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GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS, the global authority on record-breaking achievements, is putting on lab coats and goggles with the launch of Guinness World Records: Science & Stuff – the grossest, smelliest, weirdest and noisiest guide to, well, science… and stuff.
Guinness World Records: Science & Stuff is a whirlwind tour through the astounding, record-breaking world (and universe) around us, with an intro from TV science educator and author Science Bob. Packed with spectacular superlatives, shocking stats, fantastic facts and fun figures, Science & Stuff celebrates the simple joy in finding things out. It tackles the big questions that keep people up at night, such as:
- Can you belch in space?
- What does woolly mammoth taste like?
- How much would the Death Star cost?
- Is the answer to this question no?
Join us as we rise from the depths of the ocean, home to vampire squids from hell, to the dizzy heights of the International Space Station, where scientists unravel the secrets of (pooping in) zero-g. On the way we stop to talk with some of the men and women who are out in the world finding answers and making stuff. Ever wanted to know what it’s like to ride a motorized toilet at highway speeds, command a swarm of tiny robots or spend a year in space? Well, you’ll find your answers in here.
And that’s not all – have a go at ten record-breaking science experiments in the special Make & Break section. Our very own mad professor, Burnaby Q Orbax, and his trusty lab assistant Sweet Pepper Klopek, guide you through at-home challenges, from the greatest height to drop an egg without it breaking to the farthest distance by a Mentos and soda car. It’s gonna get messy!
There’s an opportunity to join in on the scientific and record-breaking fun! Professor Burnaby Q Orbax and his trusty lab assistant Sweet Pepper Klopek will take aspiring scientists through 10 exciting experiments which can be performed at home or in class.
More than 1.8 million people subscribe to the GWR YouTube channel, which enjoys more than 300 million views per year! It is definitely worth a peak as it has tons of cool videos for kids! My girls and I really enjoy getting together to watch some of their videos but this was our first time checking out the experiments! Of course they want to try each and every experiment after watching it. I love getting my girls interested in science and Guinness World Records: Science & Stuff is definitely helping to encourage them! Hundreds of pictures and facts fill this colorful book and it is one of those books Big Sis likes to bring to school as her friends love to read it too! Kids will definitely say WOW when reading through this book!