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  SSC Guinness world records
The Sand Sculpture Company are proud owners of the current record for the tallest hand-built sculpture, notably published in The Guinness Book of World Records.
Our last record was approximately 200 tons of sand, carved in 92 man hours.
Not only are the sculptors under their own personal challenge; but also guidelines set forth by Guinness, a careful eye of an official record keeper, surveyor, and an enormous amount of media.
www.sandsculpting.com /world_records.htm   (297 words)

  
  Amazon.com: Guinness Book of World Records, 2004: Books: Guinness World Records   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The world record for the highest amount paid to an actor to guest star on a TV show is Matthew Perry,who was paid $765,900 for appearing on FOX's Ally McBeal (USA).
The highest speed recorded on a skateboard is 78.37 mph in a prone position by Roger Hickey, 32, on a course near Los Angeles, California, USA on March 15, 1990.
The guinness book of world records is a book that keeps you and me informed of the amaising yet fairly random things that men and women arround the world have achieved the best...
www.amazon.com /Guinness-Book-World-Records-2004/dp/1892051206   (1166 words)

  
  Guinness book / world records .......with bicycle & violin !   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Guinness book / world records.......with bicycle and violin !
" News from the man cycling backwards: Christian Adam (neé Patzig *1963) beat his own record as he was sitting backwards on his bike and covered a distance of 60,45 km in 5:08 h with playing his violin.
A world record in cycling backwards was set up by Christian Adam (neé Patzig) * 1963 from Nindorf near Meldorf / Germany.
www.worldrecord.info /worldrecords/Guinnessbook.html   (204 words)

  
  Manas: History and Politics, Indians and the Guinness Book of Records
This sort of record would seem to appeal to Indians: according to the Guinness Book, the record for "miniscule writing" is held by Surendra Apharya of Jaipur, who wrote 1,314 characters on a single grain of rice on 28 February 1991.
The Guinness Book also notes that the record for "the longest duration in a typing marathon on a manual machine", 142 hours 50 minutes, was set by an Indian man from 25-31 July 1990: he hit 916,000 strokes.
If the Guinness Book is the poor Indian's medium for acquiring cultural capital, for the noveau riche their entry into the book of fame, and the book of numbers, is rendered possible by conspicuous consumption.
www.sscnet.ucla.edu /southasia/History/Independent/guiness.html   (3245 words)

  
  Science Fair Projects - Guinness Book of Records
The Guinness Book of Records (or in recent editions Guinness World Records, and in previous US editions Guinness Book of World Records) is a reference book published annually, containing an internationally recognized collection of world records, both human achievements and the extrema of the natural world.
The first edition was published in 1955, commissioned by the Guinness brewery after a debate in a pub over the fastest species of gamebird could not be settled with existing reference books.
Other records, such as sword swallowing, have been closed to further entry due to the fact that the current holders have performed beyond what is considered safe human tolerences.
www.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/Guinness_Book_Of_World_Records   (645 words)

  
  Guinness Book of Records - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Guinness Book of Records (or in recent editions Guinness World Records, and in previous US editions Guinness Book of World Records) is a reference book published annually, containing an internationally recognized collection of world records, both human achievements and the extrema of the natural world.
In other cases, Guinness accepts the claim of the Apple iMac as having the shortest computer instruction manual (there are others that are similar), and the Khardungla Pass as being the highest motorable road (there are two that are higher).
Other records, such as sword swallowing, have been closed to further entry due to the fact that the current holders have performed beyond what are considered safe human tolerance levels.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Guinness_Book_of_Records   (856 words)

  
 Encyclopedia article: Guinness Book of Records   (Site not responding. Last check: )
When the book became a surprise hit, many further editions were printed, eventually settling into a pattern of one revision each year, published in October to coincide with Christmas (A Christian holiday celebrating the birth of Christ; a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland) sales.
Likewise, other records related to dangerous stunt (A difficult or unusual or dangerous feat; usually done to gain attention) s are often not published, for example those closely related to freediving (additional info and facts about freediving).
Other records, such as sword swallowing (additional info and facts about sword swallowing), have been closed to further entry due to the fact that the current holders have performed beyond what is considered safe human tolerances.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/g/gu/guinness_book_of_records.htm   (495 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Ross McWhirter   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In 1954 the twins were invited by the Guinness brewery to compile a book of records, giving birth to the phenomenon known as the Guinness Book of Records.
They were noted for their photographic memory, enabling them to provide detailed answers to any questions from the audience about entries in the Guinness Book of Records.
ÆÀÉRecord Breakers was a British Guinness Book of Records themed childrens TV show, originally presented by Roy Castle with twin brothers Norris McWhirter and Ross McWhirter.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Ross-McWhirter   (2051 words)

