Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List

15691Oldest working post officeSanquhar Post OfficeUnited Kingdom, Sanquhar01 January 2009The oldest working post office is located in Sanquhar, Dumfriesshire, UK. It has been operating continuously since 1712.The second oldest working post office is located in Stockholm, Sweden (1720) and the third in Santiago, Chile (1772)
15692Fastest time to run the Chicago marathon (female)Paula Radcliffe2/17/18 hour(s), minute(s), second(s)UK, 13 October 2002Paula Radcliffe (UK), 2:17:18, 13 Oct 2002
15693First Wii MotionPlus gameWii Sports Resort (Nintendo, 2009)first, 29 July 2009The first game to work with the MotionPlus accessory for the Wii remote was Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo, 2009).Featured in Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition 2011
15694First fantasy multiplayer strategy gameDragonriders of Pernfirst, 01 January 1983In 1983, Anne McCaffery's Dragonriders of Pern made the transition from page to computer screen and became the first fantasy multiplayer strategy game.Guinness World Records Gamers' Edition 2009.
15695First Mash-up of Puzzle and RPG GenresBookworm Adventures (PopCap, 2006)first, 28 November 2006The first game to mix puzzle game elements with traditional RPG gameplay was Bookworm Adventures (PopCap, 2006).Featured in Guinness World Records Gamers Edition 2011
15696Best-selling Barbie dollTotally Hair BarbieUnited States01 January 1992The best-selling Barbie doll is Totally Hair Barbie, released in 1992.Totally Hair Barbie has sold more than 10 million dolls worldwide.
15697Largest incubation moundsMalleefowl (Leipoa ocellata)300 tonne(s) (metric ton)Australia, 01 January 2011Australia's malleefowl (Leipoa ocellata) builds the largest incubation mounds, weighing in at 300 tonnes (661,000 lb) - as heavy as the average 747 jumbo jet plane!
15698Most siblings to obtain a Bachelor degreeUnknown15 peopleUnited States, Bessemer,Alabama01 January 1992The late Mr Dan Fagan and Mrs Helen Fagan of Bessemer, Alabama, USA saw 15 of their 16 children&mdash7 sons and 8 daughters&mdashobtain Bachelor degrees from a university or college between 1969 and 1992.
15699First use of claymationClosed MondaysfirstUSA, 01 January 1975The Oscar winning movie Closed Mondays (USA, 1975) - the directorial debut of Will Vinton (USA) - saw the first use of the Claymation process, in which modelling clay is animated using stop-motion. Vinton patented the process and went to create two decades' of colorful work, including the famous California Raisins and many MTV commercials.
15700Largest seed vaultSvalbard Global Seed VaultNorway, Spitsbergen10 March 2010The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is an underground facility on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, designed to store samples of the world’s seeds as insurance against future threats to biodiversity. It opened on 26 February 2006 and has the capacity to store 4.5 million samples. On 10 March 2010 received its 500,000th sample.
15701Largest aircraft carrier fleetUS NavyUnited States01 January 2010Of the 22 aircraft carriers currently in service worldwide, the US Navy accounts for 11, the USS Enterprise and ten Nimitz-class carriers. Enterprise, commissioned in 1961, was the world’s first nuclear powered aircraft carrier. The other nations which operate carriers are Russia, France, UK, Brazil, India, Italy, Spain and Thailand.
15702Most siblings to play same role in a musicalBernie, Linda, Denise and Maureen Nolan4 peopleUnited Kingdom, London11 April 2005The most siblings to play the same role in a musical are four of the Nolan Sisters - Bernie, Denise, Linda and Maureen (all Ireland) - who have all played the lead role of Mrs Johnstone in Willy Russell´s musical Blood Brothers at the Phoenix Theatre, London, UK, between 1998 and 2007In 1998, Bernie took on the role touring with Bill Kenwright's production for two years. In 2000 her sister Linda was playing Mrs Johnstone at the Phoenix Theatre, London, UK. Their sister Denise was then chosen for the UK tour of the show and finally, Maureen who joined the London cast on 11 April 2005 and finished in 2007. The Nolans had fame as a pop group in the late 70/early 80s before taking on diverse careers.
