Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List

12061Longest audio tape loopThis record is for the longest loop of audio tape, used in reel-to-reel recorders.This record is measured in metres to the nearest 0.01m.This record is to be attempted by an individual or team of unlimited size.
12062Highest altitude fitness classThis record is for the highest altitude fitness class.This record may be attempted by an organisation.This record is measured in metres and centimetres, with the equivalent imperial measurement also given in feet and inches.
12063Fastest time to arrange 6 dice in numerical order whilst blindfoldedThis record is for the fastest time to arrange 6 dice in numerical order whilst blindfolded.This record is measured in seconds .This record is to be attempted by an individual.
12064Fastest truck/bus pull over 50 m - individual (female)This record is for the fastest truck/bus pull over 50 metres.This record is to be attempted by an individual.This record is measured in minutes and seconds
12065Highest assisted martial arts kick (female)This record is for the highest assisted martial art kick.This is to be attempted by an individual.This record is measured in metres and centimetres, with the equivalent imperial measurement also given in feet and inches.
12066Most high fives in 30 secondsThis record is for the most high fives given in 30 seconds.This record is to be attempted by an individual.This record is measured in the number of successful high fives within 30 seconds.For the purposes of this record, a successful ‘high five’ is defined as the meeting of two hands that follows an active motion of the challenger’s parts of the arm from the elbow to the fingertips.
12067Fastest crossing of the continental United States on an electric mobility vehicleThis record is for the fastest crossing of the continental United States using an electric mobility vehicle.This record is to be attempted by an individual.This record is measured in days, hours, minutes and seconds.
12068Longest lemon peelThis record is for the longest unbroken lemon peel.This record is to be attempted by an individual.This record is measured in metres with the equivalent imperial measurement in feet and inches also provided.
12069Greatest vertical distance on foot in 24 hoursThis record is for the greatest vertical distance covered on foot in 24 hours.This record is to be attempted by an individual.This record is measured in metres, with the equivalent imperial distance in miles also provided.
12070Largest gathering of Pantomime DamesThis record is for the largest gathering of Pantomime Dames in a single location.This record is measured by the number of Pantomime Dames in a single location.A Pantomime Dame is an over the top, traditional character in British Pantomime. It is generally portrayed by a man.
12071Most wins of the IGSA Men’s Gravity Bike World CupDave Kessler4 times, 01 January 2006The most International Gravity Sports Association Men’s Gravity Bike World Cups won by an individual rider is four by Dave Kessler (USA) in 2003-06.
12072Most UCI Mountain Bike World Championships (downhill) womenAnne-Caroline Chausson01 January 2005The most UCI downhill Moutain Bike World Championships wins by a woman is twelve, by Anne-Caroline Chausson (France), three in the junior championships from 1993 to 1995 and nine in the senior class from 1996 - 2003 and 2005.
12073Largest vending machine (number of items)Hot WheelsIndia, Mumbai,Oberoi Mall, Goregaon East.02 December 2012The largest vending machine by different items contained 1,000 unique toy cars and was made by Hot Wheels (India) in Mumbai, India. It was verified on 2 December 2012.
12074First Hovercraft patentUnknown1877 year(s)London, 01 January 1877The earliest patent relating to air-cushioned craft was applied for in 1877 by Sir John I. Thornycroft (1843-1928) of London, and the idea was developed by Toivo Kaario of Finland in 1935.
12075Largest parachuting canopy formationN/A100 peopleUnited States, Lake Wales28 July 2008The largest canopy formation consisted of 100 parachutes and was formed by an international team over Lake Wales, Florida, USA, on 21 November 2007.The formation was in the shape of a diamond, with each parachutist in contact with the canopy of the person below them.
12076Largest donation to a single universityUniversity of Colorado250000000 US dollar(s)United States, University of Colorado01 January 2000The greatest donation to a single university is $250 million (£176 million) to the University of Colorado by the chairman and co-founder of software manufacturer BEA Systems, Bill Coleman and his wife Claudia in January 2001.The money will set up the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities intended to develop technology to help those with autism, Down Syndrome and other similar conditions. The record donation was inspired by Coleman's mentally disabled niece.
12077Fastest goal in a football (soccer) FIFA World Cup matchHakan SukurKorea (South), Daegu29 June 2002The fastest goal in a World Cup finals match, as recognised by FIFA, is 11 seconds, scored by Hakan Sukur of Turkey against Korea Republic at Daegu, Korea on 29 June 2002.
12078Most tornadoes by areaNetherlands1991 square kilometre(s)Netherlands, 01 January 2011By area, the Netherlands has more twisters than any country, with one for every 1,991 km² (769 miles²) of land! The USA has one per 8,187 km² (3,161 miles²).
12079First beauty contestBarnum & Bailey CircusUnited States01 June 1855The earliest international beauty contest was staged by P. T. Barnum (with the public to be the judges) in the USA in June 1855.
12080First public TV serviceJohn Logie Baird1929/08/30 year(s), month(s), day(s)United Kingdom, London,,30 September 1929The earliest daily TV service began on 30 September 1929 when programmes by John Logie Baird (UK) were transmitted by the BBC from the Long Acre Studio, UKThe first TV sets or Baird Televisors, were sold for 26guineas (蒇.30) in May 1930.
