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Mattress dominoes world record attempt

A new unique world record is on the cards after staff at a furniture warehouse made a video of themselves playing mattress dominoes.

The game sees dominoes substituted with mattresses and the addition of some willing participants.

Staff at Bensons for Beds in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, set up a whopping 41 mattresses across their warehouse, with a person standing behind each one.
Mattress dominoes world record attempt
Here we go! Staff begin toppling to the ground during the mattress dominoes world record attempt

Mattress dominoes world record attempt
One by one: A whopping 41 mattresses and volunteers were involved in the feat

The game began as one person tipped backwards, beginning a ‘domino effect’ that toppled the 40 remaining mattresses.

In a twist, the final person to fall landed on a conveyor belt where he was furnished with a teddy bear, a sleep mask, a duvet and a pillow.

The mattress made its way along a platform and into the back of a waiting delivery van, whereupon it dropped onto a bed frame.

As a final touch, a young woman leaps into the bed, joining the original sleeper.
Mattress dominoes world record attempt
Soft landing: The video has proved a big hit for the Tewkesbury company

The van doors close and the newly assembled bed and its occupants are driven off.

The video, which was made on July 26, could well make the records books, after the Guinness World Records confirmed the feat has not been tried before.

Mattress dominoes is thought to have began as an American college pastime but has become increasingly popular across the pond.

Julie Flitter, administration manager at Tewkesbury Home Distribution Centre who organised the stunt, said: ‘We contacted the Guinness Book of Records, and apparently there is no official world record as yet - so we submitted details of our attempt and we’re just awaiting confirmation that we’ve set it.’

Watch the video here:

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