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Overview

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.

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There is no way to avoid it; 2012 will be a momentous year. Whether you're waiting for the 2012 London Olympics or anticipating the end of the world, the next twelve months promise to keep our attention and there is no more entertaining resource to prepare yourself for those experiences than the new edition of the standard-setting Guinness World Records 2012. In addition to preparing you for civilization collapse, this colorful record keeper brings you up to date on royal weddings, Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee, the 100th anniversary of the birth of computer pioneer Alan Turing, and much. All 900 pictures are new, the 4,000 records are fully updated, and this trustworthy pictorial contains new features.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781904994671
  • Publisher: Time Home Entertainment, Inc
  • Publication date: 9/13/2011
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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Top Records from 2012 from the team at Guinness World Records

Longest duration flight by helium balloons
Piloted by Jonathan Trappe (USA), the ‘Spirit Cluster’ (made up of 57 balloons) flew for 13 hr 36 min 57 sec across North Carolina, USA, from 10 to 11 April 2010. In total, Jonathan covered 175 km (109 miles) during his flight and reached a peak altitude of 2,278 m (7,474 ft).

Longest fingernails on a pair of hands (female)
The longest fingernails on a pair of hands (female) belong to Chris "The Dutchess" Walton (USA) and measure in at 309.8 cm (10 ft 2 in) for her left hand and 292.1 cm (9 ft 7 in) for her right hand, for a total of 601.9 cm (19 ft 9 in) as measured in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, on 21 February 2011.

Most dogs skipping on a rope
The most dogs skipping on the same rope is 13 and was achieved by Uchida Geinousha's 'Super Wan Wan Circus' (Japan) for Bikkuri Chojin Special #3 (Fuji TV) in Tochigi, Japan, on 27 October 2009.

Highest cable walk
The highest cable car walk is 3,303 m (10,836 ft 7 in) above sea level along a 1,600 m cable car wire which was achieved by Freddy Nock (Switzerland) who managed to walk 572 m (1,876 ft 7 in) across at Silvaplana ski resort, St. Moritz, Switzerland, on 29 January 2011.

Largest pizza commercially available
The largest pizza commercially available is 1 m 37 cm (4 ft 6 in) by 1 m 37 cm (4 ft 6 in) and is sold at the Big Mama''s and Papa''s Pizzeria, Los Angeles, California.

Largest vuvuzela
The largest vuvuzela is 35 metres (114 ft 9 in) long and 5.5 metres (18 ft) in diameter at the front. It was created by Hyundai Automotive South Africa and was presented and measured in Cape Town, South Africa, on 26 May 2010.

Largest pop-up book
The largest pop-up book ever made measured 4 m (13 ft 1 in) by 3 m (9 ft 10 in) when closed. The book, entitled "My Word", was completed on 6 September 2010 for a television commercial advertising Pearle Opticians (Belgium).

Most balloons popped using a pogo stick
The most balloons popped using a pogo stick in one minute is 57 and was achieved by Mark Aldridge (UK) on the set of Lo Show dei Record in Rome, Italy, on 1 April 2010.

Largest captive crocodile
Cassius, an Australian saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus), is the largest crocodile in captivity at 5.48 m (17 ft 11.75 in). The Australian saltwater crocodile is the largest and most fearsome of today's species. Specimens can live for more than 100 years, can grow to 7 m (23 ft) and weigh more than 1 tonne (1.1 ton)!

Greatest distance flown in a wing suit
The greatest distance flown in a wing suit was a horizontal, straight-line distance of 23.1 km (14.35 miles) and was achieved by Shinichi Ito (Japan), who exited a plane 9,754 m (32,000 ft) above Yolo County, California, USA, and flew for 5 min 22 sec on 28 May 2011.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    Amazing and cool

    There is some really wierd things in here but at the same time it is really cool an very interesting. I really like this book and think that anyone that like to learn and read about this kind if stuff that they would really enjoy this book.

    36 out of 43 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    Guiness book of world records 2012

    I love this book it is very descriptive and presice and use very rich and colorful words. I recommend you to read this book. It is excellent

    25 out of 30 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2011

    Highly recommend.

    Ordered for my 10 year old grandson for his birthday. Easy to read, graphics are great. Service was excellent.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    World Records

    Love it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2011

    Thia ia a good book

    I love this

    13 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2012

    Mixed reviews

    Other years have been better but this one was ok.. i mean if i went over this again i wouldn't have bothered with it but hey it's just my opinion...everyome has there own

    11 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    Well formated

    They did a good job.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2012

    Smiley

    This book is so cool! It can be gross, funny, scary, but it never lets you down

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    Ok

    It took so long to down load better be a good book!!!

    10 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2012

    Bad

    Not good dot wast money on this book its terrible dont buy

    8 out of 30 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    I love it

    Its so interesting to see what people do on the weekends!:)

    8 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2011

    Benitrix

    U rote a good book

    8 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    WORLD RECORDS.

    LOVE++

    7 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2012

    :)

    read the sample of the book and it was amazing! Im putting that on my wishlist!!! :)

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    Good book

    Ivhav always liked the guinies world record books

    5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    OK

    It is not the best, but good

    5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2011

    Good

    Its a good book but it gets boring after a while then its awsome just skip the space part

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2011

    Idontknow

    I want it but i dont want it. Does that make sense?

    3 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2012

    Sample

    Guess what. You get a 113 page sample.

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