Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List

7801Gillette set new male grooming world record for MovemberMale grooming company Gillette UK have marked Movember – the annual moustache growing charity event - in appropriate style by setting a new world record in London.Teaming up with UK beauty and health retailer Superdrug, the firm successfully set a new title for largest shaving lesson with 334 members of the public styling their facial hair.This event took place last Saturday at Westfield Stratford shopping centre in London’s east end Gillette have broken the Guinness World Record for the Largest Shaving Lesson, as part of its partnership with the Movember men’s health charity campaign.It beat the previous record of 332 participants set by Gillette UK’s counterparts in India at Chitrakoot Grounds in Mumba in April last
7802Fully-functioning life-sized caravan built entirely from LEGO bricks sets new recordAfter 12 weeks of construction, more than 1,000 man hours and 215,158 individual LEGO pieces, the Largest caravan built with interlocking plastic bricks was yesterday unveiled at the at the National Exhibition Centre in  Birmingham, UK.
7803Tallest married couple livingSun Mingming and Xu Yan236.17/187.3/423.47 centimetre(s)China, Beijing04 August 2013The tallest married couple is Sun Mingming and his wife Xu Yan (both China) who measure 236.17 cm (7 ft 8.98 in) and 187.3 (6 ft 1.74 in) respectively, having a combined height of 423.47 cm (13 ft 10.72 in) when measured in Beijing, China, on 14 November 2013. They were married in Beijing, China, on 4 August 2013.Sun Mingming also holds the record for the tallest basketball player (current) at 236.17 cm (7 ft 8.98 in) when measured in Beijing, China, on 14 November 2013. He plays for the Heilongjiang provincial men's basketball team.Xu Yan plays handball for the Heilongjiang provincial women's team.Read more: Record holder profile - Meet Sun Mingming and Xu Yan - the world’s tallest married couple
7804Most expensive book sold at auctionBay Psalm Book14200000 US dollar(s)United States, 01 November 2013On 26 November 2013, a copy of the Bay Psalm Book was sold in an auction at Sotheby’s, New York, USA, for US$14.2m – the highest price that a book has ever fetched at auction. The Bay Psalm Book dates from the year 1640, and is the first book ever printed in British North America. Just 1,700 copies were produced by the residents of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. The book sold at Sotheby’s was one of 11 surviving copies, and was purchased by American businessman David Rubenstein.
7805Most people to sign up as organ donors - eight hoursIndian National Students OrganisationIndia, Rohtak,Sir Chhotu Ram stadium01 December 2013The most people to sign up as organ donors in eight hours is 10,450 and was achieved by Indian National Students Organisation - INSO (India), at Sir Chhotu Ram stadium, Rohtak, Haryana, India, on 1 December 2013.Record attempt took place at the Sir Chhotu Ram stadium and was organised to create awareness about organ donations.
7806Farthest arrow shot using feetNancy Siefker6.09 metre(s)United States, Los Angeles20 June 2013The farthest arrow shot into a target using the feet is 6.09 m (20 ft) and was achieved by Nancy Siefker (USA) on the set of 'Guinness World Records Unleashed' in Los Angeles, California, USA, on 20 June 2013.The guidelines require a target of no more than 12 inches in diameter. However Nancy, a cirque performer, hit a target measuring just 5.5 inches.
7807Largest collection of Batman memorabiliaKevin SilvaUnited States, Indianapolis25 October 2013The largest collection of Batman memorabilia belongs to Kevin Silva (USA) and consists of 2,501 different items as of 25 October 2013, in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.Kevin has been collecting Batman gear for more than 45 years – his first piece was a Batman lunchbox, bought for him as a child. His favourite item – and probably his most expensive piece – is an outfit modelled on that worn by Adam West in the 1960s Batman TV series (pictured).
