Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List

7891Largest clear-up on EverestNepali Eco Everest ExpeditionsNepal01 January 2010Since 2008, the Nepali Eco Everest Expeditions have involved annual trips to the world's highest mountain to clear away garbage from previous climbs, removing a total of 12,000 kg of ropes, tents, food packaging, oxygen bottles, gas canisters and other discarded remnants of mountaineering gear. The 2008 expedition saw the removal of 965 kg of refuse a record 6,000 kg (including 700 kg of debris from an Italian helicopter that crashed in 1973 and 115 kg of human waste) was cleared in 2009 and 5,000 kg removed in 2010. This latest clean-up expedition was led by Apa Sherpa (Nepal), who broke his record for most ascents of Everest with his 20th climb.The highest clean-up operation took place in 2010 by another Nepali group, Extreme Everest Expedition 2010, who undertook the tidying-up of Mount Everest's upper reaches. Here, in the low-oxygen "death zone" above 8,000 m (26,000 ft), even the corpses of those who have perished near the summit are left behind, and in total the group shifted 1,800 kg of refuse and two dead bodies during their 40-day operation.
7892Largest fuel efficiency lesson (multiple venues)Shell International Petroleum Company LtdNot Applicable, London, UK London Potters Field Park, UK Hamburg, Germany Copenhagen, Denmark Amsterdam, Netherlands Istanbul, Turkey Bangkok,Thailand Kuala Lumpah, Malaysia Hong Kong, China Manila and Ilo Ilo City, Philippines15 October 2011The largest fuel efficiency lesson (multiple venues) was attended by 3,243 people and was achieved by participants across the globe during an event organised by Shell International Petroleum Company Ltd (UK) in 11 locations internationally on 15 October 2011.The event was held in London, UK, with 25 participants Potters Field Park in London, UK, with 204 participants Hamburg, Germany, with 390 participants Copenhagen, Denmark, with 45 participants Amsterdam, Netherlands, with 197 participants Istanbul, Turkey, with 114 participants Bangkok, Thailand, with 124 participants Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with 1,225 participants Manila, Philippines, with 616 participants Ilo Ilo City, Philippines, with 120 participants Hong Kong, China, with 183 participants.
7893First skyscraperHome Insurance BuildingfirstUnited States, Chicago01 January 1885The world’s first skyscraper was the Home Insurance Building in Chicago, erected in 1884-1885. The so-called “Father of the Skyscraper” towered all of 10 stories with its peak at 138 feet, miniature by today’s standards but gargantuan at that time. The architect, Major William LeBaron Jenney, incorporated a steel frame that supported not only the walls but the great weight of the entire building. The exterior, however, was made of brick. This technique spawned a new type of construction referred to as the “Chicago Skeleton.” The landmark building did not last&hellipit was demolished in 1931 which was ironically, the year that The Empire State Building in New York was completed.
7894Largest price tagForum Ankara OutletTurkey, Ankara ,,Forum Ankara Outlet28 March 2010The largest price tag measures 3.60 m (11 ft 9 in) long, 5.07 m (16 ft 7 in) wide and was made by Forum Ankara Outlet (Turkey) & Media Markt at the GWR Live! Roadshow at Forum Ankara Outlet, in Ankara, Turkey, on 28 March 2010.An image of a refrigerator was hung on a tower right outside the shopping mall. The largest price tag was put on that image.
7895Most consecutive marathons completed in under three hours (same marathon)Chris FinillUnited Kingdom, London25 April 2010The most consecutive editions of the same World Marathon Majors marathon completed in under three hours is 30 and was achieved by Chris Finill (UK) at the London Marathon from 29 March 1981 to 25 April 2010. Chris Finill is a runner for Harrow Athletic Club, his fastest time was 2:28:27 in and his slowest time was 2:57:56 in 1998.
7896Largest torchlight / flashlightLED LENSER Zweibrüder Optoelectronics GmbH & Co. KGGermany, Solingen,,Neumarkt24 September 2011The largest torchlight measures 400 cm (13 ft 1 in) long and 96 cm (3 ft 1 in) in diameter and was created by Zweibrüder Optoelectronics GmbH & Co. KG (Germany). It was presented and measured in Solingen, Germany, on 24 September 2011.The torchlight is an outsized replica of a torchlight sold by the "Led Lenser" brand. It consists of 19 LED´s which is comparable with 250 light bulbs and much for efficient than regular light bulbs. The torch comes to 1000 watts, about as much as a kettle needs. The construction took 230 hours.
