250,000 DOMINOES! - The American Domino Record - Smarter Every Day 178

  • Published: 01 October 2017
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    ● US Domino Field Record (12,450 dominoes)
    ● US Domino Structure Record (12,780 dominoes)
    ● US Domino Record (245,732 dominoes)

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  • Hevesh5
    Hevesh5  2 years back

    It was so great to have you here at the Incredible Science Machine!! You brought so much energy to the team! Thanks for highlighting our event and doing this study - it was super fascinating to watch :)

    This is exactly what I would have predicted: the bottom of the domino slips backwards more on surfaces with less friction and the domino line topples faster. I did my AP physics project on a similar concept and found that a smaller spacing on sandpaper (frictional surface) was SLOWER than a large spacing on sandpaper. What's interesting is that my original hypothesis was the exact opposite. From experience, usually a larger spacing is slightly slower on a normal wooden floor, but I didn't account for the floor surface when I made my hypothesis. A slippery floor surface (and also domino material, hence the color to speed variation) such as glass makes the dominoes fall faster.

    You're right though that this is more complicated than we think, and having an unexplored area of domino physics is super exciting :) Can't wait to see what you discover in the next experiment!

    Also a suggestion for starting the dominoes... I feel like we need some sort of motorized toppler that very, very slowly moves forward hitting the center of the first domino near the top. If you use a small spacing, the first domino may just lean against the next domino and not topple right away, but this would allow the bare minimum force required to topple the line. You're also right that a longer line is necessary so that the speed of the dominoes can reach terminal velocity. I'm not 100% sure how many dominoes that is (this could also vary with spacing), but I'd recommend maybe 50 in the line to be safe. Thanks again for coming! And now to watch the behind the scenes :D

    • Mangus
      Mangus  1 years back

      Something gives me the feeling you had to write this entire.... *ESSAY* for school

    • Sebastian Salazar
      Sebastian Salazar  2 years back

      Ты можешь посмотреть видео

    • Parnikkapore Prompt
      Parnikkapore Prompt  2 years back

      Use the H5 Auto-toppler! W00T!

    • diploma students
      diploma students  2 years back

      sed trigger them with a small blower of air for 1 sec

    • J0N7X
      J0N7X  2 years back

      you could make a trigger that kicks it at the same speed all the times and has a stop at the end so it only pushes the first one

  • Jesus Christ
    Jesus Christ  1 days back

    Use a motor to move the dominos

    • Andrew Walker
      Andrew Walker  4 days back

      Imagine if the earth was actually spinning, those dominoes would fly all over the place.

      • Umakariharu
        Umakariharu  5 days back

        What happens if an earthquake hits before they get to set it all off though?

        • D Prowse
          D Prowse  5 days back

          Rc servo to trigger?

          • Kyle mcconnel
            Kyle mcconnel  6 days back

            If the dominos are on a grippy surface, the moment of inertia is ML^2/3, if it is rotating about its center it is ML^2/12, roughly. So the center of masses fall the same height regardless so the PE->KE has the PE per block as the same value, whereas the KE=1/2*I*w^2, so for a domino that rotates about its center of mass would expect omega to be greater at any point in time, making the domino contact the next one quicker.

            The overall picture is certainly more complicated, but this would be the simplest explanation that pops into my mind.

            • Michael
              Michael  6 days back

              pinball on a pendulum dropped from consistent height

              • Johnny's Videos
                Johnny's Videos  2 weeks back

                Attach a hammer on a pivot point like a pendulum and release it from the same height because gravity is a constant force

                • Will Couch
                  Will Couch  3 weeks back

                  I love your videos man. You make learning new things so interesting! I like falling asleep to them haha

                  • Wesley Sheets
                    Wesley Sheets  2 months back

                    I watched this video 2 years ago. Last weekend, my family traveled to Michigan for a wedding. My 11 year old daughter had never flown before, so it was a whole new experience for her. We were hustling through the Detroit airport on the way to the baggage claim. Out the blue, my daughter says "hey Dad, isn't that the fountain with laminar flow." How awesome is that?

