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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Goldberg, Rube Goldberg, Reuben Lucius Goldberg(noun)

    United States cartoonist who drew intricate diagrams of very complicated and impractical contraptions that accomplished little or nothing (1883-1970)


  1. Rube Goldberg

    Reuben Garrett Lucius "Rube" Goldberg was an American cartoonist, sculptor, author, engineer and inventor. Similar to Heath Robinson devices in the UK, he is best known for a series of popular cartoons depicting complex gadgets that perform simple tasks in indirect, convoluted ways. Goldberg received many honors in his lifetime, including a Pulitzer Prize for his political cartooning in 1948 and the Banshees' Silver Lady Award 1959. Goldberg was a founding member and the first president of the National Cartoonists Society, and he is the namesake of the Reuben Award, which the organization awards to the Cartoonist of the Year. He is the inspiration for various international competitions, known as Rube Goldberg Machine Contests, which challenge participants to make a complex machine to perform a simple task.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rube goldberg in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rube goldberg in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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