Watch the World's Largest Rube Goldberg Machine Light a Massive Christmas Tree

Shelby Rogers

This video is definitely more exciting than plugging in a string of Christmas lights. A Latvian e-commerce company called Scandiweb created the world's largest Rube Goldberg machine to turn on the town of Riga's Christmas tree. The chain reaction consisted of a whopping 412 individual steps. The whole process lasted 10 minutes, and Riga mayor Nils Ušakovs started the machine.

You can read more about the world-record holding machine on the Guinness World Records website.

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