Published On: Mon, Mar 21st, 2016

Young Austrians set TV-watching record with 92-hour binge


VIENNA: Five young Austrians have broken the record for binge-watching TV by staring at a screen for 92 straight hours, organisers said Sunday.

“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 hour was set in Toronto, Canada in December 2014. –AFP


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