Following the recent trend of Nigerians seeking to set or break a Guinness World Record, a lecturer is set to embark on a marathon lecture.
The Computer Science lecturer at Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State (FUOYE) wants to lecture for more than 150 hours to break the current record for the longest lecturing time.
According to FUOYE Campus Connect on Twitter, @FUOYE_CAMCONECT, the man is organising a lecturing marathon themed ‘ACA-A-THON’.
While sharing a poster announcing the GWR breaking attempt, it urged people to anticipate as the date for the commencement will be revealed soon
The post reads; “The computer science lecturer at Federal University, Oye-Ekiti is organizing the ACA-A-THON event with the aim of surpassing Guinness World Record for the longest duration of lecturing, which is currently set at 150 hours.”
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Meanwhile, Guinness World Records (GWR) has confirmed Nigerian chef, Hilda Bassey Effiong aka Hilda Baci as the new record holder for longest cooking marathon by an individual.
The announcement was made through its official Twitter account after reviewing the evidence on Tuesday, June 13, 2023.
Hilda cooked over 110 meals for 100 hours to beat the existing Guinness World Record of 87 hours, 45 minutes and 00 seconds.
Guinness World Records wrote; “Following a thorough review of all the evidence, Guinness World Records can now confirm that Hilda Effiong Bassey, better known as Hilda Baci, has officially broken the record for the longest cooking marathon (individual), with a time of 93 hours 11 minutes.”
After reviewing all the footage, we’re delighted to announce that Hilda Baci is the new record holder for the longest cooking marathon (individual)”.
The previous record holder, Indian chef, Lata Tondon broke cooked for the longest hours in 2019 and in 2023, Hilda surpassed it after cooking for four days.
She cooked past the 87 hours, and set a new record by going for up to 100 hours by 8 p.m. on Monday, May 15, 2023.
GWR however, reduced her time by 7 hours for slightly breaking a rule, and officially accorded her the record time of 93 hours 11 minutes.