Author(s): Guinness World Records Staff
The world's most popular record book is back with thousands of new categories and newly broken records, covering everything from outer space to sporting greats via Instagram, fidget spinners and all manner of human marvels. Inside you'll find hundreds of never-before-seen photographs and countless facts, figures, stats and trivia waiting for you on every action-packed page. Guinness World Records 2019 is the ultimate snapshot of our world today.Plus, this year we celebrate the incredible "Maker" movement with a special feature devoted to the inventors, dreamers, crafters and creators who devote their lives to amazing record-breaking projects such as the largest water pistol, a jet-powered go-kart and an elephant-sized hamburger (think you could eat a whole one!?). We take a sneak peak into their workshops to explore these epically big builds, and ask them what inspires them to go really, really large!And if you like creating, and you like LEGO®, then you'll love our "Making History" pages that use the world's most famous interlocking plastic bricks to illustrate and explain an important record-breaking object - such as the Statue of Liberty or the Apollo mission's Saturn V rocket. We examine their designs, structure and technical specifications in fully illustrated and colourful, poster-style pages.Finally, you can jump into both the making and record-breaking action with a "Do Try This At Home" section. Challenge yourself and your family with five fun record-breaking maker-inspired records you can attempt involving origami, balloon sculptures, ring pulls and rubber bands. Who knows, your creation might just make it into the record books!
The Guinness World Records 2019 surpasses the weirdest, wackiest records of last year. The usual favourites return, like the man with the longest fingernails (197.8cm on his thumb), and the man with the most clothes pegs attached to his face (161). But records such as the fastest time for a goat to climb over a human tunnel (9.4 seconds), and the largest LEGO set ever (the Millennium Falcon, 7,541 pieces) have been newly created.
The records have been updated - and some broken. But the 2019 edition is more interesting as it includes double-page, in-depth explanations of how famous structures/machines work, such as the Statue of Liberty, and a cargo ship (made from LEGO!). And if you’ve ever wondered how to create your own largest rubber band ball or water pistol, it includes instructions on how to get started on the record breaking.
This edition is more interactive as it combines the records and facts with make-and-do activities and would be great for anyone who is curious about our strange world.
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