Photo cred - Al Ibrahim

As of 8:00am this morning, 4 Torontonians broke the world record for longest amount of time spent sitting around watching TV. Hanging out in a specially constructed house on Queen street, the group beat the standing 90 hour record by one hour. Some might say this is a spectacular feet for which they should be congratulated, others might argue that it's representative of the sad state of our times. I'll leave the decision up to you.

Before you start making jokes about how you totally beat that record when Gilmore Girls was released on Netflix, you should know that the participants were only allowed 2 hours of sleep a night, and that two of the original six were sent home by medical examiners due to sleep deprivation. This was no joke.

It was all worth it though, since they've achieved local fame, gotten Guinness World Record Certificates and a $5000 cheque. All's well that ends well.


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