Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Poor Reuben

Reuben is not only one of the most delectable sandwiches ever created (Thank you, Mr. Reuben, creator of the reuben sandwich! I am forever indebted to you.), but also the full name of a man who obviously had too much time on his hands and lots of creativity ... Rube Goldberg.

I don't understand why anyone would want to shorten Reuben to Rube, but to each his own, I guess. Seems like a nickname fail to me.

So why am I even mentioning this guy?

First you have to understand what he did.

Yes. He basically created the idea and invented complicated machines to perform easy tasks, such as turning on a lightbulb, feeding a dog, etc.

K Belle had to create such a project.

She and her daddy worked diligently on this machine, especially over Christmas vacation. I'd say the whole process took a total of about 20 hours. Yeah, it was a difficult assignment.

When it was all said and done, this is what was created: The Cherry Coke-inator

Water was used for the practice runs, but it mixes cherry juice and ice with Coke in the end there.

All that work and it's over in about 20 seconds.

La Petite Belle asked if we could keep the machine after K Belle was done with it. I asked why. She said, "Just in case we want a Cherry Coke." To which I replied, "If we want a Cherry Coke, I'll pop open a Cherry Coke can."


Penny said...

LOL!!! You're so right, but that coke-inator is really creative!

The Hat Chick said...

Looks like you have your science fair entry for this year already! Now all she has to do it write the paper on the physics of the contraption or the chemistry of cherry coke.

Cathy said...

Sweet! They did a great job!

jennifer said...

I read your posts in Google Reader so everytime I click over to comment, I'm re-WOWed (that's WOWed again) by your blog appearance. THE prettiest layout in the Blogosphere.

Very cool project and an educational post too :)

Amy@My Front Porch said...

We had to make a Rube Goldberg advice when I was in 6th grade. My friend and I made a toothpaste squirter :)