Meet Rude Goldberg, Rube Goldberg’s handsy evil twin

The engineering marvel has moved past cartoons and OK Go videos.

Mar 2, 2020, 1:57 am*

Internet Culture

 

Mike Fenn

Technology is doing everything for us these days—including getting handsy on our behalf.

We’re all familiar with the classic Rube Goldberg machine, which relies on a chain reaction of events to produce the desired result. They have been a staple of everything from science fairs to OK Go music videos to, of course, cartoons.

Now, Yotam Perel of LazyPillow is introducing us to the “Rude Goldberg” machine in a new YouTube video. It operates on the same concept, albeit with a slight twist at the end.

The worst part about such a device? There is no way the victim can retaliate without at least an applied engineering degree.

Photo via Yotam Perel (Lazy Pillow)/YouTube

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*First Published: Jul 2, 2014, 12:03 pm