“Rube Goldberg” machine takes over six weeks to complete

This Morning

There is nothing more enjoyable than seeing a video of a Rube Goldberg machine.

If that doesn’t sound familiar, a Rube Goldberg is one of those projects that creates a chain reaction to move a ball from one spot to the next.

But one man is making old Rube proud, by making the slowest one imaginable.

Introducing the “Rube Slowberg!”

This project is the brainchild of Bob Partington.

It is so slow, it takes six weeks, three days, seven hours and two minutes to finish!

It starts with Bob putting a golf ball into a small boat, which than goes down a stream of molasses. This takes about ten minutes.

Than, it’s Ingrid the tortoise’s turn to take the ball to its next destination. Ingrid is baited by a strawberry at her finish line to get the ball to its destination.

The ball is launched into the next leg of the project, the popsicle obstacle. The ball must wait for each popsicle to melt to continue on. This adds another two hours to the journey.

Next, the ball stops at a turnstile connected to a minute hand of a clock.

After that comes the longest segment in the project. It must wait to be pushed by growing grass. This takes SIX WEEKS to complete.

The video of the “Rube Slowberg” has gone viral on Youtube. Some (i.e. haters) are crying fake over it, saying it took Bob a number of edits and takes to finish the video. But saying that , many believe it is still cool and worthy of admiration.

On ABC9 News This Morning, Jessica Rae and Scott Larson discussed the “Rube Slowberg.”

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