Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List

9211(VIDEO) Bupa glides past fastest Moonwalk record with help from Melanie SykesTo mark the launch of their new Ground Miles Campaign, Bupa has broken the Guinness World Records title for the fastest 20 metre Moonwalk (see video below).Headed up by celebrity ambassador Melanie Sykes and a selection of the West End cast of "Thriller," Bupa smashed the record as Ashiq Baluch did his best 20-metre Michael Jackson impression in just 6.53 sec. It smashed the previous record of 7.81 seconds, also held by Baluch.Sykes and the group of over 100 challengers took to London’s South Bank on 17 October to attempt the record and to demonstrate that exercising through walking doesn’t have to be boring, with their stated mission being that you can make up your distances however you choose.The Ground Miles campaign dubs itself as a movement to get more people moving on foot and living longer, healthier, happier lives.Sykes, TV personality and model, acted as ambassador for the campaign.“Walking is such an easy way to add regular exercise into your daily routine and it doesn’t have to be boring or serious," she said. "Have fun and walk instead of taking transport where you can, whether that’s walking to work, going out at lunch to grab lunch or even moonwalking!”The Guinness World Records achievement coincided with new research from Bupa, which stated that it found 1 in 5 Brits only leave their work desks to use the bathroom or grab a drink. The study also claimed Brits now spend 1 in 12 waking minutes online and that 26% of the nation cite lack of time as the main reason they do not walk at all. As such, Bupa took to the record attempt as means of encouraging the nation to walk more and have fun whilst doing it.For video of the attempt, just push play!video
9212Samsung engage social media audience with record attempt for launch of GALAXY S4 ZoomSamsung Electronics Germany (SEG) have marked the launch of their new GALAXY S4 Zoom smartphone in the region with a successful world record attempt.To support the handset’s release, the company launched an online campaign via Facebook with the aim of building the world´s largest photo book.Calling on the company’s existing Facebook fans, Samsung encouraged their followers on the social network to become part of the record attempt by uploading their photos for use within the book.As an extra incentive to participation, fans were also given the chance to win one of ten GALAXY S4 Zoom handsets for taking part.Unveiled at the Museum für Kommunikation in Berlin last week, the finished book as verified by a Guinness World Records adjudicator measured 40.52 m² (436 ft² 15 in²).Featuring 28,000 photos submitted via Facebook, the book weighs an incredible 12,000 tonnes, consisting of 16 pages printed on both sides with a thickness of 4 cm per page.Speaking after the attempt, Mario Winter Director IT & Mobile Communication Samsung Electronics GmbH said: “We at Samsung are very proud of having mastered this challenge and establishing the new Guinness World Records title for world’s largest photobook."We are, however, even happier about the huge participation from our Facebook fans. They shared more than 28,000 photos with us. Therefore, I would like to thank our community for making our new world record possible.”
9213Classics: Most biscuits broken with the shoulder blades in one minuteEach week here on, we’ll be dipping into our extensive video library to bring you a classic piece of record-breaking action.
9214Record Holder Profile Video: Tristen Geren the 50-time record-breaking gamerTristen Geren is a 50-time world record breaker from Texas, USA who has achieved a multitude of videogame feats and is the proud holder of 16 current gaming titles (as of 10 April 2015).
9215Uttar Pradesh Government in India sets record distributing over 1 million young treesAs part of the government’s “Clean UP Green UP” initiative, Uttar Pradesh Forest Department (India) successfully achieved a record for the Largest distribution of saplings, donating incredible 1,053,108 young trees to ten locations across Uttar Pradesh, India, completely free of charge.
9216Heaviest weight lifted in one hour - kettlebell jerkAnatoly EzhovUzbekistan, Tashkent15 June 2014The heaviest weight lifted in one hour by kettlebell jerk is 53,424 kg (117,779 lb 12 oz) and was lifted by Anatoly Ezhov (Belarus), in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, on 15 June 2014.
