I think the Limca Book of Records is a book that records almost everything a human can ever think of and even things we cannot think of. Some of the records in my opinion describe the awesome, informative and crazy things people do. These include records such as spinning three basketballs at the same time; first woman air marshal; most marshmallows eaten—you choose which is awesome, crazy and informative.
The Limca Book of Records is a diverse book which teaches us to explore our abilities to the fullest. Read it, and you may find an ability you are very good at—although you might have thought that it was a waste of time before you read the book.
This book is almost like an encyclopedia—the only difference is that there are no questions, answers or facts. No, just joking. I feel that this is a book which inspires us to do what we want to do without feeling ashamed because many of the records are done by people who aren’t used to living a comfortable life. If you do live a comfortable life (and I am pretty sure that many who have bought this book are), you have to get out of your comfort zone and try something new.
Some of the very irrelevant records that I found here are: most chocolate spread eaten, most peanut butter eaten, most number of tennis balls held in one’s hand? Seriously. But the number of interesting facts and unbelievably good records overlap the bad ones. Like facts about your favorite sportsperson, and the record for: Every day walking streak which is for 16 kilometers non-stop.
The records are categorized under headings such as Government, Sports, The Natural World, Transport, Agriculture, Space and many more. There are many pictures and photos given for what we cannot imagine by reading. This book is the latest edition which is 2018 and is available online.
Syed Umar is thirteen years old and studies in Baldwin Boys School, Bangalore. He plays football for his school, and is a voracious reader who also loves to cook.