Sven Hagemeier of Leipzig, Germany didn’t want to celebrate his 26th birthday for just the same old lame 24 hours like we all do. So he went and did something about it and set a new Guinness World Record in the process.
How did this genius bro pull off such a feat? By flying from Auckland, New Zealand to Brisbane, Australia, then to Hawaii, crossing the International Date Line in the process and going back 20 hours in time.
Not only did he get to celebrate his birthday longer than the average person does he also broke the previous record for Longest Birthday of 35 hours and 25 minutes set by a woman named Nargis Bhimji of Pakistan. Bonus!
One problem though. With all that flying he didn’t actually get to do a whole lot more than a quick 90-minute sightseeing tour of Auckland in a cab. Plus he spent most of the time in a plane, and eating airline food, which is, well, not great.
Also, the trip in reality was only about 13 hours and 10 minutes. It was the crossing of the International Date Line that made his day officially last 46 hours.
Hmmm… maybe he wasn’t as big a genius as I thought. Oh well, he did set a new Guinness World Record, and he got mentioned here, which is something I guess. Right?