Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List


IDRecordWhoWhatWhereWhenExplain
13111Speed Skating, Short-track, 500 m (men)J.R. CelskiCanada, Calgary21 October 2012The fastest speed Skating, Short-track, 500 m (men) time is 39.937 seconds and was achieved by JR Celski (USA), in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, on 21 October 2012.
13112Speed Skating, 5,000 m (women)Tommy Clowers, Brian Deegan, Mike Metzger, Mike Jones, Caleb WyattUSAFive riders have earned two medals each for Winter X Games MotoX - Mike Metzger, Mike Jones, Tommy Clowers, Caleb Wyatt and BrianDeegan (all USA).
13113Most expensive mobile phone (cell phone)GoldVish Luxury Communication1000000 euro(s)France, Cannes02 September 2006The record for the most expensive mobile phone was designed by GoldVish of Geneva, Switzerland, and was sold for 1,000,000 Euros ($1,287,200 – £675,123) at the Millionaire Fair in Cannes, France, on 02 September 2006.Mobile specifications attached to the claim under Specs.
13114Largest replica baseball bat.Hillerich BradsbyUnited States, Louisville01 January 1995The world's biggest ever replica baseball bat is 120 feet in height and weights 68,000 pounds (30,844 kg) and was made by bat manufacturer Hillerich Bradsby, from Louisville, Kentucky (USA).The bat is modeled on the "R43" bat made for Babe Ruth by the same manufacturer. In the spring of 1927, Ruth strode into the factory and asked them to make him some bats. He hit his then record of 60 home runs with the resulting bats that year.
13115Largest screen family - BollywoodKapoor extended family24 peopleIndia, 01 January 1999Twenty-four members of the Kapoor extended family have acted in films since Prithviraj Kapoor first took to the screen in 1929. He was followed into acting by his three sons, Raj, Shammi and Shashi and other relatives through marriage.Other famous relatives through marriage include top star Amitabh Bachchan, directors Ramesh Sippy and Manmohan Desai, and Shashis sister-in- law, British actress Felicity Kendall. One of Bollywoods current leading ladies, Karishma Kapoor, is Prithvirajs great granddaughter.
13116Fastest cycle 500 m unpaced flying start (male)Chris HoyBolivia, La PazThe world record for the men's 500 m cycle (unpaced, from flying start) is 24.758 sec. by Chris Hoy (UK), in La Paz, Bolivia on 13 May 2007.
13117Largest bar of goldKazuhiko TamuraJapan, Tokyo11 June 2005The largest manufactured pure gold bar weighs 250 kg (551 lb 2 oz) and was made by the Mitsubishi Materials Corporation on 11 June 2005 at the Naoshima Smelter & Refinery, Kagawa Prefecture, Japan.FYI - unrelated article from The Guardian (9 Dec 2005) attached with interesting facts about gold.
13118Highest life expectancyJapanJapan25 January 2013According to estimates for 2010–15 by The Economist, the citizens of Japan can expect to live for an average of 83.7 years. For males the average is 80.1 years and for females the average is 87.2 years.
13119Most basketball field goals in an NBA seasonWilt ChamberlainUnited States01 January 1962The most basketball field goals scored in an NBA season is 1,597 by Wilt Chamberlain (USA) for the Philadelphia Warriors in the 1961-62 season.In his career, he scored an average of 30.1 points per game, taking into account his total of 31,419 for Philadelphia Warriors 1959-62, San Francisco Warriors 1962-65, Philadelphia 76ers 1964-8 and Los Angeles Lakers 1968-73. He scored 50 or more points in 118 games, including 45 games in 1961-62 and 30 in 1962-63.
13120Highest scoring average in an NBA seasonWilt ChamberlainNot ApplicableThe highest scoring average in an NBA season in 50.4 points per game by Wilt Chamberlain (USA) for the Philadelphia Warriors in the 1961-62 season.In his career, he scored an average of 30.1 points per game, taking into account his total of 31,419 for Philadelphia Warriors 1959-62, San Francisco Warriors 1962-65, Philadelphia 76ers 1964-8 and Los Angeles Lakers 1968-73. He scored 50 or more points in 118 games, including 45 games in 1961-62 and 30 in 1962-63.
