Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List

14221First description of a crown flashMonthly Weather Reviewfirst firstNot Applicable, An extremely rare meteorological phenomenon, crown flash, was first scientifically described in the journal Monthly Weather Review in 1885. It can occur at the top of thunderstorms and appears as a bright patch of sky not dissimilar to a sundog. Unlike a typical sundog, however, these features move and realign within seconds, forming beams and loops of light. The most likely explanation is that crown flash is caused by changing electrical fields within the thundercloud, to which plate- or needle-shaped ice crystals align, preferentially reflecting sunlight. Due to the global emergence of camera phones, there are now several examples of amateur footage of this phenomenon on social media.
14222Largest Hot Wheels loop-the-loopJohn Gambino, James Barnabei, Tim Walker, Jeff Schoppert, Blade West, Grant Compton, John Jaranson, Matt West150" metre(s)United States, Dearborn23 April 2015The largest Hot Wheels loop-the-loop is 3.81 m (12 ft 6 in) and was achieved by Matt West, Blade West, John Jaranson, Grant Compton, Jeff Schoppert, James Barnabei, John Gambino, and Tim Walker (all USA) at the Ford Motor Company Research and Innovation Center in Dearborn, Michigan, USA, on 5 May 2015. The loop was set up as part of the company's 'bring your child to work' day.
142232014: Most Retweeted TweetThe “selfie” might have been around for a while, but in 2014 its popularity sky-rockets. If you want proof, US TV presenter Ellen DeGeneres’ snap, taken at the 2014 Academy Awards on 2 March, becomes the most widespread social networking message since Twitter began in 2006, with more than 1 million retweets in little over an hour.
14224Revealed: The astounding new record holders in Guinness World Records 2016 EditionGuinness World Records, the global authority on record-breaking achievements, can today announce the release of the new Guinness World Records 2016 Edition, revealing a selection of its most amazing new records.  After months of research and traveling the globe to compile the book, Guinness World Records presents hundreds of vivid, new pictures features spotlighting the coolest facts and top accomplishments from around the globe The 2016 book teems with fun and educational content that will fascinate knowledge-seekers of all ages and interests.     Check out some of the most intriguing titles from the new Guinness World Records 2016 edition below:Largest feet on a living person – male 
The Largest feet on a living person are 40.1cm (1 ft 3.79 in -right foot) and 39.6cm (1 ft 3.59 in - left foot) and belong to 20-year-old Jeison Orlando Rodriguez Hernandez, pictured above, of Venezuela.
14225Record Holder Profile Video: Joel Ekman’s record speed run of Zelda Ocarina of timeGamer Joel “Jodenstone” Ekman from Sweden set the any-percentage record for Zelda: Ocarina of Time (non-tool assisted) by completing the game in just 17 min 55 sec, whilst it was livestreamed to 1,300 people.
14226Video: Is this the most most dedicated FIFA player in the world?EA’s FIFA is the Best-selling soccer videogame franchise of all time, having shifted 125.82 million copies since it was launched in 1993 (as of 25 July 2014).
14227Hundreds slip and slide their way to record-breaking success in TexasThe Trinity River Vision Authority (USA) has slipped into a Guinness World Records title after hundreds of people threw themselves down a huge slip ’n’ slide and travelled a collective distance of 774,515.09 metres (2,541,060 ft) in just 60 minutes. Each slider is now a record title holder for the Longest distance travelled on a slip and slide in one hour. The distance covered was more than double the length of the UK’s River Thames (346,000 m).  The TRVA organisation – which is dedicated to revitalising the Trinity River that runs through Fort Worth – completely shattered the previous record of 41,404.42 metres (135,841 ft) that had been held by Shelby Farms Park Conservancy (USA) since July 2014. The 1,710 ft slip ’n’ slide was located on Panther Island, Texas as part of Fort Worth-themed festival Pantherfest - TRVA’s Shanna Cate said they wanted to “celebrate Fort Worth’s birthday the right way”, and they certainly achieved something memorable. Prior to the event, people in their hundreds purchased tickets to get their chance to be part of this exhilarating record attempt.  Fort Worth’s mayor Betsy Price said, “I can’t wait to see people from across the whole city show up to put Forth Worth in the record books as we slide the city!” Other guests brought water-buckets and water-guns - so everyone got their fair chance at getting splashed and soaked. In addition to the slip and slide, the festival included beer, music and food (all from Fort Worth), as well as a fireworks display to conclude the slippery celebration.
