Guinness World Records List
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2761TANG’s ‘Do Good’ campaign sets Guinness World Records title for largest donation of toys in 24 hoursA charitable campaign across the Middle East aiming to set a new Guinness World Record for largest Donation of Toys in 24 hours title has ended in success for drinks maker TANG.Working in partnership with non-government organizations, such as the Red Crescent in the UAE, Dar Al Atta'a from Oman, and ENSAN and KAFEL from Saudi Arabia, the campaign managed to collect and donate 30,000 toys, which will now be distributed to less privileged across the region.The record was set with the help of participating children and parents who took part in the Tang “Do Good” regional campaign.The initiative called for youngsters to participate by donating toys in different ways.As well as being able to drop off toys in person at special TANG donation centers in local malls, donations could also be pledged via a special website.The site allowed user to earn points by playing fun-filled games which could then be used to purchase a virtual toy. For every virtual toy donated, TANG purchased an actual toy and donated it to the agreed charities on behalf of the child.The record was verified by Talal Omar – Country Manager MENA at Guinness World Records Ltd. who adjudicated the attempt along with colleagues in Saudi Arabia and Oman. In order to set the record, TANG needed to collect a minimum of 9 tonnes of toys over the course of a day, a target the campaign managed to beat in some style, with a final total of 20.71 tonnes (45,657 lb) collected over the 24 hour period. It marks the second record title achieved by the owners of TANG, food and beverage conglomerate Mondelēz International, following a successful attempt at the title for Longest line of sandwiches in Dubai in 2010.Commenting at a celebration to mark the record attempt, Mr. Vishal Tikku – Area Director for Mondelēz International in the Middle East, said: “We are extremely happy to have created this World Record through one of our strong brands in this region – TANG."This is the second Guinness World Records achievement for Mondelēz International. Both these records have had a strong element of social relevance wherein the means to create these records have been donated to the lesser privileged.He added: "We went a step further through TANG’s Do Good campaign and engaged our consumers to join the cause by contributing to the less privileged members of the community thereby making them agents of change.”
27621959: First Public Flight by a Full-sized HovercraftBritish boat-maker Christopher Cockerell from Lowestoft was experimenting on the muddy floor of his boatyard when he came up with the conceptual design of the hovercraft – using an empty can of cat food, a coffee tin, a pair of kitchen scales and a vacuum cleaner set to “blow”.
27631985: Fastest Time to Perform One Million TapsFor more than 20 years, Roy Castle (UK) hosted BBC TV’s Record Breakers, introducing the British viewing public to a host of officially amazing individuals. And along the way, he became quite a record breaker himself…
2764Models hit the runway for 24 hours as Cotton Inc. sets Longest Fashion Show record in Miami
2765Robby Naish conquers a record on the Amazon for Red BullThe famed Pororoca tidal bore on Brazil's Amazon River is no easy beast to tame.When the tide hits the confluence of the Amazon and the Atlantic Ocean just right, it results in waves up to 4 m (13 ft) high that can travel for hundreds of kilometers. This tidal bore has earned a reputation as a surfing hotspot, drawing some of the world's best to ride the Pororoca for some length.But anybody can ride waves downstream. Robby Naish prefers going against the grain.The famed water sports athlete, with the backing of Red Bull, recently broke the record for the widest ride of a river bore on a stand-up paddleboard (SUP). Cutting across the daunting tide, Naish paddled 450 meters (1,476 ft 4 in) over the Arari Pororoca, crossing from bank to bank.Naish has enjoyed a long and storied career on the water. A 24-time world windsurfing champion -- winning his first world title at age 13 in 1976 -- Naish has also branched out to kitesurfing and now SUP since retiring from competition."A lot of people call me ‘Waterman’," Naish said. "But I see myself as a 'board' person. It doesn't matter if it's surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, stand-up paddle, skate, or snowboard. I love the feeling of gliding, whether on water or some other surface."Having competed around the globe in his career, Naish received a unique challenge on the Amazon, as the combination of river movements, heat, and the particularities of the massive ecosystem made the attempt a tall task.The fickleness of the bore itself played a major role, for instance.Due to its tidal dependency, the bore appeared at a different hour each day, with Naish beginning his daily preparations at 6 a.m. across three days of attempts.“The main challenge with the width record was trying to get from one side to the other as the bore tide wave shifts, because it is never connected all the way across at once," Naish said afterward. "You weren’t just standing there riding one peak for ages. You had to look at the contour of the side of the river and figure out what to do to follow the wave."Naish completed his 450-m crossing in just under 10 minutes. He caught his record-breaking wave at 8:38 a.m.Many times an unofficial world record holder for high speeds and other categories in his windsurfing days, this successful attempt marks Naish's first fully authenticated Guinness World Records achievement."This was the first time anyone has organized an actual challenge and record that we were trying to achieve," Naish said. "It was neat and exciting, sort of opens the door for opportunities to think about more things that could be attacked from that perspective."And, if you ask the 51-year-old, he isn't done breaking records yet.Whether or not they have anything to do with board sports is a different story."There are definitely possibilities out there with all the things that I do, so I’m going to have a look," Naish concluded. "I’m definitely going to pull the Guinness World Records book out again and look at what the options are. Grow a big beard or something."videoAnd for the latest on all things world record, visit Guinness World Records on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and our brand-new Instagram. Plus check out Guinness World Records on YouTube to subscribe for the latest record-breaking videos!
