Monday, April 11, 2016
Largest human mattress dominoes: Aaron's broke Guinness World Records record (VIDEO)
Washington, D.C., USA -- Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), the lease-to-own retailer specializing in the sales and lease ownership of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, broke the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the Largest human mattress dominoesby toppling 1,200 mattresses at the Gaylord National Resort in Washington, D.C., according to the World Record Academy .
Photo: Aaron's, Inc. associates broke the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS(TM) title for the Largest human mattress dominoes this week with CEO John Robinson starting the 1,200 mattress topple by pushing the first human domino at the Gaylord National Resort in Washington, D.C. Aaron's is donating all 1,200 mattresses to D.C.-area organizations: A Wider Circle, an organization focused on ending individual and family poverty, and to the Sasha Bruce and Wanda Alston youth homeless shelters. Photo: Aaron's, Inc. ( enlarge photo )
The Guinness World Records world record for the largest human mattress dominoes is 1,200 people, achieved by Aaron's, Inc. in National Harbor, Maryland, USA on 22 March 2016.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the tallest domino structure was 9.17 m (30 ft 1.02 in) high and consisted of 8,044 dominos. It was erected and toppled Michael Hörmann and Philipp Zimmermann (Both Germany) in Buchloe, Germany, on 21 April 2014.
The World's First recordin this category was set by Bensons for Beds in July 2009 and recognized exclusively by World Record Academy .
Within 13 minutes and 38 seconds, Aaron's associates had toppled all of the mattresses and produced a new world record.
The new record for Largest human mattress dominoes – which surpassed the previous Guinness World Records world record of 1,150 – was only part of the event's significance. Aaron's is donating all 1,200 mattresses to D.C.-area organizations: A Wider Circle, an organization focused on ending individual and family poverty, and to the Sasha Bruce and Wanda Alston youth homeless shelters.
"Breaking a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title has been a great team building event for the 2,000 associates we have attending our National Managers meeting this week," said Aaron's CEO John Robinson.
"However, the significance of this event is that through the generosity of our manufacturing plant, Woodhaven, and our ACORP stores, we are able to provide 1,200 beds to needy families in the D.C.-area. Our associates had great fun participating and knowing their efforts support our mission of giving back to our communities."
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