Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List

5971Most dice stacked into a tower in one minuteSilvio SabbaItaly14 November 2013The most dice stacked into a tower in one minute is 49 and was achieved by Silvio Sabba (Italy), in Pioltello, Italy, on 14 November 2013.
5972Most people standing on one leg simultaneouslyTesco2276 peopleUnited Kingdom, London,,ExCeL London18 October 2012The most people standing on one leg simultaneously at a single venue is 2,276 and was achieved by Tesco (UK) at ExCeL London, in London, UK, on 18 October 2012.The record attempt was part of the charity campaign Stand Up to Cancer.
5973Most valuable handbagMouawad3800000 US dollar(s)United States, Los angeles23 November 2010The most valuable handbag is a '1001 Nights Diamond Purse', which was made by the Mouawad company (USA) and was valued at $3.8 million (£2,375,850) on 23 November 2010.The handbag came with the following desciption:Alloy: 750 White Gold and Yellow Gold 786.20 gramsGemstones: Centre heart Shape diamond 5.02cts F-VS1 GIA certified Round Diamonds 333.84 carats Wesselton SI Baguette Diamonds 27.51 carats Wesselton VS Round Diamonds 7.66 carats Fancy Yellow Baguette Diamonds 1.27 carats Fancy Pink Pear Shape diamonds 6.62 carats Fancy Pink.
5974Fastest vehicle crossing of the Great Sand Sea (Sahara)Hesham NessimEgypt, Western Desert of Egypt05 March 2009The record for the fastest crossing of the Great Sand Sea by a vehicle is 5 hr 33 min and was achieved by Hesham Nessim (Egypt) between the Gilf Kebir Plateau, and the Siwa Oasis in Egypt, on 5 March 2009.
5975Largest gathering of ABBA impersonatorsKew Primary SchoolAustralia, Melbourne17 November 2011The largest gathering of ABBA impersonators is 368 individuals, or 92 bands, and took place at Kew Primary School in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, on 17 November in celebration of Guinness World Records Day 2011.Ten witnesses and one official GWR adjudicator oversaw the counting of the participants, which were all students, teachers and parents. The original count was 384 but 16 participants were identified as not having sung the whole way through the song "Waterloo", and were therefore discounted from the total.
5976Fastest marathon in military desert uniformJennifer Jenks3/50/31 hour(s), minute(s), second(s)United Kingdom, London26 April 2009The fastest marathon in military desert uniform is 3 hr 50 min 31 sec and was achieved by Jennifer Jenks (UK) at the Flora London Marathon 2009, in London, UK, on 26 April 2009.Jennifer wore standard UK desert military dress including shorts, vest and hat that would be worn in desert combat zones such as Iraq. She wore running shoes rather than military boots.
5977Most items auctioned in 24 hoursMauro ZukermanBrazil, Sao Paulo14 January 2010The most items auctioned in 24 hours is 610 and was achieved by Mauro Zukerman (Brazil) from Zukerman Leilões, auctioning cars and motorbikes that had been repossessed by this traffic department of Sao Paulo, Brazil, on 14 January 2010.Mauro Zukerman auctioned second hand cars and motorbikes for this record. He completed the auction in 5 hr 57 min. He broke the previous record (601 items) in 5 hr 44 min.
5978First Olympic gold medal1904 Olympic Games held in St. Louis, USAfirstUnited States, St. Louis01 January 1904The first time gold medals were awarded to Olympic champions was during the 1904 Olympic Games held in St. Louis, USA. Prior to this, gold had been considered too expensive, so the winner of an event had received a silver medal and the runner-up a bronze, while there was no medal at all for third place. The last time gold medals were made from solid gold was at the Stockholm Games in 1912, following which the medals were cast in silver and coated in 6 g of gold.
5979Fastest marathon in school uniform (male)Steven Nimmo2/50/17 hour(s), minute(s), second(s)United Kingdom, London13 April 2014The fastest marathon in school uniform (male) is 2 hr 50 min 17 sec and was achieved by Steven Nimmo (UK) at the 2014 Virgin Money London Marathon in London, UK, on 13 April 2014.Steven's record was one of 30 successfully broken and verified onsite by Guinness World Records at the 2014 Virgin Money London Marathon.
5980Most participants in a weigh-in in four hours (multiple venues)Scottish Slimmers1623 peopleUnited Kingdom, various16 January 2011The most people participating in a weigh-in across multiple venues was 1,623 people in an event organised by the Scotish News of the World in association with Scottish Slimmers at 16 Asda stores located throughout Scotland, UK, on 16 January 2011.The total weight measured was 130,619 kg (20,569 stones 287,966 lb).
