Camden Council sets Guinness World record

Guinness World Records official adjudicator Brian Sobel with Camden Councils certificate. Picture: Supplied

Guinness World Records official adjudicator Brian Sobel with Camden Councils certificate. Picture: Supplied

There's a new world record holder in town!

Well, more than 2000 new world record holders if we're being accurate.

Camden Council's push to break the Guinness World Record for the most participants in an online trivia event was a smashing success on Sunday.

The council needed to secure more than 1623 participants for the event, and did so with flying colours.

In the end a total of 2328 people took part in the trivia event hosted by Corporate Challenge Events on behalf of the council.

The quiz took 92 minutes and all participants had to complete every question and actively take part to be counted.

Camden mayor Therese Fedeli said it was a fantastic way to ring in the end of lockdown.

"Camden's history is unquestionable, and I am so immensely proud to have been able to help our beautiful area once again make history," she said.

"Guinness World Records has been around since 1955 and it is such a privilege for us to be able to add Camden into the historic records book.

"Attempting to break this record was about showing how well we can stick together while having fun and making it a fantastic final hurrah from lockdown that we will all remember for years to come, and we sure will.

"I'd like to thank everyone who took part in the fun-filled night and congratulate you all on the feat of breaking a Guinness World Records title."