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Guinness World Records, known from its inception from until as The Guinness Book of Records and in previous United States editions as The. Guinness World Records. likes · talking about this. The world's authority on record-breaking achievements since Guinness World Records. The global authority on record-breaking achievements since New #GWR & #GWRgamers books coming soon.
A selection of records are curated for the book from the full archive but all existing Guinness World Records titles can be accessed by creating a login on the company's website. Applications made by individuals for existing record categories are free of charge.
At that time, he held records. Play media Cracking open a wheel of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese as a part of a world record by Whole Foods Market. The list of records which the Guinness World Records covers is not fixed; records may be added and also removed for various reasons. The public are invited to submit applications for records, which can be either the bettering of existing records or substantial achievements which could constitute a new record. They later dropped all beer and alcohol records from their compendium in , and reinstated the records in Guinness World Records states several types of records it will not accept for ethical reasons, such as those related to the killing or harming of animals.
For example, following publication of the "heaviest fish" record, many fish owners overfed their pets beyond the bounds of what was healthy, and therefore such entries were removed.
There have been instances of closed records being reopened. Page Transparency See More. Facebook is showing information to help you better understand the purpose of a Page.
See actions taken by the people who manage and post content. Related Pages. National Geographic Adventure. National Geographic. Discovery Channel UK. Discover Magazine. Discovery Channel India. Julien Magic. Science Channel. BBC Earth. Genius Club - Asia. National Geographic Magazine. Mr Bean. After the founding of The Guinness Book of Records at Fleet Street , London, the first page edition was bound on 27 August and went to the top of the British best seller lists by Christmas.
The following year, it launched in the US, and sold 70, copies. Since then, Guinness World Records has gone on to become a record breaker in its own right; with sales of more than million copies in different countries and 37 languages, Guinness World Records is the world's best selling copyrighted book ever.
The McWhirters continued to compile it for many years. Both brothers had an encyclopedic memory; on the TV series Record Breakers , based upon the book, they would take questions posed by children in the audience on various world records and were able to give the correct answer. Guinness Superlatives later Guinness World Records Limited was formed in to publish the first book.
Sterling Publishing owned the rights to the Guinness book in the US for decades. Gullane was itself downloadd by HIT Entertainment in Recent editions have focused on record feats by person competitors. Competitions range from obvious ones such as Olympic weightlifting to the longest egg tossing distances, or for longest time spent playing Grand Theft Auto IV or the number of hot dogs that can be consumed in three minutes.
Many records also relate to the youngest people to have achieved something, such as the youngest person to visit all nations of the world Maurizio Giuliano. Each edition contains a selection of the records from the Guinness World Records database, as well as select new records, with the criteria for inclusion changing from year to year. The retirement of Norris McWhirter from his consulting role in and the subsequent decision by Diageo Plc to sell The Guinness Book of Records brand have shifted the focus of the books from text-oriented to illustrated reference.
A selection of records are curated for the book from the full archive but all existing Guinness World Records titles can be accessed by creating a login on the company's website.
Applications made by individuals for existing record categories are free of charge. A number of spin-off books  and television series have also been produced.
At that time, he held records. For many records, Guinness World Records is the effective authority on the exact requirements for them and with whom records reside, the company providing adjudicators to events to determine the veracity of record attempts.
The list of records which the Guinness World Records covers is not fixed; records may be added and also removed for various reasons. The public are invited to submit applications for records, which can be either the bettering of existing records or substantial achievements which could constitute a new record. Guinness World Records states several types of records it will not accept for ethical reasons, such as those related to the killing or harming of animals.
Several world records that were once included in the book have been removed for ethical reasons, including concerns for the well being of potential record breakers. For example, following publication of the "heaviest fish" record, many fish owners overfed their pets beyond the bounds of what was healthy, and therefore such entries were removed.
There have been instances of closed records being reopened. For example, the sword swallowing record was listed as closed in the Guinness Book of World Records , but the Guinness World Records Primetime TV show, which started in , accepted three sword swallowing challenges and so did the edition of the Guinness World Records onwards.
Similarly, the speed beer drinking records which were dropped from the book in , reappeared 17 years later in the edition, but were moved from the "Human Achievements" section of the older book  to the "Modern Society" section of the newer edition.
As of [update] , it is required in the guidelines of all "large food" type records that the item be fully edible, and distributed to the public for consumption, to prevent food wastage. Chain letters are also not allowed: For some potential categories, Guinness World Records has declined to list some records that are too difficult or impossible to determine. For example, its website states: On 10 December , Guinness World Records stopped its new " dreadlock " category after investigation of its first and only female title holder, Asha Mandela, determining it was impossible to judge this record accurately.
Guinness World Records website publishes selected records and is not supposed to be used for the record verification purposes, as it explains: We currently include over 15, records online which we update every week, so make sure to check the site regularly! The only way to verify a record is to contact Guinness, and the average response time is twelve weeks.
Speed shooter Bob Munden then went on tour promoting The Guinness Book of World Records by performing his record fast draws with a standard weight single-action revolver from a western movie type holster.
His fastest time for a draw was 0. In more recent years, the Guinness company has permitted the franchising of small museums with displays based on the book, all currently as of [update] located in towns popular with tourists: Tokyo , Copenhagen , San Antonio.
Guinness World Records has commissioned various television series documenting world record breaking attempts, including:. With the popularity of reality television, Guinness World Records began to market itself as the originator of the television genre, with slogans such as we wrote the book on Reality TV. In , Guinness World Records released its gamer's edition, a branch that keeps records for popular video game high scores, code, and feats in association with Twin Galaxies.
The Gamer's Edition contains pages, over video game related world records and four interviews including one with Twin Galaxies founder Walter Day. It was effectively replaced in singles part by the Virgin Book of British Hit Singles from onward. A video game , Guinness World Records: In , Warner Bros. The film version will apparently use the heroic achievements of record holders as the basis for a narrative that should have global appeal.