Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List

16171Most gold medals won at the Summer and Winter Olympics (country)USA1020 timesUSA, Query01 January 2010From 1896 to 2010, the most gold medals won by a country in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games combined is 1,020 (933 Summer, 87 Winter), by the USA.
16172Oldest dog breedSalukiEgypt31 December 0328The world's oldest known breed of domesticated dog is the saluki, believed to have emerged in 329 BC. Saluki dogs were revered in ancient Egypt, being kept as royal pets and being mummified after death. There are carvings found in Sumer (present-day southern Iraq) which represent a dog, closely resembling a saluki, which date back to 7000 BC.
16173Most medals won at the Summer Olympics (country)USAChina, Beijing01 January 2008The USA has won more Summer Olympics medals than any other nation, amassing 2,298 medals (931 gold, 729 silver and 638 bronze) from the first modern Olympics in 1896 to the 2008 Olympic Games held in Beijing. The USSR lies in second place with a total of 1,010 medals (395 gold, 319 silver, 296 bronze) from just nine Olympics (1952–1980 and 1988). This total does not include medals won by Russia (1908–1912), the Unified Team (1992) or the Russian Federation (1996–2008).Third place goes to Germany, with a total of 852 medals (247 gold, 284 silver, 321 bronze). The total includes medals won by Germany (1896–1912, 1928–1936, 1952, 1992–2008), the United Team of Germany (1956–1964) and the FRD/West Germany (1968–1976, 1984–1988). It does not include medals won by the GDR/East Germany (1968–1980, 1988).
16174First use of the wheelUnknownIraq17 February 2003The earliest documented use of the wheel as a means of transport dates back 5,500 years to Mesopotamia (modern Iraq). Previously, humans had moved heavy objects by rolling them over logs.
16175Best-selling Xbox videogameHalo 2 (Bungie Studios, 2004)8490000 unit(s) soldNot Applicable, 22 June 2013The best-selling videogame on Xbox is Halo 2 (Bungie Studios, 2004), which had sold 8.49 million units as of 22 June 2013, according to VGChartz.
16176Largest Exhibit of Two-Headed AnimalsLeonard SonnenscheinUnited States, St. Louis05 September 2006The largest exhibit of two-headed animals featured 11 live specimens and was open to the public at the World Aquarium, St. Louis, USA, between 22 August and 5 September 2006.
16177Highest field goal percentage, WNBAHaixia Zheng61.9 percentageUnited States, 01 January 1998The highest field goal percentage in WNBA history is .619 by Haixia Zheng (China) while playing for the Los Angeles Sparks from 1997 to 1998. Zheng made 130 of 210 field goal attempts.
16178First actorThespisGreece01 January 0534Dionysian priest Thespis of Ancient Greece was a member of a chorus group that put on dramatic song and dance performances about the Greek myths. However, during a performance in Athens in 534 BC, he is said to have spontaneously leapt from the chorus to act out the roles of the characters that the members of the group were singing about. This is viewed as the moment theatre was born, and actors throughout history have since referred to themselves as “Thespians”.
16179First geostationary communications satelliteUnknownfirstUnited States, 19 August 1964The first communications satellite to operate in the geostationary orbit was Syncom 3. It was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA, on 19 August 1964 and manoeuvred to its orbit, some 35,788 km (22,238 miles) above the Earth. At this altitude, Syncom 3 took exactly 24 hours to orbit the Earth and so appeared stationary from the ground. Today more than 200 satellites operate in the geostationary or 'Clarke' orbit.
16180First gene therapy recipientAshanti DeSilvafirstUnited States, 01 September 1990The first attempt to fix a genetic disorder in a human being was made in September 1990. 4 year old Ashanti DeSilva (USA), suffering from a deficiency of adenosine deaminase (ADA), had been chronically ill for her whole life with the weak immune system caused by her condition. Her pioneering doctors gave her healthy copies of the gene that produces ADA by placing the gene in a modified virus that was then allowed to infect her blood cells. Ashanti has lived a healthy life ever since.
16181Largest veinInferior Vena Cava20 millimetre(s)Not Applicable, N/AThe largest vein in the human body is the inferior vena cava, which carries deoxygenated blood from the lower half of the body back up to the heart. Ultrasound imaging studies have found that the inferior vena cava varies considerably in size from one individual to another, with diameters ranging from 1.2 cm to 3 cm (0.47–1.18 in). The average inferior vena cava diameter for an adult is around 2 cm (0.78 in).In 1993, a case study was published in the Annals of Vascular Surgery that detailed the case of a patient who strained so hard while on the toilet that they restricted the flow through their inferior vena cava and fainted.
