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Guinness World Records (Guinness Book of Records)
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A double back-spin on a motorcycle...ane elephant with a wooden leg...an apple the size of your head...it's just another year at the Guinness World Records!
Its another year of amazing record breakers from Guinness World Records™ 2008. Now the worlds most popular book offers more diversity than ever, from epic endeavors in science and technology, entertainment, and sports to the exceptional wonders of the natural and man-made world. Discover the incredible facts of life on Earthand beyondas never before. Did you know…
At 114 years 24 days, Yoneko Minagawa of Japan is the worlds oldest living person, following the death of the USAs Emma Faust Tillman in 2007.
The largest commercially available burger is 78lb. 8 oz., available at Bobs BBQ and Grill at Pattaya Beach in Chonbur, Thailand. It costs $23.95 and anyone who can finish it within three hours receives a refund, their name on a plaque, and a gift certificate for a future visit. To date, the fastest finishing is eight hours.
The longest swim under ice with breath held goes to Win Hof of the Netherlands. Wearing only bathing trunks and goggles, Hof swam 188 ft. 7in. under ice in just 1 minute 1 second. To do so, he endured a water temperature of 21.2 degrees F (-6C).
And thats just a taste of whats inside this extraordinary book, filled with stunning photos, exclusive interviewsand information about how to become a record breaker yourself….
Offering yet another awesome collection of the most incredible feats on Earth, this 2007 edition includes thousands of new or updated records, plus exclusive interviews and stunning photos. Original.
The 2007 edition of the worlds most popular book offers yet another awesome collection of the most incredible feats on Earth. From the greatest adventurers, athletes, medical marvels, and naturaland unnaturalwonders on the planet, to a host of new celebrity record holders in the realm of entertainment, here are thousands of new or updated records, plus countless fascinating facts in every possible area. Did you know . . .
The worlds oldest mom is Adriana Emilia Iliescu of Romania. At 66 years and 230 days old, she gave birth by Caesarean section to a daughter, at the Clinical Hospital of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Bucharest.
George W. Bushs second inauguration as president of the United States of America was the most costly ever. Estimated spending for the three-day event was $40 million.
And thats just a hint of whats inside this extraordinary book. Discover which two long-standing, classic records have finally been brokenand by whom. Enjoy Guinness World Records exclusive interviews and stunning photosand even learn how to become a record breaker yourself. Who knows, you might make it into next years book. . . .
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