9217Worst effect of weather in warNorth Atlantic Oscillation (NAO)Not Applicable01 January 1942Weather has always played an important and unpredictable role in warfare and probably accounts for more losses in a number of campaigns than any other cause and sometimes changes the course of history. Perhaps the most significant example is the effect of the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO), which is a result of the see-saw action between the low pressure area that sits over Iceland and the high pressure area over the Azores Islands in the Atlantic. When the NAO is strong, it drives mild, wet Atlantic winds over Britain and Western Europe, while when it is weak, it allows cold air to come in from Europe, as in the winter of 2007 -2008 in the UK. This occurred a number of times during WW2, but the worst occasion, in military terms, was in the extremely bad winter of 1941- 42, when the Germans invaded Russia. The troops were badly equipped for the cold weather, with temperatures dropping to at least -40C, which was bad by even Russian standards. The effects of the weather were catastrophic for all concerned and greatly influenced the number of deaths during the campaign. Casualty figures for the German campaign and the Siege of Stalingrad vary, but by the beginning of 1943, for both sides the total casualty figure was probably in the region of over 250,000 troops from the effects of cold weather, disease, starvation, exhaustion and fighting.
9218Longest journey by car using alternative fuelDriven to Sustain48535.5 kilometre(s)Canada, Victoria,British ColumbiaThe record for longest journey by car using alternative fuel is 48,535.5 km (30,158.5 mi) and was achieved by Driven to Sustain (Canada) using biodiesel and vegetable oil. Tyson Jerry drove the entire journey, starting in Columbia, South Carolina, USA on 15 November 2009 and finishing in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on 4 May 2010, with the support of the Driven to Sustain team.Cloe Whittaker also joined Tyson Jerry during several legs of the trip and provided ground support throughout the entire journey. Along the journey, Tyson drove through North America, including parts of Canada, USA and Mexico, collecting fuel for the journey at many locations, including fast food restaurants. The mark was achieved during the second attempt at the record. During the first attempt, a total of 19,697 km (12,239.12 mi) was achieved before the Mitsubishi Delica broke down and was not repaired for 11 months, ending the attempt.
9219Video: Watch record-breaking long distance duet between singers in Wales and Argentina for BBC Music DayEarlier this month singers Shân Cothi (UK) and Andres Evans (Argentina) made a unique piece of musical history for BBC Music Day 2015 by achieving the world record The greatest distance between people singing a duet.
9220Freak out! Bestival sets new world record for largest disco ball
922110 Guinness World Records for the Indy 500The 96th running of the The Indianapolis 500 will be happening this weekend in Indianapolis, IN, USA.In honor, here's a list of 10 great Guinness World Records for the Indy 500:10. Ray Harroun (USA), driving the Marmon Wasp, won the inaugural Indy 500 race, initially named the "International Sweepstakes," at an average speed of 120.06 km/h (74.602 mph), on 30 May 1911.9. The most Indy 500 pole positions by an individual driver is six, held by Rick Mears (USA). Rick won in 1979, 1982, 1986, 1988, 1989, and 1991.8. Troy Ruttman (USA) was just 22 years and 80 days old when he won in 1952, making him the youngest winner of the Indianapolis 500.7. On the other end of the spectrum, Al Unser (USA) is the oldest winner, at 47 years and 360 days old in 1987's race.6. The fastest time to complete the Indianapolis 500 race is 2hr 41min 18.404sec (299.307km/h 185.981mph) by Arie Luyendyk (Netherlands) driving a Lola-Chevrolet on May 27, 1990.5. The first driver and team to earn $1 million in a winner's share was Emerson Fittipaldi (Brazil) and Patrick Racing. Fittipaldi and his team shared the $1,001,604 (then £610,978) winnings.4. Danica Patrick (USA) made history by becoming the first woman to lead the Indianapolis 500, leading three times for 19 laps, in May 2005. Patrick, the fourth woman to compete in the Indianapolis 500, started the race fourth and finished fourth - the highest start and finish of any woman in the history of the event.3. The most brothers to qualify for an Indianapolis 500 was three by Don, Bill, and Dale Whittington (all USA) at the 66th Indianapolis 500 on 30 May 1982.2. The fastest opening lap ever recorded by an individual driver during the Indianapolis 500 race was 41.335 seconds at an average speed of 217.728 mph (350.39 km/h) by Tony Kanaan (Brazil) on 27 May 2007.1. Mario Andretti (USA) is the only racer to win the Indianapolis 500 (1969), Daytona 500 (1967), and a Formula 1 world title (1978). During his career, Andretti was Indy car driving champion four times.
