Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List


IDRecordWhoWhatWhereWhenExplain
8311Largest wine cellarKoöperatiewe Wijnbouwers Vereniging22 hectare(s)South Africa, Cape ProvinceThe cellars at Paarl of the Koöperatiewe Wijnbouwers Vereniging, known as KWV, in Cape Province, in the centre of the wine-growing district of South Africa, cover an area of 22 ha (54 acres) and have a capacity of 121 million litres (27 million gal).
8312First mobile TV film unitUnknownfirstGermany, Berlin,,22 March 1935A 3 1/2ton Mercedes Benz Fernseh-Aufnahmewagen equipped with an intermediate-film transmission system was employed for the first time at the opening of the Berlin television station of the Reichs Rundfunk on 22 March 1935. Thereafter, it was taken out into the streets daily to gather contributions for the evening programme Spiegel des Tages (Mirror of the day).
8313Longest serving judgeUnknownUSAThe oldest recorded active judge was Judge Albert R. Alexander (1859-1966) of Plattsburg, Missouri, USA. He was enrolled as a member of the Clinton County Bar in 1926 and was later the magistrate and probate judge of Clinton County until his retirement on 9 July 1965 aged 105 years 8 months . The greatest recorded age at which any British judge has sat on a bench was 93 years 9 months in the case of Sir William Francis Kyffin Taylor (later Lord Maenan), who was born on 9 Jul 1854 and retired as presiding judge of the Liverpool Court of Passage in April 1948, having held that position since 1903. Sir Salathiel Lovell (1619-1713) was still sitting when he died on 3 May 1713 in his 94th or 95th year.
8314Fastest fleece to jumperMaria Scott, Ann Sandercock, Marjorie Mellis, Eileen Lancaster, Christine Heap, Audrey Felton1,55,50.2 hour(s), minute(s), second(s)United Kingdom, London25 September 1983The Exeter Spinners - Audrey Felton, Christine Heap, Eileen Lancaster, Marjorie Mellis, Ann Sandercock and Maria Scott-produced a jumper by hand from raw fleece in 1 hr 55 min 50.2 sec on 25 September 1983 at BBC Television Centre, London, UK.
8315Tallest man everRobert WadlowUnited States, Alton, Illinois27 June 1940The tallest man in medical history for whom there is irrefutable evidence is Robert Pershing Wadlow (USA) (born 6:30 a.m. at Alton, Illinois, USA on 22 February 1918), who when last measured on 27 June 1940, was found to be 2.72 m (8 ft 11.1 in) tall.Wadlow died at 1:30 a.m. on 15 July 1940 in a hotel in Manistee, Michigan, as a result of a septic blister on his right ankle caused by a brace, which had been poorly fitted only a week earlier.He was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Alton in a coffin measuring 3.28 m (10 ft 9 in) long, 81 cm (32 in) wide and 76 cm (30 in) deep.His greatest recorded weight was 222.71 kg (35 st 1l b) on his 21st birthday and he weighed 199 kg (31 st 5 lb) at the time of his death.His shoe size was 37AA (47 cm (18.5 in) long) and his hands measured 32.4 cm (12.75 in) from the wrist to the tip of the middle finger.He wore a size 25 ring.His arm span was 2.88 m (9ft 5.75 in) and his peak daily food consumption was 8000 calories.At the age of nine, he was able to carry his father Harold F. Wadlow (d. September 1967) later Mayor of Alton, who stood 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in) and weighed 77 kg (170 lb), up the stairs of the family home.His last words were 'The doctor says I won't get home for the....celebrations' (a reference to his paternal grandparents golden wedding).Main image via AlamyFor our 60th anniversary, we looked back over the years at the tallest man, from Robert Wadlow to Sultan Kosen (tallest living man at 8ft 3in). Archive footage, interviews with medical experts, celebrities and our very own editor explain how this category is one of our most iconic. We also talk to school children who give their take on the challenges faced with being the tallest man in the world.
