Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List

16051Most edited Wikipedia pageGeorge W Bush45,871 timesNot Applicable, 18 January 2016As of 18 January 2016, the Wikipedia article on former US President George W Bush has been revised 45,871 times, making it the most edited article on the online encyclopaedia. This puts Bush's article above that for "List of WWE personnel" (42,959) and "United States" (35,778). Full list of top 10 most edited Wikipedia stories:George W Bush (45,871 edits)List of WWE personnel (42,959) United States (35,778)Wikipedia (33,984)Michael Jackson (28,167)Jesus (28,110)Catholic Church (26,441)List of programmes broadcast by ABS-CBN (25,227)Barack Obama (24,731)Adolf Hitler (24,628)
16052First flyby of UranusVoyager 20 firstNot Applicable, 24 January 1986On 24 January 1986, Voyager 2 made its closest approach to Uranus. The probe came within 81,500 km of the cloud tops of the planet. Voyager 2 measured the spin of the planet to be 17 hours 14 minutes and discovered a complex magnetic field as well as the new small moons. Voyager 2 is so far the only manmade object to reach Uranus and, as yet, there are no concrete plans to return.
16053Oldest bodybuilder - maleJim Arrington83:6 year(s), day(s)United States, Venice07 September 2015The oldest bodybuilder is Jim Arrington (USA, b. 1 September 1932) and was aged 83 years 6 days when competing at a professional bodybuilding competition in Venice, California, USA, on 7 September 2015. Jim has been bodybuilding for over 40 years. He competed at Muscle Beach in a professional competition, placing 4th among over 60 contestants.
16054Largest ever airlineAeroflotNot Applicable01 January 1990As the official state airline of the former USSR, the present-day Russian carrier Aeroflot, was the largest airline of all time. In the last complete year of the USSR's formal existence (1990) it employed 600,000 - at that time more than the top 18 US airlines put together - and flew 139 million passengers with 20,000 pilots, along 1,000,000km (620,000 miles) of domestic routes across 11 time zones.By comparison, the largest current carrier of passengers, Delta Air Lines, has a staff of around 81,000.
16055Longest crochet chainAnne Vanier-Drüssel130 kilometre(s)France, Aniane26 November 2008The longest crochet chain measures 130 km (80.78 miles) and was created by Anne Vanier-Drüssel (France). It was presented and measured in Aniane, France, on 14 October 2009.She created the crochet chain between 15 June 2008 and 26 November 2008.
16056Largest game of Tunnel ballSt. Columbas Primary School120 peopleAustralia, Brisbane19 August 2008The largest game of tunnel ball involved 120 students from St. Columba Primary School, in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, on 19 August 2008.
16057Oldest cinema chainWehrenberg Theatres1906 year(s), day(s)United States, St Louis01 January 1906The oldest operated cinema chain is Wehrenberg Theatres, first set up in 1906 with the opening of the Cherokee Theatre in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, by former blacksmith Fred Wehrenberg (USA). Still run by the Wehrenberg family, it currently operates 15 cinemas in Missouri and Illinois.
16058Most expensive film producedPirates of the Caribbean: At World's End300000000 US dollar(s)United States, 01 January 2007The most expensive movie made is Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007 USA), which had an estimated production budget of around $300 million (then £146 million). If the budgets of films are adjusted for inflation to 2010 dollars, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End remains the most expensive production of all time, its $315 million budget narrowly beating Cleopatra (1963 USA), starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton (both UK), which cost $44 million (then £16 million) in 1963, the equivalent of $310 million (£196 million) in 2010.
16059Oldest international human rights organisationAnti-Slavery InternationalUnited Kingdom01 January 1839Anti-Slavery International is the world's oldest human rights organisation. Its roots stretch back to 1787 when the first abolitionist society was formed. The British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society (BFASS) was officially created on 17 April 1839 to crusade against slavery and the slave trade throughout the world. To this day, the organisation continues the fight against human trafficking, traditional slavery, child prostitution and all forms of forced and bonded labour.This broad-based society was at the forefront of the movements to abolish the slave trade (achieved in Britain in 1807) as well as slavery throughout the British colonies (achieved in 1833). The organisation's early leaders included Sir Thomas Foxwell Buxton, Thomas Clarkson, and other notable Quakers, Baptists, and Methodists.
16060Largest Scottish reelLiz Bowen1254 peopleUnited Kingdom, Ellon21 September 2004The largest Scottish reel involved 1,254 pupils from Ellon Academy, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, UK on 21 September 2004.They danced the Dashing White Sergeant for 15 minutes.
