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In Communist China, Attempting World Record At Human Dominoes Breaks You!

Er, or something. I have never quite gotten the hang of that “In Soviet Russia” bit. Yakov Smirnoff must be rolling over in his grave right about now.

Anyway, in an astounding feat of precision, amazing organization and um, a buttload of people sitting cross-legged and falling backwards, in what took 1 hour and 20 minutes, 10,267 people in China have broken the Guinness World Record for the largest procession of human dominoes, besting the previous record (9,234) set in Singapore in 2000.

Jeez, what an odd thing to take part in, right? What a bunch of Mongoloids. No really, the world record-breaking accomplishment was achieved in Inner Mongolia, so, by definition, these people truly are a bunch of Mongoloids.

Via a Reuters report on Yahoo!:

“The human dominoes were a success. The new record is 10,267 people. This is a new Guinness World record,” Guinness’ official Wu Shaohong said, in images broadcast on state television.

That’s incredible! Seriously, if that show, That’s Incredible! were still airing, this display would have certainly made the cut. Where have you gone, Cathy Lee Crosby?

Let’s go to the “Raw Video,” courtesy of the AFP.

Boy, that’s it? It was just a bunch of people just sitting there and lightly falling backward. Lame. I was picturing something with a little more style that would leave a person in a state of awe, with multiple rows of people falling over and once down on the ground, their carefully placed bodies would have created an image of Jesus shooting marbles with Buddha or something.

You know, something like this:

See? That’s cool.

Well, congratulations to everyone involved, I guess. On the other hand, I suppose we shouldn’t have expected much more from a bunch of Mongoloids.

Chinese set new world record for human dominoes [Yahoo!/Reuters]