Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List

14101Most valuable bedK.mooi Crystal Noir Limited EditionChina, Shanghai15 October 2009The most valuable bed is the K.mooi Crystal Noir Limited Edition created by Maxxa International Limited (China) which is on sale for RMB 3,000,000 ($440,000, £270,000). It was first unveiled at the 100% Design show in Shanghai, China, on 15 October 2009.The bed is covered with a total of 802,903 CRYSTALIZED(tm)-Swarovski crystals. It measures 2.24 m (7.35 ft) wide, 2.26 m (7.41 ft) long and 1.78 m (5.84) its highest point.
14102Most landmines per countryEgyptEgypt01 January 2011Although Afghanistan and Iraq are littered with mines or unexploded ordnance (UXO), around 10 million each, neither compares to Egypt, which is blighted by 23 million of them, planted during World War II and the Egypt-Israel wars of 1956, 1967 and 1973. Although 10 million have been cleared from the western desert and the Sinai desert over the years, thousands of people have been killed and Egyptians refer to the minefields as "the Devil's garden".UXO deployed
14103Most ships scuttledUnknownFrance, Toulon27 November 1942On 27 November 1942, during the Second World War, the French fleet in Toulon, Southern France, was scuttled on the orders of the French Admiralty, to avoid capture by the German forces. Of some 73 ships sunk, fifty-seven were major vessels including two battleships, two battle cruisers, four heavy cruisers, two light cruisers, an aircraft transport, thirty destroyers and sixteen submarines. Many support vessels such as tugs, cranes, and small ships were also scuttled.
14104Lowest score 18 holes golf, short course (male)Christian CarpenterUnited States, Hickory, North Carolina07 October 2007The lowest score in an 18 hole short golf course is 54 (16 under par 70), achieved by Christian Carpenter (USA) on his home course, Henry River Golf Club, which measured 5,443 m (5,952.53 yd), scoring 4, 3, 3, 2, 3, 1, 4, 2, 4=26 out, and 4, 3, 3, 2, 3, 2, 4, 4, 3=28 in, on 7 October 2007.Christian was only 12 yrs old when he shot the record round. On 5 November 2007, he was offered a college place at UCLA when he is old enough to attend.
14105First nuclear-powered aircraft carrierUSS EnterprisefirstUnited States, 01 January 1961The first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier is the USS Enterprise, which was ordered in 1957, launched in 1960 and commissioned in 1961 by the US Navy. The ship has since taken part in numerous missions, including: the Cuba crisis of 1962, operations during the war in Vietnam (1959-1975), it was the first nuclear ship to transit the Suez Canal and has supported operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. It is currently due to remain in commission until 2015.USS Enterprise has a displacement of 77,655 tonnes (85,600 tons), a length of 335.5 m (1,101 ft) and carries a crew of 4,600.
14106Longest distance keeping a table lifted with teethGeorges ChristenSpain, Madrid09 February 2008The longest distance keeping a table lifted with the teeth is 11.80 m (38 ft 8 in) and was achieved by Georges Christen (Luxembourg) who ran this distance holding a 12 kg (26 lb 7 oz) heavy table with a person weighing 50 kg (110 lb 3 oz) sitting on it, on the set of 'Lo show dei record', in Madrid, Spain, on 9 February 2008.
14107Largest rabbit made of chocolateSenac-RSBrazil, Porto Alegre12 April 2014The largest rabbit made of chocolate weighed 3,850 kg (8,487 lbs 12 oz) and was achieved by Senac-RS (Brazil) at Chocofest 2014 in Gramado, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, on 12 April 2014.
14108Most countries to be Head of State simultaneouslyQueen Elizabeth IINot ApplicableIn terms of the number of independent nations for which the same person is lawfully Head of State at the same time is 16 and belongs to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II (UK) - possibly the most powerful woman in the world. Whilst the Queen's role is nominal and ceremonial (excerising no political powers), over 128 million people in 15 Commonwealth states (plus the UK) recognise her as their monarch.These 16 are: Antigua & Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Grenada, Jamaica, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, St Christopher and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu.There are 53 states in the Commonwealth - the other 32 states are Republics and the remaining six members have their own monarch.The Queen’s official title is: "Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith".
14109First country to ban videogamesGreecefirstGreece, 30 July 2002On 30 July 2002, the Greek government hastily attempted to curtail illegal gambling by introducing law “3037” banning all electronic games. This, very briefly, led to Greece becoming the first country to ban all video games, including the innocuous My Little Pony: Best Friends Ball . On 25 September 2002, the law was amended to allow the playing of all electronic and computer games providing there was “no financial gain for the player or any third party”.
14110Richest insurgency groupRevolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)1000000000 US dollar(s)ColombiaThe Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) is considered to be the richest insurgent group in the world, thanks largely to the profits made from drug trafficking topped up with extortion and the ransoms paid for kidnappings. Estimates place their funds at anywhere up to $1 billion (approx. £635 million), with annual profits from the drugs trade between $200 and $300 million (between approx. £127 and £191 million) , according to the United States Council on Foreign Relations.
