Its finally here! The Guinness Book Of World Records 2011 was published today.
The new book has a plethora of new weird and bizarre new records. Take Stephen Parkes, a media technician from Nottingham, 44, who has the ‘Largest Collection Of Smurf Memorabilia’ with 1,061 figures.
Simon Elmore held 400 drinking straws in his mouth for ten seconds in Bavaria, Germany, in August 2009 to win the ‘Most Straws Stuffed In Mouth’ entry.
The animal world is also well represented with entries like Swallow, the world’s smallest cow. She stands a mere 33.5 inches tall, has lived 11 years and given birth to 9 calves – all of which tower over her.
Fluffy the python who lives in Columbus Zoo and aquarium, Ohio, U.S won the ‘Longest Snake in captivity’ award, reaching an amazing 24 feet in length.
Winning a more obscure title is Anastasia, a Jack Russel who in 44.9 seconds seized the title of ‘Fastest Time To Pop 100 Balloons By A Dog’.
You can order it from Amazon above, or from the links below!
James Michael Sayer, 2012 expert, has put together one of the most comprehensive eBooks written on the topic of 2012 called 2012 Official Countdown..
James covers the prophecies of the Sybils, the Hindu, Indigenous Americans, Mayas, Hopi people, Merlin, the Celts, and the Druids, Mother Shipton, Nostradamus, the Bible, and the Web Bot Project. Included in his book are theories on crop circles, the importance of sound waves, and the potential of polar shift changes, New World Order, alien cover ups, and the Illuminati.
Will it be Adam and Eve all over again, or are we on a path to a different future? Find out in the 2012 Official Countdown.
1.) Q – What will happen in December 21, 2012? Is the world really going to end?
A – There is a great deal of information surrounding the date 12-21-12 that would be in your best interests to read and comprehend. Exactly what will happen on this date is not so easily or quickly answered. There are many different schools of thought and complicated pieces of evidence that interconnect and bring us to the conclusion that the date December 21, 2012 is of huge significance to the future of humanity. What you and every person around the globe does between now and that date, could have a great deal to do with whether the world will end or not. There is a definite need for knowledge to formulate your plans and prepare for the winter solstice of the year 2012.
2.) Q – Is 2012 just another “End of The World” scare? What makes this date any different?
A – The simple truth is that the “End of the World” is not a scare tactic. It has been common knowledge of all human cultures since ancient times that the world will one day end. No one is 100% certain what will happen on December 21, 2012. There is a huge significance in this date because ancient knowledge, lunar-solar records, cosmic events among many other things that are happening in our world. The galaxy holds the key to natural events on Earth, celestial activity is not something humanity or governments can control. 2012 could be the end of the world or the beginning of a fresh new era.
3.) Q – Is there really a planet called Nibiru AKA (Planet X) that will get close to the Earth in 2012?
A – Before modern technical advances, it was known that there existed proof of more planets in our solar system. The evidence comes from ancient records. Just as the Mayan calendar and other ancient cultures’ have proven to be accurate, there is no reason to doubt that the ancient solar maps are wrong. The study of space is a new science that we continue to make new discoveries all the time. NASA probes found the perturbations of a planet beyond Pluto years ago. In February of 2008, the impression of a planet was discovered beyond Pluto and recorded in the Astronomical Journal, making it an official precedence. This planet is currently believed to be almost as large as Earth, further proving the fact that there is a 10th planet in our solar system. Just how close it will be to Earth in 2012 is not yet known but there is no reason to believe that it will not swiftly approach Earth. The ancients knew it was there and that it would return in 3500 years.
4.) Q – Will there be a Galactic alignment in 2012?
A – Every day brings a new galactic alignment, which is the basis for the four seasons and the affect each planet in our solar system has on Earth. The Mayan calendar did accurately predict the galactic alignment for December 21, 2012. With the most advanced astronomical software used by institutions around the globe today, the galactic alignment shown for the end date of the Mayan Long Count is accurate. The center of the Milky Way will align with the ellipses of our solar system again in conjunction with an eclipse and a highly irregular planetary crossing.
5.) Q – What does Nostradamus say about 2012?
A – Nostradamus has a great deal to say about horrific events and catastrophes that were futuristic to him, and already historical to us today. His most important messages were encoded in his drawings which are more difficult to understand than the quatrains in his prophecies. Our present times are reflected in the watercolor highlighted drawings found in the Lost Book of Nostradamus. In 2012: Official Countdown Guide you’ll will learn why Notradamus encoded his prophecies and how his message echoes that of indigenous people’s beliefs about what humanity is facing right now.
6.) Q – Does the Mayan calendar end December 21, 2012? Is the Mayan prophecies true?
A – Yes, the Long Count calendar of the ancient Mayans does end on the winter solstice of the year 2012. The Long Count calendar began mapping the heavens on the day that this current era of Earth began over 5120 years ago. All scientific evidence has shown the Mayan Long Count astronomical predictions to be accurate. The last time the planets were in this alignment was 26,000 years ago. December 21, 2012 is a date of amazing historical significance and the end of a complete time cycle.
7.) Q – WIll a comet hit the earth and destroy everything?
