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"When a new record is established, someone just has to try to better it. In these questions are examples of records in a wide field of endeavours. Your task is to find who, or what, beat them."
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In November 1980, 41m US TV viewers watched the "Who Shot J.R.?" episode in "Dallas", a national record at the time. Which of these shows was watched by more than this?
"Roots Part III" series finale
The Beverley Hillbillies "The Giant Jackrabbit"
"The Fugitive" series finale
"M*A*S*H" series finale
When it was completed in 1931, the Empire State Building In New York City was the tallest building in the USA and in the world. It had 102 floors. Which of these US buildings had more than this?
Willis (Sears) Tower, Chicago
John Hancock Center, Chicago
Bank of America Tower, NYC
Wells Fargo Plaza, Houston
In November 2006, a Jackson Pollock painting, "No. 5, 1948", created a record when it sold for $140m. Which of the following, in 2011, broke this record when sold for more than this?
"Nude, Green Leaves and Bust" by Pablo Picasso
"Woman III" by Willem de Kooning
"The Card Players" by Paul Cezane
"The Scream" by Edvard Munch
In June of 1969, a UK TV documentary on the Royal Family created a record for non-sporting TV shows by attracting 30.69m viewers. Which of these special event UK TV broadcasts was seen by more than this?
Apollo 13 Splashdown
Funeral of Diana Princess of Wales
Wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer
JFK assassination news report
Babe Ruth is probably the most famous baseball player that even non-baseball fans have heard of. In his career he hit 714 home runs, a record he held for many years. Which of these hit more than this?
Ken Griffey Jr.
The movie "Gigi" created a record by winning nine Academy Awards. Which of these movies broke that record by winning more than this?
Gone With The Wind
From here To Eternity
In July 2011, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" became the first movie to gross more than $160m in its first weekend in North America. Which of these movies grossed more than this in its first weekend?
Marvel's The Avengers
The Dark Night
The Hunger Games
Spider Man 3
When it first flew in 1970, the Boeing 747 created a record for the number of passenger seats, 498. Which of these had more than this?
McDonnell Douglas DC-10
Junkers G.38 30
The Wittelsbach Diamond was sold at auction for $25m in 2008 to create a new world record. On which of the following did the hammer come down in 2010 for more than this?
The Graff Pink Diamond
The Sun Drop Diamond
The Chloe Diamond
In July 2006, Andriy Shevchenko became the first footballer (soccer player) to join a British club for a transfer fee of more than £30m. Which player was bought for more than this in a transfer deal from a Spanish club?
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