Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List

12931Fastest Test match double hundred (male)Nathan AstleNew Zealand, Jade Stadium,Christchurch17 September 2001The fastest Test match double century was scored by Nathan Astle (New Zealand) playing against England in the first Test at Jade Stadium, Christchurch, New Zealand on 17 March 2002. He reached the 200 mark in 153 balls and proceeded to score 222 off 168, including 28 fours and 11 sixes. England went on to win the game by 98 runs, also making Astle's effort the highest individual innings in a lost game.
12932Fastest speed riding backwards on a motorcycleDave Coates244.1 kilometre(s) per hourUnited Kingdom, Bruntingthorpe28 October 2002Dave Coates (UK) reached a speed of 244.1 km/h (151.7 mph) on a motorcycle sitting with his back to the handlebars at Elvington airfield, Yorkshire, UK, on 28 October 2002.
12933Largest wobble board ensembleHarristown State High SchoolAustralia, Toowoomba22 August 2009The largest Wobble Board Ensemble was achieved by 1,207 participants from Harristown State High School who played to 'Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport' in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, on 22 August 2008.They played for over 6 minutes.
12934Farthest distance side-wheel driving - truckJohann RedlAustria, Wels Airport18 June 2004Johann Redl (Austria) drove a 7420 kg (16,358 lb) delivery truck a distance of 16.4 km (10.19 miles) on two wheels at Wels Airport, Austria, on 18 June 2004.The truck was a Steyr 891.
12935Fastest flight across the AtlanticLockheed SR-71A Blackbird1/54/56.4 hour(s), minute(s), second(s)United Kingdom, London01 September 1974The flight record is 1 hr 54 mins 56.4 secs by USAF Major James V. Sullivan, and Major Noel F. Widdifield, flying a Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird eastwards on 1 September 1974. The average speed for the New York-London stage of 5,570.80 km (3,461.53 miles) was 2,908.02 km/h (1,806.96 mph). The speed only slowed to refuel once from a specially-modified KC-135 refuelling tanker aircraft. The aircraft then went on display at Farnborough Air Show for one week - the first time the secret plane had been on public display outside of the USA.The aircraft flashed across the starting line (radar gates in New York) at approximately 24,384 m (80,000 ft).
12936Highest parachute escapeJohn de Salis, Patrick LoweUnited Kingdom, Monyash09 April 1958The greatest altitude from which a successful parachute escape has been made from an aircraft is from a Canberra jet bomber by Flt./Lt John de Salis, aged 29, of Southampton, and Fg Off. Patrick Lowe, aged 23, of Potters Bar, Middlesex, over Monyash, Derbyshire, UK, on 9 April 1958. Their plane exploded at 56,000 ft (10.60 miles) and they fell free in a temperature of - 70Fº to a height of 10,000 ft at which altitude their parachutes were automatically opened.
12937Fastest snooker colours clearanceJames PopplewellUnited Kingdom, IsleworthJames Popplewell A.K.A. 'The Mayor of Flair' (UK) potted all of the colours in sequence on a snooker table in 23 seconds at the studios of Sky Sports Soccer AM's All Sports Show, Isleworth, Middlesex, UK on 12 May 2005.
12938Fastest goal scored in an NHL matchBryan Trottier, Doug Smail, Alexander MogilnyCanada, Winnipeg01 January 1991The quickest goal scored in an NHL match from the opening whistle is 5 seconds and is shared by Doug Smail (Canada) for the Winnipeg Jets v. St Louis Blues at Winnipeg on December 20, 1981, by Bryan John Trottier (Canada) for the New York Islanders v. Boston Bruins at Boston on March 22, 1984, and Alexander Mogilny (Russia) for the Buffalo Sabers v. Toronto Maple Leafs at Toronto on December 21, 1991.
12939Scuba diving - highest altitudeUnknown5900 metre(s)Chile, Licancabur volcanoScuba dives have been made on several occasions at an altitude of 5,900 m (19,357 ft), in a lagoon in the crater of Licancabur, a volcano on the border between Chile and Bolivia.Johan Reinhard of Sea World Research Institute in San Diego and a team of scuba divers made a series of dives there between 14 and 17 November 1982. Henri Garc¡a of the Chilean Expedici¢n America team spent 1 hr 8 min exploring the lake between depths of 5 m (16 ft) and 7 m (23 ft) on 16 January 1995.
12940Speed potting Men (Pool), two US tablesDave Pearson1/22 minute(s), second(s)United States, Natick14 October 2002Dave Pearson (UK) potted two consecutive racks of 15 pool balls in 1 min 22 sec on 14 October 2002 at Recreation World, Natick, Massachusetts, USA.
