Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List

14431Highest letter-sorting score on The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (Nintendo, 2002)Pierre BarthodFrance01 March 2005The highest score ever achieved in the letter-sorting mini game in The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (Nintendo, 2002) is 36, achieved by Pierre Barthod (France) and verified by Twin Galaxies via video on 1 March 2005.Featured in Guinness World Records Gamers Edition 2011
14432First rocksUnknown01 January 2010Geological time began around 4 billion years ago, as the earliest rocks formed. The beginning of the Archaean period (part of the Precambrian period, the longest geological time period) is estimated rather than known, because of insufficient evidence: few rocks from this period remain.
14433First indoor Olympic figure skatingVII Olympic Winter Games, Squaw Valley, 1960firstUnited States, 01 January 1960The figure skating events at the Winter Olympic games were held in indoors for the first time in 1960 at the VII games held in Squaw Valley, California, USA. Prior to these games, all figure skating events were held outdoors.
14434First Olympic use of metal skisVII Olympic Winter Games, Squaw Valley, 1960, Jean VuarnetfirstUnited States, 01 January 1960The first time metal skis were used in an Olympic event was in1960 at the VII games held in Squaw Valley, California, USA. The innovator was Jean Vuarnet (France) who used the skis to win the Men’s Downhill event.
14435First aerial bombardmentAustriansfirstItaly, Venice01 January 1849The first aerial bombardment ever was attempted in 1849 when Austrians launched 200 pilot-less hot-air balloons to drop timed-release bombs over enemy defences in Venice, Italy. Due to unpredictable winds, however, there were few casualties.Please note: Italy, at that time, was not unified - rather it was a collection of smaller states.
14436Longest photographic careerGHF AtkinsUnited Kingdom, Nottingham01 January 2004GHF Atkins (UK) had photographs taken in each decade from 1927 until his retirement in 2004, published. He specialised in photographs of buses.
14437First president with regular email accessBarack ObamafirstUSA, 01 January 2009Among the first few announcements made when Barack Obama (USA) took office in January 2009 was the news that the president, an avid emailer, would use email to stay in touch with senior staff and personal friends during his presidency.However the title for the first US President to use email in office goes to President Bill Clinton (USA), who sent one e-mail as a test and another, with the help of his staff, to astronaut John Glenn while the astronaut was in orbit on the Space Shuttle.
14438First television channel devoted to videogamesMattel's PlayCablefirstUnited States, New York01 January 1982The first cable TV channel devoted exclusively to video games and video-gaming was Mattel’s PlayCable (USA), which became active in January 1982. The channel was available via six cable systems in New York and New Jersey in the USA.
14439Highest altitude hotelHotel Everest ViewNepalThe Hotel Everest View above Namche, Nepal - the village closest to Everest base camp - is at a record height of 3,962 m (13,000 ft).
14440First dog in spaceLaikaThe firstRussia, Sputnik 203 November 1957Further info about Laika (including how Laika actually died) is in the newsarticle attached below.
14441Oldest British Queen ConsortQueen Elizabeth, the Queen MotherUK30 March 2002Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (UK, 4 August 1900 - 30 March 2002), who married the future King George VI on 26 April 1923 and was Queen Consort from 10 December 1936 to 6 February 1952, lived to the age of 101 years 238 days.
14442First robot sommelierWine-botfirstJapanNEC System Technologies and Mie University, Japan, have developed a robot capable of tasting wine and recognizing the differences between a few dozen varieties. To "taste", the "wine-bot" fires an infrared beam through the wine and analyses the various wavelengths of light that are absorbed. A built-in speaker is used to announce the variety of wine selected.
14443First MMORPG to use adaptive difficultyCity of Heroesfirst, 01 January 2004City of Heroes was the first MMORPG to adjust the strength of enemies according to both the level of the players in the area and also how many players there are, taking the view that there is strength in numbers. Many other massively multiplayer games havesince followed suit.Guinness World Records Gamers' Edition 2009.
14444Longest massage chainThe Philippine Association of Licensed Massage Therapists1.600 peoplePhilippines, Boracay, Malay AklanThe longest massage chain is 1,600 participants at an event organised by The Philippine Association of Licensed Massage Therapists (Philippines) in Boracay, Malay Aklan, Philippines, on 16 May 2014. The chain was positioned along the beach in Boracay.
