Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List

15811Fastest relay 4 x 400 metres (male)Michael Johnson, Andrew Valmon, Quincy Watts, Harry Reynolds2/54.29 minute(s), second(s)Germany, Stuttgart22 August 19932:54.29USA(Andrew Valmon, Harry Reynolds, Quincy Watts, Michael Duane Johnson)Stuttgart, Germany22 August 1993
15812Oldest mineUnknownEgyptThe oldest mine in the world is the chert (silica) mine at Nazlet Sabaha, Garb, Egypt. It is estimated to have first been in use around 100,000 years ago.
15813Oldest winners of French Open, TennisUnknownThe oldest champion was Elizabeth Ryan who won the 1934 women's doubles with Simone Mathieu (France) at 42 years 88 days. The oldest singles champion was Andrés Gimeno (Spain) in 1972 at 34 years 301 days.
15814Largest floating crane shipThialfNetherlandsThe world's largest floating crane ship is Thialf, a 201.6 m (661.4 ft) long semi-submersible barge with a lifting capacity of 14,200 tonnes (31.3 million lb). Thialf is operated by Heerema Marine Contractors of the Netherlands.Thialf carries two 95 m (311 ft) tall cranes which are capable of lifting objects in tandem (the lifting capacity quoted above is for such lifts). Essentially a colossal square sea-going barge, the lower section of Thialf's hull can be flooded, increasing its draught (i.e. causing it to float lower in the sea) by 20 m (65.6 ft). This massive addition to the weight of the vessel creates the stability necessary to lift such massive loads, and also allows Thialf to operate in rough seas.There is accommodation for 736 people and a helicopter pad.Width: 88.4 m (290 ft)Depth (bottom of hull to main workdeck) 49.5 m (162 ft)Draught: 11.8 - 31.6 m (38.7 - 103.6 ft)GRT: 136.709 tonnes (standard measurement used in shipping as an indicator of cargo space. No conversion equivalent).
15815First Pesapallo World CupUnknownfirstFinland, Helsinki01 January 1992The first ever Pesäpallo World Cup was held in Helsinki, Finland in 1992, with seven nations competing, Finland, Sweden, Australia, Estonia, Germany, Lithuania and Japan.Pesäpallo is often known as Finnish Baseball, and is a fast-moving sport similar to baseball and rounders.
15816Largest consumption of energy per headQatarQatar01 January 2006The country with the largest consumption of energy per head is Qatar, which consumed an average of 22,057 kg (48,627 lb) of oil equivalent per person in 2006.Iceland was in second place with 14,237 kg (31,387 lb), while USA, which is the greatest annual consumer of energy, is 10th on the list with 7,768 kg (17,125 lb).
15817First TV announcerLeslie MitchellfirstUnited Kingdom, 01 January 19361936: Radio personality Leslie Mitchell is the first of three TV presenters that includes Jasmine Bligh and Elizabeth Cowell (all UK), the first female TV announcers.
15818First TV announcer (male)Leslie MitchellfirstUnited Kingdom, 01 January 19361936: Radio personality Leslie Mitchell is the first of three TV presenters that includes Jasmine Bligh and Elizabeth Cowell (all UK), the first female TV announcers.
15819First actor to portray Sherlock Holmes on TVLouis HectorfirstUnited States, 01 January 1937The first actor to portray Sherlock Holmes on TV was Louis Hector (USA) in an experimental NBC (USA) production in 1937.
15820Longest running live TV variety show (episodes) same channelWaratte Iitomo! (Fuji Television Network Inc.)Japan31 March 2014The longest running live TV variety show (episodes) same channel is Waratte Iitomo! (Fuji Television Network Inc.) with 8,054 episodes aired in Japan from 4 October 1982 to 31 March 2014.
15821Most prolific record holder on Picross (Nintendo, 2007)Eduardo NakagawaBrazil03 July 2010The most prolific record holder on Picross (Nintendo, 2007) is Eduardo Nakagawa (Brazil), who holds the record for 284 of the 345 levels in the game as of 3 July 2010.2011
15822First episodic puzzle gameBlue Toad Murder Files (Relentless Software, 2009)first, 17 December 2009The first puzzle game to adopt an episodic format, with smaller released timed to become available more frequently, is Blue Toad Murder Files (Relentless Software, 2009), which was initially released in six separate episodes starting on 17 dec 2009.Featured in Guinness World Records Gamers Edition 2011
15823Most common puzzle game for Nintendo DSSudoku01 November 2010The most common puzzle game for Nintendo DS is Sudoku, the classic number puzzle, which has been released in 20 different versions for the platform as of November 2010.Featured in Guinness World Records Gamers Edition 2011
15824Most critically acclaimed RPG videogame (PS2)Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 (Atlus, 2008)92.40 percentage, 01 October 2010The most critically-acclaimed PS2 RPG is Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 (Atlus, 2008), which has an average rating of 92.40% on as of October 2010.Featured in Guinness World Records Gamers Edition 2011Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 was one of the last videogames released for PS2, and is considered by many gamers to be a fitting swan song for the influential system.
