Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List


IDRecordWhoWhatWhereWhenExplain
15511Largest simultaneous rock concert attendance
15512First internet browserUnknownfirstUSA, University of Illinois,Urbana-Champaign,Illinois22 April 1993Released on 22 April 1993, NCSA Mosaic was the world's first internet browser. It was created by researchers at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA and was designed to allow people to easily retrieve data from computer networks.It was built to work with the World Wide Web's hypertext protocol - developed by Tim Berners Lee of CERN, Geneva, Switzerland.
15513Stickiest salamander
15514Most music video viewingsUnknownQueryduplication
15515Largest private Rolls-Royce fleetSultan Haji Hassanal BolkiahBrunei Darussalam01 January 2011Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei is believed to have a private collection of around 500 Rolls-Royces - the largest collection of its kind in the world. During the 1990s, his family accounted for almost half of all Rolls-Royce purchases.His entire car collection is believed to be worth around $4billion and includes a Porsche Carrera GT, Lamborghini Diablo Jota, Porsche 959, Bugatti EB110, Lamborghini Murcielago LP640, Maybach 62, Jaguar XJR-15, six Dauer 962ssix Ferrari FX, the original red show model of the Bentley Continental R, two fully operational versions of the Ferrari Mythos concept car, both of the Ferrari 456 GT Sedans, the only right-hand drive Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR in the world, five McLaren F1s and three Cizeta-Moroder V16T cars. He also possesses a Formula One car as driven by every Formula 1 World Drivers Champion since the 1980 Formula One season.
15516Longest career as a catwalk modelCarmen Dell'OreficeUSA01 January 2008Born in 1931, model Carmen Dell'Orefice (USA) has been modelling for the Ford Agency (USA) since the 1940s. At the age of 72 she is still in demand for contracts and international shows.Discovered at the age of 19 in the John Lewis department store, Daphne Self (UK) is 73 years old and still signed to Models 1 in London, UK . Although her modeling career has been sporadic, the grandmother of four has been photographed for Vogue and Marie Claire and was recently contracted for a Dolce&Gabbana campaign.
15517First female jungle heroTarzanfirstUnited States, 01 January 1955In the syndicated series Sheena Queen of the Jungle (US 1955-56) actress Irish McCalla played the distaff Tarzan who had first appeared in comic strips in the 1930s.
15518First pitcher to win the Cy Young award four consecutive yearsGreg MadduxfirstUSA, 01 January 1995Greg Maddux (USA, b. 14 April 1966) was the first pitcher in major league history to win the Cy Young Award for four consecutive years (1992–1995).
15519First game to use indirect controlLemmings (Psygnosis, 1991)first, 01 January 1991Lemmings, the 1990s classic from developer DMA Design, was the first major title to introduce the concept of “indirect control”. As the hapless creatures march to their doom, players must guide them to safety using only the geography of the level.Featured in Guinness World Records Gamer''s Edition 2010
15520First purpose-built churchAqaba churchJordan, Aqaba31 December 0301The oldest known purpose-built Christian church in the world is in Aqaba, Jordan. Built between 293 and 303, the building pre-dates the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem, Israel, and the Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem, West Bank, both of which were constructed in the late 320s. The church is the first purpose-built Christian church discovered from the period before Christianity found favour with the Roman imperial government. It even pre-dates the greatest of all the Roman anti-Christian persecutions, that of Diocletian in 303-313. The church, the ruins of which were excavated in 1998, is in the form of an east-west oriented basicila, with apse and aisles. It also had a narthex and chancel. Excavation has unearthed walls up to 4.5m 14ft 9in high. During its first phase the church would have held about 60 worshipers it was later extended to hold about 100. The building appears to have been abandoned during the presecution of 303-311, then refurbished between 313 and 330. It was destroyed by an earthquake in 363.
15521First radio broadcast of the OlympicsParis Olympic Games, 1924firstFrance, Paris01 January 1924In the early 1920s, radio technology had developed to the point where large-scale public broadcasts were becoming increasingly common. The 1924 Games held in Paris subsequently became the first to transmit live radio broadcasts of Olympic events, although the lack of an international broadcasting standard meant the audience was limited mainly to the home nation.
