English Learning for Curious Minds

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Summary

It's a collection of the biggest, fastest, and weirdest things in the world.

But how much do you really know about The Guinness World Records?

Today we look at the story behind the book, and discover how an argument about a bird turned into one of the best selling books in the world.

Full transcript, key vocabulary, and bonus episodes available on www.leonardoenglish.com

Show Notes

It's a collection of the biggest, fastest, and weirdest things in the world. 

But how much do you really know about The Guinness World Records? 

Today we look at the story behind the book, and discover how an argument about a bird turned into one of the best selling books in the world. 

Here's what you have to look forward to in today's episode: 

  • Finding out the answers to things before the internet
  • How the idea for the Guinness Book of Records came about
  • The McWhirter twins and their photographic memory
  • Record-breaking is big business
  • Three strange records (Big Macs, Star Wars, and tall men)
  • How to become a record-breaker (and how much it costs)
  • Why there are so many 'strange' records (and who pays for them)
  • Guinness gets all the free publicity


Full transcript and key vocabulary available on the website www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/guinness-world-records 

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More about Leonardo English and the English for Curious Minds podcast

Learning English shouldn't be boring. It should open your mind. 

English Learning for Curious Minds is a podcast aimed at intermediate level English speakers and above, where listeners learn fascinating things about the world while learning English. 

There's no small-talk, no boring grammar exercises or vocabulary drills. 

You'll learn English by listening, by hearing real conversations and real English, spoken by native speakers, and at a speed you can understand.

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It's English learning, but for curious minds.

What is English Learning for Curious Minds?

Are you looking for a more interesting way to to learn English?

English Learning for Curious Minds is where you can learn English from native speakers while learning fascinating things about the world.

Every episode comes with a transcript & key vocabulary and is spoken at a speed you can understand.

Join listeners from 155 countries and discover the most interesting way to improve your English while expanding your mind.

Find the bonus episodes, transcripts, key vocabulary, and learning materials at www.leonardoenglish.com