Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List

2521First University in the New WorldUniversidad Santo Tomás de AquinofirstDominican Republic, 01 January 1518The Universidad Santo Tomás de Aquino (or University of Saint Thomas Aquinas) in present-day Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) was the first university in the New World. Founded as a seminary for Roman Catholic monks of the Dominican Order in 1518, it was made a university by a papal bill on October 28, 1538. But the school was not officially recognized by the Spanish Court until a Royal Decree was granted in 1558. The university closed in 1823 but was revived nearly a hundred years later, in 1914, and renamed The Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo (Autonomous University of Santo Domingo), also known as UASD.
2522Most consecutive football touches on the sole while balancing on the back of a personJeremy Lynch, Billy WingroveUnited Kingdom, Norwich15 March 2014The most consecutive football touches on the sole while balancing on the back of a person is 203 and was achieved by Jeremy Lynch and Billy Wingrove (both UK) at the Norfolk FA Football Development Academy, Norwich, Norfolk, UK, on 15 March 2014.
2523Fastest half marathon carrying a 20-lb packLee Riley1/36/56 hour(s), minute(s), second(s)United Kingdom, Stratford,,Shakespeare Raceway Half Marathon05 March 2011The fastest half marathon carrying a 20-lb pack is 1 hr 36 min 56 sec and was achieved by Lee Riley (UK) at the Shakespeare Raceway Half Marathon in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, UK, on 5 March 2011.Lee actually ran with a 40-lb pack but broke the record for the 20-lb as well.
2524Fastest time to make a bunk bedPaul Scott, Eddy Jacobson, May Jacobson, Cassie Scott, Alana-Jo Scott, Courtney Haynes, Beth Lovering, Frankie BeeUnited Kingdom, Butlins, Minehead25 September 2010The fastest time to make a bunk bed is 35.57 seconds and was achieved by Paul Scott, Cassie Scott, Alana-Jo Scott, Eddy Jacobson, May Jacobson, Courtney Haynes, Beth Lovering and Frankie Bee (all UK) at Butlins, Minehead, UK, on 25 September 2010. Adjudicated by Leanne Punchard as part of GWR Live! at Butlins.
2525Fastest time to handcycle trans-Australia from Perth to Sydney (relay team)Thomas Bechter, Philipp Bonadimann, Jürgen Egle, Wolfgang Wimmer6/10/42 day(s), hour(s), minute(s)Australia, Perth to Sydney23 October 2010The fastest time to handcycle across Australia from Perth to Sydney in a relay is 6 days 10 hr 42 min by a team of four in the Race Across Australia (RAAUS) charity event between 16 and 23 October 2010. Thomas Bechter, Philipp Bonadimann, Jürgen Egle and Wolfgang Wimmer (all Austria) successfully covered a total of 4,031 km (2,505 mile).The athletes completed the distance with hand bicycles in an uninterruped succession of legs, during which the athletes took turns each hour. Each leg lasted approximately eight hours, with one athlete resting during each leg.
2526Fastest time to build a three-level house of cardsSilvio SabbaItaly, Pioltello,Milan26 June 2012The fastest time to build a three-level house of cards is 6.80 seconds, achieved by Silvio Sabba (Italy), in Pioltello, Milan, Italy, on 26 June 2012.
2527Largest PLAYMOBIL® displayAesclick, Association of Spanish Collectibles of PlaymobilSpain, Barbastro,,The Pavillion at trade the show, in Barbastro, Spain.26 September 2010The largest Playmobil® display consists of 68,808 figurines and was achieved by Aesclick, The Spanish Association of collectibles of Playmobil (Spain), in Barbastro, Spain on 26 September 2010.Playmobil® are a line of toys or figurines and are considered collectible items all over the world. Aesclick, who are the Association of Spanish collectibles of Playmobil® organised this attempt in order to arrange a public display of the figurines, in one place at a trade show, in Brabastro. With Aeslick organising many events, trade shows and competitions for playmobil enthusiasts, this was yet another way of doing this and is open for the public to view.
