Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List


IDRecordWhoWhatWhereWhenExplain
14491Sailing, monohull, distance in 24 hoursComanche618.01 nautical mile(s)Not Applicable, Not applicable11 July 2015While competing in the 2015 Transatlantic Race on the 100-ft Comanche, skipper Ken Read (USA) and 20 crew covered 618.01 nautical miles at a 25.75 knots (47.7 km/h) average, between 05:30 UTC on 10 July and 05:30 on 11 July 2015. This beats the previous record of 596.6 nautical miles (24.85 knot avg) set by skipper Torben Grael (BRA) and crew on the Volvo 70 Ericsson 4 during the 2008-9 Volvo Ocean Race.
14492First person to fly horizontallyYves RossyfirstSwitzerland, Yverdon airfield24 June 2004The first person to successfully achieve horizontal human flight is Yves Rossy (Switzerland), who flew for four minutes at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,250 ft) and at a speed of 180 km/h (111 mph) above Yverdon airfield, near Lake Neuchâtel, in Switzerland, on 24 June 2004. The former military pilot created his 'jet-man' project by adding two kerosene-powered jet engines to his 3-m (10-ft), foldable carbon wings.Rossy launched from a Pilatus Porter Plane at 4,000m (13,120 ft), then opened the wings, glided to 2,500 m (8,200 ft), ignited the engines and after 30 seconds for stablizing, released the throttle to then fly horizonally.
14493First internal combustion carUnknownfirstGermany, Karlsruhe01 January 1885The first successful petrol-driven car, the Motorwagen, built by Karl Friedrich Benz (1844-1929) of Karlsruhe, Germany, ran at Mannheim, Germany, in late 1885. The three-wheeler weighed 254 kg (560 lb) and could reach a speed of 13-16 km/h (8-10 mph). Its single-cylinder engine (bore 91.4 mm 3.6 in, stroke 160 mm 6.3 in) delivered 0.63 kW (0.85 hp) at 400 rpm. It was patented on 29 January 1886. Its first 1-km (0.6-mile) road test was reported in the local newspaper, the Neue Badische Landeszeitung, on 4 June 1886, under the heading `Miscellaneous'.
14494Longest high-speed rail network
14495Most drink cans crushed with elbow in one minute
14496Highest man-dog parachute deployment
14497Longest reigning monarch -livingBhumibol AdulyadejThailand01 January 2010The longest reigning monarch in the world is King Bhumibol Adulyadej, King Rama IX of the Chakri dynasty, of Thailand. He ascended to the throne on 9 June 1946, although his formal coronation did not take place until 5 May 1950. He has reigned without interruption for over 63 years. He was born on 5 December 1927.
14498Fastest lap on Ridge Racer (high level)Alex T Trammell (USA)1/0.757 minute(s), second(s)USA, Maple Valley,WashingtonHigh-speed racer Alex T Trammell clocked a lap time of 1 min 0.757 sec on the High difficulty level of the PlayStation adaptation of Namco’s classic arcade title Ridge Racer in Maple Valley, Washington, USA, on 21 June 2005.Featured in Guinness World Records Gamer''s Edition 2010
14499Most durable ice hockey playerJohn BurnoskyCanada, Kelvin Technical High School,Winnipeg,Mantioba01 January 2005The most durable ice hockey player is John Burnosky (USA), who began playing at Kelvin Technical High School, Winnipeg, Mantioba, Canada in 1929.Burnosky still played regularly in July 2004, when he featured in the 29th Senior World Hockey Tournament held at Santa Rosa, California, USA.
14500Most high fives in one hour (individual)Asa SpearsUnited States, Manchester12 June 2015The most high fives in one hour is 2,392 and was achieved by Asa Spears (USA), at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee, USA, on 12 June 2015. Asa, also known as "Squish," loves attending Bonnaroo to hear music and see shows. His enthusiasm for the event led him to break this record.
14501Longest bridgeDanyang-Kunshan Grand BridgeChina01 June 2011The Danyang-Kunshan Grand Bridge, on the Jinghu High-Speed Railway (aka Beijing–Shanghai High-Speed Railway) is 164 km (102 miles) long. This new line (open from June 2011) also crosses the 114-km (70.8-mile) Langfang–Qingxian viaduct, the second longest bridge in the world.
14502Largest wheat field sownLethbridge14160 hectare(s)Canada, Alberta01 January 1951The largest single fenced field sown with wheat measured 14,160ha 35,000acres and was sown in 1951 south-west of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
14503High diving - highest scored diveOrlando Duque159.00 point(s)United States, KaunoluIn 2000, during the Cliff-Diving World Championships in Kaunolu, Hawaii, USA, Orlando Duque (Colombia) performed a double back sommersault with 4 twists from 24.40 m (80 ft). For this dive he earned a perfect 10 from all seven judges and scored 159.00 points.
14504Youngest Chief ScoutEdward GryllsUnited Kingdom01 January 2009The youngest Chief Scout is Edward "Bear" Grylls (UK). He was 34 years old when he received the appointment from by The Council of the Scout Movement in London, in 2009.Grylls took over the appointment from former Blue Peter presenter Peter Duncan (UK).
