Strange but true: Could you stay awake 264 hours?
Q: What was different about healthy 17-year-old San Diego schoolboy Randy ... just 14 hours," says Graham Lawton in "New Scientist" magazine. Gardner took no stimulants during his "wakeathon" but did have people around to help him stay awake.
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"Staffing a 24-hour, go-go culture is quite possible, but you need to be smart about how you do it," Moore-Ede says ... Back in 1965, 17-year-old Randy Gardner set an eye-opening world record. He stayed awake for 264 hours -- that's 11 full days.
How long can humans stay awake?
The easy experimental answer to this question is 264 hours (about 11 days). In 1965, Randy Gardner, a 17-year-old high school ... To return to the original question, "How long can humans stay awake?" the ultimate answer remains unclear.
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What do Tea Party darling Sen ... ever since a San Diego teenager named Randy Gardner decided to see how long he could stay awake back in the 1960s, science has been fascinated with this topic. Gardner made it for 264 hours—and remains the listed ...
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Going 11 days without sleep likely ... they were awake. According to Scientific American, the longest a human is able to stay awake for is 264 hours, which is 11 days. The first time the record was set was by a 17-year-old named Randy Gardner in 1965 ...