Tech team smash world record for biggest domino chain of laptops
This is the oddly satisfying moment a tech team smashed the world record for the biggest domino chain of laptops — toppling 752, one after the other.
Staff at recycling company Out Of Use lined up the broken second-hand computers and beat the previous world record by more than 200 laptops.
The huge chain of computers snaked all the way around their factory in Beringen, Belgium, before they were toppled on November 7.
Robbe Papen, marketing manager, said: ‘We were all very nervous leading up to it — you only get one chance at such a record attempt.
‘But we were confident we would succeed.
‘Once the laptops started falling, it was quiet as a mouse — the only sound was the laptops.
‘When they had all fallen, everyone felt a sense of relief — it was a beautiful moment.
‘As a waste company, the ultimate message was that discarded appliances still have value. This was the ideal and also fun way to show this to the world.’
The team took on the bizarre challenge after being contacted by a local domino enthusiast and it took eight hours to line up all the devices.
They beat Lenovo’s 2018 record of 520 laptops.