Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List

9781Largest dome igloo (ice)ZIP ZAG.caCanada, grand falls19 February 2010The largest dome igloo with an internal diameter of 9.2 m (30 ft 5.5 in) and an internal height of 5.3 m (17 ft 8 in) was constructed by ZIP (Canada) in Grand Falls, NB, Canada, and was completed on 19 February 2011.2500 ice blocks were used to make the igloo. The external measurements were 9.89m (32 ft 5.5 in) high and 5.68 m (18 ft 8 in) wide.
9782Largest buffetArt of Living FoundationIndia, Ahmedabad02 November 2010The largest buffet consisted of 5,612 different dishes in an event organised by the Art of Living Foundation (India) at Sri Sri Dham, Ahmedabad, India, on 2 November 2010.The food was prepared by Sri Sri Ayurveda Cooker Club for a large crowd.
9783Largest serving of hummusChef Ramzi Choueiri + students of Al-Kafaat UniversityLebanon, Ain Saade/Beit MeryThe largest serving of hummus was 10,452 kg (23,042 lbs 12 oz) and was achieved by Chef Ramzi Choueiri and the students of Al-Kafaat University (all Lebanon) in Beirut, Lebanon, on 8 May 2010.The hummus was made by around 300 student chefs under direction of Chef Ramzi, and served on the new largest ceramic plate, which measured 7.17 m in diameter and was created by local architect, Joe Kabalan.
9784Most people crammed into an 'old' VW BeetleAsbury University20 peopleUnited States, Lexington09 December 2010The most people crammed into an old style Volkswagen Beetle is 20 and was achieved by the Asbury University Emancipation Project (USA) at the Lexington Rescue Mission in Lexington, Kentucky, USA, on 9 December 2010.A 1964 Beetle was used for the attempt, which was organised to draw attention to human trafficking.
9785Longest living quadriplegicWalton Dutcher, Jr.United States, St. Petersburg, Florida31 August 2010The longest living quadriplegic is Walton Dalton Dutcher, Jr. (b. 30 September 1936, USA), who was paralysed on 12th May, 1956, and has been paralysed for 54 years, 3 months and 19 days, as of 31 August 2010. "Wally", as he's affectionately known by his friends, was injured in a diving accident whilst in the US navy. He met his future wife, Chris, in the early stages of his recovery who supported him and aided him in regaining his independence. He is well known within his community for his work with the handicapped community, campaigning to make things more accessible to them and help them in any way he can.
9786Swimming fastest 100 x 100 m relayColeman Swim4Leukaemia1/29/3 hour(s), minute(s), second(s)United Kingdom, Sheffield,Ponds Forge, Sheffield, UK01 February 2014The fastest 100 x 100m relay is 1 hour 29 minutes 3 seconds and was achieved by Swim4Leukaemia (UK), at Ponds Forge, Sheffield, UK, on 1 February 2014.
9787Heaviest birth - triplets (current)Michelle Lee WilsonUnited States, Englewood29 July 2003The heaviest triplets at birth (current) are Evan Patrick, Aiden Cole and Lilly Kathryn (all USA), who had a combined weight of 10.33 kg (22 lb 12.6 oz) and were born to Michelle Lee Wilson on 29 July 2003 at Englewood, Colorado, USA. Carried for 257 days, Evan Patrick Wilson weighed 3.89 kg (8lb 9.4 oz), Aiden Cole Wilson weighed 3.32 kg (7 lb 5.4 oz) and Lilly Kathryn Wilson weighed 3.11 kg (6 lb 13.8 oz).
9788Tallest basil plantAnastasia GrigorakiGreece, Ierapetra04 July 2012The tallest Basil plant measured 3.34 m (10 ft 11.5 in) on 4 July 2012 and was grown by Anastasia Grigoraki (Greece) in Ierapetra, Crete, Greece.
9789Largest onigawara (Japanese gargoyle)INO KAWARA Industry CO.,LTDJapan, Aichi Prefecture15 December 2005The largest onigawara measures 9 m (29 ft 6 in) tall and 8.8 m (28 ft 10 in) wide. It has been installed on a rooftop of the main building of Nenbutsushu Muryojuji Temple in Japan. It was made by INO KAWARA Industry CO. LTD. in Aichi Prefecture, Japan and completed on 15 December 2005.The onigawara is made of clay and was installed on the roof of the Muryojuji Temple, Mikawa Bay, Japan in 2006.
9790Largest easelRajasekharan ParameswaranIndia, Neyyattinkara/ Trivandrum/Kerala19 April 2008The largest easel is 17.22 m (56ft 6 in) tall and 9.45 m (31 ft) wide. It was made by Rajasekharan Parameswaran of Meenachal, Tamilnady, India, and was measured on 19 April 2008.
