Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List

14611Most consecutive axe juggling catchesIan Stewart580 timesCanada, Truro21 August 2014The most consecutive axe juggling catches is 580 and was achieved by Ian Stewart (Canada) at the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition in Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada, on 21 August 2014.Ian is a Master Stage Hypnotist.
14612Double for Lionel Messi as Barcelona star takes both La Liga and Champions League all-time goals records in a week
14613Princess Tower in Dubai named tallest residential buildingThe tallest residential building was announced this week as the Princess Tower in Dubai, United Arab Emirates stands 413.4 m (1,356 ft) high, 101 stories above ground. Architectural height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the architectural top of the building, including spires (but not including antennae, signage, flag poles or other functional-technical equipment). The highest occupied floor stands at 356.9 m (1,171 ft). Construction of the tower began in 2005, and is estimated to have cost (£134 million ($210 million). The previous record holder for the tallest residential building, 23 Marina, was also in the United Arab Emirates, and stood 392.8 m (1,289 ft).
14614Largest carved jade itemUnknownChina, Anshan01 January 1992The largest statue of Buddha made from a single piece of jade, weighs 260.76 tonnes (574,876 lb 11 oz) and measures 7.95 m (26 ft) high, 6.88 m (22 ft 6.8 in) wide and 4.1 m (13 ft 5.4 in) deep. It is found within a temple at the Jade Buddha Garden, Anshan, Liaoning province, China.The piece of jade was found in 1960 at Xiuyan county, Liaoning province. Carved in 1992 and has seven differing colours within it.
14615Most matches played in Test cricket as captainGraeme SmithtimesSouth Africa, Johannesburg01 February 2013Graeme Smith (South Africa) became the first cricketer to make 100 Test match appearances as captain when he led out the Proteas for the 1st Test against Pakistan on home soil in Johannesburg on his 32nd birthday, 1 February 2013. The left-handed opening batsman took charge of South Africa for the first time against Bangladesh on 24 April 2003 to become his country’s youngest ever Test captain, at the age of 22 years 82 days. As of 4 February 2013, Smith had won 48 of his 100 matches as captain and scored 26 Test match hundreds.
14616Longest black puddingGmina Radomysl Wielkimetre(s)Poland, Radomysl Wielki19 July 2014The longest black pudding measures 226.67 m (743 ft 8 in) created by Gmina Radomysl Wielki (Poland) in Radomysl Wielki, Poland, on 19 July 2014.
14617Farthest distance pushing a car in 24 hours by an individualPrzemysław Marczewski82.28 kilometre(s)Poland, Bialogard07 September 2014The farthest distance pushing a car in 24 hours is 82.28 km (51.13 miles) and was achieved by Przemyslaw Marczewski (Poland) at Plac Wolnosci in Bialogard, Poland, from 6 to 7 September 2014.
14618Norwegian family set lottery win world recordOne extremely lucky Norwegian household has plenty to celebrate after setting a world record for the most members of one family to win a national lottery.Teenager Tord Oksnes became the third incredibly fortunate member of his family to hit the jackpot in the Norwegian National Lottery when he won 12.2 million kroner (£1.3 million) earlier this month.Three years previously, Tord's sister Hege Jeanette won 8.2 million kroner (£880,000), while three years before that, their father Leif won 8.4 million kroner (£900,000)."I actually have a bit of a guilty conscience about winning so much money," Tord Oksnes told local newspaper Bergens Tidende. "I'm sure there's somebody who could have done with the money more than me."Despite the massive win, the 19-year-old still plans to continue his job as a trainee technician at a local energy firm in his home town of Austevollthe, and was even reluctant to take a day off to celebrate.Asked about her 8.2-million kroner (£880,000) lottery win, Hege Jeanette said that the secret to winning the jackpot was "getting pregnant" as two of the family's lottery wins took place within hours of her giving birth.
