Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List


IDRecordWhoWhatWhereWhenExplain
13171Tallest dog everZeus1.118 centimetre(s)United States, Otsego04 October 2011The tallest dog ever is ‘Zeus’ (USA) a Great Dane, who measured 1.118 m (44 in) tall on 4 October 2011 and is owned by Denise Doorlag and her family, of Otsego, Michigan, USA.
13172First prints outside Grauman's Chinese TheatreNorma TalmadgeLegend has it that on 18 May 1927, Norma Talmadge stepped on the wet cement by accident, thereby giving Sid Grauman the idea for his celebrated and still continuing publicity stunt.
13173First black and white feature film converted to full colourYankee Doodle Dandy (USA 1942)1985/7/4 year(s), month(s), day(s)USA, 04 July 1985Special prints of the biopic film of George M. Cohan's Yankee Doodle Dandy (USA 1942), starring James Cagney was released by MGM on the 4 July 1985 with their computer-applied colour.
13174First film released in Dolby StereoLisztomania (1975)UK, old dress-making factory in Fulham,London01 January 1975Ken Russell's 1975 production Lisztomania, starring Roger Daltrey. The Dolby sound system that `reproduces silence as accurately as the sound' was developed by American born Ray Dolby in an old dress-making factory in Fulham, London.
13175First floppy diskAlan ShugartfirstUSA, 01 January 1971In 1971 a team of IBM engineers led by Alan Shugart (USA) invented the floppy disk. The 20.32-cm2 (8-in2) plastic disk was nicknamed floppy because of its flexibility. Shugart went on to refine the design for Wang Computers, producing a 13.335-cm (5 1 /4 -in) flexible disk and disk drive in 1976. In 1981 Sony were the first to introduce the 8.89-cm 2 (3 1 /2 -in 2 ) drives and diskettes which are standard in modern personal computer systems.
13176Greatest horizontal distance flown in a wing suitShinichi ItoUnited States, Yolo CountyThe greatest horizontal distance flown in a wing suit is 26.9 km (16.71 miles) and was achieved by Shinichi Ito (Japan) above Yolo County, California, USA, on 26 May 2012.
13177Longest pool toyIndustrial Thermo Polymers LtdCanada, Brampton29 April 2000The longest pool toy ever measured 1,609.34 m (5,280 ft) and was made by Industrial Thermo Polymers Ltd of Brampton, Ontario, Canada, on 1 July 2001.Rob Abramovitch organised the event. Dave Hartman, the owner of Industrial Thermo Polmers Ltd and his son, Steve, built the most advanced equipment in North America for the process of this particular toy. The toy was measured automatically by a device on the machinery as it was processed.
13178First documented herbal / medicinal bookDioscorides77 year(s)Unknown, 01 January 1977The earliest collection of written articles about medicinal herbs and plants is the De Materia Medica, compiled by the Greek surgeon, Pedanios Dioscorides, in approximately 77 AD. Dioscorides was a Greek physician from modern-day Turkey who gathered his information during travels through Europe and North Africa with the Roman army of Emperor Nero. De Materia Medica was originally written in Greek, and was separated into five sections which covered the themes of: (1) medicinal plants, (2)animals, dairy products and cereals (e.g honey, milk), (3)herbs, juices, (4)herbs, roots, (5) wine and minerals (e.g mercury, arsenic).The work covers almost 600 different plants including cannabis, water hemlock and peppermint, as well as 1,000 basic drugs such as mandragora as an anesthetic. It remained the authority on medicinal plants for over 1,500 years.No orignial copy of the herbal exists, therefore it is not sure whether or not the work was illustrated. The oldest known copy of his work is the Juliana Anicia Codex (Codex Vindobonensis)of 512 AD which is maintained in the Austrian National Library in Vienna. This, like the 7th century copy, Codex Neapolitanus at the Biblioteca Nazionale in Naples, Italy does contain illustrations.Alternative spellings for Pedanios are Pedacius and Pedanius (40-90 AD).
