Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List

15751First commercial filmed in spaceMoshe Goldberg, Production DirectorQuery, Query22 August 1997An advertising campaign for Tnuva Milk, showing cosmonaut Vasily Tsibliyev drinking milk aboard the Russian Mir space station, was broadcast on 22 August 1997. The first time milk in liquid form has been sent into space, former flight engineer Alexander Lazutkin filmed crew commander Tsibliyev with a camcorder, whilst being instructed by the commercial's director, who was observing from the Control Station.
15752Highest score in an international rugby league matchFranceLebanon, Beirut22 October 2003The highest score in an international match is France's 120-0 defeat of Serbia and Montenegro during the Mediterranean Cup at Beirut, Lebanon on 22 October 2003.French centre Fabrice Estebanez scored ten tries in his team's total of 22.SOURCE: official tournament website:
15753Highest minimum lending rate (UK)British lending rate17 percentageNot Applicable, 15 November 1979The highest-ever figure for the British bank rate was 17 per cent from 15 November 1979 to 3 July 1980.
15754First full-page illustrated advertisementUnknown1842/7/10 year(s), month(s), day(s)UK, LondonEarliest full-page illustrated advertOn the 10 July 1842, the Courier and west End Advertiser, in London, UK, published the first full-page illustrated advert for British Cornflour.
15755Most Women Prime MinistersSirimavo Bandaranaike, Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga2 peopleSri LankaThe country with the greatest number of women prime ministers is Sri Lanka with two: Sirimavo Bandaranaike (1960-5, 1970-7 and 1994-2000) and her daughter Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga (1994).
15756Largest yule logNorthlands Spectrum2.49 tonne(s) (metric ton)Canada, Edmonton09 December 2000Northlands Spectrum, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada created the world's largest log cake weighing 2.49 tonnes (5,505.3 lb) at Northlands Park on December 9, 2000.The cake measured 21.95 m. (72 ft) in length.The width of the cake was 45.72 cm. (18 in.) and the height 33.02 cm. (13 in.). The cake was fed to about 3,500 guests at Northlands Park. The remainder was sent to the Edmonton Food Bank and then delivered to such groups as: Inner City Schools, Women's shelters, Soup Kitchens, Senior Homes, etc.
15757Fastest wing-beat of a birdUnknownCanada10 December 2003During courtship, the ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) can produce a wingbeat rate of 200 beats per second as opposed to the normal 90 beats per second produced by all other hummingbirds.The back and head of the hummingbird are irridescent green, the underparts are white, and the males' throat is bright red. It is very small, only 3 in (7 cm) long and breeds from March-July. Hummingbirds in general possess the fewest number of feathers on a bird.
15758Most expensive horse draught horseMcIlraths Captain Jim112500 US dollar(s)United States, Gifford20 February 2003The most money paid for a draught horse is $112,500 (£69,440) when a 2-year-old Belgian stallion, McIlrath's Captain Jim, was sold at the Mid-America Draft Horse Sale, Gifford, Illinois, USA on 20 February 2003.The previous owners, William Helmuth & Allen F. Detweiler (both USA) sold the horse at the public auction to James A. Raber and Orla W. Yoder (both USA).
15759Most Oscars won - Best Supporting ActorWalter BrennanUnited States01 January 1940Walter Brennan won Oscars for Best Supporting Actor in Come and Get It (USA 1936), Kentucky (USA 1938) and The Westerner (USA 1940).
15760First cyberclinicKimberly YoungfirstUnited States, Bradford01 March 1997In March 1997 clinical psychologist Dr. Kimberly Young (USA) established the Center for On-Line Addiction, the world's first psychiatric cyberclinic for internet addicts and those with related mental health problems.
15761Worst joss stick disasterPhra Pathom Jedi Temple5 peopleThailand, Phra Pathom Jedi Temple02 November 1998Five Buddhist worshippers were killed on November 2, 1998, when three ceremonial joss sticks collapsed at the Phra Pathom Jedi Temple 36 miles (58km) northwest of Bangkok. The 79-88ft (24-27m) joss sticks, said to be the largest ever built in Thailand, are built in April 1998 to commemorate the 84th anniversary of the construction of a Buddha image at the temple. Police blamed inadequate foundations, but the joss sticks could have collapsed under their own weight as they had soaked up much heavy overnight rain.
