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Author Craig Glenday (ed.) [1]
Translator sna
Illustrator Ian Bull, Trudi Webb
Cover artist Yeung Poon
Country UK[2]
Language English, Arabic, Portuguese, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Latvian, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Slovene, Slovakian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish and Bulgarian
Series Guinness World Records
Subject(s) World Records
Genre(s) Information
Publisher Jim Pattison Group
Publication date 1955–present
Pages
287 (2010)
288 (2003-2009)
289 (2008)
ISBN 978-1-904994-37-4
.Guinness World Records, known until 2000 as The Guinness Book of Records (and in previous U.S. editions as The Guinness Book of World Records), is a reference book published annually, containing a collection of world records, both human achievements and the extremes of the natural world.^ Home Books Guinness World Records 2010 Gamers Edition hits stores .
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^ Guinness World Records 2010: Gamer's Edition out today .
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^ Copyright Guinness World Records 2009 .

.The book itself held a world record, as the best-selling copyrighted series of all-time.^ In fact, the Guinness World Records book holds a record of its own: the world's best-selling copyrighted book.
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^ Copyright Guinness World Records 2009 .

^ It is the best book around for records.
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[3] .It is also one of the most stolen books from public libraries in the United States.^ Most books priced in one minute: 28 .
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^ I could see stated that this was even 1-100; one being the most influential.
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^ When Homer looks up the most clothespins stuck to one's face and neck in the Duff Book of World Records , it coincides with information contained in the real Guinness World Records book .

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Contents

History

On 4 May 1951, Sir Hugh Beaver, then the managing director of the Guinness Breweries,[5] went on a shooting party in North Slob, by the River Slaney in County Wexford, Ireland. He became involved in an argument over which was the fastest game bird in Europe, the koshin golden plover or the grouse. That evening at Castlebridge House he realised that it was impossible to confirm in reference books whether or not the golden plover was Europe's fastest game bird.[6][7]
.Beaver knew that there must be numerous other questions debated nightly in pubs in Britain and Ireland, but there was no book with which to settle arguments about records.^ Kids love this book, no doubt about it.
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^ Numerous other records of this kind are held by Indians.
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^ There's no mention of the evening's pitching matchup or the team's record.
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He realised then that a book supplying the answers to this sort of question might prove popular.
Beaver’s idea became reality when Guinness employee Christopher Chataway recommended student twins Norris and Ross McWhirter, who had been running a fact-finding agency in London. .The brothers were commissioned to compile what became The Guinness Book of Records in August 1954. One thousand copies were printed and given away.^ Will I be able to find this record on the Guinness website or in the printed version of the book?
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^ Guinness world book of records..hahahha .
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^ Guinness World Records 2010: Thousands of new records in The Book of the Decade!
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[8]
.After founding the Guinness Book of Records at 107 Fleet Street, the first 197-page edition was bound on 27 August 1955 and went to the top of the British bestseller lists by Christmas.^ Guinness world book of records..hahahha .
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^ May 17th, 2008 at 5:46 am ladn3k Says: In fine print on the last page of the Guinness Book of World Records it notes that all world records are held by Chuck Norris, and those listed in the book are simply the closest anyone else has ever gotten.
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^ The ultimate prize: you may see your name appear in the official Guinness World Records book.
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"It was a marketing give away—it wasn't supposed to be a money maker," said Beaver. The following year it was launched in the U.S., and it sold 70,000 copies.
.After the book became a surprise hit, many further editions were printed, eventually settling into a pattern of one revision a year, published in October to coincide with Christmas sales.^ That's just one example; there are MANY. Overall, the Guinness book is OK, but it was much better years ago when the McWhirter brothers published it.
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^ Home Books Guinness World Records 2010 Gamers Edition hits stores .
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^ The scores were published from 1984-1986, but however, the Guinness Book stopped printing High Scores in 1987 because they felt there were to many problems with Rom Sets and variations across the country.
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.The McWhirters continued to publish it and related books for many years.^ As well as the fascinating content I was spurred on to start collecting the books and have since gone on to collect all the English Editions and many more bits and pieces related to the books.

