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3 southern Californians break Guinness world record for TV viewing!

December 7, 2010 - New Delhi

A trio from southern California, US has made a bizarre world record for continuous television viewing.

The three men stared at a screen in a special Plexiglass theater for 86 hours and six minutes Monday, reports

Farris Hodo, Kevin Cood and Victor Lopez outlasted 97 other contestants to earn the record as the endurance contest concluded four days after it began three days ago at the Hollywood and Highland central courtyard.

Each of the three finalists was awarded a Guinness World Record certificate and 10,000 U.S. dollars in prize money.

They beat the Guinness record - which was 86 hours - by six minutes.

The event was organized to promote the DVD release of the entire eight-season, 192-episodes of the Fox series '24' starring Kiefer Sutherland.

Rather than viewing live TV, the contestants watched reruns of the series. The series is slated to release on Dec. 14.

During the contest, participants sat on couches some contestants described as too comfortable, watching "24" on a screen that is 6 feet (1.8 meter) tall and 14 feet (4.2 meter) wide.

On Sunday morning, the last female in the competition was eliminated.

"They can't fall asleep. They have to keep their eyes on the screen. That's what's doing it," said publicist Chris Bess.


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