Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List

13861Most people receiving a reflexology/foot massage simultaneouslyTaiwan Tourism Bureau1000 peopleChinese Taipei, Taipei01 July 2008The most people receiving a foot massage simultaneously is 1,000 for an event organised by the Taiwan Tourism Bureau (Taiwan) at Taipei Arena, Taipei, Taiwan, on 1 July 2008.All participants were massaged by qualified practitioners.
13862Most people playing mahjong simultaneouslyHongkou Township People's Government of Dujiangyan (China)China, Chengdu/Dujiangyan/Hongkou19 September 2013The most people playing mahjong simultaneously is 2,380 participants and was achieved by Hongkou Township People's Government of Dujiangyan (China) in Dujiangyan, Sichuan, China, on 19 September 2013.
13863Largest city in Age of Conan videogameTarantia4 square kilometre(s), 01 January 2008With an area of 4 km2 (1.5 miles2), Tarantia, the capital city of Aquilonia, consists of several regions, the most famous of which is Old Tarantia. King Conan’s palace is here and the area is patrolled by the Black Dragons – the king’s elite bodyguards.Guinness World Records Gamers' Edition 2009
13864Most people doing crosswords simultaneouslyBina Nusantara University550 peopleIndonesia, Jakarta21 February 2010The most people doing crosswords simultaneously was 550 and was achieved by the Bina Nusantara University (Indonesia) as part of the 6th Nationwide English Olympics program and the Smart Day program in Jakarta, Indonesia on 21 February 2010.
13865Highest score on Oil TycoonLouis Martin1556862714127530 US dollar(s)USA, Longmont,Colorado15 February 2004The highest score - or greatest number of dollars amassed - in the classic business simulator Oil Tycoon is $1,556,862,714,127,530, achieved by Louis Martin of Longmont, Colorado, USA, on 15 February 2004. His closest rival, Kristopher Knox of Warren, Michigan, USA, only managed to amass $132,256,592,371 six months later.
13866Largest fridgeLarge Hadron Collider10080 tonne(s) (metric ton)Switzerland, Geneva01 January 2008The 9,300 magnets inside the 27 km (approx. 17 miles) circumference of the Large Hadron Collider are designed to be refrigerated for operational use. 10,080 tonnes of liquid nitrogen are needed to cool them down to just -193.2 C, before they are filled with nearly 60 tonnes of liquid helium, which cools them further to just -271.3 C.
13867Smallest nanocarJames Tour, Rice University3 - 4 nanometre(s)United States, Rice University01 January 2005In 2005 scientists at Rice University, USA, led by James Tour, revealed a "car" made from a single molecule of mostly carbon atoms that contains a chassis, axles and four wheels made from buckyballs. The entire assemblage measures just 3-4 nanometres across, slightly wider than a strand of DNA.
13868Smallest X Ray nanospotUS Department of Energy30 nanometre(s), 01 March 2006In March 2006 the US Department of Energy announced a new device that enabled a beam of X ray radiation to be focussed to a point measuring just 30 nanometres across. For comparison, a full stop is around one million nanometres across. This X ray "lens" will allow precision scanning of tiny electronic circuits.
13869Largest agateLinda WangChina, Fuxin City,,Jiexin Square25 October 2009The largest agate measures 61,090.2 kg (134,680.84 lb) and was verified at an event organized by the Development & Reform Commission of Fuxin Municipal Government in Fuxin City, Liaoning Province, China, on 25 October 2009.The agate measures 22.62 cubic meters(798.82 cubic feet). It is 2.71 m( 8 ft 10.69 in) from top to low, 5.09 m (16 ft 8.39 in) from left to right and 4.69 m (15 ft 4.65 in) from front to back.
13870Most Oscar nominations for the same character in one filmUnknownfirst, 01 January 2001Only two movie characters have ever had two Oscar nominations in the same film: Rose DeWitt Bukater in Titanic (USA, 1997) led to nominations for both Kate Winslet (UK) and Gloria Stuart (USA) and Iris Murdoch, played by nominees Dame Judi Dench (UK) and Winslet again, in Iris (UK/USA, 2001).
13871Largest gathering of people dressed as snowmenHope House Children's Hospices333 participantsUnited Kingdom, Oswestry, Shropshire06 December 2009The largest gathering of people dressed as snowmen was 333, in an event organised by Hope House Children's Hospices (UK) in Oswestry, Shropshire, UK, on 6 December 2009. The record attempt was made in conjunction with annual fundraising event held in Oswestry to raise funds for the Hospice.
