Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List

2251First high-resolution console racing videogameGran Turismo HD ConceptNot ApplicableRunning at a maximum resolution of 1080p (1,920x1,280 pixels), the Gran Turismo HD Concept demo has the highest image resolution of any console racing game. This downloadable demo is a preview of Gran Turismo 5, due 2008. GWR Video Gamer's Edition 2008, title: First high-resolution console racing game.
2252First videogame caRPGFinal Lap TwinfirstNot ApplicableFinal Lap Twin (1989) for the PC Engine, was the first game to combine racing and roleplaying elements (“caRPG”). Its Quest mode, in which a young boy dreams of becoming a world champion, features random battles and map-based adventuring. GWR Video Gamer's Edition 2008, title: First “caRPG”.
2253Most goals in a single football (soccer) FIFA World CupJust FontaineSweden01 January 1958The most goals scord by an individual player in a World Cup finals tournament is 13 by Just Fontaine (France) in 1958 in Sweden.Fontaine did not hold down a regular French international spot before the tournament and only got his chance due to injury to his Rheims teammate Rene Bliard (France). He opened his account with three in France's 7-3 win over Paraguay, added two more in its loss to Yugoslavia and then notched the winner in a 2-1 win over Scotland. Two more followed as Northern Ireland was despatched 4-0 in the quarterfinals, and the Moroccan born striker bagged another when France went out against Brazil 5-2 in the semifinals. Finally, in the third place playoff Fontaine scored four in a crushing 6-3 defeat of West Germany, setting a record that is unlikely to ever be broken.
2254Longest career as a theatre director for the same productionVado SouzaBrazil, São PauloThe longest career as a theatre director of the same production is 40 years 7 months and was achieved by Vado Souza (Brazil) in his one-man show "O Navio Negreiro" from 23 October 1971 to May 2012. A certificate was presented to Vado after a special performance at Churrascaria Vento Haragano, São Paulo, Brasil, on 17 May 2012.
2255Largest Lantern ParadeLTA10568 participantsSingapore, Singapore14 September 2008The largest lantern parade was achieved by 10,568 participants in an event organized by the Land Transport Authority (Singapore) in Singapore, on 14 September 2008.
2256Largest longsword dance displayHalifax schools186 peopleUnited Kingdom, Halifax26 September 2003A total of 186 dancers from seven local schools, performed a traditional Yorkshire Longsword dance in groups of six to eventually produce their interlinked sword 'locks' at the end of the dance on 26 September 2003 at Halifax, West Yorkshire, UK.
2257Largest collection of number plates (licence plates)Péter and Tamás KenyeresHungary, Kecskemet07 June 2011Péter and Tamás Kenyeres (both Hungary) have 11,345 different number plates from 133 countries, as of April 2011, which they have been collecting since 1990.Brothers Péter and Tamás started their collection 21 years ago when they got the first two number plates from their father. The oldest plate in their collection is from Austro-Hungarian Empire, approximately from 1900. Their favourite plate is the B7 which was a Hungarian minister’s car plate between 1945-1948.
2258Highest wall ride on a skateboardBrad Edwards / Aaron Murray7/6 foot/feet, inch(es)United States, Hollywood25 August 2004The highest wall ride on a skateboard is 7 ft 6 in (2.29m) by Brad Edwards and Aaron Murray (both US) at the Juice Magazine - USSA WSA - The Board Gallery - Hollywood Skate Jam in Hollywood, California, USA, on 25 August 2006James O'Mahoney, director of the WSA attended the event
2259Oldest continuously used national flagDenmarkDenmark01 January 1625The oldest, continuously used national flag is that of Denmark. The current design of a white Scandinavian cross on a red back ground was adopted in 1625 and its square shape in 1748. In Denmark it is known as the 'Dannebrog' or 'Danish cloth'.Although Denmark was never part of the Roman Empire, similar designs were used by the Empire to represent provinces, as the white cross is symbolic of Christianity.The Scandinavian cross has its horizontal stripe slightly to the left hand side of the square as you face it.
2260Lightest object weighedCornell UniversityUnited States, New York02 April 2004Scientists at Cornell University (USA) have used a technique involving tiny oscillating cantilevers to physically detect a mass of just 6.3 attograms. The work was carried out by Professor Harold Craighead and Rob Ilic (both USA) and published in April 2004.An attogram is a billionth of a billionth of a gram.
2261Largest cumulative attendance for a baseball franchiseLos Angeles Dodgers173132909 peopleUnited States, Los Angeles01 January 2004The highest cumulative attendance for a baseball franchise is 173,132,909 by the Los Angeles Dodgers (USA) between 1901 and 2006.This franchise began as the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1901 before moving to Los Angeles in 1958. Figure correct to the end of the 2006 season.
2262Most expensive furniture of Chinese origin sold at auctionChristies1102500 US dollar(s)United States, Christie’s,New York19 September 1996The highest price paid at auction for a piece of Chinese furniture is $1,102,500 (£708,002) for a Ming Dynasty, marble, huanghuali and tielimu standing screen, sold at Christie's, New York, USA on 19 September 1996.The screen dates from the 17th century and was bought by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, USA.
2263Most swear words in a television programmeStrutterUnited Kingdom, London09 November 2006The world record for the most swear words in a television programme is 201 in episode 1 of Strutter, produced by Objective Productions and aired on MTV on 9 November 2006.
2264Most popular television programmeHouseUK01 February 2008According to, a CNET Networks Entertainment website, the most popular TV show as of February 2008 – with a review score of 9.4 out of 10 – is the hospital drama House (Fox), starring Hugh Laurie (UK) as the unconventional, maverick Dr Gregory House.
