Guinness World Records 2023
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3… 2… 1… We have lift off on another fully revised and updated
Guinness World Records annual. The 2023 edition takes readers on a journey
that’s out of this world, revealing the latest and greatest record-breaking
achievements here on Planet Earth and across the vast distances of space.As
lockdown restrictions ease, humanity’s horizons are expanding once again,
and our world is experiencing unprecedented change – in the environment,
culture, technology and society. Keeping up with this dizzying revolution
are the Guinness World Records adjudicators, who’ve been busier than ever
documenting the Officially Amazing. The result is Guinness World Records
2023! With ever more focus on diversity and inclusion, we showcase the most
inspirational, eye-catching, mind-blowing achievements from the past year,
across a multitude of topics such as gaming and the human body, engineering
and wildlife.· We start with a tour of space, exploring astronomical
superlatives in a chapter dedicated to the latest developments in the New
Space Race… from tech innovators and pioneering space tourists to the
latest planetary landers and the new James Webb Space Telescope – the
largest of its kind · Back down to Earth, we continue our expedition,
delving deep into the natural world to encounter the animal kingdom’s
mightiest – and most bizarre – beasts. We whip out the binoculars for some
breath-taking birdwatching and honour history’s bravest two- and
four-legged heroes· Get up close and personal with the most iconic human
beings – the tallest, shortest, strongest and hairiest on the planet. And
be amazed at the extraordinary skills on display from the jugglers,
rock-climbers, freestylers and mermaids (yes, mermaids!) who populate the
Extraordinary Exploits chapter· To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Jules
Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days, we dedicate a chapter to a whistlestop
tour of our planet, pointing out the recordworthy geographical landmarks,
tourist hot-spots and cultural phenomena· The Modern World chapter charts
our ever-changing society, taking in everything from cryptocurrency and
positive action to fast food and TikTok stardom!· Our team of gaming
consultants and editors have picked out the Top 25 Greatest Gaming Records
of all time – does your favourite game get a mention?· We end the book with
every significant new sporting achievement logged in the 30-page Sports
sectionFeatures: Hall of Fame – Which record-breaking icons haves gone
above and beyond to find themselves inducted into the Guinness World
Records Hall of Fame in the 2023 edition? Young Achievers – We introduce
you to six more incredible teenagers – including sports stars and chess
grandmasters – whose success is proof that age is no barrier to being the
best in the world at somethingSnapshot – In these unique photo-features,
our 3D artists take a visual approach to storytelling, using comparisons
from famous locations around the world to reveal just how epic some record
breakers truly areTop 25 Gaming Records – From the most critically
acclaimed and best-selling games to the longest marathons and richest
esports stars, we run through the 25 most significant videogame records in
our archive, encompassing classics such as Pac-Man and Donkey Kong right up
to Minecraft and Fortnite Read more


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