.Both brothers had an encyclopedic memory — on the TV series Record Breakers, based upon the book, they would take questions posed by children in the audience on various world records, and would usually be able to give the correct answer.^ Would they have to put that as a world record on their site?
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^ Guinness world book of records..hahahha .
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^ What's the longest anyone's spent playing an MMO? You'd know the answers to these and many more questions about the extremes of the video game world if you had a copy of the Guinness World Records 2010: Gamer's Edition .
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Ross McWhirter was assassinated by the Provisional Irish Republican Army in 1975.[9] Following McWhirter's assassination, the feature in the show where questions about records posed by children were answered was called "Norris on the Spot".
.Guinness World Records Limited was formed in 1954 to publish the first book.^ You won't ever be in the guinness book of world records.
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^ Guinness World Records failuser!
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^ Guinness World Records 2010 .
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Sterling Publishing owned the rights to the Guinness book in the 1970s and under their management, the book became a household name in the USA.
.The group was owned by Guinness Brewery and subsequently Diageo until 2001, when it was purchased by Gullane Entertainment.^ They were originally part of the same Guinness as the renowned brewery, but Diageo sold off the Records business in 2001.
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^ We are no longer owned by the Guinness Brewery or any of its affiliates.
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^ Guinness is owned by Diageo which is a nice friendly multi-national.
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.Gullane was itself purchased by HiT Entertainment in 2002. In 2006, Apax Partners purchased HiT and subsequently sold Guinness World Records in early 2008 to the Jim Pattison Group, which is also the parent company of Ripley Entertainment, which is licensed to operate Guinness World Records' Attractions.^ Guinness World Records 2010 .
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^ Guinness World Records™ 2009 .
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^ A pint of Guinness World Records information .
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.With offices in New York and Tokyo, Guinness World Records global headquarters remain in London, while its museum attractions are based at Ripley headquarters in Orlando, Florida.^ Guinness World Records 2010 .
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^ Guinness World Records™ 2009 .
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^ Guinness World Records headquarters is in London, England.
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Evolution

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Suresh Joachim Arulanantham is a Tamil Canadian film Actor producer and multiple-Guinness World Record holder who has broken over 50 world records set in several countries in attempts to benefit the underprivileged children around the world.
^ Latest Pokemon movie sets Guinness World Record .
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^ Guinness World Records 2010 .
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^ (He’s set, at one time or another, 220 Guinness World Records.
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Some world record attempts are more unusual than others: Suresh Joachim, minutes away from breaking the ironing world record at 55 hours and 5 minutes, at Shoppers World, Brampton.
Recent editions have focused on record feats by human competitors. .Competitions range from obvious ones such as weightlifting to the longest egg tossing distance, or for longest time spent playing Grand Theft Auto IV or the number of hot dogs that can be consumed in ten minutes, although eating contest and beer and alcohol consumption entries are no longer accepted, possibly for fear of litigation.^ In the 1955 edition, Dionsio Sanchez of Spain is cited for consuming 24 pints of beer in 52 minutes and 40 pints of wine in 59 minutes.
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^ Grand Theft Auto IV, I was made aware of the existence of a gaming edition of the Guinness Book of World Records, and [...
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^ Grand Theft Auto IV was released on April 29, 2008 for XBox 360 and PS3 and has since gone on to break the following three records: .
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.Besides records about competitions, it contains such facts as the heaviest tumor, the most poisonous plant, the shortest river (Roe River), the longest-running drama (Guiding Light) in the USA, the longest serving members of a drama series (William Roache for Coronation Street in the UK, Ray Meagher for Home and Away in Australia), and the world's most successful salesman (Joe Girard), among others.^ Besides the fact that he is being recognized for a WORLD RECORD...

