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OK Go unveils another elaborate music video: 'The Writing's On the Wall'

OK Go unveils another elaborate music video: 'The Writing's On the Wall'

LOS ANGELES, June 17 (UPI) --OK Go goes crazy for optical illusions in the music video for their new song, "The Writing's On the Wall."
Kate Stanton
Snatching profits out of the air

Snatching profits out of the air

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Major television broadcasters -- ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, Disney and others -- have stampeded to the U.S. Supreme Court to demand justice in a dispute with a new technology business that could radically change their industry.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Writer
Beastie Boys respond to GoldieBlox suit over viral 'Girls' ad: 'YOU sued US.'

Beastie Boys respond to GoldieBlox suit over viral 'Girls' ad: 'YOU sued US.'

Nov. 25 (UPI) -- The toy company filed a complaint in response to the Beastie Boys' inquiry about use of their song.
Kate Stanton
iPads, tablets among top toys for 2013

iPads, tablets among top toys for 2013

Here's hoping Santa gets a big Christmas bonus this year to cover the cost of the tech toys that are topping holiday wish lists this year.
MICHELLE GROENKE, United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 4, 2013.
By United Press International

U.S. blacklists Iranian alleged to launder billions, evade sanctions

WASHINGTON, April 12 (UPI) -- The United States blacklisted an Iranian executive and a network of companies Washington said laundered money to evade sanctions over Iran's nuclear program.

Watercooler Stories

Life-sized 'Mousetrap' teaches physics ... Woman calls 911 over fast food order ... Goat disappears from Fla. restaurant ... Russian night noise fine criticized ... Watercooler stories from UPI.

Life-sized 'Mousetrap' teaches physics

DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- The creator of a life-sized version of the Hasbro board game "Mousetrap" said in Michigan the goal is to teach physics -- and crush a car.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
By United Press International
'Angry Birds' creators announce new game

'Angry Birds' creators announce new game

HELSINKI, Finland, May 15 (UPI) -- The Finnish company behind the tremendously popular mobile game "Angry Birds" has announced a new game -- dubbed "Amazing Alex" -- in a similar vein.
St. Olaf wins Rube Goldberg contest

St. Olaf wins Rube Goldberg contest

WEST LAFYETTE, Ind., March 31 (UPI) -- A team from Minnesota's St. Olaf College Saturday won the 2012 Rube Goldberg contest, building a machine that took 191 steps to inflate and pop a balloon.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, July 4, 2008.
By United Press International

Dogs of War: Defense Base Act revisited

WASHINGTON, May 23 (UPI) -- My earlier column on mandatory employee insurance for defense contractors under the Defense Base Act stirred up a bit of a hornets' nest. As this is a complex issue, I think it is worth revisiting, especially in light of a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the issue last week chaired by Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif.
DAVID ISENBERG

Jockstrip: The world as we know it.

Swim with the crocs could be costly … Trash-eating moose on the rise in Alaska … Snakes freed by car crash recaptured … Engineers win $1000 for 156-step burger … The world as we know it from UPI.

Engineers win $1000 for 156-step burger

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., April 6 (UPI) -- A team of engineers from Indiana's Purdue University have been awarded $1,000 for their creation of an elaborate 156-step hamburger-making machine.
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Reuben Garrett Lucius Goldberg (July 4, 1883 – December 7, 1970) was an American cartoonist, sculptor, author, engineer and inventor.

He is best known for a series of popular cartoons depicting complex gadgets that perform simple tasks in indirect, convoluted ways. These devices, now known as Rube Goldberg machines, are similar to those drawn by W. Heath Robinson in the UK and Storm P in Denmark. Goldberg received many honors in his lifetime, including a Pulitzer Prize for his political cartooning in 1948 and the Banshees' Silver Lady Award 1959.

Goldberg was a founding member and the first president of the National Cartoonists Society, and he is the namesake of the Reuben Award, which the organization awards to the Cartoonist of the Year. He is the inspiration for various international competitions, known as Rube Goldberg Machine Contests, which challenge participants to make a complex machine to perform a simple task.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Rube Goldberg."
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