16182Strongest glueThis record is for the strongest commercially available glue, based on comparative tests under an industrial standard.This record is to be attempted by an individual or team of unlimited size.For the purposes of the record, commercially available glue is defined as an adhesive substance which is used to affix objects to one another.
16183Lowest prison rate (country)Central African Republic, Comoros0.0019 peopleCentral African Repub., 01 January 2011According to the International Centre for Prison Studies, when omitting small countries with special prisoner transfer arrangements with neighbouring countries, the Central African Republic and Comoros have the lowest prison rate, both with prisoners representing only 19 out of every 100,000 of the population.
16184Most Consecutive Gold Medals won at Chelsea Flower ShowHillier NurseriesUnited Kingdom, London01 January 2004The record for the most consecutive Gold Medals won at the annually-held Royal Horticultural Society's Chelsea Flower Show, London, UK is 60 from 1939-2004 and belongs to Hillier Nurseries of Romsey, Hampshire, UK. The medals were all awarded for exhibits of ornamental trees and shrubs.Gold medals were also won in 1928,1929, 1934, 1935 and 1937, but the consecutive run began in 1939. From 1922-1970, Hilliers won other combinations of awards aswell, including Silver Cup, Silver-gilt Flora, Silver Flora, Flora, Silver-gilt Banksian, Banksian and others. However from 1971 onwards Hilliers received only a single Gold Medal per show for ornamental trees & shurbs, roses, herbaceous & rock-garden plants.Please note too, that shows were not held 1940-1946, due to WWII.
16185Youngest person to compete in the Wild West Arts contestMaxwell William MobleyUnited States, Claremore01 January 2006At just seven years old, Maxwell William Mobley (USA) became theyoungest registered entrant in a Wild West Arts event, when heparticipated in the youth "Wedding Ring" race, which involvesrunning a race while maintaining a rope loop around the body, atthe Will Rogers Wild West International Expo, Claremore, Oklahoma,USA in 2006.
16186Longest time continuous domino topplingDomino Day 200835/22 minute(s), second(s)Netherlands, Leeuwarden14 November 2008The longest time 60 people kept a domino circle toppling continuously was 35 minutes 22 seconds during the production of Domino Day 2008 in Leeuwarden, Netherlands, on 7 November 2008.
16187Smallest working circular sawLance Abernethy18.9 millimetre(s)New Zealand, Auckland23 April 2015The smallest working circular saw is a 3D-printed cordless specimen measuring 14.3 x 18.9 x 10.6 mm fitted with a 12-mm working blade. It was designed and printed by Lance Abernethy from Auckland, New Zealand, on 23 April 2015.The saw is operated by a N#10 hearing aid battery, microswitch and motor. On 21 March 2015, Lance Abernethy also created a 3D-printed cordless drill measuring 17 x 7 x 13.5 mm that is fully working. The drill holds a 5-mm twist drill that is 11.75 mm long.
16188Oldest ceratopsian dinosaurUnknownChina, Liaoning and Hebei Provinces21 March 2002The oldest ceratopsian dinosaur discovered to date is Liaoceratops. It was discovered by Xing Xu (China) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, in the Yixian Formation, a fossil-rich rock bed in northeast China. The rocks in which the skulls and skeletons were found date the creature at having lived 120-145 million years ago. This dog-sized herbivore was a precurser to the more famous Triceratops. The discovery was announced on 21 March, 2002 in the journal Nature. Ceratopsian dinosaurs are characterised by a beak and a bony frill. It is uncertain whether Liaoceratops stood on two legs or all fours, like its larger descendants.
16189Youngest person to win the Wild West Arts' Texas skip raceCody LambUnited States, Claremore01 January 2006Cody Lamb (USA), two-time winner of the "Rising Star" award atthe Will Rogers Expo (2005-06), is, at 11 years old, the youngestcompetitor to win the Texas skip race, at the Will Rogers Wild WestInternational Expo, Claremore, Oklahoma, USA in 2006. Along withhis mother Kim and father Dan, Cody was inducted into theNational Knife Throwers Hall of Fame in Austin, Texas, USA, in 2007as the "Western Performing Family of the Year".
