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5731Record trio for Dubai as city tucks into world’s largest cereal breakfastMembers of the public in Dubai got their day off to the perfect start last Friday, by setting a trio of breakfast-themed world records.During an event organised by Kellogg's Middle East & Africa at Dubai's Marina Mall, a record-setting 1,354 participants sat down to eat together for the world's largest cereal breakfast.The massive meal beat the previous record for a breakfast attendance which was 841 people, set in Kent in the UK last year.Stalls were set up to serve cereals prepared in different styles from countries such as Russia, India and the Philippines.In order to seat the huge number of gathered diners, the organisers required a super-sized piece of furniture, so a table stretching an incredible 301 m (987 ft 6.36 in) along the marina's promenade was created for the attempt, in turn setting a new world record for longest table.To round matters off, Kelloggs also unveiled the world's largest cereal box at the event, which measured 2.84 m (9 ft 3.84 in) in length, 1.11 m (3 ft 7.68 in) in depth and 4 m (13 ft 1.44 in) in height.One of the many participants who helped set the record was Gina Gelvero, originally from the Philippines, who got up at 4.40am to take part."I live in International City so I had to take many buses to make it but it was worth it," she said. "The event was amazing."Speaking after the event, Rachel Fellows, director of communications and brand public relations at Kellogg's, said: "It is the most important meal of the day and often the most neglected."We're passionate about building awareness of breakfast and making it fun, and the record attempt felt like a good way to do both."This was a family event and having breakfast with your family should be part of your daily routine."Related storiesVideo: Breakfast in bed world record set in AustraliaLargest omelette world record set by Portuguese chefsJamie Oliver and Gennaro Contaldo cook up Guinness World Records double for new YouTube channel launch
5732Guinness World Records announces new Certificates of ParticipationMany of the most iconic Guinness World Records achievements have been broken by groups of tens, hundreds, and even thousands coming together toward one goal.And now, the global authority on record-breaking has introduced a way to recognize them all.Guinness World Records is proud to announce its recently launched “ Certificate of Participation” service to record-breaking groups around the world. It marks a watershed opportunity for individuals who attended mass participation world record attempts – and whose unique participation made those attempts successful – to receive formal, official recognition for their efforts.Each certificate is available for purchase after a successful attempt, with the use of serialized, unique codes provided to record event organizers. Organizers are then encouraged to share these codes with participants for the attempts they undertake, allowing all those who helped make history to own a piece of it.While event organizers will still be awarded their own individual certificates, the Certificate of Participation will state an individual participant’s name, recognizing their involvement in the record, as well as listing the full record details.This all comes printed on irreplicable Guinness World Records paper stock, along with an official seal of acknowledgement, provided in a convenient holding sleeve with a foreword signed by Guinness World Records President, Alistair Richards.Now the 104,173 Michigan and Michigan State fans who packed Michigan Stadium in 2010 for the largest attendance at an ice hockey game can prove they had a seat for one of the sport’s legendary contests.And those who painted themselves blue in 2011 for the largest gathering of Smurfs in multiple venues can own a unique keepsake that reminds them of the time they joined with thousands of fellow record breakers across 11 countries to make history.Guinness World Records invites all mass participation record organizers past and future to inquire about certificates of participation for their attempts, with more information available here.
5733Berjaya Times Square creates world’s largest Capsule Vending Machine as Malaysian mall celebrates 10th anniversaryCapsule vending machines can often be found in most supermarkets and grocery stores in Malaysia and serve as an important piece of childhood nostalgia for many people.With this is mind, Berjaya Times Square, a shopping mall and hotel complex in Kuala Lumpur, decided to celebrate its 10 th anniversary with an attempt to make the largest the world has ever seen.Located at the mall’s Ground Floor Central, the vending machine was meticulously built over a period of seven weeks.Guinness World Records Adjudicator, Jack Brockbank, travelled to Malaysia on 20 July 2013 to check the measurements of the machine and make sure that the official guidelines had been followed.Height, diameter and internal volume were checked with the help of a qualified surveyor, and the functionality of the machine was also tested.As an expectant crowd waited, Jack confirmed that the super-sized machine had indeed set a new world record with the capsule vending machine measuring 9 m 83 cm in height, with a diameter of 4 m 70 cm, and an internal volume of 22.52 m³.videoThe fully operational machine is currently on display in the mall as a prize-giving attraction, with large screen TVs, iPads and exclusive cash vouchers for stores within the shopping centre among the items available for visitors to win.Speaking after the official Guiinness World Records certificate presentation, Berjaya Times Square’s executive director Koh Huey Min explained what setting the new title meant for the mall.“Our marketing team had worked on this project for the past six months. We knew the ‘Largest capsule vending machine’ had struck the right note when we saw the joy on the faces of our shoppers each time they retrieved a capsule and a surprise toy was revealed,” said Koh.“The Guinness World Records title that we have received today has undoubtedly put Berjaya Times Square in the world map and endorsed Berjaya Times Square as an international icon at par with most of the prestigious malls in the world,” he added.
