Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List


IDRecordWhoWhatWhereWhenExplain
6871Highest commercial bungee jump facilityKaren Lee Kar YanChina, Macau17 December 2006The highest commercial bungee jump facility is 233 m (764 ft 5 in) high and is located on the Macau Tower, in Macau, China. The facility was inaugurated with a jump by film star Edison Chen (China), on 17 December 2006.
6872Largest TV sculptureVytautas NavaitisLithuania, Vilnius01 April 2000Gintaras Karosas created a sculpture entitled "LNK Infotree" using 2,903 individual television sets, spanning 3,135 sq metres (33,744.85 sq ft) at the Open Air Museum in Vilnius, Lithuania.The sculpture forms a labyrinth with a statue of Lenin in the centre as a symbolic burial of communism. The total weight of the sculpture is 150 tons and 500 litres (132 US gallons) of paint were used.
6873Trans-US on kick scooterDaniel Nielsen21/9/57 day(s), hour(s), minute(s)United States, Jekyl Island22 November 2000Daniel Nielsen (US) crossed the USA on a kick scooter in 21 days 9 hr 57 min, leaving San Diego, California, on 1 November and arriving at Jekyl Island near Brunswick, Georgia, on 22 November 2001.Nielsen averaged 174 km (108 miles) per day during the 3,827 km (2,378 mile) journey. His first day was his most productive at 222 km (138 miles).The journey was in aid of the Red Cross.
6874Largest attendance at an ice show (overall)Holiday on Ice320000000 peopleNetherlands, Amsterdam (Schiphol - Rijk)20 June 2008The highest overall attendance of an ice show is 320 million visitors over a period of 65 years and was achieved by Holiday on Ice, an ice show currently produced by the Stage Entertainment Group, as verified on 27 June 2008.
6875Youngest to play in a Ryder CupSergio Garcia19/8/15 year(s), month(s), day(s)Spain, 01 January 1999The youngest player to compete in the Ryder Cup is Sergio Garcia (Spain) for Europe in 1999 aged 19 years 8 months, and 15 days.
6876Oldest to play in a Ryder CupRay FloydUnited States01 January 1993The oldest player to compete in the Ryder Cup is Raymond Floyd in 1993 aged 51 years 20 days. Floyd was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1989 and still plays on the Senior PGA tour.
6877Most consecutive days surfingDale WebsterUnited StatesDale Webster (USA) has gone surfing everyday since 2 September 1975. He passed his 10,407th consecutive day of surfing on 29 February 2004. Webster set himself the condition that 'a surf' consists of catching at least three waves to shore each time.
6878Most expensive diamond per caratSotheby's1375938 US dollar(s)Switzerland, The record per carat is $1,375,938 (£854,705), for a 7.03-carat fancy vivid blue modified rectangular brilliant-cut diamond sold at Sotheby's, Geneva, Switzerland, on 12 May 2009.The total which it sold for was given in Swiss francs = CHF 10,498,500 or £6,000,000 ($9,959,000). The diamond was cut from an original stone, which weighed 26.58 carats, discovered in the Cullinan mine in Gauteng Province of South Africa, the same mine that produced the largest rough diamond in the world, from which was cut the Great Star of Africa, which is part of the Crown Jewels.
6879Most expensive set of chairs sold at auctionUnknown1700000 UK pound(s)United Kingdom, London03 July 1997A pair of chairs designed by Robert Adam and built by Thomas Chippendale were sold at Christies in London, UK for £1.7 million ($2,849,710) to an anonymous buyer on 3 July 1997.Commissioned in the 1760's as a suite of eight armchairs and four sofas by wealthy merchant Sir Lawrence Dundas, they represent the only known collaboration between two of the 18th century's greatest craftsmen. When first sold, the chairs, enriched with motifs such as pairs of sphinxes, winged beasts and formal acanthus scrolls, cost £20 - equivalent to £1,274.20 ($1,907.35) today.
