Some people will do anything for a good cause -- even watch 100 hours of TV, straight.
That's the sacrifice that three stouthearted people in Los Angeles are making this weekend to help The San Gennaro Foundation, a nonprofit created by talk show host Jimmy Kimmel
that helps underpriviliged children in Los Angeles and promotes Italian culture. (San Gennaro is the patron saint of Naples, Italy.)
As part of the foundation's 10th Annual Precious Cheese Feast of San Gennaro Los Angeles, three couch potatoes are attempting to break the current world record for most consecutive hours spent watching TV.
The current record is 86 hours, 6 minutes and 41 seconds, set between Dec. 2 and Dec. 6, 2010, by Kevin Coon
, Farris Hodo and Victor Lopez
, who sat through the first 5 seasons of "24."
But couch potatoes Greg Durfee, 48, Jackie Haigh, 42, and Raymond Garcia
, 28, hope to set a new record by watching 100 hours straight of Italian-themed movies and TV shows,