The question is, who are the people that actually sat down and listened to a 139-hour lecture? Prolly officials of Guinness. 2 hours lectures in class at times can seem like 10 days. And then it becomes a ‘sleeping forum’ when the lecturer is slow and boring.
Arvind Mishra, has earned himself a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for delivering the world’s longest academic lecture. Titled Scientific
Computations, Mishra spoke non-stop for 139 hours, 42 minutes and 56 seconds; 5 days and 19 hours from March 1 to March 7 beating the previous record held by Errol Muzawazi who lectured on Democracy at Jagiellonian University in Poland for 121 hours in 2009.
“There’s a lot I love about being a teacher. 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. Sharing knowledge, in my opinion, is a wonderful way of giving back what my gurus have imparted in me. The past couple of years at Graphic Era University have been such an enriching experience that I have decided to dedicate my entire life in this process of sharing and learning.” Mishra; an assistant professor at Graphic Era University, India stated.