14228Video: Brothers both beat tightest parallel parking recordIt’s one of the toughest to beat, but the tightest parallel parking world record has been beaten once again. Even more incredible is the fact that it’s beaten not once, but twice by two brothers. Alastair and John Moffatt from Gloucester, UK successfully pulled off the stunt with just 13.1cm to spare between the cars - a gap shorter than the length of an average pencil.Driving vintage Mini Mayfairs, the brothers beat the previous world record, held by Ronny Wechselberger aka Ronny C' Rock, which measured in at 14cm.John, 31, was first to enter the history books. Speaking to This Is Gloucestershire, he said: "When I broke the world record I was in shock."It was then up to Alastair, 33, to match his brother's feat.He said: "When I achieved it, all I felt was relief. The light was fading and I only had one or two attempts left so the pressure was on."The fact that we hold the world record together is great as we are very competitive with each other but John continually reminds me that he got it first."videoTheir challenge was filmed for the new CBBC show Official Amazing which brings together the funniest, most ridiculous, scariest and Amazing record attempts from around the world.Viewers in the UK can catch up with the series on the BBC iPlayer here. To find out more about Officially Amazing, head to
14229Audi AG highlights new digital showroom with world record racing videogame relayAiming to promote their third new digital showroom – Audi City – in Kurfürstendamm, Berlin in an extraordinary way, Audi AG last month harnessed the power of record breaking for a unique event.Offering members of the public the opportunity to understand the importance of Audi’s position in the digital marketing and distribution sector, their Le Mans-themed campaign was kicked-off with a successful Guinness World Records record-attempt at Audi City, Berlin for the most participants in a racing videogame relay.Using its digital technology to create a virtual race in the new Audi City showroom, a total of 49 players drove 833 laps in a 24-hour race on an X-Box games console, setting a new world record.During the event, Audi had asked onlookers to sign up to a time slot for a chance to be part of Guinness World Record history, with the driver of the fastest lap being offered a weekend with the Audi RS5 as afurther incentive.The record attempt also included further exciting social events such as a virtual online race between Audi’s Berlin and London locations.This brought together around 1,000 guests (including over 500 Audi customers, VIPs and fans) at the Berlin venue, providing their new technology with even more exposure. The guests were then given the opportunity to drive the virtual Le Mans track and familiarise themselves with Audi City.The events gave potential future customers the opportunity to experience Audi’s technology by showing them how the new digital offering allows them to create and individualise their desired car on a true-to-life
14230Domestic & General bring 100 employees together to break record at company conferenceThe UK's Domestic & General took to Epsom Downs Racecourse in Surrey on 24 June with two goals in mind: implement a new, company-wide growth plan, and make some history. Consider them 2-for-2.Of all the commercial staff present, a team of 100 achieved a new Guinness World Records title for the fastest time to pass 10 t-shirts along a chain of people. The record stipulated a team of 100 and they completed the challenge in a speedy 15 min 0.69 sec.The record was attempted during a one-day conference which brought together about 200 of the commercial staff at Domestic & General.Nicki Perry – Domestic & General HR manager and participant in the record attempt – said: “Setting a Guinness World Records title was a fantastic achievement for us. We are always looking for new ways to strengthen our teams and this was a fun way to put our name in lights. ...We are proud to say we are ‘Officially Amazing.’”Organisers of the day considered the record attempt to be the perfect way to engage and rekindle staff’s enthusiasm in the company whilst they introduce a new growth plan that the group is set to embark upon."It turned out to be the best part of the day," said internal communications advisor Natalie Paffey. "I’ve had so much positive feedback from everyone." Has Domestic and General's team success inspired you to bring your group together for a record attempt of its own? Make sure to contact the Guinness World Records events management team with your details.
14231Largest action figure brand - retail currentPlaymobil727,100,000 US dollar(s)Germany, ZirndorfBased on retail figures from 19 August 2015, the current largest action figure brand is Playmobil (Germany) with approximately $727,100,000 (£468,064,000 €598,126,000) in revenue in 2014.The second largest action figure brand is Transformers (USA) with approximately $387,600,000 (£249,514,000 318,847,000€) in revenue in 2014.This record is based on estimates provided by market research.
14232Join Peace One Day and Guinness World Records on international Peace DayGuinness World Records is proud to support Peace One Day - a global initiative to encourage an annual day of non-violence on Peace Day (21 September) to provide an opportunity for aid organizations to carry out essential life-saving work in war-torn communities. On 21 September 2012, the world will experience the largest reduction of violence ever recorded on a single day -- this is the focus of Peace One Day's Global Truce 2012 campaign, and is part of the ongoing initiative to establish an annual day of ceasefire and non-violence. Peace One Day was the brainchild of British actor-turned-film-maker Jeremy Gilley, who, in the late 1990s, "became preoccupied with questions about the fundamental nature of humanity and the issue of peace". His idea was a seemingly simple one: to achieve just one day of ceasefire around the world - an effort that would manifest in a documentary film following his attempts to secure this day of peace.Here's what Jeremy Gilley has to say about Peace One Day: 'We all want answers to the big questions in the world: why is there so much starvation, destruction and killing of innocent people? But like most of us, I didn't think I could do anything about it.I had no qualifications (except a "D" in pottery!) and worked in acting. I began film-making, and wanted to make a film about peace, but there needed to be more than a series of soundbites and images. There had to be a mountain to climb. That's when I had the idea, a starting point for peace - could I create an annual day of global unity, a day when humanity comes together and realizes that we're all in this together? I wanted the day to be 21 September because 21 was my grandfather's favourite number. He fought in World War II and died when I was 11. In one expedition, 700 men in his regiment left to fight, 23 came back and two died on the boat, leaving only 21 survivors.So I launched Peace One Day in 1999, inviting hundreds of press organizations, but none turned up! A total of 114 people were there - but they were mostly my friends and family. It didn't matter - it was a start it made a statement. Gradually, after lots of letter-writing and telephoning, people started coming on board. Mary Robinson, UN Commissioner for Human Rights, said it was an idea whose time has come. UN Secretary General Kofi Annan told me the day would help his UN peacekeeping troops on the ground. So on 7 September 2001, the UK and Costa Rican governments sponsored a resolution, with 54 co-sponsors, at the General Assembly of the United Nations, seeking to establish this annual day of non-violence on the UN International Day of Peace, fixed in the calendar as 21 September.
