Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List

2071Fastest aircraft, biplaneFiat CR42B520 kilometre(s) per hourItaly, 01 January 1941The fastest biplane was the Italian Fiat CR42B, with a 753 kW 1010 hp Daimler-Benz DB601A engine, which attained 520 km/h (323 mph) in 1941.Only one was built.
2072Fastest speed in a helicopterJohn Trevor Eggington & Derek J. Clews, Westland Lynx400.87 kilometre(s) per hourUnited Kingdom, Glastonbury,Somerset11 August 1986The official FAI speed record for helicopters is 400.87 km/h (249.09 mph) and was set by John Trevor Eggington with co-pilot Derek J Clews, over Glastonbury, Somerset, England on 11 August 1986 in a Westland Lynx demonstrator.
2073Most participants at a Summer Olympic GamesBeijing Olympic Games, 2008China01 January 2008The most participants at a Summer Olympic Games celebration is 10,942 athletes, from 204 countries, at the games held in Beijing, China in 2008.Beijing 2008 hosted 302 events in 28 sports.Sydney 2000 attracted 10,651 athletes from 199 countries, with 300 events in 28 sports Athens 2004 welcomed 10,625 athletes from 201 countries, with 301 events in 28 sports Atlanta 1996 accommodated 10,320 athletes from 197 countries, with 271 events in 26 sports. London is expected to attract an estimated 10,500 athletes from 204 countries, with 302 events in 26 sports.Note that the sources listed do not generally support these figures (which were taken from the sources listed on each Olympics' Wikipedia page), including the figure of 10,942 referred to in the record text.
2074Most participants at a Winter Olympic GamesXXI Olympic Winter Games, Vancouver, 2010Canada01 January 2010The greatest number of competitors at the Winter Games is 2,566 at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 2010 where a record 82 countries competed.
2075Largest gun mounted on a shipYamato , Musashi45.7 centimetre(s)JapanThe largest calibre guns ever mounted on a ship were the nine 45.7 cm (18 inch) guns installed on the Japanese battleships Yamato and Musashi. The shells weighed 1,452 kg (3,200 lb) and could be fired 43.5 km (27 miles).Yamato and Musashi were the largest battleships ever to sail. Both ships were sunk by American aircraft (in 1944 and 1945) before their massive guns could be fired in anger.
2076Penny farthing stackBritish Ordinary Enthusiasts131 peopleUnited Kingdom, Leicester27 July 2003The British Ordinary Enthusiasts created a self-supporting line of 131 penny farthing bicycles in Abbey Park, Leicester, UK on 27 July 2003.In accordance with the rules, the line was held for three minutes.
2077Fastest-growing modern churchKimbanguist Church6500000 peopleCongo, Democratic Republic of the, 01 January 1996The Kimbanguist Church was founded in the Democratic Republic of Congo (ex-Zaire) in 1959 by a Baptist student, Simon Kimbangui. By 1996 the Church, which is a member of the World Council of Churches, had over 6.5 million members.
2078Most wickets taken by a player in a One-Day International (male)Chaminda VaasSri Lanka, Colombo08 December 2001The best bowling analysis is 8-19 by Chaminda Vass (Sri Lanka) against Zimbabwe at Colombo, Sri Lanka, on 8 December 2001.
2079Most wickets taken by a player in a Test match (male)Jim LakerUnited Kingdom, Old Trafford,,31 July 1956James Charles 'Jim' Laker (1922-86) took 19 wickets for 90 runs (9-37 and 10-53) for England v. Australia at Old Trafford from 27-31 Jul 1956.
2080First professional film stuntmanFrank HanawayUnited States01 January 1903The first stuntman was ex-US cavalryman Frank Hanaway (USA), who won himself a part in Edwin S. Porter's (USA) The Great Train Robbery (USA 1903) for his ability to fall off a horse without injuring himself.
2081Most hits in a Major League Baseball seasonIchiro SuzukiUnited States01 January 2004The most base hits in a season by an individual player is 262 by Ichiro Suzuki (Japan) playing for the Seattle Mariners in 2004.
2082Most participants at a Summer Paralympic GamesLondon Paralympic Games 2012United Kingdom, London29 August 2012A record 4,200 athletes from 166 countries took part in the London 2012 Paralympic Games, competing in 503 medal events in 20 different sports.
2083Highest score by the Environmental Sustainability Index (country)IcelandIceland01 January 2010Based on the Environmental Sustainability Index ­ which measures a country's water use, biodiversity and adoption of clean energies, among other things ­ Iceland is the greenest country, with a score of 93.5/100.
2084Most entrants at a World Bog Snorkelling ChampionshipsWorld Bog Snorkelling200 peopleUK, Waen Rhydd peat bog,Llanwrtyd Wells,Powys,Wales31 August 2009The record number of entrants for a World Bog Snorkelling Championships is 200 on 31 August 2009 at Waen Rhydd peat bog, Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys, Wales.
2085First jawbone transplantIstituto Regina ElenaItaly, Rome16 January 2003A team of ten surgeons carried out an 11 hour operation to transplant a jawbone into an 80-year-old patient diagnosed with oral cancer at the Istituto Regina Elena, Rome, Italy on 16 January 2003.
