Did you know President Barack Obama is the first US president to use email in office? Did you know that the largest cheesecake weighed 4,703 lb (2,133.5 kg) and was 8 ft 2 in (2.5 m) in diameter? Did you know that the largest passenger ship to sail around the world is the Queen Elizabeth II? Did you know that the country with the most billionaires is the USA? Did you know that the tallest LEGO Structure measured 96 ft 8 in (29.48m) high?
I guess you get the idea. The newest edition of Guinness World Records 2010 has all kinds of astounding records about the oldest, largest, longest, highest, smallest, first, last, etc. This is the first decade of the 21st century, and Guinness is celebrating in style with numerous new features. First off, the cover is magnificent with its turquoise blue metallic swirls and silver lettering. It is so eye catching and fun you are immediately drawn into wondering, “What is this?”
The new sections include the top 100 records of the decade and the record of the day showing a record set on every date of the year. On my birthday, NCSA Mosaic was released in 1993 as the world’s first Internet browser. What record was set on your birthday?
A unique feature for the book of the decade is the extended online feature. Here you are given a key code to enter online and then are able to unlock special features on the Guinness World Records website. Check out clips of the video footage and download images as a desktop or cell phone wallpaper as indicated by icons through out the book.
Every page of Guinness World Records 2010 is filled with images of the record breakers. The tallest buildings, the largest collections, the highest waterfalls and mountains and so many other records are all beautifully displayed on every page. Even the oddities of tattooed and pierced bodies are captured within the pages, though I tend to turn those pages quickly.