It was unanimously adopted by the member states of the United Nations - every single nation in the world! I was there at the top of the General Assembly, looking down, and I saw it happen. It really was a magnificent moment. I was going to be present at a press conference with Kofi Annan on the morning of 11 September 2001 to announce the creation of the day. But obviously, after the planes crashed into the World Trade Center, Kofi Annan never arrived and the conference was cancelled. For me, though, the events of 9/11 simply confirmed exactly why we had to work harder. I left New York anxious but empowered - and inspired to stop events like 9/11 ever happening again.By the end of the decade the progress was remarkable. Our efforts, and the efforts of all the parties in Afghanistan, resulted in Peace Day agreements leading to millions of children being vaccinated against polio and a 70% reduction in the violence on Peace Day 2008. I know if we can achieve that in Afghanistan, we can do it across the world - a global truce.'For more information on how you can get involved with Peace One Day, visit:< /br>
14233Aloha! 10 Hawaiian world records for the state's 55th anniversaryThursday marks 55 years since Hawaii officially joined the United States of America, with the Pacific island paradise the last state to enter the 50-strong party in 1959.Throughout its modern history, Hawaii has grown world famous for many of its unique offerings - from the amazing beaches to its natural beauty to the people's inimitable culture. But it also shouldn't be overlooked for its world-record breaking ways.More than 100 Guinness World Records titles have been set in Hawaii, but this is the Internet and nobody has time for all that! Instead, here are 10 of our favorite records set in The Aloha State.LARGEST COLLECTION OF SURFBOARDSAt last official count, Donald Dettloff owned 647 different surfboards, on display around his property in Haiku, Maui (above, and top), that took him more than 15 years to assemble. His collection is widely known as "The Surfboard Fence," because Donald initially wired the surfboards he owned to his property's fence to keep them from blowing away during a hurricane.LARGEST COFFEE MOSAICThe largest coffee mosaic consisted of 5,642 cups of coffee in different shades, depicting the face of Elvis Presley. It was created by DFS Hawaii at the DFS Galleria Waikiki in Honolulu in August 2012, with varying amount of milk added to achieve the multi-colored look.For more Elvis-related records, check out our recent tribute to The King.OLDEST WOMAN TO COMPLETE A MARATHONThe oldest female to complete a marathon was Gladys Burrill (USA) at the age of 92 years 19 days at the Honolulu Marathon on Dec. 12, 2010. Burrill completed the race in 9 hr 53 min 16 sec.FASTEST MILE IN A BOMB DISPOSAL SUIT (FEMALE)videoFrom marathons to miles, Hawaii has been an epicenter for athletic girl power. The fastest mile in a bomb disposal suit by a female is 11 min 6 sec by Ashley Sorensen at the University of Hawaii Athletics Track in Honolulu on Sept. 23, 2013. A lieutenant in the U.S. Army, Sorensen can be watched in action above.LARGEST ACTIVE VOLCANOvideoThe famous Mauna Loa holds the shape of a broad gentle dome 120 km (75 mi) long and 50 km (31 mi) wide (above sea level). While 84.2 percent of Mauna Loa lies below sea level, its crater, Mokuaweoweo, measures 10.5 km² (4 square mi) and is 150–180 m (500–600 ft) deep. Mauna Loa rises 4,170 m (13,680 ft) and averaged an eruption every 3.6 years from 1831-1950. Its last major eruption came in 1984.LARGEST ICE CREAM SCOOP PYRAMIDA much less threatening conic-looking treat, Baskin-Robbins International constructed the world's largest ice cream scoop pyramid using 3,100 scoops of ice cream in Maui back in May 2000. The pyramid weighed 800 lb (362.87 kg) and consisted of 21 levels rising 4 ft (1.21 m) high, staying in place for 45 minutes.LARGEST PERMANENT HEDGE MAZEGet lost! The world-famous Dole fruit brand owns a plantation in Wahiawa, within which sits the largest permanent hedge maze. The Pineapple Garden Maze boasts a total area of 3.15 acres and total path length of 3.962 km (2.46 miles). The maze first opened in 1997 and expanded in size in July 2007.LARGEST SPAM MUSUBIThe largest spam musubi weighed 284.86 kg (628 lb) and was made by Edward Sugimoto (USA) and his team at the annual Hawaii Rice Fest in Honolulu on Sept. 29, 2012. The popular Hawaiian snack was created using a recipe that called for 113.398 kg (250 lb) of rice, 59 cans of Spam, and three bags of nori (seaweed). An inexpensive treat, Spam musubi is based on the Japanese omusubi.LARGEST TOWEL MOSAIC/LONGEST HUMAN TOWEL CHAINOn a state that's made entirely of islands, towels come in handy. And so, at its 2014 annual employee conference, hotel chain La Quinta Inn & Suites broke two towel-related records: the largest towel mosaic measures 2,451.72 m² (26,389.99 ft²) and was built with the same towels used moments earlier in the longest human towel