Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List

8401Largest collection of clay bellsKazuo ToyamaJapan02 August 2010Kazuo Toyama (Japan) has 16,040 different clay bells, as of 2 August 2010, that he has been collecting since 1950.Mr Toyama opened the Japan Clay Bells Museum on 1 October 1986 when his collection number reached 10,000.
8402Largest maths lesson - multiple locationNSPCC4076 participantsUnited Kingdom, 03 December 2010The largest maths class at multiple venues involved 4,076 students at 30 schools across the UK on 3 December 2010.All classes followed the same lesson plan and ran from 11-11:30 a.m.
8403First armchair detective seriesUnknownfirstGermanyThe first time the police used TV to appeal for help in a murder case was in Germany in 1938, and the first “missing person” appeal was made on 3 October 1943 by New York police. The first regular series to enlist the help of the public to solve real-life crimes was Police 5 (LWT, 1962–92), hosted by Shaw Taylor (UK).
8404Loudest paper gunTakuya TojoJapanThe loudest paper gun measured 103.8 db and was produced by Takuya Tojo (Japan) at Park Challenge / GWR Live! in Tokyo Midtown, Tokyo, Japan, on 5 May 2010. The attempt was part of a Guinness World Records live event at Tokyo Midtown.
8405First 3D camcorderPanasonicfirstJapan, 07 January 2010On 7 January 2010, Panasonic unveiled the world's first professional-use 3D camcorder, equipped with double lenses that can record high-definition movies on an SD memory card. The twin-lens camera was demonstrated during a press preview at the company's plant in Amagasaki city in Hyogo prefecture, western Japan. The retail price? $21,000 (£13,800).
8406Largest gathering of people wearing bobble hatsSt. Anne's Primary School764 peopleUnited Kingdom, Finaghy18 November 2010The largest gathering of people wearing Bobble hats is 764 and was achieved by St Anne’s Primary School, Finaghy, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, on 18 November 2010 in celebration of Guinness World Records Day 2010.
8407Largest cheese (goat's milk)Ioannis Stathoris Ltd.Greece, IERISSOS HALKIDIKI29 December 2010The largest goat's cheese weighed 939 kg (2,070 lb) and was made by Ioannis Stathoris Ltd. (Greece) at Ierissos, Halkidiki, Greece, on 29 December 2010.The ingredients used were:Milk - 5861 kg (12,921 lb)Culture (yoghurt) - 12 kg (26.46 lb)Salt - 140 kg (288 lb)Water - 1000 kg (2,204 lb)
8408Largest wheelchair logo/imageHope Inc.United States, Moorehead08 October 2010The largest wheelchair logo consisted of 346 participants and was achieved by Hope Inc. (USA) in Moorhead, Minnesota, USA, documented on the show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition on 8 October 2010.684 people registered to attempt, and, though were not included in the record total, gathered around the logo perimeter as a supportive gesture. According to event sources, the attempt was featured as an on-camera challenge for the show's design team, to 'show that people in wheelchairs and with disabilities really have no bounds in what they can accomplish.' Design team for this episode included Paul DiMeo, Paige Hemmis and Eduardo Xol.
8409Oldest share certificateUnknown1606/9/9 year(s), month(s), day(s)Netherlands, Enkhuizen09 September 1606The oldest share certificate was issued by the Dutch East India Company (Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie or VOC) chamber of Enkhuizen (Netherlands) on 9 September 1606 and made out to the Enkhuizen inhabitant ‘Pieter Hermanszoon boode’ (Pieter Harmensz). The certificate was accidentally unearthed by Ruben Schalk (Netherlands), a history student from Utrecht University, in 2010, while researching for his master's thesis.The date printed on the certificate is the day on which Pieter Harmensz paid the last installment of his 150 guilders investment in the VOC, making the certificate really a quittance. The certificate is housed in the Enkhuizen city archives which are kept in the Westfries Archief in Hoorn, the Regional Historic Centre for eastern West-Friesland, Netherlands.The Enkhuizen ‘share’ is almost three weeks older than the previous record holder, dated 27 september 1606, in the possession of a group of German investors (October 2010).
