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"The Guinness Book of Records", 1990.

Hardcover, 320 pages. Full colour throughout. In great condition, although a few faint drink stains on front and back inside covers.

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The always-entertaining Guinness is filled with details of the superlatives in every field, accompanied by large numbers of photos and details. Among the gems in this edition:

Most expensive spoon.

Largest radio prize.

Greatest distance for brick-throwing.

Oldest coins.

Longest sword swallowed (PLEASE don't try this!)

Youngest female to have a Number 1 album on the UK Album chart (20 years old at the time, so there is still a chance to beat this one, all you teenagers!).

Smallest functional record.

Most successful female pop artist.

Most mountain-bike cross-country world cups.

Fastest Men's 500 m cycle race.

Longest indoor flight by a paper glider.

Highest stack of chairs (now that's one a lot of folk could try to beat!)

Deepest water well.

Longest time to hold your breath.

World's windiest place.

Largest diamonds.

Fastest time for 40 people to pop 1,000 balloons (now THAT is one we should all try to beat.)

Largest gingerbread house..

Tallest sandcastle ever (but I suggest wait for summer before you try to beat this record!)

Longest underwater swim...

. . . and much other curious and amazing stuff.

Also includes a "Stop Press" section near the end, of recent records that had just come in..

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