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Fan Choice Record May 24

 
 
 
 
 
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In one of the closest and most democratized votes we've ever had in the history of Fan Choice, it was teamwork that won out in the end last week. Congratulations to Team LifeStriders and the most linked runners to complete a half marathon! They took home 29.82% of the vote to win last week's Fan Choice. The result squeaked just past the largest rice ball mosaic and 28.14% of the vote. And for the first time, four of the Fan Choice nominees received at least 15% of the vote, showing what a strong field we had.

Team LifeStriders' 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 favorite record of the year at the end of 2013.

Time now to meet this week's candidates and then cast your vote below. This week we'll go underwater and across national borders, but we start on a suddenly bright Norwegian hillside.

Largest floor lamp (pictured above)

Record: 9.16 m (30 feet) high

Holders: Fredrik Raddum and Martin Raddum (Norway)

Location: Oslo, Norway

That's not all: The lamp's shade was made of polyester and fiberglass and measures 3.98 m (13 feet) in diameter, while the supporting pole was made of steel. The base of the lamp also contains heated seats for visitors to the nearby Haugenstua playground.

Longest duration juggling three objects underwater (SCUBA)

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Record: 1 hour, 40 minutes

Holder: Markus Just (Germany)

Location: Freizeit Messe Nuremberg, Nuremberg, Germany

That's not all: Just bills himself as a juggler and comedian by profession, as well as an astute scuba diver in his spare time. He chose to attempt this record at popular city fair and within a diving cylinder instead of open water so that fair-goers could see his attempt live.

Most people blowing train whistles simultaneously

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Record: 396 whistlers

Holder: Watts Public School (USA)

Location: Watts, Oklahoma, USA

That's not all: The attempt was made to celebrate Watts Public School's centennial. Whistleblowing was chosen because the school's mascot is a train engineer.

Largest envelope

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Record: 14.51 meters (47 ft 7 in) long and 9.86 meters (32 ft 4 in) wide

Holder: Garima Angel (India) 

Location: Agra, India

That's not all: Angel chose to construct the envelope as a way to bring awareness to end global warming. She spent 38 days preparing materials to construct the envelope and then 10 days actually producing it. The enveloped was addressed to Guinness World Records headquarters.

Most countries visited by bicycle in 7 days

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Record: 11 nations

Holder: Glen Burmeister (UK)

Location: Route ran from Breclav, Czech Republic to Shkodër, Albania

That's not all: Burmeister visited the Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Romania, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Albania, completing his journey in 6 days 11 hours 53 minutes. 

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

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

You can also tweet your choice to us on Twitter (@GWR) with the hashtag #GWRFanChoice.

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

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