In Ordos, China, on Aug. 12, 10,267 people made the largest human domino. The people sat down cross-legged in lines and slowly collapsed backwards into the lap of the person behind, one after the other, like toppling dominoes. They wore color coordinated outfits, so as to spell out the name of their town. Chinese state TV broadcast the event, which took 80 minutes to complete. The Ordos human domino champs beat a 10-year-old record set by 9,234 Singaporean students. Ren Junchuan/Xinhua/Newscom
People celebrate after completing the largest human domino in Ordos, China, on Aug. 12. Newscom
People complete the human domino in Ordos, China, on Aug. 12. Newscom
Participants in the human domino sat down cross-legged in lines and slowly collapsed backwards into the lap of the person behind them. Newscom
The record-breaking human domino is seen in Ordos, China, on Aug. 12. Newscom
The human domino takes place in Ordos, China, on Aug. 12. In less than two hours, 10,267 people completed the largest human domino. Newscom
On Aug. 12, the human domino takes place in Ordos, China. Newscom
A total of 10,267 people took place in the human domino in China on Aug. 12 during the Nadam Fair. Newscom
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