Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List


IDRecordWhoWhatWhereWhenExplain
16201Most wins of the football (soccer) Africa Cup of NationsEgypt7 timesEgypt, 01 January 2010The record for the most wins at the Africa Cup of Nations is six by Egypt in 1957, 1959, 1986, 1998, 2006, 2008 and 2010.
16202Largest pharmaceuticals company - revenuesJohnson & Johnson61897000000 US dollar(s)Not Applicable, 31 December 2009Johnson & Johnson is the pharmaceuticals company with the highest revenues. Sales for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2009 stood at $61.897 billion (then approx. £39 billion).
16203Oldest clockSalisbury CathedralUK, Wiltshire01 January 1385The worlds oldest surviving working clock is the faceless clock dating from 1386, or possibly earlier, at Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire, UK. It was restored in 1956, having struck the hours for 498 years and ticked more than 500 million times.
16204Oldest waterskier - femaleEdith MurphyCanada, Hunstville11 August 2004The oldest female waterskier is Edith Murphy (Canada) who, on 11 August 2004, aged 90 years 109 days, water skiied at Lake Vernon, Hunstville, Ontario, Canada.Edith waterskies regularly during the summer months, both on two skis and slalom on a single ski.
16205Fastest swim short course relay 4 x 100 metres medley (male)Stanislav Donets, Sergey Geybel, Evgeny Korotyshkin, Alexander Sukhorukov3/19.16 minute(s), second(s)Russia, St Petersburg20 December 20093:19.16 Russia (Stanislav Donets, Sergey Geybel, Evgeny Korotyshkin, Alexander Sukhorukov) St Petersburg, Russia 20 Dec 2009
16206Oldest Oscar winner as Best ActressJessica TandyUnited States, Los Angeles29 March 1990Jessica Tandy (UK, 1909 - 94), won the Best Actress Oscar for Driving Miss Daisy (USA 1989) on 29 March 1990 at the age of 80 years 295 days. Previous holder was Katherine Hepburn (USA, 1907 - 2003) who won the Oscar on 29 March 1982 aged 74 years 321 days for On Golden Pond (USA 1981). Name Born Film Won Age Jessica Tandy (UK) 7 June 1909 Driving Miss Daisy (USA 1989) 29 March 1990 80 years 295 days Katherine Hepburn (USA) 12 May 1907 On Golden Pond (USA 1981) 29 March 1982 74 years 321 days Marie Dressler (Canada) 9 November 1898 Min and Bill (USA 1930) 10 November 1931 63 years 1 day Katharine Hepburn (USA) 12 May 1907 The Lion in Winter (USA 1968) 14 April 1969 61 years 337 days Geraldine Page (USA) 22 November 1924 The Trip is Bountiful (USA 1985) 24 March 1986 61 years 122 days
16207Richest luxury goods makerBernard Arnault41000000000 US dollar(s)France, 01 March 2011Bernard Arnault (France), who heads the luxury goods empire LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy), is worth an estimated $41 billion (approx. £26 billion) as of March 2011.
16208Most varieties of beer commercially availableDelíríum CaféBelgium, Delíríum Café,Brussels09 January 2004The most varieties of beer commercially available was 2,004 at Delíríum Café, Brussels, Belgium when counted on 9 January 2004.
16209Largest hostile takeover bidVodafone Group85000000000 UK pound(s)UK, 01 November 1999British mobile phone company Vodafone AirTouch Plc launched a hostile £85 billion ($137.7 billion) takeover bid for German telecommunications and engineering rival Mannesmann in November 1999. The bid ultimately resulted in a 𧴟.4 billion ($171.1 billion) merger completed after EU Phase 1 clearance on April 12, 2000. The company's name changed to Vodafone Group Plc, as of August 11, 2000.
16210Largest federation of environment groupsFriends of the Earth International76/2000000 peopleNot Applicable, 01 January 2011Friends of the Earth International, which celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2011, boasts 76 member groups and over 2 million individual members and supporters making it the largest federation of environmental groups in the world.
