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.
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
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