For the record The Guinness Book of Records, the fact-filled annual compilation of the world's superlatives, has decided to usher in the new millennium in a big way. Guinness World Records 2000, Millennium Edition is a dramatically different book than its predecessors. A large format hardcover, its silver-coated binding and raised lettering make an immediate visual impact. Inside, a lavish, full-color design, heavy on photos and light on text, is a browser's delight. It contains not just updates of existing world records, but new ones as well, in areas such as extreme sports, technology, and the Internet. Whether it's used as a reference guide to settle friendly wagers, or left casually lying around for family and friends to thumb through, Guinness World Records 2000 is sure to be a favorite in countless households.

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