Want to snatch the record for world's longest Ferris wheel ride? You'll need to clear your schedule for two days and leave your pillow at home in order beat the newly reigning champ, a manager of Chicago's Navy Pier who rode the tourist spot's Ferris wheel—awake—for 48 hours, 8 minutes, and 25 seconds. Clinton Shepherd's weekend ride brings the world record to the birthplace of the amusement park favorite (the first having been built in 1893 for the World's Columbian Exposition).
"I thought Chicago should have that title," he says, and the Sun-Times reports that he got a little help during his quest: Guinness World Records allowed him to have one five-minute break each hour. To stay awake during the remainder of the time, he played hours of videogames (primarily Call of Duty: Black Ops 2) and watched James Bond and Batman movies on the gondola's big-screen TV. He also (shocker) drank a lot of Mountain Dew, and received sustenance from the likes of Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse, which brought him meals. (Click for the story of a more tragic Guinness Record holder.)