GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS

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This quiz is all about world records recorded by Guinness World Records(tm). These records are as of May 16, 2003.


1. As of May 2003, David Levy holds the patent for smallest functional keyboard. What is its size?

    2 by 1 inch

    3 by 1 1/2 inch

    1 by 1/2 inch

    1/2 by 1/4 inch

2. What was the bloodiest modern battle of the 20th century (most deaths)?

    D-Day

    Iwo Jima

    Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of the Somme

3. On June 25, 1989, Phil Appleby got the highest individual score in Scrabble. What was his score?

    1,049

    1,239

    971

    1,105

4. What was the first board game to be internationally famous?

    Scrabble

    Sorry

    Yahtzee

    Monopoly

5. Cindy Jay holds the record for largest slot machine win of the 20th century. How much was it?

    $63,121,822

    $34,959,458

    $87,802,187

    $103,981,341

6. Louisa Almedovar and Rich Langley set a record for world's longest kiss, and got it on December 5, 2001. How long was the kiss?

    35 hours, 17 minutes

    32 hours, 36 minutes

    27 hours, 14 minutes

    30 hours, 59 minutes

7. Kiveli Papajohn currently holds the record for longest amount of time trapped in an elevator, as of May 2003. In what country was the elevator she was stuck in?

    Cyprus

    UK

    Greece

    Ukraine

8. Someone survived 7 lightning strikes.

    True

    False

9. What was the record speed set on a skateboard on September 26, 1998 by Gary Hardwick?

    62.55 mph

    78.35 mph

    47.25 mph

    51.85 mph

10. Which TV series was the first to be broadcast on six continents, with a weekly audience of 1.1 billion in 2003? Answer is one word starting with b!

    

11. The largest anti-war rally was against which war, of the following?

    U.S. led War on Iraq (2003)

    Korean War

    Vietnam War

    World War II

12. How many people signed the world's largest petition (as of May 2003)?

    31,905,837

    38,015,816

    21,202,192

    14,783,961

13. The highest-paid prime minister in May 2003 was from which country?

    France

    Japan

    Russia

    Germany

14. When and where did the worst inflation of the 20th century take place?

    Germany, post-World War I

    Hungary, post-World War II

    Russia, post-Russian Revolution

    Yugoslavia, post-World War II

15. Walter Cavangh currently has the largest credit card collection as of May 2003, with 1,397 cards. How much credit is on those cards total?

    $1.65 million

    $8.05 million

    $3.15 million

    $12.65 million

16. At least two people have won a gold medal in both the Summer and Winter Olympics.

    True

    False

17. Who was the first person to appear on TIME Magazine over 50 times? One word answer - US President!

    

18. What company is the largest toy retailer in the world, as of May 2003?

    Toys R Us

    Target

    Wal-Mart

    Best Buy

19. What is the largest Internet search engine as of May 2003?

    MSN Search

    searchengine.com

    Ask Jeeves

    Google

20. The current largest snowball fight as of May 2003 (with 2,473 people) was held for how long?

    10 minutes

    5 minutes

    25 minutes

    45 minutes