Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List

3721Most somersaults into underpants in 90 secondsTeam PatamanItaly, Milan,,On the set of Lo Show Dei Record01 April 2011The most underpants jumped into while doing a somersault in 90 seconds is 95 and was achieved by Team Pataman (Germany) on the set of Lo Show Dei Record, in Milan, Italy, on 1 April 2011.
3722Highest tightrope crossed on a motorcycleMustafa DangerSpain, Benidorm,,From Monte Tossal Hill to the Gran Hotel Bali, Benidorm, Spain16 October 2010The highest tightrope crossed on a motorcycle is 130 m (426 ft 6.12 in) in height and 666.10 m (2185 ft 4.32 in) in length and was achieved by Mustafa Danger (Morocco) in Benidorm, Spain on 16 October 2010.Mustafa Danger traveled along a steel cable over a 1 km (3280 ft 9.96 in) in length from the Monte Tossal hill to the roof of the Gran Hotel Bali in Benidorm. A human counterweight was used during the attempt.
3723Fastest wedding chapelBest Man99 mile(s) per hourUnited States, 30 September 2010The Best Man achieved a speed of 99 km/h (62 mi/h) in Shelbyville, Illinois, USA, on 30 September 2010.
3724Heaviest aircraft pulled over 100 m by a team (male)Members of disciplinary and security forces of the Hong Kong International AirportHong Kong, ,,Hong Kong International Airport17 March 2011The heaviest aircraft pulled over 100 m (328 ft 1 in) by a team weighs 218.56 tonnes (481,842 lb) and was achieved by the members of disciplinary and security forces of the Hong Kong International Airport at Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong , China, on 17 March 2011.The aircraft pulled was a Boeing 747-400.100 participants took part in the pulling, which lasted 2 min and 38 sec.
3725First official 147 break in snookerJoe DavisfirstUnited Kingdom, London,,Leicester Square Hall22 January 1955Joe Davis (UK) was the first snooker player to achieve an officially ratified maximum break in snooker, a feat that requires a player to pot all the balls on the table in a single turn and in a specified order – all 15 reds (15 points), each followed by the black (105 points), and then all six colours (27 points). The 14-times world champion achieved the maximum 147 points in an exhibition match against Willie Smith at Leicester Square Hall in London on 22 January 1955. The first televised 147 was achieved by Davis’ compatriot and namesake Steve Davis (UK) at the Lada Classic in Oldham, UK, on 11 January 1982.
3726Fastest hands-free typingHank Torres83.09 second(s)United States, Orlando28 January 2011The fastest hands free typing was achieved in 83.09 sec by Hank Torres (USA) at the 2011 Assistive Technology Industry Association conference in Orlando, Florida, USA, on 28 January 2011. Torres typed the following paragraph using facial motion-capture technology: "The razor-toothed piranhas of the genera Serrasalmus and Pygocentrus are the most ferocious freshwater fish in the world. In reality they seldom attack a human."Mike Janela adjudicated.
3727First broadcast use of Hawk-Eye technologyEngland v Pakistan, 21 May 2001United Kingdom, LondonThe Hawk-Eye technology, which tracks and predicts the path of a ball in flight using eight cameras placed around the edge of the playing field, has revolutionized the officiating of sports such as cricket and tennis. Operating at 500 frames per second, the system is accurate to within 3mm and has helped officials to make more informed decisions as to, for example, whether a ball has crossed a particular line. First developed by 26-year-old British mathematician Paul Dawkins in 1999, Hawk-Eye made its broadcast debut in 2001 during a cricket match between England and Pakistan at Lord’s cricket ground in London, UK. The following year, the system was used in the BBC’s coverage of the Davis Cup tennis tournament.
3728Most simultaneous games of chess by an individualEhsan Ghaem Maghami135 participantsIran, Tehran09 February 2011The most simultaneous games of chess played by an individual was 135 by Ehsan Ghaem Maghami (Iran) at the Shahid Beheshti University sports stadium in Tehran, Iran, on 8-9 February 2011. Maghami is a chess Grand Master and a 9-time Iranian national champion. All qualified opponents were required to possess an Elo rating of at least 1,200 before the attempt.The event was witnessed by, among others, Mohammed J. Kambuzia, the president of the Iranian Chess Federation and one of the vice-presidents of the World Chess Federation. Maghami also played against an additional 469 opponents who did not meet the qualifying criteria of possessing a published Elo rating of at least 1,200, and thus were not considered for this record. Maghami won 97.35 percent of his total matches.
3729Heaviest sumo deadlift in one hourNick Mallory54464 kilogram(s)United Kingdom, Hemel Hempstead21 March 2011The heaviest sumo deadlift in one hour was 54,464 kg (120,072 lb) by Nick Molloy (UK) at Esporta Health Club in Hemel Hempstead, UK, on 21 March 2011. Molloy completed 851 acceptable repetitions of a 64 kg barbell with weight plates and clips.He was witnessed by Dan Little (UK), Exercise & Lifestyle Manager of Esporta Grant Smith (UK), a REPS Level 3 certified personal trainer, and Roger Davis (UK), a seven-time world champion across various disciplines in the International All-Round Weightlifting Association.
