Acrobatic neck hang – longest duration

The longest duration acrobatic neck hang is 1 min 12.29 seconds and was achieved by Rebecca Peache (UK) and Donovan Jones (USA) on the set of CCTV Guinness World Records Special in Beijing, China, on 14 August 2011. Donovan and Rebecca are also the current record holders for “Longest time holding a horizontal person overhead”

Archery – most hits of a revolving target in one minute using a mirror

The most archery hits of a revolving target in one minute using a mirror is 5 and was achieved by Anthony Kelly (Australia) in Armidale, New South Wales, Australia, on 18 December 2013. For this record, Anthony had to fire at a single target set on a rotating wheel. However, he could only aim by looking into a mirror. Had he looked directly at the target, the attempt would have been disqualified. Anthony attempted this record previously on Indian TV in 2011 on the set Continue reading →

Best 30 game start, NHL team

The best start through 30 games in National Hockey League (NHL) history is 52 points by the San Jose Sharks (USA) to begin the 2008-09 season. The Sharks won 25 games to equal the record set by the Boston Bruins (USA) in 1929-30 for most victories in the first 30 games of the season.

Best British Documentary Series of the 20th Century

In 2000 the British Film Institute published its TV100 list of the most influential and memorable British TV programmes of the 20th Century. The list was generated by votes from a wide variety of TV insiders and the top documentary in the countdown was The World at War ITV’s epic 26-part history of the 2nd World War, narrated by Sir Laurence Olivier.

Best selling action sports video game

The best selling extreme sports video game is Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2, which sold over 2 million in the USA alone. The success of the first two games led to a huge fan base for the series and also secured Tony Hawk’s position as the longest-running extreme sports franchise. There have been 12 titles released so far since the series started in 1999.

Best selling book of non-fiction

Although it is impossible to obtain exact figures, there is little doubt that the Bible is the worlds best-selling and most widely distributed book. A survey by the Bible Society concluded that around 2.5 billion copies were printed between 1815 and 1975, but more recent estimates put the number at more than 5 billion. By the end of 1995, combined global sales of Today’s English Version (Good News) New Testament and Bible (copyright for which is held by the Bible Societies) exceeded 17.75 million copies, Continue reading →

Best selling copyright book

Excluding non-copyright works such as the Bible (with an estimated 6 billion copies sold) and the Koran, the worlds all-time best-selling book is Guinness World Records (formerly The Guinness Book of Records). Since it was first published in October 1955, global sales in some 37 languages have exceeded 100 million as of October 2003. Comparatively, Harry Potter books have sold over 100 million copies and Mao Tse-Tung’s Little Red Book boasts sales of around 900 million.

Best selling designer clothing label

The biggest-selling designer clothing brand in the world is Ralph Lauren, which had an annual revenue of just over $4.9 billion (£3.2 billion) at the end of the fiscal year on 3 April 2010. Boasting men and women¹s labels such as Polo Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Black Label and the Ralph Lauren collection, the company has around 400 retail shops and outlet stores worldwide, and also sells its designs through department stores and speciality shops.