Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Ten years ago, Y2K and the millenium were the big buzzwords. For Christmas in 1999, I bought my brother a special shiny millenium edition of the Guinness Book of Records. He loves facts and trivia and enjoyed his collectible gift. It's hard to believe that a decade has gone by since that time. Plenty of time to set some new world records!
Guinness World Records is currently asking fans to vote for the Top Records of the Decade in the following categories: Engineering, Living Planet, Science & Technology, Stunts, Epic Achievements, Society, Engineering, Arts & Entertainment, Sports and Claimants.
To vote online, visit http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/2010/top_100.aspx, view all of the 100 shortlisted records and choose your favorites. Some of my favorites are Svetlana Pankratova and her Longest Legs entry and Michael Phelps winning the most gold metals in one Olympics. (Voting ends Christmas weekend.)
All the top 100 shortlisted records can also be found in the new Guinness World Records 2010 edition. Watch for a review of the book on Brimful Curiosities in the next month!
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