Tarry for the Nonce

September 16, 2005

And His Brain Turned to Mush

Filed under: Entertainment — lmwalker @ 1:32 pm

Brent Taylor called my attention to the Guiness world record holder for the longest time spent watching TV:

Suresh Joachim broke the Guinness world record for the longest time spent watching TV. He finished Friday with 69 hours and 48 minutes . . .

Sitting on a brown leather couch, he watched nothing but ABC shows.

Rules for the couch potato honor, as stipulated by Guinness, allow for a 5-minute break every hour and a 15-minute break every 8 hours. The viewer must otherwise be constantly looking at the screen . . .

Joachim, who lives in Toronto but hails from Sri Lanka, now holds more than 16 Guinness records, including the longest duration balancing on one foot (76 hours, 40 minutes) and bowling for 100 hours. He does it, he says, to raise awareness of suffering children.

Hopefully, they don’t follow his example.

Advertisements

3 Comments

  1. 69 hours and 48 minutes . . .

    Rookie….

    Comment by Dave R. — September 16, 2005 @ 3:33 pm

  2. 69 hours and 48 minutes . . .

    Hmm… that’s not very long. I’ve done longer, with none of these wimpy so-called breaks…

    I wonder what the longest time playing a video game is…and does that count if its on an Xbox? I better give Guinness a call.

    He does it, he says, to raise awareness of suffering children.

    I think I would do it to raise awareness about raising awareness. Not enough people are aware of the efforts of awareness raisers these days, and none are appreciative of the awareness raiser’s daily awareness raising sacrifices(or in this case, three day weekendly)…

    Comment by Andrew P. — September 17, 2005 @ 4:38 am

  3. BTW, I think there’s a maintenance window between around this time of night, on this day for your servers, Laura. Just an FYI (yeah, most people have lives, but not me…..)

    Comment by Andrew P. — September 17, 2005 @ 4:40 am


RSS feed for comments on this post.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: