Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List


IDRecordWhoWhatWhereWhenExplain
6811Largest single e-commerce transactionMark Cuban40000000 US dollar(s)USA, Dallas,Texas01 October 1999American internet tycoon Mark Cuban, from Dallas, Texas, USA, bought a Gulfstream V business jet over the internet in October 1999. The jet changed hands for $40 million (£25 million).
6812Longest career as a Bollywood actressLalita PawarIndiaThe Bollywood actress with the longest film career was Lalita Pawar (India, 1918–98), who acted continuously for 70 years. She made her debut at the age of 12 and appeared in more than 700 films.
6813Most appearances in international filmsSaeed JaffreyNot ApplicableSaeed Jaffrey has appeared in 18 international films, including Gandhi (UK, 1982), A Passage To India (UK, 1984) , Masala (Canada, 1991) and My Beautiful Launderette (UK, 1985).He made his film debut in the 1977 Indian film The Chess Players (Shatranj Ke Khiladi) and has appeared in almost 100 Hindi films and one Punjabi film. In 1998 Jaffrey opted out of Indian commercial cinema in favour of acting in international films and on British television. He recently became part of the first Asian family to feature regularly in the United Kingdoms longest-running soap opera, Coronation Street.
6814Most best actor Filmfare awardsDilip KumarIndia01 January 1982Dilip Kumar (b. Peshawar (now Pakistan) in 1922) has won eight Filmfare awards for Best Actor and one award for Lifetime Achievement in a career spanning more than 50 years.The first Filmfare was won in 1953 with Daag, followed by Azaad in 1955, Devdas in 1956, Naya Daur in 1957, Kohinoor in 1960, Leader in 1964, Ram Aur Shyam in 1967 and Shakti in 1982.
6815Largest wedding banquet/receptionJayalalitha Jayaram150000 peopleIndia, Madras07 September 1995Jayalalitha Jayaram (India), former Tamil Nadu chief minister and movie star, hosted a reception banquet for over 150,000 guests at her foster son's wedding in the 20 hectare (50 acre) grounds in Madras, India on 7 September 1995. The wedding is reported to have cost over 750 million rupees (US$23,299,162), with the dining area alone costing an estimated Rs 15 million (US$465,983) and the menu an estimated Rs 20 million (US$621,311). A fortress topped with cannons and winged mythological creatures was constructed from plywood at the entrance of the wedding grounds. The 5 km (3 mile) drive from the temple to the grounds was strewn with rose petals and lined with 600 Grecian columns strung with coloured lights along with giant papier mache models of ancient Indian princes in erotic poses.
6816Most powerful X-ray generatorZ MachineUnited States, Sandia National Laboratories01 January 1999The Z Machine at the Sandia National Laboratories, USA can, very briefly, give out x-rays with a power output roughly the same as 80 times that of all the world's electrical generatorsThe Z machine is used by scientists to study extreme conditions in physics, like the nature of black holes.
6817Highest organic produce sales per capitaDenmark220000000 UK pound(s)Denmark, 01 January 2000Denmark has annual organic retail sales of £220 million ($349.2 million) in a population of 5.3 million, averaging sales are £41.51 ($65.88) per capita.
6818Highest batting average in a first-class career (male)Sir Donald BradmanAustralia01 January 1949Sir Don Bradman (Australia) holds the record for the highest batting average in first class cricket, with 95.14 whilst playing for New South wales, South Australia and Australia between 1927-49. (28,067 runs in 338 innings, including 43 not outs).
6819Highest batting average in a Test match career (male)Sir Donald BradmanAustralia01 January 1948Sir Don Bradman (Australia) holds the record for highest average of 99.94 playing for Australia in 52 Tests. (6,996 runs in 80 innings) between 1928-48.
6820Most catches taken in a Test match career (male)Rahul DravidIndia09 March 2012Rahul Dravid (b. 11 January 1973, India) has taken 210 catches in 301 innings (164 matches) playing for India since 1996.
