May 14, 2012
Here’s a little fact that doesn’t seem overly interesting at first: A tipping domino can knock over another domino that is about 1.5 times bigger than it is.
But here is the astounding implication: If you start with a tiny domino — only 5 millimeters tall — and then set up a series of dominoes, each 1.5 times larger than the previous one, in fewer than 30 blocks, you will have a domino as large as The Empire State Building, which will crash to the ground as a result of tipping the tiny block over.
Check it out…
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