Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Weird News about Librarians

And you thought we just read in our spare time -- here is a librarian that used those 29 hours of "reading time" for something completely different:

Stan Friedman, a research librarian in Manhattan, won the ESPN Zone Ultimate Couch Potato Competition in Times Square last week. The four participants, sitting in recliners in front of TVs, could order unlimited food and drinks, but they weren't allowed to go to sleep or leave their recliners except for restroom breaks once every eight hours. Friedman won, after 29 hours of continuous sports viewing, when the runner up took an unscheduled break.

He won a $5,000 prize package, including a huge TV, a cozy recliner and a trophy with a potato on it.

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