2766Chimps escape from UK zoo, Ke$ha “born with tail”, and Buffy return for Gellar? – News in world recordsThe record breakers in the news todayA zoo in Leicestershire, UK has been forced to temporarily close after eight chimpanzees managed to escape.Twycross Zoo was placed on lock down this morning after the chimps sneaked into a "secure service area" within their enclosure, leading to safety concerns.The Zoo reopened two hours later after the animals were eventually lured back into their pen with ice cream and fizzy drinks.The world’s first zoo was situated in the ancient settlement of Hierakonpolis in Egypt.Archaeological discoveries made south of Egypt’s Luxor region in 2009 suggest the existence of a vast menagerie of animals – 112 creatures in total, including elephants, wildcats, baboons and hippos – dating back to 3500 BC.The zoo – likely to have been privately owned, as the animals were buried in an elite cemetery – was unearthed during excavations of the settlement.A new study suggests UK families are more likely to watch TV together now than they have been in over a decade.The report by communications regulator Ofcom said 91% of adults watched their main TV set once a week - up from 88% in 2002, with the rise attributed to mobile devices taking teens out of bedrooms and back into family rooms.The largest TV audience for a live broadcast was set on 6 September 1997 when an estimated audience of 2.5billion tuned in to watch a broadcast of the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales at Westminster Abbey, London.Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar has spoken about the possibility of reviving Buffy The Vampire Slayer for a movie.Gellar, who starred as stake-wielding heroine Buffy Summers in the cult TV show which ran from 1997 and 2003, told E! News: "If there was ever the right story, we would do it."Buffy the Vampire Slayer had the largest make-up budget for a TV show, with a weekly average of £3,000 (£1,818) allocated for contact lenses, foam-rubber appliances and false teeth the cost of the whole body transformations, however, often exceeded £30,000 (£18,186).Finally pop star Ke$ha has claimed she was born with a 'tail'."I had a tail when I was born," the singer told Heat. "It was a tiny tail, about a quarter of an inch, then they chopped it off and stole my tail. That was when I was little. I'm really sad about that story."Human embryos have a tail that measures about a sixth of the size of the embryo itself, but it is commonly absorbed as the foetus grows. In very rare cases, a child is born with the remnants.The longest dinosaur tail is that of the North American sauropod Diplodocus, which lived during the late Jurassic Period, approximately 145 million years ago. Its tail measured
2767Challengers Highlights - fastest alphabet on an iPad falls again!Hey there world record fans, welcome to the first in a regular series, looking at the latest happenings on our Challengers website. Challengers is our free and fast online record-breaking platform, where anyone can make a world record attempt at home, and share their video of it with the world, potentially even earning themselves an official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS certificate! Find out more about Challengers, and learn how to use the site HERE.So, what's happened on Challengers in the past four weeks? Let's take a look... New records awardedOver 20 world records have been awarded on Challengers in the last month, for attempts ranging from the Most marshmallows eaten in one minute to the Fastest 100m sprint on Kinect sports on Xbox 360. Here are a few of the highlights: Fastest time to type the alphabet on an iPadChase Samuel shaved a few hundredths of a second off the previous mark, setting a new record by typing the entire alphabet (with only one hand, no less) 3.14 seconds! videoMost sticky notes stuck on the face in one minuteSilvio Sabba (we'll get to know him better in a minute) added to his large collection of records, successfully sticking 52 sticky notes to his face. videoHighest score on WarioWare: Smooth Moves (Wii)Thailand's Thanapat Voraphaphun braved the super-hard difficulty setting and managed to survive for a whopping 106 minigames! videoUser of the monthEach month, we'll take a look at one of our record-holding Challengers users, finding out what records they hold, and why they like to break world records on the site. First up, we could