Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List

14251Video: Coronation Street actor Philip Lowrie breaks world recordActor Philip Lowrie has set a new world record for the longest gap between TV appearances in the same show after returning to UK soap opera Coronation Street following a 43 year absence.Philip first appeared as the character Dennis Tanner in Coronation Street's debut in 1960.He remained part of the cast until 1968 before re-joining the cast to reprise the role in May this year.Commenting on his Guinness World Records title, Philip Lowrie said: "I've always been proud to have been a member of the original cast of Coronation Street and now I'm doubly proud to be honored with an entry in the Guinness World Records book for returning to play a part that I've always loved."Philip's break from the show is one of thousands of new records that appear in the new Guinness World Records 2012 Edition book, which is out around the world this
14252Comic book fans around the world write their way to new world recordFrom Ralph Hannah in Buenos Aires, ArgentinaA new world records for the most contributors to a comic book has been set in Buenos Aires, Argentina.Aula365 had to surpass the previous record of 62 authors set during Kapow! Comic Con in London in April 2011 and looked for help from the millions of users of their educative social network.For 28 weeks , visitors to the site were asked about the world of the future to inspire creative responses and help form a comic book, 21 chapters long.In total over 3,800 people put forward compositions from 76 different countries across the world. While contributions mainly came from Iberoamerica (Latin America and Spain) compositions arrived from every continent.Although the target audience was children, the challenge of breaking a Guinness World Records record inspired parents and teachers to participate too, with adults making up 48 per cent of those who took part.Of the 3,800 proposals only the very best ideas from each chapter were selected and from that selection the Aula365 community voted for the best ideas to make the final edit of the comic.Overall the comic had 81 different contributors passing the record by Kapow! and earning those who took part a truly global record.Congratulations to Aula365 and particularly the 81 authors who made the final cut!
14253Frank Lampard: How I nearly never joined Chelsea - VideoDespite starting his career at London rivals West Ham, and joining title challengers Man City, Frank Lampard’s record-setting time in the Premier League will forever be associated with Chelsea.
14254Record holder profile: Meet Sun Mingming and Xu Yan - the world’s tallest married coupleSun and Xu's incredible record appears alongside thousands of exciting new feats in the new Guinness World Records 2016 book which is out now. Order your copy here.
14255Classics: Most capital cities named in one minute while on a roller-coasterEach week here on, we’ll be dipping into our extensive video library to bring you a classic piece of record-breaking action.
14256First artificial satelliteSputnik 1firstKazakhstan, Baikonur Cosmodrome,Tyuratam04 October 1957The first artificial satellite was successfully put into orbit by an inter-continental ballistic missile from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at Tyuratam, Kazakhstan, 275km 170miles east of the Aral Sea and 250km 155miles south of the town of Baikonur, on the night of 4 Oct 1957. It reached an altitude of between 228.5km (perigee or nearest point to Earth) and 946km (apogee or farthest point from Earth) 142miles and 588miles, and a velocity of more than 28,565km/h 17,750mph. This spherical satellite Sputnik 1 (`Fellow Traveller'), officially designated `Satellite 1957 Alpha 2', weighed 83.6kg 184.3lb, with a diameter of 58cm 223/4in. Its lifetime is believed to have been 92 days, ending on 4 Jan 1958. The 29.17m 95ft 8in tall SL-1 launcher was designed under the direction of former Gulag prisoner Dr Sergey Pavlovich Korolyov (1907-66).
14257Oldest person to receive a medal for military serviceCommander William Leslie KingUnited Kingdom, London10 October 2006Commander William Leslie King (UK), the oldest surviving British Royal Naval submarine commander and the last to have served for the entire Second World War, received the Arctic Emblem from the Ministry of Defence at the age of 96 years on the quarterdeck of HMS Belfast in London, UK on 10 October 2006. The medal, introduced on 7 March 2005, is given in recognition to sailors who served in the Arctic convoys supplying vital aid to the Soviet Union between 1941 and 1945.It was Commander King's seventh decoration for service in WW2. The UK government, mindful that those who served in the Arctic regions were often subjected to especially dangerous circumstances, including extreme weather conditions and determined resistance from German forces, decided that the service given and the conditions undergone by the Arctic veterans warranted tangible recognition in the form of something that can be worn. As a result, on 7 March 2005 the UK Prime Minister, Mr Tony Blair, announced the introduction of a new Arctic Emblem that can be worn as a unique,recognised addition to medals.