5981Newest lemurMarohita mouse lemur <i>Microcebus marohita</i> anMadagascar01 March 2013The newest species of lemur to have been scientifically recognized are the Marohita mouse lemur Microcebus marohita and the Anosy mouse lemur M. tanosi, which were described together in March 2013 and, like all lemurs, are native to Madagascar. Each of these was distinguished from all previously known, outwardly similar species of mouse lemur by sequencing its genes, which revealed a number of specific differences confirming its status as a valid, distinct species.
5982Largest Kathakali danceArt of Living Foundation, Kerala ChapterIndia, Thiruvananthapuram12 February 2011The largest Kathakali dance was achieved by 150 participants at an event organised by the Art of Living Foundation, Kerala Chapter (India) at Putharikkandam Grounds in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India, on 12 February 2011.The attempt also included 15 musicians. Elaborate, traditional costumes were worn by all participants.
5983Most nationalities represented in a Premier League matchBlackburn Rovers , West Bromwich AlbionUnited Kingdom23 January 2011The most nationalities represented by players to appear in a Premier League (UK) match was 22 in Blackburn Rovers' 2-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion on 23 January 2011. The following countries all had players see the pitch in the meeting: England, France, Scotland and Sweden two apiece, while Austria, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, Congo, Congo DR, Croatia, Czech Republic, Grenada, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Norway, Paraguay, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, USA and Wales.
5984Largest comeback in Premier League historyNewcastle UnitedUnited Kingdom, Newcastle05 February 2011The greatest deficit from which an English Premier League team has come back to salvage a result was four goals by Newcastle United over Arsenal in a 4-4 draw at St. James' Park in Newcastle, UK, on 5 February 2011. The Magpies trailed 4-0 after the first 26 minutes before netting four goals in the final 22 minutes to earn the point.
5985Most expensive object ever constructedInternational Space Station100000000000 euro(s)Not Applicable, 01 January 2011The construction and assembly of the ISS began with the launch of the Zarya module in 1998. When it is completed, in 2011, the total cost of the ISS will be an estimated 100 billion euros. This includes development, assembly and operating costs and is shared amongst more than a dozen countries. For comparison the Large Hadron Collider has a price tag of around 3 billion euros.
5986Fastest 10 metres in the box split positionKazumi KawaharaItaly, Rome12 March 2012The fastest 10 m in the box split position was 16.90 seconds and was achieved by Kazumi Kawahara (Japan) on the set of 'Lo Show dei Record' in Rome, Italy, on 12 March 2012.
5987Most sword cuts to straw mats in three minutesIsao MachiiItaly, Milan,,on the set of Lo Show Dei Record21 April 2011The most sword cuts to straw mats in three minutes is 252 and was achieved by Isao Machhi (Japan) on the set of Lo Show Dei Record, in Milan, Italy, on 21 Apr 2011.For this record, the straw mats were rolled and place vertically on holders ready to be sliced by the participant. Each mat had to be cut between 5 and 10 times. Isao Machii used a Uchigatana, a type of Katana sword with the blade facing upwards.
5988Largest inarizushiKyoto an Co. Ltd (Japan)Japan, Kyoto,,Miwa town, Fukuchiyama city, Kyoto, Japan.The largest Inarizushi weighed 114 kg (251.33 lb) and was achieved by Kyoto an Co. Ltd. (Japan), in Miwa town, Fukuchiyama city, Kyoto, on 22 May 2011.The Inarizushi was created as a replacement for a wedding cake during a wedding ceremony as a special gift from the manufacturing company that produces Japanese-style prepared foods and processed soybean foods. The Inarizushi was weighed on a dish that weighed 23 kg. The total weight of the Inarizushi and the dish was 137 kg, meaning the Inarizushi weighed 114kg. The Inarizushi is 120 cm (47.24 in) in length, 70 cm (27.55 in) in width and 45 cm (17.7 in).
5989First suspension-bridge cable placed using a rocketBridge over the Si Du RiverfirstChina, Badong County,Hubei15 November 2009When the suspension bridge over the Si Du River in Badong County, Hubei, China, was being constructed, the first suspension cable to be secured was fired across the 500-m-wide (1,600-ft) valley, rather than flown across by helicopter, making it the first suspension-bridge cable placed using a rocket. The bridge was opened to traffic on 15 November 2009.The deck of the bridge is situated 472 m (1,549 ft) above the valley.
