Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List

6511Greatest vertical ascent on bicycle in 12 hours (male)
6512Most coronary stent implants - single operationAnthony IanettiUnited States, Morristown13 September 1995Anthony Ianetti (USA) had 7 coronary stents implanted in the right artery in a single operation at the Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, USA, on 13 September 1995.
6513Largest dental health checkNootan Sarva Vidyalaya Kelavani Mandal Visnagar Dental College15000 participantsIndia, Visnagar17 February 2016The largest dental health check involved 14,978 participants, achieved by Nootan Sarva Vidyalaya Kelavani Mandal Visnagar Dental College (India) in Gujarat, India, on 17 February 2016. A team of over 125 qualified technicians completed all the checks throughout the day.
6514Best-selling E-reader brand – retail currentThis record is for the best-selling E-reader brand in terms of units retailed within the latest available annual data.This record is based on the number of units retailed within the latest available annual data series.For the purpose of this record, an E-reader is defined as a single function device that is specially designed for reading text and have a specific screen optimized for text.
6515High Score on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time (Konami, 1991)David PriceUnited States, New York City07 February 2009The highest score achieved on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time (Konami, Arcade, 1991) is 212, by David Price (USA) who used a single credit to reach this score at New York Comic Con, New York, USA, on 7 February 2009.
6516Oldest graduateAllan StewartAustralia, University of New England,New South Wales07 October 2006The oldest graduate is Allan Stewart (Australia, b. 7 March 1915) who received a Bachelor of Laws degree aged 91 years 214 days, when he graduated from the University of New England, New South Wales, Australia, on 7 October 2006.
6517Greatest vertical ascent on bicycle in 24 hours (female)Betty Kals12,344 metre(s)France, BédoinThe most vertical metres cycled in 24 hours by a female is 12,344 m (40498.61 ft) and was achieved by Betty Kals (France), in Bédoin, Vaucluse, France, between 14 and 15 May 2015.Betty rode an Emonda SLR cycle on Mont Ventoux for her record-breaking attempt.
6518Top ten most festive and frightening Halloween-related recordsHalloween is celebrated every year on 31 October in many countries around the globe. Historically, it begins the Christian observance of Allhallowtide – three days dedicated to remembering the dead – but over time it has become an occasion for carving pumpkins, costume parties, themed games, horror movies and haunted attractions.
6519Sopranos star passes away, cricket legend Ponting retires and wild cat cub joy for zoo - News in World RecordsRecord-breakers in the news todayTributes have been pouring in for Emmy-award winning American actor James Gandolfini, who died yesterday in Italy at the age of 51. Gandolfini was best known for playing therapy-seeking New Jersey mafia boss Tony Soprano in the hit TV series The Sopranos. The Sopranos holds the record for the highest-rated cop show, garnering a score of 96/100, beating the similarly acclaimed The Wire into second place. According to Forbes' Celebrity 100, the cast of The Sopranos (HBO, USA) earned a combined salary of $52 million (£26 million) for the seventh series of drama, setting a record for highest paid television cast, with Gandolfini reportedly securing himself a $1 million (£505,000) fee for each of the last eight episodes. To sport, where Queen Elizabeth II's horse Estimate claimed victory in the Gold Cup at Ascot in the UK - the first time in the race's 207-year history that it has been won by a reigning monarch. The Gold Cup is regarded as Britain's most prestigious event for horses which specialise in racing over long distances and is traditionally held on day three of the Royal Ascot meeting. Trained by Sir Michael Stoute, the four-year-old filly held off the challenge of Simenon over the final furlong to win the race. The largest prize fund for a single horse race is $10 million (£6.71 million), for the Dubai World Cup, held at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on 27 March 2010. From horse racing to cricket, where former Australia captain, Ricky Ponting has today announced he will retire from all forms of cricket in October.The former Australia captain, who is currently playing for Surrey until the end of July, quit international cricket in November 2012. The 38-year-old will end his career after appearing for Indian Premier League side Mumbai Indians in the Champions League, which ends on 6 October. In 2010, Ponting set a record for most successful captain in Test match history after winning his 48th Test match while in charge of Australia in the Fourth Ashes Test vs. England at the MCG, in Melbourne. Finally, zookeepers in Norfolk, UK, have been celebrating after a pair of rare Siberian tiger cubs were born at Banham Zoo. Staff at the zoo watched on CCTV as the endangered cats - fewer than 400 Siberian tigers are believed to be left in the wild - entered the world on Friday. Also known as Amur tigers, the breed holds the record for largest wild cat. Males, which are bigger than females, normally have a total length of 2.7-3.3 m from nose tip to tail tip (as measured between the pegs), a shoulder height of 0.99-1.07 m, and a weight of 180-306 kg.
6520Did You Know? 10 Fun Facts About The Oldest Living ManYesterday, we officially announced a new Oldest living man, Mr. Salustiano Sanchez, still going strong at the ripe old age of 112 and counting in Grand Island, New York, USA.To add to the story of this incredible man, here are 10 more fun facts about this supercentenarian:1.) His full name is Salustiano Sanchez Blazquez, born to Serafin Sanchez Izquierdo and Baldomera Blazquez Sanchez, and following traditional Spanish naming customs.2.) Born on June 8, 1901, Salustiano shares his birthday with many other famous names. They include Kanye West, Barbara Bush, and Frank Lloyd Wright. Imagine that group going out to dinner.3.) The decision to emigrate from Spain to Cuba was made by Salustiano and his friends during a friendly card game one day in their hometown of El Tejado de Bejar in Salamanca (roughly 200 km or 124 miles west of Madrid). By the time he, three friends, and his older brother made it to port to depart Spain in 1918, they had to wait a month before being able to board a ship across the Atlantic.4.) Salustiano entered the United States through Ellis Island in August 1920. This was an interesting time for immigrants through the famed gateway, as the U.S. military used the facilities as a way station during World War I. Only 28,867 immigrants passed through in 1918, while the number jumped to 560,971 the year after Salustiano entered the country.Oldest living man Salustiano Sanchez at home in Grand Island, New York5.) Of the group of five that went to Cuba, only Salustiano and his friend Sabino continued to the U.S., with the rest returning to Spain. Working in the coal mines of Kentucky some time around 1926, the two were separated and never saw each other again, perhaps due to language barriers after being assigned to different camps.6.) His relatives still keep a house in Spain right next to the lot where Salustiano's parents' house once stood.7.) Salustiano enjoyed a long marriage with his wife Pearl, having originally met her at the funeral of a mutual friend.8.) His hobbies late in life have included vegetable planting, flower gardening, crossword puzzles, and nightly games of gin rummy. And, honestly, he may be onto something with the crossword puzzles into old age. 9.) Salustiano's boyhood idol was the legendary Cervantes character Don Quixote. Quixote, of course, spent adventures traversing his world to restore chivalry. Salustiano says reading and hearing the tales of the Man of La Mancha are what first inspired him to travel.10.) Looks like fruits and vegetables are the key to a healthy life after all. Salustiano credits his longevity partially to eating a banana a day. He was way ahead of his time, as bananas have proven superfoods for men of all ages.
