Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List


IDRecordWhoWhatWhereWhenExplain
13231First leather shoea 5,500-years-old leather shoeArmenia, Vayotz Dzor (province)01 January 2008The earliest leather shoe is 5,500 years old and was discovered by archaeologists in the Areni-1 cave, in the south-eastern Vayotoz Dzor province of Armenia in 2008.The shoe, made of a single piece of hide leather and shaped to fit the wearer's foot, is 24.5 cm (0.8 ft 10 in) long, complete and well preserved thanks to the thick layer of sheep dung in which it was covered and the stable, cool and dry conditions in the cave.Although the Areni-1 finding is the earliest example of a leather shoe, sandals made from plant fibres found at the Arnold Research Cave in Missouri, USA, pre-date the shoes from Areni by some 2,000-2,500 years.
13232Highest score on Pokemon Puzzle Challenge (Nintendo, 2000)Jennifer JacobsUnited States, New Hyde ParkThe highest score on Pokémon Puzzle Challenge (Hard Mode, Garbage level) is 13,756, achieved by Jennifer Jacobs (USA) in new York, USA, on 20 May 2010.http://www.bragster.com/brags/367006
13233Highest Score on Recipe Lab on Chocolate Shop Frenzy (Digital Chocolate, 2008)Jennifer JacobsUnited States, New Hyde ParkThe highest score in Recipe Lab mode on Chocolate Shop Frenzy (Digital Chocolate, 2008) is 17579, achieved by Jennifer Jacobs (USA) in New York, USA, on 22 May 2010.http://www.bragster.com/brags/367006
13234Most chemicals in an air quality calibration gas cylinderLinde Electronics and Specialty GasesUnited States, Alpha, NJ01 February 2010The most separate chemical components in a single air quality calibration gas cylinder is 110. This was produced by Linde Electronics and Specialty Gases (both USA) in 2010.Air quality calibration gas cylinders are used to provide a 'standard' against the measurement of air quality both indoors and outside. They have been instrumental in the discovery and analysis of 'sick building syndrome'.
13235First known catacombsSan Sebastiano ad CatacumbasfirstItaly, RomeThe first burial chambers to be referred to directly as catacombs were those beneath SanSebastiano ad Catacumbas (aka Sebastiano fuori le mura) in Rome, Italy, which was built in the early 4th century.There are many such tombs along the Via Appia (Appian Way) – the ancient road that leads from Rome to Brindisi – as burials were considered Christian and outlawed within the walls of Rome.
13236First ascent of LhotseFritz Luchsinger, Ernst ReissfirstNot Applicable, Lhotse, Great Himalaya Range,Nepal - China (Tibet) borderLhotse (8,516 m 27,939 ft) was first climbed on 18 May 1956, when the summit was reached by Fritz Luchsinger and Ernst Reiss (both Switzerland).Lhotse is one of the 8,000ers, the 14 mountains on Earth that rise to more than 8,000 m (26,247 ft) above sea level. They are all located in the Himalayan and Karakoram mountain ranges in Asia.
13237First ascent of MakaluJean Couzy, Lionel TerrayfirstNot Applicable, Makalu, Great Himalaya Range,Nepal - China (Tibet) borderMakalu (8,485 m 27,837 ft) was first climbed on 15 May 1955, when the summit was reached by Jean Couzy and Lionel Terray (both France).Makalu is one of the 8,000ers, the 14 mountains on Earth that rise to more than 8,000 m (26,247 ft) above sea level. They are all located in the Himalayan and Karakoram mountain ranges in Asia.
13238First ascent of KangchenjungaGeorge Band, Joe BrownfirstNot Applicable, Kangchenjunga, Great Himalaya Range,India - Nepal borderKangchenjunga (8,586 m 28,169 ft) was first climbed on 25 May 1955, when the summit was reached by George Band and Joe Brown (both UK).Kangchenjunga is one of the 8,000ers, the 14 mountains on Earth that rise to more than 8,000 m (26,247 ft) above sea level. They are all located in the Himalayan and Karakoram mountain ranges in Asia.
13239Fastest completion of The Arena in Kirby Superstar (Nintendo, 1995)Cameron Jones6/10.33 minute(s), second(s)United States, Issaquah06 September 2011The fastest completion of The Arena in Kirby Superstar (Nintendo, 1995) is 6 minutes 10.33 seconds by Cameron Jones (USA) in Issaquah, Washington, USA, on 6 September 2011.This record was broken on the Guinness World Record Challengers site (Challengers' tag: theultimate1 ): http://challengers.guinnessworldrecords.com/challenges/51-fastest-completion-of-the-arena-kirby-superstar-snes
13240Smallest jet engineLeibniz Institute Solid State Physics Dresden0.0006 millimetre(s)Germany, Dresden06 September 2010The smallest jet engine measures just 600nm across and weighs 1 femtogram (10^-15 kg). It was produced by Leibniz Institute Solid State Physics Dresden and demonstrated in Dresden, Germany, in September 2010.The 'engine' is actually a conical nanotube with an inner layer of platinum. When placed in a solution of hydrogen peroxide the platinum catalyses the solution producing thrust that pushes the tiny engine along. While it's not a method of propulsion that works in the real world, nonetheless it technically qualifies as a jet engine because of the way it produces thrust.
13241Most consecutive Champions League matches scored in (individual)
13242Most consecutive Premier League football seasons scored in
13243Most Archery World Cup Men’s Compound wins
13244Most consecutive wins for one team over anotherBoston Bruins17 timesNorth America, 09 November 1995The National Hockey League (NHL) record for consecutive wins for one team over another is held by the Boston Bruins (USA), who beat the Ottawa Senators (Canada) 17 straight times between 12 October 1993 and 9 November 1995.