chain. That consisted of 1,113 participants, both set at the Waikoloa Bowl in Waikoloa Village. Watch time-lapse of La Quinta's massive record mosaic here.TALLEST MOUNTAIN"What?! The tallest mountain is Everest and that's nowhere near Hawaii!"videoActually, Mount Everest is the highest mountain, clocking in at a peak of 8,848 m (29,029 ft). But, when taking into account mountain bases below sea level, Hawaii's Mauna Kea is the world's tallest. Measured from its submarine base in the Hawaiian Trough to its peak, Mauna Kea rises a combined height of 10,205 m (33,480 ft), of which 4,205 m (13,796 ft) are above sea level.Here's hoping these records come in handy as conversation topics during your next group viewing of Forgetting Sarah Marshall.And for the latest on all things world record, visit Guinness World Records on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and our brand-new Instagram. Plus check out Guinness World Records on YouTube to subscribe for the latest record-breaking videos!
14234Fan Choice Record July 12They may have lost their clothes, but they certainly didn't lose Fan Choice.The largest swimwear parade on skis at Russia's Sheregesh ski resort carved its way to victory in last week's Fan Choice, earning 51.3% of all votes. The 500 scantily clad, cold, brave souls and event organizer Sugarelle (Russia) will now be entered in our list of contenders for a year-end showdown in which we'll ask you fans to vote for your favorite record of the year at the end of 2013.Time now to meet this week's candidates and then cast your vote below. We have an Italian food lover's dream appetizer and a lot of computers going to technology heaven, but first we start with knitting tools from the Paul Bunyan collection.LARGEST KNITTING NEEDLES (pictured above)Record: 3.98 m (13 ft 0.75 in) long, with a diameter of 8.25 cm (3.25 in)Holders: Jim Bollin and Jeanette Huisinga (both USA)Location: Casey, Illinois, USAThat's not all: Bollin constructed the needles while Huisinga (photographed above) used them to knit a tension square of 10 stitches by 10 rows when the needles were presented and measured at Casey's Monroe Elementary School. Each needle weighs 25 lb (11.3 kg) and took Bollin five months to build. In the past, Bollin has also spearheaded construction of the largest wind chime and largest golf tee.LONGEST BODY PERCUSSION CHAINRecord: 233 percussionistsHolder: John Carroll UniversityLocation: University Heights, Ohio, USAThat's not all: You might've heard of " slappin' da bass." This group chose "slappin' da back" instead. Attempted as part of JCU's Summer 2013 Leadership and Managerial Skills Class, this record required everyone to play on somebody else's body (no self-music allowed!) for at least five minutes. And at least three different types of styles had to be used (e.g. clapping, stomping, knee patting). The record served as the class' final exam.LONGEST GARLIC BREADRecord: 8.99 m (29 ft 5 in)Holder: Għaqda Mużikali San Ġorġ Martri A.D. 1893 (Malta)Location: Qormi, MaltaThat's not all: This isn't your standard Olive Garden breadstick. The city of Qormi - known in Malta as "Casal Fornaro" aka "City of Bread" - built a custom-made oven that was able to bake this bread entirely as one. The oven alone took 2 months to build and 15 days to dismantle, while the bread needed 3 hours to bake. Before it was distributed to the public, the bread clocked in weighing 46.5 kg (102 lb 8 oz).MOST PARTICIPANTS IN A TOUCH/MINI/TAG RUGBY EXHIBITION MATCHRecord: 336 playersHolder: Firenze Rugby 1931 ASD (Italy)Location: Florence, ItalyThat's not all: As a fun alternative to full-contact rugby, this record allows for any of the three variants in the record title to be played. Similar to the rules we outlined a few weeks ago for the most players in a tennis exhibition match, this record required all participants to play for at least 10 minutes and possess the ball at least once during their time.MOST CONSUMER ELECTRONICS RECYCLED IN ONE WEEKRecord: 474,227 kg (1045,491 lb 10.5 oz) of electronicsHolder: TechCollect/Australia and New Zealand Recycling Platform (Australia)Location: Five locations across AustraliaThat's not all: Is that a Macintosh Classic I see somewhere in the background?! The electronics collected consisted of used computers and accessories, plus old TVs and printers. More than 480,000 fliers were printed and sent to various households across the country to get people involved in the recycling donation, as well print advertisements and radio commercials. TechCollect was established in 2012 as a national recycling program for electronic waste.And those are your nominees for this week's Fan Choice - time now to cast your vote!There are a two ways to do this, including right here by choosing in our poll:<a href="">What is your pick for this week's Fan Choice record?</a>You can also tweet your choice to us on Twitter ( @GWR) with the hashtag #GWRFanChoice.Then check back here next week to see who you've helped crown the latest fan favorite!
