Here are San Antonio’s notable entries in the Guinness Book of World Records

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With a Guinness World Records museum in the heart of Alamo town, it makes sense that some of the wildest records have been set in San Antonio.

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The city is also home to the world’s largest cowboy boot sculpture, located at the North Star Mall.

Below is a summary of notable San Antonio entries in the Guinness Book of Records:

Most high-fives in an hour: MacArthur High School senior Darik Dillard set a new Guinness World Record in 2012 for the most high-fives in an hour. Dillard received 2,215 high-fives as he ran through the halls of the school.

Dillard’s slapping record was broken in 2016 after Indian Vickrant Mahajan scored 299 more high-fives.

Most diapers change simultaneously: About a decade ago, parents in San Antonio helped the United States set the record for the most people changing diapers simultaneously. “The Great Cloth Diaper Change” has taken place at 189 locations around the world. Seventy-three children underwent diaper changes at a La Quinta hotel in San Antonio.

Brooke Bueno holds up her six-week-old son Braxton Bueno as a photo is sent to Guinness World Records after Braxton and 72 other children changed diapers during the Great Cloth Diaper Change at a La Quinta hotel in San Antonio on Saturday April 23, 2011.

LISA KRANTZ / SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS

The largest hangar: Former Kelly Air Force Base is home to the world’s largest free-standing hangar, according to Guinness.

Hanger 375, or “Big Texas,” was completed in 1956 and has four doors, each 250 feet wide, 60 feet high, and weighing 608 tons. Workers used to ride bicycles to get around and deliver parts in a large building.

The largest hangar in the world is in the old Kelly Air Base.

The largest hangar in the world is in the old Kelly Air Base.

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First female flight school: Katherine Stinson, known in her heyday as the first woman and only the fourth American pilot to perform a loop maneuver, founded the Stinson School of Flying with her family in 1916.

She and her sister Marjorie gave flying lessons while their mother Emma ran the business. Guinness registered the family as the first woman to own a flight school.

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Among the many firsts, Katherine Stinson was also the first woman to fly to the Far East, the first woman commissioned as a mail pilot and recorded the first official delivery of air mail to Arizona.

A copy of a 1916 photo hanging in the terminal at Stinson Airport shows Katherine Stinson standing next to a plane at what was then Stinson Field.  She and her family were the first women to own a flight school, according to Guinness.

A copy of a 1916 photo hanging in the terminal at Stinson Airport shows Katherine Stinson standing next to a plane at what was then Stinson Field. She and her family were the first women to own a flight school, according to Guinness.

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Most golf tees hit the golf tees in 30 seconds: Kristen Sutton holds the world record for most golf ball tees. Sutton stood on 18 of them for 30 seconds at the Guinness World Record Museum in downtown San Antonio in 2014.

The smallest medical robot: Local researchers have created the world’s smallest medical robot at 120 nanometers. It was invented by a team of researchers at the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2016 with the goal of advancing research into cell therapy for the treatment of cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.

According to Guinness: “The movement and functions of this series of incredibly small robots are remotely controlled by a magnetic field. These nanobots have the ability to generate on-demand and highly localized electrical impulses that propel their movements. They can interact with biological cells and perform functions such as cell targeting, permeation, structuring, and transport in a biocellular environment.

The largest collection of miniature paintings: Martha Ochoa, a resident of San Antonio, has the largest collection of miniature paintings in the world. Ochoa hand painted each of his 5,000 pieces. She set the record in 2017.

Five thousand small paintings were spread over 10 tables at a reception for artist Martha I. Ochoa on Sunday November 22, 2015 at St. Mary's Hall.  Ochoa set a Guinness World Record with his tiny paintings.

Five thousand small paintings were spread over 10 tables at a reception for artist Martha I. Ochoa on Sunday November 22, 2015 at St. Mary’s Hall. Ochoa set a Guinness World Record with his tiny paintings.

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Oldest kidney transplant recipient: Carroll Basham, 77, is the oldest person to have received a kidney transplant. His stepdaughter, Nancy Hidenburg, donated the kidney in 2002. The procedure took place at the Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital in San Antonio.