3730Longest serving IOC PresidentBaron Pierre de CoubertinFrance01 January 1925The longest serving International Olympic Committee President was Baron Pierre de Coubertin (France) who held the office a record 29 years from1896 to 1925.
3731Highest box-office film gross for a South African filmSarafina!7300000 US dollar(s)South Africa, 01 January 1992Sarafina! (1992) took $7.3 million (£4.8 million) at the US box office.
3732Highest box-office film gross for a Thai filmWarrior King11900000 US dollar(s)Thailand, 01 January 2005Warrior King (2005) took $11.9 million (£7.9 million) at the US box office.
3733Fastest aircraft, civilGulfstream G650United States, Savannah01 August 2010In August 2010, as part of its 1,800 hour flight test programme, a Gulfstream G650 passenger jet serial number 6001, flown by test pilots Tom Horne and Gary Freeman, reached a flight speed of Mach 0.995 in a 16-18 degree dive in Savannah, Georgia, USA and this, together with its maximum cruising speed of Mach 0.925, make the Gulfstream G650 the fastest civil business aircraft currently flying. Designed to carry eight passengers and four crewmembers, the G650 has a potential range of 7,000 nautical miles enabling it to link Dubai with New York and London with Buenos Aires.
3734Most modern Summer Olympics Games hostedLondon3 timesUnited Kingdom, 01 January 2012The most modern Summer Olympic Games hosted by a city is three, by London, UK, in 1908, 1948 and 2012.
3735Largest display of nativity setsOasis Church2150 itemsUnited States, Pembroke Pines11 December 2010The largest display of nativity sets contained 2,150 unique sets and was achieved by Oasis Church (USA) in Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA, on 11 December 2010.The sets were from personal collections of the church's members, on display for the Christmas season.
3736Fastest time to walk over ten obstacles while carrying a person on the headDaniel Ashitey Amarh, Richard Mensah OforiItaly, Milan27 April 2011The fastest time to walk over ten obstacles while carrying a person on the head (standing on one foot) is 21.83 sec and was achieved by Daniel Ashitey Amarh and Richard Mensah Ofori (both Ghana) on the set of Lo Show Dei Record, in Milan, Italy, on 27 April 2011.
3737Greatest distance between same offence, arresting officer and offenderUnknownNew Zealand01 January 2010In late 2010, a British man received a ticket for speeding from Police Constable Andy Flitton near Christchurch in South Island, New Zealand. The offender then recognised the constable as the same officer who had given him a ticket for speeding on a main road north of London in the UK two years previously. Both had emigrated to New Zealand, the police constable after 32 years service with the London Metropolitan Police, and the offender after 12 years in the UK. Hence they hold the record and distinction of being involved in the same offence, in the same roles at opposite ends of the world with the greatest distance between the two offences. The first ticket cost the driver £60 in Britain, while the second cost him NZ $ 120 (£58).
3738Highest number of juvenile executionsIranIran01 January 2009The age for criminal responsibility in Iran is 9 for girls and 15 for boys - much lower than most other countries and one of the reasons for the fact that it has the highest number of juvenile executions. A juvenile is categorised as a person under the age of 18 at the time of the crime. In 2009, it was reported by the Amnesty International that there were seven such executions in Iran, while it had reported eight in 2008 with a further 133 facing execution. All of the prisoners were reported to be17 years old at the time of their alleged crimes, which included murder and rape. They were, however, only executed when older having been kept in prison for a number of years.
3739Longest journey by a wind-powered carDirk Gion, Stefan SimmererAustralia01 February 2011Dirk Gion and Stefan Simmerer (both Germany) travelled 5,000 km (3,100 miles) from Perth to Melbourne, Australia, in 18 days in January/February 2011. Their car, the Wind Explorer, weighs just 220 kg (485.02 lb) and is powered by the wind a wind turbine charges a lithium-ion battery pack to provide propulsion and, when the wind is strong enough, kite resembling a parasail is used to harness the power of the wind directly. With the exception of around $10 worth of electricity when the wind was insufficient, the entire journey was wind powered.
3740Greatest number of improvised explosive devices (IEDS) defusedSergeant Major Karl LeyAfghanistan01 January 2011Sergeant Major Karl Ley (UK), of 11 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Regiment of the British Army, has made safe 139 improvised explosive devices (IEDs) planted by the Taliban during a six-month tour in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, and been awarded the UK George Medal. According to the medal citation, he has cleared more IEDs than any other operator in history. In one three-day period, he removed an incredible 42 bombs form a village outside the town of Grereshk. The George Medal is the second highest gallantry that a civilan can be awarded in the UK and it may be awarded to military personnel if their act does not qualify for a military gallantry award.