6880Most expensive radio equipment sold at auctionGerman enigma coding machine24172.50 UK pound(s)United Kingdom, London01 April 1993The most expensive piece of wireless related equipment is a German Enigma coding (ciphering/enciphering) machine sold for £24,172.50 ($38,047.50) when it came to auction at Phillips Bond Street, London, UK, in April 1993.The above amounts are equivalent to 㿉,385.80 $45,355.26 in the year 2000.
6881Most expensive stamp collectionKanai collectionSwitzerland03 November 1993The Kanai collection of 183 pages of the classic issues of Mauritius sold for CHF15,000,000 ($9,982,033 / £6,887,052) in a single sale conducted by Geneva-based auctioneer David Feldman in Switzerland on 3 November 1993.The Kanai collection is named after the Japanese engineer-industrialist Hiroyuki Kanai, who collected the classic Mauritian philatelic items that were brought to auction as one collection.Of the 183 items in the Kanai collection, just four items account for 75% of the total value of the collection (two were unused 'Post Office' stamps).
6882Most expensive collection of coins sold at auctionEliasberg Collection44900000 US dollar(s)United States, Bowers and Merena Galleries,New Hampshire01 January 1982The highest price ever paid for a coin collection is $44,900,000 (£31,800,000) for the Eliasberg Collection sold over three auctions in 1982, 1996 and 1997 at Bowers and Merena Galleries, New Hampshire, USA.From the 1930s until 1950 Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. (1896-1976), a leading Baltimore banker and financier, attempted and accomplished what had never been tried before - to collect an example of each and every major United States coin variety from the 1793 half cent to the 1933 double eagle.
6883Most expensive wine sold at auction (Imperial bottle)1947 French Cheval-Blanc192000 UK pound(s)Switzerland, 16 November 2010The most expensive bottle of wine sold at auction is £192,000 ($304,375), which was paid for a bottle of 1947 French Cheval-Blanc, and sold at Christie's, Geneva, Switzerland on 16 November 2010.The bottle was sold to a private collector smashing the previous estimates. The wine is of Bordeaux variety.
6884Longest journey by hovercraftDavid SmithersAfrica03 January 1970The longest hovercraft journey was one of around 8,000 km (5,000 miles), by the British Trans-African Hovercraft Expedition, under the leadership of David Smithers (UK), through eight West African countries in a Winchester class SRN6, between 15 October 1969 and 3 January 1970.David Smithers (FRGS)
6885First balloon flightUnknownfirstPortugal, Casa da India,Terreiro do Paço23 July 1709The earliest recorded ascent was by a model hot-air balloon invented by Father Bartolomeu de Gusmão (né‚ Lourenço) (1685-1724), which was flown indoors at the Casa da India, Terreiro do Paço, Portugal on 8 August 1709.
6886Most Olympic rowing gold medals won (female)Elisabeta Lipã, Georgeta DamianRomania01 January 2008The most Olympic golds for rowing won by a woman is five by Elisabeta Lipã (Romania) who won in 1984, 1992, 1996, 2000 and 2004, and Georgeta Damian (Romania) in 2000, 2004 and 2008.
6887Smallest republicNauruNauru01 January 2010
6888Oldest living individual tree (roots)Norway SpruceSweden01 January 2008Radiocarbon dating of a 13-foot-tall (4 metres) spruce tree in Sweden has revealed that its root system has been growing for 9,550 years.From National Geographic: "The researchers found the shrubby mountain survivor at an altitude of 2,985 feet (910 meters) in Dalarna Province."The results of the dating were announced in April 2008.This tree's age is related to vegetative cloning. Virtually all types of shoots and roots are capable of vegetative propagation. In this case, 9,550-year-old roots were able to generate a new tree (for the fourth time, having laid partially dormant for periods in between).
