Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List

15361Least violent adventure videogameMyst01 January 1993Myst features almost no dialogue, no enemies, no time limit and no way of dying, making it the least violent adventure game of all time. Many people attribute the game’s popularity with women to its lack of violence and its logical puzzles. It is estimated that 25% of Myst players are female, making the game the most attractive graphic adventure for women
15362Farthest 6 days ultra distance track (women)Sandra BarwickAustralia, Campbelltown24 November 1990883.631 km (549 miles 110 yards or 549.062 miles) Sandra Barwick (New Zealand)Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia18-24 November 1990
15363Longest time before scoring a run in a Test match inningsStuart BroadNew Zealand, Auckland26 March 2013England’s Stuart Broad batted for 103 minutes in the 3rd Test against New Zealand on 26 March 2013 as the visitors salvaged an unlikely draw at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand. Broad faced 62 balls before getting off the mark, and his heroics enabled England to draw the three-match series 0–0.
15364Largest collection of zebra-related itemsWendy JarnetNew Zealand, Thames28 March 2014The largest collection of zebra-related items belongs to Wendy Jarnet (New Zealand) with 508 items as of 28 March 2014, in Thames, Waikato, New Zealand.Her first collected item was a soft toy zebra she chose as a present after a trip to the Auckland Zoo when she was 4 or 5 years old. Her favorite item is a plastic wind up zebra toy that bobs its head, spins its tail and jumps up and down when wound up.
15365Most heads of state togetherUnited Nations150 peopleUnited States, New York06 September 2000The UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan, hosted 150 heads of state at the UN Millennium Summit in New York, USA, on Septmber 6, 2000. The three-day summit is to address key world issues such as the elimination of war, pollution and poverty. Kofi Annan said that the meeting was," a defining moment for world leaders and for the United Nations". Amongst those who attended was Cuban leader, Fidel Castro and Iranian leader, Mohammad Khatami. Representatives from North Korea, on their way to New York, turned around and headed home after they were subjected to thorough body searches in Germany.
15366Largest bookshopBarnes & NobleUnited States, New York City01 January 1999The largest individual bookstore in the world measured by square footage is the Barnes Noble Bookstore at 105 Fifth Ave at 18th Street, New York City, USA. It covers 154,250ft² and has 12.87 miles of shelving.
15367Most expensive script from a filmMarlon Brando312800 US dollar(s)United States, New York30 June 2005Marlon Brando's (USA) personal 173-page film script from The Godfather (USA 1972) sold for US$312,800 (then £175,418) to an annoymous bidder at Christie's, New York, USA, on 30 June 2005.
15368Most multi-discipline technical OscarsRichard TaylorUSA01 January 2005Richard Taylor (NZ), effects supervisor at Weta Workshops in Wellington, New Zealand, has won technical Oscars across a record three disciplines: Visual Effects for King Kong (NZ/USA/Ger, 2005), and Costume Design and Make-up for The Return of the King (USA/NZ/Ger, 2003).
15369Highest word total on Wordtris (Realtime Associates, 1991)Brenda Peavler184 point(s)USA, New Castle,Indiana20 November 2006The highest word total on Wordtris (Realtime Associates, 1991) is 184 points, achieved by Brenda Peavler (USA) in New Castle, Indiana, USA on 20 November 2006.2011
15370First country to pass women's suffrageUnknownNew Zealand01 January 1893The 1893 Women's Suffrage Petition led to New Zealand becoming the earliest self-governing nation in the developing world to grant women the right to vote. Governor Glasgow signed the Electoral Bill on 19 September 1893.
15371Longest running classical music TV programmeDaimei no Nai OngakukaiJapan, TokyoThe longest running classical music TV programme is Daimei no Nai Ongakukai (TV Asahi, Japan) which has been aired continuously since 6 July 1969.The weekly programme first aired on 1 August 1964 but it briefly finished in September 1968. It features a full orchestra on each show.
