Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List

8461First apex predator
8462Largest skua
8463Most consecutive pass attempts without an interception by an NFL quaterbackTom BradyUnited States, Foxboro02 January 2011The most consecutive pass attempts in regular season games without throwing an interception by an NFL quaterback is 335 by Tom Brady (USA) through the end of the 2010 season. Brady's streak spanned the final 11 games of the regular season, a time during which he threw for 26 touchdowns.
8464Rarest bushbabyRondo dwarf bushbaby (Galagoides rondoensis)100 square kilometre(s)Tanzania, 01 January 1996Critically endangered and labelled as one of the world´s 25 most endangered primates by the IUCN, the world´s rarest bushbaby is the Rondo dwarf bushbaby (Galagoides rondoensis). First described as recently as 1996, it is entirely confined to eight small, discrete, highly threatened forest patches (yielding a total area of under 100 km², or 38 mi2) in coastal Tanzania.
8465First fatality during trainingValentin BondarenkoUkraine23 March 1961On 23 March 1961 Valentin Bondarenko (Ukraine) accidentally threw an alcohol-soaked cotton ball onto an electric hotplate inside a low-pressure altitude chamber, in which he had been conducting an endurance experiment. Due to the chamber’s high levels of oxygen, the ball caught fire and Bondarenko suffered third-degree burns, from which he died hours later.
8466First supercontinent – VaalbaraVaalbarafirstNot Applicable, 01 January 2010Over geological time, as the continents drift, they occasionally form one huge supercontinent, with all the landmasses on Earth connected together. The last time this occurred was in the Late Permian period, around 200-300 million years ago. The first time such a supercontinent formed was around 3,100 million years ago. Geologists refer to this first supercontinent as Vaalbara.
8467Largest protected marine areaThe Phoenix Islands Protected Area408250 square kilometre(s)Kiribati, 01 January 2010The Phoenix Islands Protected Area, which covers 408,250 km2 contains the Phoenix Island Group, part of the Republic of Kiribati. It is home to around 500 species of fish, 200 species of coral, 44 bird and 18 marine mammal species. It also includes 14 seamounts and numerous atolls and reefs which have formed on a further 8 submarine volcanoes which almost reach the ocean surface.
8468Last population of woolly mammothsThe Wrangel Island ReserveArctic01 January 1700The Wrangel Island Reserve, located above the Arctic Circle, north of Siberia, was home to a dwarf variety of woolly mammoths which survived up until as late as 1700 BC. The extinction of this population could not have been due to humans as it is believed people first set foot on the island some 100 years after the last mammoths died out.
8469Most times relegated from the English football Premier LeagueCrystal Palace Football Club4 timesUnited Kingdom, 01 January 2005The team to be relegated the most times from the English Premier League is Crystal Palace, who have eliminated a total of four times, in 1992/93, 1994/95, 1997/98 and 2004/05. Every year the bottom three clubs (four in 1994/95) in the Premier League move to the next league down for the following season.
8470Longest female Grand Slam tennis match (singles)Francesca SchiavoneAustralia, Melbourne23 January 2011The longest match played by time in a female Grand Slam tennis singles competition lasted 4 hr 44 min between Francesca Schiavone (Italy) and Svetlana Kuznetsova (Russia) in the round of 16 at the 2011 Australian Open on 23 January 2011. Schiavone won the match 4-6, 6-1, 16-14.
8471Highest resolution 3D planetariumMacao Science CenterMacau, Macau25 January 2010The highest resolution 3D planetarium is the planetarium of the Macao Science Center, Macau, which uses 12 projectors to give an equivalent resolution of 8,000 x 8,000 pixels in 3D. The planetarium’s dome has a diameter of 15.24 m, tilted at 15 degrees and can seat 139 people. It was opened on 19 December 2009.
8472Rarest asterQuito aster (Aster quitensis)Ecuador01 January 2011The world´s rarest species of true aster, and also the least-known, is the Quito aster Aster quitensis from Ecuador. It is known only from a single collection of botanical specimens, roughly 175 years old, obtained near Quito, in an area of valley that has since experienced severe vegetation destruction, so it may well be extinct now. No specimens exist in any Ecuadorian museum.
8473Shortest Formula One circuitCircuit de MonacoMonaco01 January 1979The shortest circuit by lap distance to host a Formula One World Championship race is the Circuit de Monaco, in Monte Carlo, Monaco, which has held races from 1929-2011. The course has changed in length over the years, with its shortest incarnation between 1929-1979 when it measured 1.9 miles (3.1 km).
8474Most AFL Premierships won by a captainMichael Tuck , Dick Reynolds, Syd Coventry4 timesAustralia, 01 January 1991The most Australian Football League Premierships titles won by an individual captain is four, by three players: Syd Coventry (Australia) in 1927-30 for Collingwood, Dick Reynolds (Australia) in 1942, 1946, 1949 and 1950 for Essendon, and Michael Tuck (Australia) for Hawthorn in 1986, 1988, 1989 and 1991.
8475Fastest return to no.1 after a chart topping debut in the UKB.o.B. (aka Bobby Simmons)United Kingdom24 July 2010In 2010, US rapper B.o.B. (b. Bobby Simmons) notched up two UK No.1 singles in only eight weeks with his first two chart entries. They were “Nothin' On You” (with Bruno Mars) on 29 May 2010 and “Airplanes” (with Hayley Williams) on 24 July 2010.
8476Largest gathering of Lady Gaga impersonators
8477Most plastic bottle caps recycled (eight hours)Fundacion SanarColombia, Bogota05 October 2013The most plastic bottle caps recycled in 8 hours is 156,460 kg (344,935.25 lb) and was achieved by Fundación Sanar (Colombia) at Multiparque, Bogota, Colombia on 5 October 2013.Over 300 police cadets helped with the logistics on the day with millons of Colombians collecting bottle caps across the country, they were delivered by 4-72 the Colombian state postal service. Forklift trucks were used to help load the bottle caps onto lorries that were weighed as they entered and left the recycling area. Fundacion Sanar helps children with cancer and the money raised from the recycling will directly benefit 500 children.
