Yes, you read that headline correctly and no, this is not a hoax.  Human mattress domino-topping is a real thing, and the Guinness World Record for it has just been broken!

La Quinta Inn & Suites gathered 850 employees (and mattresses) in New Orleans this week to attempt to break the previous “human mattress domino” record of 550, which was set in Belgium in 2011, according to The Telegraph.

Once the official pushed the first domino, the carefully-placed mattresses all fell in turn until the last fell on a red carpet. However, participants had to remain lying down until the record was confirmed. After that, the participants were allowed to jump for joy on their mattresses.

[via The Huffington Post.]

Enjoy the video of this incredible(?) feat below, then leave me a comment!  I’m not sure if I should be proud to be American, or embarrassed. ;)