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Wed Dec 11, 2019, 02:54 PM

When Life Gives You Lemons

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Reply When Life Gives You Lemons (Original post)
csziggy Dec 2019 OP
guillaumeb Dec 2019 #1
csziggy Dec 2019 #2
guillaumeb Dec 2019 #5
tblue37 Dec 2019 #37
hlthe2b Dec 2019 #3
csziggy Dec 2019 #4
Newest Reality Dec 2019 #7
tblue37 Dec 2019 #38
LeftInTX Dec 2019 #42
Brother Buzz Dec 2019 #6
packman Dec 2019 #8
Midnightwalk Dec 2019 #9
intrepidity Dec 2019 #10
csziggy Dec 2019 #15
broiles Dec 2019 #11
Stuart G Dec 2019 #35
Karadeniz Dec 2019 #12
PoindexterOglethorpe Dec 2019 #13
keithbvadu2 Dec 2019 #14
JohnnyRingo Dec 2019 #16
pansypoo53219 Dec 2019 #17
wnylib Dec 2019 #18
zanana1 Dec 2019 #19
Stuart G Dec 2019 #34
MosheFeingold Dec 2019 #20
tclambert Dec 2019 #21
LeftInTX Dec 2019 #43
Shoonra Dec 2019 #22
Saviolo Dec 2019 #23
Stuart G Dec 2019 #36
BigmanPigman Dec 2019 #24
MarianJack Dec 2019 #25
DFW Dec 2019 #26
csziggy Dec 2019 #27
LeftInTX Dec 2019 #44
DFW Dec 2019 #46
secondwind Dec 2019 #28
marble falls Dec 2019 #29
cp Dec 2019 #30
bluecollar2 Dec 2019 #31
Stuart G Dec 2019 #32
Stuart G Dec 2019 #33
Saviolo Dec 2019 #40
Stuart G Dec 2019 #41
2naSalit Dec 2019 #39
LeftInTX Dec 2019 #45
csziggy Dec 2019 #47
LeftInTX Dec 2019 #48

Response to csziggy (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 03:08 PM

1. Recommended.

We all need things like this.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 03:10 PM

2. Yes - I needed a break from the hearing

And this gave me good laugh.

Also, check out my Boomwhackers thread for some fun. https://www.democraticunderground.com/10181293517

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Response to csziggy (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 03:14 PM

5. I just sent the video to a large group of people.

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Response to csziggy (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 15, 2019, 06:43 PM

37. Here's a behind the scenes video of them building a different house-sized chain reaction machine:

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 03:11 PM

3. Someone has an enviable amount of spare time on their hands...

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 03:14 PM

4. I think they are college students

But it's great fun to watch.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 04:00 PM

7. You could call it performance art...

If the channel is monetized, (which it seems to be) then there is some potentially good tip money to be had for all that work. Over 11.3 million views and lots of subscribers indicates that.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 15, 2019, 06:44 PM

38. The main guy (Steve Price) does this professionally. nt

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 17, 2019, 02:59 AM

42. It's probably a form of college competition

My son did stuff like this, but he did robotics.

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 03:46 PM

6. OK, any guesses how many times they had to film it?

I loved it, except for the faucet that remained running (until someone turned it off, off camera)

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 04:00 PM

8. Loved it - Hope they all got an "A" in Physics 101

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 04:08 PM

9. Oh no you don't

That’s what i got told when i told my wife “now i have a reason to retire”

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 04:59 PM

10. I am sooooo glad i dont live with that person! nt

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Response to intrepidity (Reply #10)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 09:58 PM

15. Check out the end - it's a team of five people

I said above that I think they are college students. I could see doing this over a break period to blow off steam from finals.

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 05:26 PM

11. Brilliant!

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Response to broiles (Reply #11)

Sun Dec 15, 2019, 03:49 PM

35. NOT brilliant, just another STOLEN IDEA!!....from?... see posts 32 and 33.

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 05:29 PM

12. I didn't last as long as the performance, but what creativity!❤

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 07:17 PM

13. Oh, my.

Those are people with far too much time on their hands.

