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High school students of Dr. Paul McElligott recently attempted to break a Guinness World Record by putting together their own Rube Goldberg machines. The challenge was to link the machines in a series of chain reactions to keep a marble rolling through the various contraptions. With the current record reaching 125 steps, the FHHS scientists had enough links to complete 176 steps, but the plan fell short when not all the links completed their movements on their own. Another attempt will be made next school year.