Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List

14311Largest vacuum chamberSpace Power FacilityUnited States, Sandusky27 January 2003The world's largest vacuum chamber is the Space Power Facility, at NASA's Glenn Research Center, Plum Brook Station, Sandusky, Ohio, USA. It measures 30.4m (100ft) in diameter and 37m (122ft) in height. It can sustain a high vacuum of 10-6 ( -6 is superscript, will change once on database) torr and simulate solar radiation using a 4 megawatt quartz heat lamp array, as well as temperatures as low as -195.5C (-320F). It is used to test the performance of spacecraft and space hardware, prior to launch.
14312Largest warshipNimitz classUnited StatesThe, US Navy Nimitz Class, nuclear-powered aircraft carriers are the largest warships ever built. The Nimitz class includes: the USS Nimitz, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Carl Vinson,Theodore Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, John C. Stennis, Harry S Truman and Ronald Reagan. The more recent Nimitz aircraft carriers (CVN72-CVN76) have a displacement of 102,000 tonnes (224.8 million lb) fully loaded, a length of 317 m (1,040 ft) and beam of 40.8 m (133 ft 10 in). The carrier reaches a maximum speed of over 30 knots (56 km/h 34.5 mph), and accommodates a complement of 3,184 personnel (with 203 officers) 2,800 aircrew (with 366 officers) and 70 flag (with 25 officers). The keel for the tenth and last Nimitz Class, USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), was laid in September 2003. The carrier was christened in October 2006 and will enter service in 2009.
14313First 3D spyChuckUnited States02 February 2009On Monday 2nd February 2009, NBC presented Chuck vs the Third Dimension an all-3D episode of successful comedy spy series Chuck. Viewers accessed the 3D via glasses that had been made available from various retailers and had also been used the day before to enjoy an all-3D ad break during the 2009 Superbowl presentation.
14314Largest 3D puzzleFONA Dental s.r.o.Germany, Koln11 March 2015The largest 3D puzzle measures 2.56 m tall, and 1.28 m in diameter, and was created by FONA Dental s.r.o. (Slovakia) at the Schokoladenmuseum in Köln, Germany, and measured on 11 March 2015. The puzzle was a model of a tooth, comprised of 500 separate pieces.
14315Most expensive 3D animationTangled260000000 US dollar(s)Not Applicable, 01 January 2010With an estimated budget of $260 m (£168 m), Disney’s 3D animation Tangled (2010) is the most expensive 3D Animated film made to date.
14316First truly 3D FPSDescent (Infogrames, 1995)firstThe first FPS to offer a truly 3D gameworld was Descent, which offered six degrees of freedom. With players piloting a small hovering ship through a series of mines, the vast 3D environment was tricky to navigate and some players experienced feelings of nausea when they first played it.Featured in Guinness World Records Gamer''s Edition 2010
14317First film in colour 3DBwana DevilfirstUnited States, 01 January 1952Experiments and shorts aside, the first colour 3-D movie was Bwana Devil (USA, 1952), which used the red-green "anaglyph" process first demonstrated as early as 1856.
14318First 3D gaming portable
14319First 3D movie in FrenchSoirs de Paris (France, 1953)France01 January 1953Soirs de Paris (France, 1953), directed by Jean Laviron (France), ran for 85 minutes.
14320First free-roaming 3D adventure videogameMidwinter01 January 1989The earliest free roaming 3D adventure video game was Midwinter, released in 1989 for the Amiga 500.
14321First 3D movie with stereo soundHouse of Wax (1953)firstUnited States, 01 January 1953Warner Bros., the second major studio to enter the 3D market and the first to do so in full colour, released House of Wax (1953) with stereo sound.
14322First 3D talking feature filmNozze VagabondeItaly01 January 1936Sante Bonaldo's production Nozze Vagabonde (Italy 1936), starring Leda Gloria and Ermes Zacconi (both Italy) was too far in advance of its time as Hollywood only took to 3-D in 1953.
