Leonard Bernstein once owned this amazing cigarette-lighting Rube Goldberg machine

German sculptor Daniel Kühn created the "Light & Cigarette Machine," which plays Candide while lighting and extending a cigarette; it was later owned by Leonard Bernstein, and was auctioned off to a German collector after his death.

If this kind of thing excites you as much as it does me, check out Roboexotica, Vienna's annual "Cocktail Robotics" festival, which awards prizes for best drink-mixing robot, best drink-drinking robot, best cigarette-lighting robot, best drunk conversation robot, and best "other" robot.

(Thanks, Stinkbadger!)b

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