David Blaine to attempt to stay awake for longer than anyone has before
David Blaine will attempt to stay awake for longer ... In 1964, 17-year-old Randy Gardner did it for a high school science project. He lasted 111/2 days but recovered fully. No damage. A guy in London tried but fell short. Another did 19 hours but slept ...
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.
The Stay-Awake Men
It was greed, not lack of sleep, that did him in. Other D.J.’s ... By 1964, the record had been pushed to 260 hours, or more than 10 days, when a teenager in San Diego named Randy Gardner decided that staying awake for longer than anyone in recorded ...
Michael Jackson: How Long Can You Survive Without Sleep?
One thing researchers do know is that people are ... when you're awakened," Siegel said. Randy Gardner holds the record for the longest a person has ever voluntarily gone without sleep, staying awake for 264 hours (about 11 days) when he was 17 for a ...
How to Survive a Filibuster
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 ...