Monday, April 14, 2003
Zimbabwean man has nothing better to do with his time.
A Zimbabwean man has talked his way into what could be a new Guinness world record with a speech lasting 36 hours.
Jonah Mungoshi, a 35-year-old father of three and bank executive, beat a 26-hour record set by South African John Trevor Walker on his way to a personal goal of 36 hours of almost non-stop talk which ended at 9 p.m. British time on Saturday.
"I'm extremely excited but extremely sleepy as well," a visibly exhausted Mungoshi told reporters. "All I want to do now is go home with my wife to sleep." [...]
Mungoshi was only allowed "natural pauses" of not more than 30 seconds and was permitted to take 15-minute breaks every eight hours to eat and go to the toilet.