Everyone wants to be famous, right? Well, maybe not, and most people would definitely not bury themselves alive for over two months to achieve stardom... but not everyone is Mike Meaney.
In 1968, Irishman Mike Meaney decided he would make his dreams of fame come true by breaking the world record for the longest someone has remained buried alive. The Tipperary, Ireland, native based in London was able to stay in his oversized coffin for 61 days - beating the past world record by over two weeks.
The kicker? No representative from the Guinness Book of World Records was on-site to see Meaney complete the feat. So, despite spending eight weeks underground, he didn't win the official award.
Meaney Just Wanted To Be Famous And Didn't Care How He Got There
In America, Another Man Was Attempting The Same RecordVideo: YouTube
Perhaps The Wildest Part: Meaney Never Told His Wife What He Was Doing
Meaney Prepared By Eating A Lot Of Steak And Smoking A Lot
Meaney Had Actually Been Buried Alive Before, On Accident
The Coffin Was Large Enough That Meaney Could Eat, Exercise, And Read The Newspaper - Although No One Knows How He Used The Bathroom