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From the most searched-for person on the Internet to the youngest billionaire, from the shortest film title to the longest nose—if a world record has been created or surpassed, it’s here!
Guinness World Records™ 2010 gathers the most remarkable, inspirational, and wacky record breakers yet from every corner of the globe—and even beyond the solar system. Filled with don’t-try-this-at-home human achievements, natural and technological wonders, incredible feats in sports and entertainment, and much more, this updated edition introduces exciting new records and unbelievable facts that will captivate the imagination. Did you know . . .
• To celebrate the launch of its new route from Dubai, UAE, to Sao Paulo, Brazil, the Emirates airline aired a TV commercial that was 14 hours and 40 minutes long—the same length as the journey itself?
• The deadliest mountain of them all is Annapurna I, where 41 percent of climbers die striving for the peak?
• The Detroit Lions hold the record for most losses in an NFL season, ending the 2008 season with a 0–16 record?
And that’s just a hint of what you’ll find inside this amazing book, including striking all-new photos and new sections on seemingly unbreakable records, unusual rituals from around the globe and other wild events celebrating the first decade of the twenty-first century—plus information on how you too can join the Guinness World Records family, and offers on free downloadable content, from videos to wallpapers.
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!
From the world's deadliest cheese to Wall Street's wealthiest chimpanzee, "Guinness World Records 2009" gathers the most amazing, inspirational, and even bizarre record breakers yet. Original.
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….