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Longest toilet break? Belgian sits for five days in a bid for a record


Reuters
Updated: 13-07-2019 10:56 IST
Longest toilet break? Belgian sits for five days in a bid for a record

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The longest toilet break? Belgian sits for five days in a bid for a 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.

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