2528Most theatrical performances in 50 daysKevin BurkeUnited States, Las Vegas25 March 2013The most theatrical performances in 50 days is 60 and was achieved by Kevin Burke (USA) performing the one-man show 'Defending the Caveman' at the Improv Showroom at Harrah's Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, from 4 February to 25 March 2013. 'Defending the Caveman is a Broadway comedy which explores the relationships between men and women, from the caveman era to the modern world.
2529First human to be killed by a robotRobert WilliamsUnited States, Flat Rock25 January 1979On 25 January 1979, Robert Williams (USA) was struck in the head and killed by the arm of a 1-ton production-line robot in a Ford Motor Company casting plant in Flat Rock, Michigan, USA, becoming the first fatal casualty of a robot. The robot was part of a parts-retrieval system that moved material from one part of the factory to another when the robot began running slowly, Williams reportedly climbed into the storage rack to retrieve parts manually when he was struck in the head and killed instantly.Robots pose a significant work-place risk, despite safety measures introduced to limit injury. In 2005 in the UK alone there were 77 robot-related accidents.
2530First pitcher to throw a no-hitter in the regular season and the same postseason
2531Largest collection of talking clocksMark McKinleyUnited States, Amherst, Ohio15 February 2011The largest collection of talking clocks is 782 and were collected by Mark McKinley (USA) who began the collection in 1990.The clocks are all housed in Mark McKinley's home in Amherst, OH, USA.
2532First commercially produced electric aircraftYuneec e430firstChina, 01 January 2010The Yuneec e430 is the world’s first electric aircraft to be commercially produced. It is an environmentally friendly aircraft that carries no aviation fuel, emits no fumes and has a low noise profile. It is a single-engined, high wing monoplane that can fly for 1.5 to 3 hours depending on its configuration and, with only two moving parts in the motor, it is reliable and requires little maintenance. It is a two-seater with a wingspan of 13.8metres (45.2 feet), a standard take-off weight of 430kg (946 pounds) and cruises at 52 knots (95 km/hr). Cost is around US$89,000 (approx £57,000).
2533Largest operational unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)Israel Aerospace IndustriesIsrael01 February 2010In February 2010 at the Air Force Base of Tel Nof in Central Israel, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) unveiled the latest development of the Heron TP UAV, named the Eitan. It has a maximum take-off weight of 4,650 kg (10,250 lb), a wingspan of 86 feet, and a length of 46 feet, and is powered by a 1,200 hp (895kW) turbojet engine, enabling it to carry high-resolution cameras, electronic systems and, possibly, weapons. The overall dimensions approach that of a Boeing 737 airliner, and it is the largest UAV in operational service anywhere in the world and capable of staying airborne for well over 20 hours at an operational altitude of around 45,000 feet.
2534Most consecutive backflips on a Russian BarMarco Dieckmann, Yves Gagnon, Genevieve TougasChina09 January 2014The most consecutive backflips on a Russian Bar is 44 and was achieved by the Russian Bar Trio (Canada) on the set of CCTV-Guinness World Records Special at Heilan International Equestrian Club, in Jiangsu, China, on 9 January 2014.
2535Most dangerous treeManchineel (Hippomane mancinella)United States01 January 2011A member of the spurge family, the world´s most dangerous tree is the manchineel (Hippomane mancinella) of the Florida Everglades and the Caribbean coast. The sap that its trunk exudes is so poisonous and acidic that the merest contact with human skin causes a breakout of blisters, and blindness can occur if it touches a person´s eyes. Even standing under it in the rain is enough to cause blistering if the skin is wetted by raindrops containing any sap. In addition, a single bite of its small green apple-like fruit causes blistering and severe pain, and can prove fatal. And if one of these deadly trees is burned, the resulting smoke can cause blindness if it reaches a person´s eyes.
2536Most spiral movements on a german wheel while standing on its rimJulien SilliauItaly, Milan28 April 2011The most consecutive spiral movements on a german wheel while standing on its rim is 15 and was achieved by Julien Silliau (France) on the set of Lo Show Dei Record, in Milan, Italy, on 28 April 2011. Wheel gymnastics (German: Rhönradturnen) is a form of gymnastics which originated in Germany.Wheel gymnasts do exercises in a large wheel known as the Rhönrad, gymnastics wheel, gym wheel, or German wheel.
