Guinness World Records List
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10981Golden Joysticks Awards set world record for votesThis year's GamesMaster Golden Joysticks Awards has broken its own record for the most votes cast for a videogames awards event.Now in its 29 th year, an incredible 2.06 million votes were cast over 14 categories for this year's event.Nominees will find out if they've picked up one of the gaming industry's biggest honours when the results are announced at tomorrow's award ceremony in London at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge.The awards will also see Justin Towell from award sponsors Future Publishing attempt to break the world record lap time for the new India circuit on racing simulator F1 2011.Gaz Deaves, Editor of Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition, said: "We're happy to confirm that the 2011 GoldenJoysticks has received 2,062,726 votes, the most ever cast for a videogames awards event. This is a fantastic achievement and pays testament to the incredible popularity of the awards."James Kick, Associate Publisher of The GamesMaster Golden Joystick Awards says: "To break the world record and smash the 2 million vote mark is amazing."The nominees for this year's awards are as follows:Ultimate Game of the YearLA Noire, Portal 2, FIFA 11, Pokemon Black/White, Halo: Reach, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Bulletstorm, Killzone 3, Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit, Total War: Shogun 2, Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition, DiRT 3, Rock Band 3, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Fallout New Vegas, Gran Turismo 5, Civilization V, Starcraft 2: Wings of LibertyOne to WatchThe Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Assassin's Creed: Revelations, Saints Row: The Third, Battlefield 3, Modern Warfare, Bioshock Infinite, Far Cry 3, Mass Effect 3, Aliens: Colonial Marines, Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, Hitman: Absolution, Halo 4, Tomb Raider, Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii), Super Mario (3DS), Metal Gear Solid: Rising, Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm, Guild Wars 2, Agent, Uncharted Golden AbyssBest ShooterFEAR 3, Brink, Crysis 2, Bulletstorm, Killzone 3, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Red Faction: Armageddon, Homefront, Medal of Honour, Singularity, Vanquish, GoldenEve 007, Dead Space 2Best Action/AdventureInFamous2, Shadow of the Damned, LA Noire, Yakuza 4, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, LEGO Star Wars II: The Clone Wars, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Dead Rising2, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, Deadly Premonition, Crackdown II, Mafia II, MGS Peace Walker, Epic Mickey, Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective, Okamiden, Portal2, LBP2, Donkey Kong ReturnsBest RPG (Role-Playing Game)The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, Dragon Age II, Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation, Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together, Golden Sun: Dark Dawn, Dungeon Siege III, Fallout New Vegas, Pokemon Black/White, Fable 3, MagickaBest MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online Game)Rift, World of Warcraft (Cataclysm (Dec 2010)), Eve Online Incarna (Jun 2011), Aion AION: Assault on Balaurea (Sept 2010), Age Of Conan Updated May 2010, DC Universe Online (Jan 2011)Best Fighting GameDead or Alive Dimensions, Mortal Kombat (2011), Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition, Fight Night Champion, Marvel vs Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds, Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition, BlazBlue: Continuum Shift, Arcana Heart 3, EA Sports MMA, WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011Best Racing GameDiRT 3, Motorstorm: Apocalypse, SHIFT 2 Unleashed, Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit, Gran Turismo 5, nail'd, MotoGP 10/11 72/68, Test Drive Unlimited 2, F1 2010, Ridge Racer 3DBest Sports GameTop Spin 4, Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D, MLB 11 The Show, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters, Virtua Tennis 4, NBA Jam, FIFA 11, NBA 2K11, NHL 11, Pro Evolution Soccer 2011, Kinect SportsBest Strategy GameThe Sims Medieval, Total War: Shogun 2, R.U.S.E., Pride of Nations, Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War 2: Retribution, Civilization V, Starcraft 2, Ghost Recon Shadow Wars, Ghost Trick: Phantom DetectiveBest Music-based GameChild of Eden, Dance Central, DJ Hero 2, Rock Band 3, Def Jam Rapstar, Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, Just Dance 2, Michael Jackson: The Experience, Singstar DanceBest Free-to-play GameAllods Online, RuneScape, Runes of