Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List


IDRecordWhoWhatWhereWhenExplain
11281Most Oscar nominations - living personJohn WilliamsNot ApplicableThe composer John Williams (USA, b. 8 February 1932) has had 49 Academy Award nominations from 1968 – 2014, making him the most nominated living person. His first nomination was for Best Music, Scoring of Music, Adaptation or Treatment for Valley of the Dolls (USA 1967), with his most recent for Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score at the 2014 ceremony for The Book Thief (USA, 2013).In all he has won five Oscars: Schindler's List (USA, 1993), ET. The Extra Terrestrial (USA, 1982), Star Wars (USA, 1977), Jaws (USA, 1975), Fiddler on the Roof (USA, 1972).As of 2015, John Williams had composed scores for 101 feature films across his career, each earning a record average of $279.4 m (£177.8 m) at the box office. This figure is helped by his work on high earners such as the six Star Wars films and several entries in the Harry Potter film series. It was confirmed in 2013 that he would be providing the score for The Force Awakens.
11282Youngest person to row across the Atlantic west to east soloOliver HicksNot Applicable, Atlantic Highlands,New Jersey28 September 2005The youngest person to row the Atlantic solo and unsupported is Oliver Hicks (UK, b. 3 December 1981) who crossed the Atlantic West to East solo and unsupported between 27 May and 28 September 2005 on board Miss Olive, Virgin Atlantic at the age of 23 years, 175 days at the start. He rowed from Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, USA, to St Mary's, Isles of Scilly, UK, in 123 days 22 hr 8 min, to become the first person to row from mainland USA to mainland UK solo and unsupported, and the youngest person to row any ocean solo and unsupported.Oliver officially crossed the Atlantic when he passed the Bishop's Rock longitude on 28 September 2005 at 10:56 BST, and landed on Porthcressa Beach on St Mary's, Scilly Isles, at 13:43. Oliver made landfall at Falmouth on 30 September at 11:30, where he was showered in champagne by Virgin's Richard Branson and schoolfriend Prince William.Editorial: The route's official name is the Atlantic West to East (hence capitalisation).
11283Shortest stuntmanKiran ShahUnited Kingdom, London20 October 2003Kiran Shah (UK) (b. 28 September 1956) is the shortestprofessional stuntman currently working in films, standing 1 m 26.3cm (4ft 1.7 in) when measured on 20 October 2003.Having appeared in 52 movies since 1976, he has performed stuntsin 31 of them, including being perspective stunt-double forChristopher Reeve (USA) in Superman (UK 1978) and Superman II (UK1980) and more recently Elijah Wood (USA) in The Lord of the Rings(NZ/USA 2001 - 2003) trilogy. ....Kiran Shah (UK) (b. 28 September 1956) is the shortest professional stuntman currently working in films, standing 1 m 26.3 cm (4ft 1.7 in) when measured on 20 October 2003.Having appeared in 52 movies since 1976, he has performed stunts in 31 of them, including being perspective stunt-double for Christopher Reeve (USA) in Superman (UK 1978) and Superman II (UK 1980) and more recently Elijah Wood (USA) in The Lord of the Rings (NZ/USA 2001 - 2003) trilogy.
11284Youngest person to row across any ocean solo (male)Oliver HicksUnited States, Atlantic Highlands28 September 2005The youngest male rower to cross any ocean single-handed is Oliver Hicks (UK, b. 3 December 1981) who rowed Miss Olive, Virgin Atlantic across the Atlantic West to East solo and unsupported between 27 May and 28 September 2005 aged 23 years 175 days at the start. He rowed from Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, USA, to St Mary's, Isles of Scilly, UK, in 123 days 22 hr 8 min to become the first person and the youngest person to row solo and unsupported across the Atlantic West to East from USA land to land. Martin Adkin is the youngest to row non-solo across any ocean.
