Trapped in an elevator. For a loooong time.

In 1999, Nicholas White became trapped in an elevator. For 41 hours. Yes. Forty-one. Hours. 2,460 minutes. Jesus.

And it basically ruined his life. In pursuit of a lawsuit, White stopped coming to work and was fired. And in the end, the owner of the building settled for a tiny fraction of White's $25 million statement of claim.

Here's the security camera footage of White's ordeal, complete with piano soundtrack:

Amazing. You can actually see him going crazy. I'm impressed he made it out of there with some semblance of sanity. I would have gone completely bat-shazbot nuts in the first twenty minutes. Via Gawker.