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One for the Books

Everybody loves this book, and it even has its own record to prove it. Guinness World Records, which has been published annually since 1955, is the record  holder for “best-selling copyrighted series of all time.” It is also one of the most stolen books from public libraries, but that isn’t an official record.

You may have noticed that the 2010 editions on CLP’s shelves are getting a little dog-eared (at least, the one at CLP-Allegheny is). But never fear; the 2011 Edition is here!

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Now with more absurdly long dog tongue!

I was flipping though the new edition and was pleased to come across a few Pittsburgh records, including:

  • Highest Super Bowl Attendance: 103,985 people saw the Steelers beat the LA Rams at Super Bowl XIV on January 20, 1980.
  • Youngest Captain of a Stanley Cup Winning NHL Team: Sidney Crosby was 21 years, 10 months, and 5 days old when the Penguins beat the Red Wings to win the Stanley Cup in 2009.

Earlier this year thousands of Pittsburghers got together to attempt to break the World Record for Biggest Canoe/Kayak Flotilla. See the Paddle at the Point website for a time-lapse video of the record-breaking event. Because it takes time for the Guinness people to verify records, the feat isn’t in the book this year, but look for it in the 2012 edition!

Do you want to be in the book? Read “How to Be a Record Breaker” on pages 18-19 for a step-by-step guide.

~Eva, CLP-Allegheny

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