Guinness World Record Day is celebrated in the month of November. Deep Purple, KISS, and Ozzy Osbourne are all rock stars with world records. I always thought the idea of having a Guinness World Record would be amazing, but I am not “world record” proficient at anything that I can think of. From what I understand, the process is pretty intense these days to get Guinness to give you a World Record.
Alice Cooper went for a Guinness World Record a few years back. The record was for the most rubber chickens flying in the air at the same time, but he didn’t get it because Guinness said they couldn’t verify that all 1,014 chickens were in the air at the same time. There’s always next time…
How Did This Become a Thing?
The Guinness Book of World Records started up back in the 1950’s by Sir Hugh Beaver (I kid you not). He argued with friends over what bird was the fastest gaming bird. Sir Hugh Beaver worked for Guinness Brewery. The Guinness Book of World Records actually started out as a promotion for Guinness Beer. The thought was “settling pub arguments” by providing definitive answers to questions of the best, the fastest, the biggest, etc. That promotion was the beginning of one of the most well-known collectives of knowledge in history.
Who do you think holds the Guinness World Record for Shortest Concert? Biggest concert (most people attending)? Biggest selling song of all time? Scroll down to check out our list of “Rock Stars with World Records” to find out.
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