MI6 has an exclusive look at the James Bond related Guinness World Records published in their 2010 edition...

007 Guinness World Records
15th September 2009

Most cannon rolls in a car (Attempt ID: 104682)
The most cannon rolls in a car is seven and achieved by stuntman, Adam Kirley (UK), in an Aston Martin DBS, during filming for the 21st James Bond film, Casino Royale (2006) at Millbrook Proving Ground, Milton Keynes, UK in July 2006.

Above: Rolling the Aston Martin DBS in "Casino Royale"

Most appearances as James Bond (Attempt ID: 84769)
Sean Connery (UK) (b. 25 Aug 1930) and Roger Moore (UK) (b. 14 Oct 1927) have both starred as British secret agent '007' seven times. Connery appeared in the first Bond movie, Dr No (UK 1962) and Moore made his debut in Live and Let Die (UK 1973) MI6 Note: Never Say Never Again was not produced by EON Productions and is not considered part of the regular 'canon'.

Longest speedboat jump in a film (Attempt ID: 93751)
A stunt sequence by Jerry Comeaux (USA) in Live and Let Die (UK, 1973), in which James Bond is chased down Louisiana's bayou in a 1972 Glastron GT-150 speedboat and leaps over a road, set a world record distance of 36.5 m (120 ft).

J.W: "What are you boy, some kind of doomsday machine?"


Highest bungee jump from a structure in a film (Attempt ID: 93752)
James Bond’s bungee jump off a dam during the opening sequence of GoldenEye (UK/USA 1995), performed by Wayne Michaels (UK), was a drop of over 220 m (759 ft). The sequence, orchestrated by Michaels, Simon Crane and the Oxford Stunt Factory, took place at the Verzasca hydro-electric dam in Switzerland. Taking two weeks to prepare, Michaels jumped from a suspended platform to avoid banging into the steel-peg studded face of the dam. Six cameras filmed the stunt.

Highest box office film gross for a film series (Attempt ID: 109497)
The 21 Bond movies, from Dr No (UK 1962) to Casino Royale (UK/USA 2006), have grossed over US$4.49 billion (?2.28 billion) worldwide. The 22nd movie, Quantum of Solace (2008), was released in November 2008.

Earliest sports car to be fully submersible (Attempt ID: 109335)
The first fully-submersible sports car is the Rinspeed sQuba car, manufactured by Rinspeed (Switzerland) and due for official unveiling at the Geneva motorshow, Switzerland on 6 March 2008. The open-top car can be driven on land, it can float on the surface of water, but can also be steered to underwater depths of 10 m (33 ft) - by a driver wearing breathing aparatus. SQuba, which was inspired by the underwater car in the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me (UK,1977), is also environmentally-friendly, powered by rechargeable Lithium-Ion batteries with a zero emissions.

Most expensive James Bond memorabilia sold at auction (Attempt ID: 113831)
On Friday, 20 January 2006, a Swiss businessman payed $1.9 million (£1.1 million) for a silver 1965 Aston Martin DB5 coupe which featured in the 007 films Goldfinger and Thunderball.

Largest breakaway glass structure made for film (Attempt ID: 93553)
Panels of 'breakaway glass' each measuring 2,525 mm x 1,635 mm x 30 mm (8 ft 3.5 in x 5 ft 4.5 in x 1.125 in) were specially created by Paul Taggart (UK), Doug Allam (UK), Dave Kelly (UK) and a team of plasterers under the supervision of Paul Hayes (UK) at Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, UK, using urethane liquid plastic. Built for the stunt sequence in Die Another Day (2002), where James Bond drives his Aston Martin V12 Vanquish through the closed doors of the ice palace, each panel was made from 160 kg (352.7 lb) of SMASH! Plastic.


Most expensive typewriter (Attempt ID: 87228)
Ian Fleming's gold plated typewriter, which was commissioned by the James Bond writer in 1952, was sold for £56,250 ($90,309) at Christie's, London, UK on 5 May 1995.


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