only have our most successful Challengers user, Italian Silvio Sabba, who currently holds 39 world records! These range from domino and dice stacking, or building a three-level house of cards in the fastest time, to a balance baord endurance record of 2 hours 36 minutes and 26 seconds!Silvio, a personal trainer by day, says: " My favorite records are about sports and stacking objects - I would like to beat Ashrita Furman [holder of the most GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS titles], but I think it will take me 4/5 years to catch up with him. I find Challengers very addictive, I practise for at least two hours every day before and after work. You need to put more records in the aquarium, because I am a hungry piranha!" New challenges added We regularly add new world records to Challengers, to ensure there is always something fresh and exciting for you to make an attempt at - and often this is the result of a user suggestion. Recently-added challenges include: Most star jumps in one minuteIf you're a fitness fanatic, perhaps you could beat the current record of 70 star jumps, set by Tim Kurokawa of Japan? Most pencils stacked in one minuteYou'll need a very steady hand to reach the minimum requirement of 15 pencils stacked horizontally, edge-on-edge. Highest score, Wii Resort wakeboardingFinally, one for the gamer's out there - can you perform enough tricks to beat the 3253 points minimum requirement? What will you break a world record for? Come to Challengers and find out today!
2768Will the 2013 Grand National at Aintree jump into the record books?The Grand National, run at Aintree near Liverpool since 1839, is a handicap steeplechase run over a 4 mile, 856 yard distance, with thirty challenging fences to jump along the way. One of the premiere events in British and world horse racing, it is watched by over 500 million people worldwide, and is popular even among those who don't normally watch or bet on horse racing. The course has a reputation as one of the ultimate tests of both horse and jockey, with most failing to complete the required two circuits - in 1928, only two did so, while the most to finish is 23, in 1984. The course record was set in 1990, with Mr Frisk finishing in a time of 8 minutes, 47.8 seconds. The largest field was that of 66 runners in 1929, though this is a record that certainly won't be broken by tomorrow's 166th race - the field is capped at 40. Many horses and jockeys take on the race multiple times during their careers - jockey Tom Olliver ran 19 times between 1839 and 1859, while horse Manifesto (foaled 1888) ran a record eight times (1895-1904), with wins in 1897 and 1899. More recently though, the most wins by a horse is Red Rum (foaled 1965), winning a record three times, in 1973, 1974, and 1977, while finishing in second place in 1975 and 1976. The most wins by a jockey is five, by George Stevens who rode Freetrader (1856), Emblem (1863), Emblematic (1864), and The Colonel (1869, 1870). The race is not often won by the favourite, and on five occasions has been won by a 100/1 outsider (starting price). The horses sharing the record for longest odds winner are Tipperary Tim (1928), Gregalach (1929), Caughoo (1947), Foinavon (1967) and Mon Mome (pictured, 2009). Long shots who could join them with a win in tomorrow's race include Major Malarkey and Mumbles Head, both currently 100/1 outsiders. Pentiffic and Mortimers Cross are waiting in reserve at 100/1 and 150/1, respectively. Neither a favourite nor a rank outsider, 33/1 Neptune Collonges won last year, beating second-place Sunnyhillboy by a nose in the closest ever finish - only the third grey to win the race. The first female jockey to ride in the Grand National was Charlotte Brew on Barony Fort, in 1977 - although she did not finish the race, with the horse refusing at the 26th fence. Geraldine Rees became the first to complete the course in 1982. Katie Walsh was the first female jockey to earn a placed finish in last year's race - while she led over the final fence, she ended up finishing third on Seabass. This horse/jockey pairing will return in tomorrow's race, so will Katie, still an amateur, become the first female jockey to win? Short odds of 9/1 indicate this is a real possibility. Katie's brother, Ruby, will also ride in the race, on the favourite, 15/2 On His Own - with a little luck for both Katie and Ruby, it could be a very good day indeed for the Walsh family!
