novel and unusual use for dominoes is domino stacking, where you try to
balance as many domino tiles as you can on top of one another but with
all of them being ultimately supported by one single vertical tile.
domino toppling, it takes a lot of patience,
perseverance and dedication to master the skill of domino stacking. You
need a steady hand and a lot of
painstaking concentration to balance each tile
precariously on the next. Once completed, though, they do look pretty
impressive. Try it yourself and see how many tiles you can manage to do.
The Guiness Book of World Records has
recognised domino stacking records since 1986 The first stacks
made consisted of a few dozen tiles but then progressed to hundreds and
now they are numbered at over a thousand.
However, there are a number of rules that must be
followed in the pursuit of domino stacking and to be recognised
All the tiles must be of standard commercial size and weight.
The minimum size allowed is: 39mm x 19mm x 7mm (1
9/16 inch x 3/4 inch x 1/4 inch.
The initial bottom tile in the stack must be
standing vertically upright and supporting all the others.
The other dominoes balancing on the vertical
upright tile, must be placed horizontally.
There must be no adhesives used.
Once completed, the stack of dominoes must
remain standing for at least one hour afterwards.
Current World Record
Sinners Domino Entertainment stacked
1,055 dominoes in Budingen, Germany on 12th August 2014
There are also recognised World
Records for stacking dominoes on top of one another within a short set time limit,
like 30 seconds, and 1 minute. Speed domino stacking records are
obviously much lower than the untimed one but still impressive
given how swiftly they must be built, although speed domino
stacking formations don't have to be balanced on one single tile.