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    • World record

    • A world record is usually the best global performance ever recorded and officially verified in a specific skill or sport. The book Guinness World Records collates and publishes notable records of all types, from first and best to worst human achievements, to extremes in the natural world and beyond. The website RecordS ... Read »


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    • Andernach Geyser

    • Andernach Geyser (German: Geysir Andernach, previously Namedyer Sprudel) is the highest cold-water geyser in the world, reaching heights of 30 to 60 metres. The geyser was first bored in 1903 on the Namedy Peninsula (Namedyer Werth) in the Rhine near Andernach. In 2006 it was turned into a tourist attraction and one of ... Read »


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    • Biggest ball of twine

    • There are multiple claims to the world's biggest ball of twine record in the United States. As of 2014, the ball of twine with the largest circumference is located in Cawker City, Kansas. In Cawker City, Kansas, Frank Stoeber created a ball that had 1.6 million feet (490,000 m) of twine and 11-foot-diameter (3.4Â ... Read »


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    • World's busiest port


    • Discrete logarithm records

    • Discrete logarithm records are the best results achieved to date in solving the discrete logarithm problem, which is the problem of finding solutions x to the equation gx = h given elements g and h of a finite cyclic group G. The difficulty of this problem is the basis for the security of several cryptographic ... Read »


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    • Ebenezer Place, Wick

    • Ebenezer Place, in Wick, Caithness, Scotland, is credited by the Guinness Book of Records as being the world's shortest street at 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in). In 2006 it surpassed the previous record (5.2 m or 17 ft) set by Elgin Street, Bacup, Lancashire. The street has only one address: the front door of No. 1 ... Read »


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    • Flight distance record

    • This list of flight distance records contains only those set without any mid-air refueling. The Loganair Westray to Papa Westray route and its return flight make up the shortest flight distance for any scheduled air carrier service. The route is 2.8 km (1.7 miles), and travel time, including taxi, is usually ... Read »


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    • Gaststätte Röhrl


    • The Great Picture

    • As of 2007[update], The Great Picture (111 feet (34 m) wide and 32 feet (9.8 m) high) holds the Guinness World Record for the largest print photograph, and the camera with which it was made holds a record for being the world’s largest. The photograph was taken in 2006 as part of the Legacy Project, a photographic ... Read »


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    • Records of heads of state

    • Heads of state throughout the world and at all periods of history may be ranked according to characteristics such as length of time holding that position; age of accession or death; or physical attributes. In this way world records in these characteristics may be identified, although the historical basis for such claim ... Read »


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    • Hindemburg Melão, Jr.


    • Ann Hunt and Elizabeth Hamel

    • Ann Hunt and Elizabeth Hamel (born 28 February 1936) are twin sisters who were reunited after almost 78 years apart. The period of separation is a Guinness World Record for twins. Both women were born in Aldershot, England, in 1936. Their mother could not afford to keep both of them since she was a domestic servant. El ... Read »


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    • Integer factorization records

    • Integer factorization is the process of determining which prime numbers divide a given positive integer. Doing this quickly has applications in cryptography. The difficulty depends on both the size and form of the number and its prime factors; it is currently very difficult to factorize large semiprimes (and, indeed, m ... Read »


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    • Kirobo

    • Kirobo is Japan's first robot astronaut, developed by University of Tokyo and Tomotaka Takahashi, to accompany Koichi Wakata, the first Japanese commander of the International Space Station. Kirobo arrived on the ISS on August 10, 2013 on JAXA's H-II Transfer Vehicle Kounotori 4, an unmanned resupply spacecraft launche ... Read »


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    • Largest creative work

    • The largest creative work is the largest or longest item in different fields of creative works. Some pieces were created with the specific intention of holding the record while others have been recognised for their size after completion. The Mousetrap has been running continuously in London since 1952. It has by f ... Read »


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    • Largest Human Flag of India

    • Largest Human Flag of India was an event organised to form the world's largest human national flag in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. It was organised on 7 December 2014 by Rotary International in India with a slogan Rotary My Flag My India. More than 50,000 Indians gathered in YMCA Grounds, Chennai to form the world's lar ... Read »


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    • Largest known prime number

    • As of January 2017[update], the largest known prime number is 274,207,281 − 1, a number with 22,338,618 digits. It was found in 2016 by the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS). Euclid proved that there is no largest prime number, and many mathematicians and hobbyists continue to search for large prime nu ... Read »


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    • Largest naval battle in history

    • The title of "largest naval battle in history" is disputed between adherents of criteria which include the numbers of personnel and/or vessels involved in the battle, and the total tonnage of the vessels involved. While battles fought in modern times are comparatively well-documented, the figures from those in pre-Rena ... Read »


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    • List of busiest airports by international passenger traffic

    • The following is a list of the world's largest airports by international passenger traffic. Airports Council International's (January-December) figures are as follows. Airports Council International's (January-December) figures are as follows. Airports Council International's 12 months (January–December) fi ... Read »


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    • List of largest universities by enrollment

    • This list of largest universities by enrollment in the world includes total active enrollment across all campuses, as well as off-campus study. The enrollment numbers listed are the sum of undergraduate and graduate students in active enrollment. The universities included below confer degrees of bachelor-level or highe ... Read »


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    • List of longest prison sentences

    • This is a list of longest prison sentences ever given to a single person, worldwide. Listed are instances where people have been sentenced to jail terms in excess of a human lifetime. These sentences differ technically from sentences of life imprisonment in that the designated jail times have specific lengths, alt ... Read »


