September 12, 2013
The art, quirky, weird, eccentric and the dare to dreamer have always been contained in the Guinness Book of World Records. The novelty is in seeing what levels people and animals are willing to go to break records never achieved. The sustained tradition of “Guinness out with its latest book of world records” is released today revealing 300 new anomalies to share from around the world.
The Guinness was founded in 1951, November 10 out the inspiration of Sir Hugh Beaver, Chairman of the Guinness Brewery when he was hunting and wanted to know if the “plover is the fastest game bird in Europe” where no answers were found. Out of search came innovation. Now more records have been set since its inception.
Today, the 2014 edition identifies the new record holders here are a few recognized:
“Hans Zollner, who built the world’s largest walking robot, which is almost 30 feet high.
London’s Leilani Franco, a contortionist who drinks tea with her feet and holds 3 new backbreaking records
Italy’s Fabio Reggiani, creator of the world’s largest motorcycle, at 16 feet, 8.78 inches from the ground to the top of the handlebars
Germany’s Julia Plecher, who ran the fastest 100 meters in high heels: 14.531 seconds.”
These are a few of the exceptional records for this year’s release. The power of record keeping benchmarks the sustained efforts of extraordinary events.