15372First Bond theme nominated for Best Original Song OscarPaul McCartney , Live and Let DieUSA01 January 1973Sir Paul McCartney and Wings - with the help of producer Sir George Martin (all UK) - created perhaps the best ever Bond theme song with "Live and Let Die", the first to receive an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song (1973), It charted at no.2 in the USA and no.7 in the UK, and lost the Oscar to "The Way We Were" from the movie of the same name. To date, no Bond music has won an Oscar.
15373Most Rugby Union World Cup final lossesFrance3 timesNot Applicable, 01 January 2011The most times to lose the Rugby Union World Cup final is three, by France – against New Zealand 29-9 in 1987, Australia 35-12 in 1999, and New Zealand 8-7 in 2011.England have lost the final twice against Australia in 1991 and against South Africa in 2007. New Zealand and Australia have both lost the final once, in 1995 and 2003 respectively.
15374Most cars washed in eight hours (multiple venues)Repco Australia and New ZealandAustralia, In 89 Repco stores across Australia and New Zealand27 October 2012The most cars washed in eight hours at multiple venues is 6,277 and was achieved by Repco Australia and New Zealand (Australia/New Zealand), across 89 stores in Australia and New Zealand, on 27 October 2012.
15375Trial Bike - most consecutive oil barrels jumped on (back wheel)UnknownNew TV category. Speak to Kris before using it.
15376First hand-held electronic videogameAuto Race01 January 1976The earliest hand-held video game was Mattel's 1976 release Auto Race. The game had no moving parts, only electronic components.
15377Most rugby union Tri-Nations titlesNew Zealand11 timesNot Applicable, 01 January 2012The most rugby union Tri-Nations titles is 11 by New Zealand, who has won in 1996-97, 1999, 2002-03, 2005-08, 2010 and 2012. In 2012, New Zealand also won the first Rugby Championship, the competition that replaced the Tri-Nations after the entry of Argentina.
15378First NFL team with touchdowns on interception, kickoff and punt returns in the same gameMinnesota VikingsfirstUnited States, Giants Stadium,New York13 November 2005The Minnesota Vikings became the first NFL team in history to score touchdowns on interception, kickoff and punt returns in the same game, against the New York Giants, in Giants Stadium, New York, USA on 13 November 2005.
15379Largest Same First and Last Name GatheringMartha!164 peopleUnited States, New York20 September 2005The largest same first and last name gathering took place on 20 September 2005 when 164 Martha Stewarts gathered on the set of the TV show 'Martha!' in New York, USA.
15380Roman rings hanging duration (iron cross)Zak KerkoulasUnited States, New York27 August 2010The longest duration holding an iron cross position on Roman rings was 39.23 sec by Zak Kerkoulas (USA) at the Field House at Chelsea Piers in New York, New York, USA, on 27 August 2010. A proper iron cross requires the body to be rigid with arms at a 90-degree angle to the body and parallel to the floor.Witnesses included former All-American collegiate gymnast Ramiro Mora and former USA national gymnastics team member on the rings Chris LaMorte.
15381University of Illinois husks a new world recordThe students at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA broke the record this week for most people husking corn with 3,463 new students husking simultaneously.Previously, the record for the most people husking corn was 351, achieved at an event organised by Knott's Berry Farm (USA) in Buena Park, California, USA.The director of dining services, Dawn Aubrey, is credited with coming up with the idea for the University of Illinois to try their hands at it."The students now have something really special and unique to memorialize their convocation that no other freshman class has," said Dawn, "They're all excited and starting to post messages on Twitter already."Plans for a 2013 record attempt are already being considered.The record attempt was a nod to the university's agricultural history, as super sweet corn was invented by John Laughnan, a professor at the University of Illinois.After the corn had been husked, it was served for dinner in the university housing's dining halls.
15382First hot air balloon world championshipsAlbuquerque, New MexicofirstUnited States, Albuquerque17 February 1973This form of ballooning was revived in the USA in 1961, and the first World Championships were held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA from 10-17 Feb 1973.
