Given a long plane ride and enough booze, I can just about solve a Rubik’s cube. The most talented humans can manage it in about five seconds; for a homemade robot, it takes 1.019 seconds.
Does the shape of a Rubik’s Cube affect how hard it is to solve? At first glance you’d assume the irregularly-shaped pieces of this R2-D2 rotating puzzle would make it easy to put back together, but before you know it, you could have a real mess of droid parts on your hands.
Speedcuber Lucas Etter was able to complete the Rubik’s Cube mind-blowingly fast. Solving it in 4.90 seconds is not just one of his bests so far but it’s a new world record.
World-record Rubik’s cube solving happens obscenely quickly, but you can barely even count the moves in Collin Burns’s record-setting 5.253-second run.
The Rubik's cube was first invented by Hungarian architect Ernő Rubik in 1974. Google is commemorating this achievement with one of its trademark Doodles that lets you play with the legendary toy in the comfort of your own web browser.
This fancy machine just broke the world record for solving a Rubik's cube. While pathetic humans can take minutes to get the job done, the CUBESTORMER 3 takes just 3.25 seconds.
Watch as Rubik's master Kevin Hays takes on six increasingly larger jumbled cubes — from 2x2 to 7x7 — to set the world record for making sides look the same.
As soon as it gets bored with the cubes, we are all going to die.
Anyone can grab some colored Post-It Notes and bust out some impromptu pixel art. It takes real skill to transform 97 mini Rubik's Cubes into a pixel-perfect Mega Man. Impressed? Wait until you see his Pokemon.
Demonstrating the memorization and motor skills of some sort of humanoid robot, Hungary's Marcell Endrey spends three and a half minutes getting to know a scrambled 5x5 Rubik's Cube, slips on a blindfold, and solves it in just over four minutes.
Last weekend, a new Rubik's cube world champion was crowned in Bangkok. Polish speedcuber Michal Pleskowicz won the event by completing a Rubik's Cube in 8.65 seconds, almost a second faster than the first runner-up, American Rowe Hessler, who clocked in at 9.56 seconds.
Why is the number 20 God's Number? New research has proven that every possible position for the Rubik's Cube can be solved in 20 moves or less.