Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List


IDRecordWhoWhatWhereWhenExplain
8941Longest ancient Roman wallHadrian’s Wall118 kilometre(s)United Kingdom, The longest wall from the ancient Roman world that survives today is the 118-km (73-mile) Hadrian’s Wall project in the Roman province of Britannia (today the UK), much of which still runs from the Solway Firth in the east to the River Tyne in the west. Construction started in AD122–126 under the orders of Emperor Hadrian as a defensive and customs barrier. It was mostly made from stone, using the labour of Roman legionnaires to create a wall measuring 2.5–3 m (8–10 ft) wide and 4.5-6 m (15–20 ft) high. Milecastles at regular intervals housed up to 32 soldiers, while larger forts at approximately 5-mile intervals allowed traffic to pass between north and south. It was the largest structure ever built by the ancient Romans. Also known as the the Roman Wall, Picts' Wall or Vallum Hadriani in Latin, Hadrian’s Wall was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987.
8942Largest lip plateAtaye Eligidagne19.5 centimetre(s)Ethiopia, Addis Ababa04 December 2014The largest lip disk measures 19.5cm and was achieved by Ataye Eligidagne (Ethiopia) as measured in Ethiopia in October 2014. The tribe that she lives in previously had this record at 15cm, but she has exceeded it by 4.5cm.
8943Largest gathering of people dressed as fruitsDada Life629 peopleUnited States, San Bernardino18 July 2015The largest gathering of people dressed as fruit was 629, achieved by the Citizens of Dada Land at an event organized by Dada Life (Sweden) at the San Manuel Amphitheater, San Bernardino, California, USA, on 18 July 2015.At the sold out 'The Voyage' event in San Bernardino, California, 15,000 people danced and celebrated with Dada Life and other DJs into the early morning.
8944Fastest victory in WWF No Mercy on Nintendo 64Matthew S Miller, Unknown22 September 2008The fastest victory in WWF No Mercy on Nintendo 64 was achieved Matthew S Miller (USA) on 22 September 2008. Matthew won his exhibition-mode match against an AI opponent – set to "Expert" level – in just 43 seconds, with count outs set to 20 seconds and with no TKO, DQ or rope break.
8945Largest ukulele ensembleTahiti Nui Television4,792 participantsFrench Polynesia, Tahiti11 April 2015The largest ukulele ensemble consists of 4,792 participants, achieved by Tahiti Nui Television, at the Toata Arena in Tahiti, Papeete, French Polynesia, on 11 April 2015. The ensemble performed with both Hawaiian and Tahitian ukulele's.
8946Most deaths on Everest in one dayNot applicable17 peopleNepal, 18 April 2014Tragically, an avalanche near Everest’s base camp on 18 April 2014 killed 17 Sherpa guides, the most deaths on Everest on one day. The initial report on the accident listed 16 people, yet the 17th victim, a 19-year-old boy, died in hospital on 1 May from the injuries sustained.The 17 victims were Nepali: 14 Sherpas, 1 Chhetri, 1 Gurung, 1 Tamang.
8947Fastest ice hockey shot in NHLZdeno Chara108.8 mile(s) per hourCanada, 29 January 2012The fastest recorded shot in National Hockey League (NHL) history is a 108.8 miles per hour (175.5 km/h) slap shot by Zdeno Chara (Slovakia) of the Boston Bruins (USA) set during the All-Star Game's Skills Competition in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on 29 January 2012. n/a
8948Largest human image of the Olympic ringsMiniatur Wunderland6,211 participantsGermany, Hamburg08 November 2015The largest human image of the Olympic rings consisted of 6,211 people and was organised by Miniatur Wunderland (Germany) in Stadtpark, Hamburg, Germany, on 8 November 2015.The record was organised to support Hamburg's candidacy to host the Summer Olympic Games in 2024. The counting of the participants was confirmed by the auditing firm BDO.Full story: Thousands form human image of Olympic rings to support Hamburg’s bid to host 2024 Games
8949Most critically acclaimed handheld turn-based strategy videogameFire Emblem: Awakening92.52 percentageNot Applicable, 05 November 2015Overtaking the DS’ Advance Wars: Dual Strike as the critics’ favourite for handheld strategy gaming, Fire Emblem: Awakening had scored a GameRankings average of 92.52% from 52 reviews, as of 5 November 2015. The “tactical role-playing game” was released for the 3DS in 2013. n/a
8950Most people opening drink cans simultaneouslyCareer Consulting Co., Ltd.1,149 peopleJapan, Urayasu24 January 2016The most people opening drink cans simultaneously is 1,149, achieved by Career Consulting Co., Ltd (Japan) in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan, on 24 January 2016. The attempt was held during their annual New Year party.