14323First videogame with polarised 3D graphicsInvincible Tiger: The Legend of Han Tao (Namco Bandai, 2009)first, 26 August 2009The first video game to use stereoscopic polarised 3D is Invincible Tiger: The Legend of Han Tao (Blitz Arcade/Namco Bandai), released for Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network in August 2009.The game uses the same 3D system as embraced recently by the likes of James Cameron''s Avatar, with polarised glasses separating the signal transmitted into each eye to create the illusion of 3D.
14324First freeform 3D action-adventure videogameMercenary01 January 1986The earliest action adventure video game to offer players an open-ended 3D gameworld was Mercenary, published in 1986. The aim of the game is to escape from the planet Targ, and the player is allowed to choose the best way to achieve this goal.
14325First advertisement in 3D made for cinemaBUGfirstNorway, Cannes19 June 2006Norwegian post-production, design and animation studio BUG created the world's first digital three dimensional (3D) cinema advert, which premièred at the Screen Advertising Word Association (SAWA) seminar in Cannes, France on 19 June 2006. The advert, for Mitsubishi cars, was broadcast in digital 3D, which does not require the use of special glasses to produce a three dimensional effect.
14326Rarest console 2D shooter videogameDreamcast Bangai-O Prize Edition (Treasure, 2000)5 unit(s) soldWith only five copies ever distributed, Dreamcast Bangai-O Prize Edition is the rarest 2D shooter released for a console. The game was given exclusively to the five winners in a Japanese high-score competition,hence its incredibly small distribution. Only two copies of the game are thought to have changed hands, with the most recent being snapped up for $500 (£300). Don’t worry too much, though – the game itself is exactly the same as the normal edition, and only a golden sticker on the case marks the prize edition as something special.Featured in Guinness World Records Gamer''s Edition 2010
14327First fighter to use 3D polygon graphics
14328First 3D movie to win Best Cinematography OscarAvatarfirstUnited StatesThe first 3D movie to win Best Cinematography Oscar is Avatar (USA/UK, 2009)
14329Smallest regionVal d'Aosta3262 square kilometre(s)Italy, Val d'AostaThe smallest region of Italy is Val d'Aosta with an area of 3,262 km² 1,259 miles².
14330Largest sapphire cabochonLe Côte D'AzurMyanmar, Myanmar01 January 1999The largest cabochon-cut sapphire is 'Le Côte d'Azur' which is 397.095 carats and originates from Myanmar.
14331First dollar billionaireJohn D. RockefellerfirstUSA, 01 January 2010The world’s first dollar billionaire was John D Rockefeller (USA, 1839–1937). He made his fortune in the oil business and was worth an estimated $1.4 billion (£0.28 billion) at his death.
14332Fastest time to crush 10 watermelons with the headLeonardo D'AndreaChina, Beijing17 December 2006The fastest time to crush 10 watermelons is 16 seconds and was achieved by Leonardo D'Andrea (Italy) on the set of Zheng Da Zong Yi - Guinness World Records Special in Beijing, China, on 17 December 2006.
14333Largest electronic darts tournamentF.E.D.ESpain, Benidorm09 April 2008The largest electronic darts tournament is the XVIII Campeonato Nacional de Dardos Electrónicos organised by FEDE (Federación Española de Dardos Electrónicos) with the highest participation among various events being the 5,912 players in the Team Championships, held at Benidorm, Alicante, Spain, from 6 - 9 March 2008.The competition featured players from all over Spain who took part as individuals or in team tournaments. In total there were three team events - the six team championships, couples championships and mixed triples championships. In contrast there were four individual events, Pro Master, Male, Female and Junior events.
14334Thinnest Blu-ray playerBD-D7500 Blu-ray player22.86 millimetre(s)Korea (South), 01 January 2011Samsung's BD-D7500, at 22.86 mm (0.9 in), is the world's slimmest Blu-ray player. Wall-mountable, it plays 3D Blu-ray discs, runs 200 Samsung HDTV apps and has built-in WiFi.
