SCIENCE
09/18/2013 03:26 pm ET Updated Sep 18, 2013

'Retro Encabulator' Is So Simple... Einstein MIGHT Understand (VIDEO)

A major manufacturer has put the finishing touches on, well, a huge new gizmo that does something really awesome, and couldn't be easier to understand and use. And while we totally get exactly what it is, just in case you might need a little help grokking the sinusoidal encasements of the dingle arm or other fine points of the "Retro Encabulator," a company pitchman is here to hold your hand in the video above.

Posted online by rlcarnes, the hilariously tongue-in-cheek video features a fictional machine that harkens back to the Turbo Encabulator, an engineering-themed joke that has been a source of amusement within the scientific community since 1944.

Of course, anyone with doctorates in electrical engineering and quantum physics hardly needs the video to understand how the non-reversal tremmy pipe connects to the differential girdle spring. It's not like it's rocket science or anything.

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