Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List


IDRecordWhoWhatWhereWhenExplain
4261First radio patentUnknownfirstItaly, 02 June 1896The first patent for a sytem of communication by means of electro-magnetic waves was granted on 2 June 1896 to the Italian-Irish Marchese Guglielmo Marconi GCVO(Hon) (1874-1937). A public demonstration of wireless transmission of speech was given in the town square of Murray, Kentucky, USA in 1892 by Nathan B. Stubblefield. He died destitute on 28 March 1928.
4262First coin - datedUnknown01 January 0495The earliest dated coin is a Samian silver tetradrachm struck in Zankle (now Messina), Sicily, dated year 1, viz 494 BC - shown as the letter 'A' on one side. The earliest Christian Era dated coin is: MCCXXXIIII (1234) Bishop of Roskilde coins, Denmark (six known).
4263Largest coffee party (multiple venues)Macmillan Cancer Relief576157/26000 peopleUnited Kingdom, 26 September 2003Macmillan Cancer Relief (UK) broke their record of the previous year for the largest coffee morning with a total number of 576,157 people attending over 26,000 meetings simultaneously throughout the UK on 26 September 2003.
4264First person to visit both polesAlbert Paddock Craryfirst, North Pole12 February 1961Dr Albert Paddock Crary (USA) (1911-87) reached the North Pole in a Dakota aircraft on May 3, 1952. On Feb 12, 1961 he arrived at the South Pole by Sno Cat on a scientific traverse party from the McMurdo Station.
4265Heaviest weightlifting 94 kg clean & jerk (male)Ilya IlyinUnited Kingdom, London04 August 2012Ilya Ilyin (Kazakhstan) retained his Olympic gold in the men's 94 kg division with a lift of 233 kg in the clean and jerk at the ExCeL centre, London, UK, on 4 August 2012. Ilyin lifted a combined score of 418 kg (233 kg clean and jerk, 185 kg snatch) to set another world record at London 2012.
4266Heaviest weightlifting 94 kg total (male)Ilya IlyinUnited Kingdom, London04 August 2012Ilya Ilyin (Kazakhstan) lifted a combined score of 418 kg (233 kg clean and jerk, 185 kg snatch) in the men's 94 kg division at the ExCeL centre in London, UK, on 4 August 2012 to retain his Olympic gold. His 233 kg clean and jerk was also a new record in the event.
4267Smallest species of dinosaurMicroraptor zhaoianusChina, Chaoyang01 January 1999Although not the first winged dinosaur to evolve, it is acknowledge as the first documented four-winged dinosaur species, with all four of its limbs presumably used for aerial activity.
4268First scientific description of a dinosaurMegalosaurusfirstUK, University Museum at Oxford01 January 1824The first dinosaur to be described scientifically was Megalosaurus bucklandi (great fossil lizard) in 1824. Remains of this bipedal flesh-eater were found by workmen before 1818 in a state quarry at Stonesfield, near Woodstock, Oxon and later placed in the University Museum at Oxford. The first fossil bone of Megalosaurus was actually illustrated in 1677, but its true nature was not realized until much later. It was not until 1841 that the name Dinosauria (terrible lizards) was given to these newly-discovered giants.
4269First mammalUnknownUSAIn 1991 a partial skull of a mammal named Adelobasileus cromptoni was reported from 225 million-year-old rocks in New Mexico, USA. The first true mammals, as represented by odd teeth, appeared about 220 million years ago during the Late Triassic. This creature was similar in appearance to modern tree shrews of the order Scandentia.Modern mammals (therians) arose in the Mid-Cretaceous period, and the earliest representatives of modern orders, such as Purgatorius, the first primate, by the end of the Cretaceous period, 65 million years ago.
4270First fossil reptileWestlothiana lizziae 'Lizzie the Lizard'ScotlandThe oldest reptile fossil, nicknamed `Lizzie the Lizard', a stem-amniote or reptiliomorph, was found on a site in Scotland by palaeontologist Stan Wood in March 1988. The 20.3-cm (8-in) long reptile is estimated to be about 340 million years old, 40 million years older than previously discovered reptiles. `Lizzie' was officially named Westlothiana lizziae in 1991.
4271Most runs scored by a player in a Blind Cricket World Cup innings (male)Mansood JanIndia, New Delhi01 November 1998The first cricket World Cup for the blind was held in New Delhi, India in November 1998. The winners of the inaugural competition was South Africa beating Pakistan in the final. The highest individual score during the competition was 262 not out by Masood Jan (Pakistan) against South Africa at Roshanara Club on 19 Nov 1998.
