Watching 275,000 Dominos Fall Is Mesmerizingly Addictive

It starts with one domino. It branches off into different lines. It ends with 272,297 dominos being toppled over.

It sounds like a cross between a snake hissing and an annoying morning alarm. It's mesmerising. It's hypnotic. It's 10 minutes long. It's worth watching over and over. It's world record breaking for dominos toppled in a spiral.

It's made by Sinners Domino Entertainment in Germany. It's insane. [Sinners Domino Entertainment via The Awesomer]


    Why is it that these sort of setups never have a round number of dominos? I mean, do these people sit down one day and say "We will build a domino chain with exactly 272,297 dominos. No more that that"?

      Maybe cause some of them don't fall. In one of the vids one of the pyramids does not fall???

        They have a design, they set up all the dominoes for that design. When they are done, they check their tally.
        OK, we used this many.

        *edit - spelling mistake.

        Last edited 18/07/13 9:08 am

        I think the one that didn't fall was to represent the Great Pyramid of Giza - which is still standing and the only one to be mostly intact.

    There is no point watching domino topples when they have been stacked by robot instead of by hand. They probably even simulated the topple first.

    With a hand-stacked domino topple at least you are watching a one-off event created by the effort of people, rather than something that can be recreated at will by reusing hardware and software with no effort.

    Have to say the big spiral was a tad boring... I know it was for a record.. but still.. where is the pattern that emerges when the dominoes fall? And the other ones... you could already see the pattern before it fell... I remember many years ago they used to do it (and film it) in such a way that you couldn't see the patterns until the dominoes toppled over..

    It is still mesmerizing to watch... just not as good as the ones from my childhood.

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