Rube Goldberg machine selfie

If taking selfies were this much fun I would take them all the time.  There isn’t much better things than a Rube Goldberg machine and this is a great one.

A Rube Goldberg machine is a machine or contraption or invention or device or apparatus that uses a chain reaction to accomplish a very simple task in a very complicated manner.

Rube Goldberg was an American cartoonist sculptor, author, engineer, and inventor. Goldberg is best known for a series of popular cartoons depicting complicated gadgets that perform simple tasks in indirect, convoluted ways, giving rise to the term Rube Goldberg machine for any similar gadget or process.

Aurora from the International Space Station

This is an HD video taken of the earth’s Aurora both northern (aurora borealis) and southern (aurora australis) from the International Space Station.

The Aurora is an incredible light show caused by collisions between electrically charged particles released from the sun that enter the earth’s atmosphere and collide with gases such as oxygen and nitrogen. The lights are seen around the magnetic poles of the northern and southern hemispheres.