Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List

7831Heaviest train pulled by teethVelu RathakrishnanMalaysia, Kuala Lumpur18 October 2003Velu Rathakrishnan (Malaysia) used his teeth to pull two KTM commuter trains, with a total of weight of 260.8 tonnes (574,964 lb), a distance of 4.2 m (13 ft 9 in) along rails at Kuala Lumpur Railway Station, Malaysia, on 18 October 2003.
7832Longest lawn mower rideGary HatterUnited States, Daytona Beach,Florida14 February 2001The longest journey on a lawnmower is 23,487.5 km (14,594.5 miles) in 260 consecutive days by Gary Hatter (USA). Hatter started his drive in Portland, Maine, on 31 May 2000 and passed through all 48 contiguous US states as well as Canada and Mexico before arriving in Daytona Beach, Florida, on 14 February 2001. He rode a $11,500 (£8,000 at 2001 rates) stock Kubota BX2200-60 mower at a top speed of 14.5 km/h (9 mph), wearing out four sets of front and three sets of rear tyres whilst clocking up 14 miles per gallon on average. The retired ex-truck driver completed the journey to raise money for surgery to treat a serious back injury that has put him out of work since 1979. His diesel-powered mower had power steering and four-wheel drive, and was fitted with all the necessary lights and attachments to make it roadworthy. He encountered no mechanical problems on the journey except for routine maintenance and services.
7833Greatest distance by radio-controlled model sailing ship in 24 hours (RC)Claudio Vigada-FilibertoItaly, Imperia26 September 2004Claudio Vigada-Filiberto sailed the 2 m (6 ft 6 in) radio controlled yacht Urca Delta Colori a distance of 85.128 nautical miles (157.65 km or 97.96 miles) from Imperia, Italy, to Calvi on the French island of Corsica, in 23 hours 42 min from 25 to 26 September 2004.
7834Most vinyl records smashed in 30 seconds - teamEMC Corporation , YiDojang Martial Arts teamSingapore, Singapore,,EMC Briefing Centre14 January 2011The most vinyl records smashed in 30 seconds by a team is 38 was achieved by EMC Corporation (United States) and the YiDojang Martial Arts team consisting of Stephen Pang, Chan Kok Pheng, Quek Boon Hock, Ang Soon Chuah, and Tan Yong Chen (all Singapore), at the EMC Briefing Center, Singapore, on 14 January 2011.
7835Oldest practising barberAnthony Mancinelli101/2/26 year(s), month(s), day(s)United States, Vales Gate,New YorkBorn on 2 March 1911, Anthony Mancinelli (USA) remains an active professional barber at Antonio and Pasquale Barber Shop in Vales Gate, New York, USA. At the time of the record verification on 28 May 2012, he was aged 101 years 2 months 26 days.
7836Fastest 100 Man Kumite-KaratePaddy DoyleUnited Kingdom, Birmingham09 June 2002
7837Largest popcorn mosaicBusiness Russia Company Business Russia100 square metre(s)Russia, Moscow16 November 2000The largest popcorn mosaic measures 100 sq metres (1,076.39 sq ft) and was created by nine artists on behalf of Business Russia to celebrate '10 years of Popcorn in Russia', in Moscow, Russia on 16 December 2001. The popcorn replicated a famous artwork by KS.Petrov-Vodkin entitled Bathing of a Red Horse.
7838Largest omeletteMunicipio de Ferreira do Zêzere6.466 tonne(s) (metric ton)Portugal, Ferreira do Zêzere11 August 2012The largest omelette weighed 6.466 tonnes (14,225 lb 6 oz) and was achieved by the Câmara Municipal de Ferreira do Zêzere (Ferreira do Zêzere City Council, Portugal) in Santarém, Portugal, on 11 August 2012.It took a team of 55 people 6 hours to make this omelette, all led by a head chef, Pedro Mendes. A 4,290-kg pan was used, with a 10.3-metre diameter. In kilograms, the weight of the omelette totalled 6,466 kgs.For this attempt, the omelette used 145,000 eggs, 880 lbs of oil and 220 lbs of butter. All eggs used were free range and donated by Uno Ovo – the largest egg producer in the country.This omelette was made at a festival held in the region for Portuguese people who live and work elsewhere during the year. It is called the 'Immigrant Festival'.
