Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List

8281Farthest planet in the Solar SystemNeptune4500000000 firstNot Applicable, Neptune01 January 2006Since the demotion of Pluto as a planet in 2006, Neptune is now the farthest major planet from the Sun. At 4.5 billion km (2.8 billion miles) from the Sun, it orbits at 5.45 km (3.38 miles) per second, taking 164.79 years to complete one orbit.
8282First atomic bomb used in battleHiroshimafirstJapan, Hiroshima06 August 1945The first atom bomb to be used aggressively in battle, was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan by the United States at 8:16 a.m. on 6 August 1945. It had an explosive power equivalent to that of around 15 kilotons of trinitrotoluene (C7H5O6N3), called TNT.Code-named Little Boy, it was 3.04 m (10 ft) long and weighed 4,082 kg (9,000 lb). It burst 565 m (1,850 ft) above the city centre.
8283Highest recorded temperatureDeath Valley56.7 degree(s) CelsiusUnited States, 10 July 1913On 13 September 2012 the World Meteorological Organisation disqualified the record for the highest recorded temperature, exactly 90 years after it had been established at El Azizia, Libya, with a measurement of 58 C. The official highest recorded temperature is now 56.7 C (134 F), which was measured on 10 July 1913 at Greenland Ranch, Death Valley, California, USA.
8284Largest bouquetNordWestZentrumGermany, Frankfurt am Main29 September 2006The largest bouquet was made from 156,940 roses. It was created by and displayed in NordWestZentrum shopping mall in Frankfurt am Main, Germany on 29 September 2005.
8285Heaviest hailstonesBangladesh92 peopleBangladesh, Gopalganj14 April 1986The heaviest hailstones on record weighed up to 1 kg (2 lb) and are reported to have killed 92 people in the Gopalganj area of Bangladesh on 14 April 1986.
8286Largest display of potato varietiesSASA and JBA Seed PotatoesUnited Kingdom, EdinburghThe largest display of potato varieties is 667 and was achieved by SASA and JBA Seed Potatoes (both UK), in Edinburgh, UK, on 27 May 2013.
8287First recorded strikeRoyal Necropolis at Deir el-MedinafirstEgypt, 14 November 1152The first recorded strike in history took place in ancient Egypt on 14 November 1152 BC when the artisans of the Royal Necropolis at Deir el-Medina organised an uprising. The event, which took place under the rule of Pharaoh Ramses III, was recorded in detail on a papyrus that dates from that time.
8288Heaviest hotel re-locatedHotel Fairmount1451 tonne(s) (metric ton)USA, San Antonio,Texas04 April 1985The three-storey brick Hotel Fairmount (built 1906) in San Antonio, Texas, USA, which weighed 1,451 tonnes, was moved on 36 dollies with pneumatic tyres over city streets approximately five blocks and over a bridge which had to be reinforced. The move by Emmert International of Portland, took six days, from 30 March to 4 April 1985, and cost $650,000.
8289Most durable residentAmy WilliamsonUnited Kingdom, Frindsbury,Kent03 June 2007The most durable resident is Amy Williamson (UK, b. 3 June 1904, UK) who has lived at her home in Frindsbury, Kent, UK for 103 years as of 3 June 2007.Please contact Miss Williamson's great nephew for info:Kevin Grimmett14 Hilltop RoadFrindsburyRochesterKentME2
8290First known modern-day species of land-living fishUnknownBrazilFormally known as Phreatobius walkeri and not brought to scientific attention until the mid-1980s, this small red worm-like species of trichomycterid catfish from Brazil lives a fully terrestrial existence among leaf litter on river banks. When placed in water, it will swiftly jump back out again.
8291Only non-professionals to have won acting OscarsHarold Russell, Dr Haing S. NgorCanada01 January 1946World War II veteran Harold Russell (Canada) who played the handless ex-soldier (Russell had both his arms blown off in combat) in The Best Years of Our Lives (USA 1946) and Cambodian refugee Dr Haing S. Ngor who played a victim of Cambodia's Pol Pot regime in The Killing Fields (UK 1984), both received Best Supporting Actor Oscars for their performance.
