Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List

5941Most expensive car - veteranRolls-Royce 201547242916 US dollar(s)UK, London03 December 2007The highest amount of money paid for a London to Brighton Run veteran (i.e. pre-1905) car is ?3,521,500 ($7,242,916) for the world's oldest surviving Rolls-Royce, numbered 20154. The two-seater, 10-hp car, manufactured by the Rolls-Royce factory in Manchester, UK in 1904, was sold by Bonhams to an anonymous British collector in London, UK, on 3 December 2007. The car also holds the record for a Rolls-Royce at auction and car of British manufacture at auction.Brass Era Car - beginning with the first horseless carriages, named for the brass fittings used for such things as lights and radiators. Starting with the first commercial automobiles of the 1890s to about 1918-19. Includes most Edwardian cars.Veteran Car - any motor vehicle built prior to 1905.Edwardian Car - any vehicle built from 1905 - 1918. Includes all brass era cars.Vintage Car - commonly defined as a car built between 1919 and 1930. The Classic Car Club of America prefers 1925 since it is the pre-classic car period.Pre-War - beginning with the Great Depression in 1930 and ending after WWII, usually placed at 1948.Post-War - vehicles built between 1948 and 1970 are commonly placed in this category.Modern - vehicles built between 1970 and 2000.Future - vehicles built in 2000s and 2010s years.
5942First televised OlympicsBerlin Olympic Games, 1936firstGermany, Berlin01 January 1936The Olympics made broadcasting history in 1936 when the Berlin Games was beamed out live in black and white to athletes in the Olympic village and to the wider public in 25 special viewing rooms located in Berlin and Potsdam. This was the first time a sporting event had ever been seen live on television screens and it opened the floodgates. Rome 1960 was the first Olympics to be broadcast live across Europe, while Tokyo 1964 was the first to reach a worldwide audience. Colour pictures arrived four years later at the 1968 Mexico City Games.
5943First domestication of cattleAurochs (Bos primigenius)firstNot Applicable, ,Middle East and IndiaScientists now agree that the aurochs (Bos primigenius), the ancient ancestor of today’s cattle, was first domesticated between 8,000 and 10,000 years ago in both the Fertile Crescent of the Middle East and on the Indian sub-continent. Weighing around 1000 kg (2,204 lb) and standing up to 2 m (6 ft 7 in) tall, this near-elephant-sized beast died out in the early 1600s as a result of hunting, disease and a shrinking habitat.
5944First television show based on a Twitter feed$h*! My Dad SaysUnited States23 September 2010$h*! My Dad Says (pronounced "Bleep My Dad Says") premiered on 23 September 2010 on CBS (USA) and is based on the hugely popular Twitter feed by Justin Halpern (USA). The sitcom documents the life of a struggling author (played by Jonathan Sadowski) who finally find works writing about his father's politically incorrect rants. Starring in the role of Dad is veteran TV actor William Shatner.The name of the actual Twitter feed is "Shit My Dad Says". An earlier show (from April 2010) aired in Japan entitled "Hard To Say I Love You" about five friends who meet and start relationships on Twitter, but this was only inspired by Twitter and not based on a actual feed.
5945Most martial arts sword cuts in one minuteKonstantinos Karipidis (Greece)Greece, Alexandroupolis,Alexandroupolis' municipality indoor gymnasiumThe most Martial Arts sword cuts in one minute is 68 and was achieved by Konstantinos Karipidis (Greece) in Alexandroupolis' municipality indoor gymnasium, in Alexandroupolis, Greece, on 28 May 2011. The event was organized for the second year in a row by the Greek Koryu Begei Association which is a Martial Arts organization in Greece. This record was one of three in total that were achieved on that day.
5946Largest collection of stamps featuring paintingsJ. M. van der LeeuwNetherlands, Wageningen,,The collection is housed at J. M. van der Leeuw's homeThe largest collection of stamps featuring paintings belongs to J. M. van der Leeuw (Netherlands), with a total of 19,284 different stamps featuring paintings as of 25 May 2013, in Wageningen, Netherlands.
5947Fastest time to complete the Screwball Scramble gameRebecca BennettUnited Kingdom, Butlins, Bognor Regis16 August 2009The fastest time to complete a game os Screwball Scramble is 43.61 seconds, achieved by Rebecca Bennett (UK) at Butlins holiday camp, Bognor Regis, UK, on 26 August 2009.The attempt was part of a Guinness World Records live event at Butlins holiday camp.
5948Fastest touchdown in NFL history
5949Heaviest offshore oil platformHibernia oil platformCanada01 January 1997The Hibernia oil platform is located in the north Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Newfoundland. It consists of a 37,000 tonne production facility atop a 600,000 tonne base, which has storage for 1.3 million barrels of crude oil. The base also contains some 450,000 tonnes of solid ballast, which keeps the platform secured to the seabed. Oil production began in 1997 and the surface facility, which is crewed by 280 workers, is designed to withstand impacts from Arctic icebergs.
