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Ben Stiller Sets World Record for Longest Selfie Stick at 'Zoolander 2' Premiere



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    Ben Stiller (c.) with cast and guests attempt a record breaking selfie during a screening of "Zoolander No. 2" at the Empire Leicester Square on February 4, 2016 in London, England.

    Ben Stiller just set the world record for the longest selfie stick shot.

    The actor attempted to add some extra excitement to the "Zoolander 2" premiere in London by taking on a challenge, and we're not just talking red carpet interviews. Instead, Stiller tried to set the Guinness World Record for longest selfie stick ever made.

    And he succeeded.

    "Record breaking: #Zoolander2 snaps world record with the longest selfie stick ever made. @GWR @SamsungMobile," the Twitter account for the film posted earlier today.

    But you need to understand that this was quite the difficult task, according to Stiller. 

    Sure, it may seem pretty elementary. Just take the selfie stick out and keep pulling it apart until you can't anymore, and boom. Snap a selfie.

    But no, no. That's not all it takes. Even Stiller took to Twitter and confessed to fans, "This was much more dangerous than it looks."

    First of all, look at how high up that thing is. Not only is your precious cellphone in danger by accidentally slipping out of its lock and shattering into a million pieces (just the thought gives us major anxiety), but it could also topple on someone's head.

    Regardless, these brave souls managed to overcome their fear in hopes of creating history, and that's exactly what they did.

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