6821Most wickets taken in a first-class career (male)Wilfred RhodesNot Applicable01 January 1930Wilfred Rhodes (UK, 1877-1973) took 4,204 first-class wickets in 1,110 matches, at an average of 16.72 runs per wicket, playing for Yorkshire and England between 1898 and 1930.
6822Oldest solo pilot helicopter flightDonald Hinkel86/206 year(s), month(s), day(s)United States, Mio,,Ocsoda County Airport28 June 2012The oldest helicopter pilot is Donald Hinkel (USA) who completed a solo flight at the age of 86 years, 6 months and 23 days, over Ocsoda County Airport, in Mio, Michigan, USA, on 28 June 2012.
6823Oldest lawn green bowls playerLeslie Brittan1905/3/17 year(s), month(s), day(s)United Kingdom, Blackheath, London18 November 2005The oldest lawn green bowler is Leslie Brittan (b. March 17, 1905) of Blackheath, London UK, who has been a life long bowler and is Club President of Woolwich and Plumstead Bowling Club in his centenary year.
6824Most individual wins in an NHL seasonMartin Brodeur48 timesNot Applicable, 01 January 2007Martin Brodeur (Canada) of the New Jersey Devils (USA) broke the NHL record for most wins in a season with 48 during the 2006-07 season.
6825Largest Bible publisherZondervan Publishing House60/200 unit(s) soldUnited States, ,Michigan01 September 2011Zondervan Publishing House of Michigan, USA, is the world's largest publisher of Bibles. The publisher owns the exclusive rights to the New International Version of the Bible, and is a division of HarperCollins Publishers. Zondervan products are available in 60 countries and in nearly 200 languages.
6826Satellite with the thickest atmosphereTitan1.44 bar(s), In orbit around SaturnSaturn's large moon Titan has the thickest atmosphere of any moon in the Solar System, exerting a surface pressure of 1.44 bar. It consists mainly of nitrogen gas and is the most similar atmosphere to our own in the Solar System.At the surface of Titan, the atmospheric pressure is nearly 1.5 times that of the atmospheric pressure at the Earth's surface. Titan is the only moon in the Solar System to have a thick atmosphere - an orange smog layer completely obscures our view of its surface. the European Space Agency's Huygens probe is currently en route to Titan, piggybacking on the NASA/ESA Cassini spacecraft. Huygens plummet through the clouds of Titan and land on its surface in 2004, while Cassini maps the surface using radar from space.
6827Largest hotel suiteGrand Hills Hotel & Spa4131 square metre(s)Lebanon, Broumana01 January 2008The largest hotel suite is the Royal Suite at the Grand Hills Hotel & Spa located in Broummana, Lebanon. It measures a total of 4,131 m²The building is comprised of 6 floors and is surrounded by private gardens and swimming pools, none of which are included in the measurements for this record.
6828Highest vertical drop on a bicycleWayne MahometUnited Kingdom, Dounby08 August 2013The highest vertical drop on a bicycle is 4.1 metres (13.45 feet) and was performed by Wayne Mahomet (UK) at the Dounby Show 2013 in Dounby, Orkney Islands, UK, on 8 August 2013.Wayne failed in his first effort but was successful in his second attempt, landing with both feet on the pedals and then cycling away over the 3 metres required in the record guidelines. Wayne beat the previous record, a record that had stood for over 10 years, by a total of 10 cm.
6829Highest denomination banknoteZimbabwe100000000000 US dollar(s)Zimbabwe, Harare22 July 2008A $100 billion dollar note was issued in Zimbabwe on 22 July 2008. At the time it was issued, it was enough to buy two loaves of bread or three eggs.Inflation in Zimbabwe has risen to at least two million percent since 1980, when Robert Mugabe took power.
6830Highest population, islandJavaIndonesia01 January 2010The world's most populous island is Java, in Indonesia, which had a population of 136 million in 2010, all living in an area of 127,569 km² (49,254 miles²).
