Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List

8521Oldest electrical coding system still in useMorse CodeUnited States24 May 1844On 24 May 1844, a line of code was transmitted by telegraph between the old Supreme Court chamber in Washington, DC by Samuel Morse to his partner in Baltimore (all USA). The sending of the message - which read “What has God wrought?” - hailed the beginning of modern telecommunications and, more than 160 years later, Morse Code is still in use.
8522First such volunteer mass distributed computing projectGIMPSfirstNot Applicable, 01 January 1995Using the Internet it is possible for large numbers of autonomous computers around the world to all contribute processing power in order to solve a common goal. The first such volunteer mass distributed computing project was GIMPS, the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search, which began in 1995 and has since discovered prime numbers with more than 12 million digits.
8523First compassChinafirstChina, 01 January 1000The Chinese invented the first compass as early as the 3rd Century BC and subsequently developed the first magnetic compass in the 11th Century AD—using Lodestone. The introduction of magnetic compasses amounted to a cartographical revolution—literally changing the “direction” of mapmaking.--making it possible to create maps based on direct observation using an instrument.
8524Largest gathering of people dressed as turkeysYMCA of Metropolitan Dallas & Capital One Bank661 peopleUnited States, Dallas24 November 2011The largest gathering of people dressed as turkeys is 661 and was accomplished at the 44th Annual Capital One Bank Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot in Dallas, Texas, USA on 24 November 2011.
8525Largest combined audience for a musical tour in 12 monthsThe Rolling Stones5769258 peopleNot Applicable, 01 August 1995Based on the average attendance for the first 122 shows of The Rolling Stones’ (UK) 134-date Voodoo Lounge Tour, an estimated 5,769,258 people – or 47,289 people per concert – attended the spectacle as it visited North and South America, Africa, Asia, Oceania and Europe between 1 August 1994 and 1 August 1995.
8526Largest Taekwondo display (multiple venues)Jayanth Reddy Taekwondo AcademyIndia, Hyderabad19 January 2014The largest Taekwondo display in multiple locations is 805 participants, and was achieved by Jayanth Reddy Taekwondo Academy (India) at 11 venues across India, on 19 Jan 2014.
8527Largest doughnut mosaicLviv Pampykh FestivalUkraine, Lviv07 January 2012The largest doughnut mosaic was created with 7,040 doughnuts at the Lviv Pampykh Festival in Lviv, Ukraine, on 07 Jan 2012The attempt took place on Ukrainian Christmas day (7 January) as part of their Pampukh Festival. After the attempt all doughnuts were distributed to the public who had gathered on Market Square, the venue where the mosaic was created
8528Largest underwater human pyramidJohn Shaddick, Tyler Reiser, Manolo Cabasal62 peopleThailand, Koh Tao15 October 2013The largest underwater human pyramid consists of 62 people and was organised by Tyler Reiser, Manolo Cabasal (both USA) and John Shaddick (Australia) in Mango Bay, Koh Tao, Thailand, on 15 October 2013.
8529Youngest Zumba® instructorCatalina Mejia11/4/12 year(s), month(s), day(s)United States, Gaithersburg/MD09 December 2007The youngest Zumba® instructor is Catalina Mejia (USA), who qualified as an instructor on 9 December 2007 aged 11 years 4 months 12 days.Catalina is now 15 years old and regularly instructs Zumba® classes in her local gym in Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA.
8530Most backing singers to one vocalistYoung Voices6031 peopleUnited Kingdom, London06 March 2012The most backing singers to one vocalist was 6,031 and was achieved by Young Voices (UK) accompanying Connie Talbot (UK) at The O2 Arena, London, UK, on 6 March 2012. Connie Talbot performed her own version of Run (originally by Snow Patrol) with a 7 piece band led by conductor David Lawrence. The running time of the performance was 5 minutes 6 seconds. The Young Voices backing singers performed basic dance moves as part of their performance to an audience of 8,929 people.
8531Largest gathering of people wearing cowboy hatsAngels Baseball39013 peopleUnited States, Anaheim,,Anaheim Angels Baseball Stadium02 June 2012The most people wearing cowboy hats was 39,013 and was organized by Angels Baseball (USA) at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, USA, on 2 June 2012.The Angels were playing against the division rival Texas Rangers.
8532Strongest bird gizzardturkey Meleagris gallopavoNot Applicable01 January 1500The gizzard is the portion of a bird's stomach that grinds foodinto small pieces. The world's strongest recorded gizzard is thatof the turkey Meleagris gallopavo. One specimen had crushed 24walnuts in their shells within 4 hours, and had also groundsurgical lancet blades into grit within 16 hours.
8533Most slot machines running the same game simultaneouslyBally Technologies Inc.United States, Montville,,Mohegan Sun27 April 2013The most slot machines running the same game simultaneously was 1,610, achieved by Bally Technologies (USA) at Mohegan Sun Montville, Connecticut, USA, on 27 April 2013.
