Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List

3241Oldest lakeLake BaikalRussiaLake Baikal, Siberia, Russia, is between 20 and 25 million years old, and was formed as a result of a tectonic rift in the Earth's crust. The rift is very much active and is causing Baikal to continue to widen at an approximate rate of 2 cm (0.7 in) per year. It holds more water than all of North America's Great Lakes combined and is host to a wealth of biodiversity, including the world's only freshwater seal.
3242Longest time to sponsor a sports teamDoenges Ford66 year(s), day(s)United States, Bartlesville, Oklahoma08 February 2007The record for the longest corporate sponsor of a sports team is 66 years and was achieved by Doenges Ford who has sponsored American Legion Baseball since 1941 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, USA.
3243Most stairs climbed on a unicycle in 30 secondsPeter RosendahlChina, Beijing01 November 2007The most stairs climbed on a unicycle in 30 seconds is 56 and was achieved by Peter Rosendahl (Sweden) at the Millennium Monument in Beijing, China, on 1 November 2007.The record was filmed by CCTV for Zheng Da Zong Yi - Guinness World Records Special.
3244Most faces painted in one hour by a team of fiveThe Big Moo607 peopleUnited Kingdom, Milton Keynes23 June 2007The most faces painted in one hour by a team of five was 607 at The Big Moo in Campbell Park, Milton Keynes, UK, on 23 June 2007.
3245Largest collection of phonecardsSunil JosephIndia, Peermade28 January 2013The largest collection of phonecards belongs to Sunil Joseph (India) and consists of 5,986 different phonecards as of 28 January 2013, in Peermade, Kerala, India.Sunil Joseph has been collecting telephone cards since 1997 and has a collection from 245 countries.
3246Most tennis balls held in the mouth - dogAugieUnited States, Dallas06 July 2003The world record for the most tennis balls held in the mouth bya dog at one time is five. Augie, a golden retriever owned bythe Miller family in Dallas, Texas, USA, successfully gathered andheld all five regulation-sized tennis balls on 6 July 2003.
3247Longest tongue ever - dogBrandy43 centimetre(s)United States, St. Clair Shores01 January 2002The world record for the longest tongue on a dog is 43 cm (17 in) and belonged to Brandy, the boxer, who lived with her owner John Scheid in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, USA until September 2002.Unfortunately Brandy (who was born in 1995) had to be put down on 8 September 2002, due to a stomach disorder that is common in boxers.
3248Largest liquid body on EarthEarths outer core08 January 2003The largest liquid body on Earth is its outer core. The inner core is solid iron/nickel with a radius of around 1,221 km (758 miles). This is surrounded by the liquid outer core, with a thickness of 2,259 km (1,403 miles). The outer core has a total volume of around 1.719 x10²º cubic metres. It represents around 29.3% of Earth's mass and 16% Earth's volume.
3249Cartwheeling - greatest distance in 24 hours (team)Beausejour GymnosCanada, Memramcook09 September 2006The greatest distance travelled in 24 hours by a team doing cartwheels is 50 km (31 miles) by a team of ten from Beausejour Gymnos (Canada) at the track in Memramcook, New Brunswick, Canada, from 8-9 September 2006.Team members were:Sasha Kennedy, Vanessa Bradley, Emma Cooney, Nathalie Colpitts, Jordan Hope, Veronique Roussel, Tanya McMahon, Kerry McMahon, Jeff Gallant and David LeBlanc
3250Most expensive magic showSiegfried and Roy at the Mirage28000000 US dollar(s)United States, Las Vegas01 February 1990Siegfried and Roy at the Mirage, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA starring Siegfried Fishbacher and Roy Horn (both Germany) cost over $28 million (then £16 million) to stage when it opened on 1 February 1990. The show, which featured dozens of wild animals (including an elephant), a giant mechanical dragon which breathed fire and a cast of 60, closed after its 5,750th performance on 3 October 2003 after co- star, Roy Horn, was seriously injured by a white tiger called Montacore.Produced by Kenneth Feld & Co and directed by John Caird and John Napier, the duo performed six shows a week for 45 weeks a year, generating $44.6 million (then £26.7 million) in direct ticket sales annually for the Mirage. It can cost $3,000 to $5,000 (£1,796 - £3,119) a year to feed a single tiger
3251Largest amphibious aircraft (current)Beriev A-40RussiaThe Russian Beriev A-40 'Albatross' aircraft, which is capable of taking off and landing on both land and water, has a maximum takeoff weight of 86 tonnes (189,600 lb), a wingspan of 42.5 m (139 ft) and is 45.7 m (150 ft) long. It is powered by two turbojet engines with 15,000 kg (33,069 lb) of thrust each. The multi-purpose aircraft can be used for search and rescue, cargo and passenger transport, maritime patrol and military applications.The Beriev A-40 Albatros is the largest jet-engined, amphibious aircraft ever made. Initially only one prototype was built in 1986 achieving 148 world records but, owing to the break up of the Soviet Union, it development was suspended. However, it now appears likely that the Russian Navy will reactivate the programme and is reported to have placed an order for four aircraft for search and rescue and antisubmarine duties.
