Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List

12691First arcade videogameGalaxy Game (1971)United States, Stanford01 September 1971The first coin-operated arcade videogame was Galaxy Game created by Bill Pitts and Hugh Tuck and unveiled in September 1971 in Stanford University, California, USA. This predated the first commercially available coin-op, Computer Space (Nutting Associates), by just two months but was never for mass production. It cost what was then $20,000 (then approximately £6,000).
12692Smallest spy planeAeroVironment 'Black Widow'Not Applicable, Monrovia,California01 January 2000The smallest spy plane in existence is the palm-sized Black Widow, developed by Aerovironment of Monrovia, California, USA, for possible reconnaissance use by ground combat troops. It has a wingspan of 15.24 cm. (6 in.), weighs just 80 g. (2.8 oz.) and carries a tiny color video camera weighing 2 g. (0.07 oz.).The Black Widow has a speed of 50 km./h. (30 m.p.h.), a maximum range of 2km. (1.24 miles) and can stay airborne for 30 min. Although it has an autopilot, it will typically be controlled by a pilot navigating by live video relayed from its on-board camera. The entire ground control system and launcher fits into a briefcase-sized box. The solid wings are manufactured from lightweight expanded polystyrene foam and propulsion is provided by a battery-powered electric motor.
12693Ice hockey target shooting - most in 30 secUnknownSwedenDaniel Wågström (Sweden) hit four goal targets in 30 seconds on the set of Guinness Rekord TV, Stockholm, Sweden on 5 November 2001.
12694Fastest North Atlantic kayak crossing (solo)Peter BrayUnited Kingdom, St John's,Newfoundland26 August 2001The fastest solo and unsupported crossing of the North Atlantic by sea kayak was achieved by Peter Bray (UK) in 76 days from 22 June 2001 to 5 September 2001, when he paddled from St John's, Newfoundland, Canada, to Belderrig, Ireland.His kayak Newt had a cabin 2 m (6.5 ft) long and 70 cm (27.5 in) tall at its highest point. Everything in the cabin had to be tightly strapped down, including Peter in his bed at night.
12695Most surfers riding the same waveKahuna Promotions110 peopleSouth Africa, Cape Town04 October 2009The record for the most surfers riding the same wave simultaneously is 110, in an event organised by Kahuna Promotions, at Muizenberg Beach, Cape Town, South Africa on 4 October 2009. The attempt was made in conjunction with the Earthwave Beach Festival, to raise awareness of climate change.
12696Longest marathon square dance callingDale MuehlmeierUnited States, NorfolkDale F Muehlmeier (USA) called for 28 hours for the American Cancer Society at a Wal-Mart parking lot, Norfolk, Nebraska, USA from 26–27 May 2000.
12697Farthest distance from Earth reached by humansApollo 1315 April 1970The greatest distance from Earth achieved by humans was when the crew of the Apollo 13 were at apocynthion (i.e. their farthest point) 254 km (158 miles) from the lunar surface, on the far side of the Moon, and 400,171 km (248,655 miles) above the Earths surface, at 1:21a.m. BST on 15 Apr 1970. The crew were Capt. James Arthur Lovell, Jr, USN (b. 25 Mar 1928), Fred Wallace Haise, Jr (b. 14 Nov 1933) and John L. Swigert (1931-82).
12698Largest royal familySaudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia01 January 2002The largest royal family is the house of Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia, which had over 4,000 royal princes and 30,000 royal relatives in 2002. The kingdom was established by the patriarch, King Abdul Aziz in 1932, who had 44 sons by 17 wives, four of whom have ruled the kingdom since the King's death in 1953.The country has a strong cultural tradition of polygamy and the extended family.Sons: King Saud (1953-64), King Faisal (1964-75), King Khalid (1975-82), the current ruler King Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz(who is very ill) and therefore his half-brother, Crown Prince Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz is running the country.
12699Longest running TV soap operaCoronation StreetUnited States01 January 2010It was announced in 2009 that As the World Turns (CBS, 1956–) would be cancelled by September 2010, meaning that the UK’s Coronation Street (ITV, 9 December 1960–) would become the world’s longest-running soap opera. Actor William Roache (UK) would then become the longest-serving soap actor, having debuted as Ken Barlow in episode 1.The last episode of As the World Turns aired on 17 September 2010 on CBS.
12700Smallest dog living (height)Milly9.65 centimetre(s)Puerto Rico, Dorado21 February 2013The smallest dog living, in terms of height, is a female Chihuahua called Milly, who measured 9.65 cm (3.8 in) tall on 21 February 2013 and is owned by Vanesa Semler of Dorado, Puerto Rico.Milly's full pedigree name Miracle Milly. She was born on 1 December 2011.
