On this day in 1955, the first Guinness Book of Records was bound and ready to be sold as a 198-page edition. The text went to the top of the British bestseller list by Christmas. The annual reference book’s collection of records and achievements is a curiosity for many people — and we recently did a little digging to find out the weirdest and most fascinating title holders when it comes to books. Here are just a few of the best picks with the hopes of inspiring a long, lazy weekend of reading for you.
This site is dedicated to world records old and new, so please add pages even if you have an older copy of The Worlds Guiness Book of Records, but just remember to date your page.
The annual's Diamond Anniversary is first highlighted in the endpapers, with a colorful collage of covers, from the days the publication was known as The Guinness Book of Records to the present Guinness World Records.