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Guinness World Records

Guinness World Records was founded in 1951 when Sir Hugh Beaver - then managing director of the Guinness Brewery - asked a simple question: what was Europe's fastest game bird? With the help of the London-based fact-finding twins Norris and Ross McWhirter, he set about creating a definitive catalogue of notable feats which culminated on August 27, 1955, in the publication of the first edition of "The Guinness Book of Records". By Christmas that year it became Britain's number one bestseller and has since produced a book each year under its new title, Guinness World Records.

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Video: How to park in a tight space (and break the world record)

British brothers break world record for tightest parallel parking

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 27 March, 2013, 1:34pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 27 March, 2013, 1:36pm

It's hard enough to parallel park at the best of times. Yet two brothers from the UK broke the world record for parking in the tightest of spaces - twice.

Alastair and John Moffatt entered the Guinness World Record book with just 13.1cm to spare between the cars.

The pair, from Gloucester, drove vintage Mini Mayfairs to beat the previous record of 14cm held by Ronny Wechselberger aka Ronny C' Rock.

John, 31, told This Is Gloucestershire: "When I broke the world record I was in shock."

His 33-year-old brother Alastair added: "The fact that we hold the world record together is great as we are very competitive with each other but John continually reminds me that he got it first."

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