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Man Clenches World Record by Sitting on a Toilet for Almost 5 Days

Jimmy De Frenne of Belgium sat on a toilet set up in the middle of a bar (I guess that's how they're arranged in Belgium) for 116 hours. His goal was to crack 165 hours. But he may still secure a world record, as Guinness World Records does not maintain one for this feat. The Vancouver Sun reports:

Filip’s Place bar in Ostend was open throughout, allowing De Frenne’s friends and family to stop by for a chat.
De Frenne was allowed five minutes off every hour, which he could accumulate over several hours to allow him to sleep. Ironically, he needed toilet breaks as his bar toilet was not plumbed in.
Sitting that long was not as easy as it might have seemed. “I was very tired and my legs hurt but I believe in my success and try to make this record official,” de Frenne said.

Audaces fortuna iuvat, Mr. De Frenne.

De Frenne should have thought through the marketing potential for his stunt before starting. He could have, for example, secured sponsorship through Taco Bell.

-via Oddity Central | Photo: Reuters/Johanna Geron

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