Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List


IDRecordWhoWhatWhereWhenExplain
15331Most prolific James Bond authorJohn Gardner01 January 1996Perhaps surprisingly, Ian Fleming was not the most prolific write of James Bond novels - between 1981 and 1996, John Gardner (UK) wrote 14 Bond novels and two screenplay adaptations, surpassing Fleming's output of 12 novels and two short-story collections. The most recent Bond author was Sebastian Faulks (UK), who released Devil May Care on 8 January 2008 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Ian Fleming's birth.
15332Fastest growing treeEmpress or foxglove tree (Paulownia tomentosa)Not Applicable01 January 2011The world´s fastest-growing tree is the empress or foxglove tree (Paulownia tomentosa), named after its purple foxglove-like flowers. It can grow 6 m in its first year, and as much as 30 cm in three weeks. Native to central and west China, but naturalised now in the USA, this large species also produces 3-4 times more oxygen during photosynthesis than any other known species of tree.
15333First general-purpose electronic computerENIACfirstUnited States, 01 January 1946ENIAC, Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer, was completed in 1946 and was designed to computer firing tables for the US Army’s artillery. It weighed 27 tonnes, measured 2.6 x 0.9 x 24 m, used 150 kilowatts of power, and contained 10,000 capacitors, 17,468 vacuum tubes, 7,200 crystal diodes and 70,000 resistors. It was the first general-purpose electronic computer.
15334Largest saladKaufland and Salve Club19050 kilogram(s)Romania, Bucharest23 September 2012The largest salad weighed 19,050 kg (41,998 lb) and was achieved by Kaufland and Salve Club (both Romania) at the Exporom Exhibition Center in Pantelimon, Bucharest, Romania, on 23 September 2012. The salad was presented in a rectangular vessel which measured 17 m and 92 cm (58 ft 9.51 in) in length, 2 m 94 cm (9 ft 7.75 in) in width and 53 cm (1 ft 8.87 in) in depth. The weight of the vessel was 440 kg (970.03 lb). 1,000 volunteers (all in possession of a health certificate) prepared the salad from 10:00 am until 17:00 pm on 23 October 2012. After the record attempt the salad was in part distributed to the visitors and in part donated to an animal farm. Ingredients:Tomatoes - 5443.11 kg (6 tn)Cucumbers - 3628.74 kg (4 tn)Salad - 3628.74 kg (4 tn)Onion – 907.18 kg (1tn)Bell peppers - - 2000 kg (2 tons)Carrots - 907.18 kg (1tn)Olives – 400 kg (881.85 lb)Olive oil - 400 litersSalt - 200 kg (440.92 lb)
15335First female to sail non-stop around the world in both directionsDee CaffarifirstUK, 16 February 2009On 16 February 2009, former PE teacher Dee Caffari (UK) made history when she finished the Vendée Globe round-the-world yacht race in 6th place. This achievement means that Dee is the first woman – and only the 4th person ever – to sail both ways around the world, alone and unaided. The first part of her double world first was achieved between November 2005 and May 2006, when she became the first solo woman to circumnavigate westwards non-stop.
15336Most completed journeys from Land's End to John-O'-GroatsJohn TaylorUnited Kingdom, From Land's End to John-O'-GroatsThe most completed journeys from Land's End to John O''Groats (or viceversa) is 20 and was achieved by John Taylor (Australia) by cycling, driving or on foot from 14 January 1980 to 18 May 2009.The last journey was the record attempt for the lowest average fuel consumption around Britain.
15337Largest mosasaur on displayBruce (Tylosaurus pembinensis)Canada, Morden22 August 2014Mosasaurs were prehistoric carnivorous marine lizards related to today's varanids or monitor lizards. The largest mosasaur currently on public display is Bruce, a 65-70%-complete specimen of Tylosaurus pembinensis dating from the late Cretaceous Period, approximately 80 million years ago, and measuring 13.05 m (42.815 ft) from nose tip to tail tip. Bruce was discovered in 1974 north of Thornhill, Manitoba, Canada, and resides at the nearby Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre in Morden.Family: Mosasauridae Subfamily: Tylosaurinae Genus: Tylosaurus Species: PembinensisBruce swam in a deep sea environment with numerous other marine reptiles. This ocean is termed the Western Interior Seaway and split North America in two. The Seaway spanned from the frigid waters of the Arctic Ocean to the warm currents of the Gulf of Mexico. Bruce belonged to a group of Mosasaurs called the Tylosaurs, the largest of the Mosasaurs. Bruce was a fierce predator, top of the food chain in the Seaway eating anything it its path from plesiosaurs to ammonites (shelled organisms). The tail of Bruce is exceptionally long, moving side to side to propel him forward with snake-like undulations, while the large flippers primarily steered. Palaeontologists think the Mosasaurs lineage was branched off from a lizard group known today as the Monitor Lizards. In 1974 Bruce was discovered north of Thornhill, Manitoba within the Pembina Member of the Pierre Shale Formation. It took approximately two field seasons to excavate the skeleton. The Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre has the largest collection of marine reptile fossils in Canada and one of the largest in the world.
