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Rubik’s Cube

The 17x17x17 Rubik’s Cube

The 17x17x17 Rubik’s Cube

YouTuber RedKB shows off an insanely complex Rubik’s Cube variant, a $750 cube which will challenge just about any puzzle fanatic. The YuXin HuangLong puzzle is made from 1947 individual pieces, and we can’t imagine how much work it takes to solve once scrambled.

The Rubik’s Puzzle Box

The Rubik’s Puzzle Box

This unique puzzle box looks a bit like a Rubik’s Cube, but as Mr. Puzzle shows us, it’s a totally different thing – a take on those dovetail puzzle boxes which look unsolvable, but are surprisingly easy to open if you know the trick. Created by ND Puzzles.

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Rubik’s Solving Robot

Rubik’s Solving Robot

If you thought that kid solving a Rubik’s Cube in under 5 seconds was impressive, wait til you get a load of Ben Katz’s speedy robot, which can size up the plastic cube puzzle, and solve it in less than 1/12th of the time – 0.38 seconds to be precise.

Assembling a 17x17x17 Rubik’s Cube

Assembling a 17x17x17 Rubik’s Cube

After tearing down an insanely complicated 17x17x17 Rubik’s Cube, puzzlemaster Tony Fisher managed to acheive something far more daunting – painstakingly putting the thousands of individual pieces back together into a working puzzle.

17x17x17 Rubik’s Cube Disassembled

17x17x17 Rubik’s Cube Disassembled

Cube puzzle guru Tony Fisher decided to see how the insane 17x17x17 Yuxin Huang Long puzzle is put together, so he cracked it open to reveal the thousands of pieces which go into its assembly. Now it’s a whole new kind of puzzle to try and put it back together.

Ice Rubik’s Cube

Ice Rubik’s Cube

Tony Fisher knows a thing or two about making Rubik’s Cubes. After all, he’s the guy behind the world’s largest working cube, and has also built all kinds of complex variants. Here, he shows off a fully-functional puzzle that he made using ice. Hopefully, he’ll work out a color version.

World’s Smallest Rubik’s Cube

World’s Smallest Rubik’s Cube

After showing off the world’s biggest Rubik’s Cube, puzzle maker Tony Fisher built a teensy little cube that measures just 5.6mm across. It’s fully functional, but can only be solved with a pair of tweezers. Or a hammer.

Super Mario x Rubik’s Cubes

Super Mario x Rubik’s Cubes

We can’t imagine how many hours it took the guys from juggling troupe Synchronicity to create this stop-motion Super Mario Bros. tribute video, created entirely by rotating the faces of hundreds of Rubik’s Cubes. Though this isn’t exactly the first time they’ve done this.

The MultiCuber 999

The MultiCuber 999

We’ve seen machines that could solve simple Rubik’s Cubes very quickly, but this impressive build is not only made entirely from LEGO Mindstorms, but can solve an insanely complex 9x9x9 cube. It takes it about 35 minutes, but we’d like to see you do better.

“Impossible” 1-Layer Rubik’s Cube

“Impossible” 1-Layer Rubik’s Cube

Puzzle fanatic Tony Fisher shows off a unique 1x5x5 Rubik’s Cube which should theoretically not function in a single layer. While many thought it was an April Fools’ prank, it really does work – it just turns out that the secret is painfully obvious.

Rubik’s Cube vs. Usain Bolt

Rubik’s Cube vs. Usain Bolt

On a good day, we can solve a Rubik’s Cube in about a half hour, but Anthony Brooks can do it in just a few seconds. Here, he proves his speed by taking on Olympic gold-medal winner Usain Bolt’s incredible speed.

Learning to Solve a Rubik’s Cube

Learning to Solve a Rubik’s Cube

Avid learner Mike Boyd figured out how to solve a Rubik’s cube. Since it would take him a long time to be a speedsolver, he instead aimed to solve the puzzle cube in under 2 minutes. It took him 16 hours over 23 days to achieve that speed.

Giant Rubik’s Cube

Giant Rubik’s Cube

Puzzle maker Tony Fisher believes he’s made the world’s largest fully functional Rubik’s Cube. The toy measures about 5ft. on each side and weighs 220lb. He could’ve made it larger, but he wanted it to be solvable by one person.

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Insanely Fast Rubik’s Robot

Insanely Fast Rubik’s Robot

It’s not the first time we’ve seen a robot solve a Rubik’s Cube, but the machine built by Jay Flatland and his friend Paul Rose can solve the puzzle in just a hair over 1 second. Impressive, but we dare you to solve this one, guys.

