In a 12 August 2010 photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, people play human body domino in Ordos, a city of north China"s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
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Chinese set human domino record

A total of 10,276 people in China's Inner Mongolia have broken the world record for the biggest human domino chain, state media say.

The participants in the city of Ordos sat cross-legged and fell backwards in sequence in a record which took an hour and 20 minutes on Thursday.

The group of mainly high school students spent more than twelve hours over three days to train for the event.

The previous record had been set in 2000 by 9,234 Singaporean students.

"The human dominoes were a success. The new record is 10,276 people. This is a new Guinness World record," announced Guinness official Wu Shaohong on state television.

  • 13 Aug 2010