Guinness Book of World Records Rejection Letter

by Josh Opinion on January 20, 2011

A few months back in July, I saw a Guinness record for the largest amount of rice pudding cooked in one pot. They made a stupid amount of rice pudding to get the record. I figured this would set precedence for similar records and tried to find the easiest and simplest thing to mimic with the minimum amount of effort necessary to get in the Guinness Book of World Records…

“To cook the largest amount of quinoa in one pot.”

(ie one cup in a sauce pan)

This is what a confirmation looks like from the Guinness Book of World Records:

What a confirmation from Guinness looks like

This is what a rejection from the Guinness Book of World Records looks like:

What a rejection letter from Guinness Book of World Records Looks Like

Claim ID: 320000

Membership Number: 281467

Dear Mr Joshua Opinion,

Thank you for sending us the details of your recent record attempt for ‘Largest amount of quinoa cooked in one pot’. We are afraid to say that we are unable to accept this as a Guinness World Record.

We receive over 60,000 enquiries a year from which only a small proportion are approved by our experienced researchers to establish new categories. These are not ‘made up’ to suit an individual proposal, but rather ‘evolve’ as a result of international competition in a field, which naturally accommodates superlatives of the sort that we are interested in. We think you will appreciate that we are bound to favour those that reflect the greatest interest.

Guinness World Records has absolute discretion as to which Guinness World Record applications are accepted and our decision is final. Guinness World Records may at its discretion and for whatever reason identify some records as either no longer monitored by Guinness World Records or no longer viable.

As your record application has not been accepted, Guinness World Records is in no way associated with the activity relating to your record proposal and we in no way endorse this activity. If you choose to proceed with this activity then this is will be of your own volition and at your own risk.

Once again thank you for your interest in Guinness World Records.

Yours sincerely,

Mariamarta Ruano-Graham
Records Management Team

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