Daily Archives: February 9, 2009

Record Set for Watching Star Trek Episodes

Piscataway, NJ -9 Feb. 2009- Staff.  Richard Perkins never though he would set any records, but this local student has reached a milestone few others could conceive of: a cumulative 27293 minutes of Star Trek in less than three weeks.

Armed with nothing more than a library card, a freezer full of prepared meals and a non-functioning cellphone, Perkins began with classic Star Trek and moved in ascending order through Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.  “I lost a bet a little while ago with some buddies, and since I didn’t have class for a while, I decided to go for it,” Perkins remarked.  nerd

Each Star Trek series lasted several seasons, with each episode nearing 1 hour.  Perkins accomplished his feat by watching nearly round the clock and ordering food over the Internet.  Despite his victory, Perkins has no plans to attempt other TV series. “Man, I was about to collapse.  This was way worse than playing Halo Pong,” he added.

BREAKING: Man Consumes 10lbs. of Glass Beads

Reno, NV – 3 Feb. 2009- Staff. A Reno man was hospitalized today after consuming nearly 10lbs. of glass beads stored in a bag marked “Delicious Rice.” The man, who refused to be identified, is expected to make a full recovery, though doctors have warned against heavy activity. 

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