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Ripley's Believe It or Not! #c32(1/20/2002)

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Jack Hall of Great Britain used 14,000 matchsticks to create a violin and bow that can actually be played!

A team of people in Maastricht, the Netherlands, spent 2 months setting up 3,540,562 dominoes which were then toppled in 1 1/2 hours!

Scientists have discovered a species of rock wallaby that has purple fur around its face and neck!

< TASK > Answer the questions.

(1) What kind of musical instrument did Jack create?

(2) How long did it take the people to set up 3,540,562 dominoes?

(3) What have the scientists discovered?

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Hello, Mr. Tony Hall.

Thank you very much for your comment.
I didn't know Mr. Jack Hall passed away.
I feel very sorry about it.

I enjoyed the video on YouTube.
I've found out how excellent those instruments are.
Your father was so great!

Respectfully, Hidenori KATO

Posted by: jog | 06/25/2009 10:23 PM

Greetings from Tony Hall in England, U.K.! I am the son of the late Jack Hall-The Matchstick Man. I participated in the Ripley's Believe It or Not! segment with my father's matchstick violin and more matchstick instruments and functional creations. The violin and other matchstick instruments can be seen being played and praised on YouTube. If you want more information about this Guinness World Record collection of matchstick instruments, please send me an email.

With best wishes, Tony Hall

Posted by: Tony Hall | 06/25/2009 07:05 AM

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