Dominoes, the little rectangular pieces of wood with one or more dots on each end, are a great way to pass the time. They can be arranged in straight lines or curved, to form pictures that fall when pushed over, or to create walls of dominoes stacked to reach sky-high heights. They can also be used to make a grid that forms numbers or letters. Imagination is the limit for how domino can be used, but it’s important to be aware of the physics involved when creating a domino design. For example, it takes only a slight push for the first domino to tip over the next one, which then tips the next, and so on until the entire arrangement falls over in an almost instantaneous chain reaction.

The chain effect of domino is a wonderful illustration of how tiny actions can lead to large outcomes. In writing, it’s a useful concept to keep in mind when developing a story. Every plot beat in a novel must be properly spaced, so that the action doesn’t feel overly long (heavy on details and minutiae) or too short (leaving a reader wanting to see the next challenge or goal quickly). Just like domino constructions, stories need scenes that advance the hero closer to (or farther away from) the final goal.

In the 1950s, Domino’s grew quickly by placing franchise locations in the right places. They placed their pizzerias near college campuses, where they could attract students looking for quick food. This strategy fueled their growth, resulting in over 200 locations by 1978.

While Domino’s is known for pizza, they also have a variety of other foods available. Their menu includes sandwiches, pastas, and even cakes. They also offer delivery. Domino’s is currently experimenting with new ways to deliver pizza, including drones and self-driving cars.

Domino is a popular game that can be played by two or more players. The objective of the game is to score points by laying dominoes end to end with the exposed ends touching (one’s touch ones, two’s touch two’s, and so on). If the dots on the exposed ends total a multiple of five the player is awarded those points.

The earliest mention of dominoes dates back to the 1120 CE Chu sz yam (Investigations on the Traditions of All Things). It stated that dominoes were invented by a statesman who presented them to the Emperor Hui Tsung.

The earliest dominoes were made of clay, and the first set was probably developed in Europe, possibly in Venice or Naples in the 18th Century. Today’s dominoes are made of wood or other materials. The most popular sets have 28 tiles, but many people play with larger sets.