Guinness World Records 2003

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Claire Folkard
Bantam Books, 2003 - Reference - 544 pages
The world's bestselling authority on astonishing facts and unparalleled human achievements--completely revised and updated for 2003!
From the world's fastest speed skater to the world's fastest snail, the most coffee consumed to the longest strand of pasta--418 feet--Guinness World Records(TM) is the most complete, authoritative, and exciting guide to every record, statistic, and feat of human endeavor and natural wonder imaginable. And it's packed with exciting photos to back them up!
- The world's longest kiss took place in New York City, lasting a Guinness World Record 30 hours, 59 minutes, and 27 seconds.
- Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, and Courteney Cox Arquette, the female leads in NBC's Friends, earned a whopping Guinness World Record $1 million each per episode of the 2002 season.
- The most expensive house sale to date goes to a Hong Kong businessman who collected a staggering Guinness World Record $101,909,312 for his home.
And that's only the beginning! Dive into the awe-inspiring, newly expanded Guinness World Records(TM) 2003 and discover a feast of fascinating facts. Animal, vegetable, or mineral--if it's occurred and been recorded, you'll find it here.

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Contents

Heroes and Lifesavers
2
Inspirational People
5
Survivors
9
Courage and Endurance
13
Epic Journeys POWERFUL WORLD 72 Earth Matters 75 The Environment 79 Weird Weather 83 Natural Disasters 86 The Universe 90 Space Expl...
17
AMAZING FEATS
21
Marathons
22
Team Efforts
26
Digital Technology
249
BioTech and Genetics
253
Extreme Science
256
Lab Science
260
Feats of Engineering 197 Houses Homes and Hotels ENTERTAINMENT
265
Computer Games
266
Theme Parks
269
Film Stars
273

Mass Participation
29
Strength
33
Speed
36
Young and
39
Bizarre Skills
43
THE HUMAN BODY
51
Remarkable Bodies
52
Medical Marvels
55
Medical Triumphs
58
Transformed Bodies
62
Sickness and Disease
66
POWERFUL WORLD
71
Earth Matters
72
The Environment
75
Weird Weather
79
Natural Disasters
83
The Universe
87
Space Exploration
90
AMAZING NATURE
95
Physical Earth
96
Water World
99
Extraordinary Plants
103
Wonderful Wildlife
107
Astonishing Animals
111
Insects and Reptiles
115
Aquatic Life
119
Prehistoric Life
122
SOCIETY AND POLITICS
127
Governments
131
Modern Society
135
Rites of Passage
139
Religion
142
Travel and Tourism
146
Law and Order
149
Money
153
Bikes and Motorcycles
209
Boats and Yachts
212
Trains and Trams
216
Trucks and Dumpers
220
MILITARY SERVICE
225
Armed Forces
226
Military Aircraft
230
Naval Warfare
233
Weapons of
237
Mass Destruction
241
Objects of Desire TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE
245
Digital Systems
246
Cinema
277
Special Effects
280
Pop Music
284
Pop Stars
287
Classical Music
291
TV and Radio
298
Books and Newspapers
302
American Sports 1
312
American Sports 3
319
American Sports 4
323
Ball Sports 1
327
Ball Sports 2
331
Ball Sports 3
335
Ball Sports 4
343
Ball Sports 5
344
Ball Sports 6
348
Athletics 1
353
Athletics 2
357
Athletics 3
361
Athletics 4
363
Winter Sports 1
364
Winter Sports 2
371
Winter Sports 3
377
Winter Sports 4
381
Motor Sports 1
387
Motor Sports 2
388
Motor Sports 3
393
Golf 1
396
Golf 2
403
Racket Sports 1
405
Racket Sports 2
409
Water Sports 1
415
Water Sports 2
416
Water Sports 3
418
Equestrian Sports
426
Air Sports
430
Target Sports
433
Combat and Srength 1
439
Combat and Srength 2
442
Cycling
444
Unusual Sports
448
Sports Reference
453
Index
465
PLANES TRAINS AND AUTOS 202 Aircraft
486
Picture Credits
502
Acknowledgments
510

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