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See the obstacles of the slowest Rube Goldberg machine

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NEW YORK, NY (WKOW) -- A Rube Goldberg machine usually makes a simple task very complex.  Engineers and inventors create them for fun, but one inventor in New York wanted to create the slowest one ever.

Bob Partington says it took six weeks, three days, seven hours, and two minutes for the machine to complete its mission; in the end, the ball actually misses its mark on purpose.

The machine is comprised of icons of slowness like a tortoise, molasses, and growing grass. Partington says it took six weeks, three days, seven hours, and two minutes for the machine to complete its mission. In the end, the ball ends up missing its mark on purpose.

You can see the obstacles the ball had to go through in the video above.

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