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Cook-a-thon: Ghanaian chef arrested, detained for falsifying Guinness World Record in cooking

Ebenezer Smith,  a Ghanaian chef,  popularly known as Chef Smith, has been arrested and detained for fabricating a Guinness World Record for the longest cooking marathon by an individual.

It would be recalled that Smith, at a press conference on Tuesday, announced himself on social media as the new world record holder for a purported 820-hour 25-minute cook-a-thon, from February 1, 2024 to March 6, 2024.

The Public Relations Executive for Guinness World Record, Alina Polianskaya, refuted the claims made by Smith in an interview with the BBC, saying, “No, this is not true at all. He does not hold the GWR title, and that is not our certificate.

The longest cooking marathon (individual) is 119 hr 57 min 16 sec and was achieved by Alan Fisher (Ireland) in Matsue, Shimane, Japan, from 28 September to 3 October 2023.

Alan is an owner and chef of an Irish restaurant in Matsue, Shimane, Japan. He attempted this record in an effort to share Irish food and culture. Alan had just completed over 47 hours of baking for the ‘Longest baking marathon (individual)’ record attempt one day before starting the record attempt for the ‘Longest cooking marathon (individual)’. He only took 31 hours of break between these two record attempts.

 

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