Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List

5251Largest aircraft by wingspanHughes H4 Hercules 'Spruce Goose'United States, Long Beach Harbor02 November 1947The aircraft with the largest wingspan ever constructed is the Hughes H4 Hercules flying boat, more commonly known as the Spruce Goose. The eight-engined 193-tonne aircraft has a wing span of 97.51 m (319 ft 11 in) and a length of 66.65 m (218 ft 8 in). It was raised 21.3 m (70 ft) into the air in a test run of 914 m (3,000 ft) , piloted by Howard Hughes (1905-76), off Long Beach Harbor, California, USA on 2 November 1947, but never flew again.The Hughes H4 Hercules flying boat largest wingspan of any aircraft.
5252Most TV commercials shown for one product - single 30 minute programmeKDDI CORPORATIONJapan, Tokyo30 January 2011The most versions of a TV commercial for one product broadcast in a single 30 minute programme is 12, sponsored by KDDI CORPORATION (Japan) and was aired during the TV show on Nippon Television Network Corporation called "Music Lovers" in Japan, on 30 January 2011.
5253Largest kite flownAbdulrahman Al Farsi, Faris Al Farsi950 square metre(s)Kuwait, Flag Square15 February 2005The largest kite ever flown, has a total lifting area of 950 m² (10,225.7 ft²). When laid flat, it has a total area of 1019 m² (10,968.4 ft²). The kite measured 25.475 m (83 ft 7 in) long and 40 m (131ft 3 in) wide. The kite was made by Abdulrahman Al Farsi and Faris Al Farsi and flown at the Kuwait Hala Festival in Flag Square, Kuwait City, Kuwait on 15 February 2005.
5254Largest standing lanternNenbutsushu Sanpouzan Muryojuji Head TempleJapan, Kato city, Hyogo pref.10 March 2008The largest lantern is 12 m (39 ft 4 in) tall and 7.4 m (24 ft 3 in) wide. It was build for the Nenbutsushu Sanpouzan Muryojuji Temple in Kato City, Hyogo, Japan, and was measured on 10 March 2008.The lantern was made from stone.
5255Longest paper chain in 24 hours by a teamBetty Thomas87.44 kilometre(s)United States, Franklin,Paul. D Camp Community College04 June 2005A paper chain measuring 87.44 km (54.33 miles) long was made by 60 people in 24 hours at Paul. D Camp Community College in Franklin, Virginia, USA on 4–5 June 2005. The event was organized by Downtown Franklin Association with the City of Franklin, Virginia, USA.
5256Largest collection of ties (Grabatology)Dr. Derryl OgdenUnited States15 June 2005Derryl Ogden (USA) has 16,055 neckties that he has amassed since 1934.
5257Largest scrap-metal sculptureGary GreffUnited States, a 25 mile stretch leading from the I-94 to Regent, North Dakota01 April 2000The world’s largest metal sculpture, completed by Gary Greff (USA) in August 2001, stands 110 ft (33.5m) tall, is 154 ft (46.9m) wide and weighs 157,659 lb (71,512.91 kg). Entitled Geese in Flight , the sculpture resembles Canadian geese flying against a backdrop of sky and prairie and is one of a series of metal sculptures located along the Enchanted Highway between Gladstone and Regent, North Dakota, USA. Greff began his project in 1990. His other artwork along the highway includes a tin family, metal grasshoppers, a pheasant family and Theodore Roosevelt on a horse. Another project, involving giant metal fish, is scheduled to be completed in late 2002.
5258Longest marathon reading aloud by a teamMinisterio de la Juventud365/00/39 day(s), hour(s), minute(s)Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo23 July 2011The longest marathon reading aloud by a team was 365 hr 00 min 39 sec and was achieved by Martha Esther Madera Báez, Carlos José Reyes, Randolfo Ariostto Jiménez Pérez, Cristian Rodríguez Morrobel, and José Manuel Bueno Grullón (all Dominican Republic) and organized by the Ministerio de la Juventud in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, from 7 to 23 July 2011.Visitors to the group included President Leonel Fernández, first lady Dra. Margarita Cedeño de Fernández, vice president Dr. Rafael Alburquerque, president of the senate Dr. Reinaldo Pared Perez, and president of the supreme court Dr. Jorge Subero Isa, who all signed a logbook wishing the readers well. The group read from the collected works of native scholar Juan Bosch.
5259Fastest powered street lugeJason Bradbury115.83 kilometre(s) per hourUnited Kingdom, Suffolk09 August 2011The fastest speed attained on a jet-powered street luge is 115.83 mph (186.41 km/h), achieved by Jason Bradbury (UK) on the set of The Gadget Show's 200th episode in Bentwaters Parks, Suffolk, UK, on 9 August 2011.
