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Guinness World Records 2005: Special 50th Anniversary Edition (Guinness Book of Records)

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ISBN13: 9781892051226
ISBN10: 1892051222
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The latest edition of the world's best-selling copyright book builds upon 50 years of history while offering unrivalled access to the never-before-told stories behind your favorite records...

All new, every year, this special 50th anniversary collector's edition of the Guinness World Records book contains all your favorite records —­ plus a host of special features, including exclusive interviews with a wide range of celebrity Guinness World Record holders such as Bill Gates, Matt Groening, Sir Edmund Hillary, Sir Paul McCartney and many more.

Also in the 2005 edition...50 Cent storms into the chart getting the record for the most simultaneous R&B hits with nine entries into the US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & tracks chart.

It's not just celebrities that are included, however. Harvey the Great Dane is the world's tallest and longest dog at an enormous 41.5 inches tall whilst Whitney the Yorkshire Terrier is the world's smallest pooch at only 3 inches tall!

Whilst records are being broken all the time, one Guinness World Record that still stands tall is that of America's Robert Wadlow, who still towers above the rest at 8 ft 11.1 inches. The world's tallest man has held this record since our first ever book in 1955!

Guinness World Records 2005 is the most comprehensive collection of the greatest and most amazing accomplishments from around the world and beyond. Published in more than 100 countries and 20 languages, this perennial best-seller is the ultimate compilation of staggering statistics in the world of business and entertainment, scientific discovery as well as inspiring acts of heroism.

"The one thing that hasn't changed during the 50 years we've been publishing this book is that people are still inspired to break and set new Guinness World Records and this commemorative collector's edition is a testament to that desire," remarked Stewart Newport, Keeper of the Records. "Half a century of Guinness World Records tradition is impressive, but we're not even half as old as Jeanne Louise Calment the Oldest Woman Ever, whom at 122 was recognized by this very book. There are more records out there to be broken and even more for us to chronicle."

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Marking the book's historic 50th anniversary, this edition features over 1,000 new records plus its most dramatic cover ever — a tailor-made, gold foil holographic 3-D design. 450+ photos.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781892051226
Subtitle:
Special 50th Anniversary Edition
Publisher:
Guinness Media Inc
Subject:
General
Subject:
Curiosities & Wonders
Subject:
Yearbooks & Annuals
Copyright:
Edition Description:
2005 Hardcover
Series:
Guinness Book of Records
Publication Date:
August 2004
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
11.86x8.96x.91

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Guinness World Records 2005: Special 50th Anniversary Edition (Guinness Book of Records)
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