Students and staff from New York’s Long Beach Middle School broke the Guinness World Record for the “Most Cereal Boxes Toppled in a Domino Fashion” by setting up hallway after hallway with more than 6300 boxes of breakfast cereal. Afterwards they donated all the cereal to food banks. Kudos to the camera operator for keeping up.
Setting up dominoes can be time-consuming and requires a steady hand. We’ve seen robots that can stand one domino at a time. Mark Rober and his engineering pals presents DOM – a custom-built robot that can set up 300 dominoes at a time. The robot arm and Hot Wheels track loading system is equally awesome.
Normally, when you knock over dominoes, they stay down. But is it possible to create a domino that stands itself back up using the energy that toppled it? The Action Lab explores this very possibility with some unique 3D-printed dominoes. You can grab the 3D models on Thingiverse if you want to play with them for yourself.
Is your cat bored with the laser pointer? It’s time for you to step up your game. After all, it’s your job to keep your demanding kitty entertained. Do as Cat Navi Desk did and take a few hours out of your day to set up a bunch of dominoes just so your cat can knock them all over.
This video from domino artists FlippyCat, Klein24, and B 16 offers a fun and collaborative approach to building (and knocking things down.) Each of its screens is a separate domino setup, but they appear to be linked together into a much larger construction through editing.
Setting up dominoes without knocking them down can be tricky. But these mini dominoes are so delicate they have to be set up with tweezers. One sneeze can knock them all over. FlippyCat’s record-breaking mini domino layout had 9,196 dominoes, though one section failed, and only 8,588 ultimately toppled.
For those unfamiliar with them, Kapla planks are basically skinny wooden dominoes. You can use them for building structures and knock them, which is more than half the fun. Enjoy a variety of complex structures as they topple in this clip from the aptly-named Kaplamino.
The best part of setting up dominoes is knocking them all over once you’re done. But what if dominoes were much, much bigger? The guys from Corridor put their visual effects skills to the test once more by creating an enormous set of virtual dominoes that could crush a human like a bug. Behind the scenes video here.
To show off the rendering and physics capabilities of Razer Blade Studio laptops and their Nvidia Quadro RTX GPUs, the VFX experts at Corridor Crew created three short effects sequences using virtual dominoes. The realistic visuals include dominoes that topple up a wall and a ridiculously huge domino progression.
Built on a 31 x 31 base, this enormous pyramid of dominoes was built using a total of 20,336 individual tiles, painstakingly arranged by domino fanatic Taikamuna. The official Guinness Record is just 18,447 dominoes so this clearly smashed that record. The toppling starts at 3:02.
TheDominoKing’s video does feature nearly a million dominoes being toppled, though they actually appeared spread across 22 different clips from throughout 2019. This compilation shows off many of the highlights of his impressive displays which feature pop culture character and logo art.
Most of the videos we’ve featured of dominoes being toppled feature real-world objects. But C4D4U’s enthralling domino fall was all created using computer graphics and physics simulation. There’s something incredibly satisfying watching progressively bigger tiles fall over, resulting in a slow-motion tower collapse.
Domino master FlippyCat presents a compilation of numerous fun and hypnotic arrangements, featuring vibrantly colored dominoes in various colors, and built to topple in perfectly-timed sequences. The triple spiral and timed wall falls were especially fun to watch.
With the recent release of Super Mario Maker 2, TheDominoKing decided to pay tribute to the franchise with an epic setup of 127,055 dominoes, all arranged to form images from the Super Mario Bros, Super Mario Bros 3, and Super Mario World styles from the game. It took him about 2 months in total to set it all up.
Domino master Hevesh5 and six of her friends spent half a week setting up a number of constructions designed to delight. In all, the structures were comprised of roughty 32,000 dominoes, each one offering up a different style of trick. We especially loved that thing with the 10 tentacles, or whatever they were.
Domino fanatic DominoJOJO set out to break the record for the largest ever cube made out of the little plastic tiles, using more than 20,000 dominoes to create a Minecraft-inspired cube. First enjoy a brief time-lapse of the build, then watch it all come crashing down in seconds.
Domino fanatic Hevesh5 took footage from some of her more epic builds, and decided to play the whole thing backwards. Watching and listening to all of those dominoes and props stand themselves back up is both strange and quite satisfying. The towers are especially fun.