Record For Longest Human Mattress Chain Topples

The previous record had been 1,150

An appliance and electronics-leasing company has broken the Guinness World Record for the longest chain of mattresses -- and people -- toppling like dominoes.

Guinness World Records released a video of the feat on Thursday, showing 1,200 people holding mattresses behind them and falling backward into each other, one at a time, inside a Prince George's County warehouse on March 22. 

The attempt was aided by a dominoes expert and certified by a Guinness World Record adjudicator. The previous record had been 1,150.

John Robinson, CEO of appliance leasing company Aarons Inc., pushed over the first mattress. It took 13 minutes and 38 seconds for the final mattress to fall.

The Atlanta-based company says it will be donating all 1,200 mattresses to Washington, D.C.-area organizations focused on ending poverty and providing shelter to homeless families.

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