9222Chinese New Year 2012: World Record round-up from China and TaiwanToday marks the start of the Chinese New Year, with millions around the world set to take part in celebrations.To ring in the year of the dragon, the mightiest sign in the Chinese zodiac, here are some recent record breaking displays from China.Largest cookery lessonEarlier this month in Changchun City, Jilin Province, an incredible 2,012 participants took part in the world's largest ever cookery lesson, smashing the previous record of 440 pupils.Organized by Changchun Agricultural Expo, Zhongzhijie Food Co., Ltd and New Culture View, the attempt took place on January 16, which is Minor New Year's Day, a traditional festival commemorating the "Kitchen God" in Chinese legends.With the festival in mind, the subject of the cookery lesson was "how to make dumplings" a food customarily ate on the day.The lesson saw famous cooks from the region teach the participants and join in with making the dumplings.Largest parade of bicyclesThe start of 2012 saw 72,919 cyclists ride their way into the record books in Taiwan where a new benchmark was set for the world's largest parade of bicycles.Setting set off from 1,000 different checkpoints around the country and outlying islands, the one hour parade saw each person ride for about three miles.Organized by the Council for Cultural Affairs, the Sports Affairs Council, Executive Yuan of Republic of China (Taiwan), and the Republic of China (Taiwan) Centenary Foundation in Taiwan, the "One Bike One" event marked the last day of Taiwan, Republic of China's centenary celebrations.Longest Anamorphic PaintingThe recent Christmas period was marked in the heart of the One Central Macua shopping mall with this incredible piece of art by renowned 3D painter Qi Xinghua.Entitled Macau's One Impression, the 128.7-meter Qi says the piece was inspired by Macau's culture and western architectural styleLongest parade floatMeasuring 204.538 m (671.06 ft) long and 1.89 m (6.2 ft) the Traditional Centipede Procession of Ying-yuan Temple in Jiali, Taiwan took the title for the world's longest parade float at the beginning of December last year.Over a thousand of adults and 108 children kids helped the float march over an in-credible 20km during the region's traditional parade, breaking a record that was set in February last year of 201.8m by Jiali Jin Tang Dian Temple, also from Taiwan.The largest camel raceBack in November, 555 people took part in the world's largest ever camel race in Alateng Aobao Town, Alxa Right Banner, Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region.The region has become well known for its camel races, which are increasingly attracting more riders and spectators.The successful record attempt took part at the opening ceremony of the First Alxa Wanfeng Camel Cultural Festival. While most of the riders were local people some participants travelled great distances from other cities in Inner Mongolia to take part in the 12-hour event.The 5K race was organized by Alxa League Administrative Office of Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region.videoLargest medicinal herb gardenGuangxi Botanical Garden of Medicinal Plants in Nanning City, Guangxi Province, was recently recognized by Guinness World Records as the largest medicinal herb gardenFounded in the 1950s for medical science research and tourism, it spans a total area of 201.57 hectares (498.09 acres) with 5,600 varieties of medicinal herbs planted.Tallest lanternOctober last year saw the unveiling of the world's tallest lantern in n Jilin City, Jilin Province.Measured 20.48 m (67 ft 2.3 in) tall, the lantern entitled "North Mountain Beautiful Sceneries" depicted the scenes of the North Mountain in Jilin City.Lit by 850 light bulbs, it was created by the Culture of Bureau of Jilin City during the first Lantern Cultural Festival of Songhua River.Largest bronze bowlThe same month saw Rugao City, Jiangsu Province, claim the record for the world's largest bronze bowl.Measuring 1.7 m (5 ft 6.93 in) high, with an upper diameter of 3.16 m (10 ft 4.41 in), it was created by the People's Government of Rugao City, a district well known for its reputation of human longevity. The record setting bowl is an exact up to scale version of a normal sized bronze "longevity bowl"used for meditating.Weighing 1,294 kg (2,852.78 lb), with a volume of 8.5 cubic meters (1,869.74 gal), the giant bowl has since been put on display at the Rugao Shouxing Park Gardens and enjoyed by locals and tourists.
