, China, on 17 June 2009. Felix competed with the previous record holder, Wang Jianguang.

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