Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List

14851Widest continental shelfUnknownRussia, Siberia11 November 2004The widest continental shelf in the world extends 1,210 km (750 miles) off the coast of Siberia, Russia, into the Arctic Ocean.Continental shelves are an extension of coastal plains and are characterised by broadly-sloping submerged plains. Approximately 7.4% of the world's ocean surface sits above continental shelves, which have a global average width of around 78 km (48 miles).
14852Highest rate of car ownershipLuxembourg647 percentageLuxembourg, 01 January 2008The country with the highest rate of car ownership in the world is Luxembourg, with 647 cars per 1,000 population (2005 or later).The top ten countries in the list are:1. Luxembourg 6472. Iceland 6323. New Zealand 6074. Italy 5955. Canada 5616. Cyprus 550 Germany 5508. Australia 5429. Malta 52310. Switzerland 520
14853Largest tonsilsPatrick Kelleher6.0 x 3.5 x 3.0, 5.0 x 3.6 x 2.6 centimetre(s)United States, West JordanThe largest tonsils are those of Patrick Kelleher (USA), the left of which measured 6.0 cm (2.4 in) long, 3.5 cm (1.4 in) wide and 3.0 cm (1.2 in) thick, and the right of which measured 5.0 (2.0 in) long, 3.6 cm (1.4 in) wide and 2.6 cm (1.0 in) thick. They were surgically removed at Jordan Valley Medical Center in West Jordan, Utah, USA, on 9 May 2014. The left tonsil weighed 28 g and the right weighed 25 g.
14854Most successful golf Ryder Cup captainWalter HagenUnited States01 January 1927The most successful Ryder Cup captain is Walter Hagen (USA) with four wins. Hagen captained the US team to victory in 1927, 1931, 1935 and 1937. Hagen was one the most colourful sports personalities of his time, and is credited with doing more than any other golfer to influence the perception of his profession.
14855Loudest sirenUnknownUnited States01 January 1952The Chrysler air raid sirens are the loudest sirens ever constructed, capable of producing 138 decibels at a distance of 100 ft (30 m). The sirens are so loud that a normal person would be deafened within 60 m (200 ft) of one during operation.The sirens were introduced as the official warning siren for US cities in 1952. Powered Hemi engines, they are able to discharge 74 m³ (2,610 ft³) of air per second, and are powerful enough to cause a piece of paper directly in front of them to spontaneously ignite.
14856Highest production tankSoviet T-54/55 seriesUSSR01 January 1980The greatest production of any tank was that of the Soviet T-54/55 series, of which more than 50,000 were built between 1954 and 1980 in the former USSR alone. There was further production in the countries of the one-time Warsaw Pact in central and eastern Europe as well as in China.
14857Largest temporary coin muralSaitama FestivalJapan, Saitama10 October 2004The largest temporary coin mural used 2,546,270 one yen coins and measured 98.3 ft x 131.2 ft (30 m x 40 m). It was created as part of the Saitama Festival by the Saitamachuo Junior Chamber and Festival Committee in Saitama, Japan on 10 October 2004.The mural depicted a portrait of John Lennon to promote love and peace. The money was all donated to the Spirit Foundation charity.
14858Oldest ISS moduleZaryafirstNot Applicable, 20 November 1998On 20 November 1998 Zarya (dawn) became the first section of ISS lofted into orbit. It is 12.56 m long and has a diameter of 4.11 m. Zarya has three docking ports, one at each end, and another on the side. It connects to the Zvezda service module, the Unity node, and Rassvet, the mini research module.
14859Longest marathon carrom playingNarayan Paranjape, Atul Kharecha, Prakash Kagal, Pramod ShahUnited States, Richardson31 July 2005The longest carrom playing marathon is one of 32 hr 45 min by Atul Kharecha, Narayan Paranjape, Prakash Kagal and Pramod Shah (all USA) at the Indian Association Office, Richardson, Texas, USA on 30-31 July 2005Carrom is a popular game in the Indian subcontinent and SE Asia and has been played in the US for over 100 years.Signed agreement forms bound in the bulk of the claim - in folder.
