Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List

7201First transaction on eBayLaser pointer pen, Pierre OmidyarfirstUnited States, 01 September 1995The first eBay transaction was made in September 1995, when Pierre Omidyar (France), who launched eBay in the USA on the 4th of the same month, sold a broken laser pointer for $14.83 (£9.54).
7202Highest box office film gross for a Brazilian filmCidade de Deus30600000 US dollar(s)Brazil, 01 January 2002To date, City of God (2003) has taken $30.6 million (£19.2 million) worldwide and $7.5 million (£4.7 million) at the US box office.
7203Coldest part of the atmosphereMesosphere-100 degree(s) CelsiusNot ApplicableThe mesosphere exists between around 50 and 80 km (30 and 50 miles) above the Earth. Here, the temperature drops with altitude, reaching a minimum of around -100°C (-148°F).
7204Most losses in an NHL seasonSan Jose SharksUnited States01 January 1993The most losses in an NHL season is 71 by the San Jose Sharks who achieved this in the 1992/93 season, including a record 32 games at home.
7205Largest structure made of cotton tips (q-tips)Monika VeidtGermany, Schonebeck18 April 2002The largest structure made entirely from cotton tips was created by Monika Veidt of Schönebeck, Germany who constructed an armchair using 61,422 cotton tips on 18 April 2002. The chair has a matching lamp and coffee table also made entirely out of cotton tips.The chair has a matching lamp and coffee table also made entirely out of cotton tips.
7206Tallest parsley plantDavid BrennerUnited States, Ames10 June 2009The tallest parsley plant (Petroselinum crispum) was grown by David Brenner (USA) and reached a height of 2.37 m (7 ft 9.38 in) when measured at the North Central Regional Plant Introduction Station in Ames, Iowa, USA, on 10 June 2009.Mr. Brenner, a Germplasm Curator at Iowa State University’s Department of Agronomy, originally planted the parsley plant in March 2008 to produce seeds to maintain the station’s seed bank.
7207Oldest regular newspaper columnistJack TuckerUnited States, Richmond01 July 2005Jack Tucker (USA b. 25 April 1914) has written a weekly theatre column for the West County Weekly newspaper in Richmond, California, USA, since May 1994.
7208Youngest Moon rocksUnknown04 October 2004The youngest Moon rocks date back some 3.2 billion years. They are a type of volcanic basalt, originating from the dark lunar maria (seas). They are not dissimilar to the age of the oldest dateable rocks on Earth.Almost four tonnes of lunar samples have been returned to Earth by the seven manned US missions and 3 unmanned Soviet sample return probes.
7209Skateboard - longest ramp jump into waterJerome LalanneFrance, Argeles Gazost13 July 2004The record for the longest ramp jump into water on a skateboard is 4 m (13.1 ft) by Jerome Lalanne (France) on the set of L’Été De Tous Les Records in Argeles Gazost, France on 13 July 2004.The participant had to completely clear a line in order to qualify as a good jump.
7210Most gold medals won at the Olympics for an individual event (female)Larisa LatyninaJapanThe most gold medals won by a woman is nine by Larisa Latynina (USSR/Ukraine) who won four in 1956, three in 1960 and two in 1964 for gymnastics.
7211Oldest X Games medallistAngelika CastenedaUnited StatesThe record for the oldest X Games medalist is held by Angelika Casteneda (USA) who was 53 years old when she earned a gold medal in 1996 in X Venture Race.
7212Fastest torpedoShkval230 mile(s) per hourRussia, Moscow Sergo Ordzhonikidze Aviation Institute,Moscow01 January 1995The fastest torpedo is Russia's Shkval (or Squall), initially revealed in 1995 and developed by the Moscow Sergo Ordzhonikidze Aviation Institute, Russia. This rocket-propelled reaches a top-speed of approximately 230 mph (100 m/sec) with an estimated range of 6.8 km (4.2 miles).This makes it three to four times faster than regular torpedos.Other conversions of speed: 360 kph, 200-knots. It measures 533 mm (2 in) diameter and 8.23 m (27 ft) long.This missile is pilot-guided rather than having a homing device. It is able to reach such speeds due to the release of high-pressure bubbles which coats the torpedo in an envelope of water vapour and ultimately reduces the friction on the missile.
7213Largest walking bus (multiple locations)BrakeUnited Kingdom, National17 June 2009The largest simultaneous walking bus in multiple locations involved a total of 119,697 participants from 403 schools across the UK. The event was organised by Brake - the road safety charity- on 17 June 2009.This was the second time Brake has organised and set the record with the help of schools all over the UK. Brake, a road safety charity, will organise and attempt to better this record again in 2010, with the main focus on promoting drivers' awareness of speed around schools and children.
7214Largest simultaneous makeoverAlpha Marketing CompanyChina, Hong KongThe largest simultaneous makeover was achieved by 856 participants in an event organised by The Evangelical Mutual Loving Gospel Lutheran Church of Hong Kong in Hong Kong, on 3 May 2008.
7215Oldest Oscar nominee for Best Supporting ActressGloria StuartUnited States, Hollywood10 February 1998Gloria Stuart (USA, b. 4 July 1910) was aged 87 years 221 days when she was nominated on 10 February 1998 in the Best Actress in a Supporting Role category for Titanic (USA 1997). Name Born FilmNominated Age Gloria Stuart (USA) 4 July 1910 Titanic (USA 1997) 10 February 1998 87 years 221 days Jessica Tandy (UK) 7 June 1909 Fried Green Tomatoes (USA 1991) 19 February 1992 82 years 257 days Eva Le Gallienne (UK) 11 January 1899 Resurrection (USA 1980) 17 February 1981 82 years 37 days Ann Sothern (USA) 22 January 1909 The Whales of August (USA 1987) 17 February 1988 79 years 26 days Dame May Whitty (UK) 16 June 1865 Mrs Miniver (USA 1942) 8 February 1943 77 years 237 days Peggy Ashcroft (UK) 22 december 1907 A Passage to India (UK/USA 1984) 6 February 1985 77 tears 46 days
7216Oldest rookie to play in an NFL gameOla KimrinUnited States01 January 2004Ola Kimrin (Sweden), a placekicker, played in five games at the age of 32 years old for the Washington Redskins, during the 2004 season.
