Come Join The Pole
By Clay Pender and Terrell Wall
History of Pole Sitting
At the beginning of the 1920's, this was unheard of for any human being to do anything like this. In 1924, actor Alvin "Shipwreck" Kelly was dared by one of his Hollywood friends to sit on a pole for as long as he could. Kelly took the dare and sat on the flagpole for 13 hours and 13 minutes. This automatically caught on as a fad in the 20's. Avon Foreman was the youngest boy to attempt pole sitting, and did it in tremendous fashion. The 15 year old sat on the pole for 10 days, and was applauded by thousands on the way down.
Pole Sitting in Action
Funny and Weird Pole Sitting Competition (History's Playlist)