15383Most expensive animation cell in black and whiteWalt Disney's The Orphan's Benefit286000 US dollar(s)United States, Christie's,New YorkOn 16 May 1989, a black and white drawing from Walt Disney's The Orphan's Benefit (US 1934), depicting Donald Duck being punched by an orphan, raised US$286,000 (£174,390) at Christie's, New York, USA.The above amounts are equivalent to £254,000 or $455,000 in the year 2000.
15384Most combined net yards in an NFL seasonDarren Sproles2969 yard(s)United States, 01 January 2011The most combined net yards gained by a single player in an NFL season is 2,969, by Darren Sproles, playing for the New Orleans Saints (both USA) in the 2011 season. Sproles had 40 yards rushing, 29 yards receiving and 99 yards on kickoff and punt returns to finish the season with an NFL record 2,969 combined yards, easily breaking the previous mark of 2,690, set by Derrick Mason, playing for the Tennessee Titans (both USA) in 2000.
15385First evidence of evolution without DNAUnknownfirstUSA, Florida01 January 2010In January 2010 scientists at the Scripps Research Institute reported they had witnessed evidence of evolution occurring in the lifeless, DNA-less proteins known as prions. They exhibited signs of adapting to new environments and following the rules of natural selection.Prions are associated with 20 different diseases of the brain in humans and animals.
15386Fewest games to reach 600 receptions in an NFL careerAnquan BoldinUnited States01 January 2010Anquan Boldin (USA) recorded career reception No. 600 during the 2010 season. Boldin reached the mark in 98 games, the fastest in NFL history, while playing for the Arizona Cardinals and Baltimore Ravens (both USA) since 2003.
15387First woman named among Wisden's five "Cricketers of the Year"Claire TaylorfirstNot Applicable, England01 January 2010England batsman Claire Taylor, who was awarded an MBE (for services to sport) in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours 2010, was the first woman to receive the Wisden accolade in the 120-year history of the award.In 2009, Taylor was an integral part of the England team that won the Women’s World Cup (she was named player of the tournament for her 324 runs at an average of 64.80) and the inaugural Women’s World Twenty20 and retained the Ashes (against Australia). Taylor has also scored more One-Day International centuries (8) than any other female cricketer
15388Least volcanically active continental landmassAustraliaAustralia01 January 2010The Australian mainland has had no volcanic eruptions for around 5,000 years. The only two active volcanoes in Australian territory are on Heard Island and McDonald Island in the Indian Ocean near Antartica, and around 4,000 km from Australia.
15389Most popular dictionaryXinhua Zidian400000000 unit(s) soldChina, 01 January 2011The Xinhua Zidian (New China Character Dictionary) is the world's best-selling dictionary. The pocket-sized dictionary of Chinese characters comprises 3,500 compounds and over 11,200 logograms and has sold well in excess of 400 million copies.
15390Oldest continuously working film studioEaling StudiosUnited Kingdom, London01 January 1902The oldest continuously working studio facility for film production is Will Barker Studios, now known as Ealing Studios. Based in Ealing, West London, UK, it has been operating since 1902.Previously operating under another name (Will Barker) until 1931 but always remaining on the same site (the White Lodge on Ealing Green) and with the same facilities, Ealing Studios is the only British studio that produces and distributes feature films as well as providing facilities. Ealing has always defined the British Film Industry, the first screen version of Hamlet in 1912, through the 1940s and 1950s classics The LadyKillers, The Lavender Hill Mob, Passport to Pimlico and Kind Hearts and Coronets. Over the past 15 years, Ealing Studios has produced 5 of the top 20 highest grossing British independent films in the UK including the St Trinian's franchise.This record was awarded as part of World Record London, a collaboration with GWR and London and Partners to award London 20 records, showcasing the very best of London, in the run up to the 2012 Olympic games.

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