5950Largest oil spillThe Kuwaiti oil firesKuwait01 January 1991The Kuwaiti oil fires were started in January 1991 by retreating Iraqi armed forces as part of a scorched earth policy during the Gulf War. Almost 700 oil wells were set alight, with the last fire being extinguished in November 1991. An estimated total of 1-1.5 billion barrels of oil were lost. The oil which leaked but did not burn formed around 300 oil lakes in the desert which congealed to a hard surface known as ‘tarcrete’ which, combined, covered around 5% of the total area of Kuwait.
5951Shortest manned moon shotApollo 13Not Applicable16 April 1970Apollo 13 is the most famous near miss in the history of space disasters. En route to the Moon, an oxygen tank exploded, forcing the crew, James Lovell, Fred Haise and Jack Swigert (all USA) to evacuate the command module and use the attached lunar module as a lifeboat. Apollo 13 used a ‘free return trajectory’ to return home, relying on the Moon’s gravity to slingshot the spacecraft around it and back to Earth. All three crewmembers survived their ordeal, which lasted just 5 days 22 hours.
5952Most fatalities during launchChallenger7 peopleUnited States, 28 January 2010On 28 January 1986, the space shuttle Challenger was destroyed during launch due to hot gases from a solid rocket booster escaping in a breach and causing the external fuel tank, containing liquid oxygen and hydrogen, to explode catastrophically. All seven crew, Francis ‘Dick’ Scobee, Michael J Smith, Ellison Onizuka, Judith Resnick, Ronald McNair, Sharon Christa McAuliffe and Gregory Jarvis (all USA), were killed during the disaster.
5953First asteroid with a moonIdafirstNot Applicable, 01 January 1994While en route to Jupiter, NASA’s Galileo spacecraft performed a flyby of the asteroid Ida in 1993. On 17 February 1994 examination of the images from the flyby revealed Ida, which is 53.6 km along its longest axis, has its own natural satellite. Dactyl measures just 1.6 x 1.4 x 1.2 km in diameter and orbits Ida once every 20 hours.
5954Highest downhill speed on a bicycle on soilEric Barone172 kilometre(s) per hourNicaragua, The fastest ever speed attained cycling downhill on soil is 172 km/h (107 mph), by Eric Barone (France) descending the Cerro Negro volcano in Nicaragua on 12 May 2002.
5955Youngest person to solo on fixed wing and rotary wing on the same dayJonathan StricklandCanada, Vancouver29 June 2006On 29 June 2006, Jonathan Strickland (Inglewood, California, USA), aged 14, became the youngest person to fly solo on both a helicopter and a fixed wing aircraft on the same day in Vancouver B.C., Canada, where the minimum age limit to fly solo in an aircraft was 14 years compared to 16 years in the United States.Jonathan first flew solo in a Cessna-l52 airplane at the Pacific Flying Club located at the Boundary Bay Airport outside Vancouver B.C., Canada. He then traveled twenty minutes away to Heli-College Canada Training Center at Langley Airport, Langley, B.C., Canada, where he made a solo flight in a Robinson R22 helicopter.
5956Most letters received in a lifetimeGabriel Antoniu LavrincicRomania, Marca01 January 1991The most letters received in a lifetime is 22,018 by Gabriel Antoniu Lavrincic (Romania), who corresponded with children from the USSR between 1987 and 1991. All letters are well preserved and complete with their envelopes and postage stamps and postmarks.In the process, Gabriel Antoniu Lavrincic learnt Russian from his pen friends.
5957Oldest-known human-planted treeSacred fig or bo-tree (Ficus religiosa)Sri Lanka01 January 2011The oldest tree known to have been planted by a human rather than by natural seeding is a 2,300-year-old sacred fig or bo-tree (Ficus religiosa) that has been named Sri Maha Bodhiya, and stands in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. It was planted there in 288 BC. The mother tree from which this specimen was propagated was none other than the famous Bodhi tree under which Siddhartha Gautama the Lord Buddha was sitting when he gained enlightenment.
5958Most espressos made in one hour (team)London Belle BaristasUnited Kingdom, London09 April 2011The most espressos made in one hour by a team is 12,003 and was achieved by the London Belle Baristas (UK)at the Old Truman Brewery in London, UK, on 9 April 2011.The attempt took place during the inaugural London Coffee Festival which itself is a part of UK Coffee Week. The team consisted of 100 baristas at 23 stands at the festival, using 31 machines.
5959Largest coffee cup pyramidMelanie Lütkenfent, Vanessa Höft, Miriam Plümer, Arman Shclieker , Damian KreyGermany, Cologne08 October 2010The largest pyramid of coffee cups consisted of 22,140 cups and was constructed by Melanie Lütkefent, Vanessa Höft, Miriam Plümer, Arman Schlieker and Damian Krey (all Germany) in association with the company Aral AG at the Du Mont Carre, Cologne, Germany, on 8 October 2010.The pyramid had a base of 40 x 40 coffee cups. It stood 4.16 m (13 ft 7 in) tall and took 8 hours to construct.
