Austrians break goggle-box record

The Local/AFP
The Local/AFP - [email protected] • 19 Mar, 2016 Updated Sat 19 Mar 2016 22:26 CEST
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Five young Austrians have broken the record for binge-watching TV by staring at a screen for 92 straight hours, organisers said on Saturday.

"Towards the end it was really tough for them," said Moritz Arnold, who organised the successful record-breaking attempt in the window of a shop in the Austrian capital Vienna.

The feat has been recognised by Guinness World Records, he added.

The five record-breakers, four men and a woman aged 19-24,  were chosen from an initial 400 candidates who applied for the ultimate couch-potato experience.

They were allowed a five-minute break per hour for calls of nature, a leg stretch or even a shower.

To help them stay awake the TV-marathoners also had access to an exercise bike as well as coffee and energy drinks.

The former record of 91 hours was set in Toronto, Canada in December 2014.



The Local/AFP 2016/03/19 22:26

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