4272First public screening of a feature filmUnknownfirstUSA, 1155 Broadway,New York City14 April 1894The first commercial presentation of motion pictures was at Holland Bros' Kinetoscope Parlour at 1155 Broadway, New York City on 14 April 1894. Viewers could see five films for 25 cents from a double row of Kinetoscopes developed by William Kennedy Laurie Dickson (1860-1935) assistant to Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) in 1889-91.
4273Most people simultaneously walking on stiltsWinkelhart Spijkenisse959 peopleNetherlands, Spijkenisse16 September 2011The most people simultaneously walking on stilts is 959 and was achieved by Winkelhart Spijkenisse (The Netherlands), in Spijkenisse, The Netherlands, on 16 September 2011. Following the successful opening of Stadsplein Spijkenisse and Kopspijker shopping center on 15/19/11, more than 1200 pupils from 17 primary schools in Spijkenisse, Netherlands on 16 September 2011 attempted to set a new world record. They had to walk 100 meters, all at the same time, on stilts. 957 of them made it, and thus the old record set by 737 professional stilt walkers from Canada was smashed.Alderman Kees Dijkman presented the "best decorated stilts" award to Groups 7 and 8 of primary school - Duif uit Snoekenveen.The world record event was part of "Spijkenisse on Stilts" as Spijkenisse celebrates the total renewal, expansion and completion of its city centre.
4274First successful artificial eyeJeremiah TeehanfirstNot Applicable, 17 January 2000It was announced on 17 January 2000 that a patient named Jeremiah Teehan (USA), who lost his sight due to a blow to his head 36 years previously, could see again thanks to an artifical eye developed by William Dobelle (USA). Jeremiah became the second person to have received surgery of this kind, although the first to have had successful results. Dobelle, chairman of the Dobelle Institute, New York, USA, has developed a pair of spectacles attached to a minature camera and an ultrasonic rangefinder. They feed signals to a 10lb computer worn on the waistband, which processes the video and distance data. This processed information is then sent by another computer to 68 platinum electrodes implanted in Jerry's brain, on the surface of the visual cortex.Jerry 'sees' a simple display of dots defining the outline of an object. Jerry's vision is equivalent to 20/400 - the same as a severly short-sighted person. Jerry is able to read two-inch letters at five feet, find a mannequin in a room, walk to a black stocking cap hanging on a white wall and then return to the mannequin and put the cap on its head.
4275Youngest guerrilla leadersLuther and Johnny Htoo700 peopleMyanmar, Ratchaburi24 January 2000On January 24, 2000, a renegade ethnic group from Myanmar, known as 'God's Army', led by two 12-year old twins said to possess 'mystical powers', Luther and Johnny Htoo, took 700 people hostage for 24-hours at a hospital in Ratchaburi, Thailand. The hostage-takers demanded doctors treat wounded colleagues at their mountain base. All hostages were later freed during a military operation carried out by Thai commandos on the morning of January 25, 2000. It later transpired that three of 10 guerrillas killed in the rescue took part in the takeover of the Myanmar embassy in Bangkok in October 1999, the Thai military claimed. 'God's Army' was formed when a splinter group left the Karen National Union in 1997.
4276Largest tea partyDainik Bhaskar32681 peopleIndia, Indore, M.P.24 February 2008The record for the largest tea party is 32,681 participants and was achieved by Dainik Bhaskar (India) for the City of Indore, at Nehru Stadium, in Indore, India, on 24 February 2008.The official brew for the event was Brooke Bond Red Label and the event was supported by Tea Board of India.
4277Largest enviromental conservation organisationWWF5000000 peopleNot Applicable, 01 September 2011Since it was officially formed and registered as a charity on September 11, 1961, the WWF-World Wide Fund For Nature has become the world's largest and most experienced independent conservation organization, with around 5 million supporters worldwide. The WWF is a truly global network, working in more than 90 countries.
4278Largest collection of cameras (stills photography)Dilish ParekhIndia, Mumbai01 September 2005Dilish Parekh of Mumbai, India has a collection of 4,425 antique cameras that he has amassed since 1977Dilish, who works as a photo journalist has within his collection cameras made by Rolliflex, Canon, Nikon and a Royal Mail Postage stamp camera that dates back to 1907
4279First billion-dollar authorJ.K. RowlingfirstUK, 01 January 2004J.K. Rowling (UK) is one of only five self-made female billionaires, and the first billion-dollar author. The seven Harry Potter books have sold a total of 400 million copies around the world and are published in 55 languages, including Latin and Ancient Greek.According to Forbes, Rowling has grossed over $1 billion (£627 million) for her novels and from related earnings.
