Top 10 Facts from Guinness World Record

Iris | 12 - 02 - 2021
Guinness World Records

You might have heard that “The Guinness Book of Records” has gained immense popularity and become an instant bestseller around the world. This book contains many inspired truly attempted bizarre records. To this moment, the Guinness Book of  World Records ensures to keep up-to-date records on it. From “which is the tallest dog” to the hottest chili pepper, the book has everything you need. But how well do you know about the Guinness World Records? Play our interesting quiz to discover more interesting facts about the Guinness World Record. 

10 Facts about Guinness World Record

  • The Guinness Book of World Records was founded by Ross McWhirter, who was murdered by the Provisional Irish Republican Army in 1975.
  • The first edition of the Guinness Book of World Records consists of 198 pages and it took about 13 and a half 90-hour weeks, including weekends and bank holidays.
  • The Guinness Book of World Records was originally published by Guinness Breweries and they planned to hand out free copies to around 80,000 Irish & British pubs.
  • Around 50,000 people apply to the Guinness World Book of Records annually and among them only 1000 people will make an achievement.
  • The Guinness World Record has changed a number of times. It was owned by Guinness Breweries, Guinness PLC, and Subsequently Diego, Gullane Entertainment, and also by Thomas the Tank Engine.
  • Guinness World Book of Records is the world’s best-selling copyright book ever. Around 100 million copies were sold in 100 different countries and 23 languages.
  • Even the Guinness Book of World Records holds the world record for being the most stolen book from public libraries.
  • Iran tried to get into the Guinness Book of World Records by making the world’s largest sandwich. But they failed as people started eating it before it could be officially measured.
  • US President Barack Obama holds the Guinness World Record for “Fastest time to reach one million followers”  in two whole weeks.
  • A man named Michel Lotito holds a special place in the Guinness Book of World Records for eating an entire airplane.


When Was the Guinness Book of World Records First Published?
  • A. 1955
  • B. 1956
  • C. 1957
  • D. 1958
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