6831Most powerful jet engineGeneral Electric GE90-115BUnited States, Peebles01 December 2002A General Electric GE90-115B turbofan engine achieved steady state thrust of 568,927 N (127,900 lb) during final certification testing at Peebles, Ohio, USA, in December 2002.The engine was due to make its first flight on a Boeing 777 early in 2003. Because of their power, the 777 requires only two engines, resulting in better fuel efficiency, less pollution and lower noise levels. By comparison, the Boeing 747-400 (the largest passenger aircraft currently in service) has four engines each with around 275,789 N (62,000 lb) of thrust. Even the huge American B-52 bomber has eight engines to achieve its 604,958 N (136,000 lb) of total thrust.Snecma Moteurs, IHI and FiatAvio are participants on the GE90-115B engine program. The GE90-115B is the exclusive powerplant for Boeing's 777-300ER and 777-200LR twinjets.
6832Fastest speed for a race horseWinning Brew70.76 kilometre(s) per hourUnited States, GrantvilleThe highest race speed recorded over two furlongs is 70.76 km/h (43.97 mph) and was achieved by Winning Brew trained by Francis Vitale (United States), at the Penn National Race Course, Grantville, Pennsylvania, United States, on 14 May 2008.Winning Brew covered the quarter-mile (402 m, 2 furlongs) in 20.57 sec. She is a 2 year old filly thoroughbred. The record for 1½ miles (2,414 m) is 60.86 km/h (37.82 mph) by 3-year-old Hawkster at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California, USA on 14 October 1989 with a time of 2min 22.8sec.
6833Greatest prize money for horse racing, single raceDubai World Cup10000000 US dollar(s)United Arab Emirates, Dubai,,Meydan Racecourse27 March 2010The 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. The full prize fund is split between the top 6 placing horses, the winner's share of this total is a princely $6 million (£4 million).
6834Fastest speed for a morse code transmissionAndrei BindasovBulgaria, Primorsko01 June 2005In June 2005 Andrei Bindasov (Belarus) successfully transmitted 230 morse code marks of mixed text in one minute. The attempt was held as part of the International Amateur Radio Union's 6th World Championship in High Speed Telegraphy in Primorsko, Bulgaria.
6835First untethered spacewalkBruce McCandlessfirstUSA, low Earth orbit07 February 1984NASA astronaut Capt. Bruce McCandless II, USN (b. 8 Jun 1937), was the first person to perform an untethered spacewalk from the space shuttle Challenger, on 7 Feb 1984. His spacewalk was a successful test of the Manned Maneuvering Unit.
6836First spacewalkAlexei LeonovfirstUnited Kingdom, low Earth orbit18 March 1965Spacewalks - firstLt-Col. (now Maj. Gen.) Alexei Arkhipovich Leonov (b. 20 May 1934) from Voskhod 2 was the first person to engage in EVA or extra-vehicular activity, commonly known as a `spacewalk', on 18 Mar 1965.
6837First female to do a spacewalkSvetlana Savitskayafirst, low Earth orbit25 July 1984Spacewalks - first, womanThe first woman to perform an EVA was Svetlana Savitskaya from Soyuz T12/Salyut 7 on 25 Jul 1984.
6838Largest moon in the Solar SystemGanymedeThe largest and most massive satellite is Ganymede, which is 2.017 times as heavy as the Earth's Moon and has a diameter of 5,267 km (3,273 miles).The diameter of Ganymede - discovered by Galileo Galilei in 1610 - is greater than the width of the USA. It is the largest moon of Jupiter and the largest moon in the Solar System. It is made of ice and rock and is believed to contain an ocean of salty water around 200 km below its surface. Its appearance is characterised by ancient cratered terrain and younger areas marked with grooves and ridges, formed by tectonic activity.
6839Heaviest ever newspaperNew York TimesUnited States, New York13 September 1987The most massive single issue of a newspaper was the 14 September 1987 edition of the Sunday New York Times, which weighed more than 5.4kg (12lb) and contained 1,612 pages.
6840First public TV advertUnknownfirstUSA, New York27 June 1941The first open public TV advertisement ever broadcast was on NBC's WNBT station in New York, USA, for a Bulova watch on 27 June 1941.

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