"The Book Will Soon Tear": Nigerian Man Gets Approval To Read Books For 145 Hours to Set Guinness World Record

"The Book Will Soon Tear": Nigerian Man Gets Approval To Read Books For 145 Hours to Set Guinness World Record

  • A Nigerian man has received approval from the Guinness World Records to read for 145 hours in an attempt to set a new record
  • The man, named John Obot said his official record attempt will commence on September 9 to 15 in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state
  • According to Obot his aim for hosting the read-a-thon is to encourage reading culture in the society

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A Nigerian man who is a book enthusiast is set to start a reading marathon that would last for 145 hours.

The reader, John Obot is aiming to set a new world record with the reading marathon, which will hold in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state.

Photos of John Obot who is set to read for 145 hours.
John Obot is reading to break a Guinness World Record. Photo credit: Facebook/John Obot.
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Already, Obot has applied to the Guinness World Records and got approval for the record attempt.

Information posted on his Facebook page shows that Obot's record attempt will take place from September 9 to 15.

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He posted the mail he received from the GWR, which approved his application for the record attempt.

Obot said he is using the opportunity provided by the reading marathon to create awareness on the importance of reading.

Current record holder read for 124 hours

The current record for the longest reading marathon is held by Rysbai Isakov from Kyrgyzstan.

In 2022, Rysbai spent 124 hours reading, and his reading marathon took place in Bursa, Turkey, from 22 to 27 September 2022.

If Obot succeeds in reading for 145 hours, he will become the world record holder for the longest reading aloud. He will be reading a collection of 25 Nigerian novels.

Reactions from Facebook users as Nigerian man is set to commence reading marathon

Ofonime Honesty said:

"Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe should be part of the collection."

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Abigail Akpan said:

"Wow, I love this! So good that you are venturing into another area. Guinness World Record has so many records one can break, not just cooking."

Man to watch movies for 121 hours

In a related story, YEN.com.gh reported that a Nigerian man got approval from the Guinness World Records to watch movies for 121 hours.

The man said the movie-watching marathon will take place in Ekiti state.

If the man succeeds, he will be setting a new world record.

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