18/01/2012 08:25 GMT

Extremely Complicated Page-Turning Contraption From Rube Goldberg (VIDEO)

To make a page-turning device like Joseph Herscher here, you will need the following items:

A hamster named Chester, four minature pool balls, some eggs, a hair dryer, an IKEA snake-shaped shoehorn, some books, a roll of sticky tape, three paintings, a small gas canister, a vase, a cup, a baking tray, and, as they say, much, much more.

Inspired by the overly complicated contraptions of Rube Goldberg - and, we like to think, Wallace and Gromit - the 26-year-old New Yorker apologises at the end of his video to all of his housemates who put up with him as he created the fantastical gizmo.

Fortunately all his hard work has paid off as his original upload now has over three million views on the clock - which makes us think he'll need to do another one pretty darn quick to capitalise on his success.

How about... a remote control and requires a back scratcher, a gerbil, a tuning fork, a comb, a barocca tablet and a nailfile? You can have that one for free, Mr. Herscher, don't worry.