While some of us spent our Spring Breaks exploring MSI, some students from St. Olaf College in Minnesota geeked out in the coolest way: building a Rube Goldberg machine that set a world record! A Rube Goldberg machine creates an elaborately complicated way to do a simple task. (My favorite is the giant one created by the band OK Go). The Rube Goldberg Machine Contest was originally started 25 years ago between two Purdue fraternities. The St. Olaf team won this year with their contraption... which uses 300 steps to pop a balloon!
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