By Ahmad Muto
The Guinness World Record (GWR) has warned Nigerians against the world record frenzy they have been going on about for the last few months and go find another hobby. After chef Hilda Baci’s cook-a-thon that run from May 11 – May 15 for over 100 hours, excitement swept through Nigeria, with many attempting all kinds of records to also make it to the Guinness Book of World Records. Hilda was announced World Record Holder for longest cook-a-thon on June 13, 2023 with 93 hours 11 minutes (seven hours deducted) just shortly after which another Nigerian chef Dammy attempted her record.
Dammy did 120 hours that she started on June 9, 2023 generating excitement and criticism among Nigerians. However, it later turned out she never duly registered with GWR so they didn’t know about her feat. To redeem herself, she claimed she never didn’t do it to set a record, but to push her abilities because she loves cooking. And she vowed to do another 150-hour cook-a-thon she intended to register with GWR.
Then came Nigerians setting out to break all kinds of records – longest academic lecture, longest kissing marathon, longest movie watching marathon, longest dancing marathon until they finally hit GWR’s nerve with longest crying marathon. A Nigerian man set out to cry for 100 hours nonstop and shared a video online two hours in. As they were still processing that, another Nigerian on Twitter started warming for another marathon, forcing GWR to scream, ‘enough!’
@livingwithajoke tweeted: “I’m coming for the Idea-a-thon and puff puff-a-thon titles. Get Ready!”
Guinness replied: “Please enough with the record-a-thons