Guinness World Records 2009

Guinness World Records 2009

by Guinness World Records Editors, Craig Glenday (Editor)
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Guinness World Records 2009 by Guinness World Records Editors

From every corner of the globe—and beyond—Guinness World Records™ 2009 gathers the most amazing, inspirational, and even bizarre record breakers yet! From don’t-try-this-at-home human achievements to natural and technological wonders, incredible feats in sports and entertainment, and much more, this latest edition introduces important new records and fascinating facts that will captivate every imagination. Did you know . . .

At 2 feet 5.37 inches, the shortest (mobile) living man is 19-year-old He Pingping of China, who was measured on March 22, 2008.

The world’s most expensive cocktail is offered at the Skyview Bar in Dubai, UAE. It costs $7,439 (27,321 dirham) and consists of 55-year-old Macallan whisky from Scotland, ice made from the water used at their distillery, a drop of exclusive dried fruit bitters, and passion-fruit-scented sugar.

Jeanne Stawiecki of the United States became the oldest female to climb the Seven Summits, including Mount Kosciuszko, when she completed her last climb (Mount Everest, Nepal) on May 22, 2007, at the age of 57 years, 36 days.

And that’s just a hint of what you’ll find inside this mind-blowing book, including striking photos, exclusive interviews, special sections on the year’s milestones—plus information on how you too can join the Guinness family of world-record breakers!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781904994374
Publisher: Time Home Entertainment, Inc
Publication date: 09/16/2008
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 11.80(h) x 0.90(d)

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Guinness World Records 2009 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
leroytay More than 1 year ago
i can learn a lot of records from the book.I really like it.I could not belive my eyes that the records were so amazing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My son loves to go through these books so I buy him one each year for Christmas. He flips through to find the most unusual entries and informs us all about them. PSSST! He even has an entry of his own!
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The book killing britney is about a girl who is surrounded by constant deaths. First her boyfriend dies, thn her best friend, plus many more. She blames her self for all this and starts to go crazy. Some people think its because her mom died. This book is full of twist, turns, and suspense. The ending is a bit confusing but once I got it, it was very good.

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jentedi1 More than 1 year ago
My son loves this book. The pictures are great and a great motivation to get him to read.
JenniferEvette69 More than 1 year ago
My 9 year old son loves it. His Dad use to love it when he was a kid as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this was ok the only reason i bought it was because i read these when i was young.pretty informative for records and such and the 3d pictures were kinda cool,i think this is more for kids though then adults.
Doonerlady More than 1 year ago
Ever since the Guiness World Records book went to hard cover, I have purchased one for my son each and every Christmas. It's become a little joke, wrapped up and put under the tree for him, when he picks it up and says 'Gee, I wonder what THIS is? Thanks Mom, I can count on this every year.' My son is not a clean freak, but he keeps his room very tidy, and throws out extraneous knick-knacks, pictures, and things I consider to be memorabilia. Not so with his Guiness World Record books though...still has each and every one of them. Very enjoyable to pick up, for a short browse, or a long read.