TODAY   |  May 18, 2013

Man attempts record for longest Ferris wheel ride

A Chicago man is hoping to break the record for the longest Ferris wheel ride ever. He will attempt a 48-hour long ride, and has entertainment, pillows and an hourly bathroom break to help him reach his goal. TODAY’s Jenna Wolfe reports.

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>> are crazy world records that are sought out to break through blood, sweat, and tears and then there is this story. clinton shepherd is attempting to break the world record for longest ferris ride, sort of like the longest casual stroll in the park, only dysier. he is riding the navy pier record in chicago. he is going for 48 hours . before you go, that's nuts, he has a flat screen tv, pillows, a chandelier and a smartphone and he gets a bathroom break for five minutes every hour.

>> wait a minute.

>> hold on, that might be a record my grandmother can break as well. not to take anything away from him. still a great record.