I dare challenge a world record officially stamped by Guinness by simply telling the truth: the combined age of the Letendre Family, Rosette and her 19 children, is 1256 years. The present world record holder according to Guinness is only 818 years old. Who has the world record in this case? The Melis Family is officially the oldest family in the world not for the fact itself, but for the fact that it has the Guinness certification. With truth alone, however, it seems to be difficult to persuade Guinness that its record holder is in fact not a real world record holder. It takes money! After hours of unsuccessful attempt to submit an application on its Website, I contacted the administration office and received an automatic response stating its options: 1) free, 2) fast track which costs 450 GBP or 700 USD, and 3) bronze (4500 GBP), 4) silver, and 5) Gold package deals. I wonder if there are people out there who have succeeded in setting a Guinness World Record opting for the free service offered on its website. After about 50 forced restarting (a real good meditation), as the button “next” threw me back to the starting point nine times out of ten, I managed to advance to the agreement page. You can imagine what happened then again. This led me to believe that the offer of free service is an alibi to satisfy the general belief that the “Guinness World Records” is an honourable non-profit organization. Just to test, I took the option bronze, and reached the agreement page like a 100m sprinter. Of course I did not advance further knowing that it would cost me at least 7000 USD (warning: they mention only what you will get, not what you will have to pay). To conclude my adventure with the Guinness, I turned to Wikipedia and added an entry to the “List of people with the most children” and created a Blogspot website which does justice to this wornderful family (of course not merely in quantitative terms, but rather a lot more in qualitative terms). Next Sunday, Rosette and all her 19 children will come together at Guy’s (14th Letendre), the generous host of an annual corn roast and hotdog party gathering some 50 family members. I will make a video clip out of this event and go on challenging the Guinness.