  
 Guinness - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Guinness stout is made from four natural ingredients: water, barley, hops and yeast.
Guinness adopted the harp as a logo in 1862, however it is shown in a form that faces left instead of right as in the coat of arms.
The Guinness company also produced the Guinness Book of Records, which originated in 1955 when a debate in a pub after a hunt could not be settled with existing reference books.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Guinness   (1902 words)

  
 Guinness Book of Records: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com
The Guinness Book of Records is an internationally-recognized collection of the record achievements in a broad range of worldwide competitions.
Competitions range from obvious ones such as weightlifting to the more entertaining ones such as longest egg-throwing distance or the number of hot dogs that can be consumed in 10 minutes.
It first appeared in Britain in the late 1950s under the title, The Guinness Book of Superlatives, having been commissioned by the Guinness brewery as a book for settling bar bets.
www.encyclopedian.com /gu/Guinness-Book-of-Records.html   (190 words)

  
 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Guinness World Records, known until 2000 as The Guinness Book of Records (and in previous U.S. editions The Guinness Book of World Records) is a reference book published annually, containing an internationally recognized collection of world records, both human achievements and the extreme of the natural world.
Guinness World Records do not monitor the category of 'Person with the most records' as this changes too frequently, and records that once existed may now have been 'rested' and therefore this would not be a fair category.
The Guinness Book also dropped records within their "eating and drinking records" section of Human Achievements in 1991 due to concerns that potential competitors could do harm to themselves and expose the publisher to potential litigation.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Guinness_World_Record   (1510 words)

  
 CNN.com - Guinness records snub for Blaine - Sep. 4, 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Guinness World Records chiefs told the UK's Press Association they had been contacted by the U.S. magician asking for his feats to be recognized.
Book compilers say they abandoned the burial record a few years ago, but their guidelines were for the box to be at least 2 meters below the surface rather than Blaine's 1.8 meters.
And record bosses said his ice challenge -- in which he was encased in ice for 60 hours, was little different from living in an igloo or an ice hotel.
cnn.com /2003/WORLD/europe/09/04/uk.blaine/index.html   (716 words)

  
 Guinness Book History 1950 - Present
The Guinness Book of Records is the biggest-selling copyrighted book of all time, according to Publisher, Young, with 92 million books sold since 1955.
The book was the brainchild of Sir Hugh Beaver.
It was the '50s, a time when people were smitten with records -- the 4-minute mile, jet speeds, car speeds -- and Sir Hugh Beaver decided to compile a book of records and distribute them to pubs as conversation pieces while patrons enjoyed a pint of Guinness.
spyhunter007.com /spy_guinness_book_history.htm   (527 words)

  
 Canadians attempt fantastic feats on Guinness World Records Day   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Record challenging events were on the schedule all week.
"There are probably over 100 Canadian records in the book this year, which is somewhere in the neighbourhood of five to 10 per cent, which is high," Low said.
On Wednesday, the CN Tower earned a new spot in the Guinness Book of Records when it was recognized as having the world's highest wine cellar at 351 metres.
www.cbc.ca /cp/Oddities/061109/K110904U.html   (521 words)

  
 DNK Amazon Store :: Guinness Book of World Records, 2004
The world record for the highest amount paid to an actor to guest star on a TV show is Matthew Perry,who was paid $765,900 for appearing on FOX's Ally McBeal (USA).
The highest speed recorded on a skateboard is 78.37 mph in a prone position by Roger Hickey, 32, on a course near Los Angeles, California, USA on March 15, 1990.
The guinness book of world records is a book that keeps you and me informed of the amaising yet fairly random things that men and women arround the world have achieved the best of.
www.entertainmentcareers.net /book/ProductDetails.aspx?asin=1892051206   (584 words)

  
 Man recites pi to 100,000 places - Boston.com
The Guinness Book of Records currently lists Hiroyuki Goto, also from Japan, as the official record holder for reciting pi from memory.
Guinness never entered Haraguchi's 1995 feat in its record book.
The editors of the book could not be immediately reached for comment regarding Haraguchi's latest attempt.
www.boston.com /news/odd/articles/2006/10/04/man_recites_pi_to_100000_places?mode=PF   (408 words)

  
 Hollywood Guinness World of Records   (Site not responding. Last check: )
And the Guinness museum is neither musty nor dated like the Hollywood Wax Museum across the street (despite the fact that both museums are owned by the same people).
The Guinness book itself can be a fascinating reference book, and there would seem to be great potential in the idea of bringing those words and feats to life.
The actual Guinness book costs less than $6.95 in paperback, so you might be better advised to just buy the book and read it at home at your leisure.
www.seeing-stars.com /Museums/Guinness.shtml   (1108 words)

