Out to set the sitting record

July 9, 2008 4:50:36 AM PDT
It's a bottom-bruising task, but Jim "Mouth" Purol is determined to set a world record by sitting in all 92,542 seats of the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.

The 56-year-old Anaheim resident, wearing a hat to ward off the heat, started his quest Monday morning in an attempt to set a Guinness World Record in the newly created category "Most Seats Sat in 48 Hours."

He has to sit in 40,000 different seats by this morning to set the record. He says it will take him until Friday to sit in every seat.

Purol already holds 22 Guinness World Records, including stuffing 280 straws into his mouth.

Donations from his Rose Bowl feat will go to Outward Bound Los Angeles, which provides wilderness trips for low-income urban youth.