16211Oldest islandMadagascar587041 square kilometre(s)Madagascar, MadagascarMadagascar, in the Indian Ocean, became an island around 80-100 million years ago, when it split off from the Indian subcontinent. With an area of 587,041 km² (226,657 miles²), it ranks as the fourth largest island in the world.
16212Most three-point field goals in an NBA quarter by a teamCleveland CavaliersUnited States31 January 2010The most 3-point shots made in an NBA quarter by a team is 11 by the Cleveland Cavaliers against the Los Angeles Clippers (both USA) on 31 January 2010.The Cavaliers won the game 114-89. The 11 3-pointers helped Cleveland score 46 points in the opening frame. This ties the previous record of 11 set by the Milwaukee Bucks on 28 March 2006.
16213First Acting Oscar won for depicting an Oscar-winning ActressCate BlanchettfirstUnited States, 01 January 2005Cate Blanchett (Australia) won the 2005 Best Supporting Actress Oscar for depicting Best Actress Academy Award winner Katherine Hepburn (USA) in Aviator (2004).Blanchett is also the first actress to be nominated twice for playing the same character in different films, having portrayed England's Queen Elizabeth I in both Elizabeth (1998) and Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007). Each time, she was nominated for Best Actress in a Lead Role.
16214Most languages taught in an academic institutionMGIMO University (Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University))Russia, Moscow01 January 2010As of 2010, MGIMO University (Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University)) teaches 53 full time languages during every academic term, the most for any academic institution.All students at the university are required to learn a minimum of one foreign language. All languages are taught to advanced levels and are all taught through residential learning.
16215Longest-serving English Football Premier League managerSir Alex FergusonUnited Kingdom01 January 2012The longest serving English Premier League football manager is Sir Alex Ferguson (UK) who has managed Manchester United for all 21 seasons the league has been running, 1992/93 – 2012/13.
16216Fastest matter in the universeUnknown99.99 percentage, 08 February 2005The fastest objects observed in the universe are blobs of superheated plasma, ejected from black holes in the cores of extremely active galaxies known as blazars. These blobs, with as much mass as the planet Jupiter, have been observed moving at 99.99% of the speed of light.According to Albert Einstein's Theory of Special Relativity, the only thing capable of travelling at the speed of light, 299,792,458 m/s, is light itself. When matter is accelerated to significant fractions of the speed of light, it takes more and more energy to accelerate it further.
16217Most Snowboard SuperPipe medals X Games - women (winter)Kelly ClarkUSA01 January 2010Kelly Clark (USA) has won the most women’s snowboard SuperPipe medals, with seven: gold in 2002 and 2006, silver in 2003–04 and 2009–10 and bronze in 2008.Source: EXPN.com
16218Most Moto X medals X Games (winter)Tommy Clowers, Brian Deegan, Mike Metzger, Mike Jones, Caleb WyattUSAFive riders have earned two medals each for Winter X Games MotoX - Mike Metzger, Mike Jones, Tommy Clowers, Caleb Wyatt and BrianDeegan (all USA).
16219Largest manmade floating reed islandsUnknownPeruThe Uros Islands in Lake Titicaca (Peru/Bolivia) are made from mats of reeds tied together, and are constantly under construction, as they rot away over a three-month period.On 3 May 2011, the following copy was removed from the attempt text as it was incorrect: "The largest of the Uros Islands is Taquile Island, which is around 1 km (0.6 mile) wide and 7 km (4 miles) long."This island is a natural island that is not part of the Uros Islands. Don't include this information in future books.
16220Oldest player - Olympic Games, ice hockey, menBela Ordody, Alfred SteinkaSwitzerland, St. Moritz01 January 1928Bela Ordody (Hungary) and Alfred Steinka (Germany) were 48 years old at the 1928 Olympic Winter Games in St. Moritz, Switzerland.Precise DOB of both are impossible to find, even from the Ice Hockey federation in the US, but they do confirm their ages.
16221Most expensive music chart entryMiles Davis250 US dollar(s)United States, 01 November 2002The most expensive hit was the CD set Miles Davis at Montreux which entered the US Top 20 Jazz chart in November 2002, and was priced $250 (£154).
