Rube Goldberg machines are always fun because you get to see everything happen in a linear fashion and yet still don’t know what the grand finale is. It’s like you kind of, sort of see where it’s going but still remain excited on the next step of the machine. This Rube Goldberg machine by Arrow FiveYearsOut is even…
There are 175 steps in this Rube Goldberg Machine made by berlagawesome and they’re all layered right after each other and on top of each other and basically all over each other that it’s so chaotic that you don’t always know what’s going on and where to follow. But then somehow, the ball manages to finagle its way…
Don’t get too excited about stumbling across another video of a dazzlingly fast-moving, complicated Rube Goldberg machine. While this creation certainly has some clever mechanisms, it’s also billed as the world’s slowest—and that’s actually selling it short.
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…
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…
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…
It's always fun to see the chain reaction of Rube Goldberg machines and how one action can cascade into a whole bunch of things happening. This one, from an ad for Japanese technology company au, is particularly cool because it's just powered by light and lens and optics.
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.
Every year, students from across the U.S. compete in Purdue University's Rube Goldberg Machine contest. This year's winners were invited to Jimmy Kimmel Live to present their 75-step zipper-zipping contraption – the first Rube Goldberg Machine in the competition's 31-year history to put a human inside the machine.
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!
At 20,000 to 25,000 dominoes total, what you're seeing in this video doesn't come close to the world record. But that doesn't matter, because these domino setups are incredibly involved and creative.
This might be an ad for Beneful dog food, but who cares. The Dog Goldberg Machine is just the greatest, most adorable pup-powered kibble and ball distributor ever.
Taking the Rube Goldberg to a whole new dimension, the wizards (assuming magic plays a big part in this) at 2D House have created this complex chain reaction that seemingly ignores and laughs at the laws of the universe that govern our daily existence.
The first night of Hanukkah is less than a week away, and the engineers of Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology, are getting ready with their unnecessarily complicated menorah lighting system, in which a Rube Goldberg device triggers a robotic arm, and nitroglycerin provides the fire.
Remember how Red Bull made that amazingly ridiculous athlete-powered Rube Goldberg machine? This is how they did it. And it includes 11 athletes, 12 different machines, 4 RED cameras, 45 GoPro cameras, a 75 person crew putting in 3,422 man hours and a helluva sawdust.
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…
Cartoonist Rube Goldberg drew out comically complex machines that satirized the inventor's zeal to make modern life more convenient. Here, parkour practitioner Jason Paul throws himself in the middle of a warehouse-sized Rube Goldberg machine, complete with life-threatening tumbles and falls.
Like everyone else, we love Rube Goldberg machines. And we love them even more when they are built around two basic elements: gasoline and gunpowder. Now I want to see one that involves a canon and spans through half a mile. [Thanks Karl!]