Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List


IDRecordWhoWhatWhereWhenExplain
4351Largest human flowerRochester Lilac Festival2297 participantsUnited States, RochesterThe largest human flower was made up of 2,297 participants, organised by the Rochester Lilac Festival (USA) at Highland Park in Rochester, New York, USA, on 9 May 2014.The flower, in the shape of a lilac bloom, was created to celebrate the opening day of the annual Lilac Festival.
4352Largest cereal breakfast (attendance)St Patrick's College1423 participantsAustralia, Launceston20 September 2013The largest cereal breakfast was attended by 1,423 participants and was achieved by St Patrick's College (Australia) in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, on 20 September 2013.
4353Fastest time to cram into a box (female)Skye BrobergUnited Kingdom, London15 September 2011Fastest time to cram into a box is 4.78 seconds achieved by Skye Broberg at Melia Whitehouse Hotel, London on 15 September 2011. The dimensions of the box into which Skye crammed are 52cm x 45cm x 45cm. Once Skye's body was entirely inside of the box, the lid was closed from the outside. The clock was stopped once the lid was closed.
4354Most people dunking cookiesOreo India1796 peopleIndia, Mumbai22 December 2013The most people dunking cookies at the same time is 1,796, achieved by Oreo India at I.I.T. Mumbai, on 22 December 2013.
4355Largest Colombian folk danceFrank Corredor, Club Campestre Neiva1110 peopleColombia, Neiva30 June 2013The largest colombian folk dance consisted of 555 couples and was achieved by Club Campestre Neiva and Frank Corredor (both Colombia) at the Club Campestre Neiva, Neiva, Colombia, on 30 June 2013. The record attempt took place during the annual San Juan celebrations which are visited by people from across Colombia. Each particpant was in traditional dress which for the men comprised of a white shirt, three-buckled belt, red hankerchief and hat. The women wear a white blouse and a long white skirt with handmade flowered-designs, the average skirt weighs 5 kilos. The dance itself is a flirtatious dance done in pairs and is called the sanjuanero huilense as it comes from the state of Huila of which Neiva is the capital. Both members of the public and professional dancers took part with two rehearsals the night of the event and training sessions held in the 3 months leading up to the festival.
4356Largest human playing cardTurning Stone Resort CasinoUnited States, Verona,,Event center at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino.13 July 2013The largest human playing card consisted of 600 participants at an event organized by the Turning Stone Resort and Casino (USA) in Verona, New York, USA on 13 July 2013.Participants wore either a white or red rain poncho and were directed into position to form a human version of the ace of diamonds playing card. The record attempt was made to help Turning Stone Resort and Casino celebrate its 20th anniversary.
4357Largest paddle board (SUP) lessonHailey's HouseUnited States, Newport Beach, Orange County19 August 2012The largest paddle board (SUP) lesson consisted of 517 participants and was achieved by Hailey's House (USA) in Newport Beach, California, USA, on 19 August 2012.
4358Largest speed mixer eventCindy KosydorUnited States, Tampa,,University of South Florida25 April 2012The largest speed mixer event consisted of 288 participants and was achieved by The Buried Life with Verizon Wireless Careers and The University of South Florida Center for Student Involvement (USA) in Tampa, Florida, USA, on 25 April 2012.The record attempt was made in association with The Buried Life, a reality documentary series on MTV that chronicled attempting to complete a list of "100 things to do before you die." Two cast members, Ben Nemtin and Dave Lingwood, took part in the record attempt which included twenty 3 minute discussions on the topic "what they would like to do before they die."
4359Highest altitude by taxiLeigh Purnell, Paul Archer, Johno EllisonChina29 August 2011The highest altitude reached by taxi is 5,225.4 m (17,143 ft) by Leigh Purnell, Paul Archer, Johno Ellison and Matthew Prior (all UK) in Hannah, a 1992 LTI Fairway FX4 – a London black taxi cab – in Qinghai Province, China, on 29 August 2011.The visit to the Tibetan Plateau was part of a successful attempt to make the longest taxi journey, which covered 69,716.12 km (43,319.5 miles) from 17 February 2011 to 11 May 2012 and clocked up £79,006.80 (US$127,530 €98,490) on the meter. Matthew Prior was not part of the whole journey.
4360Largest iftar dinner (multiple venues)Türk Telekomünikasyon A.Ş.Turkey, Istanbul15 August 2012The largest iftar dinner at multiple venues involved 20,715 participants and was organized by Türk Telekomünikasyon A.Ş. Istanbul (Turkey), in Turkey on 15 August 2012.81 cities took part in the attempt. The attempt was adjudicated in 3 cities. Istanbul by Talal Omar and Seyda Subasi-Gemici Izmir by Kristian Teufel Ankara by Jack Brockbank
4361Largest human dragonThirstChina, Beijing06 November 2013The largest human dragon consisted of 1,973 participants and was achieved by Thirst and NIT School (all China), as part of the WE Water Experience, sponsored by Foundation for UNESCO and Inditex, in Beijing, China, on 6 November 2013.
