A while ago, we listed five people who were so dedicated to seemingly trivial things they went above and beyond what us regular folk would call “reasonable.” Now we’ve found five more people who displayed dedication so ridiculous you have to admire them. People like…

5. THE PHOTOGRAPHER WHO TOOK A PHOTO EVERY SINGLE DAY FOR 30 YEARS 

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Photo-a-day projects are incredibly common online; every now and again someone will upload a video to YouTube of a montage of photos taken over an ever increasing period of time. However, one photographer, Jamie Livingston, has them all topped, if only because Jamie took his photos like a real OG, using a Polaroid camera. 

Jamie took a photo every single day for almost 30 years until the day he died, documenting everything from family outings to the eventual cancer that took his life. What separates Jamie from the rest of the YouTube posers though, is that Jamie got his own Wikipedia page. Though we don’t want to take anything away from Jamie’s achievement because it is damn impressive, there’s another person out there who was even more dedicated to documenting every little thing about their life. 


4. THE GUY WHO KEPT A DIARY OF HIS LIFE, EVERY FIVE MINUTES, FOR 25 YEARS 

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Though Robert Shields didn’t record for as many years as Jamie, he made up for it by recording his life not once a day, but every five minutes, documenting everything from his dinner to his poop and everything in between. When someone actually got around to counting the amount of words Robert’s diary contained, they found it clocked in at over 37 million words, making it the longest (and most boring) diary in history. 

You have to realize though, that this diary was recorded every 5 minutes without fail, meaning that after Robert had finished one entry, he probably only had another 2 minutes free before he’d have to record another one. We don’t want to imagine how many of the entries consisted entirely of Robert discussing the diary entries he just wrote, because we’d probably never stop crying. Therefore, we’re just going to move swiftly on to…


3. THE GUY WHO MET EVERY FRIEND HE HAD ON FACEBOOK 

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Most of you reading this article have Facebook, and we’d guess that, oh, every single one of you will have people on there you’ve never ever met, and who you never ever will. One guy felt that he needed to rectify that, and decided that he was going to meet every friend he had on Facebook—all 788 of them. Ty Morin’s adventure earned him a place in the national spotlight, and a bunch of money to make a documentary about the whole thing. 

2. THE GUY WHO WATCHED 252 MOVIES ON NETFLIX IN A MONTH 

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Netflix is an awesome service that lets you watch cartoons at 3 in the morning. For a couple of bucks a month, you gain access to a library of hundreds of TV shows and movie, but are you really getting your money’s worth? Mark Malkoff doesn’t think so, which is why he spent a month doing literally nothing but watching Netflix movies. 252 of them in fact. 

According to Malkoff, a professional comedian who we suspect doesn’t get very many gigs, he spent 404.25 hours that month staring at a Netflix product. So, taking into account the $8 he paid subscribing to the service for that month, Malkoff got around 50 hours of movies for every dollar he spent. Which, if we’re honest, is a pretty good deal, but we don’t think it’d be worth our family members thinking we’ve died. 


1. THE GUY WHO SPENT HIS LIFE SAVINGS TO WIN AN X-BOX 

Carnival games are fun but almost impossible. Sure, every now and again you’ll see one person carrying a giant stuffed bear that mocks you with its size, but if you’ve sunk more than $10 into a carnival game, you’ve likely funded someone’s meth habit with nothing to show for it. Even if you win, you’ve probably spent double what you prize is actually worth. But what if the thing you’re tying to win is an X-Box? How much would you spend then? $10? 20? 50? Well, if your name is Henry Gribbohm, the answer is every penny you have, to the tune of $2,600. 

Unbelievably, after spending and losing $300, double the amount it would have cost for him to just go out and buy the damned thing, Henry went home and withdrew a further $2,300 (his entire life savings,) and went back to the carnival in an attempt to win that cursed X-Box. When he’d spent literally every penny he had to his name, and still had not won, the carnival felt so sorry for him that they gave him a giant stuffed banana with dreadlocks as a valuable parting gift. Thankfully, things worked out well for Henry, because the website College Humor gave him $3,000 for the stuffed banana, even throwing in an X-Box to boot. This taught Henry a valuable lesson: it doesn’t matter how badly you screw up, because someone will bail you out if you screw up hard enough. 
 



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