Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List

8671First prison sentence for file sharingChan Nai-MingfirstChina, Hong Kong01 November 2005In November 2005, Chan Nai-Ming (China) was jailed for three months for uploading Hollywood movies, using BitTorrent technology on to the Internet. Although the movie industry began targeting BitTorrent sites in December 2004, Chan Nai-Ming's case is the first in the world to lead to a prison sentence.
8672Largest hot dog eating contestOscar Mayer (US)Spain, Valencia12 March 2011The largest hot dog eating contest was achieved by 3,189 participants during an event organised by Oscar Mayer (Spain) in Puente de las Flores, Valencia, Spain, on 12 March 2011.The fastest time to eat 2 hot dogs was 47 seconds.
8673Most people carving pumpkins simultaneouslyGalloping Grace Youth Ranch and the citizens of New Mexico1060 peopleUnited States, Rio Rancho26 October 2013The most people carving pumpkins simultaneously is 1,060 and was achieved by Galloping Grace Youth Ranch and the citizens of New Mexico (USA) in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, USA, on 26 October 2013.
8674Most authors signing the same book simultaneouslySt. James School , Sonia KayUnited Kingdom, Audlem05 December 2013The most authors signing the same book simultaneously is 115 and was achieved by St. James School and Sonia Kay (both UK) in Audlem, Cheshire, UK, on 5 December 2013.
8675Fastest unsupported (kite assisted) journey to the South PoleUnknownSouth Pole19 December 1996The fastest unpowered journey to the South Pole was made my Børge Ousland (Norway), who travelled on skis with assistance from a parafoil kite, in 34 days from 15 November to 19 December 1996. The journey was solo and unsupported, meaning he received no outside assistance.Note: This text is identical to the record for the Fastest solo unsupported (kite assisted) journey to the South Pole.
8676Fish with largest repertoire of tricksDean PomerleauUnited States, Gibsonia25 October 2005As of October 2005, the fish with the largest repertoire of tricks is Albert Einstein, a 3 year old calico fantail goldfish who can perform 6 tricks such as playing football or performing limbo. He was trained by his owner Dean Pomerleau at the ‘Fish School’ in Gibsonia, United States.Albert’s tricks are: 1) Eat from Hand - self explanatory2) Swim through hoop - Albert will wiggle through a hoop sideways that isn't much bigger in diameter than his body.3) Swim through a tunnel - Albert will swim through a tunnel twice the length of his body and not much bigger in diameter than he is.4) Limbo - Albert will swim under a limbo bar that is just his body width above the floor of his tank.6) Play football - Albert will push a tiny football across the floor of his tank and across a goal line.7) Play Fetch - Albert will retrieve a ball dropped into his tank off the bottom, nudge it to the surface and into Dean Pomerleau‘s waiting hand.
8677Most triple hundreds in a Test match career (male)Brian Charles Lara , Sir Don Bradman, Chris Gayle, Virender SehwagWest Indies01 January 2010Four batsmen in the history of Test match cricket have scored two innings of more than 300 runs, Sir Don Bradman (Australia) in 52 matches, 1928-48 Brian Lara (Trinidad and Tobago) playing for the West Indies, 1990-2005, Virender Sehwag (India) in 2001-08, and Chris Gayle (Jamaica) playing for the West Indies, 2000-10.
8678Longest marathon basketball dribblingPawan Srivastava55/26 hour(s), minute(s), second(s)India, Lucknow12 December 2007The longest basketball dribbling marathon is 55 hr 26 min by Pawan Kumar Srivastava (India) at Lucknow Public College, Lucknow, India, from 10-12 December 2007.Pawan wants to set up a memory institute in Lucknow to create new records.
8679Largest simultaneous stretch (multiple venues)Cancer Research UKUnited Kingdom, London04 June 2006The largest simultaneous stretch was set by Cancer Research UK at the Race For Life One Big Day event and involved 101,246 participants at 23 locations across the UKon 4 June 2006.Laura Hughes adjudicated attempt in London.
