Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List


IDRecordWhoWhatWhereWhenExplain
9331Largest medical charityThe Wellcome Trust12000000000 UK pound(s)United Kingdom, 01 January 1999The Wellcome Trust, established in 1936 as part of the will of Sir Henry Wellcome (1853-1936), has an asset base of £12 billion ($19.46 billion), due to the merger of Wellcome plc with Glaxo in 1995, which left the Wellcome Trust with a 4.7 per cent stake in the new company, Glaxo Wellcome. The Trust has an annual expenditure of £400 million ($648 million). The directive of its founder was that his charity should support: 'scientific research which may conduce to the improvement of the physical conditions of mankind'.
9332Largest horse paradeFederation Mongolian Horse Racing Sport and TrainersMongolia, Ulaanbaatar09 August 2013The largest horse parade involved 11,125 horses and their riders and was achieved by the Federation of Mongolian Horse Racing Sport and Trainers (FMHRST) during an event organised by Mr.M.Enkhbold (FMHRST Chairman) and Mr.P.Sergelen (FMHRST Secretary General), in Khui Doloon Khudag, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, on 9 August 2013.The parade covered 4 km (2.49 miles). The participants came from each of the 21 provinces of Mongolia. The youngest horseman was Uurtsaih Gerelt-Od, a boy aged 2 years 8 months. The oldest horseman was Mr.Dashchoimbal Gungaadash aged 90 years.
9333Most telephone directories torn in three minutes (male)Edward Charon56 itemsUnited States, Branson14 September 2006Edward Charon (USA) ripped from top to bottom 56 telephone directories, each with 1,006 numbered pages in a time of three minutes at the Branson Mall, Branson, Missouri, USA, on 14 September 2006.Edward Charon passed away in 2007.
9334Most expensive literature by Shakespeare sold at auctionThe First Folio6166000 US dollar(s)United States, New York08 October 2001The most valuable work by William Shakespeare (1564-1616) is one of only five copies of the First Folio dated 1623 printed by Isaac Jaggard and Ed. Blount, 1623 which was sold at Christie's, New York, USA on 8 October 2001 for $6,166,000 (£4,156,947). It is also the highest price ever paid for a 17th century book.The First Folio is considered by some to be the most important book in English literature and was sold as part of the Library of Abel E. Berland, a Midwest collector. The First Folio is important because it was the first collected edition of Shakespeare's plays. The printing of it in 1623 was a massive achievement and included 36 plays, 18 of which had never been published before. Had the First Folio not been published the following works could have been lost:Shakespeare's three last plays (Cymbeline, The Winter's Tale and The Tempest), four tragedies (Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Antony and Cleopatra and Coriolanus), and two of his mature comedies (As You Like It and Twelfth Night).
9335Longest arm hairKenzo Tsuji18.90 centimetre(s)Japan, Tokyo University of the Arts,Taito,Tokyo22 October 2012Kenzo Tsuji (Japan) has an arm hair that has grown to a length of 18.90 cm (7.44 in) when measured at Tokyo University of the Arts, in Taito, Tokyo, Japan, on 22 October 2012. Kenzo who is 63 years old, has few arm hairs grown around 12 to 13 cm every summer, and in 2012 he carefully grew the arm hair for the record attempt.
9336Longest greetings card exchangeWarren Nord, Thor AndersenUnited States, Mesa,Arizona01 January 1987Warren Nord of Mesa, Arizona, USA and Thor (Tut) Andersen of Ashtabula, Ohio, USA exchanged the same Christmas card every year from 1930-87, a total of 57 years.This record was found in the 1991 edition.
9337Longest underwater kiss (mouth to mouth breathing)Nikolay Linder20/11 minute(s), second(s)Germany, Freiburg18 March 2012The longest underwater kiss (mouth to mouth breathing) is 20 minutes and 11 seconds achieved by Nikolay Linder (Germany) at the Tauchcenter Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany on 18 March 2012.
