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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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Product Details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company (November 10, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0761165770
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761165774
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,172,434 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Corey Henderson is a cofounder of RecordSetter.com.  Corey is an entrepreneur who’s been working in web development since 1997, and proudly holds the world record for Most Fiery Crashes in One Game of Pole Position. Corey lives with his family in New York City.


Dan Rollman is the cofounder of RecordSetter.com. Dan is a lifelong world-record fanatic who tried in college, unsuccessfully, to set a Guinness World Record for eating ravioli. A former advertising executive, he set five RecordSetter records, and saw them all get crushed. Dan lives in Brooklyn.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Alex on November 4, 2011
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I just got my copy six days ahead of the official release because Amazon clearly underestimated shipping times, and I have to say that I love it! The only odd thing I noted about it was the physical size of the book. It's smaller than I expected (larger than a paperback but smaller than a college textbook) but I think my perspective might be skewed as I am a college student that regularly has to buy massive useless books...and lots of them.

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.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By spot on December 3, 2011
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I love the book, so many unique ideas and people. I also love the humor in the "yellow jacket comments" through out the book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Brian Pankey on November 13, 2011
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Hello Brian Pankey here I have my own featured page on page 148. I just want to say this book is fantastically written. you can also check me out on pages 45, 147, 220, 237, 255, 256 & mentions of other records of mine throughout the book. My favorite records are Most whoopee cushions sat on 30 seconds without smiling or laughing by Jeff Rubin page 209, Most straws fit in mouth by Dinesh Upadhyaya page 224, Fastest time to blow up a balloon till it pops by Peter Craig page 264
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