Guinness Book of World Records 2021
All aboard Guinness World Records 2021 for a life-changing journey of discovery!
This year, we’re devoting a chapter to the history of exploration, starting with the story of the very first circumnavigation, along with our “History of Adventure” timeline, featuring a host of remarkable achievements. The fully revised and updated best-seller is packed with thousands of incredible new feats across the widest spectrum of topics, providing a whistle-stop tour of our superlative universe.
Our ever-expanding pool of international consultants and experts help us make sense of the world around us and the cosmos beyond. So join us as we embark on a voyage through the vast panorama of record-breaking in 12 fact-packed chapters:
· Travel through the Solar System and see the planets come to life with a free Augmented Reality feature
· Encounter the cutest, weirdest, most dangerous and exotic creatures on our home planet
· Meet the world’s tallest, shortest, hairiest and heaviest humans
· Marvel at the latest high scores, speed runs, and players at the top of their game in eSports and beyond
· Get the lowdown on the world’s most successful and prolific actors, musicians, TV stars and influencers
We’ve also selected the best of the newly approved claims from the 50,000 applications received from the public over the past 12 months. But don’t just be a tourist: try some of our specially created try-at-home challenges that could see YOU listed in the world-famous book of records. If you want to be one of those lucky few, check out our Against the Clock chapter–we might even see you in next year’s edition!
Finally, be inspired by the latest inductees to the Guinness World Records Hall of Fame, including the real-life Captain Nemo who’s traveled to the deepest point in every ocean, the fearless campaigner for human rights who risked her life to make the world a better place, and the teenage millionaire who made his fortune playing Fortnite.
It’s a big world out there! Let Guinness World Records 2021 be your guide!
History Class: Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader
A brand-new Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader is coming to Nickelodeon!
Ready for a challenge? It’s time to join the class of today’s biggest TV show hit, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader! Full of fascinating facts about people, places, and events, this history-themed quiz book is the perfect companion to the show. You’ll find True & False questions, multiple choice questions, and Q&A’s about presidents, explorers, geography, ancient cultures, and so much more. Meet your new classmates for some learning fun, because school is back in session!
I Can't Believe It!
A book of incredible facts about our amazing world, bringing together information and comparisons from best-selling DK titles in a smaller size.
Can you believe that more than 1,320 Earths would fit inside Jupiter? Or that birds are descendants of dinosaurs? Or that erupting volcanoes generate an electrical storm of lightning bolts to create one of nature’s most explosive combinations? Believe it!
Packed with amazing real-life photographs, cool visual comparisons, and myth-busting true-or-false questions, this book tells kids all the things they really want to know about our weird and wonderful world. From the universe and our own planet Earth to curious creatures and the amazing human body to man-made wonders and feats of engineering, this book covers it all. Find out about the biggest star in the universe, how much paper it takes to print the world wide web, how far the average person walks in a lifetime, the world’s tiniest camera, and so much more.
Bringing together unbelievable facts and comparisons from four best-selling DK titles: It Can’t Be True!, It Can’t Be True! 2, True or False?, and Strange but True, and including additional, new images, I Can’t Believe It! will certainly have kids saying exactly that as they dive into this big book of mind-boggling information.
I Can't Believe It! 2
Boggle your mind with the weird and wonderful facts, photos, and illustrations packed into the pages of this awesome almanac.
I Can’t Believe It! 2 brings together some of the most fascinating information and myth-busting true-or-false questions from four of DK’s bestselling titles: It Can’t Be True! (astonishing visual comparisons that explain extraordinary facts about the world around us); True or False? (unbelievable but true answers to big questions); Strange but True! (bizarre beasts, incredible places, and peculiar phenomena that are really real); and It Can’t Be True! 2 (a compendium of hundreds more visual comparisons). Covering a huge range of subjects from outer space to dinos, head lice to hamburgers, and snowflakes to fearsome flowers, this is truly a book with the “Wow!” factor that tells you things about our crazy universe you will hardly believe. I Can’t Believe It! 2 has something to astound everyone, over and over again. Parents will want to steal this book from their kids.
Just Joking Dogs
You’ll howl with laughter at the latest Just Joking, all about the goofiest and most beloved pets around–dogs! Jam-packed with hilarious jokes, pup-tastic puns, tongue twisters, pooch portraits, funny photography, plus 10 profiles of real-life dog celebrities.
Just Joking is a hit with budding comedians and kids who love to laugh. And this next installment in the series is just as doggone hilarious. With all kinds of pups–from the biggest, grandest Great Danes to the smallest, spunkiest Chihuahuas–this browsable, portable book of fun is sure to have kids sitting, staying, and rolling over laughing. It’s a hilarious party-starter or quiet time entertainer, perfect to read alone or aloud with friends and family. It’s also a great book to toss into a backpack and share on the go for a quick dose of canine comedy.
Just Joking Funny Animals 2
Even MORE pet puns, witty captions, internet memes, and laugh-out-loud, real-world anecdotes make this collection of hilarious animal pictures and stories the perfect package for jokesters and animal lovers alike.
This silly snack-size book is back to bring you more strange facts, comical tales, trippy tongue twisters, and adorable photos, featuring all kinds of our furry, scaly, feathery, and slimy friends. Get the scoop on famous critter comedians; delight in the hijinks of a runaway “unicorn;” discover a social media maven who also happens to be a dog; or bust a gut laughing at bizarre animal behaviors from sneezing monkeys to ninja frogs.
Just Joking Lol!
Get ready to LOL! This collectible little book is packed with 300 silly kid-friendly jokes paired with photos of laughing animals and funny people. It’s a hilarious party-starter or “quiet-time” entertainer, perfect to read alone or aloud with friends and family. It’s also a great book to toss into a backpack to share at school or camp.