7839Largest collection of fireman's patchesBob BrooksUnited States, Albany22 June 2011The largest collection of official fireman's patches consists of 8,158 and belongs to Bob Brooks (USA), who has been collecting the patches since 1985. The entire collection of patches was displayed at the Albany Fire Department, Albany, Oregon, USA, on 22 June 2011.Bob Brooks served in the fire service for 35 years. A museum is currently being built by the Oregon Fire Service Museum and Learning Center to display the entire collection. All the patches come from the USA.
7840Largest pair of bib overallsShawnee Garment Manufacturing CompanyUnited States, Shawnee21 October 2001The world’s largest pair of bib overalls measures 17.3 ft (5.27m) long, with an 8.08ft (2.46m) inseam, a 14.9ft (4.54m) waist, and buttons that are 8 inches (20.3cm) in diameter. The giant overalls were created by Shawnee Garment Manufacturing Company of Shawnee, Oklahoma, USA on 21 October 2002 to celebrate their 100th year of making overalls.
7841Largest hands - living personSultan Kosen28.5 centimetre(s)Turkey, Ankara08 February 2011The largest hands on a living person belong to Sultan Kösen (Turkey, b. 10 December 1982) who had hands measuring 28.5 cm (11.22 in) from the wrist to the tip of the middle finger, when last measured on 8 February 2011.Sultan Kösen's hands were measured by a doctor at the Medicana International Ankara Hospital, Turkey with Seyda Subasi present.Sultan also has the widest hand span at 30.48 cm (12 in). The largest hands ever, though, still belong to Robert Pershing Wadlow (USA, 1918–40), the tallest man ever, whose hands measured 32.3 cm (12.75 in) from the wrist to the tip of his middle finger.The picture above was taken on Sultan's wedding day, to read more about the big man's big day, click here.
7842Largest ball mosaicDaniel O'ConnorUnited States, North Adams01 June 2000The worlds largest ball mosaic contains 11,430 toy balls, measures 37ft by 15ft (11.2m x 4.5m ), 100ft (30.48m) in circumference, and was created by Danny O'Connor (USA). Forming the image of a boy, the ball mosaic was installed June 2001- April 2002 in the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, Massachusetts, USA.
7843Most expensive perfumeClive Christian No11317 UK pound(s)United Kingdom, London and New York01 November 2005The most expensive perfume is the Clive Christian No.1 for Men or No.1 for Women - 30 ml (1 fl oz) of which typically costs £1,317 (then $2,355). In November 2005, Clive Christian created 'No.1 Imperial Majesty' a 10-bottle, limited edition of the Clive Christian No 1 Collection, priced at £115,000 (then $205,000) per 500 ml (17 fl oz). The perfume was presented in a Baccarat crystal flacon, decorated with a five-carat white diamond and an 18-carat gold collar. It was launched at the Roja Dove Haute Parfumerie in Harrods, London, UK and sold over Christmas both there and at Bergdorf Goodman in New York, USA. The price included delivery in a Bentley.
7844Longest scarf knitted - teamLiz Rundle54.29 kilometre(s)United Kingdom, Millennium Stadium23 June 2005The longest scarf knitted by a team measures 54.29 km (33.74 miles). It was knitted by the volunteers, friends and supporters of Ty Hafan - The Children’s Hospice in Wales. Work started in May 2002 and the scarf was measured at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, UK on 23 June 2005.
7845Longest saree / sariSri Sri Sri Vasanth GurudevIndia, ChennaiThe record for the longest saree offered to Goddess Padmavathi measured 642.3 m (2,106 ft 10 in) and was achieved by His Holiness Sri Sri Sri Vasanth Gurudev Shakthipeetadhipath, founder of Sri Parshva Padmavathi Seva Trust in Chennai, India on 1 May 2007.
