Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List

6241Deepest wavepiercing powerboatEarthraceNew Zealand10 March 2007The world's most efficient wavepiercing powerboat is Earthrace, a 24-m (78-ft) long wavepiercing trimaran, which can submarine through waves at depths of 7 m (23 ft) - deeper than any other boat. Running entirely on biodiesel, and using hemp for the first time in any boat construction, Earthrace is also one of the most environmentally-friendly vessels in the world. Skippered by Pete Bethune (New Zealand), Earthrace set out to break the 75-day world record for circumnavigating the globe in a powerboat (and doing so using only renewable fuels) on 10 March 2007.
6242First person to trek to both Poles solo, unsupported and unassistedMarek KamiñskifirstUnknown, Unknown27 December 1995The first person to walk on skis to both Poles solo, with own propulsion and no external assistance is Polish-born Marek Kamiñski (USA), who reached the North Pole from Cape Columbia on 23 May 1995 (a journey of 770 km or 478.45 miles in 70 days), and the South Pole from Berkner Island on 27 December 1995, a distance of 1,300 km (807.78 miles) in 53 days.
6243First film based on a boardgameClueUnited States, Query01 January 1985The comedy whodunnit Clue (USA, 1985) was based on the boardgame Cluedo. It starred Tim Curry (UK) as the butler, Wadsworth, aiming to finger the killer of his employer, Mr Boddy. The six suspects are all characters from the game: Mrs Peacock (Eileen Brennan, USA), Mrs White (Madeline Kahn, USA), Professor Plum (Christopher Lloyd, USA), Mr Green (Michael McKean, USA), Colonel Mustard (Martin Mull, USA) and Miss Scarlet (Lesley Ann Warren, USA). Three different endings were filmed, and a different one shown at different theatres.
6244First person to win an Oscar for a self-directed performanceLaurence OlivierfirstUnited States, Los Angeles24 March 1949The first actor to direct himself in an Oscar-winning performance is Laurence Olivier (UK) who directed himself in the lead role of Hamlet (UK 1948) and went on to win an American Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role and Best Picture (the first non-American movie to do so) at the AMPAS Theater, Los Angeles, California, USA on 24 March 1949. The only other actor to achieve this feat is Roberto Benigni (Italy) in Life is Beautiful (Italy 1997).
6245Fastest 100 metres on spring loaded stiltsAdam SindenAustralia, Warwick22 November 2012The fastest 100 m on spring-loaded stilts is 14.3 sec and was achieved by Adam Sinden (Australia), in Warwick, Queensland, Australia, on 22 November 2012.
6246Longest chain of people licking lollipopsCOORDINADORA DE PEÑAS DE VALLADOLID(SPAIN)12831 peopleSpain, Valladolid,Acera de Recoletos07 September 2008The most people licking lollipops is 12,831 and was organized by the Coordinadora de Peñas de Valladolid, in Valladolid, Spain, on 7 September 2008.Justine Bourdariat adjudicated. The Coordinadora de Peñas are the current record holders for the "Largest water pistol fight" and previous record holders for the "Largest water balloon fight". Fiesta company provided the lollipops.
6247Largest solar telescopeMcMath-Pierce TelescopeUnited States, Arizona01 January 1962The largest solar telescope is the McMath-Pierce solar telescope which opened in 1962 atop Kitt Peak in Arizona, USA. Light from the sun is collected via a 152 m long (498 ft) slanted shaft,, which directs sunlight on to a 1.6 m (5 ft 3 in) mirror, 50 m (164 ft) below ground. It forms an 85 cm (33 in) wide high-resolution image of the sun.
6248Most people participating in a dance videogameStarfloor10730 participantsFrance, Paris,,Palais Omnisports de Paris Bercy26 November 2011The largest simultaneous dancing game routine involved 10,730 participants dancing to 'DJ got us falling in love again' by Usher ft. Pitbull on the Dance Game Central 2 Xbox 360, in an event organised by Starfloor at Palais Omnisports de Bercy, in Paris, France, on 26 November 2011.The dancing was lead by choreographer Hakim Ghorab.
6249Largest gathering of people wearing only underpants/knickersUtah Undie Run 20112270 peopleUnited States, Salt Lake City24 September 2011The largest gathering of people wearing only underwear was achieved by 2,270 participants (all USA) at the Utah Undie Run in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, on 24 September 2011.Participants were gathered in a single area in accordance with guidelines before the run itself began. The event was organised to challenge the perception that Utah is an "uptight" state.
6250Most different desserts on displayDubai Shopping FestivalUnited Arab Emirates, Dubai13 February 2009The most different desserts on display is 2,232 and was achieved by Dubai Shopping Festival in conjunction with the Emirates Culinary Guild (both UAE) at Uptown Mirdiff, Dubai, UAE, on 13 February 2009.A total of 2,232 different desserts from over 30 countries were prepared for the record attempt.
