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Tuesday, 28 October 2014


3,344 people played dominoes together on January 22, 2012 breaking the world record for most people playing dominoes. The event was organised by Luis Alberto Ramirez Feliz in Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic.

The falling dominoes scene in the 2005 dystopian political thriller film V for Vendetta involved 22,000 dominoes assembled by four professional domino assemblers for the two day shoot.

Any domino can be used to knock over something 1.5 times its size. So you can build up from small things to knock over pretty much anything if you have the time. If you started with a domino the size of a carbon atom, you could knock over the Burj Khalifa with a 1.22 kilometer tall domino in just 74 steps.

The reason why any domino can knock over another object up to 1.5 times its size is due to gravitational potential energy.

The dots on dominoes are called 'pips'.

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