16061Largest korfball tournamentACK Ten DonckNetherlands, Ridderkerk14 June 2003On 14 June 2003, 2,571 men and women participated in the Kom Keukens/Ten Donck international youth korfball tournament in Ridderkerk, The Netherlands.
16062Greatest distance relay swimming in 24 hours (team)Juha Lindfors184.994 kilometre(s)Finland, Helsinki17 September 2005A relay team of 20 Finnish men swam a record 114.95 miles (184.994 km) in 24 hours at the Mäkelänrinteen Swimming Center, Helsinki, Finland on 16-17 September 2005The twenty swimmers names were:Markus Koskinen, Jarno Pihlava, Juha Lindfors, Janne Kalliala, Alpo Lahtinen, Jani Puhakka, John Lindholm, Mikko Sinisalo, Matti Mäki, Mika Varis, Sampo Sissala, Simo Selin, Jesse Hottinen, Sami Ukkonen, Tatu Huovilainen, Miikka Karhu, Jussi Svartström, Matti Rajakylä, Hans Wahlman and Reijo Hyvenen
16063Most Oscar nominations for best actor for the same filmCharles Laughton, Clark Gable, Franchot Tone3 timesUnited States, Los Angeles05 March 1935The only occasion when three out of four Best Actor nominations were for stars in the same film were for the awards held on 5 March 1936, with Clark Gable (USA), Charles Laughton (UK) and Franchot Tone (USA), nominated for their performances in Mutiny on the Bounty (USA 1935). The winner was the fourth nominee Victor McLaglen (UK) for The Informer (USA 1935).
16064Oldest tree ever documentedPrometheusUnited States, Mt Wheeler01 January 1963The oldest age for a tree that has ever been recorded is approximately 5,200 years old. A bristlecone pine (Pinus longaeva) known as Prometheus was cut down from Mt Wheeler in Nevada, USA in 1963. Although 4,867 rings were counted, the tree was growing in a harsh ennvironment which slowed its development, and thus its actual age is believed to have been approximately 5,200 years old.The ring count was taken at 2.4 m (8 ft) above the base. Prometheus measured 5.1 m (17 ft) high, 1.8 m (6 ft) in diameter and grew at an elevation of 3,048 m (10,000 ft) in very harsh conditions. Prometheus has the record for the highest ring count.
16065Most piercings in a lifetime (female)Elaine Davidson4225 timesBrazil, Since first receiving a skin piercing in January 1997, Elaine Davidson (Brazil/UK) has been pierced a total of 4,225 times as of 8 June 2006.The former restaurant owner is constantly adding and replacing jewellery, mostly in her face. She enhances her exotic looks with tattoos and brightly coloured make-up, and often wears feathers and streamers in her hair.Since first receiving a skin piercing in January 1997, Elaine Davidson (Brazil/UK) has been pierced a total of 4,225 times as of 8 June 2006.The former restaurant owner is constantly adding and replacing jewellery, mostly in her face. She enhances her exotic looks with tattoos and brightly coloured make-up, and often wears feathers and streamers in her hair.
16066First AIDS case with an HIV diagnosis01 January 1969The earliest AIDS case for which an HIV diagnosis has been confirmed is that of an American youth who died in 1969. The case of a Manchester sailor believed to have died of AIDS in 1959 has recently been called into doubt, following the discovery that the strain of HIV isolated from stored tissue samples was virtually identical to strains prevalent 30 years later. US researchers have argued that such a similarity is implausible as HIV would normally mutate considerably during a 30 year period.
16067Longest time controlling a football whilst lying downTomas Lundman10/4 minute(s), second(s)Sweden, Gothenburg,Nordstan Shopping Mall24 November 2007The record for the longest time controlling a football whilstlying down is 10 min and 4 sec and was achieved by Tomas Lundman(Sweden) at the Nordstan Shopping Mall, in Gothenburg, Sweden on 24November 2007.
16068Longest time breath held voluntarily (male)
16069Longest horizontal power slideSimon de Banke2/11/18 hour(s), minute(s), second(s)United Kingdom, Nuneaton29 July 2001The longest ever horizontal power slide in a car lasted 2 hours 11 min 18 sec and was performed by Simon de Banke (UK) on 29 July 2001 at the MIRA Proving Ground, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, UK.Simon was driving a standard Subaru Impreza WRX 2001. The road surface was Bridgeport pebbles, which, when wet, are designed to have similar handling charateristics to compacted snow.
