Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List


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10591Guinness World Records awards Australian PR brief to Red AgencyGuinness World Records has appointed Red Agency – part of the Havas Group - to handle its consumer and B2B PR activity in Australia and New Zealand in 2016.
10592Most Beatles songs identified from their lyrics in one minuteThis record is for the most Beatles song titles successfully identified from the first line of their lyrics in one minute.This record is to be attempted by an individual.This record is measured by the number of successfully identified songs within the minute timeframe.For the purposes of the record, a Beatles song is defined as their top-50 best selling hits.For the purposes of the record, lyrics are defined as the first line of the song.
10593Largest grilled sandwichCabot Creamery of Vermont1.52/3.05/6.35 kilogram(s)United States, Everglades City04 November 2000Cabot Creamery of Vermont made the world's largest grilled cheese sandwich weighing 145 kg (320 lb). It measured 1.52 m x 3.05 m x 6.35 cm (5 ft x 10 ft 0.5 in x 2.5 in) and 3.42 m (11 ft 2.75 in) across the diagonal after cooking at the 2nd Annual Everglades Cheese Cracker Festival, Everglades City, Florida, USA on 4 November 2000.
10594Longest TV career by an entertainer (male)Bruce ForsythUnited Kingdom01 January 2011Sir Bruce Forsyth (UK) made his TV debut in 1939 as an 11-year-old on the BBC (UK) show Come and Be Televised and hosted his first show, Sunday Night at the London Palladium (ATV/ITV, UK), in 1958. His most recent TV appearance was on 25 December 2011 when he co-hosted the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special on the BBC, giving him a TV career of 72 years. During his incredible career, "Brucie" has been on British TV screens for 41 consecutive years (1971–2011) and is scheduled to extend this run when he co-hosts the 2012 series of Strictly Come Dancing.
10595Smallest tiger subspeciesSumatran tigerIndonesia19 November 2012Male Sumatran tigers (Panthera tigris sumatrae) average 2.4 m (7 ft 10 in) from the nose to the tip of the tail and weigh 100–160 kg (220–350 lb), while females are smaller, averaging 2.2 m (7 ft 3 in) long and 92 kg (205 lb) in weight, making this rare subspecies the smallest of the tigers alive today. Only 400–500 are known to exist in the wild, living in isolation on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia, where they are considered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to be critically endangered. A further 361 Sumatran tigers are estimated to live in zoos around the world.
10596Most international fighting videogame competition winsRyan HartNot Applicable01 September 2011From 1998 to 2015, Ryan Hart (UK) has won over 450 fighting videogame events in 20 different countries. He has successfully competed in such games as King Of Fighters 96, King of Fighters 97, King of Fighters 98, Tekken 2, Tekken 3, Tekken 4, Tekken Tag Tournament, Tekken 5, Tekken 5 DR, Tekken 6, Tekken 6 BR, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Street Fighter 3 Third Strike, Hyper Street Fighter, Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo, King Of Fighters XIII, Mortal Kombat 9, Virtua Fighter 3, Virtua Fighter 3TB, Virtua Fighter 4, Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution, Virtua Fighter 5 and Virtua Fighter 5 FS. The full list of countries he has won in are UK, USA, Japan, Poland, Holland, Scotland, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, France, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Austria, Kuwait, Brazil, Bahrain, Australia, Norway, UAE.Dressing as the character Ryu, Ryan took on fellow pro-gamer Marie-Laure Norindr (dressed as Chun Li) for a Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition photoshoot in London's Chinatown.
10597Largest aluminium sculptureBurger King4.58/5.77/18.13 metre(s)United States, Lancaster02 November 2011The largest aluminium sculpture measured 4.58 m (15 ft 0.12 in) in height, 5.77 m (18 ft 11.04 in) in diameter, 18.13 m (59 ft 5.9 in) in circumference and was achieved by BURGER KING® in Lancaster, Massachusetts, USA, on 2 November 2011. The sculpture was an outsized version of the BURGER KING® cardboard crown.
