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Man spends five days sitting on a toilet

By T.K. Randall
July 16, 2019 · Comment icon 12 comments

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Eager to earn his place in the Guinness Book of Records, one Belgian man sat on a toilet for 116 hours.
When it comes to setting world records, most people would prefer to aim for something prestigious, but as is often the case, the easiest records to achieve also tend to be some of the most ridiculous.

Enter Jimmy De Frenne - a 48-year-old from Belgium who recently managed to set an unofficial record by sitting on a toilet for an insane 116 hours, which is the equivalent of about 5 days.

The 'throne', which wasn't actually plumbed in to anything, was situated in the main room of a bar in Ostend where patrons could drop in during the day to observe his record attempt.

During the stunt he was only permitted a 5-minute break every hour to stand up and stretch.
"Self-mockery is the best humor there is," he said. "Why am I doing this? Why not? There is nothing I like more than people making fun of me, because then I can do the same with them."

While De Frenne had originally intended to spend 165 hours on the toilet, he ultimately had to admit defeat early due to the discomfort of remaining seated for so long.

"I was very tired and my legs hurt," he said.

Efforts are now underway to have his achievement officially recognized by Guinness.

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Comment icon #3 Posted by aniknonymous 5 years ago
i don't get what's the point of it tho... it's a shity record to hold, pun intended.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Sir Smoke aLot 5 years ago
Well that's some record.
Comment icon #5 Posted by The Wistman 5 years ago
I happened to be in the Emergency Room at Fort Lauderdale with a friend who'd busted his wrist while rollerblading when the norovirus infected passengers from one of the Carnival Cruise lines were being wheeled in, now nearly two decades ago it seems.  Those people were suffering, like you did.  Horrible. I don't see the point of winning such a place in the GBoR...seems a waste of time and rather grossly debasing.  Like those people who go on the Jerry Springer show or Steve Wilcos and trash themselves in front of millions of viewers, just to be on TV.
Comment icon #6 Posted by AllPossible 5 years ago
Irony I got mine in Fort Lauderdale that's hilarious, not at the time though. I never went to the ER but I should of lol.Ya kind of a weird thing to be proud of as a record. I guess anything can be put into the GBoR
Comment icon #7 Posted by the13bats 5 years ago
i always viewed the accepted breaks as a cop out
Comment icon #8 Posted by God Lover 5 years ago
Comment icon #9 Posted by Scholar4Truth 5 years ago
I bet he got some major chafing. Btw how did he wash himself? surely he had to clean himself. 
Comment icon #10 Posted by Raina 5 years ago
Not a record.  Woman spent 2 years stuck to toilet seat.  Her skin actually grew around it.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Mystify 5 years ago
Imagine the hemoroids
Comment icon #12 Posted by jesspy 5 years ago
The next record should be going five days without using the toilet.

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