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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LONGEST MARATHON PLAYING POOL (SINGLES)
Record: 88 hours
Holder: Colin Pilcher and Marc Murray (both UK)
Location: Supa Snooker in Consett, Durham, UK
That's not all: What can you get done in 88 hours? Colin and Marc squeezed in 770 frames of pool against each other, surpassing the previous record by more than 13 hours. The duo were no stranger to this record, though, so they knew what to expect: with this attempt, the pair reclaimed their previous record in this category, which they had set at 72 hr 2 min in 2011 before it was broken later that year.
TALLEST DOMINO STRUCTURE
Record: 6.026 m (19 ft 9.24 in)
Holder: Yspertal Domino Team (Austria)
Location: Yspertal, Austria
That's not all: It took a team of 44 to properly construct this 11,465-piece tower, which drew a crowd of 230 spectators to witness its creation. When the time finally came to knock the tower down in domino fashion, it toppled in 3 minutes 39 seconds.
LARGEST TINIKLING DANCE
Record: 344 dancers
Holder: Team Ross 500 Hands (USA) and De La Salle Health Sciences Institute Physical Therapy Alumni Association (Philippines)
Location: AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas, USA
That's not all: The famous Philippine dance was performed in traditional dress and bamboo poles. Team Ross 500 Hands is an organisation supporting Ross Sajo, a young mother who has pancreatic cancer. The organization attempted the record together with the De La Salle Health Sciences Institute Physical Therapy Alumni Association to raise money for Typhoon Haiyan victims, as well as for the De Salle outreach programme for children with disabilities.
LONGEST BARBECUE MARATHON BY A TEAM
Record: 29 hr 1 min
Holders: Lee De Villiers and Simon Clark (both UK)
Location: The Old Sergeant pub in Wandsworth, London, UK
That's not all: This South African duo has been manning pubs since moving to the UK 14 years ago, and said it had been a childhood dream to break a record. They were able to use their barbecuing efforts to feed patrons at all hours of the day and night, including local overnight shifts from the fire department and ambulance unit.
MOST STAIRS CLIMBED BY BICYCLE (FEMALE)
Record: 1,025 stairs
Holder: Monica Guzman Naranjo (Colombia)
Location: Guadalajara, Mexico,
That's not all: Atop her trusty bike, Monica climbed the Hotel Riu Plaza in Guadalajara, the first woman to ever hold this record - a fact that Monica admitted inspired her to try it. It took Monica 56 min 4 sec to complete the ascension, having never touched any part of her body to a wall, railing, or floor.
Record: 10.08 m (33.07 ft) long by 3.59 m (11.78 ft) wide
Holder: Cooneen By Design (UK)
Location: Leeds, UK
That's not all: The perfect winter sleepwear, this onesie featured in its design the main character from the hit British TV show "Mrs. Brown's Boys." Not just big on size, the epic onesie weighed 24.52 kg (54 lb) and Cooneen By Design even planned on selling normal-sized replicas to consumers.
MOST GOLF BALLS HIT OVER 300 YARDS IN ONE HOUR
Holder: Andrew Frakes (USA)
Location: McKinney, Texas, USA
That's not all: Andrew hit the course at the TPC Craig Ranch golf club, needing not only to hit every ball at least 300 yards, but to do so into a target area, ensuring any major hooks or slices didn't count. Doing the math, he averaged nearly 7.5 of these monster drivers per minute, an incredible physical feat for a swing demanding such force and torque.
LARGEST GATHERING OF PEOPLE DRESSED AS STORYBOOK CHARACTERS
Holder: Tanglin Trust School
That's not all: It took nearly 2 hours to get all the children and staff of the school - an institution for British expat students in Singapore - organized properly for the attempt. Costumes ranged across the entire storybook spectrum, from Pippi Longstocking to Thing 2 to Peter Pan.
MOST PEOPLE READING ALOUD SIMULTANEOUSLY - SINGLE LOCATION
Holder: Art Of Living Foundation (India)
Location: Vadakkunnathan Temple in Thrissur, India
That's not all: The participants recited the Njanappana, a poem written by the 16th century poet Poonthanam. The event was organised by The Art Of Living Foundation to promote peace and non violence in the area.
LARGEST BEAN MOSAIC
Record: 300.85 m² (3238 ft² 44 in²)
Holder: World Largest Seed Art Production Committee (Japan)
Location: Minamisouma, Fukushima, Japan
That's not all: The mosaic consisted of black and white soy beans, with the challengers using 1,864,320 black beans and 2,096,640 white. The beans used - depicting a samurai warrior - were then distributed to the participants/viewers of the event, as well as being processed into miso by the students of Fukushima Prefectural Soma Agricultural High School.
FARTHEST DISTANCE BY CANOE/KAYAK IN 24 HOURS
Record: 249.84 km (155.24 miles)
Holder: Carter Johnson (USA)
Location: Huntington Harbor in Huntington Beach, California, USA