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Purdue Masters The Rube Goldberg Machine

This Rube Goldberg Machine, built by a team from Purdue, includes 232 steps, and once verified, will surpass the world record held by Ferris State University of 230 steps.

It’s called “Time Machine”, and catalogs the history of the world, from dinosaurs, war, and rock ‘n roll to a cataclysmic inferno and efflorescent renewal.

Check it out:

[Via: Engadget]

…Robots have sex?

Sex Lives Of Robots

It’s not exactly porn, but Michael Sullivan’s The Sex Life of Robots isn’t far off.

The ‘actors’ that he crafted out of Barbie Dolls, G.I. Joe action figures and other toys were originally going to star in a robot war movie, but as the project evolved, Michael decided to take it in a different direction.

Now, through stop-motion animation, he has created a film that is potentially more controversial than anything else he was going to create, having been pulled from YouTube after

Somebody’s mom complained, you know, because they didn’t want their kid watching, you know, some robot stick his dick in a horse’s butt.

I guess you can’t fault the man for censoring his vision!

If you’d like to see what all the commotion is about, then the (semi-NSFW) video below provides a preview, and if you’re in the area, Manhattan’s Museum of Sex will be showing the actual dolls that went into the creation of the film.

[Via: Gizmodo]

…There’s no news today?

What would the world be like if suddenly our news was no longer filled with the latest wars, shootings, celebrity trash and political garbage?

A little something like this:

Pixelsurgeon created this video by mixing together a bunch of BBC news footage from the ends of shows where the anchors sit and wait for the camera to cut. He calls it “The Day There Was No News”, and I think the effect is fantastic.

Can you imagine?

[Via: Boing Boing]

…The factory tuners are coming?

To Catch A Preditor

Motive’s article, To Catch A Predator, which is all about the current trend of factories bringing their hot rod building in-house, is another example of why Motive is quickly becoming the place to go on the web for interesting automotive information.

The full range of tuners is covered, including AMG, M Division, John Cooper Works (JCW), Nismo, SVT/Ford Racing, SRT, Quattro GmbH, F, SS, GXP, V-Series, Super, Alpha, STI and Mazdaspeed, so if you’ve got a brand, they’ve got a tuner for you.

Perhaps the muscle car wars aren’t over after all…

[Motive – List: A Look At Factory Hot Rodders]

…Twitter is at war?

Color Wars 2008

The 2008 Twitter Color Wars has basically taken over the Twitter world recently, and is an interesting adaptation of a technology that, besides things like Color Wars and StrawPoll that people have created, serves no purpose. (Ok, so you can find out someone’s status, but really, where’s the fun in that?)

Twitter Color Wars is basically a popularity contest where the Twitterati rally around a single color and show their support by taking their profile picture in team colors.

    Anyone can play. To join a team: log on to twitter, search for the team of your choice, then follow that team.

The War goes well beyond just a popularity contest though, as games are going to pit teams against each other to compete for total domination.

Game #1 is a round of Bad Ass RoShamBo.

To play, members took a picture of themselves in their team colors throwing their throw of choice, and then uploaded that picture to Flickr with the appropriate tags. Then, a bracket style RoShamBo tournament will be held tonight with a best of three RSB match determining the winner.

I love the fact that this game evolved out of nothing and turned into a something that everyone wants to be involved in. It’s a fun adaptation of a technology that people continue to find uses for, and there’s a lot of potential for additional games.

Which side are you on?

(And to talk a little smack on the other teams, check out SmackTalk.)

Edit: It looks like zefrank is behind it all. Check out the Colorwar story here.

[Color Wars 2008]

[Twitter Color War]

[Via: Mostly Lisa]