Is fifty years old this year but did you know ...
It's related to Guiness beer?
According to their website
"10 November 1951
Sir Hugh Beaver, Chairman of the Guinness Brewery, is out hunting game birds by the River Slaney in County Wexford, Ireland, when he misses a shot at a golden plover. Sir Hugh wonders if the plover is the fastest game bird in Europe but can't find a reference book that answers the question.
Sir Hugh Beaver invites Norris and Ross McWhirter, sports journalists who provided facts and figures to the newspapers of Fleet Street in London, UK, to compile what was then known as the Guinness Book of Records."
I say have a Guinness in celebration!
Thanks for listening.