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August 27 2008

August 27, 1955 in the UK was published the first edition of the famous Guinness Book of Records. "The book's title - Meeting the unique achievements - is most directly related to the well-known brand of beer.

In 1759, in Dublin, opened a brewery of Arthur Guinness, who successfully ran until the mid-twentieth century. In 1951, at a dinner hosted by "Voksford for local hunters, Managing Director of Guinness, Sir Hugh Beaver argue with someone of the guests that the golden plover - the fastest bird in Europe. After some time in Sir Hugh has once again raised similar controversy: this time the dispute was about who flies faster, the golden plover or the grouse. Then Sir Biver had an idea that certainly similar disputes in such circumstances are more the rule and that the disputants have no authoritative source, which would contain all the necessary data to substantiate their point of view.

Commissioned by the Irish brewing company in London was established agency who registered the most diverse achievements. Work on the encyclopedia, was charged with the brothers Norris and Ross Makuirteram, owners of the news agency. Were considered by many facts gathered compelling scientific evidence and credible testimony of experts.

Released book is a reference book on 198 pages. With the help of the owners of pubs "separate" overheated visitors. Later even started to hold contests, identifying with the book itself erudite visitor. "The book immediately became a bestseller - the first few months had sold over 50,000 copies by 1956 sales exceeded five million copies.

Today, an annual compendium of World Records as the achievements of man, and extremes in nature, is published in more than 100 countries in 23 languages. Guinness World Records is a book with the highest circulation of any book, copyrighted, only the Bible and the Koran have a higher circulation. Thus, Guinness World Records has gained entry in the Guinness Book of Records itself.

In the Russian translation of "Guinness World Records was first published in Russia in 1989. In the same year, Russia began to publish the domestic book of records - "Record Book of Russia."

August 27, 1967 was made famous fishing record. The largest number of fish - 652 pieces in the history of the world championships in fishing in fresh waters, was caught by the Belgian Jacques Izenbaerom the championship in the Hungarian Dunauivaroshe.

27 August 1975 ended the longest journey on a tandem bicycle. Spouses Veronica and Colin Skargill from Bedford, United Kingdom, traveled the world on a tandem, driving 29 000 km. His odyssey they began Feb. 25, 1974 and ended 27 August 1975.

August 27, 1982 was baked largest in the history of apple pie. Englishmen in the county of Kent, led by Glyn Christian worked for three days - the meat weighing 13.66 tons were cast on a baking sheet size 12x7 m. The preparation is enormous cake took nearly 2,200 buckets of apples.

August 27, 1987 in France was put at a record rate of movement on roller skates. Italiana Marisa Kanofolya has a top speed of 40.307 km / h - at a distance of 300 m on the open road in Grenoble, France.

August 27, 1994 was made one of their most bizarre Guinness World Records - in the spitting cherry stone. The world record in the flight range to spit cherry pits - 28.98 meters, shown in Langenthal, Germany, a Hurst Ortmann.

ypusk prepared by Max K * - based on encyclopedias and other public sources.

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