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Red Bull, best known for their energy drinks and Formula 1 racing team, is slowly making a name for themselves online as well. This incredible human-powered Rube-Goldberg machine definitely took countless hours (and takes) to put together. Continue reading to see it running perfectly.

Here's a little history on Rube-Goldberg machines. Early on, Rube Goldberg's cartoons became well known for depicting complex devices that performed simple tasks in indirect ways. For example, his "Self-Operating Napkin" cartoon depicts a contraption that is activated when a soup spoon (A) is raised to mouth, pulling string (B) and thereby jerking ladle (C), which throws cracker (D) past parrot (E). Parrot jumps after cracker and perch (F) tilts, upsetting seeds (G) into pail (H). Extra weight in pail pulls cord (I), which opens and lights automatic cigar lighter (J), setting off skyrocket (K) which causes sickle (L) to cut string (M) and allow pendulum with attached napkin to swing back and forth, thereby wiping chin.









This entry was posted on 12/01/2012 00:00am and is filed under Rube Goldberg, Video .
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