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A Journey Around the World in Dominoes

(YouTube link) This domino event visits every corner of the world, recreating flags, landmarks, and icons of different nations. It looks like a pretty impressiv but standard topple you see at world-class domino events, until you get to about 90 seconds in, and see the huge wall of dominoes slowly falling. You have to think about [...]

Starry Night by Vincent Van Dominogh

(YouTube link) Domino artist FlippyCat recreated the iconic Van Gogh painting Starry Night in dominoes -7,000 of them! Watching the build process is a real treat, although I’m glad it was sped up. As a bonus, we get to see a bit of the clean up and some outtakes as well. -via Buzzfeed

Domino Chain Reaction

(Video Link) A falling domino releases enough stored energy to tip over another domino about 50% larger than itself. Dr. Stephen W. Morris of the University of Toronto illustrates this by using a 5 millimeter high domino to knock over a 1 meter high domino. There are 13 dominoes in Dr. Morris’s line. If he had [...]

60,000 Dominoes Falling Over

(Video Link) FlippyCat assembled 60 walls, each consisting of 990 dominoes, and an additional field of 600 dominoes. The project took 65 hours over 8 days and some painful failures along the way. But when he finally pushed it over at 0:55, he made a beautiful cascade of color and sound. -via Daily Caller

Domino Pyramid

(YouTube link) This guy set out to build the biggest domino pyramid ever, with 13,482 dominoes. He spent five weeks, or 30 hours of work, and stacked 13,043 of the dominoes when the unthinkable happened. -via the Presurfer

Wirelessly-Connected Dominos Fall without Touching Each Other

Japanese artist Jarashi Suki developed dominoes that trip each other even without physical contact. Each one has a number, 1-5, displayed with dots. You can change the number of a domino by shaking it. When domino 1 falls, it will then trip 2, which will then trip 3, and so on. The video shows creative [...]

Books as Dominoes in Bookstore Commercial

(Video Link) Bookmans is a used bookstore chain in Arizona. They made this commercial that uses books as falling lines of dominoes. via Urlesque | Official Website

Human Mattress Dominoes

king koil Mattress Dominoes Springs were in the air yesterday when the world record for human mattress dominoes was broken.The attempt was made by Palantine Beds, in Newcastle, and saw 400 mattresses toppled – beating the current world record set by a team in America.After four months of planning, the team behind the event were [...]

Animals vs. Dominoes

(YouTube link) The folks at our favorite variety show from Japan wanted to see what kind of animal could negotiate a field of dominoes without wrecking them. You’ll be surprised at which critter succeeded! Here’s a hint: think of an American sport played in an alley. Link -via Buzzfeed

LEGO Domino Row-Building Machine

(YouTube Link) Matthias Wandel used LEGO Technic parts to build a machine that distributes dominoes in rows. His website is filled with other similar gadgets, most of which are made out of wood. Link via Make | Wandel’s Wooden Machines