Magic, Mythos, League of Legends, Dragonica, Black Prophecy, Bloodline Champions, Forsaken World, Zuma Blitz, Empires and Allies, Bejewelled 3, World of Tanks, EA Sports FIFA Superstars, Champions Online, CityVilleBest Mobile GameInifnity Blade, Game Dev Story, Backbreaker 2: Vengeance, Dead Space, Tiny Wings, The Heist, Hunters: Episode 1, Monster Hunter: Dynamic Hunting, Real Racing 2, Street Fighter IV: Volt, To-Fu: The Trials of Chi, Order and Chaos, Fruit Ninja, Cut The Rope, Feed Me Oil, NBA Jam by EA Sports, Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit, N.O.V.A 2 - Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance, Sonic & Sega All Stars Racing, Angy Birds RioBest Downloadable GameDead Nation, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1, SEGA Rally Online Arcade, Auditorium HD, Outland, The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile, Pac-Man Championship Edition DX, Joe Danger, Frozen Synapse, Minecraft, Trenched, Gods vs Humans, Hydroventure, DeathSpank, Bit.Trip Fate, Glow Artisan, Limbo, Stacking, Might and Magic: Clash Of Heroes
10982Record-breaking fuzzy dice rolled out in Las Vegas11-11-11 meant many things to different people, and Las Vegas celebrated the date as one of the luckiest occasions in their history. In true-to-form fashion, the self-proclaimed "Entertainment Capital of the World" revealed a pair of Guinness World Records title-setting Largest fuzzy dice, in front of the iconic "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign last Friday.Measuring 1.2 m (4 ft) x 1.2 m (4 ft) x 1.2 m (4 ft), as certified by official Guinness World Records Adjudicator Danny Girton Jr., the dice were flanked by some of Donn Arden's brightly costumed Jubilee! performers from Bally's Las Vegas.On-site to receive the congratulatory certificate from Girton Jr. was Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority Vice President Vince Alberta.As explained by event sources, earning the Largest fuzzy dice Guinness World Records achievement represented Las Vegas' ability to continually reinvent itself and also showcased the destination's unique culture."
10983Largest PC and console game downloads company – currentThis record is for the largest PC and console game downloads company in terms of revenue generated by the sale of PC and console game downloads within the latest available annual data.This record is based on the number of units sold within the latest available annual data series.Includes video games for either PCs/Macs or game consoles that are digitally downloaded as opposed to being bought in a physical cartridge, optical CD-ROM or DVD form. Charges for digital services provided by console manufacturers that provide access to multiplayer gaming and online community are also included, such as Xbox Live or PlayStation Network. Examples include PC/Mac video game downloads through Steam (Valve), Impulse (GameStop), Amazon digital downloads, Origin (Electronic Arts), or Battle.Net (Activision Blizzard). Console game downloads includes digital revenues from Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, Nintendo Shop. Store cards and point cards for PC and console game download services such as Xbox Live Marketplace points, Xbox Live Gold Membership and pre-paid PlayStation network cards are also included. Subscription payments for massively multiplayer online games (MMOs) such as World of Warcraft are excluded. These are included under online games. Gift/game time cards payments for online game sites such as Mooshi Monsters card are also excluded. These are included under online games. On demand gaming service charges, such as OnLive, are also excluded and included under online Games.
10984Largest hand-held videogame console company – currentThis record is for the largest handheld videogame console company in terms of revenue generated by the sale of handheld videogame console within the latest available annual data.This record is based on the number of units sold within the latest available annual data series.Hand-held video game consoles includes any video game console that is specifically designed to be portable. Such devices feature a self-contained display monitor for gaming away from home. Such products typically feature interchangeable games loaded onto cartridges or CD-ROMs. Examples include Sony PSP, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS Lite, Nintendo DSi, Nintendo DSi XL, Nintendo Game Boy, Sega Game Gear and Atari Lynx. Also includes hand-held video game devices that feature only one game. Examples include Video Poker, Video Blackjack, Video Yahtzee (Kniffle), Video Football, Video Fishing, Video Golf, and Video Trivia. Also includes hand-held electronic/virtual pets such as Neo Pets and Tamagotchi. Mobile phones able to play video games, such as Sony Xperia or Nokia N-Gage are excluded.
