It is now twenty years since the magic of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone hit the English world,exactly on June 26th 1997 but the record breaking history goes on.
The Bloomsbury Publishing which brought the book series to life, has broken a Guinness World Record with Bolton Library and Museum Services for the largest gathering of people who were dressed up as Harry Potter.
The official adjudicator from the Guinness Book said that the Harry Potter costume consists of a wand, glasses, the Hogwarts school uniform characterised with a Gryffindor tie and a fake scar on the forehead.
At Bolton this year, 676 participants adhered to this specification, and thus set a new world record. The previous record was again in UK, and 521 had participated.
It looks like breaking records with mere numbers is the new norm set for the younger generation. The magic of imagination is sure missing.