Bloomsbury Sets Guinness World Record for the Most People to Board Their Broomsticks Online Simultaneously
There are a lot of interesting world records, from the largest gathering of people dressed as Harry Potter to the largest collection of Harry Potter memorabilia. Now, Bloomsbury has set a new record, and it’s one that might not have crossed your mind: the most people to board their broomsticks online simultaneously.
The record is 133 households of about 300 Harry Potter fans, as achieved on August 25, 2020. The record was broken by Bloomsbury to celebrate the release of the illustrated edition of Quidditch Through the Ages, coming this October. A few MuggleNet staff members were among those from over 40 countries who joined in to board a broomstick.
The world record was staged in celebration of Quidditch Through the Ages Illustrated Edition, the ultimate compendium of Harry Potter’s favourite sport, featuring the showstopping artwork of Emily Gravett, who has conjured a cornucopia of sporting memorabilia to surprise and delight, perfectly paired with J.K. Rowling’s writing and humorous insights into the magical airborne sport.
The new illustrated edition will be released on October 6, and the proceeds will support Comic Relief and Lumos.
You can watch the video of the record-breaking fun below.
Bloomsbury also put the record in terms of Quidditch teams:
With a Quidditch team consisting of seven players, the record was the equivalent of forty teams joining forces to take part.
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