14445Couple set new record for the most marriage vow renewals after saying ‘I do’ for the 100TH timeA loved-up American couple have set a new Guinness World Record for the most marriage vow renewals, having exchanged their vows for the 100 th time on Sunday afternoon at the Hard Rock Café in Honolulu, Hawaii.Lauren and David Blair from Hendersonville, Tennessee, USA, first met in 1982 and were instantly smitten with each other.Their first date came two days later and within three months David had proposed.The course to true love being rarely smooth, Lauren actually said no the first time. However, it wasn't long before Lauren accepted and in the summer of 1984 the couple were married in Topanga Canyon, California.Since then Lauren and David, at 60 and 58 years old respectively, have renewed their vows a further 99 times, each ceremony taking place in a different location.Asked why they continuously renew their vows, Lauren says: "We were both in long term relationships in the past that didn't work out. We knew we were meant for each other and wanted to continually share that vow experience. I love to look into David's eyes as he is repeating his vows. I know that this man will love me until the day I die. Of course, David will tell you that he does it for the honeymoons!"
14446Largest predatory fishWhite sharkThe largest predatory fish is the rare great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias). Adult specimens average 4.3–4.6 m (14–15 ft) in length, and generally weigh 520–770 kg (1,150–1,700 lb). There are many claims of huge specimens up to 10 m (33 ft) in length and, although few have been properly authenticated, there is plenty of circumstantial evidence to suggest that some great whites grow to more than 6 m (20 ft) in length.
14447Most expensive football player (soccer player), single transferGareth Bale85300000 UK pound(s)Spain, Madrid01 September 2013Gareth Bale (UK) became the world's most expensive soccer player when his protracted transfer from Tottenham Hotspur (UK) to Real Madrid (Spain) was completed for a reported £85.30 million (€99.95 million $132.16 million) on 1 September 2013. The fee for the Welsh winger, who agreed a six-year deal worth £300,000 (€351,539 $464,814) per week, eclipses the £80 million (€94.07 million $132.52 million) Real Madrid paid Manchester United for Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) on 1 July 2009.
14448Desert plant with the longest leavesWonder plant (Welwitschia mirabilis)Namibia01 January 2011The wonder plant (Welwitschia mirabilis) of the Namib Desert in Namibia and Angola only produces two leaves, but they are far longer than those of any other species of desert plant, each one growing between 2-4 m long, though they eventually become split, or at least become shredded at their tips, due to the arid desert winds and harsh living conditions experienced in this environment. In contrast, the leaves of other desert plants are usually very small, to prevent water loss via evaporation.
14449Highest-capacity communications satelliteViaSat-1Not Applicable05 December 2012With a proven throughput of 134 Gbps (giga-bits per second), the ViaSat-1 communications satellite is the highest-capacity communications satellite. Launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, on 19 October 2011 on board a Proton Breeze M rocket, the satellite is in geostationary orbit above North America at 115.1° West longitude.Using 72 spot beams in total (63 over continental USA, Alaska and Hawaii, and 9 over Canada), the satellite provides broadband internet service coverage and general communications. Weighing a total of 6,740 kg (14,860 lb), the satellite is expected to have a 15-year operational life. At the time of launch, this single satellite possessed greater capacity than all of the other satellites covering North America added together.
14450Longest reigning queenQueen Elizabeth II23,226 day(s)United Kingdom, London09 September 2015The longest reigning queen is Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (born 21 April 1926), who succeeded to the throne on 6 February 1952 following the death of her father, King George VI. On 9 September 2015, Elizabeth's reign equalled and exceeded that of Queen Victoria, which had latest 63 years 216 days from 20 June 1837 to 22 January 1901.Elizabeth II is Queen of the United Kingdom and head of the Commonwealth.The years 2002 and 2012 saw The Queen's Golden Jubilee, marking 50 years since The Queen's Accession .The year 2012 saw The Queen's Diamond Jubilee, marking 60 years since the Queen's Accession.Main image: Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, recieves a copy of our 50th anniversary edition from GWR President Alistair Richards
14451First kidneys created by cloningAdvanced Cell TechnologiesfirstUnited Kingdom, Massachsetts01 January 2002In January 2001, scientists at Advanced Cell Technologies, Massachsetts, USA announced that they had for the first time successfully grown kidneys using cloning technology. The technique took a DNA-containing nucleus from a single cow skin cell and fused it with a host egg. The egg multiplied into an embryo rich in stem cells. These cells were chemically manipulated to grow into kidney cells, using an artifical kidney-shaped scaffold. Several of these miniature kidneys were grown in this way and transplanted back into the cow, where they began to produce urine. Each of the kidneys were several cm (a few inches) long.