8410Most expensive bathtubHarrods530000 UK pound(s)United Kingdom, 07 October 2010The most expensive bathtub is £530,000 ($845,000) which was cut from a 10 ton (20,000 lbs) Amazonian crystal stone and is on sale at Harrods store in London, UK. It is 2 m (6 ft 6 in) long and weighs more than 2 ton (4,000 lbs) when full.The bath was designed by Luca Bojola for Italian interiors company Baldi. The bath is sculpted with diamond cuts and left partially rough to expose the natural beauty of the crystal.
8411Most people dancing with swordsThe state national day celebrations organizing committee.410 participantsQatar, Doha19 December 2010The most people dancing with swords was an Ardha dance achieved by 410 participants from the state national day celebrations organizing committee and students from local schools, at the Aspire dome, in Doha, Qatar, on 19 December 2010.The record attempt was part of Qatar national day celebrations. Ardha is a folkloric dance in the Arabian Peninsula, the dance is usually performed by men carrying swords or canes and it’s accompanied by drums and spoken verse.
8412First person to complete World of WarcraftLittle GrayfirstTaiwan, 27 November 2009The first person to complete all of the achievements available on World of WarCraft (Blizzard, 2004) is "Little Gray" (Taiwan), who reached a score of 986 out of 986 in the Armory (the game''s vast searchable database of information taken from the WoW servers), on 27 November 2009.Featured in Guinness World Records Gamers Edition 2011
8413First voice-controlled minigame compilationKimi no Tame nara Shineru (SEGA, 2004)first, 16 November 2004Released in November 2004 for the launch of the Nintendo DS, Kimi no Tame nara Shineru (SEGA, 2004) was the first mini game compilation to use the device's microphone as a way of controlling the game, with players being encouraged to speak and blow into it as part of the gameplay.Released in the USA as Feel the Magic: XX/XY in the US and Project Rub in Europe Featured in Guinness World Records Gamers Edition 2011
8414First animal to receive two bionic leg implantsOscarfirstJersey, Jersey01 January 2010The first animal to receive two bionic leg implants is Oscar the cat (Jersey, UK), and was performed by Noel Fitzpatrick, in Surrey, UK, on 13 November 2009. Also, for the first time in surgery on animals, the implants went into a moving joint. Also, for the first time in surgery on animals, the implants went into a moving joint. Oscar lost his legs to a combine harvester whilst lying in the sun and was not expected to survive. Veterinary surgeon Noel Fitzpatrick pioneered this surgery and hopes that it will be a step forward in animal and human rehabilitation. Fitzpatrick and his colleagues drilled holes into what remained of Oscar’s legs and attached special metal implants. Oscar’s skin and bone grew over the implants so the prosthetic attachment has become a part of his body. After a series of round pegs at the end of his hind legs, Oscar now has special blades on which he is able to walk completely normally.
8415Largest Tuca Tuca danceBellaria Igea Marina494 peopleItaly, Bellaria Igea Marina07 August 2010The largest Tuca Tuca dance was achieved by 494 dancers during an event organised by the city of Bellaria Igea Marina (Italy) at the Polo Est beach, in Bellaria Igea Marina, Italy, on 7 August 2010.The Tuca Tuca is a popular dance launched by Raffaella Carrà. Raffaella Carrà (born 18 June 1943, Bologna, Italy), in Italy often simply known as la Carrà and in some Latin American countries sometimes simply as Raffaella, is an Italian singer, dancer, TV hostess, and actress.
8416First use of "CARI" animationDragonheartfirstUK, 01 January 1996Effects house Industrial Light and Magic (ILM) created the CARI (Short for "caricature") animation program to render skin and muscle tissue on to animated characters. Its first outing was for the movie Dragonheart (USA,1996), in which it was used to give life to Draco, a dragon voiced by Sean Connery (UK).
8417Largest collection of hedgehog-related itemsBengt W JohanssonSweden, Malmö23 March 2011Bengt W Johansson (Sweden) has 495 hedgehog-related items, as of March 2011, which he has been collecting for over 15 years. His favourite items include a hedgehog clock that his wife bought for him from London.
8418Tallest man-made structure on land everBurj Khalifa TowerUnited Arab Emirates, Dubai17 January 2009On 04 January 2010, the Burj Khalifa, developed by Emaar Properties (“Khalifa Tower” architects: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP) in Dubai, UAE, topped out at a record breaking 828 m (2,716.5 ft) making it the tallest man-made structure ever.It surpassed the 646.38 m (2,120 ft 8 in) tall Warszawa radio mast in Poland, which fell during renovation in 1991.
8419First gamer to reach 1,000,000,000 fans on Rock Band 3 (Harmonix, 2010)Josh RayfirstUnited States, Kingsport21 November 2010The first gamer to gain over 1,000,000,000 fans on Rock Band 3 (Harmonix, 2010) is Josh Ray, who reached a score of 1,011,627,907 in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA, 21 November 2010.It took Josh just 26 days to reach the milestone. The challenge that broke the 1,000,000 mark required Josh to play the solo to 'The Final Countdown' by Europe without missing a note.
8420Most consecutive wins of the King George VI ChaseKauto Star4 timesUnited Kingdom, Kempton Park26 December 2009The most consecutive wins of the King George VI Chase was four by Kauto Star (UK) at Kempton Park, UK, from 2006 to 2009. The four wins is also tied for the most victories in the race overall with Desert Orchid. The Chase is a Grade 1 National hunt race held annually at Kempton Park, UK.
8421Most consecutive forward rolls through fireUnknownQueryMinimum requirements: 10 consecutive rolls.
8422Largest Peak Ground Acceleration measured in an earthquakeNIED National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster PreventionJapan, Honshu14 June 2008The largest peak ground acceleration measured in an earthquake was 4,022 cm/s2. The measurement was recorded by a soil-surface observation site operated by the National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention (Japan) during the Iwate-Miyagi earthquake in northeast Honshu, Japan, on 14 June 2008.
8423Largest empire (absolute)British Empire34000000 square kilometre(s)Not Applicable, 01 January 1922Geographically, the British Empire was the largest in history. In 1922, it covered over 34 million km2 (13 million mi2), which is approximately a quarter of the world’s total landmass. With territories on every continent except Antarctica, the empire spanned the globe from east to west, giving credence to the saying, “The Sun never sets on the British Empire.”
8424Largest double landlocked country
8425Most NBA coaching victories, career
8426Most muffins sold in one hour
8427Greatest land migrationWildebeest (Connochaetus taurinus)Africa01 January 2011The last great land migration on Earth sees between 1 and 2 million wildebeest (Connochaetus taurinus) travelling a circuit between the Serengeti of Tanzania to Kenya and across the Mara River. Millions of other animals such as zebras, antelopes and gazelles ­ plus their predators ­ join the wildebeest on their annual roundtrip in search of water.Such a large movement of animals has a huge impact on the ecosystem, as an enormous amount of plant life is consumed, seeds are trampled (preserving the grasslands) and the land fertilized by vast quantities of dung and urine.
8428Longest goza matYashiro Green ProjectJapan12 March 2011The longest goza mat measures 537.27 m (1,762 ft 8 in) and was manufactured by Yashiro Green Project (Japan). It was displayed and measured at Honmachi-shotengai Arcade in Yatsushiro, Kumamoto, Japan, on 12 March 2011.A goza mat is a Japanese style floor mat made form woven rushes.
8429Most Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc winsMarco Olmo, Kilian Jornet2 timesEurope, 01 January 2009The most wins of the Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc is two, by two athletes, Marco Olmo (Italy) in 2006-07 and Kilian Jornet (Spain) in 2008-09. First staged in 2003, the race is a 166 mile mountain ultramarathon held annually in the Alps across France, Switzerland and Italy.
8430Thinnest nationBangladeshBangladesh01 January 2010The country with the lowest Body Mass Index (BMI) is Bangladesh, with a national average of 20.5 for women and 20.4 for men. More than 9 million children - more than half of all Bangladeshi children - are underweight and suffer from stunted growth. The fattest nation is the island state of Nauru, where the average BMI is 35.Source: "How Tiny Nauru became the world´s fattest nation", The Independent (International Edition), 4 February 2011, pp10-11

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