- 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 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),