Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List

15721Oldest bridegroomHarry StevensUnited States, Wisconsin01 January 1984The oldest recorded bridegroom has been Harry Stevens, aged 103, who married Thelma Lucas, 84, at the Caravilla Retirement Home, Wisconsin, USA on December 3, 1984.
15722First known hominidUnknownKenya01 November 1999In December 2000, scientists in the Kenya Palaeontology Expedition announced their discovery of 6 million-year-old fossilised remains of early human ancestors. Orrorin tugenensis walked on two legs and was about the size of an adult female chimp.At six million years old, there is a chance that O. tugenensis lived around the time that the ancestors of humans split from the ancestors of apes - this creature may well be one of the missing links between man and great ape.
15723Smallest trade unionThe Sheffield Wool Shear Workers UnionUnited Kingdom01 September 2011The Sheffield Wool Shear Workers Union currently has 9 members. The union was originally called the Sheffield Shear Makers, Grinders, Finishers and Benders Union, but has presumably lost its grinders, finishers and benders.
15724Most decorated war heroAudie MurphyUSA01 January 1945Audie Murphy (1924 - 1971) was the most decorated soldier in US history, winning 24 medals from the Congressional medal of Honor down. His expoloits were the subject of To Hell and Back (US 1956), in which he starred as himself.He personally killed 240 Germans.He starred in 27 films, mostly westerns, with the film version of his autobiography To Hell and Back holding the record as Universal's biggest grossing picture for 20 years until the release of Steven Speilberg's Jaws.
15725Largest litter - domestic catUnknownUKThe world's largest litter of domestic cats were born on the 7 August 1970 when a Burmese/Siamese cat belonging to V. Gane of Kingham, Oxfordshire, UK, gave birth to 19 kittens, four of which were stillborn.Average for this cat type is 4-6
15726Oldest chorus line memberGenda Guilfoyle1933/6/26 year(s), month(s), day(s)United States, Palm SpringsThe oldest 'showgirl' is Glenda Guilfoyle (USA, b. 26 June 1933), who regularly performs in the chorus line of The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies, Palm Springs, California, USA.Dorothy Kloss retired from the Fabulous Palm Springs Follies in May 2010. Glenda Guilfoyle is 76 years, 11 months, 2 days at the time of taking the record. Glenda was a Rockette, was personally selected by Walt DIsney to open Disneyland in 1955 for the Park's "Golden Horseshoe Revue", and had seven children!
15727Longest career as a film directorKing VidorUnited States01 January 1980The directorial career of King Vidor (1894-1982) lasted for 67 years, beginning with Hurricane in Galveston (US 1913) and culminating in a documentary called The Metaphor (US 1980).
15728Bravest donkeyMurphy, the donkeyAustralia, AustraliaOn 19 May 1997 Murphy, an Australian Army donkey, was posthumously awarded the RSPCA Australia Purple Cross, an award for animal bravery, at the Australian War Memorial on behalf of all donkeys that had served in the 1915–16 Gallipoli campaign. During the abortive offensive in the Dardanelles in 1915–16 Murphy carried the wounded from the front on a perilous journey down the exposed rocky gullies to reach field hospitals. Murphy was trained by 22-year old stretcher bearer John Simpson Kirkpatrick to carry his wounded victim into the main tent of the hospital and to reverse on the command: 'back pedal'.A statue of Murphy at the Australian War Memorial is one of the country's most enduring images of the First World War.
15729Largest Inca discoveryMachu PicchuPeru, Machu Picchu01 January 1911The two Yale University Peruvian Expeditions of 1911-12 and 1914-15, both led by US historian Hiram Bingham, resulted in the discovery of the lost Inca cities of Machu Picchu and Vitcos &mdash two of the most important archeological finds in the Americas. Bingham believed that he had found Vilcabamba, the final refuge of Manco Inca, but this is now disputed, as other ruins seem to have a better claim to the title. The Spanish conquistadors, the conquerors of the Incas, made no mention of Machu Picchu in the chronicles of their conquests. It is believed that they had failed to uncover the ancient city.
15730Largest collection of thermometersRichard T PorterUnited States, Onset03 July 2003Richard T Porter (USA) has a collection of 4,580 thermometers that he has amassed since 1978, all are housed in the Porter Thermometer Museum, Onset, Massachusetts, USA.In light of Richards local fame, Onset Massachusetts is fondly referred to as the thermometer capital of the world.
15731Most British Vogue CoversKate Moss30 timesUnited Kingdom, 01 September 2010Kate Moss (UK) has appeared on the cover of British [it]Vogue[it] a total of 30 times. Her first cover was in March 1993 and her latest to date was for the September 2010 issue.
15732Fastest swim long course relay 4 x 100 metres medley (male)Michael Phelps, Aaron Peirsol, Eric Shanteau, David Walters3/27.28 minute(s), second(s)Italy, Rome02 August 20093:27.28 USA (Aaron Peirsol, Eric Shanteau, Michael Phelps, David Walters) Rome, Italy, 2 August 2009
15733Fastest swim long course relay 4 x 100 metres freestyle (male)Jason Lezak, Michael Phelps, Cullen Jones, Garrett Weber–Gale3/08.24 minute(s), second(s)China, Beijing11 August 20083:08.24USA (Michael Phelps, Garrett Weber–Gale, Cullen Jones and Jason Lezak) The Water Cube, Beijing, China11 August 2008
15734Most married premierGerhard SchroederGermany01 January 1998German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder (b. 1944 in office from 1998 to 2005) has been married four times, making him the most-married prime minister of a monogamous society.
