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World Pole-Sitting Record Set

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Daniel Baraniuk, an out-of-work 27-year-old from Gdansk, Poland set the world record for pole-sitting by sitting at the top of a 8-foot, 2 1/2 inch pole for 196 days and nights. In doing so he won the World Pole-Sitting Championship and nearly $23,000 in prize money.

All the competitors mounted their poles on May 15, 2002 and were only allowed to leave their 16 by 24 inch platform for 10 minutes every two hours. While his nearest competitor fell off the pole in October, Baraniuk finally gave up on November 26, 2002.

Source: Yahoo News

Posted:  2002-11-27  5:03:56 PM

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