142581981: First Space Shuttle FlightPrior to the development of the Space Shuttle, manned flights into space involved attaching a capsule (with the crew inside) to a rocket that was launched into space – but only the capsule would return to Earth and this could not be reused. The Space Shuttle, however, was designed to launch like a rocket, and land like a plane – it was the First reusable spacecraft.
14259Sadio Mane beats Robbie Fowler’s fastest Premier League hat-trick record
14260Happy Birthday Misao Okawa! World’s oldest living person celebrates at 117 years old
14261Guinness World Records introduces Yasutaro Koide - the new oldest living manGuinness World Records is today pleased to confirm that Japan's Yasutaro Koide (Japan) has been officially recognised as the Oldest person living (male) at the impressive age of 112 years and 161 days.
14262Fan Choice Record of the Year: Semifinals - Vote Now!After a wild few days of voting in the quarterfinals, we've now reached the semis of our end-of-year Fan Choice competition. Only four fan-submitted achievements of 2013 are left standing, and we'll let you vote on them in just a second.To find out how we got here, you can take a look at the link above for the original 32 entrants, then see the results from our Round of 16 here. Then, find out how the eight who survived that made it to today with a look back at our quarterfinals.Some notes from last round, in which more than 51,000 of you cast votes:-Two of our three remaining individual record achievements faced off, and it resulted in the ouster of our third No. 1 seed and the continued inspired performance of Annie Maria Bissoondial's record. Her No. 6 Most skips in one hour toppled No. 1 Most tennis balls held in the hand by a staggeringly large 74.19-25.81% margin. She's the lowest seed in the final four 1983 N.C. State anybody?-The two early heavyweights of the competition passed through: No. 3 Largest swimwear parade on skis continued to catch everyone's eye with its third straight win by 40% or more, while the last remaining No. 1 seed, Largest human waterskiing pyramid, took all it could handle from the kids at Calmore Infant and Junior School with No. 3 Longest human chain to pass through a hula hoop before advancing.-In our most heated battle of the competition to date, the Largest mobile phone gaming party escaped the Most participants in a touch/mini/tag rugby match. This was a vote that for two of the four days had the two contestants trading places with each other no more than 1% apart from a 50-50 split. Truly a great vote before the gaming party pulled away.Time now to take a look at our updated bracket (Note: some records may have since been broken from the time they were originally entered into our Fan Choice competition):videoFind your favorite battles below, cast your vote now, and share at the end of the story to get all your friends on the bandwagon.Polls close at 23:59 EST on Christmas, when two of the final four will get the gift of a ticket to the finals.NO. 6 MOST SKIPS IN ONE HOURVS.NO. 3 LARGEST SWIMWEAR PARADE ON SKIS<a href="">Semifinals: Matchup 1</a>NO. 1 LARGEST HUMAN WATERSKIING PYRAMIDVS.NO. 3 LARGEST MOBILE GAMING PARTY<a href="">Semifinals: Matchup 2</a>Looking for that perfect last-minute stocking stuffer? The Guinness World Records 2014 edition is on sale now. See a full list of where to find it here.
14263Live premiere of Max Richter’s 8-hour lullaby sets records during BBC Radio broadcastOn Sunday, BBC Radio 3 broadcast German composer Max Richter’s piece SLEEP live from the Wellcome Collection venue in London, UK.
14264Shenmue 3: E3 announcement kickstarts crowdfunding videogame world recordIt’s been one of the most demanded yet seemingly troubled projects in recent gaming history, but since its surprise unveiling at E3 on Monday Shenmue 3 has become the fastest videogame to raise $1million in pledges on a crowdfunding platform.
