The 2009 Rubik’s Cube U.S. Nationals, which took place last weekend (14 – 16 August 2009) at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif., is one of the best known annual Rubik’s Cube events in the U.S. The competition involved 18 events that test skills like puzzle solving speed, fewest moves, and even ability to solve the puzzle blindfolded from memory. There were also competitions for other puzzles, like Rubik’s Magic, Megamix, Pyraminx, and the Rubik’s Clock. Results of the event can be found at the WCA website.
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Rubik’s Cube Sandwich (officially called Rubix Cubewich) is a brilliant invention.
Whoever created Rubix Cubewich) must be person with lots of love and passion for puzzles and food (just like me). Rubix Cubewich looks rather delicious with cubes of pastrami, kielbasa, pork fat, salami, and two types of cheddar. The presentation of it is great and just looks like the original Rubik’s Cube. The only puzzle here is how Rubix Cubewich will taste and how to eat it? Happy Puzzling! [via Makezine]
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At YouTube you can watch a video of Adam Morgan who solved Rubik’s Cube during the free-fall of a sky-dive.
On April 11, 2009, Adam Morgan went skydiving at Skydive Atlanta. He jumped out at 14,000 ft (approx. 4.25 km) and attempted to solve a Rubik’s Cube during free fall and Adam succeeded.
This was by far one of the best experiences of Adam’s life and he looks forward to jumping again. However, he will most likely be jumping without the pressure of solving a Rubik’s Cube during the next jump. [Read More...]
A few years ago I already wrote about Rubik’s Cube Art. Now there is a new puzzle book called the Art of the Cube and is all about making Art with the Rubik’s Cube (a.k.a. Rubikscubism).
Legally blind and dying from lung cancer, Fred Holly still received great enjoyment developing algorithms to create unique, artistic designs with 64 Rubik’s Cubes. This 24-page, full-color puzzle booklet includes all known designs. Collecting and restoring the 20-year old photos. Happy Puzzling!
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Irregular Magic IQ Cube (aka Super Square One) is a new variant of the original world famous Rubik’s Cube and this time by Brando.
The description at Brando’s website : The Irregular Magic IQ Cube, the new rotation style, the new format in each face, the new Rubik shape! It is a Break-through of the Traditional IQ Rubik game that is Good Training for your Brain IQ & EQ. If you are still struggling with the traditional Rubik, just try this new Brain Training Cube. See whether you can make it from an 3D Irregular [Read More...]
Back in the 80s, there was one thing that caused millions of badly-dressed people to laugh, sob and gnaw their knuckles in utter frustration. No, not Simon Le Bon’s dancing, the Rubik’s Cube. This infuriatingly addictive multi-colored puzzle was a true superstar back in the day, and the quest to match its colored faces remains as challenging as ever.
But even icons need a makeover once in a while, so some bright spark has taken the basic cube concept and given it a Noughties revamp. Ladies and gentlemen, we give you the ultra-sleek Magic Cube. This electronic version of the [Read More...]
Düsseldorf is the capital city of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is an economic centre of Germany. The city is situated on the River Rhine, and is renowned for its many events and also for its fashion and trade fairs. More information can be found at the World Rubik’s Cube Championship 2009 website. Happy Puzzling!
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