SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) – Sacramento’s history is filled with people, inventions and ideals that have impacted California and the nation, but the Capitol city has also amassed a collection of world records. Guinness.
The Guinness Book of World Records originally started as a fact book idea to resolve pubs’ arguments, according to the books website.
The largest donation of fresh fruits and vegetables in 24 hours
Visit Sacramento donated 224,064.2 kg (493,977 lb 0 oz) of fruits and vegetables on September 7, 2016.
More than 200 partner agencies have benefited from this record effort.
The loudest roar of the crowd in an indoor stadium
On November 15, 2013, Sacramento Kings fans broke the record for the loudest crowd and walked away with a victory.
During their televised game against the Detroit Pistons, the Kings let out a 126 dbA roar.
The greatest cocktail
This record, officially Jimmy Buffett, was surpassed on July 13, 2012 by Nick Nicora at Cal Expo.
Nicora made a 10,499 gallon margarita in a large cocktail shaker.
The heaviest woman in the world
When Pauline Potter was measured in July 2012, the Sacramento woman weighed 647 pounds 4 ounces.
Fastest speed in a piston engine aircraft over 15 km
Although it didn’t happen in the city of Sacramento, it did happen in the skies of the Sacramento area.
On April 23, 2012, Will Whiteside and his WWII-era Russian Yakovlev YAK-3 took off from Yolo County Airport and flew over a 10-mile stretch of Interstate 505.
Whiteside reached a speed of 381.53 mph, beating the previous record of 290 mph set in 1987 by Jim Wright.
First American professional sports league to play in China
On October 14, 2004, the Sacramento Kings and Houston Rockets made American sports history by playing the first ever American professional sports game in China.
The Kings would lose the opener at Shanghai Stadium in Shanghai 88–86, but would earn a 91–89 victory on October 17, 2004 at Capital Stadium in Beijing.
Most steals in a WNBA game
In a game against the San Antonio Silver Stars on July 10, 2003, Sacramento monarch Ticha Penicheiro made 10 interceptions.
The Monarchs beat the Silver Stars 89-76.
Longest table tennis marathon, doubles
From April 9, 1979 to April 13, 1979, Lance Warren, Phil Warren, Mark Warren and Bill Weir played table tennis for 101 hours, one minute and 11 seconds.
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