Video Of The Week — 76,017 Dominoes Chain Reaction Sets New Guinness World Record

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76,017 domino formation smashes Guinness World Record (Photo Credit: YouTube screen capture)

Since 2015, members of the Incredible Science Machine have been mesmerizing fans with their complex chain reactions using tens of thousands of dominoes and props. This year was no exception. On March 23, the team set into motion their latest spell-binding creation that culminated in the toppling of a massive centerpiece comprising 76,017 dominoes.

It took the 18 experts — hailing from four different countries — ten days and over 1,800 hours to set up the live art installation that was divided into several sections, each representing a continent. However, it was well worth it. In addition to impressing the audience gathered to watch the event in Westland, Michigan, the structure also smashed the Guinness World Record for “Most dominoes toppled in a circle bomb/circle field.” The previous record was held by Germany’s Sinner Domino Entertainment, which built a 54,321 dominoes circle in 2014.

Entire installation comprised 250,000 dominos (Photo Credit: Guinness World Records -YouTube screen capture)

The group’s leader, 22-year-old domino artist Steve Price, says, “I started the Incredible Science Machine to create the first opportunity in North America for domino and chain reaction artists to work together on a large scale project that would introduce domino art to a large live and online audience.” The team hopes the domino installations will inspire kids to take up the craft and help increase their interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) related subjects.

Resources: Guinnessworldrecords.com,dailymail.co.uk

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  • hamster_lover
    hamster_loverFriday, December 15, 2017 at 10:59 am
    how long did that take to set up ????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    • hah barhFriday, December 15, 2017 at 9:54 am
      cool
      • coolFriday, December 15, 2017 at 6:35 am
        cool
        • dat_boi_here
          dat_boi_hereFriday, December 15, 2017 at 6:09 am
          OMG SO COOL!
          • Derpyfrog7Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 3:52 pm
            I can't believe that they used rube goldberg to start the domino chain reaction!!!!! SSSSOOOOOOO CCCOOOOOLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!
            • caidenThursday, December 14, 2017 at 3:32 pm
              that is cool i like dominoes
              • maidenThursday, December 14, 2017 at 3:30 pm
                that is awsome i like domenoes
                • n Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 3:04 pm
                  nice
                  • dogo12369
                    dogo12369Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 12:22 pm
                    this is cool right.
                    • zucchini guyThursday, December 14, 2017 at 10:39 am
                      i can make even better that is basic
                      • greenbeanfire
                        greenbeanfireFriday, December 15, 2017 at 5:58 am
                        i bet you wouldn't know were to start

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