9338Most sausages eaten in one minuteStefan PaladinNew Zealand, Ericsson Stadium,Auckland22 July 2001The record for the most sausages eaten in one minute is held by Stefan Paladin (New Zealand) who ate eight whole sausages at the Ericsson Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand on 22 July 2001.The sausages measured 10cm in length and 2cm in width.
9339Four finger hang - durationJörgen Holm2/26.3 minute(s), second(s)Sweden, Örebro31 August 2007The longest four finger hang is 2 min 26.3 sec set by Jörgen Holm (Sweden) in Örebro, Sweden, on 31 August 2007.
9340Most compatible animals for organ transplantation into humansPigsNot ApplicableAlthough they share around 95% of their DNA with us, compared to 98.9% for the pygmy chimp, pigs are considered to the most compatible animals for potential organ transplants into humans. This is because pig organs are more similar in size to human organs, and there is a risk of AIDS from primate organs. Also, there are more ethical problems with the use of primates compared to pigs - eg, in the western world we rear pigs to eat, but not monkeys.
9341Largest football / soccer shirtGuinness Nigeria plcNigeria, Ikeja25 January 2013The largest football shirt measures 73.55 m (241 ft 3 in) wide and 89.67 m (294 ft 2 in) long and was created by Guinness Nigeria Plc (Nigeria) in Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria, on 25 January 2013.
9342Oldest person christened / baptisedClarence Raymond KannheiserUnited States, rochelle, illinois11 April 2009The oldest person to be baptised is Clarence Raymond Kannheiser (USA), who was christened on 11 April 2009 aged 97 years 53 days at St. Patrick Church, Rochelle, Illinois, USA. Clarence was born on 17 Febuary 1912.Clarence was baptised by Father David A. Peck. He also received his first Communion and Confirmation at the same service.
9343Farthest Dyno move in wall climbing - femaleAnne-Laure ChevrierItaly17 April 2009The farthest distance achieved by a woman in Dyno climbing is 1.98 m (6 ft 5 in) by Anne-Laure Chevrier (France) on the set of Lo Show Dei Record, in Milan, Italy, on 17 April 2009.The guidelines were followed.
9344Fastest time to visit all sovereign countries (male)Yili Liu3/3/6 year(s), month(s), day(s)Not Applicable, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA29 December 2010The fastest time to visit all 194 United Nations member countries is 3 years 3 months and 6 days and was achieved by Yili Liu (USA) between 23 September 2007 and 29 December 2010.The countries were visited in 26 separate trips. All the journeys were travelled using public transport, mostly by aeroplane but some bus and train journeys also.
9345Largest sandalNelson Jimenez FlorezColombia, Bucaramanga01 December 2003Created in December 2003 by Nelson Jimenez Florez ,the largest sandal measures 6.6 m (21 ft 7 in) long, 2 m (6 ft 6 in) wide and 3.5 m (11 ft 5 in) high and was designed on behalf of Diseños Ruddy, Bucaramanga, Colombia.It is a perfect scaled-up representation of the original-sized sandal.
9346Most drumbeats in a minute using drumsticksAlberto Arias PelliteroSpain, MadridThe world record for the most single-stroke drumbeats played in one minute is 1,507 and was achieved by Alberto Arias Pellitero (Spain) on the set of ‘Guinness World Records – El Show De Los Records in Madrid, Spain on 25 May 2006.
9347Land speed (fastest car)Thrust SSC, Andy Green1227.985 kilometre(s) per hourUnited States, Black Rock Desert15 October 1997The official land-speed record (measured over one mile) is 1,227.985 km/h (763.035 mi/h) (Mach 1.020), set by Andy Green (UK) on 15 October 1997 in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada, USA, in Thrust SSC.Although Thrust SSC is the first car to break the sound barrier, it is alleged that Budweiser Rocket Car, driven by Stan Barrett (US), reached a speed of 1,190.377 km/h (739.666 mi/h) at Edwards Air Force Base, California, USA, on 17 December 17 1979. However, the published speed of Mach 1.0106 was not officially sanctioned by the USAF, as the Digital Instrument Radar was not calibrated or certified. The radar information was not generated using the vehicle directly but by an operator aiming aiming a dish using a TV screen.The car is powered by two Rolls-Royce Spey 202 jet engines which generate 222 kN (50,000 lb) of thrust.
