The Press: Superlative Selection

Who has the world's longest mustache? Who was the world's most productive mother? No standard reference book troubles with such trivia, but an offbeat guide called The Guinness Book of Records answers such questions with gusto. And because it does, Guinness has become a useful handbook for any newspaperman who wants to spice a story with a few superlatives. Last week the second U.S. edition was rolling off the presses with the latest answers to unlikely questions: the world's mustache champ, says the new Guinness, is Masudiya Din. a Bombay Brahman who sports 6 ft. 4 in. of lip adornment ;*...

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