6251Thickest object sword swallowedThomas Blackthorne2.5 centimetre(s)Mexico, Mexico City30 July 2008The thickest object sword swallowed is a giant screw driver with a shaft diameter of 2.5 cm (0.98 in) by Thomas Blackthorne (UK) on the set of El Show Olímpico, in Mexico City, Mexico, on 30 July 2008.The shaft had a length of 52 cm (1 ft 8 in) although the min required is 30 cm (11.81 in)
6252Most pancakes thrown and caught in one minute – team of twoAshrita Furman and Bipin LarkinUnited States, Jamaica, New York26 September 2009The most pancakes thrown and caught in one minute by a team of two is 46 and was achieved by Ashrita Furman and Bipin Larkin (both USA) in Jamaica, New York, USA, on 26 September 2009.Mr Larkin placed each pancake in a frying pan and threw the pancakes and Mr Furman caught 46 of them in a frying pan and place them in a pot without breaking them within one minute.
6253Largest iced coffeeGourmetGiftBaskets.comUnited States, Las Vegas,Mandalay Bay16 October 2010The largest iced coffee was 5,678.12 litres (1,249.01 UK gal 1,500 US gal) and was made by (USA) at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, on 16 October 2010.The iced coffee was at a temperature of 7.22 C (45 F). It used 1,360.78 kg (3,000 lb) of ice (not included in the volume measured for the record as this was just the coffee on the cup).
6254First manned hydrogen powered aircraftDimona motor gliderfirstSpain, Ocana,Madrid01 March 2008For the first time in aviation history, a manned aircraft powered by hydrogen fuel cells was successfully flown in February and March 2008. The aircraft was a two-seat Dimona motor glider, and the flights took place at an airfield at Ocana, south of Madrid, Spain. It was the result of work by an engineering team at Boeing Research and Technology Europe (BR&TE) together with industry partners in Austria, France, Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States.The two-seat Dimona motor-glider, built in Austria by Diamond Aircraft Industries, has a 16.3 metre (53.5ft) wingspan and a modified BR&TE Proton Exchange Membrane fuel cell/lithium battery hybrid system, which powers an electric motor coupled to a conventional propeller.
6255Fastest completion of SEGA Rally Championship (Desert Course)Justin Towell2/30.73 minute(s), second(s)UK, Gamesradar,Bath29 January 2009The fastest completion of the Desert course on SEGA Rally Championship for Saturn is 2 min 30.73 sec by Justin Towell (UK) at the offices of Gamesradar, Bath, UK on 29 January 2009. Justin read the score in the scoreboards section of the 2009 Gamer's Edition, and applied to beat the record. His final time is just 0.07 seconds faster than the previous record, held by Cristiano T. Assumpcao (Brazil).
6256First female four-star generalAnn E DunwoodyfirstUSA, 14 November 2008On Friday 14 November 2008 after 33 years in the US Army and at the age of 55, Ann E Dunwoody (USA) was promoted to full general rank - four-star general - the first in the US forces and possibly the world. Coming from a family with a tradition of service in the military spanning five generations, she was sworn in on the same date as Commander of the Army Materiel Command responsible for equipping, outfitting and arming all US commands across the globe.
6257First Martian auroraUnknownfirst, 01 June 2006In June 2006 ESA announced that its Mars Express orbiter had detected localised aurorae on Mars. On Earth the northern/southern lights are caused by charged particles from the Sun interacting with our magnetic field and making parts of the upper atmosphere glow like a neon tube. Mars has no magnetic field and, instead, its aurorae are caused by the solar particles interacting with regions of locally magnetised rock - remnants from when Mars once had a magnetic field of its own.
6258Best-selling trading card game company - cumulativeKonami Digital Entertainment25175567833 unit(s) soldJapan, Tokyo02 June 2011The best-selling trading card game is Yu-Gi-Oh! by Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. (Japan), which has sold 25,175,567,833 cards globally since 1999 as of 31 March 2011.Yu-Gi-Oh! is based on the comic books and animated TV series by artist Kazuki Takahashi (Japan).
6259Largest collection of olive oil bottlesRonald PopeilUnited States, Beverly Hills,,The record holder's home23 September 2011The largest collection of olive oil bottles consists of 2,440 and belongs to Ronald Popeil (USA) in Beverly Hills, California, USA, as of 1 October 2011.
6260Highest experience level in an RPGDisgaea (Nippon Ichi, 2004)Most RPGs use a system of experience levels to give players an idea of their power relative to enemies in the game – and to encourage them to keep playing. The RPG series that has taken this idea to its most extreme is Disgaea (Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice pictured), which allows players to take their characters from a lowly level 1 up to an incredible level 9,999. Many players are competing online to discover the fastest way to achieve this feat.Source: Gamer's Edition 2010.
