Guinness World Records

Famous feats and world record holders including those in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Asked in Guinness World Records, Biggest, Strongest, Fastest and Other Extremes

Who is the shortest person in the world?

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For many years, the world's shortest person was He Pingping of China, at 73 cm. He was awarded the title of the "world's shortest man who can walk." He Pingping died, aged 21, on 13 March 2010. As of October 2010, the world's shortest man is officially Khagendra Thapa Magar of Nepal. The eighteen-year old is 2 ft 2.41 inches tall, or 67.08 cm, and has been nicknamed "little Buddha".
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How small is the smallest ear in the world?

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John Sobin in Monroe Township New Jersey has the world's smallest ears with a diameter of 1 and 3/4 inches.
Asked in African-American History, Definitions, Guinness World Records

What is an indirect rule?

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Indirect Rule means to rely on existing political elites and institutions The use of one country's existing political structures by the colonizing country for governance
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What is the highest score for nevs jam buster?

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Unknown- they no longer have a leader board, this game has been going for years, look on youtube:)
Asked in Guinness World Records, US Census, Birth Rate

The oldest living person in Arizona?

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April 11, 2011: No sources say, but Elva McKittrick, born December 21, 1900, is the oldest I am aware of.
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What is the world record for a 100 mile run?

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There is a record of 11:28:03 (about 11.47 hours) by Oleg Kharitonov on a track on Oct. 20, 2002 in a race in London. This beat the previous record held by Don Ritchie, which was 11:30:51 (October 1977). (see related link)
Asked in Celebrities, Religion & Spirituality, Famous People, Guinness World Records

Why did John Hagee get divorced?

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John Hagee and Martha divorced in 1975. The reasoning behind the divorce was that John Hagee had an adulterous affair with a woman and admitted to immorality in front of his church. John Hagee married the woman he cheated on his wife with and became the pastor of another congregation.
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What is the world record for the sit and reach test?

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I am not sure about that one but I am 11 years old and I did the sit and reach test and I got 40 1/2 cm. I know that's good because no one else in my class got near my score. My PE teacher told us the Presidential Percentile is 45 cm. The most anyne who's ever gone to my school had 47 cm. Most girls are supposed to be more flexible than guys. The average is around 24 cm. I hope that helps...! :D
Asked in Hobbies & Collectibles, Guinness World Records, LEGO

Who has the world's largest LEGO collection?

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A man named Dan Brown who resides in Bellaire, Ohio has turned his private collection into an unofficial LEGO museum. His collection is regarded as the world's largest privately owned LEGO collection. At last count from January 2008, the museum boasted over four million individual LEGO pieces. It is not officially recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records yet, but he does hold the Guinness title for "World's Largest LEGO Brick Image." Each room in his museum has a theme, with various LEGO sculptures and creations.
Asked in Sports, Basketball, Guinness World Records, Bungee Jumping

What is the highest vertical jump in the world?

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== == On 19 July 1988, at a performance in The Hague, the Chinese acrobat Yan Zhi Cheng jumped (without trampoline or any assistance) through a hoop of which the lowest point was measured at 246 cm. He used two legs to set off, so his jump isn't the official world record. However, it is the highest human jump ever recorded. Source: Guinness Book of Records 1989. See the related link below for more detail.
Asked in Guinness World Records, Unicycles

What is the longest time on a unicycle?

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Sam Wakeling covered 453.6km on a unicycle in a 24 hour period at Aberystwyth, Wales, United Kingdom from Sept 29-30, 2007.
Asked in Mile Run, Olympics Track and Field, Guinness World Records

What is the Olympic record and world record for the men's 1km run?

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The 1 Kilometer run is not an Olympic event in Track and Field. The current world record for the men's 1 kilometer is held by Noah Ngeny from Kenya. His time is 2:11:96. He ran on September 5, 1999.
Asked in Guinness World Records, Population

How many people are in the world now?

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As of January 2012 there are in excess of 7 billion people in the world. This number is increasing daily.
Asked in North Carolina, Guinness World Records, Bobcats (animal)

Where to find the biggest bobcat killed in North Carolina?

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The largest bobcat ever killed in NC was taken in November, 1969, in the Uwharrie National Forest in Montgomery County, near Troy, NC. it weighed nearly 42 pounds.
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Who is the heaviest man in the World?

