Man Submerges His Entire Body in Crushed Ice for Over Four Hours

Man Spends Over 4 Hours Fully Submerged in Crushed Ice

POLAND – A man spent over four hours with his entire body submerged in crushed ice for a world record attempt.

According to a report by Guinness World Records (GWR), 53-year-old Łukasz Szpunar made history by becoming the first person to stand in a box of ice for four hours and two minutes. As a result, he was awarded the title of “longest duration full body contact with ice,” surpassing the previous record holder who stayed in ice for 50 minutes.

To achieve this world record, GWR stated that Łukasz had to immerse every part of his body, except his head and neck, in crushed ice. He was also required to wear no clothing except for swimming trunks.

Łukasz Szpunar from Poland, aiming for a Guinness World Record, spent over four hours submerged in crushed ice, wearing only swimming trunks and a mouthguard to protect his teeth. He initially experienced discomfort, which faded but returned as the attempt progressed. Throughout, his body temperature and consciousness were closely monitored. After surpassing four hours in the ice, safety stewards concluded the record attempt for his well-being.

Łukasz undertook this challenge due to his love for “walruses,” a term for cold-exposure enthusiasts. “Because of my love for the cold, I wanted to test myself this time by sitting in the ice itself,” Łukasz told GWR.

Meanwhile, Guinness World Records, initially “The Guinness Book of Records,” is an annual reference book that records human achievements and natural extremes. It was created in 1951 by Sir Hugh Beaver of Guinness Brewery to settle pub debates, with its first edition published in 1955. The book gained popularity and expanded beyond print to include TV shows, museum exhibits, and a website. It covers a wide range of topics, from feats of endurance and structural marvels to quirky records like the most tattoos. The publication aims to document extraordinary achievements and encourage personal and collective challenges.

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