Domino is a type of game that involves placing domino tiles on a table or other surface and then jumping over them one at a time in a chain reaction. Each domino has a value written on either side that ranges from six pips to none or blank. These values are called ends, and each end must match another to form a complete chain. Dominos are often used for positional games where a player must build up long lines of tiles.
The physical phenomenon that makes dominoes fall is called inertia. Each domino has a certain amount of energy stored in it, and until there is a force that pushes on it, the domino remains unmoved. Once a domino is pushed over, however, that potential energy becomes kinetic energy and the domino starts to slide across the surface it’s on, generating friction that converts some of that kinetic energy into heat and sound. The kinetic energy is then passed on to the next domino, which causes it to topple in turn, and so on.
Hevesh has made her name by building intricate domino arrangements that take several nail-biting minutes to complete. Her largest designs involve 76,017 dominos and can weigh up to 100 pounds. Hevesh credits physics for her success in the art of dominoes. She says the key factor is gravity, which pulls each domino toward the ground once it’s knocked over. This force is what creates the “domino effect,” she explains, and it’s what allows each new domino to cascade into the next one in her elaborate arrangements.
Domino’s Pizza CEO Steve Doyle has a different way of looking at the Domino effect. He sees it as a way to improve the company’s customer service. Doyle and the company’s previous CEO have been emphasizing the importance of listening to customers and addressing their complaints.
In addition to Domino’s customer service initiatives, the company has also been experimenting with a purpose-built pizza delivery vehicle and drone delivery. While these are just a few of the many Domino’s projects, they all have one thing in common: they are designed to help customers get their pizza faster.
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