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Science and Post-It notes power this Rube Goldberg machine

3M used 25,000 post its, 75 rolls of that blue painter tape, and a whole bunch of other stuff to make this wildly complicated Rube Goldberg machine that’s actually really fun to watch. Unlike other Rube Goldberg machines, it’s not totally obvious how it’ll progress from one level to the next, like a slow burn where… » 8/19/15 11:30pm 8/19/15 11:30pm

Impossible Rube Goldberg machine cleverly breaks the concept of reality

When you live in the carefully edited Vine world of magic and wizardry and spells and sorcery, you can make anything happen. Zach King is the master of flipping the construct of reality on its head and transforming things into something entirely different. Take this Rube Goldberg machine that starts out normally and… » 4/13/15 9:16pm 4/13/15 9:16pm

National Geographic Built a Gigantic 4-Ton Rube Goldberg Machine

Whether or not it's actually the best way to lure audiences away from their mobile devices and back to TV remains to be seen, but what's for certain is that the desperate attempts to win back eyeballs have certainly been entertaining. The Discovery channel had a snake eat a man, but the National Geographic channel… » 12/08/14 9:19am 12/08/14 9:19am

Watch How OK Go Made Their Latest One-Take Optical Illusion Video

Last week, we showed you OK Go's new video, "The Writing's On the Wall," the latest in the band's series of impeccably orchestrated one-take videos chock full of optical illusions and visual tricks. Here's the behind-the-scenes look at how they did it. Short answer: it was frantically precise. » 6/25/14 11:20am 6/25/14 11:20am

Super fun holiday Rube Goldberg machine is a Christmas miracle

Happy holidays everyone. Enjoy the time with your family and friends and the days off you might get. Here's a holiday Rube Goldberg machine from Quirkology, it starts a little slow but then grows bigger and basically becomes a wonderful Christmas (or whatever holiday you celebrate) miracle. Have fun! Stay safe! » 12/22/13 3:56am 12/22/13 3:56am

This Extreme Athlete Powered Rube Goldberg Machine Is Just Incredible

Yeah, it's absolutely an ad for Red Bull but so what. This extreme athlete-powered Rube Goldberg 'machine' is even better than the free running machine they pulled off a month ago. Watch the entire thing and you won't believe how they use world famous athletes like Lolo Jones and Ryan Scheckler to pull off one… » 11/12/12 8:00pm 11/12/12 8:00pm

This Incredible Monster-Trapping Rube Goldberg Machine Was Built By a Seven-Year-Old

There's nothing quite like watching a second-grader expertly analyze and explain his application of the scientific method as it relates to the capturing of stuffed monsters to make you question what you've been doing with your life. This kid is could be a real-life Chris Knight. » 3/10/12 3:00am 3/10/12 3:00am

Rube Goldberg Photobooth: The Most Complicated Way To Say Cheese

Two Pratt graduate students, Alex Crawford and Austin Nelson, decided their lives—or studies, anyway—wouldn't be quite complete without having built a Rube Goldberg Machine of their very own. But it's not just a bunch plinking and plopping for its own sake; this complex contraption actually begins and ends with a… » 4/11/11 10:00pm 4/11/11 10:00pm