Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List

481Most people drawing on an Etch A SketchJeff Gagliardi and Clark HodgeUnited States, Lyons, Colorado USA25 June 2011The most people drawing on an Etch A Sketch is 372 and was achieved at an event organised by Jeff Gagliardi and Clark Hodge (Both USA) in Lyons, Colorado, USA, on 25 June 2011.Every participant had a full-sized Etch A Sketch and drew the local landmark, Steamboat Mountain simultaneously.
482First asteroid visited by a spacecraft951 GasprafirstNot Applicable, 29 October 1991On 29 October 1991, the Galileo spacecraft, on its way to Jupiter, made a flyby of the asteroid 951 Gaspra, "brushing" past at a distance of 1,600 km (994 miles) and at a relative speed of about 8 km/s (18,000 mi/h).The probe snapped 57 photographs of the asteroid, documenting around 80% of the surface.
483Farthest distance recorded by a tropical cycloneHurricane/Typhoon JohnPacific Ocean11 September 1994Hurricane/Typhoon John formed on 11 August 1994 in the eastern Pacific Ocean, lasted for 31 days and covered the farthest distance recorded for a tropical cyclone: 13,280 km (8,250 miles). It travelled from the eastern to the western Pacific as the two regions use different labels for tropical cyclones, it is known as both a hurricane and a typhoon.
484Largest audience at a book reading (single author)Stefan Gemmel, Eva Pfitzner Leserattenservice GmbH5406 peopleGermany, Koblenz12 June 2012The largest audience at a book reading of a single author is 5,406 persons, set by Stefan Gemmel (Germany) in an event organised by Leserattenservice (Germany) at Festung Ehrenbreitstein in Koblenz, Germany, on 12 June 2012. The author read from his book Alasgus, a story that plays out in Festung Ehrenbreitstein and was originally written for the record attempt.Due to the great number of pre-registered participants the organisers organised two readings as record attempts that day. The first was successful with an audience of 5,374, bet by the second attempt with 5,406 persons. The audience were pupils from 89 schools all over the federal state of Rheinland-Pfalz, which were accompanied by their teachers. The purpose of author and event was to promote literacy and reading skills within German schools.
485Largest human image of a handRotary International District 32307084 peopleIndia, Chennai05 October 2013The largest human image of a hand consists of 7,084 people and was achieved by the Rotary International District 3230 (India) in Chennai, India, on 5 October 2013.While in formation, participants swayed their hands to the Rotaract theme song, 'Lets be the change.'
486Most people opening bottles in a relaySheraton Macao Hotel, Cotai Central (Macau)455 participantsMacau, Taipa10 October 2013The most people opening bottles in a relay involved 455 participants and was organized by Sheraton Macao Hotel, Cotai Central (Macau) in Macau, China, on 10 October 2013.
487Most participants in a laser tag survival matchE CombatUnited Kingdom, Birmingham,,NEC Birmingham06 April 2013The most participants in a laser tag survival match is 307 and was achieved by E Combat (UK) at the NEC in Birmingham, UK, on 6 April 2013.The attempt took place during the Gadget Show LIVE and the final winner was Marcus van Wiml.
488Most participants in a static cycling relay in 12 hoursKonica Minolta Business Solutions (HK) LimitedHong Kong, Hong Kong25 October 2013The most participants in a static cycling relay in 12 hours was 379 participants and was achieved by Konica Minolta Business Solutions (HK) Limited, in Hong Kong, on 25 October 2013.The record was part of the ‘Konica Minolta Green Concert 2013’, a large-scale human-powered concert, alongside the Power Generating Challenge – a contest to generate electricity for the Concert through pedaling static bikes with the aim of arousing public attention to environmental protection and raising funds for charity organizations. With the world record element introduced, making the event this year an all-in-one campaign covering sports, green, charity, music and a Guinness World Records title.
489Fastest time to pull a boat over 500 m by rowing (team of four)Club Canottieri Lugano18/10 minute(s), second(s)Switzerland, Lugano Lake07 September 2003A team of four rowers belonging to Club Canottieri Lugano and consisting of Salvatore Accardo, Franco Sorlini, Daniele Umiker and Lucio Klein, pulled a boat weighing 110 tonnes (242,508 lb) a distance of 500 m (1,640 ft) in 18 min 10 sec on Lugano Lake, Switzerland, on 7 September 2003.