15825First light gun-only home consoleAction Max (Worlds of Wonder, 1987)firstUSA, 01 January 1987Released in 1987 in the USA only, the Action Max was billed as "the first real action system" and is the only home console in history to offer only light gun games.Featured in Guinness World Records Gamers Edition 2011
15826Most expensive skateboard videogameTony Hawk: RIDE (Activitision, 2009)151 UK pound(s), 01 January 2009The most expensive skateboarding game ever released is Tony Hawk: RIDE (Activision, 2009), which retailed in the UK for £151 ($151), primarily due to the motion-sensing skateboard peripheral that it shipped with.In spite of the innovative approach, established brand and star billing, the game is considered a critical and commercial failure.
15827Most ported extreme sports videogameCalifornia Games (Epyx, 1987)01 January 2010With 16 appearances on different gaming platforms over its 23-year history, California Games (Epyx, 1987) is the most ported extreme sports title in history.It has appeared on the following machines: Apple II, Commodore 64, Amiga, Apple IIGS, Atari 2600, Atari ST, Atari Lynx, DOS, SEGA Genesis/Megadrive, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, NES, MSX, SEGA Master System, Java Mobile Phones and Nintendo Wii.Featured in Guinness World Records Gamers Edition 2011
15828Most critically-acclaimed third party Wii exclusiveZack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure (Capcom, 2007)87 percentage, 23 October 2007The most critically acclaimed third-party Wii exclusive is Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros'' Treasure (Capcom, 2007), which has an average review score of 87% on as of August 2010.Featured in Guinness World Records Gamers Edition 2011
15829Best-selling weapons-based fighting videogameSoul series (Namco Bandai, 1998-)8030000 unit(s) sold, 01 November 2010The best-selling fighting game series that focuses on armed close-quarters combat is the Soul series (Namco Bandai, 1998-2009), which has seen lifetime sales of 8.03 million units as of November 2010.Featured in Guinness World Records Gamers Edition 2011
15830First computer generated character with realistic furThe FlintstonesfirstUSA, 01 January 1994Kitty, the sabre-toothed tiger created by Industrial Light and Magic (ILM) for the live-action movie version of The Flintstones (USA, 1994), was the first computer generated character covered with realistic fur.
15831First film with digital waterAntz - DreamworksfirstUSA, 01 January 1998The first movie to use computer software to simulate the properties of water was Dreamworks' Antz (USA, 1998). Prior to this, computer-generated fluid effects were drawn, frame by frame, using graphics programs.Realistic water effects require powerful, physics-based computer simulations - at the timeAntz was released, the only detailed studies of fluid dynamics were being carried out by scientists at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, USA, researching the flow of particles after a nuclear strike.
15832First full-body motion dancing gameDance Dance Revolution Hottest Party (Konami, 2007)first, 25 September 2007The first dancing game to track players' movements in both the upper and lower body was Dance Dance Revolution Hottest Party (Konami, 2007), released on September 25 2007.The game worked using a traditional dance mat for the feet but also required players to move the Wii remote in time with the music, thus also tracking upper body movements.Featured in Guinness World Records Gamers Edition 2011
15833Best-selling third-party Wii gameJust Dance 3unit(s) soldNot Applicable, 11 June 2014With more than 9.92 million copies sold, Just Dance 3 (Ubisoft Paris, 2011) is the best-selling third-party game available on the Wii, as of 11 June 2014.
15834Most gameplay changes between US and European releasesIco (Sony, 2001)22 March 2002The greatest number of salient differences between a game in its US and European releases is five, in Ico (Sony, 2001), which was launched on 24 September 2001 in the United States and 22 March 2002 in Europe.It''s fairly common for games to be changed significantly between an initial Japanese release and international versions, however it''s far less usual to see changes between US and European launches.Featured in Guinness World Records Gamers Edition 2011
15835First stealth-based advergameSneak King (Blitz Games, 2006)first, 01 November 2006The first steatlh console game produced as part of an advertising campaign was Sneak King (Blitz Games, 2006), which was available in Burger King stores in the United States in 2006.The game cast players as the titular burger king, who is tasked with delivering his burgers to customers without being noticed by passers by who would try to steal the delicious cargo for themselves.Featured in Guinness World Records Gamers Edition 2011
15836Oldest oilAncient Australian oil dropletsAustralia01 August 2000In August 2000 Australian scientists announced their discovery of minute oil droplets within fluid inclusions inside mineral grains in rocks that date back some 3.2 billion years. The ancient oil must have formed from the decayed remains of organisms that lived during this period
15837Fastest-selling gaming peripheralKinect for Xbox 360133333 unit(s) soldUnited Kingdom, 03 January 2011The fastest-selling gaming peripheral is Kinect for Xbox 360, which sold through an average of 133,333 units per day in its first 60 days on sale from 4 November 2010 to 3 January 2011.
15838First triple asteroid87 SylviafirstNot Applicable, 01 January 2005The potato shaped asteroid 87 Sylvia was discovered in 1866 in the main asteroid belt. Its first moon was discovered in 2004 and, in 2005, it became the first asteroid known to have two moons.
15839Most simultaneous hits on uk singles chart debutGleeUnited Kingdom23 January 2010On the chart dated 23 January 2010, the cast of the US TV series Glee (USA) made their UK chart debut with five tracks simultaneously entering the UK Top 75.
15840Most prolific developer of danmaku shootersCAVE Co. Ltd.01 October 2010In the kingdom of the danmaku (bullet curtain) shooters, Japanese cult developer Cave is clearly king. The company started out developing from arcades and has released 48 games in the danmaku genre since they first entered the market with DoDonPachi in 1995.Featured in Guinness World Records Gamers Edition 2011

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