12941Fastest solo crossing of AntarcticaBorge OuslandNorway, Berkner Island18 January 1997The fastest and first ever solo and unsupported crossing of the Antarctic continent was achieved by Børge Ousland (Norway), who completed the 2,690 km (1,675 mile) trek on 18 January 1997, 64 days after setting out on 15 November 1996. He dragged his 185 kg (408 lb) supply sled from Berkner Island in the Weddell Sea to Scott Base in McMurdo Sound.
12942Tallest bridgeMillau ViaductFrance, Millau17 March 2005The 2,460-m (8,070-ft) long Millau Viaduct across the Tarn Valley, France, is supported by seven concrete piers, the tallest of which measures 244.96 m (804 ft) from the ground to the road deck. The piers also supports seven 87-m-tall (285-ft) masts, so the maximum total height from the top of the masts to the deepest point in the valley is 343 m (1,125 ft). It was designed by Foster and Partners (UK) and opened to the public in December 2004.The bridge was constructed in order to remove a traffic bottleneck in the town of Millau, and thus complete the motorway connecting Paris with the Mediterranean region. The total maximum height is the sum of the height of the tallest pier (pier two), its mast, the roadway and a dip in the valley between piers two and three.
12943Longest head hair (female)Xie Qiuping5.627 metre(s)China, The world's longest documented hair belongs to Xie Qiuping (China) at 5.627 m (18 ft 5.54 in) when measured on 8 May 2004.She has been growing her hair since 1973 from the age of 13.(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0] if (d.getElementById(id)) return js = d.createElement(s) = id js.src = "//" fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs)}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'))- Throwback Thursday: Xie Qiuping's extraordinary hair locks amazing -Xie Qiuping from China has been growing her hair...Posted by Guinness World Records on Thursday, December 4, 2014
12944Largest natural breastsAnnie Hawkins (Norma Stitz)109.22/177.8 centimetre(s)USA, 01 January 1999The largest breast belongs to Annie Hawkins-Turner (aka Norma Stitz) (USA) who has an under breast measurement of 109.22 cm (43 in) and an around chest-over-nipple measurement of 177.8 cm (70 in).
12945Fastest time to punch ten TV sets (boxing)Mike Yikealo7.66 minute(s), second(s)Sweden, Stockhom03 February 2001Mike Yikealo punched wearing boxing gloves, ten 53 cm (21in) television sets placed on tables in the round, in a time of 7.66 sec on the set of Guinness Rekord TV, Stockhom, Sweden on 3 February 2001.
12946Longest ear hairVICTOR ANTHONY18.1 centimetre(s)India, Madurai26 August 2007Anthony Victor (India) has hair sprouting from the centre of his outer ears (middle of the pinna) that measures 18.1 cm (7.12 in) at its longest point.
12947Longest annual class reunionCherokee Community High School77 timesUnited States, Columbus05 June 2004The world's longest running annual class reunion belongs to the Cherokee County Community High School's class of 1929, which held its 77th class reunion in Columbus, Kansas, USA on 27 June 2006. Of the original class of 110 people, 6 are still alive, and only 4 former class members attended the reunion. They are already planning next year's reunion!Record updated by aespinoza on the 20 July 2006.
12948Most people wearing Groucho Marx glassesCity of Chicago's Outdoor Film Festival4436 peopleUnited States, Chicago, IL21 July 2009The most people wearing Groucho Marx glasses was achieved by 4,436 participants in an event organised by the City of Chicago's Outdoor Film Festival in partnership with the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois, USA, on 21 July 2009.The event started at 5:00 pm and finished at 8:33 pm
12949Largest quadrille dance - multiple locationsSlovene Dance Federation33202 peopleSlovenia, 51 cities in 8 countries - Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Former Republic of Macedonia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Bosnia and Hercegovina, SlovakiaThe greatest number of people performing a quadrille dance simultaneously at different venues is 33,202 and was coordinated by the Slovene Dance Federation (Slovenia) at the European Quadrille Dance Festival in 51 cities in 8 countries on 20 May 2011.
12950Fastest flight across the Atlantic in a commercial aircraftConcorde2/52/59 hour(s), minute(s), second(s)United Kingdom, London07 February 1996British Airways Concorde took 2 hrs 52 mins 59 secs to travel the 6,035 km (3,750 miles) between New York (JFK airport) and London (Heathrow) on 7 February 1996, breaking its own record set in April 1990 by one and a half minutes. The plane, piloted by Captain Leslie Scott (UK), averaged over 2,011 km/h (1,250 mph).
