Guinness World Records 2003

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Claire Folkard
Bantam Books, 2003 - Reference - 544 pages
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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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This is a halarious book. Some of the records are just plain silly or dumb. Some of the pages were taken out due to inapropriate content :) Read full review

Contents

HUMAN ACHIEVEMENT 2 Heroes and Lifesavers
2
Inspirational People
5
Survivors
9
Courage and Endurance
13
Epic Journeys
17
AMAZING FEATS
21
Marathons
22
Team Efforts
26
Aircraft
202
Cars
205
Bikes and Motorcycles
209
Boats and Yachts
212
Trains and Trams
219
Trucks and Dumpers
220
MILITARY SERVICE
225
Armed Forces
226

Mass Participation
29
Strength
33
Speed
36
Young and
39
Bizarre Skills
43
Weird Talents
46
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
86
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
People and Nations
128
Governments
131
Modern Society
135
Rites of Passage
139
Religion
142
Travel and Tourism
146
Law and Order
149
Money
153
AMAZING OBJECTS
157
Microworld
158
Big Is Beautiful
161
Larger than Life
165
Collections
169
Inventions
173
Extravagant Purchases
176
Objects of Desire
180
BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES
185
Sky High
186
Colossal Constructions
189
Feats of Engineering
193
Houses Homes and Hotels
197
PLANES TRAINS AND AUTOS
201
Military Aircraft
230
Naval Warfare
233
Weapons of
237
Mass Destruction
241
TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE
245
Digital Systems
246
Digital Technology
249
BioTech and Genetics
253
Extreme Science
256
Lab Science
260
ENTERTAINMENT
265
Computer Games
266
Theme Parks
269
Film Stars
273
Cinema
277
Special Effects
280
Pop Music
284
Pop Stars
287
Classical Music
291
Performance
295
TV and Radio
298
Books and Newspapers
302
SPORTS
307
American Sports 1
308
American Sports 2
312
American Sports 3
317
326_ Ball Sports 1
329
Ball Sports 5
344
Ball Sports 6
348
Athletics 1
358
Athletics 4
363
Winter Sports 1
375
Motor Sports 1
384
Motor Sports 2
388
Golf 1
396
Racket Sports 1
404
Racket Sports 2
409
Water Sports 1
413
Water Sports 2
416
Equestrian Sports
426
Air Sports
430
Target Sports
433
Combat and Srength 1
441
Combat and Srength 2
442
Cycling
444
Unusual Sports
448
Sports Reference
453
Index
465
Picture Credits
502
Acknowledgments
510
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