6521Fan Choice Record July 26If only Humpty Dumpty had gotten in line with this lot.The City of Osterholz-Scharmbeck in Germany has won last week's Fan Choice, with its record for the longest line of decorated eggs. In what was the Fan Choice with the most votes we've ever received, the egg line nabbed 39.45% to take home the crown in a hotly contested competition.Osterholz-Scharmbeck will now be entered in our list of contenders for a year-end showdown in which we'll ask you fans to vote for your favorite record of the year at the end of 2013.Time now to meet this week's candidates and then cast your vote below. This week sees teamwork ranging from the thousands to an impressive father and son. But first, gas up the hog, because we're hitting the open road.LONGEST JOURNEY BY MOTORCYCLE IN A SINGLE COUNTRY (pictured above)Record: 28,049.66 km (17,429.22 miles)Holders: Vishnu Mehta and Santanu Chakraborty (both India)Location: Within IndiaThat's not all: The idea to make this attempt was originally Mehta's, before asking his frirend Chakraborty to ride alongside him for the journey of a lifetime. The duo spent 74 days on the road. The goal of the trip was to promote highway safety among Indian motorists, with each man's bike having a bumper sticker affixed proclaiming, "Our Aim: No Accidents."HEAVIEST WEIGHT LIFTED WITH AN EYE SOCKET (FEMALE)Record: 6 kg (13.23 lb)Holder: Asha Rani (India)Location: Mahilpur, Punjab, IndiaThat's not all: Elsewhere on the subcontinent, Rani calls herself "The Iron Queen," and for good reason. In addition to this crazy record, she's also held the female records for the heaviest vehicle pulled by the hair, heaviest vehicle pulled by the ears, and fastest time to break 16 concrete blocks on the body.FASTEST MARATHON RUN BY PARENT AND CHILDRecord: 5 hr 30 min 21 sec aggregateHolders: Henry Peck and his son Graham (USA)Location: Chicago Marathon, Chicago, Illinois, USAThat's not all: Graham, 23, is the one in the photo above, clocking in at an official time of 2 hr 25 min 40 sec. His father Henry, 55, finished in 3 hr 4 min 41 sec. Their combined time beat the previous record by 12 min 20 sec. The Chicago Marathon is one of the five World Marathon Majors.LARGEST DISPLAY OF ORIGAMI FLOWERSRecord: 50,178 flowersHolder: Aichi Prefectural Chigusa Senior High School (Japan)Location: Nagoya, Aichi, JapanThat's not all: The flowers were all identical irises, colored in different shades of purple. Only a portion of the total display is featured in the photo above, as 505 different sections of flowers were brought together for the attempt.LARGEST PICTURE MOSAIC FORMED BY PEOPLERecord: 1,568 participantsHolder: login Berufsbildung (Switzerland)Location: Swiss Stadium, Berne, SwitzerlandThat's not all: login is a training association for more than 50 transport companies in Switzerland, and made the attempt to celebrate the company's 10th anniversary. The photo mosaic depicted was of a picture from one of their new publicity campaigns.And those are your nominees for this week's Fan Choice - time now to cast your vote!There are a two ways to do this, including right here by choosing in our poll:&lta href=""&gtWhat is your pick for this week's Fan Choice record?&lt/a&gtYou can also tweet your choice to us on Twitter ( @GWR) with the hashtag #GWRFanChoice.Then check back here next week to see who you've helped crown the latest fan favorite!
6522Google unveils new Android, Austen gets note honour and Travolta teams up again with Alley – News in World RecordsRecord breakers in the news todayGoogle have officially unveiled the latest version of their Android operating system at an event in San Francisco.The search giant confirmed Android 4.3 Jelly Bean will make its debut on Google’s new version of its Nexus 7 tablet, which was also unveiled at the press conference.In June 2012, Google’s email service Gmail topped 425 million active monthly accounts, beating off competition from the likes of Yahoo! Mail and Hotmail to become the largest email service provider.The Bank of England has announced plans for the author Jane Austen to feature on the next £10 note.The Pride and Prejudice author will replace Charles Darwin as the next face of the note, with the new design set to be introduced in 2017.Austen remains a popular literary figure in the UK and around the world, with a festival dedicated to her work taking place annually in Bath each year.The festival was the venue for a successful record attempt in 2009 for largest gathering of people dressed in Regency costumes, after 409 participants gathered in 19 th century dress for the event.The event managed to raise £374 for the Breakthrough Breast Cancer charity.One of the most recognisable voices in British broadcasting is to retire from his role reading the classified football results on BBC radio.James Alexander Gordon’s distinctive Scottish accent has been the sound of football scores for the corporation each Saturday since 1973, but with his voice no longer strong enough to broadcast following a recent operation on his larynx to treat cancer, he has been forced to retire.The record holder for longest career as a sports commentator is held by György Szepesi (Hungary, b. 5 February 1922) who has been working for Hungarian Radio (Magyar Radio) since first covering a football match between Hungary and Austria on 20 August 1945. He has since to gone on to commentate on an incredible 15 Olympic Games.It’s been confirmed that L ook Who's Talking stars John Travolta and Kirstie Alley are to reunite on a new TV show in the US.Pulp Fiction star Travolta is to take a guest role in Alley's new sitcom Kirstie, playing a stagehand working on her character Maddie's Broadway show.The three-piece white suit worn by Travolta in Saturday Night Fever (1977) was sold at Christie's New York, USA for $145,500 (£91,871) to an annonymous bidder on 27 June 1995 – making it the most expensive costume from a film. The record was eventually broken 11 years later when the black cocktail dress designed by Hubert de Givenchy and worn by Audrey Hepburn in 1961’s Breakfast at Tiffany's was sold at a charity auction at Christies in London for £467,200 (then $924,347).
6523PSG get Cavani, Lindsay Lohan gets reality show, and Putin gets into a sub – News in World RecordsToday's record breakers in the newsWe kick of today’s NIWR with the world of sport, where Paris Saint-Germain have completed the signing of striker of Edinson Cavani from Napoli on a five-year deal.The Uruguay international has long been tipped for an exit from Stadio San Paolo, with the likes of Real Madrid, Chelsea and Manchester City all previously linked with the forward's signature.The expected fee for Cavsani's services is believed to be 63 million (£55million) fee - if confirmed it would beat the current French Ligue 1 transfer record of £52m set when Colombia forward Radamel Falcao signed for Monaco from Atletico Madrid earlier this year.The overal record for most expensive football player, single transfer belongs to Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo following his £80 million (€92.27 million $131.86 million) move from Manchester United to Real Madrid in 2009.The UK government has announced that driverless cars will be tested on public roads by the end of the year.The plans have been unveiled by the Department for Transport, as part of a £28bn investment in British roads to reduce congestion.Driverless cars are guided by a system of sensors and cameras and are seen as potentially safer and more efficient than regular vehicles.The first car with a constant crash-avoidance system was the Volvo XC60. Released in 2008, the car constantly monitors the possibility of a nose-to-tail crash via a laser in the windscreen which check for slow-moving traffic 6–8 m (19 ft 8 in–26 ft) ahead of the front bumper.At speeds less than 30 km/h (18 mi/h), the City Safety system brings the vehicle to an abrupt halt if the driver doesn't brake in time.Russia's "action man" president, Vladimir Putin has been at it again, this time diving to the bottom of the Baltic sea aboard a red submersible to explore a 19th century shipwreck.The 60-year-old plunged 50 meters below the water to examine a frigate which sank in the Gulf of Finland in 1869.The world's largest shipwreck is the 321,186-tonne deadweight VLCC (very large crude carrier) Energy Determination which blew up and broke in two in the Strait of Hormuz, Persian Gulf on 12 December 1979.The ship was not carrying any cargo at the time but its hull value was $58 million (£26 million at 1979 rates).Finally to the world of showbiz, where Lindsay Lohan is set to follow in the footsteps of Ozzy Osbourne and Kim Kardashians with her own reality TV show.US cable network OWN has commissioned the series which will follow Lohan's attempts to remain healthy and rebuild her acting career.The largest television audience for a reality programme record was set by the final episode of CBS' Survivor programme in the USA. Approximately 51 million people, or 41% of America's viewing public, watched Richard Hatch (USA) win the $1 million (£660,000) prize money on 24 August 2000.
