Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List

4471Most formats for a space trading videogameEliteElite was released on a record 21 formats. They were the BBC Micro (tape), BBC Micro (disc), Acorn Electron, Commodore 64 (cassette), Commodore 64 (disc), Spectrum, Amstrad CPC (tape), Amstrad CPC (disc), MSX, Tatung Einstein, Apple II, PC, Atari ST, Amiga, Sinclair 128, BBC Master128, BBC Master Compact, BBC Tube, NES, NEC 9800 series (Japan only) and Acorn Archimedes
4472First videogame dedicated to Wassily KandinskyRezfirstRussia, 01 January 2001Wassily Kandinsky (Russia, 1866–1944) was a Moscow-born artist who helped to found the Bauhaus art movement and was among the first modern painters to explore abstract art. Kandinsky wrote that “music is the ultimate teacher”, and his work explored the coming of a New Age – both themes that would influence the creator of Rez, Tetsuya Mizuguchi.Guinness World Records Gamers’ Edition 2009.
4473First licensed videogame based on the British Touring Car ChampionshipTOCA Touring Car Championshipfirst, 01 January 1997Until TOCA Touring Car Championship’s release in 1997, players were used to driving only the fastest supercars in the world. TOCA took a different angle, offering a variety of production cars that were available in showrooms across the country, including theHonda Accord, Vauxhall Vectra and Nissan Primera in the first videogame recreation of the British Touring Car Championship.Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition 2009.
4474Largest single optical telescopeGran Telescopio Canarias (GTC)Spain, La Palma,Canary Islands13 July 2007The Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC) achieved 'first light' on 13 July 2007. Located on the island of La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain, the GTC has a main mirror made up of 36 hexagonal segments giving it a total diameter of 10.4 m (34 ft). The huge telescope and its 35-m (114-ft) dome cost 130 million euros to construct over seven years.
4475First virtual memorial in a Massive Multiplayer Online Role Player GameMoraj Memorial flagThought to be the earliest memorial in an MMORPG, The Moraj Memorial flag outside the city of Bestine on Tatooine was placed by the Star Wars Galaxies (SWG) team in recognition of Nathan Larkins, one of the game’s beta testers, who was killed in a car accident. The flag marks where beta testers entered the game.
4476First sample returned from a cometWild 22006/01/15 year(s), month(s), day(s), 15 January 2006The earliest sample returned from a comet came from the comet Wild 2. The Stardust spacecraft encountered the comet, sweeping up precious tiny samples of cometary dust in an aerogel collector. The valuable material was returned to Earth on 15 January 2006, and its ongoing analysis is gradually providing insights into the chemical make-up of this icy primordial body.
4477First female head of a videogame studioMie KumagaiThe earliest female head of a computer games design studio is Mie Kumagai, Head of Research and Development at Sega’s Amusement Software labs. She was responsible for the development of the Crazy Taxi, Virtual On and Virtua Tennis series, plus the racing game Initial D Arcade Stage.
4478Lowest grossing film based on a videogameAlone in the Dark5178569 US dollar(s), 01 January 2005The lowest grossing internationally released film based on a video game is the 2005 Alone in the Dark movie, directed by Uwe Boll. Although it cost around $20 million dollars to make, the film, which starred Christian Slater, earned $5,178,569 during its US theatrical run.
4479First use of air blocking in a videogameDarkstalkers01 January 1994The earliest use of air blocking, in which a fighting character is able to block an offensive strike while in mid-air first appeared in Darkstalkers which was released in 1994. This was also the earliest fighting series to use Capcom’s advanced animation engine, which allowed more animation frames per character than other fighting games of the time.
4480Most visited personal blog in 24 hoursYusuke Kamiji230755 peopleJapan, Tokyo, Shibuya-ku12 April 2008The most unique visitors to a personal blog in 24 hours is 230,755 and was achieved by Yusuke Kamiji's blog (Japan), on 12 April 2008.Cyber Agent Inc., the operator of the blog media ¡¥Ameba¡¦ measured and collecting the log data.number of comments: 56,018 comments posted to one article (17th April 2008)(the link to the article:
4481First mature-rated MMORPG in the westAge of Conan: Hyborian Adventuresfirst, Released in May 2008, Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures was rated M for mature by the Entertainment Software Board in the USA and rated 18 by the Pan European Game Information System. Running from 2004 to 2007, the Japanese game A3 was the first MMORPG with an adult rating.Guinness World Records Gamers' Edition 2009.