8316Largest collection of matchbox labelsSteven SmithUnited Kingdom, Great Yarmouth27 July 2011Steven Smith (UK) has 1,054,221 different matchbox labels from over 130 countries as of May 2011.Mr Smith has to have fire extinguishers in every room as a lot of the complete matchboxes still have matches inside. His interest in matchboxes started as a six-year-old when he and his friend used to go to Great Yarmouth seafront and collected empty matchboxes from the bin. These days Mr Smith has handed over his business and spends up to 10 hours a day on his hobby.
8317Largest collection of film camerasRichard LaRiviereUnited States, Land O Lakes18 January 2010Richard LaRiviere (USA) owns 894 different film cameras that he has collected since 1960.The oldest movie camera in his collection is a 1907 Darling with a hand crank. Mr LaRiviere is making plans for a museum large enough to house 35,000 movie artefacts, including his collection of movie cameras.
8318Shortest flash of lightFerenc KrauszAustria20 June 2008On 20 June 2008, Dr Ferenc Krausz (Austria) along with a team of physicists from the Max-Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in Garching, Germany, announced that they had achieved light flashes lasting only 80 attoseconds. Using these attosecond light pulses, they were able to observe electrons in neon atoms and distinguish between events just 100 attoseconds apart.An attosecond is a billionth of a billionth of a second.
8319Most head spins in one minuteYoussef El ToufaliUnited States, Las VegasThe most head spins in one minute is 137 and was achieved by Youssef El Toufali (Belgium) in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, on 6 May 2012.Professionally, El Toufali is a performer for Cirque de Soleil in Las Vegas.
8320First tightrope walk over Niagara FallsJean Francois Gravelet aka Charles Blondin1859/6/30 year(s), month(s), day(s)United States, Niagara30 June 1859The greatest 19th century tightrope walker, Jean Francois Gravelet, alias Charles Blondin (1824 -1897), of France, made the earliest crossing of the Niagara Falls on a 76mm 3in rope 335m 1,100ft long and 47.75m 160ft above the Falls on 30 June 1859. <br />
8321Largest bunny hopDelta Centennial Committee3841 participantsUnited States, Delta04 July 2007The largest bunny hop involved 3,841 participants for an event organized by the Delta Centennial Committee in Delta, Utah, USA, on 4 July 2007.
8322Leader of the largest racial equality rallyMartin Luther King, Jr.United States, Washington DC28 August 1963Civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. led more than 250,000 demonstrators in a march down the Mall in Washington DC, and then gathered in front of the Lincoln Memorial led on 28 August 1963, to promote the urgency of equal civil rights for all Americans, irrespective of race or colour.
8323Lowest barometric pressureUnknownPacific Ocean, Pacific Ocean12 October 1979A figure of 870 millibar (25.69 in) was recorded on 12 Oct 1979 by the US Air Weather Service 483 km (300 miles) west of Guam in the Pacific Ocean in the eye of Super Typhoon Tip which involved wind speeds of 165 kts (305 km/h 190 mph).Barometric pressure is the physical pressure exerted by all of the air above you.
8324Most calves - single birthMaximo Jr. OlivaresMexico, San Antonio18 March 2005The most calves born in a single birth is five, all of whom were born on 18 March 2005 at the Santa Clara Ranch, Congregacion Garza, Reynosa Tamaulipas, Mexico. The owners are Mr Guadalupe Olivares Garza & Sons.It was the first pregnancy for the mother of the claves “Coneja Roja” (Red Rabbit). She was artificially inseminated by the bull “Infinity” and each of her claves weighed 35 lbs (16 kgs). They currently all live in the Santa Clara Ranch.
8325Largest hands everRobert Wadlow32.3 centimetre(s)USARobert Wadlow (USA), the tallest man ever, had hands that measured 32.3 cm (12.75 in) from the wrist to the tip of his middle finger. He wore a size 25 ring.
8326Fastest land mass on EarthUnknown24 centimetre(s)Due to convection currents in the Earth's mantle, all of the continental plates slowly move relative to each other. The greatest movement occurs at the Tonga microplate, near Samoa, which is moving steadily further into the Pacific at a rate of 24 cm (9.4 in) per year.
