A wave of Guinness World Record attempts has swept across Ghana, with individuals showcasing their unique talents and passions in a series of unprecedented ‘A-Thons.’
The focus now shifts to Adu Safowaah’s ambitious speech-a-thon and Isaac Amoako’s impending read-aloud marathon.
But defying convention, a young man from Ghana named Ryan Mount is preparing for a very unique endeavor: the Funeral-A-Thon.
Ryan Mount, a young man from Kumasi in his late 20s, is going to attempt a first-ever Guinness World Records Funeral-A-Thon, taking a break from his musical, culinary, and oratory endeavors.
Having officially written to the awarding body, Ryan is eagerly awaiting a response in the coming days or weeks.
Ryan’s ambitious plan involves attending back-to-back funerals for a staggering four straight months.
Despite being out of the ordinary, the Funeral-A-Thon has the potential to raise awareness of a facet of life that is sometimes disregarded in the world of extraordinary accomplishments.
Ryan Mount gave a statement outlining his reasoning for organising the Funeral-A-Thon, saying, “While many people seek records in speaking, cooking, and singing, I wanted to bring attention to the universal aspect of life—death.”
Funeral attendance may seem out of the ordinary for a record, but it’s an acceptance of a necessary aspect of life. It serves as a means of honoring the lives of the departed and highlighting the value of support from the community during difficult times.
Ryan’s approach seeks to dispel the myths surrounding record-breaking and promote a more inclusive dialogue about the range of experiences that people have in life.
The Ghanaian public is curious about and supportive of Ryan Mount’s unusual pursuit as he waits for a response from Guinness World Records.
If officially acknowledged, the Funeral-A-Thon will be added to the collection of notable records, bringing something fresh to the eclectic mix of Guinness World Record accomplishments.