Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List

14521First game showProfessor Dick and His Question Box1935/5/15 year(s), month(s), day(s)Canada, Canada-based journalist and former teacher Roy Ward Dickinson (UK, 1910-1978) effectively invented the game show format when he adapted quizzes he had set for his pupils to the radio. Professor Dick and His Question Box aired on CKCL Radio on 15 May 1935, and Dickson went on to produce many pioneering game show formats, including the first panel game Claim to Fame
14522Frank Lampard: Breaking Premier League goal scoring record against Chelsea was a weird feeling - VideoHe may have now left the Premier League to play in the US with New York City FC, but Frank Lampard has certainly left a record-breaking mark on the EPL.
14523Longest serving bell tower captainDr Digby BurtonUnited Kingdom, SkiptonThe longest serving office holder at Holy Trinity Church, Skipton, since records began, On 1 May 2001 Dr Digby Burton (UK) retired as Tower Captain at Holy Trinity Church, Skipton, UK after 47 years in charge of the church's bell tower. He first took command the team of bell ringers in 1964 and since then rang the bells two or three times every week. Over the course of his career he rang 138 ‘peals’, each one lasting over 3 hours.
14524Wealthiest catBlackie7 UK pound(s)United Kingdom, 01 January 1988When Ben Rea (UK) died in May 1988, he bequeathed his £7-million ($12.5-million) fortune to Blackie, the last surviving of the 15 cats he shared his mansion with. The millionaire antiques dealer and recluse refused to recognize his family in his will and split the majority of his wealth between three cat charities, with the instruction to look after his beloved pet. Rea also bequeathed small amounts of cash to his gardener, his mechanic and his plumber, and left a home to his friend Ken Randolph. His sister Dorothy, who died only a few day before him, also left £2.8 million (£5 million) to animal charities.
14525Most boxing world titles in different weight divisionsManny Pacquiao8 timesUnited States, Arlington,,Cowboys Stadium13 November 2010The most boxing world titles won in different weight divisions is eight by Manny Pacquiao (Philippines) when he defeated Antonio Margarito (USA) to win the WBC Super Welterweight title on 13 November 2010. He has also held sanctioned belts in the WBC Flyweight, Super Featherweight and Lightweight divisions, plus The Ring Featherweight , IBF Super Bantamweight, IBO and The Ring Light Welterweight and WBO Welterweight.
14526Largest marimbaEduardo Baltazar Solorzano ÁrciaMexico, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas.22 April 2009The largest marimba measures 1 m 1.4 cm (3 ft 3 in) high, 4 m 10 cm (13 ft 5 in) long, 1 m 43.9 cm (4 ft 8 in) wide at the bass end and 34.2 cm (1 ft 1 in) wide at the high end and was created by Eduardo Baltazar Solorzano Árcia (Mexico). It was presented and measured in Ocosingo, Chiapas, Mexico, on 22 April 2009.The tonal range of the instrument is 4 Octaves. It has 103 keys, 103 resonators, and is built from 8 different types of wood.
14527First drug testing and disqualification of athletes at the OlympicsHans-Gunnar LiljenwallfirstMexico, Mexico City01 January 1968The Mexico City Olympics held in 1968 were the first to introduce drug testing for medallists, with urine taken and analyzed for narcotics and stimulants. Consequently, these Games saw the first ever drugs disqualification, with the Swedish pentathlete Hans-Gunnar Liljenwall testing positive for excessive alcohol. He had allegedly drunk some beer prior to the pistol shooting to calm his nerves and was later stripped of the bronze medal he went on to win.
14528Most heavyweight titles won by a former middleweightRoy Jones Jnr, Robert James `Bob' FitzsimmonsUnited States, Las Vegas02 March 2003This remarkable feat has been achieved only twice in 106 years. The first time was by Robert James `Bob' Fitzsimmons (UK) when he knocked out James J. Corbett (USA) at Carson City, Nevada, USA on 17 March 1897. Roy Jones Jnr (USA) matched this when he beat John Ruiz (USA) for the World Boxing Association title by unanimous decision on 2 March 2003 at Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
14529First actor to break the $1 million thresholdMarlon BrandofirstUSA, 01 January 1962The first actor to break the $1 million threshold was Marlon Brando (USA), who was paid $1.25 million (£400,500) - equivalent today to $8.8 million £6.1 million - for his starring role as Fletcher Christian in Mutiny on the Bounty (USA, 1962). With his small part as Jor--El in Superman (1978), he also broke the $3 million mark he also negotiated a share of the profits, thereby earning $14 million ($46 million or £32 million today) for just 10 minutes of screen time.