9791Smallest gun, revolverSwissMiniGunSwitzerlandThe smallest working revolver has a calibre of 2.34 mm and measures 5.5 cm (2.2 in) long, 3.5 cm (1.4 in) high, 1 cm (0.4 in) wide and weighs 19.8 g (0.7 oz). The model C1ST is manufactured by SwissMiniGun (Switzerland) and fires the smallest live and blank rimfire ammunition. The revolver is produced in stainless steel or 18 K gold, with prices ranging from CHF 6,500 (£2,750 $5,200) to CHF 60,000 (£25,380 $48,000) depending upon the finish.The the gun is aimed at about 45° angle to a target directly level, the bullet will hit its target at approximately 160 m (525 ft) away.NB: the gun is a scaled-down version of the Colt Python, but Colt’s Manufacturing LLC does not wish their brand to be associated with the record.
9792Most stinging nettles eaten in one minuteAlex WilliamsUnited Kingdom, London25 April 2005The record for the most nettles eaten in one minute is 5 feet and was set by Alex Williams (UK) on ITV's Paul O'Grady Show, London, UK on 25 April 2005.SMorrison attended.
9793Tallest cookie towerGirl Scouts of Nassau CountyUnited States, Garden City09 January 2010The tallest cookie tower measured 1.83 m (6 ft 1/8 in) tall and was constructed by the Girl Scouts of Nassau County (USA) at the Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City, New York, USA, on 9 January 2010.22,800 cookies were used to build the tower. 60 girl scouts participated in shifts of 2 hours.
9794Fastest time to bend ten nailsChad Netherland21.13 minute(s), second(s)United States, St Louis14 July 2006The record for the fastest time to bend 10 nails is 21.13 sec, achieved by Chad Netherland (USA) at The Millennium Hotel and Convention Centre in St Louis, Missouri, USA, on 14 July 2006.
9795First player to win NBA titles with three franchisesJohn SalleyfirstUnited StatesThe first player in NBA history to win a title with three different franchises is John Salley (USA) while playing for the Detroit Pistons (USA, 1989-90), Chicago Bulls (USA, 1996) and Los Angeles Lakers (USA, 2000). Robert Horry (USA) has equaled Salley’s feat with championship rings from the Houston Rockets (USA, 1994-95), Los Angeles Lakers (USA, 1999-01) and San Antonio Spurs (USA, 2004). Horry is one of only twelve players with six or more championship rings.
9796First rookie to win NBA sixth man awardBen GordonfirstUnited StatesBen Gordon (USA) of the Chicago Bulls (USA) is the first-ever rookie to win the NBA Sixth Man Award, honoring the league’s top player in a reserve role. Gordon appeared in all 82 regular season games of the 2004-05 season for the Bulls, coming off the bench in 79 of them to average 15.1 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game.
9797First father v son NBA matchJan Van Breda Kolff, Butch Van Breda KolfffirstUnited StatesThe first time in NBA history a father coaching one team faced his son playing for another was when New York Nets (USA) rookie Jan Van Breda Kolff (USA) produced six points and four rebounds against the Utah Jazz (USA), coached by his father, Butch Van Breda Kolff (USA), on 9 November 1976. The only other NBA father-versus-son combination is between Los Angeles Clippers (USA) coach Mike Dunleavy Sr. (USA) and Golden State Warriors (USA) forward Mike Jr. (USA) The Dunleavys have faced one another eleven times through January 2006.
9798Largest BannerGrace Gupana54451 square metre(s)Israel, Massada23 December 2007The record for the largest banner is 54,451 m² (586,103.34 ft²) and was achieved by Grace Galindez-Gupana President of HalleluYAH Prophetic Global Foundation Philippines in Bar Yeuda, Massada, Israel on 23 December 2007. The record attempt was organized by Sar-El Tours.
9799Largest stainless steel cooking spoonRÖSLE Gmbh & CO. KGGermany, Marktoberdorf27 January 2006The record for the largest stainless steel cooking spoon is 10.01 m and was made by the Rösle GmbH & Co. KG in Marktoberdorf on 27 January 2006.
9800Largest coconut ensembleSpamalot5877 peopleUnited Kingdom, London23 April 2007The record for the largest coconut ensemble was 5,877 people who played their coconuts to the tune of Monty Python's Always Look on the Bright Side of Life. The event was organised by the west end production of ‘Spamalot’ to celebrate St. Georges Day at Trafalgar Square, London, UK on 23 April 2007.Craig Glenday adjudicated. Great pictures of the event with picture desk.
9801First habitational structureTerra AmataFrance, Terra Amata01 October 1956The earliest known evidence of a habitational structure is that of 21 huts with hearths or pebble-lined pits and delimited by stake-holes found in October 1965 at the Terra Amata site in Nice, France and thought to belong to the Acheulian culture of c. 400,000 years ago. Excavation in 1966 revealed one hut with palisaded walls with axes of 15 m (49 ft) and 6 m (20 ft).Information taken from Archives (e.g. 1995). Submitted for use in Scholastic's Modern Marvels book.
