An attempt to break the world record for the longest continuous quiz is going on in Salford.
The quiz is being held at the Students Union at the University of Salford in aid of men’s mental health charity, Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM).
It started at 11am yesterday, continued through the night and will finish at 11pm tonight – a staggering 36 hours.
The event is being hosted by professional quiz master Tony Murphy, who has been running quizzes around Manchester for the last six years. He is hoping to beat the current record, which stands at 33 hours and 8 minutes.
Using a free speed quizzing app on smart phone, it has several mini quizzes and rounds, with prizes for each winner. They feed into a points table and the team with the most points will be crowned the winners.
Redbull have provided drinks to ensure the contestants are kept energised and the Students Union is open for the duration proving snacks, coffee and usual bar offerings.
The quiz is being live streamed on Facebook, YouTube, and Shock Radio.
Before the attempt started, Tony said: “I just fancied doing something a bit different. It’s really nerve-wracking but I’m looking forward to the challenge.
“It will be a fun way to raise money for an important cause like CALM and will be nice to say the record was broken here in Salford.”
CALM is a UK charity that helps to raise awareness and change attitudes towards suicides in men. They provide a free and anonymous helpline and webchat service that provides advice and information to anyone who needs help.