14530Record holder profile video: Jack Hill - The World's Youngest Club DJAt the age of seven, DJ Jack Hill became the world's youngest club DJ in 2007.Now 11, we caught up with him to see what he's been up to since setting the
14531Highest bridge deckBridge over the Si Du RiverChina15 November 2009The deck of the suspension bridge over the Si Du River in Badong County, Hubei, China, is situated 496 m (1,627 ft) above the valley – more than high enough to accommodate the Empire State Building beneath it. The bridge was opened to traffic on 15 November 2009.When the bridge was being constructed, the first suspension cable to be secured was fired across the 500-m-wide (1,600-ft) valley, rather than flown across by helicopter making it the first suspension-bridge cable placed using a rocket.
14532First biographical reference bookDebretts PeerageUnited Kingdom, London01 January 1769The earliest known biographical reference work was Debrett's Peerage, first published in 1769 under the title The New Peerage. When John Debrett (UK) took over editorship of the work in 1802 he gave his name to the work.The earliest autobiographical reference work is Who's Who, published in 1849 (see broken record below).
14533First theatrical lordLaurence OlivierUnited Kingdom01 January 1970The most famous English actor of his time, Laurence Olivier (UK, 1907 - 1989) was created a Baron in 1970. Making his professional debut as Lennox in Macbeth in 1924, he received ten Oscar nominations and was knighted in 1947.He combined non-stop stage activity with a flourishing career as a film actor and director and conquered all the major tragic roles (Hamlet, Lear, Macbeth, Othello) creating many new characters, most famously Archie Rice in John Osbournes The Entertainer in 1957.
14534Largest film studioRamoji Film CityIndia, Ramoji Film City,Hyderabad01 January 2005The largest film studio complex in the world is Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad, India, which opened in 1996 and measures 674 ha (1,666 acres). Comprising of 47 sound stages, it has permanent sets ranging from railway stations to temples.
14535Youngest civil judgeMuhammad llyasPakistan, Lahore01 January 1952Muhammad Ilyas passed the examination enabling him to become a Civil Judge in July 1952 at the age of 20 years 9 months, although formalities such as medicals meant that it was not until eight months later that he started work as a Civil Judge in Lahore, Pakistan.
14536Most supersonic passenger journeysFred Finn01 January 2003By February 2003, Frederick W Finn (UK) had made 718 Atlantic crossings on Concorde. His first flight was 26 May 1976, for which he still has the special commemorative brief case tag.Fred always had seat 9A reserved for him. The longest flight Fred has taken is London to Singapore. His most memorable occasions were sitting with Paul Mccartney, David frost, Joan Rivers and whilst giving a lecture on the thrills of supersonic flying to an audience of travel agents they experience an engine surge and they thought Fred had arranged this to happpen. Being struck by lighteningon his 500th flight gave quite a bang to the celebrations.
14537Oldest cardinalGiorgio da CostaItaly, Rome18 September 1508The oldest cardinal ever was Giorgio da Costa (Portugal) who was born in 1406 and died in Rome, Italy on 18 September 1508 aged 102. Created a cardinal in 1476, he was also Archbishop of Lisbon and is buried at Santa Maria del Popolo, Rome, Italy.
14538Oldest astronaut - maleJohn Glenn Jr.USA29 October 1998The oldest astronaut is John Glenn Jr. (USA), who was 77 years 103 days old when he was launched into space as part of the crew of Discovery STS-95 on 29 October 1998. The mission lasted 11 days, landing on 7 November 1998.Senator Glenn was one of the first US astronauts to fly with the Mercury orbiter space programme. In February 1962 he completed a five hour, three-orbit flight aboard Friendship 7
14539Fastest time to pogo stick jump up the CN TowerAshrita Furman57/51 minute(s), second(s)Canada, Toronto23 July 1999Ashrita Furman of Jamaica, New York, jumped the 1,899 steps of the CN Tower, Ontario, Canada on a pogo stick in a time of 57 min 51 sec on 23 July 1999.Recorded by the BBC's Linford's Record Breakers and transmitted on 8 October 1999.
