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The RecordSetter Book of World Records: More Than 300 Extraordinary Feats by Ordinary People Paperback – November 10, 2011
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The records in this book are quite enjoyable. So many of them are off-the-wall and intuitive ideas that it's hard to stay focused on one record before another catches your eye and distracts you. It's like being a kid and flipping through "Ripley's Believe it or Not" or the "Guinness Book of World Records" all over again! Not only records are featured, either. There are some bios about particularly notable record holders (one I remember off the top of my head is a writer for The Colbert Report). Witty and sometimes goofy commentary accompany every record, paired with small comics or humorous voice bubbles.
In some cases it appears that the book's designers didn't have any usable photos or video stills of the feat, and instead of filling the page with walls of text, they made fun graphics (a la Mythbusters, yet in their own unique style) to illustrate the records for the reader. As a visual person and a computer animation student, I really appreciated that. The book itself also had a very pleasing overall design.
Probably the biggest indicator of how fun and interesting the book is is the fact that I haven't seen it in hours. I bought the book for myself, but the second one of my little siblings saw it, she became enamored and has had her nose glued to the pages since then.Read more ›