                    Thanks Destin for your great videos. They're always informative and fun.

                    • Christopher Elven
                      Christopher Elven  2 months back

                      I haven't read all the comments, but I'm guessing that it was the late night that made the back row going faster difficult to understand.

                      • matthew klien
                        matthew klien  3 months back

                        Why don’t you do a collaboration with mark rober and he will build a robot that tips the dominos the exact same way every time so you guys can do a in depth video of the science and math of domino fallings

                        • Alter Kater
                          Alter Kater  4 months back

                          Alone the manufacturing costs of those useless dominos could feed some hungry chlildren elsewhere on this world - for years.

                          • Finaltits
                            Finaltits  4 months back

                            So... essentially apply the Griswold "sled wax" from Christmas Vacation onto glass and set the dominoes up in a vacuum to break the sound barrier
                            *In before everyone says you can't break the sound barrier in a vacuum. It's humor ;)

                            • Jason Wills
                              Jason Wills  4 months back


                              • Saim Shaikh
                                Saim Shaikh  5 months back

                                The most soothing sound 7:30

                                • Mark Kurzava
                                  Mark Kurzava  5 months back

                                  To get a better average speed for the dominoes falling, I think you need a longer "fall" to let them get "up to speed". Your fall is so short, it's barely getting started. You may get a more accurate result measuring a fall over a longer distance (or at least a longer "lead-in").

                                  • KC Roberts
                                    KC Roberts  5 months back

                                    Using some actuator like a piston that can be regulated seems like it would deliver the same force every time..

                                    • Félix pellerin
                                      Félix pellerin  5 months back

                                      You could have a marble roll on a ramp to a stick that pushes the domino with constant force and speed

                                      • Karl Gutowski
                                        Karl Gutowski  5 months back

                                        You shouldn't stand on the right. Stand in the middle, unless someone is trying to pass you. While polite, standing on the right side of a conveyor or escalator creates uneven wear on the bearings and tracks underneath, leading to more frequent failure and maintenance needs of the system.

                                        • Dojando
                                          Dojando  5 months back

                                          pff... American record... we have the world record with 4.8 million domino's 😂

                                          but it's still totally awesome, I couldn't do even 1k without messing everything up.

                                          • Jonathan Hall
                                            Jonathan Hall  5 months back

                                            Go to bed. sheesh.

                                            • Jonathan Hall
                                              Jonathan Hall  5 months back

                                              Okay! Nobody leaves until all these dominoes are picked up !

                                              • Robin
                                                Robin  5 months back

                                                I have seen the Domino Day world record in Europe 20 years ago and i think they said that stop to accelerate after 1,5m but im not sure and can't find any
                                                TV recording.

                                                • Jose Domino123
                                                  Jose Domino123  6 months back

                                                  OMG I just saw hevesh5!!!!

                                                  • Ben Bloom
                                                    Ben Bloom  6 months back

                                                    Hey destin, have you thought of trying this under water perhaps a different fluid medium would help you undress the friction/motion change happening?

                                                    • Alaae Mzibra
                                                      Alaae Mzibra  6 months back

                                                      I think if you can trigger it without touching it with anything that's what missing. So why not put two small magnets facing in different direction on both the first Domino and attached to the stick. So that you have a constant repelling force that doesn't require you to add any initial forces.

                                                      • Patrick Bryant
                                                        Patrick Bryant  6 months back

                                                        Drop a wedge for your trigger.

                                                        • Neil Drummond
                                                          Neil Drummond  6 months back

                                                          ok to get the same speed and not have the dominoes accelerating you would first have to find how many it takes to reach full speed and measure segments of when its going at top speed. That could be a lot of work but you can do it!!

                                                          • Steven White
                                                            Steven White  6 months back

                                                            Use an electromagnet to trigger it. Set the first domino in the same place every time.