142352015 in World Records - July: A new oldest person, a giant ice-cream and the tallest outdoor liftContinuing our month-by-month look back over the past year of fantastic record-breaking feats, there was a wide variety of incredible achievements in July, with highlights including a supersized ice-cream cone, the tallest outdoor lift and a celebration of the oldest living person’s birthday...
142361982: First Surface Circumnavigation via both Geographical PolesHistory’s greatest treks offer countless examples of humanity’s capacity for ambition, bravery and endurance. In previous centuries, such excursions were often a means of discovery – to find new trading routes, for example. Later, it became more a question of personal testing – an individual’s quest to become the first to scale a vertiginous peak or reach a particular point on Earth. The simultaneous expeditions of Roald Amundsen and Robert Falcon Scott to reach the South Pole in 1911–12 provides one of the most compelling stories in the history of exploration, combining heroism, failure and tragedy.
14237WORLD’S SHORTEST MAN AND WOMAN MEET FOR THE FIRST TIME - can today reveal a sneak preview of the 57 th edition of the world's best-selling copyright book, Guinness World Records 2013, with these exclusive pictures and video of the world's Shortest Man, Chandra Bahadur Dangi (54.6 cm), and the world's Shortest Woman, Jyoti Amge (62.8 cm), who met for the first time for the production of the new book.The historic moment was recorded earlier this year and is the first time in history the shortest male and female in the world have met. Each wore traditional outfits from their native countries and smiled and laughed throughout.To add scale to the picture, the classic Guinness World Records book - which measures 1ft tall (30cm) - was placed in between them.Marco Frigatti, Official Guinness World Records Adjudicator, who also took part in the shoot, said: "It was an extraordinary moment they're both such incredible individuals. Everyone knew this was a special moment, the atmosphere was magical."The picture and new footage coincides with the recent announcement that the world's Shortest Woman, Jyoti Amge, will visit the UK on the 13 th of September to help launch the new Guinness World Records 2013 book.Jyoti, from Nagpur, India, took the title of Shortest Living Woman when she reached the age of 18 in December last year.She has a form of dwarfism called Achondroplasia and won't grow any taller than her current height. Due to her size, she has to have clothes and jewellery specially made. She sleeps in a tiny bed and uses special plates and cutlery to eat. She loves fashion and make-up and is currently pursuing her dream of becoming successful actress in the movie business. She has already starred in a number of Indian films.Jyoti said: "Since being recognised by Guinness World Records I have been able to visit lots of different countries. I love travelling. I have visited Japan and parts of Europe and now I can't wait to visit the UK."In February this year, Chandra Bahadur Dangi from Nepal made headlines across the globe when he was crowned the world's Shortest Man, standing at 54.6 cm (21.5 in). His size also meant that he inherited the title of Shortest Man in history, breaking the previous record of India's Gul Mohammed (1957-97) who was 57 cm (22.5 in) tall. Chandra is 72 years old and weighs 14.5 kg (31 lb 15 oz). Until the recent record announcement, he had spent his entire life in the remote Nepalese mountain village of Rhimkholi, about 250 miles west of Kathmandu. He said: "I'm very happy that I'm being recognized by Guinness World Records and that my name will be written in a book. It's a big thing for my family, my village and my country. I am very happy."The latest edition of the world's best-selling copyright book was first published in 1955 and has sold over 120 million copies to date in over 100 countries. For more amazing world records including the latest records in science, nature, sport, entertainment and everything else, check out the new Guinness World Records 2013 Edition available worldwide on Thursday 13 th
14238The ultimate record-breaking preview to the UEFA Champions League FinalDid you know? Messi could become the first player to score in three #UClfinal(s)— Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) June 5, 2015
14239Video: Watch timelapse as Friedrichstadt-Palast theatre sets longest line of doughnuts world recordvideoThe historic Friedrichstadt-Palast theatre in Berlin celebrated its new building's 30th anniversary in super sweet style earlier this week.Located in the heart of Berlin’s East End Theatre district, the venue has often been referred to as the biggest show palace in Europe, with the likes of Shirley Bassey, Joe Cocker, Phil Collins, Hildegard Knef and Liza Minnelli having all appeared on its stage over the years. To raise awareness of the theatre’s birthday, as well as thank guests for their loyalty over the years, the venue organised a record attempt for Longest Line of doughnuts.The theatre opted to use Berliners for the record bid- a North German take on the humble donut, which is typically made from sweet yeast dough fried in fat or oil, with a marmalade or jam filling finished off with an iced top.The Palace offered a raffle of 300 exclusive backstage tickets to the general public to