The world's slowest Rube Goldberg machine took more than six weeks to complete

By Shawn Knight
Oct 28, 2015
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  1. YouTube is loaded with impressive Rube Goldberg machines – you know, those totally pointless contraptions that pull off simple tasks in the most complicated way possible. The latest creation from artist, engineer and inventor Bob Partington is of particular interest as it’s billed as the world’s slowest Rube Goldberg machine.

    His chain reaction took a whopping six weeks, three days, seven hours and two minutes to complete from start to finish and involves several slow-moving objects including a turtle, molasses and even growing grass. Take a look and let us know what you think in the comments section below.

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  2. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,136   +480

    And people complain about waiting a week for crafted beer XD
    davislane1, Uncle Al and wastedkill like this.
  3. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 1,494   +668

    Awwwww ... I think they could have made it slower if there was a lady turtle for the male to chase around a few laps ......
  4. Perfectionistic

    Perfectionistic TS Rookie Posts: 46

    I like the creative style, especially with the ending. The big question is, was the ending on purpose? (ie. it wasn't supposed to go in because of the irony of the time spent met with failure.)
  5. dms96960

    dms96960 TS Addict Posts: 253   +28

    Fabulous, and hilarious.

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