5734HungryGoWhere launch new Malaysian service with world record serving of national dishEarlier this month, food website and mobile app HungryGoWhere marked the expansion of its service into Malaysia with a world record attempt based around the country‘s national dish.Shoppers at the Sunway Pyramid shopping mall, located in the heart of Bandar Sunway, Subang Jaya, were able to witness a successful attempt at the longest line of nasi lemak bungkus (wraps) record.As readily available from school canteens as it is high end restaurants, Nasi lemak’s tasty combination of coconut rice with sambal chili wrapped in banana leaves has seen it endure as Malaysia’s most iconic dish.For the record attempt, volunteers and HungryGoWhere staff members began arranging the packets as early as 9am on tables placed around the mall.According to the Guinness World Record guidelines, each nasi lemak packet needed to have a quarter cup rice, 1 slice of cucumber, half a boiled egg, a soup spoon of sambal belacan and also needed to be wrapped traditional-style in banana leaves.After six hours, Guinness World Records adjudicator Carim Valerio announced that a new world record had indeed been set, with 11,315 packets used.She then presented the much-awaited certificate to Allen Liew, chief executive officer of HungryGoWhere’s owners Singtel (Digital Life).Currently the most popular food portal in Singapore, HungryGoWhere offers restaurant reviews and recommendations from the general public, with plans to expand further into Asia and Australia.Explaining the decision behind using the record attempt to launch the company’s first foray into a new market, HungryGoWhere Malaysia director Linda Foo said: “We chose the nasi lemak record attempt because it is everyone’s favourite food and can be eaten at any time of the day, for breakfast, lunch, dinner or even supper,”Malaysian actress, model and television host Nora Danish, who was present during the attempt said “Nasi lemak is my favourite dish - I think it is awesome that HungryGoWhere is using nasi lemak to set this world record.”The nasi lemak did not go to waste after the attempt, with around 7,000 packets distributed to various charities and churches, while others were given out to shoppers at the mall.The record attempt drew the attention of a number of food websites, along with national news sites such as The Star and Metro Online Broadcast.
5735Longest duration ice skating teapotThis record is for the longest time to hold the teapot position while ice skating.It is to be attempted by an individual.It is measured in minutes and seconds to one hundredth of a second.The teapot, in ice skating terms, is a move that requires the participant to crouch down to their lowest point. They must then raise and put one leg straight out in front of them above the ice. It is often known as "shoot-the-duck".
5736Largest guitar effects pedalThis record is for the largest functional guitar effects pedal, based on the overall volume of the pedal.This record is measured in cubic metres, with the equivalent size given in cubic feet.This record is to be attempted by an individual or team of unlimited size.For the purposes of the record, a guitar effects pedal is defined as an electronic device which modulates the signal from an electric guitar, and is toggled with a footswitch.
5737Japanese videogame designer Yu Suzuki accepts certificates for Shemue 3 crowdfunding recordsGuinness World Records recently caught up with renowned Japanese videogame designer, producer and director Yu Suzuki (b.1958) to talk to him about his critically acclaimed “Shenmue” series (Ys Net) and present him with certificates for its impressive crowdfunding record titles.
5738BBC Radio 2 star Ken Bruce sets ABBA record during Guinness World Records special broadcastBBC Radio 2's ‘Friday Night is Music Night’ recently marked Guinness World Records 60th anniversary with a special live edition of its popular show honouring some of the most incredible records that have been set in music - and attempting to set one of its own.
5739Longest kiiking swing shaft successfully achieved - menAndrus Aasamäe7.02 metre(s)Estonia, Haapsalu21 August 2004The longest swing shaft used to successfully complete a 360° rotation in kiiking is 7.02 m (23 ft) by Andrus Aasamäe (Estonia) in Haapsalu, Estonia, on 21 August 2004.Kiiking is a sport in Baltic and Scandinavian countries where the aim is to complete a 360 degree revolution on a swing. The record being based on the length of the shafts for the swing, the longer the better.
5740Longest videogame marathon drumming on Rock BandUnknown27 July 2008The longest marathon playing drums on Rock Band is 26 hr 40 min, achieved by Sean “Phr34k” Feica (Canada) in London, Ontario, Canada, from 26–27 July 2008. Feica played every song available on Rock Band at the time (a total of 243 songs) in order of difficulty. He achieved a 5-goldstar rating on 141 songs, of which 56 were full combos. Once every song was completed, Sean finished with an encore of the appropriately titled “Still Alive” by Jonathan Coulton, more commonly known as the Portal end theme.