7808Longest golf carry at altitude below 1,000 mRyan Winther430 metre(s)United States, Livermore,,The Course at Wente Vineyards12 July 2012The longest golf drive at an altitude below 1,000 m is 430 yd (393.19 m) and was hit by Ryan Winther (USA) at The Course at Wente Vineyards in Livermore, California, USA, on 12 July 2012.Ryan, a long ball champion, hit his record breaking drive off of the tee at the first hole at Wente Vineyards. He used standard golf equipment during the attempt - a Krank Rage 6 Degree driver head on a 46 inch Matrix shaft and a Pinnacle Gold golf ball.
7809Fastest time to row the River Thames by single scull (male)Malcolm Knight43/40/56 hour(s), minute(s), second(s)United Kingdom, River Thames09 April 2005The fastest time by a single scull to row the River Thames from Lechlade to Gravesend, is 43hr 40min 56 sec by Malcolm Knight (UK) of Dittons Skiff and Punting Club fom 7-9 April 2005
7810Longest ever reignsPhiops II, Minhti, King of Arakan,, Musoma KanijoArakanMinhti, King of Arakan, which is now part of Myanmar (formerly Burma), is reputed to have reigned for 95 years between 1279 and 1374.The longest documented reign of any monarch is that of Phiops II (also known as Pepi II or Neferkare) a Sixth-Dynasty pharaoh of ancient Egypt. His reign began c. 2281BC, when he was 6 years of age, and is believed to have lasted c. 94 years.Musoma Kanijo, although not a monarch, was chief of the Nzega district of western Tanganyika (now part of Tanzania) and reputedly reigned for more than 98 years from 1864, when aged 8, until his death on 2 February 1963.
7811Longest gum wrapper chainGary DuschlUnited States, Virginia Beach12 March 2013Since 11 March 1965, Gary Duschl of Virginia, USA, has been making a gum wrapper chain which measures 22,621 m (76,216 ft) long and consists of 1,762,233 gum wrappers, 3,524,466 links and weighs 470.38 kg (1,037 lb), as of 12 March 2013.The value of the gum of which the wrappers have been used in the chain is approximately $123,356 (£81,458.60).
7812Longest structure built with interlocking plastic bricksConsorzio Esercenti C. C. Shopville Le GruItaly, Shopville Le Gru ,Grugliasco,Turin13 February 2005The longest structure built with interlocking plastic bricks was built in the shape of a millipede, measured 1,578.81 m (5,179 ft 10 in) and consisted of 2,901,760 interlocking plastic bricks. The attempt took place in Shopville Le Gru ,Grugliasco, Turin, Italy, on 13 February 2005 in an attempt organised by Consorzio Esercenti C. C. Shopville Le Gru.
7813Tallest chocolate Easter eggShopping Centre Le AcciaierieItaly, Bergamo16 April 2011The tallest chocolate Easter egg measured 10.39 m (34 ft 1.05 in) and had a circumference of 19.6 m (64 ft 3.65 in) at its widest point and was made by Tosca (Italy). It was measured at Le Acciaierie Shopping Centre, in Cortenuova, Italy on 16 April 2011.The chocolate Easter egg weighed 7,200 kg (15,873 lbs 4.48 oz).
7814Most valuable tiaraGianni Versace5000000 US dollar(s)Italy, 01 January 1996The most valuable tiara was designed by Gianni Versace with an estimated retail value of $5 million (£3.2 million) in 1996. Set in yellow gold and decorated with 100-carat diamonds, the tiara weighed approximately 300 g (10.5 oz). An 18-carat gold crown set with cut diamonds and surmounted by a 6.9-carat yellow diamond retailed for 𧶲,000 ($414,000) at Harrods, London, UK, in 1998. The tiara was designed by Slim Barrett, whose headwear is worn by celebrities such as Madonna and Sinead OConnor.
