QUESTION: In 2009, Connecticut resident Steve Guman received official acknowledgment from the Guinness Book of World Records for creating the largest popsicle stick structure ever made (he held the title for two years). How many popsicle sticks did he use to make his castle?
The Guinness Book of World Records is regarded as the definitive resource for information on the biggest, smallest, fastest, slowest, tallest, shortest, and quite possibly the weirdest people, places and things on the planet. The American Treasure Tour takes great pride in having in our collection the popsicle stick castle for which Steve Guman received the highest honor of largest popsicle stick sculpture by Guinness in 2009. We also have what may be the smallest handblown bottle, although Guinness has not assessed the authenticity of that one yet. But what IS Guinness? When did it start? The crack research team at the American Treasure Tour blog devoted weeks and months, scouring libraries and archives around the world to answer these questions. After countless failed efforts, frustration and failure, we checked out the Guinness website. There it was.
Many people aged 21 and older appreciate a good beer every now and again. One of the most famous names in beer is Guinness. The Guinness ale business started with Arthur Guinness in 1759. He established the St. James Gate Brewery in Dublin, Ireland on December 31st of that year, and concocted different recipes. Their first dark porter beer was introduced in 1778, the stout in the 1840's. Their beers and ales proved extremely popular, and internationally known, and they became one of the most recognizable names in the industry. Now, jump ahead to the early 1950's. The Managing Director of the Guinness Brewery was a man named Sir Hugh Beaver. He was attending a shooting party, where he and his peers strove to kill birds as they flew overhead. Conversation turned to trying to determine which European game birds were the fastest in flight. No one knew the answer. After the event, they didn't let go of their question. They did research, and discovered that no one had ever tried to determine which it was. Tune in tomorrow for more exciting information on Guinness and their famous book....
ANSWER: C). 396,000