6524Spider-Man gets new suit, Chelsea want Rooney and Google loose Scottish island – News in world recordsRecord-breakers in the news todayAndrew Garfield will be donning a new and improved Spider-Man suit when he returns as the web-slinging hero next year.Costume designer Deborah Lynn Scott has revealed that Peter Parker’s spandex outfit in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which is set for release next summer, will have its own MP3 player as well as richer colours, larger eyes along , plus the return of the belt that Spidey traditionally wears in his comic-book adventures.2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man holds the record for the highest grossing movie reboot after grossing $262,030,663 (£163,001,000) at the box office, beating off Star Trek (USA, 2009), Batman Begins (USA, 2005) and Casino Royale (UK, 2006) among others. Manchester United have rejected an offer from Premier League rivals Chelsea for Wayne Rooney, insisting that the England striker is not for sale. The London club had offered £10m in cash plus a player, either Juan Mata or David Luiz, in part exchange for the 27-year-old forward.Rooney once held the record for youngest goalscorer in a football UEFA European Championships after hitting the back of the net twice in England’s 3-0 victory over Switzerland at Euro 2004 in Portugal at the age of 18 years 237 days.It was a record that was to last just four days, however, after Johan Vonlanthen scored for Switzerland in their 1-3 group stage defeat against France at the slightly younger age of 18 years and 141 days.NASA has been forced to call off a spacewalk at the International Space Station (ISS) following a dangerous water leak in an astronaut's helmet. The leak was so serious that Luca Parmitano, Italy's first spacewalker, was unable to hear or speak as the spacewalk was abruptly aborted.The first spacewalk was carried out by Lt-Col. (later Maj. Gen.) Alexei Arkhipovich Leonov (USSR) on 18 March 1965.Leonov spent 12 minutes and nine seconds outside the spacecraft while connected to the craft by a 5.35-meter tether. At the end of the spacewalk, Leonov's spacesuit had inflated in the vacuum of space to the point where he could not re-enter the airlock. He opened a valve to allow some of the suit's pressure to bleed off and was only just about able to get back inside the capsule.Finally, internet search Google has been forced to issue an apology after a small Scottish island disappeared from its online maps. Users noticed on Tuesday that the island of Jura, off the west coast of the Kintyre Peninsula, was visible on the satellite view but no longer accessible on the maps view. A spokeswoman for Google said: "We are sorry about that. We're aware of the problem, and our engineers are beavering away to fix it.Google Earth holds the record for largest map online and interactive.The virtual 3-D globe of the Earth comprising satellite data that can be browsed by home Internet users originally began life as a site called Earth Viewer, before being acquired by Google in 2004 and relaunched under its new name the following year.
6525Ubisoft hacked, Pharrell sues and Tom Cruise celebrates - News In World RecordsThe record breakers in the news todayVideo games company Ubisoft has issued a warning to users of its website after one of its databases was illegally accessed by hackers.The makers of big-name game such as the Far Cry and Assasins Creed franchises has advised users to change their passwords after user names, email addresses and encrypted passwords were exposed during the attack.The longest prison sentence for computer hacking record is held by Brian Salcedo, Michigan, USA, who was sentenced to nine years in federal prison in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA in December 2004 after pleading guilty to conspiracy and numerous hacking charges related to an attempt to steal credit card information from the computer systems of Lowe’s hardware stores.Belgium's King Albert II has this afternoon announced his abdication during a national televised address.The 79-year-old monarch said he would step down after 19 years on the throne in favour of his son Crown Prince Philippe, 53, on 21 July, Belgium's national day.During Belgium's political deadlock in 2010-11, Albert II took on the role of mediator.The nation experienced 541 days without a government during the period, setting a record for longest time without a government in peacetime.To the world of music where a legal battle between two of its biggest stars is ensuing.Neptunes singer Pharrell Williams has filed a lawsuit against after he was accused of violating trademarks owned by the Black Eyed Peas frontman.The lawsuit claims has demanded that Pharrell stop using the phrase "I AM", a reference to his I Am Other company, on his websites. Labelling's trademark as "relatively weak", the lawsuit explains that Pharrell's trademarks do not feature full stops between the I and the am, while's do. Pharrell's representative Brad Rose has asked that the court confirm that "I Am Other" doesn't "infringe, dilute or unfairly compete" with 11 July 2009 and 18 September 2010, The Black Eyed Peas' (USA) "I Gotta Feeling" spent a record 63 consecutive weeks in the UK Top 75, including two weeks at No.1 in August 2009, setting a record for most consecutive weeks on UK singles chart (one single).Finally, movie star Tom Cruise today celebrates his 51 st birthday.The man who brought Ethan Hunt and ‘Maverick’ to the big screen, holds multiple world records including highest annual earnings for a film actor ($67 million between June 2005 and June 2006), and most films over $100 million at the box office (18).
6526Challengers Highlights - spoons on the face, and dice records galore!Hi there world record fans, welcome to the latest installment in this regular series, looking at the latest happenings on our Challengers website. Challengers is our free and fast online record-breaking platform, where anyone can make a world record attempt at home, and share their video of it with the world, potentially even earning themselves an official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS certificate! Find out more about Challengers, and learn how to use the site HERE. Now, what's happened on Challengers in the past 4 weeks? Let's take a look... New records awarded Over 30 world records have been awarded on Challengers in the last month, for attempts ranging from the fastest time to type the alphabet on an iPad to the fastest time to eat three pickled eggs. Here are a few of the highlights:Most spoons balanced on the face: Dalibor Jablanović proved himself to be a master of cutlery with this attempt, balancing a record 28 spoons all over his face:videoHighest score on Wii Fit Hula Hooping: New challenger Sydney Crago launched herself straight into the record books with this attempt, scoring 332 points, comfortably beating the previous record by 5 spins.Fastest time trail, Ancient Lake on Diddy Kong Racing (Nintendo 64):The game might be over 10 years old, but competition is hotting up on this N64 kart racer, with the current record holding being Ryan Tanner Sullivan, for his 61.11 second time.User of the monthEach month, we'll take a look at one of our record-holding Challengers users, finding out what records they hold, and why they like to break world records on the site. This week it is Dalibor Jablanović, a professional computer technology engineer from Serbia, who currently holds one world record, though has broken several in the past.Speaking about his experience with Challengers so far, Dalibor says:"I discovered Challengers completely by accident, and then thought: 'this is my chance!'. On the site we are one big family of friends and rivals, with just one rule: 'win, or be deafeated'. My future goals are to hold the most Guinness World Records titles of anyone in my country, and then the whole Balkan region - but I will need a lot of practise!"New challenges added We regularly add new world records to Challengers, to ensure there is always something fresh and exciting for you to make an attempt at - and often this is the result of a user suggestion. Recently we've all been going bonkers for dice-related records, and have added a whole swathe of new record challenges using them including:Most dice stacked on the back of the hand in 30 secondsYou'll need not just one, but two very steady hands to be in with hope of beating this record. Most 6-dice pyramids built in 30 secondsFor those of you who want to stack dice, just not all in one tower! Most elbow snatches of a die in 30 secondsIf stacking dice isn't for you, how about catching them?Good luck with all your record attempts (especially those using dice!) - we hope to see you on Challengers very soon!
