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Guinness World Records 2001


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Publisher:Bantam, 2001



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About the book:

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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