14111Longest Plasticine sculptureFlair PLCUnited Kingdom, London10 August 2008The longest Plasticine sculpture measured 426.5 m (1,399 ft 3 in) and was made for an event organised by Flair PLC (UK) at the Museum of Childhood, London, UK, on 10 August 2008.The sculpture was in the shape of a snake. 750 people took part.
14112Largest remote dance classDancing QueensUnited Kingdom, BroadstairsThe largest remote dance class consisted of 882 participants at an event organised by the Dancing Queens (UK) on the main promenade in Broadstairs, Kent, UK, on 22 May 2011.Participants danced for 5 minutes 8 seconds to ABBA's "Dancing Queen." The website hosting the video dance lesson received 5,917 visitors in the 8 weeks leading up to the event.
14113First winter expedition to the North PoleMatvey Shparo, Boris Smolin2007/12/22 year(s), month(s), day(s)Russia, North Pole14 March 2008Matvey Shparo and Boris Smolin (both Russia) began the earliest winter expedition to the North Pole on 22 December 2007, the day of winter solstice, from the Arktichesky Cape, the northern point of the Zevernaya Zemlya Archipelago. They reached the North Pole on 14 March 2008, eight days before the vernal equinox, the official beginning of the polar day.During this period, there is complete darkness.They were hauling the sleds of 160 kg each and the only light source was the light of their head lamps. They endured low temperatures, severe winds, constant danger of polar bears and open water leads, as they could not see them untill they were in front of them.
14114Most visits into space by a touristCharles Simonyi60000000 US dollar(s)USA, 09 April 2009The most prolific space tourist is the Hungarian-born US-software billionaire Charles Simonyi (USA). Simonyi paid $25m (then £12.5 million) for his first trip on a Russian Soyuz rocket on 7 April 2007, the first stage of a 12-day visit to the International Space Station (ISS). Two years later, at the age of 60, Simonyi paid $35m (£24m) for a second voyage, also to the ISS, departing on 26 March 2009, returning to Earth 9 April 2009.
14115Most post-release downloadable packs for a racing gameBurnout Paradise (EA, 2008)Since its launch in January 2008, EA’s open-world street racer Burnout Paradise has seen the release of no fewer than seven downloadable content packs. These packs have tended to focus on adding new vehicles to the game, including police cars, toy cars, and others inspired by cars from film and television, such as the DeLorean from Back to the Future (1985), Kitt from Knight Rider (1982–86) and the Ecto 1 from Ghostbusters (1984).Featured in Guinness World Records Gamer''s Edition 2010
14116Highest score on Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2: Hangar LevelMatt Tholen (USA)USAThe Hangar Level is one of the most popular stages on Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 (Activision, 2000), and US gamer Matt Tholen holds the record high score of 30,887,653. Tholen achieved the score on 25 March 2001 on the PlayStation version without cheats enabled, and it is almost three times higher than the second-placed score of 10,703,896, set by fellow American Zabed Mahmood.Featured in Guinness World Records Gamer''s Edition 2010
14117Biggest blowout on NBA Live 06Adam de AndaUSAThe most crushing blowout in NBA Live 06 (EA, 2005) is 104-0, set by American Adam De Anda in Arizona, USA, on 7 November 2008. De Anda’s score was achieved on the Xbox 360 on Starter difficulty and with 12-minute periods.Featured in Guinness World Records Gamer''s Edition 2010
14118Fastest tag-team completion of Thief: The Dark ProjectHarri “Rogston” Väisänen and Esa “Saunachum” Kivirinta34/59 minute(s), second(s)The team of “Rogston” and “SaunaChum” took just 34 min 59 sec to set the fastest segmented completion of Thief: The Dark Project. To achieve their impressive time, the gamers played alternate levels and spliced their runs together, while using some rather unorthodox strategies: “I noticed while speedrunning [Thief] how broken the AI is when moving extremely fast,” said Rogston. “In fact it is so broken that it is really easy to play the game just by running and jumping [instead of hiding in the shadows].”Featured in Guinness World Records Gamer''s Edition 2010
14119First combined light-gun/FPS controllerGuncon 3firstSupplied with the PlayStation 3 version of Time Crisis 4, the GunCon 3 is a hand-gun peripheral that features a unique twohanded control scheme. Mounted under the barrel is an extension that carries an analogue stick and two shoulder buttons for use by the player’s left hand. This enables the first-person shooter sections of the game, which require the player to move a character around the levels. Unlike the GunCon and GunCon 2 before it, the third version supports today’s almost obligatory LCD and plasma screens.Featured in Guinness World Records Gamer''s Edition 2010
14120Fastest segmented completion of Final Fantasy TacticsJohn “Chessjerk” Kearsley IV21 June 2007The fastest segmented completion of the PlayStation version of Final Fantasy Tactics (Square, 1997) took 4 hr 45 min, and was achieved by John Kearsley IV in 37 segments, on 21 June 2007. Kearsley’s run makes extensive use of glitches and the “Math Skill” ability, which allows the player to clear an entire battlefield in one turn – essential for completing the game’s 50-plus levels quickly.Featured in Guinness World Records Gamer''s Edition 2010
14121First all-foreign Premier League squadArsenal FCfirstUK, 14 February 2005The squad selected for the match by Arsenal (UK) against Crystal Palace (UK) on 14 February 2005, was the first all-foreign line-up to play in an English Premier League match. The squad consisted of Jens Lehmann (Germany), Lauren (Cameroon), Kolo Toure (Ivory Coast), Pascal Cygan (France), Gael Clichy (France), Robert Pires (France), Patrick Vieira (France), Edu (Brazil), Jose-Antonio Reyes (Spain), Dennis Bergkamp (Netherlands), Thierry Henry (France). Subs: Manuel Almunia (Spain), Philippe Senderos (Switzerland), Cesc Fabregas (Spain), Mathieu Flamini (France), Robin Van Persie (Netherlands). The Gunners won the match 5-1.
