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Odd News Roundup: Longest toilet break; Sotheby's sneakers auction

Devdiscourse News Desk | Updated: 13-07-2019 18:46 IST | Created: 13-07-2019 18:29 IST
Odd News Roundup: Longest toilet break; Sotheby's sneakers auction
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The longest toilet break? Belgian sits for five days in bid for record

A Belgian man sat on a toilet for nearly five days this week in a bid to set a world record. Jimmy De Frenne, a 48-year old who is learning to be a bus driver, set himself a challenge of sitting for 165 hours on a toilet set up especially for the feat in the middle of a bar but gave up on Friday morning after 116 hours.

Sneakers give art a run for its money at first-of-a-kind Sotheby's auction

Move over Monet. Nike is hot on your heels. Sotheby's in New York announced on Thursday its first-ever auction dedicated to sneakers, underlining their fast-growing status as collectibles able to command tens of thousands of dollars.


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