The Guinness Book of Records (1955 to 2000) now called Guinness World Records, is a reference book published annually that lists the world most serious records set by both of human achievements, mammals and the extremes of the natural world.
Some facts documented include the world’s hairiest person alive, the world’s shortest person, etc.I’m guessing you probably wondered how this “book” originated, or who even hatched the idea.Well you will get to know by the end of the post.
The idea for the book of records begins in the early In 1954,where the then Managing Director of the Guinness Brewery, recalling his shooting party argument, Sir Hugh has the idea for a Guinness promotion based on the idea of settling pub arguments and invites the twins Norris (1925—2004) and Ross McWhirter (1925—75) to compile a book of facts and figures. Guinness Superlatives is incorporated on 30 November and the office opens in two rooms in a converted gymnasium on the top floor of Ludgate House, 107 Fleet Street. when Sir Hugh Beaver (1890—1967),
After the initial research phase, work begins on writing the book, which takes 13 and a half 90-hour weeks, including weekends and bank holidays. Little do the McWhirters know that taking shape is a book that will go on to become an all-time best seller and one of the most recognized and trusted brands in the world…
The international franchise has extended beyond print to include television series and museums. The popularity of the franchise has resulted in Guinness World Records becoming the primary international authority on the cataloguing and verification of a huge number of world records.The organisation employs official record adjudicators authorised to verify the authenticity of the setting and breaking of records.
Its Amazing how all these wierd acts and traits exist in our natural world are gathered from all around the globe. If you would like to know or find out more on some of these records set by individuals.Head on over to the website Guinness Book of Records to check out some amazing stuff.