Spread across a handful of extreme categories (including Tallest, Craziest and Most Expensive), Guinness World Records At Your Fingertips offers users an interesting insight into what it takes to become a legend among generation of drunks. This may occasionally require doing a little more than withstanding the pain of a needle or forgetting that falling causes death, but oh well.
If You Want To Be a Record Breaker, This is What You Need…
Each category contains perhaps half a dozen or so separate entries chronicling various individuals’ life work, making good use of the device’s features through a range of interactive elements. These are often as simple as dots placed upon items of note that will bring up small portions of text thereon, but stretch to reveal a potential record attempt, no less.
Using the constant connectivity of Apple’s device, the Guinness World Record for typing the alphabet backwards could very well be yours by the middle of next year. Sure, that hardly matches the 100 metres for prestige, but it’s a start.
Aside perhaps from three-dimensional diagrams to manipulate, offering that additional level of presentational pizzazz, it’s difficult to claim value for money isn’t present here. Although the stuff covered is only a fraction of what you will find in the printed book, the way in which it is presented and way in which you engage with it makes this feel like a whole new voyage of discovery. More bulk and even more innovation would be welcome in future editions but for now this a good, solid read.