14 Companies, Brands and CEOs That Have Broken Guinness World Records These wacky and crazy stunts include Yahoo's largest simultaneous yodel and a Richard Branson kitesurfing stunt.
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From the largest simultaneous yodel, the longest wishlist to Santa to the most drones airborne at the same time, companies and brands have gone above and beyond to get their names into the Guinness Book of World Records.
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Check out these 14 companies and individuals who have broken Guinness World Records.
IntelFor its 50th anniversary, Intel flew 2,018 Intel Shooting Star drones, which lit up the sky over its Folsom, Calif., headquarters. Thanks to this feat, the company broke the Guiness World Record for "the most unmanned aerial vehicles airborne simultaneously."
Richard BransonBillionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson is no stranger to breaking Guinness World Records. The Virgin founder has broken several, personally and with his company. His most recent record-breaking title was for "the most people to ride a kitesurf board," which he won back in 2014 off the water on Necker Island. Branson's other major Guinness World Records include the most followers on LinkedIn (2014), the oldest person to cross the English Channel by kiteboard (2012), the richest reality television host, the first Pacific crossing of a hot air balloon (1991) and the first hot air balloon to cross the Atlantic (1987).
In 2015, Yahoo Inc. broke the Guinness World Record for "the largest simultaneous yodel." Celebrating its 20th anniversary, 3,432 Yahoo employees took part in one group yodel, which was led by Wylie Gustafson, the creator of the company's popular jingle.
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AlibabaAlibaba's highly anticipated shopping event, "Single's Day," is even more popular than you think -- it's record-breakingly popular. In 2015, Alibaba set nine new world records on the global shopping holiday. The Nov. 11 event of 2015 was "the highest online sales revenue generated by a single company in 24 hours," and sold the most cars, televisions, mobile handsets, watches, liters of milk, tons of nuts, kilograms of honey and kilograms of apples in one day on a single platform. Of course, that's in addition to having the largest global IPO in history.
Bill Gates and Paul AllenIn 1975, a 19-year-old Bill Gates and 22-year-old Paul Allen founded Microsoft, and shortly after they also became Guinness World Record breakers. In 1980, Gates and Allen won the Guinness World Record for "the world's first microcomputer," with the release of their first operating system, Xenix. In addition, in 2001, under the Gates Foundation, Gates also broke the Guinness World Record for "the largest single donation to AIDs research" for giving $100 million through a five-year grant.
DHLThis year, German logistics company broke the Guinness World Record for "the most people on a raft." Managing to get 956 DHL employees on a single raft floating on lake Otto-Maigler-See, in Cologne, Germany, the company beat the 2014 record of 512 people on a single raft, set by German retail company REWE Markt GmbH.
Turns out, cereal's not only for eating. It can also act as dominoes. In 2016, employees at Kelloggs U.K. broke the Guinness World Record for "the most cereal boxes toppled in a domino fashion." To beat the record, it took a total of 2,686 packets of classic cornflakes.
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