Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List

7771Happy National Donut DayYes, America has a National Donut Day.You can get all the jokes and snickers about how a country obsessed with, well, Snickers, massive food portions, and deep fried everything has a full holiday dedicated to donuts out of the way now.Waiting...Waiting...Great, because now I can tell you that National Donut Day - established way back in 1938 - actually comes from very noble origins: it was created to celebrate the Salvation Army workers who supplied free donuts to American troops abroad during World War I.videoIn celebration of this national "holiday," which occurs the first Friday of every June, we've cooked up five of our favorite donut/doughnut records for your enjoyment.LONGEST LINE OF DONUTS (pictured at top)The longest line of donuts (Berliner, in this case) spanned 561.4 m (1,841 ft 10 in) and was achieved by Friedrichstadt-Palast in Berlin just last month, on April 27. The record attempt took place to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the new building of Friedrichstadt-Palast, Europe’s Show Palace.LARGEST DONUT MOSAICThe largest donut mosaic was created using 7,040 donuts at the Lviv Pampykh Festival in Lviv, Ukraine, Jan. 7, 2012. The attempt took place on the Ukrainian Christmas day as part of their Pampukh Festival, created to promote the traditional Ukrainian donuts, called a pampukh, a national symbol of Christmas. After the attempt, all donuts were distributed to the public who had gathered in Market Square, the venue where the mosaic was created.FASTEST TIME TO EAT A JAM DONUT WITH NO HANDSvideoWhat you can watch above is Philip Joseph Santoro's record-breaking attempt at jam donut eating, without use of hands AND without being allowed to lick the lips - brutal! He clocked in a time of 11.41 seconds in San Francisco on April 17.LARGEST SERVING OF DONUTSThe largest serving of donuts weighed 667 kg (1,470 lb 7.68 oz) and was prepared by MEGA Alma-Ata Shopping and Entertainment Mall in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The event took place on Nov. 2 last year in celebration of the mall's seventh anniversary. The group served " baursaks," which are sweetened fluffy dough that may not look like what you'd find at Dunkin' Donuts, but are of the same donut family.LARGEST BOX OF DONUTSWow, if only the last record and this one could've been combined. The largest box of donuts was a Krispy Kreme box weighing 135 kg (297 lb 10 oz), produced by The Kuwait Food Co. Americana in Kuwai City in May 2009. Filled with 2,700 Krispy Kreme donuts, the enlarged box was an exact replica, even down to the labels. The box measured 5.9 m (19 ft 4 in) long, 4.10 m (13 ft 5 in) wide and 87 cm (2 ft 10 in) deep.And, because we like you, make sure to check out this list of where you can score free donuts and giveaways across the U.S. on Friday. Happy eating!For the latest on all things world record, visit Guinness World Records on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and our brand-new Instagram. Plus check out Guinness World Records on YouTube to subscribe for the latest record-breaking videos!
7772American engineering students break longest marble run recordThe Guinness World Record for longest marble run was broken by engineering students of Wenatchee High School in Wenatchee, Washington, USA in April 2012. The record is for the longest track on which a marble can run from one end to the other unassisted. If the marble becomes stuck or leaves the run, the attempt is not valid.After a full month of construction, the students' track measured 523.32 m (1,716 ft 11 in), and was built with paper and cardboard. The previous record for longest marble run, set by Cordes & Graefe KG in Germany in 2011, was 394.19 m (1,293 ft 3 in).While there were two invalid attempts and two hours' worth of track fixing during the event, the students eventually were able to make the marble run the entire track without assistance.
7773Babe Ruth's Baseball Jersey Sells for a Record $4.4MBabe Ruth's earliest-known jersey was sold this week for $4,415,658 (£2,789,860), making it the most expensive baseball jersey sold at auction.The bidding for the 1920s Yankees shirt started at $250,000, and reached its final price after a total of 36 bids.One of the most famous baseball players of all time, Ruth, nicknamed the Bambino, won seven World Series titles during his career.The jersey was worn by Babe Ruth after he was sold to the Yankees by the Boston Red Sox in 1919.An anonymous buyer won the auction from SCP Auctions of Laguna Niguel, California, USA.
