Taking record-breaking to a whole new dimension, GWR 2017 is bursting with all-new records on topics such as black holes, domes, owls and killer plants. You’ll also find exclusive interviews with astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Chris Hadfield.
In collaboration with the Scout Association, we have set five challenges giving scout groups the chance to become No.1 and earn their very own records.
Meet Ludo, the longest cat in the world! Owned by Kelsey Gill (UK), Ludo is 118.33 cm from head to tail, which is about three times the size of your average moggy.
Read his long tale on p.64
Imagine riding inside a wheel travelling almost as fast as a cheetah! Kevin Scott and his team (UK) hit 98.464 km/h (61.18 mph) in a monowheel motorcycle.
Catch him while you can on pp.156–157
Ultimate ball skills
Football freestyler John Farnworth (UK) can do pretty much anything with a soccer ball. He has earned several record titles, including the longest time controlling a football on a slackline.
Check out his skills on p.103
Don’t Try This at Home!
Check out some of our more terrifying records in this special section dedicated to stunts and daredevils. As the title suggests, these records are strictly for the professionals!
Do Try This at Home!
In this chapter, you’ll find records that use everyday items in your home and garden.
Gamer's Edition 2017
Get the latest facts and stats from all your favourite videogames in Guinness World Records 2017: Gamer’s Edition. The 10th edition includes a special Star Wars section, as well as online gaming legends, such as “Ali-A”, “Syndicate” and “DanTDM”.
Games can be tricky enough at the best of times, but imagine not being able to see while you play… “PangaeaPanga”, aka Alex Tan (USA), completed Super Mario World in a mere 23 min 14 sec while blindfolded. Yes, blindfolded!
Take a peep at his record and more on pp.60–61.
Twitch’s leading lady!
“OMGitsfirefoxx”, aka Sonja Reid (CAN), was recognized as the most followed female gamer on Twitch in 2016.
Read more about Sonja’s achievements on pp.152–153.
Everyone’s favourite Minecraft expert, “DanTDM” – aka Dan Middleton (UK) – entered the record books with a brand-new title: most views for a dedicated Minecraft channel.
Read the full blockbusting story on pp.62-63.
Julian Checkley (UK) built his very first costume with papier mâché at the age of seven. Today, he’s record holder for most functional gadgets in a cosplay suit. The replica Batman suit includes a fireball launcher, tracking device, smoke bombs and more…