15522Largest spyware providerClaria Corporation40000000 peopleNot Applicable, 01 January 2008Claria Corporation, formerly known as Gator Corporation, operated from 1998 to 2008, when it was closed down completely. During that period it offered ‘free’ software to World Wide Web users which also installed Gator’s/Claria’s client software. This spyware monitored the web activity of up to 40 million users, and then used this data to send strategically chosen advertisements to their PCs.
15523First TV spy seriesShadow of the CloakfirstUnited States, 01 January 1951TV´s first spy series was the US´s Shadow of the Cloak (DuMont 1951-52) which featured Helmut Dantine as Peter House an agent working for International Security Intelligence. Another spy series Dangerous Assignment (US Syndicated), starring Brian Donleavy as US Government Agent Steve Mitchell, was produced at the same time but didn´t air till some months later.
15524Largest military division of marine mammalsUS Navy Marine Mammal ProgramUnited States, San Diego18 April 2003The world's largest military division made up of sea mammals, is the US Navy's Marine Mammal Program, of San Diego, California, USA, established in 1960. In April 2003 the program had 75 Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) and 20 Californian sea lions (Zalophus californianus californianus) all trained for deployment.The program also had two beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas), although as of April 2003 they were on a breeding program. The marine mammals are trained to safely locate and/or mark the position of enemy mines or divers, rather than as an attacking 'weapon'. They have such an advantage over other ocean creatures because of their diving, sonar and responsive training capabilities. The animals were recently seen in action, clearing a safe passage for ships in the port of Umm Qasr, during the war in Iraq in early 2003. Between March 24-18 April 2003 alone, the team of dolphins cleared 913 nautical miles (1,690 km), recovering 90 sea mines and destroying 11 more.
15525Longest continuously erupting volcanoMt StromboliItalyMt Stromboli, in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the coast of Italy, has been undergoing continuous volcanic eruptions since at least the 7th century BC, when its activity was recorded by Greek colonists. Its regular mild explosions of gas and lava - usually several each hour, have led it to be known as the 'Lighthouse of the Mediterranean'.
15526Oldest topiary gardenLevens HallUnited Kingdom, Kendal25 June 2003The world's oldest topiary garden is Levens Hall, Cumbria, UK, which has topiary designs that are over 300 years old, with the initial planting and training of them carried out in the 1690s. The shapes include Chess pieces, the Judge's Wig and the Great Umbrellas.The topiary triming takes many months, using lightweight aluminium scaffolding to reach the higher points. It is usually carried out from late August onwards, once a year. Parts of the Elizabethan Hall itself were built between 1250-1300 and has been influenced by the ideas of its different owners.Topiary comes from the word 'topiarius' which was the name given to the slaves of ancient Egypt and Rome who were given the job of shaping the bushes.
15527First Star Wars inter-licence videogameStar Wars: Monopolyfirst, 01 January 1997In 1997, Star Wars: Monopoly became the first Star Wars game to be based on two official licences. However, it would be 2005’s release of Lego® Stars Wars that would see the first ever inter-license Star Wars game based on the events of the Star Wars movies.
15528Fastest realtime court reporter (stenotype writing)Mark KislingburyUSA, Houston,Texas30 July 2004Mark Kislingbury of Houston, Texas, USA is the National Court Reporters Association speed and real-time champion, achieving 360 words per minute with 97.23% accuracy, at the NCRA 2004 summer convention on 30 July 2004.
15529Shortest-period asteroidAsteroid 2004 JG6USA, Lowell Observatory,Flagstaff,ArizonaAsteroid 2004 JG6 orbits the Sun in 184.46 days. It was discovered by Brian Skiff (USA) at the Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA, and announced on 13 May 2004. It measures between 500 and 1,000m (1,600 and 3,300 ft) in diameter.
