Monday, October 8, 2007

Japanese National Wins Rubik's Cube Challenge, Defies Laws of Physics

12.46 seconds:
Japan's Yu Nakajima won the Rubik's Cube World Championships on Sunday in Budapest, the birthplace of the cult puzzle. Nakajima averaged 12.46 seconds in arranging the six different colours of the six-sided classic 3x3 cube, which has nine panels on each side to arrange.

He beat Andrew Kang of the United States and Mitsuki Gunji, a fellow Japanese national.

But Frenchman Thibaut Jacquinot still holds the world record of 9.86 seconds in the classic 3x3 event, which he set last May.

Completing a a Rubik's cube in under 10 seconds? I can't put on pants in under ten seconds.

Exit Question: Why did these people sell their souls for that ability? Wouldn't wealth or fame be more logical?

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