8327Largest eagleSteller's Sea EagleRussia, Russia04 January 2001The largest eagle in the world is Steller's Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus pelagicus), which weighs 5-9 kg (11-20 lb) and has a wing-span of 2.2-2.45 m (7 ft 2 in-8 ft 0.3 in). Although it breeds mainly in Russia it has also been located in Korea and Japan.In Russia this eagle is a protected species and in Japan is considered a national symbol.Pic: Alamy
8328Largest colony of ants<i>Linepithema humile</i>Europe16 January 2002The largest recorded colony of ants in the world stretches 6,000 km (3,700 miles) from northern Italy, through the south of France to the Atlantic coast of Spain, and is made up of a species of Argentine ant (Linepithema humile) introduced into Europe approximately 80 years ago. The ants have shown the ability to recognise each other even though they may come from opposite ends of the colony. The discovery of the 'supercolony' is the result of research carried out by Swiss, French and Danish scientists whose findings were published in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The workers are 2–3 mm in length.
8329Largest full drum kit ensembleStick It To MS , Richard Prince798 participantsUnited Kingdom, Manchester15 July 2012The largest full drum kit ensemble consisted of 798 participants and was achieved by Richard Prince and Stick it to MS (UK) at EventCity in Manchester, UK, on 15 July 2012.Participants completed two full performances, one led by an in-person conductor and one by metronome.
8330Largest aerial firefighting forceAvialesookhrana2000000000 acre(s)Russia, 01 January 1931The world's largest aerial firefighting force is the Avialesookhrana of Russia. The force was established in 1931 and was the first of its kind in the world. There are currently 4,000 'smokejumpers' in the force, who rappel from helicopters or planes into the burning area. The force covers a forested area of 2 billion acres (809 million ha).The Avialesookhrana's equipment is very basic, the deathtoll very high, but they are very successful. On average there are between 15,000-30,000 fires per year, of which 85% are identified and 65% are extinguished. With 340 bases, the force covers 11 time zones in the Boreal forest, with the whole operation costing $32 million (£20.7 mlllion) per year.
8331Longest horns -bullGopalIndia, Pragpur21 August 2002The longest bull horns each measured 1.4 m (4 ft 7 in) long and had a circumference of 0.79 m (2 ft 7 in) on 21 August 2002. They belonged to the bull, Gopal, who is owned by the animal protection centre, Bhagvan Mahavir Pashu Raksha Kendra Anchorwala Ahinsa Dham, on Pragpur road, Gujarat, India.The horns were removed surgically on 21 August 2002 as they were affecting the health of the bull.This is based on the length of the horns.
8332First evidence for plate tectonicsTimothy Kusky, Jianghai Li, Xiongnan HuangfirstChina, Dongwanzi,The rocks are part of the Archean Dongwanzi ophiolite, North China craton.23 December 2001On 8 July 2002, a team of Chinese and US scientists announced their discovery of rocks indicating that plate tectonics were active on Earth some 2.5 billion years ago. This is around 500 million years earlier than previously thought.The evidence comes from a belt of highly-folded rock, not far from the Great Wall of China. The 2.5 billion-year-old rock contains the mineral chromite (iron chromium oxide), which is only normally found in rocks from the deep ocean floor. The chromite and other minerals have been highy deformed at high temperature, suggesting that they had been moving away from a mid-ocean ridge. The work was carried out by Jianghai Li, Xiongnan Huang (Peking University) and Timothy Kusky (St Louis University) and was published by the Geological Society of America on 8 July 2002.
