Rube Goldberg lives

The results are in from the latest Rube Goldberg competition held at Purdue University. A team from St. Olaf college took first place with a machine that inflated and popped a balloon accompanied with music. The Purdue team came in second with a setup comprised of 300 steps, a new record. The videos appear at the link below, along with one depicting a visit to a U of M chemistry class by Zorro. I don't remember stuff like this happening when I took chemistry:

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