8292Richest Hindu templeSree Padmanabha Swami Temple12000000000 UK pound(s)India, Thiruvananthapuram01 January 2011In 2011 the Sree Padmanabha Swami Temple in Thiruvananthapuram, India, overtook the Tirupati Temple (also India) to become the world's richest Hindu temple after the chance discovery of secret cellars at the temple uncovered a vast treasure of gold, silver and precious jewels believed to be worth at least £12 billion (then approx. $18 billion).
8293Most Plasticine used in a feature filmAardman AnimationUnited Kingdom, Bristol04 September 2005During the filming of Aardman Animation's full-length animated feature Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit (UK 2005), animators used 2,844.9 kg (6,272 lb) of plasticine. The film took five years to make and was first released on the 4 September 2005 in Australia.The previous record was held by Chicken Run (UK 2000), which used 2,380 kg (5,247lb) of plasticine.
8294Largest locomotion danceShelter Cymru1752 participantsUnited Kingdom, Margam Park, Neath Port Talbot24 June 2007The record for the largest locomotion dance is 1,752 and was achieved on the event Wave for Wales in Margam Country Park, UK on 24 June 2007.
8295Most chartered accountants in one familyDavid Omueya Dafinone5 peopleNigeria, Lagos01 January 1999Three sons and two daughters of Senator David Omueya and Cynthia Esella Dafinone of Lagos, Nigeria, all qualified as members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales between 1986 and 1999. Their father had also become a member of the same institution in 1963.Igho Omueya Dafinone, Ede Omueya Dafinone and Duvie Omueya Dafinone are currently working within the firm of D O Dafinone Co. Chartered Accontants in Lagos. Daphne Omueya Dafinone and Joy Ufuoma Dafinone live in London.
8296Oldest billionaireJohn SimplotUnited States, Boise08 March 2007The oldest living US dollar billionaire is John Simplot (USA, b.4 January 1909), who had a net worth valued at $3.2 billion (£1.6 billion) when listed on on 8 March 2007, aged 98 years 63 days.Mr Simplot of Boise, Idaho, USA, self-made his fortune in the agricultural business, most notably in potato products.
8297Most people static cyclingBodytech1093 peopleColombia, BogotáThe most people static cycling is 1,093 and was achieved by Bodytech (Colombia) in an event organised by Evenpro Entretenimiento in Bogotá, Colombia, on 12 May 2012.Bodytech is Colombia's largest gym chain with over 85000 members, they invited a handful to attend this event. In total there were 1048 members and 45 instructors who were static cyling simultaneously in a 4 hour class.
8298Most baseball bats broken with shins in a minuteNobuaki KakudaJapan, Tokyo12 February 2009The most baseball bats broken with the shins in one minute is 54 achieved by Nobuaki Kakuda(Japan) on the set of "Guinness Konin!! Sekai Kiroku" in Tokyo, Japan, on 12 February 2009.
8299Most people on space hoppers49M an initiative of Eskom Holdings SOC Limited2943 peopleSouth Africa, Johannesburg,,Marks Park23 March 2013The most people on space hoppers simultaneously is 2,943 and was achieved by 49M, an initiative of Eskom Holdings SOC Limited (South Africa), in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 23 March 2013.
8300Most yo-yos spun simultaneouslyBen McPheeUnited Kingdom, London26 January 2010Ben McPhee (USA) was able to keep a total of sixteen yo-yos spinning simultaneously at the Toy Fair, Olympia, London, on 26 January 2010.Ben managed to spin 10 yo-yos on a hook, 2 on his ears, 2 with his mouth and 2 with his hands. The attempt was made in conjunction with the Esdevium Games event.
8301Most genetically similar animal to humansBonobos98.9 percentageCongo, Republic of theBonobos, primates similar to chimpanzees, which live only in the rainforests of central Democratic Republic of Congo, share 98.9% of their DNA with humans. This species, often called the 'pygmy chimpanzee', numbers no more than a few tens of thousands of individuals. Chimps share around 98.5% of DNA with humans.