22x22x22 Rubik’s Cube

22x22x22 Rubik’s Cube

YouTuber corenpuzzle made what he believes is the world’s largest order Rubik’s Cube. He designed and then 3D printed its 2,691 parts over 8 months. After a couple of failed attempts, he finally put the whole thing together in working order. Get the 3D files here.

Steven Brundage vs. Penn & Teller

Steven Brundage vs. Penn & Teller

Magician Steven Brundage performed his way out of a speeding ticket. But can he fool the great Penn and Teller? Watch as he manipulates and solves Rubik’s Cubes in ridiculous ways. He explained his performance a bit on Reddit.

2015 Rubik’s Cube World Record

2015 Rubik’s Cube World Record

Collin Burns set a new world record by solving a 3×3 Rubik’s Cube in just 5.25s, breaking the 5.55s solve set by Mats Valk in 2013. It’s an amazing moment spoiled by a banshee in the crowd. Seriously turn your volume down.

Solving a 17x17x17 Rubik’s Cube

Solving a 17x17x17 Rubik’s Cube

A time-lapse of YouTuber RedKB solving the Over the Top, a 17x17x17 puzzle cube. Designed by Oskar Van Deventer, Over the Top is officially recognized as the world’s largest order Rubik’s Cube. Got eight hours to spare? Here.

Solving a Rubik’s Cube in 4.2s

Solving a Rubik’s Cube in 4.2s

Rubik’s Cube world record holder Feliks Zemdegs’ jaw-dropping feat filmed from his perspective. Watch as he solves the cube twice, with the second one at a mind-blowing 4.21s, including the time it took to stop the timer.

How to Get out of a Speeding Ticket

How to Get out of a Speeding Ticket

(NSFW: Language) New York cops caught magician Steven Brundage speeding. When they found out what he does for a living, they asked for an impromptu performance. Steven obliged and the cops let him off. This should be the DUI test.

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Rubik’s Cube Wakesurfing

Rubik’s Cube Wakesurfing

Sure, it’s not that difficult to solve a Rubik’s Cube, but this guy took multitasking to a whole ‘nother level by solving his 3x3x3 puzzle while wakesurfing. Sure, the waters were pretty calm, but you try doing it.

Rubik’s Cube Fridge

Rubik’s Cube Fridge
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ThinkGeek is about to go HAM on the cube-shaped refrigerator market. Fridge-wise, this unsolvable puzzle is exactly the same as the Borg Cube fridge – it keeps food warm or cold, and can be powered via 120V AC or 12V DC.

Puzzle Facade

Puzzle Facade

A 3D-printed Rubik’s cube’s moves were made to correspond with lights on the Ars Eelectronica Center using an Arduino processor and Bluetooth modem to relay information to special software and allow passersby to try and solve the puzzle.

Daft Cube

Daft Cube

Remember Daft Hands? YouTuber tehcubedude brings back the Daft Punk dexterity challenge by using a Rubik’s Cube to show the lyrics to Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger. He kind of loses it towards the end, but just barely. Skip to 0:50.

Juggling & Solving Rubik’s Cubes

Juggling & Solving Rubik’s Cubes

Our jaws dropped when we saw Ravi solve a Rubik’s cube while juggling it. And now here he is juggling and solving three cubes at the same time. We might as well have our jaws removed for good.

Juggling & Solving a Rubik’s Cube

Juggling & Solving a Rubik’s Cube

(NSFW: Language) We’ve seen someone solve a Rubik’s Cube with one hand while juggling with the other. But Ravi here solves a cube while also juggling it. What manner of wizardry is this?!

Rubik’s Push-Ups

Rubik’s Push-Ups

Not only does this guy like to show off his muscular physique while he does one-handed push-ups – he solves a Rubik’s cube with the other hand while doing it. Next time, keep the shirt on, dude.

Rubik’s Cube Coasters

Rubik’s Cube Coasters
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Solve drink stains with these Rubik’s Cube coasters. They come in packs of six that can be stacked to form a 4″ Rubik’s Cube – solved or unsolved – so you can store them in plain sight.

Rubik’s Cube Blindfold Record

Rubik’s Cube Blindfold Record

Speedcuber Marcell Endrey recently set a world record for solving a standard 3×3 Rubik’s Cube while blindfolded at 28.8s. We wouldn’t be able to solve the damned thing if we had ten eyes.

Rubik’s Juggling

Rubik’s Juggling

While we were pretty damned impressed by the Rubik’s Cube-solving robot, David Calvo one-ups the CubeStormer II by solving a cube while juggling two others at the same time. Humans rule!

Rubik’s Cube World Record

Rubik’s Cube World Record

Powered by a Samsung Galaxy SII and LEGO NXT, the CubeStormer II robot beat the human record for solving the Cube, with a time of just 5.35 secs. We certainly can’t rearrange stickers that fast.

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