Video of the Day: The History of the Universe, as Told by a Record-Breaking Rube Goldberg Machine


Tasked with creating a Rube Goldberg machine that could water a flower, a team at Purdue University came up with a 244-step contraption that broke a world record. But that’s not even the cool part. What’s really insane is that the machine traces the history of the universe, from the Big Bang through dinosaur times, the Ice Age, and Ancient Egypt to the present. There are water portions, a record spins on the turntable, you’ll see a photo of Paris Hilton. And then… well, we won’t spoil the morbid surprise, but we highly recommend you watch till the end.

[via Swiss Miss]