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Fan Choice Record June 14

 
 
 
 
 
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Throw another record on the barbie?

Congratulations to Reid Anderton (Australia), who earned 58.78% of your votes with his fastest time to cycle around Australia to win last week's Fan Choice. That's now the third time you've voted an Australian record holder as favorite of the week, the most from any one country. 

Anderton's cycling 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. We have a mouth full of candles and a museum full of masks, but let's begin with a really long fast break.

FASTEST MARATHON DRIBBLING TWO BASKETBALLS (pictured above)

Record: 4 hr 39 min 12 sec

Holder: Darren Weissman (USA)

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

That's not all: Weissman - nicknamed Doctor Dribble - broke his record at the Fort Lauderdale A1A Marathon. He beat the previous mark by nearly 15 minutes. For what it's worth, the fastest marathon dribbling a single basketball is 3 hr 23 min 42 sec.

MOST LIT CANDLES IN THE MOUTH

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Record: 10 candles

Holder: Adam Ryzner (UK)

Location: Guildford, Surrey, UK

That's not all: Ryzner attempted the record simply because he thought he could break it. Rules required that standard, full-sized tapered candles be used, meaning birthday candles, for instance, would be ineligible. Ryzner kept the candles lit in his mouth for more than 30 seconds.

LARGEST LINCOLN LOGS STRUCTURE

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Record: 10,036 logs

Holder: City of Lincoln (USA)

Location: (fittingly) Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

That's not all: In a two-for-one special, the structure above simultaneously broke the record for the tallest structure built with Lincoln Logs, standing 3.77 meters (12 feet 4 inches) high. The structure was built by a group of 3,175 fans and volunteers at the Lincoln Children's Museum, requiring 5 hours, 57 minutes to construct.

MOST WREATHS MADE IN 24 HOURS

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Record: 70 wreaths

Holder: Carolann Naugle (Canada)

Location: Nova Scotia, Canada

That's not all: To prove her wreath-making prowess, Naugle completed her final hand-tied wreath blindfolded. The wreaths were sold after the attempt to help raise funds for The Children's Wish Foundation, a provincial charity to help grant wishes for children afflicted with cancer. This is Naugle's second world record, after constructing the largest wreath (76.74 meters; 251 feet 9 inches diameter) in 2008.

LARGEST COLLECTION OF MASKS

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Record: 5,600 unique masks

Holder: Gerold Weschenmoser (Germany)

Location: Starzach, Germany

That's not all: Weschenmoser stores his masks in a personal museum and has been collecting them since 1957. He's travelled to collect masks from China, Hawaii, South Korea, New Zealand, and throughout Europe and Africa.

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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