10598First person to circumnavigate the Americas sailing non-stop soloMatt RutherfordUnited States18 April 2012Matt Rutherford (USA) sailed the 8.2-m-long (27-ft) Albin Vega sailboat St Brendan single-handedly on a non-stop 43,576-km (27,077-mile) circumnavigation of North and South America starting on 13 June 2011 at Annapolis City Dock in Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, USA, and finishing back where he started 310 days later on 18 April 2012. On 19 September 2011, he successfully negotiated the Northwest Passage – setting the record for the smallest boat to ever negotiate the notoriously dangerous Arctic Ocean route – and rounded the Cape of Good Hope in January 2012.
10599Longest TV career by an entertainer (female)Betty WhiteUnited States25 February 2013Betty Marion White Ludden (USA, b. 17 January 1922), better known simply as Betty White, made her television debut in 1939, just after graduating from high school, and continues to appear on our screens in hit TV shows at the age of 91 years 39 days (as of 25 February 2013), most recently starring as Elka Ostrovsky in the sitcom Hot in Cleveland (TV Land, USA) and hosting Betty White's Off Their Rockers for NBC. In a career stretching over more than 74 years, she has worked on TV, radio and stage, and appeared in more than 15 movies. She is probably best known for her role as Rose Nylund in The Golden Girls (NBC, 1985–1992.
10600Most behind-the-backboard basketball shots in one minuteLi Heng, Ben Antony22 total numberUnited States, Blaine, MN18 November 2012The most behind-the-backboard basketball shots made in one minute is 22 and was achieved by Ben Antony (USA) in Wisconsin, USA, on 18 November 2012. The record was equalled by Li Heng (China) who also achieved 22 behind-the-backboard basketball shots in one minute on the set of a CCTV Guinness World Records Special, in Beijing, China, on 9 December 2012.
10601Largest serving of chili con carneChris' Dream Chili TeamUnited States, Minto,Walsh County15 June 2013The largest serving of chili con carne weighs 1,097.69 kg (2,420 lb) and was achieved by Chris' Dream Chili Team (USA) in Minto, North Dakota, USA on 15 June 2013.The attempt used a specially produced cooking pot which weighed 671.32 kg (1,480 lb) and had a volume of 1,317.32 litres (348 US Gal).
10602Hottest chiliPuckerButt Pepper CompanyUnited States, rick hill, sc07 August 2013The hottest chilli is Smokin Ed's 'Carolina Reaper', grown by The PuckerButt Pepper Company (USA), which rates at an average of 1,569,300 Scoville Heat Units (SHU), according to tests conducted by Winthrop University in South Carolina, USA, throughout 2012. The Scoville Unit (SHU) scale is a method of quantifying a substance's 'spiciness', through determining the concentration of the chemical compounds responsible for the sensation, which are named capsaicinoids.Full story: Smokin Ed's Carolina Reaper sets new record for hottest chilliWe have American chemist Wilbur Scoville to thank for the scale that rates the chillies we chomp. In 1912, long before high-pressure liquid chromatography tests in labs, he relied on taste alone. A grain of chilli was dissolved in an alcoholic solution added to sweetened water until it could barely be noted by a panel of testers. The more dilution required, the higher the rating.ChilliScoville ratingPeperoncini100–500Jalapeño2,500–5,000Cayenne30,000–50,000 TabascoScotch bonnet80,000–300,000Bhut Jolokia800,000–1.04 millionNaga viper1.38 millionCarolina reaper 1.56 million (the hottest chilli)
10603Largest stamp - specialKhadeeja Al shehhi1.17/1.34 square metre(s)United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi21 March 2013The largest special stamp measured 1.17 m (3 ft 10 in) x 1.34 m (4 ft 4 in) and was made by Khadeeja Al Shehhi (UAE) and issued by Emirates Post at Zayed University in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on 21 March 2013.
10604Largest image built with interlocking plastic bricksA.J.J. Caspers156.8 square metre(s)Netherlands, Noordwijk31 August 2013The largest image built from interlocking plastic bricks measures 156.8 m² (1,687.77 ft²) and was created by A.J.J. Casper (Netherlands) at the Noorthgo Sport Hall, in Noordwijk, Netherlands, on 31 August 2013.After nine months and almost 3000 hours of work Mr Caspers used about 3,300.000 small stones (size 0.8cm x 0.8 cm to 0.4 cm x 0.4 cm) to create an image.
