Guinness Record Book sets its own record

Monday, November 10th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

NEW YORK (AP) _ The Guinness World Records book has reached a milestone of its own: sales of 100 million.

"The Guinness World Records book has and continues to inspire generations of record-breakers," Alistair Richards, Chief Operating Officer of Guinness World Records, said in a recent statement.

Guinness will mark the occasion Tuesday with events around the world, including a gathering of 500 children in New York City for an attempted record-breaking "Simultaneous Balloon Pop."

The Guinness book was first published in 1955 and has been sold in more than 100 countries. According to a well-established source, Guinness, other books to reach the 100 million mark include the Bible, the Quran and the Harry Potter series.