After missing a shot at a golden plover, he became involved in an argument over which was the fastest game bird in Europe, the golden plover or the red grouse (it is the plover Beaver knew that there must be numerous other questions debated nightly in pubs throughout Ireland and abroad, but there was no book in the world with which to settle arguments about records.He realised then that a book supplying the answers to this sort of question might prove successful.The Mc Whirters 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.Beaver's idea became reality when Guinness employee Christopher Chataway recommended University friends Norris and Ross Mc Whirter, who had been running a fact-finding agency in London.The twin brothers were commissioned to compile what became The Guinness Book of Records in August 1954. After the founding of The Guinness Book of Records at 107 Fleet Street, London, the first 198-page edition was bound on 27 August 1955 and went to the top of the British best seller lists by Christmas.
A number of spin-off books and television series have also been produced. We fled in a restaurant and we had to wait for hours. English, Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Fijian, Filipino, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish Guinness World Records, known from its inception in 1955 until 2000 as The Guinness Book of Records and in previous United States editions as The Guinness Book of World Records, is a reference book published annually, listing world records both of human achievements and the extremes of the natural world.In 2006, Apax Partners purchased Hi T and subsequently sold Guinness World Records in early 2008 to the Jim Pattison Group, the parent company of Ripley Entertainment, which is licensed to operate Guinness World Records' Attractions.With offices in New York City and Tokyo, Guinness World Records' global headquarters remain in London, while its museum attractions are based at Ripley headquarters in Orlando, Florida, US.As of the 2017 edition, it is now in its 62nd year of publication, published in 100 countries and 23 languages.The international franchise has extended beyond print to include television series and museums. Bos that good that you like the photos and also I hope that when DUbai is covered you can see it, it is really impressive. Once in Beijing the Gobi Desert dust challenged, but there was enough mouth mask. Each edition contains a selection of the records from the Guinness database, as well as select new records; the criteria for inclusion having changed over the years.The ousting of Norris Mc Whirter from his consulting role in 1995 and the subsequent decision by Diageo Plc to sell the Guinness World Records brand have shifted it from a text-oriented to an illustrated reference book ("style over substance").