11285First row across the Atlantic west to east from USA land to land soloOliver HicksfirstUnited Kingdom, Atlantic Highlands,New Jersey28 September 2005The first person to row across the Atlantic West to East solo from USA to England land to land is Oliver Hicks (UK, b. 3 December 1981) who rowed Miss Olive, Virgin Atlantic between 27 May and 28 September 2005 aged 23 years 175 days at the start. He rowed from Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, USA, to St Mary's, Isles of Scilly, UK, in 123 days 22 hr 8 min. Hicks is also the youngest person to row any ocean solo.NB: land to land means that the rower was not towed to land (unlike Gerard d'Aboville after he crossed the finish line) but stepped out of the boat onto land.Editorial: NB the first line of the attempt text should read as is (i.e. no commas, syntax, capitalisation correct)."The first person to row across the Atlantic West to East solo from USA land to land"
11286Most debuts at No.1 on the US album chart by a rap artistJay Z13 timesUnited States, 27 July 2013As of 28 February 2015, rapper Jay Z (USA, b. Shawn Carter) had debuted at No.1 on the US Billboard 200 albums chart with 13 different albums: Vol.2... Hard Knock Life (1998), Vol.3... Life and Times of S Carter (1999), The Dynasty: Roc La Familia (2000), The Blueprint (2001), The Blueprint 2: The Gift & the Curse (2002), The Black Album (2003), Unfinished Business (2004, with R Kelly), Collision Course (2004, with Linkin Park), Kingdom Come (2006), American Gangster (2007), The Blueprint 3 (2009), Watch the Throne (2011, with Kanye West) and Magna Carta Holy Grail (2013).As of 28 February 2015, all but three of Jay Z's 16 studio albums (including Collision Course, which is technically an EP but still features studio-recorded tracks in addition to a live DVD) had debuted at No.1. The exceptions are: Reasonable Doubt (1996 peak: No.23), In My Lifetime... Vol.1 (1997 peak: No.3) and The Best of Both Worlds (2002, with R Kelly peak: No.2). Jay Z would have had a streak of 14 consecutive No.1-debuting albums on the Billboard 200 (1998-2013) had The Best of Both Worlds not stalled at No.2 behind Now That's What I Call Music! 9 on the chart dated 6 April 2002. As of 28 February 2015, Jay Z's last eight studio albums (2002-13) had all debuted at No.1.Jay Z has had more US No.1 albums (13) than any other solo act in the history of the Billboard 200. Only The Beatles (UK), with 19 No.1s between 1964 and 2000, have had more. Bruce Springsteen (USA) is third with 11 chart-toppers (1980-2014).Magna Carta Holy Grail bowed at No.1 on the Billboard 200 dated 27 July 2013 with sales of 528,000. It spent one further week (3 August 2013) at the top of the chart. In July 2013, it was reported that the artist formerly known as Jay-Z had officially dropped the hyphen from his stage name.
11287Most No. 1 rap albums on the US album chartJay ZUnited States27 July 2013As of 28 February 2015, rapper Jay Z (USA, b. Shawn Carter) had scored 13 No.1 albums on the US Billboard 200: Vol.2... Hard Knock Life (1998), Vol.3... Life and Times of S Carter (1999), The Dynasty: Roc La Familia (2000), The Blueprint (2001), The Blueprint 2: The Gift & the Curse (2002), The Black Album (2003), Unfinished Business (2004, with R Kelly), Collision Course (2004, with Linkin Park), Kingdom Come (2006), American Gangster (2007), The Blueprint 3 (2009), Watch the Throne (2011, with Kanye West) and Magna Carta Holy Grail (2013). All 13 albums debuted at No.1.As of 28 February 2015, all but three of Jay Z's 16 studio albums (including Collision Course, which is technically an EP but still features studio-recorded tracks in addition to a live DVD) had debuted at No.1. The exceptions are: Reasonable Doubt (1996 peak: No.23), In My Lifetime... Vol.1 (1997 peak: No.3) and The Best of Both Worlds (2002, with R Kelly peak: No.2). Jay Z would have had a streak of 14 consecutive No.1-debuting albums on the Billboard 200 (1998-2013) had The Best of Both Worlds not stalled at No.2 behind Now That's What I Call Music! 9 on the chart dated 6 April 2002. As of 28 February 2015, Jay Z's last eight studio albums (2002-13) had all debuted at No.1.Jay Z has had more US No.1 albums (13) than any other solo act in the history of the Billboard 200. Only The Beatles (UK), with 19 No.1s between 1964 and 2000, have had more. Bruce Springsteen (USA) is third with 11 chart-toppers (1980-2014).Magna Carta Holy Grail bowed at No.1 on the Billboard 200 dated 27 July 2013 with sales of 528,000. It spent one further week (3 August 2013) at the top of the chart. In July 2013, it was reported that the artist formerly known as Jay-Z had officially dropped the hyphen from his stage name.
