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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”

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 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 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 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.

Best selling group

The Beatles have amassed the greatest sales for any group. All-time sales have been estimated by EMI at over one billion discs and tapes to date. In 2001, they had been certified for album sales of 163.5 million in the US alone.

Best-selling physics-based puzzle videogame

The best-selling physics-based puzzle has sold 17 million, achieved by Zuma (PopCap, 2003), which is available on over 10 different gaming platforms as of November 2010 Featured in Guinness World Records Gamers Edition 2011 While Peggle (PopCap, 2003) is better-known and has been downloaded over 50 million times, it has been widely distributed for free and therefore hasn’t sold as many copies.