What is Dominos?

Dominos is a business that focuses on providing food to customers. Its main products include pizza, appetizers, pastas and cakes. The company also offers delivery services. Its website enables customers to order products online. The company’s headquarters are in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Its employees work in various departments such as finance, human resources, information technology and research and development. Domino’s is always looking for ways to improve its services and develop new ones. For example, they have partnered with Starship Technologies to develop a robot that can deliver pizzas within a one-mile radius.

A domino is a small rectangular wood or plastic block with a textured surface and marked with an arrangement of spots similar to those on dice. Each face of a domino has two squares, one with an identifying mark and the other blank. These identifying marks, called pips, may be of any number and type. A domino is also sometimes referred to as a bone, cards, men or pieces.

The most common dominoes are made from pressed clay or resin, but they can be produced in a variety of other materials including wood (usually walnut or mahogany), stone and metal. These more traditional sets typically have a more elegant look and feel, and are generally heavier in weight than polymer sets. They are often more expensive, as well.

When a player draws tiles from the domino pile, they are normally placed on-edge so that only the top side can be seen by other players. This allows the players to see the value of their own tiles, but they cannot see the value of any other player’s tiles. The first player, normally determined by the drawing of lots or the holder of the heaviest hand, places a domino on the table. It is then the players’ turn to place another domino on the table positioning it so that its end shows a number. If a player plays a domino with the result that both ends of the chain show the same number, this is called “stitching up” the ends.

When the chains are extended to very long lengths, they can be used as building blocks for complex effects and reactions, such as giant-size dominoes toppling over each other in a spectacular display. These events are usually performed before an audience in a domino show, with builders competing to create the most impressive and imaginative domino effect or reaction. The world record for the longest domino chain is a 290-foot (90-meter) chain built by the American acrobat Salima Peippo in 2008. Dominoes are also frequently used as components in Rube Goldberg machines and other mechanical devices.