Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List


IDRecordWhoWhatWhereWhenExplain
14821Farthest building relocationWayne WarkentinCanada, Athabasca01 August 2006The record for the farthest building relocation by means of beams and dollies is 1,650 km (1,205 miles) and was achieved by Warkentin Building Movers, Inc. in August 2006. The 1,400 ft² (130.06 m²) house was delivered in perfect shape after 40 hours of driving.
14822Largest cut alexandriteAnonymousJapan06 September 2010The largest cut alexandrite is 141.92 carats (28.38 grams 1 oz) and measures 34.42 x 27.38 x 15.00 mm (1.35 x 1.07 x 0.59 in).The most distinctive feature about alexandrite is its ability to change its colour. It is green by daylight and red by incandescent light.
14823Oldest practising doctor (ever)Dr. Leila DenmarkUnited StatesWhen Dr. Leila Denmark (b. 1 February 1898, Portal, Georgia, USA) retired in May 2001, aged 103, she was the oldest practicing physician ever. Ten years later, at 113, Dr. Denmark is also the oldest person to have held the title of “Doctor.”
14824Smallest mintSovereign Military Order of MaltaItalyThe smallest issuing mint in the world belongs to the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, in the City of Rome. Its single-press mint is housed in one small room and has issued proof coins since 1961.
14825Most soap bubble domesChung-Tai SuChinese Taipei, New Taipei City16 April 2012The most soap bubble domes created inside one another is 15 and was achieved by Chung-Tai Su (Taiwan) at Hold Enterprise Co. Ltd, Taipei, Taiwan, on 26 April 2012.Su used bubble solution from Hold Entreprise Co. Ltd (a bubble manufacturer) who also hold the record Most soap bubbles blown inside one large bubble.He used a large tube to blow a huge bubble dome and then smaller tubes to blow individual bubble domes inside.
14826Oldest universityUnknownMoroccoThe oldest existing, and continually operating educational institution in the world is the University of Karueein, founded in 859 AD in Fez, Morocco. The University of Bologna, Italy, was founded in 1088 and is the oldest one in Europe.The Sumerians had scribal schools or É-Dub-ba soon after 3500BC.
14827Largest number of surnamesFranceFranceWith around one million patronymics, France is the country with the largest number of surnames in the world. It is estimated that 200,000 names have dissapeared over the last century while 520,000 new surnames have appeared.The study was published in The Atlas of Surnames, in France. It states that, since 1891, 100 people were born with the name Grenouille (frog), some of whom have changed it to the better sounding Deletang (from the pond). The most common surname is Martin (228,857 since 1891), followed by Bernard (120,573), Thomas (108,141) and Dupont (63,035). Despite its Latin roots, the country boasts of some names with no vowels such as Snp and Vlk.
14828Most consecutive decades with top five albums (UK) (male)Cliff RichardfirstUnited Kingdom, 23 October 2010Cliff Richard (UK) became the only artist to have achieved at least one UK Top 5 album in the last seven decades when Bold As Brass peaked at No.3 on 23 October 2010.
14829First point ’n’ click videogame with two levels of puzzle difficultyMonkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge (LucasArts, 1991)firstMonkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge allowed the player to work through the game in one of two difficulty modes. Gamers could play the regular game or choose the easier version that bypassed many of the puzzles.
14830Most straws in the hair
14831Most heads shaved in an hour (multiple venue)Rebecca HarrisonNew Zealand, across the whole of New Zealand07 December 2006The most heads shaved in one hour was 722 at nine different locations around New Zealand achieved at the funrazor event for the Child Cancer Foundation on 7 December 2006.The event raised $340000.Locations: Central Auckland,Christchurch,Dunedin,Hamilton,Kirwee,Nelson,Oamaru,Palmerston North,Wellington
14832Fastest mile hula hooping (male)Stefan Testi7 min 58.91 sec second(s)Australia, Perth20 March 2015The fastest time to hula hoop one mile is 7 minutes 58.91 seconds and was achieved by Stefan Testi (Australia) at the Western Australian Athletics Stadium in Perth, Australia, on 20 March 2015.
14833Largest oil tanker
14834Tallest outdoor elevatorBailong Elevator326 metre(s)China, Zhangjiajie National Forest ParkThe world's tallest outdoor elevator is the 326-m (1,070-ft) glass-sided Bailong ("Hundred Dragons") Elevator, the upper 171.4 m of which is above ground and built on the side of a quartzite cliff in the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, China. The ascent in one of the three double-deck elevators travels at 3m/s and takes 1 minute 58 seconds. Each elevator can carry 46 people per trip, with a total daily capacity of about 18,000.The upper 171.4 m of the elevator is above ground and built on the side of a quartzite cliff. The ascent in one of the three double-deck elevators takes just 1 minute and 32 seconds. Each elevator has a capacity of 4,900 kg.The Bailong Elevator allows visitors to view the area's massive karst monolith geolithic formations, including one nearby called "Soldiers Gathering Together".Read more: Breathtaking cliff face elevator in China recognised as world’s tallest outdoor lift
14835Costliest warWorld War II1500000000000 US dollar(s), 01 January 1945The material cost of World War II far transcended that of the rest of history's wars put together and has been estimated at $1.5 trillion (£1.04 trillion). The total cost to the former Soviet Union was estimated in May 1959 at 2.5 trillion roubles, while a figure of $530 billion (£369 billion) has been estimated for the USA.In the case of the UK the cost of £34.42 billion ($49.43 billion) was over five times as great as that of World War I (£6.7 billion) and 158.6 times that of the Boer War of 1899–1902 (£217 million).
