In this edition of the Holiday Gift Guide I would like to introduce you to:
The Guinness Book of World Records has long been a source of fun, education, and amusement. Guinness World Records 2010 continues to build on the intriguing, informative, inspiring and instructional records and superlatives that have made Guinness World Records one of the most famous brands and an annual best-seller around the world. Over 100 million copies have sold since the first edition was published in 1955. Nearly 4 million copies are sold every year in more than 100 countries and in 25 languages. Let’s face it, we all love to look at the weird, unusual and funny facts that Guinness puts before us.
What’s new in the Guinness Book of World Records 2010?…
- Free downloadable content, including videos, photographs, screensavers and interviews – 100% new photographs and fully updated records – Brilliant new “steampunk” graphic novel design – New sections and record threads celebrating the first decade of the 21st century – Top 50 Records of the Decade – Record of the Day – one for every day of the year – Unbreakable Records (those that will seemingly never be broken) – Lasts (records such as the last living survivor of the Titanic disaster, or the last known dodo) – The Name’s Bond (celebrating the James Bond phenomenon) – Culture Shock (unusual rituals and festivals around the globe) – Gold (the commodity that never loses its luster) – Updated gazetteer sections covering records in all major regions of the world – Fully updated regular sections, including Space, Planet Earth, The Animal Planet, The Body, Human Achievements, Engineering and Technology, The Modern World, Arts and the Media and, of course, Sports.
Here is a preview:
The longest fingernails belonged to American Lee Redmond, who started to grow them in 1979 and carefully manicured them to reach a total length of 8.65m (28ft 4.5in). Lee lost her nails in a car accident this year. Melvin Boothe, also from the US, has a set of fingernails that had a combined length of 9.85m (32ft 3.8in) Photograph: Ranald Mackechnie/Guinness World Records
The man with the most body piercings is Briton John Lynch, aka Prince Albert, who was counted as having 241 piercings, including 151 in his head and neck
Photograph: Richard Bradbury/Guinness World Records
And ok…I just have to ask, does he REALLY think he needs to wear a tiara to accentuate his look? I bet he makes his Mamma proud.
The Guiness Book Of World Records 2010 will not disappoint. It makes a great gift for a family, as a coffee table book, and as a conversation piece. We have spent hours perusing the new 2010 Guinness Book of World Records and I know that you will too. It is one of those books that you just can’t put down and each time you look at it you see something new. That is why it made this years Holiday Gift Guide. Fun, Educational, and Affordable for any age. The Guinness Book of World Records can be found at retailers nationwide and online at Amazon.