7774Longest mobile gaming marathon lasts for 26 hours at E3At this year's E3, Qualcomm set the Guinness World Record for the Longest Mobile Gaming Marathon on a Tablet after 26 hours, 0 minutes, and 2 seconds of gaming.The Snapdragon Gaming World Record Challenge pitted 32 gamers against each other to play on a Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 powered by the Snapdragon all-in-one processor.Gamers played one of five games: GT Racing: Motor Academy (Gameloft), Virtua Tennis (Sega), Galaga: Special Edition (NAMCO Bandai), Fruit Ninja (Halfbrick), or Blood & Glory (Glu).By the end of the two day marathon, 26 made it through the entire 26 hours.Efren Ballestamon from Chula Vista, Calif. walked away with the grand prize of $20,000 for achieving the high score in Homerun Battle 2, by Com2uS.
7775Jacky Cheung performs for largest combined audienceHong Kong singer-songwriter and actor Jacky Cheung Hok Yau recently set a record for the largest combined audience for a live act in 12 months, with 2,048,553 audience members. The record-setting Jacky Cheung 1/2 Century Tour ran from 30 December 2010 to 29 December 2011, with 105 live concerts in 61 cities across China, USA, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia. Nicknamed "god of songs", Jacky Cheung is regarded by the Chinese as one of the Cantopop Four Heavenly Kings (the other three singers are Aaron Kwok, Andy Lau and Leon Lai). His music career started in 1984, when he won the Amateur 18-Hong Kong district singing contest. In the 1994 US Billboard Music Awards, Jacky Cheung was named the most popular singer in Asia.
7776Japanese producer Johnny Kitagawa produces the most #1 acts by an individualJapanese boy band producer Johnny Kitagawa recently clinched his third Guinness World Records title, the most #1 acts produced by an individual. The 81-year-old Los Angeles, CA native has produced 35 #1 acts as of 24 September 2012. The three newest acts to reach #1 are Kis-My-Ft2, SexyZone and A.B.C-Z. Johnny Kitagawa also set the Guinness World Records titles for the most #1 singles produced by an individual and for the most concerts produced by an individual. Between 2000 and 2010, Johnny put on an amazing 8,419 shows and produced 232 #1 singles by over 40 of Japan''s best-selling artists from 1974 to 2010.This amazing record is a result of running top in the industry for over 50 years - an unprecedented phenomenon not only in Japan, but in the world.
7777Guinness World Records statement: First electric helicopterIt has been brought to our attention that there is a translation error within the French language edition of the Guinness World Records 2013 book for the first electric helicopter. This record, listed as the first authenticated manned flight of a helicopter powered by an electric motor, achieved by Pascal Chretien at Venelles, France on 4 August 2011, has been incorrectly translated with 'manned' appearing as 'sans pilote' which wrongly infers that the helicopter was not piloted. While the text is correct within English language editions of the book, we would like to apologise for this error and are working with our publishers in France to ensure that translation errors such as this do not occur in the future.
7778Largest flag flown whilst skydivingFareed Lafta of Iraq broke the record this week for the largest flag flown whilst skydiving.Whilst parachuting over the Skydive Chicago facility in Ottawa, Illinois, USA, Fareed flew an Iraq flag measuring 4,023.2 m² (13,199.49 ft²).Fareed is no stranger to flying through the sky -- he flew in a lawn chair suspended by helium-filled party balloons over central Oregon, USA just last month.The previous record for the largest flag flown while skydiving was held by Gazali Peltek (Turkey), who flew a Turkish flag measuring 531.2 m² (5,717.9 ft²) whilst parachuting over the military base in Kayseri, Turkey, on 16 December 2005.
