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The World Records Quiz

Can you guess these official Guinness World Records?
As of 30 August 2022
Quiz by Raz07
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Last updated: August 30, 2022
First submittedJuly 17, 2020
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Highest mountain in the world
Mount Everest
Breed of the tallest dog ever
Great Dane
Most expensive man-made object (Hint: it’s in space)
International Space Station
Tallest building
Burj Khalifa
Tallest waterfall
Angel Falls
Singer whose glove was the most expensive ever sold at auction
Michael Jackson
The tallest man living is Sultan Kösen who measures at 8 ft 2.8 in tall.
What country is he from?
Turkey
Most Twitter followers for an athlete (hint: he's Portuguese)
Cristiano Ronaldo
Longest-running animated sitcom
The Simpsons
Rapper whose song "Rap God" holds the record for most words in a hit single
Eminem
Devendra Suthar has 14 of these, more than any living person. What are they?
Fingers
Two boxers whose fight had the highest ticket sale revenue (name either)
Floyd Mayweather Jr. /
Manny Pacquiao
Most venomous cephalopod
Blue-ringed octopus
Largest animal to build a nest (hint: you can find them in Rwanda)
Gorilla
Plant with the fastest vertical growth, up to 91 cm per day
Bamboo
Longest type of snake
Reticulated python
The world's tallest unoccupied building is the Ryugyong Hotel, found in this city
Pyongyang
In northern Michigan, students rolled one of these that was somehow
the largest ever, at just 10.45 feet in diameter
Snowball
Sticking it to neighboring Belgium, people in the Netherlands hold the
record for the largest one of these food items
Waffle
The most expensive one of these ceremonies cost $55 million
Wedding
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Level ∞
Sep 11, 2020
That snowball record would be so easy to break!
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Level ∞
Sep 11, 2020
Stupid Belgium can't even make the biggest waffle. Losers!
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Level 57
Sep 10, 2020
Nice Quiz! Something Out of the Box!
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Level 87
Sep 10, 2020
I tried space station, then bypassed the question. It's colloquially referred to as the space station, the only one up there. But from a historical perspective, having to fill in International means we don't try to give old Skylab too much credit.
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Level 82
Sep 10, 2020
Or Mir.
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Level 77
Sep 12, 2020
I'm not sure why python was acceptable but space station was not. Seems inconsistent to me.
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Level 55
May 22, 2022
I'm not sure why toe was acceptable for fingers, but space station wasn't for ISS.
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Level 82
Sep 10, 2020
I guessed Brussels sprout for the sticking it to Belgium question.
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Level 87
Sep 11, 2020
Note to self: never mention the Belgians around QM.
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Level 38
Sep 15, 2020
@joeythelemur, Note to myself: @ MG17, know that you will never get this quiz on the home page.

First: @IAB who has to do these quizzes.

Second: I am a relatively small user, to have quizzes on the home page.

Third: @Quizmaster hates Belgium! He wouldn't want a Belgium quiz on the home page!

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Level 68
Sep 12, 2020
This quiz: holds the world record for hitting the front page the fastest time after being featured.

Note: this would only be for English, as Country Quizzes in French, Portuguese and Dutch have been on the front page faster.

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Level 67
Sep 12, 2020
I don't know a lot about the Muslim world. How is it that those countries combine such religious fervor with such ostentatious displays of wealth? They seem incompatible to me. Could just be media bias, I suppose, but it seems really weird.
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Level 84
Sep 12, 2020
Jesus was the son of a carpenter who became the vagabond hippy leader of a bunch of fishermen. He preached that his followers should sell all of their possessions and live in poverty, preparing for the end times, who was crucified at 33. Muhammad was a merchant and trustee who married into wealth and then became a very successful warlord who died in old age. His ideas about what "god" expected people to do with their money were quite a bit different. In the Muslim world it's generally believed that a good Muslim will preserve their wealth, not give it all away (even though charity is still an important concept in Islam).
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Level 84
Sep 12, 2020
I didn't say he was born wealthy. I said he lived a long life and became very wealthy. This is according to Islamic tradition.