6527Fan Choice Record August 23The average person has a hard time solving a Rubik's Cube, but apparently finds it easy to vote for Rubik's Cube records.Securing 49.4% of your votes, the most people solving Rubik's Cubes by the College of Engineering Pune (India), won last week's Fan Choice.This inspiring group of engineering students will now be entered in our list of contenders for a year-end showdown, in which we'll ask you fans to vote for your favorite record of the year at the end of 2013.Time now to meet this week's candidates and then cast your vote below. This week sees a lot of Disney princesses and the one casino chip you'd never want to lose. But first, could your lawn use some watering?LARGEST RESIDENTIAL WATER SPRINKLER (pictured above)Record: 8.26 m (21 ft 1 in) long, 1.80 m (5 ft 10.87 in) wide and 1.57 m (5 ft 1.8 in) highHolders: Juicy Water (UK)Location: Victoria Park, London, UKThat's not all: Why build such a giant sprinkler? Well, to run through it, naturally! The beverage brand parked the sprinkler in the middle of Victoria Park on a Saturday afternoon to allow park visitors to cool down on what was an 82 F-degree (27.8 C) day. The sprinkler required 360 hours to build and shot water jets 5.5 m (18 ft) high.MOST VALUABLE CASINO CHIPRecord: $450,000 (£292,677)Holder: Gerald N. Lewy (Canada)Location: Thornhill, Ontario, CanadaThat's not all: DO NOT TIP THE BLACKJACK DEALER WITH THIS! Lewy's chip contains a 22-karat pink satin finished gold disk measuring 33.38 mm by 27.58 mm by 7.78 mm. It is then set with 17 round brilliant cut diamonds (6.85 by 6.85 mm), 64 natural pink diamonds (2.58 by 2.58 mm) and 156 round brilliant cut diamonds (1.8 by 1.8 mm).LARGEST GATHERING OF PEOPLE WEARING DISNEY COSTUMESRecord: 361 Cinderellas, Buzz Lightyears, and Lightning McQueens Holder: Walsgrave Church of England Primary School (UK)Location: Coventry, UKThat's not all: Well if this isn't the cutest day at school, we don't know what is. The attempt helped raise money for a sponsor school in Ecuador, and the ages of the children ranged from 3-11. Rules stipulated that only original Disney characters counted, and thus Disney-owned third-party properties like Marvel and Star Wars weren't eligible.LARGEST SPAM MUSUBIRecord: 284.86 kg (628 lb)Holder: Edward Sugimoto and team (USA)Location: Honolulu, Hawaii, USAThat's not all: The popular Hawaiian snack was created for the Annual Rice Fest in Honolulu. The final recipe measurements called for 113.398 kg (250 lb) of rice, 59 cans of Spam, and three bags of nori (seaweed). An inexpensive treat, Spam musubi is based on the Japanese omusubi.LARGEST COLLECTION OF THIMBLESRecord: 8,003 thimblesHolder: Robert J. Harper (Canada)Location: Brockville, Ontario, CanadaThat's not all: Harper started his collection way back in 1986. At that time, all he owned were 12, left to him by his mother upon her passing away. Harper's collection surpassed the previously known record by more than 3,000 thimbles.And those are your nominees for this week's Fan Choice - time now to cast your vote!There are a two ways to do this, including right here by choosing in our poll:<a href="">What is your pick for this week's Fan Choice record?</a>You can also tweet your choice to us on Twitter ( @GWR) with the hashtag #GWRFanChoice.Then check back here next week to see who you've helped crown the latest fan favorite!
6528Fan Choice record August 30Maybe it's the heat of these dog days of summer, but evidently there's something appealing to the fans about a giant sprinkler to run through.Grabbing 57.04% of your votes, the largest residential sprinkler by Juicy Water (UK) won last week's Fan Choice!This symbol of summer will now be entered in our list of contenders for a year-end showdown, in which we'll ask you fans to vote for your favorite record of the year at the end of 2013.Time now to meet this week's candidates and then cast your vote below. This week sees Chef Boyardee's dream come true and one of the least ideal ways to run a marathon, but first - do not try this at home.FASTEST MOTORCYCLE WHEELIE ON ICE (pictured above)Record: 174.61 km/h (108.5 mph)Holder: Ryan Suchanek (USA)Location: Lake Koshkonong, Wisconsin, USAThat's not all: Suchanek defined feeling the need for speed, as he broke his own record in this category -- more than 22 km/h (13+ mph) faster than his original attempt in 2011. He was required to travel at least 200 meters in the wheelie position, which he maintained over the solid lake in freezing temperatures.LARGEST RAVIOLO/RAVIOLIRecord: 79.5 kg (175 lb 4.32 oz)Holder: Tat-Taljan Company (Malta)Location: Qormi, MaltaThat's not all: Remember the record set in Malta for the longest garlic bread earlier this summer? Well, evidence has finally been received and verified for its sister record - a massive raviolo (singular form of ravioli) prepared on the same day. Included in this dish were 12 kg of pasta, 10 kg of parmesan cheese, and 32 kg of ricotta. FASTEST MARATHON IN FLIP-FLOPSRecord: 3 hr, 47 min, 33 secHolder: David Smith (UK)Location: Luton Marathon, Luton, Bedfordshire, UKThat's not all: Don't tell the podiatrist! The lack of support provided by flip-flops make them widely knownn as terrible for long-term wear, but that didn't stop Smith: in a rare record twofer, he (pictured in scout uniform) also broke the record for fastest marathon wearing a scout uniform running the same race.LARGEST FREE-FLOATING SOAP BUBBLE (OUTDOORS)Record: 20.65 m³ (729.25 ft³)Holder: Megan Colby Parker (USA)Location: Forges Field Recreational Park, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USAThat's not all: Parker's feat was no easy task, as evidenced by the fact that nobody had broken this record in more than four years. She used both a homemade wand made of fishing poles and yarn in addition to a homemade soap bubble solution she concocted herself. The bubbling enthusiast said her inspiration for the record was the fact that nearly all large bubble world records have been set by men.LARGEST PLASTIC BOTTLE MOSAICRecord: 12,100 plastic bottlesHolder: Hiroshima Marina Hop De Sekaikiroku Challenge Project (Japan)Location: Hiroshima, Hiroshima, JapanThat's not all: The mosaic depicted an image of the Miyajima Torii gate, which is located in the well-known Itsukushima Shrine in Hiroshima. Nearly 500 people helped in the making of the mosaic, which totaled an area of 54.94 square meters.And those are your nominees for this week's Fan Choice - time now to cast your vote!There are a two ways to do this, including right here by choosing in our poll:&ampampampampampamplta href=""&ampampampampampampgtWhat is your pick for this week's Fan Choice record?&ampampampampampamplt/a&ampampampampampampgtYou can also tweet your choice to us on Twitter ( @GWR) with the hashtag #GWRFanChoice.Then check back here next week to see who you've helped crown the latest fan favorite!
