It’s been a tumultuous 12 months with the Covid pandemic taking a stranglehold on world events, seeing many gigs paused indefinitely. But this hasn’t stopped individuals from breaking out on their own and achieving spectacular feats.
In fact, the past year’s on-again, off-again lockdowns have meant folks have been able to focus on their ambitions even more, attaining astonishing goals beyond expectations.
All of this has been collated and put into the Guinness World Records 2022: that massive compendium on record-breaking around the globe.
Gorgeously illustrated front and back, Guinness World Records 2022 is as bold a bible as any that came before it – packed with stacks of mind-boggling record-breaking along with factoids about everything from natural phenomena to human stunts, religious events to medical marvels, spiritual acts to para-sports, and earthly delights to out-of-this-world anecdotes (quite literally, since there are specific sections on stargazing and space exploration).
Indeed, this year’s Guinness covers plenty of ground (and sky, and space). Heck, there are even double page spreads dedicated to specific subjects such as Carnivorous Plants, Conservation, Gastronauts, Ultracycling, even Multiple Births. And of course, the facts and figures are always fascinating.
Did you know, for example, that the fastest circumnavigation around the world by bicycle took 78 days, 14 hours and 40 minutes, starting and finishing in Paris, France? Jules Verne would be rolling around in his grave!
Or that, closer to home, Australian AFL player Dustin Martin is the player judged to have been the “best on ground” in the Grand Final the most times? Yep, three best wins in total, the latest won when Richmond beat Geelong by 31 points on 24 October, 2020.
The great thing about each updated Guinness World Records is that you can pick and choose what you want to read about at any given time. Want to delve deeper into space exploration? There’s a whole section for that! Want to just chomp down bits of pop cultural info? Sections for that, too.
So easy and enjoyable is the book to navigate, there’s even a ‘Superlative Index’ up the back. So if you’re looking for the biggest, the brightest, the highest, the strongest, heck – even the smelliest, you’ve got it all laid bare here.
‘Guinness World Records 2022’ is available in hardback through quality physical and online bookstores, published through Pan Macmillan Australia.
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