Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List

1261Most runs scored by a player in a Test match (male)Graham GoochUnited Kingdom, Lords,MiddlesexThe most runs scored by one player in a Test match is 456 by Graham Gooch (England) in the 1st Test against India at Lords, Middlesex, England between 26 and 31 July 1990. The England captain scored 333 in the first innings and 123 in the second.
1262Largest radio telescope (ring reflector)RATAN-600 radio telescopeRussia, Northern Caucasus01 January 1976The RATAN-600 radio telescope completed in the Northern Caucasus, USSR in 1976 has 895 metal mirror panels mounted in a circle 576 m (1,890 ft) across. The reflecting panels are adjustable to allow radiation to be directed into a point where it is captured by a central cone-shaped reflector that directs it downwards into scientific instruments.
1263First flight by a jet-engined aircraftUnknownfirstGermany, Marienehe27 August 1939The first flight by an aeroplane powered by a turbojet engine was made by the Heinkel He 178, piloted by Flugkapitän Erich Warsitz, at Marienehe, Germany on 27 August 1939. It was powered by a Heinkel He S3b engine weighing 378 kg (834 lb) designed by Dr Hans Pabst von Ohain.Despite the success of the He 178 it was not until the dying days of WWII, in 1944, that the jet-propelled Messerschmidt Me 262 entered service as Germany's first active jet fighter. Although the British-built Gloster Meteor entered service some months before its German rival, it was a much less capable aircraft.
1264Most balls flashed by a jugglerAlex BarronfirstUnknown, 01 January 2010Bruce Sarafian (USA) was the first person to flash twelve balls when he attempted the feat in 1995. Peter Bone (UK) and Sam Hartford (USA) have since also done twelve-ball flashes. Using beanbags, Alex Barron (UK) achieved one throw better than a twelve-ball flash, making a 13 bag flash in 2010.
1265Largest human mobileUnknown105 peopleSouth Africa, Stellenbosch03 November 2007The largest human mobile was made up of 105 people from Target Cranes, The Stunt Company, Bellville Fire Dept. and the Fire Brigade of Boland Mun, in the grounds of Horizon House, Stellenbosch, South Africa on 3 November 2007.* The oldest participant was 71 years old. * The lowest point of the mobile was 98 metres above the ground.
1266Largest barbecue (attendance)Estado de Nuevo Leon45252 peopleMexico, Monterrey18 August 2013The largest attendance at a barbecue is 45,252 people at an event organised by Estado de Nuevo Leon (Mexico) at Parque Fundidora in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, on 18 August 2013.
1267First person to reach the South PoleRoald Amundsenfirst, South Pole14 December 1911The South Pole was first reached at 11 a.m. on 14 December 1911 by a Norwegian party of five men led by Captain Roald Amundsen (Norway, 1872-1928), after a 53-day march with dog sledges from the Bay of Whales.He reached the Bay of Whales in the vessel Fram.
1268Most people to abseil in 12 hoursCancer Research UK1350 peopleUnited Kingdom, Twickenham06 March 2005A total of 1,350 people abseiled down the outer wall of Twickenham Stadium, Surrey, UK, in a 12-hour period on 6 March 2005 at a fund raising event organised by Cancer Research UK.
1269Oldest love poemThe Sumerians01 January 2031The oldest surviving love poem is written in a clay tablet from the times of the Sumerians, inventors of writing around 3500 BD, and was called by archaeologists by a very un-romantic name: 'Istanbul #2461'. The author is unknown but is believed to have been recited by a bride of Sumerian King Shu-Sin, who ruled between 2037 and 2029 BC.The following is the start of the poem:Bridegroom, dear to my heart,Goodly is your beauty, honeysweet,Lion, dear to my heart,Goodly is your beauty, honeysweet.
1270Fastest speed driving in reverseDarren Manning165.08 kilometre(s) per hourUnited Kingdom, Kemble Airfield22 October 2002The record attempt was set up and filmed for the ITV motoring programme Pulling Power.The Caterham 7 Fireblade is powered by a 900 cc Honda motorcycle engine with built-in gearbox. Because most motorcycles don't have reverse gears, the drivetrain on this car is configured to allow all six forward gears to become reverse gears, allowing theoretical reverse speeds of up to 200 km/h (125 mph).
1271Most boat liftsSami Heinonen , Juha Räsänen24 timesFinland, Helsinki09 October 2000Sami Heinonen and Juha Räsänen (Sweden) continuously lifted a boat and ten crew with a combined weight of 653.2 kg (1,440 lb) 10 cm (4 in) off the ground a total of 24 times on 9 October 2000 on the set of Guinness World Records, at Studio Werne, Helsinki, Finland.The boat, a Buster XS, weighed 151kg (332lbs). The boat was lifted from both ends in a straight forward pick up-and-down motion. However, every time the boat was lifted it had to touch a bar 10cm 4in above it to make sure the same distance was lifted every time.