7779Largest coffee cup mosaic depicts "Blue Hawaii" ElvisDFS Hawaii said aloha to a new world record this week when the largest coffee mosaic was created in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Consisting of 5,642 cups of coffee in 10 different shades, the caffeinated creation depicted the face of Elvis Presley in a space of 4.9 m x 7.6 m (16 ft x 25 ft). Each coffee cup contained at least 200ml of coffee and milk.The mosaic creation was celebrating the upcoming Art of Hawaiian Coffee event at The DFS Galleria Waikiki mall. The previous record for the largest coffee mosaic had 3,604 cups and depicted the Mona
7780World Hepatitis Alliance lands see no, hear no, speak no evil record to raise awarenessThe World Hepatitis Alliance set a Guinness World Record on July 28th of this year with the most people performing 'see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil' in 24 hours (multiple venues). 12,588 participants in 42 venues across the world took part to bring hepatitis into the spotlight. Patient groups around the world joined forces to co-ordinate their activities and focus on World Hepatitis Day. The alliance attempted this record in the hopes that it would put the illness into the spotlight and raise awareness to the day, as 1 in 12 people worldwide are affected by hepatitis. The World Hepatitis Alliance is a not-for-profit international umbrella Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) whose membership is composed of organisations working in the field of viral hepatitis.
7781Thousands dance their way to become the longest single line of dancersThe record for the longest single line of dancers was set this week by Walkway Over The Hudson (USA), consisting of 2,569 participants in Poughkeepsie, New York, USA.The event was broadcast live on an AM radio station from the center of the bridge, and volunteers and participants brought radios to provide a way for participants to tune in and simultaneously dance.Participants danced to a rendition of the "Hokey Pokey" created specifically for the event by singer and storyteller Laurie "Story Laurie" McIntosh, with help from Rosendale musician and producer Dean Jones.According to event sources, the record attempt served as one of Walkway Over the Hudson's main fundraising events for
7782Tallest stack of Guinness World Records™ books record topplesThis month, at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Convention, a team of three men broke the record for the the tallest stack of Guinness World Records books in one minute.Ali Behnam (UK), Oliver Goyeneche (Germany) and Yan Dong (China) achieved a height of 1.97 meters (6 feet, 5.55 inches).As two of the successful teammates were engineers, they studied together, evaluating scientific methods to stack the books.They managed to get the record after one failed attempt.The record was attempted at the Ripley's booth in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Hong Kong SAR, China.
7783The Dark Knight Rises hits cinemas: Our Top 10 Batman RecordsChristopher Nolan's third film in the Dark Knight trilogy opens this weekend, and Batman is no stranger to Guinness World Records. While we wait for the third film to make box office history, here's our list of the Top 10 Dark Knight-related records:1. Fastest $100 million box office film grossBatman: The Dark Knight (USA, 2008) grossed $100 million (then £65.34 million) in less than two days following its release - the fastest film ever to do so at the time. The Dark Knight also held records for the highest grossing film release on IMAX, highest grossing PG-13 film, highest box-office gross from a midnight screening, and highest box office film gross (single day's takings).2. First Batman video gameThe legendary caped crusader's first video game appearance came in Batman, a game published by Ocean Software in the UK in 1986 for the ZX Spectrum home computer. 3. Largest collection of Batman memorabiliaThe largest collection of Batman memorabilia belongs to Zdravko Genov (Bulgaria) and consists of 1,160 different items as of 10 December 2011. 4. Most adapted comic book characterBatman has starred in eight full-length live-action movies, starting with Batman (USA, 1966), a feature film version of the popular TV series, through to The Dark Knight Rises (USA, 2012). This tally does not include any of the animated Batman series produced over the years. 5. Most expensive Batman memorabilia sold at auctionA Batmobile used in Joel Schumacher's (USA) movie Batman Forever (USA 1995) sold at the Kruse International collector car auction in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, in September 2006 for a record $335,000 (£175,770) to John O'Quinn (USA). 6. Most screen appearances as BatmanAdam West (USA) has made 156 individual screen appearances as Batman, including 120 episodes of the 1966-68 Batman TV series and its accompanying feature film, numerous voiceover performances for animated series and TV movies, and the computer generated video short 'Batman: New Times' in 2005. 7. Highest box office film gross - opening weekendSci-fi action movie Inception (USA, 2010) racked up a record-breaking $62,785,337 (£41,021,400), across 3,792 cinemas, on its opening weekend of 16­-18 July 2010. Directed by Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan, Inception also starred Dark Knight cast members Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Caine and Marion Cotillard.8. Highest box office film gross for a composerAs of April 2012, films featuring scores by Dark Knight Rises composer Hans Zimmer (Germany) have grossed a total of $19.625 billion (£12.159 billion) worldwide. 9. Longest running comic published monthlyThe longest running monthly comic book is Detective Comics, which has been printed continuously by DC Comics in the USA since Issue #1 in March 1937. The comic introduced the character of Batman in Issue #27 in May 1939. 10. Highest frequency hearing - animalBats (order Chiroptera) have the most acute hearing of any non-aquatic animal, due to their ultrasonic echolocation. Most species use frequencies in the 20-80 kHz range, although some can hear frequencies as high as 120-250 kHz, compared with almost 20 kHz for the human limit and 280 kHz for the common dolphin (Delphinus delphis).
