Guinness World Records 2017

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Guinness World Records 2017
Author
Guinness World Records
Publisher
Pan Macmillan
Released
08 September, 2016

Synopsis

With a fresh new design and 13 chapters containing thousands of new and updated records, awe-inspiring never-before-seen photographs and a bucketload of facts, stats, figures and trivia. Look out, too, for our all-new Factographic features and a special chapter dedicated to helping you become a record breaker...
Guinness World Records
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Guinness World Records

In 1951, Sir Hugh Beaver, the then managing director of the Guinness Brewery, went on a shooting party and became involved in an argument. Which was the fastest game bird in Europe - the golden plover or the grouse? He realized then that a book supplying the answers to this sort of question might prove popular. He was right!Sir Hugh's idea became reality when Norris and Ross McWhirter, who had been running a fact-finding agency in London, were commissioned to compile what became The Guinness Book of Records. The first edition was bound on August 27, 1955, and went to the top of the British bestseller lists by Christmas that year.Since then, Guinness World Records™ has become a household name and the global leader in world records. No other enterprise collects, confirms, accredits and presents world record data with the same investment in comprehensiveness and authenticity.

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