7217Most national volleyball championshipsChangos de NaranjitoPuerto Rico, Puerto Rico01 January 2004The most national championships won by the same team is 20 by Changos de Naranjito in the Puerto Rico Men's Volleyball National League between 1958 and 2004.
7218Longest shuttlecock control with feetLi HuifengChina, Beijing21 December 2006Li Huifeng (China) juggled a shuttlecock for 4 hr 40 min non-stop using only her feet, without the shuttlecock ever touching the ground on the set of Zheng Da Zong Yi - Guinness World Records Special in Beijing, China, on 21 December 2006.
7219Longest theatrical run - same castExercises of Style (Stilslke Vjezbe)Croatia, Zagreb,Teatru Planet Art18 January 2008The record for the longest run of a theatrical play with the same cast is for the play 'Exercises in Style' performed by Pero Kvrgic and Lela Margitic and directed by Tomislav Radic (all Croatia) from January 1970 to present.The opening night of this play was on 19 January 1968, but in 1970 the leading actress role passed from Mia Oremovic to Lela Margitic. There are no exact dates of this fact but it was on January 1970. The play is currently played on the Theater Planet Art in Zagreb. All the performances, from 1968, have taken place in Zagreb.
7220First flight in an aeroplane over AntarcticaHubert Wilkins, Carl Ben EielsonfirstNot Applicable, Antarctica16 November 1928The first heavier-than-air flight on the Antarctic continent was made on 16 November 1928 by Sir Hubert Wilkins (Australia) and Carl Ben Eielson (USA) in a Lockheed Vega aircraft.
7221Largest flotilla of tug boatsVereniging de BinnenvaartNetherlands, Dordrecht16 June 2007The largest flotilla of tug boats is 148 and was achieved by Vereniging de Binnenvaart in Dordrecht, Netherlands, on 16 June 2007.
7222Largest litter of goatsMelanie HallUnited States, Julian12 March 2006A litter of six pygmy goats was born to ‘Lucy’ owned by Melanie Hall of Julian, Pennsylvania, USA, on 12 March 2006.Five out of six survived.
7223Oldest waterskiing instructorRobert Christl1992/06/24 year(s), month(s), day(s)Austria, Wasserschischule Mondsee26 June 2006The record for the oldest waterskiing instructor was achieved by Robert Christl (Austria, b. 24 June 1922) a qualified water ski instructor since 1984. As of June 2006 he continues to work at the Wasserschischule Mondsee, Austria.In summer he works 8-10 hours as water-ski instructorIn winter he works 4 hours as ski instructor.
7224First row across the Atlantic west to east soloGerard d'AbovillefirstUnited Kingdom, 20 September 1980The first person to row the Atlantic West to East solo from the USA is Gerard d'Aboville (France) who rowed Capitaine Cook between 10 July - 20 September 1980, in a time of 71 days 23 hr.NB - this is not land to land, as d'Aboville was towed to land from the finish (Lizard Meridian) line.
7225Most countries to participate in the Winter Olympic GamesSochi 2014Russia, Sochi07 February 2014A total of 87 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) entered athletes at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. This was an increase of five from the 82 represented at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, Canada.
7226Fastest time to assemble a Bedlam cube (Crazee Cube)Danny BampingUnited Kingdom, Hamleys toystore,London09 November 2006The record for the fastest time to complete the Bedlam Cube Puzzle was 11.03 seconds achieved by Danny Bamping. The record was set at Hamleys toystore on 9 November 2006 as part of Guinness World Records Day.Nicola and Lisa adjudicated the event.
7227Widest human tooth extractedShane Russell1.67 centimetre(s)Canada, Berwick NS28 June 2000The widest human tooth was extracted from nine-year-old Shane Russell (Canada) on 28 June 2000. The tooth measured 1.67 cm (0.6 in) wide. The average width of a natural maxillary central incisor is 0.892 cm (0.3 in).The tooth has a lenght of 2.05 cm (0.8 in).
7228Most expensive brioche sold at auctionElizabeth Livesey-Haworth7838 US dollar(s)United Kingdom, London01 February 2007A brioche was sold at auction at the Reve d’un Soir event in aid of Kids, London, UK for £4000 ($7,838) to Lady Aliai Forte (UK) on 1 February 2007.
7229First videogame to include an intermissionSpace Invaders Part II (TAITO, 1979)firstJapan, 01 January 1979Space Invaders Part II (also known as Space Invaders Deluxe) was the first game to include an intermission – at the end of each level, the last invader flies off on a spaceship that broadcasts an SOS message.GWR Video Gamer's Edition 2008, title: First game to include an intermission.
7230Largest flotilla of airboatsWest Coast Airboat Club IncUnited States, Lake KissimmeeA total of 592 airboats gathered on Lake Kissimmee, Florida, USA, on 25 May 2002, at an event organised by the West Coast Airboat Club Inc.Airboats are flat-bottomed craft propelled by large fan propellers situated behind the passenger area. They are widely used in shallow swampy waters.

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