Longest book domino chain: Patrick Sinner breaks Guinness World Records record (VIDEO)
FRANKFURT, Germany -- Patrick Sinner from the central German state of Hesse and twelve volunteers constructed a domino chain of 10,200 books using copies of the current edition of the Guinness World Records, thus setting the new world record for the longest book domino chain,
according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: At least 10,200 books were set in array as a result of twelve hours of work for one minute of fun and to set a world record. Photo: Arne Dedert/dpa (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records' record for the most books toppled in a domino fashion is 9,862 and was achieved by Longest Book Domino Chain Gifu World Record Challenge 2015 (Japan) at 'Minna no Mori' Gifu Media Cosmos in Gifu, Gifu, Japan, on 12 July 2015.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the most dominoes toppled in a circle bomb; it is 54,321 and was achieved by Sinners Domino Entertainment (Germany), at the Wilhelm-Lückert-Gymnasium in Büdingen, Germany, on 16 August 2014. Patrick Sinner from the central German state of Hesse constructed the chain using copies of the current edition of the Guinness World Records.
Aged just 19, Sinner already has several domino-related world records under his belt.
The books toppled in less than one minute, leading in several parallel rows, curves and diamond shapes to pyramid grand finale.
Twelve volunteers spent the night constructing the intricate chain. "We started at 5 pm and were finished at 4:30 am," Sinner said. "I got one hour's sleep."