4362Heaviest duck eggUnknown227 gram(s)Ireland, Tuam,County GalwayThe heaviest duck egg weighed 227 g (8 ounces)and measured 14 cm (5.5 in) in height with a circumference of 20 cm (8 in). The egg was laid in November 1999 by a White Pekin duck owned by Willie and Kitty Costello, of Tuam, County Galway, Ireland. When the outer shell was broken, another egg was found to have been perfectly formed inside, which in itself is very unusual.
4363Longest handshake relayMerseyside Scouts1238 participantsUnited Kingdom, Liverpool,,Festival GardensThe longest handshake relay consisted of 1,238 participants and was achieved by Merseyside Scouts (UK), in Liverpool, Merseyside, UK, on 12 May 2013.The first handshake in the relay was done by Bear Grylls.
4364Most prolific anthologist of poetry for childrenLee Bennett HopkinsUnited States, Cape Coral01 July 2011With 113 titles to his credit as of July 2011, Lee Bennett Hopkins (USa) is the world’s most prolific anthologist of poetry for children. Mr Hopkins, a noted poet in his own right, has compiled collections based on a variety of topics, including animals, holidays, the seasons, and difficult emotions.According to Hopkins, poetry “…should come to [children] as naturally as breathing, for nothing – no thing – can ring and rage through hearts and minds as does this genre of literature”.
4365Shortest donkeyKneeHiUnited States, Gainesville, Best Friends Farm26 July 2011The shortest donkey in terms of height is KneeHi (born 2 October 2007), a brown jack who measured 64.2 cm (25.29 in) to the top of the withers at Best Friends Farm in Gainesville, Florida, USA, on 26 July 2011. A registered miniature Mediterranean donkey, KneeHi is owned by James, Frankie and Ryan Lee (USA).KneeHi was measured in the standard manner for equine animals: unshod, on even ground, to the top of the withers (to the highest dorsal process of the vertebral body), following a straight line up the fetlock (equivalent to the ankle joint) using a measuring stick with a spirit level (bubble) crossbar to ensure evenness. He was born (at a height of 16.5 in 41.9 cm) to the dam Itsy Bitsy Annie (27.5 in 70 cm) and the sire Golden Point's GP Billy Bob (29 in 73.6 in). Mediterranean miniatures were bred in Sardinia, originally to be housed indoors, typically turning grinding stones to make grain. Robert Green (USA), who first introduced the breed into the USA in 1929, is quoted as saying: "Miniature Donkeys possess the affectionate nature of a Newfoundland, the resignation of a cow, the durability of a mule, the courage of a tiger, and the intellectual capability only slightly inferior to man's."Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday was present at the measuring, which was carried out by a local vet.
4366First music video filmed in spaceChris HadfieldfirstNot Applicable, On 12 May 2013, Commander Chris Hadfield (Canada) posted a video to YouTube of him singing a modified version of David Bowie's "Space Oddity", recorded during his last mission on board the International Space Station (ISS). The music video – the first filmed entirely in space – shows Hadfield floating around inside the ISS with his guitar, with Earth visible through the station’s cupola window.The vocals and guitar were recorded on the ISS, while piano and other musical accompaniment were added by performers on Earth. The video was mixed with the help of the Canadian Space Agency.The modified lyrics include references to the Soyuz capsule that returned him to Earth - after five months on the ISS as part of Expedition 35 - on 13 May 2013.Hadfield was the first Canadian to command a space station. He amassed some 770,000 followers on Twitter during his time on the ISS for his videos and photos of Earth from space, becoming something of a celebrity in the process.Hadfield introduced the song with the post: "With deference to the genius of David Bowie, here's Space Oddity, recorded on Station. A last glimpse of the World." In January 2014, he added: "20 million hits! I am so delighted with the worldwide reaction to science & art, together."David Bowie tweeted "Hallo Spaceboy..." (the title of his 1996 hit single) in response to Hadfield's video.As of 17 January 2014, Hadfield's video had amassed 20,528,366 views on YouTube
4367Largest human power symboleasyhome Ltd.364 participantsCanada, Niagara Falls,Scotiabank Convention Centre ,Convention center09 April 2014The largest human power symbol consisted of 364 participants and was achieved by easyhome Ltd., (Canada) at the easyhome annual conference at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, on 9 April 2014.The largest human power symbol attempt by easyhome was preceded by a successful attempt at the most high fives in relay in three minutes.
