WAREN, Germany (dpa) – Two young men won back the world record for the largest three-dimensional pyramid built out of dominoes for Germany on Saturday, Olaf Kuchenbecker of the German Record Institute confirmed.
Kevin Poehls, 17, and Tobias Demuth, 21, took six days to construct the 1.5-metre tall pyramid out of 18,445 dominoes. The previous record of 16,700 dominoes had been held by a Swiss schoolboy.
The successful world record attempt took place in the village of Waren in the north-eastern state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania where a previous record-holding pyramid had collapsed.
In order for the Guinness Book of World Records to recognize the boys’ achievement, Kuchenbecker plans to send live recordings of the attempt with back-up documentation to its headquarters in London.
Peohls was previously the domino-pyramid record holder before losing out to the Swiss challenger.