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April 3, 2006 10:05 AM   Subscribe

The domino effect. First one falls, then the next. Soon, it's more than anyone can keep count of. Are the Chinese behind it? Innocent victims may be avenged, but not before the damage was done. Of course, there are computer games.
posted by Kirth Gerson (10 comments total)
Wow. Domino Dash sucks.

But this kinda rules.
posted by hypocritical ross at 10:27 AM on April 3, 2006

It sucks that the actual game played with dominoes doesn't involve tipping them over.
posted by Citizen Premier at 10:33 AM on April 3, 2006

I visit MazeGuy once in a while to see if he has any new cute smilies (the animal ones are great) and to torment myself with the fact that The Challenge does not actually exist. Sigh.
posted by Gator at 10:48 AM on April 3, 2006

I was prompted to post these links by the "dominos on ESPN" thread, and by an experience I had in Beijing. While trying to find something to watch on TV (something that wasn't "Foreigners Singing Chinese Songs" or some variety show), I stumbled on an exhibition of domino-tumbling. Teams of school children built incredibly elaborate arrays of dominos that created pictures or raced around in complex patterns. Some setups would stand up dominos that had been lying down, then knock them over the other way. It was amazing.

Unfortunately, I couldn't find any good video on the Web.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 10:49 AM on April 3, 2006

Wasn't there a big domino event somewhat recently that some group was setting up, but then a bird flew into the place the dominos were being set up and knocked them over?
posted by inigo2 at 11:13 AM on April 3, 2006

yeah, inigo2...I was just reading something about that. Oh yeah! I remember - here.
posted by Baby_Balrog at 11:53 AM on April 3, 2006

Four million dominoes? Four million?? It's not often my mind boggles any more, but consider me well and truly boggled.

inigo2, it's always good to check out the links.
posted by languagehat at 1:52 PM on April 3, 2006

According to my calculations, based on this data, the world record number of dominoes toppled in 2020 will be around 100,000,000 (one hundred million)*. The Domino Singularity will be around 2030, a little earlier than I was expecting.

*yes, I made this up
posted by MetaMonkey at 5:20 PM on April 3, 2006

You're saying we'll hit Peak Domino in 2030? Oh, no!
posted by Kirth Gerson at 9:57 AM on April 4, 2006

I'm retarded. Apologies...
posted by inigo2 at 11:32 AM on April 4, 2006

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