15703Most career points - US ice hockey, womenCammi Granato343 point(s)Not Applicable, 01 January 2006Cammi Granato (USA) is the leading career scorer among USA Women's team members with 343 points (186 goals, 157 assists) through January 2006. Granato captained the Americans to the first Olympic women's hockey gold medal in 1998, carrying the U.S. flag at the closing ceremonies, and to silver in 2002.
15704First unsigned band to reach the Top 40 on the UK singles chartKoopafirstUnited Kingdom, 14 January 2007The first unsigned band to reach the Top 40 on the UK singles chart is Koopa (UK) whose download-only single, Blag, Steal & Borrow debuted at number 31 on 14 January 2007. The start of 2007 saw changes to the compilation of the UK chart entries, allowing digital downloads to count towards the total.
15705First soccer game to use the “stadium” viewpointNASL Soccer (Mattel Electronics, 1982)firstThe first soccer videogame to offer a side-on, or “stadium”, viewpoint was Mattel’s pioneering NASL Soccer, which arrived on the Atari 2600 in 1982. This viewpoint has since become the default perspective for many of the leading action-focused soccer games, including the two genre-leading series FIFA and Pro Evolution Soccer. Featured in Guinness World Records Gamer''s Edition 2010
15706Best-selling action sports videogameTony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 (Activision, 2000)2000000 unit(s) soldUSAThe best selling extreme sports video game is Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2, which sold over 2 million in the USA alone. The success of the first two games led to a huge fan base for the series and also secured Tony Hawk's position as the longest-running extreme sports franchise. There have been 12 titles released so far since the series started in 1999.
15707Fastest completion of LostWindsJustin SalamonUSAThe fastest single-segment completion of Square Enix’s LostWinds (2008) is 22 minutes, registered by Justin Salamon of Midland, Michigan, USA, on 17 March 2009. However, by tackling the game in 18 individual segments, his cumulative completion time is actually slightly faster, at 21 minutes.Featured in Guinness World Records Gamer''s Edition 2010
15708Largest toy pistol fightJared's Epic NERF Battle2,289 participantsUnited States, Dallas12 March 2016The largest toy pistol fight consists of 2,289 participants and was achieved by Jared’s Epic NERF Battle (USA), at AT&T Stadium, in Arlington, Texas, USA, on 12 March 2016. The participants used at least 4,394 individual NERF blasters during the fight. The purpose of the event was to raise money for Rebuild Rowlett Foundation for Long Term Relief, administered by the Rowlett Chamber of Foundation, and Garland Tornado Relief Fund (Communities Foundation of Texas, Inc.).
15709First married man to give birthThomas BeatiefirstUSA, Oregon29 June 2008A controversial figure, Thomas Beatie (USA) was born female but legally became a man in his home state of Oregon, USA. He underwent sex reassignment surgery in 2002 but did not have his female reproductive organs removed. As a man, Beatie was legally able to marry Nancy, his female partner, in 2003. Nancy had previously had a hysterectomy, so when the couple wanted to start a family it was Thomas who, with the help of an anonymous sperm donor, conceived and carried the child. The couple´s daughter Susan was born on 29 June 2008.
15710Highest standing jump onto a balance boardSilvio Sabba118.5 centimetre(s)Italy, 15 March 2016The highest standing jump onto a balance board is 118.5 cm (46.65 in) and was achieved by Silvio Sabba (Italy), in Milan, Italy, on 15 March 2016. The height of the jump is measured vertically from the floor where the participant is standing before jumping, to the surface on which the balance board is placed (not to surface of the board).
