This Man Tried to Set World Record for Sitting on the Toilet

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In acts of greatness, humans strive to be the fastest and the strongest — and the one who can sit on the toilet the longest.

Jimmy De Frenne tried to be that person. The Belgian man parked himself on a potty in an Ostend bar for almost five days in an attempt to set the world record.

During his bathroom break, the toilet-sitter checked his phone, enjoyed hearty meals and chatted with friends and family.

He was allowed to get off the pot every hour for five minutes. 

And, in an unexpected twist, he was also allowed real toilet breaks, as his competition toilet was not connected to any actual plumbing.

The feat was not as easy as it looked. De Frenne said his legs eventually began to hurt and that he got tired.

He wasn't able to meet his goal of 165 hours and instead clocked in at 116 hours. 

Representatives from Guinness World Records have not yet commented on the attempt.


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