Reuters Odd News SummaryReuters | Updated: 14-07-2019 02:29 IST | Created: 14-07-2019 02:29 IST
Following is a summary of current odd news briefs. 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 specially 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.