Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Man claims new fasting record, nobody cared
Agasi Vartanyan claims that he set a new world record for fasting, allegedly having gone 50 days with no food. Inspired by David Blaine, he had spent the time in a plastic cube on the Neva River near St. Petersburg, Russia. When he emerged, 23kg lighter than when he began the fast, Vartanyan yelled at reporters because nobody seemed to care about his stunt. From the Associated Press:
"I feel offended because my efforts did not attract much attention," the 46-year-old said. "Only local media wrote about it..."