On November 18 2005 the annual domino
challenge was held by Weijers Domino Productions in Holland.
Over 4 million dominoes were set up as
they were in the past few years.
This 2005 challenge was marred by controversy.
First, on November 14th a sparrow made it into the hall
and knocked over 23,000 dominoes. After a futile effort at catching the bird and
fear of more unscheduled domino toppling, a animal control expert was called in
and shot the bird.
things worse a local DJ offered $3,500.00 to anyone that could topple the
dominoes before the event.
Dutch-language song, 'De Domino Mus' or 'The Domino Sparrow' was recorded by
staff of the station Radio Eenhoorn and went on sale.
Finally on the day of the event 4,155,476 dominoes
fell, beating the 2005 record of 3,992,397 dominoes, but one of the team members
cheated and 153,340 dominoes were ruled void.
In total 4,002,146
fell, still setting the new record for the world's longest domino toppling.
February 27, 2009
In 2007 at the domino challenge in Leeuwarden,
Netherlands 4,400,000 dominoes were set up, out of which 4,079,381 fell setting
a new world record.
later, in 2008, again in Leeuwarden, Netherlands 4,500,00 dominoes were set up
and a new record was set when the 4,345,027th domino fell.
Longest Domino Toppling
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