Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List

15031Oldest current monarchQueen Elizabeth II88277 year(s), day(s)United Kingdom, London23 January 2015The oldest monarch currently reigning is Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, who was born on 21 April 1926 and who became the world’s oldest monarch on 23 January 2015 aged 88 years 277 days, following the death of the previous holder, His Majesty King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia, who died aged 90. Queen Elizabeth II ascended the throne on 6 February 1952 following the death of her father, King George VI.
15032First videogame to inspire a historical documentaryBrothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 (Ubisoft, 2005)firstWhen the tactical World War II squad shooter Brothers in Arms was released in 2005, the History Channel used dynamic battlefield walkthroughs and flythroughs from the game in a documentary of the same name, making it the first videogame to inspire a programme in this way. The documentary tells the story of the 101st Airborne Division, 502nd Parachute Infantry between 6 and 13 June 1944.Featured in Guinness World Records Gamer''s Edition 2010
15033Fastest road speed skate 200 m (female)J PuelloBelgium, Ostend27 August 2013According to the Fédération Internationale de Roller Sports (FIRS), J Puello (Colombia) holds the record for the fastest 200 m road speed skate. Her time of 17.677 seconds was achieved on 27 August 2013 in Ostend, Belgium.
15034Most durable rodeo parade announcerLouis J. ArmentaroUnited States, Livingston02 July 2013The most durable rodeo parade announcer is Louis Armentaro (USA), who has announced the Livingston Rodeo Parade in Montana, USA, for 65 years, having started his career in 1949.
15035First television sitcomPinwright's ProgressfirstUK, 01 January 1946The first television sitcom was Pinwright´s Progress (BBC, UK, 1946-47) starring character actor James Hayter (UK) as J Pinwright, owner of the smallest multiple store in the world.The first US sitcom was Mary Kay and Johnny (DuMont 1947), domestic tales of New York newlyweds.
15036Largest game for Neo-GeoThe King of Fighters 2003 (SNK Playmore, 2003)12 December 2003The largest game ever released for Neo-Geo is The King of Fighters 2003 (SNK Playmore, 2003), which weighed in at an impressive 716MB when it was released on 12 December 2003.Featured in Guinness World Records Gamers Edition 2011
15037Speed Skating, Short-track, 3,000 m (women)Eun-Ju Jung4/46.983 minute(s), second(s)China, Harbin15 March 20084:46.983Eun-Ju Jung (South Korea) Harbin, China 15 March 2008
15038Longest reigning boxing world championJoe LouisUSAThe Joe Louis heavyweight duration record of 11 yr 252 days stands for all divisions.Due to the numerous Boxing Associations (There are 5 with about 12 divisions in each!) that exist these can vary but very generally speaking the present boxing divisions areFlyweightBantamweightFeatherweightJunior lightweightLightweightJunior welterweightWelterweightJunior middleweightMiddleweightLight heavyweightHeavyweight Joe Louis's reign started on 22 June 1937, when he knocked out James Joseph Braddock (USA) in the eighth round at Chicago, Illinois, USA, until announcing his retirement on 1 March 1949. During his reign Louis made a record 25 defences of his title.
15039Longest marathon playing flag footballMoose Jaw Touch Football62:04:53 hour(s), minute(s), second(s)Canada, Moose JawThe longest marathon playing flag football lasted 62 hr 4 min 53 sec and was achieved by Moose Jaw Touch Football (Canada) at the Yara Centre in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada, between 30 April and 3 May 2015. The marathon was organized to raise money for the Children's Wish Foundation International.
15040First cartoon film made for TVCrusader RabbitUnited States, San Francisco01 January 1949Alex Anderson and Jay Ward's (both USA) syndicated series Crusader Rabbit, was produced in San Francisco in five minute episodes from 1949 to 1951.For some reason the films were made in colour despite the fact there was no colour television.
15041Largest baseball contract - catcherJoe Mauer184000000 US dollar(s)United States, Minneapolis22 March 2010Joe Mauer (USA) signed a contract with the Minnesota Twins (USA) which will earn him a total of $184 million (£120.2 million) over eight years on 22 May 2010.Mauer attended high school in St. Paul, Minnesota, and was selected by his hometown Twins with the No. 1 pick in the 2001 amateur entry draft. Mauer signed his record-breaking contract with the same pen he used to sign his very first contract with the Twins. Mauer's deal is not only the largest ever for a catcher but the fourth-largest overall contract in Major League Baseball history.
15042Most appearances in international films-femaleShabana AzmiIndiaShabana Azmi has acted in nine international films &mdash more than any other Indian actress. These include Madame Souzatska (USA, 1988), City Of Joy (UK/Fra, 1992) and Fire (Canada, 1995).She has won four National Awards and three Filmfare awards.
15043Best-selling console turn-based strategy videogame seriesYu-Gi-Oh! (Konami, 2000 to present)14000000 unit(s) sold, 01 September 2010The best-selling console turn-based strategy series is Yu-Gi-Oh! (Konami, 2000), which has seen worldwide sales of over 14 million units as of September 2010.Featured in Guinness World Records Gamers Edition 2011
15044Youngest champion of the World Series of PokerJoe CadaUnited States, Las Vegas10 November 2009Joe Cada (USA, b. 18 November 1987), became the youngest winner of the World Series of Poker main event at the age of 21 years, 357 days on 10 November 2009. Cada outdueled poker pros Phil Ivey and Jeff Shulman for the title. He also competed in the No-Limit Hold'em $1,500 Buy-In tournament (17th place finish) and the No-Limit Hold'em $2,500 Buy-in (64th place) at the same 2009 WSOP.
