When Larry Olmstead decided to get into Guinness by setting a new world record, he began to wonder about all those people who had gone before him.
Now a household name, The Guinness Book Of World Records has a rich and varied history full of hilarious record breaking attempts and fiercely determined people. For more than 50 years, tens of thousands of records have been set ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous.
Now, for the first time, Larry Olmstead takes you behind the records to learn about the colourful characters who set them. Meet the Frenchman Michael Lotito who won the title of greatest omnivore for his ability to eat up to 2 pounds of metal a day (he's even eaten a supermarket trolley) or find out about the oldest vomit (160 million years)!
This is the hilarious true story of the quirkiest, most memorable records and one man's attempts to join them by setting his very own world record.