Tell Some Folks to Sit on It, and They Might Do Just That—For 104 Hours
updated 08/17/1987 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 08/17/1987 AT 01:00 AM EDT
At least the action at Noordwijkerhout was nonstop. Unlike certain other pole sitters throughout the world, these contestants aren't allowed to abandon their positions. When the call of nature must be answered, a special tent is erected around them and a bedpan is provided. "Other contests allow participants to leave their seats for five minutes every hour," sniffs Jan Huybrechts, chief of the local municipal sports office. "That's not pole sitting. It's much too easy."