A South African man seeking a Guinness World Record said he is nearly two months into his attempt to spend 67 days living in a barrel at the top of a pole. Today (Tuesday) is Vernon Kruger’s 61st day in the wine barrel mounted to the top of the pole (in Dullstroom) and said he expects to break the Guinness World Record at 11:32 AM Jan 20 — although that won’t mark the end of his attempt.
… Kruger said he is planning to beat the record by a full week, possibly longer. He said his biggest safety concern at the top of the pole is lightning. Kruger said a bolt of lightning narrowly missed his pole only a few days into his attempt.