Believe it or not pole-sitting was
actually quite the fad in the 1920's with new records being set continuously. We
just wonder why this fad died out in 1929.
Sometime between the years 386 and 459 St Simeon the Stylite spent about 39
years on top of a stone pillar in Syria to make up for peoples sins and to be
nearer to God.
This record, according to Guinness is the longest standing chronicled record in
In modern times
Daniel Baraniuk, from Gdansk, Poland spent 196 days, from May 15 2002 to
November 26 2002, on an 8 foot pole, with a 1 1/2 x 2 foot platform, to
win the World pole-sitting competition and $23,000 in prize money.
He did get a 10 minute break, to come down from his
pole every 2 hours, but other than that the Pole and the pole were as one.
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