Sunday, November 15

Domino toppling in Berlin and Leeuwarden

Last Monday (9th November) we could watch Domino Bricks toppling symbolizing the Fall of the Berlin Wall 20 years ago. Today we could at CCTV.COM watch a spectacular video from the new Domino World Record on the The eleventh edition of Domino Day.A team of 90 builders from 14 European countries worked for two months to set the stage in a hall in the northern Netherlands town of Leeuwarden.
The task called for total concentration and more than a little discomfort, as team members placed the dominoes in position. With each millimeter counting, they used rulers and tweezers to ensure each piece was in its exact spot.
The first domino fell just after 9pm local time, triggering a one-and-a-half-hour-long chain reaction. During the display dominoes climbed stairs, unveiled paintings and set off a variety of surprise events.
The world record for toppling dominoes has been broken, with 4,491,863 dominoes biting the dust.

3 comments:

RuneE said...

Da får man jo bare organisere en med 4,491,864 brikker...

Anne said...

Interessant Rune, men litt av en jobb :-)

Fin ukestart til deg.

Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

I watched it on TV yesterday. I didn't find it quite as exciting as some of the previous ones. The 2000 event was especially good I thought.