7846Largest chandelier – number of lightsAli Bin Khalifa Al Hitmi & CoQatar, ,,Al Hitmi Property development building, Doha, Qatar.23 June 2010The largest chandelier named "Reflective Flow” weighs 18, 000 kg (39, 683 lb) and consists of 165, 000 LED units. The chandelier was measured in the Ali Bin Khalifa Al Hitmi & Co building where it is installed in Doha, Qatar, on 23 June 2010.The chandelier was designed by Beau McClellan (Scotland) for Mr Al Hitmi of Ali bin khalifa Al Hitmi & Co property development firm (Qatar). The chandelier took two years to complete from start to finish and named the Reflective Flow. It measures 5.8 m (19 ft) in height at the tallest point of the body, 12.5 m (41 ft) in linear width, and 38.5 m (126 ft 4 in) in linear length.
7847Largest basketFatat Al-Ahsa Benevolent SocietySaudi Arabia, Al-AhsaThe largest basket measured 22 m in Length (72 ft 2.16 in), 14.9 m in width (48 ft 10.5 in) and 12.4 in height (40 ft 8 in), and was made by members of Fatat Al-Ahsa Benevolent Society (Saudi Arabia), in Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia, on 12 May 2010.The basket was made from wicker and bamboo. Around 56 women from Fatat Al-Ahsa Benevolent Society built the basket in 40 days. The total weight of the basket is 13.4 tonne. The event was organized to raise funds for Fatat Al-Ahsa Benevolent Society.
7848Fastest crossing of the Simpson Desert on footPat Farmer3/8/36 day(s), hour(s), minute(s)Australia, Simpson Desert26 January 1998With temperatures reaching 50°C (122°F), Pat Farmer crossed the Simpson Desert, Australia in a 379 km (234.5 miles) traverse in 3 days 8 hr 36 min finishing on 26 January 1998 (Australia Day), which calculates at an average of 4.75 km/h (2.95 mph). Crossing a total 1,162 dunes, he reached heights up to 40 m (131 ft). The Simpson Desert is the world's largest sand dune desert, of 170,000 km² (the size of England Wales combined). It is situated mainly in the Northern Territory, with parts in South Australia and Queensland.The run starts at Alka Seltzer Bore and follows the French Line for 217 km (134 miles) to Poepple Corner, then continues along the QAA Line for 162 km (100.5 miles) to the finish in Birdsville (Queensland).
7849Smallest cat everTinker Toy, owned by Scott Forbes7/19 centimetre(s)USA, Taylorville,IllinoisThe smallest cat on record was a male blue point Himalayan-Persian, named Tinker Toy that measured only 7 cm (2.75 in) tall and 19 cm (7.5 in) long when full grown (aged 2.5 years). The unusually tiny feline was owned by Katrina and Scott Forbes (USA) of Taylorville, Illinois, USA.Tinker Toy was born on 25 December 1990 (the runt of six kittens) and died in November 1997 at the age of six.
7850Oldest competitive ballroom dancerFrederick SalterUnited Kingdom, Eltham, London15 October 2011The oldest competitive ballroom dance is Frederick Salter (UK b. 13 February 1911) who passed his IDTA Gold Bar Level 3 examinations in Latin and Ballroom with Honours at the age of 100 years 245 days, in Eltham, London, UK, on 15 October 2011.Frederick performed the Rumba, Cha Cha, Samba and Paso dances for his Latin examination and the Waltz, Quickstep, Tango and Foxtrot for Ballroom. He achieved a score of 99.75 out of 100 in both the Ballroom and Latin categories.
7851Most dishes washed in 12 hoursUnknownDenmark, Rudkøbing28 July 2004The world record for the most dishes washed at one time is 23,892. Following the serving of pasta Bolognese, a team of 150 people from Vester Hæsinge Idrætsforening, Brobyværk Idrætsforening and Sandholt-Lyndelse Forsamlingshus cleaned the dishes using one litre (0.2 gal) of Fairy Liquid at the Langelandsfestivalen in Rudkøbing, Denmark on 28 July 2004 .After the serving of 3.75 tonnes (8,267 lb) of hot pasta bolognese, the dishes were washed from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. by 150 people, using 26 sinks and 200 tables.
7852Largest picture made of Lite-BriteThe Saint Paul FoundationUnited States, Saint Paul,,Union Depot16 February 2013The largest Lite-Brite picture used 596,897 pegs and was created by Ta-coumba Aiken (USA) in Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA, and unveiled on 16 February 2013.
