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International Rubik’s Cube Championship Challenge
Now, I know I’m a bit of a square for saying this, but Rubik’s cubes are really cool. I’m amazed at people that can flawlessly figure out a puzzle that I can barely understand...

So today, on the first day of the International Rubik’s Cube Championship Challenge (São Paulo, Brazil, on July 17-19, 2015), I’d like to pay homage to the 3-D puzzle by highlighting some of the important parts in the Rubik’s Cube history:

When the Rubik’s Cube was invented...


It was invented in 1974 by Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture Ernő Rubik.

When EVERYONE and their mother started mastering the puzzle...


January 2009, 350 million cubes had been sold worldwide making it the world's top-selling puzzle game. Looks like 2009 was a good year for the cube.
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When this five year old mastered it, and looked really cute at doing it...


Uhm. So this is just precious.
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When the world record was made.... 5.25 SECONDS


And some cute Cube enthusiast was screaming high-pitched in the background. And it made me giggle so much.
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When this guy completed 8 of them underwater...


I mean, is just the weirdest/ greatest hobby ever? Or I’m I just too excited about the underwater combo...
There have been other great moments in Rubik’s Cube history, but these are just some great ones. Good luck to the competitors at the championship in Brazil!
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This is awesome! last year I challenged myself to finally learn how to solve the cube. Now my childhood is complete. lol
Confession time: I’ve never been able to complete one @k8wnba20...It’s embarrassing...
@nicolejb it's not too bad once you understand the combination of turn and when to use them. It takes me forever to solve one though, they move so fast. definitely not doing it in under a min or an hour. lol
Or under water! haha @k8wnba20 I can’t imagine how good you have to get to be able to do that.