Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List

9391First compact discSony CorporationfirstNetherlands, 24 March 2003The standard for the compact disc was first proposed by Philips (Netherlands) and Sony (Japan) in 1980, and agreed upon in 1981 by the Compact Disc Standard Digital Audio Disc Committee. The first CDs became available to the public in Europe and Japan in the autumn of 1982, and the USA in 1983, where 800,000 discs were sold in the first year alone. Optical discs, which are written and read with a laser, have become the standard medium for home entertainment and computing.
9392Largest pack of playing cardsViejas CasinoUnited States, Alpine,,Viejas Casino and Resort12 September 2013The largest pack of playing cards measured 129.54 cm x 93.98 cm (4 ft 3 in x 3 ft 1 in) and was created by Viejas Casino & Resort (USA) in Alpine, California, USA, on 12 September 2013.The playing cards were played in a hand of blackjack on the largest blackjack table to celebrate the Casino and Resort's anniversary.
9393Largest teddy bear (stitched)Dana WarrenUnited States, Wichita, Kansas06 June 2008The largest stitched teddy bear measures 16.86 m (55 ft 4 in) in length and was constructed by Dana Warren (USA). The bear was completed on 6 June 2008 and displayed at the Exploration Place, Wichita, Kansas, USA.The bear was named C.T.Dreams, which stands for Connect The Dreams.
9394Victoria Cross - double award recipientsSurg.-Capt. (later Lt-Col.) Arthur Martin-Leake VC, Capt. Noel Godfrey Chavasse VC, Second-Lt. (later Capt.) Charles Hazlitt Upham VCfirst, 29 January 1856The only three men ever to have been awarded a bar to the Victoria Cross (instituted 29 Jan 1856) are:Surg.-Capt. (later Lt-Col.) Arthur Martin-Leake VC*, VD, RAMC (1874-1953) (1902 and bar 1914).Capt. Noel Godfrey Chavasse VC*, MC, RAMC (1884-1917) (1916 and bar posthumously 1917).Second-Lt. (later Capt.) Charles Hazlitt Upham VC*, NZMF (1908-94) (1941 and bar 1942).
9395Oldest cricket player in a first-class match (male)Raja Maharaj SinghIndiaThe oldest player in first-class cricket was the Governor of Bombay, Raja Maharaj Singh (India) (1878-1959), aged 72yr 192days, when he batted, scoring 4, on the opening day of the match played on 25-27 Nov 1950 at Bombay for his XI v. Commonwealth XI. The oldest Englishman was Benjamin Aislabie (1774-1842) for MCC (of whom he was the secretary) v. Cambridge University at Lord's on 1 and 2 Jul 1841, when he was aged 67yr 169days.
9396Most children delivered at a single birth to surviveNadya Suleman8 peopleUnited States, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center,Bellflower,California26 January 2009Nadya Suleman (USA) claimed headlines across the world on 26 January 2009 when she gave birth to six boys and two girls at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Bellflower, California, USA. The babies were conceived with the aid of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatment and were nine weeks premature when they were delivered by Caesarean section.Suleman was born in Fullerton, California. She is the only child of Angela Victoria (born 1940) and Assyrian Iraqi American Edward Doud Suleman (born 1942). Her parents married in Las Vegas in 1974, and divorced in 1999.She held a psychiatric technician license, and worked as a psychiatric technician at Metropolitan State Hospital, where her back was injured while at work. After graduating from Nogales High School in 1993, she attended California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) and received a Bachelor of Science degree in child and adolescent development in 2006. Suleman returned to CSUF to pursue a master's degree in counseling, leaving the program in 2008. She is known as Octomom in the media, is an American woman who came to international attention when she gave birth to octuplets in January 2009. The Suleman octuplets are only the second full set of octuplets to be born alive in the United States and, one week after their birth, surpassed the previous worldwide survival rate for a complete set of octuplets set by the Chukwu octuplets in 1998. The circumstances of their high order multiple birth have led to controversy in the field of assisted reproductive technology as well as an investigation by the Medical Board of California of the fertility specialist involved.Nadya has 14 children in total.