13179Largest ice cream boatHemglass Sverige ABSweden, Kungsträdgarden,Stockholm18 April 2004The largest ice cream boat weighed 866.5 kg (1,910.3 lb) and was made by Hemglass Sverige AB (Sweden) and was displayed at the Kungsträdgården, Stockholm, Sweden on 18 April 2004.
13180Longest competitive ski jump (female)Anette SagenNorway, Oslo14 March 2004The women's longest ski jump record is 127.5 m (418 ft 4 in) and is held by Anette Sagen (Norway) who achieved the distance at Oslo, Norway on 14 March 2004.Source. FIS
13181Most wins in an NHL seasonDetroit Red Wings62 timesNot Applicable, 01 January 1996The most wins in an NHL season is 62 by the Detroit Red Wings who achieved this in the 1995/6 season.
13182Most goals scored in an NHL seasonWayne GretzkyNot Applicable01 January 1982The most goals scored in an NHL season is 92 by Wayne Gretzky (Canada) for the Edmonton Oilers in the 1981/82 season.
13183Smallest aircraft<I>Bumble Bee II</I>United States, Tempe,Arizona01 January 1988The smallest aircraft ever capable of carrying a passenger was the biplane Bumble Bee Two, designed and built by Robert H. Starr of Tempe, Arizona, USA. It was 2.69 m (8 ft 10 in) long, with a wing span of 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in), and weighed 179.6 kg (396 lb)empty. It was capable of carrying one person, but on 8 May 1988, after flying to a height of 120 m (400 ft) it crashed, and was totally destroyed. The pilot suffered serious injuries, but went on to make a full recovery. The highest speed attained was 306 km/h (190 mph).
13184Pro Stock (Car), NHRA Drag racing, Fastest speedGreg Anderson341.92 kilometre(s) per hourUnited States, 27 March 2010The highest terminal velocity for a petrol-driven, piston-engined car (Pro Stock) is 341.92 km/h (212.46 mph), achieved by Greg Anderson (USA) at Concord, North Carolina USA, on 27 March 2010.
13185Fastest time to complete the Indianapolis 500 raceArie Luyendyk2/41/18.404 hour(s), minute(s), second(s)United States, IndianapolisThe fastest time to complete the Indianapolis 500 race is 2hr 41min 18.404sec (299.307km/h 185.981mph) by Arie Luyendyk (Netherlands) driving a Lola-Chevrolet on May 27, 1990.
13186Pro Stock Motorbike, NHRA Drag racing, Fastest speedMichael Phillips318.08 mile(s) per hourUnited States, 18 July 2010The highest terminal velocity for a petrol-driven piston-engined motorcycle (Pro Stock) is 318.08 km/h (197.65 mph) by Michael Phillips (USA) at Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA on 18 July 2010.
13187Largest presidential entourageBill Clinton1200 peopleChina, 01 June 1998The official visit to China by former US President Bill (William Jefferson)Clinton (1993-2001) in June 1998 saw an entourage of 1,200 people. They included 200 secret service agents, 150 military personnel, 30 senior delegates, 375 reporters, four White House TV crews, 150 support staff and 70 senior aides and advisers. Four passenger planes including Air Force One were used and several large military transports flew in ten armoured limousines, two communication vans, a mobile presidential hospital and the bullet-proof presidential lectern. An additional 350 cars were rented in Shanghai.In comparison, when Richard Nixon made his historic visit to China in 1972 he was accompanied by just 300 people.
13188Most NBA Championship titlesBoston Celtics17 timesUnited States, Boston17 June 2008The most NBA Championship titles won is 17 by the Boston Celtics, in 1957, 1959-66, 1968-9, 1973-4, 1975-6, 1980-1, 1983-4, 1985-6 and 2007-8.
13189Tallest basketball playerUnknownNot Applicable, Not applicable01 January 1962Suleiman `Ali Nashnush (1943-91) was reputed to be 2.45 m 8 ft 0.25 in when he played for the Libyan team in 1962.
13190Most lethal smogThe Great Smog of London3500-4000 peopleUnited Kingdom, London09 December 1952Between 3,500 and 4,000 people, mainly the elderly and children, died in London, UK, from acute bronchitis caused by thick smog from December 4-9, 1952.
