By George Fox
After wiping the stupid grin off my face from this mildly impressive video I thought, how do three grown men have an entire day or more to set up, and record a successful and sophisticated thing like this.
A group of guys from parts unknown set up a whole bunch of GoPro cameras and an elaborate set of bounce surfaces, ramps and fire to create an amusing video.
Bonus points for staying on the backyard theme involving hot dogs and watermelon.
Wikipedia defines a Rube Goldberg machine as a contraption, that is deliberately over-engineered to perform a very simple task. Does slightly flame kissing a hotdog with lighter fluid count as cooking it. Sure.
George Fox is a Spartan, a Michigander, and Web Producer for CBS 62/CW50 in Detroit. When I’m not working on content for the CBS Local websites, I’m probably hanging out on the boat, at deer camp or spending quality time with the fam. Follow George on Twitter @GeorgeJFox.