World's Most Complicated Rube Goldberg Machine

April 9, 2012

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Now I know what you're thinking, and no, this isn't a scene from Hoarders. It's the world's most complicated Rube Goldberg machine built by Purdue University, who just beat their own record for the Rube Goldeberg machine with the most steps. The last one had 232. This one? 300. "Like the Spartans!" Exactly like the Spartans. Don't get me wrong, 300 steps is impressive and all, but my apartment building has like 400 and a vagrant that sleeps at the bottom of one of the stairwells. Unfortunately it's the one that's closest to the parking garage so I have to take the long way.

Hit the jump for the most complicated way to blow up and pop a balloon. Also, if I were Purdue I would have waited for somebody else to beat my record before doing it myself because when you one-up yourself like that it just makes it look like you're the only one who cares about something.

Watch the world's most complex Rube Goldberg machine in action [io9]

Thanks to Nicholas and buzz, who can blow up and pop a balloon in two steps. SAME. Makes me wonder about the quality of education at Purdue.

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