It’s an Olympic year, and to celebrate, the latest incarnation of the world’s biggest selling annual unveils its most thrilling edition yet with a dynamic new “widescreen” design, thousands of new and classic records, never-before-seen photos and an exciting selection of new topics and features.
* Crisp, new design and color-coded sections to help organize and signpost the record content.
* 100% new pictures and fully updated records
* Mythconceptions – Test yourself and test your friends with quiz questions about the record facts that you think you know well!
* Fact files – Fascinating introductory articles about the stories behind the records.
* All-new sports section – Categorized by theme and allowing you to compare superlatives across every major sport.
* Pioneers – Meet the new generation of young men and women who are pushing the boundaries of human achievement… on land, air, ice and sea.
* The average reader – Find out how much time you spend watching TV, playing videogames and sleeping, and discover how much you laugh, weep, breathe and fart!
* Connexions – What connects China and Ireland? What does the USA have in common with Zaire? Find out with our country-by-country global connections at the bottom of every page.
This is a book I grew up with. We always had questions which only the Guinness Book of World Records could answer. The tallest, the heaviest, the shortest, etc.
Now I have an 8 1/2 year old son. He is always asking questions. I love that about him, and he stumps me all the time. Now, I am saved, we have our own copy of the latest edition of the Guinness Book of World Records! This book fascinates my son and he can sit for an hour reviewing the various records. Meanwhile, I am thrilled to see him reading anything!
We get a lot of “Did you know…” now in our house. It is fun to see the fascination that kids have reading about the various world records, from the fastest man in the world, to an actual house lifted into the air by helium balloons – inspired by the movie “Up” – for real!
And of course, the paparazzi pic. Little old daddy Mitch and the woman with the largest Afro hairstyle in the world! Thank-you Aevin Dugas, she really is on page 89 of this edition!
For some ideas on how to spend a record-breaking day with your children, please visit Challengers: Guinness book of World Records!
Disclosure: We received the newest copy of the Guinness Book of World Records 2012 for attending the event. All opinions are always 100% our own and honest.