15735Most translated documentUniversal Declaration of Human RightsNot Applicable, Geneva01 January 2009A six page document entitled Universal Declaration of Human Rights, produced by the United Nations in 1948, has been translated into 370 languages and dialects from Abkhaz to Zulu as of 2009. The Declaration arose from the experience of WW II and was drafted on 10 December 1948.
15736Largest Hindu population - countryIndia1189610328 peopleIndia, 01 September 2011India has a Hindu population of 1,189,610,328 million, accounting for 80.5 per cent of its total population. India is home to 94 per cent of the world's Hindu population, estimated at 865 million people.
15737Largest Caesar saladCanirac Tijuana-Tecate3.287 tonne(s) (metric ton)Mexico, Tijuana20 October 2007The world's largest Caesar salad was prepared by Canirac, the Tijuana Restauranteurs Chamber of Commerce, weighed 3.287 tonnes (7,246 lb) and was unveiled in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico on 20 October 2007.The Caesar salad was first created by chef Caesar Cardini who ran restaurants in Tijuana, Mexico in the 1920s-1940s. 160 people were involved in the process. Individual item weights: Lettuce 2,538.785 kg , Cheese 200 kg, Croutons 68.355 kg, Sauce 480 kg.
15738Largest blended 'soft-serve' dessertDairy Queen (USA)United States, Eastfield Mall,Springfield,Massachusetts21 June 2005The largest blended soft-serve dessert weighed 3,747.05 kg (8,260.85 lb) and was made by Dairy Queen (USA) at the Eastfield Mall, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA on 21 June 2005.
15739Largest bubblegum bubble blown - noseJoyce Samuels27.94 centimetre(s)United States, Los Angeles10 November 2000Joyce Samuels of Louisville, Kentucky, USA blew from her nose a bubblegum bubble with a diameter of 27.94 cm. (11 in.) on the set of Guinness World Records: Primetime, Los Angeles, USA on 10 November 2000. Joyce, who has been chewing gum since she was 12 years old, began putting the gum on her nose to blow bubbles for entertaining her children. She pre-chews the gum for at least an hour to get the sugar out, before making it into a rectangle shape with her hands and putting it over her nostrils.
15740Slowest lightUS scientistsfirstUnited States, 01 January 2001In January 2001, two groups of US scientists announced that they had slowed down light itself to a dead stop. Usually light travels at 300,000 km per second 186,000 miles per second. light is slightly slowed naturally as it passes through a denser medium, eg water or glass. The new results have used this property of light to extremes, allowing the light to be stopped altogether.
15741Most Nobel Science Prize winners from one laboratoryBell Laboratories11 peopleUnited States, Murray Hill,NJEleven researchers have received Nobel Prizes for work done while they were at Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, USA.
15742Largest travel agencyUniglobe Travel InternationalNot Applicable01 September 2011Uniglobe Travel International is the world's largest travel management company (travel agency), with branches in over sixty countries across six continents and with annual revenues of $5 billion (approx. £3 billion).
15743Highest box office film gross for an animation - opening weekendShrek the Third (USA, 2007)USAShrek the Third (USA, 2007) grossed $121,629,270 (£79.2 million) at the domestic box office over its opening weekend beginning on 18 May 2007.
15744Busiest airport for number of aircraftHartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International AirportUnited States01 January 2010According to the Airports Council International, there were 950,119 “traffic movements” – flights taking off or landing – at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, in 2010.
15745First in-flight filmThe Lost World (1925)firstUnited Kingdom, London01 April 1925The first in-flight movie was First National's The Lost World (USA 1925), shown during an Imperial Airway's flight in a converted Handley-Page bomber, from London to Paris in April 1925.
15746Simplest genomeMycoplasma genitalium02 December 2002Mycoplasma genitalium has the smallest number of genes of any organism on Earth. it has just 482 genes compared with around 40,000 for humans. This organism lives in the genital tracts of humans. Its genome was sequenced in 1995.
15747Oldest Davis Cup playerYaka-Garonfin KoptiganMexico01 January 2001The oldest player to play in the Davis Cup is Yaka-Garonfin Koptigan (Togo) aged 59 years and 147 days on 27 May 2001 against Mauritius.
15748Largest car parkWest Edmonton MallCanada, Edmonton01 January 1981The world's largest parking lot can hold 20,000 vehicles and is situated at the world's largest shopping and entertainment centre, West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. There are overflow facilities on an adjoining lot for 10,000 more cars.
15749First railway GBUnknown1604 - 1615 year(s)United Kingdom, Strelley01 January 1900Earliest railway GBWagons running on wooden rails were used for conveying coal from Strelley to Wollaton near Nottingham, Notts, from 1604-15 and at Broseley Colliery, Telford, Shrops in October 1605.
15750Most populated provinceGuangdongChina, ,Guangdong01 January 2005In January 2005 Guangdong province on the southern coast of People's Republic of China overtook the provinces of Henan and Sichuan to become the country's most populous province, with 79 million permanent residents and 31 million migrants.

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