6889Fastest growing plantBamboo plant0.00003 kilometre(s) per hourUnited Kingdom, Bamboo plantThe world record for the fastest growing plant belongs to certain species of the 45 genera of bamboo, which have been found to grow at up to 91 cm (35 in) per day or at a rate of 0.00003 km/h (0.00002 mph). According to the RHS Dictionary of Gardening, there are approximately 1,000 species of bamboos. The tallest recorded in the tropics was reportedly 40 m (130 ft), in Europe and the USA 20-30 m (65-98 ft) has been the tallest.Pic: Alamy
6890Oldest windsurfer (boardsailor)Otto ComanosAustraliaOtto Comanos (Australia) (b. 16 November 1913, Greece), took up windsurfing upon retirement in 1986 and regularly windsurfs two to three times a week in and around the lakes of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
6891First person to appear on British TV advertMeg Smith80 peopleUK, 22 September 1955On the 22 September 1955, the opening night of Independent Television, Meg Smith beat 80 other aspirant actresses to become Britain's first `plug' girl - weilding a toothbrush in the 60sec advert for Gibbs SR toothpaste.The advert appeared first by chance as it was picked from a lottery which was drawn with 23 other companies including Guinness, Surf, Lux, Batchelor's peas, Esso, Ford and Brillo.When this was broadcast, the price of a peak time advert on Associated Rediffusion was set at £975 per minute and £950 on ATV. Advertistes on the first night paid a £500 premium which was donated to charity.source: http://www.users.zetnet.co.uk/itw/features/Comm1.html
6892First outdoor television broadcastUnknownfirstUK, Long Acre,LondonDuring the Baird Company's morning programme on 8 May 1931, scenes of Long Acre, London, were transmitted from a van parked by the kerb outside the television studio. Prior to this, all programmes had been made under powerful artifical lighting.
6893Most labour camp escapesTatyana Mikhailovna Russanova15 timesSoviet Union, 01 January 1954A former Soviet citizen, Tatyana Mikhailovna Russanova, now living in Haifa, Israel, escaped from various Stalin labour camps in the former Soviet Union on 15 occasions between 1943 and 1954, being recaptured and sentenced 14 times. All of the escapes are judicially recognized by independent Russian lawyers, although only nine are recognized by Soviet Supreme Court officials.
6894Most team wins of the ICC World Cup (female)Australia5 timesNot Applicable, 01 January 2005The most women’s cricket World Cup wins by a national side is five by Australia in 1978, 1982, 1988 and 1997, and 2005.The previous record was wrong, hence five beats six.
6895Most One-Day Internationals played in a career (male)Sanath Jayasuriya444 timesNot Applicable, 01 January 2010Sanath Jayasuriya (b. 30 June 1969, Sri Lanka) has played 444 One Day Internationals for his country between 1989 and 2010.
6896Largest collection of commemorative church platesTom and Barbara Southwell, Tom and Barbara SouthwellUnited States, Memphis13 November 2003Tom and Barbara Southwell of Memphis, Tennesee, USA have a collection of 1,206 methodist church plates that they have amassed since the 1990’s.
6897Longest wooden footbridgeHorai BridgeJapan, Shizuoka Prefecture01 January 1867A wooden toll bridge across the Oi River in the middle of Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan measures 897.422 m. (2,944 ft.). Called the Horai Bridge, it was first built in 1867 and was rebuilt in the 1960s because of flooding.
6898First hot air balloon crossing of AustraliaDick Smith, John WallingtonAustralia, ,,18 June 1993Dick Smith and John Wallington achieved flying over Australia in The Australian Geographic Flyer, leaving Carnarvon, WA on 17 Jun 1993 and landing at Tabulam, NSW the following day after a flight of 3867km 2088nauticalmiles lasting 40hr 23min.
6899Fewest toesUnknownfirstZimbabwe, Zambezi ValleyThe two-toed syndrome exhibited by some members of the Wadomo tribe of the Zambezi Valley, Zimbabwe and, the Kalanga tribe of the eastern Kalahari Desert, Botswana, is hereditary via a single mutated gene.The tribe members are often referred to as the Ostrich-footed people.
6900First flying birdArchaopteryx lithographicafirstGermany

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