15762Longest rail networkUnited States Rail NetworkUnited States01 January 2010The USA has some 226,427 km (140,695 miles) of rail. Second place belongs to Russia, with 87,157 km (54,156 miles) of track.Top Ten Longest Rail NetworksCountryTotal LengthUSA226,427 kmRussia87,157 kmChina77,834 kmIndia64,015 kmCanada46,688 kmGermany41,896 kmAustralia37,855 kmArgentina31,409 kmFrance29,213 kmBrazil28,857 kmSource: CIA World Factbook
15763Most trees destroyed by stormsThe Great Storm of December 1999France26 December 1999Two hundred and seventy million trees were felled or split by storms which hit France on December 26 and 27 1999.
15764Oldest Oscar nominee for Best ActorRichard FarnsworthUnited States01 January 2000Richard Farnsworth (USA, 1920 - 2000) was aged 79 years 167 days when the Academy nominated him for Best Actor for his role as Alvin Straight in The Straight Story (USA 1999) on 15 February 2000.He came out of semi-retirement to play the role and died six months after picking up his Oscar on 6 October 2000. He was a stuntman for forty years before becoming an actor, doubling for the likes of Roy Rogers and Gary Cooper (both USA). Name Born Film Won Age Richard Farnsworth (USA) 1 September 1920 The Straight Story (USA 1999) 15 February 2000 79 years 207 days Henry Fonda (USA) 16 May 1905 On Golden Pond (USA 1981) 11 February 1982 76 yeras 271 days Laurence Olivier (UK) 22 May 1907 The Boys from Brazil (UK/USA1978) 20 Febraury 1979 71 years 274 daysClint Eastwood (USA)31 May 1930Million Dollar Baby (USA 2004)25 January 200574 years 239 days Paul Newman (USA) 26 January 1925 Nobody's Fool (USA 1994) 14 February 1979 70 years 19 days Michael Caine (UK) 14 March 1933 The Quiet American (USA/Germany/Australia 2002) 11 February 2003 69 years 334 days Melvyn Douglas (USA) 5 April 1901 I Never Sang for My Father (USA 1970) 22 February 1971 69 years 323 days
15765Largest anticyclone in the Solar SystemThe Great Red SpotThe Great Red Spot on the planet Jupiter is the largest anticyclone in the Solar System. It varies in size but can be up to 40,000 km (24,800 miles) long and 14,000 km (8,700 miles) wide.It was first discovered in 1664 by Robert Hooke (UK) using one of the first telescopes. The clouds of the storm tower some 8 km above the surrounding cloudscape and the storm itself has maintained the same latitude, varying only by one degree.
15766Longest war fought irregularly over religionReconquista, Iberian Peninsula01 January 1491The Reconquista&mdashthe series of campaigns in the Iberian Peninsula to recover the region from the Islamic Moors&mdashbegan in 718 and continued intermittently for 774 years until 1492, when Granada, the last Moorish stronghold, was finally conquered.
15767Most touchdowns in a career (American football)Jerry RiceUnited States01 January 2004Jerry Rice (USA, San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks) has scored a record 208 touchdowns between 1985 and 2004.
15768Largest producer of military equipment (company)Lockheed Martin Corporation39.600000000 US dollar(s)United States, Bethseda31 December 2006The world's largest producer of military and defence-related equipment is the Lockheed Martin Corporation (USA), which reported net sales worth $39.6 billion (£20.2 billion) for the year ending 31 December 2006.
15769Largest stockpile of chemical weaponsRussia40000 tonne(s) (metric ton)Russia, 01 January 2001According to the International Institute of Strategic Studies, Russia has the largest stockpile of chemical weapons, amounting to around 40,000 tonnes (44,092 tons or 8,818,400 lb).The Russian stockpile is kept in two locations, 7,500 tonnes in one and the remainder in another.The US, with a declared inventory of 27,768 metric tons of chemical has the second largest stockpile. As of 31 March 2006, however, the U.S. has destroyed 10,103 metric tons of chemical agent since Entry-into-Force of the Chemical Weapons Convention (this equates to 36.4% of its declared inventory).