16070Most people brushing dogs' teeth simultaneouslyThe Link Management Limited268 peopleChina, Hong Kong09 December 2012The most people brushing dogs' teeth simultaneously is 268, and was achieved by The Link Management Limited (Hong Kong), in Hong Kong, China, on 9 December 2012.This event took place in Stanley Plaza, Hong Kong, to promote dog dental care and hygiene awareness. It also supported the charity 'Hong Kong Dog Rescue'.
16071First ‘golden’ tennis Grand Slam (female)Steffi GraffirstUnited States, 11 September 1988The first female tennis player to achieve the ‘golden’ Grand Slam was Steffi Graf (Germany), who completed this incredible feat when she beat Gabriela Sabatini (Argentina) in the US Open final on 11 September 1988. The ‘golden’ Grand Slam is only possible every four years, as it involves winning the four ATP Grand Slam tournaments - the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon (UK) and the US Open - plus the Olympic gold medal in the same year.
16072Longest marathon group hugForever Friends25/00/10 hour(s), minute(s), second(s)United Kingdom, Leeds20 September 2012The longest marathon group hug is 25 hrs 00 min and 10 sec and was achieved by Forever Friends (UK) at Leeds train station in Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK from 19 to 20 September 2012The group of 7 huggers consisted of: Rachel Goodman, Emma Wilcock, Amanda Fothergill, Claire Kimberley, Dawn Matthews, Emily Boland and Jacqui Costello.
16073Most powerful commercial rocket launcherUnknownFrance11 December 2002Ariane 5-ESCA, the latest of Arianespace's (France) rockets is the most powerful commercial rocket launcher currently in use. It is capable of placing a 10 tonne payload into geosynchronous orbit (36,000km, 22,000miles). It exploded on its maiden flight on 11 December 2002. It is the latest version of the Ariane 5 rocket, which was first launched on 4 June 1996. It has failed four times in total out of 14 launches.
16074Largest bowling alleyJim FoxJapan, Inazawa24 March 1972The largest bowling alley, Inazawa Grand Bowl bowling centre (Japan), consists of 116 lanes, is 198.39 meters (650.88 ft) in length, and opened on 24 March 1972.The centre was completed on 17 March 1972 it has an area of approximately 8500 m² with a floor space of 17000 m².
16075Largest collection of teapotsTang YuChina, Quanzhou14 November 2007The largest collection of teapots belongs to Tang Yu (China) who has amassed 30,000 different teapots dated from the Song Dynasty to modern times since 1955.
16076Largest collection of model trucksPeter PittackGermany, Wiesenburg01 February 2004The largest collection of model trucks belongs to Peter and Jens Pittack of Wiesenburg, Germany, with 2,169 different trucks which they have been collecting since 1997.The drink-trucks are in the scale of 1:87.
16077Longest chain of shoesThe Shoeman Water ProjectsUnited States, ColumbiaThe longest chain of shoes consisted of 24,962 shoes and was achieved by The Shoeman Water Projects at Stankowski Field at the University of Missouri, Columbia, USA on 7 May 2011. All the shoes were tied up in pairs and were placed heal-to-toe, spelling the word 'Water'.
16078Longest skittle marathon (alley)Andy Collins, Craig CarterUnited Kingdom, Cheltenham30 April 2011The longest skittles marathon (alley) lasted 36 hours and was achieved by Andy Collins and Craig Carter (both UK) of the Allsports Skittles Team at Charlton Club in Cheltenham, UK, on 29-30 April 2011.The players played a standard 3 balls per hand and 6 hands per leg. They each completed 200 games with Andy totalling 7,449 pins and a 37.35 average while Craig notched 6,633 pins on a 33.17 average.
16079Longest career in the same companyThomas Stoddard80 year(s)United States, Wilmington,Delaware01 January 2008The longest time an individual has worked for the same company is 80 years, a record set by Thomas Stoddard (b. 1912) who started working at Speakman Company located in Wilmington, Delaware, USA, on 16 February 1928 as a mail boy until his retirement in 2008 as a member of the Board of Directors.
16080Most casinos played in 24hrsJeremy and Jack FreemanUnited States, Las Vegas28 August 2007The record for the most casinos visited in 24 hours is 69 and was set by father and son team, Jack and Jeremy Freeman (both USA) in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, on 27-28 August 2007. The pair went to 69 casinos and ended the attempt after 19 hours as they could find no more casinos to play at. They played blackjack at every casino and kept a $5 (£3.15) chip from each one, meaning a loss of £345 (£217), but winning $30 (£18) from all hands played.

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