Longest time spent inside an inflatable snowglobe-world
record set by Ben Eckerson
[Dec 15]DURHAM,NC,USA--The 24 year old broadcast producer
Ben Eckerson has completed his attempt to become the world record
holder for the longest time spent inside an inflatable snowglobe.
Ben Eckerson ended his effort after 78 hr. 30 min.
inside the globe.His exit from the globe, as well as his entire
round-the-clock stay was on display at McKinney and through a web
site hosted by McKinney at http://snowglobeboy.mckinney.com.
There, visitors saw live audio and video streams of
Boy") inside the globe.
The site also provided interaction with through a chat
application and blog posts.
What started as an eco-friendly, digital holiday card
has ended in a Web phenomenon and world record.
“Snowglobe Boy captured the hearts and imaginations
of our agency’s clients, our friends and holiday lovers from all
over the world,” said Brad Brinegar, McKinney Chairman and CEO.
“We’re excited to have created a holiday card that served its ‘green
friendly’ purpose and created a completely unique conversation between
the agency and people everywhere.”
Eckerson's wife, Aubrey, wasn't surprised when
her new husband -- they were married Oct. 6 -- volunteered to be
Snowglobe Boy. "Ben loves Christmas more than any 5-year-old," she
said in a phone interview. So what about conjugal visits, Snowglobe
Boy? "I get 51 minutes to use however I see fit throughout the day,"
“Thank you to everyone for making this world record
happen,” said a tired yet jubilant Eckerson. “It was so much fun
spreading holiday cheer to everyone around the world.” Eckerson
urged his new friends to keep spreading the holiday cheer by giving
to their favorite charities. He said McKinney plans a donation to
the Durham-based Center for Child and Family Health (www.ccfhnc.org).
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