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1 Rubrix Cube Ruby Red shoes Ruby Tuesdays Reuben Sandwich

2 RUBE GOLDBERG Roo-b Gold*berg {gohld-burg}, Noun 1.having a fantastically complicated, improvised appearance: a Rube Goldberg arrangement of flasks and test tubes. 2.deviously complex and impractical: a Rube Goldberg scheme for reducing taxes. Webster Dictionary:

3 REUBEN LUCIOUS GOLDBERG Born in San Francisco: July 4, 1883 – 1970 Graduated from University of California Berkeley with degree in Engineering. Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist, sculptor, and author…best known for his cartoon “inventions” His award-winning cartoons satirized machines and gadgets. He combined simple machines and common household items to create complex and wacky contraptions that accomplished mundane, silly and trivial tasks. Example

4 WHAT ARE COMPONENTS OF A RUBE GOLDBERG CONTRAPTION? An elaborate set of arms, wheels, gears, handles, cups, and rods, put in motion by balls, canary cages, pails, boots, bathtubs, paddles, and live animals. Basically… He takes simple tasks and makes them extraordinarily complicated…

5 …LIKE THE ART IN HOW TO CATCH A MOUSE MOUSE TRAP! 1990 Commercial How many mechanical steps are involved to catch the mouse?

6 TYPICAL RUBE GOLDBERG CONTRAPTIONS… How to get the cotton out of an aspirin bottle Ringing a door bell Removing a tissue from a box Turning the page of a book Smashing a grape Whenever a machine is made too complicated to do a simple job, it is called a “Rube Goldberg.”

7 OR… Inspector Gadget! If there ever were to be an animated mascot for Rube Goldberg, perhaps the best representative would be none other than…

8 … Anything Dr. Seuss!

9 Remember, if a Rube Goldberg machine doesn’t make you smile…then you “haven’t have a heart.”

10 Ok go: This too shall pass


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