Domino is a small tile with a line down the middle that divides it into two square halves. Each half has a series of dots, called pips, which represent numbers ranging from 0 (or blank) to 6. Dominoes can come in any color and are typically white with black pips, but they can also be made in other combinations.
Dominoes are used in a wide variety of games. Some involve blocking or scoring points; others require creative thinking, such as arranging tiles in a curved line to make an image or playing a game where the last domino must touch a specific spot before the rest fall. The game has become so popular that it’s often featured in movies and TV shows, as well as for private parties and public events.
Lily Hevesh began playing with dominoes when she was 9 years old. Her grandparents had the classic 28-piece set and she loved lining them up in straight or curved lines, flicking the first one, then watching the entire line fall, domino by domino. Today, Hevesh creates mind-blowing domino setups for events and movie shoots. Her YouTube channel, Hevesh5, has more than 2 million subscribers.
Hevesh has learned a lot through trial and error as she has perfected her art. She begins each project by creating a model, which she films in slow motion to catch any problems. Once the model is correct, she puts together the biggest 3-D sections. After that, she builds the flat arrangements and finally the domino chains that connect them all together.
The history of domino is somewhat unclear, although it appears that the name comes from the French word domination, which means control or power. The game first became popular in Italy and Austria around the early 18th century, then spread to southern Germany and France. By the end of the decade, it was a fad throughout Europe. The game spread to the United States in the early 1960s as the Eisenhower administration increased its support of Ngo Dinh Diem’s regime in South Vietnam and non-communist forces fighting a civil war in Laos.
Today, Domino’s is a large company with more than 200 stores worldwide. The success of the chain is due in part to its emphasis on listening to customers and staying close to its core values. A key value is “Champion Our Customers.” This means that the company listens to its customers and tries to meet their needs.
In addition to focusing on customer service, Domino’s is also at the forefront of new technology. It’s experimenting with different ways to deliver pizzas, including drones and robots that can order for customers. These advancements help the company keep its reputation as a fast delivery service. They’re also designed to appeal to millennials, who are Domino’s primary target audience. It’s no wonder that Domino’s is considered a leader in the pizza industry.