16222Oldest international speed skating competitionAlberto Nicolodi TrophyItaly, Trento11 February 2006The longest running international speed skating competition is the Alberto Nicolodi Trophy, organised by Sportivi Ghiaccio Trento, Trento, Italy, which had its 49th anniversary on 20-21 February 2010.Official ISU competitionPresident: Guido TomasiSecretary: Michele RausPhoto file includes scanned programme for the 1st ever event
16223Largest handballSelect Sport A/S171 centimetre(s)Denmark, Glostrup, near Copenhagen13 October 2006The largest handball measures 171 cm (5 ft 7.3 in) in diameter and was made by Select Sport A/S of Glostrup, Denmark, and measured on 13 October 2006.The ball was made of synthetic ball material and had a bladder inside.
16224Most durable Olympic torch bearerPandelis KonstantinidisGreece, Thessaloniki01 January 2008The most durable Olympic torchbearer is Pandelis Konstantinidis (Greece) who took part in the 2008 Olympic torch relay, 72 years after taking part in the 1936 Olympic torch relay.Pandelis was just 19 when he took part in the 1936 torch relay, the first ever Olympic torch relay. He also took part in the 2004 relay for the Athens Olympics. The 1936 Olympics were held in Berlin while the 2008 Olympics are to be hosted in Beijing.
16225Oldest outdoor bowls IBD world champion (male)Wal BrowningAustralia, Sydney25 October 2007The oldest IBD outdoor bowls world champion was Henry 'Wal' Browning (Australia) who won the 2007 World Championship at Harbord Bowling Club, Sydney, Australia, on 25 October 2007, aged 79 years 169 days.The IBD (International Bowls for the Disabled) is the official federation for disabled competition in outdoor and indoor bowls. They are officially recognised by World Bowls, the international able-bodied federation for the sport.Wal won the world championships in the B2-3 discipline.
16226Biggest indie videogame conventionMineConpeopleNot Applicable, 03 November 2013Some 7,500 Minecraft fans attended MineCon 2013 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, USA, on 2–3 November 2013.
16227Most wins of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World SeriesGary HuntNot Applicable26 September 2015The most wins of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series is four by Gary Hunt (UK) in 2010–12 and 2014–15.The Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series began in 2009 and Gary Hunt finished second behind Orlando Duque of Colombia, who currently holds the record for the highest scored dive in high diving. Hunt was also runner-up in 2013, finishing behind Russian diver Artem Silchenko. The 2015 Series consisted of eight different events staged around the world.
16228Longest running daily radio news programme - same hostEnrique Montero PonceMexico, Puebla/Puebla31 October 2009The longest running daily radio news programme with the same host is "Radio Tribuna" hosted by Enrique Montero Ponce (Mexico) which has been broadcast for forty years from 31 October 1969 to 28 October 2009.Mr Montero Ponce is a local celebrity in Puebla, his radio newscast was the first news programme on the radio in the area.
16229Longest ancient Roman wallHadrian’s Wall118 kilometre(s)United Kingdom, The longest wall from the ancient Roman world that survives today is the 118-km (73-mile) Hadrian’s Wall project in the Roman province of Britannia (today the UK), much of which still runs from the Solway Firth in the east to the River Tyne in the west. Construction started in AD122–126 under the orders of Emperor Hadrian as a defensive and customs barrier. It was mostly made from stone, using the labour of Roman legionnaires to create a wall measuring 2.5–3 m (8–10 ft) wide and 4.5-6 m (15–20 ft) high. Milecastles at regular intervals housed up to 32 soldiers, while larger forts at approximately 5-mile intervals allowed traffic to pass between north and south. It was the largest structure ever built by the ancient Romans.Also known as the the Roman Wall, Picts' Wall or Vallum Hadriani in Latin, Hadrian’s Wall was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987.
16230Farthest basketball shot made with the headVegard Slettli Hansen7.92 metre(s)Norway, Stavanger10 December 2010The farthest basketball shot made with the head was 7.92 m (25 ft, 11 in) by Vegard Slettli Hansen (Norway) at Stavanger Idrettshall gym in Stavanger, Norway, on 10 December 2010. Hansen succeeded on his very first attempt.

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