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    • List of most viewed online videos in first 24 hours

    • This list of most viewed online videos in first 24 hours contains the top 40 online videos that received the most views within 24 hours of release across multiple platforms. Videos that are suspected of having had their view counts manipulated are not included. Currently two videos, "Hello" and "Gentleman" are on the 1 ... Read »


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    • List of people with the longest marriages

    • This list contains marriages which have been reported as setting records for length, both extant and historical (by order of length). The length of marriage is based on the reported death of either member, or reported divorce, or the most recent report that both members of the couple were still living. "World's oldest ... Read »


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    • List of the longest ski jumps

    • Ski jumping is a winter sport in which athletes compete on distance and style in a jump from a ski jumping hill. The sport has traditionally focused on a combination of style and distance, and it was therefore early seen as unimportant in many milieus to have the longest jump. The International Ski Federation (FIS) in ... Read »


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    • Longest English sentence

    • There have been several claims for the longest sentence in the English language, usually with claims that revolve around the longest printed sentence. There is no absolute limit on the length of a written English sentence. A sentence can be made as long as time allows with concatenating (linking) clauses using grammati ... Read »


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    • Longest recorded sniper kills

    • Reports regarding the longest recorded sniper kill that contain information regarding the shooting distance and the identity of the sniper have been presented to the general public since 1967. Snipers in modern warfare have had a substantial history following the development of long distance weaponry. As weapons, ammun ... Read »


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    • Pages for Peace

    • Pages for Peace is a book created as an after school enrichment program by the Groton-Dunstable Regional Middle School in Groton, Massachusetts. The group created the second largest book in the world (by physical dimensions). The subject of the book they have chosen to create is World Peace. This enrichment program was ... Read »


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    • Porcelain Palace

    • Porcelain Palace is a large public toilet complex at the Foreigners' Street amusement park in the city of Chongqing, China. The facade of the complex was inspired by ancient Egyptian art. A toilet complex to the south is in the distinctive style of the Spanish Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi. The complex contains a tot ... Read »


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    • Records and achievements of Madonna

    • American singer Madonna, throughout her career, spanning three decades, has obtained a remarkable series of statistical achievements, setting and breaking several world records with her participation in entrepreneurial activities, of acting and her performance in the musical scene for her videos, singles, albums, and t ... Read »


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    • Hang SÆ¡n Đoòng


    • Subway Challenge

    • The Subway Challenge is a challenge in which participants must navigate the entire New York City Subway system in the shortest time possible. This ride is also known as the Rapid Transit Challenge and the "Ultimate Ride". Although the challenge requires competitors to stop at all 472 stations, no person holds that reco ... Read »


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    • Sumner, Missouri

    • Sumner, Missouri

      Sumner is a city in Chariton County, Missouri, United States. The population was 102 at the 2010 census. It was named in honor of U.S. Senator Charles Sumner. The area along the Grand River in the northwest corner of present-day Chariton County was first explored by two sons of Daniel Boone and Thomas Stanley prio ... Read »


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    • Hotel Terme Millepini

    • Hotel Terme Millepini

      Hotel Terme Millepini is a four-star hotel in Montegrotto Terme, Padua, Italy. It contains 100 rooms and is recognized for having the world's deepest pool, the Y-40, which put it in the Guinness World Records. The hotel was first built in 1997 and renovated in 2013. Y-40 "The Deep Joy" pool first opened on 5 June ... Read »


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    • To our yes

    • "To our yes" is the longest officially released song, according to Guinness World Records. The song is 1 hour, 59 minutes, 54 seconds long, and was recorded by PC III label Pipe Choir. The song was not released on disc, but was released for download on Google Play and Amazon. There was also a music video on YouTube. Th ... Read »


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    • Tube Challenge

    • The Tube Challenge is the competition for the fastest time to travel to all London Underground stations, tracked as a Guinness World Record since 1960. The goal is to visit all the stations on the system, not necessarily all the lines; participants may connect between stations on foot, or by using other forms of public ... Read »


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    • List of vehicle speed records

    • The following is a list of speed records for various categories of vehicles. In any category, as with many world records, there may be some dispute over the criteria for a record-setting event, the authority of the organization certifying the record, and the actual speed achieved. Note significant figures: unless other ... Read »


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    • Video Game Masters Tournament

    • The Video Game Masters Tournament was an event that was created in 1983 by Twin Galaxies to generate world record high scores for the 1984 U.S. Edition of the Guinness Book of World Records (now called Guinness World Records Book). It was the most prestigious contest of that era and the only one that the Guinness book ... Read »


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    • VocalEyes

    • VocalEyes

      VocalEyes is a registered charity in England that works with arts organisations across the United Kingdom to identify and remove barriers to access and inclusion for blind and partially sighted people. Established in 1998, its primary activity is to provide live audio descriptions of theatrical plays. The organisation ... Read »


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    • List of longest wooden ships

    • A list of the world's longest wooden ships is compiled below. The vessels are sorted by ship length including bowsprit, if known. Finding the world's longest wooden ship is not straightforward since there are several contenders, depending on which definitions are used. For example, some of these ships benefited from s ... Read »


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    • List of largest cuckoo clocks

    • Several unusually large cuckoo clocks have been built and installed in different cities of the world with the aim of attracting visitors, as part of publicity of a cuckoo clock shop, or to serve as a landmark for the community and town. Some have been awarded with the title of "World's Largest Cuckoo Clock" by the Gui ... Read »


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