7897Most people to disappear in an illusionCriss Angel100 peopleUnited States, Las VegasThe most people to disappear in an illusion is 100 and was achieved by Criss Angel (USA) on the set of "Criss Angel: Mindfreak" at the Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, on 26 May 2010.During the illusion, 10 rows of 10 participants were handcuffed together and those in the outer rows raised a curtain, which fell to reveal that they had all vanished.
7898Thinnest 10x zoom digital cameraSony Cyber-shot DSC-W69017.5 millimetre(s)Not Applicable, 01 February 2012The world’s thinnest consumer digital camera with a 10x optical zoom is the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 – which is just 17.5mm (0.69 inches) thick. The ultra-sleek camera was unveiled by Sony in February 2012, and went on sale later that year. The camera boasts 16.1 megapixel resolution, a 3-inch LCD touch screen display, ‘SteadyShot’ technology to reduce the effect of hand-shake – and has the ability to record not just stills but HD-quality movies too. It weighs 142 grams. As of early 2013, the DSC-W690 retailed in the UK for £70–90.
7899Most skateboard ollie 180s in one minuteNicolas WhitehurstUnited States, hampton16 February 2014The most skateboard ollie 180s in one minute is 27, achieved by Nicolas Whitehurst (USA) in Hampton, Virginia, USA, on 16 February 2014.
7900Youngest football referee (female)Daisy GoldsmithUnited Kingdom, Puriton10 March 2010The youngest football referee (female) was Daisy Goldsmith (UK) who received her level nine qualifications from The Football Association on her 14th birthday, in Puriton, UK, on 10 March 2010. Goldsmith joined a reported rank of 25,502 qualified referees in the nation at the time of her appointment, only 407 of whom were female.In her first match as a qualified FA referee, Goldsmith called a penalty against her the team from her own school, Chilton Trinity.
7901Tightrope walking - greatest distance in 24 hoursJoey KellyGermany19 November 2010The greatest distance walked along a tightrope in 24 hours is 15.68 km (9.74 miles) and was achieved by Joey Kelly (Germany) on the set of RTL Spendenmarathon at MMC studios in Hürth, Germany, on 18-19 November 2010 in celebration of Guinness World Records Day 2010. The wire was 11 m (36 ft 1.07 in) long and hung 11 m (36 ft 1.07 in) above the ground.Former singer and iron man Joey Kelly raised €90,000 (then £76,000, $119,000) for charity. A cheque was handed to Stiftung RTL in support several charity projects helping children in need.
7902Longest running vault to vault (standing) (parkour)Sam Parham, Michael WilsonUnited Kingdom08 September 2010The longest running vault to vault (standing) is 2.57 m (8 ft 5 in) and was achieved by Michael Wilson (UK) at Basingstoke Active Life Centre, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK, on 8 September 2010.The longest running vault to vault (standing) is 2.57 m (8 ft 5 in) and was achieved by Sam Parham (UK) at Basingstoke Active Life Centre, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK, on 8 September 2010.Michael and Sam members of the parkour team, 3Run.
7903Thickest book unpublishedOrdbogen A/S , Bjarni NorddahlDenmark, Odense M29 April 2013The thickest book measures 4.62 m (15 ft 1.89 in) in depth and was produced by Ordbogen A/S and Bjarni Norddahl (Denmark) as ascertained on 29 April 2013 in Odense, Denmark. The 89,471-page book is called Verdens Største Ordbog (The world's largest dictionary) and collates 46 dictionaries available on
7904Newest species of wild catsouthern Brazilian oncilla <i>Leopardus guttulus</Brazil01 January 2013The newest species of wild cat to be recognised, and formally named (in 2013), is the southern Brazilian oncilla Leopardus guttulus. A study of oncillas published in 2013 revealed that those inhabiting the Atlantic Forest of southern Brazil do not interbreed with oncillas found elsewhere in Brazil. And genetic studies confirmed that they represent a hitherto-cryptic but valid species in their own right, taxonomically separate from the common oncilla L. tigrina (also known as the tigrina, little spotted cat, or tiger cat, and closely related to the larger, more familiar ocelot), which is native not only to Brazil but also to several other countries in South and Central America.
7905Largest animated mobile phone mosaicSohu , China Unicom, HTC ChinaChina, Beijing13 July 2013The largest animated mobile phone mosaic consists of 400 smartphones and was achieved by China Unicom, Sohu IT and HTC (all China), using China Unicom's WCDMA HSPA+ network, as part of the inaugural China Smart Device Games at the National Olympic Sports Centre in Beijing, China, on 13 July 2013.The record was achieved as part of the inaugural China Smart Device Games. The smartphones used in the mosaic were all HTC Ones, and they played a minute long advert for China Unicom's 3G services on loop.
