Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List


IDRecordWhoWhatWhereWhenExplain
16021Youngest Oscar nominee for Best ActressQuvenzhané WallisNot Applicable10 January 2013When nominations for the 2012 Oscars were announced on 10 January 2013, nine-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis (born 28 August 2003) became the youngest actress ever to receive an Academy Award nomination, making the short list of the Best Leading Actress category for her performance in Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012).
16022First TV series produced in colourThe World is Yours1951/6/26 year(s), month(s), day(s)United States, 26 June 1951The earliest TV series produced in colour was The World Is Yours (CBS, USA), which began transmission on 26 June 1951. The predominance of black and white receivers in most US homes, however, meant that many households did not receive it until colourcasting was introduced in December 1953.
16023Largest same birthday gatheringStichting Apenheul228 participantsNetherlands, Apeldoorn04 July 2012The largest gathering of people with the same birthday was achieved by 228 people, all born on 4 July, at an event organised by Stichting Apenheul (Netherlands) in Apeldoorn, Netherlands, on 4 July 2012.The attempt was held in celebration of 5 new gorillas recently born at the zoo.
16024Largest French horn ensembleFox Valley Horn Club85 peopleUnited States, Appleton22 December 2007The largest French horn ensemble was achieved by 85 participants in the Avenue Mall in Appleton, Wisconsin, USA, on 22 December 2007.
16025First person to top the UK Singles and Album charts simultaneously (female)Leona LewisfirstUnited Kingdom, 24 November 2007The X Factor (ITV, UK) winner Leona Lewis’ (UK) is the first UK female soloist to simultaneously top the singles and albums charts, with her single, 'Bleeding Love' from her debut album Spirit, which were jointly top on 24 November 2007.
16026First depiction of conjoined twinsUnknownThe oldest known depiction of a pair of conjoined twins is a white marble statue of two women joined at the hip, dating from between 4000 and 2200 BC. It was discovered in a Neolithic shrine in southern Anatolia, the peninsula between the Mediterranean and Black seas.The first known written account dates to 945 and recounts the short lives of conjoined brothers brought to Constantinople (now Istanbul) from Armenia for exhibition.
16027Shortest woman to give birthStacey Herald72.39 centimetre(s)United States, cinn, ohio21 October 2009The shortest woman to give birth is Stacey Herald (USA) who is 72.39 cm (28.5 in) and who delivered her first child in Dry Ridge, Kentucky, USA, on 21 October 2006.Mrs. Herald's first child was a girl. She delivered her second baby girl on 1 January 2008. Both children were delivered by caesarean sections. She gave birth to her third child, a boy named Malachi in November 2009.
16028First videogame with Lenslok copy protectionElitefirst, 01 January 1984The ZX Spectrum version of Elite was the first Lenslok copy protected game. A small plastic lens was placed over the television screen to unscramble a two-digit code that appeared after the game had loaded. The fiddly device was notoriously unreliable and only 11 games used it.
16029First hand-cooling videogame controllerChillstreamfirstThe Chillstream range of controllers from Logitech have an integrated fan system that blows air through the vents in the pad to keep gamers' hands cool. The Chillstream was designed for added comfort during extended gameplay sessions. It wasn't well received, however, and some gamers derrided the controller as an ineffective gimmick.Guinness World Records Gamers' Edition 2009.
16030First console racing videogame featuring streaming replaysProject Gotham Racing 3The earliest console racing game to feature streaming race replays was Project Gotham Racing 3. This feature was integral to its Gotham TV component, which broadcast live data from the Xbox Live servers to players around the world. The TV service also meant players could become spectators and watch races being played out live around the world.
16031First director to receive Best Director nominations for first three moviesStephen DaldryfirstUK, 01 January 2009In 2009, Stephen Daldry (UK) became the first director to receive Academy Award nominations for Best Director from his first three films. The Reader (USA, 2009), The Hours (USA, 2002) and Billy Elliot (UK, 2000) were all shortlisted for an Oscar but all failed to win the award.
16032Highest baseball team payrollNew York Yankees218300000 US dollar(s)Not Applicable, 01 January 2007The New York Yankees (USA) had a payroll of $218.3 million (£195.08 million) for the 2007 season, a Major League Baseball (MLB) record for a single season. New York has had the highest payroll for nine straight years. The Yankees' total rose from $207.5 million (then approx £105 million) in 2006.
16033Largest mass-participation videogameUnknown242 peopleUK, London28 August 2009The largest mass-participation video game featured 242 players, who took part in a football headers simulation for the launch of Disney XD in London, UK, on 28 August 2009.The certificate was presented to Jamie Redknapp (UK) and the stars of TV show Zeke and Luther.
16034Largest Bluetooth deviceTower BridgefirstUK, London01 February 2007In February 2007, London's Tower Bridge was modified to be a giant Bluetooth enabled device. Bluetooth detectors on the bridge scanned peiople crossing below 15 times per second and displayed the location of people with Bluetooth devices as bright coloured pixels on a lighting array on the bridge's upper walkway, allowing spectators to watch the movement of people along the bridge.
16035First cocktailUnknownUSA, Pennsylvania University,Philadelphia01 September 2005In September 2005, archaeochemist Patrick McGovern from Pennsylvania University, Philadelphia, USA, announced the discovery of 5,000-year-old Mesopotamian earthenware from the banks of the Tigris between Iran and Iraq containing traces of tartaric acid, honey, apple juice and barley. McGovern described this early cocktail as "grog".
16036First karaoke game with wireless microphone supportLips (Microsoft, 2008)first, 01 January 2008Released on 18 November 2008, the first karaoke game to support wireless microphones was Lips on the Xbox 360. The game comes bundled with two microphones as standard, which are not only wireless but also motion-sensing. This feature allows players to join in by shaking their mic, as well as to perform gestures in the various mini games included.
