Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List

8581Oldest teletext serviceUnknownfirstUnited Kingdom, 28 September 1974Ceefax was launched in the UK by the BBC on 28 September 1974. It was developed by BBC engineers who were working on a way to provide subtitles for deaf people. They were able to use the 'spare lines' on top of an analog television signal to incorporate words and simple pictures. The Ceefax service is still available to analog television viewers.
8582Largest collection of miniature champagne bottlesChristoph BermpohlGermany, Siegburg03 October 2011Christoph Bermpohl (Germany) has 1,030 different miniature champagne bottles, as of July 2011, which he has been collecting since 1993.All of his miniature champagne bottles are 0.2 litre bottles (also called quarter-bottles).
8583Longest marathon bartendingRuth Brands111 hour(s)Belgium, Opglabbeek04 November 2012The longest bartending marathon lasted 111 hours and was achieved by Ruth Brands (Belgium), at the Café Het Gildenhuis, Opglabbeek, Belgium, from 30 October to 4 Novemebr 2012. During the attempt, other staff members hosted events and ran fundraisers to raise money for a disabled children's charity. After setting the record, Ruth took a few hours to sleep before heading back to the bar for a celebratory party and to present the charity with a cheque for €12,111 (£10,277.50).
8584Longest marathon playing pinballAlessandro ParisiAustralia, Whyalla23 January 2007The longest pinball marathon lasted 28 hours and was achieved by Alessandro Parisi (Australia) at the Westland Shopping Centre in Whyalla, Australia on 22-23 January 2007.
8585Longest flute marathonKatherine Brookes25/48 hour(s), minute(s), second(s)United Kingdom, Warwickshire18 February 2012The longest flute marathon by an individual lasted 25 hours 48 minutes and was achieved by Katherine Brookes (UK) at Bedworth Civic Hall in Bedworth, UK, from 17-18 February 2012.Katherine repeated a 6 hour set list, containing 92 different pieces, ranging from popular to classical music.
8586Longest series of sailing circumnavigationsJon SandersAustralia, Fremantle13 March 1988Jon Sanders (Australia) completed a series of three non-stop singlehanded circumnavigations in 13.9 m (44 ft) sloop Parry Endeavour in 657 days from 25 May 1986 to 13 March 1988. Starting and finishing in Fremantle, Western Australia, he made one circumnavigation Westabout and two Eastabout.
8587Most people treading grapesLeticia Alfaya Lozano, ACOBASA (Spain)977 peopleSpain, Labastida,,Plaza de la Paz25 September 2010The most people treading grapes is 977 and was achieved by ACOBASA (Spain), at an event organised by Leticia Alfaya Lozano (Spain) in Labastida, Álava, Spain on 25 September 2010.Labastida is a village of 1,500 people located in the province of Álava, in the Basque Country, northern Spain. Its main industry is the production of wine.For this attempt 25.000 kg (27.56 tn) of grapes were used and 17.500 litres (3849.46 UK gal) of juice were squeezed.
8588Largest bugle ensembleBugles Across AmericaUnited States, New YorkThe largest bugle ensemble involved 674 participants at an event sponsored by Bugles Across America (USA) between Elmira and Bath in New York State, United States, on 21 May 2005.
8589First father and son to finish in first, second place at the Daytona 500Bobby AllisonfirstUnited States, 01 January 1988Bobby Allison (USA) won the Daytona 500 in 1988, with his son, the late Davey Allison (USA), finishing second, marking the only time a father and son have ever finished 1-2 at the Daytona 500. Bobby Allison won the Daytona 500 in 1978, 1982, and 1988.
8590Inline skates, highest McTwist (900)Kevin MarronFrance, La Tranche Sur Mer28 July 2005The record for the highest 900 degree McTwist performed on inline skates off a halfpipe ramp is 1.15 m and was set by Kevin Marron (Belgium) on the set of L'Ete De Tous Les Records, La Tranche Sur Mer, France, on 28 July 2005.
8591Wake skate - most 180 board rotations in 30 secondsBertrand OustrieresFrance, Argeles Gazost05 July 2005The record for the most 180° rotations of a wake skate under the rider's feet in 30 sec is 9 and was set by Bertrand Oustrieres (France) on the set of L'Ete De Tous Les Records, Argeles Gazost, France on 5 July 2005.