9223Largest slot machine tournament record attempt all set to take place in CaliforniaPechanga Resort & Casino in California, USA and gaming machine makers Bally Technologies are hoping to make history and enter the record books this Saturday by holding The World's Largest Slot Machine Tournament.An expected 1,100 machines on Pechanga's casino floor will utilize Bally's online network technology to turn them into tournament machines and allow players on each to compete head to head at the exact same time. The event is free and everyone over 21 years of age is welcome to try and win their share of $100,000 in prizes.The tournament will see 300 people take home prizes with the first place participant set to win a $30,000 jackpot. Registration begins at 8:00 am, with the tournament itself starting at 11:00 am."Most tournaments are located in one area, but this event will electrify the entire casino floor" explained Pechanga VP of Marketing Lee Torres. "This is our way to show the world what you can do with the most technologically advanced slot floor on the planet in one of the largest casinos on Earth."Pechanga's team and Bally technicians have worked for the past two months on the attempt. More than six casino-wide tests of machines were conducted to work out glitches, with a "full load" test on the system that had 400 Pechanga and Bally employees simulate the rapid 'button mashing' fury of an actual slot tournament held at the start of last month.More than 1,100 machines passed the test, leaving the Pechanga and Bally teams confident ahead of Saturday's tournament."The system worked exactly as planned," said Pechanga VP of Slots Buddy Frank."We are now ready to show the world that not all casino floors are made the same. We have worked for years to build a casino with all 3,800 slots networked together. This tournament is the perfect showcase to display what we can do right now, that other casinos will not be able to for years."Speaking ahead of the attempt, Guinness World Records representative Kimberly Partrick said: "We're thrilled at the opportunity to be invited to such an innovative record attempt. I'm looking forward to witnessing the enthusiasm of all the participants and while 200 people might take home actual prizes, every player involved should feel a sense of pride as they endeavor to make history together!"
9224Largest Lute Ensembles Plays Together in ChinaChina became home to a new Guinness World Record this month when 2,012 people took part in the largest lute ensemble in Liaoyuan City, Jilin Province.Liaoyuan City is well known for its lute players and is referred to as the "hometown of lute" in China.The event was held to celebrate the Liaoyuan Pipa Art Festival.The participants included students from Xian Shun Pipa School and other lute players from around the world.Playing the famous "Dance of Golden Snake", the lute ensemble performance lasted for 5 minutes and 30 seconds.
9225Dr. Seuss' birthday celebrated with "The Cat in the Hat" recordWe all have a favorite Dr. Seuss story.It could be "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" or "Green Eggs and Ham." But, despite the more than 60 books published by the real-life Theodor Geisel, perhaps no singular image is more associated with the Dr. Seuss nom de plume than the hat from "The Cat in the Hat."With that in mind, president Mario Santander of the Armstrong Dads Club at Armstrong Elementary School in Highland Park, Texas, USA, knew exactly how his group wanted to help their children celebrate Geisel's birthday earlier this week: gather the most people wearing "The Cat in the Hat" hats at once.As Seuss once wrote, "It is fun to have fun but you have to know how!"Between students, teaching staff, and local police and firefighters, a total of 726 participants donned the iconic hats simultaneously, breaking the year-old record of 281 set in New York City by Random House Children’s Books and the Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation.The schoolweek leading up to Geisel's birthday was deemed "Dr. Seuss Reading Week" by the club. The successful attempt capped the five-day celebration, which featured guest readers brought in to meet the children. Some celebrity guests even stopped by for Seussian activities, like former Dallas Stars hockey players Joe Nieuwendyk, Marty Turco, and Jason Arnott dropping by the cafeteria for green eggs and ham with the students earlier in the week.“Developing a passion for reading in our students is part of our core mission as we grow learners for the 21 st century," said school principal Dr. Skip Moran. "Dr. Seuss Week at Armstrong Elementary was a wonderful way to celebrate one of our students’ favorite authors and celebrate the joy of reading."The Armstrong Dads Club also used the attempt to donate money to various charities, including CLASP International and Dallas Afterschool.According to the group's web page, the Armstrong Dads Club's " primary focus is giving Dads an opportunity to be involved." The group hosts activities for both students and fathers, handles special projects and school events, and assists school administration to support instructional and school-wide enhancements."Capping off our festivities by breaking the world record will be an experience our students will remember for the rest of their lives," Moran said.For the latest on all things world record, visit Guinness World Records on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and our brand-new Instagram. Plus check out Guinness World Records on YouTube to subscribe for the latest record-breaking videos!
