Sir Hugh Beaver and The Guinness Book of World Records

April 9, 2007

A quote, directly from the ‘About’ page on http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com

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!

He was right! High five to Sir Beaver!

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