The Guinness World Records book is absolutely stuffed full of astonishing facts, feats and statistics, if there is an area of human endeavour, an aspect of the natural world – animal, vegetable or mineral it seems that somebody, somewhere, holds a record and the Guinness team have set about compiling a immense compendium cataloguing it all.
Whether you’re just about to buy your first Guinness World Records book, or Santa’s been putting them in your stocking for years, the new 2015 edition is a must for any collection. How many have you got?!
The 2013 Guinness World Record book was published in 22 languages and is expected to sell around 2.7 million copies. It’s technically considered a reference book, but it’s more like a mind-blowing picture book to me. This famous book has been published each year for 57 years. My favorite picture below is the first one, which is the world’s oldest gymnast. Her name is Johanna Quaas, she’s 86 years old, and she regularly competes in gymnastics competitions. Whoa! If you want to read more about the specifics of each one of these pictures below, you can click over to .
We write a lot about different world records as they occur since it’s always inspiring to see people push the limits of what is possible. That seems like a great thing to put on a bucket list – to snag the world record at something. It could be anything really. There seems to be a ton of wild and wacky records presented in the book. To be more specific, the 2013 Guinness World Record book has around 4,000 world records (and a ton more facts) in it. This year, there are 3,000 new entries which means about 1,000 world records went unchallenged or unchanged from last year to this year.