14860First rookie to win IndyCar championshipNigel MansellfirstUnited States, 01 January 1993Nigel Mansell (UK) made history by becoming the first rookie to win the IndyCar championship, in 1993. Mansell was also the 1992 Formula One World Driving Champion, making him the first driver ever to win both titles in consecutive seasons.
14861Most US-born first round draft choicesBobby Ryan, Jack JohnsonUnited States01 July 2005The highest number of American-born players drafted in the first round of the NHL Draft in one year is eight, set in July 2005. For the first time ever, two of the top three picks, Bobby Ryan and Jack Johnson, are US-born. Four of the first nine picks were born in the USA, yet another record.
14862Oldest commercial satellite stationGoonhilly1962/7/11 year(s), month(s), day(s)United Kingdom, Lizard Peninsula,Cornwall11 September 1962Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station on the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall, UK, has 59 antennae of various sizes in operation today. 'Arthur' (Goonhilly One) began operation on 11 July 1962 and today continues to carry telephony and data traffic around the world. It received the first live transatlantic television signals from the Telstar satellite.
14863Thinnest material manmadeGrapheneNot Applicable01 October 2004In October 2004 British and Russian scientists announced their discovery of the nanofabric graphene. With a thickness of just one single atom of carbon, graphene is similar to carbon nanotubes and buckyball carbon 60 molecules, but can exist as a single sheet of theoretically an infinite size. In March 2007 scientists announced the development of transistors made from this remarkable material.
14864Oldest surviving tennis tournamentWimbledon ChampionshipsUnited Kingdom, London01 January 2011Held annually since 1877 at the All-England Club in London, UK, the Wimbledon Championships is the oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament in the world. It is the only one of the big four tournaments – or “majors” – still played on the sport’s original surface, grass.
14865Most expensive living artist at private saleFlag (1958), by Jasper Johns110000000 US dollar(s)United States, The most expensive living artist is Jasper Johns (USA) whose painting Flag (1958), one of a series, was sold privately to hedge fund billionaire Steven A. Cohen in 2010 for a reported $110 million (then £73 million €81.7 million).The seller was Jean-Christophe Castelli, son of Leo Castelli, Mr. Johns’s legendary dealer, who had died in 1999. While the price was not disclosed by the parties, art experts say Mr. Cohen paid about $110 million."Flags" are Jasper Johns most famous works. The artist painted his first American flag in 1954–55, a work now at the MoMA.
14866Happy 116th birthday to Susannah Mushatt Jones, our new oldest person record holderGuinness World Records, the global authority on record-breaking achievement, can today confirm that Ms. Susannah Mushatt Jones of Brooklyn, New York is now the world’s oldest living person, who today celebrates her 116th birthday!
14867Highest box office film gross for an animation - inflation adjustedSnow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)184900000 US dollar(s)USA, 01 January 1937Walt Disney's first full length feature film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (USA 1937), took US$184.9 million (then £37,378,867) at the box office world-wide, equivalent to US$1,633,582,523 (£1,020,989,077) today.The film took four years to make at a cost of US$1.5 million (then 𧷧,398) equivalent to US$13,252,424 (٦,282,765). The "special" Academy Award granted to the picture on 10 March 1938 consisted of one regular sized award and seven smaller sized awards.
14868Smallest manned spacecraftManned Manoeuvring Unit01 February 1984The Manned Manoeuvring Unit (MMU), used by astronauts working outside the space shuttle, is 1.24 m (4 ft) tall, 0.83m (2 ft 8 in) wide and 1.12 m (3 ft 8 in) deep and weighs just 109 kg (240 lb).
14869Most expensive televisionPrestigeHD Supreme Rose TV1500000 US dollar(s), 01 January 2010The PrestigeHD Supreme Rose TV, made from 28 kg (61 lb) of 18-carat rose gold inset with 72 brilliant 1-carat flawless diamonds, costs £1.5 million ($2,250,000).Only 3 units were produced of the PrestigeHD Supreme Rose TV.
