The Guinness record for delivering the world's longest academic lecture now officially belongs to Graphic Era University's Arvind Mishra.
The Guinness Book of World Records has accepted Mr Mishra's 139 hours, 42 minutes and 56 seconds long haul after examination of the complete video recording and testimonials of his lecture on "Scientific Computations" delivered at Graphic Era University held from March 1 to 7.
Mr Mishra's 'Marathon lecture' bettered Polish Professor Errol Muzawazi's record of 121 hours by 18 hours.
The team from Guinness Book of World Records informed the Uttarakhand teacher of their ratification via e-mail and also telephonically.
Mr Mishra had sent for verification to Guinness' London office supporting documents, recorded camera footage, web streaming data, computer hard drives, cuttings of press reports and testimonials from witnesses' present during the lecture that lasted an overwhelming seven days and seven nights.
Experts from Guinness had also monitored the lecture online through a live webstream that was "viewed in 65 countries." UNI JN RJ VN1949 NNNN
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