Guinness Book of Records

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May 19, 2022

The Guinness World Records (English: Guinness World Records, pronounced Guinness) or The Guinness Book of Records is an annual reference book that records a collection of records. The world record is recognized worldwide, including the record made by humans and also the record created by nature. The book itself sets a record as the world's best-selling copyrighted book series.

Birth

On November 10, 1951, Hugh Beaver, then the CEO of Guinness, went hunting in North Slob, on the River Slaney in County Wexford, Ireland. In Europe, he wondered, which bird was hunted to fly faster: the golden partridge or the partridge? That evening, at the Castlebridge building, he found that it was almost impossible to confirm in any reference book for sure if the golden plover was the fastest bird. Beaver thinks there must be a lot of controversy in the 81,400 pubs in the UK and Ireland every night over the records. He therefore assumed that the book of records dealing with these controversies would be very popular. Beaver's idea became a reality when Guinness employee Christopher Chataway suggested it to university friends Norris McWhirter and Ross McWhirter, who run a fact-finding firm. -finding agency) in London. The McWhirter brothers were commissioned to compile The Guinness Book of Records in August 1954. A thousand copies had been printed and sold by that time. After the creation of the Guinness Book of Records at 107 Fleet Street, the book was first published, at 198 pages, and on 27 August 1955 was on the UK bestseller list before Christmas. . Beaver thinks this is a book to sell cheaply for marketing, not intended to make a profit. The following year, when it entered the US market, 70,000 copies were sold out. After gaining popularity, more editions were released resulting in an update each year, printed in October to coincide with the Christmas sales. The McWhirters continued to publish this and other related books over the years. Ross was assassinated by an armed group of the Irish Republican Army in 1975. Norris had an excellent memory, in a television series about record-breakers he could answer children's questions. about records. Recent publications focus on the extraordinary records recorded by athletes: from weightlifting, to the distance of an egg throw or the number of sandwiches a person can eat in 10 minutes despite the records for eating or drinking. This alcohol was never recognized due to fear of disputes. In addition to competition records, this book also records records such as human height, heaviest tumor, unique tree, shortest river, longest play, most successful salesman... Criteria for selecting records change over time.

Development

Recent editions have focused on the record events of the competitions. Competitions have obvious areas such as Olympic weightlifting to the longest time to throw an egg, or the longest time spent playing Grand Theft Auto IV or the number of sausages m