Guinness crowns Purdue Rube Goldberg machine ‘World’s Largest’

The Guinness World Records designated a 300-step Rube Goldberg machine built by Purdue University students as the largest in the world.
The Purdue Society of Professional Engineers and the Hispanic Society of Professional Engineers invested more than 5,000 total hours to build the innovative behemoth that flawlessly performed the assigned task of inflating and popping a balloon at the site of this year’s Rube Goldberg Machine Contest intercollegiate national championship.
http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/general/2012/120419UmperovitchGuinness.html
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20 Comments

  1. IAmNotAFunguy says:

    Jeopardy brought me here.

  2. MLG Protato says:

    i still very much enjoyed the OK GO's version, it has a little more 
    PIZAZ

  3. Geoffrey Kassin says:

    Now that is a Rube Goldberg

  4. Danny Reyes says:

    Intelegence

  5. Danny Reyes says:

    Elmer

  6. 123batera123 says:

    Do it again, i wasn't looking

  7. headbeaver22 says:

    penis in mah vaginal cavities
    indeed

  8. jjreck79 says:

    Wow Half your comments are stupified ignorant the whole point of a Rube Goldberg device is to do something extraordinarily difficult with a simple outcome idiots

  9. Sir Tuskington says:

    Pop a balloon

  10. TiikerinKarva says:

    So.. what does it do?

  11. C4TSCR47CH says:

    @Atum Parker

    These people are just showing their knowledge in physics and laws of motion to set a record that most people can't set on there own. They most likely got thousands, maybe millions, of dollars out of building this one contraption. So if you think these people are wasting time, you should look back at their money. I'm not saying that your an idiot (which I am defiantly not) but these people are most likely smarter then both of us. And I am only a 7th grader who knows of most of the

  12. Zaya Vicious says:

    That was the most creative thing i ever seen…

  13. OneCrazyTeacher says:

    This is AWESOME! Dedication and excellent engineering combined with problem solving skills. My students love to watch this.

  14. Autum Parker says:

    You have to have no life if you did this1

  15. Charlie Clark says:

    I thought the oo

  16. 10rollos says:

    A Rube Goldberg machine, contraption, invention, device, or apparatus is a deliberately over-engineered or overdone machine that performs a very simple task in a very complex fashion, usually including a chain reaction.

  17. GoodDysfunctional - Roblox says:

    YOU have no life.

  18. Charlie X says:

    this guy must have no life

  19. austin pygott says:

    this had to little around the house things like toys and such and to many things that they made from scratch. i think of a rube goldberg machine as something that would use just everyday things triggering each other off to acomplish something not make everything exactly for the rube goldbergs needs.

  20. Ninjaduckification says:

    imagine trying to reset this