A – Nostradamus has prophesized a comet hitting Earth and causing grave destruction and suffering. New comets could enter our solar system at any given time. In the past 6 months, three new comets have been discovered by amateur astronomers. All three have been verified officially. The frequency of the appearance of comets appears to be on the rise. We have no way of knowing when the next destructive comet could be propelled into our solar system, and become a Near Earth Object without warning. The latest new comet appeared on June 18, 2009 and was named Comet P/2009.
Find out the answers to these questions:
Top scientists from around the world have been raving about Leslie Kean’s book:
UFOs: Generals, Pilots and Government Officials Go On the Record
“At last, a serious and thoughtful book about this controversial subject. Skeptics and true believers will find a treasure trove of insightful and eye opening information. This book is bound to set the gold standard for UFO research.”
—Michio Kaku, Ph.D. Author of Physics of the Impossible and host of Sci Fi Science on the Science Channel
“I was astonished by the care and precision of Leslie Kean’s research in this terrific book. Her analysis is carefully reasoned and to the point; her craftsmanship in organization and writing are superb. Her expose’ raises important questions: Why does the US government create public distrust by neglecting this important topic? Why do its agencies avoid investigating cases of interference with flight operations and instead issue absurd cover-up stories? This book is ultimately an appeal to all scholars for an “extraordinary investigation of an extraordinary phenomenon.”
—Rudy Schild, Ph.D., Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
“Like me, Leslie Kean is an agnostic on the issue of UFOs. Her book is a fine piece of journalism – not about beliefs, but about facts. Kean presents the most accurate, most credible reports on UFO’s you will ever find. She has fought long and hard to discover the facts and let the chips fall where they may. She may not have the final smoking gun, but I smell the gunpowder.”
—Miles O’Brien, former CNN space/science correspondent
Despite these rave reviews, some others have been a bit more critical, which has generated a bit of an online firestorm on forums such as MSNBC.
So what is everyone raving about? You can purchase the Hard Cover from Amazon from the link above, or the Kindle Edition on the left here. If you click on the Hard Cover link, you will also be able to preview pages from the book and see what the fuss is all about!
But one thing that has been overwhelming is the support from the ‘secular’ scientists. Neal Lane, Ph.D., Rice University; former Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, put it one way:
“I find explanations offered by UFO enthusiasts and conspiracy theorists to be implausible, but I also have little patience with “deniers” who ridicule credible reports. Leslie Kean has found a thoughtful path between extreme views, documenting the UFO mystery with intelligence and insight. She makes a strong case for U.S. participation in official, international UFO investigations and for public dissemination of the results. The fascinating first-hand accounts make this a thought-provoking book, even for those of us who don’t know much about UFOs.”
This sentiment was echoed by Stuart Appelle, Ph.D., Dean of the School of Science and Mathematics, State University of New York, Brockport:
“For anyone who questions why – after more than fifty years of denial, ridicule, and dismissal – many scientists, academics, political figures, and military personnel still insist that the subject of UFOs should be taken seriously, this book provides the answer. Leslie Kean offers compelling documentation that physical objects, with flight characteristics not yet achievable by known technology, are being routinely reported in our skies. They represent a mystery that needs to be solved.”
About the book:
An Air Force major is ordered to approach a brilliant UFO in his Phantom jet over Tehran. He repeatedly attempts to engage and fire on unusual objects heading right toward his aircraft, but his missile control is locked and disabled. Witnessed from the ground, this dogfight becomes the subject of a secret report by the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency.
In Belgium, an Air Force colonel investigates a series of widespread sightings of unidentified triangular objects, and he sends F-16s to attempt a closer look. Many hundreds of eyewitnesses, including on-duty police officers, file reports, and a spectacular photograph of an unidentifiable craft is retrieved and analyzed.
Here at home, a retired chief of the FAA’s Accidents and Investigations Division reveals the agency’s response to a thirty-minute encounter between an aircraft and a gigantic UFO over Alaska, which occurred during his watch and is documented on radar.
Now all three of these distinguished men have written breathtaking, firsthand accounts about these extraordinary incidents. They are joined by Air Force generals and a host of high-level sources—including Fife Symington III, former governor of Arizona, and Nick Pope, former head of the British Defence Ministry’s UFO Investigative Unit—who have agreed to write their own detailed, personal stories about UFO encounters and investigations for the first time.
They are coming forward now because of Leslie Kean, an investigative reporter who has spent the last ten years studying the still unexplained UFO phenomenon. Kean reviewed hundreds of government documents, aviation reports, radar data, and case studies with corroborating physical evidence. She carefully examined scientifically analyzed photographs and interviewed dozens of high-level officials and aviation witnesses from around the world. With the support of former White House chief of staff John Podesta, Kean draws on her research to separate fact from fiction and to lift the veil on decades of U.S. government misinformation. Throughout, she presents irrefutable evidence that unknown flying objects—metallic, luminous, and seemingly able to maneuver in ways that defy the laws of physics—actually exist.
No one yet knows what these objects are, even though they affect aviation safety and possibly national security. The phenomenon has been officially acknowledged by numerous foreign governments. For these reasons and many others, Kean concludes that the UFO problem must be more widely recognized and ultimately solved through an unbiased scientific investigation. The material presented throughout this landmark book is sobering, unflinching, and undeniably awe-inspiring, and moves us toward a goal of properly addressing this worldwide mystery.