9802Largest collection of Mr Men memorabiliaJoanne BlackUnited Kingdom, London01 April 2006The largest collection of Mr Men memorabilia belongs to Joanne Black (UK), with 2,225 different Mr Men items which she has been collecting since 2001.www.mrmentoybox.comJoanna started collecting as a child when she first bought a set of Mr Men books. In 2001 (aged 21) she visited a car boot sale and came across a small collection of Mr Men items which brought back fond memories so she purchased them and this is where it all began. Her favourite item is a plastic telephone toy/moneybox which dates from 1979 and is still in mint condition and in its original box. Her collection now consists of books, magazines, Royal Doulton/wade ceramics, cups and mugs, badges, soft toys, games and puzzles, bedding and clothes, stationary, plastic figures, videos, cd's, dvd’s, bags, wall hangings, other toys and miscellaneous items.
9803Most letters to Santa collected in 24 hoursCrispy Milky Kids ActivitiesLatvia, Riga,,Galerija Azur shopping centre11 December 2011The most letters to Santa collected in 24 hours is 1,555 letters and was achieved by members of the public in an event organised by Crispy Milky Kids Activities (Latvia) at the Galerija Azur shopping centre in Riga, Latvia, on 11 December 2011.The messages to Santa, written on a roll, were then collected by Santa himself. The event took place from 2:00 p.m. on 10 December to 2:00 p.m. on 11 December in a shopping mall. Although the event was suspended during the night, the clock marking the countdown never stopped.
9804Fastest circumnavigation via both Poles by helicopterJennifer Murray, Colin BodillUnited States, Fort Worth,Departure and final landing at the Alliance KAFW Airport in Fort Worth, Texas.The record for the fastest circumnavigation via both Poles by helicopter is 170 days 22 hr 47 min 17 sec, and was achieved by Jennifer Murray and Colin Bodill (both UK), from 5 December 2006 to 23 May 2007, in a Bell 407 helicopter. The journey started and finished in Fort Worth, Texas, USA.It was as well the first time this journey was attempted: The first pilots to fly around the world via the poles with a helicopter.The record has been recognised by the Federation Aviation International (FAI). FAI requirements for the world record require that the aircraft covers more thant the circumference of the earth at the equator and travels through all the meridians. Complete logbook with taking offs and landings at each point in the record's file.
9805Tallest pyramid of cookiesJan Vinzenz KrauseGermany, Oberhausen16 September 2006The record for the tallest pyramid of cookies is 1.49 m (4 ft 10 in) and was achieved by Jan Vinzenz Krause and members of the diocese Essen using 12180 Leibniz butter cookies at the Centro shopping centre in Oberhausen, Germany, on 16 September 2006.
9806Largest collection of apple-related itemsErika and Kurt WerthItaly, Neumarkt07 March 2007The record for the largest collection of apple related items belongs to Erika and Kurt Werth (Italy), with 2,300 different artificial apples, which they have been collecting for over 30 years.
9807Longest title of a film nominated for an OscarThose Magnificent Men in Their Flying MachinesUnited States, Santa Monica01 January 1966The longest full title of any Oscar-nominated film (with 85 characters) is Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes (UK, 1965), which was nominated for Best Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen at the ceremony in Santa Monica, California, USA on 18 April 1966.
9808Longest serving captain in NHL ice hockeySteve YzermanNorth America, North America01 January 2006The longest-serving captain of any team in National Hockey League (NHL) history is 20 seasons by Steve Yzerman (Canada) who continuously served as the captain of the Detroit Red Wings (USA) from 1986 to 2006. Yzerman led the Red Wings to three Stanley Cup championships (1997-98, 2002) and had his jersey No. 19 retired in a ceremony at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan, USA on 2 January 2007.
9809Longest running finger wrestling contestFingerhakelnGermanyThe longest running finger wrestling contests, known as Fingerhakeln, are known to have been staged in Bavaria, Germany since the 14th century, when rivals competed for women's favours. More recently, wrestlers compete for various weight-titles in the Bavarian Finger Wrestling Championships held annually in Pflugdorf, near Munich. The aim is for each competitor to pull his rival (seated opposite) across the table placed between them, using a finger lash wrapped around each contestant's digit.The tournament has a stict set of rules, which standardise the stools and tables, as well as the weight categories.
9810Largest chestnut roasterCamara Municipal de VinhaisPortugal, Vinhais,The local expositions and fairs' area of Vinhais.01 November 2007The largest chestnut roaster is 9.5 m (31 ft 2 in) long (including the handle) and it has 5 m (16 ft 4 in) of diameter. It has a weight of 600 Kg (1,322.77 lb) and it is able to roast 1,000 Kg (2,204 lb) of chestnuts at one time. It was made by the Câmara Municipal de Vinhais during the 2007 RuralCastanea - Festa da Castanha (Chestnut Party), in Vinhais, Bragança, Portugal, on 1 November 2007.The chestnut roaster was completely handicrafted following the traditional ways and models. Vinhais produces the 33% of the Portuguese chestnuts. During the fair and the period surrounding it (around November) chestnuts are traditionally consumed roasted together with a traditional alcoholic drink "Jeropiga", with friends around a fire. This way of celebration is called "Magusto".

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