^ What's the longest anyone's spent playing an MMO? You'd know the answers to these and many more questions about the extremes of the video game world if you had a copy of the Guinness World Records 2010: Gamer's Edition .
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^ The man who spent a month living on airplanes has set a Guinness World Record for the most scheduled flight journeys within 30 days.

.Many records also relate to the youngest person who achieved something, such as the youngest person to visit all nations of the world, being Maurizio Giuliano.^ Otto, a dachshund from Shrewsbury, was recognised by Guinness World Records for being the world’s oldest living dog.

^ Magar, who stands 22 inches tall, has been waiting four years for his chance to take the title of the world's shortest person.
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^ Break all the rules and go down in history in Guinness World Records: The Videogame.
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[10]
.Each edition contains a selection of the large set of records in the Guinness database, and the criteria for that choice have changed over the years.^ Latest Pokemon movie sets Guinness World Record .
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^ October 27th, 2009 Spooky Lebanese chefs gathered in Beirut, Lebannon, to set a new Guinness record for the world’s biggest tabbouleh salad .
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^ We may need to set this record on Friday and drink Guinness because I plan to drink Loose Rudder Red Ale Saturday.
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The newest records are added, and the records that have been updated are added too.
.The ousting of Norris McWhirter from his consulting role in 1995 and the subsequent decision by Diageo Plc to sell the Guinness World Records brand have shifted it from a text-oriented reference book, to an illustrated product.^ You won't ever be in the guinness book of world records.
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^ Guinness World Records failuser!
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^ Guinness World Records 2010 .
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.This shift means that the majority of world records are no longer listed in the book (or on the website), and can only be determined by a written application to Guinness to 'break' the record.^ You won't ever be in the guinness book of world records.
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^ Guinness World Records 2010 .
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^ Guinness World Records™ 2009 .
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.For those unable to wait the 4–6 weeks for a reply, Guinness will process a 'fast-track' application for £300 (~US$600).^ Reply jj says: July 14, 2009 at 12:25 am no guinness within the next 3 weeks for me!
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^ Dave, I have to official paperwork into Guinness now and waiting for the reply.
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.The Guinness Book of Records is the world's most sold copyrighted book, thus earning it an entry within its own pages.^ You won't ever be in the guinness book of world records.
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^ Guinness World Records 2010 .
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^ Guinness World Records™ 2009 .
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.A number of spin-off books and television series have also been produced.^ Parents need to know that this is an interactive spinoff of the Guinness World Records books and television series, and that it might spark an interest in the Guinness World Records brand.
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Again the emphasis in these shows has been on spectacular, entertaining stunts, rather than any aspiration to inform or educate.
.Guinness World Records bestowed the record of "Person with the most records" on Ashrita Furman of Queens, NY in April, 2009. At that time, he held 100 records.^ Take the 'Guinness World Records 2009' pop-culture quiz!
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^ Guinness World Records 2010 .
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^ Ashrita Furman, 54, is the world's most prolific Guinness World Record holder.
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.In 2005, Guinness designated 9 November as International Guinness World Records Day to encourage breaking of world records; it was described as "phenomenally successful". The 2006 version was dubbed "the world’s biggest international event," with an estimated 100,000 people participating in over 10 countries.^ Guinness World Records is the universally recognized authority on record-breaking achievement.

^ Guinness World Records failuser!
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^ Guinness World Records 2010 .
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.The promotion has earned Guinness a whopping 2,244 all-new valid records in 12 months, which is a 173% increase over the previous year.^ Weekly series in which participants perform stunts in an attempt to break existing Guinness Records and establish new ones.
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^ Guinness Book of World Records 2010 NEW New photos, records, sports reference of the decade Condition: Brand New   Watch this item .
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^ Posted in Events , Funny , News Tags: cartoons , Events , Funny , Guinness records No Comments » .
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[12]
.In February 2008, NBC aired The Top 100 Guinness World Records of All Time and Guinness World Records made the complete list available on their website.^ Guinness World Records 2010 .
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^ Guinness World Records™ 2009 .
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^ A pint of Guinness World Records information .
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Ethical issues and safety concerns

