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Photo galleriesSpring Fling 2011
Several thousand faculty, staff and retirees enjoyed Spring Fling, the annual employee appreciation event held this year on May 19.
The 2011 Purdue University Rube Goldberg machine shattered the world record for most steps ever successfully completed by such a machine. In 244 steps the "Time Machine" traces the history of the world from Big Bang to the Apocalypse before accomplishing the assigned everyday task of watering a flower. The record has been sanctioned by the Guinness Book of World Records and the World Records Academy.