Guinness World Records 2001


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The must-have, fun-to-read guide to every amazing fact, figure, and feat for the new millennium

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Newly revised with all-new photos and features

The must-have, fun-to-read guide to every amazing fact, figure, and feat for the new millennium

From the world's largest teddy bear to the smallest handheld cell phone, from the biggest lottery jackpot to the youngest winner of the Nobel Prize, Guinness World Records is an indispensable compendium, filled with every vital statistic you'll ever need — as well as the pictures to back them up!

Did you know...

* The world record for most body piercings belongs to a Scottish woman who sports a total of 462 — including 192 on her head!

* The world's most valuable bikini — handsewn and encrusted with diamonds — is worth nearly $200,000.

* The world's longest human chain spanned 370 miles, when 2 million people in Latvia joined hands to celebrate the 50th anniversary of a peace treaty.

Featuring over 1,000 extraordinary new records and 300 stunning photographs, the 2001 edition of Guinness World Records includes updated sections on computer games, the Internet, special effects, martial arts, dance music, the prehistoric world, and much more. It is the world's favorite family reference book — the undisputed authority on world records for almost 50 years.

Guinness World Records and the Star Figure Logo are trademarks of Guinness World Records Ltd., London.

Used under license by Bantam Books, a division of Random House, Inc.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780553583755
  • Publisher: Bantam Books
  • Publication date: 5/1/2001
  • Series: Guinness Book of Records Series
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.91 (h) x 1.17 (d)

Table of Contents

Early Starters 1
Golden Oldies 5
Big Stuff 8
Strength 11
Speed 14
Skill 1 18
Skill 2 21
Endurance 24
Endurance 2 27
Teamwork 30
Teamwork 2 33
Adventures & Journeys 36
Adventures & Journeys 2 40
Disasters 44
Survivors & Lifesavers 47
Space Heroes 51
Human World 54
Human World 2 58
World Leaders 62
Campaigns 65
Religion 68
War & Peace 71
Crime 75
Super Rich 79
Big Business 83
Big Business 2 86
Charities & Gifts 89
Valuables 93
Valuables 2 96
Valuables 3 100
Shopping 104
Shopping 2 107
Food & Drink 110
Food & Drink 2 114
Games & Gambling 117
Toys 121
Collectors 123
Clubbing & Parties 127
Organizations 130
Theme Parks & Rides 134
Fashion 137
Movies 140
Movies 2 143
Cartoons 147
TV 150
TV 2 153
Music 156
Dance, Rap & R&B 160
World Music 163
Classical Music & Jazz 167
Performance & Theater 170
Print Media 174
Awards 178
Body Beautiful 182
Stunts & Special Effects 186
Computers 190
Computer Games 194
Internet 197
Internet 2 200
Robots 203
Gadgets 206
Gadgets 2 209
Lethal Weapons 213
Cars 216
Trucks, Trains & Buses 220
Bicycles & Motorcycles 223
Ships, Boats & Submarines 226
Aircraft 230
Spacecraft 233
Buildings & Structures 236
Buildings & Structures 2 239
Travel & Transportation 243
Science 247
Science 2 250
Planet Earth 253
Human Body 257
Animal World 260
Animal World 2 263
Animal World 3 267
Plant World 271
Prehistoric World 274
Astronomy 278
Weather 282
Diseases & Parasites 286
Diseases & Parasites 2 289
Medical Marvels 293
Environment & Ecology 296
Environment & Ecology 2 300
Natural Disasters 303
Soccer 307
Soccer 2 311
Basketball 314
Rugby 318
Football 322
Golf 326
Tennis 330
Baseball 334
Cricket 337
Ball Sports 341
Ball Sports 2 345
Track-and-Field 348
Track-and-Field 2 352
Gymnastics & Weight Lifting 356
Water Sports 360
Hockey 363
Winter Sports 367
Winter Sports 2 371
Combat Sports 374
Combat Sports 2 377
Extreme Sports 381
Extreme Sports 2 384
Auto Sports 387
Bike Sports 391
Horse Sports 394
Sports Reference 398
So You Want to Set a Record...? 432
Guinness World Records: Primetime 435
guinnessworld 441
Stop Press! 444
Indexes 448
Guinness World Records--The Story 495
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