23.9.09

THE DOMINO
EFFECT

This looks like fun!

The BBC childrens's program Blue Peter has set a
world record (video) for 'mattress dominoes'
after 100 people created a human
domino-effect during live filming.

Blue Peter presenter, Helen Skelton, BBC weather
girl Laura Tobin and BBC News presenter
Tim Willcox all took part in the
record-breaking feat.

The game involves dominoes substituted with
mattresses held by participants who each
take it in turn to collapse backwards.


A team of Guinness World Record officials was also
present to adjudicate. In order to break the record
each mattress needed to "touch the one behind
it and there needed to be a consecutive
chain of toppling mattresses",
a spokesman said.


The event began outside the BBC Television Centre in
White City and ended inside the Blue Peter studio.
The mattresses, which were covered by
plastic, were donated to Cancer
Research after the stunt.


The previous record was 80 mattresses set in
Sydney by a mattress company in
August earlier this year.


Mattress dominoes is thought to have began as
an American college pastime but has become
increasingly popular in the UK.



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