Cry-a-thon: Nigerian man goes partially blind during attempt to break Guinness World Record

Cry-a-thon: Nigerian man goes partially blind during attempt to break Guinness World Record

A Nigerian man, Tembu Ebere, has allegedly suffered temporary blindness while attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the longest crying marathon by an individual.

Tembu Ebere started his cry-a-thon on Sunday, July 9, 2023, with the goal of crying continuously for seven days.

Giving an update on the attempt in an interview with the BBC, Ebere said he began to experience severe headaches, puffy eyes, and a swollen face from the constant crying before going temporarily blind for 45 minutes.


Despite the challenges, Ebere expressed his determination to achieve his goal. I had to re-strategize and reduce my wailing.” He said.

In other news, Guinness World Records has stated that they had received over 1,500 applications from Nigerians in the past two months.

After chef Hilda Baci broke the record for the longest cooking marathon of an individual a few months ago. many Nigerians have jumped on the thread and applied for various record-breaking activities.

There has been a series of marathon attempts to break one record or the other. There have been longest-reading marathons, kissing marathons, sex marathons, cooking marathons, massaging marathons, and many more.

According to reports, Guinness World Records said that since Hilda Baci’s record, there has been an increase in the number of would-be record breakers from Nigeria, with 1500 applications received.

GWR stated;
“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.”

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