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* MedalOfDishonor: While all the records are remarkable, not all of them are for achievements the honoree would be proud of. Presumably no one is glad about the record for "[[UsefulNotes/{{Chernobyl}} worst nuclear reactor disaster]]", for example. And we can't imagine the record holder for "[[BodyHorror largest kidney stone]]" was very thrilled about that, either.

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* MedalOfDishonor: While all the records are remarkable, not all of them are for achievements the honoree would be proud of. Presumably no one is glad about the record for "[[UsefulNotes/{{Chernobyl}} worst nuclear reactor disaster]]", for example. And we can't imagine the record holder for "[[BodyHorror largest "largest kidney stone]]" stone" was very thrilled about that, either.


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* MeekMesozoicMammal: The page-spread about dinosaurs in the 2011 edition mentions that 115 million years ago, the number of mammal species was increasing, but their size was restricted due to the dominance of dinosaurs.


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These inspired a Creator/{{BBC}} television show, ''Roy Castle's Record Breakers'' (after Castle's death, just ''Record Breakers'') that ran for nearly thirty years. This was the first of what Wiki/TheOtherWiki lists as ''twenty-two'' Guinness Book of Records - franchised shows around the world. The Guinness World Records franchise has its base in London, with the museums franchise operated from Orlando, UsefulNotes/{{Florida}}.

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These inspired a Creator/{{BBC}} television show, ''Roy Castle's Record Breakers'' (after Castle's death, just ''Record Breakers'') that ran for nearly thirty years. This was the first of what Wiki/TheOtherWiki Website/TheOtherWiki lists as ''twenty-two'' Guinness Book of Records - franchised shows around the world. The Guinness World Records franchise has its base in London, with the museums franchise operated from Orlando, UsefulNotes/{{Florida}}.


* ProudToBeAGeek: Records related to gaming, cosplay, the internet, and other {{nerd}}y pursuits have their own {{spinoff}} book: ''Guinness World Records: Gamers' Edition''.

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* ProudToBeAGeek: Records related to gaming, cosplay, the internet, and other {{nerd}}y nerdy pursuits have their own {{spinoff}} book: ''Guinness World Records: Gamers' Edition''.


* UpToEleven: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashrita_Furman Mr. Ashrita Furman]] holds the Guinness World Record for Person With The Most World Records, becoming the first individual to hold more than 100 records at once.


->''Dedication. Dedication. Dedication!\\

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->''Dedication.
->''"Dedication.
Dedication. Dedication!\\



Oo-ooh! Dedication's what you need.''
--> Roy Castle, closing theme to ''Roy Castle's Record Breakers''

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Oo-ooh! Dedication's what you need.''
--> Roy Castle,
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-->-- '''Roy Castle''',
closing theme to ''Roy Castle's Record Breakers''

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* MedalOfDishonor: While all the records are remarkable, not all of them are for achievements the honoree would be proud of. Presumably no one is glad about the record for "[[UsefulNotes/{{Chernobyl}} worst nuclear reactor disaster]]." And we can't imagine the record holder for "[[BodyHorror largest kidney stone]]" was very thrilled about that, either.

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* MedalOfDishonor: While all the records are remarkable, not all of them are for achievements the honoree would be proud of. Presumably no one is glad about the record for "[[UsefulNotes/{{Chernobyl}} worst nuclear reactor disaster]]." disaster]]", for example. And we can't imagine the record holder for "[[BodyHorror largest kidney stone]]" was very thrilled about that, either.

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* HeyLetsPutOnAShow: A lot of records these days, especially ones involving large groups of people, are specifically organized as events to raise money for charity or awareness for special causes.

