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Have You Seen This? ‘The Lemonade Machine’ is the most impressive Rube Goldberg machine

By Mary Dalrymple, KSL.com | Posted - Sep. 17, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.



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FUN CITY — I know you've seen Rube Goldberg machines before, but when I tell you this is probably more impressive than everything you've seen to date, I mean it.

I clicked on this video with a bit of curiosity. "Oh, a Rube Goldberg machine. This will be an entertaining minute or two of my time," I thought.

It turns out I seriously underestimated the coolness of this particular machine. Nearly 10 minutes after clicking play, I had said, "No way," out loud at least four times and I was in awe of the work done by the creators of "The Lemonade Machine."

The video shows a Rube Goldberg machine that starts with a single lemon and ends with a lemonade stand and six glasses of fresh lemonade. In between those steps, however, it goes through an entire house and backyard using countless toys, devices and contraptions. The machine was designed by six friends and the entire thing takes about seven and a half minutes from start to finish.

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The Lemonade Machine is so impressive that as I watched I couldn't help but worry about what would happen if just one of the many steps was slightly off. But it didn't happen. Instead, I was just mesmerized, and even when I thought I should stop watching and get back to work, I couldn't take my eyes off the video. It's just too cool.

I think you'll enjoy the video just as much as I did, but it is long, and you'll want to watch the whole thing. So put your work on hold for a bit, grab a glass of water, click play and settle in for a riveting nine minutes.

Mary Dalrymple

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