Amazing Animals Make the World Records Book
The Guinness Book of World Records has sold 132 million copies across more than 100 countries since it first appeared in 1955.
The book is now known as Guinness World Records. It tells us who is the best, fastest, biggest, most or smallest in the world.
You can read about superhuman efforts and the extremes of the natural world in Guinness World Records. You might think they are unbelievable but the publishers confirmed all of them.
Recently, the Guinness World Records announced the new record holders for 2016.
Bertie is a tortoise. Bertie broke a record set in 1977 for the world's fastest tortoise. His top speed was 0.28 meters a second.
Marco Calzini is Bertie's owner. He says that it is uncommon for such an animal to be fast.
"A lot of people noticed that he was very fast and the staff as well noticed he was very quick so we looked at this and we thought yeah, he is for a tortoise. It's very unusual for a tortoise to be so active."
Another record-setting animal is a beagle named Purin, from Chiba, Japan. Many dogs can catch a ball, but not like Purin. She became a world record holder. She caught 14 balls in one minute with her paws.
Guinness World Records also is recognizing Lazy J's Bluegrass, a steer from the American state of Kansas. He has the longest horns in the world. They are nearly three meters long, from end to end.
Finally, the American state of Texas is known for having many big things. You can find some really big cowboy boots in San Antonio, Texas.
Bob Wade is an artist who creates sculptures. He says that people are surprised that his cowboy boots are so huge. You only realize how big they are when you walk up to them.
"People are pretty amazed because they don't realize until they park and walk right up to them how big they are. You go down the highway, you can see them from a distance but unless you come to the mall and park and come over there you have no idea how big they are."
Guinness World Records celebrates its 60th anniversary this year.
I'm Jill Robbins.
1.world records 世界纪录
New world records in the track and field events are chalked up from time to time in the past few years.
2.from end to end 从头到尾；
The old gentleman read this advertisement from end to end, in a low voice, as if he were studying it.
3.be known for 以...著称；因...闻名
Our teacher is known for her fairness in grading pupils.
4.walk up to 走向；走近
Just walk up to someone, say “hi” and introduce yourself.
1."A lot of people noticed that he was very fast and the staff as well noticed he was very quick so we looked at this and we thought yeah, he is for a tortoise. It's very unusual for a tortoise to be so active."
as well 同样；也
If he winks at you,you may wink back as well.
We have to do all of that for their team contribution as well.
2."People are pretty amazed because they don't realize until they park and walk right up to them how big they are. You go down the highway, you can see them from a distance but unless you come to the mall and park and come over there you have no idea how big they are."
go down 平静；下降；减弱
If they want to go on working, they will have to accept that pay can go down as well as up.
I saw my blood pressure go down substantially.
这本书现在被称为吉尼斯世界纪录 。记载的内容为世界之最：最好的，最快的，最多的，最大的还有最小的 。
通过世界吉尼斯世界纪录，你可以了解到有关一些非同寻常的人类以及自然世界之最 。可能你会觉得难以置信，但发行商对这些记录非常认可 。
伯蒂是一只乌龟 。它打破了1977年创下的世界爬行速度最快乌龟的世界记录 。它的最快速度为每秒0.28米 。
它的主人马尔科·卡尔奇尼（Marco Calzini）表示：“这种动物爬行的速度之快，实属罕见 。”
“很多人注意到，它爬行速度非常快，工作人员也目睹了它不寻常的爬行速度，所以当我们看到如此情景时，理所当然会想，它就是这项纪录的新的保持者了 。要知道，如此活跃的乌龟可是很少见的 。”
另一个创纪录的动物是一个叫普林（Purin）的小猎犬，来自日本千叶县 。很多狗都可以接住球，但是没有任何狗可以跟普林相提并论 。她成为另一世界纪录的保持者 。她可以在一分钟内接住了14个球 。
吉尼斯世界纪录同样认可了来自美国堪萨斯州的名为Lazy J的肉牛 。它拥有世界上最长的犄角 。从头到尾长度约3米 。
最后，美国的得克萨斯州以盛产巨大物品而闻名 。你可以很轻易地在德克萨斯州的圣安东尼奥发现一些巨大无比的牛仔靴 。
鲍勃·韦德是从事雕塑创作的艺术家 。他表示，人们发现他巨大的牛仔靴时是如此的吃惊 。只有近距离的观察，才能真正体会到它们到底有多大 。
“人们将车停好后，阔步走上前才惊讶地意识到，靴子真的是大的离谱 。在高速公路上你可以远远地看到这些靴子，但要想切身感受一下这靴子究竟有多大，最好还是到附近的商场或公园近距离地观察一下” 。