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Guinness World Records 2015 Review and #Giveaway


        I have to say in my many years of reading and school, I probably have only looked at the Guinness World Records twice.  However, when recently looking through and reading some of the material of the Guinness World Records 2015, I found it to be much more interesting and intriguing than ever.  Never have I realized how much the team works to put together this book for the world until now.  This year is the 60th anniversary addition which makes it extra special!  There is information from sporting events, highest gross paid celebs, and pretty much anything else you could possibly think of.


        The Guinness World Records 2015 pretty much records everything in it from sizes and depths of fresh water lakes to the longest fingernails.  Which as a side note to anyone who is from Michigan should know that Lake Superior is one of the largest fresh water lakes.  I found this particularly interesting being from here and I still had no clue it was.

        While you may find some of it interesting, others may find some of it disgusting such as how long someones finger nails are.  The longest finger nails on a pair of hands which happens to be a female totals out at the length of 19 feet 9 inches.  The lady's left hand is 10 feet 2 inches and her right hand 9 feet 7 inches. Can you imagine having nails that long??  How do you tie your shoes?!  Or the time it took to measure her nails and how careful they had to be?

        Another interesting fact that I found in the book is how tall structures and bridges are. I never in a million years thought that some of these structures could be so big.  One of the most interesting ones to me was the Qinghai-Tibet Railway.  The Qinghai-Tibet Railway was completed in October of 2005 and is 13,123 feet above sea level.  That would be a fun adventure to try and put that together.  I can't imagine how the hours of that job are!

        There are so many interesting pieces to the Guinness World Records 2015, of course too many for me to indulge the WHOLE book.  But here are some that I enjoyed.
   - Youngest Video Gamer
   - Loudest crowd roar at a sports stadium
   - Most trees planted in 3 days
   - Most piercings in a lifetime
   - Largest group of bridesmaids

        In the end what I'm trying to say is that the Guinness World Records 2015 holds criteria for almost anyone. Whether your looking for "freak show" records, sporting records, the wealthiest people, celebrities, the Olympics and so much more.
Available to purchase/Cost: $16.90 Guinness Store 
Recommendation: It may not be for everyone but I feel it shouldn't be something that is passed upon.  If you ever get the chance to look through it I'm sure you could find something that intrigues you and or something you may not have ever known. This makes for a great gift too!
Facebook:  Guiness World Book
Twitter:  @GWR

Giveaway:  GWR is going to give TWO of A Lucky Ladybug's lucky readers a copy of Guinness World Records 2015 to have of their own!
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36 comments:

  1. One of my daughters is being schooled via homebound now, and this would be great for her to aid in her education!! We would both get a kick out of it & learn so much!!

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  2. I have twin boys that are 14 that hate to read. However, if I give them a Guinness Record book they will read it cover to cover, a million times. They like looking for the strange and gross stuff that I don't need to know..lol

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  3. I'd love to see the most piercing in a lifetime--the freakier the better!

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  4. To be honest, I don't really enjoy these books at all. However, my oldest daughter just LOVES it. She has several previous editions. I just don't get it.

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  5. I am curious about human oddities. Always have been but what I love is my son is just like me & he loves these record books!

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  6. I curious to learn about human endurance type of records.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  7. I am curious about the youngest video gamer, I wonder how deep the oceans are and who is the richest person in the world.

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  8. Im very curious about everything really, I love reading whos the tallest person, the tallest buildings. Its all a great read for me!

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  9. I am curious about everything! I haven't read the Guinness books in so long! I would love to see what has been added and what is different. When I was younger it was interesting to read about all the strange things!

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  10. I love reading about records that people achieve. My kids really love the Guinness books and we often have some great conversation on the different records that people set after reading these books.

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  11. I like when you do reviews of items. The reviews are clear and honest.

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  12. i like to read about longest hair, tallest person, fun stuff like that!

    ssgsweeps @ gmail .com

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  13. I'd like to know, who has eaten the most pasta.

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  14. Has being out of touch with Guinness Book of World records for quite a long time. Hope I win this to be in touch with Guinness again.

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  15. My kids are fascinated by the Guiness Books of World Records. They think the facts about people and their sizes or unique features are the coolest things to read about, especially tallest and shortest people, or oldest. They also like to see the super human feats like fastest person.

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  16. I would like to know who is the smallest person, and how did the Guinness started and why? Diana Castro, ArianaRose2@aol.com

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  17. I am curious about Italy's world records. My son read every year's version for about 8 years, I need to get him a new one.

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  18. My daughter loves to read the Guinness World Record books. We've been to the museum and she likes to see what records were broken since the last year.
    Dede

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  19. I like hearing about the body records, like tallest person or heaviest person.
    Brittney House BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

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  20. My kids LOVE the Guinness books. They're particularly fond of the sports records.

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  21. I just like to see the crazy records.

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  22. allways interested in the lengths some people will go to get in the record books - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  23. I like personal records like the most tattoos, piercings, longest hair, nails etc

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  24. I love finding weird and strange records that you wouldn't think would even have a record.

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  25. I have always been interested in body modification. I am looking forward to reading about some of the interesting traditional and ceremonial mods of other cultures.

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  26. I am always interested in records about biggest/longest animals. I find that really interesting!

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  27. My 8 year old loves the guiness books he reads them and then runs in the room mom dad did you know this or that.

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  28. I'd look up a bit of everything. Had a copy when I was a kid and loved it.

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  29. I used to love the Guiness books when I was a kid! I still have a few of them from the 80s. I would love to compare and see if some of the world records are still the same!

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  30. I want to see who has the most gymnastic leotards, so I would look that up. But probably I would give this a gift at Christmas to my nephew or my son.

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  31. We love to explore records books and see what weird and newest additions they add. It is always fun to look for local ones too. My kid loves to read these.

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  32. i am curious about eating records.

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  33. I have always liked these books, i have a bunch and ripleys books. i have two little boys and they learn a lot and think its awesome.

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  34. I like reading about different records like who beat the record on fastest swimming, who ate the most hot dogs in one sitting or which animal is the longest living we know about.
    Laurie Emerson
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

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  35. i'd love to see the most time spent jump roping. Or something similar. My daughter and I love perusing these books!!

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  36. My children would love to own this. We'd probably look up stuff like the most tattoos or largest ball of yarn.

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