490First test of a laser weaponlaserUnited States, Kirtland Air Force Base,New Mexico01 November 1973The earliest test on an aerial mock-target for a laser weapon occurred in November 1973, when a 100 kW carbon dioxide laser destroyed a 3.6-m (12-ft) airborne drone above the Sandia Optical Test Range of Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, USA.
491Heaviest tank (present day)M1A2 Abrams tank63 tonne(s) (metric ton)United StatesThe M1A2 Abrams main battle tank, produced by General Dynamics Land Systems (USA) has a combat weight of 63 tonnes (138,900 lb), making it the heaviest tank currently in operational service. It is equipped with a 120 mm gun and has a top speed of 68 km/h (42 mph).
492Oldest artist to simultaneously top the UK singles and album chartsMadonnaUnited Kingdom26 November 2005On 26 November 2005 Madonna became the oldest artist to simultaneously top the UK singles and album charts - with her single Hung Up from the album, Confessions On A Dance Floor, at the age of 47 years 101 days. This was the third time she had accomplished such a feat - itself a record for a female artist.Hung Up was released on November 7th and entered at No.1 on the chart dated November 19th. Confessions was released on Nov 14th and entered at No.1 on the chart dated Nov 26th (which was when she accomplished the simultaneous No.1)
493Fastest time to decorate a Christmas treeSharon Juantuah36.89 minute(s), second(s)United Kingdom, Upminster22 November 2013The fastest time to decorate a Christmas tree is 36.89 seconds and was achieved by Sharon Juantuah (UK) in Essex, UK, on 22 November 2013.Enterprise Plants Ltd. and London's Artillery Property Design joined forces to try and break the record, with TV personality Bill Oddie present as one of the witnesses.
494Heaviest vehicle pulled by a traction kiteKiteShip Corporation25 tonne(s) (metric ton)New Zealand, Auckland17 December 2004A 70 m² (750 ft²) traction kite manufractured by KiteShip Corporation (USA) pulled a 25 tonne (55,115 lb) Americas Cup Class yacht at a speed around 7 knots (13 km/h or 8 mph) for 45 mins in Auckland Harbour, New Zealand, on 17 December 2004.A traction kite is similar to the aerofoil kites flown by kite enthusiasts, only far larger.
495Largest parade of Suzuki motorcyclesBikepartsBelgium, Hamme-Zogge01 October 2006The record for the largest Suzuki motorcycle parade is 915 and was organised by Bikeparts in Hamme-Zogge, Belgium, on 1 October 2006.
496Most home runs allowed in a Major League Baseball career by a pitcherJamie MoyerNot Applicable24 December 2012The most home runs allowed in a Major League Baseball career by a pitcher is 522 by Jamie Moyer (USA) for seven teams between 1986 and 2012. Moyer has played for the Chicago Cubs, Texas Rangers, St. Louis Cardinals, Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Mariners, Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Phillies, and Colorado Rockies.
497Most rifle exchanges by team in a minuteConstantine Wilson32 timesUnited States, Washington28 January 2006Standing in a box formation, Constantine Wilson, Abraham Robbins, Seaman Patrick Reed and DC3 Valentino Cuba (all USA) simultaneously exchanged their rifles anti-clockwise a total of 32 times in a minute at the Navy and Marine Reserve Center, Anacostia Naval Base, Washington, DC, USA, on 28 January 2006.
498Longest credit on a singlePUR1491 peopleGermany, 20 October 2003The longest credit on a single is 1,491 people on the recording 'Was Ist Passiert?' released by PUR (Germany) on 20 October 2003 in Germany.Those credited are fans who registered via the band's website. The single had over 21,000 sales in Germany to February 2004, and the credit is printed in the liner notes as well as read out by the band on the recording itself.
499Most people performing a chain push upSingle Marine Program Camp Lejeune138 peopleUnited States, Jacksonville,Camp Lejeune18 September 2013The most people performing a chain push up is 138 and was achieved by Single Marine Program Camp Lejeune (USA) at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina, USA, on 18 September 2013.
500Fastest helicopter speed over 100 km closed circuitRoger André Eilertsen225.41 kilometre(s) per hourNorway, Oslo13 November 2005Roger André Eilertsen (Norway) achieved a speed of 225.41 km/h (140 mph) over a closed circuit of 100 km (62.13 miles) in Oslo, Norway, on 13 November 2005. He piloted a Robinson RH44 rotorcraft with a take-off weight between 500 and 1,000 kg (without payload).The FAI sub-class for this record is E-1b (Helicopters: take off weight 500 to 1000 kg) General Group 1: piston.