14836Largest batikPaguyuban Pecinta Batik Pekalongan1200 square metre(s)Indonesia, Pekalongan City16 September 2005The largest batik painting called 'The Batik On The Road' measured 1,200 m² (12,916 ft²) and was created by 1,000 participants on behalf of the Pekalongan Batik Community in Pekalongan City, Indonesia on 16 September 2005.
14837Smallest paper moneyUnknownRomania01 January 1917The smallest national note ever issued was the 10-bani note of the Ministry of Finance of Romania in 1917. It measured (printed area) 27.5 x 38 mm (1.08 x 1.49 in). This is roughly one tenth the size of a US$1 banknote.Of German Notgeld, the smallest were the 1/3 pfg notes of Passau (1920-1), measuring 18 x 18.5 mm (0.7 x 0.72 in).
14838First million-selling third party Wii gameMonster Hunter Tri (Capcom, 2009)first, 01 November 2010The first third-party developed Wii game to sell 1 million units is Monster Hunter Tri (Capcom, 2009), which has sol 1.58 million units as of November 2010.Featured in Guinness World Records Gamers Edition 2011This is significant because the Wii had been available for over 3 years when the game was launched, reinforcing the assertion that it's difficult for third party publishers to shift units on the Wii, which remains primarily dominated by first-party games by Nintendo.
14839Highest sea level riseSea level rise3 millimetre(s), 01 January 2010The average global sea level rise has increased from 1.7 mm (0.06 in) per year to 3 mm (0.1 in) per year, since 1993.Since detailed records began in the mid nineteenth century, the global average sea level has risen by 20 cm. The average rate for the twentieth century was around 1.7 mm per year. Satellite altimetry observations have shown that, since 1993, the global sea level has been rising by around 3 mm per year.
14840Highest observation deckBurj KhalifaUnited Arab Emirates, Dubai14 October 2014The highest observation deck is the At the Top, Burj Khalifa Sky located at 555.7 m (1,823 ft 1.9 in) of the Burj Khalifa, the observation deck was inaugurated in Dubai, UAE, on 14 October 2014.
14841Most popular mobile application marketplaceGoogle PlayUnited StatesThe Google Play app store had over 1.6 million available apps to download in 2014, compared with just over 1.3 million for Apple’s App Store.
14842World’s Oldest Living Person Besse Cooper turns 115Guinness World Records presented a plaque to Besse Cooper, the 'World's Oldest Living Person' to mark her 115 th birthday last Friday at her residence in Monroe, Georgia.Senior Gerontology Consultant, Robert Young was on site to re-issue the official title and certificate formally, as Besse had briefly lost the designation to Brazilian Maria Gomes Valentim on May 18 th.After Valentim's passing on June 21 st, Besse was reinstated as the 'World's Oldest Living Person' at 114-years-old.Born in Tennessee in 1896, Besse Cooper moved to Monroe, Georgia during World WarOnein search of work as a teacher.She married her husband Luther in 1924, and they had four children. Today, she has 12 grandchildren and more than a dozen great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.Her secret to longevity? "I mind my own business," Cooper says. "And I don't eat junk food."A small birthday celebration was held on Friday where fifteen to twenty close friends gathered to enjoy cake while musician Mike Cronic serenaded the partygoers with "Tennessee Waltz."Besse Cooper is now in a very elite group of super centenarians who have reached the age of 115. Senior Gerontology Consultant Robert Young noted, "Only 22 persons have indisputably turned 115 in the past. More than 75 have reached 114, so "115" is the real marquis milestone."
14843Deepest shaft occurring naturallyVrtoglavicaSloveniaVrtoglavica (meaning vertigo) is an unbroken vertical shaft 603 m (1,978 ft 4 in) deep in Monte Kanin, Slovenia.It could comfortably accommodate two Eiffel Towers.
14844Highest pole vault (male) (outdoors)Sergei BubkaItaly, Setriere31 July 19946.14 m (20ft 1.73 in)Sergei Bubka (Ukraine)Sestriere, Italy31 July 1994Record set at high altitude, best mark at low altitude 6.13 m (20 ft 1.25 in) by Sergei Bubka at Tokyo, Japan on 19 September 1992.
14845Farthest javelin throw (male)Jan ZeleznýGermany, Jena98.48 m (323 ft 1.16 in)Jan Zelezný (Czech Republic) Jena, Germany25 May 1996
14846Narrowest streetSpreuerhofstrasse31 centimetre(s)Germany, Reutlingen01 February 2006The narrowest street is in Reutlingen, Germany. It is calledSpreuerhofstrasse and is 31 cm (1 ft) at the narrowest point. Thestreet was measured in February 2006.
14847Longest railway platformKharagpur StationIndia, Kharagpur01 January 2012The platform at Kharagpur Station, West Bengal, India, measures 1,072 m (3,517 ft) in length.
14848Largest producer of energy (country)ChinaChina01 January 2006The largest producer of energy is China, with 1,749 Mtoe (million tonnes of oil equivalent) as of 2006.
14849Fastest run 3,000 metres (male)Daniel Komen7/20.67 minute(s), second(s)Italy, Rieti01 September 19967:20.67Daniel Komen (Kenya)Rieti, Italy1 September 1996
14850Best-selling solo artistElvis Presley1000000000 unit(s) soldUSAElvis Presley (USA) is the best-selling solo artist, with 1 billion sales worldwide (129.5 million in the USA).

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