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World's Fastest and Largest
Human Mattress Dominoes

     On October 20, 2010, 604 students and adults of Eisenhower Junior High School, Taylorsville High School, RC Willey Home Furnishings, Serta Mattress Company, and the City of Taylorsville, successfully toppled 604 mattresses in 21.43 seconds (or 28 mattresses toppled per-second) at Eisenhower Junior High School in Taylorsville, Utah. This event set the world record for the Fastest Human Mattress Dominoes and broke the The Book of Alternative Records (BAR) world record for the Largest Human Mattress Dominoes.
     This world record attempt was made possibly by RC Willey Home Furnishings and Serta Mattress Company, who provided 620 twin-sized mattresses for the event. Following the event all of the mattresses--which usually retail for $150--were offered to the general public for only $100 each, with $10 from each sale donated to the non-profit Huntsman Cancer Institute (which is a division of the University of Utah Health Sciences). Within a week of this record attempt, RC Willey had sold 100 mattresses and donated $1,000 to the Huntsman Cancer Institute. Also, Eisenhower students and faculty made an additional contribution of $250 to the Huntsman Cancer Institute during this world record attempt.     
     Click HERE to view Eisenhower's "Largest Human Mattress Dominoes" record on the website of The Book of Alternative Records (BAR).
  

Suggested Rules for the Fastest Human Mattress Dominoes record:
     There are eight suggested rules for the Fastest Human Mattress Dominoes record: 1) This record is based on the greatest number of participants and mattresses that are toppled within a specific time period during a particular event. 2) Each participant must be placed between a mattress--such as participant, mattress, participant, mattress, and so forth. 3) There can only be one participant to each mattress. 4) When the event begins the first participant must fall back or lay down on the mattress and when the mattress touches the next participant that person must do the same thing and so forth. 5) One or more mattresses may be used to topple one or more mattresses at the same time. 6) There is no limit to the number of mattresses or participants that can be used. 7) An audible start and finish signal recognized by all participants and two independent judges must be recognized. 8) Two independent timekeepers must time the event with stopwatches that are accurate to within 0.01 seconds.

Suggested Rules for the Largest Human Mattress Dominoes record:
     There are eight suggested rules for the Largest Human Mattress Dominoes record: 1) This record is based on the number of participants and mattresses that are topple within a particular amount of time. 2) Each participant must be placed between a mattress--such as participant, mattress, participant, mattress, and so forth. 3) There can only be one participant to each mattress. 4) When the event begins the first participant must fall back or lay down on the mattress and when the mattress touches the next participant that person must do the same thing and so forth. 5) One or more mattresses may be used to topple one or more mattresses at the same time. 6) There is no limit to the number of mattresses or participants that can be used. 7) An audible start and finish signal recognized by all participants and two independent judges must be recognized. 8) Two independent timekeepers must time the event with stopwatches that are accurate to within 0.01 seconds.

News-Media Links about this successful record attempt can be found at:

Newspapers and Companies:

Taylorsville Kearns Journal newspaper article (Salt Lake County, Utah)

Deseret News newspaper photo (Salt Lake City, Utah)

Salt Lake Tribune newspaper photo (Salt Lake City, Utah)

Salt Lake Tribune newspaper article (Salt Lake City, Utah)

RC Willey community events on-line webpage (Utah)

Television Newscasts:

Granite School District via YouTube

Fox News (KSTU-Channel 13)

KSL News (KSL-Channel 5)

KUTV News (KUTV-Channel 2)

Photographs of the World's
Largest Human Mattress Dominoes
October 20, 2010, Eisenhower Jr. High School
604 Mattresses toppled in 21.43 seconds!