13872Largest gathering of people wearing fleece blanketsAngels Baseball42690 peopleUnited States, Anaheim06 April 2010The largest gathering of people wearing fleece blankets is 42,690 and was achieved by the fans of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (USA) at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, USA, on 6 April 2010Dubbed by event organisers as the 'Matsui Snuggie,' after professional baseball player Hideki Matsui (Japan), Konica Minolta was featured on the fleece blankets used during the record attempt. The Minnesota Twins defeated the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (Both USA) during the evening game by a score of 5-3.
13873Longest chain of people applying moisturiser/serumAlberto Pazzaglia1068 peopleItaly, 09 August 2009The most people applying moisturiser is 1,068 and was achieved by Alberto Pazzaglia (Italy) and The European Shoe Machinery Co. Ltd (UK) in San Mauro Mare, Emilia Romagna, Italy, on 9 Aug 2009.'...On the day of the event all the staff/organizers were trying their best to bring as many people down onto the beach to take part as possible, the sun was shining, the people were happy and both record attempts fast approaching, there was a lot of media present, journalists from local and national news papers along with TV news crews, and therefore adding to the suspense. The first record attempt was for the ?Most People Applying Moisturiser? so when Alberto was ready he lined everyone up along the beach front in single file, with only their feet in the water ready to start, after I had checked all the stewards were happy and everyone had moisturiser I started the attempt with one loud whistle followed by Alberto?s hit song ?Spalma La Cream?...' by Carl Saville
13874Largest gathering of people dressed as vampiresEd Kuhlmann1039 peopleUnited States, Doswell30 September 2011The largest gathering of people dressed as vampires consisted of 1,039 participants at an event organised by Kings Dominion (USA) in Doswell, Virginia, USA, on 30 September 2011.The record attempt was part of the Cedar Fair Entertainment Company and Guinness World Records Summer 2011 partnership, and was integrated into the amusement park's sixth annual 'Halloween Haunt' opening night media event.
13875Most people freediving simultaneouslyMichele Perbellini , La Scuola del Mare 2Italy, TORRI DEL BENACO VERONA11 October 2009The most people freediving simultaneously is 280 and was achieved by 'La Scuola del Mare 2' (Verona), in Torri del Benaco, Verona, on 11 October 2009.
13876Longest-running ice hockey videogame seriesNHL Hockey (EA, 1991-2013)Not Applicable10 September 2013EA’s NHL series began with NHL Hockey, which was released in August 1991 for the SEGA Genesis and was considered to be the most realistic hockey game of its time. The game’s phenomenal success has sparked 25 annual iterations up to 2013’s NHL 14 and the series shows no sign of slowing down yet.
13877Highest score on 720° Degrees (Arcade)Ron Perelman (USA)USAThe highest score ever achieved on 720° (Atari, 1986) is 527,100 points, set by Ron Perelman on 17 June 1987. Perelman secured the world record at Camelot Arcade in Anaheim, California, USA, only six months after the game was released. The game’s second highest score, 471,600, was recorded in 2008, over 20 years after Perelman’s effort.
13878First shooter to offer online play onlyQuake III Arena (Activision, 1999)firstThe first title in an established first-person shooter series to completely abandon the single-player element and focus solely on multiplayer battles was Quake III Arena. The game was ported to both PlayStation 2 and Dreamcast consoles, and was followed by the Team Arena cooperative expansion pack in 2000. A remake of Quake III Arena is underway for Xbox Live Arcade.Featured in Guinness World Records Gamer''s Edition 2010
13879Most Tony Awards won by a composerStephen SondheimUnited States01 January 2008Stephen Sondheim (USA) has won more Tony Awards than any other composer, with eight: Best Music and Best Lyrics for Company (1971) and Best Score for Follies (1972), A Little Night Music (1973), Sweeney Todd (1979), Into the Woods (1988) and Passion (1994). He also won a Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre (2008).
13880Greatest win on In-house bingoChristine Bradfield1101686 UK pound(s)United Kingdom, Merthyr Tydfil27 January 2008The largest amount of money won at in-house bingo is £1,101,686 ($ 2,185,260), and was achieved by Christine Bradfield (UK) who played the National Bingo Game at the Castle Leisure Bingo Club in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales, UK, on 27 January 2008.
