Watch the World's Most Complex Rube Goldberg Machine Light Up a Christmas Tree

A Latvian company called Scandiweb was recently awarded the Guinness World Record for Largest Rube Goldberg machine after spending over two months designing and building the 412-step contraption that ultimately does nothing more than push a button to light up a gigantic Christmas tree.

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It just might be the perfect metaphor for all the craziness that happens during the holidays.

[Guinness World Records via Laughing Squid]

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