view the world record attempt along with an equipment show designed especially for the anniversary celebration, and an opportunity to tuck into the donuts during a special party buffet which was opened by actress Julia Richter and the theatre’s director Berndt Schmidt.Provided by local bakery Bäckerei Laufer, a total of 6,448 doughnuts were used for the attempt , which were laid out in a line measuring 561.4 m (1841 ft 10 in), which weaved its way around the venue’s huge foyer.Over 320 kg of yeast dough, 150 kg of fruity strawberry jam, 1,000 eggs, 40 kg of creamy sugar frosting and 200 kg of flour, was used to create the record breaking line.videoSpeaking after the attempt, André Puchta, Head of Press for the Friedrichstadt-Palast said: "We are glad having hosted such an event at Friedrichstadt-Palast. "Including the Guinness World Records attempt in our building’s 30 th anniversary celebration and actually breaking the record of “The longest line of doughnuts (Berliner)” added the “extra sweet flavor” to this event. We are proud being a record holder and thus being “Officially Amazing”.Pics:Friedrichstadt-Palast and Sascha Radke / Eventpress Video: Friedrichstadt-Palast and Benjamin Stumpf
14240Pair of records broken at Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront MarathonThe 2013 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon was special for many reasons. The men's winner, Deressa Chimsa, ran the fastest-ever marathon on Canadian soil. The women's victor, Lanni Marchant, ran the fastest female time in the race's history. And one participant even competed in his 300th career marathon.But for two racers in particular, the day will be one they'll never forget for a specifically historic reason: they broke Guinness World Records titles along the way.With a time of 3 hr 46 min 58 sec, Paul Statchuck broke the record for fastest marathon dressed in full lacrosse gear (above). Joining him on the half marathon circuit was David Hiddleston, who broke the mark for fastest half marathon dressed as a fruit when he crossed the finish line in a banana costume at 1 hr 25 min 45 sec."This was a phenomenal day at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon for the sport and our city," said Alan Brookes, Race Director of the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. "The world watched as our international and Canadian athletes broke records in multiple categories. I couldn't be happier, I need to pinch myself."For Statchuck, it marked his third career Guinness World Records feat, all in marathon racing and all in sports gear. His lacrosse success joins his fastest marathon in an American football kit (3 hr 45 min 30 sec) at the 2012 Mississauga Marathon and fastest marathon in an ice hockey kit (4 hr 8 min 43 sec) at last year's Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon.As for Hiddleston, it's his second Guinness World Records title, as he ran the fastest half marathon as a mascot (1 hr 46 min 27 sec) at the 2011 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon.More than 25,000 runners from over 60 countries participated in this year's race. Beyond the finishing times and world record achievements, the runners also combined to raise more than $3.2 million (£1.98 million) and counting for more than 180 charities through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge, which runs through Oct. 31.
14241Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully scores record for career longevityYesterday, baseball broadcasting icon Vin Scully (USA) was officially recognised for having the Longest career as a sports broadcaster for a single team, having been behind the mic for an incredible 65 years 5 months and 22 days (as of 23 September).
14242Largest packaged food company - currentNestlé SA79,345,600,000 US dollar(s)Switzerland, VeveyThe current largest packaged food company is Nestlé SA (Switzerland) with approximately $79,345,600,000 (£52,239,900,000 €70,701,600,000) in revenue in 2014. The second largest packaged food company is Mondelez International Inc (USA) with approximately $49,821,800,000 (£32,801,900,000 €44,394,200,000) in revenue in 2014.This record is based on estimates provided by market research.
14243WYMLW: Speedy Meatballs, Tricky Footballs & Geek Week!Hello again, one and all! You’re reading ‘What You Missed Last Week’, a quick look at some of the best Guinness World Records content that might just have passed you by…Let’s kick this off with a quick snack. Well, I say “snack”. My Idea of a quick snack is whipping up a nice ham and cheese sandwich. How does 126 meatballs sound? Oh, and this guy can prepare them in one minute… Look at those fingers go!videoNow, as many of you will know, last week saw YouTube celebrating all things geek. Over on GWROMG!, we put together a live stream for all the gamers out there. Expect cake, blindfolds and some record breaking of course!videoWhen shopping for your shampoo, do you look out for something to strengthen your hair? Does it come certified to pull a truck full of people? No, didn’t think so. Sit back and watch how the pros do it…videoFinally, I’ve got some impressive football freestyle skills for you. I can barely keep a ball in the air with my feet, so the idea using only my chest gives me backache just thinking about it…videoHow he managed that, I just don’t know… See you next week!
