If it ain't Dutch dominos, it ain't much dominos.
November 15, 2008 9:07 PM   Subscribe

Where does the domino theory still apply? Why, Holland, of course, where a new record for most dominos toppled was just set, in their annual Domino Day. See the 2006 competition (and brush up on your Dutch) here: part 1 and part 2. No one can deny, the Dutch have a way with dominos.

You might like to check out the goings-on at Weijers Domino Productions, "The Number One Dominotainment Company in the World", and the people behind Domino Day.
posted by flapjax at midnite (11 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
It seems surreal to me to see a modern Dutch crowd hoot and holler for dominoes falling around 1950s Americana memes.

When I was young my illusions of cool and ultra-steady domino setters were painfully crushed when I discovered that they left "fall break" spaces in their big setups to avoid premature collapse.
posted by Burhanistan at 10:05 PM on November 15, 2008

Obviously, words are useless. . .
posted by ws at 10:26 PM on November 15, 2008

posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 10:37 PM on November 15, 2008 [3 favorites]

That was very odd, and fun. They even have an ident for Domino Day!
posted by athenian at 1:13 AM on November 16, 2008

I thought this was about the impending Dutch housing crisis.
posted by dhoe at 2:31 AM on November 16, 2008

Not *really* dominos though, are they? They've got no spots on them. It should technically be called Plastic Domino-sized Block Day, if you ask me.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 2:39 AM on November 16, 2008

Heartless sparrow killing block knockers.
posted by mandal at 3:31 AM on November 16, 2008


posted by Kirth Gerson at 3:40 AM on November 16, 2008 [2 favorites]

Good thing there wasn't an incredibly bad dude like Takashi Kamiyama there.
posted by cimbrog at 10:09 AM on November 16, 2008

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I give up.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 4:33 AM on November 17, 2008

That sparrow-killing link is great, mandal, thanks. There's follow-up at Wikipedia; the shooter got a 200 euro fine "for illegally killing an animal belonging to a protected species" and the bird was stuffed and mounted at the Natuurhistorisch Museum in Rotterdam.
posted by mediareport at 4:29 PM on December 13, 2008

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