The idea behind the first Guinness World Records book was born 60 years ago. The Managing Director of the Guinness brewery, Sir Hugh Beaver, was on a hunting trip in County Wexford, Southern Ireland when among the party there arose a discussion as to what the fastest game bird was. The party could not reach a unanimous conclusion.
This is a transcript of a talk I gave in Spanish on the Guinness World Records book at TEDx ROSARIO to an audience of around 5,000 people in Rosario, Argentina on October 18, 2014. The video can be viewed at the end of the text.
Dear Guinness World Records, I have a skin disease and propose that a piece I have taken from my back as the largest piece of peeled skin, in the shape of China.