First they were kings of the road. Now they're kings of your vote.
Vishnu Mehta and Santanu Chakraborty of India crushed the competition to cruise (sorry, bad pun) to victory in last week's Fan Choice, with their record for the longest motorcycle journey in a single country. In what was the second-largest margin of victory in Fan Choice history, the Indian motorists rode away (gah, can't help myself) with 83.41% of the vote to take home the win.
They 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 a woman who jumped more rope in an hour than I have in my life and hundreds of college kids channeling their best Peter Crouch. But first, not too long ago, in a bedroom not that far, far away...
LONGEST COLLECTION OF STAR WARS INTERLOCKING PLASTIC BRICK SETS (pictured above)
Record: 272 sets
Holder: John Jessessen (Norway)
Location: Vika, Norway
That's not all: Known colloquially by the brand name "Lego," these sets are in addition to Jessessen's 450 mini-figures of Lego Star Wars characters. His 272 set contain 119,368 individual pieces.
LARGEST ROBOT DANCE
Record: 2,524 dancers
Holder: National Association of College and University Residence Halls (USA)
Location: Petersen Events Center, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
That's not all: Pitt had broken records of its own for three consecutive years and decided to show those visiting from NACURH how they got things done on campus. They song they danced to? Why, "Mr. Roboto" of course.
MOST SKIPS IN ONE HOUR
Holder: Annie Maria Bissoondial (USA)
Location: Greenacres, Florida, USA
That's not all: By skips in this case, we mean jumping rope. Bissoondial jumped to raise awareness for her non-profit organization, Jumping For Kids, which helps fight childhood obesity, and broke her own record of 11,527 jumps set last year. In this attempt, she averaged 3.5 skips per second!
LARGEST GAME OF RED LIGHT/GREEN LIGHT
Record: 755 participants
Holder: City of Manassas (USA)
Location: Manassas, Virginia, USA
That's not all: Recess anyone? Manassas made this attempt to also raise awareness in fighting childhood obesity and to encourage outdoor fitness. The attempt took place as one part of the city's larger community-wide event, the "Big Day of Serving."
MOST PLAYERS IN A KIN-BALL EXHIBITION MATCH
Record: 264 players
Holder: Collège Immaculée Lycée Jean Paul II (France)
Location: Saint Grégoire, France
That's not all: If you’re not familiar with kin-ball, it’s an increasingly popular sport played with a gigantic ball originally invented in 1986. For some full background, check out this link. In this attempt, the three teams involved played to a final score of Grey team with 258 points, Red team at 251, and Black team at 249.
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!