9397Largest maze, permanent hedge mazeDole Plantation12745.79 square metre(s)United States, Honolulu, Hawaii01 July 2007The largest permanent hedge maze is the Pineapple Garden Maze at the Dole Plantation in Wahiawa, Hawaii, USA, which has a total area of 12,745.79 m² (3.15 acres) and total path length of 3.962 km (2.46 miles). The maze opened in 1997 and expanded in size in July 2007.This maze also holds the record for the longest path in a permanent hedge maze.
9398Longest solo non-stop yachting raceVendée Globe Challenge22500 nautical mile(s)France, Les Sables d'Olonne01 January 1989The world's longest non-stop solo sailing race is the Vendée Globe Challenge, which starts and finishes at Les Sables d'Olonne (France). The first race started on 26 November 1989. The distance currently sailed without stopping is 22,500 nautical miles (41,652 km). The race is for boats between 50 and 60 ft (15 -18 m) complying with I.M.O.C.A. 60 foot Class Rules, sailed single-handed.
9399First television underwater19th National Radio and Television Exhibition1952/08/26 year(s), month(s), day(s)UK, London26 August 1952The earliest public demonstration of underwater TV occurred on the 26 August 1952 at the 19th National Radio and Television Exhibition, London, UK. Marconi Siebe Gorman showed model divers working on the stern of a sunken ship on monitor sets. The cameras used to film the divers weighed 900 kg (1,984 lb), cost £3,500 ($6,400) and could transmit pictures from 455 m (1,492 ft).Marconi Siebe Gorman was a coalition - Marconi for TV, Siebe Gorman are historically linked with aqualungs.
9400Longest running weekly radio programme - factualVoci del Grigioni italianoSwitzerland, Chur10 April 2009The longest running weekly factual radio programme is 68 years old and was achieved by Voci del Grigioni italiano, a regional news magazine programme, broadcast on Rete Uno, in Chur, Switzerland that has been running in its current format since 25 November 1941 until 10 April 2009.The programme actually began on 28 October 1939 but was only a 15 minute slot and was called Il Quarto d'ora del Girgioni italiano. The current programme broadcasts for 30 minutes from 7pm to 7.30pm. The main audience are the Italian-speaking minority of Switzerland's Graubunden Canton. Since the 1980s the programme has had a permanent correspondent in Chur, the Canton's chief town. The current permanent correspondent is Alessandro Tini who incidentally made the claim for this record.
9401Longest prison escapeLeonard T. FristoeUnited States, Nevada15 November 1969The longest recorded escape by a recaptured prisoner was that of Leonard T. Fristoe, 77, who escaped from the Nevada State Prison, Carson City, Nevada, USA on December 15, 1923. Leonard was turned in by his son on November 15, 1969 at Compton, California. By then Leonard had had nearly 46 years of freedom under the name of Claude R. Willis. His crime was killing two sheriff's deputies in 1920.
9402Most Gurning World Championships wins (male)Tommy MattinsonfirstUnited Kingdom, Cumbria16 September 2012The only male gurner to win the world title an amazing 14 times is Tommy Mattinson (UK), whose flexible face took the top prize at the annual Gurning World Championship at Egremont Crab Fair, Cumbria, UK, in 1986–87 and then 12 times between 1999 and 2012.
9403Tallest married couple (ever)Anna Haining Swan and Martin van Buren Bates477.52 centimetre(s)United Kingdom, London,,St Martin-in-the-Fields church in Trafalgar Square17 June 1871Anna Haining Swan (Canada, b. 6 August 1846 d. 5 August 1888) was said to be 246.38 cm (8 ft 1 in) but actually measured 241.3 cm (7 ft 11 in). On 17 June 1871, she married Martin van Buren Bates (USA, b. 9 November 1837 d. 19 January 1919), who stood 236.22 cm (7 ft 9 in), making them the tallest married couple ever, with a combined height of 477.52 cm (15 ft 8 in).
9404Largest collection of coloured vinyl recordsAlessandro BenedettiItaly09 March 2010Alessandro Benedetti (Italy) has collected 1,507 different coloured vinyl records, as of 9 March 2010. His collection is made up of 1,302 LP's (998 coloured and 158 with pictures), 321 singles (304 coloured, 17 with pictures) and 30 in unusual shapes.Mr Benedetti is the author of a book 'Extraordinary Records' which deals with the history of coloured vinyl records. The book also includes photographs of majority of his collection.
