New Guinness World Record Set for Longest Book Domino Chain – 5, 318 Books (video)

United-Biscuits-main_tcm25-371042[1]Back in January, employees of the UK-based United Biscuits lined up 5,500 books in a chain and knocked them down, domino-style, setting a new world record.

The attempt was made at a sales conference in Old Windsor, England. it was developed in partnership with Guinness and sprung on United Biscuit’s salespersons that morning as a team building exercise.

it was a less than perfect effort; around a couple hundred of the 5,500 books didn’t topple, but enough did fall that a new record of 5,318 books was set. The previous Guinness World Record of 4,988 books was set in March of last year in Cz?stochowa, Poland.

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.


  1. Juli Monroe6 March, 2015

    Is it bad of me that all I could think was, “I’m so glad I’m not the one to have to pick them all up.” 🙂

    1. Nate Hoffelder6 March, 2015

      I was thinking that this was good training in how to put up with unreasonable demands from management. 😉

  2. mrsmac6 March, 2015

    Says video is private. 🙁

    1. Nate Hoffelder6 March, 2015

      Well that’s weird. I watched it before i posted it.

      let me see if i can find an alternative.

  3. Al Magary7 March, 2015

    WTF: “This video is private”! Like, what for? Like, didn’t you know that before you posted it?

    1. Nate Hoffelder7 March, 2015

      I watched the video before I posted it. And so did Piotr of eBookFriendly.

      It was public at one point. I have no idea why some fool at GBWR changed it.

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