14244VIDEO: Donkey Kong record holder Hank Chien talks gaming, love, lifeThanks to its iconic characters, more than 30 years in arcades around the world, and the popularity of the 2007 documentary "King of Kong: Fistful of Quarters," the 1981 classic Donkey Kong has rightfully gained a place as one of the most famous arcade games ever."King of Kong" pulled the curtain back on the competitive world of the Donkey Kong high score, the holy grail of video gaming records.The current record holder wasn't featured in the movie because, well, he hadn't even played the game for the first time yet. But Hank Chien has made up for lost time. Since first breaking the record in March 2010, Chien lost and regained it in February 2011, having since broken his own record - twice.In anticipation of the Guinness World Records 2014 Gamer's Edition, we sat down with Chien to learn more about the reigning King of Kong. Watch to find out what trouble Hank's first million-point game almost got him in, how he maintains a steady girlfriend in the world of gaming, and how exactly one gets a full-sized Donkey Kong arcade machine into a Manhattan apartment.videoTo discover more of the Guinness World Records 2014 Gamer's Edition, and find out how you can get a copy, be sure to check it out here.
14245Largest serving of nachos record broken in KansasHundreds of people chipped in this April to create and devour a 4,689-pound serving of nachos in Lawrence, Kansas, USA. At 80 feet long, three feet wide and more than 10 inches deep, the cheesy creation has been recognized by Guinness World Records as the world's largest serving of nachos.Event hospitality provider Centerplate, Mexican restaurant Salty Iguana, the University of Kansas Athletics Department, and Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen (L.I.N.K.) collaborated to prepare the massive amount of nachos.The record wasn't broken without some setbacks, however. A cooler broke on the evening before the event, losing almost 2,000 pounds of product. Volunteers had to act fast to bring as much food as they could, and Philip Tillman, concessions manager for KU, made trips to nearby stores to purchase the rest.In the end, the nachos contained 765 pounds of nacho chips, 405 pounds of salsa, 323 pounds of tomato, 918 pounds of meat and beans, and more than 2200 pounds of cheese.Proceeds from the event went to L.I.N.K., a charity which provides meals for low-income families.
14246Robbie Savage helps set new 5-a-side football world recordFootball and TV star Robbie Savage was on hand last week to help BBC Radio 5 live and BBC Radio Sheffield set a new record for 'Most players to play in a continuous 5-a-side football exhibition match'.The former Wales and Blackburn star played in the final leg of the record attempt which took the final successful number of players to 464.Each player taking part in the attempt played for a minimum of 10 minutes with some getting the chance to show off their skills against BBC presenters, celebrities and former football pros.Alongside local players, people travelled from far and wide including Fife, Gloucestershire and Dublin to take part in the attempt and help break the previous record, which stood at 441.Speaking at the end of the event, Robbie said: "It's brilliant to be a Guinness World Records breaker it's fantastic for all concerned and a great achievement for 5 live."The attempt, which took place at League One side Sheffield United's academy, began at 2pm last Friday and finished at 1pm on Saturday and helped to raise money for BBC charity Children In Need.On the day, Team Fighting Talk (Blue) were the overall winners beating Team 606 (Red) with a final goal score of 302 - 275.
14247Video: Jesse Toler zooms into Guinness World Records history with fastest & longest motorcycle stoppiesProfessional sports bike freestyle rider Jesse Toler set two new motorcycle records this month with the fastest stoppie and longest stoppie on a motorcycle at the Z-Max Dragway, Charlotte Diesel Super Show, in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. A 'stoppie' is the term for balancing on only the front tire, achieved by a high rate of speed and applying the front brakes to lift the rear of the motorcycle. Jesse, who has been a professional rider for over 9 years, achieved the fastest stoppie on motorcycle at 150 mph (241.4 km/h). He also was able to achieve the longest stoppie on motorcycle with 1320.3 feet (402.42 meters) in a separate attempt. Jesse's parents attended the event, and his mother noted that she was not worried about the longest stoppie -- but she was nervous about the fastest. (It is very dangerous when riding that speed on only the front wheel!).video
14248Top 10 Amazing Spider-Man RecordsWith the red carpet premiere of The Amazing Spider-Man in London earlier this week, we've taken a look into the vault to come up with our top 10 Amazing Spider-man records.1. Fastest marathon in superhero costume (male)The fastest marathon in superhero costume was 2 hr 34 min 56 sec by Michael Wardian (USA) dressed as Spider-Man at the 2011 Lower Potomac Marathon in Piney Point, Maryland, USA, on 13 March 2011. Wardian placed first out of 166 competitors in his full webslinger costume, giving him his second victory in the marathon in the last four years.2. First playable villain in a Spider-Man video gameThe first game to allow players to control one of Spidey's deadly foes was Spider-Man & Venom: Maximum Carnage, published for the SNES and Mega Drive/Genesis in 1994. In the game, Spider-Man teams up with Venom to stop Carnage, and the game allowed players