2769Michael Owen retires, mega casino opens, and Iraq war anniversary – The news in world recordsRecord-breakers in the news todayFormer England striker Michael Owen has today announced he will retire from football at the end of the season.The 33-year-old, who scored 40 goals in 89 internationals, played for Liverpool, Real Madrid, Newcastle United and Manchester United and Stoke during his career.Owen still holds the record for the youngest hat-trick scorer in the football Premier League after scoring three goals for Liverpool against Sheffield Wednesday on 14 February 1998 at the age of just 18 years 62 days.Today marks the 10th anniversary of the US-led campaign in Iraq that toppled Saddam Hussein.The conflict began on 20 March 2003 and, although major combat operations ceased on 2 May 2003, it was not formally ended until President Obama declared it over in speech on 31 August 2010.However, forming a new Iraqi government proved extremely difficult, with the nation eventually breaking the record for the longest period for a country without a government on 1 October 2010.It had held parliamentary elections on 7 March 2010 and did not form a government until 21 December 2010 after a total of 289 days.While it took 249 days for Iraq's politicians to settle on a draft government agreement, the administration had to wait another 40 days before taking office.A mystery portrait donated to a British heritage charity as part of a mixed lot of paintings has been identified as a work by Rembrandt van Rijn - worth more than $30 million.The picture, dated 1635, shows the then 29-year-old artist in a black velvet cape and hat decorated with outsized ostrich feathers. It was given to the National Trust in 2010, along with four other artworks.The Dutch master's pocket-sized portrait Jacob III de Cheyn (1632) holds the record for most stolen painting having been pinched (and recovered) from museum galleries no less than four times.It was once found on the back of a bicycle, and once underneath a graveyard bench.It has been returned anonymously each time and, as a result, no one has ever been charged with theft. Rembrandt's portrait of a tranquil young man is so well known that thieves would find it nearly impossible to sell.Finally, a new $1.2billion mega-casino has opened its doors in the Philippines' Manilla Bay.The Solaire Resort and Casino boasts an 18,000-square-meter gaming floor which includes nearly 300 tables for baccarat, blackjack, craps, money wheel, pontoon and roulette, as well as 1,200 slot machines and a 6,000-square-meter VIP gaming salon.The world's largest casino however remains the 51,100-m² (550,000-ft²) gambling area in the Venetian Macau, a casino-hotel resort owned by the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, which opened in Macau, China on 27 August 2007.Guests can play on 3,400 slot machines or at 870 gaming tables, whilst staying in one of 3,000 suites or shopping amongst 92,900 m² (1 million ft²) of retail space.
2770West Ham secure Olympic Stadium, Everest hero dies and pilot impersonator arrested – The news in world recordsRecord-breakers in the news todayPremier League football club West Ham have been confirmed as the anchor tenants for London’s Olympic Stadium after the UK government approved a deal for converting the venue.A new roof will be built to replace original temporary design, while retractable seating will slide over the running track to bring West Ham fans closer to the action. The East London club, nicknamed the Hammers, will move in to the stadium from August 2016 and pay around £2m a year rent.While the official largest football match attendance in Britain is 149,547 for the Scotland v. England international which took place at Hampden Park, Glasgow on 17 Apr 1937, it is, however, probable that this total was exceeded (estimated 160,000) at the FA Cup final between Bolton Wanderers and West Ham United at Wembley Stadium on 28 Apr 1923, when the crowd spilled onto the pitch and the start was delayed 40min until it was cleared. The counted admissions were 126,047.The last surviving member of the team which first conquered Everest has passed away. George Lowe, 89, died at a nursing home in Derbyshire, UK after a long-term illness.He was part of the team that helped Edmund Percival Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay complete the first ascent of Everest (8,848 m 29,029 ft) on 29 May, 1953, with Lowe setting up the final camp 300 metres (1,000ft) below the summit which allowed Hillary and Norgay to reach the 8,850 metre peak and mark their place in history.A Frenchman has been arrested after impersonating a pilot after sitting in the cockpit of a US Airways plane before a scheduled flight from Philadelphia International Airport.Philippe Jernnard boarded the plane on Wednesday evening wearing a shirt with an Air France logo and a jacket that resembled one worn by pilots.Police arrested the 61-year-old man on charges of trespassing, impersonating a public servant and lying to police and is being held by police with bail set at $1 million.The longest career as a pilot record is held by the late Col. Clarence Cornish (1898-95 - Indiana, USA), who piloted planes from on 6 May 1918 (his first solo flight was 21 days later) until 4 December 1995, a total of 77 years 212 days. He died 18 days after his last flight.Finally, a man called Bart Simpson has appeared before a judge who just happened to be called MR BURNS.Company Director Barton Simpson, 56, stood trial in front of Mr Recorder Burns at Warwick Crown Court earlier this week, denying a charge of possessing a prohibited firearm during an incident at Birmingham airport last year.Bart Simpson is the fictional yellow star in the hit sitcom The Simpsons, while nuclear power plant owner Montgomery Burns is his frequent nemesis.The show holds the record for the longest running sitcom, with its 500th episode broadcast on 19 February 2012.
