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Quantumaniac is where it’s at - and by ‘it’ I mean awesome.

Hi! My name is Tyler Simko. Over here, I post a ton of astronomy / math / general science in an attempt to make your brain feel good. My aim is to be as informative as possible while posting fascinating things that hopefully enlighten us both to the mysteries of our truly wondrous universe(s?). Plus, how would you know if the blog exists or not unless you observe it?

Boom, just pulled the Schrödinger’s cat card. Now you have to check it out - trust me, it said so in an equation somewhere.

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Rube Goldberg Machine
Remember these contraptions? The overly complex chain-reactions that perform a relatively simple task? Well, who knew that they actually had a name - Rube Goldberg machines. The machines are named after the eponymous Rube Goldberg himself, a Pulitzer Prize winning political cartoonist who became famous for drawing these types of devices. Some notable ones are the self-operating napkin, the self-dentist and the pillow-drop. 

In modern culture, the most popular reference to these contraptions are in the board game Mouse Trap - in which the user has to create a Rube Goldberg type apparatus. The term itself has come to mean anything that is overly complicated or confusing, such as calling quantum mechanics the Rube Goldberg machine of physics. 
Plus, there’s an awesome RG machine featured in OK Go’s music video for 'This Too Shall Pass.' 

Rube Goldberg Machine

Remember these contraptions? The overly complex chain-reactions that perform a relatively simple task? Well, who knew that they actually had a name - Rube Goldberg machines. The machines are named after the eponymous Rube Goldberg himself, a Pulitzer Prize winning political cartoonist who became famous for drawing these types of devices. Some notable ones are the self-operating napkin, the self-dentist and the pillow-drop. 

In modern culture, the most popular reference to these contraptions are in the board game Mouse Trap - in which the user has to create a Rube Goldberg type apparatus. The term itself has come to mean anything that is overly complicated or confusing, such as calling quantum mechanics the Rube Goldberg machine of physics. 

Plus, there’s an awesome RG machine featured in OK Go’s music video for 'This Too Shall Pass.' 

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