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From the most searched-for person on the Internet to the youngest
billionaire, from the shortest film title to the longest nose-if a
world record has been created or surpassed, it's here!
Guinness World Records™ 2010 gathers the most
remarkable, inspirational, and wacky record breakers yet from every
corner of the globe-and even beyond the solar system. Filled with
don't-try-this-at-home human achievements, natural and
technological wonders, incredible feats in sports and
entertainment, and much more, this updated edition introduces
exciting new records and unbelievable facts that will captivate the
imagination. Did you know . . .
• To celebrate the launch of its new route from Dubai, UAE, to Sao
Paulo, Brazil, the Emirates airline aired a TV commercial that was
14 hours and 40 minutes long-the same length as the journey
• The deadliest mountain of them all is Annapurna I, where 41
percent of climbers die striving for the peak?
• The Detroit Lions hold the record for most losses in an NFL
season, ending the 2008 season with a 0-16 record?
And that's just a hint of what you'll find inside this amazing
book, including striking all-new photos and new sections on
seemingly unbreakable records, unusual rituals from around the
globe and other wild events celebrating the first decade of the
twenty-first century-plus information on how you too can join the
Guinness World Records family, and offers on free downloadable
content, from videos to wallpapers.