8534Most hamburgers assembled in one hourCaterpillar TorreónMexico, Torreón02 December 2012The most hamburgers assembled in one hour is 2,220 and was achieved by Caterpillar Torreón (Mexico), in Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico, on 2 December 2012.
8535First circumnavigation by solar-powered boatMS TûranorfirstMonaco, MS TÛRANOR PlanetSolar (Switzerland) circumnavigated the world in a westward direction from Monaco in 1 year 7 months and 7 days from 27 September 2010 to 4 May 2012 on solar power only. The boat had accumulated 32,410 nautical miles (60,023 km 37,296 miles) on its arrival in Monaco.MS TÛRANOR PlanetSolar crew included founder and expedition leader Raphaël Domjan (Switzerland), engineers Christian Ochsenbein (Switzerland), bosun Jens Langwasser (Germany), captains Patrick Marchesseau and Erwan Le Rouzic (both France). Raphaël Domjan, engineer Christian Ochsenbein and bosun Jens Langwasser followed the circumnavigation from start to finish with breaks in between. Other crew members joined the voyage on selected legs of the journey only. The boat left Kiel, Germany, where it had been built, on 31 March 2010 with fully loaded batteries, then headed for Hamburg and on to Monaco for the official start of the world tour on 27 September 27 2010 at 14:41 (departure line in front of the Fermont Hotel). It was a sunny day and the batteries were fully loaded.The PlanetSolar project, initiated by PlanetSolar founder and expedition leader Raphaël Domjan and ship-owner Immo Ströher, aims to be the first vessel to circumnavigate the globe in a "solar" boat, i.e. one driven by a silent, pollution-free electrical engine powered exclusively by solar energy. The name "TÛRANOR" is derived from J. R. R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings saga and translates as "The Power of the Sun". The MS TÛRANOR PlanetSolar, a 31-metre-long and 15-metre-wide catamaran, is powered by a 537 m² (5,780 ft²) photovoltaic solar generator. Batteries are charging during the day and discharging during the night through the propulsion that is composed of 2 semi-submerged propellers driven by 4 engines. Only solar energy is used during the world tour. The MS TÛRANOR PlanetSolar has a diesel backup, but it is sealed. The batteries began to charge as soon as the system was launched on the water in Monaco and can last for approximately 72 hours. The boat is capable of travelling non-stop around the world, but stopovers are made to maintain food supply and undertake public-relations engagements. On the boat showers, lights, fridges etc. are of course powered by solar energy. Only the kitchen operates with gas.
8536Largest reading lesson (multiple venues)Eastbourne Area Secondary SchoolspeopleUnited Kingdom, Eastbourne02 July 2014The largest reading lesson at multiple venues involved 3,509 participants and was achieved by Eastbourne Area Secondary Schools (UK) across 8 venues in UK on 2 July 2014.
8537Largest electric guitar ensembleSky Group368 participantsIndia, Dimapur,North East India12 January 2013The largest electric guitar ensemble involved 368 participants, and was achieved by Sky Group (India) at Agri Expo,Dimapur, Nagaland, India on 12 January 2013.The event was organised to promote unity and peace in Nagaland. It involved participants between the age group of 11 to 70 years and performed on ‘Knocking on heaven’s door’ song by Guns N’ Roses.
8538Largest lemon nurseryJose Luis PalaciosArgentina, Lules07 August 2012The largest lemon nursery consists of 551,227 lemon plants and was achieved by Vivero Citrus owned by José Luis Palacios (Argentina) in Lules, Tucumán, Argentina on 7 August 2012.The nursery was founded 35 years ago and has been slowly growing in size until a recent boom in the lemon industry in Argentina thanks to large contracts from two of the world's largest soft drinks brands. Vivero Citrus supplies all the large lemon plantations in the region and Tucuman is the world's number one exporter of lemons, primarily for industrial use (the essence and lemon oil) rather than consumption. All the plants counted were mature plants ready for sale, another 300,000 seedlings were not included in the total and a further 7,622 orange plants were discounted.
8539Fastest differential speed – propeller-powered land yachtRick Cavallaro, John Borton2.8 timesUnited States, El Mirage, CA03 July 2010The fastest differential speed by a propeller-powered land yacht is 2.8 times the true wind speed while sailing directly down wind, achieved by Rick Cavallaro and John Borton (both USA) in their land yacht "Blackbird" on El Mirage dry lake, California, USA, on 3 July 2010.The record was attempted according to the rules and regulations of NALSA.
8540Largest functioning blackjack tableViejas Casino206.85 square metre(s)United States, Alpine13 September 2012The largest functioning blackjack table measured 206.85 m (2,226 ft 6 in) in surface area and was created by the Viejas Casino (USA) in Alpine, California, on 13 September 2013. In celebrate of the Viejas Casino's 21st anniversary, one hand of blackjack was played by six guests of the casino and a dealer using oversized casino chips and cards that matched the enormous scale of the table.
