Introduction – Guinness World Day is observed on November 17 in the year 2021 to honor all the world records set so far that motivate people to continue breaking records. The Guinness World Record or G.W.R is a book, which contains records across the world and is a resource to check facts and find the world’s best records. The book is introduced in about 100 countries with different 23 languages. Firstly, this international day was celebrated on November 19, 2004. The ‘’Guinness Book of World Records’’ is one of the best-selling books of all time.
History – Sir Hugh Beaver, managing director of the Guinness Breweries, became curious about the fastest game bird in Europe during the shooting party in Ireland. He was also realized that there is a need for a book that maintains the world records achieved all around the world. Christopher Chataway, an employee of Guinness Breweries, recommended with two friends namely Norris and Ross McWhirter had begun a fact-finding agency in the city of London. Norris and Ross McWhirter were commissioned to collect The Guinness Book of Records. Firstly, the Guinness Book of Records Office was introduced on August 27, 1955, in London.
The first edition of the book with 198 pages became one of the top sellers during Christmas in Britain. This book was introduced and sold over 70,000 copies in the United States in the year 1956. The Guinness World Record book became popular worldwide by maintaining all the world records or achievements in the year 1976. After that, a Guinness Book of World Records Museum was introduced to showcase several world records in the Empire State Building in the United States.