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Fan Choice Record of the Week: April 19

 
 
 
 
 
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Despite now being over 20 years old, the fantasy world inhabited by Manga comic book characters Goku, Son Gohan and Piccolo still remains popular it would appear.

Our readers last week voted in their droves for the Largest gathering of people dressed as Dragon Ball characters to be our Fan Choice Record of the Week.

Our congratulations go out to all those involved in the event which took place at the Saló de Manga Festival in Barcelona, Spain. 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.

While there's no sign of martial arts or mystical orbs among this week's nominees, there's no shortage of amazing feats for you to vote on. Get familiar with the candidates and learn how to share your vote below!

Longest journey by solar electric vehicle (pictured above)

Record: 29,753 km (18,487 miles)

Holder: Solar Car Project Hochschule Bochum (Germany) who travelled around the world departing

Location: The team travelled around the world from beginning in Adelaide in Australia and finishing in Mount Barker, in the same country.

That's not all: The team spent a total of 168 days driving and 8 days solely recharging the vehicle. The other days were spent exhibiting the Solar Car at a variety of locations, events and universities as well as being transported between continents.

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Fastest 100 km run barefoot
Record: 11 hours, 14 minutes, 3 seconds

Holder: Peter Wayne Botha (New Zealand)

Location: At the 15th Annual Sri Chinmoy 24 Hour race in Auckland, New Zealand, on 6 October 2012.

That's not all: Once Peter achieved the Guinness World Record, he went on to complete a total of 106.569 km in 12 hours.

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Largest operational mousetrap
Record:  The trap measured 6.02 m (19 ft 9 in) long, 3 m (9 ft 10 in) wide and 28.5 cm (11.22 in) high

Holder: Dietmar Weides (Germany)

Location: Neroth, Germany

That's not all: The mousetrap's weighs 867 kg (1911.41 lb) with a surface area of 18 m2 (193.75 square feet).

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Most people wearing paper hats simultaneously
Record: 817

Holder: Australian Rotary Health (Australia)

Location: Melbourne, New South Wales, Australia

That's not all: The attempt was part of a fundraising effort for mental health research.

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Fastest speed achieved by a car on ice
Record: 335.71 km/h (208.62 mph)

Holder: Janne Laitinen (Finland), on behalf of Nokian Tyres (Finland)

Location: Gulf of Bothnia (Frozen Sea), Finland

That's not all: Laitinen drove a modified Audi RS6 for the record attempt, while the tyres used were standard, commercially available winter tyres.

So there are your nominees for this week - now it's time for you to cast your vote!

There are a number of ways to do this, including right here by choosing in our poll:

You can also leave your choice in the comment section below, or tweet your choice to us on Twitter (@GWR) with the hashtag #GWRFanChoice.

Then check back here next week to see who's been crowned the latest fan favourite.

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