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Bird Ruins Try for World Record in Falling Dominos

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Bird Ruins Try for World Record in Falling Dominos

Bird Ruins Try for World Record in Falling Dominos

Bird Ruins Try for World Record in Falling Dominos

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OK, so you've spent weeks setting up more than four million dominos, trying to break the Guinness World Record for falling dominos. And then a bird swoops in through a window, smacks one of the dominos, and ... yes, they all begin to go. That's what happened to a team from a Dutch TV company. A system of breaks in the chain stopped the falling dominos at 23,000. The sparrow who's tiny wing wrecked such havoc fared much worse. An exterminator on site shot it.