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  1. 1. RUBE GOLDBERG Rube Goldberg is the inspiration of the Rube Goldberg machine which is a really complicated machine thats is made to do a simple every day tasks.
  2. 2. Reuben Lucius Goldberg was born in San Francisco July 4. He worked for a magazine article called New York Evening Mail and drew rube Goldberg machines like this one.
  3. 3. Rube Goldberg has become a well-loved figure due mostly to his cartoon contributions that inspired all sorts of complicated inventions. He was even awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his work as a cartoonist. His engineering degree at the University of California Berkeley had provided him with some knowledge of and ideas for his mechanical contraptions. He did not really build real models of Rube Goldberg machines, but did inspire scientists and engineers from all over the world to do so. His father was the one who wanted him to take what was considered to be a more practical career. Rube Goldberg was often discouraged to pursue his artistic design. It was his invention comic strips that had later on made him a household name for people who also love to tinker and discover things. Career
  4. 4. PERSONAL LIFE Reuben Garret Lucius Goldberg had Jewish parents called Max and Hannah Goldberg. He was the third of seven children, three of them died as children (older brother Garrett, younger brother Walter, and younger sister Lillian also survived). Rube married Irma Seeman on October 17, 1916. They lived at 98 Central Park West in New York City and had two sons named Thomas and George. During World War II Goldberg's sons changed their surname, at Goldberg's insistence, because of the amount of hatred towards him from the nature of his cartoons. Thomas chose the surname of George for his brother, and George, wanting to keep a sense of family cohesiveness, did the same. Thomas and George's children now run a company called RGI (Rube Goldberg Incorporated) to maintain the Goldberg name. John George (Thomas's son) is assisted by his cousin Jennifer George (George's daughter) and John's son Joshua George to keep the family name alive. Goldberg died in 1970 at the age of 87, while his widow, Irma, died on April 26, 1990 at the age of 95.