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We’ve Received Over 1,500 Applications From Nigerians – Guinness World Records Reveals

The Guinness World Records (GWR) has made a revelation about Nigerians following the recent trend of record breakers.

The GWR disclosed that they have received approximately 1,500 applications from Nigerians.

This is coming after chef Hilda Baci’s succeeded in the attempt.

Chef Baci recently got the title for the record-breaking achievement for the longest cooking marathon by an individual.

Having experienced this, ‘considerable’ number of Nigerians have enthusiastically embraced the trend.

In a chit-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.”

Hilda Baci in May hit the spotlight 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 having critically found some loopholes during the attempt.

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

From ‘Kiss-a-thon, massaging, lecturing, praise and worship, crying marathon to ‘sex-a-thon, attempts were made to break world records, prompting the GWR to issue a warning, which reads: “Please enough with the record-a-thons”.

In recent weeks, Several attempts have been made by some persons to break Hilda Baci’s record.

The first was Damilola Adeparusi, (Chef Dammy) who did not seek Guinness World Record, GWR, permission before starting her competition.

Dammy claimed that she cooked for 120 hours but this could not be verified as there were times she switched off live video during the contest.

With the aim of surpassing Baci’s 93 hours and 11 minutes record, another lady from Ondo State, Chef Deo, revealed that she had informed GWR of her intention and received the green light before commencing the cook-a-thon.

Deo completed the challenge of cooking for 150 hours.


Kidney Stone As Long As A Banana And Size Of A Grapefruit Sets New Guinness World Record After It’s Removed From A Patient

The world’s largest kidney stone has been removed from a patient in Sri Lanka.


The kidney stone is about the size of a grapefuit, as long as a banana and as heavy as four hamsters.

At 13.372 centimeters (5.26 inches) long and weighing 801 grams (1.76 lbs) the kidney stone broke two world records when it was removed by Sri Lankan Army doctors on June 1, according to the Guinness World Records.

Previously the records were 13 centimeters for length, set in India in 2004, and 620 grams for weight, set in Pakistan in 2008, according to the Guinness World Records.

Guinness World Records has confirmed that both records have been broken by the Sri Lankan stone, removed at the Colombo Army Hospital.

Kidney stones consist of solid pieces of material that crystallize in the kidney, ureters or bladder due to genetic and environmental factors.

According to the Mayo Clinic, drinking as much as 2 to 3 quarts (1.89 to 2.8 liters) of water per day can help remove small stones – less than 3 millimeters (0.11 inches) in diameter – by flushing out the urinary system.

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Hilda’s Cook-a-Thon Crashed Our Website – Guinness World Records

Guinness World Record has stated the impact Nigerian chef, Hilda Effiong Bassey, aka Hilda Baci’s cook-a-thon had on their website.

According to GWR, the cook-a-thon by Hilda crashed their website for two days.


A representative of the record body disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday while officially certifying Hilda as the new record holder for the longest cooking marathon by an individual.


The representative said their website crashed because of the immense volume of traffic received from Hilda’s legion of loyal fans.

“Hilda’s cook-a-thon was in fact so popular that our website crashed for two days due to the immense volume of traffic we received from her legion of loyal fans,” the rep said.


Recall that Guinness World Record failed to certify Hilda’s 100-hour-kitchen stint, acknowledging just 93 hours 11 minutes.


The record body said it deducted seven hours from her record because “she mistakenly took extra minutes for one of her rest breaks early on in the attempt.”

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Hilda Baci Reacts As Guinness World Record Finally Certifies Her

Hilda Effiong Bassey, the Nigerian chef, who is also known as Hilda Baci, has excitedly reacted after the Guinness World Records certified her as the new record holder for the longest cooking marathon by an individual.

Recall that Guinness World Records on Tuesday finally certified Hilda as the new record holder for the longest cooking marathon by an individual.

Retweeting the certification statement from GWR, Hilda wrote, “This is the best news ever omg omg omg thank you so much.”

Meanwhile, Guinness World Record said it deducted seven hours from Hilda Baci’s 100-hour longest cooking marathon by an individual record because “she mistakenly took extra minutes for one of her rest breaks early on in the attempt.”

The record body put her official record at 93 hours 11 minutes and not 100 hours.

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Guinness World Records Names Hilda Baci New Record Holder For Longest Cooking Marathon

Guinness World Records has officially crowned Hilda Baci as the new record holder for the longest cooking by an individual.

The GWR made the announcement on Tuesday.

The GWR in a statement on its website, said, “Following a thorough review of all the evidence, Guinness World Records can now confirm that Hilda Effiong Bassey, better known as Hilda Baci, has officially broken the record for the longest cooking marathon (individual), with a time of 93 hours 11 minutes.”

The 26-year-old Nigerian chef began on Thursday 11 May and continued through to Monday 15 May, cooking over 100 pots of food during her four-day kitchen stint.

Hilda attempted to set a record of 100 hours, however, almost seven hours were deducted from her final total because she mistakenly took extra minutes for one of her rest breaks early on in the attempt.

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Dolly Parton Breaks 3 Guinness world records

75-year-old singer, Dolly Parton expressed her excitement after being presented with three new certificates in Nashville, Tennessee, by the Guinness World Records. 

Parton now holds two new record titles for the most decades (7) and most No.1 hits (25) on the Billboard US Hot Country Songs chart, both for a female artist.

The singer also broke her record for the most hits on the chart in general, with 109 songs to make it onto Billboard’s list.

Speaking at the presentation ceremony, Parton said; 

“This is the kind of stuff that really makes you very humble and very grateful for everything that’s happened. I had no idea that I would be in Guinness World Records this many times! I am flattered and honored.

 “I’ve had a lot of people help me get here. Thanks to all of you and all of them for helping me have all of this.

“I’ve loved being able to make a living in the business that I love so much. I’ve been so fortunate to see my dreams come true, and I just hope to continue for as long as I can. You’re going to have to knock me down to stop me!”