07/25/2005: Record Setters....
This year Guinness World Records celebrates its 50th anniversary. Smithsonian Magazine (hard copy) has a nice article (only a short few paragraphs on its on-line site) about some of the major feats which have gone into the history books and Guinness Book of World’s records.
If you were tempted into submitting one to Guinness, Be Warned,
”…nine full time researchers monitor current records, witness attempts and handle 60,000 inquires a year from would-be record setters, more than half from the United States.
Only 15 percent of all new proposed attempts get the Guinness go-ahead.
All sanctioned attempts must meet Guinness’ rigorous guidelines…Even if all criteria are met and existing record is broken, there is no guarantee that it will make into the book; lest the annual edition run to 3,000 pages, only about 10 % get into print.”
Karen on 07.25.05 @ 07:58 AM CST