8592Most ascents of Everest by a womanLakpa Sherpa6 timesNepalLakpa Sherpa (Nepal) reached the 8,848-m-high (29,029-ft) summit of Everest for the sixth time on 11 May 2006. She made the climb accompanied by her husband, Romanian-born Gheorghe "George" Dijmarescu (USA), who was completing his eighth ascent of Everest.
8593Fastest coxless pairs rowing (men's class)Eric Murray & Hamish Bond6/08.50 minute(s), second(s)United Kingdom, London28 July 2012New Zealand rowers Eric Murray and Hamish Bond smashed the decade-old record for the men's coxless pairs by almost six seconds when they crossed the finish line in a time of 6:08.50 on 28 July 2012 on the first day of competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
8594Most underhand in-line rifle exchanges in one minuteConstantine H. WilsonUnited States, Washington28 January 2006Standing in a line formation, Constantine Wilson, Abraham C. Robbins, Seaman Patrick Reed and DC3 Valentino Cuba (all USA) competed 26 underhand rifle exchanges in one minute at the Navy and Marine Reserve Center, Anacostia Naval Base, Washington, DC, USA, on 28 January 2006. All exchanges were interwoven and simultaneous.Each exchange must be thrown in a line formation i.e. – when four persons are standing in a line, person one exchanges with person three as person two exchanges with person four. A completed exchange is when the weapon is caught and counted when the weapon has broken the halfway point.
8595Most expensive caviarIranian Beluga20000 UK pound(s)IranThe most expensive of all caviar, and indeed the world's most expensive food is 'Almas', from the Iranian Beluga fish - 1 kg (2 lb 3 oz) of this 'black gold' is regularly sold for £20,000 (then $34,500). Almas is produced from the eggs of a rare albino sturgeon between 60-100 years old, which swims in the southern Caspian Sea where there is apparently less pollution.Caviar is traditionally eaten directly from the skin between the index finger and the thumb. The eggs are rolled slowly around the mouth and pop to release the flavour.
8596Most people dressed as SmurfsJokers' Masquerade2510 peopleUnited Kingdom, Swansea08 June 2009The most people dressed as Smurfs was 2,510 and was achieved by Jokers' Masquerade with the help of Swansea University at Swansea Oceana in Swansea, UK, on 8th June 2009.Faces, arms and legs must be painted blue to be counted towards the total.
8597First robot trumpeterUnnamedfirstJapanPlaying a brass instrument requires constant changes to the embouchure (the arrangement of the mouth, lips and tongue) to reach certain notes. The first robot to achieve this is an as-yet-unnamed bipedal invention designed by Toyota (Japan). In the same “family” are robots with the dexterity to playthe tuba and drums.
8598Longest marathon playing floorballLappeenranta University of Technology and Urheilu Koskimies Team26 hour(s), minute(s), second(s)Finland, Lappeenranta13 July 2013The longest marathon playing floorball is 26 hours and was achieved by Lappeenranta University of Technology and Urheilu Koskimies Team (Finland) in Lappeenranta, Finland, from 12 to 13 July 2013.Team UK squared off against the Lappeenranta University of Technology All Stars, with Team UK winning by 328 to 248.
8599Shortest spyRichebourg58 centimetre(s)FranceThe smallest recorded spy was the Frenchman, Richebourg (1768-1858), who measured 58 cm (1 ft 11 in) as an adult. Richebourg was employed by the aristocracy to act as a secret agent during the French Revolution (1789-1799), dispatching messages into and out of Paris, whilst disguised as an infant and carried by his 'nurse'.
8600Ladder climbing - farthest distance in 24 hrs (female)Barbara NustriniNew Zealand, Auckland04 December 2005The farthest distance climbed on a ladder in 24 hours by an individual is 11.5 km (7.15 miles). Barbara Nustrini of The Professional Firefighters of New Zealand achieved this distance in Auckland, New Zealand on 3-4 December 2005.This was achieved during the team attempt.
8601Largest privately owned satellite constellationIridium Satellite, LLCUnited States, Bethesda, MD01 August 2006The largest privately owned satellite constellation is the fleet of 66 satellites in cross-linked low-earth orbits owned and operated by Iridium Satellite LLC (USA). The satellite fleet, which orbits at an altitude of 780 km (485 miles), provides global communication coverage allowing the use of a satellite telephone anywhere on Earth.
