Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List

2341Most expensive book illustration sold at auctionThe Rabbits' Christmas Party513177 US dollar(s)United Kingdom, 01 July 2008The most expensive book illustration sold at auction is a Beatrix Potter (UK) watercolour titled The Rabbits' Christmas Party, created in the 1890's, it was bought on 17 July 2008 by a British collector for $513,177 (?289,250).From BBC website: "The watercolour was one of 20 Potter illustrations, books, Christmas cards and letters offered for sale from a collection belonging to her brother, Bertram Potter. The entire collection, the most extensive body of Beatrix Potter artwork to have appeared on the market in decades, raised a total of ?748,200."
2342First sonar enabled peripheral for a gaming consoleGyogun Tanchiki: Pocket Sonar01 January 1998An unusual console peripheral was Gyogun Tanchiki: Pocket Sonar. Released in 1998, it allowed Game Boy owners who also enjoyed fishing to use their handheld console as a sonar device to detect fish under water.Guinness World Records Gamers' Edition 2009.
2343Fastest aircraft speed for a mid-air transitionZoltan Veres174 kilometre(s) per hourHungary, Budapest12 August 2006The fastest aircraft speed for a mid-air transition was 174 km/h (108.12 mph) and was achieved by Gulyás Kiss Zoltán, Arday András, Veres Zoltán, Rács Tamás (all Hungary) in Budapest, Hungary, on 12 August 2006.
2344First use of a stereo sound chip and soundtrack in an arcade gameMarble MadnessThe earliest arcade machine to feature true stereo sound was Marble Madness. The game also featured a specially commissioned movie-style soundtrack, which took full advantage of the arcade machine's stereo capabilities.
2345First ballet inspired by a videogameKoichi Sugiyama, Dragon Quest (Enix, 1986), Minoru SuzukiJapan, Tokyo01 January 1996The earliest ballet to be inspired by a video game series was Dragon Quest. Composed by Koichi Sugiyama and choreographed by ballet master Minoru Suzuki, it was originally written in 1995 and premiered in Tokyo, Japan, in 1996.It has been performed several times since: in 1997, 1999, 2001 and 2002.
2346Highest margin of victory in Worldwide Soccer for the Sega SaturnElijah ParkerUSA21 August 1997The record for the highest margin of victory in a game of Worldwide Soccer is held by Elijah Parker (USA) who beat his computer controlled opponent by a 14 goal margin on 21 August 1997.
2347Most moving image cameras used in a composite film shotToshibaUnited Kingdom, London26 September 2008The most moving image cameras used in a single composite shot is 200, by Toshiba, Hungry Man and Grey London for the commercial' Timesculpture'.
2348Most short-handed ice hockey goals by a rookie, seasonJordan StaalNot Applicable01 January 2007The National Hockey League (NHL) single-season record for most shorthanded goals scored by a rookie is 7 by Jordan Staal (Canada) playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins (USA) during the 2006-07 season.
2349Most shootout victories in a season, NHL teamEdmonton Oilers15 timesNot Applicable, 01 January 2008The National Hockey League (NHL) record for most shootout victories in a season is 15 by the Edmonton Oilers (Canada) during the 2007-08 season.
2350Largest parallel bar displayTurnverein SulzSwitzerland, SulzThe largest parallel bars display was achieved by 343 participants at an event organised by Turnverein Sulz (Switzerland) in Sulz, Switzerland, on 16 May 2010.33 gymnastics clubs were involved in the attempt.
2351Fastest approaching galaxyM86Despite the overall expansion of the Universe there are a small number of galaxies which are approaching our own. M86, a lenticular galaxy around 52 million light years away in the Virgo Cluster, is moving towards our Milky Way at 419 km/s (260 miles/s).
2352Most Tony Awards for Best Actor in a musicalHinton Battle3 timesNot Applicable, 01 January 1991Hinton Battle (USA) has won three Best Actor Tony Awards (all in the category of Featured Role in a Musical) for Sophisticated Ladies (in 1981), The Tapdance Kid (1984) and Miss Saigon (1991).
2353Wealthiest individual to headline a videogameDonald Trump2000000000 US dollar(s)USA, 01 January 2002The richest person to appear in and endorse a videogame is the US billionaire Donald Trump, whose net worth is estimated at $2bn ($1.2bn) and appeared in Donald Trump’s Real Estate Tycoon in 2002.
2354First true insectRhyniognatha hirstiUKThe earliest true insect is Rhyniognatha hirsti, currently known only from a fossilised head preserved in a fragment of Rhynie chert from Aberdeenshire, Scotland. It lived during the early Devonian Period, approximately 400 million years ago.
2355Smallest sheathed thermocoupleOkazaki Manufacturing Company80e-3 millimetre(s)Japan, KobeIn May 2009, the Okazaki Manufacturing Company (Japan) announced it had developed a sheathed thermocouple with an outside diameter of just 80 micrometres (0.00315 in). This is equivalent to the thickness of a human hair.A thermocouple is frequently used as the sensing element in a thermal sensor or switch.