8680Largest landlocked countryKazakhstan2724900 square kilometre(s)Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan01 January 2005The largest country with no border-access to the open ocean is Kazakhstan, which has an area of 2,724,900 km² (1,052,100 mile²) and is bordered by Russia, China, Kyrgystan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and the landlocked Caspian Sea. In terms of area, Kazakhstan is the ninth largest country in the world, and had a population of 14.7 million in 2003.Pic: Alamy
8681First NFL regular-season game played outside the USA (AMF)MexicoMexico, Azteca Stadium,Mexico City02 October 2005The first NFL regular-season game played outside the United States was contested at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City, Mexico, on 2 October 2005, between the Arizona Cardinals and the San Francisco 49ers (both USA). A crowd of 103,467 – the highest attendance ever for an NFL regular season game – saw the Cardinals win, 31-14.
8682Largest maracas ensembleAmway Taiwan11620 peopleChinese Taipei, Taipei City09 December 2012The largest maracas ensemble was achieved by 11,620 participants in an event organised by Amway (Chinese Taipei), in Taipei City, Chinese Taipei, on 9 December 2012.
8683Highest team score in a World Bowl gameBarcelona Dragons38 point(s)United States, 27 June 1999The highest score recorded by one team in the annual World Bowl game is 38 points by the Barcelona Dragons (Spain) at World Bowl V, on 22 June 1997, when they defeated the Rhein Fire (Germany) 38-24 and Frankfurt Galaxy (Germany) at World Bowl VII, on 27 June 1999, when they defeated the Barcelona Dragons 38-24.
8684Most ArenaBowl victoriesTampa Bay Storm5 timesUnited States, 01 January 2003The most wins of the ArenaBowl is five by the Tampa Bay Storm (USA) 1991, 1993, 1995, 1996, and 2003. The ArenaBowl has been contested annually since 1987 and is the Championship game of the Arena Football League, a version of gridiron football played indoors.
8685Highest team score in a ArenaBowl gameChicago Rush, Spokane Shock69 point(s)Not ApplicableThe highest score recorded by one team in the annual ArenaBowl game was tied by the Chicago Rush (USA) at ArenaBowl XX when they defeated the Orlando Predators 69-61. The record of 69 pts was tied again in 2010 when the Spokane Shock (USA) defeated the Tampa Bay Storm 69-57 to win ArenaBowl XXIII.
8686Tallest ice sculpturePeople's Government of Yichun CityChina, Yichun city19 January 2010The tallest ice sculpture measures 16.22 m (53 ft 2.58 in) and was achieved by People's Government of Yichun City, in Yichun, China, on 19 January 2010.The sculpture was in the shape of a dinosaur. It used about 850 cubic meters (30,017.47 cubic feet) of ice.
8687Largest joist hangerFrankie EmersonUnited States, Pleasanton24 August 2006The largest joist hanger measures 2.12 m (6 ft 11.5 in) in height and will take a wooden joist 1.02 m (3 ft 4.5 in) in width. The joist hanger was made by Simpson Strong-Tie, USA, and was measured on 25 August 2006.
8688Oldest steam engineJames WattUnited Kingdom, Smethwick01 January 1779The oldest steam engine in working order is the Smethwick Engine. Designed by James Watt (UK, 1736&mdash1819) and built by the Birmingham Canal Company (UK) in 1779 at a cost of £2,000 (then $TBC) the pump worked on the locks at Smethwick, West Midlands, UK, until 1891.From Archives. Put forward for selection in Scholastic's Modern Marvels.
8689First row across any ocean by a team of four (male)Shaun Barker, Jason Hart, Phil Langman, Yorkie LomasfirstNot Applicable, 26 February 2004The first Ocean Four to row any ocean was the crew of Queensgate, Shaun Barker, Jason Hart, Phil Langman, Yorkie Lomas (all UK), who crossed the Atlantic East to West in the fastest time recorded of 36 days 59 min between 20 January - 26 February 2004.
8690Largest brass bandEvangelischer Posaunendienst in Deutschland e.V.15761 peopleGermany, Leipzig01 June 2008The largest brass band consisted of 15,761 musicians who gathered to play during mass at an event organised by the Evangelische Posaunendienst in Deutschland e.V. at the WM Stadium, in Leipzig, Germany, on 1 June 2008.The conductor was in the middle of the field and the musicians followed him through a giant screen. Due to the vastness of the stadium, there was a 2 second delay between conductor and music.