14540Most Oscar wins - Best DirectorJohn FordUnited States, Los Angeles01 January 1953He was nominated in this category five times, the other being for Stagecoach (USA 1939) in 1940.
14541Largest mouthBowhead whaleArcticThe largest mouth in the world belongs to the bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus) and can measure 5 m (16 ft) long, 4 m (12 ft) high and 2.5 m (8 ft) wide. Its tongue weighs approximately one ton (900 kg).Bowheads are mainly found near the Arctic icepack and feed on planktonic organisms consuming about two tons (1,814 kg) of food every day. As a baleen whale, the bowhead has between 325-360 fringed overlapping plates hanging from each side of the upper jaw, where teeth would normally be found. In fact, the bowhead has the longest baleen of any whale. While feeding, the whale opens its mouth and skims through the water. As the water flows through the mouth and through the baleen, the plankton get trapped inside near the tongue and are then swallowed.
14542Oldest person to receive a university varsity letterMorton CohnUnited States, MonroeMorton Cohn (USA) is the oldest person to receive a university varsity letter at 78 years 8 days on 28 July 2001. He received the accolade 52 years after excelling at golf for the University of Michigan.Varsity letters are awarded in the US to those who make an outstanding contribution to school life.
14543Longest canoeHoward WhittenUnited States, Newport,Maine08 July 2006The longest canoe measures 45.44 m (149 ft 1 in) and was built by students and teachers of Nokomis Regional High School, Newport, Maine, USA. The canoe was presented and measured on 8 July 2006.
14544Most expensive television documentary series per minuteWalking With Dinosaurs37654 UK pound(s)United Kingdom, London01 January 1999Depicting how dinosaurs lived, reproduced and became extinct, the BBC's documentary series Walking with Dinosaurs cost over £37,654 ($61,112) per minute to produce. Taking over two years to produce, the six part series, with each episode having a running time of 27 minutes, cost a total of ٤.1 million ($9.9 million). The first episode was aired on 4 October 1999.It featured computer graphics and animatronics with background footage filmed in locations around the world.The series won three Emmy Awards on 10 September 2000.
14545Oldest Golden Globe winner - actorHenry FondaUnited States30 January 1982Henry Fonda (USA) (1905–1982) was aged 76 years 259 days when he was awarded the Golden Globe for Best Actor for his portrayal of Norman Thayer Jr in On Golden Pond (USA 1981) on 30 January 1982.The Golden Globes have been presented annually since 1944 by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, a group of Los Angeles-based journalists covering Hollywood for foreign publications
14546First heliocentric Solar-System modelOn the Revolutions of the Celestial SpheresPoland01 January 1543Just before his death in 1543, Nicolaus Copernicus (Poland) published On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres, in which he outlined his revolutionary notion of heliocentrism – the idea that planets travel around the Sun. It took at least another 150 years for his idea to become widely accepted.
14547Most-watched man on televisionHugh Laurie400000 US dollar(s)UK, 01 January 2010Hugh Laurie (UK) reportedly earns $400,000 (£247,230) per episode as the titular star of the US medical drama House (Fox). The success of the show (see below), now in its seventh series, currently makes Laurie TV's most- watched leading man.
14548Youngest TV Episode Director
14549Largest collection of back scratchersManfred RothsteinUnited States, Fayetteville, NC20 September 2008Manfred S. Rothstein (USA) has 675 back scratchers from 71 countries, housed in his dermatology clinic in Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA, that he has been collecting since the 1970's.
14550Most Snowboarder X medals X Games - men (winter)Seth WescottUnited States01 January 2010Seth Wescott (USA) has won an unprecedented seven medals for Snowboarder X Men’s: he picked up four silvers in 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2010 and three bronzes in 1998, 2001 and 2007.

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