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Ivan Kirkpatrick
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Spirit of Rube Goldberg
Ivan Kirkpatrick   7/19/2011 9:44:38 AM
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For some reason I am always smiling when I look at these kinds of contraptions that include these Rube Goldberg type characteristics.  I don't know where this fascination comes from but it seems it is more widespread than i first suspected.  I remember another game, Mouse Trap I think, that had some of this same kind of appeal. 

Jennifer Campbell
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Re: Spirit of Rube Goldberg
Jennifer Campbell   7/19/2011 11:20:49 AM
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Yes, it was Mouse Trap. Looking at the photo now brings back memories of that game from my childhood. It would have been a much better game if the prize at the end was gum, though!

Rob Spiegel
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An engineer and the garage
Rob Spiegel   7/20/2011 12:22:40 PM
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One of the things that's charming about Gadget Freak is it shows off the continuing impulse engineering types have to get in the garage and tinker stuff into a new contraption. If you're tinkering on a clever gadget let us know. We're always looking for the next brilliant thing-a-ma-job. Send your gadget ideas to rob.spiegel@ubm.com.



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