Guinness World Records: Behind The Book

Fast track: The history of the world land-speed record

av Guinness World Records: Behind The Book | Publicerades 12/6/2019

In this week’s podcast, GWR’s Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday offers a quick-fire tour of the history of human speed records, taking you from sledges and skis to supersonic planes in the blink of an eye.

Journey back 8,500 years to discover how our Neolithic ancestors satisfied their need for speed (clue: we still do it today!). And trace the exponential evolution from riding horses to riding steam trains as human inventiveness gradually catches up with our ambition to go faster.

Along the way, you’ll meet the man who first broke the sound barrier and the three men who have travelled faster than anyone in history. And you’ll also find out what can happen when you lose control of a turbojet-powered car at 400 mph-plus.

Travel through more than 10,000 years of land-speed records in just 20 minutes, with Craig Glenday at the wheel.

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Why grow your fingernails to nearly 30-ft in length? How do you find clothes when you’re over 8-ft tall? Who left skid-marks stretching for 6 miles…? Each week Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday reveals the stories behind the superlatives to celebrate the launch of Guinness World Records 2020.