This is the first of Philip J Gould’s books published, written with access to Ralf Laue’s extensive library of World Record facts.

My First book, published in 2004

This incredible tome is the result of many years of research that has culminated in a crazy compendium of incredible and unusual feats. With thousands of records, from pulling airplanes and barges to lying on a bed of nails, typing backwards, or being the fastest-running waiter in the world, there really is a challenge for everyone.


Published in 2004, it took the best part of two years to compile and write.