7784Largest falafel prepared in JordanThe world's largest falafel, weighing 74.75kg (164.80 lb), was prepared last week at the Landmark Hotel in Amman, Jordan.The previous record-holding falafel weighed 23.94 kg (52. 8 lb), prepared in California.A team of 10 chefs came together to prepare the dish, which contained 80kg of chickpeas, 5kg of onions and 2kg fresh parsley.After being deep fried for 25 minutes in 350 litres of vegetable oil, the dish was later served up to 600 hungry hotel guests.Landmark hotel manager Aysar Batayneh noted, "As a local hotel proud of its Jordanian roots, the Landmark Amman wanted to mark this special time of year by doing something truly extraordinary and bringing the falafel record to Jordan."video
7785Video of the Week: Most glasses balanced on the chinEach Wednesday we bring you one of the most interesting and exciting record-breaking videos from our archives.The week we're going back to June 1997, with Ashrita Furman of New York, USA, setting a record for the most glasses balanced on the chin on the set of US TV show Guinness World Records: Primetime.In the clip, multiple record holder Ashrita, manages to balance an impressive 62 glasses on his chin. The record has since changed hands many times, with the record regained by Ashrita in 2007, after he balanced an incredible 81 glasses for 12.10 seconds - a feat that has yet to be For more amazing videos, why not subscribe to our YouTube channel.
7786Record Holder Profile Video: Ryan Hart – Street Fighter player extraordinaireEach month we bring you a closer look at one of our Record Holders. This week it's the turn of professional video games player, Ryan Hart from London (UK). Ryan holds three world records for the most international Street Fighter competition wins, most tournament wins in Street Fighter, and the longest winning streak on Street Fighter IV. We had a chance to sit down and quiz Ryan on his incredible talent and what it feels like to feature in this year's Guinness World Records 2012 Gamers Edition book.videoGuinness World Records 2012 Gamer's Edition is out now in the US, Australia and the UK on January 19th. Click here to find out more.
7787Strongman Bob Natoli notches up yet another world recordFrom Mike Janela in New York, USATo those familiar with the movie "Groundhog Day," the plot is second nature by now: man wakes up to relive the same day over and over again.To those familiar with Bob Natoli of Oswego, New York, USA, the plot is also second nature by now: man breaks Guinness World Records over and over again.For the sixth time in six years and third time in the last nine months, Natoli has broken another Guinness World Records fitness feat, this time on Groundhog Day 2012. His latest feat conquered the most weight lifted by barbell upright row in one hour. Total weight lifted: 51,640 lb (23,423.51 kg).Having adjudicated all three of Bob's most recent attempts, what strikes me most is his ability to master a number of different exercises. This, of course, comes from not only a well-rounded overall fitness routine (he works out six days a week), but also rigorous and designed training cycles for each record.His three most recent attempts have been for most weight arm curled in one hour, most weight lifted by front dumbbell raises in one hour, and now the upright row record which he broke by nearly 11,000 lb."It's euphoric," Natoli said after his latest triumph. "It just feels great. All the hard work pays off and, like I tell anyone … if you see yourself doing it and you go through the vision steps, you can achieve just about anything."Unlike the stereotypical strongman record breaker - who you might picture as detached from those around him while lifting, focused solely on the task at hand - Natoli is actually very amicable during his attempts. In front of a crowd of 25 friends, family, and media, he would request song changes on the radio, crack jokes with his timekeeper, and even offer a "God bless you" in the middle of a repetition when a woman in the crowd sneezed.The only regret Natoli may have is waking up with a bruised chin the morning after breaking his latest record. To ensure he met the official guideline that the bar must be raised to at least neck/chin level, Natoli decided to take no chances. So, with the middle of the bar taped up for padding, he made sure to tap the bar to his chin on each repetition: all 1,291 of them.In the film "Groundhog Day," Phil Connors played by Bill Murray eventually wakes up and the cycle is broken. But seeing Natoli power through yet another world record feat gives you the notion he's not breaking this routine any time soon.
