Conceived in 1955, Guinness World Records, formerly called The Guinness Book of Records (1955 to 2000) is a reference book published annually, listing world records both of human achievements and the extremes of the natural world. Examples of facts documented are, the tallest person alive, the world’s most tattooed person, etc. You may have wondered how this “book” came about, or who even conceived the idea.
The idea of Guinness Book of Records came to Sir Hugh Beaver (then the managing director of the Guinness Breweries) in the 1950’s when he had an argument in a pub about the fastest game bird in Europe. Since he couldn’t find an answer in any of the books, he decided to compile a book of facts and figures to help settle pub arguments just like the one he had.
Awesome, right? The next time you are faced with a challenge, try to find a solution that others who later find themselves in such a situation can benefit from.