10985Largest hand-held videogame console brand – currentThis record is for the largest handheld videogame console brand in terms of revenue generated by the sale of handheld videogame console within the latest available annual data.This record is based on the number of units sold within the latest available annual data series.Hand-held video game consoles includes any video game console that is specifically designed to be portable. Such devices feature a self-contained display monitor for gaming away from home. Such products typically feature interchangeable games loaded onto cartridges or CD-ROMs. Examples include Sony PSP, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS Lite, Nintendo DSi, Nintendo DSi XL, Nintendo Game Boy, Sega Game Gear and Atari Lynx. Also includes hand-held video game devices that feature only one game. Examples include Video Poker, Video Blackjack, Video Yahtzee (Kniffle), Video Football, Video Fishing, Video Golf, and Video Trivia. Also includes hand-held electronic/virtual pets such as Neo Pets and Tamagotchi. Mobile phones able to play video games, such as Sony Xperia or Nokia N-Gage are excluded.
10986Largest PC and console game downloads brand – currentThis record is for the largest PC and console game downloads brand in terms of revenue generated by the sale of PC and console game downloads within the latest available annual data.This record is based on the number of units sold within the latest available annual data series.Includes video games for either PCs/Macs or game consoles that are digitally downloaded as opposed to being bought in a physical cartridge, optical CD-ROM or DVD form. Charges for digital services provided by console manufacturers that provide access to multiplayer gaming and online community are also included, such as Xbox Live or PlayStation Network. Examples include PC/Mac video game downloads through Steam (Valve), Impulse (GameStop), Amazon digital downloads, Origin (Electronic Arts), or Battle.Net (Activision Blizzard). Console game downloads includes digital revenues from Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, Nintendo Shop. Store cards and point cards for PC and console game download services such as Xbox Live Marketplace points, Xbox Live Gold Membership and pre-paid PlayStation network cards are also included. Subscription payments for massively multiplayer online games (MMOs) such as World of Warcraft are excluded. These are included under online games. Gift/game time cards payments for online game sites such as Mooshi Monsters card are also excluded. These are included under online games. On demand gaming service charges, such as OnLive, are also excluded and included under online Games.
10987Largest mobile games brand – currentThis record is for the best-selling mobile games brand in terms of units sold within the latest available annual data series.This record is based on the number of units sold within the latest available annual data series.These are video games played on a mobile phone, smartphone, tablet computer or portable media player. Mobile games tend to be cheap, typically priced between US$0.99 to US$1.99, and derive significant income from in-game/in-app purchases and advertising revenues. The most famous mobile game is Angry Birds game app from Rovio Mobile. Other examples of game apps include Plants vs. Zombies (PopCap), UNO (GameLoft), Bounce Tales (Rovio Mobile), Where’s my Water? (Walt Disney), Bejeweled 2 (Popcap), Fruit Ninja (Halfbrick Studios), Where’s Wally? (Ludia), Monopoly (EA), Scrabble (EA), FIFA 12 (EA) Games played on handheld video game consoles such as Nintendo 3DS or PlayStation Portable are excluded In-game/in-app purchases such as extra weapons, extra game currency are excluded. Advertising revenues from the games are also excluded. Mobile gambling, such as casino or betting games, are also excluded.
