A world record is usually the best global performance ever recorded and verified in a specific skill or sport. The book Guinness World Records collates and publishes notable records of all types, from first and best to worst human achievements,to extremes in the natural world and beyond. The website RecordSetter has begun to take on the same territory, but with a more inclusive policy.
Famous quotes containing the words world and/or record:
“There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.”
—Oscar Wilde (18541900)
“Unlike Boswell, whose Journals record a long and unrewarded search for a self, Johnson possessed a formidable one. His life in Londonhe arrived twenty-five years earlier than Boswellturned out to be a long defense of the values of Augustan humanism against the pressures of other possibilities. In contrast to Boswell, Johnson possesses an identity not because he has gone in search of one, but because of his allegiance to a set of assumptions that he regards as objectively true.”
—Jeffrey Hart (b. 1930)