13191First sewage plant undergroundUnknownfirstSweden, Stockholm01 January 1971The Henriksdal plant in Stockholm, Sweden was the world's first major waste-water plant to be built underground. It was built between 1941 and 1971, and involved the excavation of nearly 1 million m³ (35,300,000 ft³) of rock.It is now being enlarged, with the extension due for completion in 1997.
13192Longest covered wooden corridorLong CorridorChinaLongest covered promenadeThe Long Corridor in the Summer Palace in Beijing, China, runs for 728m 2388ft and is built entirely of wood and divided by crossbeams into 273 sections. The Long Corridor's crossbeams, as well as the ceiling and side pillars, have over 10,000 paintings of famous Chinese landscapes, episodes from folk tales, flowers and birds.
13193Tallest buildingBurj Khalifa TowerUnited Arab Emirates, Dubai04 January 2010The tallest building is the Burj Khalifa (Khalifa Tower) which measures 828 m (2,716 ft 6 in) tall.Construction began on 21 September 2004, with the exterior of the structure completed on 1 October 2009. The building officially opened on 4 January 2010, and is part of the new 2 km2 (490-acre) flagship development called Downtown Dubai at the 'First Interchange' along Sheikh Zayed Road, near Dubai's main business district.It was developed by Emaar Properties and the architects Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP. The total built-up area is 5,766,388 sq.ft and total usable area is 4,233,488 sq,ft. The Burj Khalifa (Arabic: ÈÑÌ ÎáíÝÉý "Khalifa Tower") was known as 'Burj Dubai' prior to its inauguration.Pic: Alamy
13194Highest residential apartmentsBurj Khalifa TowerUnited Arab Emirates, Dubai04 January 2010The Burj Khalifa, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, developed by Emaar Properties and officially opened in Dubai, UAE, on 4 January 2010, has the highest residential floor at 385 m (1,263 ft).The Burj Khalifa, designed by Chicago-based architects Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, is 828 m (2,716 ft 6 in) high. The Khalifa Tower is a mixture of hotel, residential and corporate space. Floors 77–108 are residential.
13195Longest running animated TV seriesSazae-san6995 year(s), month(s), day(s)Japan, Tokyo17 June 2013The longest running animated TV series is Sazae-san (Japan), which was first aired on Fuji Television Network on 5 October 1969 and still continues to be aired. 6,995 episodes have been aired as of 17 June 2013.
13196Best selling groupThe Beatles1000000000 unit(s) sold, world-wide19 March 2001The Beatles have amassed the greatest sales for any group. All-time sales have been estimated by EMI at over one billion discs and tapes to date.In 2001, they had been certified for album sales of 163.5 million in the US alone.
13197First artist to debut at No.1 on UK singles chartWhigfieldfirstUnited Kingdom, ,,01 September 1994In September 1994, Saturday Night, sung by Whigfield, entered the chart at No.1 making the Danish singer the first new artist to debut in that position.
13198Most dangerous mosquitoUnknown50 percentageAfricaMalarial parasites of the genus Plasmodium carried by mosquitoes of the genus Anopheles have probably been responsible for 50% of all human deaths since the Stone Age (excluding wars and accidents). Each year in sub-Saharan Africa alone 1.4-2.8 million people die from malaria.Not only does Malaria kill, it also imposes a huge economic burden. According to the WHO, Africa loses $12 billion per year in lost production (Economist article 27/9/03, p.102).Body length: 3 mm, weight: 0.002 g, lifespan: 17.5 days, discovered: 1902.
13199Largest manufacturer of pantyhose tightsSara Lee Corporation20 percentageUnited States, One in every five pairs of tights in the world is made by Sara Lee, making it the largest tights manufacturer in 1999. Its hosiery brands include LEggs, Hanes and Pretty Polly. Sara Lee's takeover of UK firm Courtaulds in May 2000 adds the Aristoc brand to its line of hosiery.
13200Straight arm pullovers - 2 56lb weightsCon GriffinIreland, Rylane06 April 2001The greatest number of consecutive lifts of two half-hundredweights with straight arms whilst lying on the back is 35 by Con Griffin (Republic of Ireland) at Rylane, Co Cork, Ireland on 6 April 2001.

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