The first 197-page edition of the h“Guinness Book of Recordse” was bound on Aug. 27, 1955, and went on to the top of the British best-seller list by Christmas. Over 400 million copies have sold since the first edition. The most recent one to hit the shelves is the c“Guinness World Records 2010. ” Here is list of 50 interesting Guinness records that will surely amaze you.
The largest shoe measures 5.50 m (18 ft 0.53 in) x 2.11 m (6 ft 11.07 in) and is 2.90 m (9 ft 6.17 in) high and was unveiled by the Nationaal Fonds Kinderhulp (Netherlands) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on 17 November 2010, in celebration of Guinness World Records Day 2010. The largest shoe is an exact replica of a Converse Chuck Taylor All Star equivalent of a UK size 845. A Converse Chuck Taylor All Star European size 39 was used as a model for the largest shoe.
The largest painting by numbers measures 3,130.55 m² (33,696 ft² 138.2 in²) and was unveiled by the Ecole de Dessin in Lagos State, Nigeria, on 17 November 2010 in celebration of Guinness World Records Day 2010. The painting measured 63.5 m (208 ft 3.99 in) x 49.3 m (161 ft 8.94 in) and was created by 350 volunteers and represents the map of Nigeria, the logo of 350.org in the middle of the map, the flag of Nigeria (green, white, green) which was painted around the map.
The Tallest Married Living Couple in the US are Wayne and Laurie Hallquist (USA) who measure a combined 13 ft 4.4 inches when measured on 9 November 2010 for Guinness World Records Day 2010. Wayne measures 6 feet 10.4 inches and Laurie measures 6 feet 5.95 inches. The two met at a singles gathering hosted by Quail Lakes Baptist Church (in Stockton) and were married 6 months later. They have no children. Laurie is a realtor for Prudential California Realty, using the slogan ‘Head and Shoulders Above the Rest’ Wayne is is a telecommunications engineer.