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Chairman Cheyco 03-13-2007 03:49 PM

How many of you folks knew this?
"The Guinness Book of World Records was originally established to settle drunken arguments in the pubs of Britain and Ireland. This book was the answer to alcohol induced debates that were once only solved through good old fashioned brawls. That is, until 1991, when they banned all alcohol related entries due to fear of litigation. However, the 1979 edition did print these records, which are reproduced below..."

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Torchiest 03-13-2007 04:04 PM

Cool info! Thanks for the link. That's hilarious that it was used to settle drunken arguments.

sirsloop 03-13-2007 05:53 PM

ive got the fastest car on the planet... NO I DO!!!... NO I DO!!!

...makes sense...

homebrewer_99 03-13-2007 10:16 PM

Dats not fu'kin tru attall!! :drunk: :drunk: :drunk:

Da Genouss Buuk of Rekerdz is a lispt of all da recording groups in Dublin...:drunk:

I'm here ta tell ye dat der ain't kno trut to substannciate dat Humpty F'kin Dumpty wer an egg attall!!

david_42 03-13-2007 11:26 PM

Guinness - Never tried it and I don't like it!

"In 1951, Sir Hugh Beaver, then the managing director of the Guinness Brewery, went on a shooting party and became involved in an argument. Which was the fastest game bird in Europe – the golden plover or the grouse? He realized then that a book supplying the answers to this sort of question might prove popular. He was right!"

Funny how you grow up with something and you assume it is much older than it actually is. I knew the basic story, but didn't know it came out several years after I was born.

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