May 4, 1951 Sir Hugh Beaver, managing director of brewer «Guinness» went hunting in the North Slob, Wexford County, Ireland. They got into a dispute with his friends about what kind of bird is the fastest in Europe, but he realized that the books do not have such information. Then he decided that it would be nice to have a record book in which one might find the answers to these questions.
The first edition of Guinness World Records at 197 pages, published August 27, 1955, and by Christmas was a real book a bestseller in the UK. Since the first edition has sold over 400 million copies. The last part – “Guinness World Records 2011”.
Most of spoons on his face. Most spoons – 17 – were able to fasten itself to Aaron, Cassie (from Canada) on the set of the program «Lo Show Dei Record» in Milan April 18, 2009. (John Wright / Guinness World Records)
Janet Estevez (from USA) brought together the largest collection of objects with Mickey Mouse – it has 2760 different things – at the time of December 11, 2008. The collection was collected in 1960. (Paul Michael Hughes / Guinness World Record.
John Cassidy has created the largest model airplane out of balloons. (Richard Bradbury / Guinness World Records)
The longest nose in the world – 8.8 cm from the forehead to the tip – owned by Mehmet Ozureku (from Turkey). The nose was measured on the set of the program «Lo Show dei Record» in Rome on 18 March 2010. (Paul Michael Hughes / Guinness World Records)
Longest tongue in the dog – 11.43 cm – belongs to Puggy – Pekingese Beki Stanford (from USA). The measurements were conducted in a veterinary clinic «Avondale Haslet Animal Clinic», Texas, May 8, 2009, when Puggy was nine years old. (Paul Michael Hughes / Guinness World Records)
The largest number of tubules, which ever shoved in her mouth – 400. This was done by Simon Elmore from Germany, which kept them 10 seconds on the set of the show «Mark ‘n’ Simon Show» in Sollhubene, Bavaria, August 6, 2009. (John Wright / Guinness World Records)
Stephen Parkes (UK) began collecting Smurfit in his childhood and has since stopped. On January 28, 2010, his collection had reached 1061 pieces, including figures of Christmas and Easter Smurfs, Smurfs and in historical costumes. (Ranald Mackechnie / Guinness World Records)
The smallest cow in the world – 85 cm from the rear to the front hooves – Swallow belongs to Martin and Caroline Ryder (UK). It was measured at the farm «Pike End» in Rishuorte, UK, September 14, 2009. (Ranald Mackechnie / Guinness World Records)
Heaviest limo – “Midnight Rider” weighs 22 933 kg. Its length is 21.3 meters and a height of 4.1 meter. Michael Machado limousine designed by Bartolomeo and Pamela (from USA) in California. He started on the 3rd of September 2004. (Paul Michael Hughes / Guinness World Records)
Labrador named Tabby Sandra Gilmore from the UK over the past six years has helped to pass in the processing of about 26 000 plastic bottles. Dog collects bottles during the daily walks, crushing and giving their owner. (Paul Michael Hughes / Guinness World Records)
The longest hair – 5627 mm – Chinese girl owned C Tsiping. They measured the May 8, 2004.She grows her hair since 1973, where she was 13 years old. (John Wright / Guinness World Records)
The heaviest shoes in the world weigh 122.8 lbs. They used the Chinese Zhang Chzhentsi on the set of transmission «Lo Show dei Record» in Rome on 18 March 2010. (Paul Michael Hughes / Guinness World Records)