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Man delivers world's longest lecture


Posted on Sunday, 6 April, 2014 | Comment icon 15 comments


Would you sit through a 139-hour lecture ? Image Credit: sxc.hu

Arvind Mishra set a new world record by speaking for a staggering 139 hours and 42 minutes.

The assistant professor talked about scientific computations at Graphic Era University between March 1st and March 7th. A few days later Guinness confirmed that he had indeed set a new world record for the longest lecture in history.

"There's a lot I love about being a teacher," he said. "Teaching is one of the rarest professions that keep your brain young, allowing you to continue your own journey as a student and a lifelong learner. The one who does the teaching is the one who's doing the learning."

The previous record holder was Errol Muzawazi who gave a lecture on democracy at the University of Poland for 121 hours back in 2009.

   
Source: UPI.com | Comments (15)

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #6 Posted by ancient astronaut on 6 April, 2014, 18:46
Someone should have told that ******* to shut the **** up!!!!
Comment icon #7 Posted by Scheming B on 6 April, 2014, 18:49
"I hope everyone has been taking notes, there's going to be a test on this tomorrow."
Comment icon #8 Posted by coldethyl on 6 April, 2014, 18:59
Did he have breaks or did he wear adult diapers?? Jeez.
Comment icon #9 Posted by pallidin on 6 April, 2014, 21:22
I was up for 3-day's straight one time, no drugs, just did it to see if I could. Got seriously "loopy" But 5.8 day's? METH kills.
Comment icon #10 Posted by highdesert50 on 7 April, 2014, 2:39
Considering the research indicates that when we are largely passive, as in a lecture format, we have a limited capacity to maintain attention. This would be about 10 to 12 minutes without a change-up of activity to allow for recovery. There are better ways to get tenure and foster sound learning.
Comment icon #11 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: on 7 April, 2014, 13:39
I think he would be a potential candidate to prove boredom can indeed kill.
Comment icon #12 Posted by Calibeliever on 7 April, 2014, 15:59
Why?
Comment icon #13 Posted by pallidin on 7 April, 2014, 18:32
Good question. Sometimes there is no "Why", rather, "What the Hell did I just do"
Comment icon #14 Posted by Odd Requiem on 7 April, 2014, 19:15
Just the thought has sent my a.d.d. into overdrive.
Comment icon #15 Posted by abodysite on 7 May, 2014, 19:54
Wow, that's longer than most German operas!


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