14265World's oldest man Sakari Momoi dies aged 112Guinness World Records, the authority in record breaking achievement, is saddened to learn of the passing of Sakari Momoi today (July 7th) who held the title of Oldest living man. Our thoughts and condolences are with Mr. Momoi’s friends and family. Born on 5 February 1903 in Soma (now, Minami Soma), Fukushima, Mr. Momoi became a teacher and later worked as the principle of high schools in Fukushima and Saitama prefecture. In 1928, he married (the late) Ms. Tamiko and had 5 children.  Mr. Momoi took the title after Mr. Alexander Imich (NY, United States) passed away on 8 June 2014 aged 111 years 124 days. The oldest person ever to have lived is Jeanne Calment (France), who lived to 122 years and 164 days, and the oldest man ever is Jiroemon Kimura (Japan), who was born on 19 April 1897 and passed away aged 116 years 54 days on 12 June 2013. Announced this week was our new record holder for oldest person living and oldest living female, Susannah Mushatt Jones, who has just celebrated her 116th birthday. "To put Mr Momoi’s age into perspective, he was born before the Wright brothers made their first powered flight, before Henry Ford produced his first car, and before the birth of author George Orwell and jazz legends Bix Beiderbeck and Fats Waller," said Guinness World Records Editor in Chief Craig Glenday at the time of Mr Momoi's official certificate presentation. "Back in 1903, the world had only just staged the second ever modern Olympic Games and Albert Einstein was yet to publish his theory of Special Relativity." Guinness World Records is currently investigating the title for the oldest man living. Further information will be announced upon confirmation of the next record holder.
14266Ed Sheeran plays his way into Guinness World Records 2016 with longest climb to No.1 recordA slow burn hit for Ed Sheeran has earned the star a place in the new Guinness World Records 2016 book for setting a record for the Longest climb to No.1 on the UK singles chart.
14267Cowabunga! Largest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles gathering world record smashed in MinnesotaSeeing green on St. Patrick's Day 2012? Visitors to Nickelodeon Universe at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, USA, didn't see leprechauns: they saw turtles. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!For more than 20 years, the Turtles have thrilled viewers with a blend of action and comedy, and now Nickelodeon is relaunching the franchise with a brand-new animated series.As part of the festivities, the Nickelodeon Universe theme park unveiled the new Shell Shock ride and invited hundreds of fans to set a new Guinness World Records achievement for largest gathering of people dressed as Ninja Turtles.The previous record stood at 786 people at Rutgers University in New Jersey, USA, meaning a massive group would be needed for certification as "heroes in a half shell."While all participants received a green TMNT t-shirt and coloured mask, many attendees brought their own home-made costumes matching their favourite of the four brothers.In addition to the passionate fans who drove overnight for a spot in line, a troop of Girl Scouts and a contingent of mall walking seniors made the trek to the Mall of America for a chance to set a new record. With everyone gathered, the official 10 minute countdown began, and the crowd danced along with Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael.After a final tally of the numbers and with a huge "cowabunga," I was happy to announce that with a total of 836 people, a new Guinness World Record achievement was set for Most People Dressed as Ninja Turtles.For these TMNT superfans, 17 March 2012 truly was a day of "turtle power!"
14268British soldier receives Guinness World Records certificate for record slot machine payout at gaming eventAt Microgaming’s stand at the annual ICE Totally Gaming conference in London last month, Guinness World Records presented Jon Heywood with an official certificate celebrating his win of the Largest jackpot payout in an online slot machine game in history – a whopping €17,879,645 ($20,062,600, £13,209,300).
14269Legends unite to celebrate 60th anniversary of Guinness World Records
14270Match of the Day caps 50th anniversary season in style with world recordGuinness World Records can today announce that the BBC’s prestigious football show, Match of the Day, is officially the Longest Running Football TV show in history, running a total of 50 years, 246 days, as verified on 25 April 2015.
