Physics Simulation Of 55,000 Planks Collapsing

October 12, 2017


This is a short, slow-motion physics simulation created by Youtuber Xepher of 55,000 individual Jenga-style planks collapsing. It took twelve days to render. I'm not sure if that's because it's so complex, or if Xepher was using a pocket calculator to do the rendering. Is that really how all those planks would collapse? I'm not sure, I haven't finished my own calculations yet. Although right now I'm leaning towards only pretending to solve some equations while I actually doodle a penta-breasted alien chick and just say yes. What can I say, I'm a mathematician at heart. But only at heart, not at all in real life.

Keep going for the video.

  • Can we see a video of all the people who made "planking" videos popular collapsing? Like into a volcano or something for instance?

  • GeneralDisorder

    Sounds doable. Just like your... awe, nevermind.

  • DAD!!?!

  • fcpw

    Somehow the physics don't look completely correct. As someone who knocked down wood block towers for a living as a kid I would expect at least a few pieces to go wildly flying away.

  • Doog

    I swear if anyone makes this about a 9/11 conspiracy I'm going home.

  • Doog


    I can't believe I've never seen this before. Thank you. I've never before wished that I had more than one 'up vote' to give. "WTF! Ejected debris!"

  • Jenness

    Well, they did collapse right into themselves like the towers..... *snickers*

  • TheQiwiMan


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