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.
CU Michael Cairney looking at formation PULL OUT TO GV formation
CU Cairney pouring champagne into cups which make up part of display
SV & CU Cairney sets dominoes off and dominoes start to fall (4 shots)
SV Dominoes fall from various formations (3 shots)
SV Dominoes pass marker and finish falling as Cairney looks on
SV Result announced and Cairney receives applause
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Background: 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.