Domino Toppling World Records

The Rules

The record is for the most dominoes toppled in a chain reaction. The pushover must start from a single point. Once the chain reaction ends, the attempt is over. It is not important how many dominoes were set up - just the number of dominoes which fall counts.

The Records (Teams)

number
team
date and venue
11 111
Bob Speca (USA) Dec 1974
13 832
six students of the University of Washington
6 June 1975, Seattle, USA
15 000
Bob Speca (USA) Winter 1976
22 221
Bob Speca (USA) Spring 1976, Philadelphia, USA
33 266
Michael Cairney and team (Great Britain)
30 March 1977, London, Great Britain
50 000
Bob Speca (USA) 21 June 1977, Philadelphia, USA
55 555 Bob Speca (USA) 22 Oct 1977, Philadelphia, USA
97 500
Bob Speca (USA) 9 June 1978, New York, USA
135 215
John Wickham and Erez Klein (USA)
17 April 1979, Wilmette, USA
169 713
Michael Cairney (Great Britain)
9 June 1979, Poughkeepsie, USA
255 389
Alistair Howden and team
1 July 1979, Auckland, New Zealand
255 389
John Wickham and Erez Klein (USA)
24 Aug 1980, Hakone, Japan
281 581
Klaus Friedrich (Germany)
2 Jan 1984, Fürth, Germany
755 836
Weijers Domino Productions
Theme: The Netherlands
27 Dec 1986, Lisse, Netherlands
1 382 101
Weijers Domino Productions
Theme: European Community
2 Jan 1988, Minimundus, Rosmalen, Netherlands
1 605 757
Weijers Domino Productions
Domino Day "Visionland"
28 Aug 1998, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
2 472 480
Weijers Domino Productions
Domino Day "Europe Without Borders"
5 Nov 1999, Zuidlaren, Netherlands
2 751 518
Team from China and Japan
"Challenge Domino 2000"
31 Dec 1999, Beijing, China
2 977 678
Weijers Domino Productions
Domino Day "Reaction"
3 Nov 2000, Zuidlaren, Netherlands
3 407 535
Team from China, Japan and South Korea
3 Dec 2000, Beijing, China
3 540 562
Weijers Domino Productions
Domino Day "Bridging the World"
16 Nov 2001, Maastricht, Netherlands
3 847 295
Weijers Domino Productions
Domino Day "Expressions for Millions"
15 Nov 2002, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
  3 992 397 Weijers Domino Productions
Domino Day "Challenge"
12 Nov 2004, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
4 002 136
Weijers Domino Productions
Domino Day "Domino Theatre of Eternal Stories"
18 Nov 2005, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
4 079 381 Weijers Domino Productions
Domino Day "Music in Motion"
17 Nov 2006, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
4 345 027
Weijers Domino Productions
Domino Day "Breaking more World Records than ever"
14 Nov 2008, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
4 491 863
Weijers Domino Productions
Domino Day "The World in Domino"
13 Nov 2009, Leeuwarden, Netherlands

The Records (Solo)

number
record holder
date and venue
Championship
                Domino Toppling BookChampionship Domino Toppling Book
Book by Bob Speca, professional domino display artist and world record breaker
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11 111
Bob Speca (USA) Dec 1974
15 000
Bob Speca (USA) Winter 1976
22 221
Bob Speca (USA) Spring 1976, Philadelphia,USA
50 000
Bob Speca (USA) 21 June 1977, Philadelphia, USA
55 555
Bob Speca (USA) 22 Oct 1977, Philadelphia, USA
97 500
Bob Speca (USA) 9 June 1978, New York, USA
169713
Michael Cairney (Great Britain) 9 June 1979, Poughkeepsie, USA
281 581
Klaus Friedrich (Germany) 27 Jan 1984, Fürth, Germany
303 621
Ma Li Hua (China)
16 Aug 2003, Singapore
321 197
Liu Yang (China) VIDEO
31 December 2011, Beijing

Human Mattress Domino

Human mattress domino records became popular in 2009. We have compiled a special list of human mattress domino world record attempts.

Other Toppling Records

Bricks: On 17 January 2004, at the opening of the Weser tunnel in Germany, a brick toppling record was set when approximately 1,500 volunteers built a line of bricks (weighing 2 kg each) from Bremerhaven to Nordenham, a distance of almost 27 km [16.78 miles]. 250,000 bricks were set and toppled successfully.  This event was named "Falling Stones".

Books: Organized by the Spessart Book Shop in Bad Orb (Germany), 7000 books fell in a chain reaction on 26 May 2002.

CD Cases: The record for toppling CD cases was set on by Tim Weißker (Germany) who toppled 5,969 cd cases on 12 September 2011 in Bamberg, Germany. VIDEO

Coins: 12,349, at TACS Odaiba Studio, Koto-ku, Tokyo, on 22 November 2009

Video cassettes:
13,000 VHS cassettes were toppled on 14 August 1995 in Rastatt, Germany.

Bales of straw: 700 straw bales fell on 5 July 2007 in Winterthur, Switzerland.

Mousetraps: 865, Lakeshore Hotel, Hsin Chu City, Taiwan on 20 December 2010 VIDEO

Highest climbing dominoes: At Domino Day 2008, the line of falling dominoes "climbed" up to 11.52 m.

Largest toppled domino: The largest domino ever toppled in a chain starting with a regular-sized domino measured 8 m tall. Based on the scientific results by J.M.J van Leeuwen, a 10-step chain was set which finally toppled the big domino on National Dutch Science Quiz on 30 January 2013.
previous record: 6.4 m x 1.2 m x 3.2 m, constructed by Stefan Schöppers (Netherlands), 7 August 2009 in Holten, Netherlands DETAILS, VIDEO


More web pages about domino tumbling:
Domino F/X,
Mike Perruci's web site,
Anno Domino 2000,
Japan Domino Association (in Japanese language),
Power Domino (in Japanese language),
Japanese / Korean domino toppling site,
Domino Land,
Domino Net (in Chinese language),
Dominoday.nl (in Dutch / English language)


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