2771Challengers Highlights - pickled eggs, muffin, and bread eating records!Hi there world record fans, welcome to the latest installment in this regular series, looking at the latest happenings on our Challengers website. Challengers is our free and fast online record-breaking platform, where anyone can make a world record attempt at home, and share their video of it with the world, potentially even earning themselves an official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS certificate! Find out more about Challengers, and learn how to use the site here. Now, what's happened on Challengers in the past 4 weeks? Let's take a look...New records awardedAlmost 20 world records have been awarded on Challengers in the last month, for attempts ranging from the most dice stacked in one minute to the most double-cheek kisses in 30 seconds. Here are a few of the highlights: Fastest time to eat three pickled eggs: American Kyle Moyer, aka its_gumball, scoffed three hard boiled and pickled eggs in just 44.5 seconds, shaving over 8 seconds off the previous record!videoFastest time to eat a muffin (no hands): Another record-breakingly fast eater in recent weeks was New Zealand's Alastair Galpin, who managed to eat a delicious-looking chocolate muffin in just 33 seconds - and all without using his hands:videoFastest time to complete level 1-1, Super Mario 3d Land: China's Adrian Keung, aka akfamilyhome, showed his mastery of this recent Nintendo 3DS Mario game, with a record time of 31 seconds for the game's first level. User of the monthEach month, we'll take a look at one of our record-holding Challengers users, finding out what records they hold, and why they like to break world records on the site. This week it is Stephen Kish aka Oddish196, who has broken over a dozen world records!Stephen says: " I really enjoy the Challengers website, We're a friendlyfamily there. People are always helping one another with different ideas,but like a family, there is always a rival. Silvio (featured here), hehas taken most of my records and I want them back. I'm coming after you,Silvio!My favourite record is...well.... I won't pick, as history has told methat every time I have favourite, It soon gets beaten!Being a Guinness World Record holder has definitely changed my life. I'vebeen recognised by lots of people in public, I've even been in the bookand appeared on television several times. You can't argue its not aninteresting life being a Guinness World Records title holder. The onlyproblem is, its a bug: You get one record, and then you need another oneand another one and another one..." UK readers can look out for "Sizzlin' Steve" on Officially Amazing, weekday afternoons on CBBC! New challenges addedWe regularly add new world records to Challengers, to ensure there is always something fresh and exciting for you to make an attempt at - and often this is the result of a user suggestion. Recently-added challenges include: Fastest time to eat a slice of toast breadFollowing the speed-eating successes highlighted above, here's a similar challenge for you to get your teeth into - eating a slice of white bread. How difficult could it possibly be? Fastest lap of Kalimari Desert, Mario Kart 64We're also giving some love to racing video games, with fastest lap time trial challenges for both Nintendo 64 classic Mario kart 64, and the more recent Gran Turismo on the Playstation 3: Fastest lap of Laguna Seca, Gran Turismo 5Happy racing, eating, cheek-kissing or dice-stacking, good luck with your record attempts, and we hope to see them up on Challengers soon!
2772Transfer deadline day: Will a new world record be set today?Will Chelsea land a new striker? Will Arsenal finally bolster their midfield? And will Manchester United strengthen their defence?
2774Classics: Tallest dog meets shortest dogEach week here on, we’ll be dipping into our extensive video library to bring you a classic piece of record-breaking action.
