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Dec. 28, 2010

How Engineers Put Marshmallows in Their Hot Chocolate

by Leslie Taylor

Video by edmundoptics

In this video, two employees of Edmond Optics demonstrate the Rube Goldberg contraption they created to deliver marshmallows to their mugs of hot chocolate. From a microwave-triggered, zip-lining stuffed reindeer; through a laser-embedded Nutcracker doll, to a slingshot full of marshmallows, this solution is deliciously over-engineered.

Check out the behind-the-scenes explanation video here. Fantastic!!

via Underwire

About Leslie Taylor

Leslie is the online editor at Workboat.com and NationalFisherman.com. She has a background in oceanography and is passionate about getting non-scientists and young people to realize how cool science can be. She is also Science Friday's former web editor.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Science Friday.

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