5260Most consecutive split jumpsErnest LouvilovGermany, Munich31 March 2001The most consecutive split jumps (from a standing start to horizontal legs), is 19, by Ernest Louvilov (France), on the set of Guinness - Die Show Der Rekorde in Munich, Germany on 31 March 2001. SIZE=2
5261Climbing machine - height in one hour (40 lb pack)Kelvin TurnerUnited Kingdom, Bude25 August 2006The record for the greatest height climbed in one hour on a Versaclimber while carrying an 18 kg (40 lb) pack is 2,449.37 m (8,036 ft) and was set by Kelvin Turner (UK) in Bude, Cornwall, UK, on the 25 August 2006.
5262Snowmobile - greatest distance in 24 hours (individual)Nicholas MustersCanada, Lake of Bays,Ontario09 March 2011The greatest distance in 24 hours on a snowmobile was 3,069.12 km (1,907.06 mi) achieved by Nicholas Musters (Canada) in Lake of Bays, Ontario, Canada on 8-9 March 2011. He completed 303 laps on a 10.129 km course.He began the event on a 2011 MXZ TNT 800 E-TEC and ultimately completed it on a 2010 MXZX 800 E-TEC after his first vehicle malfunctioned.
5263Longest snowmobile journeyRobert G. DavisUnited States, State of Maine and Canada01 January 2008The longest snowmobile journey totalled 19,574.45 km (12,163 m) driven by Robert G. Davis (USA) on his Yamaha RS Venture snowmobile, during a 60 day period between 11 January 2008 and 11 March 2008.
5264Fastest train on a national rail systemTGV V150574.8 kilometre(s) per hourFrance, Le Chemin03 April 2007The highest speed recorded by a train on any national rail system (as opposed to dedicated test track) is 574.8 km/h (357.2 mph 159.6 m/s) by a French SNCF modified version of the TGV called V150 (with larger wheels than usual and two engines driving three double-decker cars) on 3 April 2007. The peak speed was achieved near to the village of Le Chemin between the Meuse and Champagne-Ardenne TGV stations that will service the high-speed rail line from Paris to Strasbourg, France (TGV Est, opening in June 2007).The previous record of 1990 was unofficially broken multiple times during the test campaign preceeeding the official record attempt the first of which occurred on 13 February 2007 with a speed of 554.3 km/h (344.4 mph).SNCF: Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français (the French National Railway Company).TGV: train à grande vitesse (high speed train).
5265Fastest tankRepaircraft PLC82.23 kilometre(s) per hourUnited Kingdom, Chertsey26 January 2002A production standard S 2000 Scorpion Peacekeeper tank (complete with appliqué hull armour, ballistic skirts, K10000 replaceable rubber pad track and powered by an RS 2133 high-speed diesel engine) developed by Repaircraft PLC (UK), achieved a speed of 82.23 kph (51.10 mph) at the QinetiQ vehicle test track, Chertsey, UK, on 26 March 2002.The speed is an average of two consecutive runs in opposite directions. It was officially measured by Malvern Motor Sports Timing Services (internationally qualified timekeepers) using two light beams.
5266First tankNo. 1 LincolnfirstUnited Kingdom, Lincoln06 September 1915The first tank was No. 1 Lincoln was built by William Foster Co. Ltd of Lincoln, Lincolnshire, UK and modified to become Little Willie. It first ran on 6 September 1915. Tanks first saw action with the Heavy Section, Machine Gun Corps, later the Tank Corps, at the Battle of Flers-Courcelette, France, on 15 September 1916. The Mark I `Male' tank, armed with a pair of 6-pounder guns and four machine guns, weighed 28.4 tonnes (62,611 lb) and was powered by a 105-hp (78-kW) motor, giving a maximum road speed of 4.8-6.4 km/h (3-4 mph).
5267Largest collection of earringsCarol McFaddenUnited States, Oil City01 October 2006The record for the largest collection of earrings belongs to Carol McFadden (USA), with 37,706 different pair of earrings, which she has been collecting since 1952.Previous total: 32,287
5268Largest flag flownCity of Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico34.3/60 square metre(s)Mexico, Piedras Negras02 December 2011The largest flag flown from a flag pole was a Mexican national flag measuring 34.3m x 60m (112ft 6.39in x 196ft 10.2in) and was achieved by the city of Piedras Negras (Mexico), in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico, on 2 December 2011.The flag pole measures 100 m (328ft 1in).
5269Largest collection of beer bottlesRon WernerUnited States, Carnation, Washington27 January 2012The largest collection of beer bottles belongs to Ron Werner (USA) and consists of 25,866 individual beer bottles as of 27 January 2012 in Carnation, Washington, USA.Ron Werner started his collection at the age of 14. On average, a 1,000 beer bottles are added to the collection every year. Ron also collects other beer memorabilia, such as beer signs, cans, mirrors and tap handles.
5270Greatest milk yield by a cow – lifetimeSmurfCanada, Russell27 February 2012The highest recorded world lifetime yield of milk is 216,891 kg (478,163 lb) as verified from the production certificate dated 27 February 2012. Smurf is a Holstein cow owned by La Ferme Gillette Inc. Dairy Farm (Canada) in Embrun, Ontario, Canada.Smurf's milk production is all kept on record because she gets tested once a month by an official measuring system as used by farms internationally. Born on 13 September 1996, she was 15 years of age and the oldest cow on the farm at the time of her record-breaking achievement.
