• Short Summary

    In Japan , a 23-year-old Englishman narrowly failed on Friday (11 May) in his attempt to set up a new world record for domino-toppling.

  • Description

    In Japan , a 23-year-old Englishman narrowly failed on Friday (11 May) in his attempt to set up a new world record for domino-toppling.

    SYNOPSIS: The dominoes -- there were 141,001 of them for this record attempt - were set up by Michael Cairney on the floor of a Tokyo hall. Michael, a university graduate and engineer spent 15 days, working ten hours a day setting up the intricate formations. To beat the existing record he had to get 135,216 dominoes to fall one after another...the old record was set by two American high school students less than one month ago. Michael, who has been interested in the sport since childhood had already set a world record two years ago...but that was only for 33,333. As the attempt was started the dominoes started to fall, knocking each other down along the patterns....toward the world record.

    But the record attempt just failed...by 1,060 dominos. Despite the narrow failure the attempt did raise money fore research into a blood disease...and set a new personal record for Michael, of 134,156 toppled dominoes.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6KGO4PUJIX2BN21W061E465RQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA6KGO4PUJIX2BN21W061E465RQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/05/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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