3252Most Ironman races completed in a year (male)James LawrenceUnited States, Lindon02 December 2012The most Ironman races completed in one year is 30 and was achieved by James Lawrence (USA) between 1 January and 31 December 2012.James began his attempt on 8 January 2012 by running the HITS Naples 2012 race in Naples, Florida, and ran his thirtieth and final Ironman race of the year at the 2012 HITS Championship in Palm Springs, California, on 2 December 2012. He ran the majority of the races in his native USA, running 20 different Ironman races across the country. However, also ran two races in Canada and one each in Australia, South Africa, Brazil, Germany, Austria, France, Switzerland and Mexico. This is James' second Guinness World Records title, having set the record for 'Most Ironman 70.3 races completed in a year' in 2010.
3253Tallest thistleChristine SadlerCanada, Ottawa26 August 2010The tallest thistle measures 2.4 metres (8 ft 0 in) and was grown by Christine Sadler (Canada) in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada who measured it on 26 August, 2010.Christine found the thistle in her back garden and decided to leave it to continue growing to see how tall it could grow. It is believed to be a Bull Thistle, Cirsium vulgare, although it does have some characteristics of a Scotch Thistle, Onopordum acanthium.
3254Fastest 100 m joggling with three objects - womenSandy BrownUnited States, Los Angeles22 July 1990Sandy Brown (USA) ran 100 m while juggling three objects in a time of 17.2 sec at the International Juggling Association's Joggling Championships, Los Angeles, California, USA, held in July 1990.
3255Fastest 400 m joggling with three objects - womenChrista Rypins1/16 minute(s), second(s)USA, Los Angeles22 July 1990Christa Rypins (USA) ran 400 m while juggling three objects in a time of 1 min 16 sec at the International Juggling Association's Joggling Championships, Los Angeles, California, USA, held in July 1990.
3256Greatest distance juggling on a pogo stickAshrita Furman6.44 kilometre(s)United States, Jamaica, New York28 January 2010The greatest distance juggling on a pogo stick is 4 miles and 30 feet (6.44 kilometers) and was achieved by Ashrita Furman on Easter Island, Chile, on 28 January 2010.Record set in Chile in front of Ahu Tongarikiý
3257Largest hora danceThe Municipality of SlatinaRomania, Slatina24 January 2006The largest hora dance involved 13,828 participants who danced in the town of Slatina, Romania on 24 January 2006 to celebrate the Day of Union.
3258Oldest person to obtain a pilot's licenceJames Collins WarrenUnited States, Vacaville01 September 2010The oldest person to obtain a pilot's licence is James Collins Warren (b. 16 August 1923, USA) at the age of 87 years old, in Vacaville, California, USA, in September 2010.Retired Lt. Col. James C. Warren is a former navigator of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African American military aviators in the United States armed forces.
3259Most one handed card scales in a minuteChris LinnUnited States, Sandusky23 October 2005Chris Linn (USA) was able to scale 114 playing cards from his right hand to clear a set distance of 3.6 m (12 ft) within 60 seconds at Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, Ohio, USA on 23 October 2005.
3260First fatal airplane crashThomas E. Selfridge, Lieutenant Thomas Etholen SelfridgefirstUnited States, Fort Myer17 September 1908Lieutenant Thomas Etholen Selfridge (USA) was an army observer on a plane piloted by Orville Wright (USA) on 17 September 1908 when four minutes into the performance test of the aircraft 'Wright Flyer' at Fort Myer, Virginia, USA, the propeller snapped a rudder control wire, which forced the propeller to break and lead to the plane nose diving into a field. Selfridge died from his internal injuries and fractured skull within three hours of the accident. Wright was hospitalized with a fractured thigh and several broken ribs.
