The Guinness World Records book was first published in 1955. Since then it has been one of the biggest best-sellers. 120 million copies of the book have been sold in more than a hundred countries. It’s been known as an encyclopedia of records reached by people, animals and products. And while its success has made it nearly as popular as the Bible, it looks like the Guinness book team has let the success get into their heads and blur their vision.
The new Guinness World Records edition of the book for 2014 includes some shocking stuff. The boy band One Direction will be included in the book for the achievement of “Most Twitter Followers for a Pop Group”. Rihanna will also be there under the record “Most ‘Liked’ Person on Facebook”. Apparently Justin Bieber also made the book as “Youngest Musician with a Music Channel Viewed Three Billion Times” and Taylor Swift classified as “First Solo Female with Two Million-Selling Weeks on the U.S. Albums Chart”.
The ridiculousness of the newest issue doesn’t stop here. Skateboarding goats and superheroes will also star on the pages.