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Rube Goldberg Devices

Biisuke Ball’s Big Adventure

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Oct 31, 2015 | Comments (5)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Rube Goldberg Devices, Asia

Crazy Clock Game

Everyone knows Mouse Trap. But who recalls its sister game, Crazy Clock? Why would one become famous, the other forgotten? The vagaries of play....
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Jul 17, 2014 | Comments (3)
Category: Games, Rube Goldberg Devices, 1960's

Something for Nothing

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Dec 01, 2013 | Comments (0)
Category: Motor Vehicles, Rube Goldberg Devices, 1940's

German Mousetrap Museum


"This Museum was established in 1990 by the Heimatverein Neroth in the old School House to celebrate the mouse trap making cottage industry that had flourished in Neroth and nearby villages for over one hundred years."

Their German-language homepage.

And as a bonus, here is an incredible collection of mousetrap history books in PDF form.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed May 01, 2013 | Comments (2)
Category: Animals, Death, Museums, Technology, Rube Goldberg Devices, Europe

Chicken Plucker

A new height in boredom--until the actual killing begins.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Mar 04, 2013 | Comments (6)
Category: Animals, Boredom, Death, Food, Industry, Factories and Manufacturing, Rube Goldberg Devices

Lego Ball Machine—with Powerhouse!

1) Start the first video playing but shut off its sound.

2) Quickly start the second video playing.

3) Restart the shorter second video several times, as necessary.

4) Enjoy!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Sep 20, 2012 | Comments (4)
Category: Music, Rube Goldberg Devices, Asia

Brazil MTV Animation

VMB 2011 from CONSULADO on Vimeo.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Jun 29, 2012 | Comments (3)
Category: Music, Rube Goldberg Devices, Cartoons, South America

Designs on Jerry

The drug intake among the writers on this one was particularly copious.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon May 21, 2012 | Comments (7)
Category: Animals, Rube Goldberg Devices, Cartoons, 1950's

Rube Goldberg Contraption Uncorks Bottle and Pours Wine

These should be standard in every dining room.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Mon Apr 16, 2012 | Comments (5)
Category: Inventions, Rube Goldberg Devices
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