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Fan Choice Record August 23

 
 
 
 
 
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The average person has a hard time solving a Rubik's Cube, but apparently finds it easy to vote for Rubik's Cube records.

Securing 49.4% of your votes, the most people solving Rubik's Cubes by the College of Engineering Pune (India), won last week's Fan Choice.

This inspiring group of engineering students 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 lot of Disney princesses and the one casino chip you'd never want to lose. But first, could your lawn use some watering?

LARGEST RESIDENTIAL WATER SPRINKLER (pictured above)

Record: 8.26 m (21 ft 1 in) long, 1.80 m (5 ft 10.87 in) wide and 1.57 m (5 ft 1.8 in) high

Holders: Juicy Water (UK)

Location: Victoria Park, London, UK

That's not all: Why build such a giant sprinkler? Well, to run through it, naturally! The beverage brand parked the sprinkler in the middle of Victoria Park on a Saturday afternoon to allow park visitors to cool down on what was an 82 F-degree (27.8 C) day. The sprinkler required 360 hours to build and shot water jets 5.5 m (18 ft) high.

MOST VALUABLE CASINO CHIP

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Record: $450,000 (£292,677)

Holder: Gerald N. Lewy (Canada)

Location: Thornhill, Ontario, Canada

That's not all: DO NOT TIP THE BLACKJACK DEALER WITH THIS! Lewy's chip contains a 22-karat pink satin finished gold disk measuring 33.38 mm by 27.58 mm by 7.78 mm. It is then set with 17 round brilliant cut diamonds (6.85 by 6.85 mm), 64 natural pink diamonds (2.58 by 2.58 mm) and 156 round brilliant cut diamonds (1.8 by 1.8 mm).

LARGEST GATHERING OF PEOPLE WEARING DISNEY COSTUMES

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Record: 361 Cinderellas, Buzz Lightyears, and Lightning McQueens 

Holder: Walsgrave Church of England Primary School (UK)

Location: Coventry, UK

That's not all: Well if this isn't the cutest day at school, we don't know what is. The attempt helped raise money for a sponsor school in Ecuador, and the ages of the children ranged from 3-11. Rules stipulated that only original Disney characters counted, and thus Disney-owned third-party properties like Marvel and Star Wars weren't eligible.

LARGEST SPAM MUSUBI

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Record: 284.86 kg (628 lb)

Holder: Edward Sugimoto and team (USA)

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

That's not all: The popular Hawaiian snack was created for the Annual Rice Fest in Honolulu. The final recipe measurements called for 113.398 kg (250 lb) of rice, 59 cans of Spam, and three bags of nori (seaweed). An inexpensive treat, Spam musubi is based on the Japanese omusubi.

LARGEST COLLECTION OF THIMBLES

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Record: 8,003 thimbles

Holder: Robert J. Harper (Canada)

Location: Brockville, Ontario, Canada

That's not all: Harper started his collection way back in 1986. At that time, all he owned were 12, left to him by his mother upon her passing away. Harper's collection surpassed the previously known record by more than 3,000 thimbles.

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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