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“If you watch Jaws backwards, it’s a movie about a shark that keeps throwing up people until they have to open a beach”
Highdeas  [“the best ideas (while you’re high)”]

[For a reminder of Jaws‘ place in the scheme of motion picture production and exhibition, see the almanac entry here.]

As we Just Say Know, we might recall that it was on this date in 1984, that Klaus Friedrich set the world record for domino toppling: the most dominoes toppled in a chain reaction. (The pushover must start from a single point; and once the chain reaction ends, the attempt is over. The record depends not on how many dominoes were set up, but on the number of dominoes that fall.)

Friedrich, who set his record in Fürth, Germany, was the last individual to hold the title.  All subsequent records (the mark now stands at 4,491,863) have been set by a Dutch corporation, Weijers Domino Productions, that stages domino spectacles for movies, commercials, and corporate meetings.


Written by (Roughly) Daily

January 2, 2012 at 1:01 am

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