Each week here we offer five of the latest records verified by our Records Management Team from around the globe, asking you to vote for your favourite, in what we call the Fan Choice record of the week. At the end of the year, we then take the winners and pit them in a knockout-style bracket to determine - once again entirely by fan vote - what the Guinness World Records universe's favourite record of the year is.
Check them out below and scroll down to cast your vote!
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FASTEST TIME TO RUN AN ULTRA MARATHON ON EACH CONTINENT (FEMALE)
Record: 41 days, 3 hr, 23 min and 39 sec
Holder: Maria Conceicao (Portugal)
That's not all: The race details of the seven ultra marathons she ran are as follows:
* White Continent 50K, King George Island, Antarctica, 26/01/14 - 6:24:05 Ultra marathon * Punta Arenas 50K, Chile, South America, 30/01/14 - 5:18:58
* Wadi Bih Solo Canyon 50K, Oman, Asia, 07/02/14 - 6:21:58
* Moonlight Challenge 2014 50K, UK, Europe, 15/02/14 - 7:18:00
* Coburg 50K, Australia, Australasia, 23/02/14 - 7:24:53
* Caumsett State Park 50K, USA, North America, 02/03/14 - 6:59:37
* Louis Massyn Aldam Ultra Marathon 50K, South Africa, Africa, 08/03/14 - 6:23:39
The timing for this record began when Maria started her first ultra marathon in Antarctica and ended when she crossed the line of her last in South Africa.
LONGEST MARATHON ON A FAIRGROUND ATTRACTION
Record: 50 hours
Holder: Sam Clauw (Belgium)
Location: Bellewaerde theme park outside Ypres, Belgium
That's not all: An avid fan of the park, Sam decided he wanted to challenge himself to the next level beyond just visiting in his spare time. And so he rode the famous "Pirate Boat" for 50 hours exactly, both during the park's operating hours and afterward. You can see him sitting next to the lion mascot above. Sam also used the attempt to raise funds and awareness for ALTA, a charity supported by Bellewaerde for the endangerment of amur leopards and tigers.
LONGEST BAREFOOT JOURNEY
Record: 1,488.09 km (924.65 mi)
Holder: Michael Essing (Germany)
Location: Flensburg, Germany to Efringen-Kirchen, Germany
That's not all: Essing hit the road for a total of 3 months and a week, crossing the entire nation of Germany north-south. Journeys of this caliber usually have some deep motivation or inspiration behind them, but Essing says that wasn't the case: "It was just about doing something really crazy in my life."
MOST BALLOONS BURST BY LASER IN ONE MINUTE
Holder: Daniel Black (UK)
Location: Elstree, UK
That's not all: Using what basically looks like a type of real-life lightsaber, Daniel built this ultra-bright himself to make this attempt. It took him 18 months to perfect his creation, as many handheld lasers would overheat or fail before ever approaching the power of his invention. It took Daniel just 24 seconds out of his alotted minute to zap each of the balloons he had set up into oblivion.
LONGEST MARATHON PLAYING FIVE-A-SIDE FOOTBALL (SOCCER)
Record: 53 hours
Holder: Sodexo Ireland (Ireland)
Location: Nagle Rice Sports Complex in Portlaoise, County Laois, Ireland
That's not all: Sodexo, a company focused on quality of life services, undertook the attempt to raise awareness in its Stop Hunger Campaign, benefitting charities Barnardos, the Irish Cancer Society, and St. Vincent DePaul. The final score was 695-601!
Record: 106.2 kg (234 lb 3 oz)
Holder: Something Sweet Bake Shop (USA)
Location: Daphne, Alabama, USA
That's not all: Something Sweet co-owners Joan Scott and Gayle Hohman baked this mega-brownie to celebrate their shop's 5th anniversary and raise money for an area food bank. A custom-made pan and forklift were used to get the brownie into an over. The ingredients list required 27 lb of chocolate, 54 lb of butter, and 432 eggs!
LONGEST DISTANCE TRAVELLED ON A SLIP AND SLIDE IN ONE HOUR
Record: 31,592.58 m (103,650 ft)
Holder: Students of Boise State University (USA)
Location: Boise, Idaho, USA
That's not all: The attempt capped off the Boise State Student Involvement and Leadership Center's Bronco Welcome Week, an annual school opener in which BSU welcomes new and returning students to campus. The group says it had a healthy competitive desire to beat the previous record, held by the University of Oregon.
LONGEST CHEST HAIR
Record: 23.3 cm (9.17 in)
Holder: Zhao Jingtao (China)
Location: Harbin, Heilongjiang, China
That's not all: Zhao owned a previous chest hair that had grown almost long enough to beat the prior record, but was accidentally pulled out in June 2011. Hate when that happens. He spent more than two years regrowing it before he broke the record for good this time around. He says the hair grows an everage of 1 cm per month and hopes to continue extending the record.
FASTEST 100M JUMPING ROPE ON ONE LEG
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.
GREATEST DISTANCE BY STAND-UP PADDLEBOARD IN 24 HOURS (FEMALE)
Record: 146 km (90.7 miles)
Holder: Robyn Benincasa
Location: Huntington Harbor in Huntington Beach, California, USA
That's not all: This record is for classification on flat water, meaning Benincasa had no help from waves or currents to push her along. Benincasa chose to do 60.5 laps of a pre-measured circuit around an island in the Harbor, securing her third career world record. The other two involved kayaking - now she's taken to paddling standing up!
LONGEST CRICKET MARATHON
Record: 150 hr 14 min
Holder: Loughborough University Staff Cricket Club (UK)
Location: Loughborough College Rubber Crumb in Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK