How To Over Complicate A Simple Task

Worth it in the end. This is what’s called a ‘Rube Goldberg machine’ – a device that performs a simple task in a complex way. This short is titled The Page Turner, and it’s a prime example of a Rube Goldberg. I can’t help but think of the useful machines that people who make Rube Goldberg’s could come up with.

From the creator, Joseph Herscher: “I’m trying to make it as absurd and useless as possible.”


Probably the most popular modern example of a Rube Goldberg machine was done by OK Go for their music video, This Too Shall Pass:

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