9348Fastest land speed record (female)Kitty Hambleton (née O'Neil)825.126 kilometre(s) per hourUnited States, Alvord Desert06 December 1976The highest land speed recorded by a woman is 825.126 km/h (512.710 mi/h), by Kitty Hambleton (USA) in the rocket-powered SM1 Motivator in the Alvord Desert, Oregon, USA, on 6 December 1976. The highest speed measured during the runs was 843.323 km/h (524.016 mi/h), although she probably touched 965 km/h (600 mi/h) momentarily.
9349Longest human powered flight (distance)Kanellos KanellopoulosGreece, Crete23 April 1988Kanellos Kanellopoulos (Greece) pedalled his Daedalus 88 aircraft 115.11 km (71.52 miles) from Heraklion, Crete, to the Greek island of Santorini on 23 April 1988. His epic flight lasted 3 hr 54 min 59 sec before an offshore gust broke off the plane's tail and it crashed into the sea a few feet from the shore.
9350Largest aircraft by weight (ever)Antonov An-225 'Mriya'640 tonne(s) (metric ton)Not ApplicableThe aircraft with the highest standard maximum take-off weight is the Antonov An-225 "Mriya" (Dream) originally built at 600 tonnes (1.32 million lb). In 2000-2001 its floor was strengthened resulting in an increased maximum take-off weight of 640 tonnes (1.41 million lb). A heavy-lift version of the standard Antonov An-124 "Ruslan" cargo plane, only two of these behemoths were ever built.
9351Highest marathonEverest MarathonNepal, Gorak Shep27 November 1987The highest start to a marathon is for the biennially-held Everest Marathon, first run on 27 November 1987. It begins at Gorak Shep, 5,212 m (17,100 ft) and ends at Namche Bazar, 3,444 m (11,300 ft). The fastest times to complete this race are, men 3 hrs 50 mins 23 secs by Hari Roka (Nepal) in 2000, and women 4 hrs 35 mins 4 secs by Anna Frost (New Zealand) in 2009.The current women's record was broken in 2009. The previous record was 5 hrs 16 mins 3 secs by Anne Stentiford (UK) in 1997.
9352Longest Test match (male)South Africa v. EnglandSouth Africa, Durban01 January 1939The lengthiest recorded cricket match was the `timeless' Test between England and South Africa at Durban, South Africa, on 3-14 March 1939. It was abandoned after ten days (eighth day rained off) because the ship taking the England team home was due to leave. The total playing time was 43 hr 16 min and a record Test match aggregate of 1,981 runs was scored.
9353Tallest homegrown cactusBhasker Rao Chava24 metre(s)India, Dharwad23 December 2009The tallest homegrown cactus (Cereus peruvians) measured 24 m (78.8 ft) on 23 December 2009 and was grown at the Shri Dharmathala Manjunatheshwar College of Dental Sciences (India) in Dharwad, Karnataka, India.The cactus was planted on 15 August 2002.
9354Tallest cakeHkasima-Nilasari Culinary SchoolIndonesia, Jakarta28 November 2008The tallest cake measured 33 m (108.27 ft) and was made by Hakasima-Nilasari Culinary School for the event Amazing Christmas and exhibited in Senayan City, Jakarta, Indonesia, from 28 November to 8 December 2008.The dimensions of the cake are: height 33 m (108.27 ft), width 9 m (29.53ft) and weight 20 tons (18143.69 kg) the ingredients included: 1750 kg of powdered sugar (3858.09 lbs) 1620 kg of sugar (3571.49 lbs) 1620 kg of margarine (3571.49 lbs) 162 kg of powdered milk (357.15 lbs) 243 kg of powdered chocolate (535.72 lbs) 100 litre of liquid sugar (3.52 fl oz) 3240 kg of eggs (7142.98 lbs)
9355Longest cakeMediterranean Professional Cooks Guild2720.21 metre(s)Turkey, Antalya15 April 2006The record for the longest cake is 2,720.21 m (8,924 ft 6.67 inch) and was achieved by the Mediterranean Professional Cooks’ Guild in Antalya, Turkey on Cooks’ Day, 15 April 2006.
