Friday, November 19, 2010

Library and a Librarian in Guinness World Records

In 2005, Guinness designated 18th November as International Guinness World Records Day to encourage breaking of world records.


No one shushed the children who screamed, shouted and cheered at the Port Orange Public Library on Thursday while a few adults browsed among the book stacks or tried to read newspapers.

The commotion happened during an event aimed at achieving a Guinness world cup stacking record and collecting canned goods for a local food bank in the process.

The goal of the Stack up Guinness World Record Day was to get 300,000 people around the world to participate in a popular pastime of cup stacking. The 2009 record was more than 276,000, said Karen Poulsen, library support service manager.

"Last year, we had 112. This year's goal is 200," she said. By 6 p.m. that goal was exceeded by 12 participants with still another hour to stack.

World's Largest Navel Lint Collection lands Australian librarian Guinness World Record

An Australian librarian has claimed the Guinness World Record for his unprecedented collection of belly button "fluff." That's right. Graham Barker, 45, has dedicated the past 26 years to staring into his own navel, carefully extracting 22.1 grams of multi-colored lint which he stores in clear jars.

In Nigeria: Largest Painting by Numbers: The largest painting by numbers measures 3,130.55 m² (33,696 ft² 138.2 in²) and was unveiled by the Ecole de Dessin in Lagos State, Nigeria, on 17 November 2010 in celebration of Guinness World Records Day 2010. The painting measured 63.5 m (208 ft 3.99 in) x 49.3 m (161 ft 8.94 in) and was created by 350 volunteers and represents the map of Nigeria, the logo of in the middle of the map, the flag of Nigeria (green, white, green) which was painted around the map.

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