I want to know how long it took them to set that all up.

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 09:37 PM

14. You earned it.

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 10:07 PM

16. Awesome. And not a single domino in the mix.

Very imaginative.

Thanx for posting!

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 11:13 PM

17. takes too long. i just cut lemon into 4. squeeze 1 into some sugar + ice + add water.

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Thu Dec 12, 2019, 08:02 AM

18. This year's must have Xmas gift for every household.

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Thu Dec 12, 2019, 09:52 AM

19. I just finished watching it for the third time!

Quite a feat of engineering!

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Response to zanana1 (Reply #19)

Sun Dec 15, 2019, 03:47 PM

34. This guy stole the idea-NOT ORIGINAL AT ALL....see posts 32, and 33..

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Thu Dec 12, 2019, 10:45 AM

20. Point of Order

Lemons are a man-created hybrid between bitter orange (sour orange) and citron.

Life didn't give us lemons. We created them.

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Response to MosheFeingold (Reply #20)

Thu Dec 12, 2019, 05:37 PM

21. The gentleman is not recognized.

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Response to MosheFeingold (Reply #20)

Tue Dec 17, 2019, 03:06 AM

43. Point of Order

Meyer Lemons (citron mandarin/pomelo hybrid) and Ponderosa Lemons (citron/pomelo hybrids) are not real lemons

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Thu Dec 12, 2019, 06:25 PM

22. Just imagine .....

Just imagine what they could accomplish if they used their talents for good instead of evil!

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Thu Dec 12, 2019, 08:27 PM

23. Rube Goldberg would be proud.

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Response to Saviolo (Reply #23)

Sun Dec 15, 2019, 04:16 PM

36. Not Rube Goldber, but Fritz Freeling..(see posts 32 & 33)

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Thu Dec 12, 2019, 10:40 PM

24. Rube Goldberg lives on!

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Sat Dec 14, 2019, 08:57 AM

25. I think I see a desperate need for...

...5 girlfriends and one boyfriend... And I'm a lifelong (64 year old) nerd. K&R anyway.

RESIST!

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Sat Dec 14, 2019, 09:10 AM

26. Someone has more free time on their hands than I've had in forty years. One question though......

At 3:18---WHERE did they find the oobleck?

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Response to DFW (Reply #26)

Sat Dec 14, 2019, 09:42 AM

27. If it weren't green but black, it could be my molasses

I have a big jar of Slow As Molasses (brand name) blackstrap molasses. It's about 40 years old and I'm down to the last quarter cup of it. I ran out of brown sugar for my baking this week and you can make brown sugar by adding one tablespoon of molasses to one cup of regular sugar.

But this stuff is thick - I had to hold the jar upside down for minutes to get any out. I felt as though that was a segment out of that video!

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Response to DFW (Reply #26)

Tue Dec 17, 2019, 03:10 AM

44. It's probably a form of college competition

Emphasis on engineering, thinking outside the box and team work. And probably patience!
If you're going to do something like this, it is probably best to do it as a team otherwise it's not fun or almost impossible.
Also many engineering students need to learn to be team players. The best team gets an award or advances to another competition. Engineers need to be able to think outside the box and this a novel way to teach it.

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #44)

Tue Dec 17, 2019, 06:22 AM

46. Even so

The only way I ever heard of anyone making oobleck started with "shuffle, duffle, muzzle, muff....."

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Sat Dec 14, 2019, 10:50 AM

28. Got tired of watching after 3 minutes. This person has too much time

on his/her hands.

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Response to secondwind (Reply #28)

Sat Dec 14, 2019, 04:19 PM

29. What a wonderful gift they were given, and a nice little thing to watch on a nice Saturday afternoon

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Sat Dec 14, 2019, 05:30 PM

30. Fascinating!

Have never applauded a video before, but am clapping! Bravo!