6529From Richard Sears to Andy Murray, Six Degrees of US Open separationThe US Open brings with it the end of the tennis Grand Slam season.When the likes of Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, and Serena Williams hit the 7 train to Flushing on Monday (ha, as if any of them would ever step foot on the subway!), they’ll loop the thread on what has been a narrative arc stretching back to the Australian Open in January, through Roland Garros in May and past Wimbledon in July.videoWith that thought of continuity and story arc in mind, we decided to celebrate the US Open with one of our favorite party games: Six Degrees of Separation.Being only four years younger than Wimbledon (started in 1877), the US Open dates its rich history back to 1881. So let’s take a trip back to the days of the Gilded Age, and see if we can’t find our way back to 2013 on the hardcourt.FIRST DEGREEThey might as well have renamed the competition the " Richard Sears Open" in the tournament’s early years. The American won the first seven US Open titles, his reign lasting from 1881-87 and still standing today as the most consecutive US Opens won.SECOND DEGREESears did win all seven titles in a row, but he’s not the only person to win seven trophies overall. It’s a mark equaled by William Larned (1901, 1902, 1907-11) and Bill Tilden (1920-25, 1929 above Getty Images), putting them all on even footing for most US Open singles titles won by a man.THIRD DEGREEWhile a few individual males dominated the early days of the US Open, one woman stood above the rest in the early part of the century. Molla Mallory surpassed Tilden & Co. with her record eight US Open singles titles won, still the most of anyone ever. She conquered the field in 1915-18, 1920-22, and lastly in 1926.FOURTH DEGREEMallory’s four straight US Open wins are the most consecutive Open singles titles by a woman, later matched by Helen Jacobs (1932-35) and Chris Evert (1975-78), who takes us to the Open Era.FIFTH DEGREEEvert (above Getty Images) was no US Open specialist, though – her 34 Grand Slam singles finals appearances are the most ever, male or female, with 18 victories coming in those matches. Her male counterpart in the history books? Roger Federer, whose 24 Grand Slam finals appearances (and 17 wins) are the most ever by a male player.SIXTH DEGREEOne of those Grand Slam wins came at the 2005 US Open, when Federer equaled Ivan Lendl’s 1985 record for largest margin of victory in a US Open final tiebreak, 7-1, en route to defeating Andre Agassi. As for the most contested tiebreaker we’ve ever seen at Flushing? Andy Murray’s 12-10 first-set marathon over Novak Djokovic was the longest tiebreaker in US Open history – at last year’s competition, of which Murray is the defending champion.So there you have it! We zipped more than 130 years faster than a Samuel Groth ace!This year may see a fourth different male winner in four Grand Slams, while Serena looks to carry the torch again for the Americans on home turf. And who knows what records might be on the horizon – enjoy the US Open!
6530Friends reunion, Adele book deal snub, and watch new Man Of Steel trailer – The news in world recordsRecord-breakers in the news todayThe co-creator of popular TV series Friends has quashed an internet rumour of a possible return for the show.Writer Marta Kauffman denied the comedy was set for a comeback, following growing online speculation that the cast would return for a Thanksgiving special.While a Friends reunion may not be on the cards, two of its stars are set to team up once again after a nine-year on-screen absence.Former co-stars Lisa Kudrow and Matt LeBlanc are set to reunite on the set of improvised US hit comedy show Web Therapy.Friends holds the record for the highest rated television show of the decade (2000's) having achieved an average members rating of 9.2 out of 10.The highest rated single episode of the show, with a rating of 9.6 out of 10, is "The One Where Everybody Finds Out" (season 5, episode 15), in which Phoebe finds out about Monica and Chandler's relationship and tries to seduce Chandler in order to flush out the truth.A new extended trailer for Warner Bros' new Superman movie Man Of Steel has got comic book fans excited.Directed by Zack Snyder, the man behind 300 and Watchmen, and produced by Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan, the movie stars Henry Cavill as the superhero, with the film set to open around the world in June.videoSuperman was the first comic-book super hero on television. The Adventures of Superman(syndication, 1952) starred George Reeves as the Man of Steel and was sponsored by Kelloggs.Record-breaking singer Adele has allegedly turned down a big-money deal to write her autobiography, claiming she is "too young."The London-born star is said to have been approached by a number of publishers who want to release her memoirs, but the 24-year-old has resisted the seven figure sums on offer as she feels she is currently too inexperienced.'s Skyfall (written by Adele & Paul Epworth) was the first Bond theme ever to win an Oscar for Best Original Song, when it was awarded the gong at the 85th Academy Awards ceremony in February this year.Finally unbeaten Australian horse Black Caviar is to be retired after winning 25 consecutive races.Despite suffering a torn quadriceps muscle last year which many expected would end her career, the seven-year-old sprinter returned from an eight-month lay-off in February to claim three high-profile wins, culminating in the TJ Smith Stakes at Royal Randwick last week.However trainer Peter Wood announced today that time had come to bring down the curtain on the horse's illustrious career that saw the her notch up £4.5m in prize money.The most career wins by a racehorse is by Chorisbar (foaled in 1935 in Puerto Rico) who won 197 of its 324 races between 1937 and 1947.
6531Mandela on the mend, Muppets designer dies, and Mourinho to return to Chelsea? – The news in world recordsRecord-breakers in the news todayFormer South African President Nelson Mandela is making " steady improvement" under treatment for pneumonia, doctors have said.The 94 year old Nobel Peace Prize recipient served as South Africa's President from 1994 to 1999, after 27 years 6 months 6 days in prison - the longest period of incarceration for a future head of state.His current wife, Graca Machel, is the first female to be First Lady of more than one country, having previously been married to the President of Mozambique before his death in 1986.Muppet's designer Jane Henson (former wife of Jim Henson) has died aged 78 after a battle with cancer.She helped design many puppets for the hit TV show, as well as performing as a puppeteer. The Muppets went on to be enshrined with a star on Hollywood's walk of fame - although Mickey Mouse was the first fictional character honoured on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.Henson also appeared on Sesame Street, which featured many of her creations. Sesame Street has the most daytime Emmy awards, receiving a record 122 since 1984.Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has ignited speculation that former manager Jose Mourinho may return to the premiership club.Drogba, who played under Mourinho's guidance during his three year spell at Stamford Bridge, says he feels the Portugese manager has " unfinished business" with Chelsea, and that his failure to win the Champion's League with the club could tempt him back.This may be a powerful draw indeed, as Mourinho has not experienced much failure during his career - formerly the highest paid football manager at Chelsea, the club was also part of his nine year longest unbeaten home run for a football manager.Between 22 February, 2002 and 19 February, 2011, clubs managed by Mourinho - Porto (Portugal), Chelsea (UK), Inter Milan (Italy) and Real Madrid (Spain) - failed to see a single home defeat.President Barack Obama today launched a new "brain-mapping" project from the White House.An initial $100 million investment aims to achieve for research into the brain what the Human Genome Project has done for genetics, helping to give insight into diseases such as Alzheimer's and epilepsy.The heaviest human brain on record was that of a 30-year-old male (USA), which weighed 2,300 g (5 lb 1.1 oz) - but that is six times lighter than the heaviest brain of any animal, which belongs to the sperm whale.A sperm whale's brain weighs approximately 9 kg (19 lb 13 oz) - although this only equates to 0.02% of the whale’s total body weight!
