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Owen Benjamin, Stand-Up Comedian, Attempts To Break World Record For Most Airport Visits (VIDEO)

First Posted: 11/21/11 02:21 PM ET Updated: 11/21/11 02:21 PM ET

Why would a comedian want to visit a record-setting number of airports in a month? If you're Owen Benjamin, who's undertaking a new attempt today to visit as many airports as possible in a month, the answer seems to be "because they're there."

The comic, who's already released a promo video, plans to issue frequent updates from the field as he hopscotches the country, raking up miles. (His website, flyingfunny.com, has an odometer for tracking his travels.)

Lenovo and Southwest Airlines have signed on to sponsor the attempt, with the assistance of the latter explaining why so many of his flights this week will transit Texas, where the low cost carrier has a formidable presence.

Why he's decided to start the trip on one of the busiest travel weeks of the year, however, remains a mystery.

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