4482Fastest time to bone and slice a smoked salmonDarren Matson1/11 minute(s), second(s)United Kingdom, London11 July 2012The fastest time to bone and slice a smoked salmon is 1 min 11 sec and was achieved by Darren Matson (UK) on the set of Let's do lunch...with Gino and Mel, ITV, in London, UK, on 11 July 2012.
4483Largest skateboard paradeVenice High School Alummni Association Centennial Celebration CommitteeUnited States, Venice, Los Angeles26 June 2011The largest skateboard parade was achieved by 498 participants at an event organised by the Venice High School Alumni Association Centennial Celebration Committee (USA) in Los Angeles, California, USA, on 26 June 2011.
4484Fastest time for a dog to weave 24 polesEmilio Pedrazuela CólligaSpain, Madrid16 January 2009The fastest time for a dog to weave between 24 poles is 5.88 sec and was achieved by Alma owned by Emilio Pedrazuela Cólliga (both Spain), on the set of 'Guinness World Records', Madrid, Spain, on 16 January 2009.Alma was attempting the record as part of a 3-way challenge with each dog having two attempts. Her first attempt was 6.10 seconds. The best attempts by the other two dogs, Yuna and King, was 6.79 sec and 6.66 sec respectively.
4485Largest gathering of people with Mohican/Mohawk hairstyleToday FM Ray D'Arcy ShowIreland, Dublin,,Temple Bar22 February 2013The largest gathering of people with Mohican hairstyle is 257 and was achieved by Today FM The Ray D'Arcy Show (Ireland) as part of the Shave or Dye 2013 Campaign, in Dublin, Ireland, on 22 February 2013.
4486Top Fuel Dragbike racing, fastest speedLarry McBride245.36 mile(s) per hourUnited States, Valdosta, Georgia06 March 2006The fastest speed over a quarter of a mile in Top Fuel Dragbike racing is 245.36 mph (394.87 km/h) and was achieved by Larry "Spiderman" McBride (United States) at South Georgia Motorsports Park, Valdosta, Georgia, United States, on 6 March 2006.In 2008 McBride managed to ride the quarter mile in 5.799 seconds, the fastest time recorded over that distance in Top Fuel Dragbike racing.
4487Farthest distance flipping a 2 kg weight with the stomachWang Zhanjun1.07 centimetre(s)Italy, Milan19 April 2009The farthest distance achieved flipping a 2 kg weight with the stomach is 1.07 m (3 ft 6 in) by Wang Zhanjun (China) on the set of Lo Show Dei Record, in Milan, Italy, on 19 April 2009.The record was previously set by Wang Zhanjun in 2008.
4488First female to win a Funny Car NHRA drag racing raceAshley ForcefirstUnited States, Commerce27 April 2008Ashley Force beat her father, John Force (both USA), in the National Hot Rod Association's Southern Nationals held at the Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Georgia, on 27 April 2008, becoming the first woman to win a national Funny Car event.
4489Fastest kilometre in a dual controlled carSteve JonesUnited Kingdom, Bedford Autodrome04 March 2009The fastest kilometre in a dual controlled car is 40.24 seconds and was achieved by Steve Jones and Matt Neal (both UK) on the set of Guinness World Records Smashed at the Bedford Autodrome in Bedford, UK, on 4 March 2009.
4490Most points scored in a debut game, individual, WNBACandace ParkerUnited States, Los AngelesThe Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) record for most points scored by an individual in her first game is 34 by Candace Parker (USA) playing for the Los Angeles Sparks (USA) against the Phoenix Mercury (USA) on 18 May 2008. The previous high in a WNBA debut was 25 points by Cynthia Cooper (USA) of the Houston Comets (USA) in 1997.
