Guinness World Records 2009

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Bantam Books, 2009 - Reference - 572 pages
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From every corner of the globe—and beyond—Guinness World Records™ 2009gathers the most amazing, inspirational, and even bizarre record breakers yet! From don’t-try-this-at-home human achievements to natural and technological wonders, incredible feats in sports and entertainment, and much more, this latest edition introduces important new records and fascinating facts that will captivate every imagination. Did you know . . .

At 2 feet 5.37 inches, the shortest (mobile) living man is 19-year-old He Pingping of China, who was measured on March 22, 2008.

The world’s most expensive cocktail is offered at the Skyview Bar in Dubai, UAE. It costs $7,439 (27,321 dirham) and consists of 55-year-old Macallan whisky from Scotland, ice made from the water used at their distillery, a drop of exclusive dried fruit bitters, and passion-fruit-scented sugar.

Jeanne Stawiecki of the United States became the oldest female to climb the Seven Summits, including Mount Kosciuszko, when she completed her last climb (Mount Everest, Nepal) on May 22, 2007, at the age of 57 years, 36 days.

And that’s just a hint of what you’ll find inside this mind-blowing book, including striking photos, exclusive interviews, special sections on the year’s milestones—plus information on how you too can join the Guinness family of world-record breakers!
 

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Contents

SPACE
2
Stars
3
Galaxies Nebulas
6
Heavenly Bodies
9
Asteroids Comets
14
Meteors
15
Astronomy
18
Space Technology
21
Hotels
258
Mega Motors
261
Aircraft
265
Weapoiis
269
Art Sculpture
275
Movie Milestones
279
Pop Divas
284
Rock Jocks
288

OCEANS
29
LIVING PLANET Z9 Oceans 32 Rivers Lakes Ponds
32
Shorelines
35
Deserts
39
Wetlands
43
Temperate Forests
47
Rainforests
51
Grasslands
54
Mountains
58
Snow
62
Urban Areas
66
Extreme Habitats
69
BEING HUMAN 75 Anatomy
75
Anatomical Anomalies
78
Body Parts
83
The Five Senses
87
Hair
90
Health
94
Fitness
98
Extreme Beauty
103
Golden Oldies
109
GWR
110
Prehistoric Litc
117
Moon Landings
120
Youngest
129
Oldest
132
Dont Try This
136
Home
137
Do Try This at Home
140
Feats of Strength
144
Inspirational Acts
149
Bizarre Behavior
153
Solo Performance
157
Team Efforts
162
SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE 169 Around the World
169
Epic Journeys
173
Polar Pioneers
181
Peak Performance
185
COLLECTIONS
193
MODERN LIFE
194
Collections
195
Extreme Cuisine
196
Incredible Edibles
201
Garden Greats
205
Pets
210
Fashion
214
Wealth Poverty
218
Crime Punishment
221
World at
225
SCIENCE ENGINEERING 233 Science Frontiers
233
Genetics
237
Internet
241
Mobile Technology
247
Big Stuff
250
Epic Engineering
254
The Printed Word
293
TV Heaven
298
Circus Skills
302
Action Sports
311
Football
314
Track Field
320
Marathons
324
Autosports
329
Ball Sports
333
Baseball
337
Basketball
341
NBA AllStar Jam Session
345
Cricket
349
Cycling
353
Soccer
357
Golf
366
Ice Hockey
370
Martial Arts
374
Rugby
378
Tennis Racket Sports
382
Watersports
387
Wheel Skills
392
Worlds Strongest
396
Games
400
Sports Reference
406
Hollyvtood Hall oi Tame
436
The lliIC of Harry Potter
439
The World s Shortest
444
U S
453
Mexico
457
Central America Thc Caribbean
460
South America
462
Canada
467
UK Ireland
472
France
476
Italy
478
Spain
481
Portugal
484
Nordic Countries
486
Germany
492
The Netherlands
494
Eastern Central Europe
497
Russia
501
Israel
504
The Middle East
506
Africa
511
Central Southern Asia
517
Southeast Asia
519
Far East
523
Australia
528
New Zealand
530
Acknowledgments
561
Picture Credits
563
Stop Press
568
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Craig Glenday is an expert in vampire lore of the past few hundred years. He lives in England.

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