7906Longest sled raceSki Club UzwilSwitzerland, Uzwil29 September 2009The longest sled race is 70 metres (229 ft 8 in) long and was organized by Ski Club Uzwil (Switzerland) in Niederuzwil, Switzerland, on 25 September 2009.The race was organized to allow sledders to race the course one at a time, with individual times clocked for each racer. A total of 1,214 sledders particpated in the 8-hour event with Reto Giersberger (Switzerland) completing in the fastest time of 00:15.084.
7907First person to run 100 m in less than 10 seconds (automatic timing)Jim HinesMexico, Mexico City01 January 1968During the 1968 Summer Olympics held in Mexico City, the African-American sprinter Jim Hines earned the title of ‘fastest man on the planet’ when he broke the long-standing 10-second barrier in the 100 m event. With a time of 9.95 sec, Hines stormed to Olympic gold and established a 100 m world record that remained unbeaten for 15 years. Astonishingly, he would go on to better his time at the very same Olympics, running the anchor leg of the 4 x 100 m relay event in just 8.2 sec.Jim Hines achieved a time of 9.9 sec in his semi-final at the AAU championships held in Sacramento on 20 June 1968, but this was manually timed.
7908First lightning strike during a space missionApollo 12United States14 November 1969Less than a minute after Apollo 12 lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA, on 14 November 1969, the spacecraft suffered severe electrical anomalies, including the loss of the fuel cells that provided power to the command module, leaving it on battery power alone, and also the ‘8 ball’ attitude indicator. Mission control and the crew were able to overcome these and stay on course for Earth orbit. It was determined that Apollo 12 had been struck twice by lighting at 36 and 52 seconds after launch, with the lightning discharges following the ionised plume left in the wake of the Saturn V’s rocket engines.
7909Most golf double eagles in a single roundNorman L. Manley2 timesUSA, Saugus,California02 September 1964Norman L. Manley (USA) achieved two double eagles on the par-4, 301m (330yd) seventh and par-4, 265m (290yd) eighth holes on the Del Valle Country Club course in Saugus, California, USA on 2 Sep 1964. Manley also shares record 45706 for the most consecutive holes in one in the same round.
7910Largest unmanned vehicle to dock with the International Space StationAutomated Transfer VehicleNot Applicable09 March 2008There are three unmanned spacecraft designs that have successfully docked with ISS, Progress (Russia), Automated Transfer Vehicle (ESA) and H-II (Japan). Of the three the largest is the European ATV, which measures 10.3 m long and has a diameter of 4.5 m. Jules Verne was the name of the first ATV, which launched on 9 March 2008. The ATV is a resupply craft, which brings consumables for the crew as well as experiments. While docked to ISS the ATV can also use its thrusters to raise the orbit of ISS to compensate for the gradual orbital decay due to friction with the ultra-thin residuals of Earth’ s atmosphere.
7911Lowest golf score in 18 holes using one clubThad DaberUnited States, Cary01 January 1987The lowest golf score in 18 holes using only one club was a two-under-par 70 by Thad Daber (USA) using his 6-iron at the 1987 World One Club Championship at Lochmere Golf Club in Cary, North Carolina, USA.
7912Longest golf carry backwards (above 1,000 metres)Rocky Bowlby283 yard(s)United States, Salt Lake CityThe longest golf carry backwards at an altitude above 1,000 m was 283 yd (259 m) by Rocky Bowlby (USA) at Nibley Park Golf Course in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, on 28 May 2011.In a "backwards" swing, the participant must have their body parallel to the ball as opposed to facing it perpendicularly. They must then swing across the body. Bowlby is a two-time state long-driving champion in the traditional swing method, but often plays full rounds "backwards."
7913Fastest time to lift 5 Atlas stonesTravis OrtmayerItaly, Milan28 April 2011The fastest time to lift 5 Atlas stones and throw them over a 1.5 m (4 ft 11 in) obstacle is 15.83 sec and was achieved by Travis Ortmayer (USA) on the set of Lo Show Dei Record, in Milan, Italy, on 28 April 2011. Travis Ortmayer (born August 9, 1981) is an American Professional Strongman athlete from Cypress, Texas. Travis is the owner of Athletic Nation gym. Travis is nicknamed the Texas Stoneman due to his many world records in the Atlas Stone event.Travis's strongman training complex is called "The Unit" and his father, Roger Ortmayer, trains with him. Travis is supported by his mom, Sonja Ortmayer, his sister, Tara Ortmayer, and his wife Lucy Ortmayer. Travis was born in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
7914Largest cannabis producing countryAfghanistanAfghanistan31 March 2010According to a report entitled the Afghanistan Cannabis Survey published on 31 March 2010 by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Afghanistan is now the world’s main supplier of cannabis. It produces between 10,000 and 24,000 hectares every year producing an estimated 1,500 to 3,500 tons a year and production takes place in 17 of 34 provinces. Other countries have more land under cannabis cultivation, but yields are significantly higher in Afghanistan, enabling it to be the world’s most productive supplier of the drug. It also provides high economic returns owing to lower harvesting and production costs compared to other drugs such as opium.
