Guinness World Records - Officially Amazing

Fan Choice Record July 5

 
 
 
 
 
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In one of our most hotly contested duels in the history of Fan Choice, an incredible attempt that looked 3D trumped an amazing structure that actually was multi-dimensional.

The largest anamorphic pavement art combined with the largest can pyramid to hoard an aggregate total of 95% of all votes in last week's Fan Choice, leaving the other competitors in a distant rearview mirror.  By the close of voting, the anamorphic pavement art snuck away with nearly 53% of your votes and the win.

Wilhelmshaven Touristik and Freizeit gmbH (Germany) 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 new take on the electric slide and enough guacamole to serve a thousand Super Bowl parties, but first, a lot of cold snow bunnies.

LARGEST SWIMWEAR PARADE ON SKIS (pictured above)

Record: 500 shivering skiers

Holder: Sugarelle (Russia)

Location: Sheregesh, Russia

That's not all: The record sponsor, Sugarelle, is an underwear brand in Russia and made the attempt at Sheregesh, a small ski resort in the south-central area of the country. Average temperatures at the time of the attempt range from a high of 9 degrees Celsius (48 F) to a brisk low of -4 (25 F).

LARGEST JIGSAW PUZZLE (HAND CUT)

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Record: 40,763 puzzle pieces

Holder: Dave Evans (UK)

Location: Weymouth, UK

That's not all: It took Evans more than a month to create the puzzle, pictured in full above. When fully assembled, it measures 6.45 m (19 ft 10 in) long by 2.41 m (7 ft 11 in) high. The puzzles depicts various photos of Queen Elizabeth's diamond jubilee and will be displayed at Her Majesty's country retreat in Sandringham until October of this year.

LARGEST SERVING OF GUACAMOLE

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Record:2,669.5 kg (5,885.24 lb)

Holder: Municipality of Tancítaro Michoacan (Mexico)

Location: Tancítaro, Mexico

That's not all: The guacamole preparation required the work of 450 students from the Michoacán College of Technology and Scientific Studies. The ingredients list included 2,186 kg (4,819 lbs) of avocado pulp, 273 kg (602) of tomatoes, 107 kg (236 lbs) of onions, and 103.5 kg (228 lbs) of lemon for the final dish.

LONGEST HUMAN ELECTRICAL CHAIN

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Record: 669 linked people

Holder: Thomas J. Rusk Academy of Fine Arts (USA)

Location: Nacogdoches, Texas, USA

That's not all: It's electric! A low-power electrical current was sent from the initial power source through all participants, connected at the hands, to then power a light at the other end of the human chain. 

FARTHEST DISTANCE TRAVELLED ON A SKATEBOARD IN 24 HOURS

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Record: 431.32 km (261.8 miles) for male and 269.08 km (167.2 miles) for female

Holder: Andrew Andras and Colleen Pelech (both USA)

Location: Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida, USA

That's not all: It was a 2-for-1 special on skateboarding records in South Florida recently. On the same day, Andas and Pelech each broke the skateboard endurance/distance record for their respective sex. They did so at a competition organized by the International Distance Skateboard Association. More than 40 skaters started the attempt, with Andras and Pelech the only ones to ride away victorious.

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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