2537Most expensive Xbox 360 videogameDamian Fraimorice2999.00 US dollar(s)Israel, Kfar-Saba02 February 2011The greatest amount ever paid for a single Xbox 360 game is $2,999.00 (£1,865) achieved by Damian Fraimorice (Israel) who sold the Dead Space Ultra Limited Edition to a buyer in New York, USA, on 2 February 2011.Only 1,000 copies of the Ultra Limited Edition of Dead Space were manufactured. In addition to a copy of the game, the box includes a bonus DVD, an exclusive lithograph illustrated and signed by Ben Templesmith (the artist on the Dead Space comic book), a 97 page Dead Space art book written and illustrated by the development team, a 160-page graphic novel and a patch bearing the insignia of the game's spaceship, the USG Ishimura.TriviaA prequel to the survival-horror game Dead Space (EA, 2008), Dead Space Extraction (Visceral Games, 2009) brings some of the series’ unique features to the rail-shooter genre for Wii and PS3. As with the main games, players kill the attacking mutated monsters, or necromorphs, by severing their limbs, performing “strategic dismemberments” using the Wii Remote (Wiimote) controller or PlayStation Move to indicate where their character’s plasma cutter should do its gory work. Each weapon also possesses a secondary-fire option that can be activated by turning the controller, either a Wiimote or PlayStation Move, on its side. By using a “kinesis” module, players can also lift or throw heavy objects at foes.
2538Largest spam musubiEdward SugimotoUnited States, Honolulu,Ward Warehouse29 September 2012The largest spam musubi weighs 284.86 kg (628 lb) and was made by Edward Sugimoto (USA) and his team at the annual Hawaii Rice Fest in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, on 29 September 2012.
2539Longest journey by a coffee-powered car1988 Volkswagon SciroccoUnited Kingdom01 March 2010In March 2010 a 1988 Volkswagon Scirocco was driven 337 km from London to Manchester (UK) powered by coffee. The modified car works by heating the coffee granules in a charcoal fire, when then break down into carbon monoxide and hydrogen. The gas is then cooled and filtered before the hydrogen is combusted to drive the engine. ‘Car-puccino’ can reportedly reach 60 mph and achieved 1 mile per 56 espressos. The process works because coffee granules contain a small amount of carbon.
2540Shortest hostage rescueIsraeli forcesUganda04 July 1976On 4 July 1976, Israeli forces executed the shortest full-scale military rescue of one hundred hostages, mostly Israelis or Jews, held by pro-Palestinian hijackers at Entebbe Airport, Uganda. An hour before midnight on 3-4 July, four air force C-130 Hercules aircraft flew into the airport after a 2,500-mile flight behind a scheduled cargo flight. An assault group consisting of 200 troops stormed the building where the hostages were being held and, after a 35-minute battle in which a number of Ugandan soldiers, seven hijackers, three hostages and the leader of the assault force were killed, the surviving hostages were flown to Israel via Nairobi, Kenya. It was a staggeringly successful operation and the entire raid took only two hours from start to finish.
2541Fastest standing mile – carJohnny Bohmer283.232 mile(s) per hourUnited States, Kennedy Space Center16 October 2012The fastest standing mile in a street car was 283.232 mph, achieved by Johnny Bohmer, owner of Performance Power Racing (USA) and Driver of the BADD GT at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA, on 16 October 2012. Johnny used a 1700 horse power 2006 Ford GT to set the record. The run was measured by Tag Heuer timing equipment and verified by officials from the International Mile Racing Association, who recognized the run as a new IMRA world record. Johnny’s crew included Matt Lundy Lead Design Tech, Jeff McEachran, Frank Richert, George Brown and Matt Lilly. Sponsors of the car included Performance Power Materials, Pandalloy Extreme Performance Aluminum, Eye Candy Performance Car Care, Moran Racing Engines, Magna Fuel, MPR Racing Engines, Big Stuff NLR Power and Control, Precision Turbo & Engine, Serious Autosport, and Snow Performance.