12701Largest litter - dogTiaUnited Kingdom, Manea29 November 2004The largest litter of puppies is 24, all of whom were born on 29 November 2004 to Tia, a Neopolitan mastiff, owned by Damian Ward (UK) and Anne Kellegher (Ireland) of Manea, Cambridgeshire, UK.They were born by Caesarian section, one was still born, three died in the first week. There were nine females, 15 males in total.Tia's full name is Abellatino Arabella. The father is called Caesar.
12702Fastest circumnavigation by powered boatEarthrace60/23/49 day(s), hour(s), minute(s)Spain, Sagunto26 June 2009On 26 June 2009, Earthrace was granted the Union International Motonautique (UIM) record for the fastest circumnavigation by powered boat. The journey took 60 days 23 hrs 49 mins, beginning in Sagunto, Spain on 27 April 2008, finishing 27 June 2008.The crew of Earthrace consists solely of international volunteers.
12703Largest Easter egg huntAdventure Parks Group, LLCUnited StatesThe largest Easter egg hunt consisted of 501,000 eggs that were searched for by 9,753 children accompanied by their parents at the Cypress Gardens Adventure Park in Winter Haven, Florida, USA, on 1 April 2007.
12704Largest commercial jigsaw puzzle - most piecesRavensburger AGGermany01 September 2010The largest commercially available jigsaw puzzle has 32,256 pieces and was manufactured by Ravensburger AG (Germany) in September 2010.
12705First rallyUnknownfirstChina, PekinThe earliest long rally was promoted by the Parisian daily Le Matin in 1907 from Peking (now Beijing), China to Paris over about 12,000km 7500miles on 10 June. The winner, Prince Scipione Borghese (1872-1927) of Italy, arrived in Paris on 10 Aug 1907 in his 40-hp Itala accompanied by his chauffeur, Ettore Guizzardi, and Luigi Barzini.
12706Largest inflatable furnitureJacobs Krönung801 cubic metre(s)Germany, Bremen14 April 2009The largest inflatable furniture was 801 m³ (28,287 ft³) in volume. The sofa was 20.5 m (67 ft 3 in) long, 8.10 m (26 ft 9 in) wide and 8.10 m (26 ft 5 in) high and was achieved by Jacobs Krönung in Bremen, Germany, on 14 April 2009.The inflatable sofa has the following measurements:Length: 20.5 m (back) 20.15 (front).Width: 8.10 m.Height: 8.10 mThe inflatable sofa was made up from 4 different parts.
12707Most expensive fungus speciesTuber magnatum pico3000 US dollar(s)Italy, Piedmont, Emilia-Romagna,Tuscany, MarchesThe White Truffle (Tuber magnum pico) is the world's mostexpensive edible fungus, fetching up to U$3,000 per kilo. Theycan only be found in the Italian regions of Piedmont,Emilia-Romagna, Tuscany and Marches, and the Istrian peninsula ofCroatia, and because they grow about a foot underground, they canonly be located with the help of trained dogs.
12708Largest simultaneous performance of one show (multiple location)Stagecoach Theatre ArtsUnited Kingdom, many towns in UK and overseas06 December 2008The largest simultaneous performance of one show was organised by Stagecoach Theatre Arts and achieved by 66 performances of Glad Rags in the UK, Ireland and Germany at 16:15 GMT on 6 December 2008.
12709Largest known drug money laundering operationLuis Agustin Caicedo VelandiaColombia01 January 2010Luis Agustin Caicedo Velandia, “Don Lucho” is believed to be the leader of Colombia’s largest drug trafficking and money-laundering network. According to police, between 2005 and 2009 he laundered more than $1.5 billion (£913.6 million) with profits reaching an estimated $5 billion by 2010, too much even for his network to launder.
12710Longest channel in the Solar SystemUnknown, Southern Atalanta Planitia18 November 2002The longest channel in the Solar System is Baltis Vallis, on Venus. It is around 7,000 km (4,300 miles) in length and has an average width of around 1.6 km (1 mile). It was discovered by the Magellan radar mapper, which orbited Venus from August 1990 to October 1994, and is believed to have been formed by molten lava.
12711Most expensive painting by an Old Master sold at auctionRubens The Massacre of the Innocents49500000 UK pound(s)United Kingdom, London10 July 2002The most expensive Old Master painting sold at auction is The Massacre of the Innocents by Rubens (1577-1640) which was sold at Sotheby's, London, UK for £49.5 million ($76.7 million) on 10 July 2002 to Kenneth Thomson, chairman of the Thomson newspaper empire.The painting measures 142 x 182 cm (56 x 72 in) on panel and was painted by Peter Paul Rubens between 1609 and 1611 shortly after the painter's return to Italy.In 2003 Kenneth Thomson loaned it to London's National Gallery for three years, after which it will be housed at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Canada.