14619Queen's Diamond Jubilee inspires record breakers across the UKQueen Elizabeth II celebrates 60 years as British monarch in 2012, and the celebration have triggered a burst of record breaking across the UK. The Jubilee-themed attempts have records have already started as seen by the longest line of fanfare trumpeters at Wellington Barracks which took place last week, but a host of others are set over the bank holiday weekend.Saturday sees Burnham-On-Sea beach hosting an attempt to beat the world record for most sandcastles built in an hour, with a target of 571 to better.The event will be held to the north of Burnham's famous pier - with people of all ages being urged to join in the free event. Meanwhile, organisers in the Somerset village of Cheddar are hoping to create the longest line of bunting which will stretch up to 4,500m (2.8 miles) through the village and up the region's iconic gorge. The current world record of 3,427.94m was set in London on 13 May last year. Elsewhere, the Camping and Caravan Club are attempting to set a new record for most people wearing paper crowns across multiple locations on Monday.To find out how to get involved in the attempt, which will taking place across the club's 110 campsites up and down the UK, click here.
146201975: First Film to Reach $100 Million at the Box OfficeOn 20 June 1975, director Steven Spielberg’s (USA) latest movie was released… and promptly began scaring the life out of cinema-goers the length and breath of North America. Jaws – the tale of a seaside town (Amity) terrorised by a great white shark – swiftly proved to be a cinematic sensation.
14621From The Rolling Stones to Arctic Monkeys - Glastonbury 2013 in world recordsGlastonbury, Britain's largest music festival, officially kicked off this morning, with the opening acts hitting the numerous stages at Worthy Farm in Somerset.Now in its fifth decade, Glastonbury has grown from a relatively small gathering of 1,500 hippies on the dairy farm in 1970, each paying £1 and receiving free milk, to a family-friendly festival costing £205 pounds a ticket with an attendance of 135,000.Over 2,000 acts are set to perform at this year's event over the course of the next three days, with Arctic Monkeys, Mumford and Sons and The Rolling Stones the main headliners.Here we run down some of the main records associated with arguably the hottest ticket of the festival season.Liam Gallagher and his band Beady Eye kicked off this year's proceedings with a surprise appearance on The Other Stage.The singer headlined Glastonbury in 2004 with his former band Oasis, who remain holders of the record for fastest selling pop album in the UK after their third studio album, Be Here Now, selling 663,389 copies in just three days between 21-23 August 1997, including 350,000 copies on the first day.While the likes of Dizzee Rascal, Jake Bugg and Rita Ora among the acts performing today, Friday's main draw is likely to be Sheffield band The Arctic Monkeys, who are headlining the Pyramid Stage for the second time.The band first headlined in 2007, a year after the release of their first album Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, which set holds the record for best selling debut album in the UK in one week by a group after wracking up sales of 363,735 copies between 21 and 28 January 2006.After years of speculation that they may finally grace the festival's prestigious main Pyramid Stage, this year's festival at last sees rock veterans the Rolling Stones play Glastonbury.Due to a large percentage of the profits from Glastonbury being donated to charity, acts who play the festival traditionally forego their usual fees to play, a gesture that shouldn't have been too big a squeeze on the finances of the Stones who hold the title for wealthiest band. In 2010 lead singer Mick Jagger had an estimated fortune of $313 million (then approx. £202 million), followed by guitarist Keith Richards with $289 million (then approx £187 million).While the Stones maybe one of the oldest bands rocking stadiums around the world, they're by no means the oldest act performing at this year's festival. One such performer who can boast more stage experience than Jagger and Richards is British TV institution Sir Bruce Forsyth.The Strictly Come Dancing host is set to make his Glastonbury debut this weekend at the grand age of 85, when he performs songs from his solo album These Are My Favourites on the Avalon Stage.Sir Bruce made his TV debut in 1939 as an 11-year-old on the BBC show Come and Be Televised and has gone on to have a career stretching over 72 years, in turn setting a record for longest TV career by an entertainer (male).While Glastonbury has rightly earned its reputation for its incredible Pyramid stage line ups over the years, the festival is about more than just music, with comedy, cabaret, theatre, film screenings, poetry, book readings, and more taking place over the huge 900 acre site.Glastonbury has also served as the place for a number of notable world record attempts in recent years.In 2007, the festival's Lost Vagueness field was the venue for a successful attempt at the record for most couples kissing simultaneously, when 6,837 loved-up pairs puckered up in an attempt organised by dating website 2010 mobile phone company Orange set a record for the most people tagged in an online photo after 7,053 festival goers were tagged in a panoramic snap of the crowd at the Pyramid Stage for the company's 'Glastotag' website.Glastonbury was also the starting point for the Greg Parmley's epic attempt at the record for most music festivals visited in 30 days in 2011.The British biker followed up his visit to Worthy Farm with trips to 25 other music summer
14622Most downloaded free iPhone appWords With Friends FreeNot ApplicableThe number one free iPhone game ever, as of May 2013, is the asynchronous Scrabble-inspired title Words With Friends Free (Newtoy, 2009).
