Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List

15121Most prolific author of children’s horror fiction novelsRobert Lawrence StineUnited StatesRobert Lawrence Stine (USA) has the distinction of being the world’s most prolific author of children’s horror fiction novels. As of May 2011, R L Stine has written over 300 horror fiction novels including the hugely popular Fear Street, Goosebumps, Rotten School, Mostly Ghostly, and The Nightmare Room series, all of which, according to the author, are intended “&hellipto give kids the creeps”.In addition, he has also written dozens of joke books (under the name “Jovial Bob Stine”), a number of gamebooks, a trilogy about space cadets, and a two-part novel called The Beast.
15122Largest chemist chain - storesWalgreensNot Applicable01 September 2011Walgreens [no apostrophe] is the largest chemist chain in the world. The company has 8,046 shops across all 50 US states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam.
15123Fastest rising mountainUnknown7 millimetre(s)Pakistan, Himalayan Plateau21 January 2005Nanga Parbet, in Pakistan, is growing taller at a rate of 7 mm (0.27 in) per year. The mountain is part of the Himalayan Plateau, formed when India began colliding with the Eurasian continental plate between 30 and 50 million years ago.
15124Most expensive Olympic gamesSochi 201450000000000 US dollar(s)Russia, Sochi07 February 2014The widely reported cost of staging the 2014 Winter Olympic games in Sochi, Russia, is US$50 billion (£30.06 billion) when taking into account all sports-related costs and the infrastructure built especially for the games taking place on 7–23 February 2014.
15125Shortest-lived major MMORPGAPB (Realtime Worlds, 2010)United Kingdom, Dundee23 September 2010The shortest-lived MMORPG was APB (Realtime Worlds, 2010), which launched on 29 June 2010 and ran for just 79 days before its closure was announced on 16 September 2010. The game reportedly cost $50m to develop and was shut down when developer Realtime Worlds went into administration.
15126Most critically acclaimed Western-themed RPGRed Dead Redemption (Rockstar, 2010)94.66 percentageNot Applicable, 16 June 2014The Western RPG with the highest critical rating is Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar San Diego/Take-Two Interactive, 2010), which has a 94.66% aggregate score for its PS3 version on GameRankings based on 50 reviews, as of 16 June 2014.
15127Largest crocodile everUnknownNiger, Sahara Desert25 November 2000Sarcosuchus imperator was a prehistoric species of crocodile which lived around 110 million years ago. Recent fossilised remains found in the Sahara Desert suggest that this creature took around 50-60 years to grow to its full length of around 11-12 metres (37-40 ft) and its maximum weight of around 8 tonnes.Paeleontologists studying the remains theorise that the creature was able to conceal most of its bulk underwater whilst stalking prey, due to its upward-tilting eyes. There are several species of giant prehistoric crocodile and, while the latest specimen of Sarcosuchus imperator is the largest ever found, it is still impossible to say which of the prehistoric species was actually the largest. The crocodile family as a whole is 225 million years old.
15128First use of DNA profiling to overturn a convictionGary DotsonfirstUnited States, illinois14 August 1988The first person to have a rape conviction overturned due to DNA profiling is Gary Dotson (USA), who was wrongly accused of raping Cathleen Crowell (UK), found guilty in July 1979 and sentenced to 25-50 years for rape and the same again for aggravated kidnapping. In 1988 DNA tests (not available earlier) were conducted proving that Dotson was innocent. This, in addition to the victim's lack of credibility, lead to Dotson being exonerated on 14 August 1989, having served eight years.
15129Most real-life players to appear in a sports gameFootball manager 2009 (SEGA, 2008)When Sports Interactive and SEGA released Football Manager 2009 in November 2008, it featured over 5,000 playable clubs from over 50 countries, and at least 370,000 players and staff from around the world. So comprehensive is the Football Manager database that Sports Interactive believes it has accurately predicted the rise of several world soccer stars, including Argentinian wonder-kid Lionel Messi, who top-scored in the 2008/09 UEFA Champions League playing for Barcelona.Featured in Guinness World Records Gamer''s Edition 2010
15130Largest panpipes ensembleNapoleon GomezBolivia, La Paz24 October 2004The largest panpipes ensemble consisted of 2,317 participants at the Plaza San Francisco in La Paz, Bolivia on 24 October 2004.
