The Guinness World Records is a book that is published yearly containing a collection of records set around the world. Whether it is a person, a place, a thing, or an event. The Guinness World Records has them all. These books show the world and its extreme and bizarre achievements.
The Guiness Book or World Records was made up from contributions of athletes, journalists, and known twin brothers Norris and Ross McWhrither in 1955. Regardless of the fact that the book was produced in 1955, this historic series of books was forged out of the rich pride and history of a popular Irish brewery names Guiness.
The idea for the Guinness Book was to settle different bar bets among the locals. After a while, the owners of Guinness realized they were sitting on a golden egg and took or seized the opportunity to turn this solution of settling bets into a masterpiece.
On May 4, 1951, the managing director of Guinness Breweries was having a dispute about which bird was faster in Europe was when Sir Hugh Beaver was first struck with this brilliant idea.
On the same night, the managing director of the Guinness Brewery realized that there was no book with the enough available information to settle the previous dispute. How could something like this not exist to inform people of the amazing occurrences in this world?
Then was when he concluded that making this book could become a very popular trend and immediately went to work. You should very well know what happened after this.
Since Guinness made this book public in 1955, millions of copies have been produced and is one of the more popular books in the world. Ironically enough, the book hold its own world record.
It has been reported that one of the most stolen books in US libraries is the Guinness Book of World Records. How's that for a weird fact, not to mention an ironic one?