Talk about a reason to sing. On the strength of their record for the most people in a singing relay (single song), the Santosh Rungta Group of Institutions in India cruised to a victory in last week's Fan Choice.

They will now be entered into our competition for Fan Choice record of the year as we move closer to the end of 2014.

Every Friday here, we pick five records recently approved by our expert Records Management Team. We'll give you a little background on each and then ask you to vote for your favorite. The winners from each week, like the Santosh Rungta Group, will be entered into an end-of-year bracket to determine the Fan Choice record of the year.

Read about our 2013 Fan Choice Record of the Year winner here.

This week's list of nominees vying for your vote includes a few different people with some very tired legs and a whole lot of gin available in one place, but first, let's dance!


Record: 319 participants

Holder: Blue Mountains Lithgow & Oberon Tourism (Australia)

Location: Leura, New South Wales, Australia

That's not all: Not only did the folks doing the Charleston perform the dance, they also dressed in full 1920s attire, as this marked the opening event of the annual Roaring 20s & All That Jazz Festival in Leura. The group actually broke its own record from 2013, after starting a mass Charleston dance event in 2012.


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Record: 38,203.27 ft (11,644.36 m)

Holder: Justin Stewart (USA)

Location: Springfield Hilton Hotel in Springfield, Illinois, USA

That's not all: Talk about feeling the burn! Justin is a renowned tower-running/stair climbing athlete and totaled a number of 61,712 stairs climbed in this attempt, which makes us feel guilty about ourselves the next time we take the elevator to the third floor.


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Record: 347 participants

Holder: Sir John A MacDonald PS (Canada)

Location: London, Ontario, Canada

That's not all: More leg exercises! This attempt came on the heels of a full year at the school dedicated to focusing more on student wellness and activity. The lunges were performed by students ranging from grades K-8 and everyone participating with nonstop lunges for one minute.


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Record: 23.78 seconds

Holder: Peter Nestler (USA)

Location: Medina, Ohio, USA

That's not all: Peter made his attempt at Highland High School and is a bit of a Guinness World Records machine. He's also set marks for the fastest mile hopping, the fastest mile jumping rope on one leg, the most bum skips in 30 seconds, the most rope skips while keeping a football in the air with the feet in one minute and the most one-footed skips in 30 seconds, among others.


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Record: 404 varieties

Holder: Philip Whiteman (UK)

Location: The Old Bell Inn in Delph, Saddleworth, UK

That's not all: Every one of the gin varieties at this martini heaven are available both to see and purchase by consumers. Philip even ensures that all employees are specially trained in the characteristics of each available variety. In fact, he offers gin master classes monthly and what he's dubbed the Gin Emporium.

And those are your nominees; time now to cast your vote!

Then check back here next week to see who you've helped crown the latest fan favorite!

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