15770Cycling - men's 4 km team pursuitSteven Burke, Ed Clancy, Peter Kennaugh, Geraint T3/51.659 minute(s), second(s)United Kingdom, London03 August 2012The fastest men's cycling 4 km team pursuit is 3 min 51.659 sec and was set by Great Britain (Steven Burke, Ed Clancy, Peter Kennaugh and Geraint Thomas) when they took Olympic gold at the Velodrome in London, UK, on 3 August 2012.
15771Smallest radio-controlled carSony25 millimetre(s)Japan, Tujido Fujisawa City01 January 2002The record for the smallest radio controlled car is a 25 mm long model (1/90 perfect scale) of a Mercedes Benz Smart car developed by Michihiro Hino, Tokyo, Japan in 2002. Specification: -RC equipment: 45MHz belt PSD system Toy-RC 2ch -Battery:Micro-nickel hydrogen rechargeable battery. -By continuation operation time: full charge,it is about 15 minutes.
15772Largest parade of golf cartsThe Villages CommunityUnited States, The Villages,Florida04 September 2005The largest golf cart parade involved 3,321 participants from The Villages, Florida, United States on 4 September 2005.The event raised $29,500 for different charities.
15773Busiest airport for domestic and international passengersAtlanta International Airport92365860 peopleUnited States, Atlanta01 January 2011According to the Airports Council International (ACI), 92,365,860 people flew in or out of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, in 2011.
15774Most appearances in an international hockey career (male)Teun de NooijerNetherlands25 January 2011Two-times Olympic hockey champion Teun de Nooijer (Netherlands) has made 431 appearances for the Netherlands between 1994 and 25 January 2011.
15775Most successful lawyerUnknownGuyanaMost successful lawyerSir Lionel Luckhoo (b. 2 Mar 1914), senior partner of Luckhoo and Luckhoo of Georgetown, Guyana, succeeded in getting 245 successive murder-charge acquittals between 1940 and 1985.
15776Most dangerous sharkWhite shark01 January 1999The most deadly shark is the white shark which since 1900 until 1999 has caused 251 out of the 1860 confirmed unprovoked shark attacks on humans, 66 of which resulted in fatalities - the highest number for any species of shark.The number of unprovoked white shark attacks has increased dramatically from under 10 between 1900 and 1930s, to over 50 in the 1980s and 1990s. The major areas of attacks are the west coast of the USA (particularly California), Australia and South Africa. The majority of attacks are on males, with 93% of unprovoked white shark attacks being on males and 5% on females, whilst the sex of the remaining 2% of the vicitms cannot be determined.
15777Youngest chess Grand MastersSergey KarjakinUkraine12 August 2002The largest collection of film projectors is 1,919 achieved by Christos Psathas (Greece), in Athens, Greece, on 29 July 2011.The youngest individual to qualify as an International Grand Master is Sergey Karjakin (Ukraine) (b. 12 January 1990), aged 12 years 212 days on 12 August 2002.
15778Most prolific murder partnershipDelfina de Jesús Gonzáles, Maria de Jesús Gonzáles90 peopleMexico, Guanajuato01 January 1964The sisters Delfina and María de Jesús Gonzáles, of Mexico, abducted girls to work in brothels and are known to have murdered at least 90 of their victims. The sisters were sentenced to 40 years imprisonment in 1964
15779Heaviest birth - triplets (ever)Mary McDermottUK18 November 1914The heaviest triplets weighed 10.9 kg (24 lb) and were born to Mary McDermott (UK) on 18 November 1914.
15780Worst cyclone disaster - homeless tollHurricane Mitch2500000 peopleUSA, 04 November 1998Hurricane Mitch, which struck Central America (Honduras and Nicaragua) between 26 Oct - 4 Nov 1998, left approximately 2.5million people dependent on international aid efforts when it destroyed 93,690 dwellings. An estimated 1,120,000 people were rendered homeless when Typhoon Ike, packing winds of up to 137 mph struck the Philippines on September 2 1984 killing 1363 and injuring a further 300.

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