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Guinness World Records

Guinness World Records

  • 5 stars across 24 books
In 1951, Sir Hugh Beaver, the then managing director of the Guinness Brewery, went on a shooting party and became involved in an argument. Which was the fastest game bird in Europe - the golden plover or the grouse? He realized then that a book supplying the answers to this sort of question might prove popular. He was right!

Sir Hugh's idea became reality when Norris and Ross McWhirter, who had been running a fact-finding agency in London, were commissioned to compile what became The Guinness Book of Records. The first edition was bound on August 27, 1955, and went to the top of the British bestseller lists by Christmas that year.

Since then, Guinness World RecordsT has become a household name and the global leader in world records. No other enterprise collects, confirms, accredits and presents world record data with the same investment in comprehensiveness and authenticity.
27th July 2017

Guinness World Records 2018

The record-breaking records annual is back and packed with more incredible accomplishments, stunts, cutting-edge science... MoreGuinness World Records 2018

(10 reviews) Review
10th March 2016

Guinness World Records 2016: Blockbusters

If you're hungry for trending trivia, mind-blowing stats and more pop-culture records than you can shake a selfie-stick ... MoreGuinness World Records 2016: Blockbusters

(6 reviews) Review
28th August 2018

Guinness World Records 2019

The world's most popular record book is back with thousands of new categories and newly broken records, covering everyth... MoreGuinness World Records 2019

(5 reviews) Review
15th September 2022

Guinness World Records 2023

The 2023 edition takes readers on a journey that's out of this world! With bonus digital content throughout, we reveal t... MoreGuinness World Records 2023

(4 reviews) Review
8th September 2016

Guinness World Records

The ultimate annual book of records is back and crammed with more than ever before! Guinness World Records 2017 is burst... MoreGuinness World Records

(2 reviews) Review
7th September 2017

Guinness World Records: Amazing Animals

Calling all animal lovers! Guinness World Records: Amazing Animals puts the spotlight on the world's most fur-nomenal cr... MoreGuinness World Records: Amazing Animals

(2 reviews) Review
27th July 2017

Guinness World Records: Gamer'S Edition

From the global authority in record-breaking comes the 11th edition of the world's best-selling videogames annual. Packe... MoreGuinness World Records: Gamer'S Edition

(2 reviews) Review
4th October 2018

Guinness World Records: Wild Things

Whether it's the biggest, the smallest, the fastest, the deadliest or just the downright weirdest, Guinness World Record... MoreGuinness World Records: Wild Things

(2 reviews) Review
16th September 2021

Guinness World Records 2022

Fully revised and updated, and with a bright new design, Guinness World Records 2022 provides a fascinating snapshot of ... MoreGuinness World Records 2022

(2 reviews) Review
8th March 2018

Guinness World Records: Science & Stuff

Guinness World Records: Science & Stuff is a whirlwind tour through the astounding, record-breaking world (and uni... MoreGuinness World Records: Science & Stuff

(1 review) Review
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