15131Heaviest weightlifting 69 kg snatch (female)Liu ChunhongChina, Beijing13 August 2008128 kg Liu Chunhong (China) Beijing, China13 August 2008
15132Heaviest weightlifting 69 kg total (female)Liu ChunhongChina, Beijing13 August 2008286 kgLiu Chunhong (China)Beijing, China13 August 2008
15133Heaviest weightlifting 69 kg clean & jerk (female)Liu ChunhongChina, Beijing13 August 2008158 kg Liu Chunhong (China) Beijing, China 13 August 2008Liu Chunhong won the gold medal at the 2008 Olympic Games with this record-breaking performance.
15134Fastest swim long course 200 metres butterfly (female)Liu Zige2/01.81 minute(s), second(s)China, Jinan21 October 20092:01.81 Liu Zige (China) 21 October 2009 Jinan, ChinaPending FINA ratification.
15135First surviving filmLouis Aimé Augustin Le PrinceUnited Kingdom, Leeds01 October 1888The earliest surviving film (sensitized 53.9mm (21/8in) wide paper roll) is from the camera of Louis Aimé Augustin Le Prince (UK), who filmed in early October 1888 the garden of his father-in-law, Joseph Whitley in Roundhay, Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK at 10 to 12 frames per second. The camera used was later patented in Britain on 16 November 1888.
15136First driver to win: Indianapolis 500, Daytona 500, 24 Hours of Le Mans, 24 Hours of DaytonaAJ Foyt4 timesUnited States, 01 January 1985AJ Foyt (USA) won the Indianapolis 500 four times (1961, 1964, 1967, 1977), the Daytona 500 once (1972), the 24 Hours of LeMans once (1967), and the 24 Hours of Daytona twice (1983, 1985). Foyt also won the United States Auto Club championship seven times, more than any other driver (1960-61, 1963-64, 1967, 1975, 1979).
15137Most basketballs spun simultaneously blindfoldedMichael KettmanItaly, Milan,,On the set of Lo Show Dei Record01 April 2011The most basketballs spun simultaneously blindfolded is 10 and was achieved by Michael Kettman (USA) on the set of Lo Show Dei Record, in Milan, Italy, on 1 April 2011.
15138Largest collection of uncut banknotesLeigh FollestadCanada, Penticton10 July 2013The largest collection of uncut banknotes belongs to Leigh Follestad (Canada) and consists of 212 sheets from 51 different countries, representing 124 denominations as of 10 July 2013, in Penticton, British Columbia, Canada.Leigh Follestad started his collection of uncut banknotes in 1982.
15139First hypertext browserTim Berners-LeeUKIn October 1990 Tim Berners-Lee (UK) started work on a global hypertext browser and WorldWideWeb &mdash was made available on the Internet in the summer of 1991.Berners-Lee had originally proposed a global hypertext project to allow people to combine their knowledge in a web of hypertext documents in 1989.
15140Fastest swim long course relay 4 x 200 metres freestyle (female)Yu Yang, Jing Liu, Qian Wei Zhu, Jiaying Pang7/42.08 minute(s), second(s)Italy, Rome30 July 20097:42.08 China (Yu Yang, Qian Wei Zhu, Jing Liu, Jiaying Pang) Rome, Italy, 30 July 2009
15141Highest box office film gross for an Italian filmLa Vita è bella (Life is Beautiful)229000000 US dollar(s)Italy, 01 October 1999La Vita è bella (Life is Beautiful) (Italy 1997), released by Miramax and starring the director, Roberto Benigni (Italy), had a worldwide gross of US$229 million (£143 million). It also became the highest grossing foreign language film in North America with US$57.6 million (㿐 million), overtaking the previous record of US$21.8 million (㾹.62 million) set by Il Postino (It 1994), another Miramax film.And in the UK, it became the highest grossing foriegn-language film at ١.03 million, overtaking the ٠.45 million gross of Cyrano de Bergerac (Fr 1990)
15142Longest distance driving on glass bottlesGuiwen LiChina, Wenzhou,,Jiangxinyu11 July 2010The longest distance driving on glass bottles is 60.19 m (197 ft 5.68 in), and was achieved by Li Guiwen (China) in Wenzhou City, Zhejiang province, China, on 11 July 2010.This was an outdoor event for Zheng Da Zong Yi –Guinness World Records Special 2010. This was a new category. The challenger drove on two lines of beer bottles, which were full with beer and capped.