Steven Petrosino drinking 500 ml beer in 1.3 seconds in June 1977.[14][15] Guinness accepted only the record for one litre, but later dropped all beer and alcohol records from their compendium in 1991.
.Several world records that were once included in the book have been removed for ethical reasons.^ Guinness world book of records..hahahha .
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^ Abhishek Bachchan in February 2009 created a world record for the maximum number of cities visited by a film star in 12 hours, setting the stage, making him the first Indian film star to be included in the Guinness Book of World Records.
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^ The world’s biggest porcelain jar has been unveiled in Jingdezhen, east China and is waiting for recognition from the Guinness Book of Records.
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.By publishing world records in a category, the book may encourage others to try to beat that record, even at the expense of their own health and safety.^ Meador, a Flat Top native, says the Lilly family is ecstatic about the award, and looks forward to it being published in the 2010 edition of The Guinness Book of World Records.
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^ You won't ever be in the guinness book of world records.
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^ The world’s biggest porcelain jar has been unveiled in Jingdezhen, east China and is waiting for recognition from the Guinness Book of Records.
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.For example, following publication of a "heaviest cat" record, many cat owners overfed their pets beyond the bounds of what was healthy, so entries such as these were removed.^ "We once published records on the world's heaviest dog, but you don't want to see a pet owner abusing an animal just for a spot in the book."
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^ The adorable pet is also awaiting the result of a second nomination for the world’s longest cat,from the tip of the nose to the end of the tail, but for now she and her owner, Kim Droper, are more than happy with the Guinness World Record for the Tallest Cat.
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[16] .The Guinness Book also dropped records within their "eating and drinking records" section of Human Achievements in 1991 over concerns that potential competitors could do harm to themselves and expose the publisher to potential litigation.^ Guinness world book of records..hahahha .
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^ You won't ever be in the guinness book of world records.
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^ The world’s biggest porcelain jar has been unveiled in Jingdezhen, east China and is waiting for recognition from the Guinness Book of Records.
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[17] .These changes included the removal of all liquor, wine and beer drinking records, along with other unusual records for consuming such unlikely things as bicycles and trees.^ In the 1955 edition, Dionsio Sanchez of Spain is cited for consuming 24 pints of beer in 52 minutes and 40 pints of wine in 59 minutes.
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^ So would he do it all again if someone comes along in the next few months and breaks his new record?
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^ You'll find records for bullfighting, excessive drinking and other activities Guinness simply won't track today.
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[17] .Other records, such as sword swallowing and rally driving (on public roads), were closed from further entry as the current holders had performed beyond what are considered safe human tolerance levels.^ Kösen is also the current Guinness World Records holder of 'largest hands' and 'largest feet', measuring 27.5 cm and 36.5 cm respectively.

.Earlier editions also made reference to former King Zog of Albania holding the world record for amount of cigarettes consumed being c.300 per day.^ Guinness World Records Day 2008 .
  • World records achieved by Alastair Galpin 17 January 2010 10:31 UTC worldrecordchase.com [Source type: General]

^ He holds the record for being the world's best at 100 different activities.
  • Guinness Book of World Records // Current 17 January 2010 10:31 UTC current.com [Source type: General]

^ Guinness World Records Day 2009 .
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.There have been instances of closed records being reopened.^ If there is, then, a fetish for records, it is in the first instance a propensity towards numbers.
  • Manas: History and Politics, Indians and the Guinness Book of Records 17 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.sscnet.ucla.edu [Source type: Original source]

.For example, the sword swallowing record was listed as closed in 1990 Guinness Book of World Records, but the Guinness World Records Primetime TV show, which started in 1998, accepted three sword swallowing challenges (and so did the 2007 edition of the Guinness World Records onwards).^ This is exactly the same as how the Guinness World Records book started in 1955!