4368Most siblings to compete in a single Winter Olympic Games eventEduardo Tames, Adrian Tames, Jorge Tames, Roberto TamesCanada, Calgary20 February 1988The most siblings to compete in a single Winter Olympic Games event is 4 and was achieved by Eduardo, Jorge, Adrian and Roberto Tames (all Mexico) who formed both of Mexico's teams in the 2-man bobsled event at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Canada on 20 February 1988.The Tames brothers all worked in a Mexican restaurant in Dallas, Texas at the time and drove 53 hours by land to Calgary to compete in a sled rented from a Canadian photographer. In an event that included teams from Jamaica, US Virgin Islands and Netherlands Antilles, the Mexican brothers were surrounded by other amateurs but each pair of brothers finished 36th and 37th out of the 40 teams, with Jorge and Eduardo finishing one second ahead of Roberto and Adrian. All four were also in the 1992 Winter Olympic squad, with Roberto and Jorge on separate teams in the 2-man bobsled, Adrian in the 4-man sled and Eduardo a reserve member. Roberto Tamés would represent Mexico one more time in the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City.
4369Most points scored in a WFTDA Roller Derby power jam by an individualMegan LazorskiUnited States, Denver27 April 2013The most points scored in a WFTDA Roller Derby power jam by an individual is 50 and was achieved by Megan Lazorski aka Slim Skatey (USA) for FoCo Girls vs Castle Rock at the First Bank Center, Broomfield, Colorado, United States on 27 April 2013.Previous to this bout, a host of players had achieved 45 points but nobody had managed the half century until Megan Lazorski. Points are awarded to "jammers" when they pass their opposing skaters during the bout.
4370Most siblings to play in a rugby union international matchSkofic BrothersSlovenia, Ljubljana12 April 2014The most siblings to play in a rugby union international match is 5 and was achieved by Archie, Jack, Frank, George and Max Skofic (all Slovenia) playing for Slovenia against Bulgaria in the European Nations Cup Division Two match at Park Siska, Ljubljana, Slovenia on 12 April 2014.Archie, George and Frank Skofic started the game and played the full 80 minutes. Max Skofic entered after 25 minutes and scored 3 tries, while Jack Skofic entered after 77 minutes. All five brothers finished the game on the winning side as Slovenia defeated Bulgaria 43-17. George Skofic also scored a try while Frank Skofic kicked one conversion.
4371Most mammograms performed in 24 hours (multiple venues)Kaiser PermanenteUnited States, Pasadena17 October 2013The most mammograms performed in 24 hours (multiple venues) is 5,939, achieved by Kaiser Permanente (USA) in Pasadena, California, USA, on 17 October 2013.The attempt took place at 107 Kaiser sites as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Sites included regions encompassing the Midatlantic States, Georgia, Colorado, the Northwest, Northern California, Southern California, and Hawaii.
4372Most varieties of schnitzel commercially availableHaus FalkensteinCanada, Lougheed11 November 2013The most varieties of schnitzel commercially available is 347 and was achieved by Haus Falkenstein in Lougheed, Alberta, Canada, on 11 November 2013.
4373Largest litter - rabbit
4374Longest interval between horse racing wins by a jockey
4375Largest dance fitness class
4376Most people blowing train whistles simultaneously
4377Oldest gymnastJohanna QuaasItaly, Rome12 April 2012The oldest gymnast is Johanna Quaas (b. 20 November 1925, Germany) who, at the age of 86 years, is a regular competitor in the amateur competition Landes-Seniorenspiele, staged in Saxony, Germany. She performed a floor-and-beam routine on the set of 'Lo Show dei Record' in Rome, Italy, on 12 April 2012, where her record was certified.
4378Largest gathering of twins - opposite sexTaipei Twins AssociationChinese Taipei, Taipei10 November 2002Organised by the Taipei Twins Association, a total of 806 pairs of opposite sex fraternal twins gathered at Chung-Shan Hall, Taipei, Taiwan on 10 November 2002.
4379Largest robotic telescopeUnknownUnited Kingdom, Liverpool27 July 2003The world's largest fully-robotic telescope is the Liverpool Telescope. Owned by the Astrophysics Research Institute (ARI) of Liverpool John Moores University (JMU), it is located on La Palma, Canary Islands (Spain) and has a main mirror with a diameter of 2m (6.56ft). The telescope, designed for observing in visible wavelengths and near infrared, achieved first light on 27 July 2003.The telescope was constructed by Telescope Technologies Limited (Liverpool, UK).
4380Heaviest spacecraft launched to the outer Solar SystemUnknown15 October 1997On 15 October 1997 a Titan IV rocket with a Centaur upper stage launched the NASA/ESA Cassini-Huygens spacecraft. This robotic probe will explore Saturn and its moons, after its arrival in July 2004. At 5,655kg (12,467lbs), this unmanned probe is the heaviest ever launched to the outer Solar System.

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