Format: Mass Market Paperbound
Dimensions: 640 pages, 2.7 × 1.64 × 0.4 in
Published: April 29, 2014
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0553390554
ISBN - 13: 9780553390551
From the Publisher
From the shortest man ever to the largest walking
robot, from the hairiest people on the planet to the farthest
distance skateboarding . . . by a goat-the most amazing records
from around the world can be found here!
Guinness World Records 2014 presents the most outrageous,
uplifting, and unbelievable record breakers ever. Filled with
don't-try-this-at-home human exploits, natural and technological
wonders, incredible achievements in sports and entertainment, and
much more, this fully updated edition introduces thrilling new
records and incredible facts that will fascinate young and old
alike. Did you know that . . .
• In February 2013, the U.K.'s Martin Bacon drove a car he built
himself at an average speed of 65.53 mph-powered entirely by coffee
• New examinations calculate that Spinosaurus measured 14
feet longer than Tyrannosaurus rex, making it the largest
land predator ever known?
• At a total cost of $6 billion, the 2012 U.S. elections were the
most expensive ever, with the combined campaigns of Barack Obama
and Mitt Romney costing $30.33 per second?
And that's just a hint of what you'll find inside this engrossing
book, which includes countless new photos and topics along with a
guide to becoming a record breaker yourself. In a historic year of
firsts-from Felix Baumgartner's epic skydive from the edge of space
to the first solo human-powered circumnavigation-only Guinness
World Records is on top of it all.