Because it's Friday: Isaac Newton vs. Rube Goldberg

I suspect that each of you knows who Isaac Newton is but, just in case you don’t, he’s famous for a number of things including the definition of gravity (that’s right the apocryphal story of a man with an apple falling on his head).

I also suspect that fewer of you know who Rube Goldberg was, especially if you’re British.

Rube Goldberg was famous for drawing cartoons with fantastical machines for accomplishing, mostly, rudimentary activities. They are the type of contraptions that Wallace and Gromit would erect.

The cartoon on the right is a Rube Goldberg machine to make sure that someone was awakened by the raising of the sun.

Put the two together and you get a rather interesting little video:

Isaac Newton v Rube Goldberg

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