Yesterday, I reported that David Scherer broke the Guinness World Record for longest time spent playing a video game. He started playing GTA IV at noon on Sunday at Retro Classic Arcade in Clarksville, TN and finally put down the controller 55 hours and 30 minutes later. That’s 15 hours, 10 minutes longer than the previous record holder Chirantan Patnaik.
Scherer isn’t a slacker who has nothing better to do than game, either. He’s an honors student at Austin Peay State University who wanted to break this record to draw attention to his fundraiser for the Swimming Eagles team where he’s the assistant coach. According to WKRN.com, Scherer accomplished his goal sans caffeine. He ate healthy foods and drank juices to make it through the marathon. His next goals are to go to law school and join the military.
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