11288Youngest gamer to earn $1 million in eSports winningsSumail Hassan Syed aka “SumaiL”16:82 year(s), day(s)United States, Not applicable08 August 2015On 8 August 2015, Pakistani pro gamer Sumail Hassan Syed aka “SumaiL” (b. 18 May 1999) was just 16 years 82 days old when he earned $1,326,022 (£850,778) at The International 2015 Dota 2 championships. The rookie gamer was part of the USA eSports team Evil Geniuses team that won the prestigious tournament. Victory at The International brought Sumail's total winnings from pro gaming to $1,639,867 (£1,052,141), having successfully competed in 8 tournaments as of the same date. Sumail's other major winnings include victory for the Evil Geniuses at the Dota 2 Asian Championship in February 2015, when he was just 15 years old. His team picked up a total prize pool of $1.2 million at this tournament.Sumail had moved from Pakistan to Illinois, USA in 2014 in order to pursue a career in eSports.The ages of Jiao "Banana" Wang (China) and Zhang "Mu" Pan (China) are both publicly unknown. Both pro gamers had also surpassed earnings of more than $1 million
11289Youngest player to hit 600 career home runsAlex RodriguezUnited States04 August 2010At 35 years 8 days, Alex Rodriguez, (b. 27 July 1975, USA) became the youngest player in baseball history to reach 600 career home runs when he homered off Shaun Marcum (USA) pitching for the Toronto Blue Jays (Canada) at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York (USA) on 4 August 2010. The next youngest was Babe Ruth at 36 years 196 days. Rodriguez is also the youngest player to hit 500 career home runs (32 years 8 days), accomplished off Kyle Davies (USA) pitching for the Kansas City Royals (USA) at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York (USA), exactly three years earlier, on 4 August 2007.
11290Will Justin Bieber fans break social media world record?Diehard Justin Bieber fans are hoping to make the singer's 18th birthday extra special by attempting to send a record-breaking amount of birthday messages to the star via social media.Beliebers are being directed to www.happybirthdayjustinbieber.com, a site where fans can tweet or post on Facebook the official message as well as keep an eye on the progress of the record attempt.The record for the most widespread social networking message was #beatcancer, created by social media marketing firm Everywhere and posted 209,771 times on Twitter by different individuals within 24 hours of its first appearance on 17 October 2009.Bieber, who celebrates the landmark birthday today, already holds Guinness World Records titles for the most viewed video online, most followers on Twitter, most "disliked" video online and the first solo artist to have three No.1 albums before the age of 18 in the US.The star owes much to social media for his success, having been discovered by Usher after the R'n'B star saw a video of Bieber performing at home that had been uploaded to YouTube by his mum in 2007.He has since gone on to take social media world by storm, having accumulated 17.8 million Twitter followers and 40.8 million Facebook likes.
11291Happy Bastille Day! Check out these spectacular French world recordsToday France celebrates Bastille Day, a national holiday (known there as La Fête Nationale, or Le Quatorze Juillet). The holiday celebrates the 1790 Fête de la Fédération, held one year after the storming of the Bastille - seen as a symbol of the uprising of the modern French nation.
11292Ecuador's 26-year-old coach claims new record at FIFA Women's World CupVanessa Arauz, head coach of Ecuador’s Women’s National football team, has set a new record for Youngest coach in a FIFA Women's World Cup.