5741Heaviest ginseng rootDon and Joy Hoogesteger0.92 kilogram(s)United States, Ridgefield01 July 1999A ginseng root weighing 0.92 kg (2 lb 0.5 oz) on 1 July 1999, was grown by Don and Joy Hoogesteger (both USA) of Ridgefield, Washington, USA.
5742Oldest restaurantRestaurante BotínSpain, Madrid01 January 1725Restaurante Botín in Calle de Cuchilleros, Madrid, Spain was opened in 1725 by a French cook called Jean Botín and his Asturian wife at the beginning of the 18th century with the intention of working for a nobleman of the Spanish Royal Court. Today the restaurant is run by the third generation of the Gonzalez family, Antonio and Jose Gonzalez. Located in the heart of Madrid near the Plaza Mayor it now has four floors which retain the original 18th-century interiors as well as the original firewood oven.The existence of the building which currently houses Restaurante Botín dates back to 1590 coinciding with the temporary transfer of the Royal Court to Valladolid, northern Spain by Felipe III. The proprietor of the building at this time requested what was called an 'Exemption of Guests Privilege' a document which still exists today. After paying a certain tax, this exemption allowed all owners of a building with more than one floor to avoid having to house guests from the Royal Court when they visited Madrid. In 1606 the Royal Court returned to Madrid and in 1620 renovation work started in nearby Plaza Mayor (the old Plaza del Arrabal) and the area became a commercial enclave of the city filling the streets with shoemakers, tanners, metal workers and others. The streets today bear the names of the businesses which were once there: 'Ribera de Curtidores', 'Plaza de Herradores' and 'Calle de Cuchilleros' where Restaurante Botín is located. In 1725, Jean Botín and his wife opened a small inn and renovated the ground floor closing the existing arcade, evidence of which can be seen today. It is curious to note that well into the 18th century, the inn was not allowed to sell meat, wine or food but only what guests brought themselves and which was then cooked on the premises, a Spanish custom at the time. Jean Botín and his wife passed away without any children so the restaurant was taken up by Mrs. Botín's nephew and since then the restaurant bears the name "Sobrino de Botín" ("Nephew of Botín"). After further renovations to the ground floor (in the 19th century), the restaurant was taken up by Gonzalez family (Amparo Martin and Emilio Gonzalez) in the 20th century who are the present proprietors.
5743Most intelligent breed of dogBorder collieResearch by the award-winning Stanley Coren (USA), Professor of Psychology at the University of British Columbia - and the polling of 200 professional dog obedience judges - has revealed that the most intelligent of all dog breeds is the border collie, followed by the poodle and German shepherd. At the bottom of the list is the Afghan hound. Dogs at the top end of Prof. Coren's scale proved particularly intelligent and even understand a "vocabulary" of 250 words - equivalent to a human child of two!
5744Loudest scream (individual)Jill Drake129 decibel(s) (C-weighted)United Kingdom, London01 October 2000Classroom assistant Jill Drake (UK) had a scream that reached 129 dBA when measured at the Halloween festivities held in the Millennium Dome, London, UK in October 2000.
5745Most dangerous cheeseCasu MarzuThe most dangerous cheese to human health is Casu Marzu (or ''rotten cheese''), an illegally-produced sheeps' milk cheese considered a delicacy in Sardinia, Italy. It is essentially a Pecorino cheese left to rot, where flies can lay eggs resulting in thousands of maggots (fly larvae) infesting it. The enzymes produced by these maggots assists the fermentation process of the cheese, which itself adds to the desired taste of it. The dangers can occur when the maggots, once consumed, can survive stomach acid to pass through the intestine walls, causing vomiting, abdominal pain and bloody diarrhea.
5746Most drink cans crushed by hand in a minuteMuhamed KahrimanovicChina, Beijing07 December 2011The most drink cans crushed with the hand in one minute was 74 and was achieved by Muhamed Kahrimanovic (Bosnia and Herzegovina) on the set of 'Guinness World Records- CCTV' in Beijing, China, on 7 December 2011.Muhamed covered his hand with a thin layer of strapping to protect it. 6 cans were not counted towards the final total for the record, as they were not crushed sufficiently to the required height.
5747Most half marathons run in one year (female)Lauri Fauerbach AdamsUnited States, Philadelphia31 December 2011The most half marathons run in one year is 102, achieved by Lauri Fauerbach Adams (USA) between 1 January and 31 December 2011.
5748Fastest time to eat three eclairsPeter Czerwinski18.02 second(s)United Kingdom, 10 July 2013The fastest time to eat three chocolate éclairs is 18.02 seconds by Furious Pete, aka Peter Czerwinski (Canada), at MEATMarket in Covent Garden, London, UK, on 10 July 2013.
