I am all for a good philanthropy, but damn this one seems ambitious as hell for the members of Cornell’s Beta Theta Pi. The Beta brothers plan on shattering the Guinness World Record for Longest Marathon on a Bouncy Castle (team) to raise money for the Advocacy Center which combats sexual violence and abuse. The current record stands at 43 hours, set by Tuggerah Lakes Police (Australia) in May 2015. The “Betas Bounce Against Sexual Violence” event is expected to have the fraternity guys bouncing for a whopping 50 hours.
Here are the rules:
• At least one member of the team must be bouncing at all times
• No member may bounce for more than four hours at one time
• Five minutes rest for every continuously completed hour of bouncing is permitted
• Timekeepers and witnesses are required throughout the duration of the event
• The entire event will be videotaped
The event is clearly for a good cause, but there’s gotta be an easier way. You know how tired you get after like five minutes on a bouncy castle? I don’t because I haven’t jumped onto a bouncy castle since the summer of ‘96, but the thought of 10 minutes of consistent bouncing sounds incredibly tiring in and of itself. Four hours for one member is…it’s just not right. Even if the majority of bouncing is done by pledges, who are yet to have their bodies completely destroyed by multiple 4 a.m. nights of excessive drinking and debauchery, I still have to think this feat is a tall one..
[via Ithaca Voice]
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