By Erin Boland
Food and water would be hoisted up the flagpole by assistants. To use the bathroom, he would turn away from the crowd and go in a tube that led to the ground.
Kelly continuously broke his record, going from 49 days to 51 days and 20 hours. He could have stayed longer, but a thunderstorm brought him down. Flagpole sitting was spectacular, but faded into history by 1930.