Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List

6451Oldest adoptive parentMuriel Clayton92/322 year(s), day(s)United States, Dallas09 June 2015The oldest adoptive parent is Muriel Banks Clayton (b. 22 July 1922, USA) who was aged 92 years 322 days when she officially adopted Mary Banks Smith (USA) in Dallas, Texas USA, on 9 June 2015.Mark Banks Smith also took the record for the oldest person to be adopted as she was 76 years 96 days when she was officially adopted by Muriel Banks Clayton.
6452Highest ranking sheepLance Corporal Derby XXXUnited Kingdom, Chester, Dale Barracks01 September 2015The highest ranking sheep is Lance Corporal Derby XXX (UK), who was promoted to Lance Corporal, at Dale Barracks, Chester, UK, on 1 September 2015. Lance Corporal Derby XXX is a member of the Mercian Regiment, and was promoted from being a Private, by the Colonel of the regiment Brigadier Andrew Williams. As a serving member of the British Armed Forces, Lance Corporal Derby XXX is entitled to take a wage, which covers his food and veterinarian bills, and take annual leave, which he takes at Christmas.
6453Largest gathering of people wearing one-piece pyjamas / pajamas (single venue)Guangdong Hongxing Industrial Co., Ltd.1,879 peopleChina, Shantou20 September 2015The largest gathering of people wearing one-piece pyjamas consists of 1,879 participants and was achieved by Guangdong Hongxing Industrial Co. Ltd., (China) in Shantou, Guangdong, China on 9 October 2015. 1,887 participants took park in the attempt, with 8 of them disqualified for not following the guidelines.
6454Largest projected imageLBL Communication Group19,099.3 square metre(s)Russian Federation, Moscow02 October 2015The largest projected image has a total surface area of 19,099.3 m² (205,582.33 ft²) and was achieved by the Moscow International Festival "Circle of Light" in Moscow, Russia, on 4 October 2015.The gigantic video projection was screened on the Ministry of Defence Building in Moscow, Russia.Full story: Russia’s Circle of Light festival opens with dazzling 20m² light projection
6455Largest display of tomato varietiesLycoredUnited States, New York13 October 2015The largest display of tomato varieties numbers 132, achieved by Lycored (USA) in Times Square, New York, New York, USA, on 13 October 2015. In addition to the display of heirloom tomatoes, attempt organizers created a large tomato salad featuring many of the varieties displayed.
6456Largest octopus genusOctopus100 total numberNot Applicable, 28 September 2015The largest genus of octopuses is Octopus, which contains over 100 species (opinions vary among octopus researchers concerning the exact number), which is more than a third of the total number of octopus species currently recognized by science. Its species are predominantly benthic, and include Octopus vulgaris, the common octopus, which is the world's most studied octopus species and has a cosmopolitan range.The term "octopus" is of Greek origin and translates as "eight-footed". As it is derived from Greek, its correct plural is "octopuses" (or even "octopodes"), but not "octopi" (even though this is often mistakenly used), because this latter plural would only be correct if "octopus" were a Latin term.
6457Longest war memorial wallVietnam Veterans Memorial150.42 metre(s)United States, WashingtonThe longest memorial wall for war veterans is the 150.42-m Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC, USA, completed in 1982 according to the designs of American artist and designer Maya Ying Lin. Vietnam Veterans Memorial consists of a 75.21-m-long wall made of dark gabbro granite, onto which the names of 58,191 servicemen and women were inscribed in a highly regular font spacing and 1.35-cm height, listed in chronological order of death. The wall is sunk into a crevice in the ground, reaching 3.12 m in the middle and descending to just 20 cm at the two edges. Costing around US$4,284,000, the wall is supported by 140 concrete pilings driven 11 m into the bedrock below. Conceptually, Maya Lin has described how she “imagined taking a knife and cutting into the earth, opening it up, an initial violence and pain that in time would heal”. After Lin’s competition win, some negative criticism led to the 1984 addition to the design of the more conventional “The Three Soldiers” sculpture to one side of the memorial wall. A half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the “Moving Wall” was also constructed in 1984, touring the USA.
6458Fastest 100 metres skippingRohollah DoshmanziariIran, Bushehr21 January 2016The fastest 100 metres skipping is 14.43 seconds and was achieved by Rohollah Doshmanziari (Iran), in Beheshti Stadium, Iran, on 21 January 2016..
