• Eric

    It's a Rube Goldberg machine…not a Rube Gold machine. Just saying…

    • Snipes

      This machine went through Ellis Island.

      • BBB

        I thought it was a machine for virgins. damn.

    • cjohnson0927

      Chive, I dont even both watching your videos whith the ads. Cut that shit out.

      • FigureItOut

        Its 2012…. get an ad blocker already and stop bitching.

    • Rhoethbeort

      call it anything you want, because it is NOT a rube goldberg machine – many of the actions are simultaneous and, at best, coincidental, rather than being sequentially linked and causal (as they would be in a REAL rube goldberg machine).

      • JHL1

        Incorrect – there's nothing that says you can't have simultaneous actions in a Rube Goldberg machine. The end result depends on what happens before it and there are many steps involved – that is the definition of a Rube Goldberg machine.

  • Snipes

    I am pretty sure the OK Go This Too Shall Pass Rube Goldberg machine was bigger. It had 700 pieces covered two floors and stretched about a half a mile.

    • mick fly

      Just watched the OK Go version and it was definitely a thousand times more bad ass

    • D K

      College engineering students vs a team of over paid hollywood engineers to make a video…. these guys did it with less money, less time, less girlfriends, and more beer. Props to the guys here and OK Go is a shitty band… just saying

      • LucretiusCarus

        Agreed. OK GO really only has cool-looking videos going for it. The music itself is pretty blah.

    • nerfherder

      Hate to rain on your parade, but the OK Go machine was not all done in one take. It was done in sections and then edited together. Sorry : (

      • jefenmoose

        Hate to rain back on your parade, but OK-Go did 85 takes that resulted in 3 full runs (http://igniteshow.com/videos/ok-go-rube-goldberg-machine-updated). See also: http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/03/ok-go-rube

        • OK No

          president and ceo of dude that made it saying "trust me it was one of 3 seamless takes" vs little asian dude with nothing to prove that has specific examples and proof that the stupid video was at least 3 takes….

          i take asian dude. you are stupid. it was spliced together

      • https://www.facebook.com/timothy.peverley Timothy Peverley

        Hate to rain on your parade but I saw it run through in person. The video might have been edited but the machine was fully functioning.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=13717371 Brock Hankins


    • Muadieb

      Go Purdue!!!

  • Dougie R

    ahahhahaha, they go to purdue, girlfriends, they do not have…I am a man from embry-riddle, I can be certain of this!

    • 340

      Embry Riddle Sucks. We have girls.

    • Bill L

      Too bad Purdue has a better aviation program, a better aero engineering program, and the largest sorority life in the country. BTFU!

  • MattKL

    That is CRAZY. And very cool.

  • RandomTask09

    This is awesome, but I would have had 301 steps by adding a video-camera tripod.

  • Random observer


  • Tess Silcox

    Did anyone else find that very unsatisfying because it was so hard to understand any of the cause and effect?? All seemed to just happen. Bummer

    • StaticFX

      agreed! it was impressive that the panels flipped and changed, but it was hard to tell what was going on and where each item was leading.

    • NebraskaGuy

      NOT a true Rube Goldberg machine – some of the functions (like squeezing the oranges/lemons/whatever-they-were), did absolutely nothing to contribute to the machine.

  • Logicyup

    They grew up watching Pee Wee's Play house I bet.

  • Reign_Maker

    Mouse trap… More fun…

  • spud

    How to protect your virginity in 300 simple steps!

    • http://BeerAndStupidity.blogspot.com/ BeerAndStupidity


  • Aske M

    When the first board flipped… awe-sooome!

  • ricky

    This is how we men would make are breakfast, if women didn't exist……

    • Grammar nazi


  • DK

    Epic guys… From a fellow Boilermaker

    BS / MS Nuclear Engineering 2003 / 2005

    PS: keep up the engineering and don’t worry about girls…. they come when you make the money… they always do

    • that_ALBANIAN_guy

      Actually, as far as I know, girls come when you stimulate their erogenous zones.

      The more you know.

      • Black6dog

        I thought pretty things was one of their erogenous zones

      • D K

        aww… that's cute. I do know… but couldn't care. Make too much money and look too good to care if they do or not. What's it like being a poor dumb hipster anyways?

    • lmntropy

      And sometimes not at all, amirite?

      • D K

        sometimes I even care… well, not really… amirite?

    • Muadieb

      Right on DK…
      Currently a Boilermaker… Physics and MET

    • Red

      DK is correct, chicks (ones with half a brain) smell the money, they eventually hook up with an engineering or pre-med major.

    • NothingToSeeHere


  • Attaxia

    But…. why ?

    • P-Zo


  • saladfingers1


    • Meh


  • DaUndeadDodo

    Go Lauren!

  • Jeromeo

    No one is going to come within 300 steps of their virginities after that video

  • DatWop32

    I think the guy that says at the end "I think we need to go home" is DEAD ON!!!

    • I_am_golf_c0m

      Was that before or after someone yelled "group hug"…

  • Mat

    Two words: Steady Cam. (And less fat ass in the last few moments.)

  • dpitty

    Would have been so much better if the end result was my 2 minutes back.

  • Adam

    So much effort for something so weak. Maybe the shotty filming doesn't do this justice but still…..weak.

  • Bob

    Sorry to say but I've seen better. Looked a little clunky and not the worlds biggest…

  • Bill

    Virginity Protection Level: 1000

  • Tony

    It's recordbreaking in terms of the competition, which states that it has to be a certain size. http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/04/record-bre

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