Longest Book Domino Chain: Seattle breaks Guinness world record (VIDEO)
SEATTLE, WA, USA -- The Seattle Public Library kicked off its summer reading season by toppling 2,131 books that are part of an upcoming book sale; it took 27 volunteers and seven hours to set the new world record for the Longest Book Domino Chain,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: It took 2,131 books, 27 volunteers and seven hours to set up – but Seattle Public Library has achieved the World Record for the world's largest book domino. (enlarge photo)
The Guinness world record for the longest human domino line was formed by 10,267 participants at the Ordos International Nadam Fair in Ordos City, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the most people playing dominoes simultaneously; it is 3,344 in an event organised by Luis Alberto Ramirez Feliz (Dominican Republic) in Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic.
The world record attempt was setup by 27 volunteers on the third floor of the Seattle Central Library with one portion of the books spelling "read." At one point, a book had to fall from a shelf to the floor to continue the domino chain.
"We had to be packed up and out of the building by midnight," Amy Twito, the Library's youth program manager, said in a statement. "Everyone was so happy that we were able to break the record."
It took seven hours to set the chain up in its entirety – however the volunteers had to go through the agony of five failed attempts when the chain was set off too early by accident.
The library brought in two college students, Luke Greenway and Laura D'Asaro, to design and execute the chain, along with 27 volunteers who set up the 2,131 books.
The books used were either donated or are out of date, and are now being sold by the Friends of Seattle Public Library to help raise money for library programmes and services.