This Rube Goldberg trick dunk is a staggering human achievement

There's even a ninja involved.


Miles Klee

Internet Culture

Published Aug 25, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 2:31 am CDT

There are those who would say that three days of prep and 137 filmed attempts at a 90-second-long, Rube Goldberg-style, “ultimate” trick basketball dunk represents a colossal waste of time and human ingenuity. And those people could not be more wrong.

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But don’t take my word for it: Let Ryan Higga and his crack squad of collaborators convince you that this is the exact sort of thing we were put on Earth to accomplish. You won’t regret it.

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Best of all, you know that somewhere out there, another bunch of bros are already trying to figure out how they can top this.

Screengrab via nigahiga/YouTube 

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*First Published: Aug 25, 2015, 5:29 pm CDT