Prank: Make a surprise mini golf course in your friend's bedroom

This is a prank of epic greatness.

“My roommate left town for a few days, so naturally i decided to put a mini golf course in her room,” says khicagokid -- “complete with a water hazard.” Read the rest

Rube Goldberg machine dispenses lemonade nine minutes later

There are Rube Goldberg machines and then there's Sprice Machines' Lemonade Machine, an elaborate, nine-minute-long exercise in dispensing cold lemonade. It impressively winds through an entire house (even the toilet has a role) and out through the backyard before reaching its refreshing conclusion.

Our first ever house wide machine project - The Lemonade Machine. This complex chain reaction travels through the kitchen, kid's room, bathroom, office, parent's room, living room, patio & backyard using everyday objects to automatically pour lemonade for the entire team of builders.

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Insane ping pong ball trick shots

In the first part of this video, the guys at the sports/comedy YouTube Channel Dude Perfect launch a ping pong ball through a Rube Goldberg-like contraption that fills a room. Once it's made its way through, then they show off their mad trick shots using ping pong balls. The video's vibe is bro-ish but the tricks are impressive!

This is their fourth in a series of (gone-incredibly-viral) "ping pong trick shot" videos. Here are the other three:

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The 'Terrifying Automatic Hair Cutter'

Move over Flowbee, inventor Joseph Herscher of Joseph's Machines has figured out a fresh new way to cut one's hair at home using a swinging chandelier and a large kitchen knife. He calls it the "Terrifying Automatic Hair Cutter."

Wouldn't it be nice to get a haircut in the comfort of your own home, for free? I've made a machine for that. Don’t try this at home folks, it may not look like it but I am a professional!

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A complex Rube Goldberg machine that serves cake

Joseph Herscher of Joseph's Machines has outdone himself with his latest machine. It's an incredibly complex Rube Goldberg machine that took him three months to make called "The Cake Server" and it does just that... serve cake. The "cherry on top" is literally a cherry on top. Watch!

Now watch the behind-the-scenes video:

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Here's the Harlem Globetrotters' Rube Goldberg 'trick shot' machine

Yep, the Harlem Globetrotters are still doing their thing and as evidenced by their YouTube channel (don't miss their "one take" video from last year), these basketball-spinning darlings are doing it better than ever.

These courtside jesters recently teamed up students from Georgia Tech's colleges of Industrial Design and Music to make this Rube Goldberg 'trick shot' machine. Watch as their starred, red, white, and blue basketball makes its way through a complicated path from a Globetrotter to an impressive hole-in-one.

It's a fun watch (despite all those editing cuts).

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A useless machine that wraps gifts in 10 seconds

It's not a good machine or a precise machine, but it is still a machine that will wrap gifts (and sandwiches and ankles) in 10 seconds.

But the best part of this video isn't the present wrapping, it's when inventor Joseph Herscher of Joseph's Machines shows his many attempts at automating the Christmas-tree-decorating process. Read the rest

3M's delightful Rube Goldberg machine

3M showcased its products in a clever way by creating a chain reaction machine. The Post-It Note cascade at the end is wonderful.

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Incredible Science Machine team seeks Rube Goldberg record with chain reaction gizmo

Chain reaction artists and domino builders have collaborated to create what they hope will go on record as the largest chain reaction in history. Read the rest

Rube Goldberg Machine Contest winners

The winners of Purdue University's Rube Goldberg Machine Contest show off their creations on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Read the rest

Young fellow makes, tests and celebrates outstanding Rube Goldberg machine

Seven-year-old Audri designed this astounding Rube Goldberg machine, and then systematically studied its failure modes and improved it, producing a fine video account of his work. He is made of pure distillate of awesomesauce.

Audri's Rube Goldberg Monster Trap

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