The 3rd edition of The European Rubik’s Cube Championship 2008 starts today and will be held in Derio (Bilbao – Spain) and end on Sunday when all winners of the several categories are known.
During the championship the official WCA regulations will be applied. The program of the European Championship consists of: - Friday: finals for some side events, qualification for main events. - Saturday: preliminary rounds for main events, finals for some side events. - Sunday: finals, winner’s ceremony, after party.
The European Rubik’s Cube Championship is open to competitors from [Read More...]
Well my first thought was that is was just fake and that it was a just a digitaly enhanced video. But there is also a video at Youtube that shows you a ‘Behind The Scenes’ of Tiger Woods putting a Rubik’s Cube of Tiger Woods’ putting a Rubik’s Cube for real [Read More...]
Last week I found several advertisements on the internet all using puzzles to attract the attention of their potential customers.
Honda Problem Playground Website and a video of The Making of Honda Problem Playground at youtube. From the zero emission FCX Clarity car to the Civic Hybrid and Clean Diesel i-DTEC engine – learn how Honda is creating products with less impact on the environment.
It may be an infuriating puzzle which has baffled and defeated countless children and their parents over more than two decades, but this octopus appears determined to solve the Rubik’s Cube.
The three-dimensional puzzle, which became a huge success in the early 1980s, is among toys being given to the intelligent sea creatures to determine whether they favour a particular tentacle, or if they are octidextrous.
Experts believe octopuses use a preferred arm for feeding and touching objects and will test the theory with a month-long observation project in Sea Life Centre attractions across Europe.
More than 25 octopuses will [Read More...]
Rubik’s Ice Cube is the latest addition to my puzzle collection. This one I found in a little toy shop in Rapla (Estonia). I saw some more puzzles but as I was on a cycling tour from Riga to Tallinn I thought it was not a good idea to carry more stuff with me (more about this trip will follow soon somewhere on this website).
Rubik’s Ice cube is a 2×2 version of the original Rubik’s cube puzzle (3×3). The objective is the same as its bigger [Read More...]
A few months ago I already wrote about the V-Cube which solves the problem we know with Rubik’s Cube when it has more than three layers. They are very vulnerable and break down very easily. With V-Cube this problem is now solved. V-CUBE products are manufactured under the V-Cube technology, invented and patented worldwide by the Greek engineer Panagiotis Verdes. V-Cube technology made the construction of cubes, of an unlimited number of layers providing safe and smooth rotation possible.
The use of V-Cube technology made feasible the construction of cubes of [Read More...]
Joey Gouly from Leeds in the UK solved the Rubik’s Cube blindfolded in two minutes and 27 seconds, setting a new British record.
The fast-fingered 17-year-old said he found it so easy to finish the cube with his eyes open, he decided to set himself a new challenge. “A lot of people do it one-handed, but I’m better blindfolded,” he said.
Joey’s got his first Rubik’s Cube when he was 16, and reckons his daily practice sessions mean that without a blindfold he can crack it in just 15 seconds! “Once I’d solved it, I just kept setting myself new [Read More...]