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1,200 human mattress dominoes set a Guinness World Record

On March 22, 2016, it took 13 minutes and 38 seconds for 1,200 'human mattress dominoes' -- meaning humans falling with mattresses like dominoes -- to topple in the largest human mattress domino chain on record. The w...

Science Extras from Jiwi’s (Rube Goldberg) Machines

A YouTube series that hearkens back to characters and situations from old silent films, Jiwi's Machines mixes a love for Rube Goldberg Machines with an ode to comedy greats like Charlie Chaplin or Buster Keaton. T...

3 Guinness World Records – Disc Cases, Stick Bomb, & Domino Wall

An Austrian Domino Art team of 22 Austrian, German, and Swiss builders went after not one, but three Guinness World Record chain reactions at a March 22nd, 2016 event that took four days to set up. The record breaking...

Biisuke Ball’s Big Adventure – Pitagora Suitchi

Biisuke is a little red ball who must go on a big adventure to save his brothers Biita and Biigoro after they're imprisoned in the high tower of a Rube Goldberg Machine. "Here we go, Biisuke Ball, sneaking into the en...

The Dresser – Joseph Herscher

An alarm clock goes off. Dropping it in a glass of water will silence the alarm. The weight of the glass also triggers a machine which helps the user get dressed... Shirt, pants, vest, socks, shoes... and don't fo...

Spirals and rainbows built from 17,500 dominoes

From domino aficionado Flippycat, watch dominoes fall into colorful spirals, circles, and twisting patterns in this series of 10 domino and mini-domino setups. We also love that there are blooper clips at the end. ...

Guinness World Record – The largest popsicle stick chain reaction

According to Austrian Domino Art, the Tulln Domino Team of Austria set a Guinness World Record on March 30, 2015 for the largest stick bomb, also known as a popsicle stick chain reaction. The total: 30,849 sticks in ...

A homemade Pitagora Suitchi (Pythagora Switch) device collection

As huge fans of Rube Goldberg machines, we've tried to make our own Pitagora Suitchi-style contraptions before, but are still working towards the kind of success that YouTuber 10813panaki has had. Watch this collectio...

Most mini-dominoes toppled – Guinness World Record

Eighty times smaller and 100 times lighter than standard size dominoes, mini dominoes must be set up with tweezers, quite a challenge for these two domino enthusiasts. Sinners Domino Entertainment captured this set up...

FlippyCat’s Spectacular Domino Rally Stunt Screenlink

Domino enthusiast Flippycat uses a huge collection of Domino Rally sets to screen link this longer chain reaction together -- 35 scenes total (all listed here in the notes). Screenlinks are separate tricks that are ed...

How to make a Popsicle Stick Chain Reaction

Have you seen that crazy popsicle stick chain reaction video in the archives? This Sick Science tutorial explains how to make it.

Pitagora Suitchi – 9 minutes of Japanese Rube Goldberg machines

We love Rube Goldberg machines, and have posted about these short films from Japan’s NHK educational TV show, Pitagora Suitchi (PythagoraSwitch) before, so it’s no surprise that t...

Screenlinked Dominoes

Between 20,000 to 25,000 dominoes fall in short scenes called “screenlinks” — separate tricks that are then edited together to make it look like one longer setup. Filmed by two domino artists, half of the tricks were ...

World record for the largest domino toppled in a chain

In August, 2009, Stefan Schöppers and his team succeeded in breaking the world record for the largest domino toppled in a chain that begins with a “regular”-size domino. Their largest domino, shown in the ...

275,000 Dominoes – A spiraling 2013 world record

275,000 dominoes toppled toward a new Guinness World Record with the help of German company Sinners Domino Entertainment: Last Friday we successfully toppled 272,297 out of 277,275 dominoes under the theme “E...

The most amazing thing about domino chain reactions

A domino can knock over the next domino at about 1.5x larger (perhaps 2x larger) and this instant video classic from 2009 is a great example of this chain reaction. Watch University of Toronto’s Professor Steph...

Book Domino Chain World Record at the Seattle Public Library

Two college student designers (Luke Greenway and Laura D’Asaro), 27 volunteers, seven hours of work, five attempts, and 2,131 books mixed together at the Seattle Public Library to create the longest book domino chain...

OK Go: This Too Shall Pass (2010)

Even if you’ve seen This Too Shall Pass, the 2010 instant classic from inventive band Ok Go, it’s a great video to watch again (and again). With the help of SyynLabs, director James Frost, and the suppor...

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