Each week in this space we turn it over to you, the fans, and ask for your favorites among a group of eclectic, extreme, and exciting record-breakers.
But for the next few weeks, to celebrate the launch of the Guinness World Records 2014 book edition, we're mixing it up a bit. We'll choose five of the record holders featured in this year's book and present you with exclusive photos and their record stories, as usual.
Then be sure to cast your vote below and let us know what you think in the comments!
FASTEST FORMULA ONE PIT STOP (pictured above)
Record: 2.05 sec
Holder: Infinity Red Bull Racing (Austria)
Location: Sepang International Circuit, Sepang, Malaysia
That's not all: The pit stop went down at the 2013 Malaysian Grand Prix as Australian driver Mark Webber pitted on his 19th lap. Formula One regulations do not allow for refueling during a race, meaning the required pit stop was for tire changes. The 2 seconds is still much faster than it takes the average man to change the one flat tire on his sedan during a workday commute.
HIGHEST RAMP JUMP BY A WHEELCHAIR
Record: 60 cm (23.6 in)
Holder: Aaron Fotheringham (USA)
Location: Rome, Italy
That's not all: Fotheringham suffers from spina biffida and has used a wheelchair since age 13. He's become quite the inspiration for wheelchair users, as he's also broken records for the first landed wheelchair backflip and longest duration balancing a side wheelie in a wheelchair. Best of all, as it happened on an official Guinness World Records TV broadcast, you can watch Fotheringham's ramp jump attempt right here!
Record: 64.2 cm (25.29 in)
Holder: KneeHi, owned by Jim and Frankie Lee (USA)
Location: Gainesville, Florida, USA
That's not all: KneeHi, a brown jack, was measured in the standard way for animal height records, from the ground to the top of the withers. KneeHi's breed of Mediterranean miniature donkeys were first bred in Sardinia to use for work within the home, and were introduced to the United States as recently as 1929.
FASTEST ESCAPE FROM STRAITJACKET AND CHAINS
Record: 10.6 sec
Holder: Lucas Wilson (Canada)
Location: Holy Trinity Catholic High School, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada
That's not all:Wilson has made quite the name for himself in escapology, also having broken the Guinness World Records feat for fastest escape from a straitjacket without chains, as well. His current record for chains smashed his own previous mark, set nearly a year earlier at 19.2 seconds.
LARGEST RIDEABLE BICYCLE
Record: Wheel diameter of 3.3 m (10 ft 9.92 in)
Holder: Didi Senft (Germany)
Location: Pudagla, Germany
That's not all: The rest of the bicycle measures 7.8 m (25 ft 7.09 in) long, 3.7 m (12 ft 1.67 in) high and weighs 150 kg (330.69 lbs). The inventor Senft has been known to crash the party riding some of his wilder bicycles at the Tour de France and Giro d'Italia, wearing his "El Diablo" costume.
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 iBooks available now in the U.S. iTunes store, as well as the UK and Ireland iTunes store: "Awesome Animals," (free download), "Colossal Constructions," and "Incredible People."