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Mesmerizing 'Marble Tsunami' machine features 11,000 rolling marbles

Jelle Bakker said he had to add noise dampening housing to the Marble Tsunami machine because of the "deafening" sound of rolling.

By Ben Hooper

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, June 2 (UPI) -- A Netherlands engineer unveiled his 11,000-piece marble run with a hypnotic YouTube video featuring the marbles going down ramps.

Jelle Bakker's "Marble Tsunami" machine, which features more than 11,000 marbles from four containers being carried by conveyors and going down ramps, was unveiled to the world with a video on the engineer's YouTube channel.

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The video shows the marbles running down the four paths of Bakker's machine, which he said creates such a "deafening" sound that noise dampening housing and glass panels were added.

"My biggest passion is making Marble Machines and Rolling Ball Sculptures, the marbles [speed] through the tracks hitting bells, chimes, nails, woodblocks," Bakker wrote on his website. "My Marble Machines [differ] from other ones because of a cacophony of sounds produced from the marbles and moving parts like tip-overs, seesaws, levers and unique track parts like jumps, loops, funnels, pinball courses and more."

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