15530Oldest horse stablesRamses IIEgypt, ancient city of Piramesse,in the Nile Delta01 January 1999The world's oldest horse stables were established by the Egyptian pharaoh, Ramses II (1304-1237 BC) to breed horses for war, hunting and recreation. They were discovered in early 1999 by a joint German-Egyptian archeologicial team headed by Edgar Pusch (Germany) in the ancient city of Piramesse, in the Nile Delta, Egypt.The stables are also believed to be the largest, covering approximately 17,000 m² (182,986 ft²) and housing 460 horses at one time. The stables were built on a slant so the horse urine could drain away and be used for fertilizer. A courtyard and horse-bathing pool were also discovered.Due to the fact that horses were essential to the expansion of the Egyptian empire, the need to have stables placed in strategic locations increased.
15531Oldest fossilised animal food store17 million-year-old fossilised rodent burrowGermany, University of Bonn16 January 2003In November 2003 a team of scientists from the University of Bonn, Germany, announced their discovery of a 17 million-year-old fossilised rodent burrow containing more than 1,200 fossilised nuts. The animal responsible was probably a hamster or a squirrel. The team was led by Dr Carole Gee (Germany) and the work was published in the journal Palaeontology.
15532Most environmentally friendly city
15533Fastest hurdles 60 metres (female) (indoors)Susanna KallurGermany, Karlsruhe10 February 20087.68 Susanna Kallur (Sweden) Karlsruhe, Germany10 February 2008
15534Heaviest weightlifting 56 kg total (male)Halil MutluAustralia, Sydney16 September 2000305 kgHalil Mutlu (Turkey)Sydney, Australia16 September 2000 The combined weight is the total of the weight lifted in the Snatch and Clean and Jerk competitions.
15535Most points in an NFL career, American FootballMorten AndersenUnited States01 January 20102,544 Morten Andersen (Denmark)
15536Most field goals by an individual in an NFL careerMorten AndersenUnited States01 January 2010565 Morten Andersen (Denmark)
15537Heaviest weightlifting 85 kg total (male)Andrei RybakouChina, Beijing15 August 2008394 kgAndrei Rybakou (Belarus)Beijing, China15 August 2008
15538Heaviest weightlifting 94 kg snatch (male)Akakios KakhiasvilisGreece, Athens27 November 1999188 kgAkakios Kakhiasvilis (Greece)Athens, Greece27 November 1999
15539Heaviest weightlifting 105 kg snatch (male)Andrei AramnauChina, Beijing18 August 2008200 kgAndrei Aramnau (Belarus)Beijing, China18 August 2008
15540Fastest run 100 metres (male)Usain BoltGermany, Berlin16 August 2009With a time of 9.58 seconds Usain Bolt (Jamaica) Berlin, Germany 16 August 2009Bolt shattered his own record of 9.69 seconds exactly one year to the day when he won the Olympic gold medal. This run helped him win the gold medal at the World Championships. Tyson Gay (USA) ran the third fastest time ever (9.71 sec) to finish second.Every sport has its heroes, but few reach the level of fame attained by sprinter Usain St Leo Bolt (JAM). Not only holder of the 100 m and 200 m records, he is also the first athlete to win the 100 m and 200 m at successive Olympic Games. But how did the fastest man become an athletics superstar?Usain Bolt was often accused of being hyperactive when growing up. In his early teens, he turned to sport as a way of putting this excess energy to good use.Bolt’s first passion was cricket, but on noting his speed, his parents encouraged him to focus on track and field. His first medal – a bronze – was achieved at his high school at the age of 13. Although it was for 80 m hurdles, this early win served to galvanize his athletics ambitions.In 2002, he made his global debut at the IAAF World Junior T&F Championships in Kingston, Jamaica. Running the 200 m in 20.61 sec, he earned his country’s only individual gold at the event, aged just 15.Despite a period of illness, Bolt came back fighting at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, breaking records for the 100 m, 200 m and 4 x 100 m relay – all of which he beat again in subsequent competitions.Asked how he felt about receiving a medal during GWR’s 60th anniversary (above), Bolt told us: “When one thinks of Guinness World Records, automatically, extraordinary and remarkable comes to mind. So for me to be included, I am truly honoured and delighted.”

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