Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List


IDRecordWhoWhatWhereWhenExplain
15091Most prolific publisherProgress PublishersUSSRAt its peak in 1989 Progress Publishers of Moscow, USSR, printed over 750 titles in 50 languages annually. Progress Publishers was founded in 1931 as the Publishing Association of Foreign Workers in the USSR.
15092Most hours on US televisionRegis PhilbinUnited States15 September 2011The most hours on US television is 16,746.50 hours by presenter Regis Philbin (USA) whose career spans 52 years as of 15 September 2011. This is an average of almost one hour a day throughout his 50-year career. Regis Philbin's career started in San Diego in 1958.
15093Most successful predatorUnknown50 – 70 percentage, AfricaAfrican hunting dogs, also called Cape hunting dogs or hyena dogs (Lycaon pictus), are successful in 50–70% of their hunts, consistently the highest figure in the mammalian world.
15094Oldest male and female groups to chart in the UKThe Chelsea Pensioners, The Benedictine Nuns of Notre-Dame De L’AnnonciationNot Applicable20 November 2010On 20 November 2010, The Chelsea Pensioners (UK) entered the album chart at No.14 with Men In Scarlet. As their name suggests, the singers were all Chelsea Pensioners and had an average age of 78. In the same week, The Benedictine Nuns of Notre-Dame De L’Annonciation (France), whose average age was approximately 60, charted at No.24 with Voices: Chant From Avignon.
15095Fastest run 50 metres (male) (indoors)Donovan Bailey, Maurice GreeneUnited States, Reno09 February 19965.56, Donovan Bailey (Canada), Reno, Nevada, USA, 9 February 1996This was equalled but never officially ratified by the IAAF by Maurice Greene (USA) in Los Angeles, California, USA, on 13 February 1999.Bailey's mark was set at high altitude. Ben Johnson (Canada) (b. 30 Dec 1961) ran 50 m in 5.55 sec at Ottawa, Canada, on 31 January 1987, but this was invalidated due to his admission of having taken drugs, following his disqualification at the 1988 Olympics.
15096Fastest run 50 metres (female) (indoors)Irina PrivalovaSpain, Madrid09 February 19955.96Irina Privalova (Russia)Madrid, Spain9 February 1995
15097Fastest 50 km ultra distance track (men)Jeff Norman2/48/06 hour(s), minute(s), second(s)United Kingdom, Timperley07 June 19802:48:06 Jeff Norman (United Kingdom) Timperley, UK 7 June 1980
15098Fastest 50 km ultra distance track (women)Carolyn Hunter-Rowe3/18/52 hour(s), minute(s), second(s)United Kingdom (Wales only), Barry,South Wales03 March 19963:18:52Carolyn Hunter-Rowe (United Kingdom)Barry, South Wales, UK3 March 1996
15099Largest admission ticketGaston Roussy142/50 square centimetre(s)Canada, Ottawa08 February 2007The largest admission ticket is 142 cm x 50 cm (56.25 in x 19.69 in) created by Canada´s National Arts Centre for entrance to the Hope and Glory concert in Ottawa, Canada, on the 8 February 2007.
15100Fastest relay 4 x 800 metres (female)Nadezhda Olizarenko, Lyubov Gurina, Lyudmila Borisova, Irina Podyalovskaya7/50.17 minute(s), second(s)Russia, Moscow05 August 19844 x 800 m7:50.17USSRNadezhda Olizarenko, Lyubov Gurina, Lyudmila Borisova, Irina PodyalovskayaMoscow, Russia5 August 1984
15101Largest hiking / work bootMarkus AppelmannGermany, Hauenstein30 September 2006The largest hiking boot measures 7.14 m (23 ft 5 in) long, 2.50m (8 ft 2 in) wide and 4.2 m (13 ft 9 in) tall and was made bySchuh Marke (Germany). It was presented in Hauenstein,Germany, on 30 September 2006.
15102Fastest swim short course 50 metres butterfly (female)Therese Alshammar24.38 minute(s), second(s)Singapore, Singapore22 November 200924.38Therese Alshammar (Sweden)22 November 2009Singapore, Singapore
15103Fastest swim short course 50 metres breaststroke (female)Jessica Hardy0/28.80 minute(s), second(s)United Kingdom, Manchester15 November 20090:28.80Jessica Hardy (USA) Berlin, Germany15 November 2009
15104Fastest swim long course 50 metres butterfly (male)Rafael Munoz0/22.43 minute(s), second(s)Spain, Malaga05 April 20090:22.43 Rafael Munoz (Spain) Malaga, Spain 5 April 2009This was set at the 2009 Spanish Open Championships, he also set the European record in the 100m fly.
