By Dina Ginzburg
The Guinness World Records have seen some pretty strange records set, so by their usual standards human mattress dominoes are sort of run-of-the-mill. However, this does not undermine how impressive it is that 1,001 people willingly strapped themselves to mattresses and let them fall.
The previous record was set by 850 people in New Orleans earlier this year. Bellarest International, a mattress company in Shanghai, decided to beat this record. They assembled 1,001 volunteers in a mall and got them to tie themselves to mattresses arranged one after the other in a pattern. Then, the first person was pushed backwards causing the next person to fall on the next person and so on to create a domino effect.
It took eleven minutes and eleven seconds for everyone to fall. Luckily, no one was hurt!
The people in the photos seem pretty excited to be there. We'd be a little scared of getting crushed by the 1000 people on the mattresses in front of us…