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Manuel Uribe Garza (born June 11, 1965) is a man from Monterry, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, and was one of the heaviest people in medical history. After reaching a peak weight of around 570 kg (1,257 lb) and being unable to leave his bed since 2001, Uribe lost considerable weight with the help of doctors and nutritionists, and by following the zone diet. Uribe drew worldwide attention when he appeared on the Televisa television network in January 2006, but turned down offers for gastric surgery in Italy. In March 2007, Uribe set a goal to lower his weight to 120 kg (265 lb). Uribe has also been featured on "World's Heaviest Man", a television documentary about his bedridden life and attempts to lose weight. *By April 7th, 2008, Uribe had reduced his weight to 369 kg (814 pounds). By October 26, 2008, Uribe had reduced his weight to 360 kg (800 lb). As of February 2012 Manuel weighed 200Kg (440lb) which is amazing. --- The Worlds Fattest Man is British. An 800-pound British man has not left his home for over 10 years, and his bed for 2 years. Keith Martin (born 1970) became the world's fattest man after the previous title holder went on a diet. Doctors have advised Keith - who ate eight hot dogs for breakfast and two roasts plus sausage and chips for lunch - to slim down before they consider weight-loss surgery. In 2012, Martin began reducing his food intake to around 1500 calories a day.
Asked in Baseball, Baseball History, Guinness World Records

Has any baseball player pitched a perfect game and lost?

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Under the current rules, it's impossible. A pitcher doesn't get credit for a perfect game unless he pitches the entire game and allows no baserunners. There have been a few cases where a pitcher went 9 perfect innings then lost the game in extra innings. It used to be the case where if a pitcher pitched nine perfect innings, he would get credit for a perfect game even if he allowed baserunners in extra innings. However, these games are no longer officially credited as perfect games. On May 26, 1959, Pittsburgh Pirate Harvey Haddix pitched 12 perfect innings but gave up an error in the 13th. The Pirates lost to the Milwaukee Braves 3-0. On June 3, 1995, Montreal Expo Pedro Martinez pitched 9 perfect innings but gave up a hit in the 10th. The Expos beat the San Diego Padres 1-0. It is possible to throw a no-hitter but still lose the game. New York Yankee Andy Hawkins and Boston Red Sox Matt Young both lost games in the early 90's without giving up a hit. The runs came as a result of errors by other team members.
Asked in 100 Meter Dash, 200 Meter Dash, Guinness World Records

Who holds the men's world record in the 200 meter dash?

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Usain Bolt of Jamaica holds the men's world record in the 200 meter dash with a time of 19.19 seconds set at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin.
Asked in Table Tennis, Olympics Table Tennis, Guinness World Records

How popular is Ping Pong in the world?

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Table tennis, also known as Ping Pong (a trademarked name), is one of the most popular sports in the world in terms of player numbers, as well as being one of the newest of the major sports. Primarily a recreational sport in the United States, table tennis is a major competitive sport in Asia and parts of Europe. In 1971 the sport achieved a great measure of publicity when, while touring Japan, a U.S. table tennis team was invited to play in China, thereby initiating the first officially sanctioned Sino-American cultural exchange in almost twenty years. Table tennis took its place on the Olympic program in 1988. Ping-pong is the most popular in China and some countries in Europe. Table Tennis is the second most popular participation short in the world next to Soccer. Definitively determining what sport is most popular is next to impossible. In many countries, people like several sports. For example, in the US, if you ask what the most popular sport is to a given person, they may say football or basketball. How do partition their preference? Do you count each as equal, or say count 70% of a vote for football, 30% for soccer? If you argue that you take only their most favorite, then some interesting consequences arise. For example: The population of China is over 1.3 billion people, or 1300 million. As noted in other answers, ping-pong is the most popular sport in this nation. If you make the assumption that in ALL of Europe, soccer is the most popular, then you could attribute about 700 million people to that sport. If you make the same assumption for South America, the other large soccer hub, then another 350 million soccer fans can be counted. Added together, this is about 1.1 billion or 1100 million fans….less than the population of China. This disparity only gets smaller when you survey other Asian countries, which rank among the most populous by far, since they either also chose ping pong, or other sports entirely (baseball, cricket). When viewed analytically, it is very hard to justify the often used statement that soccer is the most popular sport in the world. It is in fact ping-pong! This statement is made is generally unchallenged since the echoes of European imperialism still haunt us all, and many still take a very Euro-centric view of the world. To them, if it is not the rage in England, France, or Germany, it is not happening. However, the world is more than Europe, and Asia does matter, which is becoming increasingly more pronounced as we move into the twenty-first century.
Asked in Track and Field, Mile Run, Guinness World Records

What is the world record for a 8 mile run?

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There is no world record for the 8 mile run. It is not an official event recognized by the IAAF. I'm not even aware that the event is raced enough to have any significant representative world best. If you are not familiar with track speak... No one races it, so no one cares.