7853Skateboarding - highest OllieAldrin Garcia114.3 centimetre(s)United States, Las Vegas15 February 2011The highest skateboard ollie measured 45 in (114.3 cm) and was achieved by Aldrin Garcia (USA) at the Maloof High Ollie Challenge in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, on 15 February 2011. Garcia was required to ollie over a rigid high bar without making contact with any part of his body or board.An ollie consists of raising all four wheels of the skateboard off flat ground simultaneously.
7854Heaviest vehicle pulled over 100 ft - MaleKevin FastUnited States, New York15 September 2008The record for the heaviest vehicle pulled over a level 100 ft(30.48 m) course weighed 57,243 kg (126,200 lb) and was set by Rev.Kevin Fast (Canada) on the "Live with Regis & Kelly" televisionshow in New York, New York, USA, on 15 September 2008.
7855Fastest open road raceSilver State Classic Challenge305 kilometre(s) per hourUnited States, Nevada's Route 318The fastest road race in the world is the Silver State Classic Challenge held on Nevada's Route 318, in which drivers frequently maintain average speeds in excess of 305 kmh (190 mph) over the 145 km (90 mile) course. The highest ever average speed in the race was 350.12 kmh (217.5570 mph), by Jim Peruto (USA), during the 2012 Nevada Open Road Challenge, on 20 May 2012.
7856Fastest crossing of America on inline skates (or roller skates) (male)Russell Moncrief69/8/45 day(s), hour(s), minute(s)United States, San Diego15 March 2002Russell 'Rusty' Moncrief (USA) crossed the USA on inline skates in 69 days 8 hr 45 min from 5 January to 15 March 2002. He skated from Crescent Beach, near Jacksonville, Florida, and finished at Soltana Beach, near San Diego, California, after covering roughly 4,175 km (2,595 miles).Rusty was supported by his friend Casey Brooks, who drove a camper pickup that was their home for the trip. Casey would drive ahead and then cycle back to meet and accompany Rusty for the remainder of that day. Rusty averaged 61 km (38 miles) per day.
7857Longest platform-to-platform bicycle jumpIan Drummond4.06 metre(s)United Kingdom, Newcastle-upon-Tyne,,Urban Games and Hip-Hop Festival19 August 2012The longest platform-to-platform bicycle jump is 4.06 m (13 ft 3.84 in) and was achieved by Ian Drummond (UK), in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, UK, on 19 August 2012.
7858Largest salamiTomaso BottichioItaly, Sagra del porsél festival,Ossimo27 December 2003The largest salami weighed 376 kg (828.9 lb) and was made by the Pro Loco Association Per Osém as part of the Sagra del porsél festival, Ossimo, Italy on 27 December 2003.The Sagra del porsél translated is the lard festival.
7859Largest airship passenger loadUS Navy AkronUnited States01 January 1931The most people ever carried aboard an airship was 207, in the 239 m (785 ft) long US Navy Akron in 1931. The massive rigid airship had a maximum width of 40.36 m (132.5 ft) and was 46.5 m (152.5 ft) high. Tragically, Akron crashed and sank into the Atlantic off the coast of New Jersey in April 1933, killing 74 of the 77 crewmembers on board. The largest number of people carried on a transatlantic flight is 117, by the German Hindenburg in 1937. Hindenburg famously exploded at Lakehurst, New Jersey, USA on 6 May 1937.
7860First female PresidentSoong Ching Ling, María Estela Martínez de PerónfirstChina, 24 March 1976The first woman president was María Estela Martínez de Perón (commonly known as Isabelita), the widow of Gen. Juan Perón. She was sworn in as interim leader of Argentina, as delegated by her husband, the President, who then died on 1 July, leaving her as President. Isabel Peron was deposed in a military coup on 24 March 1976.Arguably the first woman to be head of state of a republic was Soong Ching Ling (the widow of Sun Yat-sen) who was Chair of the Standing Committee of the National Peoples Congress from July1976 to March 1978 (during which time the Chinese presidency was in abeyance).

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