11293Cocktail making and massage giving highlight this month's Mass Participation MondayThere are seven billion people in the world.Let me repeat that – seven billion people. Yes, that is billion with a ‘B.’And at Guinness World Records, we are always on the hunt for the most extraordinary ones to join our family of Officially Amazing record holders. That includes you.You don’t need to run the 100 meter dash in 9.58 seconds like Usain Bolt or jump rope 12,632 times in an hour like our Fan Choice Record of the Year winner Anne Maria Bissoondial. Sometimes all you need is a group of friends and a little bit of inspiration.And that is where I come in. As the Records Manager in charge of mass participation records, I’m going to share some of my favorites with you each month on "Mass Participation Monday." Mass participation records are any records based on the number of people involved. Think clowns cramming into a tiny car at the circus.One month, we might look at sports-related records like the most participants in a table tennis rally. Or music-related records, like the largest air guitar (yes, air guitar!) ensemble. Or even records related to costumes (like most people dressed as Ninja Turtles) or lack thereof (like the largest skinny dip).With students on even the longest college winter breaks recently back in school, I thought we'd share some records for one of our more popular mass participation categories – the largest lesson.Lessons are boring, right? Wrong! Hear me out before heading to our Challengers page to show how fast you can sort 30 jelly beans using chopsticks, and give mass participation records a chance. Odds are these aren’t the classes you took in school.LARGEST DOG GROOMING LESSON339 participantsRecord holder: The Link Management LimitedLocation: Hong Kong, ChinaEach participant, who was required to be accompanied by a four-legged friend, learned how to massage a dog, style it, and how to properly clean a dog’s hair and ears. This was The Link Management Limited’s third successful Guinness World Records record attempt, joining previously set records for the largest dog obedience class and for the most people brushing dogs’ teeth simultaneously.LARGEST COCKTAIL MAKING LESSON1,774 participantsRecord holder: DIAGEOLocation: Barcelona, SpainIn a record that James Bond surely would have wanted to attend, participants were taught how to make a vodka martini, which included vodka, vermouth and lemon zest. A licensed bartender or mixologist was required to instruct the lesson and that role was filled by Kenji Jesse, the global ambassador for DIAGEO’s brands.LARGEST MASSAGE LESSON257 participantsRecord holder: 7 KRASOK spaLocation: Moscow, RussiaTaught by master Ms. Thanwimol Lamoolmorn, the lesson lasted an hour and covered Thai massage techniques. As relaxing as this record sounds, this was no beginner class: all the participants were masters from Indonesia, Bali, and Russia.LARGEST PRACTICAL SCIENCE LESSON771 participantsRecord holder: Iowa Lakes Community College, Northwest Regional STEM Hub & Clay County FairLocation: Spencer, Iowa, USAIf only we had lessons like these in science class when I was in school. In order to teach students that gas phase substances have mass and can exert a force on an object, students carried out two experiments using ping pong balls and pop rocks. Yes, ping pong balls and pop rocks. One experiment had the students apply the Bernoulli principle to levitate a ping pong ball with a funnel and straw, while the other experiment taught them what happens when candy containing pressurized carbon dioxide is put in contact with water and then consumed.--------------Well, those are just some of my favorites that have been set recently, but the list of lessons we monitor goes on and on. From carpentry, calligraphy, and cake decorating to magic, martial arts, and meteorology, we are always on the hunt for new largest lesson records.If any of these inspire you, go grab some friends and apply. And if you’re having trouble finding enough folks, you have seven billion with a ‘B’ people out there to recruit!Be sure to follow Guinness World Records on Twitter, Facebook, and at Google+ for the latest in records of all kinds.
11294Phil Mickelson wins British Open, Geraldo Rivera in the buff, and waiting on the Royal Baby - News in World RecordsSeems the entire world finds itself on babywatch today, as Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, went into labor Monday. "Kate," of course, is wife to Duke of Cambridge and heir to the British throne, William. We'll have full coverage right here in our unique Guinness World Records way once the birth is officially announced, so keep checking back. But for now, get all caught up on everything royal birth with a handy recap on all that's happening.Elsewhere on the British Isles over the weekend, Phil Mickelson (pictured above) stormed from five shots back after the third round at Murfield Golf Club of The Open Championship (aka British Open) to win his first Claret Jug over the weekend. Among the many interesting statistics found on this page over at ESPN, Mickelson is just the third golfer in the last 100 years to be down that many strokes going into the final round and to then win by at least three. An absolutely stunning performance that made "Lefty" (aged 43) the oldest player to win a major since Ben Crenshaw won the 1995 Masters, also at 43. The oldest player to ever win a golf major? That's Julius Boros (USA), who won the 1968 PGA Championship at age 48.A since-been-removed tweet from television personality Geraldo Rivera caused a social media stir over the weekend, as the 70-year-old shared a topless photo of himself with the world. He appears to be in awesome shape, which is no surprise, as more and more people stay fit late into life. Although while Rivera certainly impressed, he still has a while to go to match our oldest bodybuilders on record: Raymond Moon (male) and E. Wilma Conner (female) who competed in professional bodybuilding competitions at ages 81 and 75, respectively. Here's video of the incredible Moon from a few years ago.videoLastly, in the winner for weirdest story of the weekend, American college football player Antonio Morrison was arrested for barking at a police dog Sunday. What we don't know from the story is whether Morrison was trying to beat the record for loudest bark, which hit 113.1 dB by Charlie the golden retriever at the Purina Bark in the Park event in Rymill Park, Adelaide, Australia, on 20 October 2012.