8691Lowest note whistledJennifer DaviesGermany, Dachau06 November 2005The lowest note ever whistled is the F below middle C by Jennifer Davies (Canada) at the Impossibility Challenger Games in Dachau, Germany, on 6 November 2006
8692Oldest person to enter the UK top 20 album chartTony BennettUnited Kingdom01 November 2006New York, USA-born Tony Bennett (b.3 August 1926) is the only 80-year-old singer to chart in the UK with a newly recorded album. The album was Duets: An American Classic, which reached the Top 20 in November 2006.
8693First shot using special effectsExecution of Mary, Queen of ScotsfirstUnited States, Edison Laboratories,West Orange,New Jersey01 January 1895The silent, minute-long Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots (USA, 1895), shot at the Edison Laboratories in West Orange, New Jersey, USA, was the first piece of film footage to use stop-action, giving the impression of a beheading. So compelling was the scene that some viewers at the time believed an actress had given her life to film it!Film is also known as The Execution of Mary Stuart .
8694Most nominees for best special effects Oscar in one yearFilm year 1940United States, Los Angeles27 February 1941A record 14 different films made in 1940 were shortlisted for the American Academy Awards (Oscars) for 'Achievements in Special Effects', held at the Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA on 27 February 1941. These 14 included the winner, The Thief of Bagdad (UK, 1940).The other 13: The Blue Bird (USA 1940) Boom Town (USA 1940)The Boys from Syracuse (USA 1940) Dr. Cyclops (USA 1940)Foreign Correspondent (USA 1940) The Invisible Man Returns (USA 1940) The Long Voyage Home (USA 1940) One Million B.C. (USA 1940) Rebecca (USA 1940) The Sea Hawk (USA 1940) Swiss Family Robinson (USA 1940) Typhoon (USA 1940) Women in War (USA 1940)
8695Largest sausageMehmet OZHASEKİ1740 tonne(s) (metric ton)Turkey, Kayseri04 October 2009The largest sausage weighed 1,740 kg (3,8402 lb 61 oz) and was made by Kayseri Greater Municipality (Turkey) in Kayseri, Turkey, on 4 October 2009.The diameter of the sausage was 35mm (1.3 in) and the length 1,530 metres (5,019 ft 8 in). 1,630 kg (3,593 lb 8 oz) of minced beef was used for the attempt. It was then transported to a public square where it was cooked by 250 people.
8696Oldest person to record 20 rebounds in an NBA match (male)Dikembe MutomboUnited States02 March 2007At 40 years 251 days, Dikembe Mutombo (Democratic Republic of Congo, b. 25 June 1966) of the Houston Rockets (USA) became the oldest player in NBA history to get over 20 rebounds in a game, with 22 rebounds in Houston's 108-97 victory over the Denver Nuggets on 2 March 2007. Mutombo is the first player over 40 to reach 20 rebounds in a game.
8697Most mariachis performing simultaneouslyCamara Nacional de Comercio Servicios y Turismo de GuadalajaraMexico, Guadalajara05 September 2013The most mariachis performing is 700 and was achieved at an event organized by the Guadalajara Chamber of Commerce, Services and Tourism (Mexico), during the 20th annual Encuentro Internacional del Mariachi y la Charrería in Guadalajara, Mexico, on 5 September 2013.
8698Oldest oceanPacific OceanPacific OceanThe world's oceans are constantly changing in size as tectonics makes the great plates of the Earth's crust slowly move around. The Pacific is the oldest of the current ocean basins, with the oldest rocks on its floor being around 200 million years old. The Pacific is gradually shrinking in size by a few cm per year as the Atlantic Ocean expands due to plate tectonics.
8699Largest insect aquaticGiant water bug11.5 centimetre(s)South America, South AmericaThe largest aquatic insect is the giant water bug (Lethocerus maximus), a carnivorous species that inhabits Venezuela and Brazil. It has been measured up to 11.5 cm (4.53 in) long, but as it is relatively long and narrow it is not as heavy as some of this continent’s burly terrestrial beetles and stick insects.
8700Largest in-game soundtrackGrand Theft Auto IV (Rockstar, 2008)United Kingdom16 April 2010The fully-expanded version of Grand Theft Auto IV, including expansion packs Lost & the Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony features 340 commercially-released songs. The retail release of the two expansions, Episodes From Liberty City, adds a further 48 tunes but omits many of the tracks from GTAIV's original version.

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