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The Guinness Book of World Records

The Guinness Book of World Records


Year Published: 1956

Description: Tallest, fastest, longest, deepest, highest. For more than half a century, The Guinness Book of World Records—an annual compendium of seemingly impossible human feats and naturally occurring phenomena—has regaled readers both young and young and heart with superlatives of all shapes and sizes. First published in the US in 1956, the publication's official title was changed in 2000 to simply Guinness World Records to reflect its evolution into a multi-pronged enterprise, including a television series and museums.

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'Wherever people congregate to talk, they will argue, and sometimes the joy lies in the arguing and would be lost if there were any definite answer… Guinness in producing this book hopes that it may assist in resolving many such disputes, and may, we hope, turn heat into light.'

The Guinness Book of World Records

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