The Domino theory of Dominos

December 18, 2006 | By | 2 Replies More

I’ve been fighting two consecutive colds over the past ten days, so I’ve pulled back a bit on my writing. 

Yesterday I spent some time looking for some interesting videos with my six-year old daughter.  We both enjoy setting up strings of dominos and letting them fall.  I didn’t realize, though, that the orchestrating of domino strings has been raised to such a high art form.  This year, Time Magazine’s Person of the Year is you, as in  Thanks to you, we were able to find these entertaining videos.

Without further ado:

Here’s an amazing domino-pool table combo.

And why mess with dominoes at all?  Note the clever transitions  between rooms of this house.  It’s a great show.  I loved the toast (you’ll see what I mean).

Here’s a beer commercial involving human dominos. 

Or you can just stick with coins. 

And here’s the most dramatic “kinetic art” display of all.   Check out the demos too.  


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Category: Humor, Whimsy

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Scholar says:

    We need to keep all you Atheists healthy. I would like to offer a few health tips which I have adopted over the years. Of course, I am not a doctor, these are just things which have seemed to stave off disease and reduce sickness in me. Some of it is common sense, but some of it is contrary to common practice, and some of it seems weird or perhaps trivial, but these small things seem to be enough (since I never get sick anymore).

    1. After taking a bath or shower, always use Q-tips to dry your ears and ear canals. I can't explain all the science behind it, but this seems to reduce the stress on the body in terms of energy expended to dry itself, especially the ear canals which stay damp too long without Q-tips/cotton swabs.

    2. Follow an exercise routine to be done at least once a week. It doesn't have to be ridiculous, just something to get your blood flowing. Also, stretching, and light exercise should be performed daily. For example, I try and walk my dog everyday, and then once or twice a week I jog on one of those fitness trails where they have stretching/strengthening stations every 50 meters.

    3. After any physical activity in which become sweaty, or even damp in terms of your undershirt, you must get out of the damp clothes as quickly as possible and take a hot shower. Then, you need to dry well after the shower, making sure to dry your body and hair completely (don't forget Q-tips either).

    4. Drink plenty of milk, water, juice, but not too much soda. If I ever feel like I might be getting a sore throat or just kinda feel like I might be getting sick, I quickly drink 3 cups of a half OJ/half water mix with a splash of lime or lemon juice.

    5. Rather than lie down to rest if I sense a chill coming on, I instead take a 10 minute jog, then take a long steam bath. (If you have a fever, I don't recommend physical activity, at this point you may need real medicine).

    6. For ailments such as headache or muscle strains/injury I recommend Advil (ibuprofen).

    7. Diet is important to keep in mind, amino acids (protein) and vitamins and minerals are essential. Make sure you get some vegetables too (not just fruit) such as spinach and carrots into your diet. If you find yourself sick often, you may want to try incorporating some more variation in your diet. For example, I heard of a weightlifter who ate 30 chicken breasts a day, but could not keep his muscle mass up. The key was that while he was getting enough calories, he was missing just a few of the important amino acids (proteins) that the body needs. After switching to just 20 chicken breasts and adding a couple of *red meat* steaks a day, he was back in top form.

    8. Cleanliness, hand washing, wiping down the refridgerator door handle. Keep in mind that warm water should be used to wash hands, and followed by drying with a sterile paper towel. *Do Not* use the dishrag to dry your hands. The dish rag stays wet, grows and harbours mold, bacteria, enough to make you sick. In fact, just throw away the dish rag, and that smelly sponge.

    [Note from Admin: Thanks Scholar.  But I'm not going to eat even 20 chicken breasts per day.   As far as germs, there are two schools of thought at the law firm where I work.   Many people fear germs, going so far as to use acrobatic poses in order to exit the restroom pulling open the door with a paper towel, then tossing the paper towel backward into a waste receptical.  The other school of thought is held mainly by one eccentric guy who says "Bring it on!"  He thinks that exposure to more germs generally strengthens his immune system.]

  2. Erich Vieth says:

    Have you ever set up a string of dominoes and watched them fall into one another. Sure you have, but you’ve never set up dominoes like THIS. Phenomenal display.

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