6459Most arm-linked people to stand up simultaneouslyStudents of Somerville High School (MA)59 peopleUnited States, Somerville02 June 2015The most arm-linked people to stand up simultaneously is 59, and was achieved by students of Somerville High School (USA) in Somerville, Massachusetts, USA, on 2 June 2015. All students remained linked at the elbow and stood up simultaneously while linked together.
6460Oldest best manDaniel Wilson Clement102, 85 year(s), day(s)United Kingdom, Castle Douglas17 June 2015The oldest best man is Daniel Wilson Clement (UK, b. 24 March 1913) who served as best man, aged 102 years and 85 days at the marriage of Susan Davey and Alexander Little (both UK) in Castle Douglas, Scotland, UK, on 17 June 2015. Alexander "Sandy" Little has known Daniel Clement his whole life. Daniel was neighbour and friend to Alexander's Mother and Grandmother.
6461Largest roller skating dance routineNikhil Chindak270 participantsIndia, belgaum19 November 2015The largest roller skating dance routine is 270 participants, achieved by Shivganga Roller Skating Club (India) in Belgaum, Karnataka, India, on 19 November 2015 Participants were dressed in yellow for their attempt.
6462Largest hula danceMiyakojima City1,509 participantsJapan, Miyakojima03 October 2015The largest hula dance is by 1,509, achieved by Miyakojima City (Japan), at Irabu Ohashi Bridge, in Miyakojima, Okinawa, Japan, on 3 October 2015. The participants danced to the song Aloha‵la No‵O Maui. The choreography was done by Kapono Kamaunu.
6463Fastest cross country 10 km carrying an 80-lb pack
6464Largest gathering of people dressed as penguinsRichard House Children's Hospice624 peopleUnited Kingdom, london12 November 2015The largest gathering of people dressed as penguins is 624 and was achieved by Richard House Children's Hospice (UK) at The Scoop, More London, London, UK, for Guinness World Records Day, on 12 November 2015. This is the 3rd time Richard House Children's Hospice has achieved this record beating their own previously set record.
6465Most viewed live-action fan film based on MinecraftMinecraft: The Last Minecart30138851 timesNot Applicable, 23 March 2015Minecraft: The Last Minecart, posted to YouTube on 17 February 2011 by CorridorDigital, ditches the usual animated insanity of most Minecraft videos and tells a live-action, post-apocalyptic tale set in Mojang’s block-building world. Thanks to its action-packed blend of real-life actors and mostly lo-fi special effects, Minecraft: The Last Minecart has earned itself a place as YouTube’s most watched live-action fan-film based on Minecraft, having racked up 30,138,851 views as of 23 March 2015.
6466Most people turning their shirts inside outIntel Corporation614 peopleUnited States, Phoenix14 November 2015The most people turning their shirts inside out is 614 and was achieved by Intel Corporation in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, on 14 November 2015. Intel attempted this record to show that good workers on the inside are good workers on the outside. This record was attempted at Chase Field.
6467Longest natural archFairy BridgeChinaOctober 2010The natural arch with the greatest span discovered to date is Xian Ren Qiao (Fairy Bridge), northwest of Fengshan in Guangxi Province, China. A subclass of arch known as a natural bridge, Xian Ren Qiao was formed by the Buliu River carving through limestone karst terrain. An expedition by the Natural Arch and Bridge Society in October 2010 measured its span to be 400 ft plus or minus 15 ft (121.9 m +/- 4.6) m.The feature is only accessible via a three-hour trip by raft, owing to its remote location.
6468Smoothest surface in the Solar SystemEuropaNot ApplicableJuly 1979Jupiter's large icy moon Europa has the smoothest surface of any solid body in the Solar System. The only prominent relief on its surface are ridges a few hundred metres in height. The tidal forces which cause Io’s intense volcanic activity also affect Europa. There are very few impact craters, meaning the surface is geologically young. A subsurface ocean of salty water is believed to exist on Europa, backed up by evidence in images showing what looks like broken sea ice refrozen into position. The nature of the surface of Europa was discovered by Voyager 2, during its flyby of Jupiter in July 1979. The Hubble Space Telescope has discovered plumes of water vapour surrounding Europa, almost certainly caused by cryovolcanic activity similar to what happens on Saturn's moon Enceladus.
