Guinness World Records 2010
Random House LLC, 2010 - Reference - 594 pages
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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Exploring the Solar System
PLANET EARTH 23 Europe
MODERN WORLD 253 1lans Best Friend
ANIMAL PLANET 59 Arthropods
THE BODY 89 Amazing
Won I e rfu I Wo m e n 98 Culture Shock
In an Hour
TRAVELERS TALES 151 Ups Downs
Ruling the Waves
Scaling the Heights
Circumnavigating the Globe
Central America Caribbean
Eastern Central Europe
The Middle East
Central Southern Asia
Planet in Danger
ENGINEERING fr TECHNOLOGY 307 Eco Transport
ART Er MEDIA
Game Shows Reality
At the Movies
The Names Bond
Action Sports 486 Ice Hockey
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