Fun beats fear in Rube Goldberg contest to fetch soap amid COVID-19 crisis


NEW YORK (Reuters) – Caitlin Diel waited in the shower as her brother started their chain-reaction machine, dropping a marble into a tube that sent a toy train speeding, a deodorant stick flying and a stuffed bunny racing along a zip line to finally shoot a bar of soap into her hands.

The late cartoonist-inventor Rube Goldberg creates a live version of his drawing for an overly complicated way to shoot a photograph of yourself, which had been displayed in November 1970 at the Smithsonian Institution exhibition ÒDo It the Hard Way: Rube Goldberg and Modern TimesÓ in this handout photo…


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