12 Satisfying Videos of Dominoes Falling

Much like a delicious meal, domino shows take a very long time to prepare and are finished in the blink of an eye. But (also like a delicious meal) the payoff is often worth it—few things are as satisfying as watching a line of dominoes collapse. To that end, we've compiled some of the more elaborate and unique chain reactions out there for your enjoyment.

1. A very tall tower 

The Guinness World Record for highest domino structure belongs to builders Michael Hoermann and Philipp Zimmermann. The duo used two cranes, 8044 dominoes, and a lot of patience to build a 10-meter-tall tower. Their first attempt boasted a whopping 18,000 domino pieces, but the structure toppled prematurely and the team had to start over. 

2. Starry night 

It took 7000 dominoes and 11 hours to create, but in the end, YouTube user FlippyCat created a masterpiece. Or at least, the domino version of van Gogh's masterpiece, Starry Night

3. The largest pyramid 

German builder Kevin Pöhls successfully built the largest domino 3D pyramid in the world, but not before knocking over his first attempt, comprised of 14,000 pieces. The final product included an impressive 15,022 pieces.

4. A variety of tricks 

YouTube users Hevesh5 and Millionendollarboy combined efforts to create a compilation of domino tricks. They include extra materials, including marbles, popsicle sticks, and masking tape, to create a truly novel spectacle. 

5. Musical dominoes

A-Trak and Tommy Trash’s music video for Tuna Melt puts the mesmerizing power of dominoes to work. The pieces, which get mixed in with toast, fall throughout an apartment in elaborate set-ups.

6. The Simpsons 

YouTube user BerserkerBerlin created an impressive compilation of domino mosaics featuring the entire Simpsons family.

7. Rainbows and cartoons characters 

Another video supplied by YouTube user Hevesh5: The artist, along with ShanesDominoez, SuperMarMarMan1, and Builder Bros, created this impressive set-up for the Brattleboro Museum & Arts Center. The team placed the 30,000 pieces in just two days.

8. The most domino pieces fallen 

From 1998 to 2009, Endemol Netherlands held Domino Day, during which teams came together to break the Guinness World Record for most dominoes toppled by a group. The event was televised and almost always successful (2007 was a failure). The last attempt knocked down more than 4,491,863 pieces, and is still the record holder today.

9. Dominoes throughout the year 

Sinners Domino Entertainment created a complex labyrinth of dominoes that managed to break three Guinness World Records, including most dominoes toppled underwater by a team. Various mosaics and props represent the holidays and seasons in a year (a ghost for Halloween, a beach ball for summer, etc). In total, 472,209 pieces were knocked over.

10. Comics and cartoons 

This themed event took a week to prepare and two days to clean up. There were 155,555 pieces set up in total. 

11. Giant outdoor dominoes 

Station House Opera kickstarted the 2013 Metropolis Festival with 7000 breeze blocks falling through Copenhagen for almost two miles. The giant blocks were placed on streets, sidewalks, and in locations such as the National Museum, Copenhagen Cathedral, and the town hall.

12. The domino effect 

A domino can knock over another domino about one-and-a-half to two times its size. University of Toronto’s Professor Stephen Morris demonstrates how a tiny domino can knock over a much larger piece via chain reaction. 

BONUS: Popsicle sticks 

Dominoes aren't the only material you can use to create an entertaining chain reaction. By weaving popsicle sticks together, you create a tension in the wood. Releasing the weave converts the sticks' potential energy into kinetic energy, making them burst apart. 

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The Most Searched Shows on Netflix in 2017, By State

Orange is the New Black is the new black, at least as far as Netflix viewers are concerned. The women-in-prison dramedy may have premiered in 2013, but it’s still got viewers hooked. Just as they did in 2017, took a deep dive into Netflix analytics using Google Trends to find out which shows people in each state were searching Netflix for throughout the year. While there was a little bit of crossover between 2016 and 2017, new series like American Vandal and Mindhunter gave viewers a host of new content. But that didn’t stop Orange is the New Black from dominating the map; it was the most searched show in 15 states.

Coming in at a faraway second place was American Vandal, a new true crime satire that captured the attention of five states (Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Wisconsin). Even more impressive is the fact that the series premiered in mid-September, meaning that it found a large and rabid audience in a very short amount of time.

Folks in Alaska, Colorado, and Oregon were all destined to be disappointed; Star Trek: Discovery was the most searched-for series in each of these states, but it’s not yet available on Netflix in America (you’ve got to get CBS All Access for that, folks). Fourteen states broke the mold a bit with shows that were unique to their state only; this included Big Mouth in Delaware, The Keepers in Maryland, The OA in Pennsylvania, GLOW in Rhode Island, and Black Mirror in Hawaii.

Check out the map above to see if your favorite Netflix binge-watch matches up with your neighbors'. For more detailed findings, visit

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Monthly Internet Costs in Every Country

Thanks to the internet, people around the world can conduct global research, trade tips, and find faraway friends without ever leaving their couch. Not everyone pays the same price for these digital privileges, though, according to new data visualizations spotted by Thrillist.

To compare internet user prices in each country, cost information site created a series of maps. The data comes courtesy of English market research consultancy BDRC and, which teamed up to analyze 3351 broadband packages in 196 nations between August 18, 2017 and October 12, 2017.

In the U.S., for example, the average cost for internet service is $66 per month. That’s substantially more than what browsers pay in neighboring Mexico ($27) and Canada ($55). Still, we don’t have it bad compared to either Namibia or Burkina Faso, where users shell out a staggering $464 and $924, respectively, for monthly broadband access. In fact, internet in the U.S. is far cheaper than what residents in 113 countries pay, including those in Saudi Arabia ($84), Indonesia ($72), and Greenland ($84).

On average, internet costs in Asia and Russia tend to be among the lowest, while access is prohibitively expensive in sub-Saharan Africa and in certain parts of Oceania. As for the world’s cheapest internet, you’ll find it in Ukraine and Iran.

Check out the maps below for more broadband insights, or view’s full findings here.

Map of Internet costs in each country created by information site

Map of Internet costs in each country created by information site

Map of Internet costs in each country created by information site

Map of Internet costs in each country created by information site

Map of Internet costs in each country created by information site

[h/t Thrillist]


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