Domino Day 2008 set Guinness World Record

On 14 November 2008, Weijers Domino Productions celebrated the tenth anniversary of the TV show Domino Day by breaking more Guinness World Records on the programme than ever before!

On the latest edition of Domino Day, which was broadcast live in more than eight countries, a grand total of 4,345,027 dominoes were toppled – a record for the most dominoes toppled by a group.

Finnish circus artist Salima Peippo set the show going in spectacular fashion by toppling the first domino while suspended from ropes.

Apart from the overall record for the most dominoes toppled, there were nine other records set, each with outstanding results:

Most dominoes toppled in a spiral – 1,200.
Most dominoes stacked on one single piece – 727.
Highest toppling domino climb – 11.52 m (37 ft 10 in).
Largest toppling domino stones – 4.8 m (15 ft 9 high, 2.4 m (7ft 10 in) wide and 72 cm (2 ft 4 in) deep.
Longest domino wall – 15.86 m (52 ft) long.
Tallest domino structure – 2 m (6 ft 6 in) high.
Largest domino mosaic – 500 m² (5,382 ft²).
Fastest toppling domino setting – average speed of 7.13 m/s.
Most dominoes toppled by a group – 4,345,027.
Most mini dominoes toppled – 1,114.

All records were observed and ratified by Guinness World Records adjudicator, Andrea Banfi.
The 4,345,027 dominoes of Domino Day 2008 were set up during eight weeks of intense building by 85 builders from 13 countries and the expert team of Weijers Domino Productions, in a studio of 10,000 m². The toppling of the dominoes lasted for about two hours and created a unique and creative live television show.


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