Tetriminos: that’s what the little Tetris pieces are called. And now we FINALLY have a way to calculate how many Tetriminos it would take to build your house.
Over on Movoto.com, a blog fashioning itself as “the lighter side of real estate,” sits a specimen of human ingenuity called Tetris Your House. It’s a simple calculator wherein you enter the square footage of your house, followed by its number of floors. A brief period of what I can only assume are highly advanced calculations takes place and then – boom – you get your answer.
As a character from a movie about Tetris that steals a line from a movie about Facebook should almost certainly say, “A house made of a million Tetriminos isn’t cool. You know what’s cool? A billion Tetriminos.” Also, a billion Tetriminos would be enough to build a two-floor, 1730 square-foot house. Maybe it’s not the biggest house in the world, but it’s yours. And, it’s made of Tetriminos, which can only improve the resale value by a factor of one skillion.
Some mind-bending thought went into figuring out how to convert the Tetriminos of the Game Boy version of Tetris into actual mass, but the short answer is that each cube of each Tetrimino would measure 0.097 inches square (the skinny “I” piece is made of four cubes, for reference).
Use the Tetris Your House calculator below or hop over to Movoto to see how many Tetriminos it’d take to make your house.