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Guinness world record reacts to news of man going blind while attempting cry-a-thon contest

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Guinness world record has publicly disassociated itself from viral news of a Nigerian man attempting to break a record for the longest crying Marathon.

The Nigerian, identified as Tembu Ebere, who has a Cameroonian heritage, attempted to break a Guinness World Record for crying for seven days, non-stop.

Ebere, in an interview published on BBC on Sundayrevealed that he went partially blind for 45 minutes while attempting the challenge.

The man mentioned that he had to reevaluate his approach and reduce the intensity of his wailing as it was causing him headaches.

In response, Guinness World Records on Wednesday, distanced itself from such a record, stating that they did not approve it as they would never be able to monitor such a record.

Just to quell some recent rumours, we wouldn’t ever monitor a record for the longest marathon crying. Here’s what can be monitored by our team”, the body wrote.


In May, Hilda Baci, the Nigerian chef, hit the limelight after setting a new Guinness World Record (GWR) for the longest cooking marathon (cook-a-thon) by an individual.

The Akwa-Ibom native cooked for 100 hours to beat the 87 hours 45 minutes record previously set by Lata Tondon, the Indian chef, in 2019.

Hilda was certified by the British reference book in June but with a time of 93 hours 11 minutes.

Baci’s feat opened the floodgates of desires by some Nigerians to break her cooking record while others — even from neigbouring Cameroon — sought to set world records in various fields.

From ‘Kiss-a-thon, massaging, lecturing, praise and worship to ‘sex-a-thon, attempts were made to break world records.

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