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3 men watch TV for 4 days, break record

Three US men have created a bizzare world record for continuous television viewing. The trio stared at the screen for 86 hrs 6 min beat other contestants by...

entertainment Updated: Dec 08, 2010 12:03 IST

A trio from southern California, US has made a bizarre world record for continuous television viewing.

The three men stared at a screen in a special Plexiglass theater for 86 hours and six minutes Monday, reports

Farris Hodo, Kevin Cood and Victor Lopez outlasted 97 other contestants to earn the record as the endurance contest concluded four days after it began three days ago at the Hollywood & Highland central courtyard.

Each of the three finalists was awarded a Guinness World Record certificate and 10,000 U.S. dollars in prize money.

They beat the Guinness record – which was 86 hours – by six minutes.

The event was organized to promote the DVD release of the entire eight-season, 192-episodes of the Fox series 24 starring Kiefer Sutherland.

TVRather than viewing live TV, the contestants watched reruns of the series. The series is slated to release on Dec. 14.

During the contest, participants sat on couches some contestants described as too comfortable, watching 24 on a screen that is 6 feet (1.8 meter) tall and 14 feet (4.2 meter) wide.

On Sunday morning, the last female in the competition was eliminated.

“They can't fall asleep. They have to keep their eyes on the screen. That's what's doing it,” said publicist Chris Bess.

First Published: Dec 07, 2010 17:01 IST