9226Get ready for a record-breaking Daytona 500 with our previewWhen it comes to icons that represent the spirit of the United States, you could do worse than pointing to the Daytona 500 and the Goodyear Blimp.One, the most prestigious race in NASCAR.The other, an ubiquitous presence at the nation's biggest sporting events for decades.On Sunday, they come together for history.The 56th running of The Great American Race will not only see Jimmie Johnson looking to defend his 2013 race win and series title, Matt Kenseth looking to make a winner's circle return, and Danica Patrick starting her third straight race, it'll also see the record-breaking coronation of Goodyear's crown jewel.videoThe "Spirit of Goodyear" blimp, one of three in the company's U.S. fleet, is scheduled to be honored with the record for the longest continuous use for a blimp as it hovers over the Daytona International Speedway. "Spirit of Goodyear" has claimed 14 years of service as of Feb. 17, making it potentially the longest continuously used blimp ever. Goodyear plans to retire the airship this year.While Guinness World Records plans to have representation on site to verify the official honor of the airship, the Daytona 500 itself has been home to many historic performances over the years, including:Richard Petty winning the most career Daytona 500s, with seven. Jeff Gordon is the driver in this year's race with the most career wins at the track, with three.The 2007 race setting records for the closest Daytona 500 win, lowest pole position winner, and fewest laps led by the victor. Those all came via Kevin Harvick's 0.02-second margin of victory from 34th position after leading for only four laps. So there's hope for Tony Stewart!Only three drivers (Petty, Cale Yarborough, Sterling Martin) have ever won the race in back-to-back years, the most consecutive wins of the Daytona 500. Johnson will, of course, be looking to match that record with a second straight victory Sunday.So, come Sunday, keep an eye on the sky and then down on the track. History could be made anywhere you look.For the latest in all things world record, visit GWR on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ and visit Guinness World Records on YouTube to subscribe for the newest videos!
9227Guinness World Records: OMG! Live specialUPDATE: If you missed Thursday's live stream, you can still watch the whole show on demand hereAhead of next month's launch of our incredible new YouTube channel Guinness World Records: OMG!, tonight we'll be broadcasting a live special, streaming direct from Next Lab YouTube studio in London.The two-hour show will have five of the stars from our new channel attempting to set world records in a series of hilarious challenges.Expect chaos and a lot of laughs as KSI, Marcus Butler, Alfie Deyes, Christopher Bingham, Callux and Oli White each try to outdo each other.The show kicks off at 6pm BST, (1pm EDT) - to watch the live stream, click here.You too can get involved by sending your comments, questions and words of encouragement to the stars of the show by using the hashtag #GWROMG or tweeting us at @GWRnews.You can also leave your comments on YouTube directly below the stream.The Guinness World Records: OMG! channel will be like nothing else in the record-breaking world when it launches on November 1 st, with brand-new interactive content uniting the hottest YouTube personalities with the greatest, latest and craziest Guinness World Records.The channel will deliver brand-new record-breaking content five times a week with the following shows:On the Road follows presenter, Oli White, to all four corners of the record-breaking globe to meet the people and places who have earned their place in Guinness World Records historyDo Try This At Home brings interactive record-breaking to YouTube as Guinness World Records invites viewers to take on real records with the greatest achievements, and fails, becoming future show contentRe-Record sees some of the hottest YouTube talent, including KSI and Dan Bull, re-voicing classic clips from the Guinness World Records archivesSlo-Mo Test Lab takes videos of iconic Guinness World Records, from watermelon smashing with the head to backflipping over speeding cars, and brings them to viewers in ultra-slow-motion beautyThe Record Slam has our presenters, Alfie Deyes and Marcus Butler, taking on surprise record challenges under the seriously strict eyes of Guinness World Records Adjudicators.You can find the new channel at
9228Revealed - The YouTube personalities joining our new channel Guinness World Records: OMG!Guinness World Records can confirm it is to launch a new YouTube Original Programming Channel in the UK next month.Guinness World Records: OMG! will be like nothing else in the record-breaking world when it goes live on 1 st November 2012, with brand-new interactive content uniting the hottest YouTube personalities with the greatest, latest and craziest Guinness World Records.The Guinness World Records: OMG! channel will deliver brand-new record-breaking content five times a week with the following shows:On the Road follows presenter, Oli White, to all four corners of the record-breaking globe to meet the people and places who have earned their place in Guinness World Records historyDo Try This At Home