16190Most sword swallowers to swallow the same object simultaneouslyThomas Blackthorne4 peopleUnited Kingdom, Edinburgh21 August 2007The record for the most sword swallowers to swallow the same object simultaneously is four and was set when the performers Thomas Blackthorne (UK), Space Cowboy (Australia), Captain Frodo (Norway) and Gordo Gamsby (Australia) swallowed the four steel legs of the same bar stool. The record was established in front of a live audience during a show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, UK, on 21 August 2007.
16191First competitive use of snow body-boardsTahoe Winter Blue Adventure Race2002 year(s)United States, Lake Tahoe08 January 2005The earliest competiton for snow body-boarders was held in Switzerland in 2002 three years later on 8 January 2005, the first race which allowed entrants to use these snow body-boards to compete against regular skiers was the Tahoe Winter Blue Adventure Race at Northstar-at-Tahoe Ski Resort, California, USA where seven out of 28 competitors raced on an Airboard® Classic - the first all-mountain body-board for snow-surfing.
16192Farthest distance travelled on an electric unicycle while juggling three objectsThis record is for the farthest distanced travelled on an electric unicycle while juggling three objects.This record is to be attempted by an individual.This record is measured in kilometres to the nearest 0.001 km, with the equivalent imperial measurement also given in miles.
16193Farthest distance travelled on an electric unicycle while juggling five objectsThis record is for the farthest distanced travelled on an electric unicycle while juggling five objects.This record is to be attempted by an individual.This record is measured in kilometres to the nearest 0.001 km, with the equivalent imperial measurement also given in miles.
16194Most expensive bottle of olive oil sold at an online auctionThis record is for the most expensive bottle of olive oil sold at an online auction.his is measured in the currency it was bought in and then converted to UK£ Sterling, Euros and US$ at the currency rates on the day of purchase.
16195Largest foot care lessonThis record is for the largest foot care lesson.For the purpose of this record, foot care relates to the treatment of feet to ensure the feet are kept healthy.
16196Shortest man everChandra Bahadur Dangi54.6 centimetre(s)Nepal, Kathmandu26 February 2012The shortest man ever is Chandra Bahadur Dangi (Nepal) who measured 54.6 cm (21.5 in) tall as verified at CIWEC Clinic Travel Medicine Center in Lainchaur, Kathmandu, Nepal on 26 February 2012.In February 2012, Guinness World Records travelled to the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu to investigate the case of a 72-year-old man supposedly standing 5 cm (2 in) shorter than the current shortest living man, Junrey Balawing (Philippines) at 59.9 cm (1 ft 11.5 in, or 23.5 in). Following a series of measurements at the CIWEC Travel Clinic Medicine Center in the Lainchaur district, Chandra Bahadur Dangi from Reemkholi, Nepal, did indeed prove to be shorter, averaging 54.6 cm (1 ft 9.5 in, or 21.5 in). This also makes him the shortest man ever measured.At the time of the verification, Chandra weighed 14.5 kg (31 lb 15.52 oz) and claimed to be 72 years old. His height was taken over six measurements taken in the 24-hour period. Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief, Craig Glenday, adjudicated.Guinness World Records Statement: Chandra Dangi 1939-2015
16197Most viewed fan film based on an MMORPG videogameWorld of Warcraft: Dancing17945136 timesNot Applicable, 11 July 2013The ever-popular MMORPG World of Warcraft has inspired the most viewed fan film for its genre. "World of Warcraft: Dancing" (animpinabox, 2007) has 17,945,136 views on YouTube as of 11 July 2013.
16198Largest freshwater lake by volumeLake Baikal23000 square kilometre(s)Russia, SiberiaThe freshwater lake with the greatest volume is Lake Baikal in Siberia, Russia, with an estimated volume of 23,000 km³ (5,500 miles³).
16199Greatest mountain range on EarthHimalayasThe world's greatest land mountain range is the Himalayas, which contains 96 of the world's 109 peaks of over 7,315 m (24,000 ft).
16200Most ping-pong balls flashed with mouthWally Eastwood, Tony FerkoUSA01 January 1987Both Tony Ferko (Czechoslovakia) and Wally Eastwood (USA) hold the record for the most ping-pong balls 'flashed' from the mouth, with seven.Tony achieved his record in 1987.

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