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Ripley and Guinness

Ripley

  • Ripley was a correspondent.
  • He created an illustrated column called “Ripley’s Believe it or not“.
  • U Khanti Kyauk Sar in Kuthodaw Phayar, Mandalay was mentioned as the “Largest Book in the World”. They are inscriptions of the Tipitaka (Vinaya, Sutta and Abhidhamma) that were re-affirmed at the Fifth Buddhist Council (Synod).
  • There are “Believe it or not” museums.

Guinness

  • Guinness is a brewery.
  • Guinness published the “Guinness Book of World Records“.
    Guinness hired the McWhirter Twins (Norris and Ross) who ran a fact finding agency. Ross McWhirter perished in an IRA bombing.
  • The book was updated annually. It expanded in size with the editions.
  • There is a TV show and a web site called “Guinness World Records”.
  • Mingun Sayadaw U Vicittacarabhimvamsa was listed in the “Guinness Book of World Records” for his phenomenal memory. He could recite 8000+ pages of the Tipitaka (Three Baskets) covering Vinaya (Monastic rules of conduct), Sutta (Discourses) and Abhidhamma (Ultimate Reality),

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