14271Giant baby born in Germany, rubies are a girl's best friend, and Dallas Cowboys candy injury - News in World RecordsMaking national history as soon as you're born is no easy task. But that's exactly what has happened with baby Jasleen, a girl born in Leipzig, Germany, on July 26. Weighing in at 13.47 lb (6.1 kg), she is the heaviest baby ever born in the country - and delivered without a C-section no less.For comparison's sake, the heaviest baby ever born weighed 22 lb 8 oz (10.2 kg) to mother Carmelina Fidele of Italy in September 1955.A nice gift for the new mom and child? Perhaps a gemstone. But maybe not diamonds. It turns out that the price and popularity of colored gems such as rubies and sapphires is outpacing the cache of diamonds. Reasons for this include the popularity of colored gems among celebrities like Penelope Cruz and new mom herself the Duchess of Cambridge. The largest ruby was in fact verified just four years ago, that of Rajiv Golcha. The stone weighs 21,955 g (48 lbs 6.43 oz) and measures 310 x 165 x 140 mm (12.20 x 6.49 x 5.51 in), showcased in India's "Prestige Gems & Jewels Showroom."Athletes are often portrayed as either incredibly tough or incredibly pampered. This latest incident from the NFL won't do much to help the reputation of the latter. Dallas Cowboys player Barry Church had to miss an offseason practice this week after chipping his tooth on a hard candy. The chip required emergency root canal surgery that sidelined the safety. Keep that man away from the largest candy - a butterscotch sweet weighing 1,600 kg (3,527 lb 6 oz) made by Nindar, in Trodheim, Norway, on 12 August 1997 - or he might miss the entire season.Lastly, former basketball player Ossie Schectman died Tuesday. The name may not ring a bell, but his most famous accomplishment certainly will. Schectman scored the first points in NBA history, a lay-up for the New York Knickerbockers against the Toronto Huskies in a Nov. 1, 1946, game. Amazingly, video of this basket exists!videoEven more amazingly, they scored on the fast break without dribbling once past halfcourt. That's some refreshing basketball.
14272World's oldest man Salustiano Sanchez dies aged 112Guinness World Records is saddened to learn of the passing of Mr Salustiano Sanchez, holder of the world record for Oldest living man. Our condolences are extended to the family and friends of Mr Sanchez. Salustiano Sanchez was awarded the Guinness World Records title of Oldest living man on 23rd July 2013 at the age of 112 years and 45 days. Born on 8 June 1901 in El Tejado, Spain, Salustiano Sanchez lived in the United States from 1920 until his passing. Mr Sanchez was recognised as the Oldest living man following the death of Jiroemon Kimura, Japan, who was the first man in history to have lived to 116 years old.At his passing, Mr Kimura held three Guinness World Records titles the Oldest living person, Oldest living man and Oldest man ever. The title of the Oldest living person is currently held by Misao Okawa (née Aoki) of Japan who was born on 5 March 1898, and who is 115 years, 195 days as of 16th September 2013. Guinness World Records is investigating potential successors for the Oldest living man title and the new holder of the Oldest living man title once the verification process is complete. Craig Glenday, Editor-in-Chief, Guinness World Records: “Salustiano Sanchez may only have held the Oldest living man title for a relatively short time in his long life, but it was an achievement which reflects the enormity of his life. Born in 1901 in Spain, Mr Sanchez emigrated to America in 1920 and went on to make his life in New York City.”
14273Pakistani teenager becomes youngest gamer to surpass $1million in eSports earnings as Dota 2 tournament sets major recordsThe fast-growing popularity of eSports was further illustrated at the weekend with several milestones set at The International 2015 Dota 2 Championships in Seattle, USA, including the youngest gamer to earn more than $1million.
