May 4, 1951, Sir Hugh Beaver, managing director of Brewing Company "Guinness" went for hunting in the North Slob, Wexford County, Ireland. Their friends got into a dispute over 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 find the answers to such questions.
The first edition of the Guinness Book of 197 pages was published August 27, 1955, and by Christmas was this book a bestseller in the UK. Since the first edition has sold more than 400 million copies. The last part - "Guinness World Records 2011."
The largest number of tubes that has ever stuffed into his mouth - 400. This was done by Simon Elmore of Germany, who kept them for 10 seconds on the set of the show «Mark 'n' Simon Show» in Sollhubene, Bavaria, August 6, 2009. (John Wright / Guinness World Records)
Janet Estevez (from USA) brought together the largest collection of objects with Mickey Mouse - in 2760 it different things - at the time of December 11, 2008. The collection was collected in 1960. (Paul Michael Hughes / Guinness World Record
John Cassidy has created the largest model airplane out of 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 was measured on the set of the program "Lo Show dei Record" Rome March 18, 2010. (Paul Michael Hughes / Guinness World Records)
Longest tongue in the dog - 11.43 cm - belongs to Puggy - Pekingese Becky Stanford (from USA). The measurements took place in a veterinary clinic "Avondale Haslet Animal Clinic", Texas, May 8, 2009, when Puggy was nine years old. (Paul Michael Hughes / Guinness World Records)
Most spoons on his face. Most spoons - 17 - were able to fasten itself 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)
Steven Parkes (UK) Smurfit began collecting as a child and has since stopped. On January 28, 2010, his collection has reached 1,061 pieces, including figurines of Christmas and Easter Smurfs and Smurfs in historical costumes. (Ranald Mackechnie / Guinness World Records)
The smallest cow in the world - 85 cm from the rear to the front foot - it belongs to Martin and Caroline Ryder (UK). It was measured at the farm "Pike End" in Rishuorte, UK, September 14, 2009. (Ranald Mackechnie / Guinness World Records)
The heaviest limousine - "Midnight Rider" weighs 22,933 kg. Its length is 21.3 meters and a height of 4.1 meters. Limousine constructed Michael Machado and Pamela Bartholomew (from USA) in California. He began work September 3, 2004. (Paul Michael Hughes / Guinness World Records)
Labrador named Tubby Sandra Gilmore from the UK over the past six years has helped to pass in the processing of about 26,000 plastic bottles. The dog collects bottles during the daily walks, crushing them and releasing the hostess. (Paul Michael Hughes / Guinness World Records)
The longest hair - 5627 mm - belong to the C Tsiping Chinese woman. They measured the May 8, 2004. She grows her hair since 1973, where she was 13 years old. (John Wright / Guinness World Records)
The heaviest shoes in the world weigh 122.8 lbs. They used the Chinese Zhang Chzhentsi on the set of transfer "Lo Show dei Record" in Rome on March 18, 2010. (Paul Michael Hughes / Guinness World Records)