Saturday, October 17, 2015

Guinness World Records 2016 - Review and Giveaway

I received book for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.
The world's best-selling annual is back and bursting with thousands of amazing new records, never-before-seen images and mind-boggling trivia. And as always, we have a few more surprises in store for you...
As well as all your favorite records for talented pets, superhuman achievements, big stuff and extreme vehicles, you'll find show-stopping superlatives from brand-new categories. Topics making their GWR debut include waterfalls, twins, ballooning, apps, lightning, manga, archaeology, drones, and pirates - and that's just for starters!

So, get ready for your yearly dose of mind-blowing feats and wonders in Guinness World Records 2016 - the global authority on record-breaking.
 
Guinness World Records intrigues me.  The set records, some weird and unusual, may not be life learning lessons that I need to know about but they sure are interesting.  Someday, maybe someday, I'll set a record of my own.  Until then, I'll be pacified by reading the Guinness World Records publications.
 
Guinness World Records 2016 is the most recent annual.  It is a hardback book with a yellow foil cover with 256 pages of the tallest, longest, biggest, smallest, and oddest of things. 
 
The family and I have engulfed ourselves in this illustrative book. I could immerse myself for hours reading everything in this book and still find new and interesting things the next time I read it.  It's FULL of entertaining facts and information about all sorts of records that have been set.  There's photos for almost every story.  I keep this book out on the coffee table and it seems to get picked up every night by someone to scan and learn even more fascinating stuff.  It definitely sparks conversation and "could you do that" questions.  As a warning, there are images on a few of the pages that may be disturbing to some people. 
 
Although we haven't taken advantage of the feature, owners of the book can access bonus content online.  In addition to the many world records, there's pages that focus in on certain things.  For instance, there's a page dedicated to blue whales and a page dedicated to human anatomy.  Or if you want to know the ins and outs of sport stacking, there's a page for that. I'm immensely pleased with this book and will keep it for years, to read and reread several times. 
 
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45 comments:

Maryann D. said...

I would like to set a record, but I do not gave any talents to set a record with.
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DEBIJOT said...

I think I set a world record on the number of cups of coffee I drank this morning!

Kelly Nicholson said...


Leave a comment on this blog post with whether or not you'd ever be interested in setting a record.

i would like to set a record with something in a bed

jakiesmom said...

I wouldn't want to

Mammamayor said...

I don't think I would want to but I know my daughter would. Want to,natbelinsky@verizon.net

Amy S D said...

I think it would be cool but I don't know what I would do to set it.

Mommyof3 said...

I know my oldest son Gianni would love to try and set a world record. Hes such an awesome kid interested in science. This would be a great learning tool for him. Thank you for this chance!

Debra Guillen said...

I have no interest in setting a world record.

Sharon Schoepe said...

I don't want to set a record but I love reading about those that do

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

I would not because I have no special talents.

KV H said...

I wouldn't like to set a record, but I enjoy reading about others setting records.

Pam said...

I've never really desired to try and set a record individualy, but it's fun to be part of large group activities in an attempt to set a record.

Meghan said...

I've probably set a record for how many Oreo's I can fit in my mouth. Just sayin. LOl I really have no interest in setting a record tho!

kdrae said...

Nope. Have no desire. Unless it's leisurely eating chocolate, I'm cool! :)

Lauren said...

I just like reading about other people setting records!

Patricia Wojnar Crowley said...

I'd like to break a record....but I have no clue for what!

Isaiahsmom said...

I would not but my nephew did set a new bowling record on how long they played.

Renee said...

I wish I could set the record for kindest person with the most money :)

Sue Hull said...

No I dont want to set a record. Thank you for the chance :)

alissa apel said...

I think I did when I was little. My sisters and I would try to do things for a long time to break a world record.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

My oldest is asking for this for his birthday. He is obsessed with world records.

Gretta said...

I have no desire to set a record but our 3 kids often talk about setting a record together one day!

Heather! said...

I DID set a record! A few years ago my husband and I were part of a group of nearly 4000 Waldos in Dublin...the most ever gathered in one place! We were in the book!

Haydensmommy05 said...

I could be interested in the most consecutive hours slept! Haha New mom, no sleep! Trisha Burgess

Kelly Tupick said...

I would love to set a record, i'm just not sure at what yet though. I would really have to think what i'm good at.

Jennifer Cervantes said...

No I've never been interested in setting a record but my kids last year participated in the Guinness book record of cup stacking at their schoo for most people in multiple locations.

Jennifer Irving said...

I take part in GISHWHES every year, and it's broken like 7 world records, so I guess I've technically helped break a record or two. :)

Julie Waldron said...

No, I wouldn't be interest in setting a record.

Angela Saver said...

I think it would be fun to set a record! I love learning about records people have set!

Ken Ohl said...

yes love to set the lowest golf score ever. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

lissa crane said...

I would never want to set a record, I'm not at all competitive! I would much rather read the books and enjoy others setting records!

Xty C said...

Yes, I would like to set a new world record

Derrick Todd said...

When I was a kid I always wanted to be in the book with a world record. I think it was a result of watching the Brady Bunch episode when they tried to break the teeter totter record. Entry name: Marnie Guffey

banks_family_5 said...

I would have nothing to set the record lol. So no :) (Tiffany Banks)

Stacy Renee said...

I don't think I'm competitive enough to set a record.

j1man1r66 said...

I would not be interested in setting a record, I am just not that competitive!
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Jennifer Rogers

Danielle jones said...

I think setting a world record would be awsome, but I don't really have a lot of talent nor am I really competitive.

Angie Bailey said...

I've never been interested in setting my own world record of any sort but I love hearing about the records others set.

Jamie Williams said...

I would love to set a record one day and be in that book!

MargaretAnn Rice said...

I would not be interested in setting a World Record, not enough time in my life.

Jeanna Johnson said...

I wouldn't myself, but I know my son is very interested!

MELINA said...

I have not been interested in setting any kind of record.

SB said...

I'll just leave it to someone else

Birdie Bee said...

No, I would not be interested in setting a record but I love reading about people who have.

lilyk said...

I'm not sure I'd be interested in setting a record.