14122First female character to star in her own comic bookSheena Queen of the JunglefirstUnited States, 01 January 1937Sheena Queen of the Jungle was the first female character to star in her own comic book. The character debuted in the first issue of the comic Wags, published in the UK in 1937 by her debut in the USA came in the first issue of Jumbo Comics in September 1938. In spring 1942 came the first issue of Sheena Queen of the Jungle. The first issue of Wonder Woman also appeared in 1942, but not until the summer of that year.Sheena Queen of the Jungle ran for 18 issues, the last one appearing in winter 1952.In the syndicated TV series Sheena Queen of the Jungle (USA, 1955­-56), actress Irish McCalla played the lead.
14123Largest tournament of Rock, Paper, ScissorsOomba, Inc.participantsUnited States, Indianapolis17 August 2014The largest Rock, Paper, Scissors tournament is 2,950 and was achieved by Oomba, Inc. (USA) at Gen Con 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, on 17 August 2014.
14124Longest bunting lineInsel Poel (Poeler Einwohner und Freunde)Germany, Insel Poel25 August 2013The longest line of bunting is 17,600 m (57,742 ft 8 in) long and was achieved by Poeler Einwohner und Freunde (Inhabitants and Friends of Poel) in Insel Poel, Germany, on 25 August 2013.
14125Tallest stack of mattressesVerlo Mattress5.01 metre(s)United States, Milwaukee15 November 2014The tallest stack of mattresses is 5.01 m (16 ft 5.25 in) tall and was created by Verlo Mattress (USA) in Greenfield, Wisconsin, USA, on 15 November 2014.
14126Largest gathering of dancing dragonsPersatuan Tarian Naga Dan Singa Qi Ling MalaysiaMalaysia, Shah Alam15 November 2015The largest gathering of dancing dragons consisted of 99 dragons and was achieved by Persatuan Tarian Naga Dan Singa Qi Ling Malaysia (Malaysia), in Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia, on 15 November 2015. The record attempt took place in Stadium Malawati where 990 dancers operated the dancing dragons. The dragon dancing teams were made up of professionals and children from dragon dancing academies across Malaysia. All 99 dragons were donated to local schools after the record attempt to encourage school children to dragon dance.
14127Most valuable guitarAaron Shum2,000,000 US dollar(s)Switzerland, Basel16 March 2015The most valuable guitar is $2,000,000 (£1,352,530 €1,897,410) and was created by Aaron Shum (Hong Kong). The value was certified in Hong Kong, China, on 15 March 2015.The guitar is called 'Eden of Coronet' and is adorned with 11,441 pieces of diamond (401.15 carats) and 18k white gold (1.635 kg 57.67 oz). It was formally unveiled at the Swiss Baselworld exibition.
14128Most people performing lungesMercedes CollegepeopleAustralia, Perth04 July 2014The most people performing lunges is 802 and was achieved by Mercedes College (Australia) in Perth, Australia, on 4 July 2014.
14129Most people blowing the shofarThe Partnership for Jewish Learning and Life1,022 participantsUnited States, Whippany, NJ21 September 2014The largest shofar ensemble involved 1,022 participants at an event organized by The Partnership for Jewish Learning and Life in Whippany, New Jersey, United States on 21 September 2014.All participants created the following sounds on their own Shofar the T’Kiyah, Sh’varim and the Tru’ah.
14130Oldest cockatielSunshine, Vickie ArandaUnited States, Albuquerque27 January 2016The oldest cockatiel is Sunshine, aged 32 years as of 27 January 2016. Sunshine lives with his owner, Vickie Aranda (USA) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.Sunshine was first purchased in Colorado in 1983 and has been moving with Vickie around the country ever since.

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