1,200 people recently broke the world record for human mattress dominoes. If you didn’t realize that was a real thing, you’re not alone.
Human Mattress Dominoes
Guinness World Records posted a video on April 7 which showed the record-breaking event. Sponsored by Aaron’s, Inc., an appliance and electronics company, the event was held at the Gaylord Resort and Conference Center in National Harbor, Maryland.
The current record is a dramatic improvement over the first record set in this category back in 2009 when a mere 80 participants were toppled. Each “domino” consists of a person standing against a mattress which is stood on one end. Participants hold the sides of the mattress, and are toppled when the “domino” in front of them falls against them.
The first “domino” at this record-breaking event was pushed over by Aaron’s CEO John Robinson, and it took over 13 minutes for all of the mattresses to fall. It required about 70,000 square feet over two exhibit halls to house the event. A total of 34 rows of mattresses were set up by a “dominoes expert.”
All 1,200 mattresses were to be donated to charitable groups around the Washington DC area.
“The significance of this event is that through the generosity of our manufacturing plant, Woodhaven, and our ACORP stores, we are able to provide 1,200 beds to needy families in the D.C. area. Our associates had great fun participating and knowing their efforts support our mission of giving back to our communities.” Robinson said.