13881First unsupported journey to the North Pole (female)Tina Sjögrenfirst, Arctic29 March 2002The first woman to complete an unsupported ski journey to the North Pole was Tina Sjögren (Sweden) who, along with husband Thomas Sjögren, made the journey in 68 days from 22 March to 29 May 2002. They made the journey from Ward-Hunt Island in Canada's Northwest Territories and received no external support.
13882Most boules Lyonnaise hit in 1 hour - Tir progressifchristophe jumelFrance, Villers Saint Paul,Boulodrome05 April 2008The record for the most Boule Lyonnaise hits in one hour in the modality of Tir Progressif is 298 of 315 throws and was achieved by Christophe Jumel (France) at the Boulodrome of Villers Saint Paul, France, on 5 April 2008.Carlos Martinez Adjudicated. 3 records were set in the same day with the physical demand this took. This had a percentage of 94.6% of succesful hits.
13883Highest score for California Games (Epyx, 1987)Marc CohenUSA05 October 2007The highest score achieved on the half-pipe section of California games is 33,129 by Marc Cohen (USA) on 5 October 2007. If the player manages to stay in the half-pipe long enough, an earthquake will knock the "H" from the Hollywood sign, turning it into the skate-themed "ollywood".
13884Largest emerald in matrixORGACOHong Kong, Hong Kong01 January 2008The largest emerald in matrix was unearthed in Madagascar and measures 1.25 m (4 ft 1 in) long, 78 cm (2 ft 6 in) wide, 55 cm (1 ft 8 in) high, and weighs 536 kg (1,181 lbs). It is currently displayed at BaoQu Tang Modern Art Gallery in Hong Kong.Although the emerald is displayed in Hong Kong, it belongs to French company Orgaco.
13885Largest domino mosaicDomino Day 2008500 square metre(s)Netherlands, Leeuwarden14 November 2008The largest domino mosaic was 500 m² (5,382 ft²) and consisted of 1,011,732 dominoes on set of Domino Day 2008 in Leeuwarden, Netherlands, on 14 November 2008.
13886Most expensive lunch date sold at auctionZhao Danyang2100000 US dollar(s)USA, New York01 July 2007A Hong Kong based investor paid US$2.1 million (?1.3 million) on 28 June 2008 for a lunch date with Warren Buffett, the world's richest man. Zhao Danyang (Hong Kong) enjoyed a meal for himself and seven friends accopmanied by Mr. Buffett at Smith & Wollensky's steakhouse in New York.All proceeds from the auction went to a charity which helps the poor and homeless in San Francisco.Warren Buffett is an American investor and the largest shareholder and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway.
13887First company successfully sued for spammingMedia Logistics UKfirstUnited Kingdom, 01 December 2005Media Logistics UK became the first company to be sued successfully for sending unwanted email advertising (spam) in December 2005. The Stirlingshire-based company in Scotland agreed to pay £270 ($465)compensation plus costs to internet businessman Nigel Roberts of Alderney, Channel Islands, UK.
13888Largest TaishogotoKindenryu Taisho-kotoJapan, Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Pref.13 April 2008The largest playable taishogoto ever made measures 210.5 cm (6 ft 10 in) long and 41 cm (1 ft 4 in) wide and weighs 23.2 kg (51 lb). It was made by Kindenryu Taisho-koto (Japan) and played at their annual festival on 13 April 2008.The taishogoto was played at the 'Largest taishogoto ensemble' record attempt which Kaoru Ishikawa adjudicated.
13889First gamer-endorsed PC componentsJohnathan 'Fatal1ty' Wendelfirst, 01 January 2007US champion gamer Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendell first began selling mouse mats aimed at gamers as of 2007, high-end gamers can now buy motherboards, graphics cards, sound cards and other items such as mice and gaming keyboards with the "Fatal1ty" brand on them, with design input from the champion himself.
13890Heaviest weightlifting 56 kg clean & jerk (male)Om Yun Chol171 kilogram(s)United States, Houston21 November 2015The heaviest weight lifted using the clean & jerk technique in the 56 kg category is 171 kg and was achieved by Om Yun Chol (North Korea) at the IWF World Weightlifting Championships held in Houston, Texas, USA, on 21 November 2015. This was one of nine records broken during the World Championships.

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