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 Hairy Family
Victor “Larry” Gomez, Gabriel “Danny” Ramos Gomez, Luisa Lilia De Lira Aceves, and Jesus Manuel Fajardo Aceves are four members of a family of 19, spanning five generations in Mexico who all suffer from the rare condition called congenital generalized hypertrichosis. The condition is characterized by excessive facial and torso hair. In women, that means a lighter coat, while men have thick hair on about 98% of their body. Larry and Danny currently perform in the Mexican National Circus. The entire family have also assisted scientists in studying the genetic cause of CGH.
2) Longest Tongue on a Dog
Puggy, a Pekingese, possesses the longest licker on record at 4.5 inches. The measurement was taken at Avondale Haslet Animal Clinic, Texas, in May 2009, when he was 9 years old.
3) Longest Legs
Sorry, Giselle. Russian woman Svetlana Pankratova officially has the world’s longest legs, measuring 51.9 inches (approximately a little over 4 feet) on July 8, 2003.
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Excluding non-copyright works such as the Bible and the Quran, GWR is the world’s all-time best-selling tome, with global sales in some 37 languages exceeding hundred million.