Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List

12091First system of fingerprintsUnknownUK, London01 January 1896The earliest effective system of identification by fingerprints-the science of dactylography-was instituted in 1896 by Edward Henry, an Inspector-General of police in British India, who eventually became Commissioner of Metropolitan Police in London.
12092Smallest birdMellisuga helenaeCubaThe smallest bird is the bee hummingbird (Mellisuga helenae) of Cuba and the Isle of Youth. Males measure 57 mm (2.24 in) in total length, half of which is taken up by the bill and tail, and weigh 1.6 g (0.056 oz) Females are slightly larger. This is believed to be the lowest weight limit for any warm blooded animal.
12093Most points scored in an NHL ice hockey season by an individualWayne GretzkyCanada01 January 1986The most points scored in an National Hockey League (NHL) season is 215 by Wayne Gretzky (Canada) for the Edmonton Oilers in the 1985/86 season.
12094Largest area covered by floating fernsAzolla japonica9685 square metre(s)Japan, Kasuga Town01 January 2000The largest recorded area of water entirely covered by the same fern, red Azolla japonica, measured 9,685 m² (104,284 ft ²), when measured in January-June 2000. The fern was floating on the Furukawa-Sawanoike Pond, Kasuga Town, Japan.
12095Most consecutive Men’s Grand Slam semi-finalsRoger FedererSwitzerland01 January 2010The most consecutive Grand Slam tennis tournament men's singles semi-final appearances by an individual player is 23 by Roger Federer (Switzerland) between 2004 and 2010.
12096First use of fire by humansSwartkrans, Free State, South Africa, Chesowanja, KenyaSouth Africa, Swartkrans01 January 2010The earliest use of fire by humans has been traced back approximately 1.5 million years to locations in East Africa.
12097Fastest completion of Vagrant Story (Square, 2000)
12098Highest score on Scrabble Blast (EA, 2005)Kelly R. FlewinCanada, Manitoba25 March 2010The highest score on Scrabble Blast (EA, 2005) is 3,451, achieved by Kelly R. Flewin (Canada) on the Puzzle mode of the original Game Boy Advance version in Manitoba, Canada, on 25 March 2010Featured in Guinness World Records Gamers Edition 2011
12099Highest score on Asteroids (Atari, 1979)John McAllisterUSA05 April 2010The highest score on Asteroids (Atari, 1979) is 41,838,740, achieved by John McAllister (USA), who played for 58 hours in an attempt verified by Twin Galaxies on 5 April 2010.Featured in Guinness World Records Gamers Edition 2011The attempt was made possible by the fact that John is so skilled at Asteroids he was able to build up a reserve of 99 extra lives that allowed him to leave the game running while he took comfort breaks: even though his ship was repeatedly destroyed this still did not result in a Game Over screen because of the this excess.
12100Highest score on Galaxian (Namco, 1979)Aart van VlietNetherlandsThe highest score on Galaxian (Namco, 1979) is 1,653,270, achieved by Aart van Vliet (Netherlands) and verified by Twin Galaxies on 27 May 2009.Featured in Guinness World Records Gamers Edition 2011
12101Highest score on Ehrgeiz (Namco, 1998)Tom Triffon09 December 1999The highest score achieved on Ehrgeiz (Namco, 1998) is 82,190, by Tom Triffon (USA) and verified by Twin Galaxies on 9 December 1999.Featured in Guinness World Records Gamers Edition 2011
12102Highest score on Nemesis (Konami, 1985)Joe MartinUSA28 January 2010The highest score on Nemesis (Konami, 1985) is 1,196,400, achieved by Joe Martin (USA) and verified by Twin Galaxies on 28 January 2010.Featured in Guinness World Records Gamers Edition 2011Nemesis is a lesser-known version of Gradius (Konami, 1985).
12103Largest balloon clusterSharon LiChina, Hangzhou05 November 2010The largest helium balloon cluster consists of 20,000 balloons and was achieved by Coca-Cola Beverages (Shanghai) Company Limited in Huanglong Stadium, Hangzhou City, China, on 5 December 2010.The helium balloon cluster was oval in shape. It was about 9.07 m (29 ft 9.08 in) and in height and 8.42 m (27 ft 7.49 in) in diameter. The cluster took about 7 hours to complete.
12104Most Tri-Nations drop goals
12105First Olympics held in the Southern HemisphereMelbourne Olympics 1956firstAustralia, Melbourne01 January 1956The Olympic Games travelled to the Southern Hemisphere for the first time when it was held in Melbourne, Australia, in 1956. It would be another 44 years before the Games would again visit such southerly climes, when hosted by another Australian city, Sydney, in 2000.
