GWR have nothing but a tacky book, yet we've all been sucked into this notion that it's not an official world record unless they say it is. And what they accept as a record is subject to strict guidelines (i.e. what they're willing to put in a child's Christmas stocking) and dubious rulesets. There are even unbreakable 'first xyz' records and geographically limited 'world' records.
> On 10 November 1951, Sir Hugh Beaver, then the managing director of the Guinness Breweries, went on a shooting party in the North Slob, by the River Slaney in County Wexford, Ireland. After missing a shot at a golden plover, he became involved in an argument over which was the fastest game bird in Europe, the golden plover or the red grouse – it is the plover. That evening at Castlebridge House, he realised that it was impossible to confirm in reference books whether or not the golden plover was Europe's fastest game bird. Beaver knew that there must be numerous other questions debated nightly in pubs throughout Ireland and abroad, but there was no book in the world with which to settle arguments about records. He realized then that a book supplying the answers to this sort of question might prove successful.
Yes, the Guinness of world record is the same Guinness as the beer, and it is meant to be used in the same context: in a pub, having a good time with friends.
And in a lot of the categories it's a huge fundraising / charity event, or a media event for e.g. a baking community to create the world's biggest cake.
Of course some corporations also try to get in on it but I think that's with limited success. I mean at the moment I could probably compete in "world's worst PHP codebase", but there's probably a lot worse out there.
They hand out records to them and make a show and everything, as to "record-wash" their image.
You're damn right GWR is a scam
It would be fun to pair this with a program that outputs the amount of liquid collected, with the display delayed by the amount of time it took for the previous droplet to fall.
Might block, of course, if you ask _too frequently_ for a new bit.
These windows are thicker at the bottom owing to the production process. Back during medieval times, a lump of molten glass was rolled, expanded, and flattened before being spun into a disc and cut into panes. These sheets were thicker around the edges and installed such that the heavier side was at the bottom.
University of Queensland experiment
"The best known version of the experiment was started in 1927 by Professor Thomas Parnell of the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, to demonstrate to students that some substances which appear solid are actually highly viscous fluids."
Perhaps conversely, perhaps all solid materials are really just liquid... just locked in place by a local stasis field of some sort... call that stasis field time, gravity, magnetism, the electrostatic, or strong or weak nuclear forces... Perhaps the stasis field and the distance of its effect, is also relative to scale... and perhaps all fields are just variations of interia, relative to scale and material...