According to Guinness World Records the whole idea for a book of records originated back in the 1950s with one Sir Hugh Beaver, Managing Director of the Guinness Brewery, was at a shooting party in County Wexford. The story goes that he and his compadres argued about the fastest game bird in Europe, but alas couldn’t find a definitive answer in any reference books. In 1954 pi-quizzers Sir Hugh had the idea for a Guinness promotion based on the idea of settling pub arguments and invited the twins Norris and Ross McWhirter to put together a book of facts and figures. It took them 13 and a half 90-hour weeks, possibly some kind of record in itself? There are a bunch of toy related records on the site from most expensive toy soldier and largest collection of fast-food outlet toys to lightest R/C helicopter and the longest line of toy cars (pictured) – 24,189 of them as you asked at the UK Motor Museum last year.