2086Most expensive wedding cake sliceDuke & Duchess of Windsor's 1937 wedding cake29900 US dollar(s)United States, New York City27 February 1998A box containing a piece of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor's 1937 wedding cake sold at Sotheby's, New York, USA on 27 February 1998 for $29,900 (£18,163) to Benjamin and Amanda Yin of San Francisco, USA.Bearing the inscription 'A piece of our wedding cake WE 3-V1-37', the lot was estimated originally at US$500 - $1,000 (𧷧 - 𧼗). Speaking after the sale, Mr Yim said, 'It is almost unimaginable to have such an item exist. It is something totally surreal. It represents the epitome of a great romance.' When asked if they would be exhibiting the cake, Mr Yim replied, 'We're sure not going to eat it!'Proceeds from the sale were donated to charities supported by Dodi Fayed and Diana, Princess of Wales, during their lifetimes. Mr. Mohammed Al Fayed opened the auction with the following statement, "This collection, as found in the Windsor House in 1986, captured the lives of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. It has never seemed to be my own collection because it had represented, and always will represent, the lives of the couple whose love changed the history of the nation and transfixed the world. My role has been to record and restore for posterity this precious piece of history. For over ten years, my efforts have been directed toward the accomplishment of this aim. My work is now complete. Now it can go out into the world, and I will find great happiness and fulfilment from the knowledge of the good I hope will come from this, and that there will be children in need around the world who will benefit from the memory of my beloved son Dodi and Diana, Princess of Wales."
2087Longest period without a change in the minimum lending rate (UK)British lending rateUnited Kingdom07 November 1951The longest period without a change was the 12 years 13 days from 26 October 1939 to 7 November 1951, during which time the rate stayed at 2 per cent.
2088Greatest temperature range in dayBrowning, USA56 degree(s) CelsiusUSA, Browning,Montana23 January 1916Temperature range - dayThe greatest temperature variation recorded in a day is 56degC 100degF (a fall from 7øC 44øF to -49øC -56øF) at Browning, Montana, USA on 23-24 Jan 1916.
2089Fastest military submarineRussian Alpha ClassRussia01 January 2000The Russian Alpha class nuclear-powered submarines had a reported maximum speed of over 40 knots (74 km/h or 46 mph) and, were believed capable of diving to 760 m (2,500 ft). It is believed that only one now remains in service, as a trials boat.
2090Most World Rally Championship race wins in a seasonSébastien Loeb10 timesNot Applicable, Various12 October 2008The most World Rally Championship race wins in a season is ten by Sébastien Loeb (France) in the 2008 season.Sebastien won 10 races out of 14 during 2008. This betters his tally for 2007 which was eight.
2091Longest golf putt in a major tournamentUnknownUSA01 January 1992The longest recorded holed putt in a major tournament is 33.5 m 110 ft by Jack Nicklaus (USA) in the 1964 Tournament of Champions and Nick Price (Zimbabwe) in the 1992 United States PGA.Bob Cook (USA) sank a putt measured at 42.74 m 140 ft 23/4 in on the 18th at St Andrews in the International Fourball Pro Am Tournament on 1 Oct 1976.
2092Most male dominated societyMount AthosMount Athos, Mount Athos01 January 1997Mount Athos is an autonomous republic, with an area of just 336km² 129miles²and a population of 4,000 (1997 estimate). Included within Greece, which recognises its autonomy, the republic is a long, mountainous promontory occupied by 20 Orthodox monasteries and their dependencies. Its government is the Holy Council comprising one representative from each of the 20 monasteries. Under the terms of a law dating from 1066 Mount Athos is inaccessible to all females, adult or child, including the female of any species of domestic animal. Women are also not allowed to approach the shores of the monks' republic by boat.
2093Most sparsely populated countryMongolia3133318 peopleMongolia, 01 January 2011The most sparsely populated sovereign country is Mongolia, with a population of 3,133,318 (2011) in an area of 1,564,160 km² (603,930 miles²), giving a density of 2 people to every 1 km² (5.19 people to every 1 mile²)
2094First television sponsorUnknownfirstUSA, New York19 June 1946The first time that a TV show was sponsored occurred on 19 June 1946, when Gillette sponsored the broadcast of a boxing match between Joe Louis and Billy Conn (both USA) in New York, USA.
2095Largest attendance at a basketball gameNBA All-Star Game 2010108713 peopleUnited States, 14 February 2010The largest crowd for a basketball game is 108,713 for the NBA All-Star Game played at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, Texas, USA on 14 February 2010.
2096First transplantee to give birthJohanna RempelfirstCanada, Winnipeg General Hospital,Manitoba07 September 1967Johanna Rempel (Canada) gave birth to a baby boy, Kerry Melvin Ross 3.52 kg (7 lb 12 oz ) at Winnipeg General Hospital, Manitoba, Canada on 7 September 1967. She had received a donor kidney in December 1960.
2097Longest bridge, steel arch bridgeChongqing-Chaotianmen BridgeChina29 April 2009The Chongqing-Chaotianmen Bridge over the Yangtze River in China is a two-deck, steel truss-arch bridge with a main span of 552 m (1,811 ft). The bridge was opened on 29 April 2009.
2098First castleGomdan CastleYemen, Sana'a31 December 0199The earliest known castle is in the old city of Sana'a, Yemen. Known as Gomdan or Gumdan Castle, it dates from before AD200 and originally had 20 storeys.Castle from the Latin castellum 'small fortified palace'
2099First million seller CDDire Straitsfirst, 01 January 1986The first CD to sell a million copies world-wide was Dire Straits' Brother in Arms in 1986. It subsequently topped a million sales in Europe alone, including over 250,000 in Britain.
2100First named catNedjemfirstEarliest cat to have a nameThe first known cat with a name was called Nedjem meaning `sweet' or `pleasant' and dates from the reign of Thutmose III (1479-1425 BC).

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