Guinness World Records 2006

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Bantam Books, 2006 - Reference - 656 pages
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On the heels of its sell-out 50th Anniversary Edition,
Guinness World Records delivers yet another outstanding collection of extraordinary facts and mind-blowing human achievements in every imaginable category. From extreme bodies and medical marvels to food feats, natural wonders, and amazing technological advances, here is the latest, greatest, and most astounding of everything from around the world. Did you know…

• An American woman holds the Guinness World Record for the most plastic surgery. Cindy Jackson has spent $99,600 on 47 cosmetic operations, including three face-lifts, two eye lifts, liposuction, lip and cheek implants, knee, waist, and abdomen surgery, and semipermanent makeup.
• At 175 years of age, the world’s oldest living resident is a giant land tortoise named Harriet, collected by Charles Darwin from the Galápagos Islands in 1835. This Guinness World Record holder currently resides at the Australia Zoo.

…and we’re just warming up! As always, this edition includes Guinness’s spectacular photos, plus an all-new Sports Reference section. Packed with breathtaking spectacles and inspiring accomplishments, Guinness World Records 2006 is more awesome than ever!

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Contents

HUMAN BODY 3 Extreme Bodies
3
Medical Marvels
7
Golden Oldies
12
Families
17
Body Parts
21
HUMAN
22
ACHIEVEMENTS
29
Epic Journeys
31
Language
284
Moviegoing
289
At the Box Office
295
Movie Stars
298
Stunts SFX
303
TV Stars
307
TV Shows Advertising
311
Digital Music
317

Exploration
35
Circumnavigation
39
Strength Stamina
43
Marathon Feats
47
Mass Participation
51
Odd Talents
60
Eccentric Behavior
65
Games Pastimes
69
Fantastic Foods
79
Body Modification
84
Bugs Slugs Creepy
91
PETS
97
Food Feats
106
Collections
113
NATURAL WORLD 119 Earth
119
Volcanoes
128
Weather
132
Oceans
137
The Deep
143
Water Life
148
Zoo Farm Animals
153
Mammals
157
Birds
166
Reptiles
171
Prehistoric Life
175
Microscopic Life
181
Wild Plants
187
Cultivated Plants
191
The Environment
197
SCIENCE
201
Solar System
203
Universe
206
People in Space
211
Communications
215
Internet
219
Power
223
Cuttingedge Science
227
Cuttingedge Technology
231
MODERN SOCIETY 239 Births Deaths Marriages
239
Nations
244
Travel Tourism
249
Feasts Celebrations
253
Politics
259
Crime Punishment
263
Objects of Desire
267
ART
270
Art Sculpture
275
Printed Word
281
Chart Toppers
321
R ot1i or vi
344
Music Facts Feats
349
The Stage
353
Circus Skills
358
Magic Illusion
363
Computer Games ENGINEERING
369
Monster Machines
377
Cars
380
Bikes Motorcycles
387
Trains
390
Ships Boats
393
Aircraft
398
Weapons Warfare
403
Projectiles
410
Buildings
415
Structures
418
Theme Parks
422
SPORTS GAMES 429 Air Sports
429
Football
434
Animal Saddle Sports
438
Track Field
444
Athletics Endurance
449
Ball Sports
452
Baseball
462
Basketball
467
Combat Sports
471
Cricket
476
Cycling
481
Soccer
486
Golf
494
Ice Hockey
498
Motor Racing
508
Olympics
512
Racket Sports
517
Rugby
521
Target Sports
525
Tennis
531
Unusual Sports
537
Water Sports
542
Winter Sports
551
Sports Reference
560
Index
589
GAMES 337
598
Acknowledgments
616
Picture Credits
619
Stop Press
624
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