2542Most balloons burst with breath by a team in one minute (multiple venue)dunnhumbyUnited Kingdom, Ealing, Cincinnati, Paris, Delhi,,The dunnhumby offices in Ealing (UK), Cincinnati (US), Paris (France), Delhi (India)08 April 2011The most balloons burst with breath in one minute in multiple venues is 422 balloons by a team of 482 people and was set by dunnhumby employees aka the dunnhumbians, in the dunnhumby offices in Ealing (UK), Cincinnati (US), Paris (France), Delhi (India) on Friday 8th April at 13.00 GMT.This was part of dunnhumby GWR Live and was their global mass participation record.
2543Greatest cash prize for a TCGGuillaume Matignon100000 US dollar(s)United States, San Diego,San Diego Convention Center02 December 2007The World of Warcraft TCG World Championship, held at the San Diego Convention Center between 30 November and 2 December 2007, saw Guillaume Matignon (France) beat over 400 of the world’s best WoW warriors to claim the top prize of $100,000 – the largest single purse for a trading card game and the biggest tournament payout in TCG history. Participants earned a place in the competition by competing in various tournaments and events throughout the world, including Regional Tournaments and World of Warcraft TCG Dream Machine Championship Tournaments. Players with a UDE Honour Ranking of Level 6 or higher, a limited UDE ration of 2700, or constructed rating of 2850, were also qualified to participate in the tournament.
2544Fastest marathon by a mascot (female)Wendy Shaw4/02/56 hour(s), minute(s), second(s)United Kingdom, London21 April 2013The fastest marathon by a mascot (female) is 4 hr 02 min 56 sec and was achieved by Wendy Shaw (UK) running as Alfie of the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association at the 2013 Virgin London Marathon in London, UK, on 21 April 2013.
2545Fastest half marathon dressed as a fruit (female)Joanne Singleton1/35/45 hour(s), minute(s), second(s)United States, Schaumburg26 November 2011The fastest half marathon dressed as a fruit (female) is 1 hour 35 minutes and 45 seconds achieved by Joanne Singleton (UK) at the Schaumburg Half Marathon Turkey Trot in Schaumburg, Illinois, USA on 26 November 2011.Joanne's chip time was 01:35:45.6Joanne's gun time was 01:36:24.3
2546Most mechanical figures in a Nativity sceneManuel JacintoPortugal, Santa Maria da Feira,São Paio de Oleiros,Maior Presépio do Mundo, em Movimento" - Presépio Cavalinho10 November 2013The most mechanical figures in a nativity scene is 162 and was achieved by Manuel Jacinto (Portugal), in Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal, on 10 November 2013.The nativity scene is displayed free as an annual event that lasts from November to March and has been exhibited for the last 9 years. There were many more mechanical figures of different sizes, shapes and era but the record concentrated around the time of the nativity.
2547Largest hamburgerBlack Bear Casino ResortUnited States, Carlton02 September 2012The largest hamburger weighed 913.54 kg (2,014 lb) and was prepared by Black Bear Casino Resort (USA), Carlton, Minnesota, USA, on 2 September 2012.The hamburger was topped with 23.81 kg (52.5 lb) of tomatoes, 22.68 kg (50 lb) of lettuce, 27.22 kg (60 lb) of onion, 8.62 kg (19 lb) of pickles, 18.14 kg (40 lb) of American cheese and 7.48 kg (16.5 lb) of bacon.
2548Most football neck throw and catches in one minuteMarcel GurkGermany, Hamburg14 November 2013The most football neck throw and catches in one minute is 61 and was achieved by Marcel Gurk (Germany) in Hamburg, Germany, on 14 November 2013.
2549Longest fur on a catSophie Smith25.68 centimetre(s)United States, Oceanside09 November 2013The longest fur on a cat is 25.68 cm (10.11 in) and belongs to Sophie Smith, owned by Jami Smith (USA), as measured in Oceanside, California, USA, on 09 November 2013.
2550Largest ice lantern displayVuollerimbygdenSweden, Vuollerim05 February 2013The largest ice lantern display contains 2,651 separate lanterns and was achieved by Vuollerimbygden (Sweden), in Vuollerim, Sweden, on 5 February 2013. Inhabitants of Vuollerim decorated their village with the ice lantern display during the week where the winter market is held in the nearby town of Jokkmokk. They have been making ice lanterns to coincide with the market for the last ten years in order to celebrate the festivities and attract tourists.

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