Last week, Fall Out Boy announced they were going to play Antarctica, to set the world record for shortest amount of time to play all the world’s seven continents. MTV News writer James Montgomery got to go, because he and Pete Wentz are BFF. These are his stories.
Okay, so this is what happens when a band is sorta jet-lagged, a little bored and basically held hostage in a hotel (due to bad weather. That ALWAYS happens when you go to Antarctica). Oh, and when they happen to have an official from the Guinness Book of World Records on hand, too.
It’s the Great Chilean Cracker Challenge, an attempt by Fall Out Boy manager Bob McLynn and drummer Andy Hurley to break the world record for consuming three cream crackers. It’s A LOT harder than it looks, and somewhere in between Pete Wentz nearly puking (done conveniently off camera) and McLynn almost choking to death, it seemed like a pretty good time.
Oh, and no one even came close to touching the world record time of 29 seconds, though Hurley says he could break the record if he had enough time to practice.
Actual “reporting” from James’ adventure to Antarctica with Fall Out Boy can be found here.