Bird Ruins Try for World Record in Falling Dominos 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.