12712Largest parade of hybrid carsSmart MotorsUnited States, Madison24 July 2011The largest parade of hybrid cars featured 208 vehicles and was organised by Smart Motors (USA), in Madison, Wisconsin, USA, on 24 July 2011.The finish line of the parade took place on the forecourt of the Smart Motors showroom and each participant in the parade was welcomed to the finish line with a strike of a Smart Motors branded gong.
12713Largest Pentozali dancePlanet CreteGreece, Crete07 August 2010The largest Pentozali dance was achieved by 2,705 dancers at an event organised by Planet Crete (Greece) on the central road axis in Crete, Greece, on 7 August 2010.Dancers formed a single line along the highway during the attempt.
12714Most people simultaneously walking on stilts (multiple venue)Cirque du SoleilCanada, Montreal16 June 2009The most people walking on stilts in multiple venues simultaneously is 1,908 and was achieved by Cirque du Soleil (Canada), on 16 June 2009.The event was organised to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the world famous Cirque du Soleil. The attempt started simultaneously around the world, with seven locations overall participating in the event: Montreal, Moscow, Las Vegas, New York, Orlando, Macau and Brazil. Montreal and Moscow had the largest turnouts on the day, with over 700 people registering in each.
12715Most times English football Premier League Runner-upArsenal, Manchester Utd5 timesNot Applicable, 01 January 2012The most times to finish in second place at the end of the season in the English Premier League is five, by Arsenal in 1998/99, 1999/2000, 2000/01, 2002/03 and 2004/05 and by Manchester United in 1994/95, 1997/98, 2005/06, 2009/10 and 2011/12.
12716First cloud seeding experiment on a tropical cycloneProject CirrusUSA13 October 1947On 13 October 1947 the US military dumped 36 kg (80 lb) of dry ice into an Atlantic hurricane. "Pronounced modification of the cloud deck seeded" was recorded by the crew before the hurricane changed direction and hit the coast of Georgia. The damage caused by the cyclone was blamed on the experiment and the programme, Project Cirrus, was cancelled.
12717Oldest operating bookshopBertrand Booksellers1732 year(s), day(s)Portugal, Lisbon19 April 2010Established in 1732, Bertrand bookshop, located in Lisbon, Portugal, is the oldest operating bookshop. Today, Bertrand is part of a whole nationwide book-chain of 47 other stores throughout the country.
12718Largest cut cat's eye apatiteJadeite & Rare Gems GallerySingapore, Singapore01 September 2010The largest cut cat's eye apatite is 1,861.50 carats (372.3 grams 13.13 oz) and measures 65.67 x 64.97 x 52.44 mm (2.58 x 2.55 x 2.06 in). It is owned by Sushmorre (Singapore).GIA report confirms that gem quality apatite cat's eye may be recovered from many sources around the world, but the vast majority of material from all these sources usually produces only small, high quality finished stones or large stones of lower quality. Rough crystals that will cut large fine stones are occasionally found but are in the minority. Large gem-quality apatite cat's-eye of over 1,800 carats can be considered scarce.
12719Largest online Ludo tournamentMundijuegos.com4722 peopleSpain, Barcelona27 September 2010The largest online Ludo tournament featured 4722 competitors and was organised by (Spain) who played Parchís on 27 September 2010.Parchís is one of a large number of variants of the classic 'Cross and Circle' style games, where players rolls dice to move a set number of markers around a board, with the aim of completing the circuit before the other players. Parchís is commonly played in Spain.In the UK it is frequently referred to as Ludo (hence the record title) and in the USA the name 'Parcheesi' is fairly common All are descendants of Pachisi, supposedly the national board game of India, and which historically has used cowry shells rather than dice (with 6-7 thrown per turn and the player moving the number of spaces indicated by the number of shells that land face-up).
12720Oldest whiskyGlenavon Special Liqueur WhiskyUnited KingdomThe oldest whisky is the Glenavon Special Liqueur Whisky, believed to have been bottled by the the Glenavon Distillery in Ballindalloch, Scotland, UK, between 1851 and 1858.The bottle, which has been owned by an Irish family for generations, has sold at a Bonhams auction house in London for £14,850.The distillery, in Ballindalloch, ceased operating in the 1850s. The green bottle is unusually small in size and holds about 14fl oz (about 400ml) of pale gold liquid. It is believed to have been bottled by the Glenavon Distillery between 1851 and 1858. However, uncertainty surrounds its exact age.

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