11295Fan Choice Record of the Week: April 26An incredible feat of solar-powered motoring proved the popular choice in last week’s Fan Choice Record of the Week, taking an impressive 55 per cent of votes.Our congratulations go out to all those involved in Solar Car Project Hochschule Bochum, who managed to travel around the world in a journey that covered 29,753 km (18,487 miles).This achievement will now be entered in our list of contenders for a year-end showdown in which we'll ask you fans to vote for your favourite record of the year at the end of 2013.As ever, there’s a devise shortlist of records for you to vote on in this week’s poll . Get familiar with the candidates and learn how to share your vote below!Largest gathering of people wearing false moustaches (pictured above)Record: 1,532Holder: Gilda's LaughFestLocation: Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA.That's not all: The annual community festival followed up their world record for largest rubber chicken toss with this successful attempt for the most people gathered wearing faux fur on their upper lips.Fastest time to complete a marathon on each continent and the North Pole (male)Record: 41 days, 20 hours, 38 minutes and 58 secondsHolder: Ziyad Tariq Rahim (Pakistan)Location: Punta Arenas Marathon - Chile, White Continent Marathon - Antarctica, Cyprus Marathon, Cyprus, Los Angeles Marathon, USA, DUAL Trial Marathon, New Zealand, Two Oceans Marathon, South Africa, Dead Sea Marathon, Jordan, North Pole Marathon, Arctic Ocean,That's not all: Ziyad ran the eight marathons in aid of CARE PakistanLargest gathering of people dressed as treesRecord: 407Holder: One Tree Hill Primary School (Australia)Location: One Tree Hill, South Australia, AustraliaThat's not all: The attempt was part of the school's celebration of its 40th anniversary.Oldest professional violinistRecord: 96 years 363 days oldHolder: Adelci Groia Paulino (Brazil, b. 29 April 1915),Location: Santos, Sao Paulo, BrazilThat's not all: Mrs Paulino began her career as a professional violinist in 1950 when she helped found the Santos Municipal Symphonic Orchestra. Her career has spanned several decades and has seen her perform with some of the most important musicians in Brazil.Largest piggyback raceRecord: 1,274 participantsHolder: Scouts AustraliaLocation: Pascoe Vale South, Victoria, AustraliaThat's not all: The record took place during the Victorian scouts annual weekend camp.So there are your nominees for this week - now it's time for you to cast your vote!There are a number of ways to do this, including right here by choosing in our poll:What is your pick for this week's Fan Choice Record?You can also leave your choice in the comment section below, or tweet your choice to us on Twitter ( @GWR) with the hashtag #GWRFanChoice.Then check back here next week to see who's been crowned the latest fan favourite.
