Rube Goldberg machine

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A Rube Goldberg machine which makes orange juice.

Named for Rube Goldberg, an American cartoonist, who drew up many such machines.

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Rube Goldberg machine (plural Rube Goldberg machines)

  1. (US) A comical, overcomplicated machine which performs a simple task.

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