Man Sets World Record By Having 46-Hour Long Birthday

August 10, 2015

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Sven Hagemeier recently experienced the world's longest birthday, achieved by flying through six time zones to stretch his special day from the traditional 24 hours to a whopping 46. He did not receive any extra presents.

Over the course of 46 hours, Sven flew from Auckland (New Zealand), to Brisbane (Australia) and then to Honolulu (Hawaii), achieving a record for the Longest birthday ever.


The birthday-boy spent the majority of two days in an aeroplane enjoying plane food, working out how to stay comfortable on long-haul flights, and communicating using hand-gestures.

Did you read that? He "spent the majority of two days in an airplane enjoying plane food" and, "working out how to stay comfortable on long-haul flights." That sounds like a nightmare. If my birthday is going to be stuck on an airplane, I only want my birthday to last 30 minutes. I take that back -- I'd rather just miss my flight altogether.

Thanks to Alicia N, who agrees none of those flights were probably serving birthday cake. Hopefully he at least got a Cinnabon at the terminal.

  • Ed

    Two days of plane food is nothing compared to some of the things people have done to get into the Guiness book. Bravo, Sir.

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