3741Largest swap of spies since the end of the Cold WarRussian "sleeper" agents and Russian nationals10 peopleRussia, 08 July 2010On 27 June 2010, a group of 10 Russian “sleeper” agents, who had been spying for the Russian Federation’s External Intelligence Agency (SVR), were arrested in New York, USA. After pleading guilty to charges of failing to register as representatives of a foreign government, they were returned to Russia, via Austria, on 8 July 2010, under the terms of what was the largest prisoner swap between Russia and a western democracy since the end of the Cold War. They were exchanged for four Russian nationals, three of whom had been convicted and imprisoned on espionage charges. One of the more notable Russian agents, Anna Chapman, has gone on to become a TV celebrity in Russia.
3742Largest model train setMiniatur Wunderland GmbH12000 metre(s)Germany, Hamburg01 January 2011The biggest train set can be found in Miniatur Wunderland , Hamburg, Germany. It is modelled on a number of regions from around Europe and the USA and covers 1,150 m² (12,378 ft² 71.56 in²), but when completed in 2014 the 13 miles (20.92 km) of track will cover more than 2,300 m² (24,756 ft² 143.1 in²) and feature models of the Rocky Mountains, a mini Matterhorn and a Scandinavian fjord. The model comprises over 11,000 carriages and wagons, 900 signals, 3,500 buildings and 200,000 figures.All the functions of the railway and its features are monitored from a control room with at least 40 computers. There are 50–60 “rail accidents” per day that need locating ASAP!
3743Most garland exchanges by a team of two in one minuteAshrita Furman and Bipin LarkinUnited States, New YorkThe most garland exchanges by a team of two in one minute is 37, achieved by Ashrita Furman and Bipin Larkin (both USA), in Providence, Rhode Island, USA, on 25 May 2012.
3744Most hand-made elements in an artworkAi WeiweiUnited Kingdom, London12 October 2010“Sunflower Seeds”, an art installation by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, comprises 100 million replica sunflower seeds, with each “seed” intricately crafted in porcelain and then hand-painted by a team of 1,600 skilled artisans. The artwork was laid out in a rectangle measuring 1,000 m2 (10,764 ft2) on the floor of the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern, London, UK, and exhibited to the public between 12 October 2010 and 2 May 2011. Although visitors were at first permitted to walk on the exhibit, the resulting dust thrown up was considered a health risk and barriers were later erected around it.On 29 January, members of the European art collective IOCOSE used slingshots to fire four real sunflower seeds into Ai Weiwei’s artwork, thus creating a new exhibit that they entitled Sunflower Seeds on Sunflower Seeds.
3745Longest distance by unicycle on a line of bottlesChen ZhongqinChina, China05 January 2014The longest distance by unicycle on a line of bottles is 30.17 m (98 ft 11.79 in) and was achieved by Chen Zhongqing (China) on the set of CCTV-Guinness World Records Special at Heilan International Equestrian Club, in Jiangsu, China, on 5 January 2014.
3746Longest time to lift and hold a structure weighing 465 kgZydrunas SavickasItaly, Milan,,On the set of Lo Show Dei Record25 March 2011The longest time to lift and hold a structure weighing 465 kg (1025.15 lbs) was 36.60 sec and was achieved by Zydrunas Savickas (Lithuania) on the set of Lo Show Dei Record, in Milan, Italy on 25 March 2011.
3747Fastest garden shedEdd China94 kilometre(s) per hourItaly, Milan,,On the set of Lo Show Dei Record01 April 2011The fastest garden shed is the "Gone to Speed", which can travel to a speed of 94 km/h (58.41 MPH) built by Edd China and was presented on the set of Lo Show Dei Record, in Milan, Italy, on 1 April 2011.
3748Longest chain of twist tiesWee Kids Early Learning CentreUnited States, Hainesport26 August 2013The longest chain of twist ties consists of 11,306 twist ties and measures 402.02 m (1,319 ft) in length. It was created by Wee Kids Early Learning Centre (USA) in Hainesport, New Jersey, USA, on 26 August 2013.
3749Largest sticky note mosaicThe Government of Dubai Land Department300000 a unit not listed belowUnited Arab Emirates, DubaiThe largest sticky note mosaic contains 300,000 sticky notes and was created by The Government of Dubai Land Department (UAE), in Dubai, UAE, on 25 May 2014.
3750Fastest overland journey to the South Pole (average speed)Jason De Carteret, Kieron Bradley15/54 kilometre(s) per hourNot Applicable, Antarctica,,Antarctica20 December 2012A team travelling in the Thomson Reuters Polar Vehicle set a new record for the fastest overland journey to the South Pole (average speed), setting off from Patriot Hills on Sunday 18 December 2011 and arriving at their destination one day, 15 hours and 54 minutes later having covered a distance of 1,114 km (692 miles) resulting in an average speed of 27.9 kmh (17.34 mph). The team was comprised of two members, Jason De Carteret and Kieron Bradley (both UK).

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