14274Wilshire Grand development project breaks concrete pouring recordA crew of constructors currently working on a huge new hotel and office complex in Los Angeles wanted to start their development off in a historic way. They've now done it, having set a new world record for the largest continuous concrete pour.A total of 21,200 cubic yards of cement (16,208.6 m³) was used during the pour over the weekend as part of the process of foundation laying for the new Wilshire Grand Center.The incredible engineering feat took 18 hours, beginning at 4pm on Saturday, with 208 individual trucks delivering concrete from eight production centers. Nineteen separate pumps feeding 13 hoses were used to fill the site with 82 million pounds of concrete.The final building, situated in the Financial District of downtown L.A. will reach approximately 1,000 feet when complete. The 73-story hotel is being billed as the tallest building west of the Mississippi and is set to open to guests in 2017."Everything went about as picture perfectly as they expected,'' said Michael Empric, the Guinness World Records' official adjudicator on the scene."It was kind of like a ballet of trucks, moving in and out all night, to get this record done,'' he added.The $1 billion project is being built by the Korean Hanjin Group, which owns Korean Air Lines. Chairman Y.H. Cho added that the record-breaking attempt is only the beginning of what he envisions this development achieving.“This development is more than bricks and mortar,” Cho said. “Today we are setting the foundation for the future and a dramatic new downtown skyline. I look forward to sharing many more milestones with Los Angeles in the coming years.”The pour beats the previous record of 14,000 m3 (494,400 ft3) of concrete, set during the laying of foundations for the Federation Tower in Moscow in February 2006.videoChris Martin is the CEO and Chairman of AC Martin Partners and the master architect on the Wilshire Grand. Said Martin: “This project will reshape how people think about luxury and class in Los Angeles.”
142752014: A record-breaking look back at the year
14276Oldest male golfer to score their ageC. Arthur ThompsonCanada, Victoria,British Columbia01 January 1973The oldest player to score his age is C. Arthur Thompson (1869-1975) of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, who scored 103 on the Uplands course of 5682 m (6215 yd) in 1973.
14277Most advanced military airlifterC-17 GlobemasterNot Applicable01 January 2009Combining a strategic, unrefuelled range of 2,400 nautical miles with a payload of 169,000 pounds (78,657kg), a speed of 450knots (Mach 0.76), and an ability to airdrop 102 paratroops with their equipment as well as being able to operate on small airfields with runways as short as 3,500 feet (1,064 metres), the C-17 Globemaster is the most advanced military airlifter in service today. With almost 190 operational worldwide, they are in use with the air forces of the USA, the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada. Qatar and NATO have also placed orders for the aircraft.
14278Oldest animal charityR.S.P.C.A.United Kingdom, Horsham01 November 2002The world's oldest animal charity is the UK's Royal Society for the Protection of Animals. The SPCA was established in London in 1824 and was given its Royal approval in 1840, thus becoming the RSPCA. Its headquarters are in Horsham, West Sussex, UK.The RSPCA is also the world's largest animal charity, with international links all over the world. Their original aim was to change Victorian attitudes to animal welfare, however now, in addition to this, they also investigate and report animal cruelty.The establishment of the RSPCA spurred the creation of a similar organisation for the protection of children, the RSPCC.
14279Largest marine engineWärtsilä RT-flex96CNot Applicable01 January 2008The Wärtsilä RT-flex96C is a turbocharged, two-stroke reciprocating diesel engine designed to power large container ships and is the world’s largest engine. Built in the Aioi Works of Japan's Diesel United, Ltd, it has a length of 27 metres (88 ft 7 in), is 13.5 metres (44 ft 4 in) high and weighs over 2,300 tonnes. Using improved fuel injection methods, which have done away with traditional camshaft, chain gear, fuel pumps and hydraulic actuators, the power output of the 14 cylinder version has, in 2008, attained 84.42 Megawatts (114,800 bhp [brake horsepower]). Thus it has achieved better performance with lower fuel consumption and lower harmful emissions. The engine powers the MV Emma Maersk, the world’s largest container ship.
14280First evidence of organised runningOrganised runningEgyptThe earliest evidence of organised running was at Memphis, Egypt c. 3800 BC. Information from Archives (e.g. 1991). Submitted for use in Scholastic's Modern Marvels

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