The record for surviving the longest without food or liquids

Andreas Mihavecz is an Austrian from Bregenz who holds the record of surviving the longest without any food or liquids.

On 1 April 1979, the then 18-year-old bricklayer's apprentice was put into custody in a holding cell for being a passenger in a crashed car and completely forgotten about by the three policemen responsible for him.

Each of them thought that the two others had already freed Mihavecz. They also ignored the pleas of his worried mother, who was concerned for what might have happened to her son.