13121Highest point scoring average in NBA playoff gamesMichael JordanUnited StatesThe highest points scoring average in NBA playoff games is 33.4 points by Michael Jordan (USA) who scored 5,987 points in 179 games from 1984-98 for the Chicago Bulls.
13122First pictures from the MoonLuna 9first, Oceanus Procellarum (Ocean of Storms), on the Moon03 February 1966The first ever pictures from the surface of the Moon were taken by the Soviet robotic lander Luna 9. Launched on 31 January 1966, the small probe landed on 3 Feb and transmitted data until 7 Feb. DID YOU KNOW? Some of the Soviet scientists and engineers wanted to dedicate the mission to Sergei Korolyev, a pioneer of the Soviet space program who had recently died. But the Soviet authorities refused as his work was still a state secret!
13123Most expensive loudspeakersAcapella Spharon Speakers, Acapella Spharon Excalibur Speakers325000 US dollar(s)United States, 19 July 2005The Acapella Spharon Excalibur speakers cost $325,000 (£186,000) and can be fitted into living rooms having a minimum size of 40 m² (131 ft²) and consist of two pillars with four large 15 in (38 cm) woofers on each unit. Product Specifications:Efficiency: 100 dB/1W/1mPower handling: 100 watts (Peak handling of 1000 watts at 10 ms with no distortion)Recommended power output of the amplifier from: 15 wattsDimensions: 90.5 in x 59 in x 51.2 in (HxWxD)Weight: 1364 lb per speaker
13124Longest satayKopitiam Group of CompaniesSingapore, Singapore21 July 2007The longest satay measured 140.02 m (459 ft 4 in) and was made by Kopitiam Group of Companies (Singapore) at Lau Pa Sat, Singapore, on 21 July 2007.The satay consisted of 150 kg of chicken which was marinated with cumin, coriander, fennel, ginger, turmeric, lemongrass, onion, sugar and salt. The satay was grilled over charcoal fire by 150 staff.
13125Most hat-tricks in an NHL careerWayne GretzkyUnited States01 January 1979The most hat-tricks scored in an NHL career is 50 by Wayne Gretzky (Canada), for the Edmonton Oilers, Los Angeles Kings, St Louis Blues and New York Rangers between 1979 and 1999.
13126First ship sunk by a submarineH.L. HunleyfirstUnited States, Charleston17 February 1864The US Civil War Confederate ship H.L. Hunley became the first submarine ever to sink another vessel during wartime, when she successfully 'torpedoed' the Union Navy's Housatonic off Charleston Harbour, South Carolina, on 17 February 1864.The 12 m (40 ft) long sub was powered by a propeller that was attached to a crankshaft turned by a crew of seven, who endured claustraphobic conditions in a cabin just 1.2 m (4 ft) tall and 1.06 m (3½ ft) wide. Hunley would generally remain close to the surface, with air being supplied through two 'snorkels' operated by bellows. The 'torpedo' consisted of a barrel of gunpowder attached to a 6 m (20 ft) spear at the front of Hunley. The idea was that the sub would ram an enemy ship, embedding the spear in its hull whilst the sub backed off. The charge was detonated remotely by pulling a rope.
13127Oldest spider in amberDavid PenneyLebanon27 January 2003The oldest fossil spider trapped in amber has been dated at 125-135 million years old. It is from the family linyphiidae, and was discovered in Lebanon and analysed by David Penney and Paul Selden (both University of Manchester, UK) and announced on 26 December 2002.