15143Highest-ranking camelBertUnited States, San Dimas05 April 2003The world's highest ranking law-enforcement camel is Bert, who was accepted as Reserve Deputy Sheriff for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, San Dimas, USA, on 5 April 2003 and regularly goes on patrol with his handler Nance Fite (USA).B.E.R.T., which stands for 'Be enthusiastic Responsible and True' is a dromedary (one hump), born on 3 March 1997 and weighing 802 kg (1,770 lb) on 27 May 2003. Measured on the same day, he stands at a height of 208 cm (82 in) to the top of his hump, although he will not be considered fully grown until he is 8 years old.Bert is the hairiest and heaviest Reserve deputy, and also has the longest eyelashes and the most stomachs of them all (3!).
15144Fastest coxless pairs rowing (women's lightweight class)Eliza Blair, Justine Joyce7/18.32 minute(s), second(s)France, Aiguebelette07 September 1997*7:18.32Eliza Blair, Justine Joyce (Australia)Aiguebelette-le-Lac, France7 September 1997*Denotes non-Olympic boat classes
15145Largest showcase of chocolate dresses
15146Hairiest teenagerSupatra SasuphanItaly, Rome04 March 2010The hairiest teenager is Supatra "Nat" Sasuphan (Thailand)according to the Ferriman Gallwey method of evaluation ofHirsutism. She was measured on the set of Lo Show dei Record inRome, Italy, on 4 March 2010.Meeting Nat was one of the many highlights of the show foron-screen adjudicator, Marco Frigatti. "She's a remarkable littlegirl," says Marco. "She's proud of who she is and wants to betreated just like everyone else. She's not the one with the problem - it's only those who treat her differently who've got theproblem." And Nat agrees. "I don't feel any different to anyone else, andI've got lots of friends at school." Now a celebrity, she'sstarting to enjoy her fame, and was thrilled by the chance to visita foreign country. "It's really fun and exciting," she told us,"and it's my first time on a plane. I've never been outsideThailand." But her most exciting experience was the moment she wascrowned Hairiest Child. "Being hairy makes me special," she said,adding: "This the happiest day of my life!"
15147Oldest Chinese herbal tea brandWanglaojiChina, China14 November 2014The oldest Chinese herbal tea brand is Wanglaoji (or Wang Lo Kat) which was formally registered in Hong Kong on 29 November 1897. The drink is widely recognised to have first been sold on the streets on Guangdong in 1828.
15148First Jazz record madeOriginal Dixieland Jazz BandfirstUnited States, ,,30 January 1917The first jazz record made was Indiana and The Dark Town Strutters' Ball, recorded for the Columbia label in New York City, N.Y., USA, on or about 30 January 1917, by the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, led by Dominic (Nick) James La Rocca (1889-1961). It was released on May 31,1917.
15149Most siblings to win the baseball World SeriesYadier Molina, José Molina, Bengie Molina3 peoplePuerto Rico, 27 October 2006The three Molina brothers, Bengie, José and Yadier (all Puerto Rico), have each won the baseball World Series, with Yadier Molina the most recent winner with the St Louis Cardinals in 2011. Yadier won his first World Series in 2006 with the St Louis Cardinals, following his older brothers' win in 2002 for the LA Angels.Between them the brothers, all three of whom are catchers, have won six World Series rings. Along with Yadier’s two wins of the Fall Classic with the St Louis Cardinals, José won in 2002 with the LA Angels and in 2009 with the New York Yankees. Along with the ring he won in 2002, Bengie Molina also received a ring after the San Francisco Giants triumph in 2010, despite being traded midway through the season to the team the Giants defeated in that year’s Fall Classic, the Texas Rangers.
15150Largest harp ensembleSonidos de la TierraParaguay, Asuncion26 October 2013The largest harp ensemble involved 420 participants directed by Luis Szaran at an event organized by “Sonidos de la Tierra” (Paraguay) during the 7th Festival Mundial del Arpa held in Asunción, Paraguay, on 26 October 2013.The ensemble played 'Pajaro Campana' and 'Carreta Guy'. All participants had auditioned for the attempt with professional harpists, harp teachers and students of the Sonidos de Tierra programme taking part - the youngest participant was aged eight, the oldest over 70. People traveled from across Paraguay for this record attempt and there were people from Brazil, the furthest participant was from England and had been present (but not participated) in the previous record in Scotland in 2006. The two songs were played together without any gaps and lasted just over six minutes, Pajaro Campan written by Ampelio Villalba is a typical Paraguayan polka while Carreta Guy composed by José del Rosario Diarte is also a typical Paraguayan song. Sonidos de la Tierra promotes social integration through music and is directed by Luis Szaran who states "the young person who plays Mozart during the day doesn't go breaking into cars at night"

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