14870Worst nuclear reactor disasterThe Chernobyl Power Plant1700000 peopleUkraine, Chernobyl26 April 1986A nuclear reactor disaster at Chernobyl No. 4 in the former USSR (now the Ukraine) on April 26, 1986 at 1.23am local time resulted in an official Soviet death toll of 31 people. No systematic records were kept of subsequent deaths, but over 1.7 million people were exposed to radiation.It is not known how many of the estimated 200,000 people involved in the clean-up operation died in the 5-year period following the disaster, as no systematic records were kept.
14871Most valuable football club in the US National Football LeagueDallas Cowboys1800000000 US dollar(s)Not Applicable, 01 August 2010In August 2010, the Dallas Cowboys (USA) were worth an NFL best $1.8 billion (then approx. £1.16 billion) with revenues of $420 million (then approx. £280 million) and operating income of $143.3 million (then approx. £92.367 million).
14872Most points scored in an NHL careerWayne GretzkyNot Applicable01 January 1999The most points scored in an NHL career is 2,857 by Wayne Gretzky (Canada) for the Edmonton Oilers, Los Angeles Kings, St Louis Blues and New York Rangers between 1979 and 1999. The points total comprise 894 goals and 1,963 assists achieved in 1,487 games.In his whole profesional hockey career, Gretzky scored a record 1,072 goals. In addition to his 894 NHL regular season goals and 122 Stanley Cup goals, he scored 56 in the World Hockey Association (WHA), 1978-79.
14873Most successful reggae artist in the USBob Marley & The WailersUnited States20 February 2010On 20 February 2010, the album In Dub Vol.1 gave Bob Marley & The Wailers (Jamaica) their 35th entry and 12th No.1 on the US Reggae Albums chart. Legend – The Best Of Bob Marley And The Wailers, with sales of over 10 million in the US alone, is the biggest-selling reggae album of all-time.
14874Most expensive sushiAngelito Araneta Jr.1978.15 US dollar(s)Phillipines, 28 June 2010The most expensive sushi costs 91,800 Phillipino Pesos (£1,313.88, $1,978.15) for five pieces of nigiri garnished with diamonds and wrapped in 24-karat gold leaf produced by chef Angelito Araneta Jr. (Phillipines)
14875First fatality during re-entryVladimir Mikhaylovich KomarovfirstSoviet Union, 24 April 1967Soviet cosmonaut Vladimir Mikhaylovich Komarov was killed on 24 April 1967 during his second spaceflight on the Soyuz 1 mission. Upon re-entry into Earth’s atmosphere, the parachute lines of his spacecraft tangled and the parachute failed to open. Komarov was killed instantly as Soyuz 1 impacted the ground in Russia.
14876Most expensive Olympic ticketOpening Ceremony of the Summer Olympics held in London in 20122012 UK pound(s)United Kingdom, 27 July 2012The most expensive ticket in Olympic history is £2,012 ($3,250) for the Opening Ceremony of the Summer Olympics held in London in 2012. Tickets are priced in four bands for the ceremony on 27 July, 2012, with the other prices at £1,600 ($2,586), £995 ($1,608), £150 ($242), £20.12 ($35).
14877Longest rubber damXiaobudong rubber damChina, Yihe river01 July 1997The longest rubber dam measures 1,135 m (3,723 ft) long and consists of 16 sections, each section being 70 m (229 ft) long. The Xiaobudong rubber dam is situated on the Yihe river, Shandong Province, China and was completed 1 July 1997
14878Busiest railway network for freight (country)China2178000000 tonne(s) (metric ton)China, 01 January 2004China's national railway network carried 2.178 billion tonnes of freight during 2004, making it the world's busiest for cargo. The USA was second, with 1.673 billion tonnes, and Russia third, with 1.16 billion tonnes, according to the International Union of Railways (UIC).
14879First landing on an asteroidNEAR-ShoemakerfirstOn 12 February 2001 NASA’s NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft touched down on the asteroid Eros, after 12 months of orbital observations. The landing was considered a mission bonus as the spacecraft had no landing gear but still survived after an impact velocity of 1.5-1.8 metres per second.
14880Largest human populationAsia1300000000 peopleChinaCovering some 29.9% of the world´s land area, Asia is home to more people than any other continent. Roughly 4 billion people live within its boundaries, with more than 1.3 billion in China and 1 billion in India.

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