13128Longest terrestrial animal migrationCaribouCanada, Alaska13 December 2002The farthest distance travelled by a migrating land animal belongs to Grant's caribou (Rangifer tarandus ) of Alaska and the Yukon Territory of North America, which travel up to 4,800 km (2,982 miles) per year.The herd are also known as porcupine caribou.Pic: Alamy
13129Highest divorce rateMaldivesMaldives, Maldives01 January 2002According to the UN, the country with the highest divorce rate in the world is the Maldives with 10.97 divorces per 1,000 inhabitants per year. This is followed by the Belarus with 4.63 and the United States wih 4.34.RankCountryDivorces per 1,000 inhabitants per year1Maldives10.972Belarus4.633United States4.344Cuba3.725Estonia3.656Panama3.61-Puerto Rico3.618Ukraine3.569Russia3.4210Antigua and Barbuda3.40Pic: Alamy
13130Deepest test basinNational Maritime Research InstituteJapanThe world's deepest marine test basin is 35 m (114.8 ft) deep, and can be found at the National Maritime Research Institute in Tokyo, Japan.The facility is designed to simulate a deep-ocean environment for the testing of scale models of oil drilling platforms and other facilities which are connected to the ocean floor. The basin has the ability to simulate waves and undersea currents.
13131Loudest whistle, steamNew York Wire Company Steam WhistleUnited States, York12 December 2002A peak reading of 134.1dBA was recorded while measuring the Factory Steam Whistle at The New York Wire Company, York, Pennsylvania, USA on 12 December 2002.The measurement was taken during the annual playing of Christmas Carols, the only time the whistle is now used. On a calm night the whistle can be heard within a five mile radius.
13132First parking metersUnknownUnited States, Oklahoma City19 July 1935Parking meters were invented by Carl C. Magee (USA), and were first installed in the business district of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA on 16 July 1935.They reached London in 1958.
13133Highest percentage of wins to games in an NHL seasonBoston Bruins87.5% percentageNot Applicable, 01 January 1929The highest percentage of wins to games in an NHL season was 87.5% achieved by the Boston Bruins with 38 wins in 44 games in 1929/30.
13134First detection of galactic radio wavesKarl JanskyfirstUSA, Bell Telephone Laboratories,Holmdel,New Jersey01 January 1933Radio waves from the Milky Way were first detected by Karl Jansky of Bell Telephone Laboratories, Holmdel, New Jersey, USA in 1931 when he was investigating static with an improvised 30.5m 100ft aerial.
13135Jumping - Men, Barefoot WaterskiingDavid SmallGermany, Brandenburg11 August 2010The highest jump in barefoot waterskiing (male) was 29.9 m (98 ft 1 in) by David Small (UK) in Brandenburg, Germany, on 11 August 2010.
13136Most UK elections contested and lostScreaming Lord SutchNot ApplicableScreaming Lord Sutch of the Official Monster Raving Loony Party contested 39 parliamentary elections or by-elections, losing his deposit on each occasion.Died, aged 58 on 16 June 1999.
13137First recorded English patentJohn of UtynamUK, Eton College01 January 1448The earliest of all known English patents was that granted by Henry VI in 1449 to Flemish-born John of Utynam for making coloured glass for the windows of Eton College.
13138Most wins of darts World ChampionshipsPhil Taylor15 timesUK, 01 January 2010The most World Championship titles won is 15 by Phil Taylor (UK): with the World Darts Organization (WDO) in 1990 and 1992, and the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) in 1995-2002, 2004-2006 and 2009-10.
13139Largest department storeShinsegae Centumcity Department Store293905 square metre(s)Korea (South), Busan26 June 2009The largest department store is the Shinsegae Centumcity Department Store which covers an area of 293,905 m² (3.16 million ft² ) and was built by Shinsegae Co. Ltd in Busan, South Korea, on 26 June 2009.The Shinsegae structure contains floor upon floor of designer names representing everything from fashion to books and from kitchenware to toys. It also contains a beautiful spa, a relaxing roof garden and an impressive 60 tee golf driving range.
13140Largest turned wooden bowlPeter AndresAustria, Gurtis04 September 2005The largest turned wooden bowl measured 4.01 m (13.15 ft) in diameter and 1.03 m (3.37 ft) from base to rim. The bowl was made by Peter Andres and Werner Rumplmayr in Gurtis, Austria on 4 September 2005The bowl was made from section sof sruce wood and then turned.

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