Bet you never knew there was an official record for the longest shift behind the bar serving customers. Turns out there is, and the new champion, after 120 hours, is a Flemish bartender in the town of Meerhout, near Antwerp.
The new champion, Ludwig Van Isterdael (above) ran his shift from a Tuesday through Sunday, and reported to local press that "It was tough, but it's a nice feeling to know that I've completed this record."
It's not his first time as the record holder; at a previous job he set a record at 101 hours, which was later broken by a Belgian woman who hit 111 hours, a record that stood until his Van Isterdael's latest stint. The rules allow a five-minute break each hour, and the breaks can be saved to make longer ones.
Bar patrons rallied to support him, organized a raffle, set up a waffle-baking station in the cafe and arranged performances on-site. After two world record wins, Van Isterdael says that he will now leave the record-breaking “to the youth,” but doubts his record will fall anytime soon.