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Need a 'Wonderful' Distraction During the Pandemic? Here It Is

Competitors invited to invent gadget that gets soap to your germy hands in 10 to 20 steps

(Newser) - We've been told to scrub our hands for a full 20 seconds to protect ourselves from the coronavirus. But can you think of a way to make the hand-scrubbing process even longer? That's the gist of the Rube Goldberg "Bar of Soap" challenge , promoted by none other... More »

Fantastic Machine De-Cremes the Iconic Oreo

David Neevel spent '0.04 years' on Oreo Separator Machine

(Newser) - On the verge of the Oreo's 101st anniversary , physicist David Neevel has created a futuristic machine designed to undo Nabisco's great mistake—it separates and removes the icky creme from the otherwise wonderful Oreo. "Once every several generations, an invention comes along that fundamentally alters the course... More »

Rube Goldberg Machine Pops Balloon in 300 Steps

Purdue engineering students also pop Guinness record

(Newser) - Purdue University engineering students can't say they hate to pop our balloon. In fact their 14-person team spent about 5,000 hours building a Rube Goldberg machine designed to blow them up and pop them, Wired reports. It also makes toast, juices oranges, puts stamps on envelopes, and does... More »

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