Guinness World Records 2008

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Craig Glenday
Bantam Books, 29 avr. 2008 - 611 pages
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A double back-spin on a motorcycle - ane elephant with a wooden leg - an apple the size of your head, the 'Guinness World Records!' The book offers more diversity, from endeavors in science and technology, entertainment, and sports to the exceptional wonders of the natural and man-made world. Discover the facts of life on Earth-and beyond-as never before. At 114 years 24 days, Yoneko Minagawa of Japan is the worldís oldest living person, following the death of the USAís Emma Faust Tillman in 2007. The largest commercially available burger is 78lb. 8 oz., available at Bobís BBQ and Grill at Pattaya Beach in Chonbur, Thailand. 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 thatís just a taste of whatís inside this book, filled with photos, exclusive interviews-and information about how to become a record breaker yourself.
 

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The hardcover is better

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The large hardcover version is definitely more interesting for the 1012 year old audience. The paperback is complete with the records but not very reader friendly for young people. Consulter l'avis complet

2008 gunniness book of records

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I gave this to my 10 yr old grandson for xmas he thought it was the Cats Meow.... it was the only thing he looked at all day.. He is big book worm great presentfor any kid or adult who likes wacky crazy things people do. Consulter l'avis complet

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Table des matières

Deep Space
3
Dynamic Solar System
7
Planets
10
PLANET EARTH 19 Atmosphere
19
Earth
24
Environment
32
Frigid Earth
37
Blue Planet
41
Forensic Science
278
Space Technology
282
Consumer Technology
287
Robots
290
Internet
294
Video Games
299
ARTS MEDIA 307 Movie Stars
307
Boxoffice Blockbusters
311

LIFE ON EARTH 49 North America
49
South America
54
Europe
58
Asia
62
Africa
66
Oceania
70
At the Poles
75
Guinness World Records Day 2006
80
Light Fantastic
89
Adrenaline Junkies
93
HUMAN BEINGS 101 Anatomical Anomalies
101
Life Stories
105
Medical Miracles
109
Health Fitness
113
Unusual Skills 142 Trivial Pursuits 146 Exceptional Exploits 150 Teamwork
120
FANTASTIC FEATS 121 Young Achievers
121
Endurance Marathons
125
Superhuman Strength
129
Survival Instinct
133
ENGINEERING
150
Mass Participation
155
EPIC ENDEAVORS 163 Crossing the Seas
163
Reaching the Poles
166
Scaling the Heights
171
Circumnavigating the Globe
175
Probing the Depths
179
MODERN SOCIETY 185 Mans Best Friend
185
Food Drink
193
Gross Gastronomy
195
Games Puzzles
197
Collections
202
Playtime
207
Garden Giants
211
Work Employment
215
Cults Fans Followers
221
Festivals
223
Business Finance
229
Super Rich
233
Politics
237
Terrorism Conflict
241
Weapons
245
Animals
249
Awesome Anatomy
255
Olympic Flail of Fame
258
SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY
266
Cuttingedge Science
269
Science
273
World Cinema
315
Movie Production
319
Pop Culture
323
Art Sculpture
329
Music
332
Song Dance
341
TV Shows
345
TV Stars
351
Performance Arts
354
Advertising
359
Colossal Constructions
365
Enormous Engineering
369
Underground
374
Supersize
379
Vehicles
382
Vehicle Skills
389
Military Hardware
393
Roller Coasters
397
SPORTS
403
Action Sports
405
Football
408
Track Field
413
Auto Sports
423
Ball Sports
431
Baseball
440
Basketball
444
Combat Sports
449
Cricket
453
Cycling
458
Fishing
462
Soccer
466
Golf
477
Ice Hockey
481
Rugby
486
Target Sports
490
Tennis Racket Spur
495
Unusual Sports
499
Watersports
505
Wild West Arts
514
Winter Sports
519
Games
522
Sports Reference
529
Index
569
Acknowledgments
603
Picture Credits
607
Stop Press
612
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