14623Most popular iPhone game seriesTap Tap Revenge (Tapulous, 2008)15000000 times, 01 September 2010The most popular iPhone game series is Tap Tap Revenge (Tapulous, 2008), which has been downloaded over 15 million times as of September 2010.Featured in Guinness World Records Gamers Edition 2011
14624Most iPoints amassed in Wii Sports Resort FlyoverAndrew MeeUK02 January 2010On 2 January 2010, Andrew Mee (UK) collected 51 iPoints in five minutes flying over the Wii Sports Resort island.Featured in Guinness World Records Gamers Edition 2011
14625Video: Gizmodo UK vs Gizmodo US - The fastest time to type the alphabet on an iPad world recordThe team from the recently launched Gizmodo UK took on their US counterparts in a transatlantic tech challenge for Guinness World Records Day. With a time of 4.7 seconds to beat, both offices went about trying to set a new benchmark for the fastest time to type the alphabet on an iPad. Despite a sterling effort from Editor Kat Hannaford and News Editor Sam Gibbs in the UK, the US earned the bragging rights with video editor Woody Allen Jang clocking an incredible, world-record-setting time of 3.93 seconds. Think you can do better than Woody? head to and upload a video of your
14626First group to debut at No.1 with their first three albums (USA)One Direction3 timesUnited States, 14 December 2013One Direction (UK) scored an unprecedented hat-trick of No.1 debuts on the Billboard 200 albums chart when Midnight Memories debuted in pole position with first-week sales of 546,000 on 14 December 2013. Following the chart-topping success of Up All Night and Take Me Home in 2012, One Direction are the only act in the history of the US albums chart to debut at the top with their first three releases.One Direction are the first group to reach No.1 with their first three albums since 1967. The Monkees' self-titled debut climbed to No.1 in 1966 after six weeks on the Billboard 200, and the group had three more consecutive No.1s in 1967: More of the Monkees, Headquarters and Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd.First-week sales for One Direction's No.1 albums were 176,000 (Up All Night), 540,000 (Take Me Home) and 546,000 (Midnight Memories).Billboard's first weekly albums chart was published on 24 March 1956.One Direction are Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson. They finished third in the seventh series (2010) of The X Factor (UK).
14627First business computerLEO IUnited Kingdom, London01 November 1951Theearliest business computer was LEO I (Lyons Electronic Office). It began operations in November 1951 in at the Lyons headquarters, London, UK. The first of its many business applications was the valuation of the weekly output of bread and cakes from Lyons' bakeries. LEO I was supplemented by the more advanced LEO II in May 1957, but continued operations into the 1960s.
14628Best-selling Xbox Live Indie GameI MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES 1N IT!!!1 (James Silva, 2009)319800 unit(s) sold, 01 September 2010The best-selling game on the Xbox Live Indie downloadable game store is I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES 1N IT!!!1 (James Silva, 2009), which has sold 319,800 copies as of September 2010.Featured in Guinness World Records Gamers Edition 2011
14629Oldest orbiting satelliteVanguard 11958/03/17 year(s), month(s), day(s)Not Applicable, 17 March 1958The oldest satellite still orbiting in April 2000 was the tiny - 1.4 kg 3 lb 1 oz - Vanguard 1 (USA), which was launched on 17 Mar 1958. Although no longer operating, it continues to orbit.Vanguard I is also the oldest piece of orbital space debris. [Source: National Geographic, "Clearing Space", Michael D. Lemonick, pp.30-33, July 2010]Note by consultant Mark Aston (October 2011): This is still valid. 17th March 2008 was Vanguard One's 50th anniversary in orbit.