2265Oldest android designLeonardo Da VinciItaly01 January 1495The oldest design for a humanoid robot was sketched by Leonardo Da Vinci (Italy) around 1495. Although his sketches of the finished model have never been found, other Da Vinci drawings show a human knight with anatomically correct joints operated by cables and pulleys.
2266First videogame with a personalized high-score tableAsteroids Atari, 1979)firstNot Applicable, 01 January 1979Atari’s classic shooter, released in 1979, was the first game to allow players to create a personalized top 10 table for that day’s scores. GWR Video Gamer's Edition 2008, title: First video game to include a personalized high-score table.
2267Largest indoor rower classAkademischer Sportverband Zürich191 peopleSwitzerland, Zurich27 January 2012The largest rowing class consisted of 191 participants rowing simultaneously and was achieved by Akademischer Sportverband Zürich (Switzerland), in Zurich, Switzerland, on 27 January 2012.The class lasted for 60 minutes on the concept2 indoor rowers and was taken by Florian Eigenmann who had previously held this record.
2268Longest handstand on a snowskate boardTrenton R. SchindlerUnited States, Aspen28 January 2007The longest handstand on a snowskate board is 4.38 sec by Trenton R. Schindler (USA) at ESPN's Winter X Games 11 in Aspen, Colorado, USA on 28 January 2007.
2269First Double Backflip on a MotorcycleTravis PastranafirstUnited States, Los Angeles04 August 2006The first successful double back flip on a motorcycle was completed by Travis Pastrana (USA) at ESPN X Games 12 in Los Angeles, California, USA on 4 August 2006.
2270Most pass completions in an NFL career by a quarterbackBrett FavreUnited States, Various01 January 2010The most pass completions in an NFL career by a quarterback were set by Brett Favre (USA) for the Green Bay Packers, New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings with 6,083 pass completions between 1992 and 2010. The most completions Favre made in one season was 372 in 2005 for the Green Bay Packers.
2271First person to return an opening kickoff for a touchdown in the Super BowlDevin HesterfirstUnited States, 05 February 2007Devin Hester (USA) playing for the Chicago Bears in the Super Bowl XLI, became the first player in Super Bowl history to return the opening kickoff for a touchdown, on 5 February 2007.
2272Highest ollie (kickflip) on a snowskate boardPhil Smage72.4 centimetre(s)United States, Aspen29 January 2010The highest ollie on a snowskate board is 72.4 cm (28.5 in) by Phil Smage (USA) at Winter X Games 14 in Aspen, Colorado, USA on 29 January 2010.
2273First person to score 800 points in a WNBA seasonDiana TaurasifirstUnited States, 01 January 2006Diana Taurasi (USA) became the first Women's National Basketball Association player to reach the 800-point mark in a single season, finishing the 2006 campaign with 860 points while playing for The Phoenix Mercury.
2274Highest audience for a TV documentaryUnited States10 March 2002The world's highest audience for a TV documentary is 39 million for CBS' 9/11 (USA) programme which was broadcast in the USA on 10 March 2002.The documentary contained footage from French filmmakers, Jules and Gedeon Naudet, who were working on their own documentary about New York firefighters, at the time of the attacks on the World Trade Centers in New York on 11 September 2001.
2275Most alkaline-resistant lifeformas yet unnamed bacteriaUnited States, Chicago19 November 2003The most alkaline-resistant lifeform is a bacterium discovered in 2003 near Chicago, Illinois, USA. It lives in groundwater contaminated by more than a century of industrial iron slag tipping where it can survive pH levels of up to 12.8.They were discovered by scientists at the Illinois State Water Survey and announced at a conference of the Geological Society of American in Seattle, Washington in November 2003.
2276Largest quadrille danceURSKASlovenia, LjubljanaThe largest quadrille dance was achieved by 7,244 participants at an event organised by Urska Dance Center in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on 20 May 2011.During the last moments of the 6-minute dance, participants performed the dance while holding white umbrellas.
2277Largest limbo danceGlobal EduHub Pte LtdSingapore, Singapore01 October 2011The largest limbo dance involved 1,208 children from Global EduHub Pte Ltd (Singapore) in ITE College West, Singapore, on 1 October 2011.The height for the bar for adults was set at 1 m and for the children is was 0.8 m. One bar was used which was adjusted to make it more fun for the children and adults taking part.
2278Most expensive music single sold at auctionDo I Love You (Indeed I Do)25742 UK pound(s)Not Applicable, 01 April 2009The most expensive music single sold at auction is a rare seven-inch copy of unreleased 1965 single Do I Love You (Indeed I Do) by Frank Wilson (USA). It sold for £25,742 ($39,294) to a buyer who wished to remain anonymous.Seller Kenny Burrell, a DJ and record collector stated that he was selling his copy in order to gain credibility as a record expert.
2279Highest jump on a hydrofoilBilly RossiniUnited States, Lake Norman01 August 2004The record for the highest jump performed on a Hydrofoil is 23 ft (7.01 m) and was set by Billy Rossini (USA) at Lake Norman, North Carolina, USA on 1 August 2004.The jump was measured by a surveyor using triangulation. This method is accurate to within 2 inches.
2280Most hit singles on UK chart by a bandStatus QuoUnited Kingdom01 September 2005The most hit singles on the UK singles chart by a band is 62 by Status Quo (UK) between January 1968 and September 2005.Founding members Rick Parfitt and Francis Rossi (both UK) have been performing and recording for 40 years, have sold more than 100 million records, and made more than 100 appearances on Top Of The Pops.Source: British Hit Singles. A BHS award was presented to the duo.

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