brings interactive record-breaking to YouTube as Guinness World Records invites viewers to take on real records with the greatest achievements, and fails, becoming future show contentRe-Record sees some of the hottest YouTube talent, including KSI and Dan Bull, re-voicing classic clips from the Guinness World Records archivesSlo-Mo Test Lab takes videos of iconic Guinness World Records, from watermelon smashing with the head to backflipping over speeding cars, and brings them to viewers in ultra-slow-motion beautyThe Record Slam has our presenters, Alfie Deyes and Marcus Butler, taking on surprise record challenges under the seriously strict eyes of Guinness World Records Adjudicators.The talent already confirmed for Guinness World Records: OMG! have more than 1.91 million YouTube subscribers combined and include:KSIMarcus ButlerAlfie DeyesChristopher BinghamDan BullOli WhiteAhead of the channels launch, on Thursday 25 th October,Guinness World Records: OMG! will be bringing viewers a sneak preview of the great new content to come with a Google Hangout live from the Next Lab YouTube studio in London where records will be attempted and dreams potentially crushed! You can find the new channel at
9229From Turkeys to Top Hats: Top 10 Thanksgiving Guinness World RecordsIt's Thanksgiving time again! From bird carving to epic-sized families, check out our list of the best Guinness World Records to celebrate Turkey Day.10. Largest gathering of people dressed as turkeysThe largest gathering of people dressed as turkeys (above) is 661 and was accomplished at the 44th Annual Capital One Bank Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot in Dallas, Texas, USA on 24 November 2011. 9. Busiest airport for domestic and international passengersAccording to the Airports Council International (ACI), 89,331,622 people flew in or out of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, in 2010. That's more people than the 13th-most populated country in the world, Vietnam (which has approximately 88 million people)!8. Fastest time to carve a turkeyThe fastest time to carve a turkey is 3 min 19.47 sec and was achieved by Paul Kelly (UK) at Little Claydon Farm, Essex, UK, on 3 June 2009. Paul went head-to-head against local butcher David Harrison at an event to celebrate the 25th birthday of KellyBronze turkeys. This is Paul's second world record along with the... 7. Fastest time to pluck three turkeysThe fastest time to pluck three turkeys is 11 min 30.16 sec and was achieved by Paul Kelly (United Kingdom) of Kelly Turkey Farms, at Little Claydon Farm, Essex, United Kingdom, on 13 November 2008. This was attempted as part of Gordon Ramsay's Cookalong and Paul went head to head against Gordon Ramsay, who plucked three turkeys in 11 min 31.78 sec.6. Largest bottle of wineThe largest bottle of wine measured 3.8 m (12 ft 2 in) tall, 1 m (3 ft 3 in) in diameter and was filled with 2,019.79 litres (444.29 UK gal 533.57 US gal) of wine. It was created by OK Watterfäscht 2011 (Switzerland) and presented and measured in Watt, Gemeinde Regensdorf, Switzerland, on 9 July 2011. The bottle was filled with "Watter-Wein" (Cuvee of Pinot Noir and Dornfelder grapes). 5. Strongest bird gizzardThe gizzard is the portion of a bird's stomach that grinds food into small pieces, and the world's strongest recorded gizzard is that of the turkey Meleagris gallopavo. One specimen had crushed 24 walnuts in their shells within 4 hours, and had also ground surgical lancet blades into grit within 16 hours!4. Largest pie, pumpkinThe largest pumpkin pie weighs 1,678 kg (3,699 lb) and was made by New Bremen Giant Pumpkin Growers (USA) at New Bremen Pumpkinfest in New Bremen, Ohio, USA, on 25 September 2010. The diameter of the pie was 6 m (20 ft), and the crust was made of 440 sheets of dough. (Other ingredients included canned pumpkin, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar, salt, cinnamon and pumpkin spice.) 3. Most prolific mother everTalk about a large family dinner! The greatest officially recorded number of children born to one mother is 69, to the wife of Feodor Vassilyev (b. 1707-c.1782), a peasant from Shuya, Russia. In 27 confinements she gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, seven sets of triplets and four sets of quadruplets.2. Highest dinner partyThe greatest altitude at which a formal meal has been held is 6,805 m (22,326 ft) by Henry Shelford, Thomas Shelford, Nakul Misra Pathak, Robert Aitken, Robert Sully (all UK), Caio Buzzolini (Australia) and appointed butler Joshua Heming (UK), who dined on Lhakpa Ri, Tibet on 3 May 2004. The expedition team named "Henry Shelford's 30th birthday party" were set to dine on the summit of the 7,054 m (23,113 ft) mountain but hurricanes forced them to descend to a more sheltered spot. The team carried the tables, chairs and silver cutlery as part of the expedition and dined on a feast of caviar as a starter, duck for main course, chocolate bombe for dessert, cheese and wine, followed by birthday cake to finish. 1. Largest bread consumption per capitaAs of 2000, the country with the largest per capita consumption of bread is (appropriately for Thanksgiving) Turkey with 199.6 kg (440 lb) per person. Turkish people eat more than three times their own body weight in bread annually!