7788Top 10 End of Summer RecordsSummer winds to a close as Labor Day approaches this weekend. Before we say goodbye to such a fun, warm season, here's a list of the top 10 Guinness World Records relating to Summer:1. Most expensive hot dogThe most expensive hot dog is the California Capitol City Dawg, which sells for USD $145.49 (GBP £93.39) at Capitol Dawg in Sacramento, California, USA, and was introduced on 31 May 2012.2. Largest beach towelThe largest beach towel measured 87.14 m (285 ft 10 in) in length and 25.20 m (82 ft 8 in) in width and was manufactured by Fateka S.L. on behalf of Compañía Cervecera de Canarias (Tropical brand). The green towel was displayed at Playa de las Canteras in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain, on 5 June 2010.3. Longest sand sculptureThe longest sand sculpture measures 27.3 km (16.96 miles) long and was achieved by the infotainment programme Abenteuer Leben, produced by kabel eins (Germany), with the help of 11,000 volunteers. The event took place on Schaabe beach, on the isle of Rügen, Germany, on 12 June 2011. Russian sculptors were especially flown in for the record-breaking event.4. Largest bikini paradeThe largest bikini parade was achieved by 1,085 participants at an event organized by Huludao Municipal Government (China) in Huludao City, Liaoning, China, on 19 August 2012.5. Longest barbecueThe longest barbecue measured 6,166 m (20,229 ft 7 in) and was created by the M1 Shopping Centre (Turkey) in Gaziantep, Turkey, on 8 November 2009. The meat was grilled on the entire length of the grill in a sish kebap style, which is what Gaziantep is famous for. 6. Most people applying sunscreenThe most people applying sunscreen is 1,006 and was achieved by Banana Boat Australia (Australia) in Terrigal, New South Wales, Australia, on 8 January 2012. Participants continued applying sunscreen for a period of 2 minutes.7. Largest swimming pool by areaThe largest swimming pool in the world is the San Alfonso del Mar seawater pool in Algarrobo, Chile. It is 1,013 m (3,324 ft) long and has an area of 8 ha (19.77 acre), it was completed in December 2006.8. Longest jouney swimming The longest journey swimming is 5,268 km (3273.38 miles) and was achieved by Martin Strel (Slovenia) who swam the entire length of the Amazon River, Peru/Brazil, from 1 February to 8 April 2007. Martin swam as little as 9 kilometres one day and as much as 127 kilometres on one day as he swam the length of the river in 67 days. He started in Atalaya, Peru and finished in Belem, Brazil.9. Most bioluminescent insectThe insect considered to be the most bioluminescent is the firefly (Pyrophorus noctilucus) which has been documented as having a surface brightness of 45 millilamberts. The light emitted by fireflies (which are actually beetles, not flies) is unique as almost 100% of the energy is given off as light. In a lightbulb only 10% of the energy is light with the other 90% given off as heat. 10. First air conditionerUS inventor Willis Haviland Carrier designed and built the first air conditioning system in 1902. It was devised for a printer in New York, USA, who had found that temperature fluctuations were causing his paper to warp, resulting in the misalignment of the coloured inks. Carrier's patent was granted in 1906.
