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Big Blue Ball Machine

I just stumbled across FreddieW’s live action re-enactment of (part of) the Big Blue Ball Machine, totally brilliant!

(The making of video for this one is really interesting too, seeing how they set up shots and act out clips for morphing from small balls to large and back again, FreddieW and crew are fun to watch behind the scenes.)

This is all an homage to the Big Blue Ball Machine animated GIF meme from 2005, which spawned many variations, such as the Indiana Jones Can’t Stop the BBM, and my favorite, Tragedy at the BBM Factory. The full history of the Big Blue Ball Machine can be found at Know Your Meme.

Rube Goldberg devices are amazing. With that, I leave you with this K’Nex Ball Machine containing 24 different ball pathways.