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Offbeat News: Rubik's Cube Record!


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#1 KoanYorel

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Posted 16 January 2006 - 05:11 PM

Sunday, January 15, 2006
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Man Sets Rubik's Cube Record: 11.13 Seconds

SAN FRANCISCO A 20-year-old California Institute of Technology student set a new world's record for solving the popular Rubik's Cube puzzle, turning the tiled brain-twister from scrambled to solved in 11.13 seconds.


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Posted 17 January 2006 - 09:08 AM

Holy Crap! It takes me about 10 minutes to even come close to solving those tricky cubes. I swear good thing they don't make one that is 4x4. :thumbsup:

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Posted 17 January 2006 - 09:11 AM

I've finished it in under 2 minutes.
11 seconds is incredible.

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Posted 17 January 2006 - 05:14 PM

I wonder if the dude who did it in 11 seconds had the thing set up, or "rigged."?

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Posted 17 January 2006 - 05:47 PM

I never was able to solve one...... :thumbsup:
He is fast! :flowers:

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Posted 17 January 2006 - 06:45 PM

I can't even do it in days or months i can't even think of someone doinf it in 11 seconds!

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Posted 17 January 2006 - 07:05 PM

Me either! I never found it that exciting while trying anyways...
I dont even know where it is anymore...

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Posted 17 January 2006 - 08:02 PM

I've always been skeptic of these "rubiks cube masters". I've seen hundreds of videos online and on tv that claim these people can finish the things in a minute or 2. I've even seen some that claim they can do it blindfolded and/or with their feet. There's no logic behind them being able to do it blindfolded unless they have it rigged.

That, and i guess i'm just a natural skeptic...

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Posted 17 January 2006 - 08:48 PM

i've seen the blindfolded video.
from what i understand he is given 15 minutes to examine the cube
then gets blindfolded and solves it.
the cube requires an algorithm and these guys know it by heart, they can
look at the cube and determine the fastest way to solve it.
try googling "speed cubing". i picked up some good tips which
helped me get my time under two minutes.

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