MNHS Science Teacher and 'Domino Wizard' Robert Speca Featured On CBS

CBS' Steve Hartman features Marple Newtown High School science teacher and 'Domino Wizard' Robert Speca and the Rube Goldberg Club, a domino club at the high school.

NEWTOWN SQUARE–CBS correspondent Steve Hartman recently visited as an homage to the late CBS correspondent Charles Kuralt’s segment of "On the Road" by revisiting some of the special places and people he visited during his time for the segment.

And one of those special people that Kuralt visited was in 1983 and none other than Marple Newtown High School science teacher Robert Speca. But Speca isn't your ordinary science teacher.

Speca is a special celebrity to the students at Marple Newtown and to the Rube Goldberg Club, a domino club at the high school. Hartman highlights the club and follows Speca teaching the students about domino topping as well as going beyond and performing a 'Mattress Toppling' performance.

Speca is also known as the 'Domino King' and was rightfully given that title after pioneering Domino Toppling–before the craze of Domino Toppling–and winning the Guiness Book of World Records five times for the category.

According to Speca's website, some of his domino creations have included special effects known as "The Tarzan Swing," "Bahama Tom Inverted Cascade Slide for Life," and "Six Days Till Sunday."

Speca has already had several stints on air for his domino creations, including The Tonight Show, The Late Show with Davd Letterman, Ellen Degeneres, and Mister Rogers.

Beth Samans Weiner April 19, 2012 at 03:04 PM
Both my kids have/had Bob Specca as their science teacher at MNHS. He makes science fun for them! He's an amazing teacher and this is a wonderful story. Thanks for sharing!


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