9405Tallest BuddhaZhongyuan Buddha127.64 metre(s)China, Lushan County02 December 2009The tallest Buddha is the Zhongyuan Buddha which measures 127.64 m (418 ft 9.19 in) and is situated in Lushan County, Henan Province, China. It was consecrated on 1 September 2009 and was measured on 2 December 2009. For this record, the measurement is taken for the height of the Buddha and the lotus base only.The height of the Buddha: The copper part which includes the Buddha itself and the pedal base is 127.64m (Buddha 108.448 m, pedal base 19.291 m) the Jingang base under the pedal base is 27.453 m, and the Xumi pedal under the Jingang pedal is 25.238 m, and the last base is 27.629 m. So the whole height of the statue is 208.059 m tall in total.It took 12 years starting from 1997 to construct. It is made of 108 kilos of gold, 3,300 tons of copper alloy and 15,000 tons of special steel.The Buddha is under the management of Tianrui Group Tourism Development Co. LTD.
9406Longest fenceDingo-proof fenceAustraliaLongest fenceThe dingo-proof wire fence enclosing the main sheep areas of Australia is 1.8m 6ft high, plus 30cm 1ft underground and stretches for 5531km 3437miles. The Queensland state government discontinued full maintenance in 1982.
9407Most published letters to newspaper editors - multiple papers (lifetime)Subhash Chandra AgrawalIndia, Delhi31 December 2006The record for the most published letters written to newspaper editors over an individual's lifetime is 3,699 which were written by Subhash Chandra Agrawal (India) to editors of various national newspapers until 31 January 2006.
9408Heaviest lemonAharon Shemoel5.265 kilogram(s)Israel, Kefar Zeitim08 January 2003The world's heaviest lemon weighed 5.265 kg (11 lb 9.7 oz) on 8 January 2003 and was grown by Aharon Shemoel (Israel) on his farm in Kefar Zeitim, Israel.The lemon's circumference was 74 cm (29 in) and 35 cm (13.7 in) high and it grew with another large lemon.
9409Heaviest sweet potatoManuel Pérez Pérez37 kilogram(s)Spain, Güime08 March 2004The world's heaviest sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) weighed 37 kg (81 lb 9 oz) on 8 March 2004 and was grown by Manuel Pérez Pérez (Spain) in Güime, Lanzarote, Spain.
9410Fastest time to peel 50 lbs of onionsBob Blumer2/39 minute(s), second(s)United States, Walla Walla18 July 2010The fastest time to peel 50 pounds (22.68 kg) of onions is 2 minutes 39 seconds and was achieved by Bob Blumer (Canada) at the Walla Walla Sweet Onion Festival in Walla Walla, Washington, USA, on 18 July 2010.31 onions were peeled during the attempt, which was documented for the television show "Glutton for Punishment."
9411Longest damper breadUnknownSweden, Glimakra09 September 200675 scouts from the Glimåkra Scout Troop baked the longest damper bread, measuring 125 m (410 ft 1 in) in length, in Glimåkra, Sweden, on 9 September 2006The bread was 125 m (410 ft 1 in) long, it weighed 50.2 kg (110.7 lb) before baking, 42.5 kg (93.7 lb) afterwards. It had a diameter of 3.5 cm (1.38 inches) and a circumference of 12.0 cm (4.72 inches)
9412Most Oscars won by a filmTitanic (1997), Ben Hur (1959), The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)United States, Los Angeles01 January 1960Three films have won 11 Oscars. The first to achieve the record was Ben-Hur (USA 1959) which won from 12 nominations on 4 April 1960, followed by Titanic (USA 1997) from 14 nominations on 23 March 1998 and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (NZ/USA 2003) which won all 11 of its nominations on 29 February 2004.Ben-Hur won with: Best Picture Best Director Best Actor Best Supporting Actor Cinematography Art Direction Sound Music Score Film Editing Special Effects Costume and loosing out to Room at the Top for Screenplay based on material from another medium. Titanic received awards for: Best Picture, Best Director, Cinematography, Art Direction, Costume, Visual Effects, Sound, Sound Effects Editing, Film Editing, Original Dramatic Score, Original Song and losing out on Best Actress, Supporting Actress and Makeup. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King walked away with: Best Picture, Best Director, Art Direction, Costume Design, Visual Effects, Sound, Editing, Makeup, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published, Original Score and Original Song
9413Fastest circumnavigation by microlightColin BodillUnited Kingdom, Weybridge06 September 2000Colin Bodill (UK) circumnavigated the globe in his Mainair Blade 912 Flexwing microlight aircraft in 99 days from 31 May to 6 September 2000, starting and landing at Brooklands airfield, Weybridge, Surrey, UK. Accompanying Jennifer Murray on her successful solo helicopter circumnavigation journey, the pair covered approximately 35,000 km (21,750 miles), covering 30 countries.
