Van Halen's tour contract once famously included a clause that a bowl of M&Ms was to be provided backstage with all the brown ones removed. Such a feat would be a lot easier to achieve today using a device like the Skittles Sorting Machine.
The Skittles Sorting Machine does exactly what it sounds like. Pour Skittles into a funnel at the top and wait as the machine patiently evaluates each one and delivers it into a bowl with like colors. Once done, you can taste the individual colors of the rainbow.
The machine is even more impressive when you learn maker Brian Egenriether fabricated many of the parts from epoxy, pulled the funnel from a hummingbird feeder, and poached additional parts from a telescope.… Read more