A Batch of Funny Engineering

Check out this potpourri of engineering humor, from one-liners to anecdotes to a Rube Goldberg squirrel-feeding contraption.

Rob Spiegel

March 16, 2023

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Want to know how to dance like an engineer? This shows Don McMillan – a top engineer comedian. Here he is in the semi-finals of America’s Got Talent. It’s surprisingly funny; McMillan at his best.

Watch the squirrels feed themselves using this extended Rube Goldberg machine.


About the Author(s)

Rob Spiegel

Rob Spiegel serves as a senior editor for Design News. He started with Design News in 2002 as a freelancer and hired on full-time in 2011. He covers automation, manufacturing, 3D printing, robotics, AI, and more.

Prior to Design News, he worked as a senior editor for Electronic News and Ecommerce Business. He has contributed to a wide range of industrial technology publications, including Automation World, Supply Chain Management Review, and Logistics Management. He is the author of six books.

Before covering technology, Rob spent 10 years as publisher and owner of Chile Pepper Magazine, a national consumer food publication.

As well as writing for Design News, Rob also participates in IME shows, webinars, and ebooks.

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