Basketball: Margo Dydek, who played for the San Antonio Silver Stars from 2003 to 2004, holds the Guinness World Record for most career blocks in the WNBA. Dydek, a native of Poland, recorded 877 blocks in 323 games for the Utah Starzz, San Antonio and the Los Angeles Sparks.

Former San Antonio Silver Stars player Margo Dydek (12) passed under Michele Van Gorp in 2003. She holds the Guinness World Record for most career blocks in the WNBA.

Former San Antonio Silver Stars player Margo Dydek (12) passed under Michele Van Gorp in 2003. She holds the Guinness World Record for most career blocks in the WNBA.

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While Alamo City can’t claim Sacramento Monarchs player Ticha Penicheiro’s one-game record for most interceptions in the WNBA, they accomplished the feat in San Antonio. Penicheiro broke the record with 10 interceptions in an 89-76 victory over the Silver Stars in 2003.

Spurs point guard Tony Parker is the first European player to be named NBA Finals MVP. Parker, from France, was named MVP of the final after Spurs won their fourth championship in 2007.

Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs, left, and Tony Parker of France celebrate with the Championship trophy and MVP trophy after beating the Cleveland Cavaliers.  Parker is the first European player to be named NBA Finals MVP.

Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs, left, and Tony Parker of France celebrate with the Championship trophy and MVP trophy after beating the Cleveland Cavaliers. Parker is the first European player to be named NBA Finals MVP.

Eric Gay / Associate Press

Until 2016, Spurs player Danny Green held the NBA Finals records for 3 points. Green set the record in seven games in 2013. Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors broke that record in 2016 in a playoff game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Gregg Popovich, who has coached Spurs since 1996, holds the NBA record for most seasons coaching the same team.

Washington Wizards' Bradley Beal, left, chats with San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich after an NBA basketball game on November 29.  Popovich, who has coached Spurs since 1996, holds the NBA record for most seasons coaching the same team.

Washington Wizards’ Bradley Beal, left, chats with San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich after an NBA basketball game on November 29. Popovich, who has coached Spurs since 1996, holds the NBA record for most seasons coaching the same team.

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The Harlem Globetrotters set records at the AT&T Center on November 7, 2016, including the furthest shot from sitting on the court at just over 58 feet and the longest blindfold basketball shot at over 73 feet.

Harlem Globetrotter Zeus McClurkin also set two records that day, including breaking his own slam dunk record in one minute. McClurkin did 16 grueling dunks. He also set the record for most 3 points scored after bouncing with five.

Most tamales made in 12 hours: No one on earth has made more tamales in 12 hours than Lycée Lanier. The school set the world record in 2011.

Joaquin Castro, then representative of the State, participates in the making of tamales at Lycée Lanier for a record tamalada on Wednesday, December 7, 2011.

Joaquin Castro, then representative of the State, participates in the making of tamales at Lycée Lanier for a record tamalada on Wednesday, December 7, 2011.

KIN MAN HUI / SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS

Most marathons: Larry Macon holds the record for the most marathons completed in a year by a man. Macon ran 239 marathons from December 2012 to November 2013. Starting at the Baton Rouge Marathon in Louisiana, he completed the last of his marathons at the Dozen Sweet Potatoes PM Marathon in San Antonio.

Larry Macon presents his collection of 105 marathon medals accumulated in a single year.

Larry Macon presents his collection of 105 marathon medals accumulated in a single year.

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Heaviest hotel move: It took six days to move the historic 3.2million pound hotel half a mile from downtown San Antonio. The move caught the attention of a worldwide audience and was recently reported by Express-News.

Preparation for the move of the Fairmount hotel in 1985.

Preparation for the move of the Fairmount hotel in 1985.

John G. Davenport / San Antonio Express-News

Honorable mentions: Forensic artist Lois Gibson holds the world record for the most criminals positively identified through her composites. His work with the Houston Police Department identified at least 1,266 criminals as of February 2021. While Houston gets the credit, Gibson honed his skills as an artist by sketching over 3,000 portraits of tourists to San Antonio.

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