Guinness World Records - Officially Amazing

Fan Choice record: November 1

 
 
 
 
 
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An incredible crowd of people wearing false facial hair proved the popular choice in last week’s Fan Choice Record of the Week, taking an impressive 50 per cent of votes.

Our congratulations go out to City of Fairfield & the Fairfield RAGBRAI Committee, who set a record for largest gathering of fake mustaches with 2,268 earlier this year.

This achievement will now be entered in our list of contenders for a year-end showdown in which we'll ask you fans to vote for your favourite record of the year at the end of 2013.

This week, we have another hair-related record and more ice cream than you can imagine.

But first, olé!

MOST  MARIACHIS PERFORMING SIMULTANEOUSLY (pictured above)

Record: 700

Holder: Guadalajara Chamber of Commerce, Services and Tourism (Mexico)

Location: Guadalajara, Mexico

That's not all: The record achievement occurred during the 20th annual Encuentro Internacional del Mariachi y la Charrería in Guadalajara. It's actually the second time this festival has broken the largest mariachi performance record, as it did so with 549 performers in 2009.

MOST PEOPLE BLOWING A CHEWING GUM BUBBLE SIMULTANEOUSLY

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Record: 544

Holder: Lester B Pearson Public School (Canada)

Location: Aurora, Ontario, Canada

That's not all: The teachers and students of the school made the attempt as part of their annual school picnic festivities. The school stated that they wanted their 2013 graduates to be remembered as record breakers.

LONGEST ICE CREAM DESSERT

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Record: 335.58 m (1,101 ft)

Holder: Explore White Bear (USA)

Location: White Bear Lake, Minnesota, USA

That's not all: Get us a spoon! The record dessert consisted of 880 quarts of ice cream, 110 cans of whipped cream, and 228 bottles each of caramel and chocolate sauce. Not only did townspeople enjoy the dessert, but the record helped raise nearly $15,000 to the American Cancer society.

LARGEST PHOTO BOOK

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Record: 40.52 m² (436 ft² 15 in²)

Holders: Samsung Electronics GmbH (Germany)

Location: Berlin, Germany

That's not all: The book measured 5.015 m (16 ft 5 in) tall and 8.08 m (26 ft 5 in) wide. It consisted of 16 pages (excluding cover and back page) and 28,000 photos, which were sent to organizers via Facebook. The book cost €150,000 to create!

MOST HEADS SHAVED SIMULTANEOUSLY

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Record: 77 bald heads

Holder: Hills Relay for Life shavees (Australia)

Location: Castle Hill, New South Wales, Australia

That's not all: Those getting their locks shorn included men, women, and children. The Hills Relay for Life group is a fundraiser for the Cancer Council and raised more than $320,000 at the event.

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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