WHOA Newsletter - July 14, 2008

WHO@ Newsletter

July 14, 2008

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .He must have one sore butt

Man breaks record by sitting in 39,250 seats

Jim Purol took a seat at the Rose Bowl, and then another, and then another, until he broke a world record.

The Anaheim man set a Guiness World Record on Wednesday for "Most Seats Sat in 48 Hours" by sitting in 39,250 seats.

He began the task Monday morning, and he's still going, hoping to rest his tush in each of the stadium's 92,542 seats by sometime this week.

The 56-year-old, who already holds several other world records, says he has dreamed of tackling the Rose Bowl seats for 20 years ­ ever since he sat in all 107,501 chairs at the University of Michigan's football stadium.

The feat has taken a toll on his body and his cleanliness, as soot on the seats rubbed off on his clothes. He says he loves the Rose Bowl but calls the place "filthy."

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Alleged 'I kill you' text message leads to cyberstalking charge - 07/14/08
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Library Assistant Suing Over Mistaken Email Nightmare - 07/10/08
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Canning spam - 07/10/08
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Calamus man accused of making more threats against city - 07/10/08
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Hallmark email threat on the loose - 07/09/08
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