Guinness World Records - Officially Amazing

Fan Choice record: October 11

 
 
 
 
 
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Obviously you fans can appreciate diligence and hard work, as you rewarded both with your votes last week. Amna Al Fard of the UAE took home the win in our Fan Choice for the largest display of handmade paper dolls: a process that took her more than two years to complete.

With 64.02% of the vote, she cruised to victory and will now be entered into our year-end competition where we'll ask you, the fans, to choose your favorite record of 2013.

This week, we've got a lot of naked swimmers in Spain and maybe the luckiest record of all-time. But first, pop pop!

MOST PEOPLE POPPING PARTY POPPERS (pictured above)

Record: 743

Holder: Grey Court School (UK)

Location: Richmond, Surrey, UK

That's not all: Founded in 1950, the Grey Court School hosts students ages 11-16. When asked why they attempted this record, they answered simply "Just for fun!"

LARGEST CINNAMON ROLL

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Record: 276 kg (609 lb)  

Holder: Second Floor Bakery (USA)

Location: Holland, Michigan, USA

That's not all: We can't be the only ones getting hungry looking at all that frosting. The completed roll measured 1.83 m (6 ft) in diameter and 17.8 cm (7 in) tall, and required more than 24 hours of preparation and cooking time. The roll's dough used more than 43 lb of sugar!

MOST PEOPLE SKINNY DIPPING

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Record: 729 

Holder: Vera Playa Friends (Spain) 

Location: El Playazo beach in Vera Playa, Almeria, Spain

That's not all: Because this is a family site, we can't show you any of the close-up photos our records team had to review to verify this record but believe us when we tell you this attempt was legit! Because the attempt took place on a public beach, organizers needed to cordon off special area solely for the adventurous.

LARGEST HORSESHOE

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Record: 1.56 m (5 ft 1.42 in) tall, 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) wide

Holders: Martinsville Agricultural Fair (USA) 

Location: Martinsville, Illinois, USA

That's not all: If horseshoes are considered a lucky charm, then the folks of Martinsville ought to be buying lottery tickets like mad. The concept for building the horseshoe originated from rich history horse racing has in Martinsville, which has held horse races at their annual fair for more than 100 years.

LARGEST INDOOR SKYDIVING WIND TUNNEL

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Record: Internal volume of 373.190 m³ (13,179.08 ft³)

Holder: iFly Singapore (Singapore)

Location: Sentosa Island, Singapore

That's not all: In a perfect compromise for those who want the thrill of skydiving without the terror of jumping from a plane, the volume stated above offers a tunnel in which simulated skydives can be made. The tunnel has a "flyable" height of 16.602 m (54 ft 5.62 in).

And those are your nominees for this week's Fan Choice; time now to cast your vote!

Then check back here next week to see who you've helped crown the latest fan favorite!

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