If you're hungry for trending trivia, mind-blowing stats and more pop-culture records than you can shake a selfie-stick at, look no further than Guinness World Records 2016: Blockbusters! Are you the world's ultimate LEGO(R) builder? Do you know all the spells from Harry Potter by heart? Think you could name the most-watched movies, highest-charting songs or most-followed stars of the last year? Whatever rocks your world - whether it's the Avengers, "unboxing", Minecraft or coding - you'll find it all right here. Discover which apps pressed all the right buttons, learn how much your favourite YouTubers earned, find out which sci-fi movie has rewritten box-office history, plus much, much more. (Hint, the last one includes lightsabers...) You'll also meet the super-fans inspired to set records of their own, from the largest collections of Batman and Star Wars memorabilia to the most people dressed as the Incredible Hulk. And check out our special "challenges" if you'd like to set your very own Blockbuster record! Got your Minion costume ready?
Contents include: MOVIES: eg Avengers: Age of Ultron, Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens, Frozen APPS & ONLINE: eg Clash of Clans, YouTube, Instagram, Minecraft TV: eg The Simpsons, Doctor Who, SpongeBob SquarePants COMICS & BOOKS: eg Harry Potter, Batman, The Hunger Games, Diary of a Wimpy Kid TOYS: eg LEGO, Transformers, Pokemon TECH: eg smartphones, drones, coding MUSIC: eg Katy Perry, One Direction, Justin Bieber, Beyonce
In 1951, Sir Hugh Beaver, the then managing director of the Guinness Brewery, went on a shooting party and became involved in an argument. Which was the fastest game bird in Europe - the golden plover or the grouse? He realized then that a book supplying the answers to this sort of question might prove popular. He was right!
Sir Hugh's idea became reality w...