9230Texas teen sets record with 35 handspringsWith 35 consecutive handsprings, 16-year-old student Miranda Ferguson has set a new Guinness World Record at St Mark's School of Texas in Dallas, Texas, USA. Covering 61.58 m (202 ft 0.48 in), Miranda's attempt lasted 32.2 seconds as she traveled between the 15-yard lines on the high school football field.The previous record was 32 handsprings, set by Chelsey Kipping in 2010. Miranda was presented with her official certificate on the set of NBC's Today Show on Friday, October 19th.
9231Queen’s Diamond Jubilee: Record-breaking facts about Elizabeth IIAhead of this weekend's Diamond Jubilee celebrations, here are a host of regal records in honour of Queen Elizabeth II.Her Majesty remains the world's Longest reigning living queen and will, on 9 September 2015, become the Longest reigning British monarchever when she surpasses Queen Victoria's reign of 63 years, seven months and three days.However, the title for the overall Longest reigning living monarch continues to be held by King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX) of Thailand, who ascended to the throne on 9 June 1946 and has reigned without interruption ever since - an incredible 65 years, 11 months and 23 days.At the age of 86, Queen Elizabeth II is the Oldest British monarch in history, exceeding the reign of King George III (1760-1820), who was King until the age of 82. Queen Elizabeth II also holds the record for the Oldest British queen, which she took on 21 December 2007 from her great-great- grandmother Queen Victoria, who reigned until the age of 81 years and 244 days.The Queen's lengthy reign gives rise to another Guinness World Records title, Longest heir apparent. Since his mother acceded to the throne on 6 February 1952, Prince Charles has been heir apparent for over 60 years, passing the mark set by his great-great-grandfather Edward VII, who finally took to the throne upon the death of Queen Victoria on 22 January 1901 after more than 59 years as heir apparent. Her Majesty's image is itself record-breaking as The Queen holds the world record for Most currencies featuring the same individual. The Queen's likeness appears on the coinage of at least 45 different countries - more countries than any other living monarch. Queen Victoria appeared on the coinage of 21 countries, and the image of King George V appeared on 19.Queen Elizabeth II also retains the Wealthiest queen title, with a personal fortune estimated at £310 million ($504 million).This weekend, as the Queen takes part in the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant, she will also be part of an attempt to set a new record for the Largest parade of boats. The current Guinness World Records title stands at 327 boats, from a parade in Bremerhaven, Germany, on 30 April 2011.To read about Jubilee-related Guinness World Record attempts set to take place this weekend, click here.
9232Images of the Week: From the most dogs walked to the largest Zumba® classEvery Friday we'll be publishing on some of our favourite images that have been recently added to the GWR archive.Check out these fascinating pictures and records below!The most dogs walked simultaneously by an individualThe most dogs walked simultaneously by an individual (above) is 35 and was achieved by Joseph Orsino (USA). The walk took place as part of the Lupus Loop Walk, raising money for The Lupus Foundation and held on the North Shore of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA on 1st October 2011. Mr Orsino walked the dogs for a distance of more than 1 km during the rainy weather conditions that took place on the day. He walked with 20 dogs in front of him and 15 smaller dogs walking behind him in a straight line.The heaviest living athleteThe heaviest living athlete in the world is Sumo wrestler Emmanuel 'Manny' Yarborough, of Rahway, New Jersey, USA. He stands 2m 3cm 6ft 8in tall and weighs a colossal 319.3kg 704lb. He was introduced to Sumo by his judo coach and seven years later, he is ranked number one in the Open Sumo Wrestling Category for Amateurs.The oldest regular football playerThe oldest regular football player is Tércio Mariano de Rezende (Brazil, b. 31 December 1921) aged 88 years old. He regularly plays in the regional Championship as right wing for Goiandira Esporte Clube in Goiandira, Goiás, Brazil.The largest Zumba® classThe largest Zumba® class involved 3,869 participants and was achieved by Baldezumba (Mexico) in San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico, on 7 September 2011.The longest ice cream dessertThe longest ice cream dessert is a sundae measuring 123.95 m (406 ft 8 in), and was achieved by Franklin Avenue Playground Committee (USA), in Pearl River, New York, USA, on 8 June 2012. The event was held to raise money for the renovation of the Franklin Avenue Elementary School playground. Rockland County Department of Weights and Measures were present to measure the dessert. The ice cream sundae consisted of vanilla ice cream (276 kg), whipped cream (25 kg), chocolate syrup (24 kg), sprinkles (15 kg) and cherries (10 kg). Once finished, the sundae was distributed to local children.