                                                            • Steven White
                                                              Steven White  6 months back

                                                              Im going to make a domino field that takes 5 years to sit through. It will only take 157,680,000 dominos.

                                                              • ixovera
                                                                ixovera  6 months back

                                                                I think that you should make a simple machine to regulate the push of the dominos. I also think that the surfaces with more friction cause the dominos to take longer to get to max speed. I think when the bottom slips due to low friction, gravity and the weight of the dominos increases the forward velocity faster than the dominos on a higher friction surface. Perhaps you can also set something up at the end of the dominos so you can better gauge start-end points of your measurement.

                                                                • Curtis Barkes
                                                                  Curtis Barkes  6 months back

                                                                  Nevermind. I found it.

                                                                  • Curtis Barkes
                                                                    Curtis Barkes  6 months back

                                                                    Is there a follow up to this video?

                                                                    • Lil’ Benji
                                                                      Lil’ Benji  7 months back


                                                                      • Dona Harrell
                                                                        Dona Harrell  7 months back

                                                                        OMGosh! I am flabbergasted!

                                                                        • Andrew Medine
                                                                          Andrew Medine  7 months back

                                                                          A mark rober colab?!

                                                                          • Quetzalcoatl
                                                                            Quetzalcoatl  7 months back

                                                                            You can trigger it by using a rod attached to the servo.
                                                                            Using this, you can adjust height, speed of pushing, friction (you can use different materials for the rod.) etc.

                                                                            Search for "Servo motor push rod" on the net.
                                                                            It's mostly used in RC aircrafts and rarely on cars.

                                                                            • Paul DiBenedetto
                                                                              Paul DiBenedetto  7 months back

                                                                              Why not make a competition and race groups of domino's between two competitors over a distance?

                                                                              • nightskycyanide
                                                                                nightskycyanide  7 months back

                                                                                This is amazing yall can stop bragging about this domino day thing and enjoy the video uwu

                                                                                • Dr. Ziegler
                                                                                  Dr. Ziegler  7 months back

                                                                                  250k is the us record?! "Domino Day" laughs at that number...

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                                                                                    I can’t do 5 dominoes in a row

                                                                                    • Will Saunders
                                                                                      Will Saunders  7 months back

                                                                                      Use a solenoid to trigger the fall, should yield consistency I would think

                                                                                      • Carlos Millan
                                                                                        Carlos Millan  7 months back

                                                                                        Awesome Domino video! Watched it yesterday. I think you should revisit the oscillating/twisting effect as they topple. Just to see if it wasn't causal to the initial uneven push, which seemed biased towards one side, possibly starting the chained oscillation? Or whether the oscillation is intrinsic to the wave-like energy propagation from an overall even push. If it's not an artifact introduced by the uneven push, then the oscillation is eerily similar to a descriptive electromagnetic propagation. Give it a more controlled environment!

                                                                                        • Jacob Godin
                                                                                          Jacob Godin  7 months back

                                                                                          Well the acceleration at the beginning can be explained by the fact that when you push the first domino with the stick, that gives less energy than the dominoes falling onto the next ones further on. So at the beginning its building up energy until it somehow gets consistent

                                                                                          • Seamour Butts
                                                                                            Seamour Butts  8 months back

                                                                                            I know why the heavier dominos move faster. If the force it is pushed at is the same. The mass affects it because Force= Mass *Acceleration. If the Acceleration is the same ( the force of which the domino is being pushed at ), mass is the only variable, so if the mass is greater, the force will greater as well so the speed at which the Lego moves is greater.

                                                                                            • Mark Hadfield
                                                                                              Mark Hadfield  8 months back

                                                                                              Use some sort of piston to topple the dominoes at the top speed of the dominoes.

                                                                                              • AppleCider
                                                                                                AppleCider  8 months back

                                                                                                3:50 1512 hours is 63 days.
                                                                                                7 days (24 hours) times 12 hours is 288 hours
                                                                                                7 times 12 hours is 84 hours which is pretty cool.