15338Largest parade of Hyundai carsHenderson Hyundai218 participantsUnited States, Las Vegas07 December 2014The largest parade of Hyundai cars featured 218 vehicles and was achieved by Henderson Hyundai Superstore (USA) in Henderson, Nevada, USA on 7 December 2014. The event was planned by Frank Maione, owner of Henderson Hyundai Superstore.
15339Longest knitted scarf - individualHelge Johansen4565.46 metre(s)Norway, Oslo12 November 2013The longest knitted scarf measures 4,565.46 m (14,978 ft 6.16 in) long and was achieved by Helge Johansen (Norway), in Oslo, Norway, on 12 November 2013.It’s taken nimble-fingered Norwegian Helge 30 years to knit his neck-warmer to an incredible 4,565.46 m – as long as 550 London double-decker buses or sufficient to stretch the entire length of Central Park in Manhattan, New York, USA. In order to measure his knitwear for Guinness World Records Day 2013, Helge unravelled his scarf – which he usually keeps in a ball – in a sports centre in Oslo, Norway, snaking the scarf in dozens of tight loops.
15340Longest walk through horror attractionPureterror Screampark1,933.72 metre(s)United States, Monroe, NY10 October 2015The longest walk-through horror attraction measures 1,933.72 m (6,344 ft 3 in) and was achieved by Pure Terror Scream Park located in Monroe, New York, USA, as verified on 10 October 2015.
15341Largest word search puzzleAndrew Greenstein62,500 total numberUnited States, Groveland23 December 2015The largest word search puzzle has 62,500 letters and was created by Andrew Greenstein (USA), at The Great Escape Lakeside Bed & Breakfast, Groveland, Florida, USA, as measured on 23 December 2015. The word search puzzle is a permanent fixture in one of the rooms of the hotel and contains 7,126 individual words.
15342Longest eyelashStuart Muller6.99 centimetre(s)United States, Gainesville, Florida07 December 2007The longest eyelash is 6.99 cm (2.75 in) long and has grown on Stuart Muller's (USA) left upper lid. The eyelash was measured in Gainesville, Florida, USA, on 7 December 2007.
15343Oldest Resistance heroineAndr�e PeelFrance03 February 2009On 3 February 2009, Andrée Peel (France) celebrated her 104th birthday making her the oldest, known, surviving female member of the French Resistance. Born Andrée Virot and known as Agent Rose, she was, after the German invasion of France in May 1940, involved in the distribution of clandestine newspapers but was quickly made Head of an Under-Section in the French Resistance reporting troop movements and other information on military targets. She then became active in the secret return of allied airmen, assisting allied aircraft to land on improvised airstrips and helping and arranging for their departure on submarines and gunboats. In 1943, she was betrayed and sent to the labour camp at Ravensbrück. Miraculously, she survived both Ravensbrück and, later, Buchenwald until liberated by the America Army. After the war, she married and settled in England. Apart from a letter of commendation from Winston Churchill for her wartime achievements, she also received American Medal of Freedom from President Eisenhower, the Kings Commendation for Brave Conduct from King George VI and France's highest award for bravery, the Légion d'Honneur from her brother, who at the time was a four-star general.
15344Largest sequin mosaicHOTEL SUNROUTE SOPRA KOBE6.7 square metre(s)Japan, ???,Kobe,HOTEL SUNROUTE SOPRA KOBE11 June 2014The largest sequin mosaic is 6.7 m² (72 ft² 17.28 in²) and was achieved by HOTEL SUNROUTE SOPRA KOBE (Japan) in Kobe, Hyogo, Japan, on 11 June 2014.
15345Classics: Most miniature basketball shots while blindfolded in one minutes (team of two)Each week here on guinnessworldrecords.com, we’ll be dipping into our extensive video library to bring you a classic piece of record-breaking action.
15346Best-selling point n' click seriesMyst (Broderbund, 1993 to present)12000000 unit(s) soldWith total sales of over 12 million copies across all titles in the franchise, Broderbund’s classic Myst remains the best-selling point n click series of all time.Featured in Guinness World Records Gamer''s Edition 2010
15347Oldest person to visit the North PoleDorothy Davenhill HirschArctic28 August 2004The oldest person to visit the North Pole is Dorothy Davenhill Hirsch (USA born 11 May 1915) who reached the North Pole aboard the Russian nuclear icebreaker Yamal on 28 August 2004, aged 89 years and 109 days.Dorothy Davenhill Hirsch was 89 years and 109 days when she visited the North Pole.
15348Largest city north of the Arctic Circle
15349Fastest ascent of Mt Everest (North side)
15350Largest wrestling attendancePyongyang Stadium190000 peopleKorea (North), Pyongyang29 April 1995The highest wrestling attendance is 190,000 at the Pyongyang Stadium, Pyongyang, North Korea for the World Peace Festival on 29 April 1995.
