The Guinness World Record for the largest number of people
taking part in human dominoes has been smashed in New Orleans,
where 850 participants have been knocked back onto mattresses in a
The previous record was set in Belgium in 2011 where 550 people
were toppled into each other on mattresses. However, after many
minutes and to huge cheers, the final human mattress domino was
toppled in New Orleans, smashing this record by 300 people.
The 850 mattresses for the event were donated, and will now go to
various local charities. If you feel as though your own mattress
has served its time, you may want to try and find 851 people like
yourself and try to go one better than the Americans.
Participants stand in domino lines with their backs to the
mattress, and are pushed back into each other so that each
individual lands comfortably on their mattress.
Posted by Michael Ewing