6469Highest annual earnings for television actress in a current seriesKaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Sofía Vergara28,500,000 US dollar(s)Not Applicable, 30 June 2015For the fourth year in a row Modern Family star Sofía Vergara (Colombia) is the most profitable TV actress, earning an estimated $28.5 million (£18.1 million) from June 2014 to June 2015, according to Forbes. However, this year she shares the title with American actress Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, best known for her roles in sitcoms 8 Simple Rules and The Big Bang Theory, with the same estimated earnings. The earnings of these two actresses fall just short of the highest-paid TV actor, with Cuoco's fellow Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons (USA) taking home an estimated $29 million (£18.4 million), according to Forbes.
6470Fastest sport stacking 3-6-3 relay
6471Largest greetings card replicaDelta AirlinesUnited States, Atlanta12 February 2016The largest greeting card replica is 15.38 m (50 ft 5.87 in) x 10.11 m (33 ft 2.12 in) and was achieved by Delta Air Lines, Inc. (USA) in Atlanta, Georgia, USA on 12 February 2016. Broken as part of a profit sharing announcement from Delta to their employees ($1.5 billion).
6472Fastest 100 m running on all fours
6473Most people wearing high-visibility vestsBalfour Beatty1543 participantsUnited Kingdom, Northampton24 November 2015The most people wearing high visibility vests is 1,543 and was achieved by Balfour Beatty (UK) at Abbeyfield School, Northampton, UK, on 24 November 2015. The participants were made up of the students and teachers at Abbeyfield School as well as participants from Balfour Beatty and the local ambulance and fire service.
6474Most ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships gold medals in the same event (male)Michal Martikán8 a unit not listed belowUnited Kingdom, London20 September 2015The most ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships gold medals won in the same event by a male athlete is eight and was achieved by Michal Martikán (Slovakia) in the C1 Team event in 1997, 2003, 2009–11 and 2013–15. The previous record was seven, which Martikán shared with American Jon Lubgill who had won the same event, the C1 Team, seven times. The ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships are held annually except in Olympic years.
6475Most people making heart-shaped hand gesturesTotal Swiss International Group3,665 participantsChinese Taipei, Taoyuan, Chinese Taipei29 November 2015The most people making heart-shaped hand gestures is 3,665 and was achieved by Total Swiss International Group (Chinese Taipei) in Taoyuan, Chinese Taipei on 29 November 2015.
6476Largest human sentenceProf. Achyuta Samanta15225 peopleIndia, Bhubaneswar09 December 2015The largest human sentence consists of 15,225 participants and was achieved in by The Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (India), in Bhubaneswar, India, on 9 December 2015. The students of The Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences were between Kindergarten and primary school age.
6477Cycling - men's 1-hour unpaced standing start
6478Most people playing wrist bellsPSA Finance, Santander Consumer252 peopleUnited Kingdom, Bognor Regis10 December 2015The most people playing wrist bells is 252 and was achieved by Santander Consumer & PSA Finance (both UK) at Butlins in Bognor Regis, UK, on 10 December 2015. Two other records were achieved on the day by Santander Consumer & PSA Finance (both UK) for the most high fives in relay in three minutes and the fastest time to pass eight jumpers through a team of eight.
6479Longest line of sparklers lit in relayChurch of Christ (Iglesia Ni Cristo)891 peoplePhilippines, Philippine Arena, Ciudad de Victoria31 December 2015The longest line of sparklers lit in relay includes 891 participants, and was achieved by Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church of Christ) (Philippines), at the at the Countdown to 2016 New Year Celebrations, in the Philippine Arena, Ciudad de Victoria Bocaue Bulacan, Manila, Philippines, on 31 December 2015. The relay celebrated New Year's Eve and went on for 2 hr 18 min 14 sec, and despite taking place outdoors in the pouring rain, participants ranged in age from young teens to the elderly.
6480Tallest stack of pancakesCenter Parcs Sherwood Forest101.8 cm (3 ft 4 in) centimetre(s)United Kingdom, The Pancake House, Center Parcs Sherwood Forest, Rufford, Newark, Notts.NG22 9DN.08 February 2016 BCThe tallest stack of pancakes is 101.8 cm (3 ft 4 in) and was made by Center Parcs Sherwood Forest (UK), in Rufford, Newark, UK, on 8 February 2016.The 213 pancakes were made and stacked by James Haywood and Dave Nicholls.

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