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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...

Bill Plympton, the Anti-Disney Goes Cheatin'

Brandon Judell | Posted 06.13.2015 | Arts
Brandon Judell

Bill Plympton is not a genius, or so he insists, although none of his thousands of fans would be shocked if a MacArthur "Genius Grant" came his way.

Badass Feminist Robot Puts Pie Charts On Actual Pies

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.08.2014 | Arts

What, you ask, is better than a feminist robot? A feminist robot with a sweet tooth, obviously. As part of Los Angeles County Museum of Art's seco...

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 | Home
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...

STEM Sells: Getting the Female Perspective on Math

John K. Herr | Posted 01.27.2014 | Comedy
John K. Herr

Testing must be made relevant to the everyday lives of teen and 'tween girls. What are their actual dreams and aspirations? Let's take a cue from GoldieBlox and design math tests "from the female perspective."

If You Didn't Think This Was The Coolest Toy For Girls Yet, You Will Now

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 03.11.2014 | Parents

GoldieBlox, the toy company founded by engineer Debbie Sterling, has been chanting about girl power for a year now, and they are only getting louder. ...

WATCH: Insane Domino Tricks Are An Absolute Visual Wonderland

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 11.11.2013 | Arts

A grand collaboration between two domino setup creators on opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean has resulted in the visual wonderland below! The vi...

Rube Goldberg Immigration Fix

Henryk A. Kowalczyk | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics
Henryk A. Kowalczyk

The Gang of 8 prepared the immigration reform proposal. The intentions are noble. The proposed measures promise improvement, but the concept and mechanics of how it should be done look like a Rube Goldberg masterpiece.

Learning From the Masters

George Heymont | Posted 05.09.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

If you want to see an example of creativity as "intelligence having fun," watch the opening sequence from 1920's The Scarecrow as the 5'6" Buster Keaton and 6'3" Joe Roberts sit down to one of the most elaborately choreographed breakfasts you will ever see in your life.

WATCH: A Rube Goldberg Pancake Machine

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 02.08.2013 | Home

We've seen our fair share of food-preparing robots and machines, but this contraption inspired by the cartoon "Wallace & Gromit" takes the cake... the...

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...

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...

'Touch': Martin's Journey Brings Him Closer To His Dead Wife

Posted 04.06.2012 | TV

There are two conflicting and very strong emotional experiences for Kiefer Sutherland's Martin Bohm on "Touch" (Thu., 9p.m. ET on Fox). First, there i...

Boy Turns Household Objects Into Magnificent Rube Goldberg Machine

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 03.09.2012 | Home

In this adorable YouTube video filmed by his mom, first grader Audri Clemmons shows off his magnificent Rube Goldberg monster trap. The 7-year-old ...

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 ...

Fighting City Hall's Nuclear Weapons

Joe Cirincione | Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Kansas City wants to build nuclear weapons. Although it is too late to stop construction on the plant, some Kansas Citians are proposing alternative uses to bring sustainable jobs, not bombs, to the area.

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...

Why the Individual Mandate Is Doomed

Jeff Norman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Norman

A majority of American taxpayers will be required to buy health insurance or pay a penalty starting in 2014 if the new healthcare law isn't overturned or revised. I predict it will be.

Do it Yourself Health Care Reform

Dave Chase | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dave Chase

In the past, health care costs weren't a big enough impact on the bottom line for business to worry about. That has changed. Many are at a breaking point, and I believe the prescription is a do-it-yourself approach.

When Manholes Explode, New Yorkers Shrug

Tom Bisky | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Tom Bisky

As audio-visual phenomena, the volcanic blasts from manhole-accessed underground pipes are nothing short of spectacular -- but we New Yorkers are getting used to them.

De-Evolution and Indie Revolution: Conversations With Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh and OK Go's Damian Kulash, Plus Comic-Con Gets Loopz-y

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

There is this cool little gizmo called a "Loopz" that creates sounds and beats depending on the user's physical interaction with it. An entity calling themselves The Loopz Band will be performing at Comic-Con.