15351Largest automobile sales - countryChinaChina01 January 2009For the first time since automobile mass-production began in the early 1900s, China overtook North America as the world’s biggest car market in 2009, recording 13.6 million sales compared to North America’s tally of 10.4 million sales. The Chinese new car market increased its global lead in 2010 with more than 18 million annual sales compared to North America’s tally of 11.5 million for the same year.At its peak, North America sold 17.344 million cars in calendar year 2000 and in excess of 16 million annually to the end of 2007.
15352Most venomous scorpionAndroctonus australisAfricaThe most venomous scorpion is the Tunisian fat-tailed scorpion (Androctonus australis). It is responsible for 80% of stings and 90% of deaths from scorpion stings in north Africa.Body length: 100 mm, weight: 15 g, lifespan: 4 years, discovered: 1758.
15353Slalom, Barefoot Waterskiing - MenKeith St. OngeSouth Africa, Bronkhorstspruit06 January 2006The world slalom record is 20.6 crossings of the wake in 30 seconds by Keith St. Onge (USA) at the Gauteng North Barefoot Waterski Championships, Bronkhorstspruit, South Africa on 6 January 2006.
15354Largest dog everHayden’s bone-crushing dog (Epicyon haydeni)Not ApplicableThe largest wild dog of all time was Hayden’s bone-crushing dog (Epicyon haydeni). Estimated to weigh up to 170 kg (374.8 lb), it existed for 15.3 million years during the mid-late Miocene epoch in North America.
15355First interactive digital graphic novel for the PlayStation PortableMetal Gear Solid: Digital Graphic NovelfirstNot Applicable, 13 June 2006Released on 13 June 2006 in North America, Metal Gear Solid: Digital Graphic Novel is the first interactive comic for the PSP. Made by Kojima Productions, the graphic novel features character backstories, Manga-style art and original music. GWR Video Gamer's Edition 2008, title: First interactive digital graphic novel for the PSP.
15356Largest railway station (no. of platforms)Grand Central TerminalUnited States, New York City01 January 1913The world's largest station by number of platforms is Grand Central Terminal, Park Avenue and 42nd Street, New York City, USA, built from 1903-13 which has 44 platforms. They are situated on two underground levels with 41 tracks on the upper level and 26 on the lower. The station covers 19 ha (48 acres), and on average some 660 Metro North trains and 125,000 commuters use it every day.There is also a secret platform below the Waldorf Astoria hotel, next door to Grand Central Station. The belief is that this was used by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, to leave the hotel (after giving a speech) in his wheelchair, but hidden from view. This abandoned platform was never used in regular service, but as a loading point, coincidentally under the hotel.Of the 19,000 items which are collected in Lost and Found each year, 60% are returned to their owners. Perhaps the most unusual items include a basset hound, a pair of prosthetic earlobes and a deadman's ashes (left there on purpose by his widow as he used to use the excuse of falling asleep on the trains to cover his extramarital affairs!).
15357Largest marine space launch platformOdyssey Launch PlatformNot ApplicableThe Odyssey Launch Platform, owned and operated by Sea Launch (USA) is a self-propelled, semi-submersible rocket launch pad, measuring 132.8 m (436 ft) long by 67 m (220 ft) wide. This former North Sea oil platform provides accommodation for 68 crew. It has been operating as a commercial space launch facility since its inaugural launch in March 1999.See also: Heaviest Rocket Payload (Commercial)
15358Most Basketball Olympic Golds (Men)USAUnited Kingdom, London12 August 2012The USA won 14 of the 18 Olympic men's basketball tournaments staged between 1936 and 2012. The Americans won the inaugural men's competition at Berlin 1936 and went unbeaten in seven consecutive finals between 1936 and 1968 (the Olympic Games were not staged in 1940 and 1944). They returned to winning ways at Montreal 1976 and won further titles in 1984, 1992, 1996, 2000 and 2008. The "Dream Team"'s latest success was at the Olympic Games in 2012, when they defeated Spain 107-100 at the North Greenwich Arena, London, UK, on 12 August.
15359Highest box-office film gross for a New Zealand filmThe Piano40000000 US dollar(s)New Zealand, 01 January 1993New Zealand´s most internationally successful film remains The Piano (1993), which took $40 million (£25.5 million) at the US box office, and £3.5 million ($5.4 million) in the UK.
15360Most national croquet titlesBob JacksonNew Zealand01 January 2003The most national croquet titles won by an individual is 14 by Bob Jackson (New Zealand), who won the New Zealand Open Championship Singles title in 1975, 1978, 1982-84, 1989, 1991-92, 1995, 1997-99 and 2002-03.Nicknamed 'The Master' Jackson also holds the distinction of completing three octuple peels in competition.

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