Friday, 5 July 2013


Lagos students brushing their way into Guinness Book of World record 
Brushing their way into the Guinness Book of World record, about 300,000 students across 326 locations in Lagos State, Southwest Nigeria has shattered the Guinness Book of World Record in tooth brushing previously set by India. The students who were picked from 600 Public schools across the state brushed their teeth simultaneously under 1 minute, from 2:15pm to 2:16pm on Thursday afternoon, across  different locations, with Teslim Balogun Stadium as the central location where thousands of students undertook the exercise.

India In 2007 achieved same fit with 117,000 students brushed their teeth simultaneously for one minute at different locations, thus entering the Guinness Book of World Record, a record that has lasted for six years.
 Project Head of HEIT Solutions, Dr. Lawal Bakare, convener of the Tooth brushing Challenge Project, signaled on the students to begin brushing their teeth and called on them to stop at 2.16 pm.
Unilever Nigeria Limited, one of the sponsors of the event provided the tooth brush and toothpaste used in the challenge, while the Lagos State Government partnered with HEIT Solution to undertake the tooth brushing challenge.

Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Public Health, Dr. Yewande Adeshina commended the students for being part of the feat, describing it as historic for their generation, saying that there was need for them to pay more attention to their oral health, as doing so, would impact on their general well being and ensure they lived long.

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