8302Largest uninhabited islandUnknown55247 square kilometre(s)Canada, Nunavut, CanadaDevon Island has an area of around 55,247 km² (21,331 miles²). It is part of the Canadian archipelago in the Arctic Circle, to the north of Baffin Island. Around a third of the island is covered with ice while the rest is mostly barren, with glacial meltwater gullies and lakes.Its most distinctive feature is the Haughton Crater - a 20km-wide impact crater which was formed 23 million years ago. Devon Island is home to the Haughton-Mars Project, in which scientists are using the desolate environment of Devon Island to learn about surviving on Mars.
8303First maglev train to enter public serviceBirmingham Airport MaglevfirstUnited Kingdom, Birmingham01 January 1984The first magnetically levitated (maglev) train to enter public service ran for 600 m (1,970 ft) between Birmingham International Airport and the nearby Birmingham International Interchange in West Midlands, UK, from 1984 to 1995. It was taken out of service due to the high cost of replacing worn parts and replaced with a conventional cable-drawn shuttle system.
8304Oldest male stripperBernard BarkerUnited States, Miami22 November 2002Bernie Barker (USA) ( b. 31 July 1940), began his career in 2000at the age of 60 as a way to get in shape after recovering fromprostate cancer. Since leaving his previous job of selling realestate, he has won over 40 contests. Sadly MrBarker died on 21 March 2007, aged 66 years 233 days.
8305Least expensive short film - silentRescued by Rover (UK 1904)United Kingdom, Walton on Thames01 January 1904Cecil Hepworth’s highly successful release of Rescued by Rover (UK 1904) cost £7 13s 9d (then $37.40). Made at Nettlefold Studios, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, UK, it had a running time of seven minutes and starred Barbara Hepworth as The Baby and the director as The Father.
8306Most rugby conversions in 12 hoursBraintree RFCUnited Kingdom, BraintreeThe most rugby conversions kicked in 12 hours is 1,782 by members of Braintree under 15s rugby squad on 13 July 2002 at Braintree Rugby Club, Braintree, Essex, UK.The kicks were taken from three positions along the 22 metre line.
8307Most expensive mangoes sold at auctionTop End Mangoes1285 US dollar(s)Australia, Brisbane12 October 2001The most valuable mangoes in the world cost AUS$2,562.50 (£889 $1,285) each and were purchased by Sam Coco (Australia) when he bought a tray of 16 Top End mangoes at the Brisbane Produce Markets Charity Auction, Australia for AUS$41,000 (£14,230 $20,565) on 12 October 2001.The tray of mangoes, the very first of the season, was handed over by Sam to children in the Mater Children's Hospital in South Brisbane. Each tray normally sells for AUS$15-25 (£5-9).
8308Most model gliders aerotowed simultaneouslyFelix MartenUnited Kingdom, Yarcombe24 March 1999The greatest number of radio-controlled model gliders aerotowed simultaneously by the same model aircraft is 10, but Felix Marten (UK) using a 62 cc 1/4 scale balsa Piper Cub at Watchford Farm, Yarcombe, Devon, UK, on 24 September 2000.According to the rules of the event the gliders must all be towed into the air by the 'tug' and then released to land under their pilots' control.
8309Telescope - largest (infra-red)UKIRT374 centimetre(s)United States Outlying Islands, near the summit of Mauna Kea
8310Longest avenue of treesNikko Cryptomeria AvenueJapan, Imaichi City01 January 1648The world's longest avenue is the Nikko Cryptomeria Avenue comprising three parts converging on Imaichi City in the Tochigi Prefecture of Japan, with a total length of 35.41 km (22 miles). Planted in 1628-48, over 13,500 of its original 200,000 Japanese cedar (Cryptomeria japonica) trees survive, at an average height of 27 m (88 ft 6 in).For updates: Email:

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