8478Longest road bridgeBang Na ExpresswayThailand, Bangkok07 February 2000The six-lane elevated Bang Na Expressway (aka the Bang Na-Bang Phil-Bang Pakong Expressway or the Burapha Withi Expressway) runs for 54 km (33.5 miles) through Bangkok, Thailand, and was constructed using 1.8 million m3 (63.5 million ft3) of concrete. It was opened on 7 February 2000 at a cost of $1 billion (then £770 million).
8479Smallest guided missileUSAUnited StatesAt just 2.4 kg (5.3 lb), the US Navy’s new Spike missile is significantly smaller than any other missile of its kind. It was originally intended to be used with a lightweight hand-held launcher, but its size meant it was perfectly suited to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Spike’s highly precise targeting system combines an imaging electro-optical sensor with laser guidance and is capable of locking on to a target as small as a motorcycle.
8480Longest bridge over water (aggregate length)Qingdao-Haiwan Bridge300000 tonne(s) (metric ton)China, Jiaozhou Bay,Shangdong Province01 January 2011The six-lane, T-shaped Qingdao-Haiwan road bridge, which spans Jiaozhou Bay in China’s Shangdong Province, is 42.5 km (26.4 miles) long. The earthquake- and typhoon-proof bridge opened in 2011 and is designed to withstand the impact of a 300,000-tonne vessel.Image via Alamy.
8481Most singles sold in the UK161811236 unit(s) soldUnited Kingdom, 01 January 2011A total of 161,811,236 singles/tracks were sold in the UK in 2010, the best year on record. The week ending 1 January 2011, holds the record for total sales in one week with 4,757,429 tracks. This was an increase of 12.7 per cent on the previous best week exactly two years earlier.
8482Most successful counter-drug operationOperation Tiburon2903 tonne(s) (metric ton)Colombia, 05 February 1982The bulkiest drug seizure was 2,903 tonnes of Colombian marijuana in a 14-month-long project codenamed Operation Tiburon. The United States Coast Guard, in cooperation with Customs, the Drug Enforcement Administration and Colombian authorities conducted Operation Tiburon that resulted in record seizures.The arrest of 495 people and the seizure of 95 vessels were announced on 5 Feb 1982.
8483Heaviest weight lifted with the toesGuy PhillipsUK, Horning,NorfolkThe heaviest weight lifted with the toes is 23 kg (51 lb), achieved by Guy Phillips (UK) in Horning, Norfolk, UK, on 28 May 2011.Guy used a dumbbell fitted with a strap to allow him to hold the weight using only his toes.
8484Most people crammed in a Fiat 500ESSCA Paris Business School , IKEA France14 peopleFrance, PARIS,,Place du Palais Royal02 April 2011The most people crammed into an original FIAT 500 is 14 and was achieved by the students from ESSCA Business School, in Paris, France, on 2 April 2011.The car used is an original Fiat 500 from 1972. The event was organised by IKEA France in order to promote car pooling during 'Green Week' in France.
8485First arsenic-based bacteriaBacteria in Mono LakefirstUnited States, 01 December 2010Life on Earth uses six basic ‘building block’ elements to make up its molecular structure: carbon, nitrogen, hydrogen, oxygen, sulphur and phosphorus. In December 2010 NASA scientists announced their discovery of bacteria in the briny Mono Lake, California, USA, which shows the unique capability of incorporating the element arsenic into its DNA and proteins as a substitute for phosphorus.
8486First female spy starApril DancerfirstUnited States, 01 January 1966Although the British series The Avengers (ABC 1961-69) pioneered the concept of the action spy heroine it was American agent April Dancer (played by Stefanie Powers) who was the first female spy to front her own show: The Girl from UNCLE (NBC 1966-67), a spin-off from hit series The Man from UNCLE.
8487Deadliest year for improvised explosive device attacks2009, AfghanistanAfghanistan01 January 2009The year 2009 was the worst year yet for improvised explosive device attacks in Afghanistan with a total 7,228 attacks – an increase of 120% over 2008. In 2010, 3,366 US soldiers were wounded by such attacks and 368 soldiers were killed by IEDs – that is nearly 52% of all deaths.
8488Most foreign troops deployed in a single nationInternational Security Assistance Force (ISAF)131730 peopleAfghanistan, 01 December 2010By December 2010, there were 131,730 foreign troops from 48 different nations deployed under the auspices of NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan to deal with the Taliban insurgency and other problems in that country. The top contributor is the United States, with 90,000 personnel representing just over 68% of the total.
8489Most people wearing paper hatsSCOUTS New Zealand3045 participantsNew Zealand, Kaiwharawhara01 January 2014The most people wearing paper hats is 3,045 and was achieved by SCOUTS New Zealand (New Zealand) in Manfeild Park, Feilding, New Zealand, on 1 January 2014.SCOUTS New Zealand broke this record at their 20th New Zealand Scout Jamboree, which occurs every three years, and includes scouts and leaders from New Zealand, Cook Islands, Australia, Korea, Tonga and Samoa.
8490Oldest continuously surviving intelligence organisation in the worldBritish Secret Intelligence ServiceUnited Kingdom01 January 2011The British Secret Intelligence Service was founded in October 1909 and is the oldest continuously surviving intelligence collecting organisation in the world. It was only publicly acknowledged in 1994 and is still popularly referred to by one of its earlier titles, MI6 (Military Intelligence 6), a cover name used from early in the Second World War.

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