5960Most motorised vehicles doing ramp jump crossing mid-airJianyi FanChina, HengdianThe most motorised vehicles doing ramp jump crossings in mid air is 4 and was achieved by the challengers from Chery QQ Car Stunts Performance Team (China) at Hengdian World Studios, Zhejiang Province, China, on 14 May 2010.It was an outdoor attempt for Zheng Da Zong Yi-Guinness World Records Special 2010. The two cars and two motorcycles were jumping from ramps of different heights, and they "met" in the middle.
5961Largest collection of Super Mario memorabiliaMitsugu KikaiJapan, Tokyo15 July 2010The largest collection of Super Mario memorabilia contains 5,441 individual, unique items and belongs to Mitsugu Kikai (Japan). It was counted in Tokyo, Japan on 15 July 2010.Featured in Guinness World Records Gamers Edition 2011
5962First 3D movie in colourBwana DevilfirstUnited States, 01 January 1952Bwana Devil (USA, 1952), written and directed by Arch Oboler (USA), promised viewers The Miracle of the Age!!! A LION in your lap. A LOVER in your arms!. Audiences who had to wear coloured filter glasses flocked to the cinema to witness the spectacular tale of two man-eating lions. Despite poor critical reception, the movie grossed $95,000 in its first week from just two theatres.
5963First 3d film by a major studioMan in the Dark (USA, 1954)firstUnited States, 01 January 1953Columbia Pictures became the first big studio to venture into the 3D movie market with their release of Man in the Dark (USA, 1954) on 9 April 1953.The movie a remake of the 1936 film noir The Man Who Lived Twice (USA) was rushed out to capitalize on the 3D craze, and wowed audiences with scenes in which spiders, fists and dead bodies loomed out of the screen.
5964Longest line of toy carsThe National Motor Museum, BeaulieuUnited Kingdom, Beaulieu,,The National Motor MuseumThe longest line of toy cars consists of 24,189 vehicles and was created by the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu (UK) in Beaulieu, UK, on 05 May 2014.The line measured approximately 2 kilometres.
5965Largest can drum ensembleCentral Michigan UniversityUnited States, Mount Pleasant10 October 2010The largest can drum ensemble consisted of 770 participants and was achieved by Pringles Xtreme and Jake Sasseville (USA), with the help of the citizens of Central Michigan University, in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, USA, on 10 October 2010. The event was part of the Pringles Xtreme Campus Tour which included performances by musicians J. Cole and We the Kings. Sara Wilcox adjudicated.
5966Fastest relay 100 x 5 kilometresGreenville Track Club30/1/15.3 hour(s), minute(s), second(s)United States, GreenvilleThe fastest 100 x 5 km relay was completed in 30 hr 1 min 15.3 sec by the Greenville Track Club (USA), at Eastside High School in Greenville, South Carolina USA, from 21 to 22 May 2011.A USATF certified official was present during the attempt and verified the validity of the baton passes.
5967Longest Yoga Marathon (Female)Yasmin Fudakowska-Gow32 hour(s)Canada, Montreal03 August 2010The longest yoga marathon by a female lasted 32 hours and was achieved by Yasmin Fudakowska-Gow (Canada) at Om West Holistic Centre, Quebec, Canada, on 2-3 August 2010.Yasmin completed a total of 1008 different yoga postions during her marathon and received a lot of media coverage. The attempt started at 9am on 2nd August and finished at 1700 hours on 3rd August 2010.
5968Largest tambourine / timbrelRoberto A. CortesPuerto Rico, Cayey14 October 2010The largest tambourine / timbrel measures 185.5 cm (6 ft 1 in) in diameter and is 36.5 cm (1ft 2 in) deep. It was created by Roberto A. Cortes Santiago (Puerto Rico) and presented and measured in Cayey, Puerto Rico, on 14 October 2010.Roberto created the timbrel between 2007 and 2008 but it was only measured for the record in 2010.
5969Longest running vault-to-vaulted handstandScott FidgettUnited Kingdom08 September 2010The longest running vault-to-vaulted handstand is 2.22 m (7 ft 3 in) and was achieved by Scott Fidgett (UK) at Basingstoke Active Life Centre, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK, on 8 September 2010.Scott is a member of the parkour team, 3Run. He vaulted a gymnastic vault and landed on another in a handstand position.
5970Largest collection of Chinese zodiacsHuang XiaojingChina, Beijing20 January 2011Huang Xiaojing (China) has a collection of 2,798 Chinese Zodiac items, as of 20 January 2011, which he has been collecting over 30 years.The Chinese zodiac is a scheme that relates each year to an animal and its reputed attributes, according to a 12-year cycle. Each item in his collection has 12 zodiac images. His Chinese zodiac items include potteries, mirrors, watches, among other varieties.

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