The Guinness Book of Records 1996

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Facts On File, Incorporated, Oct 1, 1995 - Reference - 320 pages
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Crammed with accounts of astonishing stunts, far-out facts, and redoubtable records, this popular reference breaks its own record for bizarre armchair amusement with the new 1996 edition. Updates on more than 15,000 records accompany 20 percent new materials, plus more than 300 photos, most in color. 30 tables & charts.

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Contents

by Guinness Publishing
4
LIVING WORLD
22
Watching the Birdie
31
The Real Jurassic Park
41
EARTH and SPACE
50
Yarlung Zangbo
58
SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY
68
The Case Against Working Weekends
74
Herd of Buffalo? Now Hear This
134
BUSINESS and
167
Fine Wines
174
HUMAN WORLD
182
Landslide
190
HUMAN ACHIEVEMENTS
196
Microwriting
202
SPORTS and GAMES
233

Wow Its E T Calling
82
BUILDINGS and STRUCTURES
88
Record Bricker
94
No Bridge Too Far
100
TRANSPORT
107
Heavy Flying
124
Foot Feat
241
Born to Rev
261
Blades of Glory
267
Jackie Jo
285
Hurdling to Heaven?
291
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