4280Most people doing somersaultsBarrelrollman Organization865 participantsUnited States, St Louis,,Art Hill in Forest Park09 November 2013The most people doing somersaults simultaneously is 865 and was achieved by Barrelrollman Organization (USA), in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, on 9 November 2013.
4281First homogeneous self-righting shapeGömböcfirst, 01 January 2006The Gömböc is a mathematical shape first theorised in 1996 and proven in 2006 by Hungarian scientists Péter Várkonyi and Gábor Domokos. It is a three-dimensional shape which is mono-monostatic, convex, and homogeneous i.e., with equal density throughout. It is characterized by its properties of balance in that it has two equilibria, one stable and one unstable.
4282Largest piggyback raceScouts AustraliaAustralia, Pascoe Vale South,Victorian Scout Gilweroo Activity Camp25 November 2012The largest piggyback race involved 1,274 participants and was achieved by Scouts Australia (Australia) in Pascoe Vale South, Victoria, Australia, on 25 November 2012.
4283First 3D broadcast on the internetUnknownfirstUnited Kingdom, Studio Two,Abbey Road,London01 January 2010British Rock trio Keane were the first act to make a 3D broadcast on the Internet. They sang five songs in a 20-minute set from Studio Two at Abbey Road, London, UK. Keane also released the first USB stick single, “Nothing in My Way”, in 2006.
4284First 3D screening to a paying audienceMovies of the Future, by William Van Doren KelleyfirstUnited States, Rivoli Theater,New York City01 January 1922Research by historian Daniel L Symmes suggests that the documentary short Movies of the Future (USA, 1922), directed by William Van Doren Kelley (USA), was the first stereoscopic print shown to a paying audience. The 14-minute movie explored this nascent film technology and was shown at the Rivoli Theater in New York City, USA, in 1922.
4285Largest art lesson (multiple venues)Peter DrawSingapore, Singapore02 October 2010The largest art lesson held across multiple venues involved 1,817 participants in an event organised by Peter Draw (Singapore) and enabled by Cisco Systems (Singapore) in a total of 33 locations in 12 different countries, on 2 October 2010.The countries involved were Australia, India, Thailand, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, USA, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and Japan. Peter Draw conducted the lesson.
4286Oldest obituary photoMary L. ReissUnited States, SullivanThe oldest obituary photo was that of Mary Leone Stephenson Reiss (b. Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, 15 March 1921, d. Sullivan, Indiana, USA, 16 May 2010), who passed away aged 89. Her obituary on 18 May 2010 in the "Sullivan (Indiana) Daily Times" included a photograph of her as a three-year old girl. That made her obituary photo 86 years old.
4287Largest nutrition lessonSportregion Rhein-Neckar e.V” anD Mussler & Felten GmbH9079 participantsGermany, MannheimThe largest nutrition lesson was achieved by 9,079 participants in an event organised by Sportregion Rhein-Neckar e.V" and Mussler & Felten GmbH in Germany, on 12 May 2009.Turnstiles were used to count the people.
4288First controller-free dancing gameEyeToy: Groove (Sony, 2003)first, 01 November 2003The first dancing video game to be playable without a physical controller was EyeToy: Groove (Sony, 2003), which used a camera to track player movements as they bopped along to hits by pop acts including Las Ketchup and The Cheeky Girls, who were popular when the game launched in November 2003.Featured in Guinness World Records Gamers Edition 2011
4289Most people opening bottles simultaneouslyBavaria Sab Miller Colombia – Maltizz Product Agency Support SSA Publicidad y Mercadeo S.A.4339 participantsColombia, BOGOTA04 September 2011The most people opening bottles simultaneously is 4,339 and was achieved by Bavaria Sab Miller Colombia – Maltizz Product Agency Support SSA Publicidad y Mercadeo S.A. (Colombia) at the Simon Bolivar Park, Bogotá, Colombia, on 4 September 2011.The event was organised to promote the launch of a new soft drink Maltizz. 283 supervisors observed the record attempt.
4290Most consecutive games without an error, first baseCasey KotchmanUnited States01 January 2010The Major League Baseball (MLB) record for most consecutive games played as a first baseman without making an error is 274 by Casey Kotchman (USA) playing for the Seattle Mariners (USA) in 2009 and 2010. Kotchman also handled a record 2,379 consecutive chances at first base without an error.

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