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40 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Rubik's Cube

The insanely addictive puzzle is 40 this year. Happy Birthday!

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16. The current world record holder is Mats Valk from the Netherlands. Who completed the puzzle in 5.55 seconds.

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18. This beat the previous record of 5.66 seconds held by Australia's Feliks Zemdegs.

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20. This guy took a whole 25 seconds. But he was doing one-handed push-ups AT THE SAME TIME!

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21. Another dude took 28.80 seconds to solve the puzzle BLINDFOLDED!

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22. A three-year-old in China solved the puzzle in under two minutes.

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23. And then there's this guy, clocking in at ten minutes, using his nipple. Oh, internet.

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25. Earlier this year CubeStormer 3 solved a Rubik's Cube in 3.253 seconds!

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26. Hell, even Mantis Shrimp can do the puzzle.

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29. The winner was Minh Thai (USA) with a relatively slow (compared to modern times) solve of 22.95 seconds.

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33. It is fully functional and can be used like a normal cube.

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34. In 2011 Evgeniy created an even smaller cube so tiny it could only be 3D printed.

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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.