13245Largest security budget for an Olympics GamesLondon 2012838000000 UK pound(s)United Kingdom, 01 December 2010As of December 2010, the total security budget for the Games of the XXX Olympiad due to be held in London 2012 stood at £838 million ($1.35 billion). It is anticipated that the total spent will exceed this amount.
13246Most wins of the Men’s Skyrunner World SeriesKilian Jornet Burgada, Agustí Roc Amador3 times, 01 January 2009The Skyrunner series of high-altitude endurance races has been won three times each by the Catalan athletes Kilian Jornet Burgada, in 2007–09, and Agustí Roc Amador, in 2002–04. The gruelling annual event features six to eight races across several countries.
13247Most wins of the Women’s Skyrunner World SeriesAngela Mudge, Corinne Favre, Emanuela Brizio2 timesNot Applicable, 01 January 2010The most wins of the women’s Skyrunner World Series is two, by three athletes, Angela Mudge (UK) in 2006 and 2007, Corinne Favre (France) 2005 and 2008, and Emanuela Brizio (Italy) in 2009 and 2010.
13248Most penalties scored in the Five/Six Nations ChampionshipsRonan O'GaraNot Applicable01 January 2013The most career penalties scored in the Five/Six Nations Championships is 109 by Ronan O'Gara (Ireland) in matches played between 19 February 2000 and 10 February 2013.
13249First superhero on televisionSupermanfirst, 01 January 1952Superman was the first comic-book super hero to appear in his own television series. The Adventures of Superman (syndication, 1952) starred George Reeves as the Man of Steel and was sponsored by Kelloggs.
13250Largest zoetropeSarah CollinsonItaly, milan04 December 2008The largest zoetrope measures 9.9 metres (393 ft 6 in) in diameter, was created by Sony and unveiled in Venaria, Italy, on 4 December 2008.Zoetrope measurements: circumference 31.4 metres (1,236 ft 7 in), height 2.75 m (108 ft 2 in), diameter 9.9 metres (393 ft 6 in).10,000 nuts and bolts and 50,000 lights were used at a speed of 25 frames per second.
13251First gladiatorial games
13252Highest points-scoring average (WNBA)
13253Longest conifer conesSugar pine (Pinus lambertiana)North America01 January 2011The longest cones produced by any species of conifer are those of the sugar pine (Pinus lambertiana), native to the western USA and to Baja California in northwestern Mexico. They range in size from 25 cm to 66 cm, and are 10-13 cm in diameter.
13254Most countries to support an ally in war67 nationsKorea (South), Seoul02 September 2010The most countries to support an ally in war is 67 and was achieved by nations supporting the Republic of Korea during the Korean War of 1950-1953.This included military and non-military support of the United Nations-backed Republic of Korea. The war began on 25 June 1950 and ended on 27 July 1953.
13255Most unanswered goals scored in the Premier LeagueChelsea FCUnited Kingdom, London11 September 2010The most unanswered goals scored in the English Premier League is 35 by Chelsea FC across eight matches between 17 April 2010 and 11 September 2010. The held six clean sheets in the span.
13256Highest insured hairTroy Polamalu1000000 US dollar(s)United States, Pittsburgh30 August 2010The highest insured hair is that of professional American footballer Troy Polamalu (USA) of the National Football League's Pittsburgh Steelers (USA), whose trademark locks were insured for $1 million (£622,713) with Lloyd's of London by Procter and Gamble shampoo brand Head & Shoulders on 30 August 2010.Polamalu has not cut his hair since 2000 as a tribute to his Samoan ancestors. He had served as a Head & Shoulders spokesman for two years at the time the insurance policy was taken out.Polamalu's insured hair was nearly three feet long at the time of insurance. It joins other famous insured body parts such as Keith Richards' hands ($2 million), David Beckham's legs ($70 million), and even Tom Jones' chest hair ($7 million).
13257Best-selling physics-based puzzle videogameZuma (PopCap, 2010)17000000 unit(s) sold, 01 November 2010The best-selling physics-based puzzle has sold 17 million, achieved by Zuma (PopCap, 2003), which is available on over 10 different gaming platforms as of November 2010Featured in Guinness World Records Gamers Edition 2011While Peggle (PopCap, 2003) is better-known and has been downloaded over 50 million times, it has been widely distributed for free and therefore hasn't sold as many copies.
13258Fastest completion of Doctor Robotnik''s Mean Bean Machine (SEGA, 1994)David GreinerUSA, Illinois07 January 2010The fastest completion of the Gamecube version of Doctor Robotnik''s Mean Bean Machine (SEGA, 1994) took just 305 seconds, and was achieved by David Greiner (USA) in Illinois, USA on 7 January 2010.Featured in Guinness World Records Gamers Edition 2011
13259Most tournament wins in Age of Empires (Ensemble Studios, 1997)Byung-Yeon Kang2 timesSouth Korea, 01 January 2007The most wins in international tournaments on Age of Empires (Ensemble Studios, 1997) is 2, achieved by Byung-Yeon Kang (South Korea) between 2001 and 2007.Featured in Guinness World Records Gamers Edition 2011
13260Best-selling student-developed videogamede Blob (Blue Tongue, 2008)800000 unit(s) sold, 01 January 2008The best-selling videogame that was initially developed by game design students is De Blob (Blue Tongue, 2008), which has sold over 800,000 units as of August 2010.Featured in Guinness World Records Gamers Edition 2011

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