to choose which character they played as, enabling them to control Venom for the first time.3. First Spider-Man video game / First official Marvel Comics gameSpider-Man's games debut came in 1982, in the appropriately titled Spider-Man on the Atari 2600. The game required players to guide Spidey up the side of a skyscraper, avoiding the Green Goblin's bombs. It also has the distinction of being the first official Marvel Comics game.4. First Spider-Man arcade gameSpider-Man's arcade debut came in 1991 in Spider-Man: The Video Game, a scrolling fighting game with occasional platform elements. Up to four players could join in, playing Spidey, Black Cat, Hawkeye and Namor. The storyline involved Doctor Doom creating an army of alien symbiotes - a plot that was recently re-used in the Mighty Avengers comic book.5. Most buildings climbed unassistedAs of 2010, Alain 'Spider-Man' Robert (France) had climbed more than 100 towers, monuments and skyscrapers without ropes, suction devices or safety equipments. A dedicated solo urban climber (although he suffers from vertigo), Alain uses pipes, window frames, cables and the gaps between brickwork to scale structures that often measure more than 400 m (1,300 ft) in height. He has been arrested and imprisoned at locations all over the world for his unannounced and illegal ascents, but has also raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity with his climbs.6. Most expensive comic - Silver AgeThe most expensive Silver Age (1956 - 1970) comic book ever sold is a copy of Amazing Fantasy #15, first published in 1962. The comic, which contains the first appearance of Spider-Man, was graded a Near Mint+: 9.6 by the Certified Guarantee Company (CGC) and was purchased by an anonymous buyer via the US auction website for $1.1 million (then £687,659), inclusive of the seller's premium, on 8 March 2011.7. Most expensive theatre production"Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark", the musical based on the legendary comic superhero, is the most expensive production in the history of the theatre. As of 14 June 2011, the show's record cost climbed to $75 million, the largest investment ever for not only a Broadway production but for the West End or anywhere in the world where there has ever been a stage.8. Most Oscar nominations without winningSpider-Man and Spider-Man 2 sound mixer Kevin O'Connell (USA) has received 20 Oscar nominations for Sound starting with Terms of Endearment (USA 1983) in 1984, but has never won.9. Most movies adapted from the work of a comic book creatorThe comic book creations of Stan Lee have been adapted into Hollywood films a record 15 times as of 11 September 2011, inlcuding 2002's Spider-Man, 2004's Spider-Man 2, and 2007's Spider-Man 3.10. Most popular video-game superheroSpider-Man is by far the most popular superhero for videogame adaptations. From 1982 to Spider-Man: Edge of Time (Activision, 2011), he has so far starred in 37 solo video games across 32 formats and appeared in nine other titles with other Marvel characters. He has also featured on pinball tables, handheld LCD games, PC activity packages and a plug-and-play TV game.
14249Most people modelling on a catwalkT-ARTS Company, Ltd. (Japan) organized a fashion show with the most people modelling on a catwalk at Pacifico Yokohama, in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan, on 30 March 2012. With 1,274 participants, the T-ARTS fashion show broke the previous record of 1,243 people set in New York City, USA, last July. Guinness World Records (TM) Adjudicators, Aya McMillan and Carlos Martinez, travelled to Yokohama to be present at the event, to make sure that the official guidelines were followed, and to verify the counting of all the participants. The fashion show had a duration of 2 hours, with most of the participants being girls ranging from 6 to 12 years of age. Also parents, brothers and even a group of 3-year-old girls joined the party to add up to the effort to break the official world record. The participants came from all over Japan and over 200 of these girls were professional kid models. Once the fashion show was completed, Guinness World Records presented the official certificate to the kid talent Tani Kanon, who received it on behalf of all the participants in the record breaking show. The fashion brands that were present in the fashion show were RONI, EARTHMAGIC,CHUBBYGANG, and PrismStone. Congratulations Japan for one more world record!
14250Pakistan hoping for national anthem world recordThousands of enthusiastic singers assembled at the weekend at the Defence Stadium in Karachi, Pakistan, with an aim to break the world record for the most people singing a national anthem simultaneously. A huge crowd of adults and children gathered to sing the Pakistani national anthem, 'Pak sar zameen' at the stroke of midnight to celebrate the country's 64th independence day. The record attempt didn't go quite as smoothly as planned however. As the deadline approached, the crowd was still short of several hundred people and it took a flood of texts, tweets and Facebook messages at the last minute to attract extra singers. The Express Tribune has reported that the final figure was 5,857 people, enough to break the previous record of 5,248, set in 2009 by the Philippines, with participants are said to have celebrated into the night. Contrary to some reports, Guinness World Records™ officials were not in attendance at the event, with GWR currently awaiting evidence in order to verify if a record has been broken.

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