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If you grew up in the 70s 80s or 90s you LOVED this book…but did you know that there are several records that were cancelled by Guinness for being too controversial? 


Here are some of the records that Guinness no longer monitors


Gluttony: Last guy who set it was Edward Abraham Miller in 1983 and he ate over 25k CALORIES a day. Believe it or not, he lived to the ripe old age of 89 years old despite this.  


Fattest cat: The heaviest cat of all was Himmy, owned by Thomas Vyse (Australia), who weighed 46lb 15 ½ oz when it died on 12th March 1986 at the age of 10 years 4 months. So gluttonous cats do not live as long as humans apparently. 


Racing around the world: Guinness says here: “By 1996, we stopped accepted new claims, owing the danger of driving over national speed limits. We still accept claims for round-the-world driving records but only in relation to fuel economy – not speed.”

Early editions registered records in relation to, among other categories, fox hunting (the largest fox ever killed by a hunt in England was 23 ¾ lb and was achieved in Cumberland by an Ullswater Hunt in 1936), bullfighting, elephant polo, and camel wrestling – none of which are accepted now.



Most pints drank in 60 minutes: Jack Keyes, 23 of Londonderry, Northern Ireland was celebrated in the 1970 book for drinking 36 pints in 60 minutes in Blackpool, Lancashire, UK in 1969