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Domino Day 2008: New World Record for Toppled Dominoes

If you didn't know, yesterday was Domino Day 2008 ("Celebrating 10 Years of Domino Day"). The goal of Domino Day is simple: to set a new world record of highest number of falling dominoes.

Robin Paul Weijers (AKA Mr. Domino) and his team set up 4.5 million dominoes in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands, and ended up setting a new world record by toppling more than 4.3 million dominoes. From Wikipedia:

... the record was broken with 4,345,027 dominoes toppled. Also, 9 additional world record were attempted and successfully broken. These additional world records were:

1. Longest domino spiral (200 m)
2. Highest domino climb (12 m)
3. Smallest domino stone (7 mm)
4. Largest domino stone (4.8 m)
5. Longest domino wall (16 m)
6. Largest domino structure (25,000 stone)
7. Fastest topple of 30 metres of domino stone (4.21 sec, time by Churandy Martina: 3.81 sec)
8. Largest number of domino stone resting on a single domino (727 stones)
9. Largest rectangular level domino field (1 million stones)

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I spent hours upon hours as a kid building domino creations. I finally made got my chance to develop the my dream iPhone app "Domino Domino"

You should check out this YouTube video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4TFGHlbeJw

You can get the iPhone app "Domino Domino" on at itunes at:

http://www.itunes.com/apps/dominodomino

If you like building domino runs you should check it out.

Thanks,
Steve
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I remember hearing a story about a huge domino topple like this in Holland, I don't know if it was this one, but a bird got into this big hall in the night and knocked over 100s of thousands of dominoes, when they arrived in the morning they managed to corner the bird and shoot it. Turns out the bird was endangered, and some animal rights foundation tried to take legal action. If I were them I probably would have killed myself
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that was very flipen cool i can not even make a domnio thingy like that of course not by one hit u did that!lol i ant make 20 dominos stand up can u teach me
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Just thinking of all the possibilities for this to mess up while it was being set up just makes me all anxious and sweaty palmed.
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