Fantastic Feats & Ridiculous Records

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People are funny—and so are many animals when they're encouraged by their human keepers! Here's a tour of the weird and wacky side of life around the world, with surprises and laughs for older boys and girls. They'll read about people with unusual bodies, including the tallest and the shortest, as well as the man with the most tattoos, a woman with the longest fingernails, an 80-year-old body builder, and a studs-and-rings-decorated woman who calls herself The Human Pincushion. Among the world's most ...
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People are funny—and so are many animals when they're encouraged by their human keepers! Here's a tour of the weird and wacky side of life around the world, with surprises and laughs for older boys and girls. They'll read about people with unusual bodies, including the tallest and the shortest, as well as the man with the most tattoos, a woman with the longest fingernails, an 80-year-old body builder, and a studs-and-rings-decorated woman who calls herself The Human Pincushion. Among the world's most preposterous pastimes and silliest sports recounted here are cheese rolling contests, a crying baby competition, and so-called Underwater Olympics. Just two among the dozens of animal antics recounted include a report on Olympic games for pigs, held in Moscow in 2006, and the story of Fin and Tofu, a pair of New Zealand rats who go surfing with their owner. They're all reported in detail, with color photos as supporting evidence and amusing pull-out features that add crazy details to the stories. All entries come with funny quotations from the zany people whose feats are recorded in this book. This collection of ridiculous achievements will keep kids laughing every time they turn a page. Includes 160 color photos.
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Children's Literature - Laura Backman
The reader's eyes are opened to the strange and wild side of life around the globe. There are peculiar people, silly sports, absurd animals, and much, much more. Just two of the many animal antics recounted include a report on Charlie, the ninja chimp who was awarded a black belt in martial arts in 1987, and the story of flesh eating fish that give a perfect but very expensive pedicure. This book describes the oddest world records and craziest feats with star entries of honorable mention and cautions from the author not to try the feats at home. Color photos support the text and funny quotes, and pull out facts add to the reports. Some of the photos are not for the faint of heart or young children but perfect for upper elementary and older boys and girls. This book will keep kids amazed every time they turn the page. Reviewer: Laura Backman
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764143380
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Pages: 96
  • Age range: 10 - 15 Years
  • Lexile: NC1300L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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