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Sesame Street Gets Their Rube Goldberg Machine On

C is for crank turning.

The writers on Sesame Street knows how to do pop culture parody right, but they also know a thing or two about teaching tiny science, too. On a recent episode of the show, Murray and Ovejita hang out with a kinetic artist at the Liberty Science Center and learn all about the epicness of the Rube Goldberg machine.

Also, can we just admire the cuteness of the video description on YouTube?

A clock strikes twelve pulling a string just tight enough to move the marble sitting on the string, sending to gently topple one domino, collapsing a bunch of other dominoes, that eventually fall off a counter and trigger a lever to launch a badminton birdie up onto the head of one of those vintage drinking birds, causing the bird to dip down and tap your mommy on her shoulder reminding her to press the play button on this video because you’re much too young to be using a computer alone.

(via Laughing Squid)

Previously in Sesame Street

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Sam Maggs is a writer and televisioner, currently hailing from the Kingdom of the North (Toronto). Her first book, THE FANGIRL'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY will be out soon from Quirk Books. Sam’s parents saw Star Wars: A New Hope 24 times when it first came out, so none of this is really her fault.