A Chicago coffee shop may not seem like an ideal place to break out a DJ laptop and start playing tunes, but one man is doing just that, and all for a good cause. For the second year in a row, Maht Wells is DJing for 26.2 hours straight to help raise money for charity, the Chicago Reader reports.
Wells, through his so-called Mahrathon, hopes to raise money for Heifer International, which attempts to end world hunger through sustainable means. Though it is certainly an admirable exploit, surprisingly, Wells started the idea as somewhat of a joke. However, it has since grown into much more.
"Someone had been bragging about playing for 6 hours, and that was a record or something," he told the publication. "I was talking with a friend about how that didn't seem super long. They said you should do a 12-hour set, and I said, why not just make it a whole day? Within a few minutes, I said I really could do something like that if it was for charity."
Playing an eclectic mix of everything from Girls to Tom Waits, Wells was able to reach his goal of $1,150 before his time was through. Currently, Heifer International has helped about 71 million people worldwide.