8951Largest gathering of people dressed as French maidsMigu Comic Co., Ltd.715 participantsChina, Xiamen23 January 2016The largest gathering of people dressed as French maids is 715 people and was achieved by Migu Comic Co., Ltd. (China) in Xiamen, Fujian, China on 23 January 2016. The record was attempted by local comic book fanatics. In total 739 people took part in the event but 24 were discounted for not meeting the requirements.
8952Fastest speed skating 2 x 500 m (female)Lee Sang-Hwa01,12 minute(s), second(s)United States, Salt Lake City16 November 2013The fastest speed skating 1,000 metres (2 x 500 metre races) by a female athlete is 1 minute 12.93 seconds and was achieved by Lee Sang-Hwa (South Korea) at an ISU Speed Skating World Cup event in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, on 15–16 November 2013. Lee Sang-Hwa broke the 500 metres record in her second race with a time of 36.36 seconds, having skated a world record 36.57 seconds just a day earlier. The two times combined broke the record for the 2 x 500 metres record.
8953Fastest speed skating 1,500 m (female)Heather Richardson Bergsma01,50 minute(s), second(s)United States, Salt Lake City21 November 2015The fastest speed skating 1,500 metres by a female athlete is 1 minute 50.85 seconds and was achieved by Heather Richardson Bergsma (USA) at an ISU Speed Skating World Cup event in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, on 21 November 2015. Brittany Bowe had broken the record just a week before at the first stage of the 2015–16 World Cup with a time of 1 minute 51.59 seconds in Calgary, Canada, before Heather Richardson went one better.
8954Longest marathon drumming by an individual
8955Largest tennis ball mosaic
8956Most people making sandwiches simultaneouslyTangoTab and Friends2,586 peopleUnited States, Dallas27 February 2016The most people making sandwiches simultaneously is 2,586 and was achieved by TangoTab and Friends (USA), at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas, USA, on 27 February 2016. All sandwiches and other food donated at the event was for the benefit of several local food banks and charities. TangoTab and Friends previously set a record in this category in February 2014.
8957Most pairs feeding each other simultaneouslyAso Juku694 pairsJapan, Fukuoka22 December 2015The most pairs feeding each other simultaneously is 694 and was achieved by Aso Juku (Japan) at Hakata Starlanes B Hall in Fukuoka, Fukuoka, Japan, on 22 December 2015. This was attempted by college students from Aso Juku as a part of their school festival. They used Japanese stick shaped cookies called Pocky to attempt the record.
8958Freediving - dynamic apnea without fins (men)Mateusz MalinaCzech Republic, Brno09 November 2014The deepest freediving dynamic apnea without fins by a male athlete was 226 m (741 ft 6 in) by Mateusz Malina (Poland) in Brno, Czech Republic, on 9 November 2014. This was Mateusz Malina's first world record.
8959Freediving - dynamic apnea with fins (men)Goran Čolak281 metre(s)Serbia, Belgrade28 June 2013The deepest freediving dynamic apnea with fins by a male diver was 281 m (921 ft 11 in) by Goran Čolak (Croatia) at Belgrade, Serbia, on 28 June 2013. Goran Colak had set the record in 2011 at 273 metres.
8960Fastest row coxless fours (female)Kelsey Bevan, Kerri Gowler, Kayla Pratt, Grace Prendergast06:14.360 minute(s), second(s)Netherlands, Amsterdam29 August 2014The fastest coxless fours row by a female team is 6 minutes 14.360 seconds and was achieved by New Zealand represented by Grace Prendergast, Kayla Pratt, Kerri Gowler and Kelsey Bevan at the 2014 World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on 29 August 2014. More than 10 world records were set during this championships.
8961Fastest row quadruple sculls lightweight class (female)Maaike Head, Mirte Kraaijkamp, Ilse Paulis, Elisabeth Woerner06:15.950 minute(s), second(s)Netherlands, Amsterdam29 August 2014The fasts quadruple sculls lightweight class row by a female team is 6 minutes 15.950 seconds and was achieved by the Netherlands, represented by Elisabeth Woerner, Ilse Paulis, Mirte Kraaijkamp and Maaike Head at the 2014 World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on 29 August 2014. More than 10 world records were set during this championships.