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* MedalOfDishonor: While all the records are remarkable, not all of them are for achievements the honoree would be proud of. Presumably no one is glad about the record for "[[UsefulNotes/{{Chernobyl}} worst nuclear reactor disaster]]." And we can't imagine the record holder for "[[BodyHorror largest kidney stone]]" was very thrilled about that, either.
** UsefulNotes/EvelKnievel, famed daredevil of TheSeventies, is listed for "most bones broken in a lifetime" (433). Since there are only ''206'' bones in the human body, Evel had to have broken several of them multiple times.
** Jonathan Lee Riches won the World Record for "most lawsuits" by filing hundreds of [[FrivolousLawsuit Frivolous Lawsuits]] from prison. Sure enough, he promptly [[http://news.justia.com/cases/featured/washington/waedce/2:2009cv00154/47562/ sued the Guinness Book of World Records]] to the surprise of absolutely no one.


* WorldsMostBeautifulWoman: [[AvertedTrope Nope]], you will not find her in the record book, because the committee believes that beauty is subjective and thus cannot be officially measured.

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* WorldsMostBeautifulWoman: [[AvertedTrope Nope]], you will not find her in the record book, because the committee believes that beauty is does not accept records based on subjective and thus cannot be officially measured.
nonmeasurable parameters like beauty or goodness of character.


* ImpracticalMusicalInstrumentSkills: After being challenged by the [=YouTube=] channel Creator/TwoSetViolin, Guinness retired the category for "Fastest Violin Player", admitting they didn't have a way to measure important musical things like accuracy, clarity, and articulation.

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* ImpracticalMusicalInstrumentSkills: After being challenged by the [=YouTube=] channel Creator/TwoSetViolin, ''Creator/TwoSetViolin'', Guinness retired the category for "Fastest Violin Player", admitting they didn't have a way to measure important musical things like accuracy, clarity, and articulation.

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* ChainLetter: Specifically forbidden from counting in any records, presumably to keep people from being overwhelmed by spammers.


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* ImpracticalMusicalInstrumentSkills: After being challenged by the [=YouTube=] channel Creator/TwoSetViolin, Guinness retired the category for "Fastest Violin Player", admitting they didn't have a way to measure important musical things like accuracy, clarity, and articulation.


* ExpositoryThemeTune: the EarWorm [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QFt1ZeDftk opening song]], performed by Roy Castle, that kicked off every edition of ''Record Breakers''. And its closing theme song ''Dedication'', about the quality you need to be a Record Breaker.

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* ExpositoryThemeTune: the EarWorm [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QFt1ZeDftk opening song]], performed by Roy Castle, that kicked off every edition of ''Record Breakers''. And its closing theme song ''Dedication'', about the quality you need to be a Record Breaker.


* ItsTheBestWhateverEver: Basically the whole point.

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* ItsTheBestWhateverEver: Basically Again, basically the whole point.


->''Dedication. Dedication. Dedication!''
->''Thatís what you need!''
->''If you wanna be the best, and you wanna beat the rest,''
->'' Oo-ooh! Dedication's what you need.''

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->''Dedication. Dedication. Dedication!''
->''Thatís
Dedication!\\
That's
what you need!''
->''If
need!\\
If
you wanna be the best, and you wanna beat the rest,''
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rest,\\
Oo-ooh! Dedication's what you need.''






!! Tropes to beat on television shows derived from or based on the Book:-

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* [[FilmOfTheBook Book To TV Screen]]: The Guinness Book of Records became a long-running BBC TV show, ''Roy Castle's Record Breakers''. Aimed at children, it was also popular with adults, and every edition featured at least one record-breaking attempt, usually supervised by one or both [=McWhirter=] brothers. After [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Castle Castle]]'s own early death, other presenters took the show over and it ran for over twenty years.
* [[ItsTheBestWhateverEver It's the best whatever ever - and we can beat that, live on TV!]]: Basically the whole point.

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* [[FilmOfTheBook Book To TV Screen]]: FilmOfTheBook: The Guinness Book of Records became a long-running BBC TV show, ''Roy Castle's Record Breakers''. Aimed at children, it was also popular with adults, and every edition featured at least one record-breaking attempt, usually supervised by one or both [=McWhirter=] brothers. After [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Castle Castle]]'s own early death, other presenters took the show over and it ran for over twenty years.
* [[ItsTheBestWhateverEver It's the best whatever ever - and we can beat that, live on TV!]]: ItsTheBestWhateverEver: Basically the whole point.

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