7815Largest hairy familyRamos Gomez family98 percentageMexico, -01 February 2000Victor "Larry" Gomez, Gabriel "Danny" Ramos Gomez, Luisa Lilia De Lira Aceves and Jesus Manuel Fajardo Aceves (all Mexico) are four of a family of 19 that span five generations all suffering from the rare condition called Congenital Generalized Hypertrichosis, characterized by excessive facial and torso hair. The women are covered with a light-to-medium coat of hair while the men of the family have thick hair on approximately 98% of their body apart from their hands and feet.Larry and Danny currently perform in the Mexican National Circus. All members of the family assisted scientists with the analysis of the gene responsible for CGH and as a result, significant evidence was found for linkage with several markers from the long arm of the X chromosome.
7816Longest running TV documentary - single subjectUp seriesUnited Kingdom01 January 2011The Up series is a British documentary strand which returns to the same set of individuals at seven year intervals to see how their lives have developed. The series began on the 5th May 1964 with Seven UP! (ITV), part of Granada’s World in Action current affairs series, in which a group of fourteen 7-year olds were interviewed about their lives and their desires. The series has inspired similar projects in many different countries and – in the UK programme The 50 Greatest Documentaries (C4 2005) - the series was voted the ‘Best Documentary of All Time’.
7817Most batons juggledFrançoise RochaisFranceThe most batons juggled is seven, by Françoise Rochais of Les Sables D'Olonne, France, in 1999, and shown by her in performances ever since. Rochais juggles her batons as most jugglers use clubs, not spinning them in the typical manner of baton twirlers. Unofficially, she has been able to flash eight batons in practice.
7818Largest wooden sculptureSchmid Michel22.92 metre(s)Switzerland, Porrentruy19 August 2008The largest wooden sculpture depicts a Sioux Indian Head measuring 22.92 m (75 feet 2 inches) and was created by Michel Schmid in Porrentruy, Switzerland, on 19 August 2008.
7819Longest marathon playing outdoor bowlsGoulburn Railway Bowling Club170/3 hour(s), minute(s), second(s)Australia, Goulburn, New South Wales26 January 2009The longest outdoor bowls marathon is 170 hr 3 min and was set by six members of Goulburn Railway Bowling Club (Australia) in Goulburn, NSW, Australia on 19-26 January 2009.The six bowlers were Warren Guyer, Jeremy Barnes, Michael Hogan, Tony Grovenor, Kyle Hogan and David Almond.
7820Most heads shaved in 24 hours (multiple venue)CANSA ShavathonSouth Africa03 April 2006The most heads shaved in 24 hours was 23,069 at several different locations around South Africa for the CANSA Shavathon from 2 - 3 April 2004.
7821Lowest roadworthy car
7822Most doctorates in one familySonnad familyIndia, Karnatak01 January 1994The record for the most doctorates in one family is seven by the children of Shri Ramanna Bhimappa and Smt Parvatibai R. Sonnad of Bhantanur, Karnatak, India, from institutions in both India and USA between 1970 and 1994.University of Wisconsin (21 August 1971), Shivaji University (3 December 1988), Texas A&M University (16 August 1980), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (4 June 1984), Karnatak University (14 February 1981), Karnatak University (18 February 1994), University of Bombay (18 August 1970).
7823Largest eccles cakeMartins FoodsUnited Kingdom, Manchester01 October 2008The largest eccles cake weighed 56.2 kg (123 lb 14 oz) and was made by Martins Foods (UK) for the Salford Food and Drink Festival in Manchester, UK, on 1 October 2008.
7824Longest-running laboratory experimentThe Pitch Drop ExperimentAustralia, Toowoomba01 January 1930The Pitch Drop Experiment has been running since 1927 at the University of Queensland, Australia. It consists of black pitch contained in a glass funnel, with the entire apparatus enclosed in a container. It demonstrates that pitch is actually an extremely viscous liquid. Once the stem of the funnel was cut, the pitch slowly began to drip. In late 2000, the 8th drop fell. From this experiment it has been possible to demonstrate that the viscosity of pitch is about 100 billion times that of water. There is enough pitch still in the funnel for this famous experiment to run for another hundred years.The experiment was initiated by the University of Queensland's first physics professor, Thomas Parnell.
