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The Almanac

UPI almanac for Wednesday, July 4, 2007.

Ferris State: Best in inefficiency

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., April 4 (UPI) -- Ferris State University won the 19th annual U.S. Rube Goldberg Machine Contest that honors imagination, creativity and inefficiency.

Champs turn orange juice rivals into pulp

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- The defending champions of Indiana's Rube Goldberg Regional Machine Contest kept their crown Saturday by designing the best orange juice-producing machine.

The Almanac

This is Tuesday, July 4, the 185th day of 2006 with 180 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

The weekly UPI Almanac package for July 3-9, 2006.
By United Press International

Purdue repeats as Rube Goldberg champ

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., April 1 (UPI) -- The Purdue University Society of Professional Engineers took first place Saturday at the National Purdue Rube Goldberg Machine Contest in West Lafayette, Ind.

Rube Goldberg contest set for this weekend

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., March 29 (UPI) -- University students from around the nation will be at Purdue University this weekend for the 19th annual National Rube Goldberg Machine Contest.

Rube Goldberg machine contest at Purdue

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., March 25 (UPI) -- Students from several universities competed Saturday in the annual National Rube Goldberg Machine Contest at Purdue University, in West Lafayette, Ind.

Watercooler Stories

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By United Press International

Purdue team wins Rube Goldberg prize

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., March 5 (UPI) -- The Purdue University Society of Professional Engineers took first place at the 23rd Purdue Regional Rube Goldberg Machine Contest.

The Almanac

This is Monday, July 4, the 185th day of 2005 with 180 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, July 4, the 185th day of 2003 with 180 to follow.
By United Press International

Hollywood Digest

'BRUCE ALMIGHTY' IS ALL-POWERFUL AT BOX OFFICE
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Of Human Interest: News-lite

RUBE GOLDBERG WINNER
ALEX CUKAN, United Press International

Think tanks wrap-up II

WASHINGTON, March 11 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think tanks. This is the second of two wrap-ups for March 11.
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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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