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Mangalorean 'lectures' to enter Guinness

Mangalore, Mar 26 (PTI): Hoping to find a slot in the Guinness Book of World records, a lecturer in the Mangalore University's Applied Botany Department delivered a marathon lecture on 'Molecular logic of life' for 98 hours, ending at 1130 hrs this morning.

india Updated: Mar 27, 2006 13:33 IST
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Hoping to find a slot in the Guinness Book of World records, a lecturer in the Mangalore University's Applied Botany Department, delivered a marathon lecture on 'Molecular logic of life' for 98 hours, ending at 11:30 am today.

Dr Annaiah Ramesh, who started the lecture on the subject on March 22 at 9:00 am, took only 12 permitted breaks after every eight hours for his other routine work on these four days, according to University sources.

They said that Ramesh, who was to have delivered the marathon lecture for 101 hours, stopped at 98 hours as he was 'mentally unprepared' to go further. However he broke the record set by a South African Musawazi and Indian Narayanan Shivashankar for 88 hours and four seconds and 72 hours and nine minutes respectively, the sources said.

The achievement was recorded on video. The process was on to send it to the Guinness Book of World Records for evaluation, they said.

As per the norms of Guinness Book of World Records, four professors have evaluated the marathon lecture.

The evaluation to enter his name in the books will take another six months after procedures were completed, they said.

Musawazi of South Africa had sent his videos to Guinness for evaluation recently after delivering a marathon lecture on 'Democracy' for 88 hours and four seconds.