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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….
Completely updated for 2008, the undisputed source for amazing records contains hundreds of extraordinary new entries and exciting photos, fascinating features, and information for aspiring record-breakers. Revised reissue.
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. . . .
From every corner of the globeand beyondGuinness World Records™ 2009
gathers the most amazing, inspirational, and even bizarre record breakers yet! From dont-try-this-at-home human achievements to natural and technological wonders, incredible feats in sports and entertainment, and much more, this latest edition introduces important new records and fascinating facts that will captivate every imagination. Did you know . . .
At 2 feet 5.37 inches, the shortest (mobile) living man is 19-year-old He Pingping of China, who was measured on March 22, 2008.
The worlds most expensive cocktail is offered at the Skyview Bar in Dubai, UAE. It costs $7,439 (27,321 dirham) and consists of 55-year-old Macallan whisky from Scotland, ice made from the water used at their distillery, a drop of exclusive dried fruit bitters, and passion-fruit-scented sugar.
Jeanne Stawiecki of the United States became the oldest female to climb the Seven Summits, including Mount Kosciuszko, when she completed her last climb (Mount Everest, Nepal) on May 22, 2007, at the age of 57 years, 36 days.
And thats just a hint of what youll find inside this mind-blowing book, including striking photos, exclusive interviews, special sections on the years milestonesplus information on how you too can join the Guinness family of world-record breakers!