Underwater dominoes design breaks world record

Published: Aug. 8, 2017 at 8:17 AM CDT
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Setting the world record for toppling dominoes is impressive enough but imagine doing it under water.

A team of German domino experts just broke the world record for the most dominoes toppled under water. Sinners Domino Entertainment arranged 11,466 dominoes in an underwater tank.

It took them two weeks to set up and the actual toppling only took mere minutes. Guinness was on hand to confirm the world record.

Also trending this morning, a total solar eclipse will stretch across the U.S. for the first time in almost a century on August 21. Scientists warn not to look directly at the eclipse because it could hurt your eyes.

As the demand for special glasses to see the eclipse is skyrocketing, authorities are warning of scams. They say only use glasses with an ISO icon so you don't get burned and make sure you read up on how to stay safe while watching the eclipse. Meteorologist Max Crawford says don't try to take a photo of it either because it could damage your camera lens.

Finally, a race for the younger ages. In Austin, more than 17,000 rubber ducks competed in a race to raise money for the Boys and Girls Club. Participants in the Austin Duck Derby adopted ducks for $5 a piece. It may sound silly but first prize was a new Volkswagen Jetta.