9356Largest rice dumplingYunlin County GovernmentChinese Taipei, Yunlin County/Douliou City25 April 2008The largest rice dumpling weighed 1,316 kg (2,901 lb 4 oz) and was made by Yunlin County Government in association with Taizhong Plaza International Hotel (both Taiwan) in Yunlin, Taiwan on 25 April 2008.The ingredients:Sticky rice 840 kg (1851 lb 14 oz)Meat 210 kg (462 lb 16 oz)Dried prawns 60 kg (132 lb 4 oz)Chinese mushrooms 90 kg (198 lb 7 oz)Squid 90 kg (198 lb 7 oz)Ginger 30 kg (66 lb 2 oz)Monkey nuts 90 kg (198 lb 7 oz)Spring onion 30 kg (66 lb 2 oz) Bamboo leaves 38,000
9357Largest chocolate bar by weightThorntons plc5792.50 kilogram(s)United Kingdom, Alfreton, Derbyshire07 September 2011The largest chocolate bar weighed 5,792.50 kg (12,770 lb 4.48 oz) and was created by Thorntons plc (UK) in Alfreton, Derbyshire, UK on 7 October 2011.The chocolate bar measured 4.0 m (13 ft 1.48 in) by 4.0 m (13 ft 1.48 in) by 0.35 m (1 ft 1.78 in). The ingredients were sugar, dried whole milk powder, cocoa butter, cocoa mass, butter oil, emulsifier.
9358Tallest swingB!g Rush88 foot/feet, inch(es)South Africa, DurbanThe tallest swing measures 88 m (288 ft 8 in) from the seat to the top of the cross bar and was constructed by B!g Rush (South Africa) in Durban, South Africa, on 14 May 2011.The swing was installed in the Moses Mabhida Stadium, where it was attached to the roof. Participants could swing from a platform across the football ground. For safety reasons the swings seat was 9 metres above the ground.
9359Longest dancing dragonThe Cross-Cultural Community Services Association (TCCSA), Town of Markham, City of ZhongshanCanada, Markham30 September 2012The longest dancing dragon is 5,568.46 m (18,269 ft 2.3 in), achieved by The City of Markham, Ontario, Canada, the City of Zhongshan, China and The Cross-Cultural Community Services Association (TCCSA), at the Markham Civic Centre, in Markham, Ontario, Canada, on 30 September 2012.The head of the dragon was made of traditional materials, which included papier-mâché, foam and faux fur (for the beard) and held together by a wire frame. The rest of the dragon's body and tail were made of waterproof nylon. The width of the dragon's body was 93 cm (3 ft 0.61 in), the diameter was 157.48 cm (5 ft 2 in) and the dragon stood 182.88 cm (6 ft) from the bottom of each stainless steel pole to the top. The dragon danced for a total of 11 minutes and was facilitated by over 3,000 participants. The dragon was donated by the city of Zhongshan, China to the City of Markham, Ontario, Canada, for the attempt and the Mayors of both cities were at the event to accept the Guinness World Records certificate.
9360Largest fanGoods of Desire G.O.D.China, Hong Kong20 August 2009The largest fan measures 8.48 m (27 ft 10 in) long and 5.18 m (17 ft) in height when fully openend. It was created by Goods of Desire (G.O.D.) and was presented and measured at the G.O.D. Peak Galleria store in Hong Kong, China, on 20 August 2009. The fan was made from wood and paper and was operational just as a normal sized fan would be.

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