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Friday Funny: Pass the Salt Rube Goldberg Style

In these days of social distancing, it’s not surprising that engineers have found a few long-cuts for completing simple human courtesies such as passing the salt at dinner.

This Rube Goldberg solution for passing the salt during a meal is so ridiculous, it’s both funny and amazing.

Rob Spiegel has covered automation and control for 19 years, 17 of them for Design News. Other topics he has covered include supply chain technology, alternative energy, and cyber security. For 10 years, he was owner and publisher of the food magazine Chile Pepper.

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