4. The puzzle is made up of twenty-six miniature cubes, known as “cubies” or “cubelets”.
Each cublet includes an ingenious hidden internal mechanism that somehow allows the cubes to interlock with their neighbours and move in different directions.
16. The current world record holder is Mats Valk from the Netherlands. Who completed the puzzle in 5.55 seconds.
20. This guy took a whole 25 seconds. But he was doing one-handed push-ups AT THE SAME TIME!
21. Another dude took 28.80 seconds to solve the puzzle BLINDFOLDED!
22. A three-year-old in China solved the puzzle in under two minutes.
23. And then there’s this guy, clocking in at ten minutes, using his nipple. Oh, internet.
26. Hell, even Mantis Shrimp can do the puzzle.
29. The winner was Minh Thai (USA) with a relatively slow (compared to modern times) solve of 22.95 seconds.
An earlier version of this post did not properly cite a source for the explanation of the ingenious internal mechanism that powers Rubik’s cube.