NEW YORK – September 10, 2014 – Guinness World Records, the global authority on record-breaking achievement, today announce the records to have made it into the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2015 edition, the 60th anniversary edition of the world’s best-selling copyright book.
The latest edition reflects on the last 60 years of record-breaking, while also including an array of new superlatives including talented pets, humungous hair, colossal collections, titanic tongues and more!
Largest Collection of Comic Books
Since the age of 8, Californian, Bob Bretall amassed 94,268 unique comic books as of May 1, 2014. Bretall’s collection weighs an estimated 8.3 tons – as much as 118 adult men! The 52-year old has said he will never sell any of his comics, and will “leave that to [his] kids when it becomes their inheritance to do with as they will” — though he hopes they will keep at least a few in remembrance!
Readers looking to extend their GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS experience beyond the book can download the free See It 3D Augmented Reality App, where they can see how they compare with the Tallest man ever, Robert Wadlow, explore the solar system, learn about the Most venomous spider, play games and interact with tons of exciting digital content!
On the latest edition, Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief, Craig Glenday, said: “This is an important landmark edition for Guinness World Records, giving us the opportunity to look back at how records have changed over these six extraordinary decades. Of course, we’ve still had to process around 50,000 claims in this past year alone, giving us plenty of new and updated records to choose from… and making it a really difficult task to decide what makes the final cut.”
A more complete interview with Bob about his GWR Comic Collection can be found here:
GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2015 is available wherever books are sold on for the suggested retail price of $28.95. For more information about GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2015 visit:
http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/2015/ or follow the Guinness World Records press team on @GWRPRESS
About GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS
GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS (GWR) is the universally recognized global authority on record-breaking achievement. First published in 1955, over 132 million copies – and 3 million e-books – have been sold in 20 languages, in more than 100 countries. Since then, the internationally renowned brand is also available across a number of platforms; GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS global television shows are watched by over 750 million viewers annually, over half a million subscribe to the GWR YouTube channel, the global website receives 14 million viewers annually and has over 6 million fans on Facebook.