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rdowns
Nov 17, 2008, 06:34 AM
Link with video (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7730834.stm)

A world record for the number of dominoes toppled was set when 4.3m fell during a two-hour TV show.

More than 85 people from 13 countries took part in the challenge, which took eight weeks to set up and was a year in the planning.

Acrobat and former Miss Finland, Salima Peippo, toppled the first domino while suspended from the ceiling by ropes.

The aim of Domino Day 2008 was to break ten world records made in previous years.

According to the organisers the 2008 attempt required 9,500 sq m (31,168 sq ft) of space, more 250 different types of domino, 300 mechanics, 100 decor pieces, 1500 turning fences and more than 5,000 square m (16,404 sq ft) of floor paint.

haiggy
Nov 17, 2008, 12:19 PM
Holy, that is a lot of dominos

That was pretty wicked though, crazy what you can do with something like that. Thanks for sharing :P

ucfgrad93
Nov 17, 2008, 05:13 PM
Wow, that was amazing!:eek:

velocityg4
Nov 18, 2008, 10:37 AM
Could you imagine if someone accidentally knocked of one domino right before the filming:eek:

anti-microsoft
Nov 18, 2008, 10:43 AM
Did anyone get that Toshiba ad at the beginning? What a load of nonsense!

Drumjim85
Nov 18, 2008, 10:43 AM
I currently hold a Guinness World Record :D

atszyman
Nov 18, 2008, 10:48 AM
What was with the people setting up sections while the whole thing was toppling?

Were those sections that had issues that needed repairing before the cascade hit, or was it unnecessary theatrics showing the skill of those doing the setting to beat the "clock" and have it ready by the time the cascade progressed to that section?

Why would you risk a record on the possibility of someone either misplacing or accidentally topping half the setup before the train did it's job?

gilkisson
Nov 18, 2008, 10:49 AM
I currently hold a Guinness World Record :D

I didn't think "chugging dark beer without dying" was a record category.. is it?:rolleyes:

dalvin200
Nov 18, 2008, 10:50 AM
I currently hold a Guinness World Record :D

I'm drinking that right now!!!!

anyway, cool record man... would have loved to se more video of it... amazing planning and execution!

Drumjim85
Nov 18, 2008, 11:15 AM
I didn't think "chugging dark beer without dying" was a record category.. is it?:rolleyes:

punk....:mad:

ucfgrad93
Nov 18, 2008, 01:07 PM
punk....:mad:

What did you do with the strawberries?

rdowns
Nov 18, 2008, 02:24 PM
What did you do with the strawberries?

I'd imagine they were stuffed in an orifice.