15105Fastest swim long course 50 metres freestyle (female)Britta SteffenItaly, Rome02 August 200923.73 Britta Steffen (Germany) Rome, Italy, 2 August 2009
15106Fastest swim long course 50 metres backstroke (female)Jing Zhao27.06 minute(s), second(s)Italy, Rome30 July 200927.06 sec Jing Zhao (China) Rome, Italy, 30 July 2009
15107Fastest swim long course 50 metres backstroke (male)Liam TancockItaly, Rome02 August 200924.04 Liam Tancock (UK) Rome, Italy, 2 August 2009
15108Fastest swim long course 50 metres freestyle (male)Cesar Cielo FilhoBrazil, Sao Paulo18 December 200920.91 Cesar Cielo Filho Sao Paulo, Brazil 18 December 2009 Cielo Filho also holds the 100 metres record.
15109Fastest swim short course 50 metres butterfly (male)Steffen Deibler21.80 minute(s), second(s)Germany, Berlin14 November 200921.80Steffen Deibler (Germany)14 November 2009Berlin, Germany
15110Fastest swim short course 50 metres breaststroke (male)Cameron van der BurghGermany, Berlin14 November 200925.25Cameron van der Burgh (South Africa)Berlin, Germany14 Nov 2009
15111Most densely populated country (population over 50 million)Bangladesh2918 peopleBangladesh, 01 January 2010Country: BangladeshPopulation: 162,221,000Area (km2): 55,600Density (per km2): 2,918
15112First climate change warUnknownfirstSudan, DarfurIn Darfur, Sudan, the dramatic reduction in rainfall over the last fifty years and the southward advance of the Sahara desert have forced the Sudanese province's northern Muslims and its southern Christian/Animists to arm themselves and begin competing for reduced land and water resources, in what is widely regarded as the world's first climate change war.According to the United Nations, 300,000 people have died, and fighting in the region has displaced nearly three million people.
15113Inline skates, highest McTwistTaïg KhrisFrance, Biscarrosse28 June 2004The record for the highest McTwist on inline skates is 2.35 m (7.7 ft) and was set by Taïg Khris (France)on the set of L’Été De Tous Les Records in Benodet, France on 2 August 2004.The record was done on a half pipe ramp.
15114Skateboard - Most Consecutive Front Side Front Foot ImpossiblesMatthias RingstromFrance, La Tranche Sur Mer26 June 2005Matthias Ringstrom (USA) managed 4 successful front side front foot impossibles on the set of l'Été de Tous les Records in La Tranche sur Mer, France on 26 June 2005.
15115Most consecutive water polo passes by a pairMaxime Lepinoy, Nicolas BrittoFrance, Soulac16 August 2005The record for the most consecutive water polo passes between two players is 42 and was set by Maxime Lepinoy and Nicholas Britto (both France) on the set of L'Ete De Tous Les Records in Soulac, France on 16 August 2005.
15116Fastest 20m block course on a trial motorcycleChristophe BruandFrance, Port Medoc19 July 2005The record for the fastest time to complete a 20 m course of concrete blocks, hopping from block to block on the rear wheel of a trial motorcycle is 11.6 sec by Christophe Bruand (France) on the set of L'Ete De Tous Les Records, Port Medoc, France on 19 July 2005.
15117Farthest triple jump (female) (indoors)Tatyana LebedevaHungary, Budapest06 March 200415.36 m (50 ft 4.72 in)Tatyana Lebedeva (Russia)Budapest, Hungary6 March 2004
15118Oldest aesthetic surgery patients (country)Unknown54.43 percentageIndiaThe country with the oldest aesthetic surgery patients is India, where 54.43% of those treated are over 50 years old.The source is International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
15119Most elbow snatches of a die in 30 seconds (blindfolded)Henry BanksCanada23 January 2014The most elbow snatches of a die in 30 seconds (blindfolded) is 50 and was achieved by Henry Banks (Canada), in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, on 23 January 2014.
15120Largest gravitational wave detectorUnknownUnited States, Louisiana and Washington29 June 2002The largest gravitational detector in the world is the Laser Interferometry Gravitational wave Observatory (LIGO) in the United States, with a length of 4km long. LIGO consists of 2 almost identical L-shaped structures based in Louisiana and Washington (USA), almost 3,200km (2,000 miles) apart. The arms of these facilities stretch to 4km (2.4 miles) long, providing LIGO with the extreme sensitivity required for the detection of gravitational waves.This massive project underwent its first science run (i.e. space observations as opposed to instrumental tests) on 29 June 2002 for 2 weeks, which will enable the development of tools for data analysis. However, the direct detection of gravitational waves is not expected until 2006, when the current detector sensitivities are due to be greatly increased.Although there is indirect proof of the existence of gravitational waves, no direct measurements have been made to date, due to the extreme sensitivity necessary for detection. The length of the detectors allows LIGO’s acute sensitivity, which is vital for observing the tiny fluctuations caused by a gravitational ripple. Separate sites are required as a control system there are a whole host of common, natural occurrences that could produce the same response as a gravitational wave, however, it is unlikely that these local phenomena would be identically reproduced in a site almost 2000 miles away. LIGO is the result of a collaboration between California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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