Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List

14941Lightest chairMassimiliano Della MonacaItaly, Marina di Carrara (MS)30 October 2008The lightest chair weighs 0.617 kg (1.36 lbs) and was designed by Massimiliano Della Monaca (Italy). It was presented and weighed in Marina di Carrara, Italy, on 30 October 2008.The chair was part of the CompoDesign exhibition. The chair was tested by an independent testing body for chairs and complies with the EU standard EN 1728:2000. This standard requires the chair to go through a series of tests to estatblish its durability. The chair passed these tests.
14942Largest revolving restaurantBellini Restaurant1044.66 square metre(s)Mexico, mexico city01 January 2009The largest revolving restaurant is Bellini, located on the 45th floor of Mexico City's World Trade Center. The restaurant has an area of 1,044.66 m² (11,244.58 ft²).The restaurant has a capcity for 332 people and was originally opened in 1994.
14943Lowest price for fuelVenezuelaVenezuela01 November 2010Despite the soaring price of oil, motorists in Venezuela were paying just 2.3 cents (1.4 pence) per litre of petrol in November 2010 – less than the price of crude oil on the world markets.
14944Tallest PopulationNetherlands181 centimetre(s)Netherlands, 01 January 2012According to Statistics Netherlands, the Dutch are, on average, the world’s tallest citizens, reaching 181 cm (5 ft 11.2 in). The world average height is 168.1 cm (5 ft 6 in).
14945Largest copper bas-reliefAli Alassad122.5 square metre(s)Syria, Damascus,,Qurdaha02 July 2009The largest copper bas-relief measures 122.5 m² (1,318.5 m²) and was created by Ali Moneer Alassad (Syria), in Qurdaha, Lattakia, Syria, on 2 July 2009.The bas-relief is 50.10 m long and 2.44 m tall. Mr Ali Alassad and his team spent 4,000 working hours to finish the copper bas-relief. The bas-relief reflects the history of Syria since 9 thousand years BC. until the present time. The copper bas-relief is surrounded by ornamental plant Islamic framework and includes a 78 portraits represent the most important archaeological finds in Syria throughout history.
14946Most matches officiated (refereed) in an NHL careerKerry FraserNot Applicable01 April 2010The person who has officiated in the most games in NHL history is Kerry Fraser (Canada), who refereed 1,902 regular season games from 1979 to April 2010. He officiated the final regular season game of his career in April of 2010.
14947Most consecutive matches played without missing an inning, Nippon Professional BaseballTomoaki KanemotoNot Applicable18 April 2010The most consecutive matches played without missing an inning in Nippon Professional Baseball (Japan) is 1,492 by Tomoaki Kanemoto (Japan) with the Hiroshima Toyo Carp and Hanshin Tigers from 21 July 1999 to 17 April 2010.This is also the world record for all professional baseball leagues, surpassing Cal Ripken Jr.'s (USA) mark of 903 games in Major League Baseball (USA). During his streak, Kanemoto won the Central League Most Valuable Player once, was named a member of the Best Nine six times, and earned seven of his 10 selections to the NPB all-star game.
14948Longest bird migration on footMountain quail (Oreortyx pictus), North America01 January 2011Groups of mountain quail (Oreortyx pictus), native to western North America, often walk up to 1,500 m (5,000 ft) in winter to reach lower, warmer altitudes in the longest bird migration on foot.
14949First resident crew on board the International Space Station (ISS)Sergei Krikalev, Yuri Pavlovich Gidzenko, William "Bill" ShepherdRussia01 January 2000The crew of Expedition 1 - Russia's Sergei Krikalev and Yuri Pavlovich Gidzenko, and the USA's William Shepherd - arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) on 2 November 2000 and stayed for 136 days.
14950Largest collection of cuff linksJoseph JaQuayUnited States, Chicago27 September 2014The largest collection of cuff links consists of 1,175 unique pairs and belongs to Joseph JaQuay (USA). The collection was verified in Chicago, Illinois, USA, on 27 September 2014. Joseph started his collection in 1990. He wears a different pair of cuff links every day and does not repeat until he has cycled through his entire collection.
14951Most expensive Indian Premier League players (male)Gautam GambhirUS dollar(s)India, Bangalore09 January 2011The most expensive player to play in the Indian Premier League is Gautam Gambhir (India) who fetched $2.4 million (£1.5 million) at the 2011 auction held at the ITC Royal Gardenia, Bangalore on 9 January 2011.
14952Longest duration to juggle four diabolos around the legPeng ZhanChina, Beijing24 August 2014The longest duration to juggle 4 diabolos around the leg is 1 minute and 21 seconds and was achieved by Peng Zhan (Chinese Taipei) on the set of Shaonian Zhongguo Qiang in Beijing, China on 24 August 2014.
