Domino Effect

Domino Effect

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Updated Sep 19, 2022 at 06:47AM EDT by Aidan Walker.

Added Dec 19, 2018 at 02:47PM EST by Philipp.

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Domino Effect, also known as Slippery Slope, is an image macro series featuring a photograph of a man pushing the first tile in a row of domino pieces that gradually increase in size. The images typically feature object labels illustrating how a small initial event may eventually cause significant consequences.


On October 4th, 2009, YouTuber Stephen Morris posted an educational video showcasing a chain reaction of falling dominoes that subsequently increased in size (shown below)

On July 24th, 2018, Redditor [1] rabbitflyer5 posted an object-labeled version of the image in the /r/PrincetonPhysMemes subreddit (shown below).



In December 2018, a still image of Morris preparing to set off the chain reaction gained popularity as an object-labeling meme. On December 6th, 2018, Redditor liamowen30 posted a labeled image to /r/dankmemes[2] subreddit. Within two weeks, the post gained over 21,700 upvotes.

Becoming homeless Me "I don't need tb.lgo to class"

On December 7th, 2018, Redditor[3] anarchy-retreat reposted liamowen30's image to /r/MemeEconomy, encouraging to use it as a meme template. The post gained more than 36,400 upvotes over a two-week period.

Later on the same day, Redditor[4] RottenMind62 posted an expanded template to /r/MemeEconomy (shown below).

Following the popularity of the initial posts, other versions of the meme appeared on /r/dankmemes[5] and other subreddits, Instagram[6] and other social networks.

Finding diamonds Punching trees @humanity.gone26 Rejecting a guy application to Art School Death of ISIS Me scratching my balls today at 6:04 PM BECOMINGA NAZI SUBSCRIBING TO PEWDIEPIE

Various Examples

WW1 ng some guy in a ca Almost causing a Nuclear Holocaust and ending humanity Cold War WWII Treaty of Versailles Killing some guy in a car 200 million kill streak biting a auy's toe he death of admiral ackbar Padmes desire to ave sex with a lave kid F------ a body pillow I'll just watch one anime, I'm not onna become a weeb Fighting a Dragon in a differen dimension Punching Tree

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