Staff Picks: Books

Staff-recommended reading from the KPL catalog.

The Biggest, Fastest, most... Guinnessest!

Don't you love it when adults open a sentence with "When I was a kid..."? Well, when I was a kid, the Guinness Book of Records was a dense paperback with tiny little black and white pictures and tiny print. And we loved it! Who could forget the guy with the longest fingernails, the longest beard, the person with the most tattoos, and all those other weird world records. The Guinness Book of Records was fascinating, in part, because it was kind of a freak show. Kids still love the Guinness Book. The 2014 edition of the venerable compendium is out now and, as it has been for many years, is a full color, large format edition with lots of photo-illustrations. Guinness World Records itself is a record holder as the best-selling copyrighted book series of all time. You can borrow a copy at the library if you're curious about the world's first digital photograph (earlier than you might think) or the most baking sheets buckled over the head in one minute or the largest ridable bicycle or the largest collection of vacuum cleaners or ...

The Biggest, Fastest, most... Guinnessest!





that longest fingernail guy used to fully gross me out as a kid and I remember thinking "how does he clean himself, or use a pencil, or press any elevator buttons..." But now that I'm an adult, well I'm still fully grossed out and have the same exact questions!
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