- Guinness World Records’ announcement of Hilda Baci as a record holder has sent Nigerians into a frenzy
- The body, however, did not award her 100 hours of cooking as many had envisaged and explained why
- The restauranteur made a mistake that led to the deduction of almost six hours of her cooking time
Guinness World Records has explained why it deducted over six hours from Hilda Baci’s official final total.
Hilda had done 100 hours of cooking at her May 2023 cook-a-thon but was recently awarded for 93 hours and 11 minutes by GWR.
In a broadcast via its verified Twitter handle, GWR explained the deduction thus:
“However, anyone attempting a marathon record receives five minutes break for every hour that they complete.
“This is to allow suitable rest breaks for the participants, due to the prolonged nature of these records.
“In this case, there was a miscalculation when it came to Hilda’s rest breaks, meaning we are unable to award the 100 hours claimed.”
An excerpt from GWR’s website blamed the deduction on a mistake from Hilda. The excerpt reads:
“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.”
See GWR’s tweet announcing Hilda Baci as a record holder:
After reviewing all the footage, we're delighted to announce that Hilda Baci is the new record holder for the longest cooking marathon (individual) 💫
Watch the video to find out the official time we've awarded Hilda and read the full explanation below 👇 pic.twitter.com/bf352ndxWO
— Guinness World Records (@GWR) June 13, 2023
Reactions trail GWR announcement of Hilda Baci as a record holder
“The part from 00:53” to 01:06′
“If I am Chef Dammy and sponsors we will just close shop and go rest and stop wasting precious time.”
“Una nearly cause fight for our streets with the delay. Nevertheless, big congratulations to our tenacious Hilda Baci.”
“This post in itself will break a Guinness record. Trust my Nigerian cousins.
“We are proud of you, Hilda! Congratulations!”
“Chef Dammy on her way to GWR headquarters.
“She no go gree oh.”
“So the Ekiti girl just dey waste her time? Cause even Hilda that did a lot of PR and followed rule had it cut down to 93 hours and 11 minutes. It’s no easy to break GWR at all. Congratulations to Hilda Baci.”