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.
自1955年首次出版以来，《 吉尼斯世界纪录大全 》在100多个国家已经售出1亿3千2百万册。这本书现在以吉尼斯世界纪录而闻名世界。记录告诉大家的是：谁最好，谁最快，谁最大，谁最多或最小等世界之最。
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， so we thought he is for a tortoise . It's very unusual for a tortoise to be so active."
Another record-setting animal is a beagle（猎犬） 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 is also recognizing Lazy J's Bluegrass, a steer （阉牛） from the American state of Kansas. He has the longest horns in the world. They are nearly three meters long, from end to end.
吉尼斯世界纪录也正在认定一头来自堪萨斯州名叫Lazy J’s Bluegrass的阉牛，它的角是世界上最长的，从一端到另一端约达3米长。
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.
最后，美国德克萨斯州以拥有众多的“大”物而闻名。你在这里的San Antonio可以发现真的很大的牛仔靴子。Bob, Wade是一个雕塑家，他说人们看见如此大的靴子都会惊讶得不得了。只有当你走上去时你才能知道它有多大。