In 2011 I blogged about our visit to the Guiness Book of Records HQ I went again in 2013 but didn't get time to blog about it, this year they really out did themselves.
So, in 1955 the first Guiness Book of Records was published, this came from an idea formulated in a pub by Sir Hugh Beaver the then managing director of Guiness Breweries. An argument ensued about which was the fastest flying game bird (It's the Plover), and the idea was born.
This year overseeing and directing us was The Professor of Records who kept everything moving whilst being highly entertaining.
We had an introductory talk from Craig Glenday about the differences between the records from 1955 to 2015 (for example, back then the most expensive bottle of wine cost £8). Followed by being divided into 3 teams.
|All the different Rubiks cubes, some of the lovely GWR60 people and Craig Glenday showing us some of the previous covers.|
|Wow that is close to the professors face!|
|The Mummy Bloggers may have taken the record breaking attempts quite seriously - what a competitive lot!|
The kids really enjoyed being asked their opinions and trying to break records. This year was really well organised and put together. Of course they got their party bags at the end which really was an impressive haul for any self respecting 8 - 12 year old (The age group I was with).