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Falling Water Cocktail Making Machine

What Do You Think of This Cocktail Machine?

What do a rake, a toy truck, a wooden spoon, and a bunch of ball bearings have in common? They have a supporting role in what's possibly the world's most complicated cocktail maker. This contraption was created by New Zealander Joseph Herscher, who is known for his other Rube Goldberg-style machine, the chocolate egg creamer. While Herscher created this apparatus to promote Kiwi vodka 42 Below, there is an easier way to make the falling water cocktail. Although the clip is fun, I personally think it's a bit over the top. What about you — do you think it's funny, or just stupid?

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eshellmoyer eshellmoyer 9 years
The incredible difficulty in creating a device like this that works perfectly makes it pretty hard to dismiss them as stupid. One has to have a great understanding of physics and mechanics, either learned or innate, to engineer one of these properly. This is a pretty good example. The Honda commercial is like oranges to this one's apples. It's pretty cool though. The only part I don't like is the tire that seems to defy the laws of physics, which I assume exist in cgi world too, by not decelerating as it climbs a ramp, then stopping for a moment after it hits the tire in front of it, then continuing on in the original direction. The first tire to climb the ramp seems to have forward acceleration as it climbs the ramp. What?!!!
HappyKate HappyKate 9 years
Awesome! Its for fun anyways!
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 9 years
That is how I will have my next T & T. Made me thirsty just watching it.
Stupidasscat Stupidasscat 9 years
Someone has WAY too much time on his hands
marseilles-rose marseilles-rose 9 years
Everyone loves a nice homemade cocktail!
tkoblondee tkoblondee 9 years
Well hopefully there's an easier way to make this drink!! I don't think it's funny or stupid, I think it's amazing how much thought goes into one of these! I always have to watch the whole thing through!
skigurl skigurl 9 years
it's really cool and obviously just for fun!
WineUnleashed WineUnleashed 9 years
This is wine so great. You just simply pour and enjoy! Cheers, Angela
mudnessa mudnessa 9 years
i think it stupid but i also appreciate the effort and time that went into planing the whole thing. maybe this is how they make a lot of drinks at the bars in my areas since they take SO LONG.
utrach utrach 9 years
It's been done. Honda's "cog" commercial...
shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 9 years
I love when a good Rube Goldberg plan comes together.
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 9 years
LOL I think its cute :P
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