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COOL VIDEO: World Record Book Domino Chain

ANTWERP, BELGIUM -- A Belgium book association said they set a world record on Monday evening (November 4) with the longest book domino chain, composed of almost 5,000 second-hand books.
ANTWERP, BELGIUM -- A Belgium book association said they set a world record on Monday evening (November 4) with the longest book domino chain, composed of almost 5,000 second-hand books.

The record-breaking event, organized by the association Boek.be, was designed to celebrate books and promote reading.

A total of 4,845 books smoothly tumbled, following a pathway through the Antwerp book fair and spelling the Dutch words for "book," "fair" and "read."

At the end of the 2-thousand foot-long trajectory, which took only six minutes to complete, the books set off fireworks to the great applause of onlookers.

Boek.be said it had taken forty volunteers two hours to painstakingly set up the lines of books.

The association made an attempt the next morning to break their own record with 5,005 books, but the second domino chain did not complete its trajectory.

Boek.be said they will register the record with the Guinness Book of Records.

In May 2013, the Seattle Public Library created the world record for a domino chain with 2,131 books. This record was broken on August 27 by the Cape Town Library in South Africa with 2,586 books.


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