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.
"Self-mockery is the best humor there is. Why am I doing this? Why not? There is nothing I like more than people making fun of me, because then I can do the same with them," De Frenne told Reuters Television.
Filip’s Place bar in Ostend was open throughout, allowing De Frenne’s friends and family to stop by for a chat.
De Frenne was allowed five minutes off every hour, which he could accumulate over several hours to allow him to sleep. Ironically, he needed toilet breaks as his bar toilet was not plumbed in.
Sitting that long was not as easy as it might have seemed.
"I was very tired and my legs hurt but I believe in my success and try to make this record official," de Frenne said.（Reuters）
break：名詞，指破裂、暫停、中斷、休息時間、運氣。a coffee break，指喝咖啡的休息時間。get a bad break指走霉運。
accumulate：動詞，指累積、逐漸升高。例句：The debt was accumulated.（債台高築。）
plumb：名詞，指鉛錘、測鉛：形容詞，指垂直的、完全的；副詞，指垂直地、恰恰；動詞，指裝水管、測深度、探究。例句：The hotel is plumb in the middle of the city.（那家飯店就在市中心。）