The Guinness Book of World Records was started to settle pub arguments

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The idea of Guinness Book of Records came to Sir Hugh Beaver in the 1950’s when he had an argument in a pub about the fastest game bird in Europe. Since he couldn’t find an answer in any of the books, he decided to compile a book of facts and figures to help settle pub arguments just like the one he had.

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2 Comments to “The Guinness Book of World Records was started to settle pub arguments”

  1. the Guinness Book of Records has spawned such a plethora of daft records a more apt title would be the Guinness Book of Trivial Pursuits

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    • The Guinness Book of World Records never held my attention for long excepting the occasional nature factoid. What humans did couldn’t be more boring to me because the bastards wouldn’t undertake such ridiculous feats were it not for the attention of other humans. Growing your fingernails six feet long ain’t noble.

      Yet, Ripley’s Believe it or Not somewhat had me on the edge of my seat every week.

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