Nigerian Man ‘Goes Blind’ While Trying to Break Guinness World Records by Crying
A few days ago, the Nigerian joined the league of other citizens trying to break a series of Guinness World Records. Ebere had announced on social media that he would cry for seven days nonstop to set a record.
This is coming weeks after a Nigerian chef, Hilda Baci, broke the record for the longest cooking marathon by an individual with a time of 93 hours 11 minutes.
Speaking on his attempt to also get his name on the Guinness book, Ebere told BBC how he forced himself to cry for seven days for the record, but along the line, he went temporarily blind.
Ebere noted that during the non-stop cry, he experienced headaches, puffy eyes and a swollen face and went partially blind for 45 minutes amid his efforts.
“I had to re-strategise and reduce my wailing,” the Nigerian said, adding that he was determined to cry for one week as he planned despite the difficulties he encountered.
Guinness World Records Reveals Number Of Applications Recently Received From Nigerians
A few days ago, the Guinness World Records disclosed that they had received approximately 1,500 applications from Nigerians, Naija News reports.
According to the body, the recent surge in record-breaking attempts came after Nigerian chef Hilda Baci clinched the award for the longest cooking marathon by an individual.
In a recent chat with Legit NG, the record body said, “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 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.”
Baci had in May challenged the record of 87 hours 45 minutes previously set by Lata Tondon, pulling off a 100-hour attempt.
Following days of vetting by GWR, Baci was certified to have set a 93-hour record.
Shortly after Baci’s feat, Damilola Adeparusi, another chef, started her cooking marathon for a five-day stint.
Then came Adeyeye Adeola, who also attempted to upturn Baci’s record in a 150-hour spell.
Also joining the fray, Temitope Adebayo, an Ibadan-based chef, went public with his intention to cook for more than 120 hours.
It also came as a shock to many when Hassan Joshua Bature, a computer science lecturer at the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), announced plans to embark on a 150-hour teaching marathon.
Morenikeji, a hair stylist, also kick-started braiding for over 100 hours in her hair-a-thon challenge.
Reacting to the new surge in Nigeria to break a record, GWR, in the short statement, advised participants to properly confirm with “our team” before attempting to break any world record.