2775Classics: Fastest time to pull a caravan over 50 metresEach week here on, we’ll be dipping into our extensive video library to bring you a classic piece of record-breaking action.
2776Video: Take a ride on the world’s longest plastic toy train track made from LegoIt may take a staggering two hours to travel along, but for Danish Lego enthusiast Henrik Ludvigsen, every moment of the journey on his incredible train track is one to savour.Henrik and a team of 80 fellow Lego fans known as the Byggepladen have built the longest plastic toy train track measuring at 4,000.25 metres (13,124 ft 2 in).It took the Byggepladen about six hours to build the track which was made entirely out of plastic train tracks stored in Henrik's home.Henrik says it's a project that has been one and a half years in the making, with the final build using over 93,000 bricks.Explainging the genesis of the record attempt, Henrik recalls: “The day before Christmas I was cleaning out a room in our house when I found all my old blue tracks“While my wife was asleep on the couch I went off to surf the internet and got this crazy idea that I want to build the longest Lego train track in the whole world.”Henrik says he is relieved to have the record but isn't sure what to focus his efforts on next.“I don't know what I am going to do on Monday I will get a lot of spare time from now.”video sells 2 million smartphones in a day to set sales world's CEO Lei Jun accepts an official Guinness World Records certificate from adjudicator Charles Wharton
2778Stephen Baldwin joins ranks as US baseball team hosts largest pillow fightAn altogether fluffy fight broke out in the stands during a St. Paul Saints baseball game in Mnesota earlier this week when 6,261 people smashed the record for the Largest pillow fight.
2779Super Bowl XLIX: Boston v Seattle World Records showdown
2780Video: Watch Guy Martin speed to sled world recordDaredevil bike racer Guy Martin has set a new world record for fastest speed on a gravity-powered snow sled following a white knuckle attempt in the Andorran ski resort of Grandvalira.The British TV star beat the previous record by 21mph during filming for his new Channel 4 show Speed with Guy Martin.The 32-year-old motorbiker and lorry mechanic from Lincolnshire reached 83.5mph in the challenge, beating German racer Rolf Allerdissen record of 62.25 mph set at the Pitztal Glacier in Austria in 2010.To set the record, Guy took on a 984ft run with a massive 360ft drop, which was at times steeper than the main climbing route on Everest.The attempt was the latest in a series of daring stunts for the show, which sees Guy attempt a series of speed-based challenges, exploring the boundaries of physics and learning about the science of
2781Massive taekwondo display by KPMG staff sets new world record‎Martial arts fans across the UK kicked and punched their way into the history books on Friday, when a new world record was set for the largest Taekwondo display (multiple venues).A record-setting 805 participants from Professional services firm KPMG took part in the attempt across the country which helped raise over £50,000 for children's charity Barnardo's.The biggest group was at Canary Wharf in London's Docklands, where 332 staff massed in Montgomery Square. Encouraged by Cheryl Baker , the former presenter of BBC programme 'Record Breakers', and accompanied by Craig Brown and Stephanie Allen of the GB Olympic taekwondo team, the group performed a ten-minute routine while being watched by a crowd of enthusiastically supportive onlookers.In total, there were eleven locations involved in the attempt across the UK, with synchronised events in Birmingham (119), Bristol (32), Gatwick (36), Glasgow (32), Leeds (48), Manchester (74), Newcastle (32), Nottingham (34), Reading (32), and Watford (34).Lord of the Rings star Billy Boyd was among those helping to break the record in Glasgow.Following the routine, the actor said: "It's been a privilege to be involved with today's record-breaking effort. Everyone taking part has had a lot of fun raising money for such a worthwhile cause."By setting this new world record, KPMG have helped raised awareness for Barnardo's and the great work they do with young people."
