About the Author Guinness World Records (GWR) is the global authority on recordbreakingachievements.First published in 1955, the annual Guinness World Recordsâ„¢ book hasbecome one of the biggest-selling copyright titles of all time, selling 120million copies to date in 22 languages and in more than 100 countries.The internationally renowned brand is now also available across anumber of platforms - GWR's global television shows are watched by250 million viewers annually; digital media and online record-processingservices attract more than 50 million visitors a year; and the live eventsteam annually entertains and inspires 1.5 million people around theworld.GWR receives more than 1,000 applications each week and has aspecialized team of multi-language record managers and adjudicatorswho travel the globe to verify official record attempts. Read more