Soccer-mad sisters go for gold

Two Australian sisters have set an unofficial world record for

watching television continuously after sitting through 87 hours of uninterrupted

soccer World Cup coverage.

Football-mad Joanne (22) and Alanah Argyrou (24) sat for three and

a half days at Sydney’s Star City Casino, outlasting Dutchman Efraim van

Oeveren, who managed 86 hours.

The feat, which awaits confirmation by Guinness World Records, was

monitored by a team of officials who ensured that the sisters did not look away

from the screen for more than five seconds.

They were given one five-minute break per hour, but were allowed no

more than five cups of coffee a day. In between World Cup broadcasts, the women

watched recorded matches and football documentaries.

 


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