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Fan Choice: More from GWR 2014

 
 
 
 
 
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It's kind of a shame that Lucas Wilson had such an impressive margin of victory, because now we can't really use the perfect pun, saying that he "escaped" with the win. Instead, Wilson took last week's Fan Choice vote handily, securing nearly 60% of the vote with no other competitor notching even 17%.

Congratulations to Lucas, who rose above a number of fellow competitors from the Guinness World Records 2014 edition, in stores now.

We're mixing it up again this week, choosing five more record breakers featured in this year's book. As you'll see, an important theme this week is to go big or go home! But will one of our more nimble record breakers glide to victory?

Be sure to cast your vote below and let us know what you think in the comments!

FASTEST 20 METER MOONWALK (pictured above)

Record: 7.81 sec

Holder: Ashiq Baluch (UK)

Location: "Lo Show Dei Record," Rome, Italy

That's not all: Go ahead, you can jump out of your seat and try to beat this record right, we'll be here when you get back...ok, how'd you do compared to the record? Did you "Beat It?" Or were you just "Bad?" Ok, we'll stop now and just let you watch this video of Baluch in action.

FARTHEST TIGHTROPE WALK IN HIGH HEELS

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Record: 7.525 m (24 ft 8 in)

Holder: Chelsea McGuffin (Australia)

Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

That's not all: Another walking record, although this one is jusssst a bit different. In her official record attempt, McGuffin crossed the tightrope wearing a pair of heels 12 cm (4.7 in) high. The rope she walked across rose 2.42 m (7 ft 11 in) off the ground - certainly not a desirable fall, hence her trademark parasol for balance.

LARGEST CHAIR

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Record: 30 m (98 ft 5 in tall)

Holders: XXXLutz and Holzleimbauwerk Wiehag GmbH (both Austria)

Location: St. Florian, Austria

That's not all: Before you ask, this is not a Photoshop job - all size records have been thoroughly verified by our Records Management Team, including this massive chair, which has stood since early 2009. As you'll find in the GWR 2014 edition, this chair is equal to the height of about five adult giraffes.

LARGEST DRUM KIT (DIMENSIONS)

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Record: 5.2:1 scale

Holder: Drumartic (Austria)

Location: Lienz, Austria

That's not all: Guess size does matter in Austria, home to both the chair above and this massive, fully functional drum set. The individual pieces measure the following diameters: base drum 2.9 m (114 in), floor Tom 2.11 m (83 in), rack Tom 1.57 m (62 in), snare 1.85 m (73 in), hi-hat cymbals (x2) 1.73 m (68 in), crash cymbal 1.98 (78 in), ride 2.24 m (88 in). Fittingly, the group that constructed this set refers to it "Big Boom." 

LARGEST LIVING CAT

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Record: Length of 3.33 m (10 ft 11 in), height of 1.25 m (4 ft 1 in) at the shoulder, and weight of 418.2 kg (922 lb).

Holder: Hercules

Location: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA

That's not all: Hercules is a liger, meaning it's both Napoleon Dynamite's favorite animal and a mix between a lion and a tigress. He's currently housed at the Myrtle Beach Safari, a wildlife reserve. Interestingly, ligers are often bigger than both the lions and tigers that spawn them, whereas tigons (the result when you have a male tiger and female lion mate) are usually smaller.

And those are your nominees for this week's Fan Choice from the Guinness World Records 2014 edition- 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!

The Guinness World Records 2014 book edition is on sale now at all major retailers. Find a full list here. Don't forget to also download three exclusive digital books, available now exclusively at iBooks: "Awesome Animals," (free download), "Colossal Constructions," and "Incredible People." ***

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