2356Fastest time to undress a child mannequinAnil BedirTurkey, Istanbul,,Forum Istanbul14 February 2010The fastest time to undress a child mannequin is 3.87 seconds and was achieved by Anil Bedir (Turkey) at the GWR Live! Roadshow at Forum Istanbul, in Istanbul, Turkey, on 14 February 2010
2357Most wins of the World Glider Aerobatic Championships by a teamPoland9 timesPoland, Toruń07 August 2011The most wins of the World Glider Aerobatic Championships by a national team is nine by Poland in 1985, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1999, 2001, 2003 and 2011.
2358Most dice stacked into a tower in 30 seconds (blindfolded)
2359Most barrel rolls in a wind tunnel in one minute
2360Most dominoes toppled in a circle bomb/circle field
2361Most fireworks launched from a pyrotechnics suit
2362Most points scored in an NHL ice hockey season by a rookieTeemu SelanneCanada01 January 1993The National Hockey League (NHL) single-season record for most points scored by a rookie is 132 points by Teemu Selanne (Finland) playing for the Winnipeg Jets (Canada) in 1992-93.
2363Strongest robot armM-2000iA/1,200United States01 October 2008The strongest robot arm has a payload of 1,199 kg (2,645 lb) and belongs to the M-2000iA/1,200, an industrial robot created by Fanuc Robotics (USA) and unveiled in October 2008.
2364Sharpest object man-madeUniversity of Alberta, National Institute for NanotechnologyCanada, National Institute for NanotechnologyScientists at the National Institute for Nanotechnology and the University of Alberta (both Canada) have created a tungsten needle that tapers to a thickness of just one atom. The breakthrough, announced in May 2006, should allow the construction of better super high-resolution electron microscopes. The needle, made by postdoc Mohamed Rezeq at the University of Alberta’s National Institute for Nanotechnology, starts out much blunter. However, exposed to a pure nitrogen atmosphere, a rapid slimming begins. At the start oft he process the tungsten is chemically very reactive and the nitrogen roughens the tungsten surface. An electric field is created by applying a voltage to the tungsten and is at its maximum force at the tip of the needle where atoms are driven away leaving a sharp point.
2365Oldest debut as a feature film directorTakeo KimuraJapan, Tokyo18 October 2008The oldest debut as a feature film director was achieved by Takeo Kimura (Japan) (b. 1 April 1918) who was aged 90 yr 207 days when the film "Dreaming Awake" was released on 18 October 2008.The Japanese title of the film is Yume no ManimaniTaeko Kimura has worked in the film industry since 1949, primarily as a Production Designer and Art Director.
2366Most Marathon World Majors points in a season (male)Samuel Wanjiru Kamau, Robert Kipkoech CheruiyotNot Applicable01 January 2009The most points scored in a Marathon World Majors season by an individual male athlete is 80, by Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot (Kenya) in 2006-07, and Samuel Wanjiru Kamau (Kenya) in 2008-09.
2367Most Marathon World Majors points in a season (female)Irina MikitenkoNot Applicable01 January 2009The most points scored in a Marathon World Majors season by an individual female athlete is 90, by Irina Mikitenko (Germany) in 2008-09.
2368Highest-rated TV spy showArcherUnited States01 January 2010Season 1 of Archer, an animated series based on the exploits of spy Sterling Archer, scored a rating of 78 (out of 100) on The website assembles an average rating from reviews by a range of entertainment critics.
2369First gender testing at a Summer Olympic Games1968 Summer Olympic Games held in Mexico City, MexicofirstMexico, 01 January 1968Athletes were subjected to gender testing at the 1968 summer Olympic Gamesin Mexico City, Mexico, the first time this had taken place at a summerGames.Gender testing had been introduced to the Olympics at the winter Gamesstaged in Grenoble, France, in February 1968.
2370Largest beaver lodgeBeaver (Castor canadensis)Unknown01 January 2011Beavers (Castor canadensis) of North America use mud, wood, vegetation and stones to dam up water to form a pond and then build a lodge for winter refuge. The largest lodge ever recorded was 12.1 m (40 ft) across and 4.8 m (16 ft) high.On average, a family of 4 beavers can build 1.5 m (4 ft 11 in) of dam wall per day. The design of the dam usually reflects the rate of the water flow, i.e the faster the water flows, the more curved the dam will be. Once the pond has been created, canals are excavated for the beavers to reach safely into the wooded areas (to collect more wood) by water and not on land where predators dwell. The longest documented canal measured 400 m (1,312 ft). Beavers cut their own trees to strip it of branches and leaves. The largest tree cut down by a beaver was a cottonwood measuring (37 in) diameter and (110 ft) tall!

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