In a heartwarming story coming out of Chicago, IL, 25-year-old Rose Johnson reportedly only understands Rube Goldberg machines, and nothing else, when it comes to science.
We totally get it, girl!
“In my high school science class, I was pretty lost,” Rose said. “I remember when we were learning about Newtonian physics, it didn’t make any sense to me at all. But the next unit we covered was Rube Goldberg machines, and that’s when science finally started to click for me.”
Unfortunately, it unclicked when she tried to learn about literally anything else.
According to reports, Rose understood how Rube Goldberg machines worked because she could see it all unfold right in front of her.
“It’s all pretty straightforward,” Rose said. “Like, a marble will roll down a slide and then make a bunch of dominoes fall over, and then those dominoes trigger a blade to hit a string holding a balloon, and so on and so forth. Wow… I love science!”
However, when she was asked about anything related to chemistry, biology, geography, or even math, Rose was at a loss for words.
“Please don’t ask me what a ‘genus’ is,” she told reporters. “Because I really don’t know. Don’t ask me to calculate a tip without the calculator app, either.”
We’ve all been there!
Rose, who majored in the humanities during college, may not understand basic scientific concepts like combination reactions or the metric system, but when it comes to Rube Goldberg machines, she’s practically an expert.
“I remember that I got an A on my Rube Goldberg machine in my sophomore science class,” Rose said. “I ended up failing the class altogether, but that was a great moment for me.”
Some of Rose’s friends have also noticed that her scientific knowledge seems to stop after fun machines that make a bunch of random but interconnected stuff happen.
“One time I brought up climate change with her,” Rose’s friend Matthew said. “And she said that she ‘knew it was bad’ but didn’t really know why. Then she asked if I could explain it to her by somehow ‘knocking over a teacup that sets off an alarm or something?’ I couldn’t, obviously.”
“It seems like the nation’s knowledge of Rube Goldberg machines is severely lacking,” Rose told reporters. “But that’s a job for the President, or Bill Nye, or… someone else who’s good at science, I guess.”