Sunday, December 20, 2009

A 25-year old law student named Errol Tapiwa Muzawazi has set a new record by lecturing non-stop for 121 hours. [Here's some perspective: a semester-long course would typically feature about 45 hours of lectures].

Here's the site. Here are the previous record-holders, featuring several Indians and a fiery (former) head of state.

Here's a quick report:

To emphasise his solidarity with all cultures and a dream of a agreement across party lines, Muzawazi delivered an opening speech in six languages: Chinese, English, French, Spanish, Polish and Swahili. Then, during the lecture, he changed his attire six times, putting on clothing characteristic for different civilizations: European, Muslim, Chinese, Indian, African and Tibetan.