8602Highest paid dancerMichael Flatley1600000 US dollar(s)Ireland, Dublin01 January 2000Michael Flatley (USA), the star of Lord of the Dance, earned $1.6 million (£1 million) a week for his Irish style dancing at the peak of the show's success. This included profits from ticket, video and merchandise sales. The Chicago born star first found international fame when he performed at the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin, Republic of Ireland.Sourced from GWR book 2000
8603Most expensive baseball autographed sold at auctionDiMaggio, Monroe191200 US dollar(s)United States, DallasThe highest amount of money paid for an autographed baseball is $191,200 (£103,766), when Heritage Auction Galleries sold a baseball signed in 1961 by legendary baseball player, Joe DiMaggio, and film star, Marilyn Monroe, (both USA) at an auction in Dallas, Texas, USA on 5 May 2006.The ball was acquired by an American photographer, Harry Harris in the 1960s. DiMaggio and Monroe had been married and divorced n 1954, but were seeking a reconciliation in 1961.The price is inclusive of the buyers' premium.
8604Most durable blooper presenterDenis NordenUnited Kingdom, London18 September 2006The world record for the most durable blooper presenter is Denis Norden C.B.E (b. 6 February 1922, UK). He has presented a blooper show for 29 years. He started with the first edition of It’ll be Alright on the Night on 18 September 1977 and presented his last show All the Best from Denis Norden in September 2006.
8605Largest stand up in 24 hours (multiple venue)United Nations Millennium CampaignUnited States, Multiple Venues (Globally)17 October 2007The world record for the most people to 'Stand Up Against Poverty' in 24 hours was set on 16 - 17 October 2007 for the United Nation´s Millennium Campaign and involved a massive total of 43,716,440 participants in 6,540 events around the globe.
8606First restaurant with robot waiting staffRobot KitchenfirstChina, Hong Kong01 July 2006Robot Kitchen in Hong Kong, China, opened in July 2006. It has two robot staff members capable of taking orders from customers and delivering their meals to them. A third robot is being constructed that should be able to perform simple culinary tasks, such as preparing omelettes and flipping burgers.
8607First use of computer-generated animationTronfirstUnited States, 01 January 1982The Disney movie Tron (USA, 1982) was the first major motion feature to fully utilize computer-generated (CG) animation. The movie's setting – inside a video game – was ideal inspiration for the fledgling CG companies indeed, the most effective and memorable sequence in the movie is the "lightcycle" race, created by computer companies Triple-I and MAGI (both USA).
8608Longest linear acceleratorSLACUnited States, California01 January 1966The Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) in California, USA, is a particle accelerator some 3.2 km (2 miles) long. Since beginning operations in 1966, its key achievements include the discovery of the charm quark and tau lepton subatomic particles. The accelerator is located underground and is, according to administrators, among the world's longest, straightest objects.
8609First book on draughts (checkers)Antonio TorquemadaSpain, Valencia01 January 1547Draughts, known as checkers in North America, is believed to have originated on the French/Spanish border in the 12th century, when backgammon pieces were placed on a chess board and moved as in the well-known game of the time, alquerque. The earliest book on the game was by Antonio Torquemada of Valencia, Spain in 1547.Information from Archives (e.g. 1994). Submitted for use in Scholastic's Modern Marvels.
8610Oldest pinned insect specimenBath White ButterflyUnited Kingdom, Oxford01 January 1702The oldest known pinned insect specimen, still on its original pin, is a Bath white butterfly (Pontia daplidice), which was collected near Gamlingay, Cambridgeshire in May 1702. The specimen was donated to the Hope Entomological Collections of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Oxford, UK in 1906 and has remained there ever since.Further info from Oxford:The Bath white comes from the Mediterranean and North Africa, and rarely visits the UK. Although there are older insect remains in existence, such as those recovered from archaeological sites such as Egyptian tombs, the Bath White is the oldest insect collected and pinned as a natural history specimen. The Bath White, a beautifully dappled member of the butterfly family, the Pieridae (the same family as the Cabbage White Butterfly) was originally known as Vernon's Half Mourner after William Vernon who collected specimens in the 17th Century. It became known as the Bath White from 1795 onwards when it appeared on a piece of embroidery of a young lady from Bath.------It is only possible to view the butterfly by arrangement with the museum.

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