9233Sierra Leone achieves Guinness World Records Title for Largest Sampa DanceGuinness World Records can today confirm that Sierra Leone has successfully achieved its first world record following an attempt for the Largest Sampa dance title in the nation's capital.Dancers from schools across Freetown came together on Thursday to perform a synchronized Sampa dance (a folk dance traditional in Sierra Leone) at the Brookfields National Stadium.The event was organised by the Mariatu Kargbo Foundation and was part of celebrations for Sierra Leone's national Independence Day on 27 th April 2012.The record attempt was verified by an official Guinness World Records adjudicator who confirmed that with 1,002 dancers all successfully completing the dance, a new world record had been set.Follwoing the attempt, the Hon. Victoria Sylvia Saidu-Kamara, Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, Government of the Republic of Sierra Leone said: "I am still reflecting on the feeling of excitement from the citizens of Sierra Leone when we made the grade and won the record and the official certificate was issued to Mama Salone. I was dancing for joy and even crying with joy for this remarkable achievement for the country. As the first female minister of tourism."I believe strongly that this record organized by Mariatu will make the women of Sierra Leone very proud. Everyone, men, women and children are proud of this achievement."Mariatu Kargbo, who runs the Mariatu Kargbo Foundation which helped organise the attempt said: "When the record was announced, I cried so much I could not take the certificate. It has been so much work, so much effort and now we have the first Guinness World Record that our country can be proud of.""Also, I must thank Guinness World Records for sending their adjudicator to our country for the first time. I hope that our achievement will show that we are a proud and fun loving people and that everyone in the world is welcome to Sierra Leone."
9234Record holder profile video: Stewie – the longest cat in the worldThe current world record holder for the world's longest domestic cat is Stewie, a five-year-old feline from Nevada, US. Stewie, or Mymains Stewart Gilligan, to give him his full name, measures an incredible 48.5in when fully stretched out. His owner Robin Hendrickson decided to enter Stewie for the record after hearing countless friends say they were amazed by his length. Stewie is of the Maine Coon variety - known as 'the gentle giants' of the cat
9235Fastest time to visit all Scottish Professional Football League stadiumsThis record is for the fastest time to visit all Scottish Professional Football League stadiums This is to be attempted by an individual or a team.This record is measured in days, hours, and minutes.For the purposes of this record, 42 stadiums must be visited - all the stadiums of the current Scottish Premiership, Scottish Championship, Scottish League 1 and Scottish League 2.
9236Most muscle ups in one minuteThis record is for the most consecutive muscle-ups completed in one minute.This record is to be attempted by an individual.The body must remain straight throughout, i.e. no bending at the waist (we will accept slight bending at the knees). The body must be raised from a hanging position to the point that the entire torso has risen above the level of the bar with arms straightened. The body is then lowered back below the bar until the arms hang straight. The above comprises one muscle-up. This basic principle applies to all Guinness World Records muscle-up categories with minor qualifications.
9237Longest marathon playing walking football (soccer)This record is for the longest time to continuously play walking football (soccer) - either indoor or outdoor.This record is to be attempted by two teams.The measurement value is time in days, hours and minutes.Walking football is a slower version of football, played between two teams of 5 players. Walking is the only locomotion permitted in the game. Walking is defined as having one foot in contact with the ground at all times.
9238Fastest amphibious cycleThis record is for the fastest speed achieved by an amphibious cycle on land and water.This record is to be attempted by an individual.This record is measured in kilometres per hour, with the equivalent imperial measurement in miles per hour also provided. For the purposes of this record, an amphibious cycle is a human-powered cycle capable of transporting the rider over land and over water with no modifications required when changing between land and water.
9239Most consecutive "Hop The World" ball control tricksThis record is for the most consecutive "hop the world" ball control tricks.It is to be attempted by an individual.It is measured by the number of consecutive "Hop the World" ball control tricks are successfully carried out.A "Hop the World" ball control trick is when the ball is kicked into the air, the opposite foot to which kicked the ball must then circulate around the ball before it is kicked by the circulating foot.
9240Largest display of LEGO spinal cordsThis record is for the largest display of LEGO spinal cords.This record is to be attempted by an individual or by a team of unlimited size.This record is measured in number of LEGO spinal cords.For the purpose of this record only LEGO® bricks may be used and the sculptures must accurately depict human spinal cords, the anatomical part of the human body that is defined by the cylindrical bundle of nerve fibers and associated tissue that is enclosed in the spine.

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