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Rube Goldberg Machine

Prepare Yourself For The Slowest Rube Goldberg Machine Ever

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 10.28.2015 | Comedy

This week, the innovative folks at Field Day recruit director and inventor Bob Partington to show off his amazing Rube Goldberg machine -- potentially...

This Video Of An Unimpressed Baby And Cat Duo Has A Perfect Ending

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 06.11.2014 | Parents

A baby's first years are full of monumental firsts. There's the first word, the first walk, and possibly the first time seeing a Rube Goldberg machine...

Animation Is a Rube Goldberg Machine

Shawn Forno | Posted 08.03.2014 | Arts
Shawn Forno

It's not just that they're indescribably cool or painstaking to make -- no, Rube Goldbergs are so captivating because they're animation that happens in the real world.

Music History And Rube Goldberg Machine Collide For 90 Seconds Of Perfection

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 02.24.2014 | Arts

Stop whatever you're doing this instant and prepare to be blown away by this informative and mesmerizing lesson on the history of recorded music. The ...

Talkin' Rube Goldberg With Author Jennifer George

Tom Semioli | Posted 03.05.2014 | Books
Tom Semioli

"It's like seeing where it all began... and it continues to this day," exclaims author Jennifer George. "Rube was cartooning at the dawn of the indust...

WATCH: This Rube Goldberg Machine Makes You Wonder Which Way Is Up

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 12.06.2012 | Science

The Rube Goldberg machine has been replicated time and time again, but this latest iteration -- dubbed Isaac Newton vs. Rube Goldberg -- takes the cla...

An Incredible Human-Powered Rube Goldberg Machine

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 10.07.2012 | Arts

Cartoonist Rube Goldberg was best known for his illustrations of "machines," intricate and over-engineered contraptions designed to accomplish relativ...

WATCH: The Most Amazing Lego Contraption Ever?

| Posted 09.30.2012 | Science

By Michael Moyer Two years ago we featured an incredible video of the Antikythera Mechanism—an ancient Greek computing device found in a shipwreck ...

The Cutest Way To Make A Postcard

Posted 05.01.2012 | Arts

People don't often get around to sending postcards anymore. You write it by hand, you stamp it, you drop it off, you wait for it to be delivered... we...

WATCH: Giant Rube Goldberg Gizmo Takes 300 Steps To Fill, Pop Balloon

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 04.09.2012 | Science

It's being called the world's largest Rube Goldberg machine, and it's not hard to see why. The crazy apparatus, created by Purdue University's Society...

WATCH: Mind-Blowing Rube Goldberg Machine

Posted 01.11.2012 | Science

Joseph Herscher takes 19 steps to turn a page of his newspaper, but it all starts with a sip of coffee. This triggers a zany chain reaction that invol...

WATCH: Real Life Rube Goldberg Machine

Posted 09.14.2011 | Arts

Canadian photography company 2D Photography has realized the lost dream of many people's childhoods: to build a Rube Goldberg style machine. The idea ...

WATCH: High Schoolers Build Ridiculous Rube Goldberg Machine

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Reuben Goldberg was a jack of all trades: sculptor, author, engineer, inventor. But the man better known as "Rube" is perhaps most famous for his cart...