15045Highest libraryJW Mariott Hotel ShanghaiChinaThe library on the 60th floor of the JW Marriott Hotel at Tomorrow Square in Shanghai, China, is situated at 230.9 m (757 ft 6 in) above street level. Membership is available to members of the public and the 103 shelves in the library contains an ever-expanding collection of Chinese and English books.The library measures 57 m² (614 ft²). To walk to the library from the lobby would entail climbing around 1,435 steps.
15046First player with kickoff and interception returns for touchdowns in the same NFL gameTerrence McGeefirstUnited States, Cincinnati24 December 2005Terrence McGee (USA), playing for the Buffalo Bills, became the first player in NFL history with kickoff and interception returns for touchdowns in the same game, against the Bengals, in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA on 24 December 2005.
15047Longest support for an arcade systemNeo Geo MVSfirstThe first game made for the Neo Geo MVS arcade hardware, Magician Lord, was released in 1990, with the last game on the system, Samurai Shodown V Special, released in 2004, 14 years later. No other arcade system has been in active use for a longer period of time.Featured in Guinness World Records Gamer''s Edition 2010
15048First ascent of K2 (female)Wanda RutkiewiczfirstPakistan, 23 June 1986Wanda Rutkiewicz (Poland) reached the summit of K2, the world's second highest mountain, on 23 June 1986, becoming the first woman to climb the 8,611 m (28,251 ft) peak.Rutkiewicz, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest female climbers ever, was killed on a climb in December 1992.
15049Largest carillonHyechon College CarillonKorea (South), Seo-kuThe largest carillon (minimum 23 bells) in the world is the Hyechon College Carillon, Seo-ku, Taejon, South Korea, with 78 bells.A Carillon is an instrument that consists of brass bells fixed to a frame, played by keyboard and pedals. The bells for this example were made by Petit & Fritsen in The Netherlands, and have a range of five octaves. The instrument took two years to construct, and the heaviest bell, the Bourdonbell, weighs 10 tonnes.
15050Vehicle engine with the most cylindersSimon WhitelockUnited KingdomSimon Whitelock (UK) has constructed a motorcycle with a 2-stroke engine that has 48 cylinders and a capacity of 4200 cc (256 cu in). It consists of 16 Kawasaki KH250 3-cylinder engines arranged in six banks of eight and is completely road-legal.The engine is so large it has a complete single-cylinder 2-stroke engine to serve as a starter motor.
15051Most rainy daysWai‘ale‘aleUSAMost rainy days - worldMt Wai-`ale-`ale (1569m 5148ft), Kauai, Hawaii has up to 350 rainy days per annum.
15052Heaviest weightlifting 58 kg clean & jerk (female)Qiu HongmeiChina, Taian City23 April 2007141 kgQiu Hongmei (China)Taian City, China23 April 2007
15053Fastest hurdles 50 metres (male) (indoors)Mark McKoyJapan, Kobe05 March 19866.25Mark McKoy (Canada)Kobe, Japan5 March 1986
15054First superhero based Massive Multiplaye Online Role Player GameCity of Heroesfirst, 01 January 2004The 2004 release City of Heroes, was the world’s first superhero-based MMORPGto go live on the PC.
15055Largest submillimetre telescopeJames Clerk Maxwell TelescopeHawaiiBeyond the red end of the visible spectrum of light lies infrared radiation, microwaves and radio waves. The largest telescope designed to study the universe at the wavelengths between the far infrared and microwaves the submillimetre region, is the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope, on Mauna Kea, Hawaii. Rather than an optical mirror, it uses a massive 15-m (49-ft) dish to collect submillimetre radation.
15056Most advanced multi-swing-role aircraftEurojet EJ200 production programmeNot Applicable01 January 2008The Eurojet EJ200 production programme is contracted to produce more than 1,400 engines for the Eurofighter Typhoon fighter aircraft. It is the largest military engine production programme under contract in the world today (January 2008). The aircraft is the world´s most advanced multi-swing role aircraft currently in service with the air forces of the UK, Germany, Italy and Spain. The engine provides 90 kN (20,000 lbf) of power with afterburner and 60kN (13,500 lbf) without.
15057Fastest 10 km pushing a pram (female)
15058First summer blockbuster filmSteven Spielberg, Jawsfirst, 01 January 1975Steven Spielberg's (USA) Jaws (USA, 1975) is considered the first summer blockbuster. Not only did people queue up around the block to see the movie, it became the first film to earn $100 million at the box office.
15059Largest oil producing companySaudi Arabian Oil Co. (Saudi Aramco)Saudi Arabia01 September 2011The world's largest oil producing company is Saudi Arabian Oil Co. (Saudi Aramco), which controls oil reserves of approximately 303,285 billion barrels.
15060Largest soaps & cosmetics coProcter & Gamble78938000000 US dollar(s)United States, Cincinnati,Ohio01 January 2010The largest soaps and cosmetics firm in the world is the Procter &Gamble Company, based in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. It achieved revenues of US$78.938 billion (then approx. £51 billion) in the fiscal year ending 2010.

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