Mass market (rack) paperback. Glued binding. 572 p. Contains: Illustrations.
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From every corner of the globe-and beyond-Guinness World
Records™ 2009 gathers 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,
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!