7789Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records: Watch an exclusive preview of Episode 7Episode 7 of Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records, the programme that brings together the weird and wonderful world of record-breaking goes out at 8pm on ITV2 tonight.The show features some of the most entertaining Guinness World Records and the brilliant characters who set them.This week's incredible collection of records includes J uha Rasanen attempting the record for the furthest throw of a person, and some totally bonkers balloon sculpting.As ever, we'll be live tweeting during the show at, giving you links and extra information about some of the records and holders featured. You can join in with the conversation by using the hashtag #bonkersgwr. To watch a teaser of what's in store this week, check out the clip
7790Video: Sweden strums its way to ukulele world recordThousands gathered in Helsingborg, Sweden at the weekend to set a new world record for the largest ukulele ensemble.On a sunny day in the city, 1,547 keen four-string strummers played along to the popular Swedish song Leende Guldbruna Ögon ('Smiling Gold brown Eyes'), made famous by the band Vikingarna.The day started with musicians and stand-up comedians before the successful attempt kicked off at 6.30 pm.The record attempt was part of an event organised by ABF, Folkuniversitetet and Studieförbundet Vuxenskolan, three educational institutions in Sweden, and took place in the city's main park where people gathered with picnics in the
7791Novice Mega Jumps into record books after winning mobile gaming competitionGuinness World Records™ and mobile rewards network Kiip today announced the results of their five-day long challenge which had mobile gamers competing for the ultimate reward: an opportunity to be an official Guinness World Records™ title holder.To competition, which saw nearly 200,000 scores posted around the world, challenged gamers to register the highest score on the hugely popular mobile game 'Mega Jump'.With nearly 200,000 scores posted around the world, the record was set by Philipp Schneckenburger, a 21-year old Swiss accountant from the remote village of Stein, Switzerland, who registered a whopping score of 6,133,889.His incredible achievement will now be included in as the Guinness World Records 2012 Gamer's Edition, which is due to hit book shelves in January. Philipp, an avid music and soccer fan who rarely played mobile games, and has now been plucked from obscurity into Guinness World Records™ history, commented: "First I played just for fun. It turned into playing for four hours straight to make sure I could qualify for a chance to break the record. It's funny because I normally don't play video or mobile games!" "Now all my colleagues call me a world record holder! It feels great", he added.Philipp was introduced to Mega Jump in early September by his American cousin while vacationing in the US.He decided to play on a whim before becoming instantly hooked. Upon his return to Switzerland, he downloaded the popular 'Mega Jump' app.The Kiip/Guinness World Records five-day long competition ran from September 28th through October 3rd. The competition commenced an on-going feature that will see players of every Kiip-enabled game being potentially eligible to become a Guinness World Records™ holder in future editions of the digital and print publications.Commenting on the challenge, Brian Wong, Founder & CEO of Kiip said, "This competition was a perfect way to show the world really what this partnership represented in a fun, 5-day long event."We saw hundreds of thousands of scores posted from around the world. We couldn't be more excited about Philipp's high score. He will be one of many world record holders by this time next year. We can't wait!""We've truly upped the ante on what players around the world can now strive for but it's closer in reach than ever before in history. This truly changes how we perceive the significance of mobile gaming today."Welcoming Philipp into the Guinness World Records' family, Sam Fay, SVP USA & Global Marketing for GWR said: "Guinness World Records is proud to reward Philip Shneckenburger as the new titleholder for The Highest Score Achieved on Mega Jump' and are hopeful this can catapult record attempts in the mobile gaming space! Everyone has the opportunity to achieve greatness at anytime, in the palm of one's hand."