5990Largest timepieceJames Bowers8.42 square kilometre(s)United States, Gerlach, NV05 September 2012The largest timepiece had a clock face area of 8.42 km² (3.25 mi²) and was created by Jim Bowers (USA). It was measured at the Burning Man festival in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada, USA, on 5 September 2011.The clock was created with the help of lasers and "hour towers" that were set up in a circle around the laser at the centre. The average length of a laser clock arm was 1,636.8 m (1.02 miles) long. It took 13 months to create the clock. It was used to count down the hours until the burning of "The Man".
5991Largest 3D earthquake shake tableE-Defense300 square metre(s)JapanE-Defense is a table used for research into the resilience of buildings and structures against earthquakes. It measures 300 m2 in area (20 m x 15 m) and can support structures with a mass of up to 1,200 metric tonnes. It can shake its payloads with an acceleration of 1G horizontally in two dimensions, as well as 1.5G vertically. E-Defense is located in Miki City, Japan.
5992Most expensive tourist tripA visit to the International Space Station20000000 - 35000000 US dollar(s)Not Applicable, 01 January 2009The most expensive tourist trip is a visit to the International Space Station. As of 2009, this cost between $20–35 million. Since 2001 seven individuals, including Hungarian-born US-software billionaire Charles Simonyi (USA) and Guy Laliberte, the founder of Cirque du Soleil, have paid a fee reported to be at least $20 million for trips to the International Space Station brokered by the American company Space Adventures. The exact fee they paid has not been made public.Charles Simonyi departed on 26 March 2009 and returned to Earth on 9 April 2009. Guy Laliberte departed on 30 September 2009.
5993First non-government person in spaceCharles WalkerfirstNot Applicable, 05 December 1984The first person to go into space while not employed by a government was Charles Walker (USA), who flew as a Payload Specialist for the American aerospace and defence company McDonnell Douglas, onboard the STS-41-D mission of the space shuttle Discovery from 30 August to 5 December 1984. Walker flew on two later shuttle missions, also paid for by McDonnell Douglas: STS-51-D (Discovery), 12–19 April 1985 and STS-61-B (Atlantis), 26 November to 3 December 1986.
5994Highest unassisted martial arts kick (female)Lisa CoolenNetherlands, EchtThe highest unassisted martial arts kick by a female is 2.35 m (7 ft 8 in) and was achieved by Lisa Coolen (Netherlands) at the Sporthal 'In de Bandert' in Echt, Netherlands on 12 May 2012.
5995Most football touches with the head in one minute (female)Laura BiondoUnited Kingdom, Edinburgh18 July 2013The most football touches with the head in one minute by a female is 206 and was achieved by Laura Biondo (Italy & Venezuela) on the set of 'Officially Amazing' in Edinburgh, UK, on 18 July 2013.
5996Most ''around the world'' ball control tricks in one minute (female)Laura BiondoUnited Kingdom, Edinburgh18 July 2013The most ''around the world'' ball control tricks in one minute by a female is 57 and was achieved by Laura Biondo (Italy & Venezuela) on the set of 'Officially Amazing' in Edinburgh, UK, on 18 July 2013.
5997Largest solar furnaceOdeillo solar furnace3800 degree(s) CelsiusFrance, Odeillo Font-Romeux01 January 2011In Odeillo Font-Romeux, France, an array of heliostats direct the Sun’s energy onto a 2,000m2 parabolic reflector, which then reflects the rays of the Sun to a focal point. The concentrated rays can create temperatures of up to 3,800C at the focal point, where they are used to conduct research into materials science and solar engineering. The Odeillo solar furnace was constructed in 1969.
5998Longest serving political prisonerNael BarghouthiIsraelOn 1 May 2009, Nael Barghouthi, a Palestinian national sentenced to life imprisonment, became the longest serving political prisoner ever. He began his time in prison on April 4, 1978 and has now served more than thirty-two years in an Israeli jail. The previous record was held by Said Alatabah, also a Palestinian, who was incarcerated in Israel for 31 years and 26 days. He was released August 2008.
5999Largest number killed in war against drugsMexico15273 peopleMexico, 01 January 2011In December 2006, President Felipe Calderón initiated a military onslaught against drug organisations operating across Mexico. Since then, according to the figures announced by the Attorney General, Arturo Chavez, more than 30,000 people have been killed. This figure has been updated by a new official database in January 2011 to 34,612. 2010 has been the worst year in the anti-drug campaign with 15,273 deaths. The database includes deaths of gang members, police, soldiers and civilians.
6000First dual-core smartphoneLG Optimus 2XfirstKorea (South), Seoul25 January 2011The first mobile phone to use a dual core processor is the LG Optimus 2X, which was first made available to the public nationwide in South Korea, on 25 January 2011.The phone uses the Android operating system and is equipped with an NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core CPU.

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