1272Deepest nuclear explosion undergroundUnknownRussia, Nefte-yugamsk18 June 1985A 2.5 kiloton nuclear device was detonated at the bottom of a shaft 2,850 m (9,350 ft) deep at a location 60 km (37 miles) south of Nefte-yugamsk, Siberia, Russia, on 18 June 1985. The detonation was carried out in an attempt to stimulate oil production. For a comparison, the Hiroshima bomb had a yield of around 15 kilotons.The Russians carried out 116 nuclear explosions between 1965 and 1988 in a program known as No. 7 - Nuclear Explosions for the National Economy. Known internationally as peaceful nuclear explosions (PNEs), their uses included reservoir and dam-building, mineral prospecting, increasing oil and gas production by liberating material from rocks, creating underground gas stores and putting out subterranean oil and gas fires. The United States had its own PNE program known as Project Plowshare.
1273Oldest vomitUnknownUnited Kingdom, Greenwich University12 February 2002On 12 February 2002, a team of palaeontologists, led by Prof. Peter Doyle (Greenwich University, UK) announced their discovery of the fossilised vomit of an ichthyosaur, a large, fish-like marine reptile. Discovered in a quarry in Peterborough, the 160 million-year-old vomit could provide an insight to the feeding habits of ichthyosaurs.The arrangement of belemnite shells in the vomit suggest that the reptiles may have eaten the shelled creatures whole, and then regurgitated the shells, much in the same way an owl eats a mouse.
1274Most pancakes made in 8 hours by a teamBatter Blaster LLCUnited States, AtlantaThe most pancakes made in eight hours is 76,382 achieved by Batter BlasterTM LLC (USA) at Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta, USA, on 9 May 2009.A total of 175 volunteers cooked the pancakes and served approximately 20,000 people. 37 griddles were used to cook.
1275Most air flights by a petPeter Godfrey79 timesEgypt, Cairo01 January 2005The record for the most air flights by a pet belongs to a domestic cat called Smarty, who made her 79th flight on 28 June 2005. All of Smarty's flights have been trips between Cairo, Egypt and Larnaca, Cyprus with her owners, Peter and Carole Godfrey (UK) who live in Cairo, Egypt.Smarty also attempted the record for the most stays in quarantine. Smarty is a ginger female, born on 2 August 1990.Smarty apparently made her 92nd flight before her death in February 2007.
1276Longest pass completion - NFLEli Manning, Victor Cruz99 timesUnited States, 24 December 2011A pass completion of 99 yards has been achieved on 11 occasions in the National Football League (NFL) and has always resulted in a touchdown. The most recent occurrence was a pass from Eli Manning to Victor Cruz, for the New York Giants against the New York Jets (all USA) on 24 December 2011.
1277Longest worda compound 'word' of 195 Sanskrit charactersLengthy concatenations and some compound, agglutinative and nonce words can be written in the closed-up style of a single word. The longest known example is a compound 'word' of 195 Sanskrit characters (transliterating to 428 letters in the Roman alphabet) describing the region near Kanci, Tamil Nadu, India, which appears in a 16th-century work by Tirumalãmbã, Queen of Vijayangara.
1278Heaviest chicken eggUnknown454 gram(s)USA, Vineland,New JerseyThe heaviest egg reported to have been laid by a hen is one of 454 g (16 oz), with a double yolk and double shell, laid by a White Leghorn at Vineland, New Jersey, USA, on 25 February 1956.
1279Highest rate of pet ownership (country)Australia60 percentageAustralia, 01 January 2010The country with the highest rate of pet ownership per household as of 2010 is Australia with over 60% of households having at least one animal as a companion (typically a cat or dog) and 83% of Australians having owned a pet at some point in their life.
1280Heaviest grapefruitCloy Dias DutraBrazil, Bom Jardim09 November 2006A grapefruit grown by Cloy Dias Dutra (Brazil), weighed 3.210 kg (7 lb 1 oz) and had a circumference of 70 cm (2 ft 3 in) Niteroi, on 9 November 2006.
1281Smallest transistorUNSW Centre for Quantum Computer Technology , University of Wisconsin-Madison4 firstAustralia, In May 2010 a team from the UNSW Centre for Quantum Computer Technology (Australia) and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA) announced their creation of an experimental transistor consisting of a quantum dot within a crystal of silicon. Measuring just 4 nm across, the transistor is made from 7 atoms of phosphorus and is around 10 times smaller than the smallest version used in commercial applications.Scientists used a scanning tunnelling microscope to manipulate the atoms one at a time to create a transistor that is only four nanometres wide (compared to conventional transistors of about 40 nanometres width). Whilst other researchers have demonstrated devices only two atoms wide, the quantum dot transistor created here offers the first practical demonstration that a real device can be built providing a leap forward in computing speed. This device also opens the possibilities for small devices that can store truly vast amounts of information.
