In light of the increasing number of people attempting to break world records, the Guinness World Records announced that they have received approximately 1,500 applications exclusively from Nigerians.
This development follows the successful endeavor of chef Hilda Baci, who recently set a new record for the longest cooking marathon by an individual.
Inspired by this remarkable achievement, numerous Nigerians have joined the trend by attempting to set various records.
“The attention and excitement that Hilda Baci’s cooking marathon gained was certainly an incentive for many Nigerians to consider attempting a Guinness World Records title.
“Since her record attempt, there has y you been a spike in applications from Nigeria, particularly for marathon records.
“We have received over 1,500 record applications from Nigeria since the start of May,” GWR was quoted as reported by Legit.ng.
In May, Hilda achieved fame when she successfully cooked for 100 hours, surpassing the previous record of 87 hours and 45 minutes set by Indian chef Lata Tondon in 2019.
The chef, who hails from Akwa-Ibom, received official certification from the renowned British reference book in June. However, her final recorded time was adjusted to 93 hours and 11 minutes after identifying certain shortcomings during the attempt. This remarkable feat has sparked interest in other record-breaking endeavors, including kiss-a-thons, massaging, lecturing, praise and worship sessions, crying marathons, and even attempts at “sex-a-thons.”