12106Fastest Indianapolis 500 opening lapTony KanaanUnited StatesThe fastest opening lap ever recorded by an individual driver during the Indianapolis 500 race was 41.335 seconds at an average speed of 217.728 mph (350.39 km/h) by Tony Kanaan (Brazil) on 27 May 2007.
12107Most heads of state invited to an Olympics GamesLondon Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games120 peopleUnited Kingdom, 01 January 2012The most heads of state invited to a single Olympic games is 120 by the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) for the 2012 games to be held in London from 27 July to 12 August.
12108Most flashlights lit simultaneouslyEnergizer Holdings, Inc.United States, CharlotteThe most flashlights lit simultaneously was 70,854 organized by Energizer Holdings, Inc. (USA) at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, on 21 May 2011. The attempt was made by spectators ahead of the 2011 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race.The attempt was made as part of Energizer's "Light up the Night" campaign, urging the race fans to "flash their brights."
12109Largest Online Guitar LessonFumiyoshi KamoJapan02 April 2011The largest online guitar lesson featured 8,776 participants and was taught by Fumiyoshi Kamo (Japan) for Nico-Nico-Keion-Bu in Tokyo, Japan, on 2 April 2011.The lesson lasted for 60 minutes. The number of accesses at the start of the lesson was 8,776. The number gradually went up during the lesson and it got to 27,734 by the end.
12110Most appearances on Google Street ViewWendy SouthgateUnited Kingdom, ELMSWELL01 April 2010The most verified appearances of an individual on Google Street View is 43, achieved by Wendy Southgate (UK) who was photographed repeatedly by the service's mobile camera while walking her dog in Elmswell, Suffolk, UK, in 2009.Widely reported in the media in April 2010 and verified first-hand in November 2010.
12111Most lemmings saved on Lemmings (Arcade)Martijn CorbussenNetherlands02 August 2010The most lemmings saved during a playthrough of the rare arcade version of Lemmings (Psygnosis, 1991) is 366, achieved by Martijn Corbussen (Netherlands) and verified by Twin Galaxies on 2 August 2010.Featured in Guinness World Records Gamers Edition 2011
12112Highest score on Intelligent Qube (Sony, 1997)Phil TesseneerUSA10 December 2008The highest score on Intelligent Qube (Sony, 1997) is 1,244,800, achieved by Phil Tesseneer (USA) and verified by Twin Galaxies on 10 December 2008.Featured in Guinness World Records Gamers Edition 2011
12113Fastest completion of Rise of Nations (Microsoft, 2003)Alex Nichols41/40 minute(s), second(s)USA, 28 April 2008The fastest completion of Rise of Nations (Microsoft, 2003) was achieved in 41 min 40 sec by Alex "AquaTiger" Nichols (USA) and verified by on 28 April 2008.Featured in Guinness World Records Gamers Edition 2011
12114Fastest completion of Age of Empires III (Ensemble Studios, 2005)Bart de Waal1/31/52 hour(s), minute(s), second(s)Netherlands, 01 December 2008The fastest completion of Age of Empires III (Ensemble Studios, 2005) was achieved in 1 hr 31 min 52 sec by Bart de Waal (Netherlands) and verified by on 1 December 2008.Featured in Guinness World Records Gamers Edition 2011
12115Highest score on the Legend of Zelda theme on Donkey Konga (Nintendo, 2003)Kevin M LalondeUSA, Texas06 June 2009The highest score reached on the Legend of Zelda Theme on Donkey Konga (Nintendo, 2003) is 132,652, achieved by Kevin M Lalonde (USA) in Texas USA and verified by Twin Galaxies on 6 June 2009.Featured in Guinness World Records Gamers Edition 2011
12116Most women’s ODI matches as captainBelinda ClarkNot Applicable01 January 2005The most One Day International cricket matches played as captain by an individual female cricketer is 101 by Belinda Clark (Australia), playing for Australia between 1994 and 2005.
12117First Formula One night race
12118Most popular music download siteiTunes music storeNot Applicable06 March 2010On 6 March 2010, “Guess Things Happen That Way” by Johnny Cash (USA) became the 10 billionth track to be downloaded from the iTunes music store since its launch in April 2003.
12119Most portrayed US DetectiveEllery QueenUnited States01 January 2010The character of private detective Ellery Queen has been played by seven different actor´s since his first small screen incarnation (played by Richard Hart) in The Adventures of Ellery Queen (DuMont) in 1950.
12120Most concerts produced by an individualJohnny KitagawaJapan01 January 2010Johnny Kitagawa (Japan) holds the record for the most concerts produced by an individual, having put on an amazing 8,419 shows between 2000 and 2010.

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