16037First shuttle dockingAtlantisfirst, 29 June 1995On 29 June 1995 the space shuttle Atlantis docked with the Russian Mir space station, beginning the Shuttle-Mir Program. This was the 100th space flight launched by the USA. Atlantis brought cosmonauts Anatoly Solovyev and Nikolai Budarin to Mir, and returned Vladimir Dezhurov, Gennady Strekalov and Norm Thagard (USA) to Earth. This was the first time a shuttle crew had changed in-orbit.
16038First brain-training videogame bannedMind QuizJapanThe earliest brain-training video game was Mind Quiz. Ubisoft opted voluntarily to have their brain development gameremoved from the shelves of UK games stores when it was revealed that players scoring poorly were categorised as “super spastic”. The game was developed in Japan, where the word was overlooked during quality assurance testing.
16039Largest computing grid - single applicationWorldwide LHC Computing Grid01 October 2008In order to tackle the vast amounts of data from the Large Hadron Collider, scientists around the world have collaborated to create the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid. It consists of 100,000 computers spread across 140 computer centres in 33 countries and was unveiled in October 2008.
16040Greatest spending on tourism (country)China102000000000 US dollar(s)China, 31 December 2012China spent $102 billion (£63 billion) on tourism in 2012 – more than any other country. This represents an increase of 37% on the country's 2011 spending. Germany's tourists spent the next largest amount internationally – $83.8 billion (£51.8 billion) – with the USA third, spending $83.5 billion (£51.6 billion).
16041Fastest average time to solve a Megaminx (Rubik's Cube)Louis CormierDenmark, Roskilde09 August 2014The fastest average time to solve a Megaminx (Rubik's Cube) is 45.77 seconds and was achieved by Louis Cormier (Canada) at the European Championships 2014 held in Roskilde, Denmark, on 9 August 2014.
16042Fastest time to solve a Megaminx (Rubik's Cube)Louis CormierDenmark, Roskilde09 August 2014The fastest time to solve a Megaminx (Rubik's Cube) is 39.579 seconds and was set by Louis Cormier (Canada) at the European Championships 20141 held in Roskilde, Denmark, on 9 August 2014.
16043Most radio interviews conducted in 24 hoursPAVLINA OSTAUnited States, Port Orange01 January 1900The most radio interviews conducted in 24 hours is 347 and was achieved by Pavlina Osta (USA) in Port Orange, Florida, USA, on 22-23 November 2014. Each interview consisted of a minimum of 5 questions and every question was unique. The entire 24 hour period was broadcast live on Ustream.tv and via Live365.
16044Fastest swim long course relay 4 x 100 metres freestyle (female)Australiaminute(s), second(s)United Kingdom, Glasgow24 July 2014The fastest long course 4 x 100 metres freestyle relay by a female team is 3:30.98 and was achieved by Australia represented by Bronte Campbell, Cate Campbell, Emma McKeon and Melanie Schlanger in Glasgow, Scotland, UK on 24 July 2014.
16045Largest gathering of people dressed as Peter PanGoodman Masson280 peopleUnited Kingdom, London29 August 2014The largest gathering of people dressed as Peter Pan was achieved by 280 participants, at an event organised by Goodman Masson in London, UK, on 29 August 2014.The event took place on the steps of St Paul's Cathedral in London and was done in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital.
16046Most frequent clapperVanna White3721446 timesUnited States, 09 February 2015It has been estimated that, as of 9 February 2015, Wheel of Fortune hostess Vanna White (USA) has clapped 3,721,446 times during 32 seasons of the popular TV gameshow. Vanna has appeared in all but 10 of the 6,151 episodes in the current syndicated version since 19 September 1983, and has clapped on average 606 times per show.This figure is an underestimate based solely on the current syndicated format of the show. Vanna actually made her first appearance alongside two other hostesses in the NBC network show in 1982, and became the regular and only hostess in the daytime, network format on 13 December 1982. During her career on the show, Vanna also recorded episodes for network television (NBC and CBS), in total appearing in an additional 2,057 episodes up to 20 September 1991.
16047Most viewed fan film based on an action-adventure videogameULTIMATE ASSASSIN'S CREED 3 SONG [Music Video]61678596 timesNot Applicable, 17 March 2015The most viewed fan film based on an action-adventure game is "ULTIMATE ASSASSIN'S CREED 3 SONG [Music Video]" (Smosh, 2012). The popular comedy-channel on YouTube had racked up 61,678,596 views for the video as of 17 March 2015.
16048Most consecutive wins of Entertainer of the Year at the Academy of Country Music AwardsAlabama5 a unit not listed belowUnited States, Arlington1981-1985The most consecutive wins of Entertainer of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards is 5 achieved by Alabama (USA) from 1981-1985. The record was announced at the 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards which took place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, USA on 19 April 2015.
16049Most viewed fan film based on The Legend of ZeldaTHE LEGEND OF ZELDA RAP [MUSIC VIDEO]Not Applicable12 March 2015The most viewed fan film based on The Legend of Zelda videogame franchise is "THE LEGEND OF ZELDA RAP [MUSIC VIDEO]" (Smosh, 2011). The popular comedy channel on YouTube had racked up 55,315,871 views for the video as of 12 March 2015.
16050Largest Cupid Shuffle danceCoca Cola Company17,000 peopleUnited States, Atlanta25 August 2007The largest Cupid Shuffle dance involved 17,000 participants who performed the dance for 8 minutes at the Ebony Black Family Reunion Tour organised by the Coca Cola Company in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, on 25 August 2007. This attempt once also held the record for the largest ever line dance.

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