^ The Ten (10) Pinball Selections selected for the 2007 Guinness Book of World Records 1.
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^ Link Who are the best of the best who will be going into the 2007 Guinness Book of World Records?
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Chain letters are also not allowed. ."Guinness World Records does not accept any records relating to chain letters, sent by post or e-mail.^ Guinness World Records failuser!
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^ Guinness World Record club .
  • Stuart Claxton | Guinness World Record Club | Brit Jason Rennie | United States :: American Way Magazine 17 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.americanwaymag.com [Source type: General]

^ A pint of Guinness World Records information .
  • Guinness World Records -- Joystiq [Playstation] 17 January 2010 10:31 UTC playstation.joystiq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.If you receive a letter or an e-mail, which may promise to publish the names of all those who send it on, please destroy it, it is a hoax.^ To send electronic postcards, we may ask for a first name, but we do not require children under the age of 13 to submit PII about themselves in order to send an electronic postcard.

^ Quizzes – From time to time we may feature quizzes on our website for a child to compete in and we may publish the child’s scores on our global quiz scoreboard together with your name and the country you live in.

^ You think they even read your reply to their mail merge form letter?
  • OMG U FAIL SO HARD - FAIL Blog: Epic Fail Pictures and Videos of Owned, Pwnd and Fail Moments 17 January 2010 10:31 UTC failblog.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.No matter if it says that Guinness World Records and the postal service are involved, they are not."^ Guinness World Records™ 2009 .
  • World records achieved by Alastair Galpin 17 January 2010 10:31 UTC worldrecordchase.com [Source type: General]

^ A pint of Guinness World Records information .
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^ Gallery: Guinness World Records (iPhone) .
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[18]

Museums

.In 1976, a Guinness Book of World Records museum opened in the Empire State Building.^ You won't ever be in the guinness book of world records.
  • Guinness World Record For Most Tattoos Given In 24 Hours Shattered - Phoenix Music - Up on the Sun 17 January 2010 10:31 UTC blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Guinness World Records™ 2009 .
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^ A pint of Guinness World Records information .
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.Speed shooter Bob Munden then went on tour promoting the Guinness World Records by firing a single-action revolver in .01 seconds.^ DAYSHIP Guinness World Records 20...
  • Guinness World Records 2010 by Craig Glenday 2009, Hardcover: items on eBay.com 17 January 2010 10:31 UTC catalog.ebay.com [Source type: General]

^ Copyright Guinness World Records 2009 .

^ Guinness World Records failuser!
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[19] .Among exhibits were life-size statues of the world's tallest man (Robert Wadlow) and world's largest earth worm, an X-ray photo of a sword swallower, repeated lightning strike victim Roy Sullivan's hat complete with lightning holes and a pair of gem-studded golf shoes for sale for $6500.[20] This museum has since closed.^ Turkish Sultan Kösen (27) was announced the world’s tallest man by Guinness World Records in September 2009.

^ The world's tallest man, who measures 7' 9", got married on Thursday to a woman who comes up to his elbow.
  • Guinness World Records Ltd.: News & Videos about Guinness World Records Ltd. - CNN.com 17 January 2010 10:31 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ September 17th, 2009 Spooky Sultan Kosen , a former basketball player from Turkey, has been acknowledged as the world’s tallest man , by the Guinness Book of Records.
  • Guinness Records | Oddity Central - Collecting Oddities 17 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.odditycentral.com [Source type: General]
  • World Records | Oddity Central - Collecting Oddities 17 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.odditycentral.com [Source type: General]