6532Sir Chris Hoy retires, FIFA 14 features revealed, and Chelsea eye Pellegrini as new boss – The news in world recordsRecord-breakers in the news todaySix-time Olympic gold medallist Sir Chris Hoy has today announced his retirement from cycling.The 37-year-old Scot had been widely expected to compete at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow but felt "to go on for another year would be one too far".As well as achieving the record for Most Olympic Cycling gold medals won at one Olympic Games having picked up three at the 2008 Games in Beijing (a record also achieved by Paul Masson (France) in 1896, Francisco Verri (Italy) in 1906, and Robert Charpentier (France) in 1936), Sir Chris also set records for Fastest cycle 500 m unpaced flying start (male), Fastest Olympic 1 km Standing Start Cycling race win, and also has the distinction of being the first sport cyclist to be knighted.EA Sports have taken the lid off a number of the new features gamers can expect in FIFA 14.Along with improved teammate intelligence, and through balls, the next version of the football simulation game will see an overhauled shooting mechanic making opportunities in front of goal more authentic.The highest margin of victory against computer on FIFA 13 is 307 goals, achieved by Patrick Hadler (Germany), in Rethem, Germany, on 16 March 2013 (watch Patrick's successful attempt below).videoThink you can beat Patrick's score? Head to our Challengers website and log an attempt.Several reports in Spain today suggest that Chelsea have made an approach for Manuel Pellegrini to become the English Premier League club's new permanent manager.The Chilean coach led Málaga to Champions League last eight this season.Many had suspected Chelsea would move for their former manager Jose Mourinho, who lead the London club to the Premier League title on two occasions and remains popular with Blues fans.Mourinho holds the record for longest unbeaten home run by a football manager, with the Portuguese coach not tasting defeat on home soil for over nine years. The incredible run lasted between 22 February 2002 and 12 March 2011, during which time he managed Porto (Portugal), Chelsea (England), Inter Milan (Italy) and Real Madrid (Spain).The unbeaten streak finally came to an end on 2 April 2011, when Real Madrid lost 1-0 to Sporting Gijón (Spain).Finally, a one-of a-kind Lamborghini supercar is set to go on sale for £1.4m.Modelled on the design of a fighter jet, the Lamborghini Pregunta has a top speed of 206mph and a incredible 560 horsepower.One of the last models Lamborghini made before the Audi-VW group took over the company in 1998, the unique concept car is expected to spark a bidding war amongst wealthy motoring fans when it goes under the hammer. The fastest police car in service is the 2009 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 which has a top speed of 370 km/h (230 mph) and a power output of 372 kW (500 bhp). Just 30 policemen and women have been permitted to drive the car after undergoing special training.
6533The Avengers wins big at MTV awards, Adam Scott wins Masters, and kidney is grown in lab – The news in world recordsRecord-breakers in the news todaySuper-hero blockbuster The Avengers was the big winner at last night's MTV movie awards, winning three out of a possible four prizes.The action film won movie of the year and best fight, while the award for best villain went to British actor Tom Hiddleston who plays the film's main antagonist Loki.The film holds the title for most successful superhero movie at the international box after taking $1,511,757,910 (£938,485,000) in its 22 weeks on general release between 4 May and 4 October 2012.The film, directed by Joss Whedon (USA), accounted for 52% of all domestic box-office takings in the USA for the month of May last year.Scientists working at Massachusetts General hospital have made a major medical breakthrough after growing a kidney in a laboratory and successfully transplanted it into a rat.The work marks an important step towards the growing of personalised replacement organs that could be transplanted into people with kidney failure.The largest kidney weighed 1.8 kg and measured 30 x 13 x 10 cm (11.81 x 5.12 x 3.94 in). It was removed from Mst. Waziran Malah (Pakistan) by Dr. Abdul Rasheed Shaikh at the Chandka Medical College Hospital, Larkana Sindh, Pakistan, on 26 January 2010.To the world of golf where Adam Scott clinched his maiden major title by winning the U.S. Masters following a tense sudden-death play-off against Angel Cabrera.The win saw Scott become the first Australian to win the tournament, a feat that had eluded his hero and fellow countryman Greg Norman.While 58-year-old Norman has never got to don the prestigious green jacket worn at Augusta during his illustrious career, in 1996 he did however managed to score the lowest single round score at the Masters with a score of 63, matching a record set by Nick Price (Zimbabwe) ten years earlier.Finally, today marks the 306th anniversary of the birth of the Swiss mathematician Leonhard Euler, which has been celebrated by Google with the publishing of an interactive Google doodle.A pioneer of most modern mathematical terminology and notation, he was also renowned for his work in mechanics and astronomy, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest mathematicians of all time.The current longest-standing maths problem is the conjecture posed by Christian Goldbach (1690-1764), a Russian mathematician, in 1742. Goldbach's Conjecture states that every even positive integer greater than 3 is the sum of two (not necessarily distinct) primes. No one has succeeded in proving or disproving the validity of this conjecture in 257 years.
6534Christmas comes early for Guinness World Records superfan Martyn Tovey
6535Earth Day: Ten of the best environmentally friendly world recordsToday marks the 44th Annual Earth Day. Observed in more than 175 countries, Earth Day helps inspire people across the globe to help protect the ecosystem and raise awareness about sustainable practices. To celebrate Guinness World Records has compiled a list of extraordinary feats aimed at preserving the environment:• Largest solar-powered boat - Tûranor PlanetSolar, pictured above, measures 31 m (101 ft) long – or 35 m (114 ft) with flaps extended. It has a beam, or width, of 15 m (49 ft) – 23 m (75 ft) with flaps – and a displacement of 85 tonnes (93 tons). The catamaran's upper surface is covered in 537 m2 (5,780 ft2) of solar panels, allowing the vessel to be powered by solar energy alone.• Highest-capacity wind farm - Covering an area of almost 400 km 2 (100,000 acres), Roscoe Wind Farm in Texas, USA, has 627 wind turbines and can generate up to 781.5 megawatts (MW) of power.• Most Bottles Recycled by a Dog - A Labrador called Tubby, owned by Sandra Gilmore in the UK, has helped recycle an estimated 26,000 plastic bottles over the past six years by collecting them on his daily walks, crushing them, and passing them to his owner.• Largest collection of clothes to recycle – The most items of clothing collected for recycling is 117,376 and was achieved by shopping centre owners Multi Mall Management (Portugal) in Montijo, Lisbon, Portugal in 2012.The clothes were donated by members of the public and collected during a six week period. • Oldest alternative fuel - In medieval Europe, around 1500 AD, the overuse of wood for burning began to lead to general shortages due to deforestation. Around this period Europeans started to shift to burning coal instead of wood, the first time in human history that an alternative fuel was adopted because of shortages of conventional fuel.• Most steel cans collected in one month - The most steel cans collected in one month is 2,656,284, weighing over 182,827 lbs and was achieved by Collect-a-Can in South Africa, between October 1-31 2010.• Most Trees Planted in an Hour by a Team – The April 29, 2012 saw a team of 100 people plant 40,885 trees in the Kokrajhar District of Assam in India. The feat was achieved by the Haltugaon Forest Division, Kokrajhar in partnership with the Indian 135 Infantry Battalion (TA) Eco Task Force and 15th Battalion the Dogra Regiment.• Greenest City – Masdar City in Abu Dhabi, UAE, designed by the British architect firm Foster and Partners, is the world’s first city designed to be zero-carbon and zero-waste. All of its power is generated from renewable resources, and all waste material is recycled. Automobiles are banned in favor of electric, driverless, underground vehicles, so the city’s projected 50,000 citizens should leave no carbon footprint.• Largest sculpture of plastic bags - The largest sculpture made of plastic bags consists of 68,000 plastic bags in the shape of an octopus. The sculpture was constructed by over 200 student volunteers for the Ci Yuan Community Centre Youth Executive Committee (Singapore) at the National Youth EnvirOlympics Challenge, Singapore, on 20-21 April 2012.• Largest environmental conservation organisation – Since it was officially formed and registered as a charity on September 11, 1961, the WWF-World Wide Fund For Nature has become the world's largest and most experienced independent conservation organization, with around 5 million supporters worldwide. The WWF is a truly global network, working in more than 90 countries.
