December 6, 2007 / Posted by: Michael K
David Blaine has done everything from freezing himself in a block of ice, to hanging himself over the Thames in a plexiglass box to burying himself alive. Cindy Adams reports that for his next trick he will attempt to beat the world's record of staying awake.
He told Cindy, "It's been tried before. In 1959, Peter Tripp stayed awake eight days, but it resulted in permanent brain damage. In 1964, 17-year-old Randy Gardner did it for a high school science project. He lasted 11½ days but recovered fully. No damage. A guy in London tried but fell short. Another did 19 hours but slept two hours each night, so that doesn't count. Also he was seated in a rocking chair. If I do this thing, which you claim I'm doing, I'll do it on my feet. Standing up."
Cindy claims he's going to try it in May and he's training now.
I'm pretty sure Britney Spears, Pete Doherty or Amy Winehouse have already beaten the record. Yes, they've had help with their friend called "speed" but still!
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