14335Augmented Reality app updated: See how you match up to the tallest and shortest men in the world!The Guinness World Records 2014 – Augmented Reality app lets you see the records leap off the pages of your book in full 3D on your mobile and tablet device – and now it’s even better than ever!The latest update of the free app, which is available now for iOS and Android devices, allows you to meet and have your picture taken with the world's shortest man, Chandra Bahadur Dangi from Nepal, and the world’s tallest man, Sultan Kösen from Turkey.Both 3D models of these incredible record breakers which are animated and to-scale, are available to download as in-app purchases from within the app for only £0.69/$0.99 each.Here’s Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday seeing how he measures up to 8 ft 3 in Sultan…And here he is posing with 21.5in Mr Dangi...These new 3D models expand upon the app’s existing amazing features which let you: • Take control of the largest ever carnivorous dinosaur and walk it around the pages of your book. • Experience the view from the top of Mount Everest in virtual reality – you won't need to leave the comfort of your armchair!• Meet the world's shortest woman and have your photo taken with her ACTUAL SIZE! • Enter the photo booth and see what you and your friends would look like if you had the world's longest tongue or longest beard! • Watch videos clips of the most exciting records How it works:To activate the 3D animations, look out for the SEE IT 3D logo in the pages of the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2014 book – you can activate the new animations of Sultan and Mr Dangi on pages 48 and 49. When you see the logo, launch the app, point your device's camera at the book page and watch as the records comes to life. To find out more about the app and where you can download it from, click here.
14336Youngest recorded ViolinistVanessa MaeUnited Kingdom01 January 1991Vanessa-Mae (UK) is the youngest soloist to record both the Tchaikovsky and Beethoven violin concertos, aged 13. Her recording of Tchaikovsky's violin concerto in D (Op.35) and Beethoven's violin concerto in D. (Op.61) in 1991 was released on the Trittico label, with proceeds of the sales pledged to charity.NB: Younger violinists may have recorded one of these concertos, but Vanessa-Mae is the youngest violinist to have recorded both, as far as is known.Vanessa-Mae (full name: Vanessa-Mae Vanakorn Nicholson) made her debut with the London Philharmonia aged 10 in 1989. At age 11, she was the youngest ever student in the Royal College of Music and was described by its director "a true child prodigy, like Mozart and Mendelssohn". She went on her first international tour with the London Mozart Players at age 12 (1991), and made three records by the age of 14.
14337Fastest Completion Of ''Pane In The Neck'' on Timesplitters 2 (Eidos, 2002)James BouchierUK, Bouchier,Aberystwyth13 July 2010The fastest completion of ''Pane in the Neck'' on Timesplitters 2 (Eidos, 2002) is 14.5 sec, achieved by James ''TwIsTeD_EnEmY'' Bouchier, in Aberystwyth, UK on 13 July 2010.
14338Fastest victory on WWE Day of Reckoning (THQ, 2004)James BouchierUnited Kingdom, AberystwythThe fastest victory on WWE Day of Reckoning (THQ, 2004) took just 25 seconds, and was achieved by James 'TwIsTeD_EnEmY' Bouchier (Canada) in Aberystwyth, UK, on 21 May 2010.
14339Fastest Completion Of ''Avec Le Brique'' on Timesplitters: Future Perfect (Eidos, 2005)James Bouchier2/17.6 minute(s), second(s)UK, Bouchier,Aberystwyth11 July 2010The fastest completion of ''Avec le Brique'' on Timesplitters: Future Perfect (Eidos, 2005) is 2 min 17.6 sec, achieved by James ''TwIsTeD_EnEmY'' Bouchier, in Aberystwyth, UK on 11 July 2010.
14340Smallest working drillLance Abernethy17 millimetre(s)New Zealand, 21 March 2015The smallest cordless drill measures 17 x 7 x 13.5 mm and holds a 0.5-mm twist drill that is 11.75 mm long. The 3D-printed tool was designed and printed by Lance Abernethy from Auckland, New Zealand, on 21 March 2015. The drill is operated by a N#10 hearing aid battery, microswitch and motor. Pressing the microswitch makes the motor, and drill, turn. An earlier specimen from 17 March 2015 measured 7.52 x 13.5 x 17.3 mm (excluding drill) and a similarly miniscule saw measuring 14.3 x 18.9 x 10.6 mm (fitted with a 12-mm working blade) was completed on 23 April 2015.

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