Guinness Book of World Records
If you happen to see a thousand superheroes on the National Mall during your lunch break, don’t worry. You’re not crazy.
Maybe it was getting his first video game, Cosmic Avenger, for Christmas at age 12, and then having to wait an entire year for the hard-to-land Colecovision console to play it on that made Michael Thomasson so determined to get his hands on every video game and system he could find.
Guinness World Records used census reports, immigration papers, marriage records and news reports to confirm the ages of the oldest man and woman in the world.