The record-breaking record book is back with a whole new year's worth of incredible accomplishments, spectacular stunts, cutting-edge science and unparalleled sporting achievements. As ever, it's packed with hundreds of never-before-seen photographs, thousands of superlative stats, facts and figures, and a multitude of new features.
This year, our editors have taken their inspiration from superheroes - fictional and real-world - so look out for an all-new feature chapter charting the rise of the superhero in comic books, TV shows and movies. We also meet the real-life record-breakers with genuine superpowers, such as the Canadian vicar who can pull a jumbo jet and an actual cyborg who uses technology to augment his senses.
Also new this year is a celebration of the superlative: taking one topic at a time, unique infographic poster pages explore the most exciting absolutes - such as the longest, tallest, fastest and heaviest. Does the longest sofa outstretch the longest train? Is the tallest Easter egg bigger than the tallest snowman?