Sometimes failure isn’t always a bad thing. This 19-foot tall domino tower was only ten layers away from officially becoming the second tallest in the world—but then gravity claimed yet another victim. As heartbreaking it is to see all this hard work go to waste, it’s also pretty cool to watch 241 layers of dominoes,…
To help promote its online store that sells nothing but tiny plastic bricks, Bulk Dominoes enlisted the help of the extremely patient FlippyCat to build a giant Etch A Sketch that only works through the magic of stop motion. But it's the perfect way to represent just what a pain it is to draw anything recognizable on…
When you're a kid, dominoes are for stacking and toppling in magnificent chains circling your bedroom floor. But when you're older, and realize that all those dots can be used to play an actual game, suddenly dominoes become yet another form of competition. And nothing says you're in it to win it like playing with a…
Most record-setting domino layouts are designed to topple one-by-one in a procession that can can take almost a quarter of an hour to complete—but not this one. Sixteen stress-enthusiasts from Germany's Sinners Domino Entertainment created the world's largest domino circle bomb with 54,321 pieces that succumbed to…
Biblical floods swept through L.A. thanks to a water main break. Rats are overrunning Paris. And games—those dangerous diversions!—are being outlawed Seville, Spain. Hmm, does this sound like the end of days to anyone else? It's a Revelations-themed look at What's Ruining Our Cities!
going big means going small, like when you are trying to set the world record for the most mini dominoes (2,000) ever toppled in one sequence. The result is as impressive as it is minute. My god those guys must have a lot of patience.
To commemorate his 200,000th YouTube subscriber, Hevesh5 created one of the most spectacular displays of domino toppling dominance we've ever seen. But even more gratifying than that is watching the whole darn thing in reverse.
YouTube is chock full of falling domino videos, but Numberphile's Matt Parker may have trumped them all with a complicated 10,000 domino setup that just so happens to function as a very crude computer. How is such a thing even possible? This primer video explains the basics.
Vegas is going wild this week in an all-out consumer electronics bacchanal, but sometimes it's nice to tool around with an old-timey, offline distraction. Like these Japanese dominoes, which are are about as no-tech as toys come.
When younger generations hear the word 'dominoes,' they usually associate it with the famous board game, while others–especially food lovers–might connect it with a delicious pizza. For those who are more politically aware, the word probably brings thoughts of the Cold War and the threat of the spread of communism. In…
At 20,000 to 25,000 dominoes total, what you're seeing in this video doesn't come close to the world record. But that doesn't matter, because these domino setups are incredibly involved and creative.
There's only so much you can do with an empty pizza box besides throw it away, or let it clutter up the floor of your filthy hovel. There is on other option though: you can turn it into a remote controlled plane.
To kick off its 2013 Summer Reading Program, the Seattle Public Library set a world record with a library-appropriate domino chain. Twenty-seven volunteers lined up 2,131 books and knocked them all down.
We've already seen domino guru FlippyCat recreate Van Gogh's Starry Night in falling dominoes. Now the endlessly patient domino-plotter has recreated the extinction of the dinosaurs with domino dinos, a domino Earth, and a hurtling plastic asteroid to get it all started.
It may not have the luminosity of Van Gogh's original painting, but FlippyCat's is an impressive feat in itself. This 7,000-domino construction dissolves into a neat simulacrum of The Starry Night.
It may be an ad for Arizona bookstore chain Bookmans, but by gum does it tickle my olfactory senses with imaginary whiffs of all those lovely books falling like dominoes. [Urlesque]
10,267 Chinese participants did just that, sitting in a field till it was their turn to topple onto the person behind them. They smashed the old world record set in 2000 by a whole order of magnitude.
About six months ago, those Styrofoam dominoes were sent all around to world and painted by school children and artists. Today they were reunited in a 1.5km line where the Berlin Wall once stood. And just like the wall did so many years ago, they fell to deafening cheers. [Dominoaktion and news:lite]