Fun Facts for August 27th

On this day back in. . . 
1910   Thomas Edison demonstrates the first “talking” pictures–using a phonograph–in his New Jersey      laboratory.


1955    The “Guinness Book of World Records” compiled by Norris and Ross McWhirter is published for the first time. The book was originally owned by the Guinness Brewery, hence the name. It is currently owned by the Jim Pattison Group, which the same company who owns Ripley Entertainment , Inc. The book itself holds a world record, as the best-selling copyrighted book series of all time.


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