7825Largest wedding bouquetSuresh Arulanantham JoachimCanada, Mississauga06 September 2003The largest wedding bouquet measured 60.09 m (197 ft 1 in) long and was made using 1,500 flowers including roses and carnations. It was held by Christa Rasanayagam (Canada) when she married Arulanantham Suresh Joachim (Australia) at King Catholic Church, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada on 6 September 2003.The bouquet also weighed 92 kg (202.8 lb) and was made up of 500 roses, 400 carnations, 60 lilies, 200 daisies and 340 baby breaths. In addition to these 1500 flowers, bear grass, Ontario Cedar and Italian Ruches.This was the wedding ceremony, as their registration occured on 16 August 2003. The couple also used 79 bridesmaids and 47 groomsmen to assist them.
7826Heaviest train pulled with beardIsmael Rivas FalconSpain, Madrid15 November 2001Ismael Rivas Falcon (Spain) pulled with his beard a train weighing 2,753.1 kg (6,069 lb) over a distance of 10 m (32.8 ft) at the studios of El Show de los Récords, Madrid, Spain on 15 November 2001.
7827Longest journey by taxiLeigh Purnell, Paul Archer, Johno EllisonUnited Kingdom, London,,Covent GardenLeigh Purnell, Paul Archer and Johno Ellison (all UK) left Covent Garden, London, UK, by taxi on 17 February 2011 and travelled 69,716.12 km (43,319.5 miles) around the globe, returning to Covent Garden, London, UK, on 11 May 2012. The journey, in Hannah the taxi – a 1992 LTI Fairway FX4 London black taxi cab – clocked up £79,006.80 (US$127,530 €98,490) on the meter.The journey, originally intended as a London to Sydney expedition, does not qualify as a circumnavigation because it did not touch the antipodal points. The vehicle remained the same for the entirety of the journey, but did break down numerous times during the attempt, usually due to the road conditions, and was fixed mainly by the team members.
7828Karting - greatest distance in 24 hrs outdoors (team)Equipe VitesseUnited Kingdom, To Be Arranged21 September 2007The record for the greatest distance by kart in 24 hrs outdoors is 2,056.7 km (1,277.97 miles) achieved by the team Equipe Vitesse at Teesside Karting´s track at Redcar & Cleveland Offroad Centre, Middlesbrough, UK, on 20- 21 September 2007.The cart used was a Tony Kart Racer EVS fitted with a 125cc Honda CR125 engine. The engine was bored out to 134cc.
7829Youngest mayorMichael SessionsUnited States, Hillsdale21 November 2005The youngest mayor is High School student, Michael Sessions (USA, 22 September 1987), who was elected on 8 November 2005 and sworn in as Mayor of Hillsdale, Michigan, USA at the age of 18 years, 61 days, on 21 November 2005 - following his victory over the incumbent, Douglas Ingles (USA). Despite only being able to dedicate after-school hours to his office, the Mayor is commited to his four-year term. Mr Sessions still attends Hillsdale High School, and uses his bedroom as an office! In return, he receives a $250 (£140) monthly stipend and a vote on the City Council.
7830Lightest birthRumaisa Rahman260 gram(s)United States, Maywood19 September 2004The lowest birth weight recorded for a surviving infant, of which there is definite evidence, is 260 g (9.17 oz) in the case of Rumaisa Rahman (USA) who was born at Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois, USA, on 19 September 2004 at 25 weeks 6 days gestation. The second of twins born to Mahajabeen Shaik (India), her sister Hiba weighed 580 g (1 lb 4.4 oz) . Rumaisa measured 24.13 cm (9.5 in) long. She was discharged from hospital in Febraury 2005.

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