9414Largest serving of guacamoleMunicipality of Tancítaro MichoacaMexico, Tancìtaro04 April 2013The largest serving of guacamole weighed 2,669.5 kg (5,885.24 lb) and was achieved by the Municipality of Tancítaro Michoacan (Mexico), in Tancítaro, Mexico, on 4 April 2013.450 students from the Colegio de Estudios Científicos y Tecnológicos del Estado de Michoacán contributed to the preparation of the guacamole.
9415Largest bottle cap mosaicFreiherr vom Stein SchoolGermany, Hessisch Lichtenau26 June 2010The largest bottle cap mosaic consisted of 3,614,468 bottle caps and was created by students at the Freiherr vom Stein School (all Germany) in Hessisch Lichtenau, Germany, from 23 to 26 June 2010. The mosaic had a total area of 3,124 m².The mosaic depicted a variety of pictures surrounding the initials of the school (FvSS).
9416Largest cowboy bootBelachew TolaEthiopia, Addis Ababa24 January 2008The largest cowboy boot measures 2.50 m (8 ft 2 in) in height and 2.38 m (7 ft 9 in) in length and was made by Belachew Tola Buta (Ethiopia). The boot was presented and measured in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 24 January 2008.
9417Largest pizza deliveryPizzas 4 PatriotsAfghanistan, Kandahar Airfield,Bagram Airbase, Camp Bastion04 July 2012The largest pizza delivery was organised by Pizzas 4 Patriots (USA), who sent 30,000 pizzas with DHL Express to the United States Armed Forces, in Kandahar Airfield, Bagram Airbase and Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, on 4 July 2012.The 12 inch pizzas were made by Great Kitchens, Inc. in Illinois and the delivery started on 21 June 2012. After arriving in Afghanistan the pizzas were then further transported around Afghanistan and Kuwait by the United States Armed Forces. The organisation Pizzas 4 Patriots undertook the attempt to give the servicemen and servicewomen a ‘slice of home’ on Independence Day.
9418Most swords swallowed simultaneously by a femaleNatasha VeruschkaUnited States, Wilkes-Barre03 September 2004Natasha Veruschka (USA) swallowed 13 swords, each at least 38.1cm (15 in) long at 3rd Annual Sideshow Gathering and SwordSwallowers Convention, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA, on 3September 2004. Below is a video of the male record holder, Kishan Valaiah Ayula(India), who swallowed 22 swords simultaneously on the set ofGuinness World Records - Ab India Todega in Mumbai, India, on 13February 2011. Kishan also holds the record for "most swallowedswords whilst juggling three objects".
9419Most martial arts throws in one hourDale Moore3786 timesUnited Kingdom, Chiswick23 February 2002The most judo throws completed in one hour by a pair is 3,786 by Dale Moore and Nigel Townsend (both UK) at Esporta Health Club, Chiswick Park, Greater London, UK on 23 February 2002.
9420Most successful plant-to-animal gene transferAkira IritanifirstJapan, 24 January 2002In January 2002, Japanese scientists led by Akira Iritani announced that they had successfully implanted vegetable genetic material into an animal for the first time. The genetically modified pigs contain a spinach gene which reportedly will make the pork meat less fatty and thus more healthy to eat. The pigs were born in mid 1998 and no health problems have been reported in them since then.

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