  
 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Guinness Book of World Records at Epinions.com
Guinness records every single world record that ever existed, and all were verified by the Guinness team.
Many of these are pictures of the actual thing involved in the record, such as the man with the longest hair, the woman with the longest fingernails, or the fattest cat on earth.
They have records for all sorts of things that normal people can do; some records are for the largest collection of four-leaf clovers, or light bulbs for example.
www.epinions.com /book-review-5F5D-3A1D58C8-3A522AE3-prod5   (997 words)

  
 Guinness Book of Records - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The much-exalted Guinness Book of Records is the Holy Book of Human Achievement.
It was given to Nostradamus by the gods of Olympus, during the Age of Beer to celebrate superior performance in all human endeavors.
The Guinness Book of Records is the largest book in the world, with a span of 547 kilometers, a thickness of nearly 75 kilometers, and a mass dwarfing that of most asteroids.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Guinness_Book_of_Records   (496 words)

  
 CNN.com - Books - Guinness Book of Records sets own new record - October 17, 2000
In addition, Guinness broadcasts a World Records television show that is shown in 100 million households worldwide each week.
The Guinness record book, one of publishing's longest-running success stories, was launched in 1954.
Beaver, believing that records sparked pub and bar disputes around the world, decided the time was right to produce the ultimate reference book for superlatives.
archives.cnn.com /2000/books/news/10/17/arts.guinness.reut   (574 words)

  
 Nikhil Parekh enters Limca Book of Records India 2nd time in 2006, for being "Only EPPIE winner from
In 2007 Limca Book of Records India would publish Nikhil Parekh's entry of being the only EPPIE Winner from India.
Limca Book of Records India, officially ranked only 2nd to the Guinness Book of World Records in the World--representing the pride and honor of more than a billion Indians since almost last two decades, has now opened a whole new gateway of amazing opportunities globally for this young and prodigious poet from India.
Nikhil Parekh would be honored in 2007 with a National Certificate of Merit as a ‘Record Holder’ from the Limca Book of Records and this record entry of his would be included in the book’s physical edition.
www.pressbox.co.uk /detailed/Arts/Nikhil_Parekh_enters_Limca_Book_of_Records_India_2nd_time_in_2006_for_being_Only_EPPIE_winner_from_78392.html   (513 words)

  
 Guinness Book of World Records' --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The name Guinness is best known throughout the English-speaking world from publication of ‘The Guinness Book of World Records' and other record books.
Behind the books is the world-renowned Irish brewery, Arthur Guinness and Sons, maker of dark...
John Foxe's Book of Martyrs was a record of English Protestants persecuted by Queen Mary Tudor.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-9311542   (805 words)

  
 guinness book of records   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Guinness World Records is the global authority on record-breaking achievement - no other enterprise...
As always, the Guinness Book of World Records is the prime source of such top-ranked...
The Guinness company also produced the Guinness Book of Records, which originated in 1955 when a debate in...
book3.teachmebooks.net /guinness-book-of-records.html   (380 words)

  
 Guinness Book of Records - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
The much-exalted Guinness Book of Records is the Holy Book of Human Achievement.
It was given to Nostradamus by the gods of Olympus, during the Age of Beer to celebrate superior performance in all human endeavors.
The Guinness Book of Records is the largest book in the world, with a span of 547 kilometers, a thickness of nearly 75 kilometers, and a mass dwarfing that of most asteroids.
www.uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Guinness_World_Records   (439 words)

  
 WORLD RECORDS, THE GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS AND OTHER WORLD RECORD WEBSITE LINKS, SOLAR NAVIGATOR WORLD ...
After the book became a surprise hit, many further editions were printed, eventually settling into a pattern of one revision a year, published in October to coincide with Christmas sales.
The Guinness Book of Records is the world's most sold copyrighted book, thus earning it an entry within its own pages.
First, tell Guinness what your idea is - or the name of the existing record you want to break - and their researchers will decide if it's suitable.
www.solarnavigator.net /guinness_book_of_world_records.htm   (1046 words)

  
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Het Nieuwsblad - Madonna in Guinness Book of Records
Het record stond sinds 2001 op naam van Spears.
Arctic Monkeys scoorden het record van,,snelst verkopende debuut in Groot-Brittannië".
www.nieuwsblad.be /Article/Detail.aspx?articleid=DMF29092006_024   (204 words)

  
 Man from Indore to sing non-stop for 101 hours   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The existing record of 54-hours mentioned in the Guinness Book of Records is being held a by German.
Already, a girl, Akanksha of Indore, has sung for 61-hours and her feat is recorded in the Limca Book of Records.
According to the Guinness rules, one could take a break for 10 minutes after singing for one hour, Gupta said, adding that a representative from Guinness would be visiting the venue, to verify the claims.
www.expressindia.com /fullstory.php?newsid=77042   (340 words)

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