11296Guinness World Records Day 2011: The day in picturesFrom the largest Hula Hoop Workout in the USA to the largest gathering of leprechauns in Ireland, yesterday saw scores of titles tumble as over 300,000 people around the world celebrated GWR Day with a world record attempt.For a full recap of the day's events, head to www.guinnessworldrecords.com/gwrday for a replay of Thursday's live coverage, while below you'll find a selection of memorable images from what was a truly incredible day of worldwide record-breaking.Largest Hula Hoop Workout The Largest Hula Hoop workout consisted of 221 students from Longleaf Elementary School (USA) in New Port Richey, Florida on 8 November 2011 as part of Guinness World Records Day 2011.Largest 3D paintingThe largest 3D painting measures 1160.45m² and was created by Joe Hill of 3D Joe and Max, in partnership with Reebok Crossfit, at West India Quay, London to celebrate Guinness World Records Day 2011. The measurement of the painting was taken by Ardent Management.Largest Rag DollThe largest rag doll measuring 9 meters was achieved by the students of the Textile Institute (ISTA)(France) in Mulhouse, France on 12 November 2011 to celebrate Guinness World Records 2011. Subject to verificationLargest gathering of people dressed as leprechaunsThe largest gathering of people dressed as leprechauns was 262 leprechauns who gathering at Canal Theatre, Dublin as part of The Mooney Show on RTE1 and to celebrate Guinness World Records Day 2011.Most chin ups in one hourThe most chin ups in one hour is 993 by Stephen Hyland (UK) in Stoneleigh, Surrey, UK, 17 November 2011 to celebrate Guinness World Records 2011. Subject to verification.Oldest Yoga InstructorThe oldest yoga teacher is Bernice Mary Bates (USA, b. 30 June 1920) who remains an active yoga teacher at the age of 91 years old, and was presented at the Mainlands Retirement Community Center in Pinellas Park, Florida on 9 November 2011 as part of Guinness World Records Day 2011.The tallest basketball playerThe tallest basketball player (current) is Paul "Tiny" Sturgess (b. 25 Nov 1987, UK), who measured 231.8 cm (7 ft 7.26 in) in London, UK, November, 2011 to celebrate Guinness World Records Day.Largest tea bagThe largest tea bag weighs 120 kg and measures 2.4m x 2.4m created by All About Tea and displayed on HMS Warrior, Portsmouth, UK to celebrate Guinness World Records Day 2011.Largest cream tea partyThe largest cream tea party consisted of 334 people and was achieved by The English Cream Tea Company at Parklands Wedding Venue, Quendon in Essex to celebrate Guinness World Records Day 2011. The record attempt raised money for the Alzheimers Society and The Fragile X SocietyTallest TowerThe tallest tower is the Tokyo Sky Tree, formerly known as New Tokyo Tower, which rises 634 m (2,080 ft) to the top of the mast and is located in Sumida, Tokyo, Japan. The construction is a broadcasting, restaurant and observation tower and is due for completion in late 2011.Largest StampThe largest stamp is in excess of 600 mm (1 ft 11 in) x 493 mm (1 ft 7 in) and was achieved by Ecole de Dessin (Nigeria) in Isolo, Nigeria on 16 November 2011 to celebrate Guinness World Records 2011. Subject to verificationFastest time to wrap a person in newspaperThe fastest time wrap a person in newspaper is 3 minutes and 7 seconds and was achieved by Francesca Librae (UK) for the Daily Star Sunday in London, UK, on 11 November 2011, for Guinness World Records Day 2011.Most full body explosive push ups in one minuteThe most full body explosive push ups in one minute is 82 and was achieved by Stephen Buttler at Hope House, Morda, Oswestry to celebrate Guinness World Records Day 2011.Largest Collection of Model CarsThe largest collection of model cars is 27,777 and was achieved by Nabil Karam (Lebanon) in Rabieh, Lebanon on 16 November 2011 to celebrate Guinness World Records 2011Farthest Champagne Cork SpittingThe farthest Champagne cork spitting is 7 m 10 cm and was achieved by Alastair Galpin (New Zealand) in Auckland, New Zealand on 16 November 2011 to celebrate Guinness World Records 2011. Subject to verificationLargest Photo MosaicThe largest photo mosaic measuring 1,562.39 m² ( 16,817.30 ft²) and containing 137,200 individual photographs was achieved by Smile-one Taichi Matsumoto in Nagoya, Japan on 16 November 2011 to celebrate Guinness World Records 2011.Fastest motorized shopping trolleyThe fastest motorized shopping trolley achieved a speed of 42.8746 mph (69 km/h) and was created by Tesco. The record was achieved at Tesco Hatfield, Herts to celebrate Guinness World Records 2011Largest Zumba ClassThe largest Zumba class is 1439 and was achieved by Teylingen-college (Netherlands) Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands on 16 November 2011 to celebrate Guinness World Records 2011. Subject to verificationFastest time to wrap a person in newspaper by a team of 8The fastest time to wrap a person in newspaper by a team of 8 is 1 minute 31 seconds and was achieved by Kelly Tong, Rachel Henderson, Kelane Henderson, Sam Eads, Kirsty MacDonald, Hayley Taylor, Leanne Pollard and Emma Robson (all UK) at the First News offices in London, UK on 16 November, in celebration or Guinness World Records Day 2011.Most people in one pair of pantsThe most people in one pair of pantsis 57 and was achieved by Pants to Poverty at West India Quay, London to celebrate Guinness World Records 2011.