10988Largest Native American tribe in the United States - current
10989Youngest footballer to play in all four divisions of the English Football LeagueJack HobbsUnited Kingdom, Leicester,The Walkers Stadium09 August 2008The youngest footballer to play in all four divisions of the English Football League is Jack Hobbs (b. 18 August 1988, UK) when he made his debut for Leicester City in a match against MK Dons on 9 August 2008, aged 19 years 357 days.Hobbs came on in place of Aleksandar Tunchev (Bulgaria) as an 88th minute substitute in his sides 2-0 victory over MK Dons at the Walkers Stadium. Hobbs had previously played for Lincoln City in League Two, Liverpool in the Premier League and Scunthorpe in the Championship before representing Leicester City in League One. He left Leicester City to join Hull City, initially on loan and then permanently, in 2011 before moving to Championship side Nottingham Forest on loan from Hull City for the 2013/2014 season.
10990Most teeth at birthSean KeaneyfirstUK, Newbury,Berkshire10 April 1990Tooth enamel is the only part of the human body which basically remains unchanged throughout life it is also the hardest substance in the body. The first deciduous or milk teeth normally appear in infants at 5-8 months, these being the upper and lower jaw first incisors. There are many recorded examples of children born with teeth. Sean Keaney (UK) of Newbury, Berkshire was born on 10 April 1990 with 12 teeth. They were, however, extracted to prevent possible feeding problems. He grew his second full set of teeth at 18 months. Molars usually appear at 24 months, but in Pindborg's case (published in Denmark in 1970), a 6-week premature baby was documented with eight teeth at birth with four in the molar region.
10991Most push-ups (using back of hands) in one hourPaddy DoyleUnited Kingdom, Birmingham08 November 2007The most push-ups using the backs of the hands in one hour is1,940 and was set by Paddy Doyle (UK) at Stamina's Boxing SelfDefence Gym in Erin Go Bragh Sports Centre, Birmingham, UK, on 8November 2007
10992Largest chelonianUnknownThe largest living chelonian is the widely distributed leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea), which averages 1.83–2.13 m (6–7 ft) from the tip of the beak to the end of the tail (carapace 1.52–1.67 m (5–5 ft 6 in), about 2.13 m (7 ft) across the front flippers and weighs up to 450 kg (990 lb).The largest leatherback turtle ever recorded is a male found dead on the beach at Harlech, Gwynedd, on 23 September 1988. It measured 2.91 m (9 ft 5½ in) in total length over the carapace, 2.77 m (9 ft) across the front flippers and weighed 961.1 kg (2,120 lb). Although most museums refuse to exhibit large turtles because they can drip oil for up to 50 years, this specimen was put on display at the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, UK, on 16 February 1990.
10993Most push-ups (one arm, using back of hand) in 1 hourDoug Pruden1025 repetitionsCanada, Edmonton08 November 2008The most one-arm push-ups on the back of the hand completed in one hour is 1,025 achieved by Doug Pruden (Canada) at the Don Wheaton Family YMCA in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, on 8 November 2008.
10994Oldest pyramidUnknownEgyptThe Djoser Step Pyramid at Saqq?ra, Egypt was constructed by Imhotep (Djoser's royal architect) c.2630 BC to a height of 62 m 204 ft.Updated 13/12/10:For many years, the Djoser Step Pyramid at Saqqara, Egypt, was considered to be the world's earliest pyramid, constructed by Pharaoh Djoser's royal architect, Imhotep, in approximately c.2630 BC. More recently, however, archaeologists have discovered that similar structures were being built at around the same time on the other side of the world. As early as 2700-2600 BC, an ancient city featuring up to 20 pyramids was constructed at Caral in the Supe Valley on the west coast of Peru. The early settlement is widely believed to be the first city in the Americas, although the difficulties in dating ancient monuments has made it impossible to say for certain whether its pyramids pre-date the one at Saqqara.
10995Most words spelled backwards in one minuteKrishna PandeyUnited States, Kansas City,,Hilton Westchester04 July 2013The most words spelled backwards in one minute is 36 and was achieved by Krishna Pandey (Nepal) during a convention organised by the Association of Nepalese in America (ANA) at the Hilton Westchester in Rye Brook, New York, USA, on 4 July 2013.40 words were read out during the one minute time period 36 were spelled correctly and 4 were spelled incorrectly.
10996Longest Arctic unsupported snow kiting expedition (straight line)Adrian Hayes, Devon McDiarmid, Derek CroweGreenland, Qaanaq25 July 2009The longest Arctic unsupported snow-kiting expedition was the 3,120 km (1,938.67 miles) straight line vertical crossing of the Greenland ice cap achieved by UAE-based adventurer Adrian Hayes (UK) and adventurers Devon McDiarmid and Derek Crowe (both Canada), which took 67 days from 20 May to 25 July 2009.The expedition was unsupported: the team travelled this distance carrying all their supplies with them, with no outside help or assistance for the entire duration of the expedition. The team used kites to travel the vast majority of the distance travelled, with approximately 10 days travel used by skiing and hauling sleds when there was no wind.The record is based on straight line distance, not time. Straight line distance is the normal method by which distances are calculated on polar expeditions. The team's actual distance travelled (considering deviations and tacking whilst using kites) was 4,260 km (2,647.04).Expedition summary:Duration: 67 days3120 km straight line distance4160.2 kms total distanceStart date: 20 May 2009Start (Southern most, ie Atlantic Ocean) point : 610100 N, 464430WMidway date: 3 July 2009Midway (Northern most, ie Arctic Ocean) point : 821348N, 395754WFinish date: 25 July 2009Finish (Baffin Sea) point: 774205N, 692726W
10997Oldest aviation raceGordon Bennett Cup1906/9/30 year(s), month(s), day(s)Not Applicable, 01 January 2011The Gordon Bennett Cup is the world’s oldest and most prestigious gas balloon race, the first one taking place on 30 September 1906 in Paris, France. It was suspended for World Wars 1 & 2 and only recommenced after WW2 in 1979. The aim of the race was to fly the furthest distance from the launch site. Originally sponsored by James Gordon Bennett Jr, a millionaire sportsman and owner of the New York Herald, it was resurrected in 1979 by the American, Tom Heinsheimer and officially reinstated in 1983 by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI). The record for longest time went to the Germans Wilhelm Eimers and Bernd Landsmann in 1995, who remained airborne for over 92 hours, while the record for the longest distance is held by Belgians of Bob Berben and Benoît Siméons, who, in 2005, piloted their balloon 3,400 kilometers (2,100 mi) from Albuquerque to Canada. The 54th race hit the headlines in 2010 when the American crew was lost over the Adriatic Sea.
10998Highest number of casualties in a battle on American soil (The American Civil War)Battle of Antietam23100 peopleUnited States, Sharpsburg17 September 1862The Battle of Antietam, which took place in Sharpsburg, Maryland, holds the dubious distinction of being the “bloodiest day” of not only the American Civil War, but of American History. Some 23,100 soldiers were killed, wounded or missing after only twelve hours of combat, some hand-to-hand, on September 17, 1862. Union (the North) losses amounted to 12,410 and the Confederates (the South) lost 10,700 men. General Robert E. Lee led Confederate troops while General George B. McClellan commanded the Union contingent. Although neither side won decisively, Lee nevertheless was unable to continue his first invasion of the North (he was later to lead another unsuccessful attack on Gettysburg, Pennsylvania from July 1—July 3, 1863). The battle gave the North much needed momentum and led to President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation of January 1, 1863, which although it did not free all slaves, was the first step in the abolition of American slavery.
10999Farthest distance kite-skiing in 24 hoursEric McNair-Landry, Sebastian CopelandGreenland05 June 2010On 5 June 2010, 25-year-old Eric McNair-Landry (Canada) and 46-year-old Sebastian Copeland (USA/France) kite-skied 595 km (369.72 miles) in 24 hours, covering the distance between on Greenland. The duo established the record speed on day 23 of a 43-day expedition to cross the 2,300-km-long (1429-mile) Greenland icecap from Narsarsuaq in the south to Qaanaaq in the north. They used 14-m (46-ft) Yakusa kites for most the 24-hr period, reaching speeds of 60 km/h (37 mi/h) and beating the previous record of 507.5 km (315.35 miles) by Hugo Rolf Hansen and Bjørn Einar Bjartnes (both Norway) set on 2 July 2009.Copeland's diary entry for the day concludes: "We will reap the reward of our labor with a day off, a glass of electrolytes and a bowl of granola and water! Don't be jealous, now!"
11000Most step ups in one minute with an 80 lb packRobert NatoliUnited States, Liverpool22 March 2014The most step ups in one minute carrying an 80 lb pack is 41 achieved by Robert Natoli (USA) at the Pacific Health Club in Liverpool, New York, USA, on 22 March 2014.
11001Most push ups in one minute carrying an 80 lb packPaddy Doyle38 repetitionsUnited Kingdom, Birmingham08 September 2011The most push ups in one minute carrying an 80 lb pack was 38 by Paddy Doyle (UK) at Stamina's Boxing Self Defence Gym in Birmingham, UK, on 8 September 2011.
11002Longest distance raft race competitionGreat River Amazon Raft Race (GRARR)Peru, Iquitos10 September 2013The Great River Amazon Raft Race (GRARR) has been staged annually since 29 July 1999 between Pescadores Island, Nueva Esperanza, near Nauta to the Caza y Pesca Club in Bellavista, Nanay, near Iquitos, Peru, and covers 180 km (112 miles). The race was created by British-born Mike Collis and challenges teams of up to four people to build a log raft and paddle the total distance over three stages across three days.The first Amazon Raft Race took place on 29 July 1999, on the Nanay River. 42 crews competed in the 12-mile, one-day race from Santa Clara to Bella Vista Nanay. The winning team completed the course in just over 2 hours and 30 minutes. The second race, one year later, was on the same course with over 60 teams from 14 different countries competing. In 2003 the course was extended to 26 miles over two days, from the village of Nina Rumi to Bella Vista Nanay. The winning team completed the course in 4 hours and 20 minutes.This race format continued into 2004 and 2005 when it was decided to go for the “Big One” in 2006. This race, the first over 180 km (112 miles), attracted rafters from 11 countries. The fastest foreign team led by Dale Baskin represented the South American Explorers Club in Quito, Ecuador. The 2007 Great River Amazon Raft Race attracted rafters from Australia, USA, England, Scotland, Peru, Canada, Switzerland, New Zealand, Holland, Germany, and Mexico. The fastest foreign team represented the False Creek Canoe Club from Vancouver, Canada.The 2008 Great River Amazon Raft Race was the first to be won outright by a foreign crew. David Kelly and his illustrious “Easy Living” team completed the course in a record time of only 12 hours and 19 minutes. In 2009 the first seven places were occupied by local teams, yet the “Easy Living” speed record remained unbroken. In 2010 teams from 18 different countries competed, including Persian Storm from Iran, led by the intrepid extreme sports star Amin Adili and a team from Israel. In 2011 teams came again from all corners of the globe with two new countries adding to the list, Brazil and India. The race was won by the reigning champions Los Increibles from Padre Cocha near Iquitos. 2012 saw the event organized solely by the Regional Government of Loreto and 38 teams competed, with Los Increibles taking first place yet again.
11003Greatest distance by electric vehicle, single charge (non-solar)
11004Most one arm push-ups in one hourPaddy DoyleUnited Kingdom, Sparkbrook, Birmingham.27 November 1993The record for the most one arm push-ups completed in one houris 1,868 and was set by Paddy Doyle (UK) at the Munster Arms Hotel,Sparkbrook, UK, on 27 November 1993.
11005Most push ups (finger tips) in one minuteGraham Maly105 repetitionsUnited Kingdom (England only), ManchesterThe most push ups with the finger tips in one minute is 105 achieved by Graham Maly (UK) at the Marriott Worsley Park Hotel and Country Club in Worsley, Manchester, UK, on 25 May 2009.This record is for all 10 fingers.