10605Most produced car modelToyota CorollaNot Applicable01 February 2011Toyota Corolla is the name that has appeared on more cars than any other, with in excess of 37 million produced worldwide as of February 2011. There have been ten generations of the vehicle since it was first produced in 1966 and so it cannot, strictly speaking, be said to be the same car. More than 21 million 'old-style' VW Beetles had been produced by the time production ceased in 2003. Although the car had been improved and changed countless times in its lifetime, the Beetles rolling off the production line in the early 21st century had a great deal in common with the first Beetles, not least of all their unmistakable rounded bodywork.The updated Beetle, introduced in 1998, wasn’t really a Beetle at all. It was a Mark IV Golf with a Beetle-style body shape imposed upon it. This caused all manner of mechanical and other problems, not least the need to return the car to the dealer whenever new bulbs needed to be fitted into the headlamps – hardly what Ferdinand Porsche had in mind when designing his simple “People’s Car” back in the 1930s.
10606First solo transatlantic flightCharles Augustus Lindbergh1927/5/20 - 1927/5/21 year(s), month(s), day(s)France, Paris,Le Bourget AirfieldThe earliest solo transatlantic flight was achieved by Capt. (later Brig. Gen.) Charles Augustus Lindbergh (1902-74) who took off in his 165kW 220-hp Ryan monoplane Spirit of St Louis at 12:52p.m. GMT on 20 May 1927 from Roosevelt Field, Long Island, New York, USA. He landed at 10:21p.m. GMT on 21 May 1927 at Le Bourget Airfield, Paris, France. His flight of 5810km 3610miles lasted 33 hours 30 minutes 29.8 seconds, so winning a prize of $25,000. The aircraft is in the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, USA.
10607Largest rideable bicycleDidi SenftGermany, Storkow02 October 2012The largest rideable bicycle has a wheel diameter of 3.3 m (10 ft 9.92 in) and was built by Didi Senft (Germany) and measured at Pudagla, Germany, on 2 October 2012.The bicycle measures 7.8 m (25 ft 7.09 in) long, 3.7 m (12 ft 1.67 in) high and weighs 150 kg (330.69 lb).
10608Longest uninterrupted live television broadcastPremiere8763 day(s), hour(s), minute(s)Germany, 01 March 2005The longest uninterrupted television broadcast was Big Brother V (Endemol Deutschland GmbH) which lasted for a total of 8,763 hours and was broadcast on the Premiere Fernsehen channel, Germany from 2 March 2004 – 1 March 2005.Premiere Fernsehen is a pay-tv operator.
10609Largest wine glassKmitat Festi Esterni San Gorg Martri Hal QormiMalta, HAL QORMI21 April 2012The largest wine glass measured 3.87 m (12 ft 8 in) in height and 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) at its widest point and was created by the Kumitat Festi Esterni San Gorg Hal Qormi (Malta). It was presented and measured in Hal Qormi, Malta, on 21 April 2012. The wine glass was made from acrylic (plexi glass), just as the regular sized wine glass they used as a basis for this attempt.
10610Largest underpantsPants to Poverty20 metre(s)United Kingdom, London16 September 2010The largest underpants measured 20 m (65 ft 7 in) across the waist and 12 m (39 ft 4 in) from waistband to crotch and were presented by Pants to Poverty (UK) in London, UK, on 16 September 2010.The measuring was carried out at the offices of the fairtrade fashion brand People Tree in East London.
10611Largest swampThe Pantanal Swamp150000 square kilometre(s)BoliviaLocated principally in southwestern Brazil but with small areas within neighbouring Bolivia and Paraguay too, Pantanal (which is Spanish for ‘marshland’) covers a surface area of 150,000 km² (57,915 miles²) (greater than the total surface area of England! During the rainy season (December-May), 80 per cent of Pantanal is flooded, and it contains the greatest diversity of water plants in the world. As Sudd in Sudan has sometimes been referred to as the world’s largest swamp. However, even in high flood waters its total area only slightly exceeds 30,000 km² (11,585 miles²), and thus falls far short of Pantanal’s area.