11297World Book Day: Our top ten reading-related world recordsToday marks World Book Day, an annual event designed to encourage parents to read to their children.As well as hundreds of reading events taking place around the world, many schools have also been marking the event by encouraging pupils to dress up as their favourite characters from literature, with Harry Potter and the Gruffalo being among the most popular costumes.To celebrate, here below we list ten of the best book-related world records. Youngest person to write a published book The youngest commercially published female author is Dorothy Straight (b. 25 May 1958), of Washington, DC, USA, who wrote How the World Began in 1962, aged 4. It was published in August 1964 by Pantheon Books. More recently, the record for the youngest published male author is 5 years and 302 days and was achieved by Brazil's Adauto Kovalski da Silva (pictured above) who released his book Aprender é Fácil on 15 October 2005.Most books toppled in a domino fashionStaff from United Biscuits UK sales team marked their annual sales conference earlier this year by successfully toppling an arrangement of 5,318 Guinness World Records 2015 annuals at Old Windsor in Berkshire.Check out the record-breaking topple in the player below, and read more about the attempt here.video Largest book signing The most books signed by one author in a single session is 6,786 by Orrin Woodward (USA), who signed his book "And Justice For All" at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, USA, on 21 June 2014. The attempt took 6 hours and 33 minutes to complete.Highest earning adult fiction authorIn terms of book sales and earnings, Erika Leonard James (published as E L James) is the most successful author of adult fiction. During the period June 2012 to June 2013, the British author netted a cool US$95million, beating previous record holder – the American writer James Patterson, who finished the 12-months with an almost-as-impressive US$91m.Fastest selling book of fiction in 24hoursThe fastest selling book in history is Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh - and final - novel in JK Rowling's (UK) Harry Potter series, which sold 8.3 million copies in the first 24 hours (or 345,833 books per hour), following its release in the USA at 00.01 on 21 July 2007.Rowling also holds the record for Highest annual earnings for a children's author having notched up an estimated US$300 million (£150 million) between in 2007-2008 according to the Forbes Celebrity 100 list released on 11 June 2008.Largest collection of books owned privatelyJohn Q. Benham of Avoca, Indiana, USA has a private collection of over 1.5 million books.As they have filled up his house, most of them must be kept in his six-car garage, two-storey building and piled under tarpaulin outdoors.Longest marathon reading aloudThe longest marathon reading aloud is 113 hours 15 minutes achieved by Deepak Sharma Bajagain (Nepal) at the Tudikhel Ground, Kathmandu, Nepal, from 19 to 24 September 2008.He recited 17 different books from 13 authors during his record attempt.Most abandoned book The most abandoned book is Simon Cowell: The Unauthorised Biography by Chas Newkey-Burden. A 2010 survey of thousands of books left behind by guests at 452 Travelodges in Britain revealed that the X Factor star's biography topped the list. Highest libraryThe world's highest library is located on the 60th floor of the JW Marriott Hotel at Tomorrow Square in Shanghai, China, at 230.9 m (757 ft 6 in) above street level.Membership is available to the public, and the 103 shelves in the library contain an ever-expanding collection of Chinese and English books.Best-selling copyright bookAnd finally, a record of our own that we're all very proud of at Guinness World Records HQ.Excluding non-copyright works such as the Bible (with an estimated 6 billion copies sold) and the Koran, the world's all-time best-selling book is Guinness World Records (formerly The Guinness Book of Records).Since it was first published in October 1955, global sales in some 37 languages have exceeded 124 million as of October 2010.
11298Video: Bloodhound Project: - How you can take part in a world record attempt for the fastest rocket-powered model car
11299Largest military budget by GDP
11300Most bee stings removedJohannes RellekeZimbabwe, Kamativi tin mine/ Gwaai river28 January 1962The greatest number of bee stings sustained by any surviving human subject is 2,443 by Johannes Relleke at the Kamativi tin mine, Gwaii River, Wankie District, Zimbabwe (then Rhodesia) on 28 January 1962. All the stings were removed and counted. Johannes Relleke currently resides in Australia.