14505Record Holder Profile Video: Joel Miggler and his 11 facial flesh tunnelsGerman-born Joel Miggler has more stretched piercings than anyone else in the world and has achieved the Guinness World Records title for Most flesh tunnels (face).
14506Largest inflorescencePuya raimondiiBoliviaThe largest inflorescence that typically occurs amongst plants belongs to the puya Puya raimondii, a rare species of giant bromeliad living high in the Bolivian mountains. The vertical stalk or panicle produced when the puya blooms stands up to 10.7 m (35 ft) high, with a diameter of up to 2.4 m (8 ft), and bears approximately 8,000 small white flowers. This enormous inflorescence is so strong that it can support a man if he climbs up it.
14507First biathlete to win the big four in the same Winter Olympic GamesOle Einar BjørndalenfirstUnited States, Salt Lake City01 January 2002Ole Einar Bjørndalen (Norway) is the first - and, to date, only - biathlete to win the sprint, pursuit, individual and relay events in a single Winter Games, when he competed in the 2002 Salt Lake City Games in Utah, USA. He was denied the big four in the 2005 biathlon World Cup when he finished unplaced in the individual 20 km race.
14508Most high-fives in 24 hours (individual)Pete TimbsAustralia, Brisbane,,Bridge to Brisbane Fun Run02 September 2012The most high fives in 24 hours by an individual is 14,607 and was achieved by Pete Timbs (Australia) during the Bridge to Brisbane fun run, in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, on 2 September 2012.The event raised money for the Kids Help Line charity. Pete Timbs could not take part in the annual fun run due to a hamstring injury but wanted to support the event by breaking a record and raise money for charity.
14509Fastest 100 metres in high heels (female)Majken Sichlau13.557 second(s)Denmark, CopenhagenThe fastest 100 m wearing high heels (female) is 13.557 sec and was achieved by Majken Sichlau (Denmark) during the Tarnby Games 2015 at Tarnby Stadium in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 2 May 2015.
14510Highest high jump (male)Javier SotomayorSpain, Salamanca27 July 19932.45 m (8 ft 0.45 in)Javier Sotomayor (Cuba)Salamanca, Spain27 July 1993
14511Largest collection of model tramsGeoff PriceUnited Kingdom, Walsall05 April 2011Geoff Price (UK) has 830 model trams, as of April 2011, which he has collected since 1959.Geoff also holds a record for the largest collection of model busses and coaches. Since 2003 Geoff and his wife Linda have been visiting Sri Lanka each year in search of model trams and buses to add to his collection. According to Geoff, it is one of the best places to find plastic toys in the world. He was surprised on a recent trip there when his collection saw him appear on TV stations and in national newspapers. His collection has grown so much that he now has three rooms. loft area and double garage devoted to the collection.
14512Highest high jump (female) (indoors)Kajsa BergqvistGermany, Arnstadt04 February 20062.08 m (6 ft 9.8 in)Kajsa Bergqvist (Sweden)Arnstadt, Germany4 February 2006
14513Largest collection of handcuffsStan WillisUnited States, Cincinnati, Ohio28 November 2007Stan Willis (USA) has 1,350 pairs of handcuffs, as of 28 November 2007, that he has been collecting since 1969.
14514Largest collection of beer drinking vesselsRudolf HeindlAustria, Weisskirchen07 April 2004Rudolf Heindl (Austria) has 13,000 beer glasses that he has collected from over 4,000 breweries worldwide since the 1980s.
14515Highest high jump (male) (indoors)Javier SotomayorHungary, Budapest04 March 19892.43 m (7 ft 11.66 in)Javier Sotomayor (Cuba)Budapest, Hungary4 March 1989
14516Highest high jump (female)Stefka KostadinovaItaly, Rome30 August 19872.09 m (6 ft 10.28 in)Stefka Kostadinova (Bulgaria)Rome, Italy30 August 1987
14517Largest collection of Christmas broochesAdam WideUnited Kingdom, London14 October 2010Adam Wide (UK) has 4,061 different Christmas brooches, as of 14 October 2010, which he has been collecting since 1984.Adam bought his first Christmas brooches in Copenhagen in 1984. The following year, also in Copenhagen he bought three more, and the gradually the collection has become his obsession. Adam also holds the overall record for the largest collection of brooches (Record ID 55424).
14518Oldest winner, Indianapolis 500Al Unser Jr.United StatesAl Unser (USA) was 47 years, 360 days old when he won the 71st Indianapolis 500, on 24 May 1987.
14519Largest collection of quartet cardsSebastian MayrGermany, Berlin23 August 2007Sebastian Mayr (Germany) has 1,015 different sets of quartet cards that he has collected since 1995.
14520Oldest person executed (20th century)Mahmoud Mohamed TahaSudan, Khartoum North18 January 1986Mahmoud Mohamed Taha (Sudan) was 76 when he was arrested on 5 January 1986, charged with subversion. His trial lasted two days, and he was convicted and sentenced to death on the 8 January. On the 17 January his mandatory appeal upheld the earlier conviction, and Taha was publicly hanged at Kober Prison in Khartoum North on the 18 January 1986.

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