That's one unlucky video. To promote its upcoming launch of A Series of Unfortunate Events, Netflix has produced a video featuring a giant Rube Goldberg machine that triggers 13 — yikes — unlucky superstitions. You'll see someone crossing...Show More Summary
This massive Rube Goldberg machine plays music while customers order their drinks
Practically any halfway decent Rube Goldberg machine is worth taking a few moments to watch. Sex toys would’ve been enough to make this one a fairly solid addition to the canon. But the excellent sound effects bring it to life and the moment that the gimp is roused from slumber to play his part is worth the price of admission. Read more...
Directed by Allen Cordell: "The Aristocrats!"
Video. 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. More »
Nestlé has set up an elaborate Rube Goldberg machine in downtown Tokyo that will take your coffee order and play you "Joy to the World". The 3.5m (11.5 ft) contraption consists of 1,450 pieces of wood, of which 180 are tuned to play notes to the song as a ball bearing rolls across them. Show More Summary
Beau Tetreault combined books and sporting goods combine to create an elaborate Rube Goldberg machine. Tetreault also created a Prezi presentation about his creation for a physics class. via reddit Related Laughing Squid PostsGravity-Defying...Show More Summary
New Guinness World Record-setting Rube Goldberg machine takes 412 steps to light a Christmas tree. When Mother Teresa Met With New York’s Mayor to Lobby for a Parking Permit. Who Inspired Elvis Presley’s Haircut? Before Seinfeld: The...Show More Summary
A group of software developers from Scandiweb has set a new Guinness World Record for the largest Rube Goldberg machine ever built. In front of a cheering crowd, the 412-step machine took nearly 15 minutes before the final step lit up...Show More Summary
German sculptor Daniel Kühn created the "Light & Cigarette Machine," which plays Candide while lighting and extending a cigarette; it was later owned by Leonard Bernstein, and was auctioned off to a German collector after his death. (more…)
Perchang (Free) — This skill-based puzzler takes some inspiration from Rube Goldberg style games like The Incredible Machine, although each level begins with more of a static setup and you’re simply left to guide balls to their goal using gizmos such as flippers, magnets, portals, and fans that are already in place. Show More Summary
It uses phone calls, texts, and email to unfold across America.
Thanks to the internet and being able to easily share videos of them playing out, those pointlessly complicated Rube Goldberg machines are more popular than ever. But this wonderful kinetic sculpture actually uses the internet as one of its countless mechanisms so that it’s able to play out across five different cities across the United States. Read more...
If the Ducks’ roster had any more moving parts it might qualify as a Rube Goldberg contraption. The Jakob Silfverberg machine is working just fine in its place. It hummed Wednesday with some key pieces missing and another one tantalizingly close to returning. Silfverberg’s two goals started a five-goal...
This weekend, the 4th-annual Deconstruct: America weekend hackathon is taking on new dimensions with a chain reaction that spans the entire continent.
These contraptions celebrate inefficiency.
Five years ago Christopher Robinson's $1.6 million house in New Zealand burned down. He was 400km away when it happened. The house was insured by IAG, which has not paid Mr. Robinson because it says he started the fired using a chain-reaction...Show More Summary
The screenplay for The Sea Of Trees, penned by Chris Sparling (Buried), is one of those narrative Rube Goldberg machines where everything falls into place in the unlikeliest, corniest, and worst possible way. Its protagonist is Arthur...Show More Summary