Get involved: send your pictures, video, news and views by texting GAZETTE NEWS to 80360, or email
Making sure Essex has its place in the record books
9:00am Wednesday 11th September 2013 in News
THE new Guinness book of records will hit shelves this weekend.
It will again document amazing human feats, natural wonders, stunning scientific discoveries and a fair few wacky stunts.
Essex has its own record breakers among the thousands committed to the history books.
Joe Elliott, of Leigh, became the fastest man to complete a marathon wearing a suit, in April this year.
And a Clacton-based theatre group achieved the fastest theatrical production.
This year chronicles the efforts of Felix Baumgartner with his headline-grabbing epic skydive and Gangnam Style grabbing a record-breaking number of Youtube hits.
The book contains more than 3,000 records, including the tallest living woman, at 7ft 7ins, and the largest Star Wars memorabilia collection, worth more than £300,000.
Craig Glenday, the Guinness World Records editor in chief, said: “We’ve managed to cram in more records and more images on every page.
“It’s been a fantastic and inspirational time for record breaking”.
The new Guinness World Records 2014 edition launches on Thursday.
Comments are closed on this article.