Guinness World Records
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Guinness World Records Review
by on January 18, 2011
When we were kids, the run up to Christmas was met by an annual excitement as the latest edition of the Guinness Book of World Records appeared with a bevy of weird and wonderful, bizarre and downright laughable World Records.
Jumping whole heartedly into the present, the big book of human achievements is now available on the iPad with a selection of the greatest and strangest records included in an immersive and attention grabbing app sure to keep the kids entertained.
Split into seven easily navigated categories, the Guinness World Records app enhances the highlights of the latest printed edition with the inclusion of a variety of interactive media. Bringing the records to life users can watch selected videos, view image galleries or gain further area-specific information through a selection of hot-spot, pop-up details.
Creating a more immersive experience, users are offer the chance to attempt three world records direct from the application with the fastest reverse A-Z spelt out on an iPad joined by an iPad-bound 100m dash challenge against the world’s fastest man Usain Bolt and a memory sequence test.
This well-rounded and engaging app is limited by its relatively minimal content compared to the book and the sad omission of the wailing laugh and boisterous personality of former Record Breakers host Kriss Akabusi.
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