May 4, 1951, Sir Hugh Beaver, managing director of brewing company «Guinness» went hunting in the North Slob, County Wexford, Ireland. They got into an argument with your friends about what kind of bird is the fastest in Europe, but he realized that the books do not have such information. Then he decided that it would be nice to have a book of records, which could be to find answers to such questions. The first edition of the Guinness World Records for 197 pages was published August 27, 1955, and by Christmas this book was a bestseller in the UK. Since the release of the first edition has sold over 400 million copies. The last part - "Guinness World Records 2011».
Stephen Parks (UK) began collecting Smurfs as a child and since then has not stopped. On 28 January 2010, his collection has reached 1,061 pieces, including figurines Christmas and Easter Smurfs and Smurfs in historical costumes.
Most spoons on his face. Most spoons - 17 - managed to fasten themselves to Aaron Cassie (from Canada) on the set of the program «Lo Show Dei Record» in Milan April 18, 2009. (John Wright / Guinness World Records)
Janet Estevez (US) gathered the largest collection of objects with Mickey Mouse - in her 2760 different things - at the time of December 11, 2008. Collection collected since 1960. (Paul Michael Hughes / Guinness World Record
John Cassidy created the largest model airplane of the balloons. (Richard Bradbury / Guinness World Records)
The longest nose in the world - 8, 8 cm from the forehead to the tip - belongs to Mehmet Ozureku (from Turkey). The nose is measured on the set of program «Lo Show dei Record» in Rome on 18 March 2010. (Paul Michael Hughes / Guinness World Records)