Record highs, lows and everything in between — the smallest, biggest, lightest, heaviest, slowest, fastest, shortest, longest, quietest, loudest, coldest and hottest in the categories of dinosaurs, animals, humans, architecture, technologist, astronomy, nature and sports.
A few stats that astonished us — the tallest tree is a giant sequoia in California called “Hyperion” which measures 379.4 feet and is six hundred years old. A jackfruit in India weighed in as the heaviest fruit ever at 66 pounds. One of the loudest sounds in nature named “the bloop” by scientists is the enormous crashing sound that chunks of ice make when they break off a glacier. The hottest place on earth — the Lut Desert in Iran — is “a vast, salty expanse, swept by violent winds” where the highest temperature recorded was 159.2 F.
Lots to learn and lots to marvel at in this compendium of extremes.
Recordmania: Atlas of the Incredible was written by Emmanuelle Figureras, illustrated by Sarah Tavernier and Alexandre Verhille of L’Atelier Cartographik and published by Little Gestalten.