14452Most expensive football memorabilia sold at auction1871 FA Cup420000 UK pound(s)United Kingdom, LondonThe most valuable piece of football history is an original FA Cup, one of four produced for the first competition held in 1871 and presented to the winning team between 1896 and 1910. An anonymous telephone bidder bought the cup for £420,000 ($773,136) from Christie's, UK on 19 May 2005.With the added premium the actual price paid was £478,400 ($880,639).Source as attached
14453Fastest time to visit all NHL arenasAndre DelsolUnited States, Philadelphia09 April 2011The fastest time to visit all National Hockey League arenas was 28 days, 6 hr and 34 min by Andre Delsol (USA), who began at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, on 12 March 2011 and ended at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, on 9 April 2011. Delsol was required to view an entire game at each venue.Delsol logged and submitted all expenses for his journey, which he was able to complete in under 30 days by watching a game in New York City's Madison Square Garden and Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center on the same day to finish his attempt. Various expenses included $5,797.20 (£3,548) in airfare, $1,848.86 (£1,131.54) in lodging, and $939.88 (£575.21) in ticket purchases (he was offered 17 tickets as complimentary from the organizations, was three times given a media credential, and purchased 10 tickets out of pocket).
14454Latest People Are Awesome video highlights incredible Guinness World Records title holdersFeaturing mind blowing footage of people achieving the seemingly impossible and pushing the boundaries of human endeavour, People Are Awesome's compilation videos have become among the most popular on YouTube.
14455Loop the loop record set on incredible life-sized Hot Wheels track at X GamesA giant-sized version of the Hot Wheels Double Dare Snare track toy formed part of a successful attempt at the largest loop the loop in a car world record at the weekend.The attempt by the Hot Wheels stunt team took place as part of the X Games in Los Angeles on Saturday.It saw rally driver Tanner Foust and Hollywood stuntman Greg Tracy complete the double-loop in tandem, reaching 85km/h and 7Gs: seven times the force of gravity, and around the same that jet fighter pilots experience.The pair trained for a year to complete the loop, which held the risk of the drivers passing out due to gravity forces.The huge 18.2-metre high spiral track broke the previous record set last year by Chinese driver Li Yatao, who managed to negotiate a 12.8m loop in Shanghai while driving a Youngman Lotus L5 Sportback.'I tell you what, I'm at a loss for words. That was absolutely the coolest thing I've ever done,' Tracy told EPSN after successfully completing the stunt.'It was a handful trying to land it and get it slowed down. I knew Tanner was right behind me and I was just hoping we weren't going to tangle before we got to the end.'video
14456Super Bowl XLVII: Will Baltimore Ravens v San Francisco 49ers break any records?When it comes to sporting occasions, few seem to achieve the spectacle that accompanies the AFC-NFC World Championship Game, also known as the Super Bowl. This year's end of season showdown takes place this Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisana, when the San Francisco 49ers (11-4-1) take on the Baltimore Ravens (10-6) for the biggest prize in American football. As with all similar encounters, it is a game filled with trivia from being the first Super Bowl pitting brother against brother, (John v Jim Harbaugh, pictured above) , to being the last game of Ravens legendary linebacker Ray Lewis, from the 49ers aiming for their sixth Super Bowl win in team history (tying the Pittsburgh Steelers for most Super Bowl wins) to this also being the first Super Bowl in which both of the teams have appeared in, but not yet lost, a previous Super Bowl. When it comes to weighty, historical games the 'Harbaugh Bowl' seems loaded with both. And what about the record books? The 49ers certainly have the advantage here although the Ravens hold their own in terms of superlatives. As with all record keeping, at Guinness World Records we make sure we are as comprehensive as possible but rather than list all, here are a few of my personal Super Bowl favorites from our own weighty and historical database: Super Bowl XIV holds the record for the largest stadium attendance at 103,985 played on January 20, 1980 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California played between the Los Angeles Rams and Pittsburgh Stealers (the Stealers won 31-19).The fastest score is 14 seconds by Devin Hester, above, who returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown at the beginning of Super Bowl XLI playing for the Chicago Bears against the Indianapolis Colts (the Colts won 29-17). The most watched broadcast Super Bowl was XLVI between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots, viewed by 111.3 million viewers (the Giants won 21-17). The longest field goal made was 54 yards by Steve Christie for the Buffalo Bills during Super Bowl XXVIII (the Bills went on to lose 30-13 to the Dallas Cowboys). The highest aggregate score in a Super Bowl is 75 when the San Francisco 49ers beat the San Diego Chargers 49-26 during in 1995.The oldest player was