Size doesn't matter

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Even the smallest thing which we consider unimportant can make a huge difference in the world.

The smallest can effect change

The physics

A domino can knock over another domino about 1.5x larger than itself. A chain of dominos of increasing size makes a kind of mechanical chain reaction that starts with a tiny push and knocks down an impressively large domino.

Original idea by Lorne Whitehead, American Journal of Physics, Vol. 51, page 182 (1983).

See and for sophisticated discussions of the physics.

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