Streaks of significance – LeBron James and the Miami Heat saw their winning streak end at 27 games with at 101-97 loss to the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday. They were six games short of the NBA record. Check out these other streaks of significance.
Streaks of significance – An ultra-marathoner treks through the unforgiving landscape of Death Valley, California, where the high temperature topped 100 degrees for 154 straight days in summer 2001.
Streaks of significance – The University of Connecticut women's basketball team surpassed even John Wooden's UCLA men's hoops squads of the 1970s by reeling off a record-setting 90 consecutive wins.
Streaks of significance – "American Idol" was Nielsen's top-rated TV show in the United States for eight years running, longer than any other program in history.
Streaks of significance – While other countries have been beset by recessions, Australia's economy has continued to grow for the last 21 years, more than twice as long as any other advanced economy.
Streaks of significance – Enrique Pena Nieto's rise to the presidency ended a 12-year drought for Mexico's PRI party, which until 2000 had won 12 straight national elections over 71 years.
Streaks of significance – Joe DiMaggio's magical 56-game hit streak in 1941 still stands and helped cement him as a legend in not only baseball, but American lore.
Streaks of significance – Before there was LeBron James, there was Jahangir Khan, right, a Pakistani squash player who amassed a record 555 consecutive wins between 1981 and 1986.
Streaks of significance – It took 136 years for Alabama voters to put Republicans in charge of both chambers of the state legislature, which they did after the November 2010 elections.