5271Longest swim under ice - breath held (fins and diving suit)Stig Åvall Severinsen152.4 metre(s)Greenland, Sermersoq Municipality16 April 2013The longest distance swam under ice with the breath held is 152.4 m (500 ft) by Stig Åvall Severinsen (Denmark), without the use of breathing equipment but with a wetsuit and swim fins, at Qorlortoq Lake (Lake 40) in Ammasslik Island, Sermersoq Municipality, East Greenland on 16 April 2013.The depth of the ice was between 80 and 100 cm (2.62 and 3.28 feet). The total dive time was 2 minutes and 11 seconds.
5272Longest parade floatTiande Hua, Liancheng Baihua Chemical Company Ltd791.5 metre(s)China, Fujian,Gutian06 February 2012The longest parade float measures 791.5 m (2,596 ft 9.35 in) and was achieved by Hua Tiande and Liancheng Baihua Chemical Company Ltd, in Gutian, Fujian, China, on 6 February 2012.The whole dragon float consisted of 345 sections and exceeded 1,300 m (4,265 ft) in length. However, due to bad weather, by the end of the parade almost half of the sections were damaged and had to be discounted from the total record-breaking length.
5273Largest parade of Fiat carsFiat 500 Club ItaliaItaly, VILLANOVA DI ALBENGA (SV)09 July 2006The record for the largest parade of Fiat cars is 500 and was organised by Fiat 500 Club Italia between Villanova d’Albenga and Garlenda in Italy on 9 July 2006.
5274Most heads shaved in an hour - teamBe Brave & Shave for a Cure teamUnited States, Milwaukee21 October 2012The most heads shaved in one hour by a team is 371 and was achieved by the Be Brave & Shave for a Cure team (USA), in Brookfield, Wisconsin, USA, on 21 October 2012.
5275Longest ownership of vehicle from newJames C. Rees. Sr.61/7/24 year(s), month(s), day(s)United States, Worcester08 February 2013The longest ownership of a vehicle from new is 61 years, 7 months and 24 days by James C. Rees. Sr. of Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA, who bought a grey and white Chevrolet Coupe on 15 June 1951 and still drives it as of 8 February 2013.
5276Longest television screenMeydan RacecourseUnited Arab Emirates, Dubai28 January 2010The longest television screen is a Diamond Vision High Definition LED video screen which measures 10.88 m x 107.52 m (35 ft 8.4 in x 352 ft 9 in). It was manufactured by Mitsubishi Electric Corporation of Japan for the Meydan City Corporation, and was unveiled on 28 January 2010.A certificate presentation was carried out on location by Gaz Deaves.
5277Longest marble run on sand (marble race)Associazione Bibionese Albergatori ABA150 metre(s)Italy, Bibione - San Michele al Tagliamento/VEThe longest marble run on sand is 150 m (492 ft 2 in) in length and was achieved by Associazione Bibionese Albergatori ABA in Bibione, Italy, on 29 May 2010.The event was sponsored by UNICEF.In Italy, marble or ball tracks on the beach are a popular pastime for children and adults alike. The game consists in making a track in the sand by hand and flicking plastic marbles around the track. The first person's marble to reach the end of the track is the winner.
5278Largest game of gaga ballBriarwood Day Camp481 participantsUnited States, Furlong09 August 2010The largest game of gaga ball consisted of 481 participants and was organized by Briarwood Day Camp in Furlong, Pennsylvania, USA, on 9 August 2010. Gaga ball is a variation of dodgeball in which participants must hit (rather than throw) the ball and are only eliminated when struck by a ball below the knees.
5279Most expensive wall calendar sold at an auctionThe Muir Maxwell Trust, The Fettes Foundation36000 UK pound(s)United Kingdom, Edinburgh03 July 2011A wall calendar featuring sketches of costume designs for characters from Alice in Wonderland was sold to an anonymous bidder for £36,000 (then US$57,848 €39,804) as part of a fundraising auction held in aid of the Muir Maxwell Trust and the Fettes Foundation (both UK). The auction took place at The Mad Hatter's Tea Party held on The Queen's Lawn at Fettes College, Edinburgh, UK on 3 July 2011.
5280Longest underwater live radio broadcast (unsupported)Richard Hatch4/43/54 hour(s), minute(s), second(s)United Kingdom, Essex24 November 2011The longest underwater live radio broadcast (unsupported) is 4 hours, 43 minutes and 54 seconds. It was achieved by Richard Hatch (UK), presenter on BFBS Radio, at The Underwater Studios, Essex, UK, on 24 November 2011.The record attempt was called the 'BFBS Pool Party' was broadcast live to British troops around the world and on the front line including Afghanistan. The show included a live pool side performance by British band Toploader.

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