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St. Olaf wins Rube Goldberg competition
April 2, 2012
|The 2012 St. Olaf Rube Goldberg team poses with faculty advisor Jason Engbrecht, associate professor of physics (holding trophy). Photo by Roger Forman.|
"A team from Minnesota's St. Olaf College Saturday won the 2012 Rube Goldberg contest, building a machine that took 191 steps to inflate and pop a balloon," reports United Press International.
"It was the second time in four years the private liberal arts school in Northfield, Minn., has won the event, named for the late cartoonist-inventor known for drawing wacky and complex ways to accomplish simple tasks."