OK, well, not just “some dude”. The record-seeker is Ed Heemskerk, who set the marathon record for Q*Bert at 68.5 hours back in March, is bidding for a 100-hour stretch on a single quarter.
Heemskerk’s last bid set a time record but failed to eclipse the overall high score mark, which, at 28 years old, has moved out of the house, gotten a good paying job and is getting serious about a Ladybug high score it met at a wedding. Rob Gerhardt’s mark of 33,273,520 has, since last year, survived five attempts to beat it.
One hundred hours is not fooling around. The most I have ever done without sleep was probably 41 covering a Marine Corps training exercise. The only time I went 100 hours straight without doing something was when I won a fraternity bet going that long without taking a dump. That was before I became a coffee drinker, obviously.
If Heemskerk hits 100 hours, that’ll be at 2am AEST Wednesday . If he beats his old mark, that’ll happen sometime around 7.30pm AEST on Monday. You can check on Heemskerk’s progress at the link below.
Ed Heemskerk’s 100-Hour Q*Bert Record Attempt [Scott Patterson]