Sunday, May 14, 2006

Honda and Rube Goldberg machine

Today, a friend of mine sent me a video of Honda Accord ad. Actually I’ve seen it on TV a few months ago but I wanted to keep that ad video since then and I remember it a few days ago because of other video on youtube. (btw, they said this video cost $6 million!!!????????? What makes them to cost $6 million??? May be 6 thousand. Huh? Really. It is not worth $6 million. Something wrong here. They must be toooooo stupid to waste $6 million for this video.)

Okay… let me go back to my topic. You know these types of machines are called Rube Goldberg machines.

“A Rube Goldberg machine or device is any exceedingly complex apparatus that performs a very simple task in a very indirect and convoluted way.”

You must have seen these things in Tom & Jerry cartoons. You know, Tom & Jerry used to setup these machines to attack each other. These are really funny and cool.

There is also annual contest held by Purdue University. Last year’s winner took 125 steps to turn on a flashlight. This year’s winner used 215 steps to shred five sheets of paper.

Here is the Japanese machine found on Youtube. It is really cool but I feel it is somewhat similar to domino in action. Because I think Rube Goldberg machine should include several different types of parts.


Honda Rube Goldberg machine

 Some more cool and funny Honda ads

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