8962Speed Skating, Short-track, 1,500 m (men)Noh Jin-Kyu2,09 minute(s), second(s)China, Shanghai10 December 2011The fastest short-track speed skating 1,500 metres by a male athlete is 2 minutes 09.041 seconds by Noh Jin-Kyu (South Korea) at the ISU Short Track Speed Skating World Cup event at the Shanghai Oriental Sports Centre in Shanghai, China, on 10 December 2011. Noh Jin-Kyu won the gold medal with his record-breaking performance, he would finish second overall in the 2011–12 season.
8963Speed Skating, Short-track, 3,000 m (men)Noh Jin-KyuPoland, Warsaw19 March 2011The fastest short-track speed skating 3,000 metres by a male athlete is 4 minutes 31.891 seconds and was achieved by Noh Jin-Kyu (South Korea) at the ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Team Championship in Warsaw, Poland, on 19 March 2011. Noh Jin-Kyu was aged just 18 when he set the record.
8964Fastest swim long course 400 metres freestyle (female)Katie Ledecky03:58.37 minute(s), second(s)Australia, Gold Coast23 August 2014The fastest long course swim in 400 metres freestyle by a female swimmer is 3 minutes 58.37 seconds and was achieved by Katie Ledecky (USA) at the 2014 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, on 23 August 2014. Ledecky is a multiple world record holder and Olympic medallist.
8965Largest picture mosaic formed by peopleFareed Lafta4,200 peopleIraq, Baghdad02 April 2015The largest picture mosaic formed by people consisted of 4,200 participants of the Community Police and was organised by Fareed Lafta (Iraq), in Baghdad, Iraq, on 2 April 2015. The participants formed the Iraqi flag.
8966Fastest swim long course 50 metres breaststroke (male)Adam Peaty26.42 secs second(s)Russian Federation, Kazan04 August 2015The fastest long course swim in the 50 metres breaststroke by a male swimmer is 26.42 secs by Adam Peaty (UK) at the 16th FINA World Swimming Championships in Kazan, Russia, on 4 August 2015.The 20-year-old swimmer from Uttoxeter broke two other world records in Kazan – for the 100 metres breaststroke and the 4 x 100 mixed medley relay.
8967Fastest swim long course 100 metres butterfly (female)Sarah Sjöström55.64 second(s)Russian Federation, Kazan03 August 2015The fastest long course swim in the 100 metres butterfly by a female swimmer is 55.64 seconds and was achieved by Sarah Sjöström (Sweden) at the 16th FINA World Swimming Championships in Kazan, Russia, on 3 August 2015.Sarah Sjöström broke the 50-metre butterfly record in 2014.
8968Largest helicopter formation flightFareed LaftaIraq, Baghdad06 January 2016The largest helicopter formation flight consists of 30 helicopters and was achieved in an event organised by Fareed Lafta (Iraq), over Baghdad, Iraq, on 6 January 2016.The helicopters flew from Rustamiyah, Baghdad for 30 minutes. The record-breaking team flew inMil Mi-17, Mil Mi-28, Mil Mi-35, Aérospatiale Gazelle, Airbus Eurocopter, Bell OH-58, Bell 407, Kaman SH-2 and Seasprite UH-2 helicopters.
8969Fastest coxed pairs rowing (men's class)Eric Murray, Hamish Bond, Caleb Shepherd06:33.260 minute(s), second(s)Netherlands, Amsterdam29 August 2014The fastest coxed pairs row by a male pair is 6 minutes 33.260 seconds and was achieved by Caleb Shepherd, Eric Murray and Hamish Bond (all New Zealand) at the 2014 World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on 29 August 2014. More than 10 world records were set during this championships.
8970Freediving – dynamic apnea without fins (women)Natalia Molchanova182 metre(s)Serbia, Belgrade21 June 2013The deepest freediving dynamic apnea without fins by a female diver is 182 m (597 ft 1 in) and was achieved by Natalia Molchanova (Russia) in Belgrade, Serbia, on 21 June 2013. Molchanova is the most decorated female freediver ever, having set more than 40 world records and won over 20 gold medals in her career. In August 2015, she went missing during a recreational dive in Spain and is presumed dead.

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