7915Highest cable car walkFreddy NockSwitzerland, Silvaplana / Corvatsch,,St. Moritz, Silvaplana, Switzerland29 January 2011The highest cable car walk is 3,303 m (10,836 ft 7 in) above sea level along a 1,600 m cable car wire which was achieved by Freddy Nock (Switzerland) who managed to walk 572 m (1,876 ft 7 in) across at Silvaplana ski resort, St. Moritz, Switzerland, on 29 January 2011.Freddy Nock originally opted to beat his previous record of longest cable car walk but failed due to extreme weather conditions. He was later given a Guinness World Records title for highest cable car walk as this was the first time this has been attempted and achieved. At 3,300 metres above sea level at the highest point, Freddy Nock managed to walk 572 metres across the cable wire using a balancing pole and no safety equipment. The weather conditions were extremely harsh with Freddy experiencing -15 degree winds during his attempt. The attempt began at 3pm and finished at 5.30pm. The cable car wire was at a 45-50 degree angle and 50mm thick making this an extremely difficult feat for Freddy.
7916Deadliest year for military and civilian casualties in Afghanistan2412 peopleAfghanistan, 01 January 2010By 12 January 2011, there had been 2,228 deaths of coalition forces in Afghanistan since operations started there in 2001, and 2010 was the deadliest year so far with 711 deaths of personnel on operations. The first six months of 2010 showed a 31% increase in the number of civilian casualties over the same period in 2009, while a November 2010 UN report said that it had documented 2,412 conflict-related civilian casualties from January to October 2010 - an increase of 20% over the previous year, provoking the Afghan Interior Ministry to call it the deadliest year for civilians - even before the statistics were available for the whole year.
7917Longest Afghan warNATOAfghanistan27 November 2010On 26 November 2010, NATO forces equalled, and now have exceeded, the amount of time the Russians spent in Afghanistan. The Russians sought to prop up a communist regime facing an uprising, whereas the US and its allies entered Afghanistan to subdue the Taliban and destroy the terrorist organisation Al Qaeda. The Russians invaded on 27 December 1979 and departed on 15 February 1989. NATO forces have been in Afghanistan since 7 October 2001 and have now been there for nine years and 116 days to the end of January 2011 and will be there on current plans to 2014. To date, the Al Qaeda leader, Osama bin Laden, who heads the US ‘most wanted’ list with a price of US$25 million on his head, has not been captured.
7918Largest 3D screenWarner Bros. Entertainment France29.78 - 12.33 square metre(s)France, Paris12 July 2011The largest stereoscopic 3-D film screen measured 29.78 m x 12.33 m (98 ft x 40 ft) and was unveiled at the French première of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 at the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, in Paris, France, on 12 July 2011.They also attempted the record for The largest audience at a 3-D film screening
7919Tallest Christmas pyramidHenry Jacob20 metre(s)Germany, Tangerhütte16 November 2011The tallest Christmas pyramid is 20 m (65 ft 7 in) tall and was created by Henry Jacob (Germany). It was presented and measured on the Berlin Christmas Market in Berlin, Germany, on 16 November 2010.The Christmas pyramid had 6 floors. The bottom three were open to the public as a viewing platform.
7920Largest barrier reef system in the northern hemisphereBelize Barrier Reef Reserve963 square kilometre(s)Belize, 01 January 2011The Belize Barrier Reef Reserve is a 963-km2 (371.8-mile2) coastal system of atolls, sand cays, mangrove forests, lagoons and estuaries, and is home to the largest reef system in the northern hemisphere. The submarine shelf and barrier reef stretches from Mexico in the north to Guatemala in the south and is second in size only to the Great Barrier Reef of Australia. The reef system is a significant habitat for threatened species such as marine turtles, manatees and marine crocodiles, and evidence suggests that the Maya used the reefs for fishing 2,000-2,500 years ago.The reef was identified by UNESCO in 1996, and joined the List of World Heritage in Danger in 2009.

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