Of all the pages we publish here at OnlyMelbourne, our page of Guinness World Records related to Melbourne would have to be the most trivial..
Longest running cartoon strip
Who: Jim Russell
When: August 2001
From January 1940 until 1950, (James Newton Russell) AM, MBE, JP (26 March 1909 - 15 Aug 2001) drew the comic strip The Potts, published in Smiths Weekly in the Melbourne Herald until his death.
It ran for over 61 years by a single artist.
Oldest professional chorus line
Who: Tivoli Lovelies
When: October 12, 2004
The combined age of the 10 dancers from the touring chorus line of The Tivoli Lovelies based in Melbourne is 746 years 147 days as of 12 October 2004.
Rugby League Highest attendance
Who: NRL Grand Final 1999
When: September 26, 1999
The greatest attendance at any Rugby League match is 107,558 for the National Rugby League Grand Final played at Stadium Australia, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 26 September 1999, when Melbourne defeated St George Illawarra: 20 – 18.
Longest motorcycle ramp jump (male)
Who: Robbie Maddison
When: March 29, 2008
The longest motorcycle ramp jump is 106.98 m (351 ft) by Robbie Maddison at the Crusty Demons Night of World Records at Calder Park Raceway in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, on 29 March 2008.
Longest mini bike ramp jump
Who: Brent Brady
When: March 29, 2008
The longest ramp jump on a mini bike is 31.87 m (104 ft 7 in) and was achieved by Brent Brady on a Moto Vert 150 during the Crusty Demons Night of World Records at Calder Park Raceway in Melbourne on 29 March 2008.
Longest quadbike ramp jump (ATV)
Who: Jon Guetter
When: March 29, 2008
The longest ramp jump on a quadbike is 53.92 m (176 ft 11 in) by Jon Guetter (USA) at the Crusty Demons Night of World Records at Calder Park Raceway in Melbourne on 29 March 2008.
Most expensive cricket bat sold
Who: Sir Donald Bradman
When: September 24, 2008
The most expensive cricket bat was Sir Donald Bradman's bat used in his debut test which sold for AU$145,000 at Leski Auctions, Melbourne on 24 September 2008.
Longest iron lung patient
Who: June Middleton
When: October 03, 2006
June Middleton of Melbourne relied on an iron lung to keep her alive from contracting polio in April 1949 until her death in October 2009.
Most expensive turntable
Who: Continuum Caliburn
The Continuum Caliburn turntable, manufactured by Continuum Audio Laboratories in Melbourne, is the most expensive in the world with prices reaching up to US$112,000 depending on the finish – the tone arm costs an additional US$12,000.
The turntable’s magnesium platter is magnetically levitated and suspended in a vacuum to ensure that the playing disc remains unaffected by external vibrations.
Who: William Henderson
The longest swingball marathon is 7 hr 35 min set simultaneously by William Henderson (Australia) and Alexander Hogstrom (Sweden). The attempt was organised by Tennis Australia and held at Federation Square in Melbourne on 29 January 2008.
Fastest 50 m by a human wheelbarrow
Who: Joshua McCormack & Arjuna Benson
When: September 09, 2008
The fastest 50 m by a human wheelbarrow team is 14.87 sec and was achieved by Josh McCormack (the wheelbarrow) and Arjuna Benson (the pusher) at the Sports campus of Carey Baptist Grammar School in Melbourne on 9 September 2008.
Largest gathering of tall people
When: January 29, 2009
The largest gathering of tall people in a confined area is 136 and was achieved by people with minimum height of 178 cm (5 ft 10 in) for women and 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) for men in Melbourne (we don't know where) on 29 January 2009.
Fastest 100m by a pantomime horse
Who: Shane Crawford and Adrian Mott
When: July 30, 2009
Shane Crawford and Adrian Mott completed a distance of 100 m remaining inside a pantomime horse costume for the entire race in 12.045 sec outside the set of The Footy Show in Melbourne on 30 July 2009.
Most people doing chest bumps
When: October 27, 2009
The most people doing chest bumps is 446 and was achieved by McDonald's in Melbourne on 27 October 2009.
Most bench presses in one minute
Who: Derek Boyer & Shane Crawford
When: September 23, 2010
The most bench presses of a person in one minute is 126 and was achieved by Derek Boyer at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on 23 September 2010 during the grand final episode of The Footy Show.
The combined weight of the arm of the bench press and Shane Crawford was 114 kg (251 lb 5.28 oz), almost 10 kg (22 lb) over the stated minimum.
Most underpants pulled on in a minute
Who: Sheena Reyes
When: March 27, 2010
The most underpants pulled on in a minute is 22 and was achieved by Sheena Reyes at an event organised by K-Zone magazine at the Australian Grand Prix, Melbourne on 27 March 2010.
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