It Took 297 Agonising Tries For This Complex Rube Goldberg Machine To Work Flawlessly

Video: After losing a bet, YouTube’s jackofallspades98 spent four months building one of the most complicated Rube Goldberg machines I’ve ever seen. Spread across two tables, it’s so dense and complex that it took 297 attempts before it worked all the way from start to finish.

It’s hard to imagine trying anything 297 times until you get it right, but it’s especially hard to wrap your head around that idea when you realise that between each attempt, all of the steps in this Rube Goldberg machine had to be rebuilt, reset and re-assembled before the ball could start rolling again.

[YouTube via The Awesomer]