2782Fore the record: farthest golf shot caught in a moving car - videoThe farthest golf shot caught in a moving car was achieved this week by former Formula One driver David Coulthard and Jake Shepherd (both UK), at Dunsfold Aerodrome, Surrey, UK.The golf ball left the tee at a speed of 286.46 kmh (178 mph), and landed in the car 275 metres further down the runway however, the 250 m marker was the closest point at which it could be evident that the record had been achieved.Professional golfer Jake Shepherd drove a 285km/h golf ball just as Coulthard drove away in a 425kW Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster to catch it.Coulthard accelerated to speeds of to 190km/h before the the ball landed in the cockpit of the SLS.Coulthard commented: 'This is definitely one of the most unusual things I've ever been asked to do with a car! But Jake was great to work with and the performance of the SLS AMG Roadster made driving to catch a mid-air golf ball even more fun.'Photo by Matt Burgessvideo
2783Dual records fall at World’s Largest Slot Machine Tournament in CaliforniaFor thousands of people streaming into the Pechanga Resort and Casino last Saturday, the chance of winning part of the $100,000 prize in the World's Largest Slot Machine Tournament was the number one priority.For the staff of Bally Technologies, it was making sure the tournament went off without a hitch, which meant they would attempt to set a new Guinness World Record achievement for Most Slot Machines Running the Same Game Simultaneously. As the crew from Bally Technologies explained, a normal casino is made up of slot machines from many different companies, each running their own game.However, Bally's DM Tournaments software allows the same game to run on machines from five different manufacturers.Instead of the typical 80 machines used to run a slot machine tournament, more than 1,000 could be activated at the same time, a feat never before attempted in the world of casino gaming. Three minutes of frenzied button pushing commenced as players attempted to obtain the highest score playing the Hot Shot Tournament game.On the casino floor, lights flashed and buzzers sounded as people went wild, while the staff from Bally's monitored the servers powering the game to make sure everything went smoothly. In what turned out to be a truly incredible show of technological power, 1,141 people played the Hot Shot Tournament game simultaneously, setting a new Guinness World Record achievement.
2784'Sky Tree' - the world's tallest tower opens in JapanThe Tokyo Sky Tree, holder of the record for the world's tallest tower, has today opened to the public for the first time.An expected 8,000 visitors are due to take high-speed lifts up to the observation decks of the 634m (2,080ft) tower to mark its opening today.Eager visitors have reportedly waited in line for more than a week to purchase coveted tickets for the building's panoramic views, although today ended up being a largely cloudy day in the Japanese capital.Along with becoming a major tourist attraction, the structure's main purpose is as a television and radio broadcasting tower.Tokyo's current broadcasting tower, Tokyo Tower, is at 333 m (1,093 ft), and is no longer tall enough to give complete digital terrestrial television broadcasting coverage because it is surrounded by many high-rise buildings.The Sky Tree was confirmed by GWR in November as beating the record previously held Canton Tower in China, which stands 600m (1,968 and a half feet) high.Under Guinness World Records guidelines a tower is a structure in which less than 50 per cent of the total height is useable floor space.The world's tallest building and also the tallest free-standing structure on land remains Dubai's Burj Khalifa, which stands at 828m (2,717ft).
2785Stan Lee's super-sized graphic novel 'Romeo and Juliet: The War' sets world recordA special edition of Stan Lee's sci-fi take on one of Shakespeare's most famous plays has been recognised by Guinness World Records as the largest graphic novel ever published.Unveiled at a charity event in Los Angeles last week, Romeo and Juliet: The War (Limited Collector's Edition), measures 63.18 cm (24.875 in) by 83.82 cm (33 in) by 5 cm (2 in) and is being released by 1821 Comics and POW! Entertainment.The graphic novel is a scaled-up version of the 152-page New York Times best-selling hardcover edition that was released in January.Written by Max Work from a concept imagined by Stan Lee and Terry Dougas, the graphic novel was illustrated by Skan Srisuwan.The record-breaking version was printed in a run of 25 copies and made available at a cover price of $10,000.00 US (£6,4000).Comic legend Stan was on hand to accept the Guinness World Record certificate at the unveiling at The Vault Art Gallery in Culver City, where he also signed original artwork and books for a silent charity auction for the John Wayne Cancer
2786Largest Online quiz record set by Vodafone TurkeyThere was nothing trivial about a record attempt by Vodafone Turkey last month, which saw the telecoms firm set a new benchmark for the largest online quiz.Sales representatives from 42 different cities across the country logged on simultaneously to Vpro, a special Intranet program owned by Vodafone, and took part in a 45 question quiz for the attempt which took place on December 30.Guinness World Records adjudicator Seyda Subasi-Gemici was on hand to adjudicate the hour-long quiz, checking the time records for log in and log out activities of the participants to make sure they adhered to the record guidelines.The target to beat was 877 participants, a figure set jointly in 2010 by Yahoo! Germany, Cisco Networking Academy, and eGames Media.The final total for contestants involved in Vodafone Turkey's attempt beat this by some measure, with a record-breaking 1,023 contestants taking part, bringing Vodafone Turkey-Chief Sales and Customer Operations Officer Mr. Sinan Kizildag and his team a much deserved world record title.