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Sat Dec 14, 2019, 05:40 PM

31. Hey boss...now that we can work from home

Look what we did on day off overtime!!!

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Sun Dec 15, 2019, 03:16 PM

32. Oh well..An earlier example (1988) (not the earliest) where idea came from. 3min 30 sec

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Sun Dec 15, 2019, 03:27 PM

33. A 1947 version: just 3 minutes to watch it all(no time? watch the last 1 & 1/2 min)

Full version of this toon "Tweetie Pie", won Academy Award for best cartoon of 1947
....directed by Friz Freleng....(idea is 72 years old)

you will see the same thing, in a different variation....(where the idea came from)

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #33)

Mon Dec 16, 2019, 08:29 PM

40. Rube Goldberg was doing it in the 20's and 30's.

In fact the term "Rube Goldberg machine" was being used to describe machines that completed a simple task using overy complicated machinery as early as 1928.

From the Wiki:

The expression is named after the American cartoonist Rube Goldberg whose cartoons often depicted devices that performed simple tasks in indirect convoluted ways. The cartoon above is Goldberg's Professor Butts and the Self-Operating Napkin, which was later reprinted in a few book collections, including the postcard book Rube Goldberg's Inventions! and the hardcover Rube Goldberg: Inventions, both compiled by Maynard Frank Wolfe from the Rube Goldberg Archives.[3]

The term "Rube Goldberg" was being used in print to describe elaborate contraptions by 1928,[4] and appeared in the Random House Dictionary of the English Language in 1966 meaning "having a fantastically complicated improvised appearance", or "deviously complex and impractical".[5] Because Rube Goldberg machines are contraptions derived from tinkering with the tools close to hand, parallels have been drawn with evolutionary processes.[6]


Full article here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rube_Goldberg_machine

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Response to Saviolo (Reply #40)

Tue Dec 17, 2019, 12:27 AM

41. Therefore, I was totally wrong, and Rube was totally correct....oh well back to the drawing board.

..............maybe I can find another cartoon of some other kind of machine, but Rube will be brought up
..............again and again and again.....perhaps I can try another toon, but...ain't got no time to look thru
...............the collection of toons again and again and again ..........Oye Vey !!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Mon Dec 16, 2019, 01:15 AM

39. So when life gives you lemons...

you booby trap your house?



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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Tue Dec 17, 2019, 03:23 AM

45. It's a thing

I'm sure they're is a college version too..my son graduated from college in 2015, so chain reaction contests were not a thing, but it would have been right up his alley. Maybe when his son will be part of them. My son was in other engineering contests. Kept him out of trouble!

http://www.chainreactioncontest.org/

The Chain Reaction Contraption Contest (CRCC) is a spirited competition for students in grades 9-12 and is one of the exciting National Engineers Week events. The CRCC fosters an interest in engineering by challenging students to create a machine that will accomplish a specific task using a series of steps. The CRCC is sponsored by Westinghouse Electric Company, and presented in cooperation with the Carnegie Science Center.

The 2019-2020 contest task was to Make a Mess and Clean It Up! Check out the previous contest page for more information from this year's contest.

Under the guidance of an engineer mentor (optional) and a teacher sponsor, teams will:

Submit a preliminary design drawing.
Submit a series of progress photos that show the machine's evolution.
Build a machine that accomplishes the assigned task.
Demonstrate their machine and make a verbal presentation.

The 2019-20 CRCC was held on Tuesday December 10, 2019 at the Carnegie Science Center. It is on this day that the students demonstrated their machine and made the verbal presentation.

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #45)

Tue Dec 17, 2019, 11:48 AM

47. Isn't that how the robot wars stuff started - student competitions?

This is a great idea for engineering (and other) students since it gives them hands on experience. Thanks - I hadn't heard about this.

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Response to csziggy (Reply #47)

Tue Dec 17, 2019, 01:02 PM

48. Yes. My son was in robotics

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