Saturday, 1 November 2014

GWR 60th Anniversary in Pictures, GIFs and Video's





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.
We met some record breakers, the man with the loudest burp (which was really really loud), the man who created the software for the fastest machine to solve a Rubiks Cube and Joe who had numerous records involving bunny hopping his bike.

Wow that is close to the professors face!
Each team was asked to take part in record breaking attempts, or asked for our opinions on the next cover of the book, the website or Facebook page.

The Mummy Bloggers may have taken the record breaking attempts quite seriously - what a competitive lot!
 The kids really enjoyed the moving jelly challenge - here is Lola giving it her best.


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).

Then when we left the record breaking didn't stop there - we saw the smallest caravan and the fastest shopping trolley (it goes over 70 miles per hour) . The creator of the shopping trolley even showed us how it went with the rocket engine at the back. (Apologies for the wobbly video work) All the kids were given ear protectors as the noise was so loud.



What a grand day out, and a totally unique experience for the kids. Thank you GWR. :)

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