4491Largest blind taste testOreo1471 peopleSpain, Madrid20 June 2009The largest blind taste test consisted of 1,471 people and was achieved by Oreo and Nabisco (Spain) at the Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid, Spain, on 20 June 2009.All participants compared an Oreo buscuit against another brand using the 'Oreo ritual' of twisting it open, licking the cream and dunking the biscuit in milk.
4492Most people tossing coins simultaneouslyMake-a-Wish36222 peopleIreland, Dublin06 October 2012The most people tossing coins simultaneously was 36,222 in an event organised by Make-a-Wish (Ireland) in conjunction with the Bank of Ireland, Leinster Rugby and the Aviva Stadium at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Ireland on 6 October 2012This event was attempted at half time during the Munster v Leinster rugby game in the Aviva stadium. Counting was accurately achieved through 500 volunteers stewarding with the help of coin counting machines (donated by Coinstar®)
4493First documented animal executionUnknownFrance, Fontenay-aux-Roses01 January 1266The capital punishment of animals dates back to at least the early medieval period, with the earliest known documented case involving a pig tried and burnt for eating a child. The trial of the infanticidal pig took place in 1266 in Fontenay-aux-Roses, France, and was overseen by the monks of St Genevieve.It was usually illegal to execute without trial in Medieval Europe, so everyone and anything would face a judge if suspected of a capital crime. Dogs, pigs, cows, horses and even bulls went to the stake or gallows, and were sometimes dressed in human clothes. Even corpses and inanimate objects faced execution.
4494Largest winekeeperWilliam EcclestonUnited States, Philadelphia19 January 2010The largest winekeeper is a custom built unit at the Ristorante Panorama (USA) and has 120 useable taps each of which is connected to a different bottle of wine. The item was examined and measured at the Ristorante Panorama in Philadelphia, USA, on 19 January 2010.The wines are kept pressurized with nitrogen and are kept in two fridges below the installation. The wine keeper measures 4.07 m (13 ft 4 in) long, 2.39 m (7 ft 10 in) high and 55 cm (1 ft 9 in) deep.
4495First use of freelook in a FPSMarathon (Bungie, 1994)first, 01 January 1994The first commercial FPS to allow players to use the mouse to freely look around a 3D environment was Marathon, developed for the Mac by Halo creator Bungie in 1994. Earlier FPS games, such as Doom, only allowed players to shift their view up or down using the keyboard.Featured in Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition.
4496First flyby of the Sun’s polesSpacecraft Ulyssesfirst, 01 January 1990The joint NASA/ESA Ulysses spacecraft was launched from the space shuttle Discovery in 1990. It headed out to Jupiter where it used a gravitational slingshot to send it into a polar orbit around the Sun, from where it has directly observed both poles of the Sun.The spacecraft ceased operations on 30 June 2009.
4497Highest resolution solar telescopeSwedish 1 metre Solar TelescopefirstSpain, Canary IslandsThe Swedish 1 metre Solar Telescope, on La Palma in the Canary Islands, uses a mirror in the path of the sunlight that minutely changes shape a thousand times per second to counter the effects of atmospheric turbulence. It can see details on the surface of the Sun as small as 70 km across (43 miles).
4498Tallest electricity pylonDamaoshan pylonChina01 January 2010Completed in 2010, the Damaoshan electricity pylon carries power cables from China's Mount Damaoshan, Zhejiang Province, to the Zhoushan Islands. Comprising a tower that measures 370 m (1,213 ft) high and weighs 5,999 tonnes, the lattice tower carries a capacity of 600,000 kW per day.
4499Largest gathering of people dressed as Star Trek charactersMedia 10 Ltd1063 participantsUnited Kingdom, London20 October 2012The largest gathering of people dressed as Star Trek characters is 1,063 and was achieved by Media 10 Ltd (UK) at ExCel London, London, UK, on 20 October 2012.
4500Heaviest cableRedaelli Tecna S.p.A437.957 tonne(s) (metric ton)Italy, Trieste09 September 2013The heaviest cable weighs 437.957 metric tonnes (965,530 lb) and was manufactured by Redaelli Tecna S.p.A. (Italy) in Trieste, Italy. It was weighed on 9 September 2013.

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