kicker Matt Stover, above, who was 42 years and 11 days old when he took the field for the Indianapolis Colts during Super Bowl XLIV. The youngest player was running back Jamal Lewis for the Baltimore Ravens who was 21 years 155 days old when he played during Super Bowl XXXV (the Ravens beat the New York Giants 34-7). The highest team score and record victory margin in a Super Bowl occurred when the San Francisco 49ers beat the Denver Broncos 55-10 in 1990. The most field goals scored in a single Super Bowl is 4 by Ray Wersching for the San Francisco 49ers in 1982 and Don Chandler of the Green Bay Packers in 1968. The most career receptions is 33 by Jerry Rice playing for the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XXIII, XXIV and XXIX and for the Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl XXXVII. In true Guinness World Records fashion however it would be wildly remiss of me not to include a few other perhaps less well-known football-related factoids which we believe are just as noteworthy in honor of this special occasion:The fastest marathon in a football uniform is 3 hr 45 min 30 sec, achieved by Paul Statchuk (Canada) at the Mississauga Marathon in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on 6 May 2012.The highest insured hair is that of professional footballer Troy Polamalu (USA) of the Pittsburgh Steelers (USA), whose trademark locks were insured for $1 million (£622,713) with Lloyd's of London by Procter and Gamble shampoo brand Head & Shoulders on 30 August 2010.The greatest number of cheerleaders simultaneously performing a cheer at a single venue is 1,278 and was achieved by Science Cheerleaders & Pop Warner (both USA) at the Sun National Bank Arena in Trenton, New Jersey, USA, on 12 November 2011. The longest paper football field goal is 23 feet (7.01 meters), achieved by Kelley Parker (USA), in College Station, Texas, USA, on 10 June 2012. The most goals successfully kicked in 24 hours is 1,000 and was achieved by Craig Pinto (USA) at Theodore Roosevelt Park, Oyster Bay, New York, USA, on 09 October 2011. The most people to make a field goal in six hours was 181 by Tostitos Fiesta in the Square in Times Square, New York, New York, USA on 16 December 2011.The oldest football player is Paul L. Morton (USA, b. 12 January 1941), circled above, who was 67 years old when he played a regular season for semi-professional team, Stateline Miners, in 2008. Will Ray Lewis and his Ravens stop San Francisco from adding to their Super Bowl superlatives? Either way, we wish both teams and their fans all the best of luck on Sunday.
14457Record-breaking duo meet for first time to launch new Guinness World Records 'Amazing Feet' challengeNow that’s what you call a real ‘sole’ mate! The world’s shortest woman, Jyoti Amge, and second tallest man, Brahim Takioullah, have launched a bid to get thousands of people’s feet into the record books.The challenge, titled ‘Amazing Feet’, is one of the largest mass participation world record attempts ever, with 50,000 pairs of feet needed to be photographed and uploaded via the website to set a new Guinness World Records title for the Largest Online Photo Album of Feet.19-year-old Jyoti Amge, who stands at 62.8 cm (24.7 in) and took the title of world’s Smallest Woman in 2011, is dwarfed in the photo by the feet of 31-year-old Brahim Takioullah.The giant Moroccan has feet that measure 38.1 cm (1ft 3 in), recorded as the Largest Feet in the world. Brahim, who has previously held the title of world’s Tallest Man, said he was “excited” to meet Jyoti. Jyoti, who travelled from her home in Nagpar, India, to Kuwait City, Kuwait, to launch the new Amazing Feet Guinness World Records challenge, said: “It was great to meet Brahim and get our photo taken for this new record attempt – I hope everyone gets involved to make it a success!”Craig Glenday, Editor-in-Chief of Guinness World Records, said: “We’re really excited to launch Amazing Feet, an ambitious Guinness World Record challenge to create the Largest Online Photo Album of Feet."We’re giving people all over the world the chance to be part of one of the largest mass participation records ever untaken""All you have to do is visit and submit a photo of your feet to the website. The resulting record-breaking collection will be unveiled in exciting fashion at a later date.”The Amazing Feet challenge will run throughout the summer and open to all members of the public who are encouraged to visit and submit their entry.
14458Video: Sir Richard Branson and Per Lindstrand recall achieving the first transatlantic crossing in a hot air balloon
14459Greatest explosion everUnknownMost astronomers now believe that the universe began around 12 billion years ago in a cataclysmic explosion we call the Big Bang. All of the matter and energy in the universe had its origins in this event, along with time itself. One second after the Big Bang, the temperature was around ten thousand million degrees, or around 600 times hotter than the interior of the Sun.
14460Record Holder Profile Video: Bob Wade and the largest cowboy boot sculptureArtist Bob Wade (USA) has created the Tallest cowboy boot sculpture in the world with the super-sized shoes measuring an immense 10.74 m (35 ft 3 in) in height, towering past the surrounding buildings.

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