7792Black Friday Chaos.....check out this novel shopping list!Grab your running shoes, get your elbows pads on and down some coffee. Black Friday - the biggest shopping day of the year - is right around the corner, and everyone from big spenders to thrifty deal-seekers are preparing to storm store gates in the wee hours of the morning to wrestle their way to grab all the sale items they can!In preparation of Friday's retail insanity and to mark the official launch of the Guinness World Records 2012 eBook, the authority of global extremes are taking a look back at some of the most ambitious shoppers who've achieved record greatness. Check out the Guinness World Records inspired 'Shopping List' below:Fastest Motorized Shopping TrolleyThe fastest motorized shopping trolley achieved a speed of 42.8746 mph and was created by Tesco Plc and The Big Kick, at the Tesco Extra store in Hatfield, UK, on November 17, 2011 in celebration of Guinness World Records Day.Largest Motorized Shopping TrolleyThe largest Motorized Shopping Trolley measures 3 m (9.84 ft) long, 3.5 m (11.48 ft) tall and 1.8 m (5.9 ft) wide. It was made by Edd China (UK) and displayed at the Asda store, Watford, UK on 9 November 2005 Fastest time to scan and bag 50 shopping items The fastest time to scan and bag 50 shopping items is 2 minutes and 22 seconds and was achieved by Ange Couch (UK) on the set of Guinness World Records Smashed, at the Tesco store in Bracknell, UK, on March 22, 2009. Ange was competing against three others, all of whom had to be disqualified, because they either scanned items twice or failed to scan an item.Fastest person with a pricing gun - 1 minute The record for the most books priced in one minute is 29, and was achieved by Mari Mohede Berg (Sweden) at the Nordstan Shopping Mall, Gothenburg, Sweden on November 24, 2007. Speed Gift WrappingHilary Wymer (UK) wrapped a Guinness World Record book in 19.71 seconds at the Borders book shop in Manchester Fort Shopping Park, Manchester, UK on November 9, 2005. Supermarket trolley pushing - distance in 24 hours (team)A team of 12 staff members from the company EDEKA Südbayern (all Germany), took turns to push a shopping trolley for 24 hours around a 434 m long track in the Forum Building of the Munich Airport (Germany) covering an overall distance of 183 miles on July 23, 2005. Longest Escalator ride - longest Suresh Joachim Arulanantham (Sri Lanka), travelled a distance of 140 miles on up and down escalators at Westfield Shopping Centre, Burwood, New South Wales, Australia for 145 hr 57 min from May 25-31, 1998. Fastest Time to Scan and Bag 12 Shopping ItemsThe fastest time to scan and bag 12 shopping items is 2 minutes 13 seconds and was achieved by Okan Bayindir (Turkey) at the GWR Live! Roadshow at Forum Istanbul, in Istanbul, Turkey, on February 7, 2010. The Guinness World Records 2012 eBook is available starting today, the perfect holiday gift for aspiring record breakers of all ages.
7793VPS Healthcare set largest simultaneous self-examination for breast cancer world recordVPS Healthcare’s breast cancer awareness drive has seen the UAE-based medical provider enter the history books.The company set a new world record on Wednesday for the largest simultaneous self-examination for breast cancer, with 971 women participating at the Convention Center at Zayed University in Abu Dhabi.This attempt formed part of VPS Healthcare’s CSR initiative to raise awareness and provide education about breast cancer.This event was conducted under the patronage of Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna Bint Khaled Al Qasimi- Minister of International Cooperation and Development, President of Zayed University.The attempt beat the previous record of 380 participants set by the Amazons Association in Warsaw, Poland, back in 2012.Breast cancer remains one of the leading cancers in the UAE, and many cases are discovered in the advanced stages, compared to Western countries where the disease is typically discovered in earlier, more treatable stages.“Women are an integral part of our community and play an important role in the maintenance of both family and society,” said Vinay Batra-CEO Diagnostic Services, VPS Healthcare. “The impact of the disease, unfortunately, is far greater than the statistics available on diagnosis. Many women are reluctant to have a breast exam because they fear a cancer diagnosis may lead to a mastectomy. Through these kinds of awareness campaigns, we are trying to create a paradigm shift in women’s perspectives on prevention, since early detection of the disease is the key to survival.”The most common symptoms of breast cancer are the presence of lumps in the breast. “There are four stages of breast cancer,” said Dr. Eshrak Al Attar, LLH hospital Abu Dhabi, “and detection in the early stages vastly increases the chances of survival compared to detection in stage four.”After an educational session was administered and the self-examination was completed, Ms. Turath Alsaraf, Director of the Records Management Team at the UK-based GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS head office, announced the results in front of hundreds of the female participants, awarding VPS Healthcare the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the Largest simultaneous self-examination for breast cancer.“It was very impressive to see the enthusiasm of so many women eager to participate in something exciting – but also incredibly important,” said Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil, Managing Director, VPS Healthcare. “Breast cancer continues to remain outside the public conversation, and this has become a major impediment to early detection and subsequent treatment. Given this reality, it's a great feeling and we are delighted to achieve this record and see high level of public participation.”Ms. Elsa Oommen, Nursing Director, VPS Healthcare, was present during the examination, and explained: “The event comprised of educational session by leading healthcare experts about process of self-examination and importance of early detection. It provided an engaging platform for all participants through entrainment and fun filled demonstrations.”“It’s very important to detect cancer before it reaches the later stages,” said Turath Al Saraf, Director of the Records Management Team for GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS, “therefore it was very significant that over two times as many women attended today as in the previous record. They became aware of how to perform the exam, and can now spread the knowledge on to others.”Mr. Batra concluded: “VPS Healthcare team extends its sincere thanks to all those who participated in the self-examination, including the various corporate and women welfare organizations, for their support in creating world record. We at VPS Healthcare endeavor to create a sustainable healthcare delivery system, and part of supporting this goal is raising awareness and making available education on how to best keep one’s self healthy.”
