The world's best-selling annual is back and bursting with thousands of amazing new records, never-before-seen images, fact-packed infographics and mind-boggling trivia. And as always, we have a few more surprises in store for you. As well as all your favorite records, relating to talented pets, superhuman achievements, big stuff and extreme vehicles, you'll find show-stopping superlatives from brand-new categories. Topics making their Guinness World Records debut include waterfalls, twins, ballooning, apps, lightning, manga, archaeology, drones, and pirates - and that's just for starters.
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See some of our most iconic records in focus to uncover their awe-inspiring secrets. Dare to peek into the Tambora volcano - holder of the record for most powerful eruption. Marvel at the scale of the mighty blue whale - the largest animal on the planet ever! Discover what happens when atoms smash together at close to light speed. Think that's quick? Wait until you read about the fast-and-furious world of sport stacking. So, get ready for your yearly dose of mind-blowing feats and wonders in Guinness World Records 2016 - the global authority on record-breaking.