Published on January 16th, 2014
Three Americans entered the Guinness World Records with a record for watching TV (VIDEO)
TiVo Sets GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS(R) Title for Marathon Television Watching
Three young Americans entered the Guinness World Records, setting a new record for watching television after 87 hours following various TV programs in four consecutive days, at the electronics fair CES in Las Vegas, informs hollywoodreporter.com.
The three young men, Dan Jordan, Spencer Larson and Chris Laughlin, born in Las Vegas, spent 87 hours watching various TV programs in a special manufactured cabin exposed at the TiVo fair CES 2014.
Volunteers were allowed to pause for five minutes every hour to go to the bathroom or to sleep, and thus broke the previous record set in 2012, when two Californians watched a true “marathon” of episodes of “The Simpsons” for 86 hours. However, they had the right to accumulate five minute breaks and one of them slept for 80 minutes.
The volunteers were allowed to eat and drink while watching television and could change programs, but they did not have the right to read or talk on the phone.
After downing the record, the three young Americans shared a $ 5,000 prize and received several individual awards - a TV, a TiVo Roamio with technical support for life, an iPad, a Sonos system, a special chair for games and videos and a free subscription to the online platform Netflix.
CES (Consumer Electronics Show) is a prestigious international exhibition of electronics and technology involving major companies worldwide and known professionals in these fields. CES is held every year in January at the Convention Center in the U.S. city of Las Vegas. 2014 edition took place from 8 to 11 January.