11301Loudest scream by a crowd (indoors)audience of FAMA's concert131.6 decibel(s) (A-weighted)China, hong kong,,Hong Kong International Trade & Exhibition Centre06 September 2009The loudest scream by a crowd (indoors) is 131.6 dBA and was achieved by the audience of FAMA's concert at Hong Kong International Trade & Exhibition Centre in Hong Kong, China, on 6 September 2009. The event was organised by PrimeCredit Limited.There were about 1000 paricipants, who were the audience of a concert by FAMA. Among the participants, 60 people were especially invited by the organizer to be the core people for breaking the record. The 60 people were firemen, cheerleaders, Kungfu coaches, signers,etc,who had loud voices. The distance between the microphone of the sound measurement and the first line of the audience was 2.5 meters.The venues was a hall inside the center, which was 45 meters in diameter. The distance between the floor and the ceiling is 5 meters.
11302Most married couples employed by the same companyAllianz Cornhill Information Services Pvt. Ltd.India, Trivandrum27 November 2013The most married couples employed by the same company is 55, employed by Allianz Cornhill Information Services Pvt. Ltd. (India), in Trivandrum, Kerala, India, on 27 November 2013.
11303Most garters caughtThis record is based on the number of bridal garters caught by an individual at different weddings.This record is to be attempted by an individual.
11304Most darts bullseyes in one hour by an individualThis record is for the most darts bullseyes in one hour.This record is to be attempted by an individual.This record is measured in number of bullseyes
11305Most Laurence Olivier awards won by an actorIan MckellenUnited Kingdom01 January 2006The most Laurence Olivier awards won by an actor is six, by Sir Ian McKellen (UK).1977, Actor of the Year in a Revival for Pillars of the Community1978, Best Comedy Performance for The Alchemist1979, Actor in a New Play for Bent1984, Actor of the Year in a Revival for Wild Honey1991, Best Actor for Richard III2006, The Society's Special Award
11306Most Laurence Olivier awards won by an actressJudi DenchUnited Kingdom01 January 2004The most Laurence Olivier awards won by an actor is seven by Dame Judi Dench (UK).1977 Actress of the Year in a Revival Macbeth1980 Actress of the Year in a Revival for Juno and the Paycock1983 Actress of the Year in a New Play for Pack of Lies1987 Best Actress for Antony and Cleopatra1996 Best Actress for Absolute Hell1996 Best Actress in a Musical for A Little Night Music2004 The Society's Special Award
11307Heaviest weight lifted by neckEric ToddUnited States, Turney19 October 2013The heaviest weight lifted by neck is 453.59 kg (1,000 lb) and was achieved by Eric Todd (USA) in Turney, Missouri, USA, on 19 October 2013.A year prior to his attempt, Eric competed in an event officiated by the then holder of this record title, Frank Ciavattone. Frank encouraged Eric to apply to break the official Guinness World Records title. Eric was able to better Franks' record, which had stood for almost eight years.
11308Most weight lifted by incline dumbbell flyes in one hour by an individualEamonn KeaneIreland, Louisburgh28 September 2011The most weight lifted by incline dumbbell flyes in one hour is 40,600 kg (89,508 lb) achieved by Eamonn Keane (Ireland) at Louisburgh Gym in Louisburgh, Ireland, on 28 Spetember 2011.Eamonn did 2030 reps of 10 kg dumbbells.
11309Most consecutive items caught by a dogAiJapan, Saitama23 November 2009The most consecutive items caught by a dog is 6 and was achieved by Ai owned by Wakataka Ikeda (both Japan) at the DEC Champions League in Akigase Park, Saitama, Japan, on 23 November 2009.The DEC Champions League was hosted by Dog life support Maincast, Inc. and carried out by One's Quest Inc. and produced by Kadokawa Marketing Co, Ltd. In total 388 dogs turned up for the two day event with many attempting the record. Ai is a fawn and white, four year old pedigree Italian Greyhound bitch.
11310Most hula hoops spun simultaneouslyMarawa Ibrahim200 timesUnited States, Los Angeles25 November 2015The most hula hoops spun simultaneously is 200 and was achieved by Marawa Ibrahim (Australia) in Los Angeles, California, USA, on 25 November 2015.This is Marawa's 4th time breaking this record.

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