The Toyota Corolla is the best-selling car in the world – 28% of its sales come from China. * See the Top 1382 best-selling cars in the world by clicking on the title * Our traditional Full Year worldwide models ranking is finally here for 2015, and once again it is exclusive to BSCB. Thanks to the launch of 94 new nameplates and the addition of almost 200 Chinese commercial vehicles, the number of nameplates accounted for this year shoots up to 1.382 vs. 1.116 a year ago, so for the first time in the four years this chart has been published we can upgrade from a Top 1000 to a Top 1400 worldwide models – please bear with us while we work on making this a Top 1500 for 2016. This ranking is the result of the compilation of official sales data for 135 markets as well as manufacturers data shared by carmakers directly with BSCB. It was created with the help of Austin Rutherford. As we did for the 2014 ranking, complete notes are included in … [Read more...] about BSCB Exclusive: Discover the Top 1400 best-selling cars in the world
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The Toyota Corolla is the best-selling car in the world for the 13th straight year. * See the Top 1200 best-selling models in the world by clicking on the title * Consult 57 years worth of Worldwide Historical Data here Our exclusive Full Year worldwide models ranking is here for 2017. This is the most complete worldwide ranking published online, taking into account official sales data from 140 markets. If you came across an earlier 2017 worldwide models ranking published anywhere else online, rest assured that whatever you saw was incomplete as only BSCB has access to complete new car sales data covering the entire planet. Note that a complete ranking by manufacturer will also be published once official production data has been released by OICA. We like to keep our data official here at BSCB, and avoid as much as we can rushed estimates that lead to gaping holes and inconsistencies in the data. The Ford F-Series posts its highest-ever annual worldwide volume at 1.082 million. … [Read more...] about Discover the Top 1200 best-selling cars in the world
The USS Midway is huge. She was the first of a new generation of carriers, referred to as battle carriers. She measures nearly 1,000 feet long. For 10 years, from 1945 to 1955, she was the largest ship in the world, and one of the largest moving objects ever made by humans. After 47 years of service, including tours in Vietnam and Desert Storm, she was finally decommissioned in 1992. Now she sits in quiet San Diego, a massive floating museum. She's the largest aircraft carrier in the world that you can tour, and the tour makes for an incredible experience If you can't make it to San Diego to see it for yourself, here's how it looks in many words and photos. Take a tour of the USS Midway (pictures) 58 Photos Battle CarrierAdvancing from the earlier Essex class, the Midway was the first of her class. Larger in nearly every dimension, she was a marvel of engineering in her day, and is still an incredible sight. In countless ways, she seems far more modern than other aircraft … [Read more...] about Behold the USS Midway, the largest aircraft carrier in the world you can tour
Add up all the cats in the world, and you've got ... well, a lot of cats. Exactly how many is tough to estimate. Noah Seelam/Getty Images Dogs may be man's best friend, but it doesn't take long perusing Facebook to realize that cat photos and videos are making millions of people say, "Awwwwww." (And who's ever even heard of a crazy dog lady?) Does that mean cats are more popular than dogs? How many cats are there in the world anyway? The answer to the first question is, yes, cats are more popular as pets than dogs. In the U.S., more households have dogs than cats – 36.5 percent vs. 30.4 percent; however, there are more cats as pets – nearly 75 million cats vs. nearly 70 million dogs. Around the world cats are also more popular as pets than dogs. As to the second question, how many cats are there in the world? Well, estimates range from 220 million to 600 million plus. Pinning down an exact number is nearly impossible because counting feral cats – those … [Read more...] about So … Just How Many House Cats Are There in the World?
This 15th century Gutenberg Bible is pretty old -- but not nearly old enough to hold the record as the oldest book in the world. AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, ho Right now, the book known as the oldest in the world is a several-page-long volume held by the Bulgaria's National Museum of History. The book is comprised of six pages of beaten 24-carat gold covered with Etruscan script, one of the few writing systems scholars have yet to decipher [source: BBC News]. According to reports, the book, exhibited in 2003, was estimated at about 2,500 years old. It was found along the Strouma river in southwestern Bulgaria "in an old tomb," and was donated to the museum by the finder, who remained anonymous. Its age and authenticity were confirmed by two independent scientists, whose names also remain unknown. Case closed, and a boon to the world of literature, right? Wrong. The question of what is the oldest book in the world will likely never be answered. History isn't static, as most … [Read more...] about What is the oldest book in the world?