Separating Oreos is a serious business—especially for physicist David Neevel. In this video he explains how he designed and built perhaps the world's most intricate machine for separating cookie from cream.

It's worth pointing out that the video is as much—if not more of!—an amusing parody of the absurd and grandiose personal vanity projects that spiring up on YouTube, as it is a fun little engineering project. But that makes it all the more entertaining to watch. [YouTube]