14630Most expensive sculptureL'Homme qui marche I (Walking Man I)104300000 US dollar(s)United Kingdom, 03 February 2010The most expensive sculpture is Alberto Giacometti's (Switzerland) bronze sculpture entitled L'Homme qui marche I (The Walking Man I) (1960), which sold to an anonymous bidder at Sotheby's London, UK for a record ,65,000,000 (then $104,300,000) on 3 February 2010.The six-foot-tall bronze depicts a wiry man in mid-stride, his right foot jutting forward, his head erect and his arms hanging at his side.
14631Longest sailing shipPER
14632First Oscar awards ceremony1st Academy AwardsfirstUnited States, Hollywood Roosevelt,CaliforniaThe first Academy Awards were held at the Hollywood Roosevelt, California, USA on the 16 May 1929 for films made in 1927/8.
14633Most expensive television (commercially available)Panasonic TH-152UX1500000 US dollar(s), 01 July 2010Launched on 1 Jul 2010, at $500,000 (?333,000), the Panasonic TH-152UX1 is the world's most expensive TV commercially available. The Panasonic TH-152UX1 measures 152 inches diagonally.
14634Highest-rated TV documentary - currentBeyond Scared Straight: Season 1United States01 January 2011According to review site Metacritic, Beyond Scared Straight: Season 1 achieved an average rating of 84/100. The US show followed students visiting prisons to find out more about life behind bars.
14635Newest lettersthe distinction between "i" and "j", the distinction between "u" and "v"firstUntil about 1600, there was no clear distinction in the English alphabet between the letters ‘i’ and ‘j’, or ‘u’ and ‘v’. After 1600, ‘i’ and ‘u’ came to represent vowels only, while ‘j’ and ‘v’ became consonants. Even as recently as the 19th century, some dictionaries did not distinguish between ‘i’ and ‘j’ and in Alexander Cruden’s Concordance to the Holy Scriptures (1815), the next word after I is Jacinth, while Joyous is followed by Iron.Information from Archives (e.g. 1996).Submitted for use in Scholastic's Modern Marvels.
14636Most expensive car registrationSaeed Abdul Ghaffar Khouri, Number Plate "1"14200000 US dollar(s)United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi16 February 2008The most expensive car license plate - made up of the single digit, '1' - was sold to Saeed Abdul Ghaffar Khouri (UAE) for Dh52.2 million ($14.2m, £7.2m) during a special number-plate auction organised by Emirates Auction Company, and held at Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on 16 Feb 2008.Notes:USD $14,213,750.85GBP 7,246,738.73
14637Most pancakes filled in 1 minuteSam Homewood8 itemsUnited Kingdom, Brighton27 January 2015The most pancakes filled in one minute is 8 and was achieved by Sam Homewood (UK) on the set of CITV Scrambled in Brighton, UK on 27 January 2015 The hosts of CITV's Scrambled attempt various records every week in the hope of becoming record breakers.
14638Shortest jury deliberationNicholas Clive McAllisterNew Zealand, Greymouth22 July 2004On 22 July 2004, Nicholas Clive McAllister (New Zealand) was acquitted of cultivating cannabis plants at a hearing that lasted just one minute at Greymouth District Court, Greymouth, West Coast, New ZealandThe jury left to consider the verdict at 3.28pm and returned at 3.29 pm. This one minute time frame would not have even given enough time for the jury to take their seats at the deliberation table.The accused was on trial for the alleged cultivation of 23 cannabis plants to which he denied any knowledge of. Despite not being able to explain why he ran and hid from the police, the jury felt that the evidence was insubstantial enough to deliver their speedy not guilty verdict.
14639Largest mud volcanoCaspian SeaAzerbaijan15 September 2004Azerbaijan and the region around the Caspian Sea contain nearly 400 mud volcanoes - around half the world's total. While most mud volcanoes are small, temporary landforms, the largest in Azerbaijan, and the world, measure one kilometre (0.6 miles) across the base and reach several hundred metres in height.
14640Largest graphene sheetSamsung, Sungkyunkwan UniversityKorea (South)01 June 2010Graphene, the thinnest manmade material, is made from carbon atoms in a sheet just one atom thick. In June 2010 scientists at Sungkyunkwan University and Samsung (both South Korea), revealed they had devised a new method of making this material in large quantities. Their resulting sheet of graphene had a diagonal

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