5749Most lit jack-o'-lanterns displayedCity of Keene , Let It Shine, Inc.United States, Keene19 October 2013The most lit jack-o'-lanterns on display is 30,581 and was achieved by the City of Keene, New Hampshire, represented by Let It Shine, Inc. (both USA) in Keene, New Hampshire, USA, on 19 October 2013.Keene was the original record holder in this category and has now broken it 8 times since the original attempt.
5750Largest collection of snowmenKaren SchmidtUnited States, Coon Rapids,,The claimant's home19 March 2013The largest collection of snowmen belongs to Karen Schmidt (USA) and consists of 5,127 items as of 19 March 2013, in Coon Rapids, Minnesota, USA.
5751Longest wooden carvingChunhui ZhengChina, Fujian14 November 2013The longest wooden carving measures 12.286 m (40 ft 3.701 in) long, created by Zheng Chunhui (China), and was unveiled in Putian, Fujian, China on 14 November 2013.
5752Longest tennis rallyFrank Fuhrmann, Dennis FuhrmannGermany, Bayreuth20 July 2013The longest tennis rally consists of 50,970 strokes between Frank and Dennis Fuhrmann (both Germany) achieved at Tennisclub Am Lerchenbühl Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany, on 20 July 2013.Frank and Dennis also beat the one hour record with 8,156 strokes.
5753Largest gingerbread houseTraditions Club1110.1 cubic metre(s)United States, Bryan,,Traditions Club, on a plot of land near the clubhouse30 November 2013The largest gingerbread house had an internal volume of 1,110.1 m³ (39,201.8 ft³) and was created by Traditions Club (USA) at Traditions Club, Bryan, Texas, USA on 30 November 2013.The house was 18.28 m (60 ft) long, 12.8 m (42 ft) wide and 18.28 m (10.1 ft) tall at its highest point. Visitors to the house were able to meet Santa Claus, in exchange for a donation to St Joseph's Hospital in order to raise monies to build a new trauma center.
5754Most holes of golf played in a yearChris AdamUnited States, Wailuku,The King Kamehameha Golf Club31 December 2012The most holes of golf played in a year is 14,625 by Chris Adam (Canada) all at the King Kamehameha Golf Club in Wailuku, Hawaii, USA, from 1 January to 31 December 2012.Chris played 809 full rounds and seven half rounds over the course of the year, for a total of 14,625 holes played.
5755Most distant black holeULAS J112001.48+064124.3Not Applicable29 June 2011The most distant known black hole is a supermassive one residing in the centre of quasar ULAS J112001.48+064124.3, with a redshift of 7.085. Its discovery was announced on 29 June 2011 by astronomers using the UK Infrared Telescope in Hawaii, USA. The intense radiation detected by the telescope was emitted by superheated matter surrounding the black hole less than 770 million years after the Big Bang.
5756Busiest port for cargo volumePort of Shanghai736000000 tonne(s) (metric ton)China, 31 December 2012The sea port with the most cargo per year is the Port of Shanghai, which, in 2012, turned over a total of 736 million tonnes of cargo. Shanghai overtook the previous record holder, Singapore, in 2010. In 2012, Shanghai handled more than 32 million cargo containers (each measuring 6.1 metres long by 2.44 metres wide by 2.59 metres high). The port covers a total ground area of 3.94 square kilometres – the equivalent of 470 football pitches.
5757Longest videogame marathon on a classic arcade gameGeorge LeutzUnited States18 February 2013The longest videogame marathon on a classic arcade game was played on Q*Bert by George Leutz for 84 hr 48 min from 14–18 February 2013. He was playing at an arcade in New Jersey, USA. It was third time lucky for Leutz, who not only had two previous attempts but has played the game for years to get to this standard.
5758Fastest time to eat three mince piesRobert Lee54 second(s)Australia, 17 August 2013The fastest time to eat three mince pies is 54 seconds and was achieved by Robert Edward Lee (Australia), in Ellenbrook, Australia, on 17 August 2013.This record was broken on the Guinness World Record Challengers site (Challengers' tag: NOONELEE): http://challengers.guinnessworldrecords.com/challenges/213-fastest-time-to-eat-3-mince-pies/attempts/4141
5759Largest bag of crisps (potato chips)Corkers CrispsUnited Kingdom, Pymoor13 September 2013The largest bag of potato chips weighs 1,141 kg (2,515 lb 7.52 oz) and was made by Corkers Crisps (UK) in Pymoor, Cambridgeshire, UK, on 13 September 2013.
5760First aeroplane hopUnknownfirstFrance, Armainvilliers09 October 1890The first hop by a manned aeroplane entirely under its own power was made when Clément Ader (1841-1925) of France flew in his Éole for about 50 m (164 ft) at Armainvilliers, France on 9 Oct 1890. It was powered by a lightweight steam engine of his own design, which developed about 15 kW (20-hp), but the flight was neither sustained nor controlled.

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