The idea for the Guinness Book of World Records came out of an argument Sir Hugh Beaver, managing director of the Guinness Brewery, had on a hunting trip in the early 1950s. He wasn’t able to find the answer to the fastest game bird in any reference book.
Later, that inspired his plan for Guinness to do a promotion around a book that would settle pub arguments. That first book, written by Norris and Ross McWhirter, was published August 27, 1955.
Well Today let’s have a look into the Top 3 Weird Guinness World Records of All Time.
1) Largest Collection of Rubber Ducks
Charlotte Lee (USA) has 5,631 different rubber ducks, as of 10 April 2011, which she has been collecting since 1996. (Here’s another peek at her, um, flock.)
2) Largest Collection of Garden Gnomes and Pixies
At her four-acre “Gnome Reserve” in West Putford, England, Ann Atkin has 2,042 gnomes and pixies, as of March 2011.
3) Most Wins for “Gurning,” a.k.a. Making a Face
As my grandmother would say, “Be careful, or your face will freeze like that!” Anne Woods doesn’t worry about that though, as the British woman has won the most world championships for gurning — 27 — between 1977 and 2010. The Egremont Crab Fair in Cumbria, England, where the championships are held, was established in 1267, which makes it one of the oldest fairs in the world.
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The Guinness Book of Records was first published on August 27, 1955.