Thursday, October 9, 2008

Now that's a lot of popcorn

I've heard of movie marathons, but this is a bit ridiculous.

Two people may have set the world record for continuous movie-watching after spending 123 hours glue to a movie screen. I wonder how much popcorn they ate?

According to the Associated Press, Suresh Joachim of Toronto, and Claudia Wavra of Germany claim to have set the record after viewing 57 films in a plastic-glass house in New York's Times Square.

A Guinness World Records spokesman said it will take two weeks to officially verify the record.

The attempt began Oct. 2 when eight challengers started watching "Iron Man." After 72 hours, only two remained. They watched "Thelma and Louise" until the end on 3:10 p.m. Tuesday. Susan Sarandon, a star of that film, dropped off the final film.

The rules: Each movie had to be viewed until the last credit rolled, and competitors couldn't divert their eyes from the screen. They were allowed 10-minute breaks between movies.

Now, I'm not much of a movie watcher, but 123 continuous hours of "The Simpsons" I might be able to do.

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