244 steps

[Editor’s Note: This article was written by the CTL’s Laurie Hansen.]

The 2011 Rube Goldberg Contest at Purdue University breaks a world record! The winners, Purdue Society of Professional Engineers and Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, designed The Time Machine which takes 244 steps to water a flower. The contest is “named after cartoonist Reuben Lucius Goldberg, the spirit of whose work inspires the contest’s weird machines and crazy mechanism.”

Read more: 24th Annual National Rube Goldberg Machine Contest – Guinness World Records – Popular Mechanics



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