14953Longest edible mushroomHOKUTO Corporation59 centimetre(s)Japan, Nagano25 July 2014The longest edible mushroom measures 59 cm (1 ft 11.28 in) and is a Pleurotus eryngii grown by HOKUTO Corporation (Japan). The mushroom was measured at Mushroom Research Laboratory of the company, in Nagano, Nagano, Japan, on 25 July 2014.
14954Tallest residential building432 Park AvenueUnited States, New YorkPlanned for spring 2015 opening, the 426-m (1.397-ft), 432 Park Avenue in New York City, New York, USA, is the tallest single-function residential building in the world.Built on Park Avenue between 56th and 57th Streets on the site of the former Drake Hotel (which hosted the likes of Frank Sinatra and Led Zeppelin and was demolished in 2007), the 85-floor, 104-condo concrete building has apartments beginning at $7 million each and includes several full-floor units. The total asking price for the property was estimated at $3.1 billion.
14955Oldest artist to have a million-sellerCompay SegundaCuba01 January 1995Cuban singer/guitarist Compay Segunda (born Francisco Repilado, 18 November 1907, died 13 July 2003) has sold over one million albums around the world since his 88th birthday in 1995. The entertainer, who first recorded in the 1930s, found new fame as a member of the Buena Vista Social Club in 1996, before passing away in Havana, Cuba on 13 July 2003.
14956First animal to walk on landPederpes finneyae-350000000 year(s)United Kingdom, north of Dumbarton, UK, in the limestone deposits.04 July 2002The earliest animal to walk on land was Pederpes finneyae , which lived around 350 million years ago. This tetrapod was discovered in 1971 north of Dumbarton, Scotland, UK. The identification of the legs, and one complete foot, was made in 2002, and announced on 4 July 2002. The identification was made by Dr Jenny Clack, University Museum of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK.
14957Camel with the most humpsAn Arabian camel or dromedary (Camelus dromedarius)Yemen01 January 1970The Bactrian camel (Camelus bactrianus) normally has two humps, while the Arabian camel or dromedary (Camelus dromedarius) normally has just one. During the early 1970s, however, German zoologist Dr Bernhard Grzimek documented an apparently unique, freak dromedary that possessed no fewer than four distinct, fully formed humps. Its very fortunate original owner sold the animal for almost $10,000 in the town of Hodeida, Yemen.
14958Player reaching 2,000 shots on goal the fastestAlex OvechkinUnited States01 January 2011During the 2010-11 season Alex Ovechkin (Russia) became the fastest player to reach 2,000 careers shots on goal since the National Hockey League (NHL) started keeping the statistic in 1967. Ovechkin, playing for the Washington Capitals (USA), reached the mark in 4 ½ seasons – no one else has done it in six. He had 288 of them go into the net as goals.
14959Most Olympic medals won (single games), menAleksandr Dityatin, Michael PhelpsRussia, Moscow01 January 2008Just two men in Olympic history have walked away from a single Games with eight medals: gymnast Aleksandr Nikolayevich Dityatin (USSR), who won three golds, four silvers and one bronze at the 1980 Games in Moscow, Russia, and US swimmer Michael Phelps (USA), who has achieved the feat twice. Phelps won six golds and two bronzes at Athens 2004 in Greece, and a remarkable eight golds at Beijing 2008 in China.
14960First female combat pilotSabiha G�k�enfirstTurkey, 01 January 1936Born on 21 March 1913, Sabiha Gökçen, one of the adopted daughters of Mustafa Kamal Atatürk, founder and first President of Turkey, enrolled in the Military Aviation Academy in Eskisehir in 1936 and undertook training at the First Aircraft Regiment there. She flew fighter and bomber planes becoming the first Turkish, female aviator and the world´s first, female, combat pilot. During her flying career, she achieved some 8,000 hours, 32 of which were combat missions.
14961First spacecraft with a glass cockpitAtlantisfirst, Glass cockpits are characterised by electronic instrument displays, replacing older displays which relied on mechanical gauges to display flight information to the pilot. All three of NASA’s operational shuttles have glass cockpits, the first to receive one being Atlantis, which first flew with the new interface in May 2000 during the STS-101 mission.
