You may have heard a convoluted concept described as a "Rube Goldberg" before...then wondered what in the world that meant. The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines Rube Goldberg as "doing something simple in a very complicated way that is not necessary." Rube Goldberg was also a Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, who made some pretty complicated machines.
The Art of Rube Goldberg
See original footage of Rube Goldberg and his art in this behind-the-scenes video with The New York Times.
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Written by Curiosity Staff November 18, 2016
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