Sunday, January 8, 2012

On Chanukah, What Happens to a Menorah Made of Dominos?


Last month during Chanukah, a crowd gathered in the entrance hall of the Israel Museum in Jerusalem to witness what may be listed in the Guiness Book of Records -- the world's largest Chanukah menorah made of 25,00 dominos falling in sequence after the first domino is pushed.

As Sivan Raviv reported in Ynet News,
The menorah was built by Nissim Lopez and Yogev Levy, who have turned the Domino Rally game into a time-consuming habit. They hope that collapsing the huge menorah will land them in the Guinness Book of Records.

"Many ask us how we ended up with this unusual habit of sitting for hours on a cold floor, placing one piece after another, just to see everything fall," says Levy.
"It all began with Nissim, who was looking for something to do on Yom Kippur, searched through his closet and found an old Domino Rally box. After arranging all the pieces, he realized it wasn't enough – and bought another box several days later. 
"One weekend, when it was too cold to go outside, I visited Nissim's house and we somehow began building a track around his living room. I think there were only about 1,000 pieces -- it was pretty short."

"We decided to turn it into something a bit more serious and bought another 1,000 pieces, and it just grew and grew -- until today's record."
Enjoy! 

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(A tip of the kippah to Sheila Zucker for bringing this story to our attention.)