## Hidden Benefits of the Rubik’s Cube (short film)

Gary Yost has sent me this short piece about how his 17yr-old filmmaking intern found true love through Cubing. It’s a sweet and inspiring piece.

Mario, from DIYgiveaways, has written to tell me that he has created some headphones to listen music shaped as a Rubik’s Cube. I love them!

It’s a shame not to be very skilled to create my own. But if you are, you can build your own Rubik’s Cube headphones followings the indications of this video:

If you like this kind of DIY (Do It Yourself) construction, you can subscribe to his YouTube channel.

## A guy solves the most difficult Rubik’s Cube

A Rubik’s Cube has 3 pieces wide, so it is called 3×3 Rubik’s Cube. The Rubik’s Cube record is only 5.55 seconds. There are other well-known cubes with more pieces per side as 4×4 and 5×5 cubes. The number of parts and the number of moves needed to solve them increase, also increasing the number of seconds required to solve them (22 and 48 seconds, respectively).

A few years ago they managed to create the first 6×6 and 7×7 Rubik’s cubes. And some time later they became official categories in Rubik’s Cube competitions. Their records are 1:40 and 2:38, respectively.

All these cubes are small, even tiny, compared with 17×17 Rubik’s Cube, the most complicated Rubik’s cube in the world. With 1734 stickers, it is not easy to solve. However, Kenneth Brandon has been able to solve it in 7 and a half hours!!

You can watch the full video (nearly eight hours duration).

## Lego Robot solves the Rubik’s Cube in 3 seconds!

Using a mobile phone to see the pieces, this Lego robot is able to beat all Rubik’s Cube records. In fact, we can check in the video that it solves the Rubik’s Cube in just 3.25 seconds.

Do you think that a human can beat that?

## Interview to Patrick Bossert about Rubik’s Cube

Patrick Bossert was just 12 years old when he published the book You Can Do the Cube with the Rubik’s Cube solutions. It sold over 1.5 million copies and became the global best-seller of 1981.

In this nice video, he tells how a 12 years old child became a best-seller writer.

I’m sorry for that strange intro