8333First full-scale automobileNicolas-Joseph Cugnot1769 year(s)France, Paris01 October 1789The earliest full-scale automobile was the first of two military steam tractors, completed at the Paris Arsenal in October 1769 by Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot (1725-1804). It reached a maximum speed of 4km/h (2.5mph). Cugnot's second, larger tractor, completed in May 1771, today survives in the Conservatoire Nationale des Arts et Métiers in Paris.The first of Cugnot's vehicles, the voiture et petit ('carriage in miniature') was authorized by the Minister of War for the carrying of cannons. It was tested early in 1770 and could carry four people easily at 4km/h (2.5mph), but had to stop for the boiler to be refilled by hand every 15 minutes. The second truck was designed to carry a 4-5 tonne payload, but by the time it was completed the government lost interest and nothing more was done. Reports of 'unofficial' tests in the grounds of the Paris Arsenal indicate that this second vehicle ran quite well and that it may have run into and damaged a low wall during one of its runs. Stories that Cugnot was 'flung into prison' and his vehicle confiscated appear to be pure myth.
8334Fastest aircraft, propeller-drivenTupolev Tu-95/142 'Bear'925 kilometre(s) per hourUSSR, 01 January 1950The former Soviet Tu-95/142 (NATO code-name Bear) long-range bomber is the fastest propeller-driven aircraft in standard production form, with a maximum level speed of Mach 0.82 or 925 km/h (575 mph). First produced in the 1950s, it remains in service with several air forces.The Bear has four 11,033 kW (14,795 hp) engines, driving eight-blade contra-rotating propellers.
8335Most parachute jumps in 24 hoursJay StokesUnited States, Greensburg09 September 2006Jay Stokes (USA) made 640 successful parachute jumps in a 24-hour period on 8 and 9 September 2006 above Greensburg Municipal Airport, Greensburg, Indiana, USA.
8336Fastest goal scored in ice hockeyPer OlsenDenmark, Horsholm17 March 1991Per Olsen scored 2 seconds after the start of the match for Rungsted against Odense in the Danish First Division at Horsholm, Denmark on 14 Jan 1990. Three goals in 10 seconds was achieved by Jorgen Palmgren Erichsen for Frisk v. Holmen in a junior league match in Norway on 17 March 1991.
8337Fastest destroyerFrench ship Le TerribleFrance, Blainville01 January 1935The highest speed attained by a destroyer was 45.25 knots (83.42 km/h or 52 mph) by the 2,900 tonne (6.4 million lb) French ship Le Terrible in 1935. Built in Blainville, France and powered by four Yarrow small tube boilers and two Rateau geared turbines, giving 74,570 kW (100,000 shp), she was decommissioned at the end of 1957.
8338Youngest person to have research results publishedEmily RosaUnited States, Loveland01 January 1998At age 11, Emily Rosa, of Loveland, Colorado, USA, became the youngest person to have research published in a scientific or medical journal when an article she co-authored appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association on 1 April 1998. The article reported an experiment on Touch Therapy conceived by Emily when she was only 8 years old, that later resulted in a science-fair project when she was 9. The 4th grader's project created uproar at the time as the therapy she questioned was being used in over 80 hospitals throughout the United States.
8339Oldest Test match player (male)Wilfred RhodesJamaica, Kingston12 April 1930The oldest man to play in a Test match was Wilfred Rhodes, aged 52 yr 165 days, for England v. West Indies at Kingston, Jamaica on 12 April 1930. Rhodes made his Test d‚but in the last Test of William Gilbert Grace (1848-1915), who at 50 yr 320 days at Nottingham on 3 June 1899 was the oldest ever Test captain.
8340Most lightning strikes survivedRoy C. Sullivan7 firstUnited States, Virginia25 June 1977The only man in the world to be struck by lightning seven times was ex-park ranger Roy C. Sullivan, the human lightning conductor of Virginia, USA. A single lightning strike is made up of several 100 million volts (with peak current in the order of 20,000 amps).His attraction for lightning began in 1942 (lost big toe nail) and was resumed in 1969 (lost eyebrows), in July 1970 (left shoulder seared) on 16 April 1972 (hair set on fire), on 7 August 1973 (new hair re-fired and legs seared), on 5 June 1976 (ankle injured) and on 25 June 1977 (chest and stomach burns). In September 1983 he died by his own hand, reportedly rejected in love.

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