8541Largest gathering of escaramuzasCamara Nacional de Comercio Servicios y Turismo de GuadalajaraMexico, Guadalajara08 September 2012The largest gathering of escaramuzas is 129 participants and was achieved and organized by the Cámara de Comercio de Guadalajara (Mexico) at the Glorieta Minerva, in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, on 8 September 2012.All of the participants were females that ranged in age from 5 years old to 50 years old. There was a total of 16 teams and each team had 8 participants. The total was 129 because one participant from a separate team wanted to participate and was invited along. The participants always ride in pairs, with the exception of the one group of three during the attempt. They all performed a routine that lasted 17 minutes and 25 seconds, which exceeded the time they all had to remain together (10 minutes) for the record attempt.
8542Largest gluten-free pizzaDovilio Nardi1261.65 square metre(s)Italy, Rome13 December 2012The largest gluten-free pizza has a total surface area of 1,261.65 m² (13,580.23 ft²) and was prepared by Dovilio Nardi, Andrea Mannocchi, Marco Nardi, Matteo Nardi and Matteo Giannotte (all Italy) from NIPfood at Fiera Roma, in Rome, Italy, on 13 December 2012.The pizza was named "Ottavia", a word of Roman origin for "eighth son", as a homage to the first Roman emperor Octavian Augustus, who represented an epoch-making change in the history of Rome and brought the Empire into a period of economic and cultural unrest.Ottavia was 100% gluten-free, educating and spreading a message to the whole world about the importance of health conscious food choices.
8543Largest display of lit menorahsNCSYUnited States, Stamford,,Stamford Hilton Hotel08 December 2012The largest display of lit menorahs consisted of 1,000 menorahs and was achieved by NCSY (USA), in Stamford, Connecticut, USA, on 8 December 2013.
8544Largest mascot danceHuis Ten Bosch Co., Ltd.134 participantsJapan, Huis Ten Bosch,Sasebo,Nagasaki27 January 2013The largest mascot dance consists of 134 mascots and was organised by Huis Ten Bosch Co., Ltd. (Japan) at Huis Ten Bosch in Sasebo, Nagasaki, Japan, on 27 January 2013.Mascots gathered from all over Japan to attempt this record. Song used for the dance was called "Hige (moustache) Dance", originally invented by Japanese comedians.
8545Largest gathering of people dressed as Saint PatrickSaint Brigid's National School882 participantsIreland, Castleknock14 March 2013The largest gathering of people dressed as Saint Patrick is 882 participants and was achieved by Saint Brigid's National School (Ireland) in Castleknock, Dublin, Ireland, on 14 March 2012.The attempt was part of a celebration of the opening of a large extension to the school.
8546Largest living catHerculesUnited States, Myrtle Beach01 January 2013The largest living cat is Hercules, an adult male liger (lion x tigress hybrid) currently housed at Myrtle Beach Safari, a wildlife reserve in South Carolina, USA. In total length, he measures 3.33 m (131 in), stands 1.25 m (49 in) at the shoulder, and weighs 418.2 kg (922 lb).Ligers are generally larger than their two parental species. In contrast, tigons, hybrids resulting from the reciprocal cross (tiger x lioness), are often smaller. He is pictured here with Moksha Bybee, an animal trainer from the wildlife reserve.Slightly taller but lighter in weight is Hercules's brother, Sinbad. Ligers are generally larger than their two parental species. In contrast, tigons, hybrids resulting from the reciprocal cross (tiger x lioness), are often smaller.
8547Largest Lincoln Logs structureDavid StumpfUnited States, Appleton13 October 2013The largest Lincoln Logs structure contains 17,384 logs and was achieved by Dave Stumpf (USA) in Kimberly, Wisconsin, USA, on 13 October 2013.
8548BMX - Most deathtruck spins in one minuteLee MusselwhiteUnited Kingdom, torquay15 November 2013The most Deathtruck spins in one minute is 44 and was achieved by Lee Musselwhite (UK) at Parkfield Youth Centre, Paignton, Devon, UK, on 15 November 2013.
8549Most people keeping beach balls in the airCoordinadora de Peñas de ValladolidSpain, VALLADOLID02 September 2012The most people keeping beach balls in the air is 14,993 and was achieved by Coordinadora de Peñas de Valladolid, in Valladolid, Spain, on 2 September 2012.Every year, vast numbers of Valladolid's citizens gather to earn themselves a Guinness World Records mass-participation certificate. In recent years, we've seen the locals stage a giant water-pistol fight (2,671 people in 2007), lick a lot of lollipops (12,831 in 2008), dress en masse as Cupids (199 in 2009), twirl flags (35,000 in 2010) and fan themselves (15,000 in 2011). Nivea was the main sponsor of the event.
8550Most weight lifted by dumbbell rows in one minute (one arm)Robert NatoliUnited States, Liverpool22 March 2014The most weight lifted by dumbbell rows in one minute (one arm) is 1975.85 kg (4,356 lb) achieved by Robert Natoli (USA) at the Pacific Health Club in Liverpool, New York, USA, on 22 March 2014.

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