15711Largest attendance at a tennis matchKing Baudouin Stadium35681 peopleBelgium, Brussels08 July 2010The highest attendance for a tennis match is 35,681 to see Kim Clijsters (Belgium) defeat Serena Williams (USA) 6-3, 6-2 at King Baudouin in Brussels, Belgium, on 8 July 2010.The exhibition match was umpired by tennis legend Martina Navratilova and bested the "Battles of the Sexes" match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, which drew 30,472 people to the Astrodome in Houston, Texas, USA on 20 September 1973. Originally, Clijsters was to play fellow Belgian Justine Henin, but an elbow injury suffered at Wimbledon allowed world No. 1 ranked player Williams to participate, despite nursing a minor foot injury of her own.
15712Best selling designer clothing labelRalph Lauren4900000000 US dollar(s)Not Applicable, 03 April 2010The biggest-selling designer clothing brand in the world is Ralph Lauren, which had an annual revenue of just over $4.9 billion (£3.2 billion) at the end of the fiscal year on 3 April 2010. Boasting men and women¹s labels such as Polo Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Black Label and the Ralph Lauren collection, the company has around 400 retail shops and outlet stores worldwide, and also sells its designs through department stores and speciality shops.
15713Largest heroin seizureISAFAfghanistan01 July 2010In July 2010, according to reports attributed to the Afghan Interior Minister, Bismillah Khan Mohammadi, coalition forces seized 5.7 tonnes (6.28 tons) of heroin in what is the world’s largest haul of the drug. In addition to the heroin, 11.3 tonnes (12.46 tons) of opium and 841 kg (1854.09 lb) of hashish were also seized as well as 4.5 tonnes (4.96 tons) of ammonium chloride, which is used in turning the opium into heroin.
15714Largest accidental marine oil spill
15715First videogame to improve brain functioning and efficiencyTetris (Alexey Pajitnov, 1985)United States, California01 January 1991In 1991, American Richard Haier of the University of California at Irvine’s Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior began scanning the brains of Tetris players. Inspired by the buzz that gamers get after long-term Tetris sessions, Haier monitored cerebral glucose metabolic rates (GMR). He discovered that, with first-time players, the GMR levels soared after daily playing for four to eight weeks, brain functioning and efficiency was significantly improved – and success rates at the game rose sevenfold!GWR Video Gamer's Edition 2008, title: First video game to be proven to improve brain functioning and efficiency.
15716First soap operaPainted DreamsfirstUSASoap operas began life on American radio in the 1930's and the name alluded to the soap manufacturers that most often sponsored these continuing dramas that captivated many of the at-home female audience. The mother of the soap opera was Irna Phillips (USA) who created the first radio soap Painted Dreams and would later go on to create three giants in the field The Guiding Light (USA, NBC Radio from 1937-1956, CBS TV from 1952-present) As the World Turns (USA, CBS TV 1956-present) and Another World (USA, NBC TV 1964-present).
15717Most widely viewed factual TV programmeTop GearNot Applicable, -01 January 2012The most widely viewed factual TV programme is the UK's Top Gear (BBC), which airs in 212 different territories around the world.The motoring show began in 1977 and relaunched in 2002. It is currently hosted by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May (all UK).Read more: Top Gear drives its way into into Guinness World Records 2013 edition
15718Longest unicycle chainGerlind Baum346 peopleGermany, Loxstedt22 June 2013The longest unicycle chain consisted of 346 unicyclists linking arms while balanced on their unicycles, and was formed at the Sportsfield Loxstedt in Loxstedt, Germany, on 22 June 2013.
15719Fastest time to complete the Ironman World Championship (female)Mirinda Carfrae8/52/14 hour(s), minute(s), second(s)United States, Kailua-Kona12 October 2013The fastest completion of the Hawaii Ironman is 8 hours 52 minutes 14 seconds by Mirinda Carfrae (Australia) at Kailua-Kona in Hawaii, USA, on 12 October 2013.
15720Largest beer consumption per capitaCzech Republic144.8 litre(s)Czech Republic, 01 January 2011The country with the greatest retail sales of beer is the Czech Republic. In 2011, 144.8 litres of beer were bought per head of population.

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