7794Smallest RC model helicopter, radio controlledThis record is for the smallest model helicopter, remote controlled by size. This record may be attempted by an individual or a team of unlimited size. All measurements must be given in both metric and imperial terms.
7795Fastest time to visit all English Football League stadiumsThe record is for the fastest time to visit all English Football League grounds. This is to be attempted by an individual or a team. This record is measured in days, hours, and minutes.For the purposes of this record, 93 stadiums must be visited - all English Football League stadiums, and Shieldfield Park, home to Berwick Rangers.
7796Heaviest pair of gold earringsThis record is for the heaviest pair of earrings made from gold.This record is measured in kilograms, with the equivalent imperial measurement given.This record is to be attempted by an individual or team of unlimited size.For the purposes of the record, a pair of gold earrings is defined as two pieces of decorative jewellery designed to be worn on the lobe or edge of the ear and formed from a minimum purity of 21-karat gold. For this record dangle, drop, hoop or chandelier earring are allowed. Other types may be allowed only if confirmed with Guinness World Records.
7797Farthest distance cycled in one month - recumbent bicycle (male)This record is for the farthest distance cycled in one month (30 days) by recumbent cycle. A recumbent cycle features a low, reclining seat which places the rider's feet in front of, rather than below, the body.This is to be attempted by an individual.This record is measured in kilometres to the nearest 0.001 km, with the equivalent imperial measurement also given in miles.For the purposes of this record any commercially available recumbent bicycle may be used. No distinctions will be made between various types and models of recumbent cycle. For the purpose of this record recumbent 'cycle' includes bicycles and tricycles.
7798Farthest distance cycled in one week - recumbent bicycle - maleThis record is for the farthest distance cycled in one week (7 days) by recumbent cycle. A recumbent cycle features a low, reclining seat which places the rider's feet in front of, rather than below, the body.This is to be attempted by an individual.This record is measured in kilometres to the nearest 0.001 km, with the equivalent imperial measurement also given in miles.For the purposes of this record any commercially available recumbent bicycle may be used. No distinctions will be made between various types and models of recumbent cycle. For the purpose of this record recumbent 'cycle' includes bicycles and tricycles.
7799Largest electric two-wheeled balance board dance routine (single venue)This record is for the largest choreographed electric balance board dance routine at one single venue.This record is measured by the number of dancers in the routine at one single venue.For the purpose of this record, an electric two-wheeled balance boards is defined as a self-balancing portable, rechargeable battery-powered vehicle with two wheels arranged side-by-side, joined by two small platforms on which the rider stands, and an internal balancing mechanism.For the purpose of this record an electric two wheeled balance boards dance routine is defined as a choreographed routine in which all participants perform the same routine in unison whilst balanced on the aforementioned balance boards.
7800Largest chess pieceThis record is for the largest chess piece in terms of physical size. This record may be attempted by an individual or a team of unlimited size. This record is measured in metres and centimetres with the equivalent imperial measurement given in feet and inches.

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