1975: An air hockey mission

A dozen Monroe County youths, trying to break a reported record of 56 hours of playing air hockey, began their contest of endurance at 6 p.m. on Dec. 26, 1975, at the Stroud Township game room and continued playing for more than three days.

Bryan Silfee, right, and Brian Colvin battle on the air hockey table during the marathon game.

At first, each team member would play a half an hour. As time wore on, the kids took three-hour shifts, sleeping for six hours before they would play again.

At 9 a.m. Dec. 29, the publisher of the Guinness Book of World Record was contacted.

A student continues the air hockey marathon with hopes of breaking the record.

But the 12 players were told their record would not be recorded -  air hockey was not an international sport.

 

 

 

 

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Check out the original 1975 Pocono Record article.

View more photos of the event.

Students ate and slept at the Stroud Township game room during the air hockey marathon.

 

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