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Fan Choice Record June 21

 
 
 
 
 
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It was never in doubt for the City of Lincoln.

Proving to have as easy a time earning your votes as it did breaking its records in the first place, the City of Lincoln (Nebraska, USA) cruised to victory in last week's Fan Choice. After holding over 90% of votes for a majority of the week, the largest Lincoln Logs structure settled in for a commanding 87% of votes and the win.

Lincoln's architectural 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 thousands of pounds of quartz and one athlete who's gone flipping mad, but first, a lot of people enduring an eye-opening experience.

LARGEST EYE HEALTH SCREENING (pictured above)

Record: 6,694 individual screenings

Holder: Acharya Tulasi Diagnostic Centre & Terapanth Yuvak Parishad (India)

Location: BBMP Grounds, Bangalore, India

That's not all: To qualify for this record, individuals had to be tested for specific eye maladies, such as cataracts or conjunctivitis, by licensed medical professionals. This particular attempt saw 27 eye specialists, 21 optometrists, 105 paramedic staff and a further 200 volunteers work together within the 8-hour record window.

LARGEST COIN MOSAIC

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Record: 29.46 m² (310 ft² 14 in²) of coins

Holder: Santander Consumer Bank S.A. (Poland)

Location: Wroclaw, Poland

That's not all: The mosaic, as you can see above, depicted a replica Santander debit card. To achieve it, the bank used 70,451 brass 5-groszy coins and 7,930 silver 50-groszy coins. If you added the value of all the coins used, you'd have $2,280 (£1,473) in the piggy bank.

MOST PLAYERS IN A TENNIS EXHIBITION MATCH

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Record: 72 players

Holder: Fondazione Andrea Rossato (Italy)

Location: Mestre, Italy

That's not all: No, this record is not for 36 players on either side of the net playing each other at once. That would be chaos. Instead, each player in this record is required to play a minimum of one set in the doubles match before being substituted out for another (you can see subsitutes waiting on the sideline). Once out, a player cannot return. This particular match lasted 9 hours 5 minutes and ended in a score of 11-7 with 18 sets played.

MOST FORWARD FLIPS ON SPRING-LOADED STILTS IN ONE MINUTE

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Record: 17 flips

Holder: Jesus Villa (USA)

Location: Sports Park, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

That's not all: Villa actually got off to such a hot start in this attempt, that he broke the record and ended his try after falling over within 21 seconds. Once a person falls, the attempt is ended, but Villa had already secured his flippin' place in history. On the same day, the then-31-year-old also set the record for longest somersault on spring-loaded stilts.

LARGEST ROSE QUARTZ BALL

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Record: 96.6 cm (3 ft 2.03 in) in diameter

Holder: Yoshiyuki Nishiyama (Japan)

Location: Machida, Tokyo, Japan 

That's not all: Originally from Brazil, the ball weighs a massive 1,220 kg (2,689.64 lb). For those gem aficionados reading this, the ball's refractive index measures 1.54 and it owns a Mohs hardness of 7.

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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