Like any single-elimination tournament, the first round of our Fan Choice: Record of the Year competition saw some favorites dominate and some underdogs pull off massive upsets. With 32 of the most popular fan records of the year, there were no easy matchups.
A quick summary of Round 1:
-One of our No. 1 seeds did not survive to the second round, as the Largest gathering of Dragon Ball characters was ousted by the Largest photo book. And it did so comfortably, by a nearly 60-40 margin.
-Other upsets included No. 6 Most skips in one hour over No. 3 Largest piggyback race, No. 7 Most people wearing false mustaches over No. 2 Longest line of decorated eggs, and a pair of No. 5 seeds winning their 5-vs.-4 matchup in the Largest indoor skydiving tunnel and Most participants in a touch/mini/tag rugby match.
-The most lopsided matchup? The Largest swimwear parade on skis taking a whopping 86.63% of votes to send home the Most candles lit simultaneously. Hundreds of young Russians skiing in their bathing suits would be popular on the Internet. Who knew?
-Our closest Round of 32 matchup: the Longest journey by motorcycle in a single country holding off the Largest studentbrod cake by a margin less than 7%.
Time now to take a look at our updated bracket.
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