6261Most adults reading to children (single location)Changhua county governmentChinese Taipei, Changhua24 April 2011The most adults reading to children at a single location was 3,682 adults who read to 4,074 children at an event organised by Changhua county government (Taiwan) in Changhua City, Taiwan, on 24 April 2011.The attempt was organized on this particular date, because it is the "international reading and copy day" in Taiwan.
6262Largest collection of soapsCarol VaughanUnited Kingdom, Birmingham01 January 2009The largest collection of soaps belongs to Carol Vaughan (UK) who has collected 1,331 individual bars of soap since 1991. From The Telegraph: Miss Vaughn said she loves finding a new soap she hasn't seen before and likes to find ones that might seem unusual. "I was given one by a friend that is shaped liked cheesecake, you don't know whether to eat it or use it to have a wash," she said.
6263Longest fingernails on a pair of hands (female) - everLee RedmondSpainThe longest fingernails belonged to Lee Redmond (USA), whostarted to grow them in 1979 and carefully manicured them to reacha total length of 8.65 m (28 ft 4.5 in) as measured on the set ofLo show dei record in Madrid, Spain, on 23 February 2008. Lee losther nails in an automobile accident in early 2009.
6264Fewest golf strokes to complete a marathon distanceJake SandUnited States, ScottsdaleThe fewest strokes taken to complete marathon distance playing golf is 494 strokes and was achieved by Jake Sand (United States) at Desert Mountain Golf Resort, Arizona, United States, on 28 May 2009.The event was to raise money for the Special Olympics and Jake and the other competitors including playing partner Shawn Gobden raised over USD40000. Shawn Gobden was the "fastest" competitor in terms of time, completing the marathon distance in 9 hr 57 min 14.69 sec compared to Jake Sand's time of 9 hr 57 min 25.14 sec.
6265Longest golf shot seatedDave SawtellAustralia, Nicholls26 February 2011The longest golf shot hit whilst seated was 143.702 m (471 ft 5 in) by Dave Sawtell (Australia) on the Gold Creek Country Club's 18th hole in Nicholls, ACT, Australia, on 26 February 2011.Sawtell, born with spina bifida, made his attempt from his wheelchair onto an uphill course. The event took place in between rounds of the opening event of the World Longdrive Championships Australia.
6266Most expensive leg of ham commercially availableSelfridges1800 UK pound(s)United Kingdom, LondonThe most expensive leg of ham commercially available is a 7 kg (15 lb) heavy Albarragena Jamon Iberico de Bellota retailing at £1,800 ($2,682) and is sold at the Food Hall in Sefridges, London, UK as of 17 January 2010The 7kg (15lb) ham leg comes with its own DNA certificate as proof of authenticity. Pig farmer and ham expert Manuel Maldonado selected 50 pigs that were reared in Extremadura in western Spain. The pigs were fed on a diet of acorns and roots to give the ham a distinctive flavour.After being slaughtered their ham was salted and cured for three years, before going on sale in a hand-made wooden box wrapped in an apron made by a Spanish tailor.
6267Most consecutive backflips on a pogo stickFred GrzybowskiUnited States, minato-ku19 December 2013The most consecutive backflips on a pogo stick is 17 and was achieved by Fred Grzybowski (USA) on the set of ‘Kotoshi Sugokattahito Zen-in Shugo TV 2013’ in Tokyo, Japan, on 19 December 2013.
6268First Mars roverPathfinder, Ares Vallis04 July 1997NASA’s Mars Pathfinder mission landed in Ares Vallis on 4 July 1997. The lander deployed a small mobile laboratory, or rover, called Sojourner, capable of travelling a few hundred metres from the lander. Sojourner weighed just over 10.6 kg (23 lb 5 oz) and was able to conduct basic experiments such as measuring the chemical compositions of Martian rocks. Pathfinder (pictured below) and the Sojourner rover operated until contact was lost on 27 September 1997.
6269Largest rock the boatStephen Murtagh, Brendan Kieran and the Carrick Carnival 400 CommitteeIreland, Carrick-on-Shannon02 June 2013The largest rock the boat consists of 1,701 participants and was achieved by Stephen Murtagh, Brendan Kieran and the Carrick Carnival 400 Committee (Ireland) in Carrick-on-Shannon, County Leitrim, Ireland, on 2 June 2013.Funds were raised for the Irish Cancer Society.
6270First drum controller for home consolesTaiko No Tatsujin: Tatakon De Dodon Ga Don (Namco 2002)firstJapan, 01 January 2002First appearing in Japanese arcades in 2001 as Taiko no Tatsujin (pictured above), the first drum peripheral to make it into gamer’s homes was a version for the PS2 entitled Taiko no Tatsujin: Tatakon de Dodon ga Don. Like the arcade original, Tatakon de Dodon ga Don required players to strike the skin or the rim of a drum peripheral in time to scrolling notes on the screen.Featured in Guinness World Records Gamer''s Edition 2010

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