The production team currently inhabiting YouTube's new Tokyo video facility have come up with a unique way to introduce viewers to the new set-up, aided by a massive Rube Goldberg device.
What happens when you combine a Rube Goldberg machine with world-class athletes? You should probably just watch the video.
Part of the reason we love seeing Rube Goldberg setups in action is that they offer a simple metaphor for the genius of chain reactions within everyday gadgets. But what happens when you add the human body to the equation? A German acrobat has provided the answer.
We've seen our fair share of Rube Goldberg machines, and the reason we like them so much is for the hundreds of little gizmos and motions used to accomplish something pretty simple. This one isn't even new — the video was posted in 2009 — but it's going around again and won us over by being powered largely by fire.
I love Rube Goldberg machines. Each one is a uniquely glorious ode to futility, lost time and gadgets. Lots of gadgets. So how do you improve a Rube Goldberg? Miniaturize it and make it portable.
Rube Goldberg machines are fun to look at not because of the common tasks they end up performing, but because of the process in which it takes to get that task done. There's no other Rube Goldberg machine like this newly crowned "world's largest."
Just in time for Valentine's Day, we've discovered the perfect way for alpha geeks to get their romantic partners in the mood, and it's all about the Rube Goldberg, baby.
This is an epic, multi-room Rube Goldberg machine that takes four minutes doing all sorts of cray stuff, eventually taking a guys portrait. Geez, you coulda just pushed a button, guys.
We can't get enough of those Rube Goldberg machines, and this one uses the power of cellphones in a whole new way. What a great way to wake up! Via Gizmodo...
Never mind that Chicago power pop group OK Go pleaded for weeks to get their greedy record company EMI to allow this unique video to be embeddable — it is now, and just look! The group's Rube Goldberg masterpiece is...