501Most steps walked down by a dog facing forwards balancing a glass of waterSweet PeaGermany, Verden05 January 2008The most steps walked down by a dog facing forwards whilebalancing a 141 g (5 oz) glass of water is 10, achieved by SweetPea, an Australian Shepherd/Border Collie owned by Alex Rothacker(USA), at the Sport und Schau Show, Verden, Germany, on 05 January2008.
502Most steps walked up by a dog going backwards balancing a glass of waterSweet PeaGermany, Verden05 January 2008The most steps walked up by a dog facing backwards while balancing a 141 g (5 oz) glass of water is 10, achieved by Sweet Pea, an Australian Shepherd/Border Collie owned by Alex Rothacker (USA), at the Sport und Schau Show, Verden, Germany, on 05 January 2008.Sweat Pea also has a record for Most steps walked down by a dog facing forwards balancing a glass of water with the same number of steps.
503Most naked riders on a theme park rideAdventure Island102 peopleUnited Kingdom, Southend-on-Sea08 August 2010The most naked people on a theme park ride is 102, set by members of the public on Green Scream rollercoaster at Adventure Island, Southend on Sea, Essex, UK, on 8 August 2010.40 members of the public could go at one time, due to the number of seats available on the ride. The rollercoaster went 3 times to accomodate them all. The particpants raised over 㿂,000 for the 'Bosom pals' appeal, which is for the breast cancer unit at Southend University Hospital. Good media coverage.
504Longest tail on a ponyJanine SparksUnited States, New Palestine, Indiana24 July 2010The longest tail on a pony measures 4.08 metres (13 ft 5 in) and belongs to Golden Shante aka "Topper", a Shetland Pony who is owned by Janine Sparks (USA). It was measured at Brookwood Farm in New Palestine, Indiana, USA, on 24 July 2010.Golden Shante was born on 21 April 1993.
505Most consecutive unicycle backflips on a trampolineCameron FraserCanada, VancouverCameron Fraser (Canada) completed two consecutive backflips on a trampoline whilst sat on a 0.91 m (3 ft) tall unicycle at the Garden Auditorium, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on 16 May 2003.
506Highest air on a BMX off a halfpipe rampJohn ParkerFrance, La Tranche Sur Mer26 July 2005The record for the highest air on a BMX off a halfpipe ramp is 2.9 m (9 ft 6.17 in) and was set by John Parker (USA) on the set of L’Été de Tous Les Records, La Tranche Sur Mer, France, on 26 July 2005.
507Largest sailing regatta of a single classFraglia Vela RivaItaly, Riva del Garda06 April 2012The largest sailing regatta of a single class was achieved by 1,055 participants during an event organised by Fraglia Vela Riva (Italy), in Riva Del Garda, Italy, on 6 April 2012.The sailing boat for the record was the Optimist, a small, single-handed sailing dinghy intended for use by children up to the age of 15.Youngsters aged from the age of 9 to14 years old, coming from 27 different countries took place in the regatta. Naturally Italy has the largest representation with 332 entrants followed by Germany with 235 and Denmark 69. Others have come from as far away as Australia, Bermuda and The U.S. with 22 participants.
508Fastest time to enter a suitcaseLeslie TiptonUnited States, New York14 September 2009The fastest time to enter a zipped suitcase is 5.43 secondsachieved by Leslie Tipton (USA) on 14 September 2009 in New York,USA on the LIVE! with Regis & Kelly show.
509First scientific reference to a marine reptileUnknownUK, Nottinghamshire,England01 January 1719The earliest written reference to a prehistoric marine reptile appeared in 1719, published in the journal Philosophical Transactions. It was written by Dr William Stukely, a scholar and antiquarian, who described the partial remains of what was later shown to be a fossil plesiosaur that had been found in Nottinghamshire, England.Stukely presented its remains to the Royal Society, and they are now housed at the British Museum (Natural History).
510Most gas rings on a hobNardi ElettrodomesticiItaly, MilanThe most gas rings on a hob is 50 and was achieved by Nardi Elettrodomestici, with a special cooking hob created in celebration of the company's 50th anniversary, at the Science and Technology Museum in Milan, Italy, on 19 May 2008.The cooking top was created with best practices and approved by the security institute for such devices. It features a variety of gas rings (in shape and capacity). Nardi is considering giving the cooking top away as a present to a charity or to a school for chefs.

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