American Elephants


Techies Don’t Get Bored, They Have a Heck-of-a-Lot of Fun! by The Elephant's Child

“Early in 2010, the rock band OK Go enlisted the help of Syyn Labs — a self-described ‘group of creative engineers who twist together art and technology.’ The Synn Labs fraternity included (or ensnared) four staff members from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.”

NASA techies, in their spare time apparently make rock-n-roll videos.  OK Go requested a Rube Goldberg machine as the centerpiece of a video.  Wikipedia defines a Rube Goldberg machine as “a deliberately over-engineered machine that performs a very simple task in a very complex fashion, usually including a chain reaction.” Which is what these techies produced, and then some.

Be sure to watch to the very special end.  Amazing!  Bet you can’t watch just once.

(h/t: John Derbyshire)


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