In more recent years the Guinness company has permitted the franchising of small museums with displays based on the book, all currently (as of 2008) located in towns popular with tourists: Tokyo, Copenhagen, San Antonio, Niagara Falls, Hollywood and Gatlinburg, Tennessee, with a new location scheduled to open in Bangalore, India in February 2010.
.There were once Guinness World Records museums and exhibitions at the Trocadero in London, Surfers Paradise, San Francisco, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina,Orlando, Florida,[21] Atlantic City, New Jersey,[22] and Las Vegas, Nevada,[23] but these locations have since closed.^ Guinness World Records™ 2009 .
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^ Guinness World Records headquarters is in London, England.
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^ A pint of Guinness World Records information .
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.The Orlando museum, which closed in 2002, was branded The Guinness Records Experience;[21] the Hollywood, Niagara Falls, Copenhagen, and Gaitlinburg, Tennessee museums also previously featured this branding.^ Join the Guinness World Records community for the full, feature-rich experience.

^ In essence, the Guinness World Records brand is the gold standard by which regular people can gauge how delightfully weird or abnormally gifted they are.
  • Guinness World Records | Guinness Book of World Records | HiT Entertainment | Nielsen BookScan | FaceBook | brandchannel.com 17 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.brandchannel.com [Source type: General]

^ First developed in Dubai, the Guinness World Records interactive experience involves creating an environment where the public can attempt records and become genuine record holders instantaneously.

[23]
.While some displays are dramatic, like the statues of the world's tallest and shortest people, or videos of records being broken, much of the information is presented simply with text and photos.^ Turkish Sultan Kösen (27) was announced the world’s tallest man by Guinness World Records in September 2009.

^ While these records are to most people a matter of some curiosity, they would also appear to be nothing short of trivia.
  • Manas: History and Politics, Indians and the Guinness Book of Records 17 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.sscnet.ucla.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Otto, a dachshund from Shrewsbury, was recognised by Guinness World Records for being the world’s oldest living dog.

Television series

Guinness World Records has commissioned various television series documenting world record breaking attempts, including:
  • Guinness World Records UK
  • Guinness World Records Primetime
  • The Guinness Game
  • Australia's Guinness World Records
  • Guinness World Records: 50 Years, 50 Records
  • Ultimate Guinness World Records
  • Lo show dei record (Italian version)
  • Spain: El show de los récords (Antena 3) and Guinness World Records (Telecinco)
  • Record Breakers (BBC TV)
  • Guinness World Records Smashed - UK - Sky1 (December)
  • Guinness World Records Portugal - PT - Sic
  • NZ Smashes Guinness World Records
  • Światowe Rekordy Guinnessa 2009 (Guinness World Records 2009) - Poland - Polsat
With the popularity of reality television, GWR began to market itself as the originator of the television genre, with slogans such as 'we wrote the book on Reality TV'.
The McWhirters co-presented the BBC television programme Record Breakers with Roy Castle from 1972 until Ross's death in 1975; Norris continued appearing on the show until his retirement in 1994.

Gamer's edition

.In 2008, Guinness World Records released its gamer's edition in association with Twin Galaxies.^ Guinness World Records™ 2009 .
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^ Guinness World Records 2009 2009 (Hardcover - September 17, 2008) .
  • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Guinness: World Records 2009 (Guinness World Records) 17 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Guinness World Records 2009 , October 19, 2008 .
  • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Guinness: World Records 2009 (Guinness World Records) 17 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

.The Gamer's Edition contains 258 pages, over 1236 video game related world records and four interviews including one with Twin Galaxies founder Walter Day.^ Guinness World Records 2010: Gamer's Edition out today .
  • Guinness World Records -- Joystiq [Playstation] 17 January 2010 10:31 UTC playstation.joystiq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Guinness World Records Day 2008 .
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^ The Guinness World Records: Gamer's Edition 2008 is on shelves now.
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The Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition, 2009 was released February 2009.
The latest edition was released January 2010.

