The global verifying records body, Guinness World Records has advised Nigerians and indeed everyone attempting to break any record or ‘record-a-thon’ enthusiasts to first get the record title approval from its team before embarking on it.
GWR is a British reference book published annually, listing world records both of human achievements and the extremes of the natural world.
The verifying world records body in response to Love, Ajoke (@livingwithajoke) who had announced interest in attempting ‘puff-a-thon and idea-a-thon,’ on Threads, said, “Please enough with the record-a-thons.”
GWR further advised in response to a tweet by @instablog9ja, saying, “We love the record-a-thon enthusiasm but we would suggest getting a record title approved by our team before attempting these marathon records!”
Earlier in July, GWR advised prospective record breakers to properly confirm with the Guinness team before attempting to break any world record.
Guinness World Records made this known on its Twitter handle.
“Polite reminder that you should probably have your world record title confirmed by our team before attempting it,” GWR tweeted.
Recently, Chef Dammy Adeparusi hit her target of 120 hours of cooking amid jubilation from folks and criticisms from others in June at Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State.
Her attempt followed that of another Nigerian chef Hilda Baci, who had just broken the world record for the longest cooking marathon by an individual.
Hilda Baci’s record of 93 hours, 11 minutes still stands.
SaharaReporters earlier reported on Tuesday that Nigerian masseuse, Joyce Ijeoma, who was attempting to set a Guinness World Record for the longest massage on different individuals, reportedly collapsed.
The 72-hour massage-a-thon attempt was ongoing in the Ikate, Lekki area of Lagos State, Nigeria, when Ijeoma collapsed.
Ijeoma had reportedly done over 36 hours of massage when she collapsed.
The Guinness World Record for the longest full-body massage is about 25 hours, 4 minutes.
Last week, Ekiti State Government warned residents to desist from promoting kiss-a-thon, a planned kissing marathon targeted at setting a Guinness World Record.
This warning was given by the state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Dayo Apata, who revealed that any person found guilty of promoting the kissing event was at risk of being jailed for three years.
The commissioner also urged proprietors of recreational facilities in the state to decline the offer to hold such an event, warning that defaulters would face jail terms.
The organisers had claimed that the three-day event was planned to break the Guinness World Record for the longest kissing marathon.
It was scheduled to hold between July 7 and July 10.