Guinness World Records - Officially Amazing

Fan Choice Record of the Week: April 26

 
 
 
 
 
1
 

An incredible feat of solar-powered motoring proved the popular choice in last week’s Fan Choice Record of the Week, taking an impressive 55 per cent of votes.

Our congratulations go out to all those involved in Solar Car Project Hochschule Bochum, who managed to travel around the world in a journey that covered 29,753 km (18,487 miles).

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.

As ever, there’s a devise shortlist of records for you to vote on in this week’s poll . Get familiar with the candidates and learn how to share your vote below!

Largest gathering of people wearing false moustaches (pictured above)

Record: 1,532

Holder: Gilda's LaughFest

Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA.

That's not all: The annual community festival followed up their world record for largest rubber chicken toss with this successful attempt for the most people gathered wearing faux fur on their upper lips.

Fastest-time-to-complete-a-marathon-on-each-continent-and-the-North-Pole-(male).jpg

Fastest time to complete a marathon on each continent and the North Pole (male)

Record: 41 days, 20 hours, 38 minutes and 58 seconds

Holder: Ziyad Tariq Rahim (Pakistan)

Location: Punta Arenas Marathon - Chile, White Continent Marathon - Antarctica, Cyprus Marathon, Cyprus, Los Angeles Marathon, USA, DUAL Trial Marathon, New Zealand, Two Oceans Marathon, South Africa, Dead Sea Marathon, Jordan, North Pole Marathon, Arctic Ocean,

That's not all: Ziyad ran the eight marathons in aid of CARE Pakistan

Largest-gathering-of-people-dressed-as-trees.jpg

Largest gathering of people dressed as trees

Record: 407

Holder: One Tree Hill Primary School (Australia)

Location: One Tree Hill, South Australia, Australia

That's not all: The attempt was part of the school's celebration of its 40th anniversary.

Oldest-professional-violinist.jpg

Oldest professional violinist

Record: 96 years 363 days old

Holder: Adelci Groia Paulino (Brazil, b. 29 April 1915),

Location: Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil

That's not all: Mrs Paulino began her career as a professional violinist in 1950 when she helped found the Santos Municipal Symphonic Orchestra. Her career has spanned several decades and has seen her perform with some of the most important musicians in Brazil.

Largest-piggyback-race.jpg

Largest piggyback race

Record: 1,274 participants

Holder: Scouts Australia

Location: Pascoe Vale South, Victoria, Australia

That's not all: The record took place during the Victorian scouts annual weekend camp.

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.

Search News