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‘Veins Popping Everywhere’: ‘Simpsons’ Stunt Crowns Two Winners, Who Break World Record for Continuous TV Viewing

Feb 15, 2012  •  Post A Comment

Two California men broke the Guinness World Record for longest continuous television viewing by sitting through 86 hours and 37 minutes of "The Simpsons," reports EW.com’s Inside TV blog.

"My eyes were insane," said Carin Shreve, 33, one of the winners of the marathon stunt. "My man was like, ‘Carin, your left eye doesn’t look right!’ Veins popping everywhere. Yeah, it wasn’t too good."

Asked whether he had any revelations about watching the show in this way, the other winner, Jeremiah Franco, 22, said, "Seeing them [like this], you just notice little things, certain things in the art direction." He added, though, that he couldn’t remember exact episodes. "Honestly, it’s kind of all blurred together," he said, according to the story.

To win at the Fox-sponsored Ultimate Fan Marathon, which ran from Feb. 8-12, the pair had to stay awake, and received 10-minute breaks every two hours for the first two and a half days, the story notes. After that, the contestants could choose whether they took a 5-minute break every hour or stick to a 10-minute break every two hours.

The marathon was part of events leading up to this Sunday’s 500th episode of the Fox animation staple.

The pair, who were among 100 contestants, each won $10,500, the piece adds.

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