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Have You Seen This? 15K domino chain reaction

Posted September 14

REACTION TOWN — A professional domino builder spent 25 hours over eight days setting up 15,000 dominoes, and the results are spectacular.

YouTube user Havesh5 built and impressive structure of spirals that both intertwine and stack on top of each other. She dubbed the structure “The Amazing Triple Spiral,” but I would argue there are four spirals. Three of the spirals intertwine, and the fourth independently falling spiral is stacked on top of another.

However many layers you see, the spiral structure basically what that means is it’s a miracle she could set it up without knocking it down every 30 seconds (like I would), and it’s a testament to her planning and skill that the vibrations from the chain reaction don’t knock out other parts of the structure before its time.

From science experiments to Rube Goldberg machines, us humans certainly love a good chain reaction, and massive domino set ups certainly fall into that category. But, let’s be honest — domino chain reactions are cool and all, but they would be nothing without the sound they make when they fall. That continuous click of the dominoes is supremely satisfying.

If you enjoy watching this video, you most certainly will enjoy watching the same video in reverse here. Sound included.

According to her YouTube channel, Havesh5 has been building dominoes for almost 10 years and owns about 60,000 dominoes. “The Amazing Triple Spiral" is the third largest solo structure she has built. See more of her solo and collaborative builds on her YouTube Channel.

Martha Ostergar is the former Video Productions Manager of KSL.com. She has moved on to write elsewhere, but she can't seem to break her habit of cruising the internet for amazing videos and writing about them. Follow her on Twitter at @monstergar.

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