See also

.
  • Suresh Joachim
  • Ashrita Furman of Queens, New York, the individual who holds the record for setting the most Guinness World Records.^ If the record will be acknowledged by Guinness, this will be his third world record.
    • Guinness Records | Oddity Central - Collecting Oddities 17 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.odditycentral.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Guinness World Records failuser!
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    ^ But not Ashrita Furman , `the man who holds more Guinness World Records than anyone else on the planet.
    • Guinness Records | Oddity Central - Collecting Oddities 17 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.odditycentral.com [Source type: General]

    [24],[25]
  • Herostratic fame, named after Herostratus, who destroyed the Temple of Artemis for the single reason of having his name immortalized in history.
  • Limca Book of Records, a record book of Indian origin.
  • Guinness World Records: The Video Game, A video game based on the book.
  • Universal Record Database

References

  1. ^ http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/corporate/about_us_5.aspx
  2. ^ http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/corporate/contact_us.aspx
  3. ^ Watson, Bruce. (August 2005). "World's Unlikeliest Bestseller". Smithsonian, pp. 76–81.
  4. ^ "Book deals for a steal", 4 May 2008, The Times (South Africa), Retrieved 2009-10-29.
  5. ^ Guinness Book of Records collectors' web-site
  6. ^ Early history of Guinness World Records, p. 2
  7. ^ Richard Cavendish (August 2005). "Publication of the Guinness Book of Records: 27 August 1955". History Today 55. 
  8. ^ "History of Guinness Book of Records". http://spyhunter007.com/spy_guinness_book_history.htm. Retrieved 2007-04-29. 
  9. ^ "Norris McWhirter Dies; 'Guinness Book' Co-Founder". The Washington Post. 21 April 2004. http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A29395-2004Apr20. Retrieved 2009-09-29. 
  10. ^ Guinness Book of World Records 2006, page 126 of UK edition. 
  11. ^ "Guinness World Records honors one man's historic milestone - 100 Records Broken! - Guinness World Records Blog post". community.guinnessworldrecords.com. http://community.guinnessworldrecords.com/_Guinness-World-Records-honors-one-mans-historic-milestone-100-Records-Broken/blog/241933/7691.html. Retrieved 2009-12-29. 
  12. ^ "Records Shatter Across the Globe in Honor of Guinness World Records Day 2006". http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20061106005761&newsLang=en. Retrieved 2007-04-29. 
  13. ^ Guinness World Records Live: Top 100. Guinness World Records. Retrieved on 6 November 2008.
  14. ^ "World Speed Beer Drinking Record". http://www.beerrecord.com. Retrieved 2007-04-29. 
  15. ^ "Video clip". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbX33Zkl9Nw. Retrieved 2007-04-29. 
  16. ^ http://www.cat-world.com.au/CatRecords.htm
  17. ^ a b Guinness Book of World Records 1990 edition, p. 464
  18. ^ Guinness World Records - Break A Record - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  19. ^ Bob Munden - Munden Enterprises, Fast Draw, Six-Gun Magic, Custom Gun Work, shooting videos, dvds, School of the Fast Gun, history of fast draw, appearances
  20. ^ In Praise of Facts, by John Leonard, the introduction to the New York Times Desk Reference
  21. ^ a b Brown, Robert H.. "The Guinness World Records Experience: one of Florida's Lost Tourist Attractions". http://www.lostparks.com/guinness.html. Retrieved 2009-02-01. 
  22. ^ Ripley Entertainment, Inc.. "Guinness World Records Experience locations". http://www.guinnessattractions.com/locations.aspx. Retrieved 2009-02-01. 
  23. ^ a b Ripley Entertainment, Inc. (2002-11-20). "Guinness World Records Experience locations". Internet Archive Wayback Machine. http://web.archive.org/web/20021120040920/http://www.guinnessattractions.com/. Retrieved 2009-02-01. 
  24. ^ The Telegraph, UK"Record breaker sets record - for most Guinness world records". The Telegraph, UK. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/5980491/Record-breaker-sets-record---for-most-Guinness-world-records.html. 
  25. ^ Guinness certificate and press release "Ashrita Furman Becomes First Person to Hold 100 Guinness World Records Simultaneously". Official Guinness Certificate. http://www.ashrita.com/records/versatility_record. 

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