12081Largest skateparkSMP Skatepark13700 square metre(s)China, Shanghai06 October 2005The largest skatepark is the SMP Skatepark in north-east Shanghai, China, opened on 6 October 2005. It covers 13,700 m² (147,466 ft²) of rideable terrain. The SMP Skatepark was designed by the Australian Simon Oxenham and Convic Design and built by Chengtou Construction.
12082Most expensive postcard sold at auctionTheodore Hook Esq. postcard31758.75 UK pound(s)United Kingdom, London08 March 2002The most valuable picture postcard in the world was sent by Theodore Hook Esq. to himself in 1840 and was bought at the London Stamp Exchange auction, UK on 8 March 2002 by collector Eugene Gomberg (Latvia) for £31,758.75 ($45,370.60).It is also considered to be the oldest postcard in the world.
12083Largest collection of versions of one songAllan Chasanoff and Raymon ElozuaUnited States, New YorkThe largest collection of versions of the same song is 3,049 different recorded interpretations of the hymn 'Amazing Grace' by John Newton, collected by Allan Chasanoff and Raymon Elozua (both USA) on November 2004.In 2004, Allan and Raymon reached an agreement with the United States Library of Congress, USA and their collection is now housed there.The donated records are a cross section of different musical styles, ranging from blues, jazz, folk, country, classical, electronic, rap, gospel, pop, urban and country blues, R&B, rock, as well as ethnic and world music.
12084Most Men's World Pea Shooting Championships wonMike FordhamUnited Kingdom, Witcham01 January 1992The most World Pea Shooting Championships won by an individual is seven by Mike Fordham (UK) in 1977-78, 1981, 1983-85 and 1992.The Championships are held every year in Witcham, Cambridgeshire, England. The skill is to aim at a target, the size of a dart-board and smeared with putty, gaining five points for the inner, three for the middle and one for the outer circle from a distance of 3.2m 10ft 6in. The only rules are that the pea shooter should be no longer than 30.48cm 12in, although in an effort to get back-to-basics laser-sights were outlawed for the 2002 competition.
12085Most advanced underwater holographic cameraHOLOMARUnited Kingdom (Scotland only), Aberdeen01 January 2000The HOLOMAR underwater holographic camera, developed by a team led by Aberdeen University, is capable of recording 3-D images of objects as small as 100 microns across in up to 100 litres of water.100 microns is about the width of an average human hair
12086Smallest submarinePierre PoulinCanada, Quebec26 June 2005The smallest submarine was made by Pierre Poulin (Canada) and has a displacement of 620 kg (1366.9 lb). Its official dive was made in the Memphremagog Lake, in Magog, Quebec on 26 June 2005.The smallest submarine called ‘BIG’ (620 kg including the weight of pilot) made by Pierre Poulin was easily capable of turning through 360 degrees and ascending and descending under its own power. The pilot, Pierre Poulin, controlled the submarine from a watertight compartment, stayed submerged for 43 minutes to a depth of 5 m and covered a distance estimated at 1.500 ft from the launch area.
12087First Oscar awards ceremony televised in colourBob Hope, 38th Academy AwardsfirstUnited States, Hollywood18 April 1966The first television transmission in colour of the Academy Awards was made for the 38th by ABC from Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, California on 18 April 1966. The ceremony was presented by Bob Hope (USA).
12088First Oscar awards ceremony televisedBob Hope, 25th Academy AwardsfirstUnited States, Hollywood19 March 1953The first television broadcast of the Oscars was made by NBC from the RKO Pantages Theatre, Hollywood, California, USA, on 19 March 1953. The 25th Academy Awards, they were hosted by Bob Hope (USA).
12089Longest operaDie Meistersinger von NürnbergThe longest of commonly performed opera is Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by (Wilhelm) Richard Wagner (1813-83) of Germany. A normal uncut version as performed by the Sadler's Wells company between 24 August and 19 September 1968 entailed 5 hr 15 min of music.An opera The Life and Times of Joseph Stalin performed in 7 acts at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, USA on 14–15 Dec 1973 required 13 hr 25 min. Act 7 was deemed by some to be the best.The Heretics by Gabriel von Wayditch (1888–1969) is orchestrated for 11 pieces and lasts 8½ hours.
12090Longest time survived in space by bacteriaE.Coli, low Earth orbit11 January 1990From 7 April 1984 to 11 January 1990 E.Coli bacteria cells survived unshielded onboard NASA’s Long Duration Exposure Facility satellite, in low Earth orbit. The cylindrical satellite and its 57 experiments were retrieved by the space shuttle Challenger.Hardware samples removed from the US unmanned lunar probe Surveyor 3 were returned to Earth by the crew of Apollo 12 in November 1969. Upon analysis of the hardware it was discovered that bacterial organisms (Streptococcus mitis), that had contaminated Surveyor 3 before its launch on 17 April 1967, had survived more than two-and-a-half years in space.

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