3261Fastest standing wood block chop (basque)Daniel Vicente Landa1/28 minute(s), second(s)France, Soulac17 August 2005The record for the fastest time to complete a Basque style standing wood block chop is 1 min 28 sec by Daniel Vicente-Landa (Spain) on the set of L'Ete De Tous Les Records in Soulac, France on 17 August 2005.
3262Longest career as a bus driverCarl FisherUnited States, Pleasant Hope, Missouri11 March 2011Carl Fisher (USA, b. 12 December 1930) has been driving a school bus in Pleasant Hope, Missouri, USA since 1946. He still drives high school students to Ozark Technical College daily, as of December 2010. Carl first started driving the school bus shortly after he turned 16 years old on 12 December 1946. His father was a farmer and a bus driver and when Carl turned 16, his father turned the bus driving over to him so he could continued to farm. Carl has estimated to have driven 2 million miles and has owned over twelve different school buses in the last 64 years. He has driven three generations of the same family on many occasions.
3263Most people performing Shakespeare in 24 hours (multiple venues)Shakespeare Schools Festival7104 peopleUnited Kingdom, 03 July 2005The most people performing Shakespeare on a single day is 7,104 schoolchildren as part of the Shakespeare Schools Festival all around the UK on 3 July 2005.Children from schools all round the UK took part playing roles in many of Shakespeare's best loved plays in theatres around the country.They reckon 92 theatres hosted 368 productions.This was organised in conjunction with the BBC.
3264Most expensive sandwich sold at auction onlineVirgin Mary28000 US dollar(s)United States, Miami01 November 2003The most valuable piece of bread is a grilled toasted sandwich which sold for $28,000 (then £15,000) on Ebay in November 2004. The original owner, Diane Duyser of Miami, USA, was just about to tuck into her sandwich when she noticed it contained an image of the Virgin Mary. She sealed it, kept it for 10 years as a lucky charm, then went onto sell it to, a Canadian online casino.
3265Most people pushing prams (strollers) (multiple location)mineSlovakiaThe largest pram/stroller walk in multiple locations involved 2,015 prams, each containing a child, being pushed for a minimum of 1 mile in 14 locations in 7 European countries for an event organised by Mother Centres International Network for Empowerment on 13 May 2006.
3266First reality TV marriageDarva Conger, Rick RockwellfirstUnited States, 01 February 2000In February 2000, Darva Conger (USA), a former emergency room nurse, was selected by Rick Rockwell (USA) to be his bride on Fox's pioneering reality-competition show Who Wants to Marry a Multimillionaire? (Fox, USA). Although Fox later cancelled rebroadcast of the show and the marriage was quickly annulled (after it it was discovered that Rick had been accused of beating a former girlfriend and the fact that Darva did not even like him) the show drew huge ratings and is credited with launching the reality TV boom.
3267Most water extracted from a rubber udder – 3 MinutesAlois Bamberger4498 gram(s)Austria, Linz/Wels02 September 2006The most water extracted from a rubber udder in 3 minutes is 4498 g (9 lb 14.6 oz) and was achieved by Alois Bamberger (Austria) in Wels, Austria, on 2 September 2006.The event was organised by Rinderzuchtverband OÖ.
3268First wildfireCardiff UniversityUnited KingdomThe earliest wildfire smouldered approximately 419 million years ago during the Silurian period, when oxygen levels may have been higher than today's. A team of scientists from Cardiff University’s School of Earth, Ocean and Planetary Science (UK) found evidence of a low-intensity burn, probably started by a lightning, whilst studying three-dimensional charred fossils of small plants found in rocks near Ludlow, in the Welsh Borderland, UK in April 2004.
3269Largest Matouqin ensembleQianguo Mongolian Autonomous County2008 peopleChina, Songyuan City,Olympic Square of Songyuan City15 July 2008The record for the largest ensemble of Matouqin consisted of 2008 musicians and was set in Qianguoerluosi Mongolian Autonomous County,Songyuan City, Jilin Province, China, on 15 July 2008.The record event was also part of the celebration of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Torch relay in Songyuan City, Jilin province, China. The oldest Matouqin player was 59 year old, the youngest one was 8 years old.The players played two songs, which last more than 7 minutes.
3270Most football headers by a team in two minutesEnergie Cottbus under-17sGermany, Munich27 April 2002The most headers scored by a team of 11 in relay fashion in two minutes is 54 by Energie Cottbus under-17s (Germany) on the set of Guinness – Die Show Der Rekorde in Munich, Germany, on 27 April 2002.

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