6536Fan Choice Record of the Week: May 10I guess when you have Super Mario, Lara Croft, and Pikachu on your side, no competitor stands a chance. Last week's Fan Choice vote saw the largest gathering of people dressed as video game characters run away with voting like Mario on Star Power, taking 71.55% of the pie.Congratulations to the Academy of Interactive Entertainment in Melbourne and the 470 participants who donned their plumber's hats or electric tails to earn your pick. For a bit of Aussie pride, that's two straight weeks a record from Down Under has won the fans over. Alas, no Australian record holders are present in this week's selection.Nonetheless, AIE's achievement will now be entered in our list of contenders for a year-end showdown in which we'll ask you fans to vote for your favorite record of the year at the end of 2013.Time now to meet this week's candidates and then cast your vote below. We start with what some may call The Little Surface Vehicle That Could.Longest journey by an unmanned autonomous surface vehicle (pictured above)Record: 7,939 nautical miles (14,703 km)Holder: Liquid Robotics (USA) with the vehicle "Benjamin Franklin"Location: San Francisco, CA, USA, to Lady Musgrave Island, Queensland, AustraliaThat's not all: The "Benjamin Franklin" was able to convert wave energy into thrust and use solar energy to generate electricity for sensors, communication, and navigation. It was named after, of course, U.S. founding father Benjamin Franklin, who - among numerous other exploits - charted and named the Gulf Stream.Longest journey by car in a single countryRecord: 10,218 km (6,349.16 miles)Holders: Alexey Simakin, Gennadij Paramonov, Alexey Vorobiev, Alexander Nesterov, Andrey Ivanov, Ilya Novikov, Rafael Usmanov and Denis Solomovich (all Russia), and Rainer Zietlow (Germany) in three separate vehiclesLocation: Moscow to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, RussiaThat's not all: With this record favoring attempts taking place in large countries, the group chose well with Russia, the largest nation in the world by area. The simultaneous journeys lasted an entire month.Largest gathering of people wearing one-piece pajamasRecord: 700 onesie-clad participantsHolder: Drayton Manor Theme Park (UK)Location: Staffordshire, UKThat's not all: This was Drayton Manor’s third world record attempt in three years. After the first two tries - each for the "Largest gathering of people in Zentai suits" - failed due to poor weather conditions, third time proved to be the charm.Largest mobile phone gaming partyRecord: 510 gamersHolder: Bharti Airtel, Ltd – Team Karnataka (India)Location: Mangalore, IndiaThat's not all: The game of choice was Sudoku, played by the gathered participants for the required 15 minutes as part of a workday conference.Most squats in one minute carrying a 60 lb packRecord: 44Holder: Paddy Doyle (UK)Location: Stamina’s Self Defence Boxing Gym, Birmingham, UKThat's not all: Known for his decades of breaking Guinness World Records feats of strength and fitness, Doyle broke this mark just three months after breaking the 40-lb version of the record.And those are your nominees for this week's Fan Choice - time now to cast your vote!There are a number of ways to do this, including right here by choosing in our poll:<a href="">What is your pick for this week's Fan Choice Record?</a>You can also tweet your choice to us on Twitter ( @GWR) with the hashtag #GWRFanChoice.Then check back here next week to see who's been crowned the latest fan favorite!
6537Fan Choice Record May 24In one of the closest and most democratized votes we've ever had in the history of Fan Choice, it was teamwork that won out in the end last week. Congratulations to Team LifeStriders and the most linked runners to complete a half marathon! They took home 29.82% of the vote to win last week's Fan Choice. The result squeaked just past the largest rice ball mosaic and 28.14% of the vote. And for the first time, four of the Fan Choice nominees received at least 15% of the vote, showing what a strong field we had.Team LifeStriders' achievement will now be entered in our list of contenders for a year-end showdown in which we'll ask you fans to vote for your favorite record of the year at the end of 2013.Time now to meet this week's candidates and then cast your vote below. This week we'll go underwater and across national borders, but we start on a suddenly bright Norwegian hillside.Largest floor lamp (pictured above)Record: 9.16 m (30 feet) highHolders: Fredrik Raddum and Martin Raddum (Norway)Location: Oslo, NorwayThat's not all: The lamp's shade was made of polyester and fiberglass and measures 3.98 m (13 feet) in diameter, while the supporting pole was made of steel. The base of the lamp also contains heated seats for visitors to the nearby Haugenstua playground.Longest duration juggling three objects underwater (SCUBA)Record: 1 hour, 40 minutesHolder: Markus Just (Germany)Location: Freizeit Messe Nuremberg, Nuremberg, GermanyThat's not all: Just bills himself as a juggler and comedian by profession, as well as an astute scuba diver in his spare time. He chose to attempt this record at popular city fair and within a diving cylinder instead of open water so that fair-goers could see his attempt live.Most people blowing train whistles simultaneouslyRecord: 396 whistlersHolder: Watts Public School (USA)Location: Watts, Oklahoma, USAThat's not all: The attempt was made to celebrate Watts Public School's centennial. Whistleblowing was chosen because the school's mascot is a train engineer.Largest envelopeRecord: 14.51 meters (47 ft 7 in) long and 9.86 meters (32 ft 4 in) wideHolder: Garima Angel (India) Location: Agra, IndiaThat's not all: Angel chose to construct the envelope as a way to bring awareness to end global warming. She spent 38 days preparing materials to construct the envelope and then 10 days actually producing it. The enveloped was addressed to Guinness World Records headquarters.Most countries visited by bicycle in 7 daysRecord: 11 nationsHolder: Glen Burmeister (UK)Location: Route ran from Breclav, Czech Republic to Shkodër, AlbaniaThat's not all: Burmeister visited the Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Romania, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Albania, completing his journey in 6 days 11 hours 53 minutes. And those are your nominees for this week's Fan Choice - time now to cast your vote!There are a two ways to do this, including right here by choosing in our poll:&ampamplta href=""&ampampgtWhat is your pick for this week's Fan Choice Record?&ampamplt/a&ampampgtYou can also tweet your choice to us on Twitter ( @GWR) with the hashtag #GWRFanChoice.Then check back here next week to see who you've helped crown the latest fan favorite!
