It’s time to put on your lab coats and goggles! We’ve officially launched Guinness World Records: Science & Stuff – the grossest, smelliest, weirdest and noisiest guide to, well, science... and stuff.

This incredible new science book is out now in the US, Canada and Australia (it comes to the UK in March) and provides a whirlwind tour through the astounding record-breaking world; filled with spectacular superlatives, shocking stats, and educational activities, we’re examining record-breaking across physics, biology, astronomy, chemistry, and more!

Aspiring scientists, record-breakers, and makers can check out sections on Space, Weird World (nature and biology), Awesome Inventions, Robots, Mad Science, and It’s Alive! (the stinky and the gross, plus surreal experiments).

In another intriguing section of the latest book, we also offer readers The Science of Guinness World Records which explains how some of our most well known record titles came about.

After a forward by science teacher, author, and media personality, Science Bob (America only), book lovers can also put their scientific knowledge to the test in our interactive Make & Break chapter.

Join our mad scientist, Professor Burnaby Q Orbax, and his trusty lab assistant, Sweet Pepper Klopek, as they take you through 10 exciting DIY experiments which can then be used for official record attempts.

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From the Longest distance to stretch homemade slime in 30 seconds to the Greatest height to drop an egg without breaking it, it’s going to get messy!

Though things might get a bit topsy-turvey, each experiment has accesible materials listed on the page, making it easy to perform at home or in class.

Aside from engaging science experiences, anyone who flips through this mind-boggling book can also find out interesting facts from the world’s scientific icons, such as:

  • What it’s like to spend a year in space with NASA’s Dr. Peggy Whitson
  • Which secrets lie within dino poop with George Frandsen
  • What it’s like to ride a motorized toilet at highway speeds from invention mastermind, Colin Furze

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"Everything is science, so we had a lot of topics to choose from when curating Science & Stuff! But we didn’t want to make a stuffy, boring old school textbook – 'Carbon has the atomic number 6 and is… blah blah blah' – so we opted for the wackiest, weirdest and most wonderful subjects, from robot dragons and drone racing to personal jetpacks and surviving deadly spider bites. We answer the questions that you just can’t ask in the classroom: How big are my farts? Can I die from biting my fingernails? Why do cats like sitting in boxes? And we asked our scientist friends to help us find out, including an astronaut, a hurricane hunter, a robot warrior and a dino-poop collector. It’s science, but not as you know it," - Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief, Craig Glenday.

The fun of Guinness World Records: Science & Stuff doesn’t end with the book. Kids can visit our science pages for quizzes and puzzles that test their scientific knowledge.

Guinness World Records: Science & Stuff, an educational collectible for curious young readers is now available in stores and online for $14.99.

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Also, catch Professor Orbax and Sweet Pepper Klopek in action as they walk you through “how-to” tutorial videos which give tips and tricks for attempting the super cool record-breaking experiments featured in the book, including the marshmallow catapult, fruit batteries, and mentos & soda car.After having a go, visitors can officially apply for the records to see if they’re a new Guinness World Records title holder too.

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