The first Guinness Book of Records ever


WORLD'S FIRST
GUINNESS BOOK OF RECORDS

THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST

What was the world's first Guinness Book of Records?

Sir Hugh Beaver, manager of the Guinness Brewery, went hunting with some friends on November 10 1951 and they got into a disagreement about the fastest game bird in Europe and could not find the answer anywhere.

The lack of information for settling bar bets gave Sir Hugh Beaver an idea and the Guinness Book of Records was conceived with the first issue, a 198 page promotion book, being published on August 27, 1955.

The book was a hit, helping settle bar bets of all kinds so in 1956 a U.S. version was published for American bar-betting patrons to help settle their issues.

In 2001 the book changed it's name to Guinness World Records but is still the leading source for settling bar bets to this day.


The Guinness Book of Records - 1955


The first Guinness Book of Records ever

The first Guinness Book of Records ever

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