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Ever hear of a Rube Goldberg Machine?   If the answer is no…don’t worry about it…I hadn’t heard of one either until I wrote this article.

A Rube Goldberg Machine is one of those devices where one simple action by an inanimate object leads to another simple action and so on and so forth.

Honestly, I’ve always called it a Mouse Trap Machine…because of the board game that used the same principle.

Anyway, check this one out…it’s absolutely epic.  Some kid built an entire backyard Mouse Trap…calling it the Swish Machine.  It begins with a made basketball shot…and concludes with a made basketball shot…after seventy steps!

Take a gander!   And thank you, Rube Goldberg, for your awesome machine!

– East Side Dave

"East Side" Dave McDonald. Co-Host Of The Morning Rat Race (6 to 10 AM). Digital Content Coordinator & Producer.