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Great War Ace Inactive Member06 May 2016 5:04 p.m. PST

New to me!

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Great War Ace Inactive Member06 May 2016 5:17 p.m. PST

Imagine the strain during the hours and hours of setup? Not for any but the young (and thoroughly insane).

And chiropractors must love this sort of thing (all those crinked necks from the strain of holding your arms out in frozen, unnatural positions for days).

How many times did they knock something down before they got it finally set up? Imagine the disturbed sleep, the nightmares, before "showtime".

A tremor, a heavy vehicle rumbling by outside, could ruin your whole half a fortnight. So the venue would have to be carefully chosen to dispel that danger.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP06 May 2016 5:55 p.m. PST

Very nice.
Now clean up that mess you made before your father gets home.

Personal logo Bowman Supporting Member of TMP06 May 2016 7:07 p.m. PST

Why is it the "Incredible Science Machine"?

This one is not as sexy but explains the science:

A 2 billionfold conversion of potential energy into kinetic energy.

Now a question for the engineers or physicists out there. What is the final energy amplification on the 29 domino sequence that has the Empire State Building as the last domino?

JSchutt07 May 2016 12:04 p.m. PST

So….who says "science" is not commercialized. Looked like one big commercialized moment to me.

Personal logo Bowman Supporting Member of TMP07 May 2016 4:30 p.m. PST

So….who says "science" is not commercialized. Looked like one big commercialized moment to me.

Oh please. This was put together by high school and university students. Mainly funded by the Zeal Credit Union. A local Michigan bank. Other sponsors got their names written out by the dominos. Hardly the bastardization of "Science" by the corporate world.

Look, there are serious issues with the increase in privately funded research within all fields of science. This ain't one of them.

Parzival07 May 2016 6:48 p.m. PST

Mesmerizing. And kudos to the young scientists who built the whole thing!

Mithmee Supporting Member of TMP09 May 2016 12:38 p.m. PST

There where still things standing.

Great War Ace Inactive Member09 May 2016 6:37 p.m. PST

I saw that too. Nothing's perfect….

Personal logo Bowman Supporting Member of TMP10 May 2016 12:42 p.m. PST

But it didn't appear to stop the chain reaction. I noticed one of the collapsing buildings not fully coming down, but it did trigger the dominos to continue fallling further.

Personal logo Bowman Supporting Member of TMP12 May 2016 9:07 a.m. PST

I'm a bit disappointed that no one has answered my question from May 6. I'd like to be shown how the math works.

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