movie-watching marathon-world record set by Suresh Joachim and Claudia
movie watched-world record set by Claudia Wavra
22] RAVENSBURG, Germany-- Claudia Wavra of Germany holds
the new world record in nonstop movie watching. She sat through
56 movies in a row.
Photo:With popcorn by her side, Claudia Wavra broke
her own record
week, in a movie theater in the southern German town of Ravensburg,
she watched movies for 117 hours and three minutes- almost three
hours longer than her previous record.
After extensive numerological considerations,
even the sight of Leonardo di Caprio's naked, nubile body, and sand
in his hair, could not keep Wavra glued to her seat. 15 minutes
into movie number 56 -- Leo's hippie-meets-horror bathing-suits
extravaganza "The Beach" -- Wavra finally got up to go.
Cheered by onlookers and supporters, she said
she felt relatively ok and was looking forward to taking a nap.
"I know that I haven't reached my limit yet," she said.
In order for the record to be valid, Wavra and
the 69 other contestants who set out on this hallucinatory path
with her were not allowed to take their eyes off the screen for
longer than 10 seconds at a time. They were also allowed ten-minute
breaks between movies.
Wavra used her ten-minute breaks (or, rather,
the portion of it which she didn't have to spend waiting in line
for the toilet) for power naps or aggressive music meditation, listening
to punk and hard rock CDs.
She also said that she couldn't quite remember
individual movies. "It's all a big, colorful
mass of things," she said.