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The Guinness World Records had a slightly embarrassing origin: In November 1951, while on an Irish hunting holiday, the managing director of Guinness Breweries became embroiled in a friendly dispute about the relative speed of bird species. From that mild tiff was born a first great project and then an almost instant word-of-mouth bestseller. To say it is successful is an understatement: In fact, in its various editions, Guinness World Records is now the bestselling copyrighted book of all time. The key to its popularity is its ever evolving nature, evidenced in this new illustrated edition with new topics and feature chapters; hundreds of new and updated records; more than 100 original photographs; "See-It-3D" icons; and, not least, a free Guinness World Records app. Officially amazing indeed.