14962Largest continent everPangeaNot Applicable250 million years ago, all of today's continents were joined together as one 'supercontinent', Pangea (means all lands in Greek). Around 180 million years ago Pangea began to slowly break apart due to plate tectonics, eventually leading to the land masses of today. Evidence of Pangea is immediately obvious when you see that the coastlines of Africa and South America seem to fit together.Pic: Alamy
14963Largest bird (ever)UnknownMadagascarThe largest bird that ever lived is the elephant bird or vouron patra (Aepyornis maximus) which became extinct about 1,000 years ago (although sightings were reported as late as 1658). This flightless bird from the island of Madagascar grew to around 3-3.3 m (10-11 ft) tall and weighed about 1,100 pounds. Only the Moas from New Zealand were taller than the Elephant bird (some reached thirteen feet) but they were not so massively built. The Elephant bird's eggs were larger than those of any dinosaur, and are the largest single cell ever to exist on Earth. They had a liquid capacity of 2.25 gallons, the equivalent of 7 ostrich and 12,000 hummingbird eggs.
14964Most distant image of EarthPale Blue Dot04 February 1990On February 4, 1990, NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft turned its camera back towards the Sun and the planets. After 12.5 years in space, travelling away from Earth, Voyager 1's camera took a picture of our home planet from a distance of almost 6.5 billion km 4 billion miles.
14965Largest population of centenariansUSA53364 peopleUnited States, 01 April 2010The Twenty-third United States Census, known as Census 2010, counted 53,364 people aged 100 and older in the United States as of National Census Day, 1 April 2010. This represented 1.73 centenar¬ians per 10,000 people against a total population of 308,745,538. Supercentenarians &mdash those aged 110 and older &mdash represented 0.6 per cent of the centenarian population.
14966Guinness World Records Statement: Gertrude Weaver: 1898-2015Guinness World Records has learnt with great sadness of the passing of American Gertrude Weaver at the age of 116 years and 276 days. Born on 4 July 1898, Ms Weaver, who lived in Arkansas, became the official record holder for the oldest woman and oldest person just last week at the age of 116 years and 271 days.Ms Weaver had succeeded Misao Okawa of Japan who sadly passed away last Wednesday, just one month after her 117th birthday.Guinness World Records is currently investigating and verifying potential successors for the oldest woman living title and will announce the new title holder in due course.Pic: Robert Young
14967Slowest-flowering plantUnknownBoliviaThe slowest-flowering plant is the rare species of giant bromeliad Puya raimondii, discovered at a height of 3,960 m (12,992 ft) in the Bolivian mountains in 1870. The flower cluster emerges after about 80-150 years of the plant's life (it produces an immense vertical stalk or panicle bearing numerous flowers). Once it has blossomed, the plant dies. One planted near sea level at the University of California's Botanical Garden, Berkeley, USA in 1958 grew to 7.6 m (24 ft 11 in) and bloomed as early as August 1986 after only 28 years.
14968First Bible published in North AmericaEliot BiblefirstUnited States, 01 January 1663The first bible published in North America was the so-called “Eliot Bible” which was printed in 1663 at Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts. But it was not a version of the King’s Speech…or King’s English--the King James Bible. Rather, it was written in the Algonquin Indian language. Harvard’s charter had called for educating Indians, and the Puritan founders of the school hoped that a bible translated into the indigenous language would serve to convert the native peoples to Christianity. An English-language bible was not printed in the present-day United States until 1782 when Robert Aitken issued one. There was no English bible printed in America before that as it was simply cheaper and more expedient to import bibles from the Mother Country, England.
14969Largest model train storeCaboose Hobbies Inc.1728 square metre(s)United States, Denver, Colorado30 January 2014The largest model train store is Caboose Hobbies of 500 South Broadway, Denver, Colorado, USA. The store has 1,728 m² (18,600 ft²) floor space open to the public, 60 employees and more than 100,000 items on display.The store only sells model railroad items. Opened for business in 1938, it is still family-owned and has a total gross leasable area of 2,022.32 m² (21,768 ft²). Model railroaders working in all popular scales and gauges are catered for with hundreds of manufacturers' lines represented in the store's inventory. In addition to model trains, the store has books and videos of railroad topics, tools, paints, control equipment and scenic materials to complement the hobby.A unique feature of Caboose Hobbies is the presence within the model locomotive section of the store of a genuine, full-size, narrow-gauge Plymouth-type CLH locomotive. It was built in 1927 to a gauge of 610 mm (2 ft 0 in), weighs 3.5 tons and has a 22-hp Buda engine. Used originally in a quarry in Illinois, USA, it was loaned to the store for display in 1992 by its owner Mr John Robinson.
14970Largest cash bequestTed Turner1000000000 UK pound(s)Ted Turner, the founder of CNN and vice-president of Time Warner, announced on 18 Sept 1997,that he was to give the United Nations $1billion (£580 million) of his own money in $100 million (£58 million) instalments over ten years to finance programmes for refugees, children, the environment and clearing landmines.

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