6538Harry Potter Expands, American Idol Contracts, and Pinterest May Cause StressWhat would a Harry Potter product be without a sequel?The mega-successful book franchise, which spanned seven installments, later spawned eight equally successful movie adaptations and a hugely popular theme park, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Islands of Adventure.Now, Universal Orlando Resort has announced a second park – The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Diagon Alley – will open in 2014. The coolest addition probably being the Hogwarts Express train that will connect the planned park to its existing brethren.Between the book and movie franchises, Harry Potter has his fingerprints on dozens of records, including the best selling book series for children by J.K. Rowling and the highest box office film gross on opening day for "Deathly Hallows: Part 2."While Potter continues to power on, another 21 st-century media juggernaut may soon try to reboot. Sources say “American Idol” plans to replace all four judges – including original judge Randy Jackson – next season, as well as executive producer Nigel Lythgoe, in response to lagging viewership.At its peak, nothing on American television could touch “Idol,” which held records for the most public votes received by a TV program, most No. 1 singles generated by a music TV talent show, and the largest TV audience for a reality music program.videoIt’s hard to find anyone not using some form of social media these days, but can liking, pinning, and retweeting have adverse effects on our health? A recent survey found that more than 40% of moms say they sometimes suffer from “Pinterest stress,” – feeling their efforts can’t compare to their creative peers. Maybe catchphrase “Stop the Pinsanity” can top Barack Obama’s most widespread social network message in 24 hours, which was retweeted more than 771,635 times last election day.Meanwhile, another digital institution is starting to lose followers and it’s the wildly popular online adventure game “World of Warcraft.” Activision Blizzard, which publishes the series, says it lost 14% of subscribers in the first quarter of this year. Even still, WoW sits atop the mountain as best-selling MMO video game ever, having sold 6.25 million copies as of January 2013.videoLastly, we all strive for perfection, and one new automobile has come painstakingly close. The Tesla Model S car recently tested a 99 out of 100 in tests conducted by “Consumer Reports” magazine, tied for the highest-ever score doled out by the publication. The all-electric plug-in car, with its “excellent scores for acceleration, braking and ride quality,” may be a perfect candidate to hit the road with if one would like to break the record for greatest distance in an electric vehicle on a single charge, set at 623.35 miles (1,003.184 km) by Tadashi Tateuchi of Japan in May 2010.
6539Seinfeld's Anniversary, Powerball's Millions, and Twitter Spoilers - News in World RecordsIn case you missed it – not that there’s anything wrong with that – yesterday marked the 15 th anniversary of the “Seinfeld” series finale airing. Hailed as “The Show About Nothing” and bound to pop up as reruns on cable and local broadcast affiliates for the rest of time, the comedy ranked among one of the best TV shows ever.It was also one of the most lucrative, as star and co-creator Jerry Seinfeld holds the record for highest annual earnings for a television actor – raking in $267 million during the last year Seinfeld was on the air. To celebrate, here’s a great list of every job and scheme Cosmo Kramer ever hatched up.One person who may get close to that payday is whoever wins the next Powerball lottery, currently sitting at a $360 million (£236.6 million) payout. New Powerball rules mean jackpots get higher faster and this one would certainly pay the bills. But it still has a way to go to catch the highest-ever national lottery jackpot (non-annual), set by the Mega Millions drawing of March 30, 2012, when it hit a stratospheric $656 million.videoSpeaking of big bills, German artist Gerhard Richter has broken his own mark for the highest auction price for a work by a living artist. Richter’s “Domplatz, Mailand” fetched a cool $37.1 million (£24.4 million) Tuesday, which will go nicely in his bank account next to the £21.3 million he earned for his “Abstraktes Bild” last year.Up in the friendly skies, J.D. Power & Associates ranked the most satisfying North American airlines according to passengers, awarding JetBlue the top spot for the ninth straight year. While JetBlue doesn’t travel the entire world, it might be worth petitioning if you ever want to comfortably break the record for fastest circumnavigation by scheduled flights with a single airline. That’s held by Brother Michael Bartlett, who traveled the globe on Air New Zealand in 59 hours 58 minutes from Nov. 21-24, 2006.Lastly, were you avoiding the latest episode of “Mad Men,” only to jump on Twitter and accidentally see that Don Draper fathered an illegitimate child at Woodstock?video(Note: keep calm, that was a fake spoiler we would never actually ruin anything for you!)If it’s up to 17-year-old Jennie Lamere, you’ll never have that problem again. Her new software Twivo can help censor your Twitter feed to avoid any show-specific spoilers. And that will come in handy if the “Game of Thrones” season finale in two weeks has an epic reveal that breaks the record for most tweets per second, set at 25,088 during a television screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s “Castle in the Sky” in Japan on Dec. 9, 2011.
6540Rolls-Royce backs Bloodhound, Doctor Who leak and Ghandi‘s flip-flops go up for auction – The news in world recordsRecord-breakers in the news todayUS Doctor Who fans are being urged to keep the plot of Saturday's finale secret from UK viewers after DVDs of the series were sent out early by mistake.BBC Worldwide said "a small number" of fans had been sent pre-ordered DVDs three weeks early.The show’s current star Matt Smith, (born 28 October 1982), holds the record for Youngest Doctor Who, after filming his first scenes as the Time Lord at the age of 26. Rolls-Royce has announced it is to sponsor the British Bloodhound SSC project to drive a car beyond 1,000mph.The company will provide financial as well as technical support to the project, with a Rolls-Royce EJ200 jet engine now set to be used in conjunction with a custom designed hybrid rocket to propel the supersonic car.The Bloodhound team are aiming to break the current land speed (fastest car) record of 1,227.985 km/h (763.035 mi/h) (Mach 1.020), set by Andy Green (UK) on 15 October 1997 in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada, USA, in Thrust SSC. Royal Air Force fighter pilot Andy will also be at the wheel for Bloodhound when the team attempts to set a new record on a 20km track in the Northern Cape of South Africa next year.Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has recorded a fitting farewell to mark the end of his time on the International Space Station after filming himself performing a cover version of David Bowie's Space Oddity as he floats through the ship.The video was posted on YouTube shortly before Hadfield handed over command of the space station to Russia's Pavel Vinogradov.videoThe first resident crew on board the International Space Station were Russia's Sergei Krikalev and Yuri Pavlovich Gidzenko, and the USA's William Shepherd, who arrived on the ISS on 2 November 2000 and stayed for 136 days.Finally, a pair of Mahatma Ghandi's sandals look set to fetch more than £15,000 at auction, according to reports.The well-worn flip-flops form part of a £250,000 haul of possessions belonging to the iconic Indian leader due to go under the hammer in Shropshire in the UK next week.The largest gathering of people dressed as Gandhi was 891 and was achieved by Jain Muni Tarun Sagarji Maharaj (India) in Ahmedabad, India, on 2 October 2012.The attempt was organised on the anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi at his residence at Sabarmati Ashram. The record attempt was followed by a procession to spread the message of peace and non-violence.

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