1282Largest geoglyphsUnknown500 square kilometre(s)Peru, NazcaThe so called "Nazca lines" are a group of gigantic figures engraved on the desert ground of Nazca (Peru) representing plants, animals, insects and a variety of geometric shapes. Most can only be appreciated from the air. The designs occupy a 500 square Km piece of land and they average 180 m (600 ft.) in length, although one perfectly formed arrow exceeds 1,600 ft.The geoglyphs are between one and two thousand years old and it is not clear what their meaning is, although theories abound. Some believe that these designs were ritual walkways, a giant calendar or even alien landing strips. They were created by either the Paracas, Nazca or Wari people, moving away the top soil from the earth,forming the different patterns in extremely straight lines, impossible to appreciate at ground level.
1283Most consecutive kayak cartwheelsKoyo MoritaJapan, Ome-shi17 August 2003The record for the most consecutive cartwheels in a kayak is 264, set by Koya Morita (Japan) at Tama River, Ome-shi, Japan on 17 August 2003.One cartwheel is one complete 360 degree rotation.
1284Fastest railed vehicle (rocket sled)Holloman High Speed Test Track2886 kilometre(s) per hourUnited States, Holloman Air Force Base30 April 2003A four-stage rocket sled system accelerated a 87 kg (192 lb) payload to a speed of 2,886 m/s (9,468 ft/s) in 6.031 seconds at Holloman High Speed Test Track, Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, USA, on 30 April 2003. This is equivalent to 10,385 km/h (6,453 mph).The sleds carried a package designed to simulate the warhead of a ballistic missile defence system, and despite costing US$750,000 (£465,000 at 2003 rate) to stage, it is cheaper than staging an actual ballistic missile test.The rocket sleds were of narrow gauge configuration and required 5.046 km (3.13 miles) of track to reach peak speed. The first stage used five rocket motors, the second has six rockets, and the third and fourth each used a single high-performance rocket.
1285Most air miles flown by a passengerFred FinnUnited Kingdom01 January 2003Frederick W Finn had flown a total distance of 22,370,000 km (13,900,000 miles) by June 2003.Mr Finn commutes regularly between London and New Jersey, USA and holds the record for most number of flights as a supersonic passenger having made 714 Atlantic crossings on Concorde.
1286Most heavily armed tankT-9012.5 centimetre(s)RussiaThe most heavily armed tanks in recent times have been the Russian T-64, T-72, T-80 and T-90, all of which have a 12.5 cm (4.9 in) gun-missile system. The T-90’s armament includes one 125 mm 2A46M smoothbore gun, stabilised in two axes and fitted with a thermal sleeve gun-missile systemThe American Sheridan light tank mounts a 15.2 cm (6 in) weapon which is both a gun and a missile launcher combined, but this is not a long-barrelled, high-velocity gun of the conventional type. The British AVRE Centurion had a 16.5 cm (6.5 in) low-velocity demolition gun. The main armament on the US Abrams tank is the 120 mm M256 smoothbore gun, developed by Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH of Germany.
1287Most runs scored by a player in a Test match innings (male)Brian Charles LaraAntigua and Barbuda, St. John12 April 2004Brian Lara (b. 2 May 1969, Trinidad and Tobago) scored 400 not out for West Indies v. England at the Antigua Recreation Ground, St.John, Antigua, on 10-12 April 2004. The innnings included four sixes and 43 fours, in a team total of 751-5.
1288Oldest botanical gardens (same location)Orto BotanicoItaly, Orto Botanico,Padua22 January 2002The world's oldest botanical garden, which remains on its original site, is the Orto Botanico in Padua, Italy, which was created in 1545. The original design of a circular central plot (symbolising the world), surrounded by a ring of water remains, as does its original purpose - a place for scientific research.The oldest botanical garden ever is the Botanical Garden of Pisa, Italy, which was founded in 1544, but was relocated twice, before settling on its present site since 1591.
1289Oldest wild birdManx shearwater (Puffinus puffinus)United Kingdom, Lleyn Peninsula,North Wales03 January 2002
1290Fastest propeller fighter of WWIIDO-335firstNot ApplicableThe German Dornier DO-335 was unique in having a tractive (pulling) propeller in its nose and a propulsive (pushing) motor behind its cockpit, technology that at the time was totally new. It had a maximum sustained speed of 665 km/h (413 mph), increasing to 765 km/h (477 mph) with emergency boost.Two models existed (A-1 and A-6), the second one a a two-seater Nightfighter. Only 28 were completed before the end of WWII.

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