12951Largest appendix removedSafranko August26 centimetre(s)Croatia, Zagreb26 August 2006The longest appendix measured 26 cm (10.24 in) when it was removed from 72-year-old Safranco August (Croatia) during an autopsy at the Ljudevit Jurak University Department of Pathology, Zagreb, Croatia, on 26 August 2006.Ivana Pavic performed the autopsy and Alma Dubravic attended.
12952Highest sustained train speed (1,000 km)TGV306.37 kilometre(s) per hourFrance, CalaisThe highest average speed by a train over a distance of 1,000 km (621 miles) is 306.37 km/h (190.37 mph), by a French SNCF TGV train between Calais and Marseille on 26 May 2001. The train, which was unmodified and therefore identical to Eurostar trains, covered the 1,067 km (663 miles) between the cities in 3 hours 29 minutes, reaching a maximum speed of 366 km/h (227 mph).The feat was organised to mark the opening of a new stretch of high-speed line between Valence and Marseille.
12953Farthest distance driven in an electric vehicle in one hourBertone ZERItaly, Nardo02 November 1993The greatest distance covered by an electic car in an hour is 199.881 km (124.2 miles) by Oscar De Vita (Italy) driving the Bertone ZER (Zero Emission Record) prototype at the Nardo circuit, Italy on 2 October 1994. The streamlined car was also the first electric vehicle to break the 300 km/h (186 mph) barrier and set an outright speed record for electrical vehicles (since broken) of 303.977 km/h (188.894 mph).The Bertone company is famous for designing cars for other manufacturers such as Ferrari and Bugatti. However, the company also produces its own concept cars such as the ZER.Electric vehicle speed records are especially challenging because although electric engines have the potential to reach speeds equal to their internal-combustion counterparts, their "fuel" - banks of batteries - is bulky and heavy.
12954Longest wall of fireMCAS YumaUnited States, yuma14 March 2009The longest wall of fire measured 3,102.35 metres (10,178.3 ft) long and was created by the Marine Corps Community Services (USA) during the 2009 MCAS Yuma Air Show in Yuma, Arizona, USA, on 14 March 2009.Over 37,000 spectators were on hand to witness the attempt during the air show which was in its 47th year. The wall had an average height of 42.89 metres (140.57 feet).
12955Most decks of playing cards torn in half - 30 secScott FrazeUnited States, Los Angeles21 December 2000Scott Fraze managed to rip 13 decks of cards (52 plus two jokers) in 30 sec on the set of Guinness World Records: Primetime on 21 December 2000.
12956Treadmill, Distance run in 24 hours - MaleSuresh Arulanantham Joachim257.88 kilometre(s)Canada, Mississauga29 November 2004Arulanantham Suresh Joachim (Australia) ran a distance of 257.88 km (160.24 miles) in 24 hours at Square One, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada on 28-29 November 2004.
12957Smallest commercial jigsaw puzzle (minimum 1,000 pieces)Standard Project LimitedHong Kong, Kowloon12 December 2009The smallest commercially available 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle measures 182 x 257 mm (7.17 in x 10.12 in) and is manufactured by Standard Project Limited who produce Tomax puzzles in Hong Kong, China. It was measured in Hong Kong, China, on 12 December 2009.The miniature puzzles were already launched in 2008 and depict various designs, with images ranging from landmarks to famous works of art. Standard Project Limited was also the previous record holder in this category.
12958Tallest structureUrsa tension leg platformNot ApplicableThe tallest structure on earth is the Ursa tension leg platform, a floating oil production facility operated by Shell in the Gulf of Mexico. The top of its drilling rig is 1,306 m (4,285 ft) above the ocean floor. The platform is connected to the seafloor by oil pipelines and four massive steel tethers at each corner, with a total weight of approximately 16,000 tonnes (35 million lb).
12959Heaviest avocadoGabriel Ramirez NahimVenezuela, Caracas28 January 2009An avocado weighing 2.19 kg (4.83 lb) was grown Gabriel Ramirez Nahim (Venezuela). It was weighed on 28 January 2009 in Caracas, Venezuela.Mr Ramirez Nahim has been cultivating avocados for years.
12960Longest time spent living underwaterUnknownUSA, Key Largo,Florida14 July 1992Richard Presley (USA) spent 69 days 19 min in a module underwater at a lagoon in Key Largo, Florida, USA from 6 May to 14 July 1992. The test was carried out as part of a mission entitled Project Atlantis which had as its aim to explore the human factors of living in an undersea environment.

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