Guinness World Records 2013

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Craig Glenday
Bantam Books, 2013/04/30 - 606 ページ
From the highest jump on a pogo stick to the fastest dash in clogs, from the longest dog tail to the largest fuzzy dice—the most astonishing records from around the world can be found here!

Guinness World Records™ 2013 presents the most amazing, inspiring, and wild 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 . . .

• Takeru Kobayashi of Japan appeared on The Wendy Williams Show on January 23, 2012, and devoured 14 Twinkies in one minute?
• Over a short distance, the cheetah can maintain a steady maximum speed of approximately 62 mph, making it the fastest mammal on land?
• As of February 17, 2012, Axel Rosales from Villa María, Argentina, had the most facial piercings with the grand total of 280 from forehead to neck?

And that's just a hint of what you'll find inside this addictive book, including new photos and spreads, as well as a handy guide on how to become a record-breaker yourself, and compelling sections leading off popular categories that explore the question: How far can a record be pushed?
 

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Decades after my youth, I revisited a cherished part of it by reading the Guinness book from cover to cover, and man, was it fun and nostalgic. レビュー全文を読む

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Interesting factoids and useless tricks. The paperback copy is printed on cheap paper and the ink rubs off easily. Get the hardback edition. レビュー全文を読む

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目次

How Far Will We Explore?
3
Venus
8
The
13
Living in Space
17
Space Warfare
21
Cosmic Curiosities
26
How Much Climate Change Can We Survive?
33
PoHuuon
36
Survivors
299
Social Media
304
ENGINEERING
310
How Tall
311
Can We Build?
313
Skyscrapers
316
Airports
320
Trains Railroads
325

Nuclear Energy
41
Biomes
46
Trees
50
ANIMALS
56
How Big Can Animals Get?
57
Sharks
61
Animal Life
65
Animal Longevity
69
Animal Oddities
74
Teeth Tusks Horns
79
Big Cats
83
On the Farm
88
Animalympics
92
HUMANS
96
How Long Can We Live?
99
Oldest
104
Births
109
Weddings
114
Body Parts
119
Largest
127
Shortest
131
HUMAN ACHIEVEMENT
140
How Heavy Can We Lift?
141
Strength
142
Teamwork
148
Circus Arts
153
Fun with Food
157
Big Food
163
Sweet Treats
167
He Collects
171
She Collects
175
Biggest
179
But Is It Art?
183
Youngest
187
Curious Contests
192
Risky Business
196
How Deep Can We
203
Cireumnavigation
207
Polar Journeys
211
Mountaineers
217
Epic Journeys
222
Sea Journeys
227
WORLD TOUR 235 Europe
235
Asia
238
Africa
241
Oceania
244
North America
247
South America
249
How Rich Can You Get?
255
Pets
260
Schools
264
Auctions
267
The Economy
271
Cities
275
Mysterious World
279
Nations
284
World Leaders
290
People at
295
Manufacturing
329
Weapons
334
Fighting Vehicles
339
Helicopters
344
Wacky Vehicles
349
Roads
353
Epic Engineering
357
SCIENCE
364
Whats the Speed Limit?
365
Science Frontiers
369
Al Robotics
373
Numbers
378
Light Fantastic
383
Mad Science
388
SciFi Science
392
Sound
397
How Famous Can You Get?
405
Comics
408
At the Movies 418 BoxOffice Hits
413
Pick ofthe Pops
422
Rock of Ages
427
Theater
431
436
436
Star Wars
440
Video Gamers
445
SPORTS
450
How Fast Can We Run?
451
American Football
455
Ball Sports
461
Soccer
465
Rugby
469
Baseball
474
Cricket
479
Ice Hockey
483
Teams RoundUp
487
Basketball
493
Track F ieldMen
498
Track FieldWomen
505
Marathons
509
Cycling
514
Racing Sports
519
Power Sports
525
Golf
528
Racket Sports
533
Target Sports
538
High F lyers
543
Board Skills
548
Water Sports
553
Wheel Skills
555
Autosports
558
Acknowledgments
563
Picture Credits
565
In Memoriam
571
Index
573
Bizarre Beauty
574
Stop Press
601
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Craig Glenday is an expert in vampire lore of the past few hundred years. He lives in England.

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