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Great wall of human dominoes toppled in China

By Melissa Gray, CNN
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Record set for longest human domino chain
  • Guinness World Records confirmed the record Friday
  • More than 10,000 people formed the chain of human dominoes
  • It happened in Inner Mongolia, China, on Thursday
  • China

(CNN) -- More than 10,000 people in China have set a world record for the longest human domino chain, Guinness World Records said Friday.

The record was set Thursday at a fair in Ordos, a city in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region of China, a Guinness spokeswoman said.

A total of 10,267 people divided into more than 50 groups to form the word Ordos in both Chinese and English, the state-run Chinese news agency Xinhua reported.

The first person in the line fell backward, causing the row of people behind him to fall one after the other. The whole process took an hour, Xinhua said.

"This magnificent feat was very hard to achieve, but we were all confident we would rewrite history," Liu Manshan, who was in charge of the event and is head of the culture bureau of Ordos' Dongsheng district, told Xinhua.

The event beat the previous record, set by 9,234 students in Singapore in 2000, Xinhua reported.