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Some Facts About Guinness Book of World Records

1. It took 13 and a half 90-hour weeks, including weekends and bank holidays, to finish the first edition of the Guinness Book of World Records.

2.The Guinness Book of World Records was originally published by Guinness Breweries.

3. It was created because the creator became involved in an argument over which was the fastest game bird in Europe.

4. The founder of the Guinness Book of World Records, Ross McWhirter, was murdered by the Provisional Irish Republican Army in 1975.

5. Guinness World Records receives 50,000 applications annually out of which only 1,000 make the cut.

6. In 2009, Jonathan Lee Riches sued the Guinness Book of World Records when he heard that they were about to name him as “The Most Litigious Man in the World”

7. The record for most Guinness World Records is held by Ashrita Furman.

8. “Longest DJ marathon”, “the Heaviest item lifted with glue” and “the Most apples bobbed in one minute” are some of the most frequently broken records.

9. There are special guidelines for food-related titles. According to Guinness World Records, food used for these titles must be “either consumed or distributed for consumption after it has been measured.”

10. With sales of more than 100 million copies in 100 different countries and 37 languages, Guinness World Records is the world’s best-selling copyright book ever.

11.The Guinness Book of World Records holds the world record for being the most stolen book from public libraries.

12. It is the world’s most sold copyrighted book and holds a record for this in the book.

13. Iran tried to get into the Guinness Book of World Records by making the world’s largest sandwich. But before it could be officially measured, people started eating it and hence they failed.

14. The presidential election of 1927 in Liberia is listed as “the most fraudulent election reported in history” in the Guinness Book of World Records.

15. US President Barack Obama was a world record holder for “Fastest time to reach one million followers” for two whole weeks.

16. A man named Michel Lotito is in the Guinness Book of World Records for eating an entire airplane.

17. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the “Most Number of Fatalities in a Crocodile Attack” occurred during the Battle of Ramree Island in WWII, when British marines forced Japanese soldiers into crocodile infested waters.



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