Guinness World Records 2010

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Craig Glenday
Random House LLC, 2010 - Reference - 594 pages
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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™ 2010gathers 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.
  

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Contents

Deep Space
3
Extrasolar Planets
8
Exploring the Solar System
12
Mars
16
PLANET EARTH 23 Europe
23
North America
28
South America
32
Africa
37
Southeast Asia
237
Northeast Asia
241
Australia
245
New Zealand
247
MODERN WORLD 253 1lans Best Friend
255
Big Food
257
Food Feats
261
Most Expensive
266

Asia
41
Oceania
46
Polar Regions
51
ANIMAL PLANET 59 Arthropods
59
Amphibians
63
Reptiles
67
Fish
71
Birds
76
Mammals
80
THE BODY 89 Amazing
89
Won I e rfu I Wo m e n 98 Culture Shock
98
Medical Marvels
105
Life Stories
107
Size Matters
112
HUMAN
113
Strength
119
Odd Talents
123
Super Stunts
128
Mass Participation
132
In an Hour
140
a
145
TRAVELERS TALES 151 Ups Downs
151
Ruling the Waves
157
Scaling the Heights
161
Circumnavigating the Globe
164
Epic Journeys
168
U S
175
Mexico
180
Central America Caribbean
183
South America
186
Canada
190
UK Ireland
195
France
199
Italy
201
Spain
204
Portugal
206
Nordic Countries
209
Germany
212
Netherlands
215
Eastern Central Europe
217
Russia
220
The Middle East
225
Africa
229
Central Southern Asia
233
Planet in Danger
270
The Economy
274
Crime
278
Terrorism Warfare
283
Gold
288
Toys Games
292
Clothes
296
Collections
301
ENGINEERING fr TECHNOLOGY 307 Eco Transport
307
Cars Bikes
311
Boats
315
Aircraft
318
Trains
323
Weapons
327
Superstructures
331
Atom Smashers
335
Think
340
Alternative Energies
345
Cuttingedge Science
349
Internet
352
Gadgets
357
ART Er MEDIA
362
Art Sculpture
363
Photography
368
Whats on
373
TV Comedies
376
Soaps
377
Game Shows Reality
381
Hollywood Heroes
384
Screen Goddesses
389
At the Movies
393
Special Effects
396
The Names Bond
401
Music
404
Video Gaming
412
Action Sports 486 Ice Hockey
419
Track Field
429
Autosports
438
Baseball
446
NBA AllStar
455
Index
549
COIIIINII SPOIKS 579 Acknowledgments
575
World
581
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About the author (2010)

Craig Glenday is an expert in vampire lore of the past few hundred years. He lives in England.

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