Also, Muhammad's grandfather died when he was 8 and he was raised by his uncle Abu Talib, who was the leader of his tribe and a respected and influential man in Mecca. It was Abu Talib's influence, as well as Muhammad's wife Khadija's wealth, that helped protect him from being killed as a blasphemer before fleeing to Yathrib.

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Level 57
Sep 12, 2020
Wow @kalbahamut, didn't expect you to know so much about Islam...
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Level 84
Sep 16, 2020
Morbidly fascinated with all religions and mythologies all my life + devoutly religious Christian as a teenager who studied other religions to know why they were wrong + resident of Saudi Arabia for six years where I studied Islam quite a lot to better understand the country and the people there and then later converted to Islam (for the lolz) + history enthusiast particularly of the Middle East who has traveled to many places connected to religious history in some way. I know a bit.
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Level 67
Oct 5, 2020
Is that why there is such ostentatious wealth in some islamic countries, while the catholic and orthodow churches (to name a few) show so much restraint?
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Level 84
Nov 19, 2022
ha... touché... a single visit to St Peter's Basilica should disabuse anyone of the notion that what a religion practices and preaches are in any way similar. but it does still have some impact on the mindset of the adherents.
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Level 58
Sep 12, 2020
The largest snowball was actually rolled at my alma mater! So proud I'm able to say that! :D
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Level 72
Sep 12, 2020
yeah well done you.
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Level 65
Sep 12, 2020
I've seen a few of those venomous cephalopods at the local beach rock pools. Tiny but deadly.
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Level 58
Sep 12, 2020
14 fingers?! Gross lol
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Level 60
Sep 12, 2020
Make it more specific. Chimborazo is the highest mountain in the world from the core to the peak. Everest is the highest from base to peak.
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Level 57
Sep 12, 2020
If you count the underwater part of the mountain, it's Mauna Kea.
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Level 51
Sep 13, 2020
I believe you're confusing terminology here. "Highest" refers to the highest elevation, in which Everest holds the record. If it said "tallest" mountain, then there would be room for confusion, since, as FlyingG said, Mauna Kea is technically the "tallest" mountain from base to peak.
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Level 54
Sep 12, 2020
Can you except Manny for Manny Pacquiao?
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Level 59
Sep 12, 2020
Just out of curiosity, would artificial snow count for the snowball record, and is a snowball mold allowed. Because if it is, making an 11 foot snowball mold and filling it with artificial snow can't be that.... ok now that I say it, it does sound pretty hard.
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Level 74
Mar 4, 2021
An 11 foot snowball is roughly 700 cubic feet of snow. I consider that to be a lot.
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Level 48
Nov 19, 2022
11ft seems pretty big to me. I think that'd be bigger than the room I'm currently in. But seems like you should be able to go bigger.

I guess the best strategy would be to attempt it on a large frozen lake?

"Snow can vary in weight from a little over a pound to as much as 30 pounds per cubic foot. Fresh, dry, fluffy snow might only weigh about four pounds per cubic foot. Snow that has been sitting for a few days under normal conditions will usually weigh around 15 pounds per cubic foot."

The snowballs I've seen were pretty lumpy. So maybe it gets hard to push/roll. But with like 10-20 people, I assume you could shape it fairly well

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Level 66
Sep 14, 2020
Hi, I think that "Salto Angel" should count as a valid answer for highest waterfall, but maybe I'm just nitpicking here...
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Level 65
Sep 14, 2020
Could you think of the 190+ countries who use the metric system and add the equivalent of the measures. thanks from all non us people here (we exist)
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Level 62
Nov 19, 2022
We exist and outnumber the USA quizzers, last I saw.

Although I think the UK is second and we are a total mess for deciding what units we use (metres for me, thanks).

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Level 28
Jan 18, 2021
Needs updating, Jezz Bezos has been overtaken by Elon Musk.
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Level 54
Mar 16, 2021
need to update, now richest is elon musk
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Level 87
Nov 19, 2022
Looks like that question has been removed.
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Level 65
Nov 20, 2022
space station should count