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The Incredible Food Race - Netflix

By: Editor On: Thu 27 June 2019
In: netflix
Tags: #netflix #Reality #English

In each episode of The Incredible Food Race, two different families battle it out in a super-charged race full of fun food challenges and a main event: the family vs family cook-off in our ultimate outdoor stadium. One ticking clock, two eager families, and a kid-approved meal prepared in front of a live n' hungry audience. The winning family takes all – groceries for an entire year!

The Incredible Food Race - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2015-10-28

The Incredible Food Race - Rube Goldberg machine - Netflix

A Rube Goldberg machine is a machine intentionally designed to perform a simple task in an indirect and overcomplicated fashion. Often, these machines consist of a series of simple devices that are linked together to produce a domino effect, in which each device triggers the next one, and the original goal is achieved only after many steps. Over the years, the expression has expanded to mean any confusing or complicated system. For example, news headlines include “Is Rep. Bill Thomas the Rube Goldberg of Legislative Reform?” and “Retirement 'insurance' as a Rube Goldberg machine”. The expression is named after the American cartoonist, Rube Goldberg, whose cartoons often depicted such machines.

The Incredible Food Race - Origin - Netflix

Rube Goldberg's cartoons became well known for depicting complicated devices that performed simple tasks in indirect convoluted ways. The cartoon above is Goldberg's “Professor Butts and the Self-Operating Napkin”, which was later reprinted in a few book collections, including the postcard book Rube Goldberg's Inventions! and the hardcover Rube Goldberg: Inventions, both compiled by Maynard Frank Wolfe from the Rube Goldberg Archives. The term “Rube Goldberg” was being used in print to describe elaborate contraptions by 1928, and appeared in the Random House Dictionary of the English Language in 1966 meaning “having a fantastically complicated improvised appearance”, or “deviously complex and impractical”. Many of Goldberg's ideas were utilized in movies and TV shows for the comedic effect of creating such rigmarole for such a simple task, such as the breakfast machine on television's 'Pee Wee's Playhouse'. In 'Ernest Goes to Jail', Ernest P. Worrell uses his invention simply to turn his TV on. Other movies such as 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' and 'Diving into the Money Pit' have featured Goldberg's idea.

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