2787Man vs. Machine sets world record‎ for largest online first-person shooter battleFrom Freddie Hoff in New York, USAA new world record was set at the weekend for the most players taking part in a single online battle in a first-person shooter video game.Browser-based FPS Man vs Machine from Swedish developers MuchDifferent saw 999 players take to the action at one time on Sunday.The studio had been hoping to hit the 1,000 player mark, but fell just short by a single player, in part due to an imposed 5-second timeout on new players joining to replace those who left.The figure nevertheless set a new benchmark for online video gaming."We did something amazing on Sunday," MuchDifferent CEO Christian Lönnholm stated ."Gamers and developers from all over the world fought a never before seen massive online battle. 999 players amassed the field and despite one team being obviously more powerful, it was all great fun." "I am very proud that we could show the world such a massive game with no lag and great responsiveness," Lönnholm added.videoFor more information on gaming record breaking, visit
2788Most high-fives in one minute record gets slapped down on Spike TV showApparently its National High Five Day in the USA on Thursday, and the occasion has been marked in some style by Katie Linendoll, host of Spike TV technology show All Access Weekly in anticipation.The games and gadgets geek made a successful attempt at setting a new world record for the "Most High-Fives in One Minute" during filming of the show at MTV Studios in New York earlier this month.Perfectly executed, Katie managed to successfully slap 107 hands in the allotted 60 seconds to earn her Guinness World Records title. "I always wondered how hard it would be to break a Guinness World Record - this was pretty intense!" said Katie after the attempt. "This has been one of the most fun experiences, and I'm excited to have done it as a part of Spike's 'All Access Weekly' team."The record had previously been held by Marcus Jahrling a.k.a. Mr. Giggles, a clown from the United Kingdom, who managed 101 high-fives in one minute.Click below to watch footage of Katie setting the record, while viewers in the US can watch her attempt in full this Thursday on the All Access Weekly show when it goes out at midnight, ET/PT on Spike
2789Is this monster crocodile the biggest of all time?Hunters claim to have captured a record-breaking 21-foot monster crocodile in the Philippines.The saltwater beast was caught by a team of 30 men on Saturday in the town of Bunawan, Agusan del Sur province on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao following a marathon three-week hunt.Snared using meat bait and a metal cable, if the measurements are validated the reported 600kg croc would be the largest of its kind in captivity.The massive reptile has been transferred to a nature park close to where it was caught, where it is now said to be the star attraction.Guinness World Records™ officials are currently awaiting further evidence in order to verify if a record has been broken.The current record for the largest crocodile in captivity was set by Cassius in 2008, an Australian saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus), measuring 5.48 m (17 ft 11.75 in).The largest croc of all time is Sarcosuchus imperator, a prehistoric species which lived around 110 million years ago.Recent fossilised remains found in the Sahara Desert suggest that this creature took around 50-60 years to grow to its full length of around 11-12 metres (37-40 ft) with its maximum weight of around 8 tonnes.
2790New largest bikini photo shoot-world record set in ChinaA total of 3,090 swimsuit-clad women made history in China last month after setting a new world record for the largest bikini photo shoot ever.The attempt, which took place on Longwan Beach in the coastal city of Huludao, came after three months of intense preparations, with more than 40,000 volunteers helping towards the record-breaking shoot.With ages ranging from four to 69, the participants, who were all local residents of Huludao, consisted of kinder garden children, students, professional models and members of local community groups.Organised by Huludao Municipal Government, the attempt was one of a number of events that made up the first China (Xingcheng, Huludao) International Swimsuit Festival which aimed to promote the district as a tourist destination.Other events during the festival included a swimsuit model contest, a beach volleyball match and a performance of traditional Chinese music.The attempt broke the previous record set in July, 2008 when 1,923 participants took part in an event organised by Cosmopolitan Magazine on Riviera Beach in Sochi, Russia.

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