10612Largest ball of string / yarn / threadJC PayneUnited States, Valley View01 January 1992The largest ball of string on record is one 4.03m (13ft 2.5in) in diameter and 12.65m (41ft 6in) in circumference, amassed by J.C. Payne of Valley View, Texas, USA between 1989 and 1992.
10613Longest distance tap danced - maleDavid MeenanUnited States, Red Bank23 October 2000David Meenan (USA), tap danced a distance of 51.49 km (32 miles) in 7 hr 35 min at Count Basie Track and Field, Red Bank, New Jersey, USA on 8 October 2001.
10614Largest pair of jeansLarbi BougamhaTunisia, ARIANA,,Ariana stadiumThe largest jeans measure 50.10 meters (164 ft 4 in) tall, 36 meters (118 ft 1 in) wide and weigh 1 tonne. The jeans were created by Larbi Bouqamha and students from Institut Arabe de la Mode (Tunisia). The jeans were unveiled in Tunis, Tunisia, on 23 May 2009.1,600 m (5249 ft 4 in) of fabric and 15,000 m (49,212 ft 6 in) of thread were required to make the jeans which are as tall as a 20 storey building. The waist of the jeans is 36 m (118 ft 1 in). It took the designer 1 month to make the jeans and this was with the help of 15 students from the Arabic institute of fashion. The jeans was displayed in a football stadium near the capital, Tunis. 40 people were required to move the jeans.
10615Largest cocaine producing country
10616Most cosmetic proceduresCindy Jackson47 timesUnited States, N/A07 February 2005Cindy Jackson (USA) has spent $99,600 (£53,148) on 47 cosmetic procedures, including nine full-scale surgical operations since 1988. These have included three full facelifts, two nose operations, two eye lifts, liposuction, knees, waist, abdomen, thigh and jawline surgery, lip and cheek implants, chemical peels, chin bone reduction and semi-permanent make-up.
10617Smallest advertisementGillette - Procter and GambleUnited Kingdom, Nottingham14 April 2011The smallest advertisement is 65.15 microns x 59.34 microns and was achieved by Gillette - Procter and Gamble at The University of Nottingham Nanotechnology and Nanoscience Centre, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, UK, who created the smallest advertisement by engraving it onto a piece of human beard hair, on 14 April 2011.The ad contained the words 'Our best work is viewed up close' and letter 'G'. It was independently verified at Universite Paris Diderot (France).
10618Largest toothpick sculptureMichael SmithUnited States, Prarieville22 March 2005The largest toothpick sculpture is an alligator named Alley, made by Michael Smith (USA), which contained over 3 million toothpicks, was 4.5 m (15 ft) long, and weighed 132.4 kg (292 lb) when measured at Galvez Middle School, Prairieville, Louisiana, USA on 22 March 2005.
10619Oldest nuclear chain reactionUnknownGabon02 January 1972On 2 June 1972, a French scientist analysing uranium ore samples in Gabon discovered tiny anomilies in the ratio of isotopes. This variation from the norm led to the discovery of the Okla natural fossil reactors. Around 2,000,000,000 years ago, these were active underground nuclear fission reactors, powered by natural uranium ore which had been concentrated by geological processes, and kept cool by the flow of natural groundwater. Sixteen of these sites have now been identified in the Okla uranium deposit, and one other in the deposit at Bangombe. Both locations are in Gabon.So much time has passed since the reactors were active that the 'waste' is no longer radioactive.
10620Largest sports shoe/sneakerLaunch GroupUnited Kingdom, London26 March 2009The largest sports shoe/sneaker measures 4 m (13 ft 1 in) long, 1.6 m (5 ft 2 in) wide and 1.7 m ( 5 ft 6 in) high and was created by Launch Group (UK) in Cardiff, UK, in March 2009. It was made on behalf of Tesco's support for Cancer research UK's Race for Life.The white sneaker is entirely to scale with a standard tennis shoe and manufactured from the same materials (white synthetic leather and polyeurethane rubber). The lace is 18 cm (7 in) long.

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