Guinness World Records - Officially Amazing

Fan Choice Record August 16

 
 
 
 
 
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Summer has always been the perfect time for cotton candy, and the fans have proven to agree.

With 43.98% of your votes, the tallest cotton candy/candyfloss by SV Feldkirchen-Mitterhartshausen eV, in association with Abenteuer Leben, Kabel Eins (both Germany) won last week's Fan Choice.

This sugary sensation 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 sees someone really losing their marbles and a man who makes gasoline irrelevant. But first, let's pop a (side) wheelie.

MOST PEOPLE ABOARD A CAR DRIVEN ON TWO WHEELS (pictured above)

Record: 13 people

Holders: Driver Stéphane Riesen (Switzerland) and 12 passengers

Location: Geneva Palexpo, Geneva, Switzerland

That's not all: If you peer closely at the above photo, you can make out some of the dozen passengers crammed into the front seat and back of the car, model Mini One. Riesen broke the record at the Swiss Car Event and was required to keep the vehicle moving on two wheels for at least 10 seconds with all passengers inside. He drove for 24 seconds in his attempt.

LONGEST MARBLE RUN

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Record: 1,043.66 m (3,424 ft)

Holder: Klaus Peter Beier (Germany)

Location: Cologne, Germany

That's not all: Certainly not your average "drop a marble on it" track, Beier's dazzling construction surpassed the previous record by nearly 400 m (approx. 1,300 ft) - which also happened to be built by Beier in 2012. If you were to uncoil the track to a straight line, it would stretch taller than the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building on Earth.

MOST PEOPLE SOLVING RUBIK'S CUBES

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Record: 3,248 participants

Holder: College of Engineering Pune (India)

Location: Pune, Maharashtra, India

That's not all: Interestingly, an extra 19 people took part in the attempt but couldn't solve their cube in the alotted 60 minutes, and so had to be discounted. Each cube was required to be scrambled with a minimum of 40 moves unseen by each challenger before the attempt. Fittingly for what is the third-oldest engineering college in Asia, the record was COEP's third time breaking a world record.

FARTHEST DISTANCE PUSHING A CAR IN 24 HOURS

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Record: 52.343 km (32.53 mi)

Holder: Przemysław Marczewski (Poland)

Location: Mysliborz, Poland

That's not all: This is definitely the guy you want with you when your car breaks down on the highway miles from home. Marczewski actually broke the record in only 15 hours, stopping due to security concerns after bad weather overtook the public square where the attempt occurred. He completed 221 laps of a track 236.85 m (777 ft) long.

MOST PLAYERS IN AN ULTIMATE FLYING DISC EXHIBITION MATCH

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Record: 82 players

Holder: Oundle School (UK)

Location: Oundle School, Northamptonshire, UK

That's not all: With each new player who saw the field needing to remain in the match for at least 10 minutes or one point (whichever came last), team Evens defeated team Odds by a score of 16-14 in a battle of Oundle students and faculty.

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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