11006Most push-ups with one arm using back of the hand in one minuteDoug PrudenCanada, Edmonton, Alberta24 March 2007The most push-ups with one arm using the back of the hand in one minute is 59 and was set by Doug Pruden (Canada) at West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, on 24 March 2007.
11007Largest radar, phased array X-bandSBXUnited States, Adak01 January 2006The US Missile Defense Agency's Sea-Based X-Band Radar (SBX) is the largest phased array X-band radar in the world - in other words, each of the radar's antennae are individually controlled by its own computer and operates within the X-ray band of the electromagnetic spectrum. Being designed to move around the Pacific Ocean, the actual radar is carried by a mobile, ocean-going semi-submersible oil platform, the entirety of which measures 73 m (240 ft) wide, 118 m (390 ft) long, 85 m(280 ft or 26 storeys) tall and displaces 45,360 tonnes (50,000 tons) of water. Built by Boeing (USA), the SBX cost US$900 million (£504 million) to develop and is powerful enough to distinguish between incoming and decoy missiles. It will be used with other radar installations as part of the American Missile Defense Agency's ground-based midcourse defense program (GMD). The SBX was due to arrive at its home port in Adak, Alaska, USA in late 2006.The protective 'radome' alone measures 31 m (103 ft) high, 36.5 m (120 ft) in diameter and weighs 8,100 kg (18,000 lb). It is supported only by air pressure and can withstand winds speeds of over 209 km/h (130 mph).According to the US Missile Defense Agency:"The radar is so powerful that if it were off the east coast of the United States near Washington, D.C., it would be capable of detecting the motion and rotation of a baseball launched into outer space from the San Francisco area".http://www.blackanthem.com/scitech/military_2006011207.html
11008Oldest footwear dated directlyFort Rock sandalsUnited States, Fort Rock Cave,Oregon01 January 1938The oldest examples of footwear which have been accurately dated directly from the shoes themselves are 'Fort Rock' type sandals, ten of which have been carbon-dated to ages between 9,300 – 10,500 years old. These distinctive shoes are made of sagebrush, and likely to have been worn by native North Americans. The first of these sandals were discovered by archaeologist, Luther Cressman (USA) of the University of Oregon in Fort Rock Cave, Oregon, USA in 1938, where parts of over 100 sandals were identified. Since then, Fort Rock sandals have been found at numerous other sites in southeast Oregon and northern Nevada, USA. The youngest radiocarbon samples, taken on fibers from Fort Rock Cave sandals and stylistically identical sandals from nearby caves, are aged more than 9,000 years. The shoes are part of a collection held at the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Oregon, USA.Please note, that a pair of hide moccasins found in a cave in Nevada, belonging to the ‘Spirit Cave Man’ date to approximately 10,600 years, however their age has been associated, i.e. not been dated directly.
11009Highest commercially navigable lakeLake TiticacaPeru, Lake Titicaca,Bolivia01 January 2006The highest commercially navigable lake is Lake Titicaca, which lies in the Altiplano at a height of 3,810 m (12,500 ft) above sea level on the Andean border between Peru and Bolivia. Its surface area covers approximately 8,300 km² (3,200 miles²) and has an average depth of between 140-180 m (460-590 ft), i.e. deep enough for the safe passage of commercial vessels. The freshwater lake also sustains an archipelago of over 40 floating islands made entirely from boyant totora reeds, and which are home to the indigenous Uros tribe. These islands fluctuate in size, as the bottom layers of totora rot away and their surfaces are constantly replenished.The landlocked Bolivian navy regularly practices on it too!
11010Longest marathon playing camogieCroydon Camogie ClubUnited Kingdom, London24 August 2008The longest camogie marathon is 24 hr 7 min and was achieved by Croydon Camogie Club (UK) at Emerald GAA Grounds, Ruislip, UK, from 23-24 August 2008.The final score was Croydon Magpies 247 goals 236 points (247-236) versus Croydon Exiles 227-232. Camogie is a Gaelic sport and is the women's version of hurling. The game can be played by 15 or seven players per side, in this case the seven-a-side format was used.

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