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December 30, 2016 5:52 PM   Subscribe

@joebloggs8040: Wait for it…
(Yes, it's a video in a tweet. But what a video!)
posted by Going To Maine (30 comments total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
 
I saw this a few days ago, and I get the first part, but have no clue what went on to make the second part happen. It's pretty amazing!
posted by hippybear at 6:02 PM on December 30, 2016 [2 favorites]




Ok, that was awesome. Hippybear, the fallen bricks are just barely overlapped, so when the very last brick falls completely flat, the next-to-last brick falls flat, then the one before, all the way back.
posted by lemonade at 6:05 PM on December 30, 2016 [2 favorites]


It's.... glorious.
posted by tclark at 6:15 PM on December 30, 2016 [1 favorite]


Next trick: Get them to all to mortar themselves in place!
posted by ecorrocio at 6:16 PM on December 30, 2016 [6 favorites]


In an ideal world, Gorilla Glue would be slippery enough and slow enough to set to allow this to be possible.
posted by hippybear at 6:22 PM on December 30, 2016


I was guessing that they first just laid them down in the final position and then went back and carefully tilted them into the upright position. Sorta just makes it a cool but easily done trick.
posted by zengargoyle at 6:22 PM on December 30, 2016 [1 favorite]


Take THAT twenty sixteen.
posted by bonobothegreat at 6:22 PM on December 30, 2016 [2 favorites]


easily done

citation needed
posted by hippybear at 6:24 PM on December 30, 2016 [8 favorites]


Wow... that was damned elegant.
posted by kinnakeet at 6:37 PM on December 30, 2016


The most satisfying thing I have ever seen.
posted by Emily's Fist at 6:39 PM on December 30, 2016 [2 favorites]


I'm guessing there's a layer of mortar or something already down, because that helps deal with the hardest part of making this happen: ensuring that when the brick tips over the corner that it pivoted on doesn't shift. If you tried this with standard dominoes, it seems like they'd probably bounce around enough once they fell to make the second part fail.
posted by phooky at 6:58 PM on December 30, 2016 [1 favorite]


yeah tis about perfect spacing.
posted by vrakatar at 7:01 PM on December 30, 2016 [1 favorite]


I think the cinder block bricks are heavy enough and rough enough that the pivot point will not move during the fall without anything helping to hold it in place (unlike a light smooth plastic domino on a hard smooth surface). Then you just need a thin piece of wood or something to get the spacing right when laying out the blocks. Lay the blocks out flat with the proper gap between them, then carefully rotate each to the upright position. It really seems pretty simple from the mechanical physics point as long as the friction of the pivot holds.
posted by zengargoyle at 8:16 PM on December 30, 2016 [1 favorite]


Masonry trickery be damned! The real mystery is what were they listening to on the radio.
posted by NoMich at 8:36 PM on December 30, 2016 [5 favorites]


The spacing is exactly the width of one brick, so you can just use a brick for spacing. No need to make a special jig.
posted by The World Famous at 8:39 PM on December 30, 2016 [1 favorite]


I saw this earlier and this must just be for a laugh. It must take much longer and more PITA to set that up than laying them out "for real", and why do I want 500' of wall with unmortared caps?
posted by humboldt32 at 8:51 PM on December 30, 2016


this must just be for a laugh viral video
posted by hippybear at 8:54 PM on December 30, 2016 [1 favorite]


I think I've just discovered an ASMR trigger.
posted by gladly at 9:41 PM on December 30, 2016 [3 favorites]


The spacing is exactly the width of one brick, so you can just use a brick for spacing. No need to make a special jig.

Minus the height of the brick.
posted by explosion at 10:05 PM on December 30, 2016 [3 favorites]


At last, the secrets of the Masons are revealed.
posted by egypturnash at 12:53 AM on December 31, 2016 [6 favorites]


Was waiting for something to explode. Was disappoint. Slick brick trick sick tho.
posted by chavenet at 1:12 AM on December 31, 2016 [1 favorite]


why do I want 500' of wall with unmortared caps?
and that are off by one brick's height, to boot?
Hicks' slick brick click trick's still wick, tho.
posted by progosk at 1:27 AM on December 31, 2016


Mazin
posted by stevedawg at 2:48 AM on December 31, 2016


Thank you, this is very satisfying.
posted by LMGM at 5:44 AM on December 31, 2016


I wasted too much time looking at all the other videos too. There are some other gems in there.
posted by achrise at 6:30 AM on December 31, 2016


Some of these I've seen, and the cute animal ones get repetitive, but I just have to point out Trump Goes To Washington. Then here's a palate-cleansing Pure Happiness.
posted by achrise at 7:09 AM on December 31, 2016


Saw this first on facebook, friends of mine follow "yeah STRAYA" pages and this video isn't cringeworthy! Re the radio, sounds like fairly standard Australian FM- sounds like "Newcastle something point something FM" is announced.
posted by freethefeet at 1:48 PM on December 31, 2016


Minus the height of the brick.

I'm digging in the wrong place!?
posted by The World Famous at 10:32 AM on January 1


I immediately thought "that looks like Australia" and then I turned the volume up and heard the radio and confirmed "that sounds like Australia".
posted by nnethercote at 1:43 AM on January 2


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