Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List

8431Largest torchlit parade (multiple venues)Comitato Dolomite's Fire (Italy)Italy, Madonna di Campiglio26 March 2011The largest torch lit parade (multiple locations) was achieved by 2,086 participants during an event organised by Comitato Dolomite's Fire (Italy) in Madonna di Campiglio, Italy, on 26 March 2011.The event was organised to raise money for the charity 'Magica Cleme', Italy.
8432Oldest artist to score a US no.1 dance hitYoko OnoUnited States12 March 2011Ono, aka Yoko Ono (Japan), widow of the late Beatle John Lennon, made chart history on 12 March 2011 when “Move On Fast' became the 78-year-old’s eight charttopper and sixth successive No.1 on the US Hot Dance Club Songs chart.
8433Youngest transatlantic top 20 artistWillow (Smith)10/1/18 year(s), month(s), day(s)Not Applicable, 18 December 2010Willow (Smith), b. 31 October 2000, the daughter of actor and rap star Will Smith (both USA), became the youngest artist to have a single reach the US and UK Top 20 when, aged 10 years 1 month and 18 days, her “Whip My Hair” completed this feat on 18 December 2010.
8434Youngest US top 3 album actJackie EvanchoUnited States04 December 2010On 4 December 2010, the album O Holy Night entered the US chart at No.2, making America’s Got Talent runner-up Jackie Evancho (US, b. 9 April 2000), at 10 years and 7 months, the youngest person to ever have a US Top 3 album. Only Britain’s Got Talent winner Susan Boyle (UK) stopped her reaching No.1.
8435Fastest-selling digital album in the UKTake That79807 unit(s) soldUK, 15 November 2010Take That´s (UK) album Progress, which featured re-united ex-member Robbie Williams, sold a record 79,807 digital copies on its first day of release (15 November 2010). In total, the album´s first week sales were 518,601 - more than any other album this century.
8436Most plastic bags recycled in 8 hoursConsorzio SEA (Italy)Italy, Alba (CN),,Fossano, Italy.27 November 2010The most plastic bags recycled in 8 hours is 120,000 and was achieved by Consorzio SEA (Italy) in Fossano, Italy on 27 November 2010. The plastic bags have been collected from 23 September to 26 November within 54 Cities and villages members of the CSEA.The bags recycled have been collected and taken to the recycling platform in less than 8 hours.
8437Earliest documentation of fossil ciliate protozoansCiliate protozoansChina01 January 2007The world’s earliest known fossil ciliate protozoans were formally documented in 2007. These ‘hairy’ microscopic single-celled organisms, characterised by tiny hair-like structures known as cilia on their external surface, were discovered within the Doushantuo Formation – a fossil-rich sedimentary deposit in China’s Guizhou Province, dating back approximately 580 million years to the Ediacaran Period.
8438First tweetJack DorseyfirstUSA, 21 March 2006Twitter was invented by Jack Dorsey (USA) in 2006 as a microblogging and social networking tool. Users can post text messages, called tweets, of up to 140 characters which are sent to their subscribers or followers. The very first tweet was posted by Dorsey at 9:50 pm PST on 21 March 2006, and read "just setting up my twittr".
8439Shortest woman - living (mobile)Jyoti Kisanji Amge62.8 centimetre(s)India, Nagpur16 December 2011The shortest woman living (mobile) is Jyoti Amge (India, born 16 Dec 1993), who measured 62.8 cm (24.7 in) in Nagpur, India, on 16 December 2011.Jyoti Amge was measured at the Wockhardt Superspeciality Hospital in Nagpur India on her 18th birthday making her eligible to take over this record from Bridgette Jordan. Jyoti Amge had previously held the title for the shortest teenager (female) living.“Getting this record has made me feel better about myself," said Jyoti. "I feel popular, special and important.”Meet Jyoti Amge - the world's smallest womanLittle Woman, Big City: A Week in New York With Jyoti Amge
8440Oldest acrobatic salsa dancer - femaleSarah Paddy Jones1934/7/1 year(s), month(s), day(s)Italy, Rome04 March 2010The oldest female acrobatic salsa dancer is Sarah Paddy Jones(UK, born 1 July 1934) who won the first prize on the Spanish TVtalent show "Tu Si Que Vales" in December 2009.
8441Oldest seed germinatedMethuselahIsrael, Jerusalem01 January 2005The oldest seed germinated is a 2,000-year-old date seed originally discovered at Masada in the 1960s and planted by Dr Sarah Sallon (Israel) of The Louis Borick Natural Medicine Research Centre in the Hagasa Medical Organization, Jerusalem, and Dr Elaine Soloway of Kibbutz Ketura, Israel, in 2005.The seed was one of several discovered during the 1963-65 excavations of Masada. Five seeds were obtained by Dr Sallon and her team, one of which succeeded in germinating. Two of the five seeds were reserved for radiocarbon dating as controls. The other thee were planted, and after eight weeks one germinated. Radiocarbon dating was repeated on a fragment of the seed that germinated, and that agreed with the control seed. Coincides with the siege of Masada by the Romans. Symbol of the date of the three religions extinct species famous for medicinal uses. Plant named "Methusela", after the Bible's oldest man.
8442Largest display of dollsM/S. Parle Products Private LimitedIndia, Chennai05 October 2011The largest display of dolls consists of 69,671 dolls and was achieved by M/S. Parle Products Private Limited (India) at the event “Parle Golu Galata 2011” in Chennai, India, on 5 October 2011.The festival of Golu (Festival of dolls) takes places every year in September/ October. M/S. Parle Products (India) is a company which helps people to come to their tradition. Their primary aim is to promote the cultural heritage and also to reward people for their strenuous arrangement of dolls by choosing winners for the best showcase.
8443First clean coal power stationSchwarze PumpefirstGermany, Spremberg01 January 2008In September 2008, a new prototype power plant went online at The Schwarze Pumpe power station, Spremberg, Germany. It is the first in the world to use the CCS technique – carbon capture and storage, which means it captures the CO2 emissions produced from burning coal, preventing them from entering the atmosphere.
8444Most consecutive knee spinsTakashi TaniaiJapan, Tokyo20 August 2010The most consecutive knee spins is 30 and was achieved by Takashi Taniai (Japan) at Komaba High School, Nippon Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, on 20 August 2010. Knee spin is one of the popular breakdance moves. Takashi was inspired to set this record after having seen Aichi Ono’s head spin record.
8445Gurning world championships - female - most winsAnne Woods27 timesUnited Kingdom, Egremont18 September 2010The most gurning world championship female wins is 27 by Anne Woods (UK), achieved at the Egremont Crab Fair in Cumbria, between 1977 and 2010. Egremont Crab Fair and Sports was established in 1267, which makes it one of the oldest fairs in the world. It combines ancient and traditional events with modern attractions in a unique way, attracting visitors from all over the world. Events start in the early morning and continue into the late evening.
8446Most people painting their fingernails simultaneouslyTaiwan Nail Association1156 participantsChinese Taipei, ?????????27 April 2011The most people painting nails simultaneously is 1,156 and was achieved by members of the public at an event organised by Taiwan Nail Association at Banqiao Stadium, New Taipei City, Taiwan on 27 April 2011.The Taiwan Nail Association set this record as it was a new category.
8447Largest chair danceThe Stiletto Gym by FIMB Yoga & Wellness Center , Carla Mock271 participantsUnited States, Riverside05 November 2011The largest chair dance involved 271 participants and was achieved by Carla Mock and The Stiletto Gym by FIMB Yoga & Wellness Center (USA) in Riverside, Missouri, USA, on 5 November 2011.Proceeds from the event went to NewHouse Shelter of Kansas City.
8448Most videogames headlined by an individualTom Clancy16 August 2010Unsurprisingly, the person to have their name included in the title of the most videogames is novelist Tom Clancy, with 127 commercially-released games as of August 2010. Pictured is stealth title Splinter Cell: Conviction other genres covered by Clancy''s gaming empire include shooters (Rainbow Six & Ghost Recon), strategy (EndWar), and flight sim (H.A.W.X.).Featured in Guinness World Records Gamers Edition 2011
8449Widest aspect ratio for an arcade machineDARIUSBURST ANOTHER CHRONICLE (TAITO, 2010)Japan, Akihabara,Tokyo01 December 2010With an aspect ratio of 32:9 (double the width of a standard widescreen TV), DariusBurst Another Chronicle has the widest panoramic display of any arcade game. The side-scrolling shooter was location tested in Akihabara, Tokyo, Japan, in August 2010 ahead of its nationwide roll-out.Featured in Guinness World Records Gamers Edition 2011
8450Fastest completion of "Sniper Fi" on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Infinity Ward, 2009)Janner1/39.5 minute(s), second(s), 01 January 2010US Gamer Janner of online community posted a completion time of 1 min 39.5 sec on the special ops mission "Sniper Fi" on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Infinity Ward, 2009) on PC. This is 16 seconds faster than the best time achieved by the game''s developers.Featured in Guinness World Records Gamers Edition 2011
8451Oldest soldier to enlist in WWIWilliam John PaxtonUnited Kingdom, London21 October 1914The oldest soldier to enlist in the Great War was William John Paxton (b. London, UK, 23 April 1846, d. London, UK, 29 April 1927), a bricklayer who enlisted with the London Regiment on 21 October 1914 at the age of 68 and was discharged on 19 July 1916 for health reasons.Having declared on his application that he was 48 years old and that his next of kin was his brother, he in fact had four children and lived a few streets away from his wife. Having lied about his age, he would possibly have found it hard to explain how he managed to have four middle aged children.
8452First game to have an officially recognised day of celebrationSid Meier's Civilization V (2K Games, 2010)first, 21 September 2010The first videogame to have an officially recognised day of celebration is Sid Meier's Civilization V (2K Games, 2010), which was awarded a proclamation by Martin O'Malley, the Governor of Maryland, USA, stating that 21 September 2010 would henceforth be known as "Sid Meier's Civilization V Day", coinciding with the game's launch.2011
8453First guild to defeat Arthas in World of WarCraft: Wrath of the Lich King (Blizzard, 2006)Blood Legionfirst, 02 February 2010The first group of players to successfully beat the final boss in the expansion pack World of WarCraft: Wrath of the Lich King (Blizzard, 2006) was Blood Legion (USA), who completed the challenge with a 10-player team on 2 February 2010 .Featured in Guinness World Records Gamers Edition 2011
8454First audio commentary for a downloadable gameMonkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge (LucasArts, 1991), Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge Special Edition (LucasArts, 2010)first, 01 July 2010The first downloadable videogame to feature audio commentary from the developers is Monkey Island 2: Le Chuck''s Revenge Special Edition (LucasArts, 2010), which expanded on the 1991 original with improved sound and graphics as well as scene commentary from the game''s creators Tim Schafer and Ron Gilbert (both USA).Featured in Guinness World Records Gamers Edition 2011
8455First bowler to take 10 wickets in a limited overs internationalMehboob Alam2008/5/25 year(s), month(s), day(s)United Kingdom, JerseyThe earliest bowler to take all 10 wickets in an ICC international cricket match with limited overs was Mehboob Alam (Nepal) for Nepal against Mozambique in Jersey, UK, on 25 May 2008. The match was contested as part of the 2008 ICC World Cricket League Division V competition.The accomplishment has only happened professionally in two other instances, both in Test cricket with unlimited overs: once each by Jim Laker (UK) and Anil Kumble (India)
8456First Winter Olympic GamesChamonix Winter Olympics, 1924firstFrance, Chamonix01 January 1924The Winter Olympics were first held in Chamonix, France, between 25 January and 5 February 1924, and were originally established to support snow and ice-based sports not suited to the summer. In front of 10,004 paying spectators, a total of 247 men and 11 women competed across just 16 events that included speed skating, ice hockey, curling and ski jumping.
8457Largest gladiator school
8458Most simultaneous games of international draughts by an individualJos StokkelNetherlands, Hengelo07 November 2010The most simultaneous games of international draughts played by an individual was 251 by Jos Stokkel (Netherlands) in Hengelo, Netherlands, on 6-7 November 2010. International draughts is a variant of draughts/checkers in which the board is 10 x 10 pieces long and each participant starts with 20 pieces.This is a record monitored by the World Draughts Federation. According to the FMJD, to be eligible for this record, the participant must have a winning percent of at least 80% and at least 70% of the opponents must be registered members of their national draughts federation.
8459Largest oil gusherThe Qom wildcatIran26 August 1956An oil gusher, or wildcat, is the uncontrolled release of oil which, because of its depth below the ground, is under great pressure. On 26 August 1956 an enormous wildcat occurred near Qom, Iran, in which some 120,000 barrels of crude oil per day leaked in a fountain that reached 52 m high. The Qom wildcat was extinguished after 90 days.
8460Highest Association